“If your art is not perfect, it’s garbage”??
Wowwwwww, take literally ten thousand seats.
First of all: this is fanfiction, written for free, during someone’s free time.
Secondly, there’s no such thing as perfect art. Come the fuck on.
“A matter of respect to the reader?”
You’re not entitled to anything.
And “since when you you have to kiss someone’s ass to tell someone they fucked up a verb”?
You don’t? You just don’t have to be an asshole about it?
Don’t give me that bullshit about English not being their first language and therefore the tone didn’t come across the right way. The language of condescension is universal.
Here’s what’s so weird to me. Most people wouldn’t correct a fan artist on getting a nose a little wrong, or drawing a hand a little weird, or drawing eyes a little wonky.
Like putting things like whitewashing aside (because the equivalent would be writing something similarly cringey), you would be hard pressed to find people reblogging art with minor mistakes and telling the artist every little thing wrong with it.
So why is it ok for people to nitpick at fanfic but not fanart?
It’s not. It’s not ok.
This sense of gross entitlement some readers have for content they get for free really disgusts me.
Just a reminder, kids. This is fanfiction, created during spare time, for free.
You’re not entitled to shit. And it costs $0 to be considerate and conscientious.
For fuck’s sake.