Inactivity spike? I have no idea what you are talking about.
The start of this year has not been great in terms of inspiration or motivation for me, but I think I might be finally over that hurdle. I've just returned from a writer's conference in Florida, which I think has helped me to keep on going despite the various inspiration blocks that have pelted me since December.
Unfortunately I have a mountain of homework to deal with in the following weeks, to make up for what I have missed within the last three. I'm hopeful though. I'm going to try drawing every day and writing at least 200 words to get back into the groove. I guess we'll just have to see if I can turn up anything decent enough to post in the following weeks.
Concerning giftart: I apologize for the wait. I've felt awful about putting it off because of school and lots of stress, but I had to put homework and conference first. But I am looking forward to finishing them, hopefully within this month. I'm afraid I can't promise anything beyond reassurance that they wont get pushed into next year.