Seems your piece affected some people SO deeply here with this 6-word wonder, that it sent them into an introspective tizzy of their own, where they decided to carry on talking ABOUT you to other people as though you were not in the room.
Furthermore, I'd like to thank the supportive people here who responded to your personal "DD advisor", FlawlessFailure, by stating this DD was not your doing and that their comment was unhelpful. Perhaps if there are negative feelings towards who gets a DD and why, the administrators of dA should be address, leaving the artist free to receive comments and critiques about their work, not circumstances beyond their control.
I've been lucky enough that 6-words have quite often made more of an impact on me as a child, an intern, a medical professional and as an artist then an hour long lecture I actually paid to attend while getting nothing soul-stirring from it.
Meanwhile there are artistic projects out there that call to the minds who wish to stretch their boundaries, or even create restrictions so that they see what they are made of... what they'll narrow themselves down to when its a matter of what counts; i.e: less rope-slack, higher impact...
Is it wrong to get recognition for being the one person who can tell a story with a facial gesture? No, I suppose everything created must be laborious war or commercially acceptable before it's "okay" to pin a metal on.
Congrats on the recognition of your work. Sometimes drama is the only tree that makes a sound, but it will never be confused with artistic merit and humble integrity.
Lol. I can't help it I have to after looking at the comments.
I can write a six word story too:
Why did this get a DD
But really, looking through the artist's gallery there is good work but why this one? It's just six words. I can understand the artistic value but I can also understand why people are upset over this getting a DD too.
It's not lackluster. It's clever because the meaning changes depending on who reads it. For some, keeping smiles in bottles could symbolize a drunk. For others, someone taking ant-depressants. For the more optimistic, it could be a woman who takes care of infants, and makes them happy by feeding them from bottles. Not everything has to be long, wordy, and full of information to be great writing. It just has to have enough information to tell a story that makes you think.
And what I thought? First a drinker, then I thought maybe she would play a fun game with her kids, like if they were good or she wanted to show love, she would open up an empty bottle and "pull out" or shake out smiles to give to her child, aka cookies style....Or take the bottled smile and place her palm over her deadpanned mouth as if to eat it and suddenly a huge smile appeared.
There's no telling what the smiles could be; so it kind of makes you think. It could be something like a favorite food or fireflies and at the same time be alcohol or drugs. All the ways people are seeing this is why I love it :]