I'm not sure if many of you know this, but since I joined dA in 2008, I've always set my homepage to view 'new' deviations rather than the 'popular stuff,' because I sympathize with amateur artists, and like showing my support to people who generally don't get a lot of hits on their work. But because a lot of things about dA have changed in the past 5 years, and because the 'new' section now consists of a lot of really bad instagram pictures done by 14 year olds, or base paintings for anime couples I don't know nor care about, I've finally decided to change my homepage and check out popular stuff instead.
And holy crap! There is some amazing stuff here. Poems, and GOOD artwork and photographs. I've been complaining about having a lack of inspiration lately, and now I've discovered a place where I can find it all again. Why didn't I think about doing this earlier? I am impressed, dA.
In other news, 1 more week of school. I have 2 tests and I am stressed out for both of them - even though one of them is just an in class essay, and the other one is for a credit/no credit class, so basically I just have to do well enough to pass, and whatever shitty mark I get won't be calculated into my GPA. I think I'm really just down on myself because I either failed or close to failed French grammar test today (even though it was only worth 10%), and I was really liking the average I had before I took the test, so I'll have to work harder next semester to bring up again. I hate thinking about marks and GPAs, it just makes me feel stressed out all the time.