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David
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am the founder and operator of Dozerfleet Productions. The artwork I submit here is conceptual artwork I've made for various franchises I am developing on my own.

By submitting it here, I hope to make looking inside my work more accessible to an artistic-minded community, and collect the feedback to improve ideas before I attempt to take them to market.

Current Residence
Lansing, MI

Favorite genres of music
Epic, Indie, Alt-Rock

Favorite styles of art
Production Still Photography, Machinomics

Operating System
Windows 10

Active projects
Cherinob, Camelorum Adventures (with Prodigal-Gamer and a few others), Percolation, Blood Over Water, Sodality, The Gerosha Chronicles, Volkonir, The Bison, and Q-Basic Gorillas (fanfic)
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I'm doing this up like a BrandSins video on YouTube might do it.

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1.  Too much scat humor.

2.  Groupthink.

3.  Cyberstalking.  You enemies follow you EVERYWHERE.

4.  No objectivity.  At all.  Your lovers will love your work, no matter the actual quality.  Your haters will hate your work, regardless the actual quality.  And will vandalize everything unrelated you also do.  In my case, that has meant I've had to fix articles I've edited on Wikia as well.  Assholes find out I made a submission there, and feel they simply must replace all my submissions with penis jokes.  (Pathetic!)

5.  Elitists declare that if you don't have 100 submissions, all of them golden, you aren't worthy of respect.  If you have only 30-some, then that apparently justifies abuse.

6.  Reporting system often doesn't work in Firefox.

7.  No ability by users to block comments, and reports take a while to process.

8.  Pastiches allowed, but will earn you instant notoriety, regardless the actual creativity level of the submission.  Pure parodies only.  And that won't protect you from downvote mobs who hate you personally for unrelated reasons.

9.  If there is excessive abuse by trolls in the comments section, there is no way to disable it.  You either disable before submitting something, or allow everything.

10.  Groupthinkers are too stupid to know the difference between a malicious personal attack, and a legitimate critical analysis of a work, yet think of themselves as really special and deserving of the right to treat outsiders with disrespect.  Attacking and defaming works unrelated to the work in question, the artists behind those works, and anything else that allows for a cheap shot.

11.  You know it's bad when YouTube commenters are better-behaved.  And some think the YouTube comments section is the bowels of Hell??? 

Hell, I once visited 4Chan, and got treated with more dignity than on AmIRight!  At least when the posse on YouTube gets too abusive, you can disable comments or remove spam or flaming remarks made by trolls.  If they begin downvote mobs to destroy the reputation of your more successful submissions, you can disable votes on YouTube videos.  Not so on AmIRight submissions.

12.  Downvote mobs argue like 5th graders.

13.  Bad navigation system.

14.  No real account management system.  Which also means no way to prevent sockpuppets.

15.  No post-submission editing.

16.  Very little HTML5 integration.

17.  Did I miss any?  Add in your comments below.

Sentence: Hell
Recommended for: :iconprodigal-gamer:, :iconshases:, :iconanirbrokenear:

After doing some more research on the massive attack on my recent submission, I've determined that yes, the brigade of trolls there is from DeviantArt and followed me there.  Their main target was not the song itself, though they did launch a relentless campaign against the song.  They also attacked Camelorum Adventures and any involved in making it or who liked it.  But then they started downvote campaigns to hamper the statistics of all my songs-including songs I submitted years ago that were never treated that way before the campaign.  It's clear now that the works themselves were fine.  The fans are fine.  The attackers were only going through that much trouble for one reason: personal hatred of me.

I can understand that when you make a difference anywhere - especially a positive one - you will have enemies.  Years back, I defended Jeanette Runyon from some particularly nasty "human" beings.  I also have bested quite a few in debates on Facebook and GirlsAskGuys.  One of those who lost an argument is bound to hold a grudge and seek revenge at some point.  

Running a Facebook page, keeping track of friends on there, contributing to news, running a YouTube channel, running a Tumblr blog, running a journal here on top of everything else I do here, being active on two wikis, playing MAA, making fan sprites of it, and managing a music collection, holding a job at a grocery store, trying to keep an apartment running....  Something's gotta give. I already put the game DLC center operations on hiatus.  My grandma's advice echoes that of May from 2002 Spider-Man: "You do too much.  You're not Superman, you know!"

Sometimes, it's good to take the old folks' advice. Time to downsize operations some more.  There will always be human locusts out to destroy all that is good.  But completed works are harder to attack, especially if a fandom is in place to go to war against said locusts.  That won't happen if nothing is ever finished, which means time to reduce the distractions.  As of today, no more AmIRight.  No more MAAF contests.  I'll finish the existing entries, and call that site good.  MAA is getting old anyway.  

