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Spread the Sanity by DeepChrome Spread the Sanity by DeepChrome
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Only in sane, reasonable, respectful, and positive behavior can we ever hope to make this community the finest it can be.

Insulting, flaming, harassing, belittling, and fuming does nobody good--especially when you're fighting for a cause. The harassment many of the admins--who are here on a day-to-day basis, and probably had nothing to do with what happened to jark--is a low point of this entire time. What is deviantART coming to that people feel they have to do this kind of thing to get their voices heard? What is this site going to become, if all members, from staff to the newest arrival, if people are not civil to one another?

This is a community. Communities are not built on negativity.

jark's vision was of a positive sharing of artwork, ideas, friendships, and ultimately, lives, on this site. No matter who you were, what you were, where you were, and why you were, you could come here and post your art on this site.

Even before jark was fired, there were massive uproars that undermined the nature of this site by bringing in politics, "my way or the highway" thinking, censorship, flaming, and any number of unpleasant things. Once again, with a cause to champion, people are finding it easy to cut the corners and be harsh to people, particularly those they feel did something wrong.

Let me share an idea from Dale Carneige, a man who learned a lot about dealing with people and ultimately wrote a book on it called "How to Make Friends and Influence People." It was one of the best reads I ever had. But it shares a very clear concept. You cannot get someone to admit they are wrong by screaming at them that they have seriously fucked up. When someone is calling you epithets and generally being very cruel, you are not likely to listen to anything they have to say, no?

But when you civilly point out the person's positives, and then suggest in a calm manner that they might've made an error in judgement, they are much more likely to say "wait a second, this person knows I'm not bad...maybe I should listen to them." Even if they don't respond back or even dignify your cause with consideration, they will remember that you were civil, and respectful. And who knows? They might eventually come around.

You cannot accomplish that by flaming the person you are angry at! All you end up getting is a deaf ear turned to you when you need them to listen!

Spread the sanity -- treat others how you would be treated. If you want to see justice for jark you must first apply that justice to everyone you come across, whether they agree with you or not. Or you cannot hope to be heard by those who can set things right.

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Fractal details: Done in Apophysis 2.02h, with some blurring and layer tweakage in Photoshop 7.0. Text, frame, and border also done in PS 7.0. I chose a green very similar to the greens we see on this site on a daily basis. Rather than yellow, this piece focuses on the community, and therefore, uses Devious Green. :nod::heart:
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:iconjathman:
Jathman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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yulii Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
the flow is beautiful and kinda peaceful..the green color looks good with the pattern imo..i like the whole thing..beautiful job :)
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
A fabulous creation, so cool and sleek, and very beautiful :+fav:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
You are very welcome :glomp: Thelma.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Nice, all around.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you liked it.
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onebadpenny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous image
perfect sentiment :nod:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) :wave:
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:iconlissa-loo:
Lissa-loo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like what you said. It is the truth pretty much ^^
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I'm trying to use the deviation descriptions as a platform to reach people about this entire situation. I figure my own protest can simply be in deviation submissions. :D

Yes, something went wrong here. No, nobody has a right to get nasty about it. :( I felt I had to say something about that, and the Spread the Sanity theme I'm going with right now is part of that.
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:iconlissa-loo:
Lissa-loo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. You have to be respectful is you are going to get anywhere! I learned that with the situation I am in x_X still has not exactly gone anywhere...but the results are better then nothing! ^.^ I'm glad you find your own way of protesting!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I'm not a cookie-cutter type of person. So I'll look for my own way of saying and doing something. :D

I think it may start a trend of really putting more "reasons behind" into my pieces, and fitting them to the description. There's lots of things to contemplate, and a description could get all sorts of things out to the community. :nod:

Thanks for helping me get the idea.
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Lissa-loo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe ^^ you are very welcome though ^_^
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