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Almost at 13000 watcher so for a celebrational cheers for your support I want to hold another raffle!
in this raffle you will win a drawing from me of your original character or favorite character!
Covered by Hinausa

It is a watchers-only giveaway, so you must be watching me on here to enter, Or Following me on twitter!

I'd say facebook too, but I don't have facebook :( only twitter

twitter.com/Hinaichodayo



::HOW TO ENTER ::

IF you have twitter you must follow me! >///< 

( if you dont have twitter just say so in your comment, only required if you have twitter )

You also must watch me for your entry to count

Favorite this journal! 

  SHARE THIS JOURNAL ON DEVIANTART!! 

comment with your entry and twitter name~ and proof of you sharing this journal

I will be checking liars will be banned!



The entries for raffle will be closed by June 8th
winners will be Announced June 10th
Chibi Commissions by Hinausa
Custom Lovepuff Raffle! by Pikiru

  • How to enter/Rules! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Since this raffle is STRICTLY for my supporters, you must be watching me on dA+following my twitter (if you don't have a twitter, that is fine but I will be checking)




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  • First, create a journal entry titled "Pikiru Custom Lovepuff Raffle". Then in the description you must: 

  1. Add my icon :iconpikiru::iconpikiru::iconpikiru:
  2. Link/attach this journal 
  3. Fill this form out:

Lovepuff Form:
My Lovepuff's gender will be:
My Lovepuff's color palette: (max 5 colors)
Additional Comments:

(This Lovepuff form goes in YOUR journal, please don't comment your form in my journal) 



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  • After posting your journal:

  1. You must favorite this journal. I will be using random.org/ so please do not forget to favorite this journal for your entry number!
  2. Comment below with your twitter url and your Lovepuff journal. I will be checking if you are following me.
  3. On twitter, RETWEET this tweet: twitter.com/Pikiruru/status/60…
  4. That's it! If you miss any steps, your entry will not count, sorry! Please double check!
(if you don't have twitter, you can ignore the twitter steps but please include in your comment that you don't have a twitter!)



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  • What you will win!


One winner will receive a custom Lovepuff! Lovepuffs are a closed species owned and created by me. More info on them here: Lovepuff (CLOSED Species) Info


 Lovepuff 3 [CLOSED] by PikiruLovepuff 2 [SET PRICE,CLOSED] by PikiruLovepuff extra by PikiruLovepuff Auction [CLOSED] by Pikiru


You will be able to freely choose your Lovepuff's gender and color palette.





Pixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chu

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. This raffle will end at June 20th 8pm (SOUTH KOREA TIME)
  2. I will stream or record myself picking the winner!
  3. Winner must reply within 48 hours or I will choose another winner!
  4. If I see that you just favorited this to get an entry number without doing the rest, I will block you.


Hi guys~to show my gratitude to my kind supporters here on dA and twitter, I decided to host a Custom Lovepuff raffle! I'm going to make this event as simple as I can. This is my first time doing anything like this so I'm really excited! I hope the rules aren't too confusing! Feel free to ask any questions! Thank you to everyone who joins and thank you for the continuous support you all have given me! Good luck! ^^


+ Lovepuffs looking for a home currently: Lovepuff 4 [OPEN] by PikiruLovepuff 5 [SET PRICE, OPEN] by Pikiru



  • Playing: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
So, one of the most common preconceptions of animation is that it's only for kids. Or, if you get especially lucky with a person who isn't all that versed in the medium it becomes "animation is only for kids, unless it's like South Park." Obviously this isn't true. The only time it may have been true is in the 70's, and that's why I'm bringing this up now. But I suppose you're probably wondering how this came to be. I mean, it's such an odd thing, right? The medium started out generally being for everyone. Anyone could go down to a theater and watch animation, regardless of age. Animators did generally what they wanted and people of all ages enjoyed things like Felix the Cat or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I mean occasionally you'd get something more geared towards adults, or something more geared towards children. But it doesn't explain why I need to clarify something like Mary & Max may not be appropriate for some children. This is a movie where a pregnant woman attempts to commit suicide.

