Bashing and trolling over DDs is a trend as old as the DDs themselves Nothing new. But yeah, I agree, I think in some cases the reason why people complain about them is because they have unrealistic expectations of what they should be, it's foolish to expect them to be perfect or that you'll like all of them everytime, they won't. I also agree with the point of -they're nice and all, but it's not like winning a Grammy either- It's just a feature that last for 24 hrs. and then is gone! Let the artist enjoy the spotlight while it last for God's sake! XD
I ''discovered'' DDs not so long ago, and I must say that, even if I noticed few that didn't deserve DD, I support Daily Deviations. And, even if I or someone else think that some DD is not deserved, that maybe isn't true at all. Beauty is in the eye of the viewer. Maybe it's not the problem about DDs, maybe it's about people. I must admit that very most of DDs are completely fair chosen.
Yes...so why would one or two that "does not quite meet certain people's eye" have to be bashed? Picasso certainly is very appealing to my eyes. Well, I'm certain he was bashed a lot in his time, too...but can't society move forward a bit? Especially since many artists here are trying to draw as a hobby, not strictly as a profession...
To be honest, until two years ago, I didn't even know those Daily Deviations existed (although I'm a member for over 5 years now xD) and I still don't care about them much. If I'm browsing through deviations, it's certainly not through the DD's. And I understand your point and have observed the same issue not only with the DD's but on every "more than normally popular" deviations (meaning: every deviation with more than 500 likes & comments)- People are literally becoming more and more rude and idiotic these days. I personally don't have the slightest clue why this is the case, but I definitely hope it's going to end soon. Maybe it's because DA is experiencing so much more new and especially young members... Also, as you said there are just sooooooooooooooooooooo many "undiscovered" gorgeous & breathtaking artists here on DA, about whom nobody cares a straw. And that's really saddening. Because they would certainly 'deserve' a DD (or more attention in general)
PS: I really enjoyed reading this! And you're right: "Beauty is but in the eye of the beholder"!
I think some of them are pretty cool. And the bashing... well that must suck. It's not like the artists could help it to be choosen. But I must say that a lot of great deviations with potential get overlooked.
It's a metality fostered by not having brought up with good conscious, is what I suspect.
Sure, on the "legal" and "lawful" side of things, a person can "get away" with it.
But they're also "getting away" with it because they are too selfish to realize how real the Internet can become to the other person...or how real it can become to themselves. (It's probably already taking up most of their lives.)
We're realizing less and less how more and more the Internet is an actual, physical part of our lives, and an extension of ourselves. And when something is a part of us...that means it's damn well going to hurt when attacked upon.
Pain is always a part of life.
But the interenet wasn't invented to make access to such tortures easier.
The saddest response to a DD I ever saw was people just downright ignoring it. It was a photo of a fur suit the user had made - But everyone hates furries, right? Now I'm not into the whole furry thing either, but it was a well crafted suit, fully deserving of recognition and the creator was clearly talented. But when I looked at it, it only had around 10 comments maximum, most of which where variations upon "Why would this get a DD?!" or "Wtf is this... Nice job though I guess..."
I mean, flaming is one thing (You could even chalk it up to jealousy in some cases), but you usually get just as many positive comments, don't you? Almost totally ignoring it is just awful, though.
I don't always like the DD's, but more often than not you can tell a lot of work was put into them. Yet like any contest especially with this many participants included there is a portion of luck involved. Anybody who receives one should be proud and ignore the naysayers.
Exactly. Luck is indeed involved, as it is with success in life. Luck is not everything, but neither is hard work.
I just find that the way people can be so easily forthcoming in their harsh words is appalling. I will not deny that such behaviors will never perish in the world, but the AMOUNT of it...the increase of the lack of basic social etiquette, on the Internet or in physical settings...It's very distressing.
I suppose I have made one small issue suddenly apply to the vast (and yet so small) world...
DD's are picked by a small amount of people. I look at some and think THAT is a DD?? even though I know there are a lot better candidates. My opinion is that DD's are political and they are chosen by favor, not by those deserved.
Hmm...kudos to you. *shrugs* LOL of course, to you I'm always nonchalant. How's school? Still in touch with Sean?
I'm glad I deserve it...but to others, I really hope people would stop being so RUDE. There's a certain point where a line ought to be drawn, but people, now seem to have more and more of a lack of restraint and courtesy. It's appalling...The lack of basic etiquette in everyday life is already lacking...what makes people think that the Internet is not a real-enough world where basic good behaviors can be thrown out the window? (Yes, I have read studies on cyber-bullying and such, but knowing WHY is not enough. Something more should be done...and I think basic everyday life behaviors and good habits is the key to it all.)
Sometimes, neither do I. But since I'll still be living in this world for a while, might as well try to make the best out of what I can. Something to hope for is sometimes good for the soul/heart, too.
I hope you won't always only see the bleak, either. Because, that would just be depressing for you. May there be a ray of light for your eyes, okay?
At times I have had a problem with how talented artists get overlooked I do not mean to criticize I shall do my best to bring a spot light on those who do and hope I can get them a DD I got two of them last year and I shall try again next year
Indeed, talent is often overlooked, also...But talent is like beauty...different to the eye.
To this day, I STILL can't bring myself to fully appreciate Pablo Picasso.
But I sure wouldn't try to go back in time to try and tell him "you suck." (And not appreciating, in my dictionary does not mean hate. I just don't LIKE it. And the opposite of love/like is not hate. It's indifference.)
Every bit of good effort for the better can accumulate like water drops would make a river.