Q: Are you against LGBTs? Do you hate them?
No, I am not and I do not. I do not hate them because their orientation is no better than my own, and they have the same right to hate my heterosexuality just as well. However, a clever person never aims his hate towards the others' sexual / religious / cultural preferences, but rather tries to understand why the subject has picked those preferences and not others. I've actually spoken with some of Ukraininan and foreign LGBT representatives, and they are nice enough guys that didn't try hammering in their beliefs upon me.
I do hate obnoxious posers who call themselves gay / lesbian / etc. under the influence of modern mediocrity of anime, or because of unsuccessful first love at the age of 10, or because it's just considered hip, cool and rad (and it is). I feel disgust when I'm seeing gay parades, 'awareness raising' It's-Okay-To-Be-Gay stage shows (and I like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, mind you) or people who change their orientations like gloves. Dear posers, honestly I don't think you need to 'fight for your rights' at all, because you are fucking (not sure if I wanted to use it as an interjection or not) everywhere already!
Q: Are you against the people of USA and UK? Do you hate them, too?
NO! I love the good people from all countries, and at the same time, I acknowledge that there are assholes in all countries just as well. What I was referring to in my controversial Journal was that if I ever met a bad person here on dA, so far they were either from USA or UK, and that's the only thing I meant - that's just statistics, without any subtexts, insensitivities and double meanings. If I meet a Ukrainian asshole here, you all will be the first to know! xD (actually, see the Svetlana question for some insight on Ukrainian assholes)
Q: Do you hate modern anime?
Not quite; I just don't care about it. It's too bland, sterile, mediocre, safe and marketable for my taste (all the same shit, to put it short), the drawing styles look like all the TV series were produced by the same studio, and the supposedly humorous moments just annoy me. I've tried watching some modern shows, so I'm not talking blindly, and lost all will to try getting into that. At least, that oh-so-praised 90s anime I'm constantly talking about didn't rely on 'It's Japanese! So it's quirky! Look, it's Japanese! So it's quirky!' obnoxities. It relied on actual qualities contained within.
Q: What's up with all that feud with NekoHybrid?
I didn't mind his works at first ("Каждый дрочит как хочет", as we say in Russia and Ukraine; which literally means 'Everyone masturbates to whatever he wants'), but the more of them he produced, the more questionable this guy's sanity became to me. It all ignited with his brilliant decision to make a card featuring an obvious sexualized stereotyped furry fetish (oh, don't even start telling me how fucking developed her personality is, okay? I watch 'Anal Sperm-Spitting Perverted Catgirl Maids IIX' for the plot, too, so I know the drill (heh, the drill)) meant to symbolize an actual real-life tragedy of Sept, 11, 2001 - which, as you might remember, had absolutely nothing to do with obvious sexualized stereotyped furry fetishes. I thought it was offensive and hypocritical towards the families of the terrorists' victims and lost my temper, shouting out what I really think about that piece of exploitation. NekoHybrid, being an Awesome Prince Of Awesomeness, didn't reply to me directly, but sent out three of his troll (or as I call them, 'Nancy') units, each more ridiculous than the previous one. Needless to say, they couldn't make me change my mind no matter how hard they sweared and how many nursery insults and ridiculous arguments they used. If they are too dumb to understand that it's not the best idea to make Felicia from Darkstalkers represent a real tragedy where real people lost the real lives of real members of their real families, it's not my goddamn problem, okay? But one thing they did change for me - now, I understand the word 'tribute' only as 'masturbatory exploitation disguised as art'. Heh, speaking of that: I also feel sort of sorry when everyone calls 'Hybrid's exploitation 'artworks'. It's not art, it's just making screenshots. You turn some knobs in XNALARA (I know, I tried), then press PrintScreen (that's the hardest part), and you are a DIGITAL ARTIST. Making TRIBUTES. C'mon stahp it guys, don't you find it funny yourselves?
Q: Are you a troll?
No. All the raunchy grouchy things I say, I say sincerely. A troll doesn't necessarily have to believe in what he says, but I do. I absolutely honestly say what I really think.
Q: If you are against sexism, why do you draw and fave scantily clad / naked women ever so often?
My beliefs are not against depicting sensualized images of females. My beliefs are against depicting them for the only, sole, single, solitary, pinpointed, distinguished, precise, intentional, planned, honest, straightforward purpose of making the audience drool and leave masturbatory comments, nothing else. Wasting time, resources, graphite / ink / paint / machine time and what little of talent there is just to see comments like 'I wanna fuck her 'til she pees' or 'I love this character, it has such a developed personality!'. For Christ's sake, they are not real. Get a fucking (pun intended) life, guys. Switch from ponies to porno (see below)! When I say 'exploitative art' and/or 'viewing women as products', I am referring to the outcomes of people spending time, effort, resources, imagination on producing artworks that are made for the ONLY purpose of collecting cheap faves and drooling comments by 15 yrs old bronies and nothing, I repeat, nothing else.
And for the ladies I fave, just because they are beautiful and have well-developed figures, is not enough to brand this as what I am against. I mean, there's nothing wrong in depicting breasts and cleavages - hell, you dear reader may be wearing one right now, for all I know. So I'm not against this and never was. I'm against exploiting them only to receive the reaction I described above.
