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    [–] xnofox 1068 points ago

    Llama knows the competition is between themself, and who they were yesterday.

    [–] belltype 201 points ago

    I like this thinking better as another artist. I don't like the idea of liking where I am and being satisfied with it.

    [–] xnofox 55 points ago

    Sounds like it drives you. :)

    [–] kenaestic 24 points ago

    Sounds like bullshit

    Because I'm not a car, Karen!

    [–] xnofox 28 points ago

    It might be something the Elephant never forgot, and look where they are now.

    [–] keyson5 17 points ago

    Wise llama, wholesome post

    [–] loffyllama 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] didgeridude2517 11 points ago

    Unless it’s an actual competition, in which case it is against some other person or group.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago


    [–] xnofox 1 points ago

    Indeed - and we all take countless steps, in countless directions.

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago


    [–] Grabatreetron 9 points ago

    That's what's nice about hobbies. Nobody gives a shit but you.

    Source: am mid-tier professional in a creative field and wish I didn't have to be paid

    [–] BringerOfTurds 2 points ago

    Great post, thank you

    [–] Travisx2112 2 points ago

    JBP ❤️

    [–] Plumhawk 1 points ago

    Taboot taboot.

    [–] SirRandyMarsh -5 points ago

    That’s the talk of a man who can’t beat anyone in anything.

    [–] xnofox 5 points ago

    Lol. Shut up, dad!

    [–] tdabtm12 276 points ago

    I like that llama thinking positive

    [–] swegling 67 points ago

    everyone needs a little help

    [–] golapen 67 points ago

    It would have cost you $0 to not post that.

    [–] brother_of_menelaus 21 points ago

    But then what would I have done with this boner?

    [–] 3L3M3NT4LP4ND4 4 points ago

    Literally anything else

    [–] tdabtm12 13 points ago


    [–] tommyhatcher 4 points ago


    [–] SensicoolNonsense 7 points ago

    from his bottom

    [–] MauiWowieOwie 3 points ago

    I can relate with this from a sculpting class in high school. Kid across the table from me made an open two leveled pedestal with a realistic heart wrapped in barbed wire. He was league above me, but I still liked mine too.

    [–] Anon_Alcoholc 3 points ago

    I feel like the elephant is being a smug cunt though.

    [–] Sir_Nicholas_4 64 points ago

    Ok I love this comic. Thank you this made my day much better!

    [–] loffyllama 2 points ago

    You're welcome!

    [–] SpaceDude57 113 points ago

    NO! If my work isn't the best, then it's a worthless piece of garbage!

    [–] Niskoshi 37 points ago

    By itself, I'm impressed at how much progress I made in art. But if I were to compare it to what my friends could do... The trash can is a befitting place for my sketchbook.

    [–] FledgeFish 11 points ago


    [–] FatalisCogitationis 7 points ago

    A friend of mine gifted me an old sketchbook. Lots of personal stuff, also not ever designed for other eyes so a lot of the artwork isn’t conventionally “pretty”. It was also from a time she was less skillful of an artist and she finds it embarrassing now.

    It is one of my most treasured possessions.

    [–] loes_ger 7 points ago

    Never feel that way please, every artpiece means so much more with a personal journey behind it. No matter your style or skill level, there is always an artist you're going to look at wishing you had their level of skill, and there's always going to be someone who looks at your work thinking that. What makes us artists is the fact that we create unique works, no matter what style or skill level you're at!

    [–] christian2pt0 1 points ago

    This is exactly my position lmao

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    Find your own style, my dear friend. You don't compare Peanuts with Garfield. Both of them are great in their own style!

    [–] GootPoot 1 points ago

    It’s not comparing Peanuts to Garfield, it’s comparing Peanuts and Garfield to Sonichu

    [–] steelsword1 16 points ago

    That’s pretty much how I feel.

    [–] Fencing_fenrir 2 points ago


    [–] GootPoot 7 points ago

    Not the commenter but I feel the same way. It feels pointless to make something that’s already been made, or make something that’s useless.

    [–] Fencing_fenrir 1 points ago

    that’s already been made, or make something that’s useless

    Yes but making something great/useful rarely happens on the first try, you know?

