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Lack of Appreciation for Deepavali (diwali)

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mpk2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A little saddened to see the lack of care from the dA community that normally has events and promotes various activities that happen during a year. Whether you celebrate it or not, it's a shame that an event that predates all Western culture passed through this community without the slightest bit of recognition.

Rant/over.
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bleedlings Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only one of my friends celebrates it. However all my other friends went over to her house to have a diwali party.
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
hmm... interesting point. Though I don't think dA has ever celebrated any festival outside of the Christian tradition. There are so many interesting festivals all over the globe, but dA predictably clings to Halloween and Christmas, usually coming up with tricks to boost their sales on pms, prints etc.
To think that a site that prides itself so much on diversity, multi ethnic members and art diversity hardly ever churns out anything more than events or contests for these two festivals is kind of surprising... yet I'm not surprised. :P
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're mad that an American website hosted by Americans and with a largely American userbase didn't do anything for a holiday that's mostly celebrated in India? Aside from my schools 'diversity' committee I don't think a single store, website or other facility I went to celebrated that this year. Not even the Indians I know seem to have done anything interesting for it this year. In short, who cares? I don't get pissed off that India doesn't do anything special for Halloween.
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KeanKennedy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
What was your goal in posting this? I mean, you could have guessed the community showed a lack of care because... they don't care. for the western community at large it's a non-event.

And if you wanted to get westerners into it, you'd raise awareness in a constructive way, rather than just annoying people by suggesting it has some greater pedigree than their own culture, and telling them they should feel bad about not celebrating someone else's religious event.

I wouldn't sign on to some Indian social networking site and then reprimand the community for not making a big deal about christmas. What an insular thing to do -_-
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CrystalGoldfinch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not everyone celebrates it, and that includes me. :|
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Smoppet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Wat. :iconwatplx:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why? It isn't a part of our culture. Its as simple as that. If it was, we would. It isn't. I don't celebrate eid ( did I spell that right? ) but I don't get bitched at by muslims because I ate during the day. I don't bitch at muslims who don't celebrate christmas either. Get over it.
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Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Diwali is a Hindu holiday. (You can eat during eid and you spelled it right:) But yeah :\ I don't complain about people not celebrating eid. I agree, it's annoying when people complain that I don't celebrate Christmas, then they assume I'm Jewish (the flip o-o)
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
People are bum holes, I honestly don't care, not because I'm nasty but it just doesn't effect me. If you don't celebrate christmas I also couldn't care ( I don't do christmas cards so who cares anyhu! )
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Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ true that
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh great. They even live here. YOU GUYS ARE WHAT GAVE COMMIES POWER!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why didn't you suggest it to #communityrelations? There are multiple Indian CVs who know what you're talking about (although seriously after all the sweets and rangoli I couldn't do shit this year).

I was really hoping this thread was about overall in the Western world so I could point out no one gives a fuck about Christmas here. :grump:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I miss the laddoos ._.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate ladoos!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
D:
Then those small separated ones? D:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :no:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
You don't like those either? :noes: Why? What do you like? :noes:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much everything else :P
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Gulab Jamun? D:
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prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
You can still do it in this thread. Here: [link]
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dun wanna anymore :(
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JRigh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I agree, but with a caveat ... many folks in Europe, etc. don't celebrate Thanksgiving as we do here in the US. And my family, mostly of Irish descent, celebrates Samhain, or Halloween differently than most of the US culture.

I get what you are saying, and as I said, I mostly agree, but we can't expect people to celebrate something outside of their culture that really wouldn't have any meaning for them. I still believe, though, that we should branch out and discover other cultures, but I can't expect most of the people I know to want the same thing. Good topic! :love:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought there was a gallery on dA that you could submit to for that?
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alzircon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconimaginationplz:
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DayanDeVarlo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It's not the internet's responsibility to see each holiday or event properly celebrated. Even if they were being promoted according to the actual relevance per population percentages, you'd be dissatisfied.
I'd also like to note that this is a US-based website with ~80% of the users based in europe or northern america so this issue is understandabe, even if not acceptable.
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Kendrubbin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
"...celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs..."

I wonder why a lot of us don't celebrate it then.
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alice-hime Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
It's because it's not a Western holiday. We here in the west like to pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist. That's stupid though because holidays and festivals are basically just parties. I certainly wouldn't mind a few extra feasts and gifts and decorations and excuses not to go to work/school in my year. lmao
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
that's the spirit... ;D its fun, right? Another excuse to celebrate, light lamps, set off fireworks!
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Ethiopian New Year is mostly ignored too, either because people don't really have the time to celebrate all the world's holidays, or because it falls on September the 11th.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Dicks.

Let's talk about dicks. Big dicks, little dicks, dicks as wide as they are tall, preferable dick circumference, the needs or desires for and of dicks. Dicks of all shapes, sizes and races, yes, races.

Unremarkable white dicks, impressive/disgusting black dicks, underwhelming Asian dicks, and let's discuss the massive and potentially racist implications of the previous sentence fragment, which makes me out to be a dick. And don't worry, I think you're a dick too, Dicky McGee.

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All dicks, all kinds, all here. Just spout off about dicks. You dick.
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
hooray
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DayanDeVarlo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I like dicks DON'T SPOIL IT FOR ME DAMMIT.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Stop dicking around.
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EarthGal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Every time my boyfriend has a shower he rubs his dick all over my laptop when I'm trying to use it. :saddummy:
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Mine stands behind me and puts his on my head. :stare:
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My husband does that too. Or conversely, he'll start squishing it into my shoulder.


Why do they do this?
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:iconrandomrobskii:
RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
:lol:
Is this a seriously manly thing to do? I wonder how many of us there are.
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have no idea. I thought I was alone!
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elrotram Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had a boyfriend do this to me, too. Until I reached up and acted like I was going to bite it. Maybe this will solve your problem? And why do men do this?
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would love to know. Here we are, sitting down, watching TV, and suddenly, cock on the head.
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:iconelrotram:
elrotram Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What fun.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:iconfluttershywhatplz:
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TITTIES!
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
No, fuck your titties, we're talking about dicks, and that is final. :iconsnobplz:
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BUT I DON'T HAVE A DICK SO..... TITTIES....
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
WELL THEN

WE WILL PLANT THIS SEED INTO YOUR URETHRA

AND WITHIN SECONDS AN IMPRESSIVE PHALLUS SHALL GROW

Excuse me, I must go into the corner, and think about my life.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I DON'T WANT ONE! I WANT TO KEEP ALL MY HOLES THANK YOU!
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Oh, shush, it's only temporary. :meow:
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