on 31 March 2019 at 18:59:24 MDT
So the weirdest thing happened... well, not the weirdest, but still kinda weird... I posted comments on the Sandy and Tex you posted and hit "submit comment" a few hours ago, but when I was looking at them again just now the comments are gone? Want me to go back and re-comment? I know this site has more than its fair share of "technical errors" where I have to reload the page but I am 110% that did not happen when I was commenting.
Also how in the hell am I your only watcher on here? Tell Jubilee to get back on here. We need to get the squad together and take this site over, for reals. Who else is in "the squad" anyways? Is it really just down to the two of us?
You got like 900 watchers on DA and I bet at least ten of them are active, maybe post a journal and tell them you're here now too?
on 1 April 2019 at 16:43:09 MDT
Yeah man, you can re-comment if you would like to! I only remember getting notified that you commented on Skunk Boy, so I guess the website just straight up ate them all lmao 1/3 isn't a passing grade, Weasly. You should study more next time.
Idk! I haven't really made any reference to my now-existent account on this site, probably? I did get one watcher today, and I think they faved one or all three of the pieces you collected, so I think they were one o' your active watchers and decided to stay! What a pal, that one. 10/10I didn't even know she had an account here :o I followed her just now, maybe next time we get to chatting I can bring it up, or I can make a journal about my account on DA/TwitterDid...did we have a squad?? I can't even remember
on 1 April 2019 at 17:41:45 MDT
I can't remember what sort of shitposting I did on the other two! Probably something about Sandy being fluffy and Tex being pudgy. I'll have to throw money at you to draw Tex more. It's super hard to find artists that don't look at kemonomimi and reject them, like furry artists think they're "too human" and humanoid artists think they're "too furry". And those that do draw her, don't realize she's got a dog nose and dog ears on a human face, and end up drawing her with a snout or something. But that's still better than what they do with Skunk Boy holy shit I don't know what's so difficult about "human wearing costume nose and ears". Especially when that damn nose is held on by a string!OK, enough ranting. Even if it's fun.
It's definitely time to mention this site elsewhere, for real. Also, the guy who watched you, watches me over on DA too. He's been a watcher for a while now, actually. Seems like a nice guy. He's also SUPER active and will probably fave every single thing you post. Pretty sure he's from that younger demographic that equates "fave" with "like", while I'm an old geezer that only faves my favorites, but will lurk your gallery often.
Wait, did you approve those collection requests? I didn't receive any notification that they were accepted. Lemme go back and check... Yep, they're there!I guess we don't get notifications if a collection request gets accepted, but this also confirms that you're getting exposure from it! Just like a retweet? I don't use Twitter.
Okay, ancient history time! Back in 2014, TJ (under the name "LunaraSammy" or something like that) watched me on DA. I remember this because it was that time I spent a week in the hospital and wound up $40k in debt because of diabetes I didn't know I had until it almost killed me. Anyways, I want to say you found me through TJ. I know she be busy but c'mon make some time for your internet friends like DAMN.I don't think I really chat with any of your friends. Not because I don't want to, but because I've just never interacted with them. Unless we have other mutuals I don't know are mutuals.
I've been trying to get more people to start using this site, and found a couple from DA that are also here. It's a catch-22 because I'd love this site to be more active, and be more than just an archive, but at the same time I like how quiet it is. DA just gets too overwhelming at times.
Also holy shit you have like 500 favorites I hope that's not ALL my art. You hid your faves so I can't stalk them...
on 2 April 2019 at 22:16:25 MDT
Y'know what I call people who won't draw characters like Tex? Cowards. I love Neko/neko-like (or whatever else you call them) characters!! I think they're super adorable tbh
Hell yeah, sounds rad! I probably will mention it later in the week or somethin', if I can remember to and don't feel too lazy. I usually favorite everything posted by people I watch, unless it's something I actively dislike (ie: a fetish I hate/disgusts me, just doesn't interest me, or is a wip)
Yeah, just like a retweet! Except usually people get notified for every retweet they get, unless they mute the thread lmao
I think it's mostly because we met through on single mutual, and other than that our circles don't really connect. We're like a ven diagram with TJ being the only thing in the middle
I don't usually get overwhelmed with DA anymore, not since I nuked my watch list. I get a decent amount in my inbox, but it's pretty easy to clean out since faving things is very efficient with the "fave, remove deviation" set up they have on there. I usually just ignore most polls/statuses and skim through journals.
