If anyone's wondering why I seemed to have stopped uploading deviations, it's because - and I hate to say it - I'm actually getting rather tired with DeviantArt. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate this website; I try to come here at least once a day to read comments and I may uploaded a deviation once in a while. But I'm enjoying it far less than normal here, because I really feel like this place angers me more than it should.
Firstly, this place is plagued by some of the most unbelievably childish people I've ever met. Whenever I go to a userpage and it's flooded with images of cutesy animals, animated GIFs, stamps, and multi-coloured text, it honestly makes me want to throw up, because there are loads of these on this website and it's just obnoxious. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. I've read so many brainless and disturbing comments on this website that it lowers my faith in the human race, mainly those that are really short and meaningless, ones that are poorly-spelled and overuse emoticons, and ones that are ridiculously rabid, immature or perverted. All of the worst fanbases I've ever come across are available here, and it shows through these comments and the moronic amount of art for the same shows, films and games, especially creepy shipping art. It's become so repetitive that it's hard to really care for any of it. Also, the amount of fetish material on this website makes me sick. Yes, we all have fetishes, and I'll admit to having taken a look at some the deviations that turn me on a few times. But my God, the amount of it is staggering. There are entire galleries and groups purely dedicated to nothing but fetish material for some of the most bizarre fetishes I've ever seen; some of it is tolerable, but some of it is also sickening, like yaoi and inflation. And a lot of it is comprised of porn featuring both classic and modern cartoon and game characters, which personally I find disturbing because I have no idea why people are turned on by their childhood characters in sexual situations. And then there's some stuff on here which is so gross that I don't want to call attention to it. Basically, I just can't help but get annoyed at so much of this website and its largely childish and creepy populace. Once in a while, I'll have an interesting and mature conversation with a person who is actually sane, but those are so few and far between that it no longer feels worth it; and I have met several very nice and intelligent people as well. But there are so many weird, annoying, ignorant, rabid, pathetic and obsessive people that I find myself avoiding comment sections a lot more often now, just like with YouTube.
And the second problem, for me, is that it's become increasingly difficult for me to make my art known. I've posted my deviations to numerous art groups and I really appreciate the favourites that some of my pieces have received, but at seems that nowadays, the only of my deviations that get favourited are my stamps, mainly my stamps against MLP:FIM. I'm glad that so many people support my opinions of these stamps, but I'd also like it if some of my other deviations were more viewed. This is especially the case with the lyrics to the two songs I've uploaded. Sure, I certainly don't think either of them are perfect, but they've been getting almost no attention, and there's little more I can do to show them off besides obnoxiously shouting about them, which of course I will never do. I'm not the kind of person that appeals to the lowest common denominator. Often, the worst, most basic and most pandering deviations get a majority of the favourites now. You can just upload anything to do with MLP, or a cute animal, or a kissing anime couple, or really anything that's currently mega-popular at the moment and it's often an instant hit. It really gets on my nerves at how easily impressed so many users are here. Thus, when I upload a deviation, I no longer really feel a sense of satisfaction because I know it isn't going to be popular. Nothing I make will get hugely popular because I'm not that good an artist, and I accept that. So, I feel less pressure to actually upload. I just don't really care anymore, and I want to keep caring but I'm finding less and less reasons to actually care. I just feel so out of place here.
I didn't say all of that in an attention-seeking attempt to get sympathy, and I'm not leaving DeviantArt or anything; I just wanted to talk about why I'm starting to feel highly detached from DA. Rant over.