I've had accounts on here for 13 years now. My first account was made in 2001 when I was a freshman in high school. I was one of the first 1,000,000 people on here. I remember there was a countdown to how many people were here. There was a count of deviations too. This site has gotten out of hand and it's nothing like it was back in 2001 when I first joined. People actually cared about writing comments and not just looking at pretty faces. Work that actually deserved to shine, did. This site didn't used to care about ads, points, shops, or upgraded accounts, it was focused on displaying people's art. It's nice to be able and see how my work has progressed over time, but most people do not use the site for it's intended purpose. This site is like a museum, it's a place to display artwork. It's not a dating site, it's not a blog, it's not a place of hate.
I've been thinking for quite awhile now for deleting this account. It has been decided that over the next month or 2, my work will begin to slowly be removed. I have appreciated all the comments/critiques/favorites everyone has given my work and I still plan to continue my photography elsewhere. My life has become busier than ever and I just do not have time to keep up with everything. I wish everyone the best of luck for the future and hope one day this site will go back to the way it used to be.... Helping people's work shine.