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Just STOP!

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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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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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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