While this attitude is dying out with shows like Friendship is Magic or Steven Universe, it's still prevalent. This is why you generally don't see animated features nominated for awards outside ones specifically for animation. The mainstream high society view of animation is that it's either for children or childish. I mean, there are other prejudices. Wreck-It Ralph most likely lost to Brave because Wreck-It Ralph is a video game movie. And The Lego Movie wasn't nominated at all because it's based on toys. Preconceptions often determine things like awards. So, let's talk about these preconceptions and where they came from. And more importantly, how we can get them to go away. Also, I must apologize once again for an American-only perspective. I understand that Japan is a lot more complex in this issue, at least, and I don't know about the perception of animation in other countries.

Honestly, there's only one thing to blame when it comes to establishing the animation age ghetto: the television. Let's think about it. Let's go back to the 1950's. Theatrical animation before this time was highly profitable and as such, it could be well-done technically, with each new frame completely re-drawn. The limited animation technique I described before was only usually done for stylistic choices. Starting in 1949, people began producing cartoons specifically for television. It was nowhere near as profitable, and to make up your losses, you had to put less money into your craft. Keep in mind that things like animation cel's can be really expensive. Any artist knows that art supplies aren't cheap.

The absolute low-point of this trend was Clutch Cargo, where they super-imposed lips over still frames. I hear that it has good and creative stories, but what did RebelTaxi say about 12 Oz Mouse? "It may be the funniest show on Earth, but I don't want to look at it." Sounds about right. Now let's combine this with the fact that one of television's biggest advertisement campaigns that it was a way to keep your kids quiet. It's amazing how times change, isn't it? One reason that I attack this mentality a lot is because kids are usually more willing to watch anything. I might be crazy, but I believe that this should not be encouraged. Kids remember what they watch, and when they look back on it, their impressions do create preconceptions to the rest of the medium.

Up until The Simpsons in 1989, the only cartoons aimed at not adults, but families, to last more than 1 season were The Flintstones and Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. Because the cartoons weren't very good, when the kids grew up they stopped watching the cartoons and had the perception that they were only for kids. Not helping at all was Walt Disney's death in the 60's. It took a long time for the company to recover, and they were the biggest face of theatrical animation. American theatrical animation not by Walt Disney was rare to begin with, and in the 70's, well they weren't just making films that hit average at best, but they were generally producing less and less.

The ghetto was established. And then it was made worse. Because it was for kids it had to be heavily regulated. Parents' Groups began lobbying for harsher and harsher rules. You'll learn about this in my rant about the 1975 Tom & Jerry show. Hanna-Barbara's crazy spin-off ideas didn't help matters, but I can't really blame them for this neutered mess. Cartoons were not allowed to be violent. They were not allowed to use the word "Death." They were not allowed to be controversial. They could barely have conflict. So not only did these cartoons have no ambitions to reach beyond a child audience, they weren't allowed to. 

Meanwhile Ralph Bakshi releases Fritz the Cat. It's a movie that you think would help break this mentality, but this mentality is a weird one. It created the idea of animation "for adults" and its own stereotypes, but the prevailing idea was that if it wasn't like Fritz the Cat then it was painfully dull, lacking conflict, and badly put together and made specifically for kids. It wasn't until the 1980's did at least one of these problems go away.

Ronald Reagan deregulated television. This did a lot of things, but namely it allowed cartoons to be one long toy commercial as long as they gave like an educational PSA at the end. And knowing is half the battle. You'd think that this would just be trading one problem for another, but no, this started us on the way out. Now that cartoons could be made to sell toys, they became profitable. Think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, or Transformers. But isn't this a thing of the past now? That's actually kind of debatable. Flash animation did reduce the cost needed to create a cartoon and there is digital distribution but when you take a look at something like Friendship is Magic, toy sales can turn a cartoon into a phenomenon. And yes, stupid things have been sacrificed and destroyed on the altar of toy sales. In all honesty, it's a tool to be used well or used poorly like any other. The secret is using the toys to keep the show alive rather than the other way around.

Then what happened? Well, then I guess the best way to put it is the artists stepped in. Art and business have an interesting relationship. As much as they tend to go against each other, they do need each other. Business can spread art further and art can spread business further. The toy-based cartoons of the 80's were founded on business. And this proved to Disney, a business, that television animation could be profitable. 

Disney produced their first cartoon for syndication in 1987. This means that it could be broadcast on multiple channels, so other channels could buy the broadcasting rights to show this cartoon. This would not have happened a decade prior. DuckTales wasn't just profitable, it was GOOD. Like, it still holds up today, and many of the cartoons to follow. Disney was focused on dominating this area with the best product they could muster. And yes, it predates even Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), which sparked the Disney theatrical Renaissance.