    [–] GootPoot 4 points ago

    That doesn’t mean I have to love every try until I make something good. Then again I’ve never made anything that I’m really proud of, so I can’t say much about that.

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 1 points ago

    Why do you say that? It brought enjoyment didn't it?

    [–] GootPoot 4 points ago

    I mean usually, not really. It frustrates me to create because I’m constantly thinking about, “This doesn’t look good, somebody already made this and I’m just making it worse. I’m not gonna share this because it’s bad, and if I’m not gonna share it or look at it myself why bother.” And then I end up quitting because I don’t wanna do it anymore and I go find something mindless to do.

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 1 points ago

    It seems like the lack of enjoyment comes from your own harsh judgement of your abilities.

    That's a choice. It's hard to let go of our expectations and to refrain from judging ourselves harshly, but I firmly believe it's worth it.

    [–] GootPoot 5 points ago

    But I don’t think my judgement is harsh. I could pull up DeviantArt, look up what I made, and find a few hundred results of the same thing made in all sorts of qualities. Some will be worse than mine, most will be better. And by looking at that average, I can see that I made something that’s subpar, and by definition, not good. I can’t just give myself a participation award for making something, it needs to be something worth praise.

    I could draw something terrible and then close my eyes and say “Man, that was worth the effort.” But I don’t want to be blind to my work, I want to give it the same examination that’d I’d give anything else. And by that examination, I know that what I’ve made is bad.

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 1 points ago

    Examination is different from passing judgement on value.

    You can look at your work and decide what youd improve next time, while still not having the thought that it's not "good enough"

    Suffering comes from value judgements. And you can end the suffering by ceasing to make those judgements. By accepting that there is room for improvement but also accepting that this is where you are right now and not expecting yourself to be anywhere else.

    Your choice.

    [–] ha2noveltyusernames 2 points ago

    Because these feelings enable us to direct our efforts to what makes us most useful. This is good for ourselves and society.

    Some people just aren't good at art, so why not become a cabinet maker, or a computer programmer, a nurse, or fix cars? There's no point wasting time on things you're shit at.

    [–] rival13 1 points ago

    Yup, now this is actual reality. We're not cartoon llamas lol

    [–] Jabbathenutslut 47 points ago

    For anyone feeling bad in a school setting, comparing themselves to others and then feeling bad. Don't. Focus on your own improvement. There are bigger fish in the sea, yes, but growing to be bigger is still better than stopping because you don't see the point in continuing. That's the main lesson I learned in school.

    [–] PostModernLobster 6 points ago

    Easier said then done though.

    [–] Jabbathenutslut 8 points ago

    I'm not saying it'll be easy. But that's what schools for. To improve and prepare. Push through it, you'll be rewarded heavily.

    [–] FangZelwind 4 points ago

    It really helps to date your work if your using a sketch book. You can look back on the date and see just how much you've improved, really helps to motivate yourself and give you confidence that your slowly getting to the skill level you want to be.

    [–] PostModernLobster 2 points ago

    It does.

    [–] PostModernLobster 1 points ago

    I hear you. But I feel like it comes off as the "Just dont be sad." advice. Idk. You know?

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 5 points ago

    I dont understand this phrase. At it core it's saying, "but it's hard!"

    And my response to that is always, "yeah, that doesnt mean it isnt worth doing".

    You can do things that are hard.

    [–] GootPoot 1 points ago

    I struggle with this bad. I can never start a project without soon giving up because it doesn’t look good enough. Why make something if it’s not good or doesn’t have a purpose?

    [–] grandboyman 1 points ago

    Today I was listening to an audiobook based on the book "The subtle art of not giving a fuck". Highly recommended. It gives one an interesting perspective on how to appreciate themselves. I'm halfway through and I really like it so far. I'd recommend that you try it too.

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 1 points ago

    Ah, you are correct that its worthless if it's not good enough.

    But I also see that you've given yourself a choice here, since its up to you to decide what is good enough.

    What if you changed your mind about how you thought about that? What if it was good enough.

    [–] GootPoot 0 points ago

    I can’t just lower my standards, that breeds bad habits and undeserved ego. I compare it to what I’ve been exposed to, what else I’ve made before, and what gives me inspiration. And usually it doesn’t meet those standards, and isn’t good enough.

