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Time to Choose by thisign Time to Choose by thisign
This is a special version of my older work 'Your Choice'. Its about.. well you know.

One thing i'd like to point out: You may call this a 'propaganda'-piece, so its not meant to be 'fair', its there
to make a point.If someone likes to comment, by all means do so, but please think a little bit about
it before. Thanks. :)

Update: made a few corrections on the boxes.

Thank you all for your comments and favs.
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Hmm interesting , sad too.. actually been away when all this was going on. Joined DA before it happned , and hardly had internet for a while, still submitted art and communicated with freinds who were interested in my art due to costs of internet access.. come back again ..

broken Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
I haven't been active on here, but whatever happened to co-owners and the lawsuit?
bluegoldrose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Revan1118 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :+fav: :D
secretbear Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007   Interface Designer
lovely detailing on the pill boxes. love this :D
trcook Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
I like this, but I'd be quick to point out that companies (the fundamental unit of a consumer/enterprise economy) do not usually start out as corrupt and power-mad; most start out with a goal of producing a product that helps people whilst bringing in a livable income (the ideal mom&;pop operation). The point at which, i believe that companies become the evil entity represented in the picture is when its leaders are no longer held accountable for their decisions and are granted "golden parachutes" ... it's rare but some companies can still do good things. Hate them for whatever they are, but I like starbucks, for example, because they provide health-care to their part-time workers and buy(or at least try to buy) fair-trade/shade grown coffee. The last I heard, this resulted in a large revenue loss for the company. I guess what I'm getting at is that it's not always an either/or decision between companies and community, sometimes, they can work together.
0bright-eyes0 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
this is awesome
i shoose the yellow pill
in a heartbeat
nordicskiah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Yellow pill! YELLOW! :w00t:
t3tz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006   Interface Designer
Yellow pill ftw...

Jark rocks.
Crimson-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This one aint bad but I personally preferred the old one.
Ikrus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I choose the Yellow pill
AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Professional Writer
Love it, love it =)
wattersk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
My, what a clever piece. Yep, I recall the propaganda issue. A neat statement of support there. :)
animus-inflammatio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Yellow = Jark. Clever.

This is a briliant way of putting across an important message. The detail and thought you put into the boxes astounds me. Even the smallest touches, such as the Community capsules being twice as large as the Company ones, count in a big way. You are officially damned awesome. Go Community!

The matrix bit was pretty cool, too. ;)
darcshadoe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
I painted my personal response to something.
This aided me when comming up with ideas.
Thank you!
What is Ireland?

:) all done!
anubis-x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding work dude!
Ciph Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
This is great. very True.
Nanidanides Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
very good piece. i like the joke on matrix and the box art. what is the collective rectum anyway?
thisign Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
The term "collective rectum" goes back to a joke in the early days of deviantart. (Take a look of the very last line on every dA-page). During the years, this term was often used to descibe the whole "dA-continuum.
Nanidanides Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
oy, i saw this on the bottom and was wondering... okay then.
Yazzphoto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006   Photographer
You have a future in art communications, this is excellenly done. A picture paints a thousand words, and with a little help from your thought provoking words, you have said volumes.

Now, where do I go from here...?
GeneralGrievous2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
This gets me thinking about a Flash movie heavily based on The Matrix about human Community-ites versus Corporate machines...with Jark as Neo and Spyed(i think that's his screenname) as Agent Smith...And maybe I could put in the Clock Crew too...for some reason...
paintedblacksoul Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
funny how we sometimes completely miss the obvious very well put
alita2x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Excuse me? What is going on? I'm lost and concerned---is there something aweful about deviant I should know about? Sorry I've been away for a week and I'm fairly new here---so what on earth is happening so I can make some snappy choices. Thank you. *bows*
thisign Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
If you have no clue whats going on,just go to my Userpage, and check the links in my journal underneath the "Recommend reading"-line.
It'll take you some time, but its interesting stuff.
InkxCore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
ich würde die links ja lesen wenn sie denn noch da wären, aber ich finde nix. kannst du die nochmal ausgraben?
thisign Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
It's all water under the brige now.

