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noun: plagiarism; plural noun: plagiarisms
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

It seems I collected a piece of plagiarized work recently and I want to apologize to the original photographer. As there are hundreds of new works on DeviantArt each day sometimes it is difficult to spot the ripoffs. If anyone ever finds a plagiarized work in my collection please notify me, not for my own sake but for the sake of the original artist.

As for those ripping off other's work, just stop. You'll get caught and probably banned. Appreciate their work, collect their work, but don't try to pass it off as your own. That's the lowest of the low.
I am getting a little... worn, of some of the more generalized categories that I use to collect art. While it will take months to accomplish, I am thinking about refining the categories to better describe what deviations I favorite.

The questions then are these:
Do I base the categories on artistic qualities? Should I base them on erotic qualities, keeping in line with the theme I have entertained? Should I base them on feelings I experience when I view the deviations? How, in fact, should I proceed?

I'll think on it. The trick is not to think on it so long that I put it off, because the undertaking of resorting is going to be enormous.
You do not know me. I could be wealthy. I could be poor. I could be witty. I may be dull. I could be a man. I could be a woman. I could be a mere child. I could be aged and wise beyond years.

Perhaps I am mean, kicking whatever dog I see. Perhaps I rescue those in need and give my time to charities. I may be a critic, with the most refined tastes that all look up to. Or maybe I am the one that draws on bathroom walls. Maybe I am both.

I am formless and nameless, a nothing to you that you have conceived an ideal of, shaped by your experiences, your passions and your needs. But I am not those things. I am me.

You do not know me, nor I you. You should not care what I think of you. I should not matter, one bit, to you.

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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Edited 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the watch and the fav' :)
Eriyal Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav by Eriyal
star1958 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for all faves ☼
M59Photography Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the latest favorites. They are appreciated!
stillphototheater Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for another favorite !
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