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Deviant for 7 Years
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I've decided to enter :iconwriterssenshipageant:!
Please expect a lot of updates involving my original senshi character. I'm sure I'll update with original stuff every now and then as well, though I've got other places for my more professional portfolio. If you want to see what I'm up to with original work, check out my blog at The Danger of Going to Starbucks. Thank you!

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Do you have more than one account on DA? 

10 deviants said No
7 deviants said Yes
No deviants said You can have MOAR??


I'm Happy On DeviantArt

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 10:33 AM
There. I said it.

I know there has been a lot of uproar over a lot of changes happening on DA recently. And by a lot I mean I've seen many of my own DA network posting journals, polls, comments, etc. about how they are nearly fed up with DA's shenanigans and are thus threatening to leave if DA doesn't get it's shit together. Except DA has it's shit together. It's a company that runs a huge public community on and offline. It's actually been doing this for a really long time and there is literally no way these changes or decisions were made all willy-nilly.

Maturity Filter
Art theft issues
Core introduction (or lack thereof)

These are the things "a lot" of people are yelling about. To be honest, I don't agree with everything DA has introduced, but the way I use DA has not actually suffered any significant negative impact since these things have happened. I've been here for 7 years. I post art on DA. I make money on DA (not a lot, but still), I was a premium member on DA and now I'm a Core member. I've even had to deal with copyright infringement and some mild harassment before.

None of these experiences have been so horribad that I've thought about leaving. In fact, my experience on DA, on the whole, could even be described as great! I've made friends, hosted a successful charity, even won a couple contests. I've managed to use DA to develop and mature my art, and my business sense within the industry. I respect the people who run DA and they have yet to give me a solid reason not to.

If you want to leave. Fine. That's your choice. You've had experiences I don't know about.

I'm posting this journal because, within the swirl of negativity being shouted from the rooftops, I wanted to add some positivity.

I'm happy on DeviantArt.

My response to this journal:  DeviantArt and Angry MobsDue to the nature of DeviantArt it is quite easy to perceive that there's "a lot of people" who are upset with any given thing, enough so that you could even believe that "everyone" believes the same thing.
I felt that perhaps the community would like me to explain how DeviantArt views these types of things.
First of all, DeviantArt, Inc. is extremely deliberate. We don't do anything accidentally. Everything that hits the community is the result of a team collaboration that usually take weeks or months to complete. And so when we make mistakes they are felt by a group here or by our whole team. 
Things you should know:
First of all you must believe that our team is 100% motivated to ensure that DA is healthy, and that decisions we make turn out to be better than how things were before. Each decision is likely to affect different pockets of people, and so you will always see the group that's unhappy pool together. The happy group is happy, so they don't tend to band toget


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Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a spinner.
What, you may ask, do I spin?
Well, stories of course ;)

Current Residence: Niagara Falls, the American side :-P
Print preference: Matte, not photo
Favorite genre of music: rock and roll
Favorite style of art: one with figures and lots of movement!
Operating System: mac OS X (i don't want to hear it, i like them!)
MP3 player of choice: my laptop ;)
Shell of choice: unicorn horn shells you find on the beach!
Favorite cartoon character: Kiki
Personal Quote: Be like a duck; calm on the surface, always paddling like the dickens underneath.

Other favorite quotes:
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
~C.S. Lewis

"Tonight this fool is half-way to Heaven and just a mile outta Hell!"
~Bruce Springsteen

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~Martin Luther King Jr.

"You have enemies? Good. It means you stood up for something in your life"
~Winston Churchill

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather, the judgement that something is more important than fear."
~Meg Cabot


Aqua Soul - SMV Secret Santa by Jeishii
by Jeishii

Thou hast requested a critique I see ;) There are some really awesome parts to this piece, I think the strongest being the idea behind i...

SMAUgeant Round 3: Sailor Absinthe V1 by snow-princess

I'm not great at writing, so I'll leave that critique for someone else to leave. As for the drawing, I think your impact is fantastic, ...


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StefanoLanza Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thanks for the watch!
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Sketchdump june 2015 [face anatomy] to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
interstellar-prince Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks very much for the favorite!☆
it means a lot to me to know someone likes a poem i've written, it motivates and inspires me a lot!!♥
cricketumpire Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

:lol:   Whilst rules were broken during the filming of "Rebel without a cause..." no pigeons were arrested. However if we obey all the rules - we miss all the fun  :lol:
Happy it made you smile Liz   :lol:   Please do keep on watching???

Tales-of-Torment Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite! :eager: I appreciate it! :dance:
Birth of a Mage (Inkless) by Tales-of-Torment
iMariposa Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much for the fave!
sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday <3
Cionie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Goodness, thank you Sunshine :heart:
nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hope you have a great birthday!!

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