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Things That Make You Go Hmm... by jark Things That Make You Go Hmm... by jark
Before: $jark
After: °jark

Irony? Foresight? Conspiracy?

Pray tell, why would we lose jark?
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:iconlordofstupidity:
LordofStupidity Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
What happened? What does the little circle mean?
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:iconbahar1:
Bahar1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What I wonder about this is, why did mkinne write this? Irony? Foresight? Conspiracy? How did HE know jark might be gone? Anyone?
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:icondefenestratin:
defenestratin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
._. what the hell...
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:icondango21192:
dango21192 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Yes indeed, what if... DANG IRONY!!!
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:iconx01a4:
x01A4 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I was just talking to someone about Jark and searched Jark and saw this. It is incredibly ... sickening... What's done is done.. I'll always bear allegiance to the yellow.
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:icon95luther:
95Luther Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
you were the original dA mascot right
and got replaced by the fella ?
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:icondango21192:
dango21192 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
technically he was one of the original co-founders, his own persona or whatever you like to call it was a yellow alien :jarkorig::iconjarklargeplz: and matteo had pugs :matteo: and spyed had a ninja :spyed: etc fella was a mascot that towards the begining was founded thanks to a contest while jark and thenm were still large, now all jark seems to be remembered for most of the time is his icons like :analprobe: but this was actually a thing where someone made a journal stating what if we lost jark, and spyed saying why would we, basically the irony is soon after jark was fired even though he was one of the original co-founders
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:iconhotdoghea2:
hotdoghea2 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too bad !mkinne got banned....I wonder why...
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:iconmkinne:
mkinne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artist
:D
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:iconsunnyfunshine:
SunnyFunshine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Conspiracy. We would lose Jark is a tinfoil hat ate him...
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:iconmiraikazuya:
miraikazuya Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Are you for real?
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:iconsunnyfunshine:
SunnyFunshine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Most likely. Or that's what the conspirators want you to think. ; )
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:iconmiraikazuya:
miraikazuya Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
That deviation is because we DID lose Jark, you know that don't you :P
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:iconsunnyfunshine:
SunnyFunshine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Probably not.
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:iconmiraikazuya:
miraikazuya Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Um......what do you mean probably not. Go look into the past darlin'. You've been here a year; I've been here six. Go have a lurk into what happened between those two join dates ;)
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:iconsunnyfunshine:
SunnyFunshine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Probably not means... probably not. I hear a lot of things and I don't remember all of them, I can't imagine that you remember everything you hear either.

There is one little problem with your plan - I'm not a premium member, I can't look at things that happened over a year ago. So why don't you just tell me what happened?
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:iconmiraikazuya:
miraikazuya Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Alrighty then - Jark used to have a $ by his name, because this is HIS site.

Now he is °jark.

What does this tell you? What does this deviation tell you? Have a look at all the other similar deviations. Why is there a sea of yellow?

There is nothing stopping you from looking at deviations from further back than a year ago, surely. I'm not a paid member at the moment either...
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:iconjamjams:
JamJams Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DA was a much better place before it got so wrapped up into nothing more but a money hungry site. Shame.
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:iconshadow252525:
Shadow252525 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Yes, it is a Conspiracy.....
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:iconsamkoolkid14:
Samkoolkid14 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
hmm...very deep indeed
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:iconramdom:
ramdom Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
~ jark is the prime rectum that formed the collective. his gas gave it power; his report made it sing; and his shit gave it this delicious smell. and now it hasn't rectum, it has damn near killed us.

the site has lost much of it's appeal, this is why it grows fatter and fatter with no rectum to expel the massive build up of hot air and corporate bloat. it has lost it's soul or 'hole', if you will. things will only get worse... constipated and confused as large bodies without a rectum will surely become.

many of the old guard merely disappeared or lurk, refusing to be flushed. there was a time for greatness and that time has passed. a fine wind that blows without a collective hope, is only a passing breeze.

"we either have mercy - or we have nothing at all" anon.
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:iconamuris:
Amuris Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
That's a fine way to put it.
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:iconramdom:
ramdom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
~ it is "the truth" as i see it. it always comes down to one asshole or another...
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:iconamuris:
Amuris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Yep. -_-
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:icondakth:
dakth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
This place definitely has become what spyed envisioned and what I'm sure jark loathes.
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:iconainslaight:
ainslaight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Old as shit, and far more after the fact than it ought to be.

But.

I still become unreasonably pissed whenever this is brought up.
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:iconkinky-slingy:
Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   Digital Artist
sorry to kind of move in right here, but so do i.. i was there (on a different account) when this happened originally.. i am STILL pissed that spyed never just quit hiding his side of the story... it makes me sick to know i thought he was such a nice guy when i met him at the summit...but anyways < / tangent >
point is.. even 2 years later.. it's STILL angering
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:iconamandathestampede:
AmandaTheStampede Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist
I've only been here since '06 so I have no idea what the hell it's really about, but.. :o
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:iconzathina-mage:
Zathina-Mage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Jark used to be the guy in charge. He was one of the founders and creators of deviantart.

In sense you missed it, Jark was kicked out and replaced by some corperate nutcase. Though I'm not to sure what the deviation is on, as I never fallowed it entirely, thats the jist of it.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Wow. Just, wow. :(
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:iconang3ll:
ang3ll Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
mon dieu, we are in 2007. This was written ... 2004.
The time and the events - which most of them i just can presume, since there's an obscure feeling and almost none information (if i'm wrong, TELL) about them... reminded me of Foundation, by Isaac Asimov, that awesome idea of things changing slightly, almost without notice, for decades until the ruin of all.

