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Do You Wanna Play Card Jitsu?[5-Year-Old Rambition:] Tusk? [knocks]
Do you wanna play Card Jitsu?
Come on, let’s go and play!
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It’s like you’ve gone away
We used to be best buddies
And now we’re not
I wish you would tell me why!
Do you wanna play Card Jistu?
You can win, I’ll let you…
[Young-Adult-Tusk:] Not now, Rambition.
[5-Year-Old Rambition:] Okay, fine…
[9-Year-Old Rambition (knocks):]
Do you wanna play Card Jitsu?
Or knock some dummies down the halls?
I think some company is overdue
I’ve started talking to
Those pictures on the walls!
(Hang in there, Joan.)
It gets a little lonely
All these empty rooms
Just watching the seasons pass by…
(tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock)
[15-Year-Old Rambition (knocks):]
Sensei, please I know you’re in there
People are asking where you’ve been
They say, “Have courage,” and I
art theft, copyright garbage, idfk lol
(trigger warning. that's all i can give you since there's no blacklist system built into dA, so just a heads up.)
I just wanted to say that being on deviantart has taught me that the artist community cares a whole lot more about copyright laws than they do, say: rape, hate speech, the well-being of children, uh, being a good person, etc. and it's bothersome to me to see these ever-present delusions within the community. I've been on this site for a little while (Since 2006) and I've seen the same thing going on for years. Where this gross sense of entitlement comes from, I don't really know. I'm guessing it's just something that continuously feeds unto itself. There are few things that deviantart users care more passionately about than art theft.
Example. I recently had someone tell me that they were leaving dA for furaffinity because of the whole Realitysquared tracing debacle (which was the dumbest shit I've ever
Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
On Art TheftIf you’ve ever followed my Deviantart journals in the past you will know that I have a pretty open policy regarding the usage of my art. My policy allows for repostings/recoloring/edits/tracings/what-have-you, as long as it is all for personal use and not-for-profit (meaning it isn’t being sold, auctioned, or any use wherein money changes hands.) I also allow roleplaying of my characters, and fan art (of course)!
Still though, I get a lot of people coming to me with examples of where people have traced/recolored/edited/reposted my pieces. The person contacting me will often also comment on the “offenders” work, or contact them privately to scold them on my behalf.
While I appreciate that people would care enough to watch out for me, as it were, my preference is that these people are left alone. There are a good number of pretty young BBA fans. I am written “fan mail” all the time by young people who weren’t artists before, but started dra
#1 Artist Rule.When you look at someone else's work, and you believe it is at least a bajillion times better than what you can currently do;
Do not think "I will never be this good".
Instead, think "New goal: I will strive to become this good".
You will NOT become as good as you want to be in an instant. It may take you years upon years to become comfortable with your art. But you will make it; as long as you strive for goals, practice, improve, break out of your personal barriers, try new things, and most important of all: be patient, and never ever give up.
But on the other side of the coin: when you do feel comfortable with your style, you are NOT done. Do not stop improving. Strive for higher and higher goals.
SO NEVER GIVE UP.
So long as you have faith in yourself and patience, there isn't anything you can't do.
This is the mentality that fuels my art spirit. I want you all to think the same.
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