|Gives a new meaning to the phrase.|
|All according to Daikinbakuju*!|
*Daikinbakuju means "great bondage monster"
Feeling quite demotivated by the front page latelyFeeling quite demotivated by the front page lately by *C-Puff
A while back (in fact, a GOOD while back) I submitted the only news article I ever wrote regarding vector traces and how they were taking over deviantArt. I'm, happy to see that they're not nearly as common as they use to be (although I am not arrogant enough to think I had anything to do with this)
However, lately there's been an epidemic on dA far more serious and annoying than any vector trace ever was, namely: Demotivational posters.
Vector traces are not art, they're traces, but even they took at least an hour or so to create. How long does it take some-one to find a google image and slap a black border and what they consider to be a 'clever' quip line at the bottom? Half an hour? 10 minutes?
Most of the time these motivational posters are either catering to a specific fanbase or they're trying to point out something in the way of a dirty joke. Because you know, if it's dirty it's automatically funny
Anyway, even of the minute minority of them that are actually fu
The New Trace: Copy ArtistsI have been on dA for 6 years, coming on and off the site depending on various things, but I've been a member for quite some time.The New Trace: Copy Artists by =WickedDaeus
The first few years on dA were fun and new and I was ignorant of art theft until I really started exploring the site and finding many things that just didn't belong on an art site.
These things were stolen art and traces. Of course, I simply reported them and moved on, trusting dA to take care of the rest; and they did. But over the years, the response to reports has gotten worse and worse and there is now a big 'loop hole' in dA policies which are allowing works that are obviously stolen, traced, or copied.
I've really only started to grow more agitated with this as of the past two years as I have had more time to spend on dA. I started to notice copies, hundreds upon hundreds of copies.
So, I reported them as a 'trace' since it was obvious that when displayed against a popular image on photobucket, that the only difference