Getting back into it!
My camera was showing signs of giving up the ghost. The focus had stopped working, the light sensitivity was crap, and it was just getting ornery, so when I found a really nice Nikon (purple!) on sale for a GREAT price, The Actual Bear helped me snap it up. We celebrated tonight by breaking it in on a couple of her Ever After High dolls, and it works beautifully. This is a pic in ambient room lighting with no filters or retouching. It's nearly perfect. This changes everything, and tomorrow I'm going to see what it can do in the light tent. The computer is "fixed" but it is still misbehaving in mysterious ways that defy the repair dudes' ability to correct. I'm going to need to replace it as well. I have some time on that, though, as it's more or less functional. It works, but it's infuriating and scary knowing I could lose it again at any moment. I'm really, really sorry about the hiatus. The computer was in the shop twice, my personal life got really rough for about four days, and I'm in a major depressive swing. I try to keep it positive around here, but it's been hard for me to do anything at all. Like, it's been hard to make myself even eat. I'm doing better and am seeing the doctor on Monday, I'm absolutely going to be okay! My depression no longer comes with a side of suicidal ideation. It's just kind of hard to be me right now. I am really excited about the new camera, though. REALLY EXCITED. So I'm gonna go shoot some ponies tomorrow and try to get a set up before the end of the month. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience, for sticking with me, for being supportive during those times I can't pull myself together to do the things I need to do. I appreciate each and every one of you more than I can say.