Hey, so, I know that you’re aware of everything going on with the fanbase on tumblr right now, and I’d like to voice my concerns.
I understand that these are your characters, and I understand that your anxiety and depression make situations like this hard for you, but at the same time, it really upsets me how you practically laugh in the faces of those who are triggered or made uncomfortable by a lot of your content.
Obviously I don’t know what’s going through your mind at any given moment, but from the outside, the way you’re reacting in this situation really gives off the impression that you don’t care at all about a lot of your fans. People have been really hurt by this entire situation, hell, last night I spent over an hour trying to calm down from a panic attack.
The way you’ve been shrugging off any and all criticism (especially with your latest status update, “I Don’t Care”) without trying to understand where many of us are coming from is incredibly upsetting. You don’t have to agree with us, but even an attempt at understanding our feelings would go a long way at this point, because it feels like you’re laughing at the reactions of a group of mostly minors.
I’m upset while writing this, so please forgive me if I said anything too out of line. As someone who’s read your comic from the very beginning and has respected you for a very long time, seeing you react so hurtfully to those who are already in pain stings.
All I ask is a little more understanding and a little less defensiveness. I understand how hard it is to take a step back and act this way (I’ve had to do it many times in the past, and as a naturally proud person it doesn’t feel great), but for the good of those mentally ill people who enjoy your comic (myself included), please consider this message.
Thank you for your time.
I apologize if this method of contact is inconvenient for you, but I didn’t know of any other way to speak with you.