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Journal Entry: Sat Jul 17, 2010, 1:38 PM


New pics

Hey folks,

I'm still alive :D How are you? I hope everything is fine over there. Here, it's summer. A freakin warm one. Nevertheless I'm done with my 5th semester and have some free-time now. The result: two new pics. I actually like both of them. You seem to have a clear favourite though.

Winterdream
Winterdream by taenaron
Perseus Prime
Perseus Prime by taenaron


Thanks a lot for all your comments and favs. I really appreciate them (as always). I hope to keep me motivated for new art (it's also time for some new photos :eager:)

Contest

MacRebisz and KeremGo started the third part of the Beyond the Frontier contest series. You can find all needed information here: news.deviantart.com/article/12… :eager: :la: :woohoo:

Donation Pool and goodforn0thing

I set up another donation pool. This time for myself. My second account taenaron-photo needs a new premium membership. The awesome goodforn0thing just gave him one :wow: :O. Go give him some love. I'm really really thankful!!!
Brutus by goodforn0thing Window Seat by goodforn0thing


There are rules

Last point in this journal: the least important one (surprise).
I read a lot of journals in the last time. A lot of people seem to be angry about certain things on dA. You know what? Me too. It's the first time I'm talking about it in public. But to make it clear: I love this page and large parts of the community. It still is my favourite page in the web.

Now the rage-part. Please tell me, why these images are uploaded to the screenshot category: alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/Eq… & alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/De…

I can tell you why. Because both have been uploaded by an attention-whore. Actually, that's not the problem. The problem is that the misplacement reports were and are ignored. Please help me and report both images as misplaced deviations. It's not about alexiuss. It's a general problem here. Everybody could do it the same way as he. But then, we don't need categories at all. So: remove the categories or treat people equally.

A little other sidenote aiming at alexiuss: alexiuss.deviantart.com/journa… xD
don't you see that he is abusing you for his "I want to earn some money" project? I'm honestly jealous of this army of slaves xD Good job captain.



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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Congratulations on the sub on the alternate account! :clap:

And check your notes :O_o:
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Digital Artist
hehe thanks :)
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Angelstorm-82 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Normalerweise ist er ja populär genug und bräuchte es gar nicht in diese Kategorien hochzuladen. Die Bilder hätten mit sicherheit auch so genug views und fav´s bekommen.
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Jo das macht das Ganze eigtl noch trauriger... -.-
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich wusste gar nicht, dass die Kategorie immer noch die Views beeinflusst. Ich dachte das sei damals entschärft worden, nachdem die ganzen myspace pics auf der Frontpage gelandet sind. :P
Naja ich bin da vollkommen deiner Meinung, habe ihn auch vor einer Weile von meiner Liste gekickt. Am bescheuertsten fand ich das Butter-Legion-Ding...
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Naja wenn man mal die beiden verlinkten Bilder anguckt: das eine gehört zu den top 100 Bildern auf dA. Wenns jedoch in der digital art gallery hochgeladen wäre/stehen würde, wäre es da nicht. Naja was solls.

Das Traurige sind eigentlich die vielen Irren, die ihm planlos hinterher rennen :/
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Firstb1ood Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Interesting Journal entry, taenaron. Although, I don't quite understand your anger at other artists, for misplacing deviations. What is the benefit for purposefully misplacing a deviation? (if it was on purpose)

I'm just an art lover and browse dA for fun. I did take a look at the FAQ regarding the desktop screenshot category but it seems like a very knit-pick rule from my point of view as a deviant browser. Maybe someone can explain :)
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
The purpose is attention and popularity.
[link] this image for example blongs to the top 100 deviations of all time. and why? just because it is uploaded to the screenshot gallery.