When someone is doing good in a business, other businesses will step in and try to fight over the success themselves. As much as the 90's Nostalgia blind do annoy me, it was a very progressive and important time for animation. Namely, this is when we got the Simpsons. The Simpsons is a monster, and it wasn't for kids. Quite honestly it might have been as "edgy" as South Park was a decade later. A father straight up strangling his son? The important part is that The Simpsons does use cartoon logic and probably opened a lot of people's eyes to the conventions of the medium and how it could be used in a clever way.

Not to mention that both Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon came up around this time. Children's cartoons were still quite censored. They didn't really push the bar. DuckTales was great, but it was largely wholesome. Along comes Ren & Stimpy. The show's creator John K and the network Nickelodeon were constantly at odds because John K was constantly trying to push the bar past tasteful, and the network didn't want that. Other shows of the time, like Dexter's Lab, did get crap past the radar, but nothing compared to Ren & Stimpy. And it was enormously popular. And like I said, when business sees success, they go for success. Derivatives started popping up, almost all of them awful. But the precedent they set was wonderful.

Let me explain. With the exception of Nickelodeon, networks were creating shows to "push the bar." In essence, they removed the bar in order to compete with Ren & Stimpy. They now wanted shows that were gross and vulgar and could throw in taboos. And that sounds like it would end in disaster, but it didn't. I'm going to let you in on a little secret: most artists aren't obsessed with vulgarity or traumatizing children. I can tell you right now that Mega Babies came out of a business decision and not an artistic decision, because it doesn't have the grace of Ren & Stimpy. Shows in the coming years may not have taken direct influence from Ren & Stimpy, but many of them can thank the bar being removed. Shows didn't have to vulgar, but they could do what they wanted, shows like the Powerpuff Girls, Batman: The Animated Series. Hell, Rocko's Modern Life is kind of like the cartoons from the 40's in that it wasn't made specifically for children. Anyone could watch it.

And yes, the people who grew up on these shows are now able to look back on them. For the most part, I don't think they see the stupid, only-for-kids stuff that the stereotype presents. Cartoons were profitable again, and they were at one of their peaks. Unfortunately, the 2000's decade didn't really help. I'm fairly certain that many people who grew up on 90's cartoons saw the new cartoons of the 2000's decade like Squirrel Boy and My Gym Partner's a Monkey and felt that they had grown out of cartoons, which may be why the preconception didn't die out completely.

But then the internet came along. Honestly I think the internet is one of the greatest inventions in history. It's the modern printing press, but that's a different topic. People could create their own animations and let anyone in the world see them. This allows ideas that business wouldn't to flourish. These are ideas like Eddsworld or Dick Figures, ideas that couldn't really be pitched to a network but have managed to succeed beyond network wisdom. People can connect easily, pool their talents, use advanced technology to do whatever they want with the medium, for the sake of it. (And yes, there still is business there. YouTube's business allows their content creators to be artists. Same with Newgrounds).

On top of that, there's digital distribution. Not only is that another way to avoid the networks (think of Bojack Horseman as a Netflix exclusive), but it makes any cartoon on Amazon automatically more profitable. It also helps accessibility when anyone can buy whatever episode of whatever show whenever they want and watch it whenever they want. A decade ago we had to use a DVR, and before that, you needed to record it with a VHS.

On the internet you can talk to anyone about anything. If there's something you want to talk about, there's a website for it. And at least in some circles, the preconception of animation being only for kids has faded. This has also allowed shows like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to explode in popularity. With fast social media, even network executives know that more general audiences are watching shows like Steven Universe or Adventure Time, and the artists definitely know it too. If you've watched either of these shows you know of the complex themes they can deal with.

Unfortunately there is still one sphere where the "animation is for kids" preconception still exists--theater. Unless it's an animated movie based on an already existing television show for adults like South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut chances are it's going to be a kids' movie. That doesn't mean it's bad, far from it. What I'm talking about is a film that's made more with children in mind. With this mentality around in theaters, it's unlikely that we'll ever get another Fantasia or another Heaven and Earth Magic or another Fantastic Planet. Do you know how rare even a PG-13 animated film is? The last one released (in the United States) was 9... in 2009. Unfortunately, this is kind of where business and artistry hit an impasse. Business doesn't do anything that hasn't been proven successful, but to get here an artist needs to do something expensive that hasn't been proven successful.

