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2020-07-18 10:20
Raistlin

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 213
Release id #193492 : The Finger

Some interesting controversy on this release..

It was 100% copied from a Facebook meme that was going around. I didn't hide that - I very clearly redrew the original. I'm no Photoshop wizard, for sure... but I managed it ;-) (a combination of hollow edged shapes and then copy, paste, free transform, etc etc).

That this caused a controversy for some ... is interesting. Particularly coming from some who, years ago, were rampant with plagiarism and quite proud to be winning party graphic competitions with such ;-) ("but I was a teenager!" is a lame excuse by the way).

I was separately, over Messenger, told "Don't do it again, it's not that fun"... to me, that's like a red cloth to a bull. I will never - and I would never expect any other scener - do what other sceners tell me. Even if it were the CSDB mods telling me that, I wouldn't care less .. CSDB is a scene database - it's NOT the scene... that's something that people need to try to remember.

These odd releases are as much a part of the scene as others IMO.. if they upset some, even in their innocence (hell, it's a 2020 logo - without a nipple in sight!), then all the better...

I'd actually much rather release something like this than to flood CSDB with a ton of crappy tiny-PETSCII releases - which at least one of the complainants was definitely guilty of.

Negative comments on CSDB are one thing .. but to ask someone to "Don't do it again".. seriously.. you might want to rethink who in the heck you think you are.
2020-07-18 10:53
Carrion

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 271
I'm with you bro. If that matters ;)
Screw it. and have fun of doing c64 stuff! That's all that matters on scene.
2020-07-18 11:12
Shine

Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 271
@ Raistlin:

Quoting Raistlin

I was separately, over Messenger, told "Don't do it again, it's not that fun"
...
Even if it were the CSDB mods telling me that, I wouldn't care less
...
but to ask someone to "Don't do it again".. seriously.. you might want to rethink who in the heck you think you are.

I can understand you completely!
2020-07-18 12:40
ZeSmasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 426
I'm 99% with you Raistlin! I even cracked your masterpiece with this 3 minutes work: The Finger + . lol.
about the missing 1%: that tiny petscii compo was fun IMHO. ok, let's not do it again till next decade or so... :)
2020-07-18 13:33
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9358
Make a demo about it i say
2020-07-18 13:52
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1493
Quoting Raistlin
told "Don't do it again, it's not that fun"... to me
The funny thing about the scene is that you should never do the same thing twice anyways, but for different reasons.

If it's a failure, don't do it again, because failure.
If it's a success, don't do it again, because boring.

And what Groepaz said.
2020-07-18 14:41
booker

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 325
Quoting Raistlin
Some interesting controversy on this release..

It was 100% copied from a Facebook meme that was going around. I didn't hide that - I very clearly redrew the original. I'm no Photoshop wizard, for sure... but I managed it ;-) (a combination of hollow edged shapes and then copy, paste, free transform, etc etc).

That this caused a controversy for some (...)

I haven't seen any info on reference and few people thought it's your idea. Only later you have added trivia. Kind of weird to me.
2020-07-19 01:53
Scan

Registered: Dec 2015
Posts: 108
Quoting ZeSmasher
I'm 99% with you Raistlin! I even cracked your masterpiece with this 3 minutes work: The Finger + . lol.
about the missing 1%: that tiny petscii compo was fun IMHO. ok, let's not do it again till next decade or so... :)

I smell a The Finger logo competition coming up soon... ;)
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