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For those still around I say hello and offer well wishes.

...as they say, sound off!? 

Much :heart: from the Spider. 

So, new stuff for those interested...

Asiatic Lily by arachnid15 Night Trips by arachnid15Collective Silence by arachnid15
The Edge by arachnid15U Turn by arachnid15Running On Empty by arachnid15Cry Again by arachnid15





Steven Perry, The Rare Interview

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 24, 2011, 11:52 PM




Spider Thoughts


Everything you ever wanted to know about the Spider and probably some you didn't can be found in an interview I did with Hot-Y-Chromosomes this week. Interviews are something that have typically turned down in the past so this is something that will likely give even those that have known me here a little more insight into my crazy head. I do not like doing them generally because I do not believe I am very good at them as apposed to being a complete jackass. Of course, I AM a complete jackass but that really isn't the point. ;)

No, I just have felt that doing them would serve no purpose because I wouldn't really say anything important. However, once I started answering the questions that were presented to me I basically started laying out my history on dA, my feelings on art, male nudes, and my experiences with this site as well as the real world.

So, if you are interested, go check it out here...

An Artist Interview w/ Arachnid15Merry Christmas Everyone!
Santa has brought us a sweet Christmas present..
It is my honor to present to this group this interview w/ one of the first artists to post frontal male nudes here on dA.
Yes! I'm referring to "The Evil Penis Guy" himself!

:iconarachnid15: `arachnid15
:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:
[Bullet; Blue] Hello Steven, in introduce yourself to this group, please tell us 7 words that you would choose to describe yourself.
Well Hello Hot-Y-Chromosomes. My name, of course, is Steven Perry. My "real" name is Steven Mitchell but my real fathers name was Perry. For most of my life I have gone by the name of Perry. However, I never legally had it changed so at times it has been a pain in the ass (taxes, jobs, etc.). I have since went back to Mitchell because it is simply easier. However, I never considered changing my name as an artist. It just wouldn't seem right to me. The artist is Steven Perry and always will be.
I reside in



I will probably post it here at some point as well.

Much :heart: from the Spider.

Merry Christmas everyone. :hug:   

New Work!






Rhythm Nation by arachnid15 Take It All Away by arachnid15 Catastrophe by arachnid15








Hello, My Name Is Steven Mitchell Perry

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 14, 2011, 6:09 AM




Spider Thoughts


Yep, me...the "Evil Penis" guy as most of you liked to call me. Or the Spider, that worked, too.

Before I left dA I noticed that even if you do come back, you can never really truly come back.  I mean you can return, sure. Not a problem there. But dA is more of a social network than an art site. It has been going down that path on a steady yet rapid pace for a very long time. Now that I have been absent from activities but have returned occasionally to post work I am not received Particularly well. I understand why the staff would avoid me. I mean, come on, those that have followed me long enough understand that my employment with deviantART did not go especially well. I have never talked publicly about that issue and what exactly happened and will not break that silence now. The issues of my leaving were fairly well documented. But what about all those "friends". What happened to them? I supposed I was simply not networking enough. Or, in my case, at all.



I have contemplated coming back and being a part of this community again whether those in charge wanted me to or not.



But, something happened. I realized that I had lost my relevance. deviantART had moved on and so had the people that followed me. It wasn't so much they didn't care. Many...I mean MANY actually are not here anymore. I have been here for nearly 11 years - 8 years with an official account. Before I actually signed up I used to come here for skins before the site went crazy big and everything changed. So, really, I have been involved in this site for 11 years in one way or another.



As old-timers will know they have not all been pleasant. Before I was even employed here and had that less-than-stellar experience, I was berated for other things. I was one of the first few artists to do full male nudes. There were only 5 or 6 guys who had done so before that. We were all lambasted and had to endure harsh criticism on a regular basis. Times they were-a-tough. But, I loved this site. I endured because I believed in what I was doing and believed in the cause. I believed in dA even though they offered no protection for such treatment at the time.  I took what was given to me and tried like hell to pass it off as uneducated people who would have the nerve to call themselves art appreciators.?

