Digita1Donkey wrote:Don't you read the threads? There are about 47 people with that same sunny disposition. Yourself included
You always try to antagonize and instigate and then try to stand up as the big righteous moral defender. You are the ultimate example of the hypocritical postings that go on here.
There is a vast difference between yourself and I. Firstly, you're a great artist and paid writer who neglects to prove your skills. But I digress...
I rarely attack people. I won't say I'm not guilty of it, because I know I am... there are definitely designers here derby after derby that deserve to be called out for their constant plagiarism, trite concepts, and the like. But in general, it is the design, not the designer, that I take issue with. I think Riffmaster, for example, is a great designer, but his sliced bread win is 8 kinds of lame, and I stated as much. It is fine to have negative opinions, unpopular opinions, vehement opinions. That is what makes us human. But damn, they need to have some basis in reality. The reality is, a shirt like Bryan's WILL NOT look the same printed. The reality is Shan's current fog entry is very similar conceptually to at least two other woot derby entries. It is not that people like the shirts that irks me about them, but that they ignore the facts about them. Not that ignoring the facts isn't the best way to get voted in modern america, but I digress.
At other times, I defend designs that deserve it. Designs don't suck because people think they're girly. Designs can't have homosexual tendencies. The same people who get after cartoony work for being 6 year old art get after real art for being too complicated, or looking like vomit. That's why you won't buy a design, perhaps, but it's not why they suck. You can be objective about designs you don't like. I'm not a huge fan of soothed's fog contender, but it's without a doubt one of the best entries in the derby, and deserves its place. I throw my support behind underdogs, behind designs that deserve the boost, behind unfairly lambasted work that shows more creativity than some entire weeks of shirt.woot do. I criticize work that could have been thought up by a monkey. I don't normally go after the sloppy designs, the mediocre ones that sit mid-pack. I go after the ones that have no concept of the rules, and the ones that don't seem to have any concept of concepts. I don't see anything hypocritical there. Where I do see hypocrisy is in you, who I've only ever seen stirring the pot, calling out ANYONE for being an antagonist, instigator, or hypocrite.