So... starred premium icons, eh? Right hand side? That's pretty odd... and useless. I swear this site is starting to finally bore me. With all of these changes, more and more artists and the better part of the community leave and now we're just seeing more and more of people just posting recolors and other people going "You suck, why is this popular?" on all the front page deviations.
What happened here? One of the biggest draws to deviantART for me in the first place was the thriving, happy, and generally accepting community... which seems to shrink each day.
I realize things change and people change, but this isn't about people changing, it's about them leaving entirely, most of which are on tumblr or other art sites.
I want feedback on my work and I feel I'm not receiving adequate feedback or even attention.
I'm older now and I feel more confident drawing things I never used to before, but with a "family friendly" site like dA, I'm afraid to take real risks still and it's starting to affect my personal satisfaction with my own creativity to censor and nerf my ideas and thoughts at the risk of "slightly offending someone who would otherwise be offended anyway."
For the longest time, deviantART was my "main base" on the internet... and I'm still here. I've made friends here, got quite a few watchers (most of which don't actively contribute anything to me, even now) and... well it just kinda feels like dA hit the reset button and these new aspiring artists don't have much to grasp on except for parodies of newb artist tendencies like tracing and claiming it's their own.
I'll still post here, but this lack of interaction and general dissatisfaction with deviantART has led me to finally give up on it being a "base". I want to post stuff that most would consider "nsfw". Why? Because I want to draw whatever the fuck I want to draw without some kind of establishment telling me what I can or cannot do and "what art is".
I've fallen for that horseshit myself. "This is not art." Why? Because it depicts sex? Because it's unnerving or politically based? Your "culture" suggests that having radical thoughts and displaying my suggestions like "What if...?" makes me a "sinner"?
Most of my art will now be posted on tumblr, Fur Affinity, and some other websites. Also YouTube for my animations. Follow at your own risk, I don't give a fuck anymore.
If you like TF2 or Steam in general, you can also find me as one of the moderators for Ozzy Furocity. Which is a fucking awesome community which has made me no longer ashamed of myself or the furry title.
Yeah, I decided to finally take the title. I'm not one for titles usually, but I've always identified with this group and now more than ever. Again, I'm not leaving, but seriously, fuck this site and it's dumbass decisions.
Why must everything perfect be flawed by it's own creator?
Flipnote Hatena and other Nintendo services/products(The old one, not the new one): Nintendo completely disowned their older products; they aren't even sold anymore!
Cartoon Network: Used to be a utopia for children of all ages to enjoy character-building cartoons; Now its nothing but a cesspool for teenagers with obscene humor and "graphic" content.
Steam: Used to be merely a hub for purchasing and playing numerous games that just happened to feature a chat feature; became a "game" itself (With the whole steam trading cards bullshit and EXP points) and Workshop... don't get me started...
YouTube: Used to be a place where you could "broadcast yourself" and make a career for yourself; now its nothing but a mere duplication of facebook centered around video content.
Now DeviantArt is.... Christ, I'm running out of options! When will it end?
'If its not goddamn broken, dont fix it' is all I can say... I am, however, glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks this "upgrade" nonsense is hogwash
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