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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 4, 2014, 9:35 PM

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 Thanks so much for all your opinion and comments on my last journal! lerato.deviantart.com/journal/…

It helped me to understand two things:

  • We are all too busy!
  • Many of you think I’m too busy to reply. Granted, I am busy but that doesn’t mean I won’t respond. In fact, I feel it’s much easier to reply you all here than in other places.

Also, I understand that people just left DA because they find it limiting (oh, horrible rules against fan art porn!) and it’s way easier to find all kind of works on Tumblr.

…which takes me to share a few additional thoughts about this site, that will help me to finally close this topic and get them off  of my mind to move on (beware, they’re mostly flaws, are based on my likely biased opinion and neither of them necessarily mean Tumblr has not good things).


Artists on Tumblr

When a really good artists publish his/her works only/mostly there...It’s kind of sad, because their work is often reposted (for God’s sake, I’ve seen an artist on Pixiv that have asked not to be reposted on Tumblr…and guess what? People don’t give a fuck). When they upload something, they can get plenty of notes, but not what they actually need the most: feedback. Yes, getting attention and fans that spazz over their work is fun, but interaction has not the same depth as in other sites (I’m not saying there is not spazzing of fangirls/boys in art communities, but its much more frequent in Tumblr).

They can get lots of favourites and reblogs there, and only a few favourites in the art communities, but it’s also obeys to trendy matters (for example, that thing of gender bent Disney princesses, as far as I remember), especially when it comes to fan art. Once the initial fuss over a show/videogame/anime pass, their artwork is promptly forgotten, and the trends change as fast as the users change their blogs themes according to their current fandoms.

And their fans sometimes cannot follow their works, which can get lost among the waves and waves or reblogs and updates. 

Tumblr is so easy to publish and share, that some bloggers keep posting and posting and posting (and queueing). It's easy that users lose track of their friends, team workers or admired fellow artists.

However, I’m not saying that posting your work on Tumblr is wrong, but pointing the disadvantages. Especially when you just are ONLY in there and forget all your other accounts. It is, as in all the other social networks, a good way to show your art…as long as you keep it balanced (many admirable artists have their Facebook, Pixiv, Y!Gallery, Twitter, Tumblr and Deviantart, all updated and active).

Personally I find sad that wonderful artists that don’t even have Tumblr accounts get thousands of notes there (via reposts, sometimes) and practically no followers/viewers in their art pages, where they show their actual efforts.

Non artists on Tumblr

It’s understandable that they migrate to Tumblr if you they don’t produce/create anything. After all, they probably just got a DA account in order to follow artists and/or fav and run,  so they just abandoned this place and went to another, much easier to use community, that allows them to see and share things that are not allowed to Deviantart and why not, get lost in the fandom bliss (and hate).

Also, many of them limit themselves to roleplay blogs  (it’s very hard to me to read or even understand what’s going on in these, at least to me).

Tumblr, with all its benefits, it’s like a drug and a very toxic place if you spend all your daytime (and nighttime) there and you have little to not control over the reaction (positive or negative) to other’s comments.

And I say it's like a drug because (as I’ve experienced myself) it brings ephemeral, intense, brief satisfaction. Also produces anxiety (especially if you are one that wants to please all your followers or you’re a bigot about the things of your ‘fandom’ and it’s ‘canon’).  It's one of the most time consuming social networks nowadays…and in general, there are many phenomena that can be perfectly summarized in this video:



Personally, the little break I took off this community has brought me a much more positive outlook about the internet and its users, and even if/when I return, it will be merely to update my page with art and thoughts and occasionally reblog things I will find attractive or amusing. I miss the friends I have exclusively there and that I haven’t found anywhere else. 

Probably I will return,  making a little cleanup and worrying not about what others will think about what I post anymore (it’s not like I actually cared about that much).



Now that I’ve said all I think, let’s move on! 

I have a few fan arts in queue to finish, and they’re all almost complete. I also have a few giftarts and commissions….

So, time for an...

Art status! Emoji02 


Bullet; Black Comissions Bullet; Black 

Bullet; White Vexen and Marluxia for :iconaxel52: - Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteAriel and Prince for :iconrock-o-coco: - Star!Star!Half StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteAriel and Flounder for :iconrock-o-coco: - Star!Star!Star!No StarNo Star

Bullet; White [Slot open!]

Bullet; White [Slot open!]

