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Sometimes I just don't have the words.
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sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I always feel a slight bitter taste in someone comparing my work with an overhyped piece of art. It's not THAT much of a compliment really :/
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Scourge-Eagle Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student
"Shiiiiaaaaat, herpderp, this reminds me of a guy in a desert, blowing up a house full of fantards! "I get the point of that, sir.
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Somedumbass3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Kill all nerds!:iconexplosionplz: :iconevilgrinplz:
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This spot on.
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AlexJJessup Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this.
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Sekrain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happens often.
I have seen that people commonly use it to express admiration but it is not a possitive comment due to the fact that you always degrade one of the compared objects... and commonly it goes for the compared guy.
But you are cool though :D
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MuRdErDoLlPuNiKa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know ur feelings..
I do not know how many times I have heard that my nyx looks like hatsune miku.

sometimes it is really sad
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Genomaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Really funny. reminds me of 9gag.
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bachterman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
no offense, but people often use this method for admiration.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But that's just it. You're basically telling the artist that he/she is not creative and only took ideas from someone else. If you tell a girl she's pretty, you're not comparing her with the supermodel of the day either. So, why do it with art?
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bachterman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
it's flattery, and i've seen it working on some girls.
besides, nothing is new, and everything is "remixed". see: everythingisaremix.info/watch-…

that's how the human mind works.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're aware that every idea had to be there for a frist time? ;) You can't remix a wheel, when there was never anything like it before.

Isn't it enough to know that people don't see it as flattering to be compared to others? It's not that hard to write "wow, great drawing!" instead of "wow, great drawing, looks so like Metal Gear!"
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side34 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm all for stopping the fad of idiotic comments, and I think the 'oh it reminds me of..' is quite frustrating to deal with, but I do agree with bachterman's point
Most of the designs/story have to be based on an existing set of existing culture/preconception for it to work. (example: Santa originally was not a fat man in red until CocaCola comes along, and now if you point at a scrawny guy in green and say its Santa noone would buy it). Of course you would want to make whatever you're drawing unique, but for it to actually work theres always something that audience can 'recognize', in a way. Kids just happen to recognize it as their favourite shows or games because they lack experience in real world. And you know how many of those are on dA

tl;dr: ideas dont just magically appear 'for the first time', they gradually evolve. Like Pokemanz.
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Saitz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
they made santa from ODIN the asgard god, funny thought, just mentioned it ^^ 

i understand the feelings of the artist, nicely done to tell it with a picture, but i don't think the matter is worth a frustrating thought... just let this kids talk, they always do, and the fun thing about it, they even like your art more when they can compare it to something they already know :D 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, definitely. :D Most creations and inventions are inspired by something else, but from time to time something completely new and unrelated pops up. ^^
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore you for this.
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol I was watching some of the deviations and reading the comments I thought more or less the same xD
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neon-drane Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES. :|
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HITMONTIN Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I UNDERSTAND...
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LASAHIDO Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
hahahaha nice act to stop
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74KY Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you my friend, I feel you.
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds of Tim Buckley comics Problem? 
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BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
bravo! 
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WolfAlbert Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not everyone is able to appreciate the differences between your goreous art and a brand... don't give up!

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arskuma Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this haha. 
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michael-jones Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Digital Artist
fantastic.
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Brawk-G Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
diggin the comic sans
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L4nc3Murdock Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I know that feel bro.
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andrewcerberus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nuu:This is what happened between Pacific Rim and the haters that can't keep their fucking mouths shut!!!
:squee:THAT MOVIE ROCKS!!!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha hell yea!
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TriggerN1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey man fuck these plebs. Their opinion  means next to nothing at the end of the day it comes down to you and your art and how happy you feel about it. No need for the mass appeal ya cant please everyone 
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parkurtommo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This reminds me of Skyrim LOL GOOD JOB ROFLPLZBBQ
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kelaydinov Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't think most of "them peoples" aim to offend your originality, in my humble opinion your art is pretty original and unique in its own right. Alas some of the new generation of humans have found substitute for rational thinking - speaking by association. 
Image I see > Searching Memory bank for Similar Images > Speak
You shouldn't take them too seriously, I'm pretty sure they don't even mean it.
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PooFoxPyrocraptor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
with respect, who cares about some dumbass kids' cursory impressions of your art?  LOTS of people are interested in your art.  many of them will be superficial.  the sheer breadth of interest ensures that some of the attention will be negative and shallow.  to put things in perspective, this one anti dumb commenter piece of yours has more comments than all serious works of mine combined.  sometimes it's hard to tell if you appreciate it at all.  personally, i'd love to get more feedback of any kind.  was it ever like that for you?  not tryin to piss you off, but a lot of people are fools.  it doesn't matter, you can't change it and there's no reason to take it personal.  i agree it sucks to be ignorantly misinterpreted, but it sucks much worse to be ignored.  you're lucky and talented, don't get spoiled. 
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novaking Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
haha you must get sooo much shit. keep going yo
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Happylarry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is great. Lol your actions speak louder than words my friend. Good job.
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firebrand408 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
nice.
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STUNNA-K Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lmao
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
No super powered mafia babies here.
Good.
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Gigabeto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Did you just blow up Courage and Maurice's house? 
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garyjsmith Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol nice reference
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Gigabeto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you got it :P
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Happylarry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Haha! Never thought about that.
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MrsGooger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just...YES!
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grundalug Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Saw this on your FB, I didn't want to make this comment there because of clax's beauteous rant. I felt like I would be shitting on it and get some hate. I can't speak for everyone obviously. But if/when I make a comment like, "reminds me of...", most of the time I mean it as a compliment. It is hard to come up with new ideas, and without knowing back story in the art my mind gravitates towards something that an image reminds me of. Usually they are things I think a previous similar IP has done well. When I say it, I guess what I should be saying is "I like what you did with..." So that is my bad, I need to stop being so lazy in my praise.

That being said, I have a story I am trying to put together and always get, "sounds like Highlander.". So I know the frustration lol. I guess it has a lot to do with the overall tone of the comment.
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jameszapata Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, thanks for commenting. Eloquently put and I completely get it. My beef is never with someone's compliment, it's with the need for people to outwardly compare things. Sometimes it's as if they pretend I forgot something similar existed. Some comments like that are single words like "MGS" or "Warframe?" (just to use the ones I put in the comic) and it's infuriating. Imagine going to an artist's gallery show and walking up to him or her and blurting out "hey, looks like Alphonse Mucha" and then walking away. That's what those comments feel like online. Just venting :P
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philorion7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
YOU KNOW ALL YOUR WORK REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING ELSE AND ISN'T ORIGINAL AT ALL HAHAHAHAHA!!!! (runs away fast). that's kind of how i feel sometimes when i here it.CURSE YOU! No, I disagree! 
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DioMahesa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha well said!
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Ba11istic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Only Warhammer and Dune :3
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Knightster Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
People will always associate the familiar imagery even if it bears borderline any resemblance.
That's how our brains "Fill in the blanks".

Hate it if you wish, but at least you know that your audience possesses basic human functions. In other words: The world hasn't ended yet.
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