Hopefully everyone is doing well out there! I feel the need to take some time to write up a quick journal to let everyone know a couple things...
If I'm taking a long time to reply to comments or whatever but art is still posting, it's because I've been using the scheduled submission feature for the past couple months. That way, if something happens and I can't get on or something, well, at least art still posts. It also helps me avoid spamming too many submissions per day and ensures that my watchers still have new stuff to look at even if I don't come online for a few days. Currently, I have stuff queued up a couple weeks ahead... and there's a very good reason for that.
Due to some personal issues, I really haven't been in much of a mood to spend too much time online. I won't go into details because I'm not one to overshare or make my personal life public, but I feel like everyone should know. Hopefully something comes up to improve things soon, and if that does happen, I will certainly let everyone know! If the submissions stop completely with no explanation for a week or longer, then it's time to worry... but until that happens I will still try to get on and look at my messages as often as I can.
Until then, please continue leaving feedback and sending messages like you would normally, I will do my best to get back to you whenever I get on. I like replying to messages, people taking the time to actually post something thoughtful or ask a question about a piece deserve to be acknowledged (provided it's not an attempt to start a roleplay in my comments or some sort of spam/tag/chain message thing, those I will NOT reply to, or I didn't get the message because DA screwed up somehow.)I'm not always the best at showing it, but the folks that take the time to comment or fave and actually take an interest in what I'm doing mean a lot to me, it makes this whole "art" thing worthwhile.Also, point commissions are closed for the time being.
Points don't pay bills, the grocery store won't accept DA points in exchange for food, and the commission widget thing was apparently not working properly anyways. I was getting notes from people asking if I had gotten their requests, and it would be from people who I hadn't received a message from before, while other people would tell me the thing would lag out or not reply. So, it's been removed, I may reopen point commissions at a later date, but for now I have no interest in making pixel icons for 50 cents a pop, especially if I can't even use the widget thing to collect earnings off them. Sorry.