Originally Posted by Fireshark
Congrats to everyone who made the runnerups! ^___^
I skimmed those forums, and whoa.... does it really seem to anyone else that it's a 'hot girls! omg! which one is prettier!!' contest, and whoever has the most popular blog/video...? Some of those posts are kinda, ah, 'interesting', on the main comment section. Let alone some of the posts on some of the individual picture ones, where people tear into the entries.
My entry is getting trashed in the comments, which I could have lived without, but, well. It's the fan community, I guess. I think the negativity is what's twisting the knife. It's really hard to pour months of work into something... to get some kind of vicious reviews from others.
I just REALLY hope the forum comments aren't jading people to vote one way or another... x.x
But what do you guys think?
I noticed people are being complete jerks to a lot of the next top 20 individuals, Competing for places 4 - 10. there's a difference between constructive criticism, and being absolutely cruel, and some of these individuals are just being mean.
It's sad enough to see individuals be complete jerks to those who put in a lot of hard work into their costume, and it is even worse to see individuals be complete jerks to those I know, or are friends of mine.
The sad truth is that there were always be jerks on Internet
so I say ignore them. Why listen to comments from individuals you've never met, are immature, and probably have never made a costume in their life?
I say listen to the opinions from those who really matter, such as friends, family, and even the amazing cosplay community that exists for Blizzcon; those are the opinions that really matter
@fireshark: I believe most people are voting first, before they View the comments, so that at least that means that the comments won't influence people's votes.
Also, to all of the 20 individuals who got selected for this part of the contest. Congratulations. There is a reason why you guys were selected to compete for places 4 - 10. You guys did an amazing job on your costumes, and I know a lot of individuals here would agree with me. So don't let some jerk, with the ability to roll his face across a keyboard, ruin your day. You guys are awesome