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Have you ever been intrigued enough by a “narrative moment” artwork on deviantART to ask the artist to tell the rest of the story? techgnotic.deviantart.com/jour…

48%
37,394 deviants said Yes! :thumbsup:
52%
40,273 deviants said No. :thumbsdown:


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:iconfredscalliet:
fredScalliet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   Photographer
Yes, here: Girl-Spring by photoport, but I didn't actually dare asking... :-(
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:iconmlplover12321:
mlplover12321 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just did it now on a drawing witch is a short fan fiction
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:iconhotaru-suzume:
Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
It would be nice to have a laconic definition of... whatever.
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:iconneko-kiona:
Neko-Kiona Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no generally not. I have asked for the next page of a comic though, to continue the story or links to ealier pages so I can start reading someone's comic, but not on a single narrative moment.
Sometimes the one moment is enough to get a general idea so further story knowledge is 'unneeded', or it's just more fun to come up with one. ^^;
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:iconfelixavenier:
felixavenier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreeing with the people who point out having that single moment is part of what helps make the image impact you so. Knowing every little detail of every image and how it relates to this or that can detract from the mystery and wonder-inspiring feeling drawn from the image.
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:iconquinn-s-art:
Quinn-S-Art Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there should be a duh, button...i love the stories that go with art
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:iconomnivoyance:
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Don't know what they are talking about. *shrugs* probably not important anyway...
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:iconn1ghtw4lk3r666:
N1ghTw4lk3r666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artist
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reason: these shit are TL;TR. nuff said
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:iconsolemnharmony:
SolemnHarmony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Personally I find that if I post a story and leave out a few details but never get a comment asking things such as what happened next, what caused it, what inspired me to write it, etc. I feel like there's little interest in what I wrote and that's very discouraging to me as a writer.
So yes, if I'm intrigued by something enough I'll ask about the story behind it or what inspired it. I don't see it as a way of saying "This requires more, there's not enough to it." or "I don't feel your art is good enough." I see it as a way of saying "This is really good and I'd like to know more about not only the piece but about the artist."
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:iconblackbull44:
blackbull44 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I have thought about it and really should have done so in the past. I'll make sure I do so in the future.

An interesting question to ask.
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:iconnjacob:
njacob Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People work hard. They don't need me pestering them constantly! :frustrated:
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:iconsofiicool:
sofiicool Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
yeah cool
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:iconthelunardragon:
TheLunarDragon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why would I bother the artist about something like that.
That is almost like judging the piece. "I like it... but... it needs more"
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:icontakii99:
Takii99 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
hello everyone, im 10 years old lets taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalk sadfjTGTREDGDSRFGDFGFDB
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:iconreal-jeff-the-killer:
Real-Jeff-The-Killer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
.....
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:iconnjacob:
njacob Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly what I thought
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:iconjuniperjuneferngully:
JuniperJuneFerngully Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never intrigue another's striatum.
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:iconstaryumaniac:
StaryuManiac Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kind of off topic but I feel like next month's poll should be on how we like the new submit page
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:iconitsnotfilia:
ItsNotFilia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suspect the answer to that will be:
1. some will say they like it;
2. some will say they dislike it;
3. some will say they are indifferent to it;
4. some people will have missed free cake as a result of caring about answering that poll.
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:iconhelenanimator:
Helenanimator Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed
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:iconmajorfann:
majorfann Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The artist presents as much as they choose to present, and I accept that. Just like a book or movie with an ambiguous ending, I'm capable of creating my own story around it, or I let it remain ambiguous. I'm okay with either.
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:iconfacenna:
Facenna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this a writing poll or an art poll?
Very confusing question.
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:iconitsnotfilia:
ItsNotFilia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it can apply to any medium, I don't feel any 'lit-only' restrictions here.
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:iconvixvargas:
vixvargas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ummm, this poll makes me wonder, perhaps, Deviantart isn't filled with dull deviants... but with dull art?
(dull as in uninterested in asking/not intense enough to create real curiosity in the watcher)

Perhaps this should not be a question of blaming who is dull and who isn't, perhaps it's how art expression/appreciation is supposed to work

I mean this as an artist on self-critic.
If I look at it, most of my gallery is kind of dull, except for a few pieces.

But I love my watchers.
There's always a watcher who asks, which makes me happy, because I get to remember and put into words why I started a piece, what motivated me, the piece was so intense, so deep it created a hole in the viewer that needed to be explained.
There's also always a watcher who makes up their own story, and it happens to be way cooler, which also makes me happy, because well, the piece ignited a flame in the watcher's imagination that surpassed what was shown in the picture.

