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AlbionRaven Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018
Hey Nikki, just two things:

First, it may be because I have 40% of Asperger syndrome but I have some odd level of empathy towards you ^^

Second, your comic strips of AuTalkz were proposed in a certain forum (Badwebcomics wiki) to be reviewed. They decided in the end you don't deserve it since they aren't nearly awful enough and you seem to be an OK fella, so congratulations. I thought it would make you feel better.

What do you think?
mdchan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Welp, I'm a little disturbed that there's an entire Wiki page out there devoted to making fun of webcomics...and that someone thought that perhaps AuTalkz should be included for review.

Now, I can see my old/first attempt at a webcomic (Chibi Writers) making that list; even I think that it was a terrible series now that I look back on it, and I'm glad it never got very far.  Not that I'd want it to be on some troll site where some bored people rip into webcomics they consider to be awful (saying they can even find it; pretty sure I took it all down after I discontinued it years and years ago).

It's one thing to present constructive criticism to aspiring artists (and writers, in the case of comic creators)'s another to list "awful" webcomics.
I mean, I know many of my own shortcomings; even now, there are times where an angle doesn't come out right or I have trouble drawing backgrounds (I'm not great with teens and adults, either; been working on that). 

Maybe whomever created the webcomics those people are making fun of is just starting out and is new to drawing.  To have their stuff go up on a place where people can laugh at "bad" comics with (what I'm presuming to be) no constructive criticism can destroy someone's confidence completely.

Definitely glad I'm not on that list, but I'm a little sad that there's a site devoted to such a thing.
AlbionRaven Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018
Nah, I have watched them for quite some time and they aren't nearly as bad as you think; I actually discovered you thank to them. A bit on the brutally honest side of criticism but they at least try to be objective and reasonable and certainly NOT trolls. Don't let first impressions cloud your judgement =P (Razz) 

If it makes you feel better, they don't go after "low hanging fruits" like begginer artists or comics the original author consider old shames. There is a minimun of time and lenght a work must have for them to review it.

Also, some of the reviewed artists on the wiki includes cyberbullies and people with overinflated egos (And worse), so don't feel sorry for them.

Here you have a link to the post in case you are curious (It's pretty short anyway):…
mdchan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh.  So it's more like people who review movies or anime?
As long as it's constructive criticism and not outright bashing, then it's no different from reviewing anime or something to that extent.

My apologies; there's just so much trolling and what not on the internet that I presumed (incorrectly) that this was some sort of webcomic-bashing site.

Also, thank you for the link!  It was interesting to read what others thought of the comic.  I did debate for a long time over whether I should have it be furry characters or not when I first started, and I know that anthropomorphic characters don't appeal to everyone, so it was actually nice to see people discussing it and pointing out weak points.  Of course, the furry thing isn't exactly a weak point I can fix since I decided to go ahead with these characters (rather than use human ones), but most of the comments on the strips are people who identify with the strip or are intriqued by a character; while I do enjoy reading that sort of feedback (particularly the people who feel less alone that the comic has helped, and the people not on the spectrum who learned something), it was also good to read what people's first impressions of the comic are from an objective view.

AlbionRaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
"Ahh.  So it's more like people who review movies or anime?" More or less, only centered on bad works (And even then there are some that aren't 100% disliked by the users) and bits of caustic criticism for the sake of black humor.

If you see bashing towards some authors in the reviews that's usually deserved. Like for example that one guy who harassed underaged girls online, or the one who thought porn with Tiny Toones-esque furry characters was a good idea for a webcómic, or the ones who make apology of pedophilia, rape or sexism.
SmashingWarriorSnake Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there!

I have to say, I really love your AuTalkz comics! As being slightly Autistic myself, it seems that you REALLY understand how I feel and what I've been through! You're also a wonderful and understanding person, and I wish more people are like you!

Also, I think your artwork is very cute!

Keep up the great work!
mdchan Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thankies very much!  ^^
Trolmaster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Punishing someone, etc. with the disorder is a no no.
mdchan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welp, that all depends.  If they did something wrong (like hit another person or worse), or something which any kid would be punished for, then punishment teaches them that it's not okay to lash out.  I don't have violent meltdowns, but I've heard of plenty of cases where children who do are taught (via grounding/punishment) that hitting for it is wrong, and at the same time redirected (for instance, if they feel like lashing out, to lash out at, say, a pillow instead of another person).

There was one time when I got so frustrated that I kicked the wall and put a hole in it.  I wasn't punished for it, but I knew I'd never do it again because my dad looked murderous (that, and I didn't mean to put a hole in the wall).  Instead, I had to help patch it up.  Fair enough.

But punishing someone for something they can't control about the disorder (like stimming) is definitely out of bounds.
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