Also, I've met a gal who seems pretty cool, and that could lead to moving up in life. At least everyone else is safe - for now.  I'll handle my locust problem on an as-needed basis.
  • Mood: Contempt
Turns out, AmIRight is worse than imagined.  Cyberstalking of me and my friends has become trendy for the trolls there.  Hateful remarks have become a spectator sport.  I've started reporting abusive comments to staff there.  The action they take will determine whether or not I do any business with that site in the future.  Not liking one song I submit is one thing.  Personally attacking me and anyone who likes anything I do, and taking cheap shots at my other unrelated work, goes against the site's stated rules.  If they make an exception and will not enforce those rules to respect me and my friends, then AmIRight is officially no longer worth my time.  And I would argue, not worth anyone else's either.

This is why we can't have nice things, folks.  The minute someone doesn't like something that others do, they have to go out of their way to destroy not only that thing, but anything else by that same artist.  And the artist too.  And anyone remotely connected to the artist.  So many content to wallow in mediocrity, because experiments don't always work.  And there is no limit to human cruelty when something doesn't go their way.

I know :iconfaestock: went through something similar a year or so ago, and it made my blood boil that anyone would do anything that cruel to her.  Though I think her attackers took things a few steps further.  We all have to keep marching on.

It is debatable now if the "Camelorum Cell Block Pastiche" will even be included as canon for the episodes and their content.  I'll post the lyrics here, and let the DA community decide.  If it's generally well-received, it stays.  If not, it'll be like it never happened.  But I won't let the future and fate of this vision rest on the garbage that lurks on AmIRight's comments section.
  • Mood: Contempt
Recommended reading for: :iconprodigal-gamer: and :iconanirbrokenear:

For months, it seemed like everyone who runs across Camelorum Adventures and related media are totally in love with it.  Today, I discovered that haters do exist.  There will always be that one asshole that can't simply hate it, but has to get all 5th-grader-like about announcing their hatred.  I also discovered that as popular as the characters are, there will always be that one who can't stand them for being different from the usual stock of their genre. 

In fact, that asshole may very well be on this site.  However, I've learned I have a variety of stalkers who know every site I am on, and lie in wait for something I submit to fail to catch on.  The minute something I submit anywhere isn't popular, for any reason, they strike like mad-hungry green mambas. 

I submit a lot of content a lot of places.  I realize that, while I've had quite a few hits, not everything I make will always score gold.  Every artist hits a few home runs, and strikes out a few times too.  Not one artist living and dwelling on this Earth today can hit the mark perfectly every time.  Even the greats, like Dr. Seuss and Picasso, occasionally had works that were...not received very well.  They were either too weird, too ambitious, or...the loyal fans took the day off.  It happens.

So what went wrong?  What feat could the Camelorum girls NOT steal everyone's hearts doing???

It turns out, even CA has limits to what it can get away with.  Spoofing ALF?  No problem.  Showing just how dangerous world-hopping would actually be?  Sure, why not?  But apparently, Am I Right as a website has become a hotbed of elitist snobs. 

That's right, you've read that right.  The site where entire parody songs can be submitted replacing all the original lyrics with toilet humor, has elitist snobs lurking on it.  Those snobs have decided that "pee-and-poo" parodies are A-OK, but that pastiches are somehow NOT okay. 

An unwritten rule, but an entry apparently is only allowed to spoof ONE song at a time.  I'm sure that the rules will be updated at that site at some point in the future, to ward off anyone else who dares commit the sacrilege of submitting a parody pastiche instead of a singular parody.

So how did this all go so wrong?  Well, I thought it would be funny if the cast did their own version of the "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago.  Apparently, that was deemed blasphemy in and of itself by the Am I Right elite.  But I didn't stop there. 

The girls each modified the tunes to their verses so that their unique origin stories could be told according to whatever other tune interested them.  The song would transition periodically between the tunes, beginning and ending with a chorus based on "Cell Block Tango."  Along the way, the Pigs and Barry would interrupt to protest the girls' various quirky statements.

I started with Carly, who decided to sing about how she got sent to Camelorum.  She chose to sing her verse based on "Bohemian Rhapsody."  Again, that was apparently a big no-no.  Queen is virtually untouchable, unless the elites favor you.  Of the 50 other attempts existing, only about half of them have done well. 

Having the "Figaro" parts replaced with the mayor and warden strongly protesting the idea of Carly leaving due to her reality-warping was not smiled upon either.  The elites at Am I Right hated that about as much as Bonny was hated for falling on that poodle.

