The Bucket Squad has been self declared to be whimsically wonderful and also totally awesome. We are devoted to promoting beauty and art and truth and the lies we seek in place of truth and such things for no elusive reasons.
We are first, and art community, and second, a rating community, but we rate based on your ability to express/make things, not if UR HAWT OR NOT OHEMGEE. [Once you're in*], the fun starts.
But here's the jig: Upon joining, please make a post under an lj-cutsoon enough afterwards -filling out this survey and -posting three pieces of art you have created yourself. Keep in mind- we will be judging you for your art, so make it [interesting**]. -please tell your friends who'd be interested (and to be hypocritical- if you promote here, we will hunt you down and shoot you with a nail gun. /kick you out). and people will vote and such and hopefully within a week or so you will either be in or not.
[**Although some people can draw fabulous portraits of people that look like photographs and are very obviously very talented artists, it isn't very interesting to look at. So here's good vs. interesting: a straight up portrait vs. a scene from the artist's imagination.]
ONE OMNISCIENT RULE: NO ONE LIKES A FUCKING CAMWHORE. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY PICTURES OF YOURSELF UNLESS IT IS INCORPORATED IN A PIECE OR CAN BE DEBATED TO BE LEGITIMATE ARTWORK. And also, if you use someone else's artwork to create your own, please try to credit them.
*Once you're accepted, all pretenses of artsy fartsiness is dropped. Post things that will bring smiles (as long as you had something to do with it (and not just reposting some picture you found on the internet and suchlike). ALL SORTS OF FUN CAN HAPPEN! That's when we stop being scary and you're free to post whatever the hell you want as long as YOU consider it art. Or pretty. We're here just to look at all the interesting things people can do (we just kick you out if you can't). So post anything: -ideas -poetry -photomanipulations- with text or without -random sentences you find interesting or funny (that you came up with or something) -secrets -drawings -stencils -photographs -music -collages stuff like that. Oh, and try to include a title in your entries. And also, we're not necessarily here for critique. More like sharing. But it's okay to do that, just make sure you know what critiquing is before you try to do it. Yup.