Many issues with computers, and switching PCs has left this without any updates (I'm working on it though), but I felt as though I needed to mention this. Looking through the gallery today and many other times, and I've noticed something and thought I should mention it, to make sure people avoid it when making eCard & wallpapers.
Be careful with renders and where you pull them from. DeviantART, renders-graphiques, Anime Render, Planet Render (and plenty other websites) might have 'excellent' wallpaper/graphics resources, but many people take Pixiv or other unofficial artworks, create renders with them, and then post them for people to use. With the original background gone/the image altered, reverse searching with any website becomes much more difficult (;_; oh god, you have no idea), and can lead people to thinking that it's not fan art since the artwork doesn't turn up any results when reverse searching for it.
Blame can be directed towards the people posting the renders, but in the end, you are responsible for what you post, and you need to always know the exact source of what you're using in wallpapers & eCards, & find more trustworthy websites and/or learn how to render scans yourself.
To help, here's a couple of websites that have renders/transparent PNGs made from scans: x, x, x, x, x (sweetdevil's site)
Please be careful. ;__;
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- Browse theOtaku.com with a streamlined, 100% ad-free design
And before you ask, yes, I Adblocked it.
And guess what?
IT CAME BACK THE NEXT DAY.
And my exact words were:
So, it slipped past my Premium status and Adblock Plus.
Conclusion? Most BAMF advertisement ever. Obviously, this thing really, really, really wants me to relax and shop from the comfort of my home. And seeing how persistent they are, I'm beginning to understand the meaningful complexity of their words and see a brighter future for myself- filled with relaxing and shopping, while still being able to stay home and watch copious amounts of Cold Case Files & Doctor Who.
Let me translate that last bit for you,
Conclusion? Most virus-filled advertisement ever. Obviously, this thing really, really, really wants my foot up its digital hindquarters from the comfort of hell. And seeing how persistent they are, I'm beginning to loathe the moronic mediocrity of their words and see a darker future for them- riddled with ash and fire- the very air they will breathe will be a poisonous fume. And they will try to stop me, but not with 10,000 men can they do this. It will be folly.
Also, bowties are cool.
There once was an Otaku,
Who believed TheOtaku was pieced together with super-glue
but then one day she glanced,
in a horrible instant, perchance,
TheOtaku hiking a trip to Middle Earth,
While waving its hand in childish mirth,
Shouting out, "Fuck you, I'm leaving for a few hours,"
"And the site will be broken down until you're brought to a cower,"
"But don't worry, the sky is still blue,"
-everywhere else except TheOtaku."
The real lesson here: every time the site goes down, Seto Kaiba smiles and a puppy dies.
"Sweet Mel Gibson, no!"
Please think of the puppies.
- A preview option in the Private Message and Comment areas.
- A once a month PM, listing all of the birthdays of your friends, for that month- so you'd actually have some time to create a gift.
- A highly noticeable notification (in your PM, or backroom) of your favorited, but nearly ending challenges. Time can slip away from a person, and they need an 'in your face' option to remind them.
- A way to cluster multiple submissions/world entries under a drop down list (or this), in the backroom, because some of you are more active than others.
- A way to transfer submissions into challenges, in the event that right after you post something like, I don't know- a Star Trek wallpaper? And someone makes a Star Trek wallpaper challenge the next day,
and now you're angry; flippin' everyone the Klingon Bird and drowning your angst in Vulcan Spice Tea, but you've already gotten a crapload of comments and favorites, and loathe the idea of deleting it or uploading it twice. Though, I'd suggest that there's a time limit for this- so that people will still need to create new things, instead of shoving all of their old crap into new challenges.
(Just ideas. Ramblings of a person up too late at night, and feeling slightly critical.)
-you deleted two of my wallpapers because of lacking quality, therefore catapulting me into angst, temporary loathing- and then, motivation. I was prompted to attempt different things with my wallpapers (vectoring, + other things/wallpapers I've yet to post), and to realize that I'm not completely awesome at graphics, and that I could use some improvement.
For that motivation, I can only say-