Here's my answers to DA's 15th Anniversary Questionnaire:
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I think I stumbled upon it 6 or 7 or 8 or whatever..... years ago.
What does your username mean?
Exactly what it sounds like!
Describe yourself in three words.
Seen it all!
Are you left or right handed?
Right. (Why would you ask this? Are you doing a Facebook type social experiment or something?)
What was your first deviation?
Believe it or not I still haven't done one. I'm working on a couple of long stories and I have a ton of high quality 35 mm. landscape shots but I still haven't gotten around to posting any of them! sigh........
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I guess writing would be my first love. But I do love landscape and macro photography almost as much!
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Easy. Some cute little sketches to illustrate my stories.
What was your first favourite?
I haven't got a clue now. Heck I don't even remember what type of genre it would have been!
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Evenly split between sci-fi/fantasy and ahem...... more deviant drawings. You can also throw in cosplay, anime, humour and anything else that catches my fancy. I'm an equal opportunity favourer!
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
God there are so many good ones. I don't think I could pick just one!
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I've read and seen postings and drawings that are truly remarkable and heart felt. Really nice have been a special few that show that no matter what your personal feelings or sexual turn-on's may be or not be; there are others like you out there, that you're not alone and that provided it doesn't hurt anybody else; anything you do or like is nobody else's right to criticize or control. That is such a liberating feeling. And one for which I am truly grateful to DA for!
What are your preferred tools to create art?
For my writing, I prefer Corel Word Perfect. For my older photography it was my beloved Olympus OM-1 SLR with Kodachrome 64. For my newer photography I'm still trying to figure out my new Sony A6000 mirrorless camera that I just acquired at Christmas. (Damn Sony's manual is virtually useless!)
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
For writing late at night right here in my home office! For photos, it would be a nice leisurely stroll through a beautiful garden, next to an old ruin overlooking a scenic valley! Know such a place?
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Nothing specific. Just my continuous stumbling upon things that I never knew existed. This is the one place in the world in which I don't think you can ever get bored!
Residence: Southern Ontario (Little snow, lot's of freezing!)|
Operating System: Windows 7 (HP Phenom II Quad-Core)
Interests: Anime, Audio/Video, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Adult Fantasy
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Fav Movies: L.O.R., Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Forbidden Planet
Fav Animated Movies: Titan A.E., Monsters vs. Aliens, The Incredibles
Fav Anime Movies: Kiki's Del. Service, Mononoke, Patlabor 2, G.I.T.S.
Favourite Animes: Princess Nine, Angelic Layer, Gundam Seed, Kamichu!
To make the most comprehensive and best favourites display on Deviant Arts! Showcasing the very best of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Portraiture and all things cute and cuddly!
Plus in the Adult realm all the very best (or at least most interesting) of DID, Gay, Yuri, Pinups, Transgender, Fetish or anything else that catches my amusement and/or interests!
HOW THEY'RE PICKED!
For smaller sites I'll go in and pick out not just the best; but examples from all the artist's various genres and time periods. I'll generally limit this to half a dozen pic's but if necessary; I'll repeat this in more than one Fav folder until you can get a pretty good overview of his/her works! Then check back once or twice a year and update as necessary.
For larger sites with numerous artwork, interest or volume of art; I'll generally start with the oldest (which are most likely to be archived and frankly need the love) and pick out one or two good examples from each page and work my way forward. For sites with exceptional numbers or constant updates; I may do up to six or seven each in multiple folders. Then come back every two or three months just to catch up.
This way, you will be continually exposed to the best of the best in whatever category you're interested in and a wider assortment of viewer's may discover these wonderful creations before they vanish. Rather than being buried 90 pages down in a bloated favourites collection where nobody will ever see them.
HOW THEY'RE ORGANIZED!
Everything of a general or family nature will get posted to the main fav's page first. As new stuff get's added, the oldest will be moved to the individual collections. Fav's of a more adult nature will get posted immediately to the adult collections.
As for the collections; those at the top are of a more general or family friendly nature. This way families and kids can safely surf through my fav's without hitting a raft of those blank DA placeholders. In fact, they may never even notice them.
THE INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIONS!
FANTASY AND SCI-FI DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS - Pretty much as the name implies. Mostly fantasy and mostly family friendly although there's quite a few bare-breasted elf's in there as well! (Hey, don't blame me, blame the elf's!)
FANTASY AND SCI-FI 3D, CG, PHOTO, FLASH - The same as above except in 3D and CG formats. There's also the odd Photo manipulation and Flash animation as well.
COSPLAY AND PORTRAITURE - All the best of the best. 90% family friendly. Adult stuff is further down.
CUTIES, COUPLES AND FAMILY - This is where all the cute stuff goes. You know, the sort of drawings you see and immediately go, "Oh my God, how Cute! I've got to fav this!" The title is pretty explanatory.
MORE CUTIES, COUPLES AND PINUPS - Similar to the above except the cuties are a little more adult or in lingerie. Pinups also go here as well.
COMICS, CARTOONS AND PARODIES - As a lot of humour tends to be adult in nature, I'd say this folder is about half family friendly and half adult. In addition to comedy, there are some nice little cartoons and a lot of parodies in there as well.
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS - Pretty much as the name implies. This is where the adult stuff starts. Some lovely drawings and paintings in here if you like the genre. If you don't, well...., just don't watch it! In numerous folders as the originals just kept getting too damned big! (Hey, there's a reason they call this site Deviant Arts!)
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS 3D, CG AND PHOTO - Basically the same as the above except the artwork is in 3D and CG formats. There's also stuff from Second Life, Photo Manip's and adult photography as well. In numerous folders for the same reasons as above.
TG, TF, YURI AND BOYS IN DISTRESS - Here you'll find everything else adult from gay, yuri (girl love), crossdressing, boys in bondage, adult babies, age regression, transformations (human to animal, boy to girl, etc.), spanking, tickling, leather, rubber, pony play, fetish, etc.. and anything else that doesn't fit in above. It's quite a variety. There's also some light sado/masochistic stuff for those into it but not too extreme. Once again, if you don't like any of the above, don't look. That's why I put it at the bottom. In numerous folders.
DID, TG, TF or YURI STORYLINES - As above but in multi-posting storylines. More than 5 or 6 in any storyline will go here. Once again, if you don't like them, don't look! In two folders.
Anyhoo, that's the way I've set up my fav's. I hope you like it. The main intention is not only to make it easier for you to find what you like, but more importantly to highlight some of these wonderful little gem's on the site that may have been over looked or buried and give them a second chance at life. Let me know if it's working?