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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 4, 2013, 7:45 PM


All right everyone, I have HAD IT. I've tried to be patient, logical, and peace-loving, trying to keep dA a happy place, but nothing seems to be working, and I'm fed up with it!
I seriously can't even write a chapter of my fanfiction, all of this hatred and backtalk and arguing and such is just so discouraging!!! It isn't even that I may have to change the preview image, it's the war that has been started!!!!!
For one, I feel harassed. And I'm sure people on the other side have similar feelings. But I'm not here to say that right now.
I do not appreciate the hateful and disrespectful comments that I have found on my journal entry and on my fan fiction! From BOTH sides! Let's just leave each other alone, yeah? Arguing only feeds the problem, not resolving it. On top of that, it's childish! Let's be adults here. Opinions on both sides clearly differ way too much, and even for the few compromise-rs that I have found out there aren't being accepted by either side (including myself, though everyone seems to have such strong feelings towards me that any sign of compromise is thrown into the wind as a hateful comment). Listen, I have done what I have done, submitted my own ticket inquiry regarding the image, and the admins will eventually get back to me. So let's all just wait for the official answer and stop. getting. at. each. other's. throats. The official word will settle this, no matter how long it takes. Take into mind that either side may be completely wrong, or both of us may be somehow wrong! The word of the admins will be the final word. No ifs, ands, or buts. Let us wait for the word. Patience is a lovely virtue. Until then, let's all just keep our opinions to ourselves, yeah?
Listen, I really appreciate the defense and support that I am getting from a lot of you. I really, sincerely do. But please don't go hating on the people who share a different opinion. They feel that they are doing the right thing, and I respect that they are standing by their values. The same goes for you guys on the other side. Can't we all just get along? We're all artists here, though our media used may be different. We're all on this website, even though we may be scattered across the globe. As Thumper once said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." Even if it sounds nice to you in your head, it may not to the person that you are sending the message to. So please. Settle down, everyone, and stop feeding the flame. Enough with the name-calling, enough with the sarcasm, enough enough enough!
Let's all just keep on creating beautiful pieces of art for the world to see, yeah? The world needs more color, more wonder and beauty, not more petty wars (sounding like a complete hippy, she said). We artists must stick together, for without the appreciation of another fellow artist, what are we? Sure, people can appreciate a little art, but it takes one artist to truly and fully appreciate the work of another. If you do not appreciate an artwork because it goes against your values or something, then just don't look at it. Leave it be, for one man's trash is another man's treasure. If you don't treasure it, there are other people out there who will. Don't ruin it for those people who will. Respect one another's different opinions. Sure, go on, I have no problem with you guys peacefully exchanging opinions. I encourage it so that way there is more understanding in the world, we need more of that. My issue is when you start attacking other people, myself included, or start using heated and laden language. GOING FOR THE BOTH OF YOU.
Phew. Now that I have THAT out of my system...
I just...please. No hateful comments. All of us just need to stop. I write this journal in hopes that it will halt it and that we can ALL just go back to doing whatever we were doing before it all started as we patiently wait for the admins.
I just want to write, to draw, to do what I love, as I'm sure that all of you want to do as well.
I just want to sit back and watch the eternal snowflakes fall gently from the sky.
So let's just wait to hear what the administrators say.
Until then, let peace ring throughout dA.

Yours truly,
LegendofFullmetal

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  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Alone in the World by Alexandre Desplat
  • Reading: the last sentence of ch 26 that I have written
  • Watching: Jeopardy
  • Playing: Rise of the Guardians: The Game
  • Eating: Goldfish baked snack crackers
  • Drinking: Earl Grey tea to calm down
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:iconfirebrand250:
Firebrand250 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so discouraging...
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:iconjessluvswriting:
jessluvswriting Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
*looks completely confused* What? I mean yes, I agree with what you're saying, but I missed the reason for the fighting.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's in the past, so don't worry about it. If you're still curious, my previous journal entry explains a bit more.
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:iconjessluvswriting:
jessluvswriting Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Okay. Still I feel the same way at least.
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Durralyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
people don't seem to realize that the internet has the inability to decipher inflections and tones in comments. What you say may seem nice and calm in your head can sound like a backhanded insult to the one you've directed it to. What's more is that even if there is a hateful comment directed at someone else, or any other comment that you don't like, then don't reply unless it is directed at you personally.
With hateful comments and replies we make the internet one of the worst places to be. If you don't like something, leave it alone because there are millions upon millions of other websites and pages you could be.

