..There are the other..select few who submit meaningless pictures of themselves...and or ones with nothing but blood and razors and shots of people slitting their wrists.
There is also a Wapanese cult that is being mass produced here. The ones who are into anime, and think that they were born and bred in Japan..and were sent here to America to teach the young ones how you should really be. You should listen to Japanese Rock and sing along, to songs you can't translate or understand. To songs that could be really saying, I like bunnies and rainbows and pretty sunsets.
Also here, you may find the JRockers, somewhat mentioned above. These other..select few enjoy listening to hardcore screaming Japanese men, who look like teenage girls, and like to paint there faces white and draw designs and Japanese symbols with liquid eyeliner. But then after sampling the sounds of this music you could ask one of these persons, "Do you like Slip Knot, or Marilyn Manson, they sound just the same.." and this Jrocker would respond, "Are you insane, omg I hate them they totally are teh suck"
This cult usually submits "art" that is nothing more than drawings, or fanart of the totally fav anime characters. They may also submit pictures of themselves all dressed up as their favorite Jrocker and/or anime character, also known as Cosplaying. If not this, then pictures from the web of various members of Japanese rock bands that are "photoshopped" up.
Deviantart Person 2: What?!??!
Deviantart Person 1: I heart Jrock good.
Deviantart Person 2: What does that have to do with art? You are so part of that cult...
Most of the people wouldn't know real art if it smacked them upside the face
Being able to search virtually anything and getting a result
There are many, many tutorials if you are having trouble drawing ANYTHING
Administrators are easily approachable
Getting criticism so you can improve
The satisfaction of improving like crazy and getting inspired by art every few days
Buying a subscription; it's almost worth it
Hanging out with your friends
You can sometimes get a laugh from a picture you see
Looking at other pictures you like
Favoriting and commenting on other pictures you like
Not getting comments, watches, or favorites
People flaming you for giving some helpful criticism
People posting emo sh.. in their journal
Art/Writer's block (that's not dA's fault though)
Because of the deviation overflow, new deviations submitted appear on the front page for only a few seconds; it only catches a deviant's eye if it's particularly cute or particularly good
It is really, really hard to get publicity
I have an account on deviantart, and it's practically my life. The good things outweigh the bad, especially if you take criticisms and appreciate and look at art all the time.. If you don't, your art will probably never get any better.
Deviantart really gives me a sense of self-satisfaction. x3
Person 2: "Fuck no! Why would I? So there can be a bunch of fangirls and art theives running wild?"
It is true that the site has the unfortunate downfall of having superfluous quantities of bad and/or mentally disturbing/sexually deviant artwork, but for the most part it is a very useful site for those who know how to use the search box correctly to find what they want.
It is also home to many creative minds and talented artists, and Deviant Art is not without humor either. Artists like myself mainly draw humorous "cartoons" or comic strips, among other things see Demotivational Posters.
On my other account I submit erotic and romantic artwork with the appropriate tags so that innocent bystanders are not "traumatized" by my mildly deviant tastes (I am not a furry, and I'm not into tentacle porn or anything illegal).