These are some comments from my BRAVEST WARRIOR sketches on DA.
I don’t think it matters WHAT fandom you’re in….at this point, we’ve all had to deal with one(or 2 or 100) of these kinda HS fans.
And before you tell me they might not be referring to HS….their screen name clearly said they…
Alright, I wanna start by saying I’m really really REALLY sorry someone’s giving you grief. Like, part of me kinda of just wants to hold you and squeeze you so tight against me until nothing can bother you ever again because I’ve been sort of popping in and out of your blog for a bit, ever since you started drawing homestuck and I’ve just sort of stuck around because your style is SUPER cute and you’ve developed it so much and just wow- you’re like an amazing, super adorable person who’s just great despite everything.
Another part of me is just sort of watching with this horror stricken expression of someone who’s watching a passenger train derail and roll off the side of a cliff down into a valley and eventually side into a river or something, because I just can’t look away from this literal train wreck. It’s really just gone from bad to worst to turning a blind eye to being in your face and I just. Have to take a deep breath and hold it and let it out and just, whoosh. And try to ignore it as the river turns into a river of lava or something because it seems like it can only get worst.
But there’s a whole other part of me that actually wants to get upset, that irrational part of me that’s obviously really deep in the fandom, for you to just generalize all of us due to a couple of us. Yes yes, I’m well aware that saying a couple of the homestuck fandom is bothering you is a complete lie. There are a lot of us bothering you, just because you were such a niche market with your style and your kinks and wow adorable artwork but this isn’t about that.
And I’m still really really sorry that anyone is bothering you. Really I am, but there are just so damn many of us! We’re kind of like that piece of gum that just stays there after your bubble has popped and you keep licking at it to try and get it to go away and then you start gnawing at your lip and it’s just still there.
But that isn’t about that either! I mean, yes, I’m going to personally apologize for a famdom that has hundreds, if not thousands, of people in it. Yes, I’m going to apologize in place of those people who are bothering you, but I also want to see if I can help in some way by giving a few ideas that might help you rid us of your system. I mean, of course some people will still stay behind, but it couldn’t hurt to try, even if it is a little bit labor intensive. I feel as though it would take less energy doing these things than to actually fret over it all the time.
Oh, and these are just suggestions, so I guess you can just stop reading if you want, if you’re even still there.
1.) It might help if you take all of your HS art off of your blog, even if it’s just to move it to a secondary blog. Maybe you’ve already done this? I can’t say I’ve been looking at your HS art much, not with all these cute monster boys running around. The zebra was adorable and awesome and those markings were so cool.
2.) You should probably take it all off of dA too, because they’re still going to float around the HS tags and the kink tags, meaning that people can still find them, and not everyone will read all of your posts from then to now that would tell them that you aren’t doing anything to do with HS.
3.) Try to, and I’m really sorry to ask, but cut us some slack? I mean, like I said, there are a lot of us. A lot a lot. Not everyone will get a message and a lot of people will get it late, or too late for them to notice that they upset you and then situation escalates into something distressing.
4.) Keep doing what you’re doing art wise because one, you’re off the HS tag, and two, well, art is great, your art is great, you’re great.
Sorry I can’t be more helpful, but I’ve never really had this sort of problem? I don’t really know what it’s like to be stressed by some faceless, nameless thing. I mean, unless you count midterms, finals and leaving my house.
And again, I’m really really sorry that people are giving you problems and this is seriously four parts good intentions and one part just having to say something after watching this happen for so so so long.
I just. I really want to coddle you and try to make everything better and I know I can’t because I’m sort of part of the group that’s part of the problem? Yeah. Kind of have my hands tied over here.
Sorry for the wall of text.