I'm taking a new media class, so you may or may not see some of the results of that...depending on how they turn out. We had an animated GIF project, and I animated some of my paintings/drawings since I had taken a bunch of work-in-progress pictures of them. They turned out alright, but they looked a little wonky since there was different lighting and I didn't use a tripod (iPhone camera lol). Most of the class used photographs they had taken with the intention of turning them into GIFs, so they obviously had better quality images to start out with. The other day we had a critique of everyone's GIFs...Who would have that we'd be analyzing and
So yesterday I decided to try out giving points to dAhub in exchange for watches and faves. I was inundated for over three hours with watch and fave notifications - it was something like 250 notifications or so! According to dAhub, I received 51 watchers and 80 favorites, but 51+80 is only 131. Similarly, I had 63 watchers before and have 123 now, which means I actually got 60 new watchers.
So I did noticeably better than dAhub gave people credit for, which I know is probably at least partially due to users not understanding that only the first two faves count for points or due to watching or faving after the quota had already been met, but
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I've been a member since 2009, so six years, though I haven't been active the whole time.
2. What does your username mean? I originally made this account with a friend, and we ran it jointly for a while (but it's just me now). We came up with the name together when we were both obsessed with anime as middle schoolers.
3. Describe yourself in three words. Thoughtful, musical, and (duh) artistic!
4. Are you left or right handed? Right
5. What was your first deviation? The Girl with the Red Hair, followed closely by Naruto-Pikachu, my most-vi
Recently I have been thinking about different types of subcultures. To me there are two types- the inclusive and the exclusive.
All subcultures are by nature exclusive in a way, but the difference is in how they react to outsiders. Examples to illustrate-
Otaku subculture, from my experience and perspective, is very inclusive. We seek to spread the social virus of anime, manga, and Japanophilisms, perpetuating the particular series that we like by sharing it with our friends so we can talk about it and bask in its glory even more. There is nothing more gratifying than sharing a series you love and seeing the other person light up when they