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So the deadline for the halloween game I ran this year passed and the response was so low I've been pretty depressed for nearly a week.

Only 5 people bothered with the Treat game which only asked for a simple fanservice request. Most of the requests don't have any fanservice potential either, meaning I'm now committed to drawing (many hours of effort. as a reminder I'm the slowest artist ever) something that won't be enjoyable to many viewers and perhaps not even myself.

So I've barely looked at dA or spoken with people on chats lately... sorry to anyone I was chatting with last week, I've just kind of lost all motivation for this stuff lately. I'd meant to have finished the World Cup Girl Hunt by now but the game's entries when it was running were so few that I couldn't get any enthusiasm for it.

I think what hurts the most is that I had to ask a few friends if they were planning to send any ideas in, a task that only needs 30 seconds. One or two did in the end but most said they would when they could spare the time, and never did. Some of these guys are online for hours every day, so it just feels like they didn't care.

Needless to say, the Treat pic won't be done by Halloween. I haven't even chosen a winning entry yet. Looking at the list I'm struggling to decide, and not in a good way. Between that and the hunt story being neglected I doubt the Trick will be done in early November either.

I don't know what to do anymore.

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Kinbel Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Gonna reply here so we don't clog the contest endlessly.

Suppose your frustration is justified, but sadly they will ignore it and it just made you come off as... well.. Bitter, as I said.

I can't remember if dA did anything for Father's Day, but like I mentioned, Men's Day isn't really 'international' in my eyes, I hadn't even heard of it before seeing your comment and having to wiki it and notice how new it is and not that widely spread.

But I will take your side on one thing - I hope dA is not siding with feminists on this one because that'd be pretty crazy and well... They'd be in the wrong. Feminism is no longer what it was envisioned to be, and this is coming from a woman. But yeah.

Also wanted to apologize since I guess I came off a bit rude myself with my response, but that's the magic of written words, you can never read the correct tone.

Have a good one.
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Veroom Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I don't mind coming off as bitter here, I think for some issues it's an appropriate response. I didn't sense any rudeness from you either, so no worries.

The women's day journal really offended me. The featured poem generalises men as rapists as if only idiots would disagree.

Then the whole journal tries to justify the writer's views with statements like "It's not about women being better than men" and "I would like to address ... the idea that feminism is anti-man." But any professed ambition of being fair and reasonable is really hard to accept after the centrepiece of discussion - the poem - made derogatory comments about men seven times (five of which in the first half) and other women just once at all.

The whole thing was funnier because originally the journal was even more distasteful, including "art" of women kicking men between the legs and other harmful or shaming activities. Yeah, that's not divisive at all... :roll: It seems dA made an effort to tone it down at some point since, but that's just sweeping things under the rug.

Note that this comment doesn't even discuss the points made in the journal or feminism as a concept. I'm just focusing on how offensive its presentation on that day was. The lack of any support for men's day was to be expected - as you say, it's not that big. I blame sexism for that by the way - but I firmly believe that even if it was celebrated as much, dA would either ignore it or use it as another platform to be nasty.
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sgtcortez14 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Never Give up, hey, try playing DiDnapper, that may up your mood.
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Veroom Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I remember trying that game out years ago, could never really get into it. Just felt like snagging a few sprites and then they were just.. there. Couldn't really do much, you know?
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sgtcortez14 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
There is a new version 1.6 on the wikia to download for free and V.1.7 is coming at the end of the year.

Try the new version, it may suprise you.
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Razorshade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Will we ever see the conclusion of the world cup girl hunt? :o
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Veroom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Part 7 was last updated a couple days ago. It's getting there, and thanks for your continued reading! :)
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Razorshade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Oh you update each part! That explains a lot haha. Yeah I really enjoy the series so far. Sole cleansing facility was my favorite trap.
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Veroom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I think it was for a few people hehe. Well suggested by that artist XD Guess it has a chance of appearing in the bonus session too.
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Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello have you interest for a request?

I write a story , Humans fight against Lupains (A anthro wolf species from outer space) 

The human army lost about this wolf aliens . The humans captured lupains , branwash them ,train them to fight against Lupains.

My main character "Akira" fight against this Lupains , he is the best of the human programm.

Would be awsome when you draw Akira fight against some Lupains (or he alone)

I msg you , because this Lupains dont have shoes and have plantigrade feets (human feets ,with longer nails on them with paw pads under soles & toes ) 

Here is Akira :  harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…

Akira fight Lupains  :  harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…

Story in bad english can be found here (only some short ideas about the storyline)

harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…


thx 
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