Point is, I took a great deal. Then there came a point where I could take no more. Between the employment gone awry and the criticism constantly leaved at me I simply had enough. I couldn't come here without terrible feelings of remorse. I clearly had to either work through them or say to myself that my leaving would become permanent exile. I came back every now and then to post a picture but essentially had no activity to speak of. I just wasn't here.



Recently I thought I would give a go at a bit more activity. I realized a couple of things. First, as I have already mentioned, you cannot truly go back. Enough time goes by and too many things change for your comfort level. You no longer recognize what was so important to you that you stayed so long in the first place. Second, it really is a social network. It is not about art. Maybe it never was. But, at least you believed it was and that was all that mattered. Once you realize that since you are no longer socially active you are no longer socially relevant,  you look at things in a whole new light. At first, I was thinking that I no longer had a place here because no one really gave a shit about what I was posting, what I was doing, or whether I was dead or alive. Seems like a good enough reason to justify a leave to begin with, right?

This went on for a couple of weeks. I thought about whether I should even try to participate here at all. It didn't seem to matter whether I did or not. My website had the same activity so it clearly was not a venue to thrust people to more of my work.

However, was it really about anything like that anyway?

No, not to me it wasn't. See, I bought into the dA as a social network thing before that was even what it was. This was the way I wanted to communicate with my fans. It was as simple as that. Whether they liked what I did, were offended  by it, or just downright pissed off - these were my people. Damn if they didn't eventually come around to my cause, too. They supported me in ways I never imagined. Without them I would not have made it 3 years here much less 11. They were that important. YOU were that important.

Now, well now, times have changed. I have changed. This site has changed. The male nude that I championed for so many years here against all odds is not only accepted but celebrated. Relevance once again had seemed to sway me in a direction that did not only leave me without dA but without a purpose. I had called upon myself as a model when I could not find others to do what I wanted to do. I had to rely on that heavily while I shot standard portrait work that I had little passion for. I have come to  point where the model in me simply would not comply with my wishes any longer. I cannot do those "shocking" "Evil Penis" nudes with any sort of regularity if at all. Of course, you never know. Most of you have realized that I just may do anything.  

Quite frankly I have just gotten too damn old to do it. It happens to us all at some point and I have realize that I am no different.

So, where does a guy like me go with his work? I have always had trouble with models that want to do the work I do - especially male models. Male nudes are now widely accepted and don't need an old dA has-been like me pushing you in their direction. What is my purpose if I were to return here? What the hell am I supposed to do? See, I always DID something. I championed something I believed in and participated in its' growth. I became a Gallery Moderator which was something I loved and could see more respect given to alternate nude art forms that I thought were not present before. I was then an official paid staff member in a job no one could even describe let alone do. I had SOMETHING to do.

But now, nothing. I have nothing to do. Nothing but one thing...

Start over.

Hello. My name is Steven Mitchell Perry. I used to be "someone" around but now I am not. I still, however, create art. Though I took nearly a two year hiatus from doing that I am "in the mood". Where it will take me I do not know. But, I hope some of you will come along for the ride. I know that in my absence there have been a lot of new people joining the party. I welcome you. All of you. Everyone who has every offered their support has held a special place in my heart. In that absence I have not been here to welcome you personally and I am doing that now.

Things may be different. I may be different. Paths may be different.

We will find a way through.

Where do we go?

I look forward to finding out.


Much :heart: from the Spider.

Oh, and I didn't rant about it but I will mention it. "Groups", a project I actually worked on during my employment here, has changed dA dramatically and NOT in a good way. I think it has completely made the individual artist irrelevant. Unless they want to spend all their time submitting to groups they are fucked. Anyway, I LOVE "Groups", they fucking rock! ;)

*note* - This journal, in all likelihood, makes little sense. It is 5am and I have battled heavy insomnia for weeks making much of what I do confusing to say the least. Just know I actually tried to make a point. I hope, in all my madness, that some of you received that point.

New Work!






