Okay folks, no doubt many of you have read ~Lisajen-stock
's news article. If not here it is again - [link]
. Please consider donating something towards helping. It costs $10USD a day for their mum to be by their father's side in the hospital. Just $10USD!
And here's a link to the latest update [link]
. What a fantastic community we are involved in
Isn't it funny how there are always things you want to discuss with or ask others but when it comes to getting the chance you totally forget what it is you want to talk about
Edited to add: Oops, that's right. I've been here a year now
Happy Birthday to me
One thing I did want to touch on was all the theft from DA of late. I've started watching
and have even offered my services to notify DA members of artworks found on other sites. Why not drop on over and see if there's anything you can do.
Now, I've recently noticed an increase in the amount of members who are just
'ing other artist's work yet don't have a gallery of their own. Whilst I'll always drop in to their page and say thanks, I just can't help but feel a bit suspicious. I just wonder how many of these accounts are purely storage for people wanting to post the artworks as their own, elsewhere. Has anyone else noticed these types of accounts or am I just getting paranoid?
Another thing. I'm no prude but when I see photography of men and women's genitalia filling a shot I often ask myself 'What is so artistic about that?' I know art is in the eye of the beholder, but surely these sorts of photo's could be better appreciated on a site that caters for people who enjoy this type of art. I have to admit that I find very few of these shots artistic. In fact I find them more like amature porn. Then there are the long list of smutty comments these photo's seem to collect from 14-20 year old boys/men. I mean only recently I read about the Role Play groups getting into strife because they were getting 'sexual' in content. Doesn't that seem a bit silly, considering we seem to happily co-exist with artworks bordering on porn?
Anyway, I'm not trying to pick fights with those to do believe it to be 'Artistic' and in good taste. I just worry about the amount of younger Deviants who are unwillingly subjected to this sort of thing.
Yes, well I'll stop ranting now
Here are the features for August. Go give them some lurve