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  • Decided I'm going to just take 3 commission slots at a time for now -- I like having a short queue that I can burn through, so I can take a bit of a break before I tackle new projects. Having 5 projects to do back to back has been a little exhausting 

    me: finishes art, posts it everywhere

    me: spends ages madly refreshing everywhere i posted it because i crave recognition for my work 

    Sifyro
    Sifyro
    *gives cookie* you did good work uwu

    GODDAMN humans are still so hard for me to draw. I'm a little happier with my style (but still wish I could figure out exactly how I wanna stylize things?) but it takes me SO LONG to make something I'm happy with. Wayyyyy harder than anthro characters. 

    me: yeah idk I wish people would think more about how what they're saying might harm other people

    some fucking nerd on the internet: hmmmm well you didn't specifically address and apologize for literally every bad thing those other people have ever done, so you're bullying people, actually. i am very smart! 

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    Miles Smilodon
    Yeah, if people do keep dragging it out I probably will end up deleting it all. I just don't want to like... give people the impression that I'm being bullied out of my position, or that I'm deleting it because I'm ashamed of what I said? It's definitely very stressful and unpleasant, though, and I just want to either have a reasonable conversation or be left alone so I can get on with my life already >.> 

    I saw that post you made, I definitely wanna go back and read through some of those sources when I've got the energy for it! Definitely thought it was a little weird that they just glossed over that like it never happened, lol 

    But thank you for this, this whole thing has been driving me a little crazy today so I definitely appreciate the compassion & the voice of reason!

    tfw a thread gets locked literally as you were typing a reply because apparently "give me your opinions on x" means "give me your opinions, but only if you agree with me" 

    And a good 70% of the reply that I had written was full of trying to clarify that no, I'm not out to get you personally, because people get super defensive if you bring up a negative history of anything they like or how it has directly caused harm to your community. Apparently the first time I posted I didn't cram in enough qualifiers about how "no, this isn't about the individuals that like this label, it's about the problematic history and implications of the label itself and how those issues need to be questioned more." 

    Don't bring up sensitive topics if you can't handle people disagreeing with them. And don't act like me wishing people would understand their own fucking history and think about why they identify a certain way is on par with the legitimate issues that get threads locked. 

    Jesus fucking christ I wish people would realize we as a community have bigger issues than """"Exclusionists"""" and how ~*valid*~ such and such label is. 

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    Miles Smilodon
    Yeah, I unfortunately didn't think through the implications of how that might have come off, and I should have been more careful when I was writing it. I will keep that in mind though, because I would definitely like to hear more perspectives on this and get a better understanding of why people think differently than I do rn! 

    ngl I wish I could bring myself to commit the same time & effort to personal art that I do to commissions. I'd really like to have some of my own art to use for an icon, signature, etc -- but I never work as hard on it or spend as long on it if I'm just doing a project for the hell of it. I feel like I need to save that time and energy for commission work, so I just don't end up doing fully-realized art of my own characters. Sketches here and there are about it, and I generally have to push myself to get those done without rushing through them. 

    haven't done any art for myself in a hot minute, so i'm sneaking in some time to work on this sketch before i tackle my next commission 


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    Miles Smilodon
    this sketch which i started.. like a month ago.. oops

    trying to get good reference photos out of people that aren't furries and aren't artists is hell. a family member wants a commission of a person and he sent two pictures with his eyes closed, one with his eyes covered, and one that's about 4 pixels tall.. pLEASE I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT HIS EYES LOOK LIKE

    that one person in the friend group who overshares random details about their mediocre life completely unprompted,, and goes on for 10 years about how their dad picked them up from work and bought them a shake or smth,, bro i barely even know u please 
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