Rhythm Nation by arachnid15 Take It All Away by arachnid15 Catastrophe by arachnid15








A New Form Of Communication

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 2, 2010, 10:07 PM




Spider Thoughts

Yeah, something is supposed to be here. Working on a new journal since the other was obviously not compatible with the "new" dA. Hope to catch with you guys soon. :)



Other Spider Thoughts


More shit I have to say. Lost of pressure :D.



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Almost six years here. I have laughed, cried and defended. But sometimes you have to see what is clearly laid out before you. My Mother taught me to never overstay my welcome and I think in many ways I have done that.

the writing is on the wall...I only have to read it. But, that will not make it easy.

Saying goodbye is never easy. But, it is time.

It IS time.

I love you all...and I will see you 'round the bend.

I bid you farewell.

Stay creative....and do not let anyone tell you that you are wrong.  

:heart:


///////EDIT
Hi everyone, it's Katerina. Steven asked me to drop in and let you all know he's not checking in here at the moment so if you'd like to get in touch with him, you can email him at stevenmperry@gmail.com

And for those of you that have been worried.. he's hanging in there. He's one strong Spider. He sends you all his love.

:blowkiss:
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THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

Some will notice rather quickly, others will notice in due time and yet another group entirely will - either never notice at all or somewhere far down the road. I no longer work for deviantART. And as you might imagine there are probably a great deal I could say about that. Explain what exactly happened and perhaps in making you understand that understanding will become universal. However, I will do nothing of the sort. I simply no longer work here and that is all that is fit to print.

There was a time here on deviantART where I firmly supplanted myself in drama on occasion. Usually not by choice as I am not an overly dramatic person by nature. However, most that have followed this little corner of the world know that I have backed off even that sort of thing as time has went on. I simply do not have the energy for it. And with recent impending health problems rearing their ugly head I once again face demons and decisions that will require all of my energy and attention.

So, many will ask….what happened? I am afraid you will not get that answer from me. Probably never. Maybe you do not care. Maybe you want to but are afraid to find out given things you have heard in the past. Whatever your feelings you can rest assured that the drama that follows most of these types of situations will not occur here. At least not from my end.  

Sometimes things just do not work out how we hope. Some people chose to lay “blame” because that justifies their own inabilities. Others take their medicine and understand more than they have a right to.

I wish I felt like saying more. There feels like there is more that needs to be said. But sometimes the best thing you can do is just figure out when what is said is enough.

And, I hope it is.

To new friends and old…I wish you the best. :heart:

P.S. I have already inquires about the Gallery Moderator symbol that is still attached to my user name. Unfortunately, I have no answer for that. I assume it is a glitch. Since I have had no conversations to the contrary please do not consider me any member of staff - whether it be paid or volunteer.
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Steven Perry The Film

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2009, 6:46 PM




THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

I do not have a lot of time right now but I wanted to turn you all on to a wonderful gift my best pal RussellE came up for me. A short little film based on my photography. You can check it out here...



Much :heart: to Russell. :hug:

spidy


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Message Center Limits

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 10, 2009, 9:00 AM




THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

spyed wants your feedback on message center limitations. Please head over here to offer yours. :)

spidy


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HOT New dA Product!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 1, 2009, 1:21 PM




THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

Check it out...

Urban Headgear

:boogie:

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Critique!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 31, 2009, 11:58 AM




THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

Beta Testers you can get on a brand new feature called Advanced Critique. For more information on it you can go here.

FAQ #531: What is an Official deviantART Beta Tester? How do I become one?

:headbang: 20after4

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For those of you that shop dA.

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 25, 2009, 9:59 AM




THIS JOURNAL IS BEST VIEWED NAKED :O_o:

If you shop dA and experience any issues with the process please let me know ASAP. This includes the purchase of subscriptions. Continue to file help desk tickets as normal but I would like to know about any problems you are having.

You guys rock!

:heart:

spidy


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Bug Inquiry: Did you see these?

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 24, 2009, 8:47 AM




There have been reports that some deviants are noticing new work not appearing in their inbox. I am trying to figure out how widespread this problem is. Have you noticed work absent from you inbox?

