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Update 1: Please, for the love of all of humanity, do not do anything physical to anyone. Various reports of people making phone calls to staff members and leaving verbal threats to reports of assorted violence need to cease.  Do not do anything that is not considered diplomatic, intelligent and mature.  PLEASE!  Rioting and violence solves nothing.

The events of the past couple days have been simultaneously horrific and surreal.

This entry must remain short and relatively information free for reasons that I am certain most of the community understands.  In due time the truth will come; it always has an interesting way of appearing in the most benign of locations.  I would love to offer you an explanation but unfortunately at this juncture I am unable to.

Most of you are asking yourselves, "What can I do to help?"

The answer to that is relatively simple: never give up on asking the "new" deviantART administration for honest answers about the current state of affairs.

The community needs to continue to demand the truth and never back down.  I know the existing administration is counting on this to blow over; that is the modus operandi.  If the community keeps up the pressure then their hands will be forced.

Remain civil while asking questions.  Rioting solves nothing.  Diplomacy is necessary.  Whether you submit art or write comments, it must remain well-mannered.  Trust me when I say that; the administration favors, and listens, to those who can frame their arguments in an intelligent and courteous manner.  People who lash out are summarily dismissed by the staff.

Know that I love each and every one of you.  "deviantART dot com loves you" is a moniker that I came up with and hold true and dear to my heart.  I am not able to respond to each and every single outpouring of support but know that all comments are being read.  For all that the community is doing I am eternally grateful.

Remember one thing: the community comes before anything and everything.  It is why I had devoted the last 5 years of my life to deviantART; it is why I sacrificed so much.

Never forget the community.

Here are some Community [Deviation] Projects as part of an outpouring of support "campaign" for the Yellow Alien.  If I happened to miss your *project* then I am sorry as it was not intentional.

onestar: onestar.deviantart.com/journal…
krash: krash.deviantart.com/journal/6…
justthorne: justthorne.deviantart.com/jour…

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Axx123 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
agreed.
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death Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
You and Angelo were a good team. I remember it from so many years ago..
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death Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
You and Angelo were a good team. I remember it from so many years ago..
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BarbieOnBotox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Just know the deviants of da will always have your back. I think when you heard people were calling making threats for you that shows your pretty loved... even if it was wrong. I hope whatever you do you will excell in...good luck
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Eruben Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a shame, that someone like Jark suddenly dissapears.

Thank you for everything you did for us - artists.

I shall pray to the dear God in your intention.

Luv ya!
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MidnightPredator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Student
I always wondered what was up with this website. A lot of artsits I knew from "the good old days" are always talking about how community baised deviantart was. It didn't seem like that for me. Then I started seeing all the "support Jark" avatars and decided to look into what's going on. I was shocked and I still sort of am when I heard about all this stuff.

But aside from my own views, I am awed at this journal entry. The complete an total... maturity I guess is really wonderfull to see and even though I have never heard of you before this day, you have my complete and total respect.
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Chexee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005   Photographer
Veritas.

We deserve the truth, which in time, shall be told.

:)
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kimi-lady Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Professional Photographer
i always wish this kind of thing never had to happen. :(

keep smiling :heart:
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kingoffoxes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Writer
hi jark,
i don't post deviations much or comment much here in DA, but i've spent the last few hours coming up to speed on what's been going on regarding you and angelo after reading about it on Warren Ellis' website.

but from what I've read, i can see how much this community means to you and what a big part it has been in the lives of a lot of the people in it. this is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, and truly i am sorry that such a thing has come to pass.

i would just like to let you know that.. you have my support.
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javanti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Make a new DA kind of site that you run for yourself?
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