It's p much all your art, yeah lmao maybe like 10 pieces, at the most, from other people.
on 4 April 2019 at 15:38:42 MDT
I need you to update hybrid Sav so I can draw them. For real. Mephitto needs weird hybrid friends that aren't just other weird hybrid people that I draw myself. I also remember that I designed one for the roommate a while back, I guess he wanted a "friend" for Skunk Boy (and it seems weird to have an adult skunk man interact with a Bowser Jr. recolor), but he's never used the raccoon boy for anything and I'm the only one who's ever drawn him. And I also told him he could just use said raccoon boy as a stand in for Dom when it's a weird idea I'm not 100% down with but he still wants a grumpy half-animal manchild character for it.
Nuking my watch list on DA worked wonders for me too! I also bailed on ALL the groups. Now I can focus on the artists I actually care about, and finding new ones to follow and enjoy. I've also pretty much unwatched everybody's polls, too, and I wish there was a way to unwatch statuses because aside from like you and one other person, there's nobody whose statuses I actually care about. A lot of people just use them to rant or shitpost anyways and if I wanted that I could go on Twitter.
Fave some other stuff too you absolute potato.
on 9 April 2019 at 19:17:20 MDT
You got it buddo, once I finally get off my ass and decide to Art I've got a couple ideas in mind >:) Oof, big rip, that's the worst when you design a character for a friend and they don't really even acknowledge it much. Bowser Jr.? Why not just Bowser?? He's bigger and cooler, what the fuck
I also bailed on all the groups, except one, but since it's just one group it's extremely easy to remove all notifs from it in my inbox so lmaoI still watch everyone's polls but it's really 50-50 on if I actually vote on any, usually if I see one of those "active watcher counts" or other stuff that's easy to think about I'll go for it.
Make me bitch
on 9 April 2019 at 20:34:22 MDT
P O T A T O
We need more hybrid characters, they rustle the jimmies of both normies and furries. And since all mine are pudgy, the weebs don't like them either.
The roommate's fursona is a Bowser Jr. recolor because he's one of those "babyfur" people. I am disappoint. I don't even play Mario but I know Bowser is a cool monster design.
I started unwatching polls back before "statuses" were a thing and people would post like 20 a day as statuses. And now those same sort of people just post a ton of statuses. Seems pointless, I don't think they're archived anywhere like journals and polls are but I might be wrong.
on 12 April 2019 at 22:26:45 MDT
E G G
Hell yeah, I'll draw even my non-hybrid characters as hybrids and ain't nothing ever gonna stop me but DEATH
I wanna like Bowser, and I do because his design is pretty rad, but I've never been a fan of characters with sphere designs. Like I love chubby and fat characters, but when their entire body is an actual sphere? deal breaker man, makes me feel weird for some reason. Maybe it reminds me too much of vore/inflation art and I'm Not About That Life
Yeah, statuses aren't really archived unless you use the app and click a deviant's "activity" tab or something like that on their page. There's also a page app you can use on desktop that shows your recent activity (journals+statuses posted, etc.) but a lot of people take that one off since it's bulky and obnoxious. At least statuses help reduce the amount of shit post journals + polls tbh, that's the only good thing about them
on 14 April 2019 at 18:43:48 MDT
Random tangent: I found someone cool to talk to on here, that I otherwise wouln't have encountered even though they're on DA. Reminds me of when I first started using this site in 2014. You know how I can be a wordy bastard? They're catching that now too and they put up with it!
Yeah, fetish people ruined Bowser. They ruin everything tho tbh. I'm not a big fan of Mario but I think Bowser is kind of a cool design. Also isn't he mostly spherical because he's some sort of turtle-dragon thing? Stop body-shaming turtle-dragons, shitlord. Why do you hate Kirby and Pac-Man?