Did you recieve my last two deviations?

Hearsay by arachnid15 Revelation by arachnid15

Thanks for your help. :)

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The Internet has been commanded by Internet Explorer since…well, since the beginning. Although Internet Explorer has certainly slipped in recent years paving the way for a host of other browsers to grab their share of the internet it is still the predominant workhorse with nearly 65% of users loading Microsoft's venerable browser. However, deviantART is another animal altogether. Here, we are ruled by firefox. Nearly 55% of you use firefox in the world's biggest online art community.

There are number of reasons why we all love firefox but most will tell you it's all about the users ability to modify it. One of the ways to do that of course is "Extensions". Most of us love our extensions and could not imagine our browsing experience without them. It is one of the reasons firefox has seriously carved into Internet Explorers dominance. And while extensions can certainly add to the experience of deviantART in a number of ways, they are also a source of user issues in many cases.

One of the things we are trying to do here is identify and correct bugs in the fastest way possible. It is one of the reasons that my QA position was created. Identifying bugs is not as easy as it sounds since so many users surf dA under different circumstances. It is quite possible that the bug you believe you discovered is in fact a unique experience to you because of any number of things. Instead of a widespread bug your firefox extensions could be jacking up your user experience.

This is not to say that you cannot use your extensions here on dA. As I said, most of us could not imagine our life without them. However, understand that your extensions could be the culprit for many issues. Before filing your help desk ticket be sure to see if your extensions are indeed part of the problem you are having. This will vastly reduce erroneous help desk reports and streamline our bug searching on an issue that is user related rather than site related.  It will also free up time for the hard working  Devious Technology department.

Common extensions that are not deviantART friendly are the skype extension, adblock plus and noscript.  

So remember to check your extensions to see if they are affecting your deviantART experience. To do so go to "Tools>Add-Ons and click the "extensions" tab. From here you can disable them, reload firefox and check if the problem persists.  

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Plastic: The Strongest Substance On Earth

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 19, 2009, 8:23 PM




So I officially cannot open anything I buy anymore. Plastic is the new steel. I am more likely to cut my hand off then actually procure my purchase from within the confines of its' impenetrable housing.

Is it really necessary for me to obtain an jackhammer to open shit?

:heart:

spidy


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The ChewedKandi Collection!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 24, 2009, 7:50 PM




I have been a huge fan of ChewedKandi for quite awhile now. I think she is just an amazing artist and person. Fortunately for me she has done a number of pieces based on my works. Here is her latest...

Bling by ChewedKandi

...and here are some older pieces she has done...

In The Shadows by ChewedKandi Earache by ChewedKandi Furious Angels by ChewedKandi

And another based on Katie's work...

Ctrl + Sex by ChewedKandi

Check her out. She is talented and nice as hell. :)

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spidy


Blue Light Special by HourglassDeviant once before blue by scottchurch stay awhile to share my grief by chocolatenoir Fucking Myself by BlackScarletLove Self: Coerced... by LovittGirl Always Waiting by MPhilipPhotography Its a hard knock life - color by junkster78 Crushing Me by jzcj5 after by buzillo day-dream by nakedlady galanty shows by Strange-Illusions The discomfort of intimacy by AlexandraB24 :thumb83004582: :thumb102390724: :thumb106039730: Pink Harness by Aenux The Mouth Which Speaks by chadmichaelward Pink Thought by CindyFay batman's tender by le-dmi heart by NevaehLleh Genderqueer by boykitten Dark One by cosfrog Insanitarium... two by Battledress



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I have been meaning to do a journal for the past week announcing that I have taken up the QA position here on deviantART. Of course most of you know that I have become increasingly sporadic at updating journals so it probably comes as no surprise that I would not have done so.

I am sort of inundated with a new position as you might imagine, and, since it is one that is not only new but undefined for the most part makes it that much more difficult. In the coming weeks I as I understand the position better you will too. A big part of the position will be working with the community as well as devious technology and you will all hopefully be able to assist in making things run a bit smoother here in the future. A big part of that will be you beta testers and your feedback will be needed to assure that.

