At 11/27/12 04:59 PM, Template88 wrote:
I for one have a small primal urge to tell everyone looking for handouts to fuck off. Everytime.
Eh, I figure if they're being honest about it, and don't expect much any quality in return, then they can try their luck all they damn well please. It's the ones who feel entitled to your fucking time that piss everyone off.
Even then, they're not doing any harm because the easiest way to approach the situation is to simply not do it. You know that they can't make you draw anything, right? You can easily just play checkers or something and ignore the thread completely.
all the hate in the world
Yeah okay, I'm all for hate. I should make that clear. Fuck everyone. But also use some damn reason.
People have no context for how this shite pisses artists off. They haven't been "dealing" with people asking them to spend hours of their time illustrating someone else's whims. Far as they're concerned, they're not doing anything wrong, in fact they're being quite reasonable. Every time some looks for a freebie and promises some shit like exposure in return, they're not being the slightest bit malevolent.
So motherfuckers like you or anyone else in this forum, getting pissy at someone for doing that, you may as well be yelling at some kid for liking Jar Jar Binks. They don't have the slightest clue as to what they're doing is wrong, and in return all you're doing is souring their experience in dealing with artists completely. This is not some new trend, people have been dealing with artists the same way since forever. It literally takes a fraction of the time, although ten times the tact, to explain that promising exposure, or some form of spec work, is looked down in the artist community immensely and causes no fuss whatsover.
When you let your fatigue in dealing with the same shit override common sense, you're making us all look like assholes, is what I'm saying.