It's not even just me - do you know what does Ken Levine think of all those sexualized TRIBUTES to Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite? Well, to make a long story short, he thinks that the 'artists' who do this are slurping anal grease out of a rhinoceros asshole... okay, it was an AVGN quote, since Mr Levine said it waaaay more politely. But guess what, he still directly referenced DeviantArt as the hornets' nest of filth, so my hats off to him.
Q: Oh my God, holy molars oh why do you hate My Little Pony?
I don't hate it, I just don't get it and I don't want to get it. The whole thing just looks like disgust at first glance; besides, if what NekoHybrid's altar boys, being the Pandering Horsefuckers (oh, hopefully I didn't offend MLP fans), said to me in defence of their anal grandmaster is the friendship and magic that MLP is oh so supposed to teach us, then fuck this show to Hell's eternal damnation. I don't want you to promote horsefucking to me, please.
Eh, and guess what. NekoHybrid is now producing gigabytes of pointlessness he calls 'My Little Felicia'. Hey, let's take Felicia's 3D model and paint the textures with different colors - DIGITAL ART all the way.
Q: Oh my God, holy molars oh why do you hate Attack On Titan?
I don't hate what I haven't seen, and I don't see what I don't want to spend my time on. I mean, it's a show about Special Teenagers who jump around with katanas and fight everyone, and it looks just the same way as any other anime these days - so tell me, if I don't care about 100 other shows about Special Teenagers who jump around with katanas and fight everyone, convince me to care about the 101st one! It's a decent challenge. ^_^
Q: Anything else you don't care about?
Please see this post: fav.me/d6qfrjt
Q: What's up with that Svetlana girl?
Everything's detailed here:
For my Russian-speaking Watchmen: einhanderzwei.diary.ru/p191844…
You know what, I'm so sick and tired of all those big-titted hipster goils around the age of 13-14 who didn't create anything during their life but a constant stream of self-affirmation by expressing the over-the-top hate towards some mediocre book series, that to some extent I can say I did honestly like the Twilight Saga. I've seen all the movies and I'm reading the first book now, just to oppose those girls. You underage busty elitists made me decide and enjoy this, YOU!
Q: What does your nickname mean? Is that a penis reference?!
See, there's this game made by Squaresoft in 1998, called Einhander: www.mobygames.com/game/einhnde… It's a scrolling shooter; a genre they've experimented with only once, and what'd you know - it turned out so good it's always present in all those 'Top N Shmups' lists to this day. I love its simple storyline with a twist, Evangelion-inspired visual designs, pulsating techno soundtrack and intense gameplay, but there's one problem: Square promised that there'll never be a sequel! So my nickname is like a protest against that silly decision. I want me Einhander 2!
Q: Do you have a Tumblr account?
No, but I have one on Google Blogger, one on diary.ru, not to mention social network pages on Facebook, VK, Google+ and LinkedIn. I think that'll be enough...
Q: Why don't you used Paint Tool Sai?! It's God's gift to us mortal men, and it cured my parents' alcoholism!
It didn't cure my parents.
Q: Do you do point commissions / art trades?
Mmm... No. I prefer either free requests or barter, because it's nice to have some points, but I'm not chasing them every chance there is. You can call me a downshifter. Hey, I even have Linux at home
So there we go:
Maybe I will open paid commissions sometime soon, but I'm just afraid I'll be paid hundreds of dollars to draw My Little Porn. That's bloody money then.
Q: What kinds of requests/ATs you will decline?
Good question, and it reflects what I've said about 'sexy' arts, too. I guess it would be simpler to organize it in the list:
(legend: - will accept; - will reject)
Requests from the people who watch me;
Requests from the people I watch;
Requests from strangers who have good artworks of their own (how good? Well, all a mater of my own personal taste - after all, the whole fact of asking me a request indicates that you are willing to know my own personal perception of things, right? );
Requests that involve OCs that have any kind of additional info (biography, relations, anything of this kind - something that will let me understand the character and represent him/her properly);
Requests that involve drawing a portrait of the customer; but again, only the customers that correspond either of the first three points.
Too vaguely described and/or non-detailed requests;
Requests that don't add up to anything or just make no sense (ex. 'draw my OC in a cowboy hat, not his/her usual baseball cap!');
Requests from strangers with empty Galleries;
Requests that involve violence towards women;
Requests that involve religious / ideological insensitivity;
Straight up pornography (don't confuse with erotic/ecchi/fanservice requests, which I may accept!);
Scatological humor (farting girls for lolz?);
Requests for OCs that have no biographies (experience shows that these OCs turn out to be just sexy dolls created for fapping and nothing else - do the math);
Requests for drawing fanarts, especially for the fandoms in my 'uncaring' list;
Requests for drawing copyrighted characters being submissive to the customer / recipient (if the request is a gift), ex. Zatanna, Catwoman and Poison Ivy as harem wives or sex slaves to the customer - I will never draw anything that indulges the idea of having no life being a good thing! Don't even try asking please!
Will add more points later, probably, but these are the most important anyway.