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Fanart Flops. (Possibly NSFW)

Fanart is a fickle fellow. In the hands of a talented artist with a genuine love for the game it can turn out to be a wonderful tribute to a character or series, in the hands of a less talented artist it can turn out to be a picture of Sonic and Knuckles doing it......or Sora and Roxas doing it.........or Ken and Ryu doing it. Anyway the point is fanart usually falls into one of two categories, those that are sublime and those that are off putting. But sometimes a piece of fanart can fall somewhere in the middle, sometimes the artist just flubs it up a bit, sometimes they devote themselves to a horrible idea, and sometimes itís just funny out of context.

Whatever the reason, some fanart just ends up looking a bit ďoffĒ so Iíve decided to explore (exploit) these pieces, to examine them (to laugh at them) and maybe find out what makes the fan community of a game tick (find out what the hell is wrong with these people).

Before that though, Iíve set myself a few rules for this blog series to keep things interesting.

First, the pictures must be created by a somewhat talented artist, it would be too easy and not very fun for anyone if I just posted outright shitty drawings. The pictures should be an example of talent that would be best spent elsewhere.

Second, I wonít post pictures that are intended to be funny or off putting. Seeing a Helgast wearing nothing but a Borat thong is supposed to be funny and make you cringe.

Third, as a sign of good faith and solidarity (and to make myself feel like less of a bastard for doing this) I will end each blog with a piece of fanart I created myself. To prove that while I might make fun of this stuff, itís not like I can do any better.

Just for an example Ė Hereís a piece of good fanart.

See you next time............I hope...
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About Handyone of us since 1:44 PM on 09.14.2009

Welcome to the blog.... you must be bored. anyway im Handy, I'm a student in Ireland and I'm here to talk about whatever may come into my mind....so not much then.

Lets see... Iíve been playing games pretty much my whole life, since my Commodore back in the day to my ps3 now Iíve been hooked. Actually come to think of it I canít remember a time I wasnít playing games. Canít say I have a favourite genre, I like to try a bit of everything, though I will go to town on a good RPG. Iíll have something to fill in this space as soon as my life becomes interesting.

^^^ Seriously, I wrote that like four years ago and still nothing interesting has happened.

Like everyone else on Destructoid Iím at a loss on what to fill this space with so I guess Iíll just catalogue my greatest hits, if you can call a loose collection of lists and borderline pornographic fanart ďgreatest hitsĒ.

Listmania Ė Because liking something isnít as important as liking it in the correct order.

Game plots that are clearly rip-offs: Part two

Gamings Greatest Slinky Invisible Women with Huge Asses

E3 Approaches: The E3 survival guide!

Something about E3: 34 things youíll have to hear soon

Lost? Lonely? Looking for Love?

Gamingís worst legal guardians

Gaming DIY

Valentineís Day, Shmalentineís.....Shmay

Get a new look at the Gaming Salon!


The NPC survival guide

Game lessons that donít work in real life

Fanart Flops Ė Because you must suffer.

Fanart Flops: Back by (Un)Popular Demand

Fanart Flops: Eyebleach, I Choose You Edition

Fanart Flops: Octopus Hojo Edition

Fanart Flops: Stop Raping My Childhood Edition

Fanart Flops. (Possibly NSFW)

Wankery Ė The terrible results of when I pretend Iím smart.

Dear Industry: I Am Not a Psychopath

Final Fantasy Versus Itself

Only Human

The culture Gap

Sargasm Ė Because Iím kind of a dick.

Darksiders 2 in a nutshell

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

How Dare You, Capcom

Death to Red Shepard!

How to make a sequel

Why FFXIII is the worst one EVAR!

The Scandalous Scam of Samit Sarkar!

In the name of SCIENCE!!!

Front page Ė When Destructoid has terrible lapses in judgement.

Top 12 Videogame porno parodies (NSFW)

Handyís X-mas X-travaganza begins now!

Game plots that are clearly rip-offs

Comments of the Week: Busst Stop

Comments of the week: George Michael Warfare 3

Donít forget Comments of the Week

Comments of the Week: Tinfoil Hat Edition

Just because.
PSN ID:Handy2


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