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Sorry for yet another deflection of purpose for this gallery, but I wanted my watchers and visitors here to know that I've uploaded yet another set of drawings – seventeen of them – plus a story, over at Please do visit there and enjoy them.

In matters more central to this gallery, I wanted to let everyone know that I've been heavily immersed in doing editing work for a number of writers here at dA, which is exciting (if exacting), and for the moment I'm somewhat backlogged. Part of this is a bit of minor physical/health stuff I've been dealing with this whole year, and part is pure and simple overcommitment. Everything will get done, though, for sure. Please be patient with me.

Meantime, I've also been engaged in my normal dA gallery surfing, commenting, and conversationalizing. And I have a number of essays in preparation for posting here, as a result. Stay tuned.

One recent development I'd simply like to surface is rather discouraging news, something that's been brewing for quite a while. From reports by colleagues, especially other artists here at dA, I get the sense that the dA admin/police have stepped up their enforcement of the TOS with respect to pornographic images, and in ways that are not only unilateral and without due process, but which push well past the boundaries of dA's own TOS explanations. These actions have been taken without clear justification and explanation. The outcome is that at least half a dozen exceptional artists have closed their galleries here or simply walked away, and this is a terrible loss.

A couple of months ago I made a promise to colleagues here that I would draft a manifesto on artist's rights with respect not only to dA and its TOS, but also to due process as the foundation of law in a democratic civilization. I'm working on that, too. But in the meantime, I'd like everyone to remember that dA is NOT a democracy, it has no due process, and that case-law involving pornography in the U.S. is full of wildly divergent rulings. dA chooses to come down hard on selective artists here, partly because they don't want trouble from the legal authorities, but partly because without any due process they can get away with any bureaucratic and even fascistic behavior they desire. It behooves us all to be careful, but beyond that to be prepared to make hard choices about what we are willing to do or not do for our art.

Just sayin', is all.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Amateur artist, professional writer, musician, champion of lost causes, blowhard and pedant, and active commenter and admirer of many (but certainly not all) artists and writers here at dA. I do not much admire the application of power by dA's administrators, however.

I have two accounts here at dA: 1) "dannysuling" is my home base for surfing and commenting, for maintaining personal and professional ties, and for posting story reviews, my own screeds, journals, and essays on topics having to do with what goes on at dA; 2) "bandmachart" is where I post stories I have written and amateur drawings I have done (most of which are adult and transgressive, so be forewarned).

I'm definitely of an older generation. I wasn't around when Washington crossed the Delaware, but I was certainly born well before Bob went electric at Newport. I care about good writing, good art, ethical behavior, the environment; I am a feminist!

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ignatiusdargento Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for the note and the visit! I have no time to draw anymore, and only post when I can manage to steal some time to do so. Thanks for the compliments though!
TooOooney Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, How are you??
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GoddessNarcissa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional
Just been changing up the genres so haven't posted much. Also been lazy with this site. Will post more soon :)
dannysuling Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to it!
darkstalker1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment on 'Super-Slave-Girl' :happybounce: 
dannysuling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She mine, I tell you! Mine! Mine! Mine! Everyone else, keep your hands off….

Now, if only my shipment of customized kryptonite bondage toys would arrive….
darkstalker1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please take a numbered ticket and join the queue.
dannysuling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Dannyslung!.

I have a question, very deeply related to BDSM.
A long time ago, I asked about "subspace" on a web-forum, and they did explain me quite a lot about it, either from doms telling me what they understood as subspace, and subs who felt it first hand. Since then, I have researched a lot, trying to understand it (cause besides loving BDSM, I love psychology as well). What concerned me, is that most doms sounded a little concerned about subspace. One of them did tell me about a session on which his sub entered subspace and the dom started slapping her in the face to get her out of subspace, like if he was concerned of what would happen if she did go any fruther.
I am still uncertain of why would people, particullary doms, fear subspace. Of course, the biggest concern is that your sub cant "safeword" out if a knot is too tight or you are playing too rough, but beyond that, why would it be a concern that your partner goes into subspace for as long as she wants?.

I have decided to ask this to different people to see their oppinions. I have seen you write some very deep and well thought comments arround here on DA (particulary your periodic visits to different artist`s galleries),  so I thought you would give me an intersted and deep anwser to this question.
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