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On Avoiding Internet Distractions by StephenMcCranie On Avoiding Internet Distractions by StephenMcCranie
I suppose it's a bit ironic that I'm sharing this essay with you on the internet. Don't get distracted!

This essay is from a book called Brick by Brick-- you can read over 100 pages of this book by clicking the link below!

doodlealley.com/

Tell me what you think!
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Given 2014-08-11
As a playful yet stern message, On Avoiding Internet Distractions by StephenMcCranie is exactly what it says on the tin!

The suggester says, “Stephen uses real situations and great metaphors to show how the internet distracts us again and again while giving good personal advice on how to break loose.”
( Suggested by Felizias and Featured by puddlefisher )
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RedWolf5207 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thank you for this message. This is my greatest problem.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional
My pleasure!
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
very nice!
i think a lot of creatives get addicted (almost like the guy in Guild Season 6) because they want the feedback, and then only focus on negative feedback because of undeveloped social filters
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xFireGatezx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
YaY FOR BABY PLATYPUS!!!!!
m.youtube.com/watch?v=a6QHzIJO…
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
oh my gosh that is so cute
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No-Cool-Artist-Name Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
But this is posted on the net lol.still good info for net addicts.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This can work. I can work with that. Thanks :) I really need to get off the internet, but do to the fact that I don't have a job (applied to some, but no response), no money and all of my friends are still in high school (college kid right here), I can't get out much. Well, time to change all of that.
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Yeah.  This.  This I need to do.  If I can break the cycle, I just know I can get my work done for real.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
You can do it!
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xFireGatezx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Well done sir. *clap clap*
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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Jake821 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I... Think this could work.

Hell, I just favorited this just so that I can refer to it later, because ironically I have to head off to work soon.
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BurningUniverse Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Once or twice a year me and my family take a holiday in a foreign land for around 2 - 3 weeks - we don't have internet there and we really enjoy it because the day is much longer if you're not spending all of your time online. Also, it's a time where I'm highly creative!
Sadly, when we're back home and everything's back to normal again, Internet got us back.
Thanks for this suggestion how to end the cycle, I think I'll go and try it out! Maybe it can help me reducing my online times a bit.~
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
Yeah-- I'm the same way.
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MatyChan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my internet connection died a few days ago and i'm only able to check the internet when i sit down in a cafe or have a break at university. first i totally freaked out but now i start to notice how much i got done in this time.... i think i'll leave it like this for a bit longer.
thanks for this :)
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anrili Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That helped a lot OwO
HELLO THERE WORKFLOW!
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Metalmidget12 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is SO HANDY.

Like, if you'd just given a lecture about the disruption, I pretty much would've ignored it.
But you tell us why.
And how to work through it.

Now all we need is to slowly wane ourselves off it. (Not social media in my case, but random anime, music, and shorts while working on a 6 hr deadline. -_- )

THANK YOU !! ^_^
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
You're welcome!
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ShirakiYuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I totally got distracted XD was supposed to go to sleep when this caught my eye! and so another min or so shaved off my sleep scheduled orz loool <3
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Writer
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, so it's good to see it lain out in front of me in a comic strip. dA and FB are my main offenders. I have to set a time frame before I get to take a break and look at these pages. The biggest problem is checking them constantly after I've POSTED something!

Thank you for this Heart 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
You're welcome!
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:iconmetalmidget12:
Metalmidget12 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Ne ?
 dA and FB art pages are my weakest link. -_-

I have been known to miss class for it (by consequence) too. ^_^
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avi1708 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
loved this.
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
And you just strengthened my habit... you bastard.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
ha ha
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
DUDE! I just realized I have a book by you on my shelf.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional


Which one? ha ha
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Mal and Chad, vol 1: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever. I... haven't actually read it yet, lmao.
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MyLeo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student
True!

I love how you use metaphors. Also, great illustration. :thumbsup: :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional
THanks Leo!
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MyLeo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student
You're welcome. :)
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KyleRupik Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
this post distracted me
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CrniOrao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True.
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draco-datura Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I am happy for you if it is working with you. I have tons of browser tabs open with articles, countless favourites to read later but it is just gets more and more, stacking and piling and I can't see the end of it. I am interested in many things (science, history, news, art, cooking etc) and love to play and have fun, so the internet is consuming me fast. :P
Anyway, your comic is great and really useful. :)
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TheYonderlander Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, considering that many people, including myself, are trying to keep internet distractions from getting in the way of many things like work and relationships.
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Blazingocean Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Baby platypus video? Link plz!
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StrawhatDShaina Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I shall try this for sure !
Thank you :D
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Ricku Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this comic very much and I do hope it will be useful advice for people! I am a total addict myself, but at the moment, being stuck on the internet is one of the few things that's preventing me from physical self-harm and I dare not give myself free time to think too freely, unless I am about to write or draw.
But, I definitely hope that someone will be able to work on their internet distractions and work on getting a life they want to live, instead of daydream about it. Some may be happily addicted, some may not; be as it may, great work! :3
(I'm sorry for blabbering so much; I tend to do that, haha~)
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madgirlofthemountain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
That's me! :S
In this summer I wanted to do a lot of things: draw and write... but not. Internet and the computer itself are soooo strong for me.



Bad, so bad!
CURSE YOU! Fear 
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Tallon-1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I dont have an internet addiction ...I ..just ...had and have no life
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ElwoodKlown Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you sir should win an award for this, thanks for the helpful tip so going to do this :)
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lor-black Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great advice, and I'll certainly look into planning something similar to this for my own distractions. So thank you so so so much for posting this, because I'm sure it's going to help me (and I need all the help I can get :D)
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Red-Romanov Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great. I read this after working straight 13 hours, but because I was recording my work. lol
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astronovice Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for this! I just added your website to my freetime bookmark folder! :D
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Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I enjoyed this. Simple and effective (and pretty!)
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LittleFormosa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Epiphany-like moment here. This is a pretty amazing- so simple, and yet, I never thought of it this way before. Thanks for sharing~ 
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SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I love how this is in comic-form, instead of one long, no-pictures article. :)
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Ghost6442 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I found this at work and was completely distracted. If only work was not so boring and repetitive.

Good work, very clever. (the essay not the distraction)
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