After so many posts and days, Im finally moved into Weasyl! However, I'm not sure if my timing was good or bad. I started to move in here when Weasyl was first starting out. I thought that this would be a good place to join as a backup just incase FurAffinity goes down. In a way, it worked as I got a few commission from here when FA went down for a full week.Now furs are rushing onto Weasyl because they are completely fed up with FurAffinity. Some things happened there that are not just connected to the shut down time. There are many stories and none of them are clear to me. All I know is that furry artists moved from FA to here because of that - using Weasyl as a means of retreating.
This is increasing Weasyl's popularity, however I feel like its the wrong reason personally. From various journals, posts and shouts that I've read on FA, everyone is moving here because this is the "popular" site now and everyone's favorite artist is on here ( mostly from the same reasons as everyone else. ) I understand everyone being upset about the sudden down time on FA and everyone moving there ( and boycotting FA ) because of that one particular reason, but that can happen for ANY website, even your own. I was upset when FA was down since its my main source of business and it did stagger my sales, but I understood that there were issues on FA that had to be fixed and patiently waited until FA was back up.
I understand that's not the MAIN reason people are doing that. There are several others. Its drama that I don't want to be apart of, but since most of my favorite artists and friends are doing the same, I can't help but some of that rubbing off on me and I feel depressed because of this. Its DRAMA. No one needs drama right now. Something unexplainable happens and suddenly half of the community is in an uproar. I rather know why I should be upset over something that I don't understand.
I remember an old Buddhist quote: "If there is a problem that you can fix, why be upset about it. If there is a problem you cant fix, what is the use in being upset?"
Im still going to be on FA until is vanishes and turns into dust like VCL ( I hope not! ), using Weasyl as a backup and another source to get business. Thats MY reason. Being part of the furry fandom and something like this kind of drama happens on a website that is strongly linked to the fandom, I can't help but feel sad and sorry for those who are angry.
However, their reasons to be upset are their own, not mine. Im just voicing out my own opinion.