Yes. Yes I would. And a cute one at that hon.
D’aaaawww~! Rosey you’re too sweet to me >//w//< <3
I, TehWritah, the Mod, have something to say about Red, click the read more to know a little more about him and read a message to my followers…
Chibi OC Day #2
(/’u’)/ Cookie~ <3
Nuuu~! My cookie~! TwT Come back! Why does it continue to bounce and float there, taunting me sooooo~! ((hehe! Thanks Sera! >w< He looks so squishy and soft. Perfect for hugs! *gives you hugs and wubs*))
How about a little Anthro Red WIP? :3 Ready for a fight to defend his pride.
((Mod: used a pic of myself for reference))
Hi! Good to see you all again! :3 How are you all doing?
((I’m planning on redoing Red’s blog to make it a random asks blog rather then story based, which might take place in a different blog. We’ll see.))
((Huh…drawing is sort of like riding a bike…you never forget how to do it even after a long time…
Will finish this tomorrow, right now have a WIP sketch! :3))
Five more requests i’m slowly getting my list done 5 at a time ~!
We have in this post ~
http://askcephasred.tumblr.com/ (in a friendly hug with cookies with romancedy c: )
I hope you all like c:
*squeeeeee* cute cute cute! <3 Thanks Romancedy! :3 All teh cute and squishiness! >w<
This is going on this blog because everyone needs to read this when they have the time and take it in. This actually inspires me to draw again.Alright, I’m sure that there are a lot of confessions and opinions about hating on artists and why you shouldn’t etc. And I’m sure there’s some angry person going “HEY HEY HEY WHY ARE YOU COMPARING ARTISTS YOU SHOULDN’T YOU HYPOCRITE *incomprehensible rage*!!!” Meh.
Mind you this isn’t a response to a certain event specifically; it’s something that I’ve been entertaining for quite a while. And it is indeed a confession about the MLP community in general, if you think I’m going off topic.
What I’m about to say is probably common knowledge, maybe it’s not, I digress. To make things easier, have some bullet points:
- MLP is possibly one of the most heavily-invested artistic fandoms I’ve ever come across. I’ve never seen so many people in one fanbase go to such lengths to critique, analyse and deconstruct essentially fan-based creations. Take fanbases such as Zelda or Game of Thrones for example, they make their own fan art, own costumes, own fanfictions/fan-theories and I’ve never really felt fellow fans heavily scrutinize other fan made works. Maybe I’m not paying attention to latent attitudes in other fan-bases…But really, none of the other fandoms I’ve been in (or at least considered myself a part of) give that particular vibe of competitiveness and scrutiny. Especially that notion of an elevated standard of art which I’ve come to associate with the MLP fandom. You almost feel like you could make a career out of being a pony artist, emphasis on the feeling. Such a feeling has its positive and negative connotations, indicated by how many people seem to be happy they never went through with the decision to make a blog. You can argue about how great or bad this is. It certainly is an indication of the heavy artistic talent just swimming in the MLP community in any case – and this is a big factor with the following points.
- First example: Flufflepuff gets some hate for being a particularly brain-dead OC. I’m interested in the fact she (not the mod) gets hate at all. It just goes to show how many people are so interested in the quality of their fandom creations they could call Flufflepuff brain-dead just as much as some call Snowdrop a Mary-Sue. Normally I’d think people would love cute little critters like those, because you really do get the impression they were made in a spirit of goodwill etc. and just leave it at that. The fact people even bother to attack characters such as those from all sorts of angles is really saying something…hmm? And then the fact that some artists have to continually explain to their followers why they made their OC, etc. in the first place is even saying something more…
- Real life problems seem to bleed in with online personas a lot in the MLP fandom, not that it’s a problem, but as always, the less you seem to know about the mod, the better it is for some involved. There’s always someone working hard behind the scenes, and I’m surprised by how much the MLP fandom seems to appreciate this as a whole. The mod of Flufflepuff and Jitters have on occasion posted about their life problems and their need for follower support which is FINE. I’m not even to go into that. But it’s just interesting when people attack popular artists like them for bringing their life problems to the table and paint it as being selfish on occasion; that’s the kind of thing you do to a professional celebrity. What’s so professional about an ask-blog that the mods have merited celebrity-esque problems for themselves? (This is not diminishing their artistic skill, etc. etc.) I’m sure most of them never even dreamed about dealing with popularity problems when they made that first post. And I always seem to notice people scrutinizing Jitters and more darkly oriented blogs…which leads me to this side-note…
- People hating on most dark blogs because the characters are…dark and the stories surrounding them are long-winded and…dark. Example: Jitters. Sometimes I can’t help but laugh when people say why is this character moody, self-hating and stuff, your story is terrible and you’re promoting self-harming. It’s hilarious, doesn’t anyone know how much more complicated and difficult it is to write such characters not to mention how fun it is? It’s like how some people want George R.R. Martin to ensure that Dany goes full Targaryen loco because it’s so much darker and more interesting, instead of getting the Iron Throne, which surprisingly is more on par with her character. Sometimes I feel exhausted for the artists who continually have to continually explain to people that their dark blogs are something they like to do. All of a sudden having a blog like Discord Whooves is a big responsibility, why should it be a responsibility? Then again, sometimes it is a good thing that artists should be aware of what moral implications their art carries, or how to satisfy their followers, certainly makes you more responsible. But really, having to be so guarded and careful about the intentions of art all of the time is exhausting and sometimes really detracts from the whole art experience. You’re not suppose to win everyone over to like your art, because it’s never possible, people know that subconsciously, so why should you always have to point it out? But really at this point maybe it’s become compulsory to develop a kind of artist apologetics at this point.
- Compare this to how everyone loves Wiggles (for now, perhaps not forever, can’t rule out the possibility) because honestly, she knows how to play this game and she plays safe in this regard. But not every artist is a Wiggles nor should they be expected to be. It always seems to be a human impression that if something is good that it’s all going to be the same. But in the real art world, you can never apply the same rule to everyone. All artists have their own reasons for doing things, and why people have to explain why they do it is beyond me.
In the end, I could have avoided just saying all of the above and concluded that people are stupid, but that’s not what I’m trying to say.
If you think I’m trying to point out what’s right and wrong here you are sadly mistaken. It’s just an observation and honestly, it’s all quite fascinating.
Oh and to all of those people who engage in that debate of “why are there bad opinions” or “everyone is entitled to their own opinion”. If opinions bother you so much the best thing you should do to avoid such a situation is NOT to say anything at all.
…that’s right. It’s very boring now isn’t it?
Have a nice day.
- Submitted by thewanderingoutsider
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