do you also hate it when people say "your work is like anime"
(pt 2) i don’t think i quite understood it, but you seemed to. is anime bad? is it a shameful art form?
i related to the post painfully well bc most of the people who make that “it looks like anime” comment are the ones who say it in a belittling tone. this in turn affects artists who spend years curating their own art styles to associate “anime” as a degrading rating that downplays our individual styles and chucks it into the “kiddish” category by the viewer.
most people (me included) don’t like to openly announce/admit that we like watching anime when we’re out of the safe zones of our fandoms, in the real world. the stigma of it is something we know that needs to be changed, but change takes time.