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A Rant

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 3, 2015, 6:20 PM
Since I  joined this website 4-1/2 years ago, it has become progressively uglier. I mean that literally, as in the graphic design of the site.  

* The new Deviant Art logo they came out with last year is just baffling and unpleasant. You shouldn't have to read an essay to understand what the logo is supposed to represent. It should be obvious, not obscure and abstract.

* The member symbols for premium members were first made into ugly black stars ( last year ? ),  and now they're suddenly replaced by even uglier red stars that look like bleeding scabs all over the monitor. 
* And, oh, excuse me, there's no such thing as Premium Membership anymore. It's now called "Core Membership"...  and it's exactly the same as the former 'premium' membership, except it has NEW, UGLIER STAR SYMBOLS that look like bleeding sores and jump off the page and assault your eyes,  and it COSTS ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH as the former 'premium membership'.  That's right. There is no premium membership anymore, it's been renamed 'Core', and the price has doubled.  Instantly.  Without any advance notice to anyone. This just all happened today. 

I became aware of this scandalous and baffling outrage when I went online just a bit ago and wondered what that obnoxious red and white circular emblem near my name was. My first thought was that it looked like a Canadian maple leaf symbol, and I wondered why they thought I was Canadian. Then I saw the effect of dozens of these red dots on the screen at once, like on my main page where we have lots of images... each image of course has my name under it, followed by a red zit.  And I can't stop being disgusted by this lack of design harmony!!!  Raising the price is one thing, but making the site uglier is even worse.


* While some people are harshly announcing that they will cancel their memberships and leave, I will not do this... so long as they keep the background that nice green color, which I love.  The membership price is indeed almost double what it was just yesterday, but I will still pay it, because it's worth it to me to not have to see ads all over the place. I hate ads.  ( That is not the only reason for having a membership - ad blockers can be used to similar effect - you also have more options for customizing your page, etc. )

Hopefully DeviantArt does away with this whole ill-advised CORE of idiocy, lowers the price again,  and reverts back to the old star symbols. Not the hideous bright red ones that look like scarlet fever when strewn across the monitor, jumping out and clashing with everything else.  Those are really aggravating me.  This is an art website.  Do you not think they could have found someone with an eye for pleasant color schemes to advise them?? Why make the member symbols a bright, garish red? What the hell. It's just ugly and I hate it!!  They should be a dark green color. Fucking morons!!

I normally don't comment on such matters but I was really disgusted by it and had to say something. 



Here are two more of my recent video uploads. Visit my YouTube channel to see many more.

TALES FROM THE HOTEL, Episode 1 - a short animated film.

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NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS - song by ASIA from 1983, Video by me from 2015.



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rosslann2 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Are you the awesome owner of the previous Nathan's Empire ?
Nemper Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
kiiqz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Photographer
pliase bring back billy!i luv her
Nemper Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Billy is a boy.
L-Wheaton Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Do you still have the Children of Chaos stories lying around somewhere? If you haven't transcribed them to a digital form yet, I would be happy to. They are so great, and it's sad to see that only one or two chapters are still floating around out there. Keep up the good work!
Nemper Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My current project, "The Longest Night", is based on Children of Chaos : Chapter 172 - 176, and all of the longer stories in my gallery were formerly known as Children of Chaos.  I just don't use that title anymore, but it's the same thing. 
KeeganTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Just out of curiosity, why does most of your artwork involve teens stomping small people?
Nemper Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Because that's one of my favorite subjects. Other than that, I have no reason.
KeeganTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
ok. it's an original concept for me anyway. :)
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