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November 4, 2012


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Alright maties, EPISODE 4 OF WORD OF CHEN LIVE has been officially released.

Make sure to click the link and watch the show to enjoy a reading of my latest dark poem 'Sensual Torture', being release right now in fact. I hope you enjoy it and remember to wish me well for my exams (and watch the vid and like it :3). I'll be back officially on the 20th (technically 21st with my comeback episode) so please look forward to all the epic things that are coming for you this summer! (Australian summer so winter for you guys xD).



-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Poll to select my theme song is up and READY ^^


Excuse the swearing right in the title. I should bring you all up to speed.

So today I received a critique on 'Someday I'd Like to Be A Pirate', it was a critique made with an elitist tone, by this artist :iconshehrozeameen:. At first I played it off in the usual way, smiling and writing my usual responses that I give when someone posts something unfavourable. He showed me a deviation that was "better" than mine and I "congratulated" him.

Then he sends me this note:

"shehrozeNCVI said the following:

I must reiterate here and now, I apologize for the use of the word "wank" in the comment "sparing" between you and *NotenSMSK. BUT, I do not refrain from my use of the word "kid" and thus, the tone with which I critiqued your work "someday I want to be a pirate".

Argue as much as you like, and cry just as much over my "cold fastidious approach", BUT that was low - coming from a person who wrote "Waking Nightmare", "An Oath to my Father", "Can I Cut Yet", among a noted few, that was both careless, and shallow.

It wasn't even focused enough to emphasize the point that most of your other works make - I'm sorry, but if you've been here on dA, either you shouldn't have written that poem in the first place, or if you did, stop writing superior works then.

THIS community has too many nauseatingly poor writers already... don't join the posse; I may not always agree with you, but I admit you've got a tried and tested strategy to make your point.

Use it anyway you want, that's not my headache: we all have our own agenda and idea of how we work. You know yours and I know mine.

But this is from a person who... for the sake of it... looks at your works and finds SOMETHING worth reading. Don't post shallow stuff like "someday I want to be a pirate" unless you explicitly state it so (that its for parody's sake, and it should be taken as a humorous lark, and fans deserve a break from the usual 'deep' interaction) because its an insult to your fans
(who, I'm sorry to say, are idiots and morons) and its an insult to people who prefer being neutral, and silently nodding your approach.

I hope I've made my point clear. Yes, if you decide on debating over the matter, then let me emphasize I couldn't give a rat's hell-hole what your response is.



The bolded part is obviously what got me fired up. Anyone may insult me as much as you like. PLEASE go ahead, take as many pot shots at me and my art. Call me stupid, call me a poor writer, call me a pirate wannabe, call me whatever you want. I don't give a damn, BUT don't ever insult my fans =__=

Here was the response that I wrote to him after which I blocked him:

"Let me try and explain it to you in a way that you might understand.

No. I will not make 'high-quality' works all the time. Nobody wants to watch the same type of program all the time every day.

I am a varied poet, addressing all styles and ALL different types of genres.

If I wish to post something child-like, then I most certainly will and if it receives a good response (and it makes someone happy) then that's all that matters to me.

I am not an elitist and I see no purpose in shying away from making numerous products to suit the consumer taste in the market.

You may insult me all you like, I don't care much for my own dignity, BUT NEVER call my fans 'idiots and morons'. You are someone who simply enjoys looking down on others. I've been down that path a long time ago and I realised, it's the worst way to be.

Even if someone is not as strong as you in a particular subject, even if someone is not as good as you, I see no reason to look down upon them.

We are only writers and we are only popular because of those who bear us up upon their shoulders. They carry us, painfully, to the top on the stage, NOT so that we may look down upon them or pass judgement, but so that we can perform and give them a good show.

If being a fool is what entertains my audience, then a fool I am. I shall be blocking you now. I wish to have nothing to do with someone who openly judges others as 'idiots and morons'.

Chen Yuan Wen"

I hope to emphasize the following point:

If entertaining you all makes me a fool, THEN LET THIS PIRATE BE A FOOL!

I will NEVER stop writing for my fans, REGARDLESS of who my fans may be, for it is only because of them that I even have a reason to write and work hard at all.

I therefore hope that ANY of you amongst my watchers, who know of this deviant :iconshehrozeameen:, understands that he is an elitist that only cares for his "writing" and simply wants to use it to show off how "clever" and "smart" that he is. Individuals who do not understand how to love the public and how to reciprocate the affection that they are given, do not deserve to the be in the world of Arts and Entertainment.

