i don't get it, you're saying this was a shitty community?
Not shitty per se, but a very young, immature and aggressive community of prepubescents and edgy teenagers. Back in the day of SPB it was constant arguing and bickering from everybody for the littlest things. This has been going on before I even joined. This place was fun as hell, I won't take that away, but I won't sugarcoat that this was a community of everybody at each others throats.
I'm destructin, or Arnold, which is my real name. I was on the NG thread waaay back. I go to college and have a girlfriend called Veronica and we'd been together for a month now. I met her in class and we hit it pretty well afterwards. One time we went to starbucks together and she tripped spilling coffee on another person, it was crazy. I don't really talk to anybody from here anymore except for McJ, we're totally cool. I pushed art aside as a hobby and decided to go into Mathematics, trying to become a math teacher and what not. I'm reaching 25 and it's pretty crazy how time just runs past you. Well, SPB was a wild ride. I remember when I first started, it was crazy and everybody was so nice to each other, such a textbook good community. Everyone drew and participated, it was a real treat to be here. Well, I'm glad it's finally meeting it's maker, the idea kinda was dragging along and it deserves a good bye.
I come here occasionally to ban bots for some reason (I also have to update my grudge with luzuzhakjsfn.) Anyway, the only ones I can think of that didn't know anything starting out and became really good is MVG and Shackles. Anyone else had practice way before. I think MVG is a great example because he started out really bad as an 11 year old kid, but he was one of the few guys who actually attempted to improve their stick figures and actually begin drawing full bodied characters more often to the point that's all he drew. He's a fantastic artist now, 17 years old and way ahead of anyone that was that age, I fucking sucked when I was 17 (and still do.)