I agree.If it's just self-expression, it doesn't matter what anyone says.
Given his reaction to What's initial post, what makes you think he's looking for an 'actual response'?If he's looking for actual response, criticism is at least as good as GRATE PHOTO'S LOL :-D.
What are you, his mother?If he's only looking for compliments... that's kind of a sh**** attitude.
I took your advice, but I still don't see anything of any merit. Please explain to me what you provided him with, exactly.I provided a lot more than "don't try so hard," and a LOT more than "Better than anything I could do haha."
My advice to you is to read the posts of the people you're criticizing.
And I'm criticizing you for displaying pompousness far outstripping the significance of your commentary (I didn't say anything about your boyfriend, don't get all defensive haha). What experience gives you the right to speak authoritatively on art? Oh, flikr, right...Anyway, if this was coupled with something of significance you'd have a leg to stand on, but as it is you may as well have said 'I'm sensing bad energy vortices in this work, try reaching deep into your creative chakra for artistic improvement'.