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I Just Can't Look Away by jollyjack I Just Can't Look Away by jollyjack

Are you aware of what the word “Deviant” means?
Then you can’t complain about content.

Is the “show mature content” box ticked in your DeviantArt browsing setting?
Then you can’t complain about content.

Rather than just moving on, do you keep returning to the section of the gallery where an image you think offensive is found?
Then you can’t complain about content.

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:iconchristelwink:
christelwink Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Maybe here's what's going on, at least some of the time: A person is drawn by the sexual content. We're sexual creatures, most of us are drawn by sexual contant and we can't help that. But then the actual image clashes with the way they view themselves; maybe just  because it's sexy and they were brought up thinking sex is dirty, but it could be for any number of reasons a particular piece offends. And yet they can't deny the draw despite their conditioning. So now the image is making them feel uncomfortable about themselves, which quickly turns to anger. If the image wasn't there, they think, then they wouldn't have felt this confusing and unpleasant way in the first place.
I'm not saying anyone should stop uploading the sexy stuff - god no! I'm just wondering about what's behind this particular behaviour. Though annoying, it may be a little understandable, and a little sad.
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SubZippo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
Its not just DA.  Society seems to love to operate like this anymore.
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:iconson-of-dromund-kaas:
Son-of-Dromund-Kaas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
It's real simple. Just go. I've seen plenty of shit I wished I hadn't but chose to move on and forget it rather than stay and whine for an hour.
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NorrecVizharan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
So true! lol
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:iconluckykitty777:
LuckyKitty777 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha
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:iconbbblossom:
BBblossom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
Literally
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:iconemeraldthefemboy:
EmeraldTheFemboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
Mature Content filter = Best Filter
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scoutbonkps3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
So true
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:iconandyofindiana:
AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have my mature content filter on all the time.
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Troops21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you still have the link to the photo? I like to see what caused it to happen.
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You can actually see an example of this at work if you read through the comments. Someone apparently didn't realize they were looking in the mirror as they complained about this very picture.
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Troops21 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But it becomes a real problem if it's porn because porn isn't allowed however.
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mythicaldragon7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually found porn on this website, I flagged it for Troops21 reason stated.
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
And yet you still didn't get the point.

No one is forcing you to look at it.
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:iconmythicaldragon7:
mythicaldragon7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is a sultry girl drawn like that really art though?
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
And you still haven't gotten it.

And yes it's considered art. It may not be a masterpiece, but I've seen lots worse granted the title of 'art'.
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slashkamei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
yep, the way I always see it, you don't like it, don't click on it
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:iconmaraud:
maraud Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
HA HA HA HA HA HA, Jack I love you man
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:iconnibaha:
Nibaha Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student General Artist
thats actual true, why the fuck are you still looking at this page.
also nice art man.
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:iconsilverhntr:
Silverhntr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
awesome
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:icongoodbrony:
goodbrony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   Artist
sounds like anti bronies in a nutshell XD
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:iconjeaimelafrance:
jeaimelafrance Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this doesn't make much sense nowadays :v
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:iconagu-fungus:
Agu-Fungus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trust me. It still does.
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jeaimelafrance Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
well, despite the fact that some people are dumb in term of Opinions, I gotta say that the "nude hiding" option is fair broken, it simply doesn't work and it's a little upsetting for me, asses and boobs aren't a mystery but it's tiring a some point see them everywhere in the front page
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HeatherGRP Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
I think your art is quite delicious <3
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Dragonkingmark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
you said it best jolly
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:iconblackknife12:
BlackKnife12 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
One word : rekt
well played,jollyjack. well played 
lol
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Dinodragon9000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Exactly what people say on my shit too. -.-
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CraxMarx1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist
Awesome!
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Thedreadedpixel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student Artist
jolly 3941 uptight people 0
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:iconzeonista:
Zeonista Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
Clap Clap Clap 
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kelayans Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow JJ, you really know how to 'illustrate' a point. :D

One of the things I like most about posts like this (regardless of their content or message) is how vehemently people will argue their OPINION on the freaking INTERNET! I'll read the post, view the image, consider whether or not it is something I feel like commenting on... and then I take a few minutes just scrolling through the comments and seeing how far I get before I start developing "eye-roll" strain.

An opinion on the internet is about as useful as a glass of water at the bottom of the ocean. But, of course, this is just my glass of water at the bottom of the ocean. I don't post to start a fight, I post with a casual observation. Why waste precious moments of your life deliberately looking at something you don't like? I do not enjoy Death Metal Concerts, so I will not go to one. So many people (on the internet as a whole) seem to attend the concert, waste the 4-6 hours that it may run, just so they can complain about how terrible it was. I'm sorry, but I would rather spend my time (which is more precious than money to a lot of people) doing something I actually like. And if, for some horrible reason, what you like is getting into flame wars on the internet... *sigh* please find another outlet. Justifying your existence by pissing off another person is really sad.

But, I will leave you holding your glass of water as I walk away with mine. :D
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SuperToon357 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*READS DESCRIPTION* Those...are all fair points. Though I always thought the "Deviant" in "Deviantart" was meant to "Deviate" from conventional artistic norms and traditional ways of thinking, or something
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXACTLY!
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ShinigamiJack Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
ROCK ON!
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
To
:boy I hit a nerve there didnt I?


sorry, but guess what snowflake...I did the same thing. Express my opinion.


Get it yet?
It is apparent enough yet?


I came, expressed my opinion just as you did, pointing out your own hypocrisy.

I have that (lets quote you) "YOU KNOW? THAT GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO HUMANS FOR THEM TO DECIDE WHAT THEY LIKE?"

