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MLP fans need a new website

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EeNii Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't like that I open the DeviantArt's front page and the most popular art in 8/24 hours are ponies!! D:
Why? Where are the fantastic painters' paintings? Where are the talented artists' works? Everywhere there are just ponies... I think the awesome artists deserve more attention.
Not too long time ago I loved searching in the front page but now... not so... u.u
Why don't they make a website for pony fans to pony fans?
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:iconmagicmoonbird:
MagicMoonBird Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt mind ponie art, it was cute......until it got sexual >.> sooo freaky
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:iconmapper3:
mapper3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IMPORTANT RULE OF DA #222333: Never look at latest. EVER.
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:iconpookinator:
Pookinator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Once, long ago, I pledged to give an in-depth and pleasant critique to one piece of art chosen from the latest deviations, everyday.

Today, I mumble to myself incoherently and occasionally try to fit my head into cereal boxes. I can't help but believe the pledge and my current mental state are somehow related.
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3Rton Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^ This
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darkanddefiant Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
protip; don't look at the latest page.
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:iconlady-blush:
Lady-Blush Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Yet no one seems to have a problem with the constant Hetalia, Pokemon, Naruto, Sonic, and other fanart -not to mention the blatant porn that violates the TOS, yet goes unnoticed- ? Pardon if I sound rude here, but y'all are being a wee bit hypocritical? We're a fandom just like anyone else with a right to express our interest in the show through art -do note that the majority of it ISN'T R34 or NSFW-. If MLP artists were to leave dA and "find their own website", the same concept would have to be excerised by nearly every fandom here. Tell me how that's fair to anyone? I respect your opinion as well as the fact that you and many others dislike MLP, but in all honesty, it's not going to go away for quite awhile. The best advice I can give you at this moment is to either change your settings to Popular All Time & use your messages as your source for viewing new art, or simply toughen up and deal with what's currently popular. :shrug:
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TheCat101 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many websites for pony fans. And I can see where you come from. I don't like looking at the front page and seeing nude pics that are supposed to be very artsy. Naturally, if you don't like the subject, you won't see the beauty :3
The reasons you see so many drawings with mlp is because:
1) It is a pretty popular show
2) A good percentage of those who watch it are decent at drawing
3) Mlp ponies are easier to draw for some people
4) I put this one just because I like even numbers c:
And btw some of the mlp drawings are extremely well drawn! So don't go around asking "where are the fantastic painters' paintings?" :P
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Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure almost every one of these negative comments has a twin here. They're all just a brief insult with no explanation or reasoning. :B

Ah, ponies. I do think it's a little bothersome that they are all over the front page, but only when I am reminded so, because I keep my dA on "Newest" -- and the "ponifications" of people and characters from anywhere the human brain can reach is a little irritating. However, just because an artist decides to draw fanart for a certain show or whatever, they are not less of an artist. Fanart may not seem as original as original art (and by what we call each type of art, you'd assume that), but a creative artist can do all sorts of amazing things with fanart, with the show/book/movie/etc. simply as a source of inspiration.

Another thing is that it's just a fandom. Not the fandom, a fandom. I'm sure you've heard of Homestuck, which has a largely increasing fanbase. I've heard not one complaint about the ample fanart for Homestuck. Sure, it may not be on the front page as often (I'm not sure since I don't look at the front page). But it's everywhere.

Another thing you'll realize is that fanart is more popular than original art most of the time, because it gives creator and viewer a common interest. A viewer will better like a piece of art they can see and instantly recognize than one with a strange character they do not know. Fanart is just largely more popular than original art, and the MLP:FiM fanbase is just very extensive and almost 2 years old.

Oh, and banning MLP:FiM from dA kind of ruins what dA is for -- exposing art so the artist can share their ideas without having to have it officially approved and published. It would be very unfair to ban pony fanart from the site.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
They need a new planet.
The moment I saw some fucker spray painting fluttershit or whatever on a local bike shop wall downtown was the day my tolerance flew out the window
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is more anime on here than Ponies.

(Ponies are not anime. It's an American cartoon. :stare:)

Now enjoy this MSPaint pony I did on the COMAQ PC

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Pix3M Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
The most popular deviations in 24 hours aren't remotely pony-related. I have to scroll down over FOURTY deviations to find something pony-related. Even then, any pony art that gets that much attention are done by talented artists to start with.

Typical human tendency to blow things out of proportion, IMO.
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Hawkbit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usully I try just to look away when thereīs pony art. But that doesnīt change that I canīt understand the pony fandom. Really. MLP is the most boring fandom I know on DA. In my eyes this artworks look all the same. maybe someone can explain to mee.. Whatīs the good about ponies? i ask because I donīt get it...
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:iconmagicarin:
MagicaRin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just because it's not appealing to you, doesn't mean it's not appealing to other people. For instance, the furry fandom. I can only stand so much furry art, and I only like art that looks up-to-par. I don't like furry art because OMG FURRIES. I like it because I'm supporting a talented artist, regardless of what they draw.

