KaryuGraphics

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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Rollo for a status update, Sorry for the double status but I've been having some thoughts and only just got my f   
    Sorry for the double status but I've been having some thoughts and only just got my finger on what exactly they are. I didn't really know why I took my little break but after people on foreign affairs talked about some of their problems I really started to figure out what was going on. Well, there were some personal things I wanted to fix, which I did, but I also realized some of those problems were caused by the same thing that caused the forums' problems, and I gave in.
    You see, the last straw, the nail in the coffin that made me take my break, was the profile picture thing. If you weren't online to see exactly what happened, basically me and a couple other people copied the profile picture of a certain user and mocked them a little. It was pretty harmless, but pretty toxic as well. That was when I got my first warning point in the last 2 years. That was when I knew there was a problem, I just didn't know exactly what problem drove me to some silly, immature, and kinda unnecessary joke.
    Older members have been leaving, which isn't a bad thing in itself, but new members have been taking their place. That isn't a bad thing either, but it can sometimes feel like they're overpowering good, wholesome content. Again, they have every right to post their creations, but there is a certain attitude among a lot of them. I keep feeling the need to say it, but none of this is anyone's fault. It was all happening kind of subconsciously, don't blame anyone for having a toxic attitude. Anyway, there are a lot of new users who I think just don't really understand criticism that well. It's okay to make bad content, it's normal. It is always possible to fix, and it should be encouraged to fix. But it seems like a lot of the newer users take emotional responses to people practicing this mindset. Criticism is always a good thing, and it kind of baffles me that anyone takes offense to any criticism. Whether or not it's good criticism is up for argument, but in any case, criticism should never be considered a personal offense, to you or your work.
    Still with me? Good, I'm just getting started. So this attitude, this attitude that implied criticism was worthless and that new users should be told they are perfect and that this attitude was the right attitude and that anyone who disagreed is just inherently rude, started to cause some problems. Older users who actually gave advice, sometimes jokes, couldn't help but feel offended by this new mindset. A lot of people were antagonized or invalidated, which only made things worse. These same older users felt the need to push their criticism further, getting more aggressive. After all, you can't really argue against the mindset of the newer users, so the only thing we know how to do is practice ours more aggressively. This escalated and only made it easier for new users to antagonize them, both sides thinking they're doing the right thing. This only created a very toxic atmosphere, with the divide getting bigger and bigger. Some new users felt the need to defend each other and gather together in groups, upvoting each other and downvoting others when there was a disagreement.
    There is more I could talk about that, but I'm pretty confident on the cause of some trivial things that piled up over the last couple months (more or less). This affected all of us, including me. I finally gave into the toxic atmosphere and I realized there was a problem I needed to fix. At the time I had no idea what was wrong with the community, so I just took a while off to refresh myself and think about all of it.
    In short, the whole community lost itself and made people feel unwelcome. The only change we can really make to fix it is personal improvement, nothing that can be encouraged. I think we all just need to kind of take a step back and keep an open mind to the input of other people. We're all important, and it's never healthy to invalidate other people, even if it's for the sake of helping yourself (yet still, in this case it does not help yourself).
    Happy day my friends.
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Ninja Dino for a status update, I wouldn't have known that Stan died today if I weren't on the Mine-Imator forums rig   
    I wouldn't have known that Stan died today if I weren't on the Mine-Imator forums right now, ha ha. Now we won't be having any more cameos of him in Marvel movies. I literally don't have any other reason to care about the fact that he died other than that, those cameos were always funny.
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from EnderSculptor for a status update, some of you guys know im a huge Marvel fan. I've read a lot of the comics and it just   
    some of you guys know im a huge Marvel fan. I've read a lot of the comics and it just overall makes me happy.
    today Stan Lee passed away at 95 years old, and its sad to think that marvel will never be the same with out him. im certainly going to miss his features in every Marvel movie from this point on...
     