I didn't stop there.  Candace was next.  She sang about her incident at the mall, to the tune of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants.  This is only the eighth time anyone on AmIRight has dared to spoof that song, in whole or part.  It...was not well-received.  Which is a surprise, because I put as much effort into her verse as I did into Anita's "You Drank Too Much Moonshine" singular parody - which won amazing rave reviews.

Gwen came next, singing about her incident with the ferret food.  This was to the tune of "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats.  This was the second-most fun I had writing the piece.  But alas, not enough to salvage it from the evisceration the overall composition received.

Anita came next, replacing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with "Fail Hymn of the Anita."  Apparently, "Epic-Fail-a-luia" is not endearing.  Duly noted irony. 

Emily wrapped up, talking about how she tried to flee, only for her hair to betray her by changing color in a bank in front of everyone.  This was to the tune of "Down Under" by Men at Work. 

Granted, "Cell Block Pastiche" isn't the only time a Dozerfleet Records song fared poorly at Am I Right.  There was one other time, in 2008.  "Serial Bomber, Part 2" was considered mediocre at best by the reviewers. 

However, a user dubbing himself "Go back to DAd" took things an extra step, by saying things to the effect of "you don't belong here" and "take your petty Superjail imitation back to DeviantArt and go away."  I'm actually surprised that His Ignorance didn't go the extra mile, and add "go kill yourself" to the end of his response.  This is the first time that anyone at AmIRight not liking an entry of mine has ever gone to such extreme measures to express such hatred. 

I dismissed him as the petty middle school brat he was acting like, telling him I was even less impressed with his attitude than he was with my pastiche.  Yet the fact remains: AmIRight can either evolve to include pastiches, or I will simply not send them another one, and leave them to stew in their one-song-only remade soap commercials that talk about Trump and Rubio.  There are more intelligent souls out there on the web, capable of more respectful and constructive critique than those ungrateful babies.

Think of it this way: you make strawberry rhubarb pie.  You make blueberry pie.  You make banana cream pie.  The one kid who hates all the pies solely because you made them, sits in the corner and says nothing.  The others eat it all up, because it's predictable and delicious.  Then, you decide to experiment.  You make one that has rhubarb, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and seedless pomegranate in the middle.  A tiny handful of kids are brave enough to try this experiment and like it.  Most of the rest refuse to go near it, because it's...well...it's not what they usually get. 

That experimental pie is suddenly shunned from the market, because the kids are too scared to want anything to do with it.  Fair enough.  The votes have it.  That recipe will not be appearing in that market of kids again.  It's just not a good culture fit.  It failed that market.  Lesson learned, right?  Well, then the kid who hates you, the baker, decides to use your one time a pie didn't sell, and make that his launchpad for a hate campaign to discourage you from ever baking another pie in that market again.  To which I say, f* that stupid t***.  I'll not only make a pure raspberry pie that will sell, I'll dedicate it to him.  I just have to decide what a raspberry is in that analogous context.

It doesn't even have to be about Camelorum either.  But I'd consider that a bonus.  After all, someone once said: "The best revenge is to keep going, and succeed, and for your enemies to see that they have failed to stop you."

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In other news, the episodes for season 1 are pending mapping, which is set to begin really soon.  Once I have my 1095-A figured out, I should have smooth sailing.  I also have a new printer now.  Granted, it's only black-and-white.  But it's also a laserjet.  And it's wireless.  As little printing as I still do, and for the steal of a deal price I got at Staples, it was more than worth it to go this route.  I can always go 4 miles down the road to print if I absolutely have to have something printed in color.
The Cell Block Pastiche is now available for reading at AmIRight here: www.amiright.com/parody/70s/fr…
I'm doing this up like a BrandSins video on YouTube might do it.

================

1.  Too much scat humor.

2.  Groupthink.

3.  Cyberstalking.  You enemies follow you EVERYWHERE.

4.  No objectivity.  At all.  Your lovers will love your work, no matter the actual quality.  Your haters will hate your work, regardless the actual quality.  And will vandalize everything unrelated you also do.  In my case, that has meant I've had to fix articles I've edited on Wikia as well.  Assholes find out I made a submission there, and feel they simply must replace all my submissions with penis jokes.  (Pathetic!)

5.  Elitists declare that if you don't have 100 submissions, all of them golden, you aren't worthy of respect.  If you have only 30-some, then that apparently justifies abuse.

6.  Reporting system often doesn't work in Firefox.

7.  No ability by users to block comments, and reports take a while to process.

8.  Pastiches allowed, but will earn you instant notoriety, regardless the actual creativity level of the submission.  Pure parodies only.  And that won't protect you from downvote mobs who hate you personally for unrelated reasons.

9.  If there is excessive abuse by trolls in the comments section, there is no way to disable it.  You either disable before submitting something, or allow everything.

