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Borrowed from [personal profile] deddybear who borrowed from everyone else that did this...

Feel free to say whatever you want/think about me anonymously.

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No IP logging. No tracing. No screened comments. No games of any kind here.

Let's give it a go, shall we? :D
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Date: 2008-04-22 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i used to think you were an amazing artist, then i realised you have one of the most limited ranges in expression/character build/pose e.t.c. i've ever seen. still, it sells.

Date: 2008-04-22 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
All of your male characters look the same, barring when you draw Nathan. And even then any brute-ish character you draw looks like Nathan. It's become frustrating, because you have an immense talent and yet you keep churning out essentially the same drawing over and over, or pandering to the grunts of OOO PENIS OMG from most y! commenters. You're better than this. When I first started watching your LJ, I was stunned by your talent. Especially in your female drawings, the woman with dreads comes to mind as well as the mermaid character. They looked *amazing*. And then suddenly every drawing is Skwisgaar, even when the character supposedly isn't Skwisgaar.

A while ago someone posted on fandom secrets that they hope you do not break into their fandoms. I regret to admit that I now feel the same.

Date: 2008-04-22 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You are emotionally manipulative online and what you did to her was heartless.

Date: 2008-04-22 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think that your art style is extremely monotonous and it's getting rather boring. I don't doubt that you have talent, though.

Date: 2008-04-22 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's been really interesting to see how fandom people at first all loved you beyond all belief, but later on it turned out that a bunch of them apparently really hate you. While I'll admit that I've been irked by some of your character portrayals and the frequent repetitiveness, I think most of those people were being petty douchebags. Ohhhh no someone drew a character in a way I didn't like, now I must have a personal vendetta against them! I don't know, you've always seemed nice enough to me. I'm probably not in a great position to judge, though, since I don't know you that well and we haven't really interacted much. I can tell that recently you've been making a conscious effort to try and improve your style and do different things with it, and I commend you for that.

Date: 2008-04-22 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I find it kind of interesting that yours is the only journal where I've seen this meme posted where the majority of the comments risked actually being critical/honest. And I wonder if that's because you seem to have a decent sense of self-esteem/ability to take criticism, or maybe you're just more known and so more people are commenting. I've resisted being entirely honest in the other journals, for fear of causing distress to certain paper-thin egos ( that's not a dig at anyone - all fangirls tend to have paper-thin egos, as a general rule).

My honest comment to you, regarding your work, is this: It took a while for your art style to grow on me, but it has quite a lot. I don't agree with your visual representation/interpretation of the Dethklok characters in some ways, but your style reminded me vaguely of Aeon Flux when I first saw it (God knows why, and that isn't an insult), so I kept looking and I do like that it's a style that is distinct without being derivative of, say, Japanese manga. That is, I enjoy looking at it, even when I'm not agreeing with it. Which is unusual for me. Although I admit that I also like your women more than your men, most of the time, and for some reason sometimes when you draw the Metalocalypse characters as women, I recognize more of their personality-from-the-show in them than when you draw them regularly. I have no idea why that is.

While I can see where people are coming from when they say that your stuff is often repetitive, I applaud your ability to be consistent. Most amateur artists/fanartists aren't, myself included. Because we know what your Skwisgaar looks like, we instantly recognize him in a picture - no matter what position or part of him the picture is of. That kind of consistency takes discipline - and requires drawing a character over and over again. Which is pretty repetitive, and why so few artists accomplish it.

Personally and non-fanart related, I have enjoyed exchanges with you and I think you're a clever and interesting girl. There's a lot I think I'd like to know about you.

Date: 2008-04-22 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have been stunned by your talent and your skill at drawing. I can't understand why people think you are repetitive. Your style is [b]your style[/b]. Draw what your muses and your heart says, not what a small group of asshats say you should draw.

I've been blown away by all of your art, your Dethklok stuff and your original characters. I've been a myth and legends fan for a long time and those beings are just amazing to me.

I also find you are an amazing person. Yeah, you have made mistakes with some people, but you aren't the only one at fault. Each side has to take responsibility for her or his own actions.

I am proud to say I know you. I hope you consider me a friend as much as I consider you a friend. And I hope one day to meet you in person.

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Date: 2008-04-22 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delaese.livejournal.com
Erk. Sorry. Didn't realize this was supposed to be anonymous and I don't know how to do that, so I erased my comment. But I still stand by it.

Date: 2008-04-22 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I admit, when I first entered the fandom, I didn't like your art much. I never thought it was awful, it just wasn't my cup of tea. But I would see it again here and there, and it started to grow on me. Now you're one of my favorite artists in the fandom (and period). True, in some of your earlier work the characters did bear some strong resemblances to each other, and I've noticed in your more recent work those resemblances are more and more diminshed. I must say, while I liked your earlier work, I LOVE your stuff over the last few months. Like the person said before me, you have a definite stlye and you worked at it; and yeah, when you're honing a style, you're going to get some stuff that looks pretty similar. Repetition is essential to the process. But you're not afraid to branch out, try new things, and notice things that need improvement. I really respect you for that.

