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After a couple years of scattered back and forth arguing, I had a really nice conversation with :iconkajm: and we both agree we'd rather put it to rest. My early impressions of him were pretty tainted; while we don't feel the same way about climate change, he's not a conspiracy theorist about it and doesn't think scientists are evil schemers or anything. There are certainly a lot of open questions in regards to both how much of an impact humans have and what exactly is going to come of it, it can just be difficult sometimes to talk about these issues without going too far in one direction or the other.

There's other people on DA I've had much worse fights with, but most have lost interest over time and I honestly barely remember what was said in most of them. I never meant to sound so extreme on some subjects, or even totally realized I came across that way. I'm cleaning out my journal of anything related to debate, politics, tragedies or health scares; it's not that I don't care anymore or that my stances have all totally changed, but I'd rather my DA account just be a pleasant place for stuff that makes me happy, rather than stuff that gives me anxiety or worry.

That said, I'm still not sure I'll keep using DA as an art platform or not. It makes a nice record of over a decade of my life, but I've had a lot better results on my own website.
Like a majority of other artists I know, I just haven't found Deviantart that effective as a sharing platform these past few years; it just seemed like it was still the only real option for the longest time. Anyone who follows me seriously enough might already know this, but I post art exclusively on my own website these days, where I get a whole lot more feedback and write an ongoing fiction series. I'm also using Patreon for even more art, since we don't have anywhere we can work where we're currently living. If you need details, you can message me!

It's funny to come by here and see tons of messages and notifications from people either asking where I am (I didn't know you cared!) or raging over trivial disagreements from even years ago; even a guy who jumped on his wife's personal account to write several thousand words to me about environmentalism before re-blocking me, on a journal that was never even about him - and was already adequately sourced against all counterclaims.

I'll never figure out why a small sect of DA users think I'm so terrifying and extreme. I don't agree with extremists on either side of any subject I've ever touched on, and users anywhere else think I'm just an average moderate. People talk about Reddit and Tumblr as being rife with different kinds of fanatic, but I've honestly seen the absolute worst of both the right and the left here on Deviantart, for the whole decade+ that I've had an account.

I've said it time and again but I'm genuinely sorry if I've ever actually hurt someone's feelings or made them feel threatened just by getting mad at them on this website. I only know of one person who's said they felt that affected by me, and I still don't know how or why, but maybe there's a few other people who hide it because, for whatever reason, they actually think I'm that scary or that serious over mere political differences. I've used harsh wording, sure, but they're still only words on a throwaway website (let's face it, DA is clunky, unpopular, and poorly moderated - nothing here is all that important) and I'm probably only 5% as aggressive over these things now as I was even a year ago. I never even felt as aggressive as I must have sounded all that time; there are plenty of people I can still be friends with if we don't agree on this or that.

I've gotten really good news on the RPG (that one!) that I still have to keep secret, but work is definitely reaching its climax and moving into the final stages of polishing illustrations, assembling the book itself and debating exactly when and where to release it. It's taken years, I know, but the entire design team is only about three people and they've all got day jobs; they've still worked pretty long and hard wherever they could afford it. The main monster archive on bogleech has been somewhat overhauled and will continue to see changes and reorganization in the coming months, and I've been doing at least two new, fully colored monsters per month as well. I'm always taking suggestions for stuff people want to see - specific animals or plants, etc. - that might not have crossed my mind.
Mortasheen - Hagonizer by scythemantis
Mortasheen - Hagonizer
An anthropomorphic hagfish! Real hagfish only have one giant nostril tube, I figured with its human element it should have two.
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scythemantis
Jonathan Wojcik
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I'm a cartoonist, biology enthusiast and horror fan born on Halloween. I have a life long passion for bizarre creatures of every sort, whether real-world invertebrates from the deepest ocean trenches or buggy eyed space mutants from low budget cinema. I run the modestly popular bogleech.com and have also written for Cracked.
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:iconhenzen40:
henzen40 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
you still alive
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:iconeb-the-gamer:
EB-the-GAMER Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icondarkriderdlmc:
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Hope life isn't kicking you in the namjobs :D
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:iconstookam:
Stookam Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Do you keep a small portion of hell inside your head? Those Mortasheen are the stuff of nightmares.
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:iconhenzen40:
henzen40 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
that's nothing
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:icontheextremetardigrade:
TheExtremeTardigrade Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will the celestials ever return?
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:iconscorpionator666:
scorpionator666 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
When can we expect a Wormbrain Vampire, Vampire Joker or Joker Wormbrain (Leuchloridium fingers, yay!)
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:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
I WANNA FUCKING PUKE:
So, there is this guy in DA making pro-muslim and anti-hate images with cute anime characters, not bad at all :)
AND THEM, there is this fucking shithead who uses his images to make anti-muslim and pro-hate propaganda! All this because "to give him the proper welcome to the Internet"!
Not surprisingly he seems to be one of kajoo's friends.
Can you please help to pwnd this moron?
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really "pwn" people, me disagreeing with someone on the internet doesn't change them and DA staff has never cared about this type of activity, looks like they've been doing it since 2014 and I'm sure they'll keep at it for years more.
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:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Mmm... you are sadly right :(
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