I have dreamed of writing this journal for a long time now! For this DD Celebration Week, here are some funny/strange/awkward things that have happened to me or things that I have done during this awesome journey! Please share your experiences too!
I always read the comments of my suggested DDs. I always comment on them too.
Sometimes, I have sent notes to random people and, by instinct and habit, I write to the Subject box “DD Suggestion”! Once or twice, I have actually sent these notes to them, before noticing the wrong title!
Sometimes I accidentally push the Send button before writing the DD description. And then I have to send it again.
Copy... paste... send... Wait, no, no, I forgot the descrip.... Oh, great.
I had once suggested a piece of the creator of Shadowness depicting the logo of that page, without knowing that it is a kind of a rival art page! When I learned about it, you can imagine my surprise and my relief that it was NOT featured!
Oh gosh... Maybe it will take a while before sending again to that CV...
Sometimes, I suggest a piece that is a miscat or has no stated references. The CV says that they will feature it, only if such issues are fixed. I want SO much to see it featured that I send a note to the artist to fix the miscat or the reference and then I successfully re-suggest it.
Some artworks were accepted after many trials and CVs. Some others were featured many months after the note was sent.
I see some unaccepted suggestions from months ago and I realize it was better that they were NOT featured. It seems that a Suggester can be “trained” to see even better artworks as time goes by.
Because some CVs don’t say whether or not they accept a picture, sometimes I don’t notice that a piece got featured. I may see it later with my name on it and I wonder “When did this happen?!” Once, I saw a piece that was featured 10 months ago and I had never noticed it!
Is this my name...? When did I actually suggest it?...
In 2-3 cases, the featured artist had their birthday on that day! It must be an awesome feeling for them!
In these 4 years, I have asked only once the reason of declining a suggestion. It happened when a CV clearly declined the piece and then some days later featured the same picture with another suggester’s name. I thought that I did something wrong, so I asked them why this happened. I eventually understood that with the flood of notes a CV receives, they can easily forget what they even said some days before, so it’s totally acceptable.
I have never suggested nude, gore and too “dark” or “ideologically sensitive” pieces. Also, very rarely Mature Filter hidden pieces, as I am more prone to PG-13! I prefer the DDs to be viewed even by underage artists.
Only ONE of my Literature suggestions has ever been accepted and my name was not even mentioned!
As you know, many times a CV may feature a different piece of the artist we suggest. Some of them ask us for a new description, others add their own words and others use our old description on the new piece.
Once, I suggested a cute photo with a description like “…innocent beauty…” The CV featured instead a quite hotter portrait, using the same comment! I was afraid that day to read the comments of the people, in case someone noted the difference between my “innocent” description and the “hot” portrait!
In another case, a CV chose a much darker themed piece that I personally wouldn’t probably notice, but fortunately changed my words!
And once, a CV used my description, but forgot to mention me.
I often ran out of imagination for my descriptions and I repeat the same words. I look then at other features/comments to get some ideas!
Most fortunately, my choices have never caused a dArama. It’s the worst thing that I am afraid of, to destroy the DD happiness of an artist.
Only once someone commented negatively on my profile for my choice. They also commented on the CV’s profile about it. Although I didn’t pay attention (I really liked that photo!), the CV stepped up to my defense and supported both the featured piece and me. Like this:
And close the door behind you.
In 2-3 cases a piece I suggested was deprived of its DD status the same day, mostly because of art theft cases. Even if both Suggesters and CVs often check for such cases, it is possible to feature a wrong piece. I think it’s an awkward situation for everyone involved. It makes you double careful the next time.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!
I tag as many DD Suggesters I can find to do the same! Post a journal/comment with funny/strange incidents that have happened to you!