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I've been around DeviantArt for five years now and lets face it, as much as it's a great place to organize an online art portfolio you should really be hosting it somewhere else. Preferrably on a custom website. Sure there's still a lot of really good artwork that is submitted daily but in the past five years DeviantArt also gained a rep for being home to everything under the sun from commissioned (and often cropped to bend the rules) porn, unattributed copies and tracing, fetishes and otherwise "art" that shouldn't be here at all (A a screenshot of a gmod pony in a pose is not art, neither are five minute adoptables or fursona character sheets). The community also has some serious superiority complex issues.
Now I'm not saying Deviant Art should draw a line because really they can't. You say you can't submit X and people scream censorship, bad vibes spread and you scare away members. It's just that there's so much terrible work here right now. You really have to QC what you submit or you'll drown in a sea of mediocrity or worse, get called out for your poor, creepy or otherwise terrible choice in submissions and attempts at being politically correct. Just look at that Dobson schmo. He won't give himself a break.

Anyways, Over the next day or so I'll be going through my catalog of deviations and deleting ones which after looking at for while might not really be all that interesting to me or never hit the bulls-eye on what I originally thought up. There shouldn't be a lot. Probably about a dozen pieces. If links break it might be because the deviation is gone, not put into storage. Really, why the hell can you even put deviations in storage? Just delete it off DeviantArt if you don't want people to see it.

As for the lack of submissions, what the hell is up?
Okay, so the first thing was that I took the "Employment, or Training" out of NEET and returned to work at Wal-Mart. It's no amazing interm IT job for University but that's another drama filled story and hey, a job is a job. Anyways, the 11-7 overnights things really gets in the way of being a shutterbug on your weekends so I'm limited to perhaps three days a month to go out with the camera, weather and everything else permitting,
By the way, I've started experimentation with medium format. First it started with a Brownie Model E but we're onto a Yashika TLR now. It's all black and white because it's easier for me to develop but unlike my Nikon 35mm scanner which only needed a $150 part to use, getting any kind of scanner that will do 120 film is much, much, MUCH more expensive. So far we've produced about a dozen rolls of negatives mainly for testing and concept proofing and as soon as I can cheaply get a way to scan it in I might start flooding my DA again with photos, possibly some older color 35mm photographs I took several years ago. Also due to space constraints I will not be produucing any more prints until further notice.

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John
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Canada
Current Residence: Kamloops, British Columbia
Favourite photographer: Ddrl46 (Member of Facepunch Studios)
Operating System: Irix, Windows, RT-11 and many others
MP3 player of choice: Ipod (4th Gen, 20Gb)
Favourite cartoon character: Agnimon
Personal Quote: "The goggles do something"
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I've been around DeviantArt for five years now and lets face it, as much as it's a great place to organize an online art portfolio you should really be hosting it somewhere else. Preferrably on a custom website. Sure there's still a lot of really good artwork that is submitted daily but in the past five years DeviantArt also gained a rep for being home to everything under the sun from commissioned (and often cropped to bend the rules) porn, unattributed copies and tracing, fetishes and otherwise "art" that shouldn't be here at all (A a screenshot of a gmod pony in a pose is not art, neither are five minute adoptables or fursona character sheets). The community also has some serious superiority complex issues.
Now I'm not saying Deviant Art should draw a line because really they can't. You say you can't submit X and people scream censorship, bad vibes spread and you scare away members. It's just that there's so much terrible work here right now. You really have to QC what you submit or you'll drown in a sea of mediocrity or worse, get called out for your poor, creepy or otherwise terrible choice in submissions and attempts at being politically correct. Just look at that Dobson schmo. He won't give himself a break.

Anyways, Over the next day or so I'll be going through my catalog of deviations and deleting ones which after looking at for while might not really be all that interesting to me or never hit the bulls-eye on what I originally thought up. There shouldn't be a lot. Probably about a dozen pieces. If links break it might be because the deviation is gone, not put into storage. Really, why the hell can you even put deviations in storage? Just delete it off DeviantArt if you don't want people to see it.

As for the lack of submissions, what the hell is up?
Okay, so the first thing was that I took the "Employment, or Training" out of NEET and returned to work at Wal-Mart. It's no amazing interm IT job for University but that's another drama filled story and hey, a job is a job. Anyways, the 11-7 overnights things really gets in the way of being a shutterbug on your weekends so I'm limited to perhaps three days a month to go out with the camera, weather and everything else permitting,
By the way, I've started experimentation with medium format. First it started with a Brownie Model E but we're onto a Yashika TLR now. It's all black and white because it's easier for me to develop but unlike my Nikon 35mm scanner which only needed a $150 part to use, getting any kind of scanner that will do 120 film is much, much, MUCH more expensive. So far we've produced about a dozen rolls of negatives mainly for testing and concept proofing and as soon as I can cheaply get a way to scan it in I might start flooding my DA again with photos, possibly some older color 35mm photographs I took several years ago. Also due to space constraints I will not be produucing any more prints until further notice.

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rawdub Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
You, my friend, have a very nerdy gallery. Keep it up!
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CorporalSpycrab Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favourites squire! :)
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CelGen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is absolutely fantastic.
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CorporalSpycrab Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :) I like your photography, I'm a budding photographer myself so I hope to get that good at some point
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inkbutt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I see you there, stalking my page. You can't avoid me forever. :iconfapfapplz:
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AquaWaters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Thank you for the Fave on Digimon - Catch a Cowboy: [link] !
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Flameray Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
here, have a llama. be assured of the fact that i never pay for these things but they keep on turning up
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I will be featuring you in my journal on Sunday 2nd May (hope it will be fine with you). The journal should be online some time after 9:15 GMT
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CelGen Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem at all. It's always an awesome day when something you do gets featured.
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