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First and foremost, let me say… the DA staff and admins have been outstanding. These are good hard working people. They are all truly dedicated to making this a place for artists of all levels and interests and I honestly don't know how they do it. The task they face daily must seem overwhelming at times and yet they just keep plowing forward to make it a better site for everyone.
How they are able to deal with all the varied interests and agendas I see on here is beyond me.
I salute DA, the staff, and admins for a thankless job so very well done.

Tonight I am announcing "Pelicanh" will be gone… or rather moving to a new DA page. My gallery will be taken down.
There are many reasons for this.

1) I now have 197 people I have had to block.
2) I can't even allow comments because I don't have time to weed out the flamers and trolls, block them, and hide their comments. To those who say,"Well, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you can't stand criticism, then don't post your photos on line"…. just let me say simply FUCK OFF.
Some ass hat writing a comment like, "Your model should be taken out back and shot like the whore dog she is" is not anything I'm going to tolerate no matter where I am.
Say anything about me personally - fine... but say something awful about my models and the Pelican will peck your freakin eyes out.
3) I feel like an old fart in an arcade full of gamers. When I look at the front page, I don't see people who share MY type of art. I see ponies, kitties, gamers, anime, hentai, and cosplay. Furthermore, I have been to a few DA functions and it's just weird. I'm DEFINITELY out of place there. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some AMAZING art here… incredible anime, wild cosplay, and cool fractal stuff. While I can admire it as an art form, it doesn't interest me in the least. I'm not on a web site where people discuss Jazz, or knitting, or pottery. I admire the art forms but I have other interests.
4) I'm also tired of seeing my images stolen from here. Yea, yea, I know… no matter where I go they will be stolen, but I'm not going to post as much as I have here. I got an email from a girl last week who was upset because her photo was being used by a site in Vegas advertising hookers. Stolen, no doubt from here because this is the ONLY place it is posted on line.
5) I have some upcoming projects that are going to be taking more of my time. Possibly a book. Possibly getting a rep for my images. Time is money and I spend too much of it here with no return on my investment other than the fun of being here. Fun is good but it doesn't pay my mortgage.

My new DA account will be Squid326. It's already set up and will go into effect tonight.
Please don't ask me to reinstate my gallery. While I appreciate the thought, I respectfully say, "It just ain't gonna happen".
I'll still be here.. just lurking in the shadows!!!!!
Time for an Asahi beer!

PS you can find me and my images on Google+, Facebook (under Michael Helms Headshot Photography), Twitter (under MichaelLHelms) (follow me!!), or go to my web site, OR.... for photography teaching
whew... beer time.


Michael Helms

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SaturosZed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Happy Birthday :)
KC36 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday !
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Hope you enjoyed it! :woohoo:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :woohoo:
Komikino Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
KC36 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday :)
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings the Have your cake and eat it too as tribute!
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I so much miss "Scar's Scars". I know it must have gotten you a lot of hassle and any abuse towards her must have been impossible to endure, but it inspired me so much. I don't think I was the only one to be moved to tears by that image, it was so tender and uncritical and gave hope to so many people who have scars (self inflicted or not).

I'm not going to ask you to bring it back, I get that its your choice, but I wanted you to know that I still think of it most times I log into dA. I think it was the most powerful piece of art DA has ever seen, and I miss it.

SmilinSheckyRimshot Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much love, my friend.
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Happy B-Day! :D Hope you enjoyed it! :squee:


Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :D Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :squee:
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