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I talk too much.

I think that's the main problem I have.

It's pretty understandable that I do really, since so many people seem to misunderstand everything I say that I want to try to convey clearly and precisely what I mean to avoid any mistakes in the future.

But it always seems to backfire.

And in my attempts to defend or back up what I meant, I come across as arrogant and douchy.

I'm really not. I'm actually a very nice person, and anyone who's met me at a convention knows this. But online... anytime I express my thoughts, problems, issues, etc there's a plethora of adjectives to describe how awful of a person I am. And even the tiniest thing I say echoes across the interwebs.

So maybe I'm trying too hard to defend myself...

Maybe I shouldn't try to interact with my fans?

Maybe I should just... make comics.

Guess it couldn't hurt to try...
  • Listening to: Escapist Podcast
  • Reading: tumblr
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Super Mario Bros 3D Land
  • Eating: Jaffa Cakes
  • Drinking: English Breakfast Tea
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:iconvigilantmeadow:
VigilantMeadow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am exactly the same. I can't talk to anyone online. Everything I say is misinterpreted to be some sort of comment against them.
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DTJB Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some people you have to realize: if they didn't get it the first time, there's no point in explaining it. Or, as my dad put it: people are idiots.
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Caelinay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's your fault that people are misunderstanding you when you express your opinions. As stupid as it may sound, some people are just looking for a reason to be offended and create drama. I actually really enjoy reading all your journals and I love your more opinionated comics, so I hope you don't let it get to you and keep them coming. :)
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Asylums-Impulse Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If someone can't understand what you're trying to say they're the one with the problem, you don't need to please everyone :P
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Maplestrip Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
If this has to do with that batman comic again (I'll just call it that not to go into any unneccasary detail), than I must say this journal is completely useless. Thus far, pretty much everything I've read of you is briliant in some way. That indeed means you'll get people who don't agree with you, don't understand you, and haters. That's the world we live in. You should feel free to explain anything to them. It can't make things worse, just maybe annoying or perhaps even painfull for you. You could also ignore them, only comment on positive feedback and let other people fight the haters, but thus far, I'd say that isn't at all like you. Don't let the few cloud you're judgement, please...
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spock-lover Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally find nothing wrong with your rambling or conversations. I find it interesting...
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TheCakeMix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Or just quit entirely. That'd work too.
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SierraLarson Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I say ignore the people saying bad things about you. Whenever a person is popular, they usually get those kinds of people.

:heart: Keep doing what you do.
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Kapten-N Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
People are stupid. No one should have to appologize to people because they are stupid. It's their stupidity that is the problem and if anyone should appologize or keep their mouths shut it's them.

You keep doing what you do. If the stupid people choose to unwatch you it's probably for the better.
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RebbieChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know exactly how you feel. You can't please everybody, so just be honest and yourself. Some people will like you, some won't...and then haters gonna hate. It's frustrating to feel like no one cares about your opinion or thinks your wrong/rude. I get it a lot and I'm not even popular, so I can't imagine how it must feel when you get it the way you do.
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