AbEgho wrote:Such parameters are arbitrarily set, so, in this case, it is really unreasonable to argue!
I think you take me too seriously here.
I'll try to explain myself better.
You can't indiscriminately criticise an artist for whatever petty minutiae you observe in his work!
The thing is, that I don't do that. There are plenty of stuff you could nitpick on in DC and anime/manga in general, but I don't really do that.
Replicating a character from another work is definitely not "petty minutiae"
AbEgho wrote:Well that definitely facilitated the process of the initial creation of DC; which in turn allowed him to avoid a potential writer's block that would have left Gosho idling aimlessly on how to begin a story, instead of coming up with other more important element in DC that we know have.........
It wouldn't have bothered me if Magic Kaito was never published and remained only on drafts that would have been released later. Then I would have agreed with you.
If for example J.K. Rowling would start to write another book series, and the protagonist's personality and behavior would be just like Harry Potter's, do you honestly believe that book critics would let her get away with it?
Kleene Onigiri wrote:Well, there are some other mangakas that have just "one palette of characters" that totally look the same. Like being reincarnated in another story over and over again, and the story is usually also quite identical. And those mangakas are still popular.
Just because they are popular doesn't mean that they are beyond criticism. BUT, just because I criticize them, doesn't mean I have a problem with them being popular or that they shouldn't be popular. I might even enjoy their stories and characters even if it's all a replica, but that does not counter my ability to criticize. I can enjoy their work, but at the same time also criticize them.
Kleene Onigiri wrote:Well, Magic Kaitou didn't work so well. So gosho made a new story and copied his characters a bit, since he liked the characters.
The thing is, that I have never said that it's "the worst thing ever and that Gosho should burn in hell for that". I only said what Kleene said above. Does it ruin the manga? Obviously not.
There are fun characters and I like the story. If I really had so many problems with the series, I wouldn't have been here now would I?
Many people think that criticism is just a different form of antagoning the work, but it really isn't.
Even we, as human beings, must deal with criticism all the time. The question is, how do you take it. I'm am a musician, so I have to deal with many people who criticize me all the time, so of course I can go in the easy route and say that they are just indiscriminately criticizing me for whatever petty minutae they observe in what I do - but would that really help me? I don't think so.
I can accept what they say and try to get better.
I criticize myself all the time, for example - I wrote a new song, but the way the melody of chorus is structured, it is just like the chorus of the previous song I wrote. Now, do I think it is the worst thing in the world? No. Does it ruin the whole song? No. But does it show that I was being creative? Again, I have to go with no.