I'll start by making one thing clear: I am not going to abandon this site. Ideally, this account here will remain active as long as I am alive, barring an incident where deviantArt crosses the line and I don't agree with the new policies, or I simply kick the bucket. Neither of those look likely, so I'll be here for a long, long time yet.
Second, the reason I've been relatively inactive is twofold: I have a mentally-exhausting job (that I do nevertheless enjoy, don't misunderstand me), and I use what energy I have left to write either Final Fantasy Suscitatio XIII (which has crossed the 100-page mark and 95,000+ words - whew!) or my original story. For the latter, most of the time there is spent puzzling over the various intricacies to make sure I have no plot holes, dangling threads, all three entries (I'm planning it to be a trilogy) form a single cohesive story (a la Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, the latter of which is a far better example due to it originally being written as a single volume, then split up because the publisher said so), making sure my characters aren't lame, and overcoming various points at which I write myself into a corner. So yeah. But it's coming along nicely so far, and I'm pleased with it.
I also just haven't had the energy to draw anything. I do have a two-thirds-finished drawing of Caius I need to finish, though. I think I finally have enough light in the day to photograph it properly.
I'm also working on a list of parts to build a PC I can comfortably use to do 3D rendering. I had a lot of fun with Blender, plus I enjoyed Terragen, so once I'm able to do those again, you'll definitely being seeing more work from me. I also want a drawing tablet I can use in Photoshop, so that's also going to generate more work from me.
So, thanks for being patient. I never plan to abandon any of you, and I'm grateful to those who have remained following me.
Listening to: "Immortals" by Fall Out Boy
Reading: Top Gear, Foundation
Playing: Gran Turismo 6