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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Steve the PocketUnited States Group :iconozyandmillie: ozyandmillie
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It's Sprinkler Time by stevethepocket It's Sprinkler Time :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 30 5 It's Summer Time - remake by stevethepocket It's Summer Time - remake :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 38 3 More Risa doodles by stevethepocket More Risa doodles :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 8 0 Viv doodles by stevethepocket Viv doodles :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 13 3 Hey look, we're twins! by stevethepocket Hey look, we're twins! :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 19 4 Jazzortment by stevethepocket Jazzortment :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 32 8 Ghost free, proud to be! by stevethepocket Ghost free, proud to be! :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 58 14 How's that bunny workin' out for ya by stevethepocket How's that bunny workin' out for ya :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 39 12 Honey Girl Teegan by stevethepocket Honey Girl Teegan :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 31 3 Animal Crossing style opossum by stevethepocket Animal Crossing style opossum :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 21 2 Catty confused by stevethepocket Catty confused :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 26 5 Summer singing - remake by stevethepocket Summer singing - remake :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 23 3 Teen Girl Squid by stevethepocket Teen Girl Squid :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 24 3 These things are a crap shoot by stevethepocket These things are a crap shoot :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 219 77 Ya ready for some SPLET by stevethepocket Ya ready for some SPLET :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 21 1 Woshua Judges Ruthlessly by stevethepocket Woshua Judges Ruthlessly :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 12 3


Splish Splash by Culpeo-Fox Splish Splash :iconculpeo-fox:Culpeo-Fox 10,307 827 Trumpet Stitch by AngoraRam Trumpet Stitch :iconangoraram:AngoraRam 72 26 Cooking together by multyashka-sweet Cooking together :iconmultyashka-sweet:multyashka-sweet 451 21 Wanna come back to my place? by ThesePantsDontFit Wanna come back to my place? :iconthesepantsdontfit:ThesePantsDontFit 177 20 Anatomy of a Hyena by artwork-tee Anatomy of a Hyena :iconartwork-tee:artwork-tee 100 5 Anatomy of a Fox by artwork-tee Anatomy of a Fox :iconartwork-tee:artwork-tee 302 48 Leona Starbreeze by LuigiL Leona Starbreeze :iconluigil:LuigiL 401 14 Bioshock - Little Sister by beyx Bioshock - Little Sister :iconbeyx:beyx 726 55 Bioshock Wallpaper (No text) by RockLou Bioshock Wallpaper (No text) :iconrocklou:RockLou 30 2 Rain - 4 Brushes by PerpetualStudios Rain - 4 Brushes :iconperpetualstudios:PerpetualStudios 596 38 SAI brushes by Isihock SAI brushes :iconisihock:Isihock 25,713 1,632 Nessie Sculpture Redo by Lemurfeature Nessie Sculpture Redo :iconlemurfeature:Lemurfeature 127 12 Underbrush by rajewel Underbrush :iconrajewel:rajewel 1,897 40 Playful Hyena by robbobert Playful Hyena :iconrobbobert:robbobert 174 23 2016 Sketch #006 by S-Dash 2016 Sketch #006 :icons-dash:S-Dash 196 12 The Spider who caught the Sun by Skia The Spider who caught the Sun :iconskia:Skia 301 22



Lately I've noticed that a lot of thumbnails won't load anymore, almost as if the servers they're hosted on have stopped working and never been replaced. It's really weird that a site this big and this... significant? ...would be letting something like that happen, and weirder that I haven't heard anyone else talking about it. But it's been like this for months now, and with the recent news that Twitter is struggling to stay in business and has shut down Vine as a cost-cutting measure, it's a possibility worth considering.

I've long thought that we're in for a second dot-com bubble burst one of these days, with so much of the Internet relying on ad revenue in a time when advertising online is becoming less and less profitable (caught in a vicious cycle of making ads more obnoxious and desperate in response to people using ad blockers, driving more people to use ad blockers in response, and so on). And my concern is less for content creators having nowhere else to go (a lot of serious artists have fled to Tumblr, which admittedly has a host of problems of its own, and if DA goes down for real, I'm sure some clone will spring up that isn't a complete mess) than for a decade and a half worth of artwork vanishing forever or, more likely, continuing to float around the Web with no attribution. (As an aside, if you ever find that some site has stolen your artwork, put it on a t-shirt, etc., THE ABSOLUTE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO is take down the original, the only public record that you created it. Really, this is a good argument for never deleting anything from DA or Tumblr period, just in case.)

Anyway, I'd love if someone could get to the bottom of this. It's one thing for, say, the Internet Archive to start letting hard drives fail without backups because they're a non-profit operating on a shoestring budget, but the expectation that things will be handled in a professional manner is kind of one of the perks of using a for-profit service in the first place.


Steve the Pocket
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I've been drawing ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, and into cartooning ever since I could read Calvin and Hobbes. Somewhere on that timelike I fell in love with the famous Disney talking-animal movies like The Fox and the Hound and Oliver and Company, and my interest in drawing human characters promptly took a flying leap off a nearby cliff.

I found DeviantArt through the Ozy and Millie fan forum, and that was the beginning of me sharing my artwork with the outside world. Just as well that I didn't have an Internet connection before that, or things could have gotten real embarrassing.


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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
...the happiest of birthdays to you sir...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
Phraggle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018   General Artist
real-s Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Happy Birthday!
asuraludu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
iamthejam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
¡¡¡Feliz cumpleaños!!!
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feliz Cumpleaños! :party::hug:  happy birthday!
Coolfruits Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday.^^
Grobir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Ed is happy 2 fella Gift (Party) Blower fella (Party) Food Emoji-02 (Short Cake) Purple Crystal Cake? Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon Teeth Cake 50x50 icon 
stavner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Writer
Happy early birthday!
Lobazul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017   General Artist
Hi there, a guys is stealing your work -->
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