If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having to take my word back for things I said I would do. It makes me look like a complete idiot and since I don’t want to be a complete idiot, I hardly give any promises I can’t make good on. But I’m afraid it’s one of these times where I must make a complete fool out of myself for not being able to keep a promise I gave.
I remember a journal entry I had made during Easter Holidays, where I said that I would be “updating my cards collection soon”. I also recall that, at one point (it was a long ago), I even went as far as saying that I would “upload ever single DxD card in existence on my dA account”. I regret to inform you that I will not be able to make good on this promise. Ever. You know, at first, I saw my collection falling behind a little, but I said to myself “it’s OK, I’ll catch up sooner or later”. But I never did. With math school sucking up a lot of my free time and with other hobbies keeping me occupied, I never got around to update my collection. And now, it’s too late. Not only have hundreds (possibly thousands) of new cards come out, making it impossible to fully catch up now (unless I upload, like, 50 cards every day for a month), but there’s also someone else who’s been uploading DxD cards here and they’re doing a fine damn job at that. So, being the perfectionist that I am, I’m afraid I will not only never upload any DxD card again, but I’m also going to delete every card I’ve ever uploaded. I’m really sorry if this upsets some of you people, but for me, it’s either “do it perfectly or don’t even bother”. And since it’s too late to “do it perfectly” now, especially since there’s that other person who’s doing that exact thing, I announce that I retire from uploading DxD cards. Any existing DxD cards on my gallery should be gone in a couple of days after this journal has been posted on my account. So, if you’re a watcher who only watches me solely for the DxD mobage cards (99% of cases), you might as well remove me from your watch list now.
HOWEVER, in no case does this mean that I’m leaving deviantART. I’m still gonna keep visiting every day, I’m still gonna keep making memes, I’m still going to reply to any messages I receive (not that there’ll be many of them, they weren’t that many when I was active and now that I’m deleting my DxD cards collection, they’re going to be even less so), just don’t expect to see any more DxD related stuff from me (except for any fanfics I write, if I ever manage to complete a single one of them).
ALSO… while my DxD cards collection on dA might be outdated, that certainly isn’t the case with the DxD cards collection on my hard drive. I AM getting the newest cards (my cards collection is probably larger than yours and that’s not me bragging, that’s fact), I just don’t get around to uploading them here. SO… every once in a great while, I may create a zip file containing every single DxD card that has ever came out, from card 1000 till the latest card to date, and upload that file on MEGA for you guys to download it. HOWEVER, this ISN’T A PROMISE. While it sounds cool, it takes me a lot of time trying to download and add new cards and then search for any cards that I might have missed (that last part took me hours to do the first time I tried to create a complete collection of DxD cards, since NOBODY on the entire internet had a complete collection… before I uploaded my own DxD card collection on MEGA, that is). And, quite frankly, the results I received for all that hard work and time I invested into creating the best DxD cards collection in the ENTIRE INTERNET… were extremely disappointing. The feedback I received was extremely little to none. Out of my 800+ watchers, only half a dozen bothered to check out that journal (I’m sure this current journal will suffer the same fate) and download that whole 1.04GB in DxD cards. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE REMAINING 790 WATCHERS? Were they too busy to get the memo? Sorry if I sound like a drama queen, but I believe I have the right to be upset. Think about it: Most of you guys are watching me for only 1 reason: The DxD cards. So, would it be too much to ask if I asked for every watcher of mine to check out a journal about the DxD cards which, again, are the reason they’re watching me in the first place? Say what you wish, but when I make a journal about something you really care about, I EXPECT AND DEMAND that at least the two thirds of my total watchers count will bother to read it. SO… that time when I uploaded the biggest DxD cards collection to date (still), only for a handful of people to take notice, it was a huge disappointment. Sure, I bet that it put on a big smile on the faces of the few people that downloaded the pack, but these people were FAR TOO FUCKING FEW! And I just don’t feel like doing this whole thing all over again, just for 5 or 6 guys to take notice out of the 800+ watchers that I’m supposed to have.
P.S. In case you want to keep up with the latest DxD cards but you can only look for them on dA (and since you can't rely on me for that anymore), I highly suggest that you visit Luciabel Lucifuge’s gallery (in case you don’t know her already, but I bet most of you do). She started off small, but ever since levantein left and I stopped uploading DxD cards, she’s taken up the task all by herself and she’s doing a fantastic job at uploading the newest DxD cards on her account. So, if you are looking for someone to provide you with the latest DxD cards every week, LL’s the one you’re looking for. Go check her out if you haven’t already.