That being said, there is NOTHING so horrendous about your art that justifies the way those people treated you. They were petty. They were jealous. And they just could not stand it that you took it so well and had a sense of humor about it. Dear, you have done NOTHING to "ruin the fandom," and you should not have to apologize for it. Fandom isn't ruined by pictures of guys with big cocks, it's ruined by wankers. I applaud you for how well you've handled the whole situation.

And in non-fandom related issues, I don't know you very well, but from what I do, you seem like a very talented, kind, and interesting person. I hope someday I can get to know you better.

Also, your Chicklok stuff owns my soul. That is all.

Date: 2008-04-22 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arctic-silence.livejournal.com
I'm way too lazy to log out so let me just say: your fucking penises SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF ME. Hee hee

Date: 2008-04-22 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Heia Hallo. I see the big brave flamers have shown up. Fascinating how they move in packs and hide behind f-locked journals. Personally if I have something to say, I say it. But then I'm all grown up and can handle myself. Must be different for children, who are limited to stomping their feet and waving their dollies.

Your art is gorgeous. I love the fluidity of the lines, and the way you capture emotion. I saw that picture you did of Skwisgaar playing guitar with his headphones on, and I adored it. It seemed so peaceful. I keep hoping you'll illustrate something of mine, but I'm too shy to ask, because I know how hard it is to create art. But if you ever get the urge, I'll be honoured. ::Hugs.::

Date: 2008-04-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I know nothing about you personally, so all I have to go on is that I love your artwork.
I like your style, and I like that it is distinct. I've never seen anyone else draw characters the way you do. Especially on Y!Gallery, where 80% of the submissions are cute-sy anime, overandoeverandoverandover.

As to the rest of these comments, I find it odd that people would complain.
[sarcasm] Gee, all your art is done in your style? ::GASP:: What a concept! You should totally be drawing in other people's styles! [/end sarcasm]

Oh, yeah. And pick Una's mate, dammit XP

Date: 2008-04-22 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have been in love with your art since the first time I saw it. I was always amazed at how well you could draw, how effortless you could create your art. I am sorry for all of the back stabbers who came out of the wood work to hurt you. I can name a few now just by what they say and how they say it. In fact I think I could name each and every one of them who posted here. They all are wankies, I hope that you don't give up because of them. You have so many people who like what you do and it should matter that you make a ton of people happy versus the handful of assholes that don't have anything better to do than ruin a fandom. Yeh, they ruin fandoms, not you.

Date: 2008-04-23 12:23 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love your art. As far as I can tell, if the lineart alone is interesting to look at, then it's good. I can say this anonymously without sounding like a kiss-ass. Update more. >:I

Date: 2008-04-23 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nickeldeuce.livejournal.com
I'm going to preface this with the fact that I'm not going to leave an anonymous comment. Also, I actually didn't just sniff this out myself; I was pointed here by people who, I assume, thought I would remain anonymous and flame you. I'm not like that, however.

First of all, I would like to say that I've never had anything against you personally. I've never said anything negatively about you. I mean, unless you count that dA comment I said about that one drawing seeming a little bit like fishing for compliments, but I honestly never meant anything malicious by it; I was just stating my opinion. I would never judge someone I didn't know on a personal level, because, for all I know, you could be the sweetest person ever. You could also be the worst person ever, but my point is, I don't know you, so I'm not going to say anything either way.

Of course, I'm not really the hugest fan of your art. I'm sure you know that. But I will say that there are a few pictures of the SNB boys that I do have favourited on dA, because I do really like them. I've never said anything about your art that was just mindless flaming. In my opinion, your dicks are pretty out of proportion. And there's something funny about the way you draw hands, also, that I think you might need to work on, and you also do seem to draw every one of your guys pretty much exactly the same. Is any of that flaming? If it is, I guess I just have a different opinion on what constitutes flaming... However, I have never once said that you didn't have a definite style or that you had no talent. Because you definitely do have talent. And I think if you maybe got over trying to please everyone else with your fanart and just thought about what you, personally, would like, you could maybe be really fantastic.

There is something I do disagree with, though. I don't know if you're aware of the way your (I'm tempted to say lackeys, but that would constitute you having recruited them, and I don't think you did), I will say, personal army of fans treat people, but if you are... I'm extremely disappointed that you allow them to behave that way in your name. The fact that it seems like you allow them to go around smearing lies and trying to ruin people's friendships in the name of your art is pretty hard for me to accept. However, I'm going to err on your side and assume that you didn't know that they would stoop to such a level. Just saying.

I know I'm probably going to get attacked for this comment, and people are going to say that I'm just trying to cause drama, but I'm not. If I was, I would make this comment anonymous and hide behind the cowardice of anonymity. As it were, I respect you as a fellow human being too much to make petty comments at you in hiding. I take responsibility for my actions, which is a lot more than a lot of people who've made claims against me can say.

