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1) "I thought you'd be bigger. You don't much look like your characters."
Now HOW does one respond to that kind of comment?

2) "You do cute kids and awesome sex, so why won't you do them together?"
If I have to explain this...

3) "You don't draw very many women. You should be more versatile."
As I am surrounded on all sides by scores of other artists' images of women.

4) "What's with all the black characters?"
It never occurred to me that this was a problem.

5) "Why do YOU have to be here?"
Apparently my lack of homosexuality is sometimes an issue.
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thaily
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
2. I want to stab those people in the face with bullets.

Not entirely sure why this post is in this community though?
thaily
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hey I know you... You're the Elfquest fanart guy, I love your stuff (and Elfquest).
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crossedinverted
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Black characters?
dookiedragon
Dec. 23rd, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Lolz niggas!
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fascmouse
Dec. 24th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
The biggest racist I ever knew was not a frothing Klansman from Alabama but an Asian guy from southern California. He had this attitude that it was only natural that he not live among other races because he didn't want to have to deal with their bucolic, backward ways.
armaina
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
1) "I thought you'd be bigger. You don't much look like your characters."
Now HOW does one respond to that kind of comment?


*snort*
like they're one to talk, cus you know, I totally thought my friends were anthropomorphic dogs and dragons
lotus_kitty
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
oh yes, we're all quite fuzzy and if we don't be careful we might choke on a hairball.
filthy_animal
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
I've only been in the artist alley at one convention (anime though, not furry) and got some equally rude comments myself. I don't get it. :(

And wtf, black characters? Why does it matter to them? D: People are people. Period.
anjel_kitty
Dec. 23rd, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Well at least you hear equally retarded things at fantasy conventions as you do at furry conventions.
And yeah what is the problem with having black characters?
I would have countered, "what with all the white characters? Maybe I'm one of the few artists to deviate from the historically racist assumption that all fantasy characters need be white."
brown_wolf
Dec. 23rd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I had coffee come out of my nose when I heard #2.
joecifur
Dec. 23rd, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
>> 1) "I thought you'd be bigger. You don't much look like your characters."


I have gotten that one more than once at EVERY SINGLE furry convention I've gone to.
silverfoxwolf
Dec. 23rd, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yes and of course I look like a ten foot tall werewolf who is over ten times my weight. My mirror must be broken!
susandeer
Dec. 23rd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
For use at your own descretion @:)
1 - "I am bigger! *winkwink*nudgenudge* And, no. I won't show you."

2 - "Because my mind and hand refuse to do so. They are, however, currently locked in a battle of wills over whether I should gouge out your eyes with a pencil, or the table."

3 - "I prefer to think of myself as highly specialized." (Specifically not snarky because, well... Sometimes people just want to see what you'd do with something, mainly because they see something in your style that makes them think you'd do something really well. Unless they're just a clueless git with a one-track mind. Ask why. then let the fun begin. *grin*)

4 - "I keep spilling the india ink and out pours all this sexy..."

5 - "Why do ANY of us have to be here?" "The voices commanded it..." "Hetero-phobic much?" "SOMEone has to have a wrist strong enough to tap the keg/open the beer/punch the cop who tries to hassle you when the party gets busted." (Last comment reserved only for the blatantly hetero-phobe who's just going to hassle you all night anyway. Especially funny if everyone around him perceives him to be a clueless killjoy.)
celty
Dec. 23rd, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: For use at your own descretion @:)
That last comment..
XD
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digitalis
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
#2 would end in me thoat-kicking. >:O
#5 is just mean. ;_;
azuredoragon
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
wow... most problems I have are that I get people telling me I shouldn't be taking commissions until I'm as good as Glenn,rakeesh (insert random artist here) blah blah blah and that in person I don't talk much :p

I would say about the cute kids, it'd be like.... you know you want to see a pikachu being stabbed with a knife, but how would YOU like it if I stabbed YOU with the knife?!
kerstin_orion
Dec. 23rd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
My husband, Strider, has gotten the comment, "You're STRAIGHT?! You draw THIS and you're STRAIGHT?!!"

It amuses me sometimes at folks' preconceptions of an artists based solely on their art.
martes
Dec. 24th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
You have to look at what people draw for pleasure, as opposed to what they draw for money. Work they do for themselves is a very good indication of what's going on inside. Work done for money is usually not.
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darkyo
Dec. 23rd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
lmao, prejudice among furries, most ironic thing ever.
wtfbingo
Dec. 23rd, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
YEA FOR STRAIGHT, NON-PEDO FURS! WHOOO! Fight tha man!
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