10.  Groupthinkers are too stupid to know the difference between a malicious personal attack, and a legitimate critical analysis of a work, yet think of themselves as really special and deserving of the right to treat outsiders with disrespect.  Attacking and defaming works unrelated to the work in question, the artists behind those works, and anything else that allows for a cheap shot.

11.  You know it's bad when YouTube commenters are better-behaved.  And some think the YouTube comments section is the bowels of Hell??? 

Hell, I once visited 4Chan, and got treated with more dignity than on AmIRight!  At least when the posse on YouTube gets too abusive, you can disable comments or remove spam or flaming remarks made by trolls.  If they begin downvote mobs to destroy the reputation of your more successful submissions, you can disable votes on YouTube videos.  Not so on AmIRight submissions.

12.  Downvote mobs argue like 5th graders.

13.  Bad navigation system.

14.  No real account management system.  Which also means no way to prevent sockpuppets.

15.  No post-submission editing.

16.  Very little HTML5 integration.

17.  Did I miss any?  Add in your comments below.

Sentence: Hell

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ratscape Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for adding the ratworks to your favourites!
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know talent when I see it.  By the way, what do you think of that idea of doing the agents of SCALLOP in your visual style?  Just let me know if you're interested and what you'll need, and I'll see how soon I can get it to you.  It's from "The Gerosha Chronicles," "Sodality" in particular.

The colors for SCALLOP (Security-Centric Alliance Lending and Learning of Phaelites) are peachy yellow sand, and teal.  I shaped their logo specifically so it wouldn't get confused with the scallop shell of Shell gas stations. 

They specialize in monster making, monster tracking and monitoring, diplomacy, scientific R&D, alien tech, military assistance, legal counsel, witness protection, espionage, and run their own prison-industrial complex.  But are restricted to the western hemisphere in terms of jurisdiction (though they can run mining operations in Africa to finance themselves.)  So they're a little like a very-stripped-down version of SHIELD in which a quarter of their members are green-skinned aliens and everyone wheres a lot of tan and teal. 

Instead of the Helicarrier, they have the Chen, a massive submarine aircraft carrier shaped like a giant clam and parked in the Gulf of Mexico and named after a monster from Chinese mythology.

The Icy Finger doesn't have a logo yet, I'm still working on theirs.  Their colors are black, white, blue, and cyan.  They're inspired by Roger Chillingworth in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," so they're an Anglo-Saxon 17th century political death cult with a fascination with Marlquaanite energies and with the occult.  So similar to Hydra but with a Hawthhornian twist.  Their slogan is "The Finger...is CHILLING..."

They specialize in mining operations, government infiltrations, espionage, monster creation, and are obsessed with bringing down the Gray Champion (who is equal parts Thor and Captain America in how his mannerisms flow, and also inspired by Hawthorne.)

SCALLOP's other major enemy is the Hebbleskin Gang, whose motto when executing their captives is "Decolarent eam, eviscerate eum." (Off with her head, out with his guts.)  I still don't have a logo for them yet.  The Hebbleskins specialize in sex trafficking, monster making, creating high-tech devices for invading cities with, building museums, and carrying out executions.  They are obsessed with bringing down Ciem and the Earwig.

Probably my closest analog to Daisy / Quake would be Hea Pang, though she also plays a similar role to Jane Foster (except she views herself as Gray's adoptive granddaughter rather than as a potential love interest.)  Hea's daughter Tabitha grows up and gets powers that Hea herself doesn't get, yet, Tabitha becomes more like Faith from Mirror's Edge than she does like any Marvel characters.

Darius tries to be Nick Fury, but is just a corrupt and incompetent douche instead.  Marion Wevenil looks the most like Melinda May, though the more skilled fighter is Shaniqua Tamery (a black gal.)  Also, their friend the Chinese MSS agent (and eventual Sodalist) Mingmei "Stung Hornet" Cheng is basically a Chinese version of Black Widow.
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the +fav on I protect you by Sweetlylou  Omg so cute by AddMedia Flowers fella (Love) by Ehsartem
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to.  I know talent when I see it.
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gif by Emoxynha
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Fight the fears by Sweetlylou :iconifeelfluffyplz::iconloveheartpls:
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to.
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Kiwi Kitty Avatar: jazzyee by Tsukarii
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MichaelOdomArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! Stop by and check out my comic sometime at www.HOLIDAY-WARS.com
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to.  Your piece was actually pretty generous.  Some of the spoofs on Facebook are downright mean:

Doc: "Marty, everything is all messed up with 2015!  Bill Cosby is a rapist, OJ is in prison, and Bruce Jenner is a woman!"
Marty: "Whoa Doc!  That's heavy!"
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