It’s actually my second attempt at crowdfunding for the same web site. The first one was to get the site launched with the best start possible, and while it garnered a lot of support it only managed to reach half of the target amount. I was able to launch the site anyway, and it’s done very well in the six months it’s been up.
One piece of advice I’d give anyone pursuing a relationship, is to get to the mental stage of being able to separate someone’s looks from their character. Continue reading Get Past Physical Appearances
First of all, a belated Happy New Year to anyone interested enough to be reading this post. I’ve been on my YouTube/web development thing for the last few months, and haven’t had much motivation to post on DREWspective.
Speaking of YouTube: a while ago I made a video on the subject of suicide, in response to what I felt were ignorant comments made by Tommy Sotomayor in one of his videos, regarding a [American] footballer player who committed a suicide murder.
Normally I would leave it at distancing myself from him and not watching his videos, but I had to address the seemingly popular opinions about suicidal people that mirrored his comments.
I’ve since watched a couple of other excellent videos addressing this issue, and felt it necessary to spread the word about them because they deserve a heck of a lot more views.
This one’s from natasha78d, who breaks the subject down nicely:
And proteanview put this short and sweet one out:
It is and always has been the opinion of DREWspective that suicidal thoughts are a symptom of overwhelming pain: that the expression of suicidal thoughts or wanting to die are a cry for help, and should be taken very seriously. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a selfish piece of shit.
If you are feeling suicidal, or know anyone who is, http://metanoia.org/suicide is a site I’d highly recommend.
I’ve finally gotten around to it, but after six/seven years of membership I’ve finally deleted my DeviantArt account.
Unlike some other sites (such as OkCupid, and many sites that can only be described as worthless), I wasn’t dumped back on the front page with no goodbye message. (That kind of treatment is purely rude.) Instead, I got the above prompt, which was appreciated on my end.
But it doesn’t make up for my reasons for leaving, which were long-felt sentiments about the site and the way it was run.
Continue reading End of an Era at DeviantArt