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'Idols and Popularity' Disscussion Topic

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 9, 2013, 11:05 AM
THIS IS JUST A DISSCUSSION, OPINIONS ARE WELCOME

Let's talk about "Idols" and "Popularity" on deviantart..


To be honest, I had to agree with thousands and maybe millions of others...that  A B and C were the most page viewed, thousands of watchers, deviation faved gods...I thought their art were worship worthy.

Yes, I enjoyed capukats, rinermais, griffsnuff, rai-doos, smusheys...so on so forth's art. But what i realized that when I visited other artists page., they ALMOST HAD THE EXACT "Idols" and "Artists I love to be watched by" lists.

I MEAN WE MIGHT AS WELL SAID "ARTISTS I WISH I WERE LIKE" "ARTISTS' TALENTS I WISH I HAD"
I mean it was like a virus...it was very sad to see many young and older artists post on their "idols" page:
"I wish i had your talent.."
"My art never will be great as yours"
"Your art is so cool. Can we be friends?"
"How did you draw .... can you tell me your secret"
"How'd you get so many faves..watchers...pageviews.."

you name it.. its like we(including myself) were so unhappy with our art and our potential that we show it in our we show it in our words. And I mean if I were these "idols" I wouldn't even want to respond to those comments. I mean how can you say thank you to those...how could you want to be friends with people who really are interested in you for only the result of your art.

 NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO TRACE, THAT LITTLE LINE THAT IS CROOKED BUT INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE IS STILL THERE.

Trust me...i tried.. many times in my life to "study", if you will, things or people that I thought were "popular" or "famous"... and failed every time... like my grandma always use to say "There will never be another sun".

That means there will never be another rinermai, another capukat, another rai-doo, another smushey, another griffsnuff, ANOTHER YOU!

WE HUMANS MAKE IT SEEM SO WONDERFUL TO BE IDOLS AND FAMOUS AND BLAH! DAMMIT IF ANYTHING, FAME DOESN'T ALWAYS GIVE YOU HAPPINESS  and POPULARITY DOESN'T HAVE TO DEFINE SUCCESS

*There are secret millionaires in the world who haven't came out and told the world of their status."




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Renkat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said ;)
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smoofi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :D
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Heatphones Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought of myself as someone special. Might be, since I am a little narcissistic, but that's not the only reason there is of why I think that. I don't cry after what others have, I am just trying to get it myself as good as possible. Right now I am happy as how I am and who I am. If I get popular, it is how it is, but I am not seeking after it, heh.

Anyways, you seem to be a great Person, not only for writing that, but also that you go deeper into a thought of what most Peeps have in their mind and in their Soul, but never dare to speak out.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sort of old but its amazing how it still has a voice!!
Oh my gosh I agree with you really!
I used to stress over "popularity" and I went out of my comfort zone in a bad way to fulfill that.
What I soon realized that the more I tried to chase it, the further it went away.
Thats when I woke up and stopped chasing it, because it wasn't important.

Oh my goodness thank you very much! I'm glad others have seen this and took this into consideration!
It's helped many, including myself realize that popularity is more of a consequence of doing what you love.
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Heatphones Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After my time feeling 2 Months aren't that much. Especially when you just started working somewhere in this time. I can not believe how the time runs, I feel old...

And honestly I never mind it much. I see that some Peeps enjoy being with me and talking to me and that is all what I want, heh. Seeing how I am able to meet different Peeps, how they interact with me and how I even can learn something from them means more to me than any 1000 Pageviews more I could ever get. I enjoy doing Pixel Art and I know that other Peeps see that as well. uwu
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smoofi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh its okay! I know how you feel!
Eeep!

Yeah its pretty cool! I like come on here for the people, not for the watches and faves and pageviews and stuff
thats why i had my pageviews turned off for a while cause it used to bother me
until I realized they are just numbers! seriously just numbers! they aren't going to change my life in anyway
unless i let it! and i didn't!

oh my gosh i agree with you! i enjoy pixel art! and pixel art that is original
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Fenthewolflover039 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Well said.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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HiddenCookie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. Though I still think that it's quite important to have your idols. My idols are my motivation :heart:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, its just taking it to the obssession part is where it becomes bad
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