“…trolling used to be pretty funny and almost entirely harmless. Trolling, despite the modern usage, does not mean “the act of pissing somebody off and laughing about their anger.” It is “the act of pissing somebody off BASED ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS and laughing about their MISPLACED anger.” It isn’t considered trolling to leave a comment full of racial epithets and laugh when people “don’t get it.” It is trolling if you leave a comment insisting on the wrong information about something irrelevant – how many runes are on a Stargate, for example (everybody knows its 12) – and wait for the ONE guy that just can’t let the transgression pass. If you start a fake fight with Prof. Stargate, dragging him deeper and deeper until hopefully, finally, even he has to stop and think “wait a minute, this is ridiculous,” that is trolling. That’s the difference: No actual harm is caused, and even the victim can eventually get in on the joke. “Trolling” isn’t referring to hiding behind a fortification and trying to hurt people like the mythical creature. It’s referring to the style of fishing – you drag bait across the bottom hoping to get a rare bite. It’s not ‘bait’ if you’re earnestly spouting your misogynistic beliefs and somebody gets upset. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger.”—
Tumblr user mad-madison keeps an Etsy shop where she stells stolen art. I’ve just reported my art there, but if you make art— especially for Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc.—please check to see if she’s stolen your art.
WING WRAP news: Just got off the phone with Lana Crooks and we are going to be working together to make more wing wraps! Given the popularity of the first wraps i wanted to team up with an art pal who knows far more about fiber/dye work than i do and can step these up even more. The design will go through a few improvements and tweaks, Lana has some fantastic input on how to make them so much cooler.
So! I will be making two more of the original wing wraps since i already had them planned. Those two will be available next week and i will announce a specific time/ date. After that Lana and i will start the collaboration process on the next phase of the wraps. If people can be patient, i can promise we will be producing some really amazing wings in early 2014!
I’m very happy that people love these so much and im excited to team up with Lana!
Also one last thing, Foo+ Tentacle bandannas will be restocked soon! I put some up for pre-order if anyone wants to get in on them early. Werewolf skulls ARE in stock but if you order them with another pre-order item they will all ship at once:
it really upsets me when i leave nice asks/comments on my very favourite artist’s page, and they don’t reply with at least a ‘thank you’ or something of the sort.
i don’t find myself very good at artwork, so whenever i get comments from people who admire my work, it…
this is an excellent explanation about why many artists don’t reply to every comment and question asked. i do my best, but there aren’t enough hours in the day. don’t take it personally.
I wish people would think more carefully about another person’s time/life/schedule and understand that it’s very easy to say “well if i was them, id be more grateful/make more time/personally mail out a dollar to everyone who comments” when you arent in the same situation.
Artists are human just like you, stop assuming the worst and speculating negativity over a strangers (in)action. Don’t treat yourself like that! :) A lot of us are trying to earn a living doing what we love and time becomes such a scarce commodity that we don’t have a free day for months ( man, i havent had an actual official vacation since 2006) So when we do have a little time on our hands we might want to go out or read or finally play that videogame thats been sitting unwrapped on the desk for months, not reply to every comment on every social outlet we have posted on. That does not mean positive, supportive comments are purposely ignored or sneered at because our ego has grown too large.
We read + we appreciate kind comments! Dont sell yourself short by beating yourself up or thinking negatively when you dont get a reply. Don’t speculate about how much better you’d do things if you were in our situation. Because the day may come when you DO achieve what we have and you go “ohhhh, i get it now!” :)