The best part about this is that slugs/snails breathe through their skin.
I want everyone to please ignore rumors saying that season 2 will premiere in February 2014. The “tweet evidence" that rumor sprung from was made by Alex in January 14, 2013 and was referring to episodes returning from it’s four month hiatus in February 2013.
spread this, GF fans
Okay, a dA user, InsanePumpkin, notified me a few days earlier about this video: youtu.be/OQCcxk6ZG7U
I loved the video explained the claimed “season 2 pictures” are actually fanart made by one person (ME).
I’d like to add that I never intended or planned to go far. I know people know me as the “guy who has magic wizard powers on copying almost every style”, even if a lot of them are unaware I’m actually female. Ahem, I’m actually not sure if to feel flattered or creeped out by the fact fans take my stuff and claim it’s leaked (real) footage of Gravity Falls. Unfortunately for me, some fans believe the watermark’s a fake and a prank from Alex Hirsch himself. I’ve even received notes with messages such as “OMG Alex ILU” or “When’s season 2 happening?” I don’t reply, because I’ll be just wasting my time on explaining I’m not Alex, just a humble graphic designer trying to survive every day.
I’ll keep ranting, so I know many of you are bored by now.
Well, normally I’d say that you should be flattered that they think you’re the real Alex Hirsch, but the fact that they’re annoying the shit out of you about it kinda makes that idea null and void.
I’ll be sad to see the day you shut down your account, because you’re art is always amazing. And I know it sucks when the only art that gets attention is fanart. But the problem is that a lot of people take interest in just your fanart because it’s something they’re already drawn to. They already know they like GF/*insert other show or video game here*, so they are attracted to it.
It’s a sad fact, but it’s just the way the internet works unless you’ve gained enough notoriety to get people who are fans of your original stuff, too. Which takes a long time.
See, my sister has always been a super fantastic artist, too, and I’ve heard her say the same thing: “How come my little Pikachu doodle gets so much more attention than that hours-of-effort character piece that took me a long time to design, color, and then fix up in PS?”
And it is disappointing, because a lot of her best work goes unnoticed. It’s the same with writing: write a fanfic and you’ll likely have at least a few people review about how amazing it is (which is always welcome feedback), but when you work on an original story, you’re lucky even to get it published much less receive praise.
Yeah, it’s a shallow world, but that’s just the way it works. And, sadly, a lot of artists and writers have to bear the burden of getting almost no attention on their most heartfelt, original, unique pieces.
Anyways, I’ll be sad to see you go, but I totally understand why. So if you are, then I wish you good luck.
The amazing bill cipher, everybody.
IN FABULOUS 2-D
Seems he’s been on a fabulous diet… Look at them
saucy angles! :D
Ah, I see. Yeah, I agree that it was low, and you’re right: two wrongs don’t make a right.
Are you referring to the plan to rig the votes for GF, too? The one I reblogged recently?
If so, then yes, I agree it’s a bit low, but I suppose the intent behind it was to show the select few bronies from 4Chan who rigged the poll that they’re not as ‘genius’ as they think they are and that, in fact, it’s relatively easy to bug it (I’m guessing, since I don’t have a lot of experience with hacking/programming).
Anyways, I think you’re right: they didn’t go through with it; the votes for GF haven’t gone up all that much (enough to attract suspicion, at least).
I think the biggest factor behind it is that GF has a relatively small fandom that is pretty tight and chill, but a lot of us feel that the show doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Often, it gets cast in the shadows of pop culture favorites like Adventure Time and MLP, when it seems that (to us, at least) that Gravity Falls deserves just as much attention.
Yeah, I know it’s on Disney and that’s why a lot of people don’t give it a chance, but a lot of us are nuts about it (including me) and just want it to stop being ignored for shows that get tons of attention already.
Anyways, you’re definitely right: it’s not a good thing to rig the votes just to lash back at the few bronies on 4Chan who rigged MLP’s poll count. But I don’t think they (the people who thought about rigging GF’s) had any ill intentions.
Eh, it’s morally gray, I suppose.
On another note, this is the most active the GF fandom’s been since the shorts were released. Holy bajeezus, it’s like we all rose from the dead. I can’t imagine what it’ll be like when season two’s release date gets announced.
Nah, I understand. Your personal experience with them has been a lot different than mine, and I get what you mean. I’ve encountered trollnies before, too, so it’s not like they don’t exist.
But a lot of bronies are ok. Some are terribly obnoxious and often do do bad stuff like this (in fact, I think the same poll on TV.com has been rigged for two years in a row, if I’m not mistaken).
Anyways, I know you weren’t blaming the whole fandom, you were just irritated because a lot of certain characteristics seem to permeate that fandom.
I don’t really participate in the MLP fandom too much, so I can’t really say how many negative members there are. Percentage-wise, they’re probably the same as most other fandoms, but they stand out more and are more numerous compared to, for example, the GF fandom, because the GF fandom is a lot smaller and the MLP fandom is HUGE.
But yeah, I totes get what you mean.
Well, not all Bronies are bad. I’ve met quite a few that are courteous, kind, and not obnoxious. Like Tenaflyviper (an awesome member of the GF Fandom) already said in the gravity falls tag: it’s just four members of the fandom on 4Chan that are rigging the polls and gloating over being trolls.
As for your last statement, I wholeheartedly agree. I totally love GF more than MLP, and even though the latter isn’t a bad show, I still think GF has more wit, charm, and a better plot to it (as you can tell by my blog, I have quite an obsession with GF mysteries, lol).
Anyways, we shouldn’t blame the entire Brony fandom for the rigging. Also, I’m sure the voting will be resolved: people on TV.com have already made a thread about it, people are sending emails to them about it, and many people in the comments below the poll have mentioned that it’s been bugged.