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The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.


1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.

2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.

3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.

4. Nothing is funny. Ever.

5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.

6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.

7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.

8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.

9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.

10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.

11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.

12. Never change your opinion, even if new information renders your previous position undesirable/wrong.

13. Changing your opinion = being weak minded.

14. Never use yourself as the main character for a comic series.

15. Never use the paintbucket to color your comics and instead use a tedious airbrush or magic wand layer selection technique to reproduce the same effect just slower and less efficiently.

16. Drawing the same thing twice in a row = copy/paste even if you did it traditionally by hand.

17. Everything is about semantics.

18. If you don't mention some unimportant niche trivia tangentially related to your comic, that means you must have forgotten it and you want to be reminded about it... over and over and over again...

19. Every person on the internet and in the entire world have had the exact same life experiences as you.

20. Viewing a comic you have no interest in because you're too weak willed to ignore it on your own = the artist shoving their work in your face.

21. Pointing something out for ironical humor = being a hypocrite.

22. Suggesting that anime/manga fans could stand to learn about the underlying drawing structures to improve their artwork = hating all of japanese culture/history.

23. Being an asshole to an artist without giving any sort of insightful help what-so-ever = giving constructive criticism.

24. Never EVER generalize.

25. Writing a casual review of a video game/movie/book/whatever means you must be held up to the same standards as professionals reviewers working in the field.

Happy New Year everyone.
  • Listening to: Anamanaguchi - Dawn Metropolis
  • Watching: MLP: FiM
  • Playing: Sudoku
  • Drinking: Water. I love Water!
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TorunnThorsdottir Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I self publish a comic for little girls and a bunch of people say my characters look "provocative" but when I addressed that next issue, they said my characters no longer look female. My 4 year old sister agrees with them.
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:iconxaegypiusx:
God, it all scares me.
I'm not a fan of your comics, I admit it, but, god, if I don't like them, I just don't comment on them, if I can't think of any actual constructive criticism.
But it scares me how much hate do you receive. Just because you're famous. Like receiving all those pageviews was your choice, or like you STOLE them from the other artists. That's just... ridiculous. People on dA are generally nice, but they can get so jealous and angry when it comes about pageviews.
You receive too. much. hate. It just looks like dA was a bunch of 12-year-old jealous kids, who can't get over the fact that someone gets more attention that them.
As I read more of your comic strips, I see that you aren't mocking anyone in them. So what's the big deal? Sure, everyone has a slightly different sense of humor, but does it justify hate and envy?
You aren't throwing trash at dA. You don't write terrible pseudo-poetry, you don't trace screenshots from anime. You just make comic strips. I have no idea what's so horribly wrong with that, and why if someone doesn't laugh, that means you're a terrible person. It's not true at all.
Also, these "people who tried to give you a constructive criticism" were just a bunch of teenagers who didn't give any advice, didn't come up with any valid arguments, just tried to insult you. No wonder you blocked them. And then they just whine all over dA how you can't accept critique. That's. Just. Riddiculous.

(sorry for my english, it's not my first language)
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evilmeep Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sympathize with your plight, wish I knew ya better and I feel sad for all the bad things people put you through, kids have a weird and egotistical thought process sometimes, they should think of you more. I dig your ideas and characters and I just wanted to let you know that you have a good imagination and you should always do what you like, have a good one.
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MaddeningMouse Feb 11, 2012
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AdmiralRusty Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last."

Yeah! Where do people get off suggesting that we should actually improve steadily over time with practice?
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:iconakatsuki4eva666:
you can't expect someone to overnight become a fantastic artist if they weren't good the previous day. Getting better takes time and a LOT of failed attempts.
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VigilantMeadow Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahahaha, this is so funny! Personally, I enjoy your sense of humor (most of the time) and your comics make me smile. :D People who try to insult them just because they have nothing better to do are silly geese.
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:iconkotlah:
that's really funny... the wording of #15 had me actually laughing aloud!! :)
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:iconzatron:
Your point is invalid due to semi naked Luigi next to washing machine.
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