I have only stopped watching people for the reason of avoiding unnecessary conflict/arguments.. that's a waste of my own energy nowadays as well as everyone's time (and space on a page). xD
That I can understand, thus the reason to not get sucked into drama. Though it wasn't DA I was really speaking of even if I'm sure there are people floating around here. Honestly I do understand your point (and I'm sure not thick-skinned) but.. to some extent it's your own responsibility to just keep a distance and let some of this go rather than be angry and bitter, especially to the level it sounds like.
If that made sense.. It's hard
, yes, but you can try. and if not, that's how things go.. DA has become a bit of a potluck of drama here and there. If you can't escape it, you either hit the road or start over. (I started over by making a new account, for example.. different reasons than mentioned, but still.) *misses the good ol' days*
I will say that it wasn't an artist and it wasn't on DA. This was the author/writer of the comic script.
And again, most of these comments weren't even generally attacking, they tended to be neutral remarks or questions. (Basically the page was misinterpreted in a sense, and people were bringing this up.) Now his commentary page was *big* so not everyone reads through 20 minutes of it - I read parts over a day- and just posted their thoughts. So the guy was basically insulting people and banning them for commenting on something he previously explained in replies to other people. Which was happening a ton.
The mature thing to do would have honestly been to face the fact that the opinions voiced were valid, and hey, maybe it's a goof. Live with it. Or don't bother paying attention to them, they'll find out themselves if they look around the page. What pushed me over the edge was that the guy was justifying his rudeness, essentially.. now I understand sugar-coating or lack-of, but there was a difference between that and being a simple jackass. And just as bad that he had a bunch of people who seemed to not realize.. if they or any of us met this kind of person in real life.. I'm fairly confident we wouldn't find him that funny in a real situation despite the 'looolz' over the internet. Or if that was them he just took down. =\
(Way too much writing. ;-; *braindead* ) Etc etc. It is very sad when someone gets dragged down because of others.
And.. honestly.. I have a friend who became similar to this, just because of lifestyle. Sadly I grew up a bit and found that despite my forgiveness for things being tough - and getting bitter as a result-.. you can't lash out at everything around you. She was/is a good person, but I had enough of being hurt and it being 'okay' because she was bitter.