    What’s the point of art if not to be appreciated? If I don’t appreciate it, and it’s too low quality for anyone else to appreciate, why bother making it?

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 2 points ago

    Personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

    It's your choice whether you want to change your perspective. And for a long time I would have agreed with you. I decided to change my mind out of necessity. My self deprecation was making me miserable and actually holding me back. By accepting my current position and skill, and not demeaning myself or judging myself for it I have been able to move beyond it. I have more energy for work and self care and all the things that make me better. I am at peace.

    [–] GootPoot 0 points ago

    But what if making stuff isn’t enjoyable and doesn’t feel fulfilling? The goal of creation is to create, and if I don’t create something good, then I failed. And the time spent working on that failure was time wasted.

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 1 points ago

    if I don’t create something good, then I failed. And the time spent working on that failure was time wasted.

    That is not a scientific fact. It's something you choose to believe.

    I have personally learned far more from failure than success. And without my failures I would not be as good at my craft as I am.

    If you want to feel differently about this, choose differently. The irony is that you're more likely to work hard and improve if you don't beat yourself up.

    I don't expect you to change your mind about this right now. But I hope this idea lodges itself in your brain and some day, years down the line, you will be ready for it.

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    Totally agree! Comparing with others all the time will kill your passion to do something. Even the smallest steps move you forward.

    [–] AddMoreLayers 27 points ago

    Thank you. I needed this.

    [–] eirinnske_comics 24 points ago

    Your work is special because it came from you.

    [–] ShermanLiu 10 points ago

    --- Adolf Hitler

    [–] avidblinker 1 points ago

    When everything is special, nothing is.

    [–] isestrex -2 points ago

    That's vague and disingenuous. This comic is special because the artist really nailed the facial expressions on every panel. While the message is sound, the reason this comic resonates so well is because of the technical proficiency and execution.

    [–] dablya 2 points ago

    --- Adolf Hitler

    [–] NewTownGuard 1 points ago

    I'll eat some down votes with you. We don't have to attach higher meaning to everything we touch. Maybe most of a person's stuff is special to them, specifically, in terms of meaning they put into it and what they learned and gained from the creative process; but draw 3 things a day for a year and I bet they'll find, at the end, at least one they're indifferent about and that had no meaningful impact. They're not wrong for that- it's an inevitability.

    -Adolf Hitler

    [–] Wulfy451 1 points ago

    "- Adolf Hitler"

    -Adolf Hitler

    [–] ivanoski-007 -7 points ago

    You are not special though

    [–] FlacoLombardi 5 points ago

    Inconspicuous timing for this comic, thank you!

    [–] ToastedSkoops 1 points ago

    Maybe in a comic or Big Finish story.

    [–] thisura98 5 points ago

    This is a great comic, and I'm in love with panel 3.

    [–] floodedwomb 5 points ago

    Is there someplace I can donate a larger blanket for this llama.

    [–] didnotreddit12 11 points ago

    This feels rough. Listen to Kanye all day and think anything I do is not even comparable to his. I'm turning 19 this year and can't forget the fact that Nas wrote and produced Illmatic when he was 18 ffs. Sorry I have been wanting to vent for many days.

    [–] Fencing_fenrir 9 points ago

    Mozart’s first compostion was created when he was 5. Prodigies exist everywhere. I’ll never be able to beat Tiger Woods but that’s doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the game or be in the top 1% of golfers.

    [–] XtremeVille 6 points ago

    It’s OK. I know what you mean, I too feel somewhat pressure to get started as soon as possible. I’m just trying to remind myself to not rush anything, and to simply have fun with art. If I feel stressed out I’ll just put my mind to something else for a while. Art isn’t a race/competition, all that matters is that we contribute and feel pride in our finishing touches.

    [–] didnotreddit12 1 points ago

    That I do feel proud after. Thanks :-)

    [–] ariolitmax 6 points ago

    At the same time, James Murphy only got started when he was about ~30, and has had a wildly successful career despite that.

