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Took a quick look at my DA front page after I got home from work and saw that I'm now listed as having been on here ten years.  Has it really been this long?

Originally, I came on here to showcase my artwork.  Gradually over the years, that shifted to cosplay photography and about two years ago, I stopped drawing altogether.  Unfortunately, my other output on this site also started to drop off soon after.  It's not as though I don't have output through other sites, such as my Smugmug (stormfalcon.smugmug.com) and my American Cosplay Snapshots gallery (www.acparadise.com/acs/display…).  However, I'm going to have to try to find some time to start catching up on my considerable backlog of cosplay photography on here.  Luckily, I haven't been able to hit as many events this year (NorCal Spring 2015 Cosplay Gathering and FanimeCon 2015, as well as the upcoming NorCal Summer 2015 Cosplay Gathering), so there's a little respite at least, but I still need to carve out some time, even with the diminishing amount of free time in my life (thanks to moving earlier this year and the longer commutes resulting from that).

So far I'm still sticking around despite the surprise rate hikes here (since I was on the recurring monthly plan at $5/mo, it seems to be remaining in place luckily).  Perhaps someday I'll resume posting on here before too long.   Keep your fingers crossed!
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: Discworld series, Designers & Dragons
  • Watching: Gonna have to figure out new series to watch
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Diet Soda
So a huge price hike for Premium...er...Core Memberships all of a sudden now?
67%
8 deviants said Doesn't bother me since I never paid for the site anyway.
17%
2 deviants said I was thinking of stepping up, but these new rates suck!
8%
1 deviant said I'm a subscriber and I'm okay with the price hikes and losing payment options.
8%
1 deviant said I won't be subscribing anymore and I'll take my art elsewhere. Goodbye, DA!
0%
No deviants said I'm a subscriber but will no longer pay though I'll still be on the site. I can deal with ads and losing features.
So how was FanimeCon 2015 for you?
45%
5 deviants said Didn't go.
36%
4 deviants said I had a great time!
9%
1 deviant said I had a pretty good time. Not perfect, but still a good time.
9%
1 deviant said Didn't like it at all.
0%
No deviants said Meh.
0%
No deviants said Didn't have as much fun this year as expected.
Well, this break for FanimeCon 2015 took longer than expected.  Then again, I wound up taking 2000 shots this year (culled down to just under 1200), so that was a lot of photo work to go through.  However, I had a great time and the con went fairly smoothly for me.  I commuted the con to keep expenses down (having had to move earlier in the year as well as travel cross-country for my brother's wedding made a sizable dent in my meager budget this year), so no late-night shenanigans for me, but I still had a lot of fun during the day.  Thanks to having watched both seasons of Gundam Build Fighters, my hobby for building gunpla was rekindled, and having one of the Gundam Build World Cup qualifying rounds held at FanimeCon this year helped stoke things (I didn't participate, of course, but it was great seeing a lot of top-notch gunpla work on display).  I wound up getting my first gunpla kit in years (a Star Winning Gundam) along with a nice little toolkit to help get me started back up again.

As for my Fanime photos this year, they can be found at the following links:

Day Zero: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day One: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Two: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Three: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Four: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…


Also, I want to take a moment to bid the late Sir Christopher Lee farewell.  He was a great actor who gave us decades of wonderful performances and lived a storied life.


Going forward: I'm going to try to ratchet down my time on this site a notch or two.  I've already left a number of groups to cut down on the number of works piled up in my inbox every day.  I mean no ill will to the groups I've left and I wish them well.  I just need to cut down on time here since I have less free time left over after work and a longer commute.  Likewise, I'll be re-examining how I approach the works that show up on my feed as well as my tendency to fave large numbers of said works.  Basically, I'll need to be much more selective on that front, even when a lot of it is great stuff.

