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DioShiba
DioShiba (Or DeeShibe) is a Digital Artist who enjoys making cartoons and pixel art. Graduated with a BFA in Digital Arts. All opinions expressed on Newgrounds are my own and reflect no one else. Don't steal my work and give credit if you repost anywhere.

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Posted by DioShiba - 2 weeks ago


Don't mind me I'm just strutting along back here to post my BS once more.

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Not like I haven't logged on and back again to keep my notifications down or in case I needed to refer to something anyways, but, I'm posting again and that's what matters. Also I got a couple of things that I've been meaning to get done out of the way too. Much like the little animation up above done and a few commissions that I had piled up outside of newgrounds.


I also had the chance to go to the ocean over memorial day weekend. Got a little bit of sunburn but it was worth it to get a couple of photos.

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Got a couple of awesome views that day.


Anyhow that's all I got for now. EDIT: Until then, Why not visit my new art thread and see all the nonsense I come up with every now and then?

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See all ya'll around on the community.


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Posted by DioShiba - May 18th, 2022


I've been doing alot and I realized that some of the stuff that's been happening for the past few months have been getting to my mental health lately.


I do appreciate everyone's support as of late. I don't often express how grateful I am for the following I've built up so far and I hope to continue that moving forward but with a lot of the things that have been happening (not specific to just BBS stuff, but real life and other issues as well) I think for now the best thing I can do is take a step back to focus on myself for a bit and do some things to my own accord.


Will see you again soon, whenever that might be.


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Posted by DioShiba - April 28th, 2022



So yeah, #NGPepsiCollab is a thing. Wanted to do something different after doing a lot of the same things after a couple of months.


In anycase I hope you guys appreciate the entry.



UPDATE:

I bothered sharing this on Facebook and broke over 300 reactions and it's still going.

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Now that's a small bit of success but it's success that I'll take.


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Posted by DioShiba - April 15th, 2022



Look I know I'm using Chris and Zach's cover here but I wouldn't want to listen to "Let it go" any other way.


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Posted by DioShiba - April 11th, 2022


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He pretty much brought this on himself..

mainly because he got mad when I actually stuck up for him in one moment before he decided to screw up again in politics. While true, I did pick on him personally I think it’s kind of cute that the slander attempts about “gore dms” would make a difference but it’s not enough for me to be bothered.


Besides if I wanted to troll someone like that, I’d do it publicly like I would with Rule 34, take the ban if received then move on.


If I’m being honest this was the perfect opportunity for me to pick on him. Poor FireWaffle, has to resort to starting flame wars just because he’s not getting his way.


Posted by DioShiba - April 10th, 2022


Ask no questions


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Posted by DioShiba - April 3rd, 2022


And... Holy shit am I taken back to how some of these things look compared to the stuff I have now.


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Some of it's good and some of it well... Looks like shit.

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This horrifying looking pixel art isn't nearly as good as some of the stuff I have now but if anyone really wants to know who this guy is based off of then take a gander at this video.


The coolest part is that it goes all the way back to 2009 when I'm pretty sure I got my start in pixel art too when I looked at the get info on one of the works I uploaded before updating them.

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Kind of amazing how I've grown as an artist from when I started out to the here and now. And I still have many more years to come with these.


Thinkin' I might go back and re-make some of these at some point. I'm already intending to do so with one other piece as a side project but until then I'm going to be uploading some of the stuff I have with the years they were from indicated by the title. A lot of this is really some interesting stuff and you can see where I've worked to make improvements over the past 12 years of my interest in art before I became more active on here.


OTHER NEWS ON MY END:


1) As of right now I am putting the Corrupted OC requests on Hiatus and I am uploading what I currently have done from February and March. For more information please Click here in the recent post I have made for the thread.


2) Since at this point I am currently working on a Commission, there will be a post linking to the finished animation that will be hosted by my commissioners in the next coming weeks. Until then, I can link you to two of the things I already have done for VGTNYC last year here and here. By the way if you happen to be in New York City and happen to enjoy a good toke maybe consider checking them out yeah?


3) Planning a trip to California.


If any of you guys on the West Coast know a few good places to hit up that isn't some bullshit hollywood scene let me know! The more info I can get the better.


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Posted by DioShiba - March 27th, 2022


Wondering about area 51 and mars and somehow I can't help but think of this that happened years ago.



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Posted by DioShiba - February 23rd, 2022


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probs happened before but @piconjo deserves more <3 2day


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Posted by DioShiba - January 16th, 2022


I've been honestly compelled to write about my thoughts on the whole NFT craze, the NFTbro community, and why I think NFTs are honestly just a shitty thing all together. So before I get into the nitty gritty of some of my experiences and thoughts I think this one news article is worth sharing that I think will make a lot of people smile here: Wikipedia Editors decide that NFTs won't be classified as art.


This is a sentiment that personally I agree with. But I think that there's also more to how I feel about the whole predicament with NFTs as a whole, between here and what I've discussed with a few people on here, through friends, and elsewhere on the internet I can tell you why I won't get into them.


