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DA just came out with their new membership rates. Do you think it is: 

52%
15 deviants said Ripoff - benefits do not equal cost of membership
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11 deviants said They changed the prices? I was more corcerned over that new icon for memberships.
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1 deviant said Just Right $5 / month is a steal
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1 deviant said Should be even higher - this site is so worth it.
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1 deviant said Slightly higher - due for an increase from $29 / year but not THAT much
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No deviants said What a bargin $15 for 3 whole months (Wait a minute that's still $5 / month)
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No deviants said A whole year for $50. You save a whole $10 man (or about $0.75 / month actually)

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Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 8:09 PM


It has recently been claimed that the new price of Deviant Art is only the price of a Grande Expresso at Starbucks, a month. I will agree with that to a point. But remember it is an all or nothing proposition. You don't get them have both. And that invites the question, what else could be $50/year.

You could join the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for a year. You could get your US passport renewed and still have $20 to spend. You and 3 friends (and no BOGO coupons or could get more) could join Smithsonian, and have $2 in change. You could ALMOST join AAA if you can find $6 more, just what you need if you have an old unreliable car. There is that nice romantic movie night + popcorn (for 2) a pair of soft drinks.  Or a Costco membership or maybe you just need those 14.5 TRENDA Sized Starbucks. That might even be enough to get a Seattle-ite the caffeine jitters. Bottom line, $50 can get quite a bit and that was not even trying.

But it has been $30 forever, what about the inflation? What about it? Time for Math Class, don't worry we will keep this simple for the benefit of our slower students. (BTW: my apologies to foreign readers, I am going to leave out the added complication of currency fluxions.) For simplicity sake we will just go back 10 years. Official rates can be found at www.usinflationcalculator.com/… but in general they have been less than 5% (far less) but we'll use that to keep the numbers easy. $30 would become $49, remarkably close to DA's numbers, I will admit I am surprised. However using the real inflation numbers $30 becomes $37. You can try it yourself at www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Conclusion:

DA would have been far better off just claiming the rate increase was the result of inflation (alleging 5% a year) over the last decade. They would have been able to fool everyone who didn't actually crunch the numbers. It would have gone a long way to defusing much of the drama over the past week.


  • Mood: Doubtful
  • Reading: US Inflation Idex
  • Watching: numbers not add up
  • Playing: 19-key

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Vs. The (former) Borg
Reposted with permission of the original artist

It is almost an unfair advantage with their internal party line, ability to link directly to the cube, instant simulation and analysis of attacts, and computer speed reflexes. But at least when it comes to computer games, they can be just fairies, and noone need know they were almost completely assimulated into Borg Drones.

At least if the opponents can ignore the ritual pregame taunting...



We are the Borg.
We have analised your stratagie and tactics
You will be unable to withstand our attack.
Resistance is usless.
Prepair to be P0WNED.


Art by: :iconshadako26:
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thx 4 the llama :)
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Thanks for the faves. :)
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Thanks for the favs :D
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thanks for the fave on Out for a Stroll 2!
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Thank you for The Llama :D
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