I must admit, all this hacking business going on is giving me the creeps.
*GENZOMAN, a very skilled and reknowned artist was hacked and had his
account deactivated by the offenders, as many, many artists have recently.
What I detest though, is that he had his account reactivated by the DeviantArt
staff, yet none of the other victims can. At this rate, I'm tempted to pack up
and leave. Nonetheless, I'm going to tighten my security on my details here.
I've been reading articles all morning, and I've figured, the best way to stay
out of trouble is to blend with the masses; hopefully you won't be the unlucky
one. So I'm gonna just lay low for a while. Don't plan on posting anything
until the storm passes, though I might submit something every now and then.
But not loads. (Not like I do anyway.) Better be safe than sorry,
better be safe than sorry. (L4D reference thar.)
Now, onto another thing. I'm going to work on drawing all my old Naruto
Original Characters. Why? Well 1) I was going through my inbox, and I'm a
member of a few OC groups, I admit it. Heck, I'm a member of HEAPS of groups
anyway. But anyway, I saw a nice picture, so naturally, I followed the link,
had a look, faved then glanced at the description. The artist was asking the
viewers to join their fangroup for their character that they and
their close friend made. That's... just no. That's not polite at all, and
I think most of you know how I get with politeness and ettiquette. I don't wanna
sound harsh, but no guys, just no. A fangroup for Naruto OCs that aren't yours, or
someone random that made you one, sure! But no. Not made yourself (practically), or
asking people to join. Asking someone to join something about you, is
completely different to asking someone to join something that's important to you
and those around you, like cancer, or depression or LGBT rights. Those
kinda things, they're acceptable. 2) I'm sick of seeing the new generation of
Mary Sue's coming through. I detest characters that mean the story-line has to be
shredded so they can be with whoever they want (coughsasukecough -- although Itachi's
becoming increasingly popular. Looks like I'm not the only one to be in the change).
Being inventive is good; sure tweaking the event of something slightly is acceptable,
but not taking the story and flipping it on it's head. I appreciate exploiting loop-
holes in the story. That makes it believable. Heck, I adore those who make an
entire story that is off on it's own tangent, and simply relates to events in
the cannon. That's imaginative!
So that's what I'm doing. I'm taking my old motley crew. I am going to inject
them with the most anti-Sue material I can think of. A shitillion weaknesses,
and one strength -- that kinda stuff. Something that makes them feel like
they're real, believable. Sure they'll have their strengths too, but I'm going to
do my best to make them Original Characters.
Scrambling under a rock with my drawing tablet now. Be safe guys!
And Happy New Year, plus all the best suffering in the floods in Queensland!