^_^ ~♥~Matty~♥~ ^_^ (donkeykongsong) wrote in matty_great_pix,
^_^ ~♥~Matty~♥~ ^_^
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Rant redo - not really a rant, just a statement...

OK, maybe I was a bit too harsh on that other one. Instead of "fans" I will now use "graphic lovers of mine" or "graphic watchers of mine", and instead of "elite" I will use "cool" or "popular".

I don't make graphics too look "cool" or "popular" or to show off, but I make graphics for my graphic watchers and graphic lovers, which are a certain group of people. They (such as sailormewmew and angelhope99) think that a simple base is cool, or just a few words of text slapped onto it, from a name to a quote, is good, they think that all those lighting effects and stuff make the icon hardly seeable (if that's a word) or less enjoyable b/c it takes away from the icon. That's why I added Inuyasha to my main fandoms, and kept Fullmetal Alchemist and Will & Grace when I didn't like them - my graphic watchers and graphic lovers still loved them so I decided to continue to do them whether I like them or not. Even if I don't like the shows themselves, I still like making graphics of them, b/c I know I'm making people happy. That's also why I'm not big on "icontests" - the only reason I got that one trophy from tmm_stillness is b/c no one else would enter, and the owner was getting mad, so I just threw something together, not expecting to win, but with so little competition I got a trophy. If it does turn out to be "cool" or "popular" then that's good, but like I said, I noticed people who make icons to look "cool" and "popular" tend to not take requests, especially of things they don't like, and if you do enter icontests and things like that and still take requests I am not referring to you. But I always take requests, given I have access to the correct images. And I do still have a life - for instance, look at when this request was made... and look how long it took me to do it. Patience is another thing that my graphic lovers and watchers seem to have. I do them in my spare time/when I'm bored/have nothing else to do/feel motivated to do them/etc.

I might take a tutorial if I can find one, but I will not try to look "cool". I will also put on the cut if it does have lighting effects and words that have nothing to do with the icon like "All your base are belong to us" even though the actual scene had nothing to do with someone setting them up the bomb or w/e (unless someone actally requests it, but to date, I have recieved 0 requests like that, nor have I ever felt like it, can't pinpoint things like that). The only communities I present my graphics to are those of the corresponding fandom, but I always say they're just names, b/c I just feel like doing ones of names on them, to show a transformation sequence or something. But in the case of my only nonanimated one, Will & Grace, sometimes I'm watching an episode I downloaded and I see a funny quote like "Up yours, Count Drunkula!" or Will singing the Night Before Christmas with "hiney" as every 5th word. Now putting lighting effects on something like that would totally ruin the icon IMO, it works better on an anime or cartoon, it doesn't seem right on a liveaction show IMO, since what's there is supposed to be there if you know what I mean. But if someone did ask for one like that, I would do it, but once again, no requests or feeling like it, no icon. I've treated Will & Grace like an anime enough and it kinda looked pathetic, and it's bad enough that I download the episodes anyway.

And like I said before, this journal exists b/c my LJ was being too cluttered with graphics making it hard for dialupers to comment, especially since I shoved all my fandoms into one post (on a regular LJ it doesn't seem right doing it seperate), and I would just start in a community but I need a place to get the HTML right, so that's why this exists. I only post them in communities b/c... why not if I'm in the community? Then perhaps I can recieve constructive criticism from fans of the fandom who want it in a particular way, along with more requests. Also, for some people like lankyanimelass who seem to love all my graphics regardless of the fandom.

However, I do admit one thing - I was afraid of those communities like colorbar_elite b/c listening to them messed me up once - that was a big mistake, letting one experience get me down. I might try again, but I think there's a contest involved in that, and I don't care if I win, as long as I learn something and can make people there happy.

...On second thought, maybe not... maybe I should just stick to designated fandom communities. I know I'll make the most people happy there. I'll think about it.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-chan~*~
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I noticed people who make icons to look "cool" and "popular" tend to not take requests, especially of things they don't like

Or maybe because they have something called a life.

About your other comment earlier -- nope, I'm not forgiving you. You certainly don't ask for forgiveness when it comes to me, especially if it's being arrogant. I don't forgive people easily as much as you do.
Or maybe because they have something called a life.

That would explain why I usually take so long to fulfill them (like that one Sakura x Li colorbar, took like 4 months).