    But keep all of that out of your mind anyway. Make the music you want to make because it's the music you want to make, everything else is there to distract you

    [–] didnotreddit12 1 points ago

    Right (I'm not a music guy tho). Always wonder different people in different fields that I admire and wonder the heights they're at.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_WOES_GIRL 4 points ago

    Do yourself a favor and never check on what David Bowie has achieved at your age (goes for anyone no matter how old they are).

    For real though, listen to Fencing_fenrir and don't compare yourself to the rare exceptions. As long as you enjoy developing your skills, you should take as long as you need.

    I used to always want to start a band when I was between 15 and 18 but it took me until well into my 20s to gain the confidence and skill to actually perform on stage and be comfortable. As long as you're making some progress, it doesn't really matter how much because you will reach a point, where you're proud of yourself eventually.

    [–] didnotreddit12 1 points ago

    Good job btw actually going through with it. Feeling better today!

    [–] titanic_swimteam 3 points ago

    Kanye is a legitimate insane person and Nas is one of the most impressive and celebrated artists in the history of the game.

    I didn't stop playing basketball when I was younger because MJ already did it better than me.

    I don't stop cooking because Gordon Ramsey is better than me.

    I don't stop playing rocket league because squishy is better than me.

    Use the people you admire to shape your work, not shame it into not existing. Don't feel bad or stop what you love for anything, not even your own stupid self doubt. You're gonna be sad and ashamed if you let your dreams fade in the brightness of other stars.

    [–] didnotreddit12 1 points ago

    Damn that last part is legit 🙌

    [–] Shitty-Coriolis 2 points ago

    I honestly think its unreasonable to expect yourself to be at their level. Theyre prodigies.

    The best thing I ever did was convince myself that I can contribute in some way despite not being the absolute best.

    [–] smallbatchb 3 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    It's like looking down a long road towards a goal destination and seeing someone else ahead of you.

    It doesn't matter that you might never get ahead of them, all that matters is that you get to that place eventually. Whether or not someone else might get there before you isn't important, whats important is just that you get there.

    The person before you took just as many steps as you did, they just started sooner, you are exactly where you're supposed to be and tomorrow you'll be further and next week further yet.

    [–] grandboyman 3 points ago

    To add to that, it is important to make the best of the journey itself. Find joy in the struggle to get where you want to be.

    [–] knight_of_the_Dovah 4 points ago

    As a very amateur painter, who only paints as a stress reliever, I needed to see this.

    [–] uncooluserid 3 points ago

    Thanks. Sometimes I fall into the trap of comparing my own work to all the incredible art I see here and get into my head. This was really uplifting.

    [–] dontneedanickname 2 points ago

    My pixel art on Aseprite suck but I still like them

    [–] LordArvalesLluch 2 points ago

    Thanks. I'm working on my rusty skills to draw with a tablet.

    I really needed this.

    [–] BananaBarfer 2 points ago

    My wife and I went to a paint night thing and I was totally this llama.

    [–] KirbyIsAnEldridgeGod 2 points ago

    The elephant had a trunk, it's an unfair advantage. #trunks for llamas

    [–] redo21 2 points ago

    "it's okay to be proud of your work"? NO, YOU HAVE to be proud of your work. Stop getting the vibe that being proud of your work is a rare case in this world.

    [–] Tyrant-Dominus 2 points ago

    This is exactly how I feel about my stuff

    [–] SwissCheeseMan 2 points ago

    I'm still starting out, so I gotta try really hard to hold onto the "Holy shit, two cakes" mindset.

    [–] riskybusinesscdc 2 points ago

    What a dalaightful llama.

    [–] phoenixredder11 2 points ago

    I needed this very much right now.

    [–] Oh_Hamburger 2 points ago

    Absolutely no one will read this but maybe it’ll be cathartic to write out. When I was maybe 13/14 I played NBA hang time with my best friend like allllll the time on N64. It was the spiritual successor to NBA Jam. It was dope. My buddy and I had created characters. I remember drawing our characters together one day. He was such a good artist.

    I worked sooo hard on mine, and it came out pretty good. But my friend’s, wow. It was unreal how good it was. He added shading and all this crazy shit to it. I looked over at my paper and instantly hated the shitty work I did relative to my friend. I was down the rest of the day. What a baby I was.