Aber wenns dich interessiert:
[link] (unter dem Journaleintrag)
cu, denniver

alita2x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Thank you! Will do.
thomcomstock Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantasio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
truly a thoughtful even provoking placard...
i think a good mix to choose inbetween would be right, but that goes against the ultimate "either all or nothing" law which is like murphy´s law a thing without reason, its merely a curse, a curse of mankind...

thisign Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
choosing community would surely be a mix, because a community this size, cant survive without a company in the background. But it would be the company serving the community and not the other way around.
fantasio Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
that is a true word.

lady-sith Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
duhcoolies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
choosing the yellow :nod:
PsychoGFXn00b Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
I hesitate to favourite this, because I argue that it is not simply a battle between company and community here. It is the Company and the Artists that make the community something worth fighting for. Still, thought provoking, I have to say I like it, but to spread something I might disagree with....
happienoodleboy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
It's not often that I +fav something that already has so many fav's but I completely agree with what you're saying here and the presentation is stunning.

well done
fuhk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
I was supporting jark when this came out and I'm still supporting him now.
I choose the yellow, but I have to keep friends in mind which keeps me active on dA.
Autrix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Great work, kinda reminds you of the voting system. =)
infinity8nina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
definitely the yellow pill. but i think its too bad spyed sees this as a corporation thing. :|
ThEReAlWaZzAr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
*swallows yellow pill*

great job done on the boxes

*empties the yellow packet into mouth*
Oscura Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Not only is this brilliantly executed, but the message goes across very strongly. :+fav:
Daernet Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
I especially like the words down the left edge of the box as well as the ingredients in each box, very clever, but I like DA the way it seems to be to me, still freely available for the community as well as allowing the comminity a place to buy or sell things, in a sense the best of both, I see no reason why the community can't co-exist with the company, but if I had to choose one or the other, I'd choose the community.
LordOfTheSofa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Ya know, I don't mean to sound like an ass, but I don't feel the need to take black and white viewpoints on something as trivial as dA's fate in a grand universe where by human standards you are lucky to even have internet compared to starving children in Africa who are lucky to even be alive. :|

Just felt like saying that, really.
thisign Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
Caring for (globally) less important things, doesnt mean to forget the big issues. People are perfectly capable to do both.
Apart from that, dA is a just a microcosm for what is happening on the world. A quite huge microcosm actually. ;)
LordOfTheSofa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
Point, I suppose.

Don't mind me. I'm just irritated at the whole dA/Jark/Spyed issue because I suspect there is more to this than just "Spyed screwed over Jark wrongfully". Ergo, I have declined to stay out of it. And STILL hearing this sorta thing going on just makes me vaguely peeved, especially when people could just learn HTML, start their own site, and host their work there, like I'm planning to do, upon which I plan on removing my stuff from dA and linking in my journal to my site, as the paranoia/chaos/drama here is finally starting to grate my nerves.
mizzuae Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
that was strongly stated *claps*

"Contains: Greed 36mg,.." <--love this part.
I like it's details.
opticnerve Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
Reminds me of that pathetic 'look at me' attempt by spyed, in having his little spam message sent to everyones deviant comments area.

How lame was that - well, it was about that time that I notice that girl scout was about eight stories tall and was a crustacean from the protozoic era. I mean, I realised that spyed was a angsty petty teenager caring out his own status and popularity after all his failed works thus far.

Anyway, all history now, but nice work playing on that,

vertMB Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   Filmographer
If you join for the community it doesn't necessary mean you support Jark, before Jark was fired he never made any kind of effect on my community life, but the reason why I choose this community is probably because of the company that came with it, if I just wanted to chat with friends then I would never have joined and would be happy with the forums that I visit.

Great piece though, I really liked it, but I got the feeling the like the community better. =P
thisign Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
I'm not sure i got your point.
vertMB Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005   Filmographer
Jark is indeed a part of the DA community, but he was never a part of the community I reside in on DA, e.g. He's never affected me or anyone I know on DA, therefore he has never been part of my life.
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