I feel like it is important to note that at least some artists who post their works in the fandom are using their art as a way to make a living. If that’s someone’s goal, then obviously it helps to have as large of an audience (ie. as much attention) as possible. In a consumer business, one needs consumers and the more people you’re able to reach with your products, the more you’ll be able to make and the more likely you’ll actually be able to pay your bills (as a lot of artists-for-hire are barely scraping by). Before attacking people about “just wanting attention,” please consider that some are using their artistic skill to pay bills, and even if not, just unfollow if you don’t want to see their fan art.
- Submitted by ask-chiffon-chemise
I know nothing can change it and I don’t wanna force the mod into doing somehting about it, it just bums me out is all. There have been many times when I forgot that i was even following it only to see them say something like “I got this videogame” and there hasn’t been a story post in forever.
- submitted by a-random-mod
You log into Tumblr and see that lovely red number above you inbox. Your heart jumps into your throat as you click the mail picture and wait for the page to load. When it does, you are greeted with a pleasant, semi-interesting question. Nothing too specific towards your blog, but that’s alright, because you got an ask!
You spend several hours working on answering that question with a drawn response. When you’re done, you post it on Tumblr and, feeling accomplished, decide to browse Tumblr. As you’re browsing, something catches your attention—a question that seems all to familiar. But… it’s on somebody else’s blog.
That ask you felt so grateful towards suddenly feels cheapened, and you begin to regret devoting your time and energy towards someone who didn’t have you in mind when they wrote it. You feel used and abused, and vow never to answer another ask by them again.
Out of all the things on Tumblr that I’ve experienced, this is by far one of the worst. I hate it when someone spams a multitude of blogs with the same exact question. If you like a blog, why not tailor a question to suit them or their storyline?
I have had it happen three times already, which is threemore than needed to happen. Each time I answered it happily, only to find the question on another blog from the same asker. If you’re going to do it, then at least have the decency to rephrase it, not just copy/paste it! If I’m not worth the time it takes to write a unique question, then you’re not worth the time it takes to draw the response. Sorrynotsorry.
- submitted by ask-autumn-leaf
Why all the alicorn OCs are so hated? Because some people think about the term ‘Princess’ and what makes them so special? Because they are extra powerful AND have the ability to fly? Because they are Mary Sues? Come on people! It’s not that bad! Some of the people making their OCs alicorns may have reasons, so the only thing that may make them feel good is making a nice OC and giving them some creepy awesomeness! Plus the large pegasus wings look cuter than the normal pegasi wings. Not that they don’t rock, but they have a cute shape <3 All the OCs rock! Even alicorns, changelings, neon-colored, with rainbow mane, multi-colored, unicorns, pegasi, earth-ponies, bat ponies and other species, they’re all awesome and unique, because you have done them and worked hard on them! <3
- submitted by anonymous
Mod note: Op did not provide a source for the picture.
I don’t know if it’s just me noticing but when people draw backgrounds for pony art the characters seem to be unattached to the beautiful nature around them. They seem to be copy pasted in a landscape and this prevents to enjoy many of the pony art involving backgrounds. I love art with rich and immersive nature or landscapes around them, so it’s really a shame sometimes. But i must say that i still apreciate the effort, not many in the art comunity would sit to do backgrounds and every piece of art with them is a joy for the eyes.
- submitted by askstonehoofbastion
It’s ended up being the first image you see when you google image, “Sunset Shimmer”, but she has an error in her mane. It disappoints me that so many people use my image as a reference for her as a pony and trust that it’s accurate, but it’s not. If I see a pony Sunset without that bottom twirl in her mane, I think it’s because of me.
- Submitted by askshadowstone
Picture requested to be used by OP
I love Discord as a character. I find him funny and his characterization interesting, especially in the Season Finale. He adds a lot of flavor to the show that I enjoy.
But I hate drawing him! His silly design is fun to look at but I can never even hope to get it right, even when using a reference. I always mix things up or draw things that aren’t even there when I try to do it from memory, and he always looks too short or too blank-faced when I use a reference. I forget his tooth almost all the time, and mess up his mane constantly. I go out of my way to avoid drawing him, but he will probably be showing up in an arc on one of my blogs soon, so I need to learn.
Somehow, saying “Well, he looks off because, y’know, chaos” feels like a bit of a cop out :P I really have utmost respect for Discord blogs, who draw him so easily. I wish I had their patience and skill!
- Submitted by askcornandcraze
I hate it when people base a shipping foal’s whole life off their parents.
It’s really annoying, I mean I love shipping foals, they are overall very cute. I hate it though when people base a cutie mark and name off the parents. Say you want to make a FlutterMac foal, that’s fine! Just don’t name it Fluttermac and make it’s cutie mark an apple with a butterfly. That’s generally uncreative and foals can have different destinies then their parents.
- Submitted by doc-and-twister
I’ve seen many artists in the MLP-Fandom want a little more attention, which I find no way wrong in that. But whenever I see them say this, many people come and just blunt out call them attention whores when they deserve the attention.
- Submitted by milkido
I believe you should make your OC’s own parents/siblings/family/close friends/lovers. It seems very uncreative and makes your OC seem like a “special snowflake”, even if they’re not. Next generations are fine, I have seen amazing ones, but otherwise, relations are not a good idea. Especially if one is an Alicorn. If your OC is an Alicorn, they could already classify as a Mary Sue, but if either they’re normal and dating an Alicorn, or they’re both Alicorns, then the Mary Sueness just kinda…. adds up.
- Submitted by scarletasktheponies
I feel awful for feeling like that and I really love seeing new artists in the fandom and supporting them. But sometimes I see new artists who do anything to get popular including drawing people’s OCs. Now I don’t get upset when people take requests, I like doing them from time to time but when I am spammed with OC after OC every time day it really gets to me. I work hard in improving my art but apparently it means nothing if I don’t whore out my art, it doesn’t seem to matter if an artist is even good at drawing anymore.
And again, I don’t mind people who take requests but when an artist is constantly doing them, daily (or even posting these request pictures all over their ask blog even though it has nothing to do with it) it makes me so sad to see it.
- Submitted by princessnoob
I want to assure everyone that we know what we’re doing. The content of this blog will not change, and we will do our best to uphold the standards that are set here.
We are glad to be on board! C:
I hired some new peeps to make sure this place stays active! The blog will have a total of 5 members and that’s enough to keep this place flowing! Thanks to everyone who sent in applications! Coobiie will be taking my place as admin and I wanna give mtsvexe a warm welcome as a new mod for the blog! It’s been fun and I’ll probably check the blog out here and there to see how this place is doing and read up on some confessions. Ah, good times running this blog. Still remember the day i made it and it wasn’t organized, haha. Enough reminiscing and it’s time for me to pack my bags and leave.
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