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Journal Entry: Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:57 PM
So I got to thinking the other day about people on Deviantart who do a lot of blocking. Like if your block list is enormous, and I mean like so enormous that you have people on there from shit that happened years ago that you can't even remember. Would you just be constantly bewildered by all the things you can't reply to?

For example, you come across someone's comment, want to leave a reply, but find yourself unable to because you appear to be blocked. You have no idea what you did to offend this person, and all you can do is go on with your day. In actuality though, it's you who blocked them, you've forgotten about it, and due to Deviantart's mechanic of "blockers cannot harass those that they've blocked" (which is a good mechanic, by the way) you end up thinking that they've blocked you for something. I wonder how often this occurs, especially since they've allowed name changes on the site.

I myself have kept it simple over the years. That's right, I'm taking pride in my blank block list. I mean, it's just so beautiful and clean, but mostly it keeps things simple for me. If I can't write a reply on someone's page, I know it's they who became butthurt over something, not me.

However, despite the advantages of having a clean slate, it is still not impervious to some degree of frustration and confusion. For you see, one may still encounter individuals who have blocked him without being able to recall the reason.

I have a confession to make. That is, I am not unlike the Seinfeld character, George Costanza. I must be liked! Or at least, told why I'm not liked. After stumbling across a few users recently who have me blocked and having only speculations as to the reason(s) why, I've decided to start keeping a list.

Now I am aware of the dangers of publishing such a list for all to see, let alone "mentioning" the names of those who have blocked me. To those concerns I say 'tis not a list of shame, nor a list of pride. It is just a list, and if answers come or do not come, so be it! Can differences not be resolved? Can pasts not be buried? Can mysteries not be solved?

Uh, I also probably won't be publishing the list more than once, or at least not again for a long time. So don't get any fancy ideas about getting featured in my journal (for whatever that's worth... nothing btw) if you block me. Smartasses.

So without much further ado, to date, I believe there are only five individuals who have blocked me:

-TrueSoprano - for preaching to her too much about the band, Killswitch Engage.

-sbkMulletMan - for laughing at his insults that I legitimately thought were jokes. I mean they were really, really funny from what I remember. I thought he was being like one of those old, Irish bartenders who calls you a pussy for not drinking their best whiskey, but who actually is glad you're there and appreciates your business. I misread the situation... and I may have been drinking whiskey.

-Danium - for writing daily insults on her page to see if she would respond. I... may have actually deserved this one.

-Vaporeon249 - I think the BHB (Butthurt Brigade, a now defunct Deviantart group) wrote a journal about something she did (I can't remember what it was now), and some people went over there to call her out on it. At which point I believe she pre-emptively blocked the entire group if I remember correctly, myself included. This is largely speculation though as I don't remember much, or if I ever even knew.

-Xadrea - I honestly can't remember or even imagine what it was, and that's what pisses me off. EDIT: I've been informed that this person also may have blocked everyone in the entire BHB at one point. After doing some internet searching of my own, this appears to be the most likely reason for this block.

-kurostarSunny - Was digging through some old journals from back when I had that fake enemies list going, noticed this person in the "real enemies" section who still has me blocked. I can't recall what I did, but since they were on my list, I don't think it was the result of a BHB block.


EDIT(4/22/14):Added KurostarSunny.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Chevelle - Take Out the Gunman
  • Reading: ASoIaF - A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: Game of Thrones trailers
  • Playing: Titanfall (as my computer allows)
  • Eating: raviolis!
  • Drinking: nothing alcoholic, I swear

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This used to be my favorite drink, but now I can barely finish a can before I go full-on narcoleptic. Why must the sugar crash cancel out all amounts of caffeine? :crying:

:iconindigodeerplz::iconsaysplz: This dude's shortest complaint ever.
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Obligatory youtube video that every gamer should watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fpigq… (contains awesome swearing)

Anyway, so a few months ago I heard about this weird but pretty good band called "The Protomen," then I heard about Mega Man being in the new Smash Bros. While the original Mega Man series was a bit before my time (I know, I know, I'm so old it's hard to believe), I played the bajeezus out of its SNES "reboot," Mega Man X. So I guess all the Mega Man stuff got me feeling pretty nostalgic. I started looking up speedrun videos of it, listening to its music, and drawing (for tributary reasons!). Fast forward several months, a new job, a new semester, and almost no free time and here it finally is.

