Say something nice or don't say anything at all, seriously.
And really I do mean it. Not saying anything at all is perfectly and completely acceptable.
I feel like I've reached a critical mass for ass hole-y comments, both in comments about my work, comments directed at me, or comments I've read others make about other peoples' work.
Why would anyone think it is ok to say about a webcomic or to a webcomic creator "Your comic isn't as good as this one over here so don't expect me to be supportive", "I've never heard of your comic before, therefor I don't care about it", "You didn't update for a while, so I stopped ever reading it ever again", "Why would I buy your comic when it is available for free?"
Just spare me.
I am going to cultivate a good attitude in my work. This is a group effort in creativity. My comic is not in competition with that comic over there. If it is, then go pick that comic over there, I can't even bring myself to argue with you to stay and read mine.
If you like my comic, I WANT YOU TO GO READ OTHER COMICS TOO AND LIKE THEM TOO. God help me, there will never be a TG clique.
I understand the whole business side of things where you want to accumulate readers and have their loyalty. There are good and bad ways to go about this.
If you don't like something, just don't comment on it. Just leave it alone and let it do its thing over there where you don't have to look at it.
This journal isn't about me wanting you to leave a comment that makes me feel good. I just never want anyone to think "I LIKE TG SO I CANNOT LIKE THAT OVER THERE I AM TOO GOOD FOR IT."
Not at all the case ever.
Not that anyone here would even feel that way.