(it's been a while)
I apologize a lot on deviantART and though I was going to apologize in this journal, I've changed my mind. Instead, let me explain.
This summer started with the continuation of the creative slump I was experiencing from about April out. The combination of that and too much freedom to laze about and do nothing sort of swirled into a noxious mix and I stopped interacting with people. I avoided everyone as much as I could, at first only those in real life, but then online too. I watched Whose Line is it Anyway ceaselessly and spent too much time on tumblr, where lurking is very convenient, instead of immersing myself in the more intellectual media I truly love, a lot of which comes from deviantART. And I don't know why. I know I'm something of an extreme introvert, and I know I function in two ways (one of which is basically not functioning, like described above), but the extent to which I withdrew from everything I love strikes me as very odd. I did gain the knowledge that I'm very content in isolation, but other than that, my behavior was fairly irresponsible and deleterious.
I'm back. Maybe this will happen again, though I suspect only the social part, and I'm sure there will be periods where I'm just as inactive. But that's kind of just how I am. DeviantART isn't something I invest huge amounts of time into, and while I love it, I'm sort of done making promises that will just overwhelm me. I'll still give critiques and do what I've said I will. But I won't guarantee when. It may take me well over a month.
What shouldn't take me over a month is posting a few of my projects. Yes, I've been a sack of useless rotting lard this summer, but I've also slowly been typing up a legitimate short story that's longer than a couple of pages. It has a plot and everything! I've also been making steady progress in creating the interactive story I mentioned in my last journal. I may need to enlist a visual artist to illustrate it, and I'll definitely need a dedicated beta-tester or two, but that's a bit in the future. Next year I'm taking creative writing, which will force me to write a lot more, and you may suffer because of it, and lastly, I have another short story in the form of a series of vignettes passages which I hope to eventually upload. So overall, expect somewhat more serious work from me.
The only other thing I wish to mention is all this business with Jack White, who was one of my true idols, and my opinions on it. You can find everything I've written about it here
with the main essayish thing here
. It's just an issue I feel strongly about and am in a somewhat credible position to comment on.
Alrighty vote in my poll and have fun with your lives. I love you all dearly.