Date: 2008-04-23 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spookysqueek715.livejournal.com
I like to pretend I'm cool and dodge the anon option too. XD

Anyway, I'm obviously a fan of your works,(why the hell else would I be watching your journal? Haha..) but what I like about you more is your open mindedness toward critique and criticism. It says a lot about the artist if they're willing to hear negative opinions about their work, and even more when they keep said opinions in mind when trying to improve. I can identify when people say that your work has a repetitive nature, since I've struggled with the same issues in my drawings, and it makes me happy to see you attempt to change that.

Admittedly, I could care less for cartoon erotica, but all your other compositions are always a treat to see. You make such confident lines when you draw. I bet you'd do really well with a brush.

Nnnyeah. That's about all I got.

Date: 2008-04-23 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madamwindmill.livejournal.com
O hay, no anon here!

I have always liked your art. I think sometimes the proportions are a little wonky (i.e. the feet sometimes seem too large), but I figure that your artistic interpretation is a work in progress, so I don't care. I really, really like your DethGrrls, and I wish you'd draw Pickles more! Sometimes I think Skwiss' nose gets a little out-of-control (hee), but since I am so in awe of anyone who can create what you do, it doesn't matter. I would love it if you drew more casual moments. Oh, and sometimes Toki is too cutesy, but that's a common theme in Dethklok art, it seems.

About The Situation With A Friend of Mine: it's obviously none of my business, and I'm not going to judge you OR her over it, but I do hope everyone has learned from the experience. It sucks to be the hurtee OR the hurter.

Date: 2008-04-23 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toki-explosion.livejournal.com
Heya Hallo, not gonna be an Anon here.
I'm one of your many watchers from dA, and I'm usually too paranoid to respond to some of your entries, but now I have a good chance to say, that, you really inspire me.
You're one of the few artists out there that really inspire me to pick up a pencil and dish out my own works. I have a long road to travel down when it comes to art, and I usually like to refer to some of your drawings to help me out(mainly for hands).
I'm sure there's quite a few people out there that don't like your works, but I'm one of the people that do. You have your own distinctive style, and amazing linework I can recognize anywhere. I really hope you can continue doing what you do best. I always feel awesome when I check my messages and there's a new deviation from you.

Date: 2008-04-23 07:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It must be nice to have all these fangirls fight your internet drama battles for you, so they can look like the bitches and you can step back and be passive aggressive and look like the good girl.

Date: 2008-04-23 07:59 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i'm not gonna be cool and forego the anon thing hah.

but i would like to say that i really respect you for putting up with the stuff that you have and continued to put your work out there. i don't know you very well but it seems that you have not let all the drama or whatever get to you. some people are gonna apologize for the things that they've said and some aren't (and those apologies shouldn't be questioned it's between you and them) and it's important not to get wrapped up in the bitter feelings, and it looks like you haven't done that. sure your art had to grow on me but now i enjoy being able to see what you put out there and you are very talented. so keep doing what you do!

Date: 2008-04-23 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empresshatreda.livejournal.com
*goes incognito* Hi Anon here! XD
I'd just like to say I love the hell out of your art. Despite the gigantic penis's (penii?). Well, actually I love those, too. But still. Keep up the good work! <3 <3 >:3

Bleh! I don't like being anonymous. :/ So, I'm not. :D

Date: 2008-04-23 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don't know you personally, but it seems some of your fans are being really bitey over the issue of whether someone agrees with your art or not.

But you yourself are not being bitey, and your awareness that you need to improve, as well as that not everyone loves your art, is something to be commended. It shows that you've got ALOT more brains and maturity than to fall into the trap of becoming the Metalocalypse fandom's Snapesnogger :D

Date: 2008-04-23 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shina-amalgam.livejournal.com
No need to be anon here. If I have something to say to someone, I want to say it directly. (though the anon factor is necessary in some cases, I believe)

I love your style! It is very original. Yes, I am one of those (apparently) lame anime fanatics that loves all anime style art, but before that, I was all about American comic book style. Your style is just so YOU. That's not something many artists can boast these days (not even me T__T).

I don't think that being repetitive is bad (cause honestly, I know from experience that it is VERY difficult). I don't think your ruining any fandom (because fandoms exist for the reason of expressing your unique love of characters and such). People are entitled to their opinions, but honestly, sometimes I think they take the fandoms just a tad bit too seriously. When I get a nasty or silly comment on some fan art I've done, I usually just chuckle about it (cause they get sooo worked up about the silliest stuff!), and move on with my day.

Let's see...can I offer any constructive crit? Hmmm...only thing I can think of is making your females a little softer. You draw absolutely *amazing* muscle tone *is jealous*, but sometimes the women end up looking just slightly masculine. (Though your Chicklok art ROCKS MY WORLD!!! so, no complaints there) Truthfully, though, I love all of your art just fine the way it is! <3

Date: 2008-04-24 12:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can't figure out how old you are. I always wonder.
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