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I'm sure many of you are familiar with the term "suspension of disbelief." In a nutshell, it refers to the willingness on the part of a reader of a book or viewer of a movie (two examples) to enter fully into the experience of the story and essentially ignore reality. Thus, they can fully appreciate the story. For a more detailed explanation/understanding, visit here... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspensi…

My recent "suspension of disbelief" is of a different variety.  A few weeks ago as many of you know I was suspended for two weeks from :devart:. This was particularly distressing to me as it had never happened before.  While I fully admit to pushing the envelope a bit with some of my photos I have ALWAYS posted work that was not only within the limits of the dreaded Terms of Service (TOS) but wasn't any different (or as explicit) as dozens of other images I have seen here on the website.

The suspension came after an incident where I posted an image that was deemed too explicit and was removed by the nameless, hidden powers-that-be here on dA.  Point taken, I dipped back into my archive and found a similarly framed image (I often shoot multiples of the same pose) that was within the guidelines and did not violate anything they claimed the previous image did. I posted the new image with an explanation.  Within a few hours the second image was deleted and my account suspended for violating the policy of re-posting an image that had previously been deleted (not the case, even remotely). To say the least, I was furious.

All entreaties to get an explanation, re-evaluation or exoneration were ignored. In fact, after my initial inquiries someone went into my suspended account and deleted more images as policy violations. Seriously? So the policy is "If you call us out we'll just punish you further"? And this is my BIGGEST problem with dA - there is no process, no actual recourse for addressing issues like this.  You are at the extremely subjective mercy of those nameless, hidden admins who clearly enjoy their little power trips. So I waited out my wrist slapping "go stand in the corner" punishment.  This was indeed my suspension of disbelief.

During that time I made some decisions. And I realize this will sound like so much sour grapes. But this was sort of the final nail in the coffin in terms of things I've been considering for a few years. Those decisions include:

1. I will no longer have a "premium" account on dA.  I'm not making money from them - why should my wonderful, supportive friend :iconjil-erato: waste hers with her always appreciated gift of membership?

2. I'm leaving most of the groups I have been a part of.  The notable exceptions are :iconbearessentials: :iconembonpoints: :icondarksoulteacafe: :iconvoluptaria: :iconclassy-mature-nudes: and :iconbbw-art: (of which I am an admin - yes, one of those, although I always directly respond to anyone I refuse a work from).

3. I will be clearing my gallery.  Not of EVERYTHING, but a lot.  I will leave things that have been popular and will create some new folders of "Fan Favorites," "Personal Faves," etc.

4. I will be posting much less

I am looking to do more somewhere else - perhaps tumblr (where there are less restrictions and where I already have a somewhat dormant account) or elsewhere.  But rest assured things will keep happening, photos will continue to be taken, and I will continue to explore ideas of beauty and art that go against cultural norms.

Peace out...
  • Drinking: Coffee, of course

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imagipix
Magi the wanderer
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United States
Current Residence: Behind the curtain (pay no attention to that man...)
Favourite genre of music: Everything
Favourite photographer: Alfred Cheney Johnston, many others
Operating System: Mac
Wallpaper of choice: I'm partial to my own deviations
Personal Quote: "It's a lot easier to be done than to be satisfied."
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:iconvw1956:
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It´s good to see You back!
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imagipix Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Thanks so much!
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:iconvw1956:
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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CareBear-ShareBear Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Thanks for the watch and sorry for the delay. By the way your photos are amazing.
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:iconimagipix:
imagipix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Thank you so much - the feeling is mutual!  :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional
Thank you for adding "Pin Hole Nude I" to your favorites. I miss the days when I made my living working in the darkroom and the freedom I found there.
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:iconimagipix:
imagipix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
It's a very nice image - thanks for sharing!
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tottus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Thanks for the +fav
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:iconimagipix:
imagipix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
You are most welcome!
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CareBear-ShareBear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Thank you for the Watch. And your gallery is amazing.
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