Nov. 8th, 2011 04:44 pm
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So....I kind of stumbled upon lily-fox on deviantart.....and I'm completely and shamelessly in love with her Toy Story fanart. And I really really really didn't think I'd be the kind of person to fav-spam artwork of one of my most cherished and sacred childhood movies.

But I am. She is so amazing. There's one picture in particular that I guess caused a lot of heat called "Soft Talking" that got a Daily Deviation a few days ago. I was so in love with it, and I had to show someone, and when I went to pull it up that afternoon, the DD was gone and she had blocked all comments. Now, that was a beautiful piece of work, and I didn't understand why that would happen. But, I'm guessing, with the people on DA and the internet sometimes being what they are, that there was a bit of uproar over the sensuality of the piece. But it was cuddling, people. Come on. Although I guess that makes a testament to the piece - they did look so alive

But it seriously pisses me off that there are people who are so blatantly rude to people who are obviously very very talented and decide to take things in a different direction. I'm terrified enough that I'm going to piss of people I admire, I feel I've already done so a bit on LJ, and I'm still trying with those people, but some are less chummy than others, I guess. Les sigh. Anyway, there's enough nervousness around trying to say something nice and decent and original to someone I love, meanwhile some people find it so EASY to smack talk and be rude and make judgement and just A;SLKDGHA;LSKDFJA;SLDF sometimes I really really hate the internet. The people I know on LJ are a lot different than the people I know on DA....some for better, some for worse. But I guess DA, being very visual, has more opportunity for controversy.

Nonetheless, lily-fox, if you're reading this, I adore you and those darling little expressive dolls.

Alas, I digress.

I should be writing an essay right now. I've got a page down and 4 to BS on Mother Courage and Her Children.

Should I post my Paragon/Renegade Eyes for SLF? I've never posted anything for Shore Leave before........a little terrified.

What do you think?

Date: 2011-11-09 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know, lily-fox is on LiveJorunal. She's really nice, and you could probably just talk to her if you wanted. When Toy Story 3 came out, she was all over the fandom and we had some really good times. :D

You should totally post your Paragon/Renegade make-up vid! I'm sure that a lot of people at the comm would get a kick out of it!

Date: 2011-11-09 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
(Because I forgot it in my frigging essay):

Do post your stuff in SLF! I'm sure there are people who wished they'd had it before Halloween, too. XD

Date: 2011-11-09 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

That's about the sum of it, I think. A person is capable of being intelligent and compassionate and having civilized conversation about things on which they might disagree. People, however, are not.

Add in John Gabriel's Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory, and you end up with the dogpiles and the anonmemes and the hatefests. There's a lot of power in feeling (and in some cases, truly being) anonymous. It's easy to go with the crowd. It's easy to spew whatever vitriol you might be withholding because there aren't any repercussions for your actions. It's easy to forget that it's a person on the other side of the screen - a person with feelings to whom what is being said might actually hurt.

It's a little bit mob mentality, a little bit idiocy, and a lotta bit high school bullying (High School Never Ends is one of the truest songs in the history of EVER). Mixed together, it's a dangerous and potent combination. Everyone wants to feel like they belong. Everyone wants to feel like part of the in-crowd. So it's easy to fall in when the dogpiling starts. It damn sure doesn't make it right, but it makes it human.

Personally, though, despite the essay I've just detailed on exactly why it happens, I still don't understand it. Maybe it's because I was a victim of bullying for years? Maybe it's because my mother actually raised me to be a decent human being who cares about other people? I don't know. But I just don't understand the need to dogpile and absolutely rip people to shreds over fandom. Whatever this drawing was, it doesn't sound like it was illegal or immoral, and it sure as hell wasn't hurting anyone.

In short? WORD.
Edited Date: 2011-11-09 02:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-09 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BTW, the piece in question: Soft Talking.

It's beautiful, and damn right I made sure that lily-fox knew it. It's an incredible piece.

Date: 2011-11-09 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
(Finally got a chance to peek at it.) I love that piece! People were seriously having issues with it? WHUT?! What is there to even take issue with?

I hate people.
Edited Date: 2011-11-09 04:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-09 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm literally so in love with this piece and this artist and all she does and I curse my cowardly little self that I can't bring myself to talk to her. <3

It took a moment for me to breathe when I saw it. L;ASKDHF;ALSGK.

I didn't even look at the comments, so I don't know if there even WAS a problem, but I saw a DD one day and then the next day it was gone and comments were blocked. :(

REGARDLESS, locked, locked LOCKED in my favorites. <3 <3 <3

Date: 2011-11-10 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey hey~~~ I finally found your LJ~! And you were right, you are a true LJ-er! <3

But anyway, I just checked out lily-fox's dA and it really is awe-inspiring. She has such pretty art!

Ah trollers, just had my fair share of them yesterday on dA. I had to re-upload the image just to get rid of the blatantly nasty comments of "go kill yourself" O.O While it doesn't really bother me to much (other than that internal sting) I just sorta feel sorry/pity for them for having nothing better to do with their lives. DX



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