Sorry to have to button down on things, but time seems to get more and more scarce and precious and I need to rebalance things without taking the drastic step of leaving the site altogether.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: Discworld series, Designers & Dragons
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Diet Soda
Well, it's a little early, but I'm going to start in on a break from DA for a short while.  I was going to hold off until Day Zero of FanimeCon this Thursday, but the need for a voluntary break (and not just because of being out of town like I was in mid-April for my brother's wedding) made itself known recently.  Thus, I'll give the old Favorite button a rest and keep my time on here to a minimum (perhaps enough to respond to correspondence and the like) from now until I've finished editing my photos from this year's FanimeCon and posted them to my SmugMug account (stormfalcon.smugmug.com).  It'll give me time to evaluate my time-use here and whether I want to continue a semi-active presence on this site or not, especially since I've fallen way behind on posting works here.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: D&D 5th Editon Player's Handbook, Atomic Robo RPG
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water
Well, this break for FanimeCon 2015 took longer than expected.  Then again, I wound up taking 2000 shots this year (culled down to just under 1200), so that was a lot of photo work to go through.  However, I had a great time and the con went fairly smoothly for me.  I commuted the con to keep expenses down (having had to move earlier in the year as well as travel cross-country for my brother's wedding made a sizable dent in my meager budget this year), so no late-night shenanigans for me, but I still had a lot of fun during the day.  Thanks to having watched both seasons of Gundam Build Fighters, my hobby for building gunpla was rekindled, and having one of the Gundam Build World Cup qualifying rounds held at FanimeCon this year helped stoke things (I didn't participate, of course, but it was great seeing a lot of top-notch gunpla work on display).  I wound up getting my first gunpla kit in years (a Star Winning Gundam) along with a nice little toolkit to help get me started back up again.

As for my Fanime photos this year, they can be found at the following links:

Day Zero: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day One: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Two: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Three: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Four: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…


Also, I want to take a moment to bid the late Sir Christopher Lee farewell.  He was a great actor who gave us decades of wonderful performances and lived a storied life.


Going forward: I'm going to try to ratchet down my time on this site a notch or two.  I've already left a number of groups to cut down on the number of works piled up in my inbox every day.  I mean no ill will to the groups I've left and I wish them well.  I just need to cut down on time here since I have less free time left over after work and a longer commute.  Likewise, I'll be re-examining how I approach the works that show up on my feed as well as my tendency to fave large numbers of said works.  Basically, I'll need to be much more selective on that front, even when a lot of it is great stuff.

Sorry to have to button down on things, but time seems to get more and more scarce and precious and I need to rebalance things without taking the drastic step of leaving the site altogether.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: Discworld series, Designers & Dragons
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Diet Soda

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Stormfalcon
Peter L Ward
United States
Current Residence: San Jose, CA, USA
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iTunes, now that I got it to work with Comcast cable (that kick worked, after all!)
Shell of choice: Definitively not the neighborhood Shell station! Gas prices today...gaaahh!!!
Wallpaper of choice: Wallpaper flippers are a wonderful thing :P
Skin of choice: Soft and smooth...we are talking about people's skin, right?
Favourite cartoon character: Too many!
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So a huge price hike for Premium...er...Core Memberships all of a sudden now? 

67%
8 deviants said Doesn't bother me since I never paid for the site anyway.
17%
2 deviants said I was thinking of stepping up, but these new rates suck!
8%
1 deviant said I'm a subscriber and I'm okay with the price hikes and losing payment options.
8%
1 deviant said I won't be subscribing anymore and I'll take my art elsewhere. Goodbye, DA!
0%
No deviants said I'm a subscriber but will no longer pay though I'll still be on the site. I can deal with ads and losing features.

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:iconedwardrigaud:
edwardrigaud Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanx for the fave :-) deviant bro
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:iconstormfalcon:
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You're welcome! :)
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:iconthatfoxfacedbastard:
thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks for the fave, friend
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:iconstormfalcon:
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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:iconcihanoguzdemirci:
cihanoguzdemirci Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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:iconstormfalcon:
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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:iconprincesskaoru:
princesskaoru Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the fave ^^
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:iconstormfalcon:
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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:iconprincesskaoru:
princesskaoru Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the fave ^^
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:iconstormfalcon:
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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