Well, it's been quite some time since my last journal entry. Some time where I thought about a lot of things about art, art community and the goals I have.
I'm not saying I'll quit art or something but I guess I'll delete my deviantArt account when my premium membership has run out.
When I discovered dA years ago, as a teenager, I was overwhelmed by the community, the art and just everything that represented this for me at the time.
I wasn't seriously doing art back then, only playing around with photoshop and scribbles I did with my very first tablet. It was still great and I never thought of this getting worse.
But then, while I got better at drawing, starting to realize what this whole art thing is about or might be about and got older, I felt myself separated more and more from dA.
These "WHOA" effects when seeing an artwork I really like have become less and less and nowadays it's just exhausting to wade through masses and masses of shit art (yes I'm calling it shit because that's what the majority of this content posted here is) to find something decent and pleasing to look at. I think there has been a big change in what this site is targeting at. And what the youth on here prefers these days.
But still, furry shit, MLP, cartoon recreations, low quality porn snapshots, webcam shots, posting copyrighted material, stealing and these cringeworthy progress-in-years-memes where people manage to become even worse in art in about 8-9 years just grossed me out of this whole art community experience on here.
There is so much shallow content and hype for fandom going on and it's frustrating to see all the people being satisfied with that and not even trying to progress in any matter.
I've waited for a long time for this to stop and I haven't seen any change, so I will leave this place for good.
I know there still are great things to be found on dA that I'll miss and before I go I'll have to save my whole favourites folder, but for me, this whole dA experience has died out.
So, in two months or earlier I'll be gone, moving somewhere where constructive criticism and harsh words are a thing and actually help you getting better,
instead of circle-jerking with your fellow fandom fetish community and pooping crayons on a piece of paper to upload a colored scan of a photograph of it and get masses of audience.
Rage-quit, bye. Still thanks for the time.