I've been considering it for quite some time now. It's not like this account or this space is vital to me and fact is I'm no longer active. I'm not even interested in drawing or painting any more and I've spent the last years more watching by artwork than actually doing anything of my own, relentlessly clearing the pile of messages and notifications.
I am not an artist per se and my main activities have nothing to do with art — well, maybe the art of coding, of which I'm proud but, honestly, who's interested in even taking a look at my source code, uh ? It's a choice I had to make a long time ago and I don't regret it, not a single second. But art is just not my priority. Never was.
I am not deactivating my account however. I want to keep this nickname here — it's mine and I like it after all. So... and since I don't want to make a deal with the site maintainers (they've probably got far more important things to do than promising some insignificant user to be able to recover his account any time in the future) it's simpler if I keep it here, inactive.
This means my pending projects (they were already closer to virtual death by the way) are... well, abandoned. Granted, if one day I do something I find worth sharing maybe I'll upload it here but I for one don't feel the urge to share my work as I am already proud of it; I might happen to draw or paint or I might not. So don't expect anything new from me anytime soon.
I have made it so that my inbox doesn't grow like crazy with time. As a result I have cleared my watch list. Tabula rasa. So don't be surprised if you noticed that I don't watch you any more. There's nothing personal.
[Note personnelle à Daniel Mormont: peut-être que maintenant tu arrêteras de me gaver avec tes «Sacré JAMsEye, va! me semble que t'as plus rien fait depuis ton bête profitérolle (sic)»... Rassurez-vous, ma décision n'a rien à voir avec ça.]
I would like to address a personal Thank You to Mary, , who invited me here from the Tomb Raider Forums and hooked me to this fantastic adventure. I'm not leaving with regrets, I'm just pushing the «stop» button. It's been an exciting moment I've spent here and I know what I can find.
I thank every single one of you for those wonderful moments. If you want to stay in touch with me, please send me a note and I'll give you my email address for I'll still check my account more or less randomly for a couple of weeks.
To paraphrase the lovely drummer Meytal Cohen: live, love, laugh .