First off Jay, no one here gives half a s*** about your assessment of our relative skills. Your entire tenure on these forums has been defined by a toxic attempt to suck up to the guy you perceived was considered the best and to ride his coat-tails by declaring yourself second only to him in terms of talent, and then needlessly introducing negative sentiments and pointless, petty conflict into pre-existing, good-natured discussion amongst the veterans of this forum, who would otherwise be enjoying themselves here in a spirit of friendly discourse about technique.I find it to be extremely disturbing that someone who hasn't demonstrated not even a tenth of your talent is a savant in analyizing your creation to this degree of scrutiny which airs on the said of admonishment. To go in-depth to this extend is clearly a sign of jealousy and envy.
And here's the fundamental truth, bro: you're not that good. I can name off of the top of my head at least 20 contributors here in just the the last few years who have demonstrated a much more substantial, sustained, varied, and technically demanding body of shared content than you. I've seen another couple dozen at HappyColour's site that impress more with ten images than you have with your entire corpus thus far. And I don't spend a lot of time on Reddit, but the principle of proportionality suggests there must be more than a hundred contributors there with more impressive work. Dude, you churn out vague Transformers facsimiles, WWE wrestlers, and Dragon Ball mock-ups. I'm not saying your technique doesn't show promise, but seriously: get back to me with your ranking list when you shown the least bit of originality in your work. Until then, will you please just shut the hell up about it?
Because the rest of us are tired of hearing about it. Seriously, in addition to the fact that you've been explicitly told about this in threads, and repeatedly asked to stop trying to stir the s***, trust me that it also goes around in DMs whenever you show up. There are even people who just don't want to get involved with Gatsu's threads any more because of the energy you bring into those discussions and the fact that he, being the one person who you might listen to, doesn't call it out more. Seriously dude--you're doing that to the threads of one of the most well regarded contributors here. Imagine how little people want to go to your threads, and maybe stop to consider a different approach to your interactions here than always having to play this ranking game of attacking people you don't like (and at random) so that you can compare them to someone else and you can slip in comments implying your own relative skill. Seriously, it's such a transparently desperate mechanism for trying to bootstrap your reputation, and you must be aware on some level that you are doing it.
Having addressed the context of your latest little flame-baiting comment, let me address the core of its sentiment: Glitch and I are friends--or at least I'd like to think the term applies here, despite our interactions being limited to this one place--and we've been sharing thoughts on eachother's work consistently for ages, both on eachother's threads and through DM. I think we get along as much because of our mutual respect for eachother's civility and warm expressions of collaboration as for any other reason, but the dynamic between us is also shaped by the fact that we respect gifts in each other that the other does not have, and we surprise eachother with what we do. Far from being generally critical of Glitch's style, I think he's one of the best creators here.
Because he does things which are truly unique, and that's probably the hardest thing to do, given the constraints of the editor we are all working with. Now there are some people who do things which surprise and even occasionally make me scratch my head with object work: Vilarcane, Superdurand, Gatsu, Umbra4Life and I myself, to name a few, all have a certain attraction to this avenue for innovation. And of course good surface work can make or break a design, no matter how restrained or experimental it is. But who else uses stickers to simulate entirely novel outfit appearance from existing assets like Glitch does? He has as distinct a style as any one single person in the extended community. He's like 8WR's Andy Warhol. :)
I shared those sentiments (or most of them anyway) with Glitch just the other day, and there has never been anything other than cordiality and pleasant exchanges between the two of us. Which is why it is so obnoxious that you went out of your way to reach back through all of the gushing comments passing between us to find a comment where I share an opinion on a niche technical/style point, so you can try to start a shitstorm merely because it might afford you the chance to insert comments about your own ranking along the way. Again, get out of here with that sad s***: 1) Glitch isn't being torn down by me in any sense: we are friends talking about our shared (and yes, occasionally divergent) tastes in aesthetics and approaches to technique. and 2) Even if I was attacking him, trust me, he wouldn't need you to defend himself. None of us do--no one is ever asking you to be this self-appointed enforcer of whether or not someone is talented enough to be allowed to interact with the person whose ass you currently have your nose up. So please find another way to be here, because we've all got your number now with regard to this pattern.
Glitch, my friend: I apologize for the volume of this post in your thread. Let me know if you want me to collapse it or some such.