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Okay, so in a moment of nostalgia I logged back on here, and noticed that some of you still mention me (and this account). So I'll just go through an amalgamation of thoughts that you may find interesting.

If I pause to think about it, being here on DA was pretty much the awkward start in terms of writing, as well as making friends with other people online. And well, I wasn't very good at both. Thinking back, I started this account in 2010, and, was most 'active' shall we say until about 2013. I guess, I fell out of love with this site because in the beginning, it was a place where I felt I could grow as a writer. But then, as time when on, and from advice from more experienced writers I met, I came to realise that there really wasn't much of a future here. I think we're familiar with the notion of DA primarily being a visual art site, and perhaps despite the efforts of various literature groups, that would never change. Moreover, it became clear eventually that there was a choice to make - stay on the cozy website where you can upload anything when you wish (but have little chance of progression), or strike out in other places and try to get something in print. That's a pretty big gulf, and, honestly, I never felt that DA could realistically breach the gap. In visual arts here, there's a rather large gap between amateurs and professional artists, and well, when we look at literature, you don't exactly see many professional writers here at all. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough though.

The main point is this though. I simply felt DA had become stifling, and I couldn't separate what I'd previously done as a bit of a frankly crazy teenager, to what I want to do now. A lot has changed between then and now, with a lot of necessary growing up.

Anyway, I still think I was unfair in leaving DA, as I pretty much drew the process out, and then announced an indefinite hiatus after most people had probably given up on any meaningful signs of life coming from here. Still, I did miss the sense of community that developed here in the early days, and while you can't resurrect the past, I feel I should give things here a go once more. So, if you're interested, let me know, and I'll send you the information of where you can find me.

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Okay, so in a moment of nostalgia I logged back on here, and noticed that some of you still mention me (and this account). So I'll just go through an amalgamation of thoughts that you may find interesting.

If I pause to think about it, being here on DA was pretty much the awkward start in terms of writing, as well as making friends with other people online. And well, I wasn't very good at both. Thinking back, I started this account in 2010, and, was most 'active' shall we say until about 2013. I guess, I fell out of love with this site because in the beginning, it was a place where I felt I could grow as a writer. But then, as time when on, and from advice from more experienced writers I met, I came to realise that there really wasn't much of a future here. I think we're familiar with the notion of DA primarily being a visual art site, and perhaps despite the efforts of various literature groups, that would never change. Moreover, it became clear eventually that there was a choice to make - stay on the cozy website where you can upload anything when you wish (but have little chance of progression), or strike out in other places and try to get something in print. That's a pretty big gulf, and, honestly, I never felt that DA could realistically breach the gap. In visual arts here, there's a rather large gap between amateurs and professional artists, and well, when we look at literature, you don't exactly see many professional writers here at all. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough though.

The main point is this though. I simply felt DA had become stifling, and I couldn't separate what I'd previously done as a bit of a frankly crazy teenager, to what I want to do now. A lot has changed between then and now, with a lot of necessary growing up.

Anyway, I still think I was unfair in leaving DA, as I pretty much drew the process out, and then announced an indefinite hiatus after most people had probably given up on any meaningful signs of life coming from here. Still, I did miss the sense of community that developed here in the early days, and while you can't resurrect the past, I feel I should give things here a go once more. So, if you're interested, let me know, and I'll send you the information of where you can find me.

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MunchyPaws Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, man! Hope all is going well for you : )
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi ;D
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Bianor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you for the fav+!
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W-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome - keep up the great work!
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the watch! :la:
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