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Looks good! I especially like her expression, which neatly sums up the mood of the whole scene. Another virtue is the use of depth of f...

Seven years

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 13, 2014, 8:19 AM

Wow, I've been at dA that long!  Since March 2007.  (Though I didn't post anything until the middle of April.)  Time for an itch, I suppose.

Has dA gotten worse during that time?  To hear some people, it's gone from awesome to awful, usually in less than seven years.

I think it probably has gotten a little worse - there are more complaints of art theft and trolling, though both certainly existed in 2007.  Is there more bad art?  In absolute quantity, of course there is - dA has roughly quintupled in size, and is now bigger than the largest city on earth. (And those cities have worse crimes than bad art or copyright violation.)  As a percentage, the bad art probably hasn't changed much at all.  I can't prove that, of course, because, unsurprisingly, I don't collect bad art.

Probably the only place you will avoid bad art is at one of the refereed "elite" sites, if you can get into one - and even there you will find quite a lot of pieces that were accepted for reasons other than quality.

More porn?  (This has to be a separate question, because some of it is excellent art.)  Hard to judge, but I'd say probably - I hardly ever encountered any violations of the TOS back in '07-08, whereas by now I see maybe one violation every couple of weeks (one out of four or five thousand) and the TOS hasn't changed since I joined.  Of course, some people will say that every picture that shows a nipple or buttock is porn, and I see those fairly often, being rather partial to them myself.

So by my own admission, dA has declined somewhat in the last seven years, not counting the increase in good art as well as bad.  Still, I love it here and have no plans to leave.  I belong to several other art sites, which have either worse flaws or fewer virtues than dA.  So dA is still my favorite.  Thanks, dA!


On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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How long do mermaids (and mermen) live? 

9 deviants said Same as ordinary humans - normally under a hundred years
7 deviants said o A long time (hundreds or thousands of years) but with human-length pregnancy (9 months) and childhood/adolescence (about 18 years)
4 deviants said A long time, with long childhood (hundreds of years) but human-length pregnancy
4 deviants said A long time, with long childhood and pregnancy
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bear48 6 days ago  Professional
Thank you my friends, for adding “Corn Dancing” to your favorites
Chronophontes 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconvirtualgiovanna::iconchronophontes:  You're welcome!
Hi! +watch? And,donate some points? please!
Doing any Easter themed pictures this year?
Chronophontes Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I intend to, though I have nothing specific in mind yet. Suggestions? :)
How about your girls have a pet bunny? He should be called Cadbury (named after the confectionery company).
Chronophontes Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds cool!  All I need to do is find a cute bunny character.  (There's a "Toonimal" bunny, but he's tall and skinny and IMO kind of ugly.)
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ranthar Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favourite =)
Chronophontes Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
MestreTartaruga Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks bro.
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