Minna de “CRITIQUE”!

Minna de “Critique” – Music

Today’s edition will be written with glasses.

It feels good.

That and I’m tired of Sakuraba’s “music”. Very, very tired. I’m currently “playing” (mostly auto) Tales of The Rays.

If you want a summary of that, this is the story. You create duplicates and take the heroic spirits of characters from that copy. Yes, it’s basically Fate, or even Kingdom Hearts.

If KH > You take the Nobody of the hero (the heart), and their world is a memory made from the hero (the heart).
If Fate > You go into different worlds to find a servant for your war effort (“to save the world”). The servant has the memories of the “REAL” character, and the world you “exoflect” is essentially a massive noble phantasm.

Yeah, the story is BAD. It’s just not good. All this talk of “mirrages’ and “exoflect” and whatever else they may throw around..




“Original” Characters.

Today’s minna de–
Forget about that for now. Today’s course will be….
it’s about OCs.
I mean, dear lord, people.

I’m very tired of seeing people use characters for their profile. I mean, sure, sometimes it’s not so bad, and sometimes people do it right, but most of the time, they don’t.
Isn’t that a surprise?!

Whenever I and/or we/he, we both do it to make ourselves feel better about our art sometimes. When we scroll through, half of it is related to OCs.

One was even an OC for Bleach where the kid’s wish fulfillment was to be a Hollow that fought Ichigo.

It’s annoying because these OCs leak into games and MMOs everywhere.
Imagine that, seeing people inserting their own name, and then taking their last name from the anime character (which I’m going to call ani charas from now on).

I’m going to be Lily Dragneel!
I’m not kidding, there are many players with Dragneel in their last name in Final Fantasy XIV. In fact, there are a lot of anime names. It’s sickening…..
Even worse… these kids somehow can afford a subscription. Imagine that.
Teenager naming themselves after anime characters, NOT EVEN GAME CHARACTERS, BUT ANIME, and they have a wallet to use.
Some people are bluntly in their 20’s, and by that, I mean the later ones.
Like, they’re gonna be 30+ year old human beings acting like that..

We both still are out of commission from FFXIV due to recent problems.

Minna de “Critique”! – Cooking & Recipes

Phew. It’s the morning, and while I should be sleepin’, I’m gonna continue at what I’ve planned, because the only way to be somethin’ is dedication. I don’t like half-assing things and leaving them incomplete, but I’m not a fast person by any means. I’m actually the slowest person there is around here.

Today’s みんなで”クリティーク” ~ minna de “critique” will be about the topic of food, for it is one of the fields I can feel really passionate about for absolutely no reason at all.
People eat food. What is food? Sustenance.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
Food is life. If I give you a plate of food, I’m helping keeping you alive for another day.
There’s someone I recook and other-such for regularly. He deserves the best, and even had health problems that I helped remedy because of food. The Queen’s a neglectful bitch, and because of her, he had major problems, and had to deal with anemia.

*Anemia is a health problem that’s… as google says.. “a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.”
Combined with nosebleeds, you’ve got a terrible storm. The biggest issue was, he wasn’t even getting enough Vitamin C.

Anyways… we must separate food into many categories. We must also know the basics. Why? Well, whenever I looked at recipes, I’d see idiots who literally don’t know what a recipe is for. You usually get how they followed “all the directions” and almost none ever say how “this recipe is a great base” or anything. (more…)

Minna de “Critique”! – Art Edition.

Why the random weebhongo? I should really cover what a weeb is.
I”ll do that later/after. Anyways, why not? It’s all about manga and anime, right?
*Revisions of text added due to finishing of typing and realizing that, people are indeed, stupid. So, with that obvious realization, I decided that, with my love of arts, I’m going to cover how one can critique all of them.

*This edition is decidedly, how to critique art.
It’s in a simple way that takes less than 20 minutes and a minimum of 1 sentence.

*No read more insertion due to the fact I want people to know how to do critiques of art.

On this edition of Everyone, Critique!  みんなで “クリティーク!”
I was debating on whether I should make it “Critique de ikimasho” but that feels odd. Hey, at least I can type it.
The odd part is, I have to google and confirm my katakana. Isn’t that odd? I can type in only a couple of kanji, know a third of hiragana, but can’t use katakana due to I’m a gaijin, so sounding out the word makes it difficult. Ku-ri-tii-ku. misread that, misspell that, and you get critical. kuritiikaru. I think.
*This is apparently, not a joke anymore.

I shall speak honestly about general critiquing guidelines and how to maintain polite behavior and a presence on the internet.

  1. Firstly, be polite.
  2. Secondly, offer several target points of what’s actually wrong. Here, we don’t even get a full detail of what’s actually wrong.
  3. Third, balance out the “good” and the “bad” in a simple fashion.
  4. Fourth, note the positives, they make people feel better.

Let’s go with an example.
Let’s say someone has a oddly drawn elbow.
If the whole arm down to the elbow is a mess, just tell them to practice on the whole concept of the arm. Practice makes perfect. Encourage them to practice.
If only the elbow is odd, then state that “the elbow is a bit off…”
If possible, make a suggestion on how to fix that, such as “make it sharper.”

The problem? No one knows how to follow these basic rules, and of course, because it’s the internet, they’re always right.  ね? いつでも、いつでも、同じ位の人。

I’m tired of it. How hard is it to respond properly, how hard is it to read others?

I want to have faith in people, you know.
I want to know that we both can talk to people, knowing that we don’t need to TRY to explain ourselves. We mean what we mean. If you somehow can avoid questions, legitimate questions, then why do people talk to you? Why did you reach out to someone with a comment, or some other way, if you’re going to say stupid crap?
Likewise, why do people reach out, only to be rejected? Where the hell is the concept of “acceptance”? Can we simply not be who we are? Must we conform to other peoples’ ideals? To that, I say, no. I will never opt for that. Even if it could make me a millionaire. Well, actually… I probably would for a million.. I can get actual medical care, adopt numerous pets, get a nice house, and more. Obviously, I’d set some aside rather than squander it, and buy only what’s important. Mad money (or at least, treating it like it is) leads to ruination, I’ve heard and seen it happen.

In regards to critique relating to ART.
It’s just art.
There are bad art-related people who get a high off of what they do, and they even have an ego. That’s the type I consider rotten. There are many terrible people with talent, that’s just the sick truth this reality contains. I’m sick of that truth, but we can’t change it. This world will always operate with that fact. Entitled people will exist.

Tomorrow, I’ll make one about writing, because, why not? I’m going to cover all basic arts over a week. I thought the title was supposed to be poking fun at weebs and a joke, but it looks like I signed up for more.

In the end, I want to know that people can still be humans, not these sad excuses for humans.
I don’t want to know a world where people who are in their 20’s, and 30’s, wanting to be Kirito. Yes, there are 2X year olds wanting to be Kirito, and that is not a joke. I WISH IT WERE.

Also, here’s an image of my hand, and the tablet I use for drawing.
People with these meat hands struggle to do and enjoy the simpler things in life!
Notice how I have chunky thighs. My goal is to reach Chun Li’s level. Also, anime characters are rarely hairy. I feel so ostracized….