As you probably know, I spent about a week total in CatzK3
's artwar. I have nothing against Catz, the way he is running the artwar (side note, way better than how I handled Unus Solum) or his universe. But, I felt I should explain how I operate and why the artwar and the community around it (which is filled with awesome people who you should really check out gg-artwar.deviantart.com/
) caused me to leave.
I'm the no fun allowed kind of guy.
When I draw fighter jets, for example, I really like getting into the practicality of the aircraft. Sure, the designs are ultimately hampered by my lack of a wind tunnel or ability to measure radar cross sections (I hear that Stealthflanker has something... may hack his computer or something
), but I have a decent knowledge of what would make a good fighter for the role it is meant to have. So, I struggle to just lay back and have fun with a design that simply wouldn't work for some pretty fundamental reasons...
I apply that outside of aircraft as well. When I started getting into the guns for Unus Solum, I began trying to read up on how firearms work as much as I could (enough that I'm half sure the RCMP is keeping an eye on me
). Sure, that doesn't mean everything I do would work, but I don't mind being told it wouldn't work and making the proper adjustments. (shout out to everyone who told me you can hold a firearm in x way, I'll never make that mistake again!). In fact, I really appreciate it! I want to get things right!
But Ravajava! Telekentic girlies, floating battleships and hypersonic fighter jets! These aren't real!
True. But, wrapping these things in as much real world packaging as possible, in my opinion, eases a reader/viewers suspension of disbelief. I just can't get into a ridiculous but cool concept if the dressing is equally fantastical.
It's why I prefer BSG to Star Wars. But there is a place for Star Wars clearly, seeing how popular it is. So that doesn't make the alternative bad, it's just not my taste really.
So, TLDR: I just compared Gun Gear to Star Wars.