Life in the Fail Lane: P-R Snark has many side effects...
I like to think I'm a fairly reasonable person.
Sure, I can act bitchy and snarky, but overall I try my best to act decent to people regardless of their opinions.
However, some people act morally superior for having a different opinion on something, and decide to stir the pot.
I've been called every single name you can think of... all because I have a different opinion on something. Generally, I just laugh and move along because the insults are amusing.
But some people feel the need to tell me what to do.
Advice is never an issue for me, but somebody being bossy to me is.
Many of you have probably seen this image of mine.
It's an observation I made! It's a goofy image! It's meant to make people laugh!
However, some people got very butthurt over this image...
Here are a few of the highlights just so you understand the "quality" we are talking about here.comments.deviantart.com/1/1963…comments.deviantart.com/1/1963…comments.deviantart.com/1/1963…
So a random deviant decided to comment with some advice after seeing the comments... comments.deviantart.com/1/1963…
And I wouldn't have had many issues with the comment if it was just advice. However, she decided to get a bit bossy. I was pretty young when I watched JQ, so I honestly can't argue either way. To be honest, & this isn't an excuse when there is genuine copyright infringement or ripping off, I think it's getting progressively harder to come up with ideas that haven't already been done to some extent, or not to reference/be influenced by things from other series you've enjoyed. I know I couldn't personally come up with something 'totally original' on my own.
But I will say... I think *everyone* got too riled (& that is not to say that there aren't many valid points made by both the artist & many of the comments). Although I will say this, with *all* due respect to Porcelain Reqium: I read through many of the comments, & your replies to them. I think the problem is that you should not have decided to allow comments on this piece/subject, if you did not want to hear dissenting opinions or arguments to your point. And there is *nothing* wrong with that. But as you did allow comments, I believe that your replies to many of them (& I'm *not* talking about the rude/insulting/idiotic comments that make no point) were unnecessarily harsh. You don't have to explain yourself or argue your points, but when those of us out here who love & respect your artwork attempt to express our own opinions or ask valid questions, I don't think it's fair to be so dismissive & abrasive.
If I got a bunch of nonsense I didn't want to deal with, I'd just disable commenting. Saves everyone a lot of frustration, yourself included. (No, I'm not trying to be your mom, I just decided to express an opinion). I do love your artwork, but I also love Ben 10 (most of it, anyway), so I can understand why some would get defensive.
Oh but wait! She says she's not bossing me around you guys, so that makes it okay for her to boss me around! Wait...
She also couldn't even spell my name correctly... the word is "requiem" not "reqium."
Yes. I clearly got riled. Never mind all of the butthurt comments I got. Clearly, I'm out of line for replying to comments on my own page.
I would've understood this criticism if I'd been going to random people's pages and picking fights with them, but I didn't. I don't do that because I feel it's best to express yourself on your own page.
I replied in a silly comment because I thought the whole "I'm bossy, but not bossy" thing was amusing.
Then, she replied with this... I can now see that attempting to express my opinion rationally was a mistake. I was not disrespectful or 'attacking' you in my statement, & even expressed my positive opinions of your artwork (which was sincere). I also made it clear that I was not 'defending' or 'creating excuses' for those who made unnecessary/overreacting/nasty (or as you put it 'butthurt') comments.
When I commented, I hadn't yet looked at more of your gallery (& their comments sections), so didn't realize how abrasive & arrogant most of your comments tend to be. Even when someone only expresses a neutral opinion, your reply is rude , insulting, &/or belittling. I've said what I wanted to say, so obviously won't be reading, responding to, or making future comments.
Yeesh! Somebody's taking the internet too seriously...
Also, I do think it's amusing that she feels the need to point out how I'm always rude to people who have different opinions than I do...
Y'know, despite that not being the case at all.
I will admit that I can be a bitch sometimes. I know that. But I don't go out of my way to pick fights with people, and I'm certainly not always rude.
I've had many nice chats with people who disagree with me. The reason why is because the person doesn't do any of the following...
1) Doesn't boss me around.
2) Doesn't insult me.
3) Doesn't try to convince me I'm wrong.
If you can express your different opinion to me in a rational way that doesn't involve any of those things, we will get along just fine.
Even some of my good friends and fans here disagree with me sometimes. I don't go and treat them like crap, because they understand it's just my opinions.
I feel sometimes like maybe I should have a Surgeon's General Warning sign on everything I put here on DA...WARNING: P-R IS VERY SNARKY AND WILL MOST LIKELY REPLY TO YOU IN WHAT'S KNOWN AS "P-R SNARK" IF YOU DON'T THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!! PLEASE, CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY!!
P-R Snark has many side effects, including but not limited to...
Offending people, causing people to CAPS RAGE, causing people to develop butthurt, causing people to block in a fit of rage, causing people to hurl insults, diarrhea on days ending in "Y", hair loss in mimes, toe fungus on garden gnomes, laryngitis in frogs, cancer in chicken turds, belly button lint, flip flop sandals breaking, gum getting stuck to shoes, toast falling butter side down, etc.
Maybe that would help, but I doubt it. I mean, I did put a mild warning on the main portion of my page... yet people still don't heed it.
If people could just learn to laugh at themselves and not take everything so seriously, I think we'd all get along better. That's my
Anyway kids, that's all for tonight! Take care and God bless!