This opens up a "can of worms", Hon...
The thing about FB is its sheer criminality. It is ran by a gutless fellow who has called all his members (addicts) of the site "dumb fucks" (sorry about the terribly foul mouthed quote from his exact words) in front of the US congress (yes it was recorded) when asked why they use his service in light of the fact that it is supported by a business model which steals and then sells the private lives of all the members without their control or consent.
FB is a loss leader. It exists to sling ads. It is not free. It is phenomenally expensive and very dangerous. The cost of using it is you. If this is OK with you, keep using it. Mark the Zuck will continue to steal your life there and then sell it to every low ball scumbag on the planet. It is a time sponge and serves no purpose other than to make Mark richer, in spite of what you think about it. This whole setup makes me somewhat sick to my stomach and fighting mad, since it is behind almost all the unrest in the world, including the hoopla over COVID-19. You do
know that FB is weaponizing this pandemic in favor of Mark's wallet, right?
(How low can Zuck go?) Ewwwwwww........ and grrrrrrr.......
Take all the time spent on FB and use that to make art. Your mood will improve and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much time this frees up. This is a fact that is so well proven that even FB has an "app" to measure and control time spent there, though it is not well known since this would eat into the money Mark makes off of the members who actually realize how much time they have wasted there.
There is no such thing as quality FB time. It is a cesspool, like all the other social media sites out there beyond dA. And this is my beef with Eclipse on dA. It will become just another social turd bucket. At that point, my time here will grow much smaller and less frequent. Eclipse is going to destroy all my customization which made dA my home. It is akin to me getting my house just the way I like it and then strangers come in to make it what they want, not what I want. This is very unsatisfactory to me since I have spent the last 15 years getting it the way I want.
When dA becomes Eclipse, most of the quality artists will leave. All that will be left will be facebookers. etc.. All the art will be either porn, selfies, or bad drawings, et al, with quality work (such as the material you have submitted here) becoming a rarity which only gets revealed after wallowing in the garbage to find it. We are all going to have to learn completely new ways of doing things, most of which revolve around markets, not members.
Dear Laxmi, I am a computer builder and service tech. I have done this since 1997. I have watched the internet evolve from text only bulletin boards to the mess it is today. I say that because, most of the service work I have done is undoing the damage caused by social media, which is well known to trash computers with bad scripts and nasty virii, some of which are almost impossible to fix without a total reset and loss of data. If you use social media such as the "Zuck crap", it is not a matter of "if" your machines will get trashed, it is more like a matter of "when". Unless you sandbox the "antisocial" media, it will p'wn you and your digital devices. This is a valid warning. Trust me on this.
When social media stops nreaking the world while weaponizing markets in favor of the elite few criminals running things, and goes more in favor of users and privacy while earning honest, rather than stolen, money, I will change my tune about it. Until then, I recommend that folks everywhere get off and stay off this junk. There is no real reason for using it when there are less dangerous alternatives, although they do require study and effort to set up.
FB and all its ilk are based on what techs call "dark design", methods by which very subtle and uncontrollable code is built and deployed in a way which compels people to do things they would not normally do without them even knowing. It works just like the cheese bait in a maze for lab rats. It rewards the user with a dopamine rush every time they get activity on their account. It uses a well known primal weakness in human psychology in order to keep users "engaged", since the longer they are on the site, the more money the owners get by slinging ads and tracking perple.
But I digress, so enough telling folks what they need, but do not want, to hear. Sorry for the rant, m' lady. Please forgive me...
I will be staying here because of people such as yourself. I will continue to submit art and fav it. I just will not be here as often. I am going to focus more on 3D rendering and the communities which support it within the open source arena where Linux lives. I am done with Microsoft, Google and Apple. Linux is simply superior and much more controllable all around. It is also much more stable as well as being free of marketing and social media welding. It returns ownership of the computer to the user, its rightful owner. It does not "throw you under the bus" every time you wiggle the mouse.
Most of my future time online will be spent at MakeHuman
, where we are striving to build software for Windows, MAC and Linux, with the purpose of creating and rendering realistic human figures in 3D, both static and animated. This is tied to the work at Blender
. It is coming along nicely but there are a lot more things to be done. I highly recommend that you follow the links to these sites and check out the goings on there. Get involved. It is a lot of fun, even though the learning curve is a wee tad steep. It is worth the effort.
I always find great joy in seeing posts from you, because these let me know you are OK over there in India. I love India and her wonderful people. I love you as family, and it is always good news when I see you are still out there and making art, which you do very well. Take good care of yourself and those around you, spreading cheer and love everywhere you go. The world needs this, now more than ever. Thank you for all the things you do here. And like I shall do as you have requested, keep on making great pictures. I will look at each and every one of them.