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Comm.: Sonar vs Radar by S-concept

Another appearance of Sonar! Looks like SonicWindAttack gets around commissioning artists. I like your artwork, S-Concept. I admire the...

Sonic Nova: Don't Hurt My Family! by SonikkuFan94

Look like we have here another possible MxYL storyline with Sonic starting a family of his own, this time with Amy. I imagine that's hi...

Glitcher dodges another paternity suit....

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 16, 2015, 7:31 PM
  • Mood: Unheard
  • Listening to: Howard Shore
  • Reading: Watchmen
  • Watching: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Playing: The Simpsons: Hit & Run
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Coke

I've had something on my mind lately. I'm currently following a site that is scanning and uploading issues of an old video game magazine, which I used to read back in the late 90's. However, updates have been painfully slow, often going months without a new issue despite claims that more are "coming soon". When I expressed irritation at the delay, the host immediately got defensive and stated that since he's doing this for free, I should simply be grateful with what I'm getting.

I've seen people take this attitude on other media-sharing sites. A lot of hosts seem to hold this belief that "If I'm providing stuff for free, you're not allowed to criticize me." Personally, I think that's bullshit. I understand that they're doing this on their free time and I'm grateful for the material they share, but it bugs me when people say that they intend to share something and then fail to make good on that promise. If they have other priorities in life that are preventing them from delivering on time, the responsible thing would be to notify followers of the delay. Just yesterday, I was aware that my gallery hasn't been updated in a month and I felt obligated to post a journal entry apologizing to my DA watchers who are looking forward to seeing more. I'm very busy just now and I'm not going to make promises I can't keep, which is why I resent hosts who bait people with more media - free or not - and then don't provide.

A lot of stuff on the Internet is shared for free, including most of the artwork here on DA. That doesn't mean it should be exempt from criticism. If someone doesn't like one of my pics, I don't respond by saying "I'm doing this for free. You're not allowed to criticize it!" Webcomics are a prime example. Sometimes a popular comic gets stalled, which becomes frustrating for readers who are appreciative enough to follow the creator's work. If he still insists the comic will be updated soon, is it wrong for us to criticize him if it isn't? If he can't maintain the comic, he should at least be man enough to admit it instead of getting our hopes up.

So what do you think? Do you believe it's valid to criticize people who fail to provide promised media, or should we just bottle up and accept what we get?

When playing a new game, what difficulty do you choose? 

137 deviants said Normal
43 deviants said Easy
21 deviants said Hard


Love that Glitcher!
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kicking around North London
Favourite genre of music: 80's rock. Legends never die! *doffs hat to 80's flag*
Favourite photographer: Uh.... I'll get back to you on this one. Stay tuned, folks!
Favourite style of art: Does the luminous, plasticised style of "Tron" count?
Operating System: Windows 7 on a 1.7Ghz crashable laptop
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Armour-piercing shells
Wallpaper of choice: You don't want to know....
Skin of choice: Human. It sticks to my flesh better.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny. What's up, doc?
Personal Quote: I never make the same mistake twice, but I always make every mistake once.



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chad-azu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art man!! Some Bass and Protoman sketches would be nice too :aww:
fighter20brawler10 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Duuuuude Lost Hedgehog Tales is a-comin <w>
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first chapter is already out. Sadly, it's just a brief introduction that doesn't give fans much to chew on.
fighter20brawler10 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hopefully it does give in-detail closure about what's gonna happen.
bloodypanter123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can u look at my art and tell me what u think
iwantgames Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey! Do you think you would be able to do a model sheet of Zelda U link? Thinking of asking for a commission on that when you start taking them again.
glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can discuss that later. I probably won't be open for commissions until the end of the month.
SonicOtakuSNG Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, are you taking commissions now?
glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, not yet. I might be available for commissions later this month.
SonicOtakuSNG Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
ah alright then 
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