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rik wessels
Current Residence: the netherlands
Favourite genre of music: all
Favourite style of art: 3d graphics
Operating System: windows 2000
MP3 player of choice: winamp 2
Shell of choice: object desktop/nextstart
Wallpaper of choice: varies
Skin of choice: savant
Favourite cartoon character: none
Personal Quote: if it ain't broke,don't fix it !
contemplating the meaning of life as we know it I actually for the first time since joining the site had to report a copyright - violation . ME , of all people, I'm always saying to be a bit relaxed about this issue  ( I posted comments to that effect in forums ) , because I'm affraid this could easily turn out to be censorship ( in the negative sense of the word ). But this time even I couldn't let this one pass. As usual it was in the wallpaper-females section , but I've never been inclined to report any deviation ( yes,even there ) , since most people had at least the decency to apply some kind of change to the original they downloaded ( be it a filter ,effect , cut and paste ; well anything which changed the picture sufficiently for me ) . Not so with this deviation though : this deviant had the actual nerve to not change one bit of the picture he/she downloaded from the net and post it as his/her own ! When I saw this I was , quit frankly , disbelieving that anyone would think no one would notice this . But the real disbelief came to me later : I had actually reported this ( without knowing what the result will be for this deviant ) !! I never snitch ( and I mean absolutely never ! ) . Now I've thought a true I realise it's not really snitching at all  , it's the result of an accumulating sense of irritation of what some people are doing to this site . I've stated before , and I still believe this , the wallpaper - female section should remain an integral part of this site , but now I'm beginning to wonder how we ( and by "we " I mean the whole of deviantart's community ) are going to accomplish this ? I mean : to what extent can we rely on people not to do what this guy did ? Then I came to realize there's something else going on here also ... I remember slaving for hours to get a deviation just right ( I refer to my instant karma / alien buddha series of deviations in which you can clearly see the progress I made whist making it ) and then have it ignored mostly . One day later I applied some filters and the likes to a picture of Cori nadine ( done in about 10 minutes !! ) and posting it on the site . Result : a zillion views and downloads ! This is what's really irritating me and what caused me to report this guy ...I said in the report I made : two wrongs don't make a right ..maybe this should apply to myself also . Reporting this deviation was done out of irritation and of remembering the frustration I felt when nobody seemed even remotely interested in the deviations I made ( which were all original , except the one which gets the most downloads ! ). I just hope that this will be the last time I'll get so annoyed that I resort to reporting someone ( I doubt it though ).....Ah well , tommorow I'm gonna install my weatherstation and I can start to observe something which can't be ripped of : Nature itself !!!!!Tomorrow never knows

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tobro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Great work It?s great!!
You have some great stuff in your gallery, keep it up!

Art of my friend: Gary Roberts art
spyed Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever had a dream, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire deviant life, that there's something wrong with the story. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

You take the blue pill, the story ends. Your browser closes and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland. And, I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I offer only the truth, nothing more.

Take: The Red Pill
Take: The Blue Pill

Fella Point Right spyed, nobody has ever done this before.
Ninja Point Right I know. That's why it's going to work.

Do not try and bend the spoon ...
dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2002
thanks a lot for the comment on cosmic sunrise :) (Smile) im glad you liked it ;) (Wink)
smoke999 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the comment. The reason why I can't skin the favorites menu in IE is because it's not a real menu and is not uspported by WB. That is because it is not a real menu it's a toolbar made to look like one. Other window changing programs don't even touch menus at all though.
vectrolis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2002
semi random. followed a comment link cause you write in the same style as me lots of brackets ()((()(() :) (Smile)
goldenchild3k Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2002
random deviant 361 :]
phlux Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2002
Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker This is your brain; This is drugs; This is your brain on drugs! Pumpkin Collective Rectum
.:: phlux ::.

> e-wookie ::
> sameeraj ::

Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker This is your brain; This is drugs; This is your brain on drugs! Pumpkin Collective Rectum
3ch0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2001  Student
Merry christmas :) (Smile) Santa Clause

:frown:Horns rock on with
Santa Clause Norske NisserSanta Clause
mygrane Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2001  Hobbyist Photographer

The Fellowship of the Random Deviant

//fall down 7 times, stand up eight
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