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MOVE on Popularity: Popularity is not another word for Change


[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
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BTW THESE ARE ALL LINKED ON MY FRONT PAGE!!!!! Just look hehe! :3
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I guess this is the second of the series I started...
As an explanation beforehand since it's been a while since the previous! These are firmly and solely just what I feel about certain topics. Usually personal since I write better
that way.

I also prefer a more casual tone and blunt for the most part; I guess you could say that's my style c:

Alright! Shall we begin? And also, I'd like to please ask that to make sure there are no misunderstandings, that you read the whole thing before making a judgement! I'll try to make it as un-boring as possible ;D

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Okay, this  topic has mostly been a personal one because I have lost a number of friends online that I never intended to nor realized, to my fault, due to the fact I was becoming more 'known'. Although I know I haven't changed nor do I believe I've even become that well 'known'; it's come to my attention that this may not be how I'm viewed as.

I want to reassure everyone first and foremost, that I have not become a different person than who I was before and that throughout the two times I've experienced this 'popularity growth', per se, it hasn't done much to change the way I view anyone. The only change is that I realize I have the responsibility of making sure this is apparent.

I know many of the common problems and 'signs' that popularity has been unbecoming to someone are the following:
-Decrease in how much they talk to you if you'd known them before
-Unresponsive in comments or notes
-Leaving short comments that are absent of emotion
-Lack of acknowledgement
And I'm sure there are many more you could consider are symptoms of popularity, no?

Not in my defense, but as to clarify first and foremost. Although they might not realize themselves, the popular people are just. like. You.

Imagine logging in to an inbox with 50 messages a day. Or more. The least you get is maybe 20 full comments. Maybe 5 on days that you haven't submitted. I'm just going off of my personal statistics. But not everyone types at over 100 wpm and I'm sure we all have personal lives full of hw, work, maybe a social life of our own, stress here and there, and all in all, I'm sure we aren't all always the happiest of people no matter what the circumstances are. No one's perfect. I'm not. You aren't. But we should be happy we aren't because then we'd all be the same, no? All of us would be completely selfless, completely generous, always thinking of others. All of us multi-talented. 

But life doesn't work that way! And that's the beauty of it. We all have our drawbacks. Whether it's personality or life situations. And maybe it's not always the case but I personally know the pressures of having to reply to everyone. Maybe not everyone feels that way, but everyone popular was once just 'another person' on the internet who browsed for websites like this and started an account for the fun of it. Maybe I'm wrong but I think we all can agree that this is how at least we began. 

Now I want you to imagine though, again, to that cluttered inbox. But on top of that. Add in the extracurricular activities you might have if you do, add in school or job work- any other work! And then all other stress or just small displeasures you might've had recently. Would you really feel like replying to those 50 messages or to sort out owed artwork? Or even to talk to people who you either feel would not want to hear about it or just people you don't want to tell because you really don't want to give them the trouble either? Whatever your reasons are, I'm sure we've all had our days we don't feel like talking to anyone. And sometimes those days last longer than others. I don't believe there is a single person born to a life of pure joy and happiness their whole lives. You can choose to make your life happy even in the most down of situations, but at face value it might not be.

The thing is, no matter how popular someone may be, they're just people like you. Once again. We all get lazy sometimes. Even if they are having a perfectly swell day and nothing really is going on, to see 50 comments that you probably should reply to, probably gets pushed back in their mental to-do list. A simple "I'll do that later", or "Pfff, right after I go do ____", becomes 100 messages. And before you know it, you have messages from a week ago that you haven't touched. 
Does this sound familiar? This work pattern? 

Come on guys admit it. We all procrastinate.
You don't have to tell me that you do. But you know you have. It doesn't have to be holding off a school project until the day before it's due. 
It can be telling your mom to "hold on a sec" when you're told to clean your room. 
Or even when you know it's lunch-time but you just have to see the latest video uploaded by your favorite Youtuber.
Anything honestly! Anything you push back to do something else you prefer more. That's procrastination.
And on the much larger scale in terms of popularity. As in when they don't reply to your messages in time or at all.
We call that 'change'.

Now I'm not saying everyone remains the same when they get more popularity, so to speak. For the unfortunate individuals who think they're better than us all just because they now have people kissing their feet, and following their every post, those are the people I deem trash. And in reality, they're the ones inferior to you.

Just because they get more attention for what they're good at, as opposed to what you're good at. Does not make them any better than you.
Anyone who doesn't reply because they feel like they're better than you or because your messages are nothing and mean nothing.
Anyone who sees you as 'just another fan' or 'some random supporter' or nobody at all.
That makes them nobody. And they don't deserve your support and comments.
That's just cold-hearted. Cruel. And selfish. And in no circumstances do people who view themselves as superior to the rest of their peers, in no circumstances are they ever superior nor have they ever been, or ever will be. 

I hope I never have to witness such a change because it disgusts me. 
A more immediate and easy example that I'm sure we all know to be true, is the majority of the celebrity population.
There are always the rare few celebrity individuals who truly are grateful for the support they get and know their place as who they are,
but for all the others that could care less. 
They. are. just. trash.

Just because you sing in concerts full of thousands of eager fans, just because you act in movies that are viewed by people worldwide, just because you do something that makes your name appear in the latest headlines of magazines, just because you know people know you. How the heck does that make you any better.
To me. 
The people who drop off the dollar bills or coins in the donations for causes
the people who think of others and not only their-selves
the people who live not only to fulfill their own lives but to even stop and think about what others may be thinking and going through
the people who don't just think about what they want but what you want
the people who ultimately don't always put themselves first.
Those people are better than any arrogant and cocky celebrity who has it well off in some multi-million dollar mansion in some exotic area of the world.
Now not only are they wasting their money ahem. c: 
But when you spend that money on a house you don't need or a new outfit every day. 
What are you to the people that give money they need more than you do, to people who need it more.

