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    Some People (a really awesome piece)

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    OK, I'm too old or something. I don't get half of them. Some of the others are interesting.
     
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    Out of curiosity, which ones don't you get?
     
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    I really like the idea behind that piece. Kudos to MumblingIdiot.
     
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    That would require I go back through them. :p
     
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    I love deviantArt, so many insanely talented people! Incredibly well told, all the characters are shown through the life stages, how one can change, for better or for worse. The nature of prejudice.
     
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    Pwease?
     
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    OK.... It's not all bad, mind you.

    I do like how one comic runs into the next but that also makes it hard to know where the gag is supposed to come in. And I do like that the end comes back to the beginning. That part is very clever.

    "You're going straight to your dad's", and the one right above it: I'm not sure if that is one comic or two but either way makes little sense to me.

    I don't appreciate that the comic puts smart Joanne down because she's a mother.

    The first two bus comics are cliché, the third makes no sense.

    I'm not sure what to make of the bigot who wasn't one as a young kid.

    The way people are afraid of each other is cleverly done.
     
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    There is no gag, it's a story on life.

    It's one comic, that flows through time. This little girl started out as naive without a care in the world, but as she got older, life tore through her.

    It doesn't, it's just a way of showing somebody looking stressed.

    Eh? There's only one....

    Well, when he was a little boy, he had a Pakistani friend, probably because the hate wasn't instilled in him yet.

    You're right about that last part, though.
     
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    Good link. I miss DA sometimes. I used to have an account on that site for my art. I left because of all the racy pictures of anime characters that look waaaay too young.
     
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    @vera2014 : It's been years since I went to dA front page precisely for that reason. I only view art from people I watch, and occasional features I stumble upon, I have a couple of groups, and I haven't seen a single porn picture in god knows how long. If you miss devArt, you can come back and do that. Also, you can always put on the mature content filter, but it'll filter out all the artistic nudes as well.
     
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    @jazzabel, on the other hand, a racy picture, as long as there's some clothes covering those areas, wouldn't be covered by the mature content filter.
     
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    @Duchess-Yukine-Suoh : That's true, but I don't follow any artist who does line art or manga type drawing, so I never come across manga drawings anymore. Not that I mind racy manga, I just can't stand pornographic snapshots that have become prevalent since the site grew so much. I found that a lot of women on dA are disgusted about the porn problem, and many have left, so instead of losing a community I've been a part of for years, became a Senior Member and made loads of friends, I just found a way to not get exposed to the material I'd find most offensive, and it's worked really well for quite a few years now :)
     
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    I don't even have an account!
     
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    Ah, well, don't worry about it then :D
     
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    I go on there a lot though...... :D.....
     
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    The main advantage of having a paid account (about $25 per year I think, it's been a while since I paid for my own subscription, I am lucky to have others gift me that) is that you don't see get to see any ads, and you can choose your settings. You also get a discount on art you buy and can buy your own art at reduced prices. But if you don't make anything yourself, then there's not much point having a paying account. Free account lets you be a part of the community, but you still see the ads and don't have access to some features.
     
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    I had the mature filter on. I don't mind artistic nudes of adults. And, it wasn't porn I was seeing, not in the sex sense. I saw an anime character who looked about 8 to 10 (child's face and very small limb proportions) and she was sticking her rear end at the viewer (in a very sensual way). Her underwear was pulled down and her bare butt was showing. She had no top on but her back was facing the viewer (her head was turned to face the viewer and the face was very young). There were a few of these types of images almost every time I scrolled down the front page. People in real are aware of what is happening in DA so I don't want my name tied with that company...it's considered extremely bad, like I'm supporting the worst kind of thing just by being on their site.
     
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    Basically it's a story of losers. The wimp who can't stand up for himself, the bully who winds up having a thing for his granddaughter, the granddaughter who can't save her own marriage and takes it out on her own kid, that kid who's insecure about her future in life when comparing herself to the smarter foreigner, the poor foreigner who won't succeed despite her intelligence cause of poor background, her unrealistic expectations of some guy having to give up his seat for an old person , when, let's face it, what has any old person, a boomer,ever done for that guy besides screw up the economy for him? I stopped around there.
     
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    I'm not aware of deviantArt having that kind of bad reputation as a company, and a lot of professional photographers and other artists are a part of that community because it's like a 'home away from home' and it was years ago, when nothing of the kind existed. But obviously I don't know everything so I might be missing something.

    The female anime characters always look weirdly young, to me at least. I think it comes from Asian women in general looking younger compared to white women. Sometimes a lot younger. Typically, a Chinese or a Japanese woman can be well into her twenties, even thirty, and still look underage according to western standards. And it goes on, my acupuncturist Duan, who I could swear was about 25, turned out to be 47 :eek:

    Still, I'm sure the picture you described was creepy and inappropriate. Sadly, DevArt just like flickr, Google+, 500px, facebook, youTube, Twitter etc can't police all the illegal or inappropriate content in advance but they rely on reporting. That's why everyone's always complaining why does dealing with reports takes so long, and a lot of us simply stopped going to the front page, because that's where all the new uploads show up so even if they are removed, you're bound to run into them.

    I don't think any consumer should tolerate any of that, of course, and it has degraded the site, but I see the same problem all over the internet and social media sites, which is a shame.
     
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    I started laughing when I read this.
     
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    @123456789 : I've always been fascinated by the American use of the word 'loser'. In the UK and Australia, 'loser' generally denotes a bad person, someone who is annoying, not nice, rude, making life difficult for others, jerk, that sort of thing. But I noticed in American English, a 'loser' can be a jerk or it can be an unfortunate person, like someone who is homeless or very shy or even an abused kid who is quiet and withdrawn and underperforms at school. Did I get this right or did I not get it? If it can cover both situations, how do you separate the contempt for the jerks with compassion for the less fortunate?
     
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    Im speaking for America, not myself here, when I say " we don't" . But you're right, loser means more than one thing.
     
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    Well, we'd tend to use other words for the jerk, but they're usually censored! :p
     
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    America has an unfortunate tendency to feel contempt for the less fortunate, and to assume that their misfortunes are their fault. The shy and the abused are supposed to snap out of it, and people look at the homeless and point to the rare struck-by-lightning homeless-to-riches story and assume that if all other homeless haven't done the same, they're just willfully lazy "losers". ("Look what happened to the guy in The Pursuit of Happyness! All you have to do is work hard!")

    And "loser" is indeed a word that often, though of course not always, reflects this attitude. I avoid using it in any context.
     
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