QUOTE(Slashrose1010 @ Apr 8 2006, 08:18 PM) [snapback]376599[/snapback]
But Salvador Dalí was such a nice man
*actually knows nothing about his personal life*
Nor do I, since I'm not holy and haven't researched art history like a good little girl. If my Spanish teacher's semi-review of his autobiography is any witness, apparently he was a self absorbed dink.
QUOTE(asu @ Apr 8 2006, 08:32 PM) [snapback]376600[/snapback]
There are snarky elitist bastards in every group/community....It's even more frustrating to meet them in person.
The anime elitists are actually worse IMHO than the people who make fun of anime.
For the non-anime watchers, you can simply indicate that anime = cartoons..... and that should pretty much end their taunting.
For anime elitists.....there is no simple answer except a swift blow to the head with a bat.
It's not just online; that's just how we are. Okay, so I'm using the evil generalization toproject my own self-loathing onto all other artists, but mostly, you can find it. Ability to use a visual design utensil = ego and BS. Most of us have pulled several "These three pencil marks on my notebook represent my inner turmoil; the fear, anger and pent up rage I hold against society, but must restrain myself from expressing for the sake of instinctive safety. It is also a commentary on the Boer war, but that's an elaboration for another time." It's usually just funny to laugh about, but it often makes me feel wierd to be around other artists because it feels fake. I will learn to reserve judgement eventually.
I think that people should chill out on any end, really. While I agree that 90% of anime fans rub me the wrong way, and I'd like to turn the mute button on them, I still can't get myself to agree with the people who can't be tolerant of any certain hobby just because of some of the retards who happen to like it. That goes for any hobby, really- not just anime. So while I tend to feel like I'm playing the devil's advocate in most situations, stupid generalizations push me towards that. (Like yaoi- most of it is stupid, and most of its fangirls are far more stupid, but what really gets me is when people come up with awful arguments and try to make them sound legitimate by being inflammatory. "God, yaoi is sick and disgusting. *@&# those nasty perverted fat ugly fangirls who like it. If they like buttsecks so much, maybe they should get anally raped. I'd like to see that happen, LOL!")