My best guess of how we'll get past this stage is crowd-funding. I predict that some independent artist is going to kickstart his own film and get it into theaters. Considering The Babadook, an Australian psychological horror film that was kickstarted, it's not too implausible. It's definitely the most likely way of completely destroying the "animation is only for kids" myth. If my web animations admirable animations are anything to go for, there are some talented people with some really good ideas. One of them is going to make our generation's answer to The Yellow Submarine and create an animated film that's not only immensely successful but pushes the medium is new directions. 

Spread This Around Deviantart as Fast as You Can.

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 5:10 PM


IMPORTANT EDIT:
If someone said "Kill yourself" once, that does not make them instantly a criminal. This would work only if they have been constantly harassing someone or you. Don't throw the law in there because someone said something mean once. And don't say anything mean back, as you don't want to stoop down to their level. I only want to help people, I don't want to start arguments. Please, don't take one thing too seriously unless they have been actually harassing you.

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I will be filling this Journal up with proof now and then. Please if you do spread this around, link back to this original journal, cuz it will have more and more proof.


Fun fact:

If you tell someone to kill themselves it's considered encouraging suicide and you can get a fine of $25,000 and 10+ years in prison. If they actually do commit you can be charged with manslaughter which is life in prison and probably a death sentence if you've done it to more than 5 people.
So really stop being an asshole.


Edit (5/27/2015): I have proof


"Michelle Carter, now 18, is charged as a youthful offender since she was 17 at the time of Roy's death, but she could still face punishment as an adult - up to 20 years - if convicted. She is currently free on $2,500 bond."

Yes, she did tell someone over text to kill themselves. Then proceeded to harass a man with a mental disability to do it. He did kill themselves, and she's being charged now.

More things about this issue, adds video from the news:


"Carter was arraigned on the indictment on February 6 in New Bedford Juvenile Court, released on $2,500 bail and told not to use social media, according to Miliote."

The only thing that doesn't make me hate her guts is that she raised $2,300 for heath awareness in memory of Roy. You could see that she hated what she did. But that was probably because she has so much media hit on her.

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"While a person who has completed suicide is beyond the reach of the law, there can still be legal consequences in the cases of treatment of the corpse or the fate of the person's property or family members. The associated matters of assisting a suicide and attempting suicide have also been dealt with by the laws of some jurisdictions."

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Melchert-Dinkel was convicted last year in the suicides of both an 18-year old woman who jumped into a frozen river, and a 32-year old man who hanged himself. And while he's confessed to acting irresponsibly, he's also argued that what he did was legal.
The judges, however, disagreed: "Melchert-Dinkel hunted victims of mental illness who stood precariously on the edge of death. Then, behind a fictitious identity...he pushed."
Melchert-Dinkel was sentenced to more than six years in prison, but can avoid a full term by following parole orders.

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Appreciation Edit (5/27/2015): I'm actually beginning to cry I'm so happy, you guys are amazing! I made this so I could help people not get hurt anymore and prevent more deaths from happening..I thought this would get like 1 or 2 people to go and spread it and it would just stop but it didn't and I'M SO HAPPY I'M SORRY I GET VERY HAPPY ABOUT THIS KIND OF STUFF!!!

Also, I made it centered because this is probably easier to see now.


spread the word quickly!!!

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 2:45 PM


Temporarily interrupting the watcher feature to spread this message:

This website, fastimg.net/wallpaper-search, has somehow made almost all deviations available for download as a wallpaper, even if they are set as non-downloadable. THIS INCLUDES YOUR DEVIATIONS! 

It's an automated script set to search for images online, and make them easily downloadable for people. Technically they are not doing anything illegal: The size available is the size made available by you in the preview (so the size that people can download by right-click, even if you put the deviation as non-downloadable). The DA watermark is not even removed. 

However, they only state your name if you used that name in the search in the first place, and they don't provide a link. Moreover, since this is an automated scrips, they show all deviations, no matter their rules. This includes material where it's clearly stated that it should not be used outside of DA.

Use this information as you will. I have chosen to report, and will also send a message to the DA staff, to see if they can do something about it. Personally, I feel that this is not right.

_________________________________________________________________________________

oh would ya look at that, they fuckin' used my artwork -n-
I'm gonna kill those bastards!!!!!!! >n<
They even put drawkill senpai's work on there D:<


too help get rid of this sign this: www.change.org/p/fastimg-net-t…


  • Listening to: Beholder by Project Pitchfork
  • Reading: creepypasta
  • Watching: ...
  • Playing: ...
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: air xD
Clyde: We're in a fallout shelter. The bears are getting worse. They ate all of our robot food and they're peeing on everything.