Oh, they do archive? I guess in Eclipse they're going to archive, too. I still want to be able to unwatch them on a case-by-case basis, though. I also hate how DA now, when you watch someone, you opt in to all of their stuff by default and have to go into the "manage friends" thing and uncheck the stuff you don't want. Used to be, when I hit "watch", a little box came up and I could uncheck forum posts, critiques, and collections... now they want me to opt in to ALL the shit, and go back and manually undo it. No offense, but I don't really give a shit what y'all be faving to the point where I want to see it in my own messages.
on 24 April 2019 at 20:25:37 MDT
Oh shit WADDUP! That's awesome man :3c Sorry for taking so long to reply, btw bjdjkbgjektWho is this mystery person? I bet they're swell!
Lmaoooo Kirby and Pac-Man are different, idk how but they are. And that IS true, but I just never got the appeal. I prefer a character to have some sort of curves or body differentiation
Yeh, like if you have the link or keep it in your inbox it's there forever, but unless you're using the mobile app there's no way to see it because there's no view-able "activity" tab like there is on the app. Eclipse might have the tab, but I haven't tried it still because I just don't fucking want to lmao so I have no idea what is actually there. Is this a feature on eclipse? Because I still get the pop-up box both on mobile (Using my internet browser to look at DA, not the actual app) and desktop :\ The only thing I don't like about it is I enjoy watching an artist's scraps but the scraps option doesn't even pop up if I'm not on desktop, and it's always unchecked by default.
I don't know why DA thinks I'd rather not see an artist's cool wips, sketches, vents, etc. but DO want to see their lame ass critiques or form posts or whatever, but what can ya do. I can just alter my settings pretty easily since I watch everyone the same way and can just do it in bulk should I feel the need arise
on 18 March 2019 at 14:16:23 MDT
on 18 March 2019 at 23:58:06 MDT
I tried to FUCKING OWN you by faving your entire gallery but. There's just Too Much for my mortal body. It's 2am. Please help me.
on 19 March 2019 at 05:35:11 MDT
I saw! Totally appreciated but don't stress yourself out. I'm archiving a LOT of old work so there's probably like 1000+ more to go...
You need to start posting too! There's a definite lack of pixel art, at least from what I've been seeing so far.
on 21 March 2019 at 21:50:48 MDT
I caught up on a bunch of faving B) to my knowledge I got everything in every folder except the like 2013 folder or something like that [dab]
I might post some stuff tomorrow!!
on 22 March 2019 at 05:13:23 MDT
I appreciate that but it's super not necessary unless you plan to have, like, 1500 faves just from me. You should focus on posting some of your own art, maybe browsing around a bit. Introductions journal might be a good idea too, there are some cool folks on this site, you just gotta find them, or make them find you.
There's a lot of stuff here that I wouldn't normally see on DA. And, the community here seems to mostly be artists so you don't have many spammers or lurkers, at least that I've encountered so far! It kinda sucks that it's so quiet here, but I appreciate that it's not so noisy... if that makes sense.
on 24 March 2019 at 11:52:08 MDT
[dabs harder] I posted a few of my pixel icons and some traditional art
on 24 March 2019 at 15:51:27 MDT
[The Yeet Lord dabs even harder back]Awesome! [fidget spins into the sun]
Think we've given Weasyl cancer with our dank memes yet?
Pretty soon I'mma do another journal and shout a couple people out, want me to mention you too? I'm thinking some sort of "Hey Weasyl, show me some of your favorite artists" thing, see if I can get some good suggestions for people to follow on here. I've found a few but since this site's relatively slow it would be nice to have a few more--and hopefully expose some of my DA gang to others on here in the process!
on 26 March 2019 at 23:01:13 MDT
"[fidget spins into the sun]" I'm fuckin g c r y i n g /// all I can imagine is Skunkboy T-Posing and just fucking spinning rapidly into the fucking sun like a shitty YouTube poop
Aaa sure man, I'd appreciate that! I'll probably stalk the comments on it and find some artists to follow as well :>
on 27 March 2019 at 07:27:07 MDT
It baffles me that there are people who still remember Skunk Boy. It baffles me that there are people that acknowledge his existence. And it really does me a heckin' bamboozle that there are people who unironically like him.
But this image you described is amazing.
I ended up posting a shout-out/send recommendations journal last night. Already got a couple comments on it, too! Post more pixels so people have something to see when they come to your page.