Mega Man X was one of the first games I can remember purchasing with my own allowance money, and spending countless hours of my time on. I even had my own favorite save code written down in which I'd collected most of the power ups and items without killing any bosses (so that I could just leisurely stroll through the game whenever I wanted).

The music, the characters, and especially the art style all seemed so amazing at the time (and to tell you the truth, I still enjoy the music) and I'm glad I can still look back on it and appreciate the amazing game that it was (unlike most things from people's childhoods where they look back and think "wtf was I thinking?").

All fanboying aside, as an artist who's always looking to improve, I would love to hear any suggestions or criticisms you can give me on this piece. That means you. Yes you. Right there, looking at my painting.

Hey! Yea, I'm talking to you!
Don't click that back button!
Give me a suggestion or criticism!
Scratch that, I DEMAND you give them BOTH to me!
Fine, I'll compromise... just give me a criticism and we'll call it even.
I'll love you more if you do both though. <3
but that doesn't mean I won't still love you for just one. <3

<3 <3 </3

EDIT: This character (simply named "X") belongs to Capcom.
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I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats.
I blame Red Bull, first and foremost, since they're the first bastards I can remember who insisted on fitting their drink into a thin, weird-ass can, like a bunch of hipsters.

Now everyone's doing it. It's like standards for making things fit cup holders just went out the window for no apparent reason. We've got plastic bottles that are too thick on the bottom, water bottles that are too tall to go under my car's console (where the cup holders are), and shit that's too thin to remain stabilized at all. What happened to just going into a 7-11 and getting a drink that fucking fits, that way you can comfortably drive off without having to hold it?

This is why people still drink soda so much, because you can get it in sizes that are goddamn convenient. Well okay, that's probably not the only reason, but I'd try harder to drink other stuff it would fit!

:iconindigodeerplz::iconsaysplz:beverage containers force you to hold them now.

Boring Shit: I wanted to vent my complaint before leaving for a class, and now I've got no time to put the usual stuff down here.
So yea like I totally have this giant field where I've been collecting them, and now I just give them out to people who drive by and stuff...

No, I'm talking about the badges vadges of course. Llama vadges. Yea.

I've always hated these damn things. It might have just been the contrarian in me, but I thought (and still think) my reasons were legitimate for the most part. I mean, it was just deviantart trying to capitalize on something the internet had previously made popular, much like the trollface thing they did later. This site wasn't even the first to do llamas.

Then I was like "now these kids are just throwing them out to whore their pages, and try to get stupid ones with capes and shit. Goddamn people are stupid."

...but then, and for the longest time, I realized they had purpose beyond the nonsense mentioned above, but I still wanted to be above using them. Like ever.

I'm talking about social purposes though. They're like a way to tell people "I was on yo PAGE, son!" without leaving a comment or a favorite. (Come to think of it... that's kind of the opposite of social, but hear me out.)

Then the other day, I kind of found another use for them. They're like another "tier" of interacting, that is less useful than both a comment and a fav, but better than a view.

I was on this guy's page, checking out his gallery and stuff right? His art was decent, and he'd put a lot of effort into his page, but it wasn't really the type of art I liked to see in my inbox or favorites folder. That isn't to say it was Sonic, MLP stuff, or porn, I just have a lot of shit flooding those two folders already (I'm trying to reserve space for buddies and art gods). So what do I do? Leave a comment? No, I'm far too socially awkward for that, here's a llama instead.