    RIP Stan Lee
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from EnderSculptor for a status update, some of you guys know im a huge Marvel fan. I've read a lot of the comics and it just   
    some of you guys know im a huge Marvel fan. I've read a lot of the comics and it just overall makes me happy.
    today Stan Lee passed away at 95 years old, and its sad to think that marvel will never be the same with out him. im certainly going to miss his features in every Marvel movie from this point on...
     
    RIP Stan Lee
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from -StickyMations- for a status update, So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im an   
    So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im announcing my departure from MI all together, my last animation will be a Doctor Who christmas special featuring my good pals @Rollo and @Swift. I will still be on the forums and discord if any of you want to get in contact with me and what not, but anyways here are the titles for my christmas special! (theme by hardwire)
    im sad to say im leaving MI after 4-5 years of working with it, and in my opinion i have definitely gotten better, but its sadly time to leave it. though i might work on a few random stuff in it, but im mainly going to try out new things like blender!
  6. Wow
    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from -StickyMations- for a status update, So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im an   
    So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im announcing my departure from MI all together, my last animation will be a Doctor Who christmas special featuring my good pals @Rollo and @Swift. I will still be on the forums and discord if any of you want to get in contact with me and what not, but anyways here are the titles for my christmas special! (theme by hardwire)
    im sad to say im leaving MI after 4-5 years of working with it, and in my opinion i have definitely gotten better, but its sadly time to leave it. though i might work on a few random stuff in it, but im mainly going to try out new things like blender!
  7. Wow
    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from -StickyMations- for a status update, So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im an   
    So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im announcing my departure from MI all together, my last animation will be a Doctor Who christmas special featuring my good pals @Rollo and @Swift. I will still be on the forums and discord if any of you want to get in contact with me and what not, but anyways here are the titles for my christmas special! (theme by hardwire)
    im sad to say im leaving MI after 4-5 years of working with it, and in my opinion i have definitely gotten better, but its sadly time to leave it. though i might work on a few random stuff in it, but im mainly going to try out new things like blender!
  8. Wow
    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from -StickyMations- for a status update, So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im an   
    So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im announcing my departure from MI all together, my last animation will be a Doctor Who christmas special featuring my good pals @Rollo and @Swift. I will still be on the forums and discord if any of you want to get in contact with me and what not, but anyways here are the titles for my christmas special! (theme by hardwire)
    im sad to say im leaving MI after 4-5 years of working with it, and in my opinion i have definitely gotten better, but its sadly time to leave it. though i might work on a few random stuff in it, but im mainly going to try out new things like blender!
  9. Wow
    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from -StickyMations- for a status update, So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im an   
    So after a week of thinking about it, and multiple friends pushing me to do it, im announcing my departure from MI all together, my last animation will be a Doctor Who christmas special featuring my good pals @Rollo and @Swift. I will still be on the forums and discord if any of you want to get in contact with me and what not, but anyways here are the titles for my christmas special! (theme by hardwire)
    im sad to say im leaving MI after 4-5 years of working with it, and in my opinion i have definitely gotten better, but its sadly time to leave it. though i might work on a few random stuff in it, but im mainly going to try out new things like blender!
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to EnderSculptor for a status update, soon™   
    soon™

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    KaryuGraphics reacted to EthanForeverAlone for a status update, I made a few shirts that I happen to own.   
    I made a few shirts that I happen to own.