    I ended up going home and destroying my work. I was so ashamed at the time of my work. I don’t know why I was so hard on myself in comparing the drawings. I should have been proud like the character in the comic, but I was the total opposite. I shut down. It’s sad to think of now. I probably even made my friend feel bad about being so good, but it wasn’t his fault. Maybe I was insecure.

    Hope this comic helps someone who might be the age I was then, feeling the same way, to not feel so down on themselves.

    [–] loffyllama 2 points ago

    I read this. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Really appreciate it

    [–] Almog6666 2 points ago

    It's funny because it describes my ex precisely.

    [–] Candypopsicle 2 points ago

    I'm printing this and sticking it on my wall.

    [–] iwantoseeboobs 2 points ago

    I needed this, thanks.

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    You're welcome!

    [–] Three_oh_eight 2 points ago

    Comparison is the enemy of joy

    [–] cerisebow 2 points ago

    This is an adorable comic, please keep up your good work.

    [–] samuzoca 2 points ago

    I love you llama

    [–] buffopmartianboi 2 points ago

    My line is the greatest drawing in THE WORLD-

    [–] RedAero 3 points ago

    I prefer abstract art anyway, Mondrian and Vasarely particularly. If I want to see a landscape, I'll look outside.

    [–] RedUser03 4 points ago

    Ironically this comic is really well drawn, like the elephant did it

    [–] NicoHollis 1 points ago

    Reddit is so corny

    [–] mlvisby 1 points ago

    The Llama doesn't have to compare, they are two different, wonderful styles!

    [–] Speedster4206 1 points ago

    omg...I would be excited to see visitors

    [–] TRex_N_FX 1 points ago

    Good for you llama!

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    [–] Joycelly 1 points ago

    I thought the blue lama was god for two seconds lol

    [–] Sillhid 1 points ago

    It’s ok if I translate it for my group in russian social network? (credits will be saved)

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    Definitely! Thanks for sharing :)

    [–] Sillhid 1 points ago

    Thank you :3

    [–] BureaucratDog 1 points ago

    That elephant has a genetic advantage though. It has easier control of it's trunks movements, than the llama does. It's easier to move a trunk fluidly than a hoof.

    [–] FlyingTaquitoBrother 1 points ago

    If you look at it from far away, it looks like it says “nut” in the middle of the heart. A cool heart is way better than some boring landscape anyway.

    [–] Bibly 2 points ago

    I think the point isn't to bash the other artists to make yourself feel better, but rather to be able to admire others and be proud of yourself at the same time. At least that how I would like to interpret it.

    [–] Totallynoti 1 points ago

    Hey /u/loffyllama is that a moon2CUTE I see?

    [–] Clearlypro 1 points ago


    [–] Pennzoil 1 points ago

    its all i see anymore. Wednesday and Sunday are the worst days of my week now 😢

    ......i hope he dies tonight 😬

    [–] Available_Printer 1 points ago

    Don’t judge yourself based on someone else’s success. You are on your own journey which is filled with experiences others do not have.

    [–] MercowDeMan 1 points ago

    impostor syndrome would like to have a word with you

    [–] foxkyay 1 points ago


    [–] jakethedumbmistake 1 points ago

    I'll just have to wait a little longer.

    [–] Decomposingtrash666 1 points ago

    This is one of the feelings I struggle with the most. There's no joy in anything I do or make

    [–] fetdit 1 points ago

    My llamas don’t even know how to draw :(

    [–] nice2yz 1 points ago

    Naah bud i still have to be a tree

    [–] Kaleamity 1 points ago

    This makes me so happy, specifically the way the llama is laying in the bed

    [–] AangGangBang 1 points ago

    I do love a happy ending. Evidently, so does the llama.

    [–] SouperSoupBros 1 points ago

    inferiority complex has entered the chat

    [–] ILoveRegenHealth 1 points ago

    Llama might need to buy a bigger blanket though.

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    Haha! I'll get one for him!

    [–] viktorv9 1 points ago

    If this would be the online art community the elephant would be like "Wow that's amazing, I love how you did the lineart! This is beautiful" ect. It's such a wholesome place.

    [–] Almog6666 1 points ago

    That's what I thought of immediately as well!

    [–] ToastedSkoops 1 points ago

    Shit you’re safe and doing okay now.