Bugs still need to be reported to the help desk but feel free to send me a note if you have any questions regarding site issues and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.

As I said, there will be much more about the job and what that means to you just as soon as get settled in.

As far as the Artistic Nude gallery goes I will be talking about that as well. Right now, I am still featuring DD's and you can still send me your DD suggestions for that particular gallery. In addition, I will retain DD privileges so I will be featuring DD's regardless. Therefore, at this time you can just send your suggestions as usual. Obviously, there will be a position opening up as the GM alongside wynnesome that you can apply for through Moonbeam13's journal. Instructions are located here.

I cannot thank you enough for all the well wishes and such since it was announced last week. :hug:

So, how the hell is everyone?

Much :heart: from the Spider.
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Featured Chat Tonight (2/3) 5-7 PST

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 3, 2009, 10:27 AM




This is Respect The Models Week!

Tuesday, Feb. 3, we will be having a Featured Chat in the #Flesh chatroom. In conjunction with catsagecat's Respect Models week, which starts today, we will be discussing topics related to respect and appreciation for models, how to encourage this appreciation, and how to respond appropriately when disrespect to models is demonstrated.

Featured Chat will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 5-7pm PST. Please join myself, wynnesome and Katerina423, along with other members of the Artistic Nude community. Voice your thoughts and ideas, and express some appreciation for the models that help make our art possible!

Models, photographers, and art appreciators, whether or not you work in the nude genre, please be welcome to join this chat!

Much :heart: from the Spider.

spidy


News From Community Relations...

- DD Suggestions -

Want to suggest a Daily Deviation? Please follow these simple rules...

:pointr: Send note with the subject line - "DD Suggestion".
:pointr: Provide artist name and thumbnail link to suggested deviation.
:pointr: Tell me why you think the piece should be featured.
:pointr: Be prepared to write description if deviation is chosen.

I will not answer all notes and please do not be offended if your suggestion isn't chosen.

spidy


Blue Light Special by HourglassDeviant once before blue by scottchurch stay awhile to share my grief by chocolatenoir Fucking Myself by BlackScarletLove Self: Coerced... by LovittGirl Always Waiting by MPhilipPhotography Its a hard knock life - color by junkster78 Crushing Me by jzcj5 after by buzillo day-dream by nakedlady galanty shows by Strange-Illusions The discomfort of intimacy by AlexandraB24 :thumb83004582: :thumb102390724: :thumb106039730: Pink Harness by Aenux The Mouth Which Speaks by chadmichaelward Pink Thought by CindyFay batman's tender by le-dmi heart by NevaehLleh Genderqueer by boykitten Dark One by cosfrog Insanitarium... two by Battledress



katerina423 stamp by Thiefoworld DT Stamp by fella Community Operations Stamp by fourteenthstar Community Relations Stamp by communityrelations :thumb98950923: I heart moonbeam13 by arachnid15 The Art of Horror stamp by RockstarVanity becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone Wynnesome Stamp by Thiefoworld :thumb35763749: family guy stamp by GoPurifyYourself depeche mode stamp i by peterdawes chix0r Stamp by StJoan AdvisoryContent Stampage by O-Uaglione Female Canvas Project by cosfrog




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A thankful Katerina423

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2009, 5:37 PM




An overwhelmed Katerina423 called me gushing over her birthday gift supplied in large part by the deviantART community a little while ago. She does not have internet access until later but wanted me to rely a quick thank you to all that had something to do with her gift. I do not have handy a list of all the people who gave for a generous trip to a day spa for some relaxation so I cannot thank everyone individually at this time. I did, however, want to convey her appreciation until she can do so herself.

So, thank you…from both her and I. As many of you know things have been tough and to know that so many of you would come together for such a gesture means more than I can say.

:heart:

spidy


News From Community Relations...

- DD Suggestions -

Want to suggest a Daily Deviation? Please follow these simple rules...