You purposefully came to a work you disagreed with just to disagree with it.

the EXACT same thing the woman in the picture did.
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
To those -still- wishing to try and hammer about "that style of art"...its body shaming. Its denoting someone of a certain physique isnt "normal or real". To sat the overtly voluptuous is disgusting in her open sexuality due to her "not being real" is as shaming as saying a bbw is disgusting. We get the "REAL women do not look like that" yes...yes they do. and they are thin and big and tiny and lumpy and smooth and tall and short and have hanging bits and tight bits and every imaginable thing in between. If you are CHOOSING to actively look at certain works, do not go and complain it was there for you to sit, stare at, flip back too, link back to, etc when YOU are actively choosing to do it. no one is  behind your screen with a gun to your head FORCING you to view it....if they are then you have a WHOLE different issue to deal with anyway
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
*STANDS UP AND CLAPS FOR THIS BRILLIANT USE OF LOGIC*(which so many members of DA miss)
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RedValkyrja Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2016
I agree with the sentiment. I actually do not have the "Show mature content" ticked so that I can chose to see what I want, when I click on the button then it's all on me.

What I find dA to be completely hypocritical of is if what's being shown is artistic male nude, dA will pull it far more easily than if it were a nowhere-near-artistic T&A/C shot.


Edit: A friend linked to this in a FB post and that's how I came across it. I do like your drawing style though. :)
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ncc2010 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Thank you for my daily dose of awesome. :)
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Evandril Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Student Photographer
Just finding this, and I love it! :)
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is one sentiment here I disagree with, I'm not bothered by a little tits and ass cause I think those are good things but I don't wanna see low quality work (your work is obviously not a part of that category). That being said, I don't see why that should bother her so much. The work she's whining about actually looks really good. Maybe not anatomically perfect but still visually appealing.

The censors take all the fun away from us.
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:iconart-of-darkelegance:
Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
then....dont look at "Low quality work"....the exact same principle illustrated applies...*face palms*
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm the administrator for three groups, if I want to effectively manage those groups which means whether I want to look or not I have to. That's what you appear to have missed here, sometimes we have to look. What the girl in this deviation is complaining about is nudity on the front page when she logs in, THAT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A CHOICE so please don't start getting high and mighty with me just because I lack a preference for low quality work. Unlike you I still look because I can critique and occasionally help the artists develop their skills further.

:facepalm:
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
...while getting "high and mighty" and judging "low quality work" and then getting a snit about looking at it. If you manage those groups(was I suppose to be impressed?) you have the option of setting the groups rules to "no nudity" etc. it is a CHOICE to look. Like wise there is the "no mature content" option.


I look and I am smart enough to realize if I CHOOSE to look the onus is one ME not the poster. If it is not breaking the rules....sorry. get a grip on life and realize the world doesnt revolve around just your "offended" nature.


btw...Irony after seeing your gallery and your comment on "Low quality work"
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has never been about trying to impress you, frankly, I couldn't care less what you think. I was just saying that if someone wants to run a group efficiently then they have to be willing to look at low quality work (not just nudity) because it is their job to decide whether it is accepted into said group or not. You can't fairly decide whether something belongs without looking at it. That being said, if I see low quality work such as a crayon drawing of stick figures on the front page in the Popular 24 hours section I am not going to say that I think it belongs there.

That being said I won't do what that woman in the picture did, or what you are doing now (discouraging others needlessly), but I'm not going to agree with it either. Go ahead, talk down to me, if you aren't helping to improve then you are aiming hurt and that is the difference between you and I.
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Uh huh, you did -exactly- what that woman in the illustration did and more by trying to shame those you deem below standard. When given a dose of your own medicine you, again, decide to play the holier than thou game. Frankly, you are just another hypocrite on DA trying to sound off.

You are sitting a fence so hard I am surprised you do not have splinters in your sphincter.(your with the artists, your not with the artists, you agree but you dont agree.....serious fence riding)


My point was(as clearly missed) You are no the judge of what is "Low quality" as your work could very easily be seen as such but to you and your fans it is seen as ok.
To those you are deeming "low quality" it must hit some points or it wouldnt hit the popular 24.
Art doesnt have to be "high quality" (which is completely subjective) to be popular or even inspiring. I find a calf cut in half and put in lucite to be "low quality and vulgar" yet it has a place in a museum.

You came and sounded of trying to sound highly intellectual and very superior....and I tossed it back at you to show you the utter ridiculousness of it....


and you didnt even catch it.;)
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, what the woman in the picture did was she went out of her way to talk down to what I'm assuming is Jollyjack because she didn't like his work. All I said was that I disagree with a part of that sentiment, I didn't talk down to him. I just disagreed. You don't seem to get it, it was my opinion, YOU KNOW? THAT GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO HUMANS FOR THEM TO DECIDE WHAT THEY LIKE? You must not be familiar with the concept because you have went out of your way to talk down to someone for an OPINION of all things! You wanna keep talking down to me? You go right on ahead because I'm not going to change my opinion because some person on the internet is busy trying to oversimplify it. It's just not the same to decide you don't care for nudity and to decide you don't care for what you might define as low quality work especially if you have to spend your time accepting/declining it.

Now you can sit here and lie to me about how you were trying to "toss it back" when we both know better since all you've done is insult me, talk down to me, and ride on that fence you mentioned but frankly I'm in no mood to try to justify myself any further to a self righteous, high and mighty, passive aggressive deviant who picked a fight because of an OPINION. :facepalm:
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CoolLittleDude Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Okay at the risk of playing Devil's Advocate. Admitting that your art isn't forever one doesn't automatically make you immune to criticism. (Like your art by the way)
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
That's not what I'm suggesting. People can criticise my work as much as they want, but they can't complain about being offended by content if it's their own fault they saw it!
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