Bonnie: I think they exploded all four restaurants. What do we do?

Clyde: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW? Y--

Noise: *Is a thumpy noise*

Clyde: Oh god, what was that?

Bonnie: I'm sure it was nothing.

Springtrap: Can you two just SHUT UP? I'm trying to sleep.

Clyde: NO, F--

Noise: *THUMP*

Clyde: Um.

Beecher: W--

Clyde/Bonnie/Springtrap: SHUT UP, BEECHER.

Beecher: :iconokayfaceplz:
I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO SEE THIS

wHY by Koili

THERE'S SJUST SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL ART AND THEN YOU LOOK DOWN AND ITS JUST A FUCKIGN PICTURE OF FLUMPTY I SPENT 5 MINUTES ON

WHY

OUT OF ALL MY ART WHY THIS
This is my MYO Sushi Dog, his food is Spicy Salmon Roll and I made him during the Pixlett crisis MYO event last year.
Spicy Salmon Roll by LavaCookies
Unfortunately I don't have much use for him anymore, I have 2 sushi dogs who get much more attention so I think it's time he found a new home.
So how about a contest??

That's right you could straight up win this sushi dog! He has an uncommon edible tail and already comes with some really cute pieces of art including an icon, you can check it all out here:
toyhou.se/17842.ryuji

So what do you have to do? This is going to be an art contest! To get a shot at winning all you have to do is draw one of these characters:
toyhou.se/74757.andromeda
toyhou.se/101901.cherries-jubi…
toyhou.se/100682.crystal
toyhou.se/68153.igneous
toyhou.se/17836.pitaya
toyhou.se/96304.sour
toyhou.se/95846.sweetness

You can use any medium (all I ask is that you get good clear scans of any traditional artwork)!
You can draw just one character, or multiple characters, whatever you like! Just remember quality over quantity, one outstanding image is much more likely to win than lots of messy sketches. Try your very best!!



:sushi: THE RULES :sushi:

1) You may not enter the contest if you're blacklisted by the SushiDogs group.
2) You may not enter the contest if your account is totally empty or less than six months old.
3) You may not enter if you are currently the main owner more than 2 sushi dogs. Co-owning doesn't count as long as you are not the main owner.
5) If there are not at least 15 entrants by the deadline, the contest will be cancelled. I'm afraid if there is not much interest it's not really worth me giving him away!
6) You may enter a maximum of 5 times. That's 5 separate deviations.
6) To be eligible for the contest you must link this journal in a journal of your own, then link back to the proof here.
7) Please ping me in your entry so that I can add it to the entries section of the journal!
8) If you do not place in the contest, I do not have any right to your artwork. If you do not explicitly give me permission to use your entry I will not, and you may delete your entry.
9) This contest is in no way affiliated with witchpaws, SushiDogs or any of the group admins. Please send any questions about the contest directly to me and not to them!




**** THE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 10TH 2015!! ****

That's just under 3 months from now (26/05/2015)! Please note there may be an extension if I deem it necessary, but it's highly unlikely!



:sushi: PRIZES :sushi:

:bulletblue: 1st Place :bulletblue:
Full ownership of the Spicy Salmon Roll sushi dog!!
One free cell shaded drawing

:bulletred: 2nd Place :bulletred:
$20
One free cell shaded drawing

:bulletgreen: 3rd Place :bulletgreen:
$10
One free 'simple' style drawing.

:bulletblack: Runners up (1 runner up per 10 entrants) :bulletblack:
One free 'simple' style drawing.



:sushi: ENTRIES :sushi:

CE: Dawn of the Dragon(soosh) by XiaoDarkCloud.:Contest Entry:.:Small little dragon:. by DorkySharkOh- Im sorry. Im not living up to my NAME, am I? by WarriorCatsRock25Andromeda by WolfAdopt5 624. Cherries Jubilee - Trad Art. CE. by Romantiik

Entrants
XiaoDarkCloud DorkyShark WarriorCatsRock25 WolfAdopt5 Romantiik

A lot of people look at the successful species (you know, ones going for hundreds of dollars) wanting to know what makes them so successful. A Lot of people get caught up on the appearances, thinking that the way the species looks is what made it successful, but that's not what people should be observing. 

