Whew, I created quite a stir with my last journal. It was intended, though. I wanted to learn why people insist on a point I can't understand. And the only true way to do so is provocation because only those who want to defend themselves truly speak out their reasons. The reasons I want to know. You had valid arguments and I think I agree with some of you. Others, however, I don't. But disagreement is in our nature and I will happily co-exist with those who disagree with me.
I had to say that. But now on to a different matter!
As we all know, I haven't been active here since ... let me think ... 2011? Exactly. It's a shame that I have no time anymore but my full-time job is overwhelming me with things I have to do. I'm doing 50-hour weeks at some times and I can't even say that I don't like it. I love this job and it pays me well. But the day has only 24 hours... Some of you remember that I made a poll asking whether it makes sense to close this account and fall back to e-mail-communication. You all said "HELL NO!". I listened and kept this account alive. But if I want to do the things you want me to do, make art AND work on Apophysis, I need to split myself. And that, dear friends, is exactly what I did.
From this day on, I will have help with some things. Help here on deviantART and some other places. It doesn't mean I will hand over my account. Of course, I will still log in here, read all the things you post or send, try to answer inquiries and help when I can. But thinking of an answer, most of them for repetitive questions, is hard. And I really don't want to use text snippets or post links to FAQs or other comments all the time. I want to keep it personal. But I also want to find the time to work on the software you love and to make some fractals sometimes! This is why somebody else will log in here too. Someone I trust. Someone who is certainly capable to help you with some of the things you need help with. If you know me, you already know who it is.
Let me hand over the word now! Cheers
Hello everyone!! If you haven't yet guessed, I'm here to help Georg! This is Kristen, by the way. Georg and I were joking a few months ago about him bringing me on as a personal assistant. Well, the time came and he decided to bring me into his fractal world! I'm basically here for time management and various other tasks. Georg can't be around all the time so I'm going to be delegating comments/problems/ideas/etc to him. If you have an issue that has already been brought up, I'll send you in the right direction. If it is a new one, it will be sent straight to the man himself! With me here, this account will be more interactive. Responses will be quicker(Sorry to those of you who still haven't received responses to your problems or questions...even after a few months). Please continue to interact! We welcome the questions, suggestions, comments, etc! We love them! If you haven't been answered, feel free to resend your stuff!
We do have a few more announcements to make! I was the "medium sized announcement" that was mentioned earlier this week! The next item on our announcement list is this: a little birdie told me the other day that an upgrade is being worked on for Apophysis! It probably won't be out in the next two months or anything, but it is in the "worx"! (I made myself laugh with that little pun!!)
Next, We have some contests/giveaways in the works! :-D I'm really excited about this announcement! Mainly because it was my idea! Here's where my "expertise" came in! Some of the prizes will be fractal prints, deviantART premium memberships, and anything else we can come up with!! Stay tuned for more details on those contests!
I guess those are all the announcements for now. I want to personally thank you all for your time and attention! Georg has said nothing but wonderful things about his fractal people! I can't wait to chat with you guys and get to know you! If you guys want to get to know me, feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org! I can't wait to meet you guys!