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A little over 2 years since the last journal update, and it was a depressing one to boot.

I realize I've been leaving a lot of people feeling like perhaps something had gone horribly wrong. This is not the case, and I apologize for that. It wasn't my intention to make anyone worry. The truth is that I went in hibernation-mode for a while, because I really needed to get my shit together.

As for how that went, well ... I'm still working on that. I finally, finally finished my PhD. thesis this year and got to defend it in July. So that's that weight finally off my shoulders, and good riddance to that. Don't get me wrong, I love doing research and I learned a lot, but eight years is a long time to be working on something like that. (Especially when you're not getting paid for it.)

Now the next challenge is to find a job. So far I'm only getting temporary stuff, which I suppose is to be expected. Art historians are not exactly in high demand right now. Doesn't make it any less deflating. I'm considering getting another degree, if it continues to be this bad. Maybe something in web design. Also, it seems that when you've spent so many years working your ass off on a big project, exhaustion quickly catches back up to you when you're done, and it likes to throw you into this dark pit for a while. So that's where I'm currently camping out, in a metaphorical black hole. Which means I'm basically just tired a lot.

It's also part of the reason why I've been staying away from social media sites for so long. Too much maintenance. This site alone has over 3000 messages waiting for me. In the old days I would have compulsively gone through all of them. Now I just want to nuke them from orbit, if that makes sense. Flipping through some of the stuff, though, I get the feeling that a lot of my old contacts have left dA over the years. I wonder who is still around.

In other news, I am now an aunt twice over. I still haven't gotten a new cat, but I am considering it now. I am art-blocked like crazy, but I'm starting to feel the old itch to draw again. Also, I've started gaming more again. Mostly WoW and Overwatch. Overwatch is awesome, even though I can't seem to claw my way out of gold rank. Maybe it's because I'm usually the poor schmuck who volunteers to go tank or support, because everybody else would rather go and be DPS gods.

In their own minds at least. Most games see me nabbing medals on Lucio that Lucio has no business getting, if you catch my drift. :D

So anyway, yeah. I'm still alive!

Sorry for leaving y'all in a lurch.

Who else is still around?
  • Listening to: YouTube
  • Playing: WoW
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Water

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Blue-Uncia
Charlotte
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Netherlands
I'm an art historian and a medievalist, and I'm currently working on a PhD project.

And occasionally I doodle in my spare time. I didn't go to art school, so I'm mostly self-taught. It probably shows, but one draws mainly to have fun, right? ;)

I am also the author of the Pokémon webcomic Stuff of Legend: www.blue-uncia.nl/pages/SoL/la…

Personal Quote: I specialize in dumping walls of text in your in-box. Enjoy.
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:icontheflamingpickle:
TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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Arkz86 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
You doing okay? Not heard from you in yonks. Hope all is well and you're in a good head space.
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SpiritBallYamcha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I haven't heard from her as well, maybe you could tell me if you hear from her?
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Arkz86 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Sure.
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SpiritBallYamcha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Are you doing ok?
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xXlSalimuslXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Hey, I'm one of your watchers. A recent Tumblr post has revealed that DA owns your art though and not you. I've made a Journal to help inform people about this as to spread the word.
Here's a link to the journal entry that tells what is going on. I suggest you make a journal entry for your watchers as well so they know what is going on.

xxlsalimuslxx.deviantart.com/j…
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Sal, how've ya been?

I realise this legal lingo is going to sound extremely intimidating, but I've actually had to delve into it a bit myself (had to put legal licenses on several articles I wrote), and to me it actually looks fairly harmless.

For example:

3. License To Use Artist Materials. As and when Artist Materials are uploaded to the DeviantArt Site(s), Artist grants to DeviantArt a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to do the following things during the Term:

Means that you give dA permission to use your art in the following ways, without expecting them to pay you royalties, and without restricting them to which countries they can or can't do it in. "Non-exclusive" means that dA is not the only company that can do those things. In other words, you are perfectly free to repost your art on any other website of your choice.

a) to prepare and encode Artist Materials or any part of them for digital or analog transmission, manipulation and exhibition in any format and by any means now known or not yet known or invented; (DA can post them on their website and edit them in any way they see fit)

This is an incorrect interpretation. This is basically a way to say: by uploading to our website, the artist gives us permission to put the art on our website and on printed mediums. They do this, because if they didn't, an artist could actually upload their art to the site or submit it to the prints program, and then turn around and sue dA for hosting said art.

e) Artist acknowledges that Artist will not have any right, title, or interest in any other materials with which Artist Materials may be combined or into which all or any portion of Artist Materials may be incorporated. (By posting on FA, you forfeit your right to dispute any third party profits or copyright infringements upon your art.)

Again, they're just making sure that if they happen to use a screenshot of your dA page for advertisements or something, or host a work of yours in one of their blogs, you don't come asking for royalties. But if you're worried about this happening, you could always just add a watermark using your own image editing software.

g) As used in this Agreement, the term “Artist Materials” means any content uploaded to the DeviantArt Site(s) which may include without limitation Artist’s name(s) (including professional names), trademarks, trade names, likenesses, photographs, biographical materials, audio-visual materials, artwork, liner notes, and other graphical, textual, video, film or audio materials and any and all “skins,” computer-generated images or other artwork or images that Artist submits to DeviantArt in any medium or format whatsoever. (ANYTHING you submit to DeviantArt belongs to DeviantArt now. Including your drawings, your photos, videos, your stock materials, your music/audio, your written stories, and your artist name.)

No. This line is just giving a definition of what the term "Artist materials" means for this particular article. It honestly doesn't say "all your stuff belongs to us now, mhuahaha."

I'm not a lawyer, but I'm also not completely unfamiliar with this stuff. And honestly, it looks totally harmless to me. Relax. That Tumblr poster was wrong. :)
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SpiritBallYamcha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
You're back!

Thats wonderful! :)
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xXlSalimuslXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
I realize that. I know I can get a bit skidish some times about these sorts of things. It's not like I didn't look further into it, I did see if the clauses were present, but I should have looked a bit deeper, honestly. v  v"

I haven't seen a lot of new stuff from you btw. Shame cause I like your work and comics. Can't blame you though if life just gets in the way or the sort. I haven't posted art in a long time either.
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Arkz86 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Hey C. Hope you are well. Hope everything's going great for you.
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