deviantART Isn’t Actually Ruining Everything Ever By Adding New Features

deviantART Isn’t Actually Ruining Everything Ever By Adding New Features

A note going into this post: I’m definitely biased because I LOVE this change and am excited about it- this is just an opinion post, of course, and of course you’re welcome to disagree with me! I just wanted to voice some frustrations. It feels like this type of outrage happens any time a website makes any sort of change, and it gets very tiresome. What’s that sound? That’s… Oh, no. A website has changed something!! Hurry, let’s gather the pitchforks and riot! We can check out what actually changed later. What’s important right now is that we get as angry as possible. -The entire internet, probably Websites are changing all the time, always trying to create a better user experience.  Sometimes this comes in the form of small, barely noticeable tweaks, like Tumblr changing their post icons a while back. Sometimes, it’s a layout change that’s meant to put more focus on certain features, or to simply look better (Facebook does this occasionally and is greeted with mass outrage every time). What this shows, time and time again, is that people are really opposed to change in general. It doesn’t usually matter what the change is. That’s not usually important. It’s the fact that it’s different, and different means getting used to new things and adjusting to them. That’s not to say all change is good, or that change should always be accepted without question. But changes shouldn’t be rejected simply because they’re different. Not without, at least, taking time to evaluate the change. This post is about deviantART’s brand new activity feed feature, recently released to beta testers.  It’s basically an endless scrolling feed of updates from...

The Queen of Steel and Fire

I’m really excited to share my most recent book cover, for The Queen of Steel and Fire by Steven South. This was a front and back illustrated cover design. The book sounds cool, and so far has a five star rating on Amazon. I’ve received a copy from the author, and I’m definitely interested in reading it… as soon as I get the chance. If I ever get the chance. Judging by my life right now, I’ll never have free time again. But that’s another story. Anyway, here’s the plot synopsis: When her father is murdered, sixteen-year-old princess Claire Erinn must become the first female ruler of Keldaren. As soon as Claire takes the throne, enemies arise on her borders–and from within her own court. Claire knows she’s not ready to rule. But that’s a secret she has to hide—from her enemies, and from her own people. Claire must act like a strong queen if she hopes to survive long enough to become one. As war looms, Claire struggles to save her kingdom, and herself. A rival queen and Claire’s half-mad brother are both coming for her crown—and her head. With Death herself hunting her, Claire must become the warrior her kingdom needs. She’s willing to face Death to save Keldaren. But the price of victory may be even higher than Claire’s life.    So if that sounds like something you’d like, you can get the book in Kindle ebook format for $3.99 and in paperback for $13.73 on...

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