Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Regressing I recall being frightened of clowns as a child. What deception was there under those bright, garish clothes? What sorrows what madness had been concealed beneath carefully painted smiles? Maybe they did it to hide from themselves. Only, it doesn't work. I know it doesn't, not yet. Perhaps I just need more practice.Regressing3 years ago in Humor More Like This
(Yeah. They'll eat that up.)
Here I am, back in Arkham. They always ask me amusing questions when I visit. Things like: "What was the catalyst in your development of anti-social behaviors? What prompts these behaviors? The best one, though: Explain your need to create chaos. It's like trying to answer those dippy test questions you got in school all over again. I mean, not even The Riddler would be able to figure out what this malarkey means.
They love to analyze me, never realizing I'm analyzing them. You'd think they'd catch on. Nope, they're daffier than that duck! (I have a secret, you see! I d
From Severus For LilyLily, brightest flower,From Severus For Lily3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Only your purity could ever
Purge the great darkness in my heart
Only your eyes-so green-could heal my sorrow
You saw the deep shadows in my eyes
And did not turn away
Yet I found myself crushing your soft petals,
Snapping your stem, and trampling you beneath my feet
I could only water you with my bitter tears
I could not give you sunlight
I tried-oh, how I tried!
The light, though, burned my eyes so used to darkness
I feared I would go blind and would never gaze upon your sweet face again
I am blinded now by darkness
Because I could not give you these things,
Am I to blame for your death
Perhaps if I were stronger
I might have kept you
Instead I turned myself away and
You planted yourself in the heart of another
I am as much your killer as the
Dark Lord when he took your life
My heart broke when you chose the other
He gave you what you needed most
Even while planting poison in my soul
I see you in the tree tops,
Their branches reaching for the sky