I've said my peace, don't hate me for it
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:iconkgwriter:
kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
*stands up*
*claps slowly,getting faster*
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha
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:iconkgwriter:
kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
*wiping tears from eyes* that. was. BEAUTIFUL! :iconclappingplz:
and sadly, very true!
hooray for you for telling them off!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. i now patiently await the word from the admins. im trying to work on ch 27, but i cant find the right opening sentence
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:iconkgwriter:
kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
and WE patiently await ch 27! take your time, you've been great about updating until now, i'm sure no one will mind if they have to wait a litle bit longer for ONE chapter... if it's any help, sometimes it's easier to start in the middle of the chapter, finish it up, and then go back to the beginning...
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally got it :)
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:iconkgwriter:
kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY!!!! now i KNOW i dont have to wit long!!! although, of course take your time!!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha, oh! and thanks for the llama badge :D
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YahoolYafool Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh fudge, i leave for 48 hours and apparently chaos ensues (joking) but seriously what happened?!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry about it. other details are in the previous journal entry.
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anime-manga-freak1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the heck???? People are so mean. :( You didn't do a thing wrong girl, you should be proud of yourself. They got their undies in a twist or something. Your writing is great, just keep doing what you're doing. <3
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kliopadraberenice Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wha? Why every year, people gets more dumber and more immature?????
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:iconkawaiinekohazuki:
Kawaiinekohazuki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent the last one.
Just because, I didn't read this first, THOUGH
-regrets nothing- > 3>
sorry.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no worries. :)
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Ciairra98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Dang I'm gone for 3 hours and all this happens? Look, my best advice is to ignore these war-people. I wont bother reading anything they've said. All I have to say for you is that you're a fantastic writer and illustrater. Whatever these people are saying, if it's negative, then ignore them. There's always going to be the 'oh-ers.' and the 'ah-ers' that's what I have to say for you.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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GnJNetter Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm a passerby, but all I have to say is that if you're going to take a side in something like you, you actually have to read the other side, or it just makes you look bad.
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QuetzalliPhi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Patience is te best advice :hug:.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :)
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:iconblonndiee:
Blonndiee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm so sorry about all the drama that has been going on for you and hope that things will smooth over soon, no one deserves such treatment and troubles. your readers are wishing you the very best :) <3
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much
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percy555 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my "haters gonna hate" comment earlier. I meant no harm. Please forgive me.
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:iconlunarwolf210:
Lunarwolf210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is everyone good now?
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure hope so...that little emoticon. it's perfect.
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:iconlunarwolf210:
Lunarwolf210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're telling me. You hear me everyone, leave my lovely alone!!!!!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we're all peaceful now. It's nice to have it all in the past. Maybe I can start writing again.
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:iconlunarwolf210:
Lunarwolf210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear love.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes:
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Crystalxchaos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
It's so stupid argument comments.. They're pointless and hurtful, but unfortunately they're everywhere.. Don't get discouraged though! You still have a ton of loving watchers and readers :)
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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SnowPrincess15 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter were you go, there's always haters huh? Well, I don't think you should be even writing this, I mean, we all should already know that u _ u and I'm sure most of us do! But fighting is just our human nature I guess;; so there's no much we can do about it...
But besides that, you're right, dA is a place to share! And even if some people don't believe it, we're all here because we have A LOT in common! We're artists dammit;; this things shouldn't happen...
Anyway, I know Jack would want us to smile so let's forget about this and just patiently and peacefully wait for the answer~ ^ ^
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. :)
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silentray723 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
i jusy wanna say ...... WOW

that was beautiful .....
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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silentray723 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
u ok ??
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mildly discouraged. I can't seem to be able to finish up chapter 26. but i'll be all right.
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silentray723 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
thats the Spirit !!!
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:iconsilentray723:
silentray723 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
thats the Spirit !!! XD
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SilentXoX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just a writer's note to a fellow writer; try listening to music you are not profound in (not aware of; or have never listened to) that usually sparks my imagination to stur up ideas for chapters and parts.

I hope that helps, my fellow literacy companion!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i just got a surprise visit from a familiar presence of cold. I'm inspired. :)
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:iconsilentxox:
SilentXoX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Go forth with your INSPIRATION! :icontuzkistarsplz:
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wahahahha xD
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NatalieCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Heh. Sorry if I stirred anything up, I want it to stop. I love you as a writer and I am sincerley annoyed. I understand both sides, and there needs to be compromise. :( It is up to the admins to figure it out. Also, I forgot to mention that I am in love with your icon. :P
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you to all of it. :)
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NatalieCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, and I asked my brother (whos a lawyer who works with copyright infringement) about it and he said there shouldnt be a problem, the worst they could do is ask/make you take it down, in that event you can post a new one, hell I'll even have it commisioned if you don't feel like drawing it XD
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