So here's something interesting that's been happening to me since September. When I first started my kickstarter, things were going well. Then out of the blue on one of the last days, someone messages me on kickstarter calling me a horrible artist, a "fat whore", and telling me to stop posting on "their site". They claimed to be someone I knew (whose user name will not be mentioned) from Comic Vine. I had posted the link to my kickstarter on www.comicvine.com to hopefully get more backers. So the weird thing was that the person that this troll was claiming to be was someone who I was friends with there and, as far as I knew, hadn't had any qualms with. At any rate, I ignored it deciding that this person was NOT the same guy and was just a hater.
So then a couple days back, I posted some artwork on comic vine again on my artist show-off thread just for kicks because I hadn't posted there for a while. Sure enough today I get a message on comic vine saying I'm a terrible artist and a fat whore. They then linked me to their portfolio and said I should at least comment on their stuff "you fat whore". Out of curiosity I clicked the link and checked out the guy's artwork. The art was lovely and very well done. Here's the fun part though--different profile. The only difference in the user name was an "s" at the end of it. I also found that all of the comments to other people from the profile with the lovely artwork were comments that were polite, uplifting, and very sweet.
My conclusion, the same person from the kickstarter incident was yet again trying to get a rise out of me, this time claiming to be someone else. I guess their goal is to try to get me angry at these other artists and degrade their artwork?
Well, the joke is on them because:
1. I'm not that stupid.
2. If it really was those artists angry at me, I would NEVER dis someone's artwork out of anger or spite.
and 3. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23
Whenever trolls come my way this verse immediately pops in my head. I remember these words and am reminded that I should never sink down to some troll's level.
Good luck trollin' troll. You are not going to bring me down