((I will shove this under a read more later since that gets weird on the mobile app sometimes))
So I got a serires of comments from someone (will not name) on deviantart getting more and more upset that there were drawings of characters depressed or upset when they clearly are not in their respected shows.
Here’s the thing, ignorant dudes who don’t like that: fans are allowed to draw whatever they want, however they want, whether you agree or not. Do you have depression and need to draw your favourite character depressed? Do it. Are you fuming after an arguement with a friend or your parents and you need to draw a character punching the wall in anger? Do it. Are you hurting after a betrayal and need to draw a character clutching their pet while crying into their fur for comfort? FREAKING DO IT. Nowhere did it say that when you draw fanart that you have to draw them exactly the way they are in the show. It’s human to want to see characters like Milo, Phineas, Mabel, Wander, etc break. You want to see them hurt like you. You want to see them feeling the same way you feel at times. You want them to be human. And that’s ok!
If you don’T want to draw them any way besides their happy little selves in the show, then that’s okay too! But don’t go raining on everyone’s parade the moment someone draws Milo with cuts on his wrists or MAbel taking medication for depression. Some people don’t agree, so just ignore it. You’re not going to like every dang fanart of your favourite show. Neither do I. But I am a strong believer that drawing a character feeling the same way as you do can help you cope with things. And just drawing them feeling the oppostie way than you normally see them is just fun in general. What Phineas and Ferb Fan didn’T like the “GET ON THE TRIKE!” moment in Summer Belongs to you?
So yeah, if anyone (including show runners) comes and rains on your parade for drawing your favourite character, the little optimitic bugger, hide in his bedsheet because he’s afraid of bullies or anything like that, There is a block button. You are very much allowed to block those people if ignoring doesn’t help. I was told once that I was weak because I hid behind the Block button, and I believed it when they said that. But don’t put yourself in that position. The Block button is there for a reason. Use it.
TL;DR: Go draw them babies the way you want to represent them! *throws confetti on your head*