i don’t think it’s fair for people (non-artists especially) to point out an artist and say “wow i hate their art they suck they haven’t progressed in years, the way they draw _____ is pathetic”. yes, it’s okay for you to not like an art style but don’t put someone down for their progress. development in art is something that doesn’t move upwards consistently in a smooth path, it’s different for everyone and it’s not fair to compare and judge. even the most popular artists can get stuck drawing the same thing for a long time and i think that’s okay? some people get really comfortable with the way they draw a certain thing and may choose to stick with that for a long time because it looks right to them, they’re fearful of trying a new thing and the new thing looks like trash in their eyes so it might take them a while to get comfortable with exploring. everyone is different and develops in their own way, art is frustrating and really hard and no one is harder on the artist than themselves.
People probably think Taako, being who he is, consistently tries to avoid situations in which he can get even remotely messy (think high school prep avoiding dissecting a frog in science class). However, this assumption is completely wrong, and the IPRE find this out only a few cycles in. One of many situations consisted of the ipre making a turkey for one of their suppers (Lup insisted) and absolutely no one wanted to touch the gizzard. After a few moments of bickering about who will [1/2]