Once again many thanks for the comments and appreciation you have shown since the last journal.
It has been a funny old week, this week, just when things seem to be looking up something goes wrong, a case of the flu and then my back up disk died. The disc is not a total disaster as I do have everything, albeit in it's raw stage on DVD any way, just means a bit more work. Shit happens as they say.
Talking of shit, as many of you know I have in the past fallen foul of dA's regulations and had work removed and been suspended for two weeks. Yesterday I logged in to find that and image of Jamie had been removed because some faceless and nameless moron had reported it as pornographic. I find this unbelievable the image has been on dA for nearly 13 months, had over 1000 views, had been faved in the 100's and was in a number of groups by request or submission. What sort of administration gives a minority of one the right to fuck it up for 1000's. Add this to the past actions such as the removal of my website links, Twitter and even the link to Model Mayhem I now wish that I had not renewed my premium membership, something that I nearly didn't do last year.
The method of notification is, I find, confrontational and allows no response or discussion. We are all aware that for a period of time now the site has lost a growing number of members, some who we know personally, who have submitted some awesome art due to the actions of the site admin. After some discussion with the boss [ my wife Sandy ] I have decided that I will be removing a substantial number of images and next year will not renew for the Premium Membership. Links to my work in other areas are available, just send me a private note if you need them. I think also that I will be increasing the number of images that I have on Tumbler in the near future.
Having removed that from my chest I would like to wish you all a great weekend.