Just a quick reminder for the balloon enthusiasts that have come across my art or art that I have commissioned: An artist willing to accept and draw balloon-related themes frequently does not always imply that they like balloons themselves.
While I adore balloon-related content, it is not safe to assume that other artists I deal with will. If you encounter me in a mixed-audience social environment, please be mindful of that fact before bringing up the topic. It's fine to ask if unsure, but please don't make the assumption.
Also, another reminder that I do not accept blind friend-requests on any platform. If you don't give me a heads up on a site like this before trying to add me on services like Discord or Steam, I will decline the request.
Occasionally I meet people who are used to hanging out with just people in the niche, or a small circle of friends that intimately share interests. Those are the ones most likely to make the "Well, they drew it, so they must like it too!" assumption. That's mostly the sort of person I'm addressing with this post.
But in general, I'd agree with you. Thank you for understanding.