I've been thinking about posting my work in literature for a while, and I was poking around on the lit part of the site when I saw a poem that intrigued me - Breaking Free by WordOfChen.
I decided I liked his work, and I decided I would look at more of it, and when I read his journal, I was quite upset by what I heard.
It's hard enough posting things on the internet and being afraid that anyone could just steal your work - I've heard of it happening before, from friends who have been on here longer than I have - but when DA messes with your work, well, I'd get upset, too. And I did.
WordOfChen is a fine Deviant, just like a lot of us, and I couldn't believe that DA is literally targeting him for his work. I think he's a pretty great guy - reminds me of Winston or Julia from 1984, almost, the way his speech sounded - and I don't understand why they would "target" him, out of everyone on here. Maybe there's more people being targeted - maybe there aren't - but this can't go on!
You ought to check out the 24-hour lit page - look at the differences in works. They shuffle works oddly - taking works that have reached a "break point" of faves and resetting them to the back, the bottom of the pile, rather than letting them have their time frontpage. Perhaps there's a rhyme or reason to it, but really, it seems quite odd that anyone would do that...
Really, I can't quite explain everything. After all, it's 12:30 at night, and I'm writing this between snitches of playing The World's Hardest Game, which is getting frustrating, so I don't think I'd be able to relay it quite right.
All I can say is, to anyone who will read this... fave things. It helps. Go see WordOfChen, read his wonderful speech, and start to watch him, fave his work, and show DA that they can't control us. It's a win-win situation. You fave him, you'll get popular. There's really nothing to lose. I wouldn't do something so conceited, just to get popular, but y'know, it's for a good cause, and who wouldn't want to help this guy? He's charismatic, and his work is great.
And, even if you don't want to do it for him, or even for me, do it for your own sake! If they've "targeted" one person, soon, they'll start to target them all. You know how it is. It happens everywhere. One person just isn't enough. One country just isn't enough. It happens every day, in a whole lot of different ways. Do it for yourself, because soon, you'll be the one who's asking for faves if we don't stop this now.
Go on. His page is right here. It's a DA revolution. Be part of it! wordofchen.deviantart.com/
There's also the link to his speech, Breaking The Limit: wordofchen.deviantart.com/jour…
Thanks for reading, and good luck with your ventures on DA! <3