It's almost 3 in the morning and I'm dead tired...but I have to get this off my chest. And I hate how this is my first journal entry in almost a year and I don't like to start off a long dry spell by being negative (plus it's not like anyone's gonna read this anyway) but let me ask you all this. What...in the holiest of hells has DeviantArt become?
Sometime in October of this year, I will have been on this site for 10 years. I switched over to this account a few years back because I felt my old account didn't reflect my current skills. That and they wouldn't let me change my username. But I remember I would always be on this site during classes, reading articles, looking up contests, entering contests...not winning the contests, and I would just spend HOURS on this site! And then I open my new account around 3 years back...and that's when I noticed change.
DeviantArt has become nothing but an amateur porn site. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against pornography or anything if that's how you get your jollies and all that (and I'm not a prude by any means)...but there's websites for that. There's fetish sites and porn sites that you can upload that kind of stuff to! I pressed the random deviant button back then, I'd get someone who liked to draw for fun, or was just starting out. I pressed the random deviant button today and the first thing that came up was freaking scat porn! I mean if that's what you're into...then good for you I guess, but WHY does it have to be on a website dedicated to ART. I've been fighting for a long time with ignorant people and family members that consider some art work pornography. It's the vocal minority like Mr. poop fetish here that makes everything I've told them all in vain.
Overall I'm just pissed at DeviantArt in general. They've let this website plummet, and not just with content, but their staff. Some of you might remember last year that I found a few deviant accounts run by the same person consisting of nothing but stolen work. I reported this to DA and they did nothing about it. I notified the artists who filed copyright claims with the work and they STILL did nothing about it! I filed a complaint about their staff member and his apathy towards the situation...not ONE word back. NOT. ONE.
I don't even know if I'll keep uploading here. I've been good about it for a solid month, but I get very little views on work that I've spent time and money learning how to do properly, but a picture of some animal hybrid with huge beach ball sized boobs gets over a thousand views upon upload?! Seriously...what has this site become?
If you want to follow me anywhere else, I have a list of websites down below, such as Behance, Tumblr, Vimeo, YouTube, etc. Right now I have some things to think about -.-