Hi all! I've been a bit inactive lately, so I wanted to post some updates...
As you likely noticed, I changed my username from SpaceKitty to SambaNeko! Both names were spawned in 2003, when I registered my domain - spacecatsamba.com. SpaceKitty was originally my preferred choice, but it proved to be too generic - when I'd try to sign up for new sites and/or services, it was often already taken. So when that happened, SambaNeko was my trusty alternative. I've since come to prefer it, and it's my handle on most other sites where I have a presence. Since DA originally offered no way to change your name and I didn't want to re-establish a new account, I was fine leaving it as-is, but since I've got Premium for now, I figured I ought to make the switch!
Aside from that, sorry I suck at responding to comments and notes! ~_~ I do read and appreciate all of them! To those who have asked about commissions, thank you so much for your interest, but I am not currently accepting them. This is due to time constraints - I actually did a lot of request art when I was still in school, but now I'm employed full time, with less leisure time, and it gets split up between life stuff, art, and any other pursuits. I try to avoid spreading myself too thin, or else I get frustrated and unproductive. It's possible that I may take commissions at some point, but I can't guarantee or provide a timeline for when it'd happen.
In other news, after watching all episodes to date, I can say I've become a Steven Universe fan. It took a few tries to stick - the first few episodes aren't the best, and Steven comes off kind of annoying before he gets some character development going - but the subtle storytelling, good humor and odd-but-lovable characters (and blatant references to Utena, my favorite anime) have won me over.
Aaaand ponies took a surprise mid-season hiatus. ~_~ I'm liking this season so far though!