Journal Entry: Sun Feb 1, 2015, 9:20 PM
I tend to say that I'm gonna be semi-away so I can art, but I stay in chat to keep an eye on the rooms that I moderate and/or have been talking in. This isn't an invitation to tell me what to draw, or start a whole conversation with me about art, processes, programs, techniques, content, or whatever. Ask me what I'm working on, sure, but don't make a whole long conversation about it. It sure as hell isn't an invitation to start a whole RP thing about watching me draw and/or being annoying while I draw. It's mostly a post to explain that I'm going to go quiet and may miss what people say if the chat is active, because my attention is elsewhere.
I'm trying to let everyone know that I want to go work on art, without just fucking off and leaving chat entirely.
I can't work on art if people keep tabbing me in chat, or poking me about it on Skype, that just keeps dragging my focus back away from art and onto them.
Doing any/all of this just makes me really irritated and anxious and I end up unable to work on anything. And I don't like being unable to work on stuff due to stress, I have to deal with that often enough just from my living situation without also getting it from chat every time I mention trying to work on anything.