:pointr: Send note with the subject line - "DD Suggestion".
:pointr: Provide artist name and thumbnail link to suggested deviation.
:pointr: Tell me why you think the piece should be featured.
:pointr: Be prepared to write description if deviation is chosen.

I will not answer all notes and please do not be offended if your suggestion isn't chosen.

spidy


Mad Dame II by Mecca8 :thumb101441286: our intensity by epiphany :thumb102622467: :thumb101621019: Ode To The Gods by dwingephotography Pfft by sincity07 SELF 2007 I by davidfallu :thumb98291971: Mirrors 1 by Nyx-Valentine stretcher by andrewfphoto Coffee by vacko75


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Your Choice For Most Orig. dA ArtNude Photographer

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2009, 4:50 PM




I am curious as to what deviant you would choice as the most original ArtNude photographer here on dA. If you could give their name and talk about why you have selected them I would appreciate it.

If successful, I am hoping to put together a series of news articles with some of your selections including your words.

There may be something in it for the best sales pitches presented. :D

Fire away.

spidy


News From Community Relations...

- DD Suggestions -

Want to suggest a Daily Deviation? Please follow these simple rules...

:pointr: Send note with the subject line - "DD Suggestion".
:pointr: Provide artist name and thumbnail link to suggested deviation.
:pointr: Tell me why you think the piece should be featured.
:pointr: Be prepared to write description if deviation is chosen.

I will not answer all notes and please do not be offended if your suggestion isn't chosen.

spidy


Mad Dame II by Mecca8 :thumb101441286: our intensity by epiphany :thumb102622467: :thumb101621019: Ode To The Gods by dwingephotography Pfft by sincity07 SELF 2007 I by davidfallu :thumb98291971: Mirrors 1 by Nyx-Valentine stretcher by andrewfphoto Coffee by vacko75


katerina423 stamp by Thiefoworld I heart moonbeam13 by arachnid15 The Art of Horror stamp by RockstarVanity becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone For the Kitties by Twilight-Darling Wynnesome Stamp by Thiefoworld :thumb35763749: family guy stamp by GoPurifyYourself depeche mode stamp i by peterdawes chix0r Stamp by StJoan AdvisoryContent Stampage by O-Uaglione Female Canvas Project by cosfrog




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A Birthday Wish and life

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2009, 10:53 AM




Everyone take a moment to go wish Katerina423 a happy birthday.

Happy Birthday baby! I love you so much. :hug:

I know I have not been around here much. Life is kicking us squarely in the balls right now and there are a lot of major decisions that have to be made. As is often the case, they are not easy and are putting a great deal of stress on the everyday. I will be out of town the next few days and then hope to dedicate more time to dA when I return. I do hope you are all well. I know that a lot of people are facing difficult times, too, and I truly hope that the path becomes easier for us all.

Much :heart: from the Spider.

spidy


News From Community Relations...

- DD Suggestions -

Want to suggest a Daily Deviation? Please follow these simple rules...

:pointr: Send note with the subject line - "DD Suggestion".
:pointr: Provide artist name and thumbnail link to suggested deviation.
:pointr: Tell me why you think the piece should be featured.
:pointr: Be prepared to write description if deviation is chosen.

I will not answer all notes and please do not be offended if your suggestion isn't chosen.

spidy


Mad Dame II by Mecca8 :thumb101441286: our intensity by epiphany :thumb102622467: :thumb101621019: Ode To The Gods by dwingephotography Pfft by sincity07 SELF 2007 I by davidfallu :thumb98291971: Mirrors 1 by Nyx-Valentine stretcher by andrewfphoto Coffee by vacko75


katerina423 stamp by Thiefoworld I heart moonbeam13 by arachnid15 The Art of Horror stamp by RockstarVanity becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone For the Kitties by Twilight-Darling Wynnesome Stamp by Thiefoworld :thumb35763749: family guy stamp by GoPurifyYourself depeche mode stamp i by peterdawes chix0r Stamp by StJoan AdvisoryContent Stampage by O-Uaglione Female Canvas Project by cosfrog




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