idk about most of you, but i love
getting notes. when i click on that little yellow icon, and i'm waiting for the page to load to see who it is, i get super excited. maybe its ~ninnt
messaging me because our time schedules keep us from each other; or maybe its ~Go-Devil-Dante
responding to our 3+ something year long note updating me on how she's surviving the 3D feature field; or maybe its ~Chichi69
bugging me for being away, or apologizing for being away herself, or perhaps a random deviant asking for advice on a tablet, or programs/freeware, or someone inquiring about a commission--
and by the time it finally loads, i'm so worked up and giddy that my replies tend to be a lot of all caps or mumbo jumbo that goes off topic more times than you can count on your hand.
i apologize to anyone who's received such a note, that's just my excitement translating into text.o2. comments
i won't lie; i love getting comments.who doesn't, amirite? no matter what kind of comment, i always try to respond to every single one. although i've found there's a few categories:i. the love
the people who squeal all over and gush how wonderful everything is, and how perfect everything looks. the people who always boost up my ego, who i of course and very thankful for.its refreshing to once in a while hear that people like your stuff. i typically reply to these with a polite "thanks," and sometimes a bit more.ii. the friends
the people who spazz all over my crap and act like rabid fangirls (~kerowiz
; i'm looking at you) if you see stuff like this, just ignore them. 8D typically whatever they're typing won't make any sense, and they don't mean any harm at all.iii. the critiquers
i enjoy receiving constructive criticism. this means comments that are based off the motive to help me improve
my art, not tell me how such and such looks wrong without a followup as to how i could improve upon it. since i'm not in school at the moment, i'm lacking the constant bit of, "this looks a little off," or "try pushing the perspective a bit more," and these are things that help me improve in leaps and bounds (or so i'd like to think.)
i do my best to thank these people, since i really do appreciate the help. unless something is stylized (eg: long limbs like CLAMP, big animu eyes (god forbid) etc.) i'll run with what you tell me and try to apply it to my next piece, since i'm too lazy to go back and fix a lot of something i've already finished. :'Div. the haters
i've noticed a more frequent presence of these comments recently. i'll do my best to respond neutrally in a calm manner, since i feel guilty leaving a comment unreplied to, but sometimes i don't think these messages are worth my time to respond to, since that only "feeds the trolls," and i'd rather not stir up drama in a place where i'm looking to make friends and improve my skills.o3. replies
so many of you. i have crazy long-ass threads with so many of you.
probably holds the record (rofl gg man), but *Nijuuni
and a few others aren't far behind.
i love to talk to people on here. i really do. if you strike up a conversation with me about something interesting, chances are i'll keep responding until the topic fades or dies off. i'm not going to outright ignore you, so feel free to chat me up! :3(* these conversations run off of my journals/devs mostly haha)o4. watchers
i have thanked each and every one of you for adding me, simply because i really am grateful.
when i first joined dA no one batted an eye at me, and even now i don't really feel like many people pay attention (since i can only tell when i get a comment or a fav here and there) but regardless, i must have done something for you to add me to your watch.
so thanks you. <3o5. devWatch
i like to give critiques. i try to help my friends or random deviants as best as i can so that they might improve with their own skills as well. !aeues
; that's how we kinda met hahah, i'd redline stuff. *seiryuuden
has great coloring skills, but i like to push her more since i know she's capable. and *Nijuuni
sometimes flips her panels in a confusing way, but she says she knows (and is just too lazy ROFL) so i just leave it at that.
i understand some people don't like critique, and rage like hell when i try to offer some insight from another perspective, but i understand. just let me know and i'll leave you to your own devices.o6. why this journal?
i don't even know, just felt like sharing my views on the site. :3