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Useless Public Service Announcement

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 1:20 AM



I was just on a very popular artist's page, and when I started reading through the first few comments left for them, I wasn't surprised when all of it was stuff saying how amazing the artist's stuff is... It was just your run-of-the-mill collection of comments saying stuff like "I really love your art" and "I wish I was just like you"; but one comment in particular kind of struck out at me:

"A long time ago I discovered your art. It was so beautifully rendered and imagined I fell in love. Now this new work you're creating is even more lovely. The ideas and creations you come up with are otherworldly and very beautiful. It's almost romantic in its quality. I never post these kinds of things but I felt compelled to let you know that I'm a fan and I encourage you to keep creating your inspiring art. And, of course, thank you for making this world more interesting."

I know what you're thinking. Wow, what a beautifully written comment, I wish I could get something that nice on my page...but then the last sentence, again, for some reason, really resonated with me.

"And, of course, thank you for making this world more interesting."

SAY WHAT.

I mean, yes, it's true - the artist's stuff is really amazing, and their art does make the world more interesting...but WHY ISN'T EVERYONE GETTING A COMMENT LIKE THIS?

Take anyone on DeviantART, and I can guarantee that they deserve the exact same thing to be said of them. Sure, there are people who don't draw very well, and of course there are going to be people that look like their art was drawn by a squirrel freaking out over a bad acid trip...but you don't need to be an amazing artist to be told this. If you're an honest, hard-working artist at all, this comment needs to be on your page too...that goes for all of you reading this, as well as all of the people who aren't reading it.

So please, here's your challenge for the day... Go out and leave this comment on someone else's page! They don't have to be an amazingly talented person you idolize; in fact, I could even challenge you to choose a random deviant and tell them how their stuff makes the world more interesting. C'mon guys, every artist in the world deserves to be shown how much better of a place this world is because of their unique outlook on life... Just think, this world wouldn't be the same if just one of these unknown deviants weren't here, so go show your appreciation! :D

~ Doc

  • Mood: Eager
  • Reading: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Watching: One Piece (dammit)
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed III
  • Eating: Mike and Ike's
  • Drinking: Kool-Aid
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Winzer Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually don't have such well-crafted and long winded comments on deviants I don't know, but I do make it a habit to go around and tell people how awesome their art is. I just like to let people know they are appreciated, even if they are just starting out/still learning!
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DoctorCritical Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! And the length of the comment doesn't matter at all, in my opinion...to me, a few meaningful words are the exact same as lots of less-meaningful words~
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Winzer Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody needs some encouragement!
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Roozul Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats such a sweet thing to say about everyone Doc ;U;
Yay for community-empowerment!
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DoctorCritical Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray for community-empowerment! :iconyaaayplz:
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Roozul Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray!
Doc I have a confession...I do not belong in the decent community
today I went with my best friend to the movies...we went to the arcade...I won a Whirly Gig
Five minutes later my friend had to take me back to get a new one...
I killed mine by accident...
I commited Whirlygigular murder ;n;
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DoctorCritical Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GASP

ROO

HOW COULD YOU

:iconreaction2plz:
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:iconroozul:
Roozul Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IM SORRY ;n;
IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, HE JUST JUMPED UNDER MY FOOT :'<
BUT I KILLLLLED HIM!
MY POOR LITTLE WHIRLY GIG!
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:iconmelody-musique:
looool, because so many people including myself are extremely lazy when it comes to commenting.

it takes too much effort unless you know what you are going to say.
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DontLookDown83 Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>////< I would but Ive already posted a shitton of comments today.
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