Please Don’t Call me Senpai
Howdy there, it’s me. A person some of you may like to see as a senpai. I am here to say, please dear friends do not call me senpai. Even though I laugh and play along, I am very uncomfortable with being called such a title.
I am no senpai, I’m a human being just like you all. I’m not better than you, even if I make wonderful art and have so many great ideas. Being so highly regarded terrifies me, in fact it terrorizes every fiber of my entire being.
I’m terrified of being so popular, I’m terrified of so many people watching me, I’m terrified of everyone’s high expectations that they bestow upon me. I don’t mind if my ideas and my arts become well known and popular.
But I myself do not wish to be popular, I cannot handle a life such as that. I’m one follower away from 300. This makes me tremble and I am so nervous. Sure I want amazing friends, I love friends, but I do not want friends to think of and regard me so highly that they are nervous or too shy to interact with me.
I want people to feel comfortable in approaching me, I want to be a lovable and approachable person. I’m not an art God/Goddess, I’m a human like you, I want to be treated as an equal and not as a deity on a pedestal.
It frightens me, it makes me wanna curl up and hide. Knowing that people have high expectations of me makes me horrified to fail, makes me nervous to fail at anything. I feel like I have to try and be perfect, that I’m not allowed to slip up once.
I’m a human and I make mistakes. Please, please , please stop thinking of me as a Senpai but as a friend and an artist and a creator who just happens to have many wonderful ideas and who has a charming art style. But do not think of me any higher than yourself. I’m not more special than anyone else is. I’m just me. A human, Skye the human, nothing more, nothing less, I’m not a senpai, I’m not a deity to be placed atop a pedestal, I’m not a celebrity, I’m just me. Skye…. a human being who loves to interact with others and make friends. Please treat me as your equal and instead of Senpai, please call me your friend. - Love Skye
This post was made for both myself and @shypurple
We both just wish to be treated as your friends and not senpais. Please don’t feel horrible, I did not wish for this post to make you all feel rotten. Instead take this as a lesson and learn from it and stop and think about this the next time you’re about to call another artist a senpai.
Also if there are any other artists out there that feel the way Shypurple and I do, feel free to reblog with:
Please Don’t Call me Senpai - in your reblog.
So you can let your followers know how you feel about being called Senpai.