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Furries, HPD, and You! [Vent Art]

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And now, back to Furries, HPD, and You! Brought you you by Prozac - don't worry, be happy!

Honestly, it's like watching a documentary sometimes. Just watching something brought to light beyond my control. Doomed to spiral into disaster.

Histrionic Personality Disorder. Characterized by an individual being excessively emotional, attention-seeking, and often times inappropriately seductive.

It's criminal, almost, how I can be approached on more than one occasion and have people tell me that they find it disappointing how I seem to do my best to 'weasel my way into the popufur crowd.' By 'clinging' to popular artist-friends like Daigo or
,' I seem to be, to some, the scum of the community. An art whore. A moocher. Someone who does not deserve what has been given to me.

But I watch. I watch all these accusers and so-called straight-edgers do just what they are so quick to cast others away for. I think a synonym for HPD should be "murry purry bullshit."

Around here, we cling to others. Many of us seem to need the approval of those around us to such a degree that it transcends what is considered to be socially healthy. We're quick to claim others as our own. "My waifu" is thrown around a lot, for example. But what do we really mean by that? Does "loving" someone still hold as much weight when the community is riddled with "familes" that are more like harems?

I've been around for years. I've watched artists go from being sub-par to being very popular and successful. I've watched utter nobodies get their first piece of art, and watched their characters be catapulted into being the next big thing. I've seen people crumble under the weight they've placed upon themselves under the guise of the fandom being just that important to them. I've seen galleries disappear like a forest in a brush fire. I've been around the block a couple times.

It's an up and down slope that I think for the last couple years I've stagnated on. People recognize me, but I am hardly elevated to 'popufur' stardom. This is likely in part due to my lack of artistic ability, as this picture so readily demonstrates. But, it is the way it is. I don't know what you all think of me and my 'standing,' but I don't see myself as much to make a fuss about.

I need to remember - we all need to remember: there are more important things than this. Happiness and cuddles and kisses and attention and all that crap are great, but when you lose sight of what's real, you lose sight of yourself. Popularity is fine, but when you turn off your monitor and stand up from your computer, all the popularity on the internet means so much less.

Be here because you enjoy it. Don't just be here to be enjoyed.

I'll likely scrap this later in shame.

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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 5 years, 6 months ago
Rating: General

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5 years, 6 months ago
I didn't think you were a moocher, and still don't. From the comments the artists you get art from, you sound like a good friend and have interesting characters.

So, I'll believe them, like I have been. If they say you've been a good friend to them, what proof does anyone have otherwise? And I myself find your characters interesting, too, so no objections to that.

All the art you get, as far as I can tell, has been earned, in a sense.

I imagine others don't feel the same way, but let them offer proof if they're going to complain.

My advice to them: Don't be jealous; be interesting. It's worked for you.
5 years, 6 months ago
I can't save myself from jealousy. I suffer it rather frequently. I have selfish bouts of "why them and not me?!"

It's pitiful. I get mad at myself for it. But I think the least I can do for the people who put up with it is give something back to them.

My stories are for myself. But at the same time, they're for the people who have put up with me this long. I can only really hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoy thinking of them.
5 years, 6 months ago
Well, I admit I do get envious of the art you get, but it's the good envy.

Good envy is when you see something someone else has and say "I want to work hard so I get the same rewards."

Bad envy is when you see something someone else has and say "I want to take what they have so that they don't have it."

When I see the art you have, it makes me want to try harder: to make characters that are interesting, to be someone whose company is enjoyed. In a way, to be like you.

Not exactly like you, but you get the gist, right?
5 years, 6 months ago
I always thought you were "popufur", though it may of been because everyone I chose to watch seemed to know you. ^^ Never thought it made you a clinger though, just someone nice enough that people enjoyed making pictures with your characters. Though keeping things in perspective for what they are and how they make you feel is always important.

Also I'm totally gonna make a band just so I can name them "Murry Purry Bullshit." :3
5 years, 6 months ago
My new favourite band.
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