With both, it makes me feel the piece completed a mayor purpose.
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:iconmizox:
mizox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
happens to me all the time ._.

I always want to know MOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAR
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:icongamenwatch45:
gamenwatch45 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
TIMELESS!!!
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:iconlaylana:
Laylana Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I sometimes thought of asking, but I didn't because I thought there wouldn't be a story from the artist behind. Maybe I thought so because I often just have some scene in my mind when drawing / painting, and not a whole story (except when dreaming before, mostly).
So but actually now I see it could be an inspiring chance to come to know better the inner world of another one and to come to know better the possibilities laying inside of an artwork - as supplement to my own imagination, which of course enfolds in such a moment, too.
So thank you for the great impulse! ;)
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:iconoszys-scrapyard:
OsZys-Scrapyard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, but generally just because I assume they have somewhere already and it would seem ignorant to ask. I also understand how much work a real story can be, and never expect anyone to release a full story until completion.
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:iconalien-exile:
Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That surprised me 46% said Yes! and 54% said No. I really thought it would have been more skewed in one direction or the other, but that's quite closely balanced.

I don't think I've ever actually seen one of these naratives. (I could be wrong though).
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:iconprobabilitydiver:
probabilitydiver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This is my favorite to do on DA. I also like to suggest explanations of narrative moments, even before I ask.
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:icondark-spectrumds:
Dark-SpectrumDS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, no I don't. Sometimes people ask me though, especially since there is nothing else that I update with stories on the regular for me to link and let people read and so on unlike everybody else with their already perfected story lines, plots, and whatever. XD Therefore, there's no point in asking if you can actually explore the artist's links and whatnot to actually witness the complete story. If that doesn't work, then the artist must have just created the story and it is either in it's preliminary stages or it is just a simple one-shot or short series that should only be explained through that one piece of artwork.
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:iconthirteennotes:
ThirteenNotes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mew
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:iconwhimandwonder:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I voted no, because I don't think I've ever come across a "narrative moment" piece, or I didn't know that I had. But now that I'm thinking about it, that sounds interesting!
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:iconwhimandwonder:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clarification: I usually take pieces on a conceptual basis, where I assume the moment speaks for itself. (It usually does.) I usually don't assume that there is more story, unless it's explicitly stated that this is part of a fuller storyline.
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:iconlugbzurg:
Lugbzurg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I was just looking at this when I saw the poll: [link]
I didn't ask for the rest of the story though.
More like... I'd like to see it when it's uploaded.
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:icontig-ohannessian:
TiG-Ohannessian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
he11 no
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:icondaddysir:
daddysir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. Of Course, as Appropriate.
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:iconnemonus:
Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I feel like it would be a little rude to see a piece someone has worked hours on and is probably done with and then ask them to do more. It could just get annoying to the artist. I've seen so many artists and writers have to make statements like "guys, I'm glad you like it but I'm done with 'x'."
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:iconshadowsofthought:
shadowsofthought Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Actually I have had several where I helped the artist tell the story. Being as I am a wordsmith of a fashion I have several narrative pieces that have been inspired by devinations i loved
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:iconbutterflyanaes:
ButterflyAnaes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear you, and agree. That's what I thought they originally meant by "narrative moment"...:doh:
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:iconallan-isumi:
Allan-isumi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, all the time I keep asking myself what's happening after that "frame". It really makes me curious :)
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:iconsparr0wlicious:
Sparr0wlicious Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends greatly on the artwork and the glimpse of story the author shows. There are people who paste entire paragraphs of story they already wrote into the description. And so on.
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:iconakina-sumi:
Akina-Sumi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I often use my imagination to tell my own self the story I make up in my head. I love using my imagination. :D
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:iconkyrocism:
Kyrocism Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's actually quite fun :iconimhappyplz:
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:iconzabraxxas:
zabraxxas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...but there are a few shorts that i actually enjoyed so much.
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:iconpandorastreasure:
PandorasTreasure Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
intrigued yes, but I am often more shy about asking than I appear even to those closest to me
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:iconeefwee:
Eefwee Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Not yet...
Or I just make up my own stories.
That's where I get a lot of my inspiration from anyway. That and music.
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:iconspazticpurplerainbow:
SpazticPurpleRainbow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
..I guess i usually think up my own version of what i think its about..
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:iconicadraws:
icadraws Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I DON'T CARE.
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:iconliddz95:
liddz95 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I always like to make up my own story.
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