First: The biggest THANK YOU to anyone that donated to help my friend Lazeros get her spinal tap She is recovering now, and her eye sight is improving. I can't imagine how terrifying it was for her to be blinded for a while, so just knowing that she can see again is such a huge relief You can read her personal thank you in her journal here:
Deep thoughts/RANT!!!Deep thoughts/Rant(don't be fooled by her title... she ain't ranting )
Hello all you sweet and amazing people <3
I have no words to convey how much I love each and every one of you. how much I appreciate the well wishes, The birthday wishes, and especially the help that has been given to me in order to get well again... thank you, thank you all!
I bet by now you realize that this isn't a rant, nor does it contain one, though I do hope you read on...
I'm just so overwhelmed by the love you guys have given me, by the patience of my commissioners, I'm just literally in tears as I write this.
I never realized, or took a moment to think of how much I took my vision for granted... As many of you know, I have a lot of health problems for a person of my young age, and have really become bitter about my jealousy of those who could perform such simple tasks as standing without pain... How foolish I was, how childish.
I never even once appreciated or thanked my lucky stars for the things I DID have. One of those special gifts, being the ability
And another journal entry that I thought was a good read is here:
Online EnduranceSome little ball of faecal matter posted a comment on my profile, proudly announcing “Tom Preston finally left DA”, no doubt in an effort to stir something up.
Now, I don’t know a huge amount about Tom Preston (AKA Andrew Dobson), I’m just aware of the sketchy details: he drew fetish stuff, he tried to deny it, he posted some incendiary journal entries and some people claim his art is no good.
Excluding the denial part; that sounds eerily familiar to my online shtick. The only difference seems to be in our approach to faceless internet hate. Where TP appears to have taken it very, very personally, thus fanning the flames, I treated mine for what it was: faceless.
That’s the first thing you should always remember when reading through comments about your work: everybody is a phantom. An avatar with a silly name. Their comments could be good, their comments could be bad, but ultimately, unless you’re certain the individual behind them has some in
To put it simply, this is why I don't offer up a lot of personal thoughts. Not because I don't have them, but because people treat opinions as fact here, and try their damnedest to throw it back at someone, thus creating a mini internet shitstorm. And it's also why I say there are some things you just don't talk about with people you like, the top two being religion and politics. But really, I've had people say I suck at art, I'm a ho'bag (which is true, but still... only my sister calls me that ), and other personal attacks. If ever you catch yourself dealing with a personal like that online, don't engage them. While trolling them a bit can be entertaining, don't take it personally. If they don't know you personally, don't take it as such. I'm certainly short-tempered and easily rustled, but on the internet, less so... because I only know a good handful of you on a more personal level (lel, we be FB friends ). I think JJ's journal kinda sums it up nicely. While I don't use heckling for artwork fodder, the sentiment of it being a funny story to share later is kinda the same approach
Stay awesome, internet lovelies