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This comic is a tribut to all the self-critisizing, modest, honest, true and humble artists on dA, that know that their work is utter and absolute... gold :D


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Now, while most people will simply bitch and moan about how the various and sundry members of the Great Unwashed on dA ruin the community or show themselves to be worthless skinbags, =torture-device goes the extra mile and makes a rather pointed exposition of the situation. This comes in the form of a neat, easy-to-follow comic strip.

However, unlike other artists who've made comics, =torture-device doesn't bank on making himself look good. Actually, it's pretty much the furthest thing from his mind in this.

All he shows in this is what he sees from x deviant bunghole (interpret that phrase as you will) and how he reacts to it. Albeit you don't see his face plastered on the news for ripping some Turd McMuffin's soft, pliable face to shreds with his bare hands, but Dobby says semantics aren't important so I'll just conveniently agree with that.

The man has depicted here the runofthemill lowly deviant member, which is a self-abasing, self-deprecating, self-loathing pile of self-entitlement. From =torture-device's point of view, there is some inherent quality about people like this that makes you want to murder the absolute shit out of them.

You could call it "passive aggression", you could call it "contentious behavior", or "egotism"- hell, you could prolly just call it "lack of redeeming values". I think it's a bit more simple than that: whining.

Lots and lots of whining. Unabating, constant, no-holds-barred lines upon lines upon lines of arrogant, self-impressed rhetoric that enriches nothing and degrades the quality of the community.

In summary, a parasitic personality.

And anybody who's been around on dA for long has met a couple hundred of these hare-brained buggering monkey fucks. Prolly 80 percent of the people who stand to read this critique and view the above comic are of that particular charming dA demographic.

But enough about the critic's monolithic interpretation of the subject matter.

=torture-device has made a point, and he made it good, all without being a cunt.

This is respectable. If you don't respect it, I'll daresay it's because you're a worthless human being.

The technique and style of the artist lends a rough quality to the lineart that keeps from being the confusing avante-garde bullshit you're used to seeing for underground (sorta) artists. While the artist did copypaste his comic persona, he doesn't rely on it- and the focus is on the social reject on the left, anyways.

Originality is a bit of a mixed bag here; the artist, while being fresh by not being a douche, is stile complaining. Personal touches aside, it's still a crabby dispensation on people the artist loathes.

As for impact, the stats are the proof in the pudding. A lot of people have seen this, and I can bet you most of them didn't like this. It's a to-the-point, I-don't-give-a-fuck-about-you-people statement.

What the artist intended to do with this piece is in some ways uncertain. Did he think about what he was trying to accomplish with this comic? Did he consider the impact it would have? Was he trying to commiserate or simply vent? Was he just inspired to draw this due to experience and whim, or did some random doorknob rub him the wrong way offensively enough to merit public flogging? I dunno. But this comic is awesome-ish for the caustic lens through which the world of dA is shown.

I give this a humble 3 1/2 for being casually acerbic and unapologetic.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
20 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

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VoidStalker23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's been really quiet since we've seen any drama lately. 
fearless-faceless Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
is true ur art sucks Problem? 
Kiborg-Graph Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A really nice comic - short, catchy and to the point. :)
someguy231 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I'm no Leonardo daVinci, but at least I try. Plus, this made my day. 
Stanxiety Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
ok that's hilarious.
the-third-guy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
RIGHT-O! I love that part XD
spekturr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im like tht and then my friends like "you can draw" and then she takes nine hours trying to draw something and im like "ur right i can draw, but if you try you can be as good as me" then my friend gives me the :iconwthplz: face
tabun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
That was amusing, I gather this applies to thousands of people on this site. I also had a look at the gallery of one of the profiles shown in the comic. I... shall refrain from commenting on the quality of his work.
ShadowFrost1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Well played! Those people can be annoying after all.
I mean the annoying ones abot I -my art sucks- followed by a 'I DONT NEED HELP'
yumichan31197 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I share your feels...*nods head*
Ohyrah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Now where have I seen this before?
ah yes ~ [link]
ZombiePatchfox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I empathize with your feeling.
FearandTerror Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
This made me laugh so hard!XD
Man, you are AWESOME!))
Ierukia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I say my art sucks, it's because I know it does. *shrugs* Mainly, it's the anatomy. I haven't improved enough as an artist yet, and I know that. Yet some people still insist on telling me 'my art doesn't suck.'

