Amen to that. Seriously, that's actually one of the reasons why I almost, almost semi left PC. The graphics clique fawn over each other. Also, they don't embrace other styles except for c4d effects and maybe whatever style Loki goes with. On the competitions, that's so true. I talked to Citrinin how there was one drama involved Angela having her friends vote for her tag when the graphic "elites" were basically doing the same thing with Loki (both were going against each other). Yeah, I too plan to improve in silence. Looking forward to your other banners, then! Saw your latest Miku banners in your sig and you're getting better at graphics now! Keep it up. :3
Ah. Ah, yes. Now that you say that specifically, I know exactly how you feel. That's the reason I don't post in the graphics forum. I used to post in my gallery often, and the competitions forum. But then I realised something. The SOTW and IOTW contests aren't based on merit, they're popularity contests. The artists are a clique, and I'm not sure it's a clique I want to get into. I'm gonna keep making graphics, but not posting them. I'll post the occasional banner on my blog and maybe make a comeback someday. Till then, though, I just plan to keep improving in silence.
Yeah, I don't want to overachieve either. Beh, I guess this depression got started when I see people fawning over other member's tags like Dukey and Loki and when they see mines, they say, "at least you can make graphics," which means mines aren't great yet. Yeah, I know I'm starting and improving at slow pace, but it bothers me that they didn't say straight out if they're good or not. I can handle it. Maybe I'm stressing too much over this. :x
Yep, the Japanese have a talent for crazy stuff, that's for sure . . . >_<
Yeah, I get that occasionally. Like when it turned out I wasn't going to be getting any awards at prizegiving. Being my rather stuck-up self, I realised afterwards that I had been assuming I would get top in something, but my name never got called, so . . . eh.
That's happening to me too. D: I used to read a lot of books, but now I have been reading manga. Dang you Japanese for making crazy plots! XD; *gets shot*
Urgh...do you get depressed sometimes if you read/hear someone say to another person, "You're the best at _____?" I usually don't care if people think I'm awesome and all, but lately I'm suddenly feeling I'm not appreciated or something of that line. Not sure what's going on with me...D:
I just love the plots and characters in his stories. I don't care if he fabricated the history in his stories. XD However, there are other authors I like more, like Ernest Hemingway. What kind of books you usually read?
Yeah, I heard about the (inadvertently started with the same five words, lol) problems he was facing. It really sucks, because that's why he cut To-LOVE-Ru off and gave it a rubbish ending. Bleeeh. I wanted it to go on for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and stop now k.
I haven't read the books, actually, but I've heard all the fuss. They're not really the kind of books I usually read.
Yeah, I heard about the similarities between the two mangas. Actually, sorry to spoil you, at the end of the manga Yabuki noted that he'll bring some of his characters back either for a Black Cat 2 (which I know isn't made yet and probably won't due to the problems he's facing now) or another manga of his. XD And man, I will catch up on To-LOVE-Ru when I have my winter break (I live in US). XD
Yeah, a Dan Brown fan. In fact, my fic Nothing, Everything is a Pokemonized version of Da Vinci Code. I want to see the Angels and Demons movie despite my friends telling me already what happened and that I'll be disappointed. D:
Chapter 19. I'm loving this Creed guy. A few things strike me as weird, though. Have you read Yabuki Kentaro's other manga, To-LOVE-Ru? There are multiple character similarities. In both manga, there is a Kirisaki Kyoko with the power to manipulate fire. They look almost identical as well, though Black Cat's seems a little older. To-LOVE-Ru also has a young girl who has the ability to change her body into different kinds of weapon, like Eve. And some of the later chapters feature a guy who looks exactly like Train, except for the XIII tattoo and mark on his gun (which coincidentally looks just like Black Cat's.)
:3 Where are you right now in Black Cat? Wait until you read further. It gets better.
And actually, I don't know. D: I just like it a lot and asked Gummy/Baromega if I can have it. He says that's fine. Also, he mentions about Angels and Demons while doing that banner, so that's kind of the reason why I wanted it. XD;