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    KaryuGraphics reacted to EthanForeverAlone for a status update, Vs. Ethan   
    Vs. Ethan


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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Rollo for a status update, Hey friends, so I needa say something. The past few weeks I've felt to be in a really   
    Hey friends, so I needa say something.
    The past few weeks I've felt to be in a really low place, and I don't know exactly why. I've felt like my mistakes are worse than they may really be, I've felt like my ideas are stupid. I guess I've felt kinda useless. But my point is that the forums and Discord haven't really helped with these feelings. So I'm going to take a short break from the forums and Discord for self-reflection and just to think about what exactly is causing it all. I might respond if you mention me on Discord but don't count on it.
    Y'all are great, I'll probably be back in a few days, maybe a week. Just need to clear my head for a bit. 
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to ThatRobloxerGamerYT for a status update, Damn, I would of had 300 rep and did something if it wasn’t for swift   
    Damn, I would of had 300 rep and did something if it wasn’t for swift
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to DarthDimmbol for a status update, Why do you hate F.N.a.F so much?   
    Why do you hate F.N.a.F so much?
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from Swift for a status update, hey! go check out this video I made!   
    hey! go check out this video I made!
     
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from david for a status update, happy birthday, my guy!   
    happy birthday, my guy!
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Swift for a status update,   
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from Rollo for a status update, THE FORUMS ARE GONE! (im able to post it now since the forums are working for me)   
    THE FORUMS ARE GONE!
     
    (im able to post it now since the forums are working for me)
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    KaryuGraphics got a reaction from david for a status update, happy birthday, my guy!   
    happy birthday, my guy!
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Prismatic Spirit for a status update, I have returned with honor! For such a long time, my account was in total shambles fr   
    I have returned with honor!
    For such a long time, my account was in total shambles from the past, now I've changed, come a long way and I am back to create and provide. (Of course, this may be a lie because I have no promises!)
    EDIT I just can't stop cringing at my old stuff, somebody please put that out of my sight.
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to -StickyMations- for a status update, And I hope they remember you.   
    And I hope they remember you.

     
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Swift for a status update, Spooky time also my halloween skin if you want it I guess:   
    Spooky time

    also my halloween skin if you want it I guess: 
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to 9redwoods for a status update, Whoa look, a wild wallpaper! *snip* This is for the AnxiousCynic wallpaper competitio   
    Whoa look, a wild wallpaper!
    *snip*

