Vexx3

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  1. Can you actually stop taking anything personal in here, he was just using it as an example and discussing it at a personal level adds nothing to this thread.

     

    I'm not taking anything here personal. I'm debating as you are.  If you think otherwise, I'd suggest we move into a private discussion.

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  2. I didn't say moderation itself was easier. Clearly, there is more work to be done under the circumstances. I said proactive moderation was easier. Which is the same as saying "Because the entire room is so filled with dirt, it's extremely easy to grab one little bit and throw it out the window."

     

     

    I know what you said and it still doesn't make it easier.  Because even once you've done away with that bit of dirt, you still have the entire rest of the room, and that can be easily overwhelming.  Does that mean the site is understaffed?  Maybe, maybe not.  That's up to them to determine.

     

     

    Moderation is still a job, and yes they do have personal lives. But that doesn't alter the fact that they chose to volunteer. Might I remind you that I was a very active mod while taking on full-time college and work simultaneously. All I mean here is if people care enough, they will find the time to help.

     

     

    Just because you were able to take on that kind of workload and still moderate the forum, doesn't mean everyone else can and should.  People handle stress and workload differently and it's unfair to expect everyone to be on your level, nor should it imply that they are incompetent as moderators.

     

     

    I don't have a problem with NewCalamity, he just happened to be the one who replied to me. I'd have found an example from one of the others if they had popped up in this thread before him.

     

     

    So what you're saying is that you were actively looking for dirt to throw in the face of the first staff member to respond?  How is that any better?

     

     

    That's the last I will have to say on the matter. It's not my intent to attack or hurt anyone, just provide you with a little constructive criticism. That's what the feedback section is all about.

     

     

    Constructive criticism offers advice on how to improve.  All I've seen from you thusfar is passive-aggressive jabs aimed at painting the staff as a whole as a bunch of lazy, narcissistic god-complexes and that's neither a fair nor accurate depiction.

     

    Is the mod team perfect?  Of course not.  Could improvements be made?  Definitely.  But they're people, not some corrupt corporate machine.  Why treat them like one?

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  3. Proactive moderation is not any more difficult than it was before. If anything, it's easier with the sheer amount of posts that require moderation nowadays. You don't even need to try to find bad posts as they are literally everywhere. I don't even try finding things, and I come across them all the time. I don't report them myself for two reasons.

     

     

    If bad posts are "literally everywhere", how does that make moderation easier?  That's like saying cleaning the house is easier because dirt is "literally everywhere".

     

     

    It's not my job. If I were to report every bad post I came across, I wouldn't be able to make my own. There's just too many of them. I don't care anymore. The forums have already degraded so much in quality that it's not worth the effort to try and patch things up.

     

     

    Than that's your personal choice.  Moderation isn't exactly a "job" either and apparently people need constant reminders that mods have lives too and aren't just machines dedicated to spending all of their free time digging through thousands of threads to find any thing out of line just to get screamed at and told that they're power-tripping egotistical tyrants.

     

     

    Even the admins themselves think that. (Image taken from NewCalamity's profile) That attitude simply needs to stop.

     

     

    It's not exactly a good idea to use straw-man arguments to demonize someone you have a problem with if you'd like to be taken seriously.  NewCalamity's profile is quite obviously meant to be read tongue-in-cheek.

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  4. It is always pleasing to see how an artist has grown over time, and I can see that from when you began this thread to the present that you have improved quite a bit.  And you will only get better from here.

     

    As for your most current pieces, I really have no critique with the exception of the eyelashes and eyebrows clipping through the hair on the Lyra drawing (moreso with the eyelashes as the creates a tangent and cause some visual confusion with the hair).

     

    I cannot wait to see your future efforts and I wish you the best of luck!

    Thank you!  ^^

     

    The eyelashes/brows clipping through the hair is more of a stylistic choice.  I know there are those that don't like and I might experiment with not doing that.  I'm not really good enough yet to be able to add the face wrinkles and lines that help define the expression otherwise.


