It's been a solid month since I've been on this site last, and a solid six months since I last posted anything. I feel bad for essentially abandoning my account here, something I swore I'd never do when evaluating the inevitable demise of internet identities on this site a couple years ago, but in all truthfulness I have felt more detached from this community than ever.
As a general update, school life and social life are looking better than ever; my grades are getting me higher and higher up the ladder as I approach college, and I did reasonably well in the SATs. I've been spending a lot of time drawing and thinking up music as well as thinking-- I want to keep my mind from falling into the frustrated idleness as it has in past summers. I'm still a horribly unaccomplished loser, but I feel like things have been looking up. I've been spending lots of time with friends for the first time ever, and there's something really cool about that.
Due to how busy school was I haven't devoted too much time to drawing in the past six months; I've developed my style lots more and have drawn tons of sketches, but almost nothing I felt was complete enough for my DA account. You can find all the things I've posted in the past while on my Tumblr here. Hopefully the summer will bring a resurgence in the amount of finished drawings I produce. In any case, I don't feel like I connect with anyone on DA any more in any way... perhaps it's cynicism or perhaps it's the prejudice associated with growing older, but I'm kinda sick of the self-indulgent, self-important culture and petty squabbling in this place. If I have art to post here I think I will, but I don't feel like I have too many reasons to stay here otherwise.
But we'll see... things change. I've been listening to lots of music and have gotten really, really into writing music and learning music theory, and I'm starting to learn to utilize that. I've been thinking lots and lots about society and trends in culture and human nature, and hope to someday put all my dumb pseudointellectual musings to use. Postmodernism and postmodern humor are the best things ever, and Shrek is love and Shrek is life. Let's hope life continues to retain meaning and fulfillment.
Bands to check out if you're bored-- Pavement, Tame Impala, Dungen, Cake, King Crimson, Estradasphere and Text.
Books to read if you're bored-- Catch-22, White Noise, Freakonomics and the Tipping Point.
And no, I don't talk like this on purpose, it's just how I write.