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DeviantART is a website featuring art from registered users. Art types include full-fledged paintings, sketches, digital art, photography, sculptures, writing, fanart, comics, fanfiction, and more. DeviantART was originally launched in August, 2000 by Angelo Sotira, Scott Jarkoff, and Matt Stephens as part of a larger network of music-related websites called the Dmusic Network. The site flourished largely because of its unique offering and the contributions of its core member base and a team of volunteers after its launch, but was officially incorporated in 2001 about 8 months after launch.

DeviantART has a reputation for deleting artwork that they find to be risqué or outright pornographic, a great irony considering the site's name (and the fact that a good-sized portion of the artwork that doesn't get deleted is still pretty risqué) and the "Artistic Nude" category. Not too unrelatedly it also has a reputation for being populated by furries, oversized egos, and bad fanart.

DeviantART also has a reputation for how many people think there should be a "Quality Control", however, because "Quality" is extremely subjective, a lot of peoples' "Quality Control" wouldn't be to remove poorly drawn work from the site, but to remove entire genres of art that the people don't like from the site in general. It's also known for blocking criticism from some art, meaning you can be banned for criticizing the art. However, this was also put in place due to the amount of people who didn't seem to realize that constructive criticism has to be constructive and were flat-out insulting the artists personally or mocking the work. However, it extended to people who don't want to hear criticism at all; constructive or no, but you do hear people who want critique on the site and specifically request it.

Other communities that offer a similar focus include Pixiv, which is essentially a Japanese counterpart of DeviantART and tends to have less censorship regarding suggestive themes and is limited to just drawings and literature.

South Park On DeviantARTEdit

South Park fanart and fanfiction can be found in the Fan Art category, although it's easier to search for specific subject matter. As of August 12, 2020, South Park has over 177,000 fanworks.

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