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M Jarrett
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A month or so ago a visitor to my gallery sent me a slough of angry comments about my gallery, and then proceeded to alert DA about some of the content of my gallery after I told this person they can go screw themselves.

Feel free to criticize my art technique, but shut the hell up about WHAT I draw. If you don't like the content, just move along. There is a TON of content on DA that I find disturbing. My solution? I just don't visit those galleries. I mean, really, what are you hoping to achieve by blasting someone about *what* they draw? Do you honestly think your opinion is so important that you expect an artist to actually STOP and conform to your wishes? Are you THAT narcissistic? Just move along. It really is that easy. That's what I do, and it works pretty well and everyone is happy.

Anyway, the douchbag reported my drawing depicting Joanna wearing her Sarishi gown; a traditional garment that exposes the breasts. I explained that it was from a chauvinistic culture where most womens clothing were rather revealing, and that Sarishi's are worn with pride in her culture but other cultures find it offensive. In the explanation I also mentioned Joanna was 13 in the drawing, as Baklunish culture traditionally begins wearing Sarishis at about that age. Thus, DA removed the drawing since they considered it "child pornography". Really? Funny thing is...there are a few other drawings here on my gallery that depict Joanna showing some skin while under-aged (17 or younger), but wisely didn't mention it in the description. Can you tell which one they are? No, you can't. Because it's a DRAWING. Art. I bet that if I reposted that drawing that was banned and said she was 21, it wouldn't get removed at all. Censorship is inherently inconsistent because it is SUBJECTIVE. I understand DA has some guidelines to follow, but that drawing wasn't pornographic, any more than National Geographic is pornographic.

But that's just my opinion.
  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: "A Feast For Crows" on Audible
  • Reading: "The Man-Kzin Wars" by Larry Niven
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Civ 4 Beyond the Sword
  • Eating: Basil Balsamic Pork Chops
  • Drinking: Smart Water

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Balron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Sir, I shall watch you...WITH AN EYE OF SAURON!!!!
lockett730 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
if anyone wants to display there original characters and bios check out our site.…
ei9 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
 Love your artwork of yours and it reeks of badass awesomeness and kickass greatness as well. I have a few of your masterpieces in my faves and look forward seeing more from you in the future. you got a brand new fan in me. keep kicking some ass out there my man and Godspeed!
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! High praise! Thank you very much
IIRukiaKuchikiII Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Hey there, love your DA and art! Normally I don't talk too much to people I follow, but I found your RPG Races, Female on tumblr unaccredited:…
Hope this doesn't ruin your night, have a good one! I love reading "A Leisurely Stroll" when you update!
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know.

Naw, it doesn't bother me unless someone takes credit for it or makes money off of it. I've heard from friends that my RPG Races (both the male and female ones) have shown up on Reddit and other sites.

"A Leisurely Stroll" is finished. Now working on it's sequel. Unfortunately I've been really busy so it's going to be slow going.
byMichaelX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much fav! :) it's very appreciated.… ----------> like my page :heart: :heart: :heart:

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karaokecowboy76 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, Demon Bride is done! Sent it off to you
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Reading it now. Thx!
karaokecowboy76 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hope I did ok
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