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I Am The Robot! by TheRandomJoyrider I Am The Robot! :icontherandomjoyrider:TheRandomJoyrider 330 124 Got Some Love? by Underpable Got Some Love? :iconunderpable:Underpable 568 30 Odd Lil Abe by Mickeymonster Odd Lil Abe :iconmickeymonster:Mickeymonster 213 25 Jolteon in packing peanuts by otakuap Jolteon in packing peanuts :iconotakuap:otakuap 761 27 Happiness in a winter wonderland by kuren247 Happiness in a winter wonderland :iconkuren247:kuren247 66 4 Junior Snow Logic by newyorkx3 Junior Snow Logic :iconnewyorkx3:newyorkx3 145 24 Young Days Page 35 by newyorkx3 Young Days Page 35 :iconnewyorkx3:newyorkx3 59 21 Commission by Holivi Commission :iconholivi:Holivi 759 18 Commission: At the Villain Pub by Niban-Destikim Commission: At the Villain Pub :iconniban-destikim:Niban-Destikim 146 18 Commission: Showerlestia by SilFoe Commission: Showerlestia :iconsilfoe:SilFoe 1,546 91 MLP Holiday Special - New Pals by luminaura MLP Holiday Special - New Pals :iconluminaura:luminaura 388 11 Say CHEESE! by elbdot Say CHEESE! :iconelbdot:elbdot 45 2 Commission by Holivi Commission :iconholivi:Holivi 465 16 Princess Celestia collaboration  by CasualColt Princess Celestia collaboration :iconcasualcolt:CasualColt 96 7 Life size (laying down) Trixie plush by agatrix Life size (laying down) Trixie plush :iconagatrix:agatrix 75 21 Take up as much space as possible by zarla Take up as much space as possible :iconzarla:zarla 1,596 72
I am wondering about all those llamas I'm receiving lately.

From my point of view, they are the same as a "favourite" on tumblr - You don't want to watch, you don't want to reblog, so you hand out a favourite.

I've heard people complain about this because noone else will see their artwork due to this, for it is not being spread around appearing on other people's blogs. It seems more like an excuse for people to say "I like it" in some way while not being involved with the artist or their artwork later on whatsoever.
Well, llamas also seem to be a tool for other artists to gain popularity for their own art - they go around and give people "gifts" - llamas that are useless in any other way. But it says "look, I gave you something nice! =D", hoping people will now come to their page and don't just leave a useless llama, but fave their art/watch them/perhaps even buy merch whatsoever.

I don't want to say I mind llamas, I just don't see what's the point of them besides manipulating people in a certain, not-so-favourable way.

Any opinions out there on this matter?

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Annomaniac
James
Germany
G'day! Lookin' for a pony obsessed with 80s music who likes to sing sometimes? You found it! Pleasure to meet ya; if you're looking for my music, feel free to visit my gallery or my youtube-account.

Take care!
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FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! !
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Annomaniac Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thank you! :)
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FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You`re welcome! Have some cake!!! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Cake 
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Annomaniac Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Yummy!!!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Happy birthday, buddy! Hope you got a giant cake.
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Annomaniac Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thanks Cuddlepug! And sadly, no. My mother was afraid to send me a cake because the mailman often doesn't deliver packages to my place. Berlin sucks.
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MidnightDJ-SK Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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Annomaniac Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thank you kindly! :)
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JumbleHorse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Thank you for the watch!
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Annomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
You're welcome~
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