Well a few weeks ago I'm sure everyone noticed me digging into Shadowfire and Rioni (and to a lesser extent Silverfox) on a picture of Shadowfires.
PMs were sent and I appreciate that but I'll just post this here because it's easier, plus it's good for Doc to be let in on it eh?
You can post to agree or disagree or whatever, it's good to talk things over but no flames is good.
- 1. The oekaki is becoming like a clique.
I've noticed more and more that alot of people are either not commenting on others works, or just commenting on their friends works, or just sticking to drawing and not commenting at all. Now I'm not saying we should all comment on everything, that would be too ideal. I'm just saying that perhaps we should broaden our horizons?
I know people are busy as well, I mean so am I. But at least that's a valid excuse, there's alot of regulars there that just don't comment much on anything. It's kind of disheartening. We're a pretty open community when it comes to critiques and all as well, so I don't really see a good excuse not to comment on someones art.
- 2. N00b hunting season.
There's nothing more annoying than someone joining the oekaki and not knowing what Megaman is, yes. It makes one seethe. Kinda. But I even see n00bs that DO draw something Megaman related, get attacked. I don't want to see them coddled, no. But we have to give them a chance, do we not?
To quote Barry from Resident Evil: Just take a look at this!
WorenX's first pic compared to a more recent one.
And lastly, the lovely Necro.
My point of course being WE ALL SUCKED. WE. ALL. SUCKED. when we started oekaki..hell WE STILL AREN'T THAT GREAT. Who are we to berate n00bs who drew like we used to? We weren't berated for our mediocre drawings. And of course, back then the drawings WEREN'T mediocre to us. I just think instead of "read the rules" we could be a little more..inviting? Especially to those that even know what the hell Megaman is. The board is slow as usual and we need new blood, we don't need to chase them all away.
- 3. "Hollow you're a meanie doo head"
No I'm not, I care about the oekaki.
That's all I can remember for now, but yeah, a few people have left because of this clique feel and it sucks and it would be nice if it stopped. I'm sure some of you have already started to head in the right direction from some of the PMs I've gotten, but yeah..this is addressing everyone, just easier than PMing every person on the oekaki board.