Clean or not, my criticism still stands. Take the criticism or leave it, but don't try to defend your art by constantly using the shittiest excuses you could possibly think of.
It's like me drawing a picture that looks like a 2 year old drew it, and when people say that it's shit I simply say, "I was going for the 2-year old drew this look, so it's okay for it to look like shit."
The image on the left is really pixelated and blurry. A little bit rough on those edges, too.
Not sure what's going on with the purple and white flares, consider the background before adding stuff like that.
I suggest a different font where it says "hacking to the core" to give it some variety.