... Please, explain all of this to me.
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:iconmkinne:
mkinne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Foundation is a good precursor to something like a corporate takeover.

Just what are/were your questions, if you still have any?
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:iconsapphirehaze:
SapphireHaze Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Student
Woah.
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:iconblackmanok:
blackmanok Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
i hate angelo

even though i'll surely get banned for saying that
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:iconecchiman:
ecchiman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I wonder what angelo said to this.
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:iconmarquiswyld:
marquiswyld Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think there's a phrase, that I've used once or twice elsewhere...

If we do not question what's acceptable...

we have no rights to protest

When the accepted becomes questionable.

The only real trouble is this...

appart from the people who are actually involved in the whole thing, can anyone else from outside be able to peice together what's been said to create such a situation?
The sad fact of the matter is that it just isn't possible to do so, and anyone involved will be biased with their own POV.
It is a pity that this matter came to pass, but I find myself being reminded about a quote from Napoleon...

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

I admire the sentiment and ideology, but I'm also aware that I sit infront of a PC THOUSANDS of miles away, with nothing but a small portal to communcate through...

A bit like a Turin Test - but with more politics involved. :(

I don't really like grey areas - especially when they concern an on-line community that I enjoy being part of.
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:iconmkinne:
mkinne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I agree with what you said back in 2006, but sitting in front of a computer CAN be a very participatory experience if you're doing the right things.
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:iconmarquiswyld:
marquiswyld Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, almost forgot I posted that... thanks for the reminder.
It's true what you said about the net as a whole... we are all user, consumer and content provider all rolled into one...
The sad truth is that the net provides a space where free speech is not just a right... but an integral art of the structure of the net.

The sad part is we have not learned yet to see this and all the implications it generates when thought upon...

Our egos run rampant, as long as we can throw our unsolicited ideas out there for all to see... it's all just dandy!

Often the individual gets so focused on what they WANT... they forget that we could all help in providing what we NEED, the noise of wants exceeds those of need.

I still question things, and do make noise enough to try and be heard over the almost overwhelming volume of "me time" traffic...

the main questions I ask still are:

how am I helping?
If I am not helping, am I merely part of the problem?
If I cease to be part of the problem, does that mean I'm helping...?

and return to first question.

 
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:iconmkinne:
mkinne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Artist
i enjoyed your summation there, as well as comment on egos - so true! allow me to reply to your questions:

> how am I helping?
you're being yourself, and enjoying the content passed to you, that is really the whole point; any purpose you make out of that is your own to use as fuel for personal endeavors

If I am not helping, am I merely part of the problem?
you're helping; thinking you are possibly part of the problem means you're looking at the problem and trying to figure it out; the act of worrying about the problem makes you less and less a part of it as you adjust your own actions in response to viewing more of it

If I cease to be part of the problem, does that mean I'm helping...?
not hurting is a way of helping, imo, make of that what you will
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:iconmarquiswyld:
marquiswyld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good evaluation of the questions....

in some ways, a human version of Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics.

They are more of a way of self-evaluation.... which also has parallels with the "this is not the future we ordered" by John Michael Greer.

If we don't apply these self evaluations to ourselves, we fall into the dangerous mindset of accepting that it's okay to be the 'look and click' net user... it's fine not to sign that e-petition, because it's not going to affect us either way... we're not all connected and besides, if it's that important... someone else will do it.
Everyone on the net making us mad and getting us to respond with aggression or hostility is simply a troll to be ignored and not faced up to... same as cyber bullying and other poor reflections of our overall 'progress'. 
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BloodyAlaizabel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
haha, after i read the whole thing, it made ALOT more sense. that guy cracks me up. "why would we lose jark?" hahha.
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erwebb Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Very interesting.... So does this mean that money is more important than artistic creativity and freedom??

Sad Day :(

ERwebb
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Balmung284 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
....woah...I see what you mean
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:iconflamix:
Flamix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
im lost:)
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:iconbloodyalaizabel:
BloodyAlaizabel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
same here...
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:iconrogreg:
RoGreg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
Without even knowing what happened between jark and the rest
of the staff all the discussions make no sense at all.

"Why would we lose jark?"
Good question. But there could be reasons...
There are always two sides of a coin.

But despite all the rant I can deffinately say that if we'd
lose dA it would be one of the biggest losses in the time
of the Internet.

:peace:
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:iconlorddarq:
lorddarq Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
the state it's currently in... I'm not that sure as you. Atm it's not a community.. It's a trading post,comercial crap or centralized bullshit... call it whatever you want.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional Photographer
omg.. i can tell by the yellow bg in spyeds avatar he was up to no good...
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:iconcaterfree10:
Caterfree10 Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Konichiiwa!

*Stares* ... ... ... ... Holy shit... That thing was prophetic!!!! *Runs away screaming*

*Comes back to add to favorites*

Ja Ne! ^_~
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:iconmurari:
murari Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
this guy is +mkinne is a psychic!!! Jark i"m all for you! deviantart is not the same with out you around.

I hope you'll come back someday. I'm thinking of taking down my photography and saying good-bye. let me know what you think.
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