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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
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Winzer Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody needs some encouragement!
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Roozul Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray for community-empowerment! :iconyaaayplz:
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Roozul Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GASP

ROO

HOW COULD YOU

:iconreaction2plz:
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Roozul Featured By Owner 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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Melody-Musique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
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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DeerestHammy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>////< I would but Ive already posted a shitton of comments today.
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Elesette Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student
wonderful doc! I got to see this journal cause someone left a similiar comment on my page,
and linked me back to your journal! it completely made my day. I definitely accept this challenege
and know more than one artist that i want to leave a poetic comment.

but first. THANK YOU. you truely do make this world a little more interesting.
I really enjoy you in my little dA world, and your art is some of the most
wonderful stuff i've seen. and thankyou for making this journal.
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad someone left you one...that makes my day that it's really being spread out there! I think it's really important to tell people that they are making a difference, especially when they feel like they're not...because I guarantee that if they never came about, this world would not be 100% the same :D

Thank you so much, El, it means a lot to me <33 I'll say the same to you, because everything you upload inspires me to do my best on my art! <33333
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Elesette Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student
Nevermind ;u; Im just about done with the gorgon --- soo just do the sphinx journal for me? C:
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<GAH DON'T DO ANYTHING ELSE now I feel really bad I'm working on the Sphinx as we speak! D:>
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Elesette Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student
;u; its okay.

Im just a workaholic when it comes to groups D:
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear God, okay... I have no idea what I'm doing. =3= What all needs to be added to the Sphinx sheet? What attributes do you wanna make known about the Sphinx? D:> I'm really sorry, I'm a failtastic Co-Founder >:
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Elesette Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student
Oh woah ;u; i totally read this on some other persons
phone really quickly at school and thought you said
you couldn't do it xD so i went ahead and finished it Dx
but the groups open now <3 you should totally go ahead and submit your
characters c:
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DahrenMohran Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And is it alright if I repost this in my journal so more people can see?
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, go ahead :D
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DahrenMohran Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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DahrenMohran Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such a nice comment! I accept the challenge!
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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DahrenMohran Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
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Hirsine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Need to up the appreciation here. Too often that we take for granted about all things.

On a different side of things, can everyone, I mean everyone who reads this comment who has a FA account smack SuperStinkWarrior(Totalmeep here on DA) upside the head to NOT delete everything off this account?
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Off of this one? So he's staying on FA but he's not on here? Why? D:
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Hirsine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
He's going through an artist depression where he doesn't think his stuff is good. More toward the stuff that he's made lately. I mean a few things he isn't happy with that's okay....but everything?? really?

his DA page is Totalmeep [link]
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...that's sad D: I'll be sure to send him a note or something, someone with his talent should never feel like that >:
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Hirsine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Oh thank you. More people should tell him! :)
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Hirsine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
correction. "to NOT delete everything off his acccount?"
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MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I got comments like that ;3;
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, but that's the point of this journal...everyone deserves comments like this! <3
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Adelza Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I accept this challenge! It will be fun!
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good! Have fun with it! :D
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shadowwolff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconchallengeacceptedplz:
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbadassplz:
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shadowwolff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
I told like 5 people. Did I do good? XD
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent, thanks for spreading the word! <3
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shadowwolff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yay! :la:
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SimplyMisty Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this is so nice xD
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully it'll help people see that every artist is needed to make the world such an interesting place <33
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SimplyMisty Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik r
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Felis-Draconis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Daww Doc, you're such a nice person ^^
I left a comment like that on *neondragon's page several months ago. Without her, I never would have discovered art and never would have become who I am.
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous! Now go and leave the exact same comment of appreciation on some complete stranger's page... I think it'll mean a whole lot more to someone who's not very popular. :D
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Felis-Draconis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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FunSizedMeanie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I accept this challenge!
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good, have fun! <3
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FunSizedMeanie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I shall. ^^
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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can do interesting comments too, but I gotta feel poetic then,lol
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DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't do them nearly as often as I should... ^^;
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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same
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