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Journal Entry: Wed Oct 29, 2014, 8:30 AM
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There is no good time to say this, but....I feel like Deviantart is kind of...dead.
(what a fitting topic around Halloween)

I've been struggling with it for two years now, and it keeps changing. The changes aren't always good. I'm not here to bash this site, because I love the community here. I love the people that celebrates art. It has my thanks for all the boost it gave me to my art career. However, a lot of things now are so much about the "favs, clicks, feeds" that it stops being about the artist. There are other web site for that, but I didn't expect DA to be part of it.
A lot of my issues, and other artists' issue are here in this article. I'm really grateful to K-Koji who wrote it.

It's a harmless article, look at the puppy. :)


Is it Me? Or is Deviantart Dying?I was chatting to some art/writing friends online, and it seemed to be something we agreed upon.
Deviantart seems kinda dead, or like it's dying or something. Or is that just for me ( and the people I've spoken to?). Honestly, I think a lot of the changes they made are responsible.
Disclaimer (because I always need one for some reason). This is my journal. It is my opinion. If you have a different opinion I'd love to hear it. I'm not out to offend anyone (kind of sadly hilarious I have to post these more and more lol ).
I've been here a long time. Well, I suppose I wasn't active for many years. I lived in Japan and Deviantart has no presence there. But then 3.5  years ago I decided to teach myself to paint, so I suddenly became active.
I think a lot of the recent Site Updates to Deviantart have really made things hard for those of us who are serious about artwork ( or maybe everyone?). Usually, it was fairly standard that when you post a new


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Melody
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I want to give life to art, so that it can bring more understanding between humans and their emotions, draw people closer to one another, and perhaps bring more happiness to the world. Art is a bridge that opens up my unspoken emotions, brings people into my universe, and a little closer to me.

I speak English and Chinese. I read French, but don't speak it. I am able to understand some Japanese, but still needs practice. So come and talk to me! I'll try to talk back. lol
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Rinexperience Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Awesome gallery!
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jogeart Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the +fav 
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Melody, thanks for the add :) It was nice meeting you and everyone else at Tom's last night. You've got some nice stuff on here - keep up the good work! 
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FantaFumino Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: ^_^
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UsagiLovex Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Happy birthday :D 
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