2007-01-05 [SilverFire]: Quoth Vel in the forums: 'Well, the rating drop-down menu reads:
General audience (no violence or sex)
Young (a little more normal)
Teen (people with wounds, but no nudity per say)
Mature (nudity, extremely violent, mature issues)'
2007-01-05 [shotokan_gal]: Ah, got to it eventually. That's still only 4 levels though, 0-4 (as described on the front page) is five numbers.
2007-01-05 [SilverFire]: 0 - cute fluffy bunnies. :P
2007-01-06 [iippo]: I think it's from 1-4, 1 being general and 2 and above gots hidden. The ratings have always been, I think, but only recently it got the filter-things.
2007-01-06 [Linderel]: Yikes. I think you'd find me very unprofessional
2007-01-07 [iippo]: It's just the "this isn't good, the problem with this image is there and I know it and won't try to fix it or learn from it, now tell me it's good" -attitude. It makes me think "then why am I wasting my time looking at it?" >.< Everybody does the best they can at the time with a picture. Sure, you can go back to an old picture afterwards and say "I learned from the mistakes in this picture"... Meh. It happens so often, especially in contests here in ET. "Here's my entry, it's no good but I'll enter." >.< A pet peeve.
2007-01-07 [SilverFire]: But the artist doesn't ask anyone to tell them it's good - and they acknowledge it's old - maybe they have learnt from it, and not all artists really want to fix old pictures. In contests, yes, it's annoying, 'this is so shit' - if you think it's shit, why enter it? But I really don't see that with this picture. :S
2007-01-07 [Linderel]: For me, my current level is pretty developed. xD But I still tend to say that it's not that good, because, well, compared to so many other people here, it really isn't. xD I'm learning as I go, though, and some days I don't even think it's that bad. :3
2007-01-07 [iippo]: The artist says "reserve judgement", and "don't look at the hands they are dire" - when in fact the hands are fine. They might be better, but that's not what the artist is saying (otherwise it could say "this and that could be different about the hands" or something like that). And "*shame*", grr. I dunno, maybe I've spent too much time in Professional Practice lectures, but this stuff irks me. No one is going to speak for the artist or his work unless he does it himself, and there are so many practitioners these days that anyone thinking "I'm not good enough" is going to get trampled - talent doesn't matter in it, only attitude. And I hate seeing an artist being kicked down, especially one who has a lot of talent, just because they were being "modest".
And Lin! What on Earth, you can't compare artists! And especially compare yourself to others! :O You can compare pieces of work (if they are in a contest or such), but never artists or their technique like that! :O Everyone's on their own in this stuff. Now you repeat after me: "Even though I have room to improve, I'm the best I can be at this particular time and place."
*gets over shock*
2007-01-07 [Linderel]: I can't? <_< Okay then. :P *repeats*
Even though I have room to improve, I'm the best I can be at this particular time and place.
2007-01-07 [SilverFire]: *shrugs* I suppose I'm just very used to typical English-style modesty.
2007-01-07 [iippo]: That might be why they shove it at us so much in uni.
2007-01-11 [iippo]: *is taller* Yay! Oh, wait, yeah, that's because he lived way back when people were midgets. :/
2007-01-12 [iippo]: -_- EW down. Did anybody happen to prepare a feature that has the image URL (since EWancient isn't down) all picked out and such? (My reserves are just links to the galleries >.<)
2007-01-12 [Linderel]: If no one else has anything, I could try to get one done today. :3
2007-01-12 [iippo]: Excellent! Linderel to the rescue! And feel free to just edit the page, my evening-time net access has diminished.
2007-02-02 [iippo]: Can't believe I'm lagging with this again. -_- So sorry. Feel free to feature things, people!
2007-02-04 [Linderel]: Lockhart. xD *moan* I don't particularly fangirl anyone from those books... well, except pairings, but that's another thing altogether.
2007-02-04 [iippo]: There are so many ways to interpret "moan"... Well, at least two, so I'll just go for the gutterminded one and fix my feature into "absolutely nobody's except [Linderel]'s crush" :P
2007-02-04 [Linderel]: Don't you dare. *whacks with pillow*