Thank you! :D
Thank you! :D
Yay! The electronics all say it’s the 11th, which means it’s my birthday now (well, has been for nearly an hour)! If you want to be technical and go by hour, well, I’ll be asleep when that rolls around because it’s 10.30 in the ay-em. If all went as planned, though, It’d have been somewhere in early to mid January ‘84. No dice, I escaped a month early. :V
Now, the most important question of the year: Do I open the presents from my mom now, or after getting up tomorrow?
I… will hold off until tomorrow. I guess. I also have a present from me to me, which is a great big gingerbread flavored candy cane I got at the store while picking up milk. Anyway, it’s not tomorrow until like sunrise by my reckoning so. It’d feel like cheating to do things early just on account of it being past midnight and especially when my time table puts Midnight around the feeling of Afternoon.
LOL! What part are you at?
A Davos chapter in A Clash of Kings. Right at the start of the following Tyrion chapter. :V I wish he numbered chapters lol. And since I got the 5-in-1 eBook deal ($10 for the set! I was at Costco and lusting after the paper back set for $30, but decided to check on Amazon real quick and was pleasantly surprised. Of course this means I now have two ebooks of the first book, but eh) I also can’t really report page number because it’s for the entirety of the books, not each book (although the index allows you to choose book and then chapter). :V And, well, the pages depend on my display settings. But yeah, somewhere in A Clash of Kings.
Fur Affinity remains one of the worst managed sites in existence. Mostly it’s among the most poorly coded. The trouble with any furry art site which is written better is that, as I’ve found in my experience, is that the people running it or using it are kinda… awful.
One is a haven for cub art which I’d rather not be around and another is very clearly run by the people who write disgusting comments on porn. Yeah, it’s porn, but very few people enjoy hearing about the viewer’s masturbation habits in the comments. I can’t remember the site’s name but they included a rating system based on ‘spooge’? It was… I’m not about that, sorry. I don’t mind drawing sexy things, or talking in general about sexuality and behaviors, but I don’t discuss my personal habits and I don’t want to discuss yours. Limits. [There is a note I might include that a lot of what I’ve drawn in the past isn’t in line with my interests, but more along those of people close to me who couldn’t be happy unless all drawings were according to their peculiar interests, putting it kindly. Away from them, I am free to express my distaste with such]
If not that, well, the site owner is pretty likely to just say “I’m bored, closing the site forever lol.” Which is happening to conventions now too. What the hell. At least Dragoneer is consistent, you have to give him that. BUT, the site is still a piece of shit with no real future at this point. I’ve… gotten weary of waiting for the site to ever improve its functionality. And as someone pointed out in comments on their last update journal, it doesn’t seem they’ll do anything unless it’s to the benefit of the popular artists. And that really does seem to be the case. If the site couldn’t handle the recent ‘updates’, which I am betting is the cause of this current downtime, they should not have been performed. Obviously, other things must have been more important than making sure they made using the site faster for people with extremely high numbers of watchers.
But when have they ever done an update to the site without fucking it up? If the coders were actually paid, the site might attract competent people, but it’s all based on volunteers. I’m sure cost is a huge issue, and I do admire that they’d prefer keeping the site free to use so it doesn’t become an elitist hell hole like deviantArt, but it does seem the site is at its limit. As long as the competition remains flaky at best, I don’t think there’s much impetus for FA to ever improve. It’s the ONLY furry based, but anything else is welcome too website for art. If you’re still into those sorts of galleries, though… Although the networking capabilities are good, sometimes one wonders if the site model is becoming archaic and clumsy. I like tumblr, BUT it is not a good place for art if you actually want your name tied to it because no one really pays attention to who’s posting what. Gallery sites are very limiting, but allow you to cultivate a name and following. Personal webpages allow you great freedom, but it’s difficult to reach others and often requires either money or web coding and design skills. Ain’t a damn thing ever going to be perfect for it, honestly.
The biggest thing FA has going for it is the long standing community. I just… am starting to feel the site’s poor design and function is becoming too large an obstacle for that anymore and I’m not sure how much interest I have in posting there anymore. I neither have as much interest nor much local demand to draw copious amounts of porn anymore either, so my fit with the site is waning too. If the site would ever fucking work I would still linger but… I dunno. And if I don’t use FA, I won’t be using any gallery site. I already abandoned y!Gallery (because it’s a monstrous community) and I have basically done the same with dA, checking in now and then in case someone requested to add something to a gallery or group. No one cares about my new work there so there’s no point to uploading anything new. And of course the usual reasons (dA is a horrible site like y!Gallery, but enormous so equally worse so?). I’m sure I’ll keep dicking around on FA for a while yet but my updating things to there has already gotten spotty, so… we’ll see, I guess.