Admittedly, I haven't gotten anything new up in a while, and I do think I have improved since my early years.

But that doesn't mean I want people to coddle me and tell me my art is amazing. Especially when I know it's not.

Maybe I'll get there eventually. But if the only replies on my art are 'DON"T SAY THAT UR ART IS GR8!1!!'... Well, let's just say I'm never gonna get there from those type of comments.

Alright, I'll stop being so stupidly serious now. Bye.
DarknessIsComming Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Question for you. Have you taken infulence from the hellsing manga?
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At some point.
Gendori Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
So you Do give critique? It would be good to know acctually.
midsneypixels Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so true!
KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Silenstvi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rubyjessicalockheart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD lmao , Critic's are awsome they help soo bloody much , If It wasnt for people giving me random cririt'c Id be...XD even worse than I am
BlackHat0 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, this is pure win!
At least some of us appreciate your critic, I can honestly say that thanks to the things you've showed me I have improved greatly! :dance:
GraciaTheirin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
i hate people like that i mean really that's just fishing for someone to disagree with them
MONSIEUR-IKE Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Heh, kinda remind me of myself 2 years ago. thanks god i changed. :/
MorganaLustitia Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your such a nice guy for helping him with his face. >:3
"breakyo'face productions", this needs to be a real production. Right now. And I hate it when people do this. I like when people critic my work because it helps me improve. These people just need to grow a spine.
KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Note to self; never piss you off :fear:
Also it seems a bit mean for me to be enjoying this as much as I am :heart:
KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
What the hell? >.>
Candimente Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
THOSE FACES. Those faces. Yes, this comic amused me greatly. :iconawesomenessplz: And it speaks the truth, of course.
charmed2themaxs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
oh my gawd this is so true for so many people. if you're going to complain about how "bad" your artwork is, don't refuse constructive criticism then attack someone for asking if they need it lol. good work! :)
Ros-Kovac Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man I LOL'D. I didn't see this before, perhaps I'd not have understood anyway, but now I've been an active member for a year approx and I've found some of those fucktards.

I wish I could do what you did there, literally.
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love it!!!!! so true!
Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I loved this the moment I saw this. I hope you make many more of these.

By the by- it's on ED. Srsly, it's, like, one of the only deviations that weren't featured to be ripped a new one.
roflmao9000 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Reminds of :iconritzykatplz: ( [link] )
kittyjester Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:XD: This has been up here for a while,but I'll leave a comment anyway.
It truly fascinates me how people think that getting critiques is a bad thing and that they have to get all defensive about it. It won't demote your "art status" at all, and if anything it will just improve it.
A very well done comic. :) I enjoyed it.
victory1945 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this comic made me lol. i dont know why but it did. :D

i'm a sick sick bastard.
bawwwww1plz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I love you :lol:
PB-ZeppelinFan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Last panel = nightmares for life.
bruised--vein Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Brutal truth is brutal.
Zelir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I whine about my own art but I can handle a in depth critique without freaking the fuck out about U WHORABLE PPL TROLLIND MEE .
kingtytankhamen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
*mouse hovers over Write A Critique, hesitantly*
KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god I've come across many of those kinds of people on sketcher, I tell them to shut the hell up and they shout "UR A MEANIE1" So I troll them with the cold hard truth :iconhurrhurrplz:
Skumpe Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
even sadder is that most of my 20+ friends seems to whine about their art.
thank you for uploading this torture.
DeathNinjaGirl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Haha, that's awesome XD
AwesomeLurker Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Why does this contain truth?

Awww, look at torture-device break faces.<3
AzraeldiGabriel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Oh my, I dealt with this yesterday.
Kawaii-McFatts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Artist
PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's because of people like this that Encyclopedia Dramatica has come to the rescue.
Matto-Sakujo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
So fuckin' true xD
KiraTakuto Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Photographer
haha, så genialt! ;P
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