skinning - h i d d e n . w o r l d

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avatar akeiji
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
[Please note that these are ONLY my observations of the community and I do not intend to impose slander or any sort of bad vibes against anyone.]

Planet Minecraft.
Home to hundreds of thousands of skins.
Yet only a select few become a popreel.
What is a "popreel"?
Indeed, much effort has been put into these skins.
There are skinners out there who work hard and put their heart into their work.
They take pride in their final result.
But sometimes, the community just ignores these. Maybe because they don't have as much detail, or maybe just because it doesn't come from a popular skinner. Or perhaps it appeals to our ever changing tastes.
It can be discouraging. Hours of work for a few measly views and less than five downloads.
There are people who definitely deserve their fame but they haven't gotten it yet.
I am not trying to bad-mouth the people who get popreels.

There are masses of skins out there that countless people just scroll over every day.
Many of these skins are original and high quality. But no one cares, do they?
If you already look at these "outcast" skins, I'm very proud of you.
But if you don't, try it. Scroll carefully down the list of skins. Find one that catches your eye. Don't focus on only the ones with bunches of views, downloads, and diamonds.

Once you find one, click on it. It's not hard. Just a subtle motion produced by your index finger.
If you really find yourself liking the skin, be generous and give a diamond. Don't just give diamonds because they're your friend or they're popular. Give it because you appreciate the work.
Now, don't think your work is over yet.
Check out the author's profile. Even a little peek and back out. Unless it's their first skin/entry on PMC, they've gotta have something else in their profile. LOVE (and I mean LOVE) their work? Subscribe, and make someone's day.

There are so many people in this community who go unnoticed. Sure, maybe every 1 in 4 or 5 of their masterpieces gets more than a hundred views and truckloads of downloads. But not every one of their skins gets the recognition it deserves. I am not asking you to diamond every single one of their skins. But look through them. Maybe you'll find a new favorite.

Here's a few people that you might enjoy viewing:
Foxxeyy [Although has many subs and views and whatnot, is not very well-known. Good skins! :D]
Esfores [Quality skins but not much feedback]

[More to be added, notify me in the comments if you wish for me to recognize someone. I will evaluate them and see if they meet my standards]

These people all have commitment. But they don't get half as many views as they should. Do you see the occasional popular skin? Yup, that's what I'm talking about.

Exploring the hidden world of PMC all depends on your willingness to find something new. Do you not ever get tired of the everyday popreels?

There are an innumerable amount of skins that just go unnoticed with the exception of a couple passersby. Be like those passersby. Brush away the top layer of popreels and discover a new collection of skins. Be brave, Planet Minecrafters, and explore this world that most of us have been ignorant of.

I am encouraging you all to take a step outside your comfort zone. Just a step. Not a leap, hop, or skip. But a small step.

Because it only takes a small step to advance into something bigger.

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Update #1 : 02/16/2016 11:50:32 pmFeb 16th, 2016

Can't fit anyone else into the tags :p

02/18/2016 3:02 pm
Level 40 : Master Strawberry
I don't know if my planet minecraft was glitching out or not but I just saw my name on the list O-o
02/18/2016 3:32 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
No glitch :3

For realz

Your skins are noice <3
02/18/2016 3:40 pm
Level 40 : Master Strawberry
Tysm <3 I love your skins too! They are truly amazing x3
02/18/2016 3:08 pm
Level 40 : Master Strawberry
I also just subbed to everyone on this list XD
02/17/2016 8:46 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Senpai
I love these kind of stuff ;3; it's so interesting~
Let's see: Sunako and President_Pakku :) Despite being new and all, they've got some really good stuff to share :D I admire them for that. They have fascinating personalities, too. That is, if you actually try to chat with them XD A 'dark horse' is what we call people like them.
02/16/2016 11:24 pm
Level 40 : Master Pirate
Great article! I definitely try to look on the 'recent skins' section and diamond lots of the less popular skins every day, but still there are tons of great skinners who are really unnoticed ;-;
i've gotten 3 popreels, which I'm pretty happy about, in my 2-3 months here so far, but some of my friends have been here for almost a year and haven't gotten any ;;
2 people worth checking out -
iiFlamingroses and RainbowDevil c:
02/16/2016 11:43 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
They've been added to the list :3

They make really cool skins :o
02/16/2016 8:14 pm
Level 27 : Expert Button Pusher
Awesome thoughts and ideas! Will make me more attentive to giving diamonds to the good skins I see :)
02/16/2016 8:07 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Robot
I've only gotten popreel twice for skins that I hated making. I wish people would focus on the ones I'm proud of. I get 50 views usually. :(
02/16/2016 8:13 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
I know how you feel :c
I'm very proud of my most recent skins but no one else seems to think so :/
Never gotten a popreel in my life, despite the effort I put into my skins. I know my Cinderella and Darkness skins are both high in downloads and views, but those two are about it...
02/16/2016 8:55 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Robot
02/16/2016 5:55 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Fox
Booo, I'm not even special enough to be featured on this blog. Honestly, got 900 subs and don't even get popreel anymore. Back in my days, with 10 diamonds you'd get popreel, now I don't even get it with 20 :c
02/16/2016 6:03 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
Sorry senpai :c

I am really just focusing on unnoticed skinners that are low level, have very little subscribers, but show potential. If you'd like, however, I could add you on to the list?
02/16/2016 8:18 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Fox
That would be cool, if ya added me.
02/16/2016 8:21 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
Done :3
02/16/2016 10:31 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Fox
Could you add my friend? I think she does good skins and she doesn't gets much feedback either.
02/16/2016 10:33 pm
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
Well, although it appears that she has a ton of downloads (IMO since I have none :3), I suppose I can o 3o
02/16/2016 3:41 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Artist
*sigh* Unfortunately, people focus more on the bigger names who MIGHT not deserve the popularity, rather than the someone who is really talented and skillful, but unnoticed.

It's hard to make yourself popular, I feel that ;-;
And I love about your article that, even though it's supposed to be only for PMC users, it's actually compatible with many artists who are trying to get into making art for popularity or for money...and it's really unfair, because many of them are *metaphorically* stomped by the well-known, big artists, who most people or even companies would prefer AND trust their works and their services.
02/16/2016 12:45 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Princess
Oh, I really like this article! You've made so many good points here, and I couldn't agree more. Although the creators who consistently make pop reel are all so talented and dedicated to their work, it seems like viewers think that the few skins and creators who make the pop reel all the time are the ONLY ones making amazing skins on this website.

I mean, those who constantly make pop reel completely deserve the recognition, but it seems like other skinners don't have much of a chance to succeed on this site because their skins are simply scrolled over in favor of what's popular.

I've seen some other AMAZING skinners and it just confuses me when I see that they only have 4 or 5 diamonds when they totally deserve more! There's no problem with liking popular skinners, because they're of course talented, but I feel like there are other skinners who could potentially reach the success that the most popular skinners are receiving.
02/16/2016 12:48 am
Level 43 : Master Procrastinator
My point exactly!
Thank you for understanding what I meant. There's a whole community out there that people are completely oblivious to. It just takes some digging and careful scrolling. No need to jump directly to the "What's Hot" section or just scroll through the slideshow and be done.
02/15/2016 10:56 pm
Level 27 : Expert Princess
Oh my! Thank you so much! <3
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