You may have noticed that one of my recent birthday works has been rejected badly by the person I dedicated it to.
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting a reaction like that. Just because I much prefer to use the original design for their character, they have to go and act over-protective like some spoiled...
...I really don't want to use the word "brat
" but I can't think of anything else. Seems like they over-looked
stamp in the description panel.
I believe I've been this way before, with trying to reason with people I dedicate my works to politely & reasonably and they go throwing it back at me. Only this time, it's slightly different. I mean, we're both members of the same DA group, and other members also draw the same character, and yet nobody complains about them or anything.
So, why pick on me? As I've said before, my works are of no harm
and are more of a credit to the maker. They should be pleased
above anything else. Everybody else likes it, so why shouldn't they?
And really, nobody's getting hurt or anything via my works. I mean, it's not going to be like Zigzag trying to get Sabrina into bed with her - far from it. I would never do anything over a PG-13 rate, as you viewers may have noticed. So I would never put those characters in compromising situations.
My fanart of their works gets viewers attention, and then the viewers visit them and view their works and see how they inspired me to do these. If they didn't want dedication or being noticed for inspiration, then they shouldn't submit or join DA groups - that's my theory. Besides, I've been doing this for ages and I've only ever had one complaint because I was unaware on how out of touch they'd been another group for 8 years.
Most viewers know I mean well, even if the dedicatee doesn't always. They're the kind who, if you enjoyed their works and offered them a helpful hint or a tip, would ram it back down your throat - just for helping them try and avoid Creator's Block.
(Like with my sister, these are arguments I cannot hope to win)
Their last comment of the aforementioned work accused me of being a coward because I hid their comments.
Now that's not
It wasn't for my sake, but their's. I mean, hurtful things like that is a good way to make them loose fans, viewers and admirers.
So I merely was protecting them and their reputation from themselves as they appear to be writing without fully thinking of the actions first, like when Marge posted that comical picture of Homer's melting ice-cream at the Power Plant and it cost him his job. Or when Ned punched Homer in the eye and nobody went near Ned for ages, believing him to be a monster.
I won't go into my whole "reason why people do these things
" speech again as I have with so many of my fellow artists who get picked on because of their works, as I certainly wouldn't
call them "Stupid
" due to their own creativity but I may keep the opinion that the dedicatee may just be jealous because I can do more for their character than they ever could imagine...
And since we're in the same group, most of my works for that group will involve their characters in one way or another in some fanfic or fan art - they will play vital roles and without them, it all grinds to a halt.
But am I going to let bossy-boots like them stop my creative flow just because they say so...?