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Attention: Snarkers or potential snarkers. [Nov. 15th, 2007|01:18 pm]
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Membership CLOSED

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This is a quick public post for you folks out there wanting to join the community.
I need you guys to read the rules (IMPORTANT) and contact me before joining. There are several ways in which you are able to speak to me.

If you do not contact me in any way before joining, expect to see your denial in your e-mail inbox.

Please keep in mind that I frequent the internets daily. If you join just to cause drama and disobey the rules, expect a quick ban.

To everyone else in this community, I would like to politely ask you to go back and friend lock all of your entries because of the drama thats gone on recently.
Pretty please?

EDIT: If anyone that was previously a member was removed for unknown reasons and would like to rejoin, just simply comment here. I'll be happy to re-accept you.
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2007|04:42 pm]
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Haha, ok, I'd seen some of Audrey Kawaski's work in a couple icons before and it looked nice right? But wow, after looking at her site? It's all the same shit. And you can really see how poor her draftsmanship is in her doodles. I like how she leaves out arms because she can't figure out how the arm would fit, and in many cases, an arm wouldn't fit with that hand position unless it was broken. A lot of her pictures feature broken looking people..

I guess if you're not good enough to make it as an illustrator and don't feel like studying real figures, learn to paint pretty colors, become a "fine artist" and you can make it big.

From her info:
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing.

I.E. it's all jailbait.
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First Post [Nov. 14th, 2007|04:29 pm]
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Well My first post ever to a snark community!! Okay on to my snark.

If your an FA user you may know this individual http://www.furaffinity.net/user/arctic-sekai/ 

Okay she is a pretty good artist, but She needs desperately to learn what a wolf looks like and what a CAT looks like!!

Now this is what she thinks of people who think her character is a 'kitty-cat' http://www.furaffinity.net/view/319194/

Now I suppose this misconception would NOT occur if you drew your character looking somewhat wolf like!!!! Seriously!! Whats with the big fluffy Cat tail, way to large ears and dinky kitty cat snout??? http://www.furaffinity.net/view/814367/

It's things like this that drive me up the wall! If you dont want people thinking your chracter is a cat when it's actually some form of canine, then damn well draw the critter looking like what it is.

And I'm done lol.

Hope that was a good first snark.
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Complaints about wolf artists never get old, right? :D
I actually do like this person's style (except for the paws), but...

Fur tattoos/overly complicated markings? Check and check.

Unnatural colors? Check and check and MATE.

"Let's randomly add wings and feathers"? Oh yeah. On a trade with someone whose character normally doesn't have them, no less. Also whatever those are that fox's mane and tail don't look very feathery.

Unnecessarily complicated designs? Ayup (Though thankfully, this is more like a random concept than a character).

General WTFery? Seriously, if you're turning FF characters into wolves don't make their markings look exactly like their human selves' clothing that's very silly. Even if you don't, wolves look kinda dumb with clothes anyway.

Also, here have a nonsensical comic that obviously wasn't spellchecked.

There seems to be a lot of pseudo-Native American going on too.

Seriously I need to go to the front page more often. This is the first time I have in near forever and this is what I get. I lol'd.
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(no subject) [Nov. 11th, 2007|03:26 am]
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Daily Deviations ftw
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Wolf comics [Nov. 5th, 2007|02:58 pm]
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Okay, since we're on the subject of majestic wolves, a pet peeve of mine is poorly written, poorly laid out comics. Now it seems everyone and their brother's dog has a comic about majestic wolves, doing noble things and fighting epic wolf-y wars.

I wouldn't mind so much, but it seems nearly all of these relies on cliche after cliche of horrid writing.

http://endkeepers.deviantart.com/art/EK-pg-1-68876059 - Page one and we already have foreshadowing? Okay, how about some characters, a name? SOMETHING? Lost points for grass brush, and symbolic, unnatural wolf markings.

http://wolfphantom16.deviantart.com/art/RBH-Chap2-Pg6-68608597 - The challenge to writing non-human characters is balancing out believable animal traits, with human thoughts and actions. This comic does not to that.

http://unleashing.deviantart.com/art/Blood-Curse-011-68476297 - Avenge your father's death, save the pack, have puffy hair!

http://xashleymx.deviantart.com/art/TGS-pg-40-68456744 - Again with the majestic and over dramatic fighting.

http://tgrsam.deviantart.com/art/TGR-The-Great-Rebellion-Cover-68358904 - * The Great Rebellion is a non-stop action Comic, that will keep you on your toes for every second of your reading time! Along with great romances and sarcasm, it is a Magnificient tale that will stay in your hearts forever! *

http://kaheaniehal.deviantart.com/art/CA-Prologue-2-68239702 - Plot device: Thorny vines in a North American forest.

http://fantiqua.deviantart.com/art/The-Amulet-Comic-68092847 - This one isn't nearly as bad, the wolves have a more childlike wisdom rather than the 'humans are evil, because our human writer thinks so!" But...I fear it will turn into magic and majestic wolf wars over the item.

