Oh maaaan. Years ago. I cut my teeth on this board called Traumabunny back in middle school and early high school, and that was stellar, but it shut down… Then I moved to this one called Oekaki Circle that was pretty slick, but I missed the old crowd and it closed within a year… After that I don’t recall going on any boards in the last three or four years. Hell, that pic is from ‘03, it may be even longer.
It’s not for lack of trying, but all the ones I find now have adopted this form of the java app that requires a login, makes the layout of the board hideous, and the applet itself is really buggy and weighted down by useless complexity. (See: the entirety of Oekaki Central, which is just… heinous. In more ways than the drawing applet, actually.) And without a good crowd (TB had resident trolls that were actually funny! SO RARE) there’s just no point.
TLDR JEMMA IS AN OLD CRANKY LADY, BAWWWW
Step 1: Wake up too late to go to that thing you wanted to go to. Console self with a Nutella sandwich and a podcast about how decapitations work.
Step 2: Have a flash of inspiration as the podcast ends, start drawing. Put Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” on loop.
Step 3: Friend texts you, informing you that Warren-fucking-Ellis reblogged your drawing. Look down at current sketchpage. That thing you’ve been drawing: Mephistopheles.
Step 4: Drench eggs in hot sauce, consume.
Step 5: Get called by a company you’ve never heard of about a “customer relations” job. Afterwards, call friend they said rec’d you, only to find he’s never heard of them. Conclusion: Pyramid scheme? Ghosts? Ghost pyramid scheme, with knives? Draw Slenderman.
Step 6: Feel as if Eye of Sauron is focused upon you. Eat salad.