    This is for the AnxiousCynic wallpaper competition. Yeah, that's how bored I am right now.
    I've decided to only post wallpapers in the wallpapers and art section that turn out well. This one obviously didn't.
    (Thanks to SKIBBZ for the outdoor sets and @OzFalcon for the amazing pumpkins!)
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    KaryuGraphics reacted to Rollo for a status update, Okay, there's some stupid stuff going on between Swift and 9redwoods and I just want   
    Okay, there's some stupid stuff going on between Swift and 9redwoods and I just want to hopefully put an end to it, since people have been mentioning me and wanting me to be apart of it. Take it as you will, this is all I'm going to say on the matter, and I'm going to stay mostly neutral. Yes, neutral. Anything I say here should not be taken as a personal offense, because everyone is at fault and it can be fixed.
    I'm going to explain everything either side is doing completely wrong and why this feud still exists. I'm telling you all this so you can understand where the problem lies, and so that we can fix this together. At this point it should be us against the problem, not us against each other.
    First off, Redwoods and his pals. @9redwoods, you're a huge hypocrite. You tell Swift and Karyu to stop downvoting everything you say, and that the rep button should be used for things you agree or disagree with. But you do the exact same thing. You downvote what they say for the same reason they downvote you, because neither of you agree with each other. What both sides need to understand is that everyone is doing something wrong and everyone thinks they're right. You, Redwoods, don't take criticism well at all, and it rubs off on the criticism you give to other people. You have a fundamental misunderstanding of criticism and wallpaper-making in general and act like your way is the only sure-fire way to do anything. You give people advice that not even you follow in your own wallpapers, namely the whole camera angle thing. You seem insistent that placing it lower and facing up is the only way to make any wallpaper, since you comment that on every wallpaper ever. That is not how criticism works. That is terrible advice. The camera is meant to bring attention to certain areas of the wallpaper, and to possibly make it more exciting. Which means it's very conditional, every wallpaper is different. There is no one way to make a wallpaper, otherwise every wallpaper would suck. And when people call you out on this aspect, your two excuses are used interchangeably. One says "that's how I've always done my criticism" and one says "I've changed, I used to give that kind of criticism and now I don't". Which are complete polar opposites. Make up your mind or come up with a better excuse, because that's the reason no one falls for that bullshit. It feels like you don't actually know what people are telling you is bad, or just don't want to, so let me spell it out for you. You give bad criticism because you have a very strict and actually incorrect standard of wallpapers. There is a difference between short and blunt criticism and just not giving a shit. You're extremely unapologetic as well. You don't care that people don't like what you say because "that's just how you've always been". People get mad at your criticism because it doesn't actually help the creator of the wallpaper. Sure, it's not rude or anything, but it tries to get a mindset into the creator that we don't want them to have, which is that everything has to be a certain way, your way. And also that their work can only be improved if they do it the way you would do it. It's so frustrating to people because they know there's a problem, they just don't know how to call you out on it, and that's why you get so defensive when it's mentioned.
    Then, of course, there's the rep circle. No matter how much the little rep circle over here can downvote yours, your circle with MikTRF and all those guys will always be enough to boost you back up. In that regard, we're all at fault, so it's best if we all just calm down and recognize that the digital down-arrow is pointless to the person we're fighting against, on BOTH SIDES. Let me repeat myself, BOTH WE AND YOU ARE AT FAULT. The rep circle argument is really stupid and I hope everyone reading recognizes that, because Redwoods could easily turn around and say the same thing about Foreign Affairs. Listen, rep circles aren't an inherently bad thing. Most of the time we don't even notice they exist, as with Redwoods right now. But they can also be weaponized, and that's when it becomes rep abuse. Soon enough, the upvote circle becomes a defensive downvote circle, hurting others while boosting itself. That sounds dramatic and yeah, it's stupid. But that's how it works. And it works.
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    Alright, now @Swift. Just like I said before Redwoods's, don't take this as a personal offense. I'm just stating my opinion on the current situation, everything can be fixed. Swift, I agree with you on a lot of the stuff you've said, but there are problems aside from your opinions on the matter. There is a point where it's healthier to just ignore them. And I know you've heard that a thousand times, so I'm going to elaborate. Clearly, the methods you've been using to argue against him are not getting to him at all. He's a lost cause, so I would just leave it. Don't give him the attention. If you downvote him, he accuses you of rep abuse. If you reply to him, he thinks it's blind hate. If you bring it to DMs or even Discord, it all ends with a plain misunderstanding of the other side's opinion, so there's honestly nothing else to do. And I know Redwoods is probably like "Yes, just leave it alone, Swift! It happened a long time ago so just leave it alone!" But Redwoods, you're guilty of the same thing. The same exact thing, actually. Redwoods, you are no better than Swift and Swift, you are no better than Redwoods in that regard. That part's on both of you.
    And then there's the part where Redwoods and MikTRF downvote anything you and Karyu say, regardless of whether or not it's meant to hurt them. Yes, that is a valid thing to be concerned about. However, you need to remember that they think you do the exact same thing, which you might. There's no way to argue against it because they can argue the same points towards you and have just as little meaning. So, at that point, I would just report them and try not to stoop to their level. Revenge rep is never a good thing for anyone, because then you can't actually get someone punished for rep abuse because you're guilty of the same thing by definition. So stay level-headed, keep your head up, and let mods know about it without doing it yourself. It's a really easy pit to dig into, so don't let yourself fall into it. Because if there is actually something bad going on, the mods won't do anything about it if everyone involved is guilty of something.
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    Long story short, everyone is at fault for something, so it's best to be able to recognize your own problems, so you can avoid them in the future and let the mods handle anyone who isn't able to do so. Both of you. Don't think that just because I'm calling the other person out that you're not at fault for the same thing, that's a really easy mindset to get into. Redwoods, you are at fault. Swift, you are at fault. Mik and Karyu are at fault too.
    That's my opinion, stop messaging me.
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