my life has been pretty fucking balls since 2016 for a number of reasons, and i spent a lot of my time since then hanging out with bad crowds and doing dumb shit that was usually regrettable and out of character because i had so much shit going on that i didn't really care what happened to my well-being.
i've spent the last couple months trying to mend myself and be better, in that time i've been super nostalgic for a time when i was happier, and things hadn't gone to shit yet, and some of the best memories of my life are of flipnote studio, an animation tool on the DSi that i spent years with.
flipnote studio was what introduced me to 2D animation, a medium I don't do very often anymore but am still super passionate about, and one that some of my oldest friends that I met through it have a whole career in now. if i were more fortunate it'd be something i'd still be doing, but for now it's just a special occasion thing.
i really miss flipnote hatena, and i wish i spent more time on it when i had the chance.