The thing is, I considered getting into them if I'm being truthful. The only thing I ever did was make an Opensea account to see what the craze was about but when I saw the uploading page, I stopped myself and realized that I had no fucking clue what I was getting into. So I did some research on what these things were actually about and well, there was more going against them than there were for them. I chose not to do anything with it needless to say I abandoned that said account after not finding anyway to delete it and removing any association it had with me, changing the password to something that I would never be able to remember and never accessed it again.


Why I did consider them is because I'm always looking for ways to expand my platforms for art, but when I really dived into what they were about and how you had to put value onto whatever it was you were uploading using crypto I thought to myself that something wasn't right with the whole thing. Surely enough, as I was going through what they were about I stumbled across this one video by Cat Graffam explaining why NFTs are a bad thing. If you don't have the time to watch the video, it pretty much is a good summary to how NFTs fall into that category of rich people putting value on something as absurd as a banana being taped onto a wall, a very common problem in the realm of fine arts, but its more naked than that. That video led to my overall decision to have no involvement with them and this was before I became well aware of Keeanu Reeve's stance.


In my mind, making an account in of itself I feel like was a dirty little sin to even go that far, I never uploaded anything personally nor will I have any intent to, but in hindsight I was close to falling into a rabbit hole. But I digress that I wasn't totally out of that same pit yet because of how many people kept messaging me over instagram to make NFT's for them, leading me to litterally put a disclaimer on my instagram account telling people I won't get involved with them.


Here and there I also saw a few NFT projects surfacing, one time I recall on the PixelJoint discord that someone brought up a project where basically someone was making an NFT based pokemon game and emailing people to make art for him based on old memes. I actually commented on the project saying that this was a lawsuit waiting to happen and it led to a debate between a creator who was claiming that the lawsuit would never come to fruition which, if you know how nintendo reacted to Super Maria Sisters when that came out they went down hard on them. Said creator also tried to argue with me that comedy hinges on how people react, which is only a half truth because good comedy should at least make you think about why you are laughing at a joke to begin with. I don't really know if he decided to take the last say after I told him that his sense of humor sucked, but I walked away not really giving a shit because I realized he had no clue what the fuck he was going on about.


The ironic thing is, in a decision that I never expected leading me to take sides with the Big-N in a legal matter Nintendo actually went after a NFT project with a cease and desist order. Which pretty much throws that one guy's argument out of the water about how an NFT project could never get touched by lawyers. But... That's the thing that struck me the most. NFTBros genuinely have no clue what they are talking about or why they are supporting NFTs to begin with. They have no grasp on reality to a point where it's a highly absurd.


I've seen more arguments that made more sense opposing them, most NFTbros that I actually debated with try to justify their support for them by attempting to actually use the very arguments that are against them. One time I even pointed out to an NFTbro that eventually the bubble was going to pop on the whole thing and then pointed out how that most people don't even know where that money was going to. He had more faith that he was going to be rich from it even when the bubble did pop which I found ironic because he was using a decentralized currency and putting his faith in that more than anything else.


So, where am I going with this story? Why would I share my experiences concerning the whole thing itself and the people I discussed with?


In short, the reason why I'm against NFTs is because you're not owning the product you obtain as much as you are the data that coincides with it. No one who supports NFTs knows what they are getting into with that and it's where the line between reality and absurdity becomes so clear where if you know someone supports them, they don't know what they believe in. Think of it like a combination of an Ed Edd n' Eddy like scam, a pyramid scheme, and a cult mindset put into a blender and then you get this mad internet culture that acts like these things are going to be the next big thing. (They aren't)


I would like to make clear that I'm not against Cryptocurrency in of itself. That is something I'm more or less neutral on. However, NFTs are an outright scam because you're basically buying code that tells you that you bought an image. Well, whoop de do. You got a string of code and that's all you really own out of it when everyone else can just copy and paste an image or save an mp3 file from it.


Put aside the environmental concerns more than anything else and look at it from a business perspective. Ask yourself if this is a practical way to profit from your skill set as an artist more than anything else? That's the major question you should be asking yourself more than anything else because if you are investing in Crypto and/or Art, the answer you might find yourself getting is "no". And personally I feel that a couple years down the line both the Crypto world and the Art world can go in better directions than what we are seeing with these things.


I say this as a digital artist more so than anything else I think for most of us on here we can all agree that NFT's are not the only way to prove ownership over digital art. NFTbros seriously believe that it is. But we all know that's bullshit because if you've been doing art commissions for years on end and know how to sign your work off, and have the actual reciepts and written documents to prove who actually owns the piece, then you know who made it and who it belongs to. I can only beg those who know this to urge people to not get into these things for those who don't know what an NFT is or why it's more of a risk to get into them with zero to no benefits you will reap from them.


NFTs are not art. They lack the necessary merit and integrity to even be called as such. Even if art is subjective it needs to have those two things in order for it to be art and if you take the time to look at a genuine piece of work that has any soul into it, it can take you into it's own world. Without those two things it's just a superficial husk.


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