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“Change is hard, especially to those who doesn’t accept it.”
Hello there guys, it’s been a while. How are you guys doing lately?
I was away for a short time, and here I see that Deviantart has changed in many ways. It somewhat become more and more “Facebookish” in its lay-out, not to mention the use of hashtags (#) for the keywords, very twitter. Yeah Deviantart, be as ORIGINAL as you possibly can. I’m not saying that incorporating such features would hurt since a lot of us here are so familiar with them, it’d be much easier if DA will be used in the same way. It could help DA become livelier having an almost FB Timeline/ Wall thing. Gasp, maybe there isn’t anything to complain about in the first place…maybe I’m not into social media that much that the feel of using FB every time I log-in feels so off, or that I’m not prepared for the sudden changes that I need some readjustments. And the LOGO!
I’m not here to rant about it. Many hate the new logo, some like it, some doesn’t care at all. It’s DA’s call to change whatever they like whenever they like, it’s just that they forgot to consider the community in the process. A vote would be great if they don’t want to hold any contests for the new logo. Giving us a chance to have a voice for the site we thrive in is one of the best ways for DA to show concern. In the end though, you can’t please everybody and any effort will always have its opposition. What can I say about the logo? Deviantart sure think deep enough to come up with a logo so vague and unrecognizable, it even left the artists here to ask exactly what it is. The logo is full of symbolism and explanation that it ceased to be something basic in any art…”Beautiful”. True, it is open for interpretation and art is in the eye of the beholder, but I personally don’t like the logo (I repeat, personally) despite the concept (which is cool in a way). I felt like dA’s logo generalized artists as a stereotype, a person who thinks deep, see the world in a different perspective, has something so breath-taking to say, have an expression beyond comprehension, you get what I mean…special beings, that they took away the “Fun” from all of it.
I don’t know if I’m making sense here, and I’m sure not everyone will agree with my opinion. I’d really like to know what other’s think though. At the end of the day, we are all here with the purpose of sharing our artworks and having fun with our friends. Deviantart will still be the place where we find solitude and freedom to be ourselves, and that’s a good news.
It seems this journal entry is all about me ranting after all, anyways I’ll be busy before this year end, so I’ll be around more often as I finish my pending artworks for March, August and October. My next journal will not be about ranting. Instead, some updates about what’s going on with me and the likes. Until then this is Hokage.
|Artists have within them the power to create, and the responsibility to do so, in order to make this world a more wonderful place to live in. Despite many challenges and sacrifices, an artists must continue to walk this path as his/her contribution to the world. That is what being an artist is all about.|