just imagine how it would look like if everyone uploads new images to screenshot gallery. that way we don't need galleries at all.
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Anodesu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I actually met him once XD I went to toronto to meet him. We made the ray gun in one of his latest comics after running around a bunch of salvation army and goodwill stores (you call that a weapon?)
He's not much of a talker, believe me. I'm glad my friend Zander came to visit with me or it would've been the most awkward thing ever XD
But that guy knows he is good, and knows he has fans, and most certainly uses is to his advantage. And I'll be honest, one of my facebook profile pictures is me with the captain and sniper (courtesy of Alexiuss himself).
He's clever, I'll tell you that. =w=;;;
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't doubt he is clever. His marketing indeed is pretty effective. Every artist has to promote his own art. That's part of the game.
But he is abusing his position of having thousands of fans. And the administration isn't doing anything against things like deviations that have been uploaded to the wrong category on purpose, to get more attention out of it.
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Anodesu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well he already has done a bunch of CD covers. He knows how to market himself and use what he has to his advantage, be it his talent, speed, or popularity. I can certainly say that I have been disenchanted as of late. XD
I was going to work with him, because it would benefit my portfolio, but eh... so would working with any well known artist, you know?
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Hehe yes, no worries ;) I just stated my opinion. You don't have to share it ;)
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Anodesu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hahaha, I've lost interest in Alexiuss as of late. the first comics were good, but lately... not as funny.
I also know first hand what he is like. He knows he is good, so he has that kind of 'i am great' air to him. I have met a share of really nice artists, including my art teacher :iconcalisto-lynn: among other people :3
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
:)
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Anodesu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Your art is much cooler anyway <___<;
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Digital Artist
that depends on the individual point of view I think ;) but thank you!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*I thought I found a respectable artist...* :oops:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I un-watched that guy actually roughly around a year after watching him...since I became disappointed. I thought I thought a respectable artist with good leadership skills who was going to change dA for the better. But everything he has said he never stuck with (what about that "butter legion"? people had to give up their old accounts to be part of that, it died after a few months :roll:) After a while I got tired of his constant attempts to feed his popularity with empty promises that I un-watched (and because his art was becoming less cool too :p) The guy is so good at lying and generating hype that he'd make an excellent politician I think ;p Admittedly some of his news article or journals wer einteresting, I think that's what kept me watching half the time. But indeed I began to realise it was often to get his watchers all geared up to throw money at him :disbelief:

Your first submission up there does look more refined, but the other got more faves since I think its more like what most of your watchers originally watched you for I guess, that's part of how it works - I can sometimes have a gap of almost a thousand faves from one submission to the next. If they at least they came out good from an artistic point of view I'm not too worried since faves are rarely because on how "good" an artwork is, it's just taste. I see hundreds of brilliant works every day that I don't fave, noot because I think they're "bad" but just because I didn't like the subject matter as much :shrug:
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That doesn't sound fair to me...
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Alexiuss thing or the not-faving thing? Since I personally feel like it's totally fair. I don't like being used as a tool to fuel someone elses success when I feel like its high time I start experiencing some of my own, and I don't feel like I owe anyone a fave just because they did "a good job on it", if the subject matter bores me I won't fave it...there's lots of popular subjects that eveyrone but me likes, cars, CG girls, hearts, eyes, robots, celebrities, cute drawings of food or animals etc are all things I can easily ignore sinmply because I find them not as interesting as everyone makes them out to be and I see each of them a thousand times a week on dA :p
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Th un-watching part. I don't think that bit was entirely fair but it's your decision of course... but it's not what I would have expected.

Yes I will agree at times he operates with a large amount of fluff. But so what? It's up to you to make up your mind as to what you want to do - and each person does this. Don't like it? Then don't get into it. That's what I do. But he IS a great artist and while not always at the top of his game (or making the best decisions) I don't doubt he's still got plenty of great stuff left in him. I don't see any significant problem.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be completely honest I un-watched him for the same reasons... it just became really annoying and all the projects he started were only to increase his popularity, while his art kept the same level for years...
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Oh... right... okay. You don't have to let them get annoying.
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
We'll see if there will be some action this time. Several people reported his stuff so now it's up to the dA staff to do something. Good decision to unwatch him!

Im pretty happy with both images :) I don't care about favs any longer. I mean: sure it's a great feeling to reach the 1000, but this art is for me and so I should be the only one who is pleased ;)
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Reported? Why?
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't see any icons or toolbars on these desktopscreenshots. what about u?
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
You mean reported for being in the wrong category then?
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
yes. Misplaced deviation ;)
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Fair enough :)
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Anodesu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of the time I thought I made a vector art... and didn't >___>;
got in doodie for that XD
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gucken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop:
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DragonBreath7575 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
:eyepopping:
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:gallery:
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   Digital Artist
:O
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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goodforn0thing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@(^o^)@
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   Digital Artist
:eager:
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goodforn0thing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:handshake:
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gucken Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O
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taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   Digital Artist
ya
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