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Just look at this guy... by MrEnter Just look at this guy... by MrEnter
He thinks he can tell me how to make a cake!? Doesn't he know that I can make a cake anyway that I want! I bet this person isn't even a real chef! >:[

Does this sound ridiculous? That's because it is. It's about as ridiculous as "this guy thinks he can tell people how to write stories/cartoons!? People can write them any way they want! He isn't even a cartoonist himself!"

Yes, I'm not making tutorials, but the claim is basically the same. It assumes that there isn't things in a story that you have to do to make it complete. I get this one even more than "it's just a cartoon" or "it's just for kids" ones, and it is built on terrible logic. And yes writing is an art, but there's also a craft to it. Like pottery. You need to know how to use the clay, how to let things dry, how to properly use a kiln, etc. For storytelling, you need to know how to use characters, plot, dialogue, etc.

Sorry, it's just that this stuff is kinda beginning to get to me with all of the family stress going on.
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WonkyTonkBotty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In a nutshell, this thing Mr Enter is talking about is just a mere ad hominem in lite of a real argument, so no one should really be fazed by it.
wolfzilla88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Heh... Ding Dong cake.
moonfire-dovahkiin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that must be why the cake is called giant ding dong
silversongwriter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Giant ding dong.... lol
Foulmouthed-Fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Geh. Who puts corn syrup in homemade cake, anyway?
DeethIrteen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"You can't tell people what to do! People can write stories any way they want!"

This is often said by people who don't actually give a shit about the story-writing process. Or they think their audience is composed of morons who can't tell whether something has effort or not. If someone really cares about what they're creating, they'd stop and consider how to make it better in every way they can, and whenever the opportunity arises. Great stories take a lot of effort to write.
DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Sorry if I sound stupid, but I don't get what the problem is. Could someone explain?
Electricalgeek Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
don't feel bad, i don't get the problem either
Ninjageek234 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
The problem is people are saying Mr. Enter shouldn't tell people how to make cartoons simply because he wasn't a cartoonist at the time of this post.
DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Ah, I just read the description a bit more carefully. I get it now.
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