I reallllly was not expecting my little anecdotal screw-up to go viral like this. XD I was honestly just posting it because it was funny to me that I missed something so obvious.
I dunno how many of you will read this but I feel inclined to say a few things in response to the post.
1) My thumbnails are indeed mostly missing on both of my hands. I have tiny slivers of a thumbnail on the edges of my thumb. No, I did not chew them off. I literally popped outta the womb like this. It is a hereditary genetic deformity called Nail-Patella Syndrome. I have other bodily deformities too because of this condition. No, it does not hurt. I do occasionally get people asking me about this IRL as well so I thought it’d be neat to post about NPS.
2) Those of us who didn’t realize our pen holders had nibs in them aren’t stupid. We didn’t read the instruction manuals or notice what all our tablet came with contents-wise. Some of us might have gotten our tablets as gifts, too. None of this makes us stupid. Maybe a little unobservant, but we ain’t idiots. You can inform others about things you know about without being mean about it.
I’m glad my post was able to inform other artists that they may have extra nibs that they didn’t notice. Some of you thought this was common knowledge but hey, not everybody pays attention to these things and that’s okay too! I’m glad I was able to save some of you 10 bucks though. :P