Since quite a few people have asked me about it, I will post the link to the respective deviation at the bottom of this journal. If you wish to not
know who exactly is involved in this controversy, please disregard the last line of entry.
*swearing and cursing sided with flaming may occur in the following lines*
Usually, I don't really give a thing about all the interaction between deviants that do not directly involve me. Pretty much according to the motto: I've not been invited, therefore I'll stay at home.
In this particular case, however, I have to deviate from this. It involves a Daily Deviation, a Gallery Moderator, a suggester, and a couple deviants. I will try to not mention any names; however, the clues should be sufficient to identify them. To sum up what has happened:
A fairly new member to deviantART received a, in my opinion, well-deserved DD for one of his pictures. The suggester is himself a successful Space/SciFi-artist with high reputation among the community. The GM is a versed SciFi-artist and has been doing his job for almost a year now.
Soon after receiving the DD, a deviant (I refuse to write "artist", as this would actually imply skill, creativity, and you-name-it) openly flamed the suggester and the GM for their choice in a comment on the deviation. Just as an additional info: this person himself has received 4 DDs (if they're deserved or not is questionable) and his images can all be put into one category since they show extreme resemblance to one another. The skill is another such a thing but you can guess what would come up, so I'll cut it here.
The flamer received a response which contained the aformentioned info and the following, very true statement: "it's extremely rude to comment this on the artist's work, if you have a problem take it up with voyager himself as the artist (although deserved) did not ask for a DD."
You think the flamer would acknowledge his fault and back off? Hah, you can't be more wrong! In fact, he replied with a comment which could not be anymore arrogant: "Stay out of this british boy! You don't know anything."
Seriously, this attitude just striked me. This "british boy" is an awesome painter that has grown from a merely average deviant to a true artist over the past 3 years. He shows variation from piece to piece, has dynamics, covers a wide range of topics, from Space Art over landscapes and fantasy up to portraits, to just name a few. This is just my personal opinion, but I am pretty sure that he knows a whole lot more than the flamer. But that aside, soon afterwards, the flamer joined the #SpaceArt
-chat. A word of apologize? Nope. Let us check a few excerpts from the conversation (I will not comment them as they are pretty self-explanatory; <flamer> is the one that initially posted the rude comment, <painter> is the one that took the courtesy of responding to that guy):
02:57:08 AM <flamer> why do u replying me defending other ppl?
02:57:16 AM <painter> my problem is that comment you posted was extremely rude and made me angry
02:57:34 AM <flamer> OH THAT'S SO SWEET
02:58:50 AM <flamer> I was rude so what I think it was worth it
02:58:51 AM <painter> if you don't like it, block me
02:59:04 AM <flamer> ofc i would
02:59:16 AM <flamer> but don't wanna lose one more watcher :lol"
02:59:26 AM <painter> i really couldn't give a fuck, i've already removed you from my watch list
02:59:40 AM <painter> because every piece you release is the same composition with different planets
02:59:47 AM <painter> which i don't need to keep seeing in your polls
02:59:49 AM <flamer> omg that was touching like i would give a fuck
03:02:12 AM <flamer> even though ... did u think i was making those pics for you to see them?
03:02:52 AM <painter> i know you weren't and i'm not complaining at you, but i don't like them therefore i have removed you
03:02:56 AM <painter> is that a problem?
03:03:08 AM <flamer> not at all
03:03:36 AM <flamer> did u see me saying i just don't wanna lose one more watcher ?
03:04:21 AM <flamer> i would block u without telling u
03:05:26 AM <flamer> because i lost many watchers from blocking ppl
03:05:36 AM <flamer> i don't care about the ppl
03:05:42 AM <flamer> i just care about the number
03:06:30 AM <flamer> why i'm talking to u now anyway you are blocked
03:06:36 AM ** flamer has left [connection closed]
Pathetic. Plainly pathetic. What are your thoughts in this?
Edit: I got quite a few questions about who exactly is involved in this. After some thinking I came to the conclusion that hiding the truth would be not beneficial at all, so here you go: the image
. Check the respective comments; you'll find them really quick and can then rhyme together who represents whom in the aforementioned paragraphs.