Sorry, I'll clear it up some moreOkay, so I'm sorry about spamming with all the drama. It wasn't really my intention to make a big deal out of this but my judgement has been clouded by angry, despondent and depressed thoughts as of late.
My fault. Mea maxima culpa.
My intention with what I've written so far and keeping it sparse was because I didn't want to set in stone why I want to give up on the "DangerCat TF-TG Artist Thing." Some part of me was hoping that if I kept it on a downlow, I could just sail this out in silence. But in this wrecked state I am in, I forgot that the people following me were also humans. Humans with concerns, emotions and lives to lead.
So here's a detailed explanation.
Starting off with a definition of the "DangerCat TF-TG Artist Thing."
So there's this thing about internet fame and internet anonymity. I'm sure there's an academic term for it, but I'm gonna call it my "persona-image." DangerCat is just my persona-image, there are things I do in real life that will never a
I think it's both important and admirable that you're taking care of yourself and of your creative energy. Just wanted to say: you're not alone. I also often wish I could share my excitiment about TF content in real life and I've experienced first-hand the soul-crushing dread of pushing myself to be creative when my heart's not into it.
I'm glad you're not obliterating DangerCat and burning the past. I hope you can look back on your time in the TF community and feel like you gained something, either as DangerCat, as a person, or both. Hopefully I'll still see you around from time to time, even if you're not creating TF art.
All the best!
I think we’ve exchanged, like, two sentences since I started posting my stuff here. Still, when an artist you’ve admired for years gives you the thumbs up on 1 o’ your pics, you get this feeling like you’re on Cloud 9. It’s like, “OMIGOD! Senpai noticed me! He noticed me! !! !!!1!111!!”
It mayn’t be obvious, but your art gave me a lot to think about, & your use of color especially inspired me. I’ve got a lot o’ issues w/color theory & making things related to each other, & your monochromatic transformation sequences were, & still are, a model for how I color. I probably don’t have half the command/understanding that you do, but it’s given me something to aspire to.
I’m sad to see you go, but you’re off doing what you love now & nobody can fault you for that. We’ll miss you around here, & we’ll always hope to see you drop by every now & then, but you go have your renaissance & inspire a new batch o’ people. When you make it big, we’ll be able to say, “I knew him when...”
It saddens me to learn of your departure, but I respect an artists right to create what they see fit, and to cease that creation as well. I have absolutely loved the work you have shared here and on FA, and am grateful for the content you have made. I have a secret dream that someday I will find the time, energy, self control to fervently practice sketching, drawing, inking and coloring art of my own. Your work is among my very favorites, in this fantasy it inspires my own style of art. I want to take the time to thank you for your skill, creativity, imagination and effort to produce content for this odd community.
To the artist behind DangerCat, the real person:
It brings joy to my heart that you have taken the time for self reflection, and recognized this current course of action does not include having your own needs met. It is of the utmost importance that every person takes stock of their life, and ensure they nurture their own wellbeing as well as others. You have given so much joy to others with the art you have made, and it sucks to hear that all this time it has required you to sacrifice your own desires to do so. It’s wonderful to know that you are making the changes to make art for YOU! You deserve it, and as much as I will miss your contributions to the TFTG/erotica community, I believe it’s of far greater value that you produce content that you enjoy making. You’ve done your time, and absolutely deserve to make (or not make) whatever you wish.
Any form change can be hard, and it’s scary to admit to needing it. I applaud your transparency and honesty in sharing your personal journey with us. I love your style and your work, and will happily follow your public posts wherever you choose to put them. I trust you and know whatever you are producing will be fun to experience.
If this end up just being a hiatus, and not a permanent departure from this form of content, then please know that if you do choose to return to it you will be welcomed back with open arms by many, many loving fans. If not, that is absolutely okay too. Do what makes you happy, we respect you for it! (As is evidenced by the other comments here in this thread.) I think we are all especially grateful that you took the time to share with us your reasoning and feelings during this transition- it allows us all to move forward with a sense of closure that is often missed when other artists simply abandon their fans after burning out creatively. Thank you.
Much joy and good fortune to you as you start this next chapter, and to all your future endeavors!
I don’t normally write or post anything here. My social anxieties about publicly sharing my opinions cripple my ability to coherently and concisely articulate my meaning. That said, I feel compelled to reply to this honest , candid, insightful message. Please excuse any typos, spelling, grammatical, Syntax or diction errors.
Have a rest, draw for yourself: your skill is really wonderful and it always will be a pleasure to watch some work of yours.
And my apologies if I express my thoughts not clear or literate enough 'cause I am a Russian-speaker.
That being said, a lotta genre/niche-heavy artists sometimes have some difficulty moving onto other areas, if the thematic content of their work is the bigger attention-grabber than their artstyle itself; but with your well-defined and super pleasing visual style, I think you're really well-set to make this change! Best of luck with alla this!