Every single one of the species that are selling for so much have a few things all in common with each other
1. The species owner actually enjoys their own species. They didn't make it for the sole purpose of selling to other people, they genuinely enjoy developing their species/worldbuilding. This is a really really important factor when it comes to the success of a species!! It's just like any other work, if you're doing something that you don't like, it's gonna be a lot harder, but if you're doing something that you like anyways, then you're going to keep doing it, and you're gonna get better and better at it. This same principle applies to art in general, people who become successful in the art business got to that point because they actually ENJOY doing it. 
2. The creator of the species already has a decent amount of exposure. Popular artists are going to have more popular species, it just comes hand in hand since a popular person has more people that will see their work?? The same goes for more experienced/skilled artists. The more experienced/skilled an artist you are, the easier it will attract customers. 
3. Time. 90% of the species that are selling for upwards to $1000 have been in circulation for a few months OR MORE and I can guarantee that they haven't always sold for that amount. 

Lets use an example: Mantibabs
A LOT of people take features that mantibabs have to use on their species. They imitate the fluff-filled pointed ears, the pads on the elbows and ankles, the cheeks, the zigzag mouths, some people copy his ENTIRE STYLE. They try very!! hard!! to get species out there based on what they think works in the market. (I can't believe I gotta say this but I obviously DON'T mean that everyone who uses these features are trying to copy mantibabs, please don't take what I'm saying here as that)
The thing is though?? All of the things I listed in the numbered list are what made Jawn's mantibabs as popular as they are. He genuinely, without any doubt, LOVES his mantibabs, he's put so much development into the species like, it's hard to give examples since his gallery has been cleaned but the mantibabs have come SO FAR from where they first started! He kept adding to them because he ENJOYED working with them, he was EXCITED to keep working on them so he put A LOT into them. He also had a fairly large fanbase when he first started making mantibabs, and you know what's nuts?? In the beginning, they only sold for $15-$50! For a long time, ABs in auctions were $50, I bought one of my babs for $26 in an AUCTION which any of you who watches his recent auctions and sees how high the bids go can understand how amazing that is. With time, love, work, and patience, a species that sells for a very small amount can make it big.

SO don't give up!! I know it's easy to look at the successful species and get discouraged, but you have to get in your head that they WORKED for what they have, even if you weren't there to witness their rise to fame. If you want to get to that point, WORK FOR IT!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! and maybe don't shit on people who do make good money on their species. Just because you don't want to bother working towards success, doesn't mean that they no longer deserve theirs. 

EDIT: The site is either down, gone, or changed its URL. Either way... the link won't work. 


I'm not sure what to make of that lol but here's hoping it's gone or w/e. The FB is still available though, but I think it's a 'fan page' so... who knows.




OLD: 

fastimg.net/wallpaper-search = Image searching -- You're doing it wrong. 

That place ^ is apparently allowing images to be taken and downloaded (even images within sta.sh and ones that are not actually downloadable on dA). 

My theory is this is a ridiculously badly coded search site which hotlinks to dA through Google or something (hence how it knows every username and is able to bring up images with that username). 
So technically it's not stealing anything, but it is allowing content to be downloaded even if that feature is disabled on your own artwork's page. 
That's not cool. 

That being said, I'm aware of it and yeah I know my work is up there (willing to be everyone on dA has artwork up there since it's searchable). 

If anything, there's a petition out to shut down the site (as it is violating rules here; going past dA's rules by making things downloadable even if they're not). 

You can sign it here if you're so inclined -- www.change.org/p/fastimg-net-t…

The next best thing you can do is click their little 'report content' button on the page after you find your work on there (pretty sure it only knows you because it links to dA and siphons pages upon search so there you go). Not sure it'll do much of anything because as I said, this looks like a really crappily coded search engine type deal so their view on copyright is nonexistent; meaning they'll likely take your report and ignore it. That is if anyone even runs it. 

If someone can find the webhost for this site, post it so we can all report it directly there and have the site shut down -- as we did with a few other websites of this nature in the past.

That being said, I'm aware of it, I signed and I reported. I suggest you do the same. Unintentional or not, the site is still technically violating rules so... there you go. 


PS: I could be wrong and the site could be run by a bunch of purposefully copyright violating douchebags lol so don't hold me to this lol 
There's a Facebook too apparently -- www.facebook.com/fastimg.net?f…