I’ll preface my post with this: if you have a reason to be pissed off at DAZ, and want to gripe about the shape of things, please do it elsewhere, okay? You got a whole forum for that. I want at least one positive thoughts thread, because right now this thing means a lot to me.
Some folks might have heard that today has been a craptastic day to me; one of those days when stress just piles on and there’s nothing you can do about it (the exact details aren’t important right now, it is just a massive cluster**** of suck). On top of that, it was raining and thundering (which I would usually welcome, but not today), so I couldn’t even tear my butt off the chair and go outdoors wandering about, or maybe get an ice cream. So I decided to engage in retail therapy. Hey, if I can’t get ice cream…
But wait. Isn’t today Tuesday? Isn’t that the day when the freebies are unleashed upon us, usually? Well, who knows, people may be too busy… what if I wait a bit? Strigoi is sitting in my basket, so let’s give it some company if it happens soon enough.
Refresh… refresh… refresh… oh hey, new stuff. Hmmm, a bit expensive, all in all… but I shall wishlist them all, they look like stuff I would use eventually in my renders. Nothing particularly grabbing in Fast Grab—dragon is sweet (because I lurve dragons), but I want the bundle. Is this it? Let’s wait, maybe more stuff comes up. Hey, newsletter! Hmm hmm hmmm… all wishlisted… wait. How come the sushi set doesn’t have a price on it?
OMG. Sushi set is the freebie. OMG OMG OMG.
Cue instant joy-splosion! Squeal with happy! We get a free sushi set created by blondie9999!!!
Now, as silly as this kinda sounds, it just… well, felt good. After all the crap that had happened, there was a little ray of sunshine; I’m sure that there’s a gazillion free sushi sets, but this particular one had caught my eye, as the delicate decorations of the plates and realistic cut of food is something I’ve grown to associate with quality goods, in real life as well.
Seeing something so pretty and knowing that I’m getting it as a free gift? Thank you, DAZ. Thank you, blondie9999. Sometimes the little things do make a world of difference. In this case, I can focus on something neat, and forget my Real Life worries for a while.
Maybe I’ll render an ancient vampire trying this strange food out of curiosity…