It's not about WHAT people draw, it's about the love and dedication they put into their hard work.
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:iconfullmetal-animator:
Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Those lame ass ponies have more then outlived their welcome. About time we sold them off for dog food and glue. :L
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:iconmagicarin:
MagicaRin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's mature.
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:iconfullmetal-animator:
Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Never said it was supposed to be, but thanks anyways. =p
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Slutty-Artemis-Fowl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
So in other words, because they choose to draw fanart for a specific show, they should leave this website for art of any kind?
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EeNii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
nope. I would like to said, there is a lots of better arts! Any kind of anime,sonic,landscapes,ponies,etc. but I always saw copies and low quality pictures :(
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Slutty-Artemis-Fowl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
But how is that, for one thing, unique to only MLP fans? And if they're really copies, IE tracing or something, that's against the websites policy, so take it up with the staff. If you mean the same general picture over and over again, just remade, well, sorry, but we ALL have to start somewhere.
Pony fans are the same as every other person out there. They may not be all the good at first because, *gasp*, nobody is ever born perfect at something. This is a website to show your progress, to share your art. Good or bad. Is it not?
This elitism crap is annoying because you're going to scare young artist out of posting their art for criticism. Segregating artists because they "have low quality pictures" is truly, really annoying. Art is as much a skill as anything else. Obviously the first cake you make entirely from scratch isn't going to be award-winning.
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:iconlady-blush:
Lady-Blush Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclappingplz: Beautifully stated!
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:iconcanadiandesperado:
CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^this^
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:iconmcgack:
McGack Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
this pretty much applies to everything
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:iconsoapy-lump-nugget:
Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to remember where I've seen you before... :o
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:iconmcgack:
McGack Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
hmmm well im on YT, Ustream(not recently though) Twitch tv, Livestream, I dont stream myself though... I used to be on the gamefaqs forum and occasionally Raocow's Forum
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Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nnnnonono, on deviantART for sure. I've seen your icon and screen name in the comments section of someone's stuff, but I don't remember whose..
:noes:
My memory is really bad. :XD:
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:iconmcgack:
McGack Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
oh right that could be anywhere XD
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:iconsoapy-lump-nugget:
Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the good thing is that means you're a pretty good supporter of whichever deviant this may be. :XD:
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kadirstuary Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm just tired of seeing fan art in general (unless it has been created by someone with a brain; capable of creating work from scratch...), so many coloured manga pages and character recolours....
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:iconsilverfangotaku:
SilverFangOtaku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Equestria Daily, FiMFiction, Derpibooru...
Honestly, I could go on forever.
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:iconthe-last-dragon-kni:
The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then change what it show's. Try the Newest tab, it's what i do.
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:iconlt-raume:
Lt-raume Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
when you search, type in:

-MLP
-ponies
-My Little Pony


Problem solved.
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:iconlahara:
Lahara Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Megint csak megtapasztaltam, hogy Lauren Faust pónijai elárasztják az oldalt. :I Legalább lenne valami szűrő, amit ha bekapcsolok, akkor az általam beírt kulcsszavas képek (póni, nuna, horror) nem jelennének meg nálam! Én azért böngészek, böngésznék, hogy ihletem legyen, de ötven oldal pony base után még az a maradék is tovaszáll.
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:iconi-stamp:
i-stamp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You don't like MLP. I don't like anime. Can I kick you off the website too?
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:iconrua--briongloid:
Rua--Briongloid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just.... don't get the pony trend at all. Nope. Don't get it. I mean it's a cute show...I guess? Reminds me a little of the powerpuff girls I used to watch when I was little but...I dunno the whole making the ponies sexual women rather freaks me out a little.
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NoodleboxTV Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you're looking for anime I think they ranaway to pixiv. The only people that stick around this place, are people who just wants fume about something.
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:iconeenii:
EeNii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
I didn't say anime... I'm interested in illustrations, realism, oil/akril/etc. paintings, too :P
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
That's weird. I usually only have 2 or 3 pony works on my front page, and I have it set to 120 deviations a page.
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summitstars Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I sort of get what you're saying, although I feel that it's more than just ponies. It's anime and things like that too, but hey obviously a lot of people like it. Just because I don't doesn't mean I'll get all upset because I won't. I just keep doing what I do and I'm thankful for the people who add me to their watchlist. :)
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Neozaki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why?

I'm getting tired of the people who blatantly copy the show's style and get on the front page with it. (Of course they can't help it, but eh.)
But I'm also getting tired of many other things which happen to be popular. Are you telling that everything that's popular has to move away from dA? :/
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:iconeenii:
EeNii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
nope, just it would be nice if arts with crativity and good quality gets a place on the frontpage... not the low ones (vectors aren't creative thing. those are copies, don't them?) u.u
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:iconneozaki:
Neozaki Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only ponies are uncreative pieces of crap that reach the front page :lol: I've seen other things which really don't deserve a spot there either. :(
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
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Sandtrap Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
What, no rant about the furries, the mass-production lions/wolves/cats, the sanic-tier trash, the porn, or any of the other hundred things that are just as bad as ponies at bogging down this site?

The hell is wrong with you people, always making it about the ponies and not the GENERAL LEVEL OF SUCK on this site nowadays?
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Lady-Blush Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you know how it goes here. People will pinpoint and attack what's currently popular -especially if it seems unusual or "taboo" to society- instead of generalizing the multiple problems dA has. *sigh*
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They do.
r/clopclop :rofl:
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:iconeverybodyadoptcanine:
EverybodyAdoptCanine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
HERE YOU GO!!!! :D

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shocka123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I do think that there should be no need to make them look sexy, but as long as it's away from kids then I'll be fine with it. There are worse art on this site like this. Get over your self and shut the fuck up.
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Ika-Hime Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad that this is the best way you have to spend your time. advertising for all these wonderful artists. so i think the best course of action for you at this point is to back the fuck up and leave the MLP fandom alone.
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Have to say they are very impressive drawings! :heart:
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Arthus850 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
First off, you really don't need to do this. I have alot of non brony friends who don't like the show, but at the same time, think that attacking its fandom is pathetic. Second, if you wanted to kill brony art on DA, this isn't the way. You just provided us with more channels to start watching. If I were in your position, I'd think that's counter productive.
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