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ChaosCroc
Robotization addict
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United States
Current Residence: Robotropolis
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Skin of choice: Titanium
Personal Quote: Shut your trap and get into the roboticizer!
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HENSHIN!! 

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98 deviants said ...what the fuck are you on about, Croc?!
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27 deviants said ORANGE ARMS!! THE FLOWERING PATH TO THE STAGE!!
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26 deviants said 3! 2! 1! SWITCH ON!!
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25 deviants said KAMEN RIDE....DECADE!!
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20 deviants said CYCLONE! JOKER!!
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10 deviants said TAKA!! TORA!! BATTA!! TATOBA!!
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8 deviants said SHABADOOBA TOUCH TO HENSHIN!!
Sooooooo the latest controversy has happened over on good ol' FurAffinity, prompting everyone to start arguing and barking like a dog pound that smells a cat. I'm not going to go into EXTREME detail on what's going on, but I'll try to give a brief TL;DR version. FA suffered a DDOS attack, which resulted in servers literally breaking themselves. DURING the attack, Dragoneer started asking for donations to pay for new hardware. Oh, and back taxes he hasn't paid.

I'm not going to point fingers on this. However, I will make clear my reasons for leaving FA when I did, since I do still get a few people every now and then asking why my main FA page is disabled.
1. I got tired of the bi-annual Sonic witch hunts. Admins targeting adult Sonic artists and either removing their art completely or outright banning them.
2. The decisions made by the staff when it comes to how the site is run and who it hires as mods or admins is questionable.
3. We were promised software upgrades and improved site functions, yet the site still looks and runs the same as it did in 2007.

Now, before I get assaulted with pro-FA users pointing out all the good things about the site, let me say this clearly and in caps. IF YOU SUPPORT FURAFFINITY, GOOD FOR YOU. I'm happy that you support Dragoneer and the staff, and I wish more sites out there had that level of dedication put into them. I do not support it anymore, so please respect that.

So, I packed up my things and I left the site. My art is STILL up there, as all I did was disable my main user page. I made accounts on InkBunny and Weasyl, like so many others. And now, with this latest incident, so many people are complaining (with good reason) and being told "If you don't like it, leave.". To which their reply is "Leave...to where?"

WHY NOT INKBUNNY?
Because IB is a furry porn site. The key word there is PORN. If you're not drawing porn, you're not getting comments, views, or favs. And I know that sounds harsh, but it's true. Also, they have a strict "NO HUMANS ALLOWED" rule, which kind of limits what can and can't be posted there. So for me, someone who sometimes draws humans and doesn't draw porn all that much (once in a blue moon), I don't get the amount of traffic to keep it updated all that much. But I DO update it more than....well, you'll see in a moment.
REASONS FOR NOT GOING: No porn, no followers.

WHY NOT WEASYL?
Because there's literally no one there. Zero traffic. Oh sure, there's the occasional person or two who comments and favs a pic, but it's nowhere NEAR the levels of IB or FA. Which is a shame, because I REALLY like the site interface there. But for those of you from FA who rely on commissions for a living, switching fully to Weasyl would be suicide. If there were more active people on it, then it would be a different story, and I'd probably be a hell of a lot more active there. As it stands now, there's no drive for me to update until I start seeing more traffic.
REASONS FOR NOT GOING: Almost zero traffic.

Now, I don't know about other sites out there, simply because I never tried them. So I can't say anything good or bad about them. But I'll throw out one more tiny point, since some people do get confused about this.

WHY DO I STILL USE DEVIANTART?
Despite a few people on this site, it's still one of the most highly-used art sites on the internet. It's stable, as I can count on one hand how many times the site has gone down since 2004. There's LOTS of people on here who fav, comment, and will even commission artists for art. Granted, outright porn is still a no-no here, but for artists who don't want/need to draw it to do art, it's a nice place to be.

So, there you have it. There ARE sites out there for you FAers to switch to, but sadly, most of them have the problem of being either a porn-fest or having little to zero active users. Does this mean FA has a gun to your head, forcing you to stay on their badly-coded site? I suppose it can feel like that.
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:iconliquidphazon:
LiquidPhazon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hello, ChoasCroc, I have seen a lot of your work and it is quite impressive, it leads me to believe you know about Sonic, the characters and whatnot.

Anyway, I was planning on doing a hypnosis fic where Sonic and Tails get the females they like and the ones who like them as their slaves but I could use some help as I know little to nothing about Sonic.

Thanks for your time.
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NextGenProject Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
SMASH POTATO!
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:iconchaoscroc:
ChaosCroc Featured By Owner 3 days ago
PLANT THE TREE, WATER THE PLANT, CHOP THE TREE...
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:iconnextgenproject:
NextGenProject Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
CATCH THE TREE! DON'T DIE...
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:iconwehan101:
wehan101 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
FOUND IT!
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wehan101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
LOL i like your webcam.I didn't notice it until now
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pinkheartwolf123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
oh comeone croc you cant hate on a girl who deeply likes your art
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LinzoReborn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Haaaaaiiiiiiii:3
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PidgeonsPen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
pooooo face! You are my poooooofaaaaace
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PidgeonsPen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
*butt dances like a poo face do*
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