I don't see myself coming back here really, so I think it's time to bow out gracefully and leave deviantART. I've been here since high school and, although I've been blessed with meeting amazing people on here, I don't think I'm interested in doing this anymore.
I feel like I've outgrown the environment here - it was a safe haven for me when I was going through some really quite terrible things in my life, but it became very politicised and I found myself turning into someone actively looking for followers, and growing depressed that I was not as popular as I wanted to be. My mental and physical health suffered as this site became an obsession for me, and I started failing classes and my real-life responsibilities to talk 24/7 with people who probably were in the same position as I was.
Distancing myself from this site gave me the breathing room and reality check that I desperately needed and helped me grow up a lot - and I feel like I'm doing the best thing for myself when I say that I don't want to put myself into the position of temptation again.
To all who still follow, thank you - it's been one hell of a ride, and I appreciate everything. If I owe you a commission let me know who you are as per your PayPal name and I'll sort that out with you.
Cheers all. Catch you around sometime.