About your other comment earlier -- nope, I'm not forgiving you. You certainly don't ask for forgiveness when it comes to me, especially if it's being arrogant. I don't forgive people easily as much as you do.

I understand.

xoxo,
~*~Matty~*~
What you got against my Matty-sama!
What does she have against me? I exploded when I got majorly criticized and let one little experience get me down so I wouldn't accept it.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-sama~*~
What have I got against Matty? You can ask Matty himself. I believe he isn't doing justice to himself by saying,"If you don't like what I do, GTFO this journal." It definitely does not keep his "haters" away, and with his last comment about graphic elitism, it just proved to me that he was afraid to take other people's opinions about his graphics. I would say more, but I'll just stop here.

Get far in what? Insulting Matty? I haven't insulted him, and I was only stating my opinion. I think forgiveness is something you need to work for and prove yourself worthy of instead of just requesting for it. I could say,"I forgive you!" right now, but I would be lying, wouldn't I?

Lollerskates. I shall disperse before this situation escalates.
That was a little harsh Matty-sama, people do have the're opinions.
I like your rant and I agree with it largely, but I do wonder how you came to be writing it. ^^; Not that it's any of my business.
Several users, mainly anonymous, were saying bad things here about my graphics. I wrote a rant but I was a bit too harsh on it and said a few things that didn't make sense.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-chan~*~
Let's see...."graphic lovers of mine"? Oy Matty-sama. I want to let you know you are more then welcomed to call me a fan (or otaku ^_^) b/c I don't want to refer to myself as that because I think fan (or otaku) pretty much sums up that I love everything you make. And I think a tutorial would be cool. That way if someone doesn't like what you make, they can make their own and not have to complain about it. I think it's still nice to join communities that are general like colorbar_elite, but it's still nice to join individual fandoms because they'll always be talking about something you know and like. That's why I love sm_icontest and guardiansenshi. I love voting for the icons but like I said before, I'd never use them. Too random for me. I love using yours because I know you. ^_^ And my new motto is SIMPLICITY ROCKS!!!! Please don't let those people get you down again. Keep doing what your doing and making people happy. Again, someone requests it and if you can do it, they'll get it! I don't understand what those peoples' problems were. :)
Yes, I will always call you a "fan".

Well, if you say so, since I've gotten better and know what I'm doing, and my courage has been restored, I think I could take one. But I do not think I will "specialize" in those lighting effects, it's just not... me. Just like the particular fandoms I do.

Yeah, the individual fandom communities are my main ways of spreading my graphics and getting tips.

Good motto ^_^ I won't let it get me down again, I was just afraid back then. And if someone wants an icon with lighting effects and random words, they'll have to ask for it.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-sama~*~
Yes, I will always call you a "fan".

YAY!

Yeah, it's not fun to specialize in something (if you can call certain animes you make a specialization) but
...if someone wants an icon with lighting effects and random words, they'll have to ask for it.
That's right! You've said it many times that you take requests!

I think maybe I'm going a little overboard with this, I just don't want you to be down or sad or depressed or even mad. Just continue what you were doing like it never happened (I know you really can't do that but)....well I'm just one of those people who try to make other people happy. I hate seeing people not be themselves. But I have no say other than my opinion and that is to just keep doing what you do.
Yes, I specialize in colorbars of certain anything that I like that I like, and bases (some actually use my bases for their icons). The only text I specialize in is charaacter names and quotes that actually happened in the scene. I get requests for things I don't like but if I can't get good pictures than forget it. I do Inuyasha b/c someone gave me a very good site with pictures and character names, and when I got an Inuyasha request and did it, my "fans" seemed to love them.

I will do that. You're not going overboard.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-sama~*~

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*hugs back* Yeah, you did coin that phrase ^_^ Hahaha...

Yes, I am. You sent me those Fruits Basket pics, if I get around to it and learn enough about it I might do those graphics, depending on how much the fans and potential fans like them, I might add them. My list grows when I feel like doing a lot of one, or if my fans love one in cases like Inuyasha which I don't like.

xoxo,
~*~Matty-chan~*~
Yes! Laura-san loves all your graphics because you make people happy! You make Laura-san happy! Your graphics are well done!
I'll always be a fan no matter what! You know I think your graphics are great, never change.

xoxo