I will admit now...this is the reason why I'm leaving DA. At least temporarily.
If something like that guarantees such a huge fanbase and if that fanbase is willing to forgive the artist for their constant, subliminal uses of Nazi symbols and Nazi ideals just because their art happens to tap into people's tastes for cute "cartoon animal" art no matter what, I don't want anything to do with it.
Its kinda sad really, I've been a part of the site since late 2005 had plans for DA this month and I've always supported it and whenever someone talks about what a bad rep it has, I always side with DA still because of what innovations its brought and how its not only given way to the landscape of art sites we have today and how art's viewed on the web but also how most social networking sites function but I'm afraid until real action's taken against stuff like this, I don't want anything to do with DA.
This isn't just morally wrong, its toxic. Genuinely toxic. And in any other site, she wouldn't be trusted with a freaking pair of scissors. Heck, even FurAffinity banned her. THAT, frankly, speaks volumes. Great journal, btw. You spoke about this way better than I ever could.
Yeah, I myself have been rather inactive here for awhile for around the same reasons.
Deviantart has a shit rep, and one that I understand, really, but if you look at the stuff that ends up in the popular art section (you see that? waaay at the bottom of the screen) the art is just beyond gorgeous. There are tons of absolutely amazing artists here, and it really stings to know they get ignored because of the amount of Nyan Neko Sugar Girls-esque stuff thats so abundant on the site.
It's a whole other level of "oh wow" when people like her get thrown into the mix. You're right when you say it's toxic. She's really, really talented, no one can deny that, and that's what makes it border on terrifying. I'd hate to see a young aspiring artist fall in love with her art style, just to get sucked into all the propaganda.
I'm still at a loss to where she even got all of these ideas from, everything used to be so colorful and pretty to look at. It's saddening, above anything else
also, th anks, i was just kind of spewing stuff in the moment i thought i sounded kind of dumb lmao
reminds me of another deviantart user who became a neo nazi and he had cool hellsing fanarts such as rip van winkle and zorin blitz and seras alucard etc……until i sadly found out he is neo nazi and he likes that evil monster called adolf hitler … I am horrfied i hate hitler...… and Im sad………he thinks the villans in hellsing such as the millennium were loyal to hitler…they were not loyal to hitler they were after they’re own goals... they would have killed hitler and betrayed him and destroyed everyonen around the planet including germany... all they care about is a endless war the villans in hellsing wanted to kill every single humans on the planet the villans in hellsing were reject nazis since they became artificial vampires...….