literally so many nerdy ass scrawny white boys in my life who i’ve been ~in luv~ with have sat on their fucking iphones telling me that they dislike my etsy bc it’s ~taking advantage of capitalism which is a system of oppression~ like lmao alright dude i agree that capitalism is a corrupt system but that doesn’t mean i don’t need money to live. okay so i could get it by like…. working at a chain restaurant where they’re overcharging for shitty food and where my identity is reduced to nothing more than a worthless laborer, OR I could create art and sell it for the absolute minimum price necessary for profit? and all this bullshit i keep getting fed from musicians I wanna fuck like “If you were a REAL artist you would give your work away for free” lmao cool well unlike a song that you record on garage band on your laptop that can be reproduced limitless times at no cost, artwork i make by hand costs a lot of time and each individual piece takes time and materials and cost. Would I like to give art away for free? duh. that’s why I post it all online. but if someone wants to own it they’re gonna have to pay because I have to afford art supplies. find me free art supplies and free rent and free college tuition and I’ll open an etsy where everything costs $0. but for now I’ll be dammed if I’m going to be made to feel guilty for participating in what is maybe one of the least harmful forms of capitalism on the planet? maybe instead of bitching at young independent artists y’all should file a complaint with the CEO of walmart or like…. your university or… idk almost any single other form of capitalism that you support and engage with daily? tell me I should feel guilty for having worked really hard to create a means to support my own artistic efforts when you find a way for me to support myself without offending any of your delicate moral objections. go ahead.
my point is: no one should ever take shit from punk dudes who read a book once and suddenly think that they’re America’s Greatest Warriors For Justice and that the #1 evil in the world is a teen girl making art on the internet and profiting (minimally) off of her hard work