I mean, what was I going to say? Your art is decent, but I don't really like it enough to favorite or add you to my watch? I mean, a favorite and a watch literally take two seconds of my time, maybe even less than giving the llama, but that's not the point. Some people might feel bad about that shit if they read into it, and I'd prefer to encourage in cases like these. I know people comment/praise without doing any of this anyway, like all the time, ever since the site spurned forth into existence from $pyro the Jarkoff'$ loins, but some of us freaks out there can't help but read between the lines sometimes... and when I say sometimes, I mean frequently in situations that don't even matter. So for people like us, I'm glad I figured this llama thing out.

Once I started, I couldn't stop giving them out. I went around to random deviant pages, giving them llamas, for like twenty-three and a half minutes. It was like a new liking system that had no recordable effect on my profile. Liking, Digging, and Upvoting were fun again.


-"Does this guy deserve a llama?"

-"No, it's all MLP porn, and done in MS Paint."


-"How about this chick?"

-"Yes, for with her improvement over the years, I can sense her passion and yearning to express herself as beautifully as she can, like the beautiful human being that she is... she's just not that terrific at it yet. So here's a llama.


These llamas they're... they're freaking perfect. Nobody knows what the fuck to think when they get a llama, so there's not much they can read into. I like to imagine (especially with people new to the site) that they're just sitting there thinking "why the fuck is someone giving me a llama?"

As they learn more, they can think this someone either did it to get a llama back, to "trade visits," to show approval of the page, to induce anger, or that this certain someone has a bot running that throws out hundreds of them (along with favs/watches) every day. *Corvalian glances in the direction of one of this site's daily front-page horror artists*

*Ahem* Anyway...

They're not even going to know, and that's the beauty of it. All those possibilities will just get jammed up in their brain, to the point where they won't even care to validate llamas with a thought anymore (like I did for so long). 

...but you know most of them will still totally look at my page after I give them one. That's the socialness, that's what it's all about, man. The circle of life and shit. Now who wants a fucking llama? You might just get one whether you want it or not, motherfuckers.


Oh, how is this a complaint? Fine, I'll tell you how! I'm pissed off that I've betrayed my previous values of boycotting and despising llama badges. I've become everything I've ever hated! :crying:

With that, I'll leave you with one of my all-time favorite quotes, from one of my all-time favorite movies:

You either die with loathing in your heart for other human beings, or you live long enough to see yourself find joy in their stupid bullshit.
 
-Sheriff Man-E-Faces in "This Country is For Old Men"


I can't decide which is worse. :no:




:iconindigodeerplz::iconsaysplz:This is about what the fuck llama badges are for... I think. Anyway, where the teal deer badges at?


Anti-Compliance... Complaint: I went to a comedy show last week with some friends, and they wouldn't comply with my demands to shut the hell up the whole show. I asked them three times if they came to get drunk and talk, or if they came to see a damn comedy show, but they kept talking. We could have done that for a lot cheaper at home.

Bogus Praise: Dude this is awesome! It's Friday and I'm so... sober? and sitting at home, on the internet, alone? Then, why does my writing make it sound like I'm drunk... or high? No, no, no, none of this adds up at all. I'd better inspect my environment.

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IceLaws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool art btw :icondancingjesusplz:
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
thank you :D
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IceLaws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AYE :d
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Maj0rMareMolester Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to spam message this. Forgive me Corvalian-san.

I've aparently already given you a llama. I was going to re-gift you but it's impossible.
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
:iconnelsonplz:
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dieliala Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-singing- I came here to thank you for the llama~

llama cancanllama cancanllama cancan 

Llama jump chasing llama 3D Llama Badge chasing llama again 
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
My god...
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dieliala Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Come~ dance with us you must. uwu

Go Yoda 
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
You can't make me!
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graceyanneiseki Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! I gave you one in return. :iconteheplz:
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