Tip # 36. Got a cool unique Idea? It might not be. Check the internet thoroughly a dozen times (and have someone else check for you too), before you commit hours or even days of work to a design idea someone has already done.
This is an artist's worst nightmare. It really does pay to check.
wookiehumper said: So what. Should no one try to execute on ideas that maybe similar? Thanks for the tip, but I take your advice with a grain of salt.
apeman said: Oh, and fremen eyes don't glow!
When you research a piece, you start by researching the things that exist. I really can't put it any simpler than that. You certainly don't insist that things are a way they're not, or it just looks bad. You certainly don't insist on something when the original version has a special part that says otherwise, with absolutely no room for misunderstanding.
Because you do that? Wow.
apeman said: You post detailed unwarranted misleading information and proclaim "I know Dune", then you take a friendly correction as a personal attack.Who wins here?
apeman said: Ah, you got me on the quote - I muddled myself in choosing between long quotes or snappy wording. It should have been, "I know this stuff". The rest stands.
My first post was hopefully helpful and constructive (I do try and a good Dune shirt benefits us all). But then remember your little rant in the next post post about doing proper research (preceded by nothing that supported an inaccurate assertion) and calling me (quote) "the kind of person that insists on defining their own reality"…
…because I happen to remember a bit more about a book I liked than you did. Yes, almost certainly a little bit aggressive. You were out of line.
John Schoenherr is just a guy who drew pictures. Brilliant pictures, but he didn't write Dune - this is bait-and-switch. In reference to your original, "You're selling to geeks. Dune geeks know this stuff." (again, that is a quote) was it really that out of place to point out something that a Dune geek would know?
Followed by a smiley!
apeman said: The first smiley was sincere, until you turned it into an attack. That was nice.
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