 

Bullet; Black Prizes Bullet; Black

These are part of the prizes for the last contest on Xemsai-FC


Bullet; White 1st. place prize for :iconsmoke-roses: - Awaiting for request

Bullet; White 2nd. Place prize for :iconnekomajo: - Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; White 3rd. place prize for :iconarjuu-na: - Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

 

Bullet; Black Giftarts Bullet; Black

Bullet; WhiteFor :iconzumschwarzwald: - Awaiting for request

Bullet; WhiteFor :iconburningrage8-13: - Star!No StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteFor :iconfiorij: (double slot!) - Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteFor :iconapprentice-xehanort: - Star!No StarNo StarNo StarNo Star

 

Bullet; Black Fanart (first seven in the finishing queue)Bullet; Black 

Bullet; WhiteSesshoumaru and adult Rin AU

Bullet; WhiteWonder Woman

Bullet; WhiteGambit and Rogue

Bullet; WhiteCecil and Rosa

Bullet; WhiteYang the monk

Bullet; WhiteIb and Garry and Mary

Bullet; WhiteAnsem and Guardian AU

 

Bullet; BlackTales of Alba (personal project with Caligatio-Umbra Panda Emoji-07 (Snuggy) [V1] )Bullet; Black

Bullet; WhiteStudy on Umbraus - Star!:star:No StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteLullaby - Star!Star!Star!No StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteMy mate - Star!Star!No StarNo StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteShirts are comfortable - Star!Star!Star!No StarNo Star

Bullet; WhiteHoodie travel - Star!Star!Star!No StarNo Star

 
If for some reason I'm missing something, please tell me! 

Thanks for reading my rants and for your support and friendship! 

Lerato~



  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Reading: Dungeon and Dragons - Pillars of Pentegarn
  • Watching: The simpsons season four
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IV - The After Years
  • Eating: Quesadilla
  • Drinking: Orange Juice

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Mexican, loves coffee, chocolate, babies, dogs and videogames. NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE ON TUMBLR
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Do you enjoy/read creepypastas? (Can you suggest me your favourites? owo/) 

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16 deviants said Yes! I love them! I am always looking for new ones!
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8 deviants said I read them often, but I am not a diehard fan
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8 deviants said I've read only one or two
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7 deviants said Not my cup of tea, but If there is a really good one I enjoy the reading
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3 deviants said No, they scare me!

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Hellooo :D
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Hola!!!
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:iconearthdragonthoth:
Looking at your XemSai art makes me want to RP them again =< But it's hard to find someone who likes KH anymore. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
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burningrage8-13 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You-are-the-best by KmyGraphic  
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burningrage8-13 Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings by KmyGraphic  
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lerato Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetigs for you too! >w</
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burningrage8-13 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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burningrage8-13 Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought I'd say "buenos noches" before I go to bed.
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lerato Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Buenas noches' for you too! 
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burningrage8-13 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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burningrage8-13 Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Buenos dias from the USA!!!

I made you a present: burningrage8-13.deviantart.com…
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lerato Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good morning for you! >w</ Thanks so much, it's precious! Emoji04 
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burningrage8-13 Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) You're welcome. :)
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:iconearthdragonthoth:
So, hey, I was thinking, it would be pretty cute to see Xemnas getting flustered every time he has to talk to Saix because he likes/loves him and it's awkward for him because he's said they don't "feel" and here he has a feeling for his seventh member and he can't exactly come out and say it, so after many failed attempts and one tequila bottle (or whatever alcohol) later, he plants one ( a kiss ) on Saix, and that's the story of how they started dating xD
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lerato Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Emoji02 Omg that's a great idea for a minicomic X'DDDD <333 >D do you have more ideas about it? you can PM them so I can at least doodle the idea >DD
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:iconearthdragonthoth:
Sent you a PM about this xD
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LimeGreenBean Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! Thanks for the watch and the points!

Oh man, I'm having a mini fangirl moment b/c you're watching me now. I've been a fan of your work for a long time!
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lerato Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I stopped watching people long ago, but I'm doing that again :'3 you're very welcome, and thanks for following me! 
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Thanks for the b-day note!
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burningrage8-13 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the best wishes on my job hunting. You just can't imagine how much stress I'm feeling.
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lerato Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been in the same place sometime in my life. I know you will find a job soon, where you want :3
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burningrage8-13 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so.
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ienzo628 Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ienzo628.deviantart.com/art/Se…  I think I managed to scan it right this time. 
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lerato Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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ienzo628 Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I don't have much faith in myself.  I have autism.  Do you know what that is?  I tend to obsessed about a lot of stuff, so if I keep getting reminded.  I might be well off.
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lerato Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, it's okay, don't get mad. I know that your condition can make things difficult.

What I'm saying is that you don't need to be reminding people to look at comment at your work :) with one time you asked me or mentioned me (or others) in it, it's more than enough :D commenting others works (not mine, but other people that might interest you too) will help you to get more attention. 

Please, don't be upset with me, if you need advice or someone that can reply you I'm here, but it's also good for you to know that there is certain netiquette that would get your dA experience much better. 
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burningrage8-13 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But, I do like to greet people because it's the best way to start a conversation. That's how I was taught. Sorry if I'm an annoyance to you, Lerato. :(
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