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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-05-14 03:29 pm

[ SECRET POST #3784 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3784 ⌋

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[personal profile] nanslice 2017-05-14 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Well I can only speak for me but I appreciate any and all comments and typically assume commenters are being sincere. So unless you're being overly saccharine or whatever, I think it's all good. :3

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
That's nice of you anon. Even a short comment means a lot to newbie artists (and writers for that matter)... I know I probably would have slowly stopped doing fanart if it weren't for some of the tags and comments I got early on, even on stuff that now looks embarrassing and poorly drawn to me.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
That's nice of you. I think it's possible to leave a nice comment without being dishonest or insincere, though. You don't have to lie about the quality of someone's artwork to express appreciation for the effort that went into it.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it's fairly common. Rock on, OP.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
That's really sweet, OP!

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
It's really weird reading the comments to this secret. I made a similar one a couple years back, and the reaction was, "you are terrible. People like you make it hard to trust anyone who comments. You turn people away from writing."

Anyway. I do the same thing, OP, so...yeah.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd rather you wouldn't lie. Comments out of pity are more terrible to me than ripping my work apart.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
If they find something they like and comment on that, then it isn't necessarily out of pity and it isn't necessarily lying.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
To postively comment on something in OP's words they don't really like is a white lie at the very least. Especially since they have no obligation to do so.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
If they're looking at something they don't like overall, and saying, "is there anything that I do like about this," and they're finding something that they do like, and then commenting on that, then it's not a lie.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
it's not technically a lie, but it's dishonest of the whole picture

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
and something I'd rather not have done to me

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
Why does someone need to comment on the whole picture? And does anyone really, ever? People comment on the things that stick out to them, or on the things that they feel are most important. Some people think positive things are most important.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Because if my work's shit I'd like to know that it is.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
That's fair, but what's shit is subjective, and for some, being able to find something nice to say might be the thing that takes a piece out of shit-tier.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
That's ridiculously black and white thinking. Very few works of fiction are 100% crap, so it's not inconceivable that OP can find something nice to say about it without pretending as though they love all of it unconditionally.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
Well OP, as an artist I think what you're doing is a kindness.

Sure, honesty is always great. If someone was going to submit their art to a gallery, contest, or just anything professional. Yeah, that'd be the time to pull them aside and tell them they're not ready. But in general, a little confidence boost doesn't hurt.

In my experience, it's the positive feedback that made me grow as an artist. I used to be so critical on every.little. thing that it stopped being fun. I remember thinking to myself one day, 'How has being hard on myself, and encouraging others to do so, how has that improved my art?'

The answer. Not one little bit.

Then I went to an art class for beginners. My teacher constantly gave positive feed back with her technical instruction. I knew what she was doing, but it worked. We were all still trying to improve, but it created an environment where the fear of failure no longer crippled us. We just relaxed and focused on our art. The progress I made in those few months, was more than I'd made in years.

So try not to feel to bad about it, positive reinforcement goes a long way. And really, if the artist wants constructive criticism, they can ask for it. Or post it to an art community designed for that purpose.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It's entirely possible to be honest without telling the whole truth, and it's a good life skill to have. Everyone likes compliments, and if the truth is something's well-done but just not your personal taste/style, there's no constructive criticism to give, so you might as well find some detail you do like, and mention that instead.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-16 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
I do this too, anon! With fic and art. People are putting themselves out there when they post stuff, I feel like a nice comment is the least I can do!