So I've been thinking and I really never visit dA anymore, and several of you with whom I talked the most have accounts on other social media (on Tumblr or Facebook) which I followed/friended. I think I am going to close out this account after downloading any work worth saving first. If you want to stay in touch, please
follow either my silly multifandom tumblr at merlsemrys
(which is currently at mistletoemerls but I've set up a redirect) OR my much less silly/less personal photoblog at douxbillet
. I answer messages at both. If you think we're close friends, send me a message and I'll consider adding you on facebook. That is my personal account though, so obviously I'm going to be a little more selective! I also have a twitter but I use that less than I use dA, so it's not worth following
change the nature of this account to only host photography, or just open a new account, not sure yet. The only reason I'm contemplating that is because someone once bought one of my prints some years ago. Of course, I've never seen a single cent of that money because I can't withdraw whatever small amount I actually get (I think the markup was something ridiculous where I kept like 30% of what the buyer paid - fuck off, dA). I don't really have my work for sale anywhere else because I haven't pursued options, but I'm thinking about it. What I might do is make a photography account and not sell prints via dA, but sell externally via some other host which pays better. This would be a good place to post them and advertise though.
Anyway, I'll be closing this probably in January once I save things. I just haven't the time to maintain a bazillion social media accounts :/
I love you all though, and especially you who have stuck with me for many years! :*