so ... some of you have noted me ... or made a comment that my symbol has changed from ` to a +.
just so you know ... even though the + meant that i was staff ... i didn't do any staff-like function here. the only thing i did was choose daily deviations. so ... as of now ... you won't see any more DD's from me ... on the front page.
i'd rather not be banned from dA ... so ... any further journals will not include c-bombs or f-bombs as i know that there are some staff members who'd love to give me a whack with the banstick. see ... from what i was told in the past ... there were ... okay ... the majority of staff didn't like me.
i'm totally cool with that. honestly, i don't need to be popular here to be a successful artist. in fact, i don't need to even be liked here to be a successful artist.
if you want my uncensored opinions, you'll really, now, at least, have to get those from my blog
basically, to pick dd's you have to be staff. that's all i did. but ... to be staff you have to have other responsibilities ... not really site-specific like tasks ... but ... i'd say more demeanor-related. i'm sure other deviants have been banned or reprimanded for saying the things i've said. and .. i know that staff gets bombarded with people claiming they're hypocritical. i'd hate to add to that.
and, actually, when i hotlinked some ass*oles name with a site related to spinning sausage, i got not a note nor an email but a phone call, "you can't do that; we've banned people for that."
i thought it was funny.
obviously, others didn't.
like i said before ... being liked by the masses isn't exactly my goal.
being liked by my friend angelo, though, is important to me .. and i would never want to do anything to hurt his site. not in the least. i mean ... besides angelo ... i only really knew richard and danielle. well .. besides ghouldaddy, of course. besides those ... i know a couple other volunteer staff but they're only recent! they were great picks to head up the photo galleries as they'd been terribly neglected in the past. seriously, other than that i didn't really know anyone else. my frog-friend maureen, of course, as well.
so ... in all actuality ... to avoid hypocrisy ... it's a good thing.
sure ... i'll miss featuring people with dd's ... but ... it's all good.
personally, i think it's funny to hotlink people's names with funny porn sites. here ... perhaps not so much. and especially as staff. then again, if i wasn't staff when i did that ... i would have probably been banned. whatever.
and perhaps ... i've never really wanted a median 15 year old audience ... i mean ... i don't shoot nudes or anything but ... my language is a bit strong. perhaps my opinions as well.
no, i don't like anime.
no, i don't like self-portraits.
no, i don't like photos which have been photoshopped up the *ass and are, in actuality, lies not photographs.
but who i do like ... is my friend angelo ...
and ... the people i've met on this site who are amazing. both as people and as artists ... i feel fortunate to have met them. not only ... i've actually met many people in person which is even better. they know who they are.
so ... whilst i may not be selecting dd's any longer ... i'll still find a way to feature some of the better one's in my journal or my blog
. i mean ... most of the weird notes i got about some of my dd selections were never from the people i "know" through dA but from random freaks who saw it on the front page. random freaks who made it to my own "ban list" or "blocked list."
don't stop sending the dd suggestions ... i'm working out a plan for them.
just wanted to clarify what happened.
hope you're all well!!!!!!
cheers from suburbia ... as opposed to the mean streets of the eastside! DD SUGGESTION REQUIREMENTS
1. DO NOT SUGGEST YOURSELF.
2. PROVIDE THE ACTUAL THUMB - :THUMBXXXXXXXX:
3. TELL ME WHY THIS SHOULD BE A DD.
4. SUBJECT LINE SHOULD BE: DD SUGGESTION
5. IF A THUMB REFERENCE IS NOT GRAPHICALLY INCLUDED, THE NOTE WILL BE DELETED.
6. SORRY, BUT 99% OF NOTES WILL NOT BE ANSWERED; I EITHER USE THE SUGGESTION OR I DON'T.
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