I'm sure this isn't going to come as a surprise to anyone, as I've been horribly inactive here for a very long time, but I'm leaving DA. Officially, I mean.
For a while, I've just been more involved on other websites, and haven't really had the time to be active here. In that time, DA has changed a lot. I'm sure some people love that, and that's great, but for me, deviantart just doesn't feel like the same, comfortable place it used to. It feels strange to visit, like I'm an intruder--not because of anything wrong, but just because it has changed while I wasn't looking, and suddenly I'm out of my depth.
I'm not sure, as of yet, whether I will delete my works from here or not. As of now, I'm not going to, but I do want to let people know it's an option I'm considering, so if in the future my account is empty, no one is confused.
I will not be deleting my account entirely, because I do still feel this is a good place to find art, and may come back every once in a while and browse, add things to favorites...it's just that I will not be updating anything at all. I am now an observer, not strictly part of the community.
However, it is of utmost importance that I stress this: I AM NOT QUITTING ART. I still love drawing, and have been improving even since my last post here, and I am still an avid writer. If you want to read some of my writing, I suggest you head over to my fanfiction.net account (www.fanfiction.net/~themissingpaige). As far as original writing...well, I'll be leaving high school soon, and hope to be able to get some things published in the years that follow. As far as my art goes, I've just recently created a tumblr (themissingthoughtbubble.tumblr.com), and I'll be posting any art there (as well as random thoughts, and potentially announcements about anything I'm writing).
Deviantart has been a great place for me in the past, and I won't forget my time here. I hope to see some of you on my tumblr and fanfiction, as some of you are really fun people I don't want to let go.
So, without further ado...farewell, DA. It's been good.