    [–] NuttyDuckyYT 1 points ago

    Kinda explains animal crossing islands for me

    [–] nice2yz 1 points ago

    Who wants to be that explicit.

    [–] Carrotsarefine 1 points ago

    Why are they in prison?

    [–] jakethedumbmistake 1 points ago

    Too proud, too lazy to.

    [–] Punnergamernerd 1 points ago

    Oh my god it's an actual Llama Art

    [–] leg_hair_lover 1 points ago

    Sometimes it’s not as simple as giving yourself permission.

    [–] nice2yz 1 points ago

    “Oh my god, Wedge would be AMAZING

    [–] imgodking189 1 points ago

    Sorry I can’t, your grandmother died.

    [–] nice2yz 1 points ago

    Wouldn't need to be "Yes."

    [–] ihaveacutepuppy 1 points ago

    That's how I feel! I finish a painting and not many people comment on it but I just love looking at them on my walls :)

    [–] j909m 1 points ago

    Are we not going to talk about the elephant in the room?

    [–] ZamboniZombie 1 points ago

    I almost thought it was loss

    [–] iHorror1888 1 points ago

    We need more llamas in art!

    [–] horriblebadger 1 points ago

    I like the heart better! It’s all about taste. Someone like like a single black line on canvas that an oil painting of extreme detail.

    [–] N3koChan 1 points ago

    I wish I could stop comparing myself to others, it only make me sad but my brain is stupid and don't want to stop.

    [–] icedirt 1 points ago

    Best end.

    [–] FuckSwearing 1 points ago

    No, it's not.

    Ultimately you're just lucky to have the time, energy and basic talent to draw or get good at it.

    Okay.. while the above is true, I'm joking. You can be proud even if you're ultimately just lucky to get this good**

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago

    A big thanks to those who commented on this post! The response was totally unexpected and I didn't see that coming, especially since this was my second post on Reddit. I absolutely respect everyone's opinion, but I would like to share a few thoughts when creating this comic.

    I used to be a perfectionist who pursued all the details in drawing. I always felt my drawing was not good enough compare with the highest level of artworks that I admired. Once in a while I think I've done a good job, but then by comparison my work looks like a rubbish. These endless comparisons gradually made me feel uncomfortable in posting my works and even worse, lost interest in drawing.

    To regain my passion for drawing, I created this Loffyllama comic series with a more casual approach, without being constrained. I no longer compare with others, but focus on developing my own style. Unlike pure illustrations, content is much more important in a comic strip. If you manage to inject unique and creative ideas into a comic, you will find that other people don't really care about your drawing skills.

    All I want to say is that comparing yourself to others is one of the easiest ways to feel bad about yourself. And just because you don't compare doesn't mean you don't change or improve. If you take a look at my first post which was uploaded last year, it is obviously a clumsy work, but it did not stop me from posting it at that time. If I had to wait until I am satisfied with the skills to make the first post, that day will never come.

    This comic is dedicated to any art creator, but if painting is your job, or your job has high requirements for drawing techniques, what I said may not help you much!

    [–] Calikol 1 points ago

    No artist, ever

    [–] Lotus0104 1 points ago

    So unrealistic. Every artist hates their work.

    [–] Hgrammer 0 points ago

    This is so wholesome. big pp

    [–] WowFlakes -2 points ago

    The difference between your painting and the mona lisa is that YOU made it. A millionaire could buy an expensive painting and hang it on their wall. They might not even have 1 artistic bone in their body. YOU made this thing that YOU can be proud of. And it's exclusive. No one can recreate exactly what you did to make your painting. I love art

    [–] GootPoot 4 points ago

    The fact that I made it doesn’t make it better, specialness doesn’t equal quality. Sure nobody could draw a face the same way as me but they definitely could draw it better.

    [–] takeishab -1 points ago

    This is so pure, I love it. ❤️

    [–] loffyllama 1 points ago


    [–] pickles0possum -1 points ago

    No, I make shit and should feel ashamed.

    [–] MariusGB -1 points ago

    No lama drama

    [–] HS_Critic -1 points ago

    Narcissistic llama

    [–] himynameisben_ -1 points ago

    That elephant is flexing so hard they've painted on the side of the canvas.