So, I've been here off and on for around nine years now. I've gone through phases of posting all the time and not posting so much. Lately, I've inadvertently taken a bit of time off for all sorts of reasons but mostly because life changes.
I'm starting to wonder what happened to deviantART. In the past couple years, along with the entire facebook/twitter/social media revolution (or trend), people have started to just simply fav things. Comments are few and far between and generally very generic. Don't get me wrong, I love feedback including comments of all sorts. I just wonder what happened to the bunches of critical and thoughtful comments from years ago?
On another note, since when was dA all about these giant corporations sponsoring things? It seems like every time I log on, I see some HUGE contest hosted by some gigantic corporation. The corporation pays pennies for thousands of artists
to make art for them just to choose one that they keep the rights to
and use at their own will. It just seems kind of lopsided that one person gets paid for their art when so many people put so much into it. It's a great opportunity for them and an even better one for the company. How much money would it cost them to search for then commission an artist to do works of art for them and their advertisements? Add to that how much free advertising they get from the contest. Is this all more or less than the prize money/stuff they give away?
Sometimes I wonder if deviantART has somewhat lost the "deviant" aspect of it's name.
Take it easy,
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