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There are some people who are getting too fake here on DA. They only want posts, comments, or to see how many friends they can get. So let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. This is a test to see how many people in my friend list actually pay attention. Copy and re-post in your own bulletin. Let's see who the true friends are... Re-post this if you are a friend... Don't reply... Just copy and paste this in a new journal as "Fake Friends"
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but I don't re-post stuff. Its like those people who dump some bullshit chain-letter into the comment section of a persons account warning them that if they do not re-post it into somebody else's account a demon will come and kill them. I recently spam-blocked somebody for that and banned them from ever posting to my account anymore from the originating account because of this. To me its a form of control, no matter how small, over others and I am very much against that - NO to physical slavery, NO to slavery of the mind, ego or psyche!

Off-subject (my apologies) I maintain a rule for example that people who add me to their watch but who do not actually produce art and have never produced art are put on my block list. Why do I do this given that its not going to stop them? Well, it sends the message that I'm unhappy with them. Why do I do this? I have not got a clue other than the fact that I openly despise fake asses scumbags and worse, people who steal art and even if they are not stealing art you have to wonder why they are collecting and yet seemingly not producing - especially when some accounts are ten years old and have zip in them. You begin to worry that your work will in some way appear with their name on it, or world, works based on your work appear and they have the nerve to claim intellectual property rights. This became a real passion of mine after more than two hundred and fifty of my pieces was stolen for use in manga comics and they claimed intellectual rights. Now my art isn't anything special compared to some of the truly eye-watering stuff out there but it is mine nevertheless and as such I consider it an extension of my own being. ****ing with it is ****ing with me and I'm mentally disturbed enough to be moved to move heaven and earth to take out whoever does that and to enjoy taking them out into the bargain!

But I do not immediately think people who are added to my watch lists are ''friends'' - to me, friends are people who give a shit enough to phone me or email me and worry about me, as I worry about them. They are people who I respect and who mean something to me. Friendship is a rare thing and I do not just offer it like a candy. At best the people on my lists are associates, but a few are friends - I feel a kinship for them, I deeply respect their work and have meaningful dialogue with them. That does not mean, Terry, that my lack of communication means I do not have respect, for example, for you - I just have not had any reason to waste your time reading my rantings so have not contacted you, but I often wonder how your projects are coming along.
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TSofian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Our projects continue apace. Arun and I just completed a very effective round of editing on the Land Machines book and I've been chipping away at the two Role Playing Books (referee's and players')
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. Not sure what I can offer you, but forever interested. Just let me know.
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TSofian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Arun and Mateen are hoping you'll help out with space vehicle book for Hive, Queen and Country
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy too. My health is not brilliant but I'm always up for a challenge. I experience periods of 'mental' disorientation which despite my asking to be taken serious for the last thirty years nobody has yet bothered to look into it and its getting worse. Sadly this makes me a little unreliable - so I have isolated myself from mainstream society rather than cause concern to others.
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Jimbowyrick Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whu? Huh?
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