For real tho, your work is super-unique and would definitely stand out here. Just start with some of the older stuff and work your way up, like I'm doing. Don't post it all at once, just a few things a day would be enough to build up a gallery, have some activity, and hopefully attract a bit of an audience.And if/when you post some of those things you drew for me forever ago (I remember Sandy, Buck and Manhaar all being drawn by you at some point) I can pester you with Collection Requests...
(Collections is actually a super-cool thing where if someone draws art for you, you can "collect" it and it sends out notifications to your watchers, and every time someone faves or comments, both the original artist and the collector get feedback! I think it's meant as a way for non-artist furries to repost art they didn't create while still letting the artist actually get the views/comments/faves/positive feedback they deserve and I 100% approve even if not many here use it.)
on 27 March 2019 at 23:07:35 MDT
Skunkboy is a cute OC!! He's the character I associate as "you" the most, tbh
Okie, I'll get to that tomorrow! Maybe. Hopefully klnfentjetg
Sounds good!! I was debating on posting some of the art I made for you since I feel like some of them are succ, but eh, fuck it! Might as well since you're the only person I know from DA who has an account here fnkentlkent
Oh damn, that's a cool feature actually! I wish other sites had that tbh, it's almost like retweeting art on twitter from the artist instead of reposting it entirely
on 28 March 2019 at 15:09:26 MDT
I'm glad you like him! Sometimes I wonder if I need something different, though... but it seems like no matter what I try I end up going back to using him.
This site seems way more chill and friendly, but I also feel like, since it's all artists and virtually no watchers, everybody is super introverted and struggles to come out of their shells. The struggle is REAL.
Bruh. Just post some art in general. A lot of your older stuff is hella cute. You might not think so but I'm pretty sure most artists hate most of their art. You're not alone. Need me to pester you with a list of stuff to cross-post? I can note you on DA with links to stuff I think would be worth porting over--but I'd rather you find it in yourself to love your art enough to pick a few on your own, rather than having someone else basically request what you post.
Yeah, it really is! You know how I feel about people reposting art they didn't create and how I think the artists who do the work deserve the recognition, this seems like a great way to do so. It also seems like it could be used to run a sort of rudimentary group similar to what DA has, if someone made an account specifically to share art of a particular subject/theme... but that might actually be against this site's terms (I think having multiple accounts is discouraged, but I don't remember).
on 30 March 2019 at 10:28:15 MDT
That's how I feel with Sav lmao I love him to death and connect with him the most out of literally all 100+ of the OCs/Designs I own, but in the end...he's still an Eevee. A copyrighted Nintendo character with some extra pizzazz that I might not never be able to get plushies or pins or whatever made of due to the copyright concerns. Big RIP. I just wanna deck myself out in Sav gear and be.
Oh word, I feel that. It's like populating an entire site with nothing but copies of myself where nobody talks to each other because we're all too afraid of bugging the other me so we just sorta be silent watchers for each other
I'll probably post mostly art I do kinda like, provided it's actually finished, which isn't much...mostly some specific pieces of personal art. But if you have ideas on what I should post, I wouldn't mind suggestions for sure!!
on 30 March 2019 at 17:48:35 MDT
I've probably said this before, but you could easily remodel Sav into a Fennec with little to no difficulty--I feel the overall design is already distinct enough from Eevee, and the first/biggest step you'll have to take is to simply stop referring to them as a Eevee. Fake it 'til you make it!
A good experiment to try, actually, would be to create and post some new art of Sav, or even when posting existing art to other sites, simply avoid any mention of "Eevee" and see if anyone comments on the resemblance.
Maybe we should stop spamming up your shouts with our conversation, then again, this site's so quiet that ANY activity might be beneficial... Anyways, I'm gonna note you some suggestions on DA of stuff to port over.
on 30 March 2019 at 18:41:14 MDT
I did make a "natural fennec" design for them, and use it occasionally! But mostly I just draw them as normal lmao Although if I draw them with the chest fluff and everything, it's probably very easy to tell what they're supposed to be/based off of, however! if I do that thing I do a lot where I'm too damn lazy to draw all that fluff and just make their chest bare, replacing it with a star, heart, or diamond marking that's the same color as the fluff- I could probably fake it that way lmao. I feel their biggest giveaway is the fluff paired with the tail and exact eevee color palette
I usually don't mention they're an eevee in every submission, except here I guess where I use it as a tag (mostly because I'm hoping it gives my art more traction)