</b>This Journal May Contain Sarcasm</b>
That's what fractal art is, didn't you all know? I've seen the light and the truth thanks to dA's Director of Artist Relations. (There's an ironic title for you). It's nothing more than a "personal flea market of pre-packaged parameters in which you get to pick and choose" [link]
The CEA thinks there is no creative effort involved in fractal art, as has been pretty well documented by now.
All the admins and staff seem to agree with them. (There may have been one of two dissenting voices but as DA is being its usual fucked-up self, I can't see any replies in this journal [link]
past the first page).
So ... this is an ART
site, with a Fractal Art Gallery, and they take your money for subs, and they take their profit from fractal art print sales but what you do is not
Thought y'all should wake up and smell the coffee. I have
I've smelled that damn fine cup of java and I'm outta here.
The parameter copyright issue: I'd have conceded the point to dA if
it had been presented in a way which made it obvious they had taken it seriously and made a decision on the state of the law at present and made it clear that was the basis for the decision. The way it was handled though? Patronising and unacceptable.
It becomes apparent, having read the comments from $realitysquared
in particular that they neither like nor understand fractal art and think it's fair game to be publicly insulting and dismissive about it. Shame on me for thinking that on an art
site, the administration would have a little more respect for a genre that they superficially endorse. You'd think they'd have the sense to keep their personal opinions to themselves in any case. As far as I'm concerned, their behaviour has been totally unprofessional.
Huge thanks to all my friends here for your support & encouragement and - especially - for all the laughs.
Special mention to `ClaireJones
for her encouragement and advice when I first joined the site. Without that, I wouldn't have persevered, I wouldn't have stayed here and I wouldn't have met all you lovely people and enjoyed viewing your art.