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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Steve the PocketMale/United States Group :iconozyandmillie: ozyandmillie
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Woshua Judges Ruthlessly :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 7 3 Siren :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 16 6 Jack of Rabbits :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 19 6 Risa doodles :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 16 3 Abort, Retry, Fail #3 :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 6 1 Monotoli Minch 199X :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 0 0 Ozy and Millie are incredible - remake :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 15 2 It's Catty! :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 28 3 Cool Time, Pool Time! :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 22 3 Honey Girl Summer :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 16 4 humph :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 21 3 Oh hi :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 32 9 Boundless energy :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 29 3 Leap Day :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 16 3 BOOOOOOOO :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 2 0 Are you actually a little puppy? :iconstevethepocket:stevethepocket 232 14


Com: Sally :iconempurrormooks:EmpurrorMooks 38 1 Confortable seat :iconimalou:Imalou 261 14 Catty :iconmoozua:Moozua 211 8 Royal Dinner :iconmoonshen:Moonshen 3,242 93 Long journey onwards :iconmoonshen:Moonshen 1,382 75 Comic Sans :iconmoonshen:Moonshen 958 37 Undertale :iconseanica:Seanica 184 9 undertale :icontabe103:tabe103 1,077 75 Alphys :iconbuckbuck4848th:BuckBuck4848Th 71 2 [Undertale] Snowdin 3d :iconlatyprod:Latyprod 393 78 I may not have a dime :icondetectiverj:DetectiveRJ 161 13 Fooled around and fell in love :iconmagdaproski:MagdaPROski 235 20 Undertale- the ending :iconchriston-clivef:christon-clivef 721 51 Stop It :iconadorkablemarina:AdorkableMarina 1,328 37 Undertale - The Dumpening :icontc-96:TC-96 3,114 667 Fidget :iconamandadahamster:AmandaDaHamster 718 62



Lately I've noticed that a lot of thumbnails won't load anymore, almost as if the servers they're hosted on have stopped working and never been replaced. It's really weird that a site this big and this... significant? ...would be letting something like that happen, and weirder that I haven't heard anyone else talking about it. But it's been like this for months now, and with the recent news that Twitter is struggling to stay in business and has shut down Vine as a cost-cutting measure, it's a possibility worth considering.

I've long thought that we're in for a second dot-com bubble burst one of these days, with so much of the Internet relying on ad revenue in a time when advertising online is becoming less and less profitable (caught in a vicious cycle of making ads more obnoxious and desperate in response to people using ad blockers, driving more people to use ad blockers in response, and so on). And my concern is less for content creators having nowhere else to go (a lot of serious artists have fled to Tumblr, which admittedly has a host of problems of its own, and if DA goes down for real, I'm sure some clone will spring up that isn't a complete mess) than for a decade and a half worth of artwork vanishing forever or, more likely, continuing to float around the Web with no attribution. (As an aside, if you ever find that some site has stolen your artwork, put it on a t-shirt, etc., THE ABSOLUTE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO is take down the original, the only public record that you created it. Really, this is a good argument for never deleting anything from DA or Tumblr period, just in case.)

Anyway, I'd love if someone could get to the bottom of this. It's one thing for, say, the Internet Archive to start letting hard drives fail without backups because they're a non-profit operating on a shoestring budget, but the expectation that things will be handled in a professional manner is kind of one of the perks of using a for-profit service in the first place.


Steve the Pocket
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I've been drawing ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, and into cartooning ever since I could read Calvin and Hobbes. Somewhere on that timelike I fell in love with the famous Disney talking-animal movies like The Fox and the Hound and Oliver and Company, and my interest in drawing human characters promptly took a flying leap off a nearby cliff.

I found DeviantArt through the Ozy and Millie fan forum, and that was the beginning of me sharing my artwork with the outside world. Just as well that I didn't have an Internet connection before that, or things could have gotten real embarrassing.


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...a very happy birthday to you sir...=3
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happy birthday! :party:
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