On Linkara's recent Top 15 ATFW Fuck Ups, he states something rather important. Something that I am inclined to agree with. He reads every comment. So, do I. And he notices a trend, something I also notice. That is a lot of redundancy and no one paying attention to the person above you comments when mentioning something you think that only you discovered about that image or video.
I get it in the form of too many people commenting on an image like this...
And say in every single comment: "That's Deathwing!"
Yes, I know it's Deathwing. You don't need to say it all the time in every comment. At least one person above you has made the same assessment, so, perhaps you can choose something else about the image to point out.
Or with people who call me up asking me to use Neltharion for whatever story or plot they want to do thinking that Neltharion actually does belong to me...to the extreme where I have to put Neltharion/Deathwing © Blizzard so some of you who have not played the game would realize that Neltharion isn't mine. Just to make sure, some of you who are video game illiterate or even hell, Google Search illiterate, or just too lazy to even type in the name Neltharion into a Google Search and see what pops up...well...And I hear you people whining: "But Ghostwalker, thinking for myself or using my brain is hard! Why don't you just tell us!" Is this the world we're coming to? I now understand the meaning behind Foamy the Squirrel. If you don't know what that is, Youtube!
You know, I would love to find a way to pay Blizzard whatever royalties I need to do in order literally buy Neltharion from them due to the utter mistreatment he's recieved from them. The abuse, oh the abuse. But until that day, he is not mine. I just wish he was.
And it's even funnier when I get to images like well, Jonathan Long and people think that his design is mine or if it was intentional that he just so happens to look like the most iconic dragon in our geekdom...the Chromatic Red Dragon from D&D.
Really? Do I need to start putting Red Dragon Design © Wizards of the Coast too? That means I have to go back and edit every posting of Jonathan or any other Chromatic Red Dragon or any D&D dragon period to pretty much state, YES I AM AWARE THIS DESIGN IS BY TODD LOCKWOOD!
I mean, I own a print of the Chrystal Shard cover with Red Dragon Hephaestus ready to chomp down on a squishy wizard while Drizzt holds the shard. I know where that dragon is from, you don't need to remind me, over and over and over and over and over again.
I think the only design that I can take credit for recently because it's my design! Despite the character himself is based off of D&D's Bahamut, but that's like saying a Big Mac is based off of a regular hamburger. They're both hamburger, but one's different than the other.
And there he is in his six winged awesomeness. He's mine, mine period! MINE! I may not be able to have Neltharion, but by GOD I have Galen. Poor, broken, near emo-ish "feel sorry for me because I fucked up!" Galen. Yeah. He's mine. All mine.
Thank you, Linkara, for being able to put into words what I've felt so long about commentators. You are my hero.