They are not there to listen to you talk about your fetishes, they are not there to create art for you unless you pay them to do so* (That little asterisk there holds a major exception - even if you pay an artist to do something, they can still say “I’m not comfortable with that, I won’t do it”), they are not there for YOU. Artists create for themselves.
So when an artist says, “please don’t leave these kinds of comments on my pictures”, why are they a bad person? I was told today that I am “incredibly rude” because I politely asked someone not to leave their foot fetish comments on my pictures.
I don’t have a foot fetish. I find feet to be disgusting. So, when someone leaves a comment about nothing more than the feet of this character I’ve drawn, disregarding the 10+ hours that I put into everything else this piece and focusing solely on the feet, that bothers me.
Usually people are quite accepting to the fact that I do not share their fetish and thus don’t want to hear about it. The general response is nothing more than “okay”, and we move on with our lives. Every other time, with the rare exception like today, there’s no response at all, but I never get another comment from them concerning them projecting their fetish onto this picture I’ve drawn that did not intend to have that fetish in it.
That rare exception of people who get angry at me really confuses me. Why can’t I ask people not to talk to me about things I have no interest in?
I’m also a musician. I write progressive metal music. I can’t stand pop, rap, hip hop, or country. If someone starts talking to me about those genres, it’s perfectly acceptable for me to ask them not to talk to me about it because I just don’t care about it.
Why doesn’t that apply to artists and the subjects they draw? Feet, vore, micro, macro, I just can not give a damn about them and all of them actually greatly disturb me.
What I’m basically saying, or rather, asking here is what the fuck makes you and your fucking fetish so god damned important that people who do not give a shit cannot ask you to shut your fucking face about it?
20 September 2013 at 17:11:33 MDT