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Where Oh Where 
2nd-Feb-2009 08:42 am
Shark Head
Isn't it weird when someone you knew (or at least knew of) online suddenly goes quiet and you have no idea where they went? For example, I have a DA account (which I never use and am kind of embarrassed* of, tbh) and I was looking through my favorites today and, well... long story short, one of my favorite artists from a few years ago has totally dropped of the face of the interwebs . From what I can tell she hasn't done anything online under the name she was using for at least a year and a half. I've had this happen before with DA people, LJ friends, etc, and it always kind of leaves me with a strange, unsettled feeling. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

* To clarify, I'm not embarrassed because it's DA, but because it reminds me of my geeky HS days.
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2nd-Feb-2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe they're going through some sort of personal crisis?
2nd-Feb-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Which is why it's unsettling!

It makes me hope nothing bad has happened to them D:
2nd-Feb-2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which, you haven't posted on DA in a while, either, huh?

Are you ok? Heheh.
2nd-Feb-2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Did you contact her?

True. That's because I've lost my ability to draw. There actually are a lot of reasons for people to disappear from the internet. Once you're absent for a while it's hard to come back again.
2nd-Feb-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Nah. I mean, I left a comment in her guestbook on her personal site, but I didn't actually know her (and she wouldn't know who the hell I was) so I would feel weird emailing and stuff. And, yeah, I know how hard it is to start back up once you've stopped. I write for this one blog occasionally, but have kind of lost my motivation to come up with new articles lately. Ah well...
2nd-Feb-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
it's even weirder when
you find them again O___O after many years LOL sob
i used to be the biggest babypen fan and then i found out she was on da and we watched each other i tripped the fuck out lol
2nd-Feb-2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Babypen is KogePan(?) on DA, right?

That's so cute, haha.
2nd-Feb-2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
yea kogepanm! i was like, the last person to know/realize haha
2nd-Feb-2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
yeah, ive had that happen a few times on LJ~!!
some of my friends on here would all of a sudden disappear without warning...
its kinda sad buubuu T__T
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