"Time is the most terrible, the most discouraging, the most unconquerable of all obstacles, and one that may exist when no other does." — Marie Bashkirtseff, The Journal Of A Young Artist (1919)
"The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy." — Margaret Deland, Sidney (1890)
"Better late than before anybody has invited you." — Ambrose Bierce, "Saw," The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1911)
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." — Hector Berlioz
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It's unbelievable how sometimes days…weeks…months…go by so slowly that time seems to be in its infancy, creeping uncertainly from one location to another, and nothing we can do hurries it along, for it just can't go any faster than it does.
And then there are other times…like the last six months…where time is like a young teenager, full of hormonally charged random energy bursts that have events bouncing off the walls, one after the other, until (as Yoda said) "…Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph…."
Inevitable outcome: I haven't really been around that much since April, until the last few weeks. Oh, yes, desultorily from time to time, checking in on this favorite gallery, or that new one. But my promised 4-to-6-week turnaround time of the 3000 +/- dA galleries on my list was just too much to manage. Instead of six weeks, took six months. So this means that there are now some galleries I haven't been to since November…NOVEMBER of last year. I mean, wtf?
Through all this whomping wave of whooshing whatnot, there have still been nice exchanges with colleagues here at dA. In touch with some older friends, making some new ones. Perhaps an occasional an unintended "enemy," but that's life, sorta.
And, oh yes, about to celebrate 20,000 pageviews in this gallery. Not much for some folks here, but a lot for me.
Trying to stay involved with #fetishvsbullying. I've got an essay or two posted there, and I hope you'll visit there.
My gallery at :devbandmachart has passed the 1600 pageview mark. Again, for most of you this gets the 'BFD' reaction, but for me it's reinforcing enough. I upload new images and stories I've done there, too, and I've gotten some very nice comments. Feel free to visit there, too, but again be forewarned: while my writing is (I'd like to think) fairly professional, my drawings are merely (I am forced to conclude) merely those of a rank amateur; and, too, that gallery is a rather transgressive one, and thus not for everyone.
As I get older, winter gets nastier. The past one was really nasty, so I'm hoping the coming one will take pity on me. We'll just have to see.
Here are the dA galleries I encountered for the first time, over the last ten months or so. Do check them out, and I hope you''ll enjoy them as I have:
Artboyz00 / apocallisti / AuroraBelleweather / AyaRingo / baineann / BondageBoys (group) / bound-to-orgasm (least imaginative-and-most-obvious-gallery-name award) / CallMePo / chevy77 / Christuffer / clemente2121 / CoaxDreams / Darkestmbongo (honorary Clark Gable gallery name award) / darkhound1 / davio1986 / /Dogman2005 / Eidolon1 / Emperpep / fourlizards / GECtoNI / GronParkas / halmtier / Harnfaul / honkus2 / IAmAlbertWesker (Prince-Albert-In-A-Can award) / juskjakk / Kuronzer / legion3498 / Lenore9 / Leon-deCanon / Luvbight (best pun award) / madmac14 / MagicalNekolenlen / Matt162 / MaximK / MayraNoob / mlpmeli / mustaphakebab (the "shrimp's on the Barbie" award) / Natsumemetalsonic / NekustetnaZ (this month's "let's make something impossible to type" award) / nicosucio / nightIkarus / nofunhere (this month's "stay away from me" award) / Oppaisai / posebinder / Pouget / PredicamentPeril (group) / PsylisiaDragoon / PunkBitch69 / Putica / Rivaliant / Ryrik86 / SaphireNishi / SatinMinions (this month's loveliest gallery name award) / SeanPhelan / Sebji / SkatingJesus / sl-mina / spacebabes / ssj3gohan007 / stga / Stray-Pixels (this month's most creative gallery name award) / Strette / SukiRansom / Superheroine-Art / the-flyng-hamster (the "one-i-short-of-a-great-name" award) / TheAdultDaycare (group) / The-sinful78 / TheBadLieutenant / TheDiDNapperGroup (group) / theexitzero / TheLadyIsDown (group) / undergrace777 / unduingtota / vcalderon / Velen1 / vladen13 / vwyler / XnalaraXGmodDID (group) / Y-Phil / Zzomp.
If I've misspelled any gallery names above, please let me know and I will correct them.
Thanks again, everyone, for visiting this site. I promise to spend more time here over the next few months.