Apparently people have reading comprehension problems, so I'm going to explain this to them slowly.
This is continued off my last journal. If you don't feel like reading that, it's basically my reasons for why drawing a character with four fingers because you think that loony toons bullshit is awesome is retarded and we should all stop fucking doing it already.
Some people think those cartoons were "creative" and at the time, they were, but how is copying the fuck out of them because of nostalgia bullshit creative? It isn't, and people who copy things because they remember them fondly are doing it for a stupid reason. There is no logic behind nostalgia, it's just another idiotic sentiment human beings have, because human beings are inevitably very stupid creatures.
And by the way, it would be very difficult for a character who's missing a finger to operate some of our inventions, such as musical instruments, but I'll bet my life savings that is never considered when people blindly and arbitrarily design their characters like that. They're too busy pawing off to their childhood to use the other half of their brain.
I put a lot of thought into the way my characters look, it disgusts me that other people won't do the same. I am constantly revising the way my characters look based on how they function, and I've always done this. I seem to be the only person that puts that kind of thought into anything, everyone else is happy to carbon-copy Mickey Mouse and call it a day, without a single legitimate reason behind it.
And if you call that era full of political propaganda and where black and white movies were still a thing the "golden age" you deserve to be punched. There was nothing "golden" about it, this is something old people say because they can't get over the fact that the world moved on without them a long time ago. These are the same kind of people that sit around and moan about how much nicer the world was when they were a kid because they didn't have crime on the farm and they knew everyone around them and why is the world so terrible today and why did their Facebook machine lock up and get a blue screen? Oh my god I hate old people so much, the last thing I want to deal with is a bunch of people my age that act the same damn way.
Edit: Also, I generally get the vibe from these kinds of people that they just don't like anime, usually for reasons I don't understand but which can sometimes be attributed to "It looks too different than what I grew up with" which is just as bad as someone not liking a modern console because it's nothing like an NES.
That is not to say I don't think people have legitimate reasons for not liking anime. Someone I know doesn't like the fact they don't move their chins when they talk and their noses are shaped strangely. I don't have a problem with his assessment of it since he has a specific reason for it that isn't born of this bullshit idea some people have about how their childhood was perfect or whatever.
6 years, 7 months ago
12 Apr 2012 22:56 CEST