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Okay, I'm going to say this once, an I don't want to ever have to say it ever again.
Do not
NOT
NOT
:bulletblue: NOT
NOT
NOT
DO NOT pressure an artist, writer, cosplayer, Rper, ect. to do something they are uncomfortable with.  Just don't.  Here's a list of reasons why:
1. It makes them want to stop
2. It makes them angry
3. It makes them want to ignore you
4. It doesn't make them like you
5. They get frustrated
6. They get depressed
7. You look like an asshole
Do I need to go on?
I'll give you a personal account.
I'm a fanfic writer as some of you may know.  Recently I had someone try and pressure me into taking my last project in a direction I didn't want to go.  I tried to explain that I plan my stories out in a pretty detailed way to begin with, and knew exactly how my story was going to progress, but they insisted.  I felt terrible.  I felt like I wasn't good enough, like what I had to give wasn't enough for this person.  In fact, I was so upset that I put off finishing my story for two whole days.  Not to mention I was already having a pretty bad week.  I honestly felt like there was no way I could be nice and get her to stop, but finally she let it go.  I'm not even all that popular, either.  I don't even want to think about popular fanfic writers, who have people try this every day.

There are times when asking a writer or cosplayer or artist for something specific are okay, like when she's asking for ideas or taking requests.  But if a creator says no, you should understand that pressuring them is a great way to ruin everything they've worked on.

I don't really care if you copy and paste this places; in fact, I'd encourage you to do so!  Or maybe come up with your own PSA because this is getting out of hand.  So please remember that artists,writers, and rolepayers are people and not your personal wish machines.  They have their own set of skills and should be able to express themselves with their work without people managing and overseeing them.

And before I end my rant, if you feel like someone is pressuring you, decline.  Kindly, but decline.  If you let them win, if you give in, it will only become worse.  The pressure will increase.  And it may no longer be fun.  They may get offended.  They may un-Watch you, but personally, I feel my creative voice is worth expressing, regardless of who hears it.  But the choice is yours.  You may have to decide whether expressing your work is worth losing a Watcher or two.  

As I'm typing this, I realize i may com across as extremely rude and pompous, but to be honest, I don't care.  This needs to stop because it is destructive.
Also, I feel the need to say that I am not angry with the person who did this to me anymore.  I've had my vent, and I'm not too upset anymore.  All I ask is that it not happen again.  If you think I might be talking about you, you're probably wrong.  If you know it's you, please don't start anything with me.  I am over it, and I would even look forward to being your friend in the future if you can just respect me and my attempts at my craft, and I will try and do the same for you.
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silverrain84 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
vary true, and good luck with your writing.
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Upsilon-Rassilon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Damn.... Truth be told.

....mind if I put this on tumblr?
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Bastet-CGRP Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course not!
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AwesomeHellee9 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Truth words spoken
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kiddopolis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
...You're joking right?

BASTET. I AM PRETTY ANGRY SOMEONE DID THAT TO YOU, BUT LISTEN UP.

YOU ARE A POPULAR FANFICTION WRITER. YOU HAVE CLIMBED THE RANKS AND ARE WELL KNOWN. HELL, YOU ARE</U BETTER THAN ME.

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH.


WRITE WHAT YOU WANT. IGNORE THOSE WHO PRESSURE YOU.
PLEASE DO NOT FEEL TERRIBLE BECAUSE OF ONE. ANNOYING. PERSON.
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Upsilon-Rassilon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
I second this!
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kiddopolis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you. :la:
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Bastet-CGRP Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AHAHAHAHAHA
Kiddo, baby, I'm not popular, but that's fine! If being popular means having other people shove their ideas down my throat, then I'd rather stay where I am! Plus I feel like I actually know a lot of the people watching me, and I'd rather have a smaller following and know you guys than a huge following that I only talk to every once in a while. ^^
and there's definitely no way I'm better than the amazing Kiddo, I mean have you seen some of her stuff?!
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kiddopolis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Bastet, yes you are. No, if you are a good writer, anyone will try and shove their ideas down you throat. Trust me, it's happened a lot to me and I hate it. Basically, do not answer their comments. Delete and ignore them.

Ok, wow, you're making me feel bad. ._. Small following and knowing people vs large following and not knowing them all. ._. Yes, I feel terrible now.

Oh my! Have you heard the latest gossip? Kiddo is thinking of resigning her Reader-Inserts because of a couple of people! Bastet will have to work on for her!
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Bastet-CGRP Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I may be an okay writer at best, but I enjoy what I do, so it all evens out, right? ^^

And no! That's not what I mean! If anything, you're even better, because you have such a large following, and yet you still manage to get out and interact with your followers! It;s super impressive if you ask me! :D

Really?! Wow, what a shame! Kiddo's stuff is so great, I hope those people tone it down! I'm sure Bast will keep it going if Kiddo has to bail. U.U
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