Okay. So now I have to publicly apologize because someone misconstrued a comment. And I don't mean "didn't appreciate a quip," because I know those might be widely appreciated, but not universally so (and usually when they're not, people actually bother to tell me).
I commented on a rather good rendition of Kisara by from "Yu-Gi-Oh," as follows:
"Now I can't wait for LK to get this far. Maybe in another 150 years or so..."
The artist's reply was...
"What do you mean by "Maybe in another 150 years or so.." It was an old drawing okay, so its not the best."
My thought was..."Huh? I was talking about Little Kuriboh, how'd she get the idea I was insulting her?"
I'm wondering how she jumped from a tongue-in-cheek comment about Little Kuriboh's YGOTAS and his tendency to be slow in releasing new episodes, to thinking that I just destructively criticized her work.
Ordinarily this would not be such a big deal to me, except that before I could clarify my statement, I was blocked.
Frankly, I liked the picture. And though I have a weird way of showing my appreciation, I was trying to say that it did prompt me to wonder when Little Kuriboh would get far enough in YGOTAS to where Kisara was an active role in the series. And if that was an old piece, I'd kill to have skill like that with a pencil. At least I would be able to do art in more places...it's not like I can pick up and move a desktop workstation. I mean I put some of my own old work on here. And yeah, I know it looks pretty awful. I originally put it up on Elfwood hoping for some technical advice (even asking for it on my front page) and ended up getting slammed for it. Things like "Learn to draw," or "you clearly have no 'talent.'" I wanted to be as far away from that as possible.
So, I want to first publicly apologize to those people who didn't appreciate my tongue-in-cheek style of commenting. Just to be sure, I like your work. If I didn't, I wouldn't bother commenting. If I had criticism, I'd try to make sure it was constructive, and also point out what, IMHO, was also right. I also recognize that the artist could take it or chuck it. My opinions are only opinions. If I make a joke, it means that there's something I could read out of it. And if you feel like I've slighted your work, please tell me. Different people read into my comments differently, and I don't expect universal popularity.
And , please don't take this as a personal attack. In fact it's far from an attack. I just don't know how I got from "Little Kuriboh is slow to release episodes" (something which he is known for among his fanbase) to destructive criticism. I just wish I'd had a chance to clarify, because insulting your skill was NOT my intention.