Enough out of me. I wish I could sit down and make a good, well written animal story of my own.
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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2007|09:27 pm]
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I know the snogger is old news, but I found this to be quite funny.


"BAAAW my fans are angry I don't draw fanart anymore, I'll draw what I want, everyone can fuck off!"

How about shut up and just do what you want, instead of yelling at your fans? Fans of your art will never ever like 100% of your works, that's how life is. If you're someone that built your fame around fanart, or a generic concept (Cough, neon puffy dogs, porn..cough)you have EVEN less to complain about when fans stop liking your art. While I'm sure it's a huge blow that people only liked SS's art for the characters, and not because she was a good artist, I do give her props for trying to branch out into new stuff..

Keep trying a little harder kiddo.. http://snapesnogger.deviantart.com/art/Come-on-down-to-South-Park-68571191
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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2007|01:40 pm]
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It's a chinchilla. 8|

Now ya can't blame a 13 year old girl for using eye-stabbing rainbow colors, but I gotta say... this is why it's important to educate kids about animals. Big fox ears + fluffy tail = totally different species! =/ I realize she's obviously a big Sonic fan, but there are very distinct physical differences between hedgehogs and chinchillas. And echidnas for that matter.

Curse you, SEGA! D:
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News snark [Oct. 27th, 2007|12:46 pm]
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I like the DA news, aside from the occasional good story, I've found a ton of good artists browsing the news.

This is why we can't have nice things!

http://news.deviantart.com/article/36423/ - If you watch me, you're featured! Holy shit, desperate much? Is this really the best way to better your art? Oh I'm sorry, I forgot it's all a big popularity contest, my bad..I bet she never hears from any of those watchers again after this new post.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/33993/ -http://news.deviantart.com/article/33495/
http://news.deviantart.com/article/30448/ - Post after fucking post about Sonic 'character theft'. Protip: Don't recolor Sonic and no one will 'steal' your art!

http://news.deviantart.com/article/34136/ - Art theft, srs business. 99.9% of the time no one is even selling the stolen art, so why the fear? Also, written by a butthurt Sonic fanartist who made a whiny news post about her stolen art being ripped off, post has since been deleted.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/36445/ - Plz save the wolves. ;_; Come on guys, wolves are magical and shooting even one is like UBERCRIME! I see this topic posted once ever other day. There are far, far better ways to stop this thing. Online e-Petitions, aimed at kids who won't even be able to vote for five+ years is not going to help our cause.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/36074/ - If you have to justify if your plee for free art is 'news worthy' enough, it's probably not.

I would really, really love if those 'rejections' would actually result in the news being deleted. Better yet, let's get that system working for art too!
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my wolf has tattooooooos [Oct. 26th, 2007|08:37 pm]
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A little help here

Can anyone explain to me how exactly you tattoo fur? Cause I've been hanging out online around people with intricately-patterned hairy critters like this and this and this since I was about thirteen and I STILL DON'T GET IT. Fur grows! And sheds! You could tattoo the skin underneath it but that wouldn't change the colour the fur was growing! You wouldn't be able to see it unless the fur was so short and fine that you could sort of see through it! IT DOESN'T WORK. YOU CANNOT TATTOO A WOLF. Or you can, but if you wanted anyone to see it you'd have to SHAVE IT. Actually I'd quite like to see that. Does anyone have a shaved wolf? I want a shaved wolf. "This is my character Xaith'le he fell into a vat of chemicals that made all his fur fall out" ohmygod you guys I think I'm onto something. NOBODY BETTER STEAL THIS IDEA OKAY IT'S (C) ME

Even if the animal DOES have some kind of miraculous fur that never grows or falls out or anything, and you dyed it – or if we're talking, like, markings and stuff ... like ... Why are people always drawing it as if it's on a flat surface when there's evidence elsewhere on the character that the length of the fur is pretty substantial? What's wrong with drawing the markings so that it looks like they're on fur, rather than like the animal is bald until you get to its MAGNIFICENT NECK RUFF?
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