You want to look down on someone? Join politics. I'm here to make people, smile, shiver, laugh and cry, based on the many masks I wear whilst performing on the stage of my Deviant Art.

Again, I apologise for the swearing in the title, but I can NEVER stand an artist that looks down upon the fans.

You, my readers, are the ones who give me a reason to live and something to hold on to when the pressure of performing gets to be too hard. A leader is only one if he has someone to lead...a writer is only one, if he has someone to read.

I thank you all for being here for you. You are my world.

I adore you dearly,
Chen Yuan Wen
  • Mood: Furious
  • Listening to: Some rather angry soundin' raps
  • Reading: The vast resevoir of literature on DA
  • Watching: Every wave on the sea fer a hint o' treasure
  • Playing: Grand Fantasia...always wanted t' be a Necromancer
  • Eating: Cup Ramen - Even Pirates love Ramen
  • Drinking: Grape juice, I don't drink lad...
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passionatepremise Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh god. His message was atrocious.
Hun, I'm so glad you took appropriate action, because no one
should degrade someone else's piece of work because it's not "high quality,"
as you and he said. :pissedoff: <.< I adore your writing - and I do not care about the quality of it-it's what comes from the heart that counts. And as a writer, I understand how furious you are-I would be just as equally irritated and angry myself should someone do that to me. :tighthug: :heart:
We're here for you, hun...and we're your adoring fans. <3
And we care about and love every single piece of work of yours! <3
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... So, I looked at the guy's profile... and... geeze... Trying to look at his journal... made me feel small, the way he words everything feels boastful... and his poetry... well, what I read of it honestly wasn't that enjoyable to read...
I fully agree with you, WordOfChen... This guy is a stuck-up.
To blatantly treat you, like that? And then insult those who read and enjoy your work!?!?!!!
...It takes every ounce of restraint in my body to not send him a scathing note, or start up ranting here...
Let me now say... I support *WordOfChen and his works! :dummy:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Writer
This incident happened ages ago and has long been settled now xD. As a fan said, there is no need for bad blood. I have my style and he has his, let us be a community that respects that difference, even when it might be unpleasant ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
SplitNinja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about conflict.o.o; Nice to see that you stood up for us though.^^
Dawnfad Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
-sighs- i have been watching you, for a while now. i took the time to read a bunch of stuff and look at both sides, i do feel you over reacted.. to some degree. also i don't think showing your fans that message up there, was a good idea unless you want them to troll him... then in that case you make yourself a troll :P this is coming from someone who likes your poetry, most of the time.. hell i faved a few works of yours cause i loved them, and still do.

the fact is to me, it looks like you made this journal to make the fans go after him. i do not think you did this for them.. and i'm not picking a side however your actions, in the wake of it were childish.

but perhaps a need more sleep eh.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Well you're allowed your own opinion on this matter xD I simply felt that this was necessary and most of my fans knew trolling him was on the list of activities (and most didn't).

However I also don't think it's good for an artist to be able to demean others and get away with it under the cover of 'privacy'. When something is said, you must take responsibility for it. That, at least, is what I believe :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish there were more people like you, Chen.

The world needs more people like you.
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I bet that people like him will never learn. One day he will fall in the hole he's digging for the others.
And sometime soon, I believe I'll watch all of your shows!:)
DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing as others write big, huge comments about how simple-minded that dude was, I cannot do it. I'm just not really good at looking away to people who do bad things, even though I can understand that was really rude. And I'm not much of a writer, either, so I can't decide much if that critique was good or bad or just in the middle of two. But I think that was a rather raw way to write a critique. Anyhow, I will write a short reply to that dude's way of critiscizing people.

Well, as I read it, I can say it seriously made me furious, as well. I mean, how can one make such lowly statements about both the artist and his fans? I think that's obviously going really low, and a way to buy new haters. He himself must be a hater. Haters gonna hate, but that's the thing about it. I think the dude is jealous of your way of rolling in your awesome writer career!

I'd be angry if someone insulted my fans, too (if I had some, that is)! And of course, I wouldn't like someone laughing in my face, either. I think that dude is another hater and troll who wants piss someone off (excuse me for the statement)...

You're awesome, Chen! If we pulled through the other haters, we can cross this, too. But honestly, I think something must be done about such flaming and harrassment (which it, practically is).
There my 'small comment' went... ah well.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, don't worry Linda, my only concern was the fans in this case. As you know, haters are a part of an artist's life and I've always advocated that we should ignore them where possible. Except when they start attacking innocent people. THEN the gloves come off xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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