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Do you feel bad for favouriting vent art, or do you feel like it's a bad thing to fave such things? 

87%
177 deviants said No, it really just means that you like the artwork itself. It doesn't imply any sort of disrespect towards the feeling behind it.
13%
27 deviants said Yes, because it implies that you like this person's suffering (similar to "liking" a sad status on Facebook).

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EpicLPSWolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally fav vent art all the time and it's just because I like the art. I usually put I nice comment to try and cheer the person up though! :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, for me it's about the art as well!
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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I get really scared that they think I might be enjoying their pain even though when I favourite something I probably mean "hey this looks awesome, sorry to hear you're going through this,I care "but not everybody takes it that way sadly
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm, sadly...
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really, it just means that you like the actual piece. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too!
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent :D
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alIons-y Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I didn't even know it could be taken in the bad way, before I read a rant journal about it. So I really hope that everyone whose vent art I've favourited understands ;;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here...
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JAHSPURRING Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I really like it when people acknowledge any vents [good or bad] that I post because it feels like the person is saying "hey, I care" even if they don't leave a comment, as I usually disable them after a day or two anyway.

However, I know a handful of people who get really upset and even pissed when people acknowledge vents via favoriting [or reblogging, in the case of Tumblr since this kind of stuff happens a lot over there] and I don't get it. If you don't want people to favorite or reblog or retweet something, then don't post it. Not wanting comments is understandable, that's why things like being able to disable comments are available. At the end of the day, it's the internet, and you can't place something on public domain and expect it not to get acknowledged.

Personally, I don't give people shit about it... but thanks to Tumblr, it has successfully become one of my pet peeves.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get really uncomfortable when people become angry about such things, like really... Anyone should know those people mean no harm, and if you put your art online it will probably get acknowledged, what did you expect?
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Marrow-Stone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student General Artist
If I fave a vent-art piece, I really meant no harm, I either didn't read the description, or I was trying to show empathy.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I mean no harm either!
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If I fave/like a vent status or artwork it means I like the artwork and/or I'm trying to show my empathy c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same ^^
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked at this and wondered who actually complains about this stuff.

Then I remembered Tumblr exists, and that nothing can't be complained about as long as Tumblr exists.

Personally, I think it's stupid to get mad at people for faving any artwork.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it is too, I mean, one really should know no one means anything bad by doing it.
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SterlingChainChomp Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only do I appreciate art for art's sake, but to me I respect a person's ability to put their suffering into a piece of art and as a viewer, I like a piece to evoke emotion in me even if I don't understand the whole story behind it. And I can only hope that the art is helping the artist to cope with or work through their problems.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, same here c:
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just like the art, not their sadness
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same!
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you like a sad status on facebook and they take it to mean you are actually enjoying their suffering, then they are a fucking idiot and probably deserve whatever they're going through.

I think any reasonable human being can see a like or favorite and infer all the more likely thoughts involved, which include sympathy and understanding.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure hope people can see that.
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Faolannn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just favorite anything popping up in my inbox /).v.(\
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :XD:
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hardly suffer so I don't care if people fave my work.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, okay :0
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah bunneh icon17 
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spacefuck Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i honestly don't really like it when people favorite my vent art. it's a preference for others, but to me it does feel a bit disrespectful towards my feelings, it doesn't matter if you like the art or not. i'm not gonna give whoever favorites my vents shit about it, though. so i try not to favorite vents just in case, and instead try to leave an uplifting comment. it seems like i'm in the minority about that, though. :U
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I simply don't see it as disrespectful, but I'm sorry to hear D:
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spacefuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's alright, like i said, i'm not going to give anyone trouble for it and i'll try not to take it personally now that i see where people are coming from. :>
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good ^^
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MixiDew Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never thought of it in any way other than liking the art. nuff said..
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see it that way too!
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LupusAurora Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When favorite-ing vent art, I feel like it's more of a matter of you being able to relate with the person in question and/or understanding their suffering and feel bad for them. However, I believe that if you favorite a piece of vent art, it's also good to leave an uplifting comment, just to make sure the person understands how you feel.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, unless the comments are disabled of course D:
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LupusAurora Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that's true! I didn't think of it that way.... :'/
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel weird favouriting vent art since it's very personal (even if they are posting online) but I do it sometimes anyway. I don't think it's necessarily saying you like their pain; it's either like, you enjoy the art, or you can understand the place that they're coming from.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea ^^
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applebriar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
...I actually never thought of it that way (that they might be offended you favorited it), but it does put a new perspective of it. I usually favorite to show that I like it, and although I'm sorry they're in pain, I still support them, if that makes any sense? It never occurred to me that it does seem a bit like "liking" a sad status on Facebook ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see it as that, either! To me, favouriting is a way of expressing my love for the artwork itself, and my support towards the artist.
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TheDrawingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel that it's a way I can say that I'm there for someone and I want to help in any way I can u_u Though sometimes I'm afraid that they'll take it the wrong way
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I hope they don't take things the wrong way D:
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transmeme Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I once made vent art and had someone put it in a favorites folder called "You are loved". It made me change my perspective of people who favorite them, as before I thought it was because they enjoyed the person's suffering. Now I see them as people just letting the person know that they're there for them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! When I favourite vent art it simply means I think the drawing was made beautifully, and that I hope they feel better soon!
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do fear they might take it the wrong way and think I am enjoying their pain or  am mocking them or something, even though I usually fave vent art because it looks good or/and when I can relate to it. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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Skkon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Tbh I see favoriting vent art as a quick little "I see this, I'm here, I acknowledge your pain" if that makes sense? Especially when comments are disabled!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! Favouriting usually means someone likes the art, so that is a good thing in my opinion :)
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Narnoleon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I do feel bad and when comments are disabled I won't fav it although I like the artwork on its own, if I can comment I try to make clear that I faved the art because of the art itself, not to give a message that I seem to like that the person isn't feeling well..
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