mrwednesday wrote:Bass, I know you have to sycophantically defend ramy and seki because you feel they are unfairly hated because of their "style" but this is the exact reason you talked yourself into pariah status as soon as you got here.
To attempt to sidetrack the issue by baselessly accusing the veritable posterchild of integrity and artistry at this site is beyond classless especially when you know full well that ramyoku's work is as generic and unoriginal as it gets.
Wednesday, I could film myself burning that cat shirt and it still wouldn't be enough for you, so I'll just move on....
Yes, in the past I have defended these two people because I dislike the behavior towards them. I was fairly new to Woot, and I didn't want to come in and immediately join the masses against two people that I knew nothing about, and had done nothing wrong to me. I felt bad for them, so I was nice to them. Sue me. That might sound really cheesy, but it's how I felt. It had nothing to do with condoning or supporting immoral behavior, convention shenanigans, etc. But, if you want to continue to outcast me for this, that's ok, I accept it.
I am glad Woot has removed the shirt, as I too feel it's just too close to someone else's art. As to whether Seki bought the sticker it was based on or not, I don't know. I was not there to see it myself. My friend has had someone mistake another guy as him at a con that he didn't even go to. If it did happen, I'm very sorry to the original artist. Someone taking your work and profiting off of it is heinous. I'm just glad something was able to be done. When someone took my art, I couldn't do a thing about it. :\
Regarding Travis and I, we talked via pm. There was actually a side concern that someone I know had about his entry, a concern that was very real that had nothing to do with R and S. I was wrong to bring it up here in the thread, and for that I apologize. Travis is by far and away one of my absolute art heroes here. I bow down to his crazy greatness...you have no idea.
Back to the topic, I have told many people that I don't condone the alleged actions surrounding R and S. I simply chose to treat them as regular artists here, because to me, that's all they were. If it turns out the nomination stealing is true, then it means I placed my own trust/reputation on the line, and lost my arse. That will be my part to deal with. The rest is for Woot to decide as far as the future of Seki goes. I think they've shown they're willing to listen to the community, and they too want to do the right thing. I support that fully.
This is all I can say. :\ You may now commence your stone throwing at me! -tears open shirt to reveal chest- I deserve some of it...but don't throw too hard...I'm a total wuss. ;;;;>_<;;;;