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Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).

Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.

Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of things, yeah?

Criticism Vlog
This is a wonderful Vlog about criticism and how criticism is perceived online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98ZFl…

I strongly agree with a lot of it, even though he's mostly talking about YouTube videos. A lot of what he says can be carried over and relate to DA matters. It details many of the problems people like me struggle with in trying to discuss criticisms online: IE people are rewarded for saying "thanks for the feedback" and then ignoring it, while others who try to ask for more information or debate are vilified as "unable to accept criticism." It's a very good listen and I strongly suggest everyone take a peek if you get a chance. You don't need to watch the video as it's just someone playing a game, you can just listen to the audio in the background.

About Journals
If you don't like reading my journals, please do us both a favor and unsubscribe from them. My journal is used for talking to my fans and about upcoming events, but also for ranting about things going on in my life. That's kinda what a journal is, you know? I know sometimes they can get a little personal and emotional but... it's my journal. What were you expecting?

That's All Folks
Not much else left to talk about. I'm still planning to do a really big livestream session soon. Like a full day's worth of work sort of livestream session. Yesterday's livestream was a test to see if the service still worked good enough on my slow-ass computer. It took a while but it eventually worked so... here's hoping I can start the big one soon. I'll keep you all informed as things come up.
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Radarker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love Kingdom Hearts and it's story and how well it's done, but i don't search for every detail of it on the internet. I rather like to discover all for myself while playing the game. So, basically, i think sometimes being a hardcore fan of a series or something can actually ruin the fun for it, maybe not for yourself but for the others you would like to show it to.

P.s: I even found a bug/glitch/fail in the Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. While playing as Aqua, being in Radiant Garden, when Mickey shows up, u can see 2 Kairis, one at Aqua's side and the otherone behind her. I didn't get mad or anything, i just lol'd
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DTJB Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No kidding. I'm a fan of anime, video games, pro wrestling AND art. There are many aspects from each fandom that I love but at the same time, there are aspects that make me go "ugh".
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HerosofOlympus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Have you made a decision on SYAC?
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Mii-riam Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Could you do the livestream at midnight? Because then it's day were I live.
Nah, I'm kidding. But it still isn't nice that I'm never able to watch livestreams.
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like reading your journals. I don't always agree with what you have to say, but such is life.
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tehferg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
And we try and find a like button, but due to no such button, the love button will have to do.
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Ki-Images Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally love reading what you have to say. Some of things you have said in the past have helped me out with some things in life, as for the fandom thing I don't try to dive in a lot unless I can actually get in with out judging it too terribly (that doesn't always work Yu Yu Hakusho is a great example to that as well as Full Metal Alchemist) I love fans but not the super crazy ones that I seem to find with Hetalia and Homestuck. It took me a while to read Homestuck and an even longer time for Hetalia I screw up so much which country has this thing or that outfit it's just too much.
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LudicrousDemon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What? Talking to fans? Informing others of upcoming events? Using deviantART's "personal" journal tag to talk about personal things? What is this?! Look, man, I'm just here for my free pony, and if you can't offer that, I'm gonna have to unwatch you. I don't know what kind of a person doesn't give away ponies on dA journals!
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
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Passin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Isn't that the point of a journal? To vent off? What kind of idiot gives someone grief about it?
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