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Ok, maybe the dramatic headline wasn't necessary. But really, is it is me or is this community losing its vibe? I mean, even despite its attempts to make it more "social network-ish" and the multiple interface changes it's somehow lost a big part of its appeal and I'm not sure why. And it's not just me, I've seen the same sentiment echoed around, in other journals and even in real life conversations with friends and people who aren't active users of deviantART. 

Personally, it's not a big loss for me as I've only kept this page over the years for funs & the occasional ego stroke, and it's never been in any way a source of income for me nor do I wish it to be. But it's been this online home that I've basically grown up artistically with and it's sort of sad seeing it like this and coming back to an empty inbox. And then seeing old friends close their accounts to never come back. And not me, I’m talking about professional artists, closing their accounts or leaving their old work here but migrating somewhere else.  And it's not only that the good ones are leaving (or hiding somewhere... WHERE ARE YOU?!... or maybe I just need to browse more art!) but it's almost like DA is being taken over by teens and this type of art i'm not really moved by.... OR I am getting old and apathetic and less cool. 

 Anyhow, that's not to say I'm not going to keep doing art and posting it here (and the only reason I haven't been around as much is because college takes the best of me). But I’m not gonna lie, it’s not as exciting anymore. Like, last year I submitted at least three high quality works, that I KNOW are good because they took a long time and many people (outside DA) seemed to like it, but they got nowhere near as much feedback as earlier works of mine. One of them is the Natalie Portman portrait, which is imo superior in technique and resemblance to the actress than, say, my Kate Beckingsale one which somehow got higher numbers. Oh and taking into account that I’ve shared my recent deviations to groups and everything, but still… nada. And in general, deviations that would have exploded my inbox three years ago are now sitting on a god forsaken page where the sun no longer shines. *Dramatic thunder* Anyway, I’m not complaining or anything just making an observation... I'm still gonna hang around until hell freezes over because I like it and I can...

Hope y'all have a great holiday/new year's... Tschüss! 

  • Listening to: my neighbor's music
  • Reading: my screen
  • Watching: The affair
  • Playing: Duolingo

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Romy Rodríguez
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Part time Physics student, pseudointellectual, procrastinator and jack of all trades.

I love quotes, animals (particularly dogs), stars and shiny things. I like meeting new people, especially scientists and artists! \_/


:thumb64194669: I support Brain Usage by Funeral-Of-Joy procrastinators UNITE by Calypso-Ash
Art Geek Stamp by xoxostudios I Talk to Myself Stamp by Latias-Flyer stamp - don't judge a book... by Daeg-Niht
Stamp - Chess by bibiana-tenebra pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Stamp - Art is... by CelesJessa
The Money Stamp by Busiris Inspiration by FragileReveries Shower by MaruLovesStamps
fermata stamp by thechaosproject I Think - Stamp by AtheistsClub Sirius Stamp by PsychoMonkeyShogun
INTP Stamp by zakarranda Astronomy Stamp by kailor music stamp by Fire-Feline

It's true. by Ekonk


Current Residence: n-dimensional hyperspheres
Favourite genre of music: classical
Favourite style of art: traditional> fantasy/sci-fi
Shell of choice: the fibonacci ones are pretty hip
Skin of choice: pale, freckled ones are nice
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson & Fry
Personal Quote: "Never think you aren't good enough. In my experience people always take you at your own reckoning" Isaac Asimov
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irisv-c Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch :huggle: :heart: Have a nice day! ^^
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FugasCZ Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u 4 :+fav:
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natthan54 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :party:

:hug::hug:HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!! :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
I WISH YOU THE BEST!!!! :squee:
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tchaikovsky2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, remember meeee? :la:

HAPPY BIRTHDAAAYYYYY! :iconlawooplz:
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comatose-comet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave on 'Cyclical Love' and for the watch too! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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DilettaStrangee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Welcome to :icontraditional-drawings:

I hope that you'll have a good time in our group! Love

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Bewitchedrune Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding my Brightest star body painting! Hexentanz 
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elisabethsmenesfrost Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :) Great gallery :)
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Digibug Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Balloons
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IsaiahStephens Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yooooooooooo :wave:,

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I really appreciate it
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-:juggle:Isaiah:wormnomnom:
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