  5. So I did a sketch of Lyra in a stream.  Did a lot of experimenting (mainly the eye style and shading) and I'm actually pretty happy with the results.

     


    Did this one as a gift for a friend of mine from Tumblr.  I think this pretty much affirms that Photoshop will be be drawing program now instead of SAI.  Might still use SAI for lines, though.

     

     

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  6. So, this is basically my first serious attempt at lineart and a new coloring method.  The lineart is pretty inconsistent, but I tried.

     

    I made this from the Spitfire sketch I posted in my sketch thread.  Took the opportunity to fix some mistakes.

     

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  7. Did this sketch for someone on Tumblr.  I think it came out okay, but my lord that hair was tough...

     

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    Also did this sketch in Psych class.  Mainly just wanted to try the pose and perspective so a lot of the proportions are really off.

     

     

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  8. Thanks for the feedback, guys!  :)

     

    Here's another that I did for someone on Tumblr.  Not really happy with the front legs, especially the lifted one.  Can't seem to get that kind of pose right.

     

     

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    And here's one I did of Velvet Remedy, my favorite character from Fallout: Equestria.

     

     

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  9. Yeah, since sketches are all I will likely be doing for a while until I can get my anatomy pinned down, I figured I might as well make a central thread to post them in.

     

    Ones I've done so far:

     

     

     

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    And here's the newest one that I did for @Eavath.

     

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  10. Oh, cool I'm not the only one with an s4 here tongue.png

    -what skin is that, btw ? Looks cool.

     

    It's a launcher I downloaded from the Play store called Smart Launcher.  I also have the Blueberry theme and a custom icon pack installed with it.

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  11. Ugh, I am so jealous of your abilities.  TEACH ME HOW TO COLOR AND DRAW HAIR  sad.png

     

    Only thing I can see in terms of a critique is that the closer front leg's perspective looks a little weird. 

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  12. I don't think I could do a job like that, not without screwing up really badly and getting fired on the first day. I don't have a job, but if anything I'd want a job where they'd just stick me in a corner somewhere and give me a task.

     

    I guess that wouldn't help me though.

     

    Understandable, but he is right.  Getting a job where you have to interact with people on a daily basis does help a lot.  When I said it got better after high school, a large part of that was because I got a job at a full service gas station.  I doubt it would have gotten that much better if it weren't for that job.


  13. I've struggled with bad social anxiety for as long as I can remember.  I've been through everything that you've mentioned.  I once had a panic attack before I had to do a presentation in front of the class. 

     

    It's gotten better since I've been out of high school, but it still affects me.

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  14. So, I sketched this out real quick while I was at work yesterday just to see how fast I could do it.  It ended up taking me about half an hour (give or take five minutes or so).

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  15. I am not a man of many words, so I will make this short and sweet.

    It is not without reluctance that I hereby announce my resignation as a member of the MLP Forums moderating staff. For the past several months, I have been riding the aggressively undulating roller coaster that my life has become, oftentimes while not wearing a seatbelt. I won't bore you with details, but it has mostly revolved around finances, school, and my relationship with my father. While the last of those three things is fairly stable right now, the other two are threatening to once again attempt to buck me off the ride.

    Consequently, my need to direct my focus towards these matters has never been greater. I have not been able to actively fulfill my duties as moderator for a couple of months now which makes me feel like dead weight. This has only served to pile on to the mountain of stress. Thus, I feel it would be beneficial for me to cut out all the distractions that I can.

    All that said, I can't even put in to words just how proud I am to have been able to serve this incredible community for almost a whole year. If given the opportunity, I would gladly do it again. smile.png

     

    On a final note, I just want to thank those who felt I was sane (or perhaps insane? :P ) enough to handle such an important role and I certainly hope to watch Poniverse grow and prosper into the finest pony network out there!

    P.S. I may or may not continue to actively post. More than likely, it will be sporadic.

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