This is popularity on a big scale. A scale we label as 'stardom'
but hey. What's the difference?

But what I was trying to get at
is that no matter what. You should not feel inferior to someone who has more watchers than you or even does something better than you. Which isn't even necessarily true. 
And that also, just because someone is popular, does not mean they changed who they were.
I'm not saying they didn't because as I've just shown, and as we all know too, some do. Not for better usually, but for worse.
But  in any event, they're just people like you.

So if they don't reply or talk much, hey! Maybe they have things going on in their lives they don't feel like talking about or even talking to anyone in general. 
Maybe they're just procrastinating like you.
Or just being Lazy.
Or really just 'don't feel like it'. 
I know. I'm not saying that's acceptable. But it's normal. It's human. 

Now I want to make sure this is also clear.
You cannot expect someone to reply to you either given the fact you know all this. Because when you think about it, it's not really shocking if they don't. It's not always because they feel they're better than you or that you don't matter. It could be because of all the reasons I just gave and most of the time I believe it is. At least with online communities such as deviantArt. So on~

I try my best to reply to comments I get on my work, page, and so on. Because I know what it's like to just be that supporting fan or passer-by that just wants to tell you what they feel about your work or you or anything else. And I know what it feels like when you've written something long (or short) and you're eager to see what they say back.
And I know when you draw something for someone, whether it be a commission, request, trade, gift- anything! I know you, no matter what, would love to see what that person you made your work for, what they think of it. And I know as well that comments such as "cute!" or "wow" or "thanks!" can be annoying.

Because of this, it's become a personal reason for me to try my best and reply in a timely fashion and even I admit it gets overwhelming and stressful. But hey! Who am I to complain?
Besides, it was my choice to post my work and get a bigger audience.
But at the same time. I'm no better than you. I know that. And what I make up for in trying to reply to everyone, I lack in trying to make the people I cared for more, feel like they weren't just everyone else. And for those individuals, I'm sorry.  

I'm not saying all this so I can ask you to lighten up on me and not hold me accountable for what I could've been but was not, but I just wanted to make it come to attention that maybe the people you expected to be able to reply to everything and the people you automatically thought didn't reply because they just don't care.
Maybe those people really do, and inside they're just having their own stressed out thoughts about how to make it up to you now.
And maybe those people do feel bad for not finding the time to reply to you.

Just for emphasis, I admit myself that sometimes the weight of the responsibilities I have in my life sometimes drive me to the point of near-insanity where I feel like it'd be better if I just quit and left this all.

But hey.
I'm human.
And so are you.
That's normal.
So why don't we all just take a few minutes trying to understand the other better and slip into those not-so-comfy shoes of someone else?

It's not fun, and I don't do the best job of it either. 
But remember? A for effort.

If you can't do, at least try.

And Thank You everyone who read this! 
And while I'm at it, thank you too for all the support this whole time! I speak on behalf of myself but maybe also others who haven't found the chance to say this, 
but it's meant a lot, every comment I get or favorite, or note, it all does~! :'D And even though it gets busy and unmanageable it seems at times, it's been the most amazing experience  just belonging to this community and I know it's never going to be perfect but I feel like I should give a big warm Thank You anyway!

Haha 
& thanks for reading.
//oops this was long

-Capu :hug:

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And I added this last little part after reading a few comments because also:

You can't expect as the fan, that your idol is all-understanding and should be more considerate. But as all you 'populars' reading this, you can't expect your fans to do the same and understand what it's like for you.
It goes both ways! Which is why I believe we both need to take that into consideration and make the effort to understand this and one another :3


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Another added tid-bit!
I know what it's like to think that popularity breeds jerks. Because that's what I saw in school. And I wanted to make sure I'd never be one of them because only then would I truly hate what I've become. 
But not everyone who's popular is a jerk. Anyone to think so would be unwise to make such generalizations. That's like saying everyone in America speaks english and everyone in china speaks chinese and everyone in Alaska likes the cold or that everyone on dA likes art. Because hey. That's not true.
Not everyone popular is a jerk and that's not to defend myself but to open up the eyes of those who think so.

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Also another thing that I added for anyone interested!
I have nothing against what I just mentally call "ads". Ads as in dA ad-cast (or fA, etc) or on the other scale, the minuscule, account bots like dAhub or any other variation of points_____. My only problem is when I see people take a slot and then don't even submit art? But if you're trying to get a larger audience and span of people, especially if you're planning on free-lancing, it's not a bad idea to toss some points at bots like that. It would be awfully nice if I could sort out the watchers just doing it for the points or the watchers who actually like and are interested in my work ^^; But I have a few thousand points that just sit around and I usually don't know what to do with them so..... xD
But amg the biggest thing though, that if it implies to you I'll just admit this because! I know even though some of you guys won't admit it :3 But you know it.
It's not because you don't want fake watchers, or because you don't feel like wasting those points, but I'm sure some of us are proud too in the fact 'we earned these watchers without any help' but hey! I used to have the same attitude about art class and then I went to high school and took it as an elective-- no regrets!

I'm self taught digitally but traditionally I'm proud to say I was the student of great art teachers! :D
Haha but anyway! If you have a lot of points and don't really know what to do with them even though you've already horded commissions and unnecessary dA merchandise!//totesnotme xDD then don't let pride get in the way! Or any other reason really because I've definitely met people who've found me through there and both parties are happy so yay :D

But not to be mistaken though, I don't approve of those who do it solely for the watcher count. And that's obvious when they don't post anything and don't take commissions or even anything like that?! aha so yea. But otherwise! I think it's pretty much fine in my opinion :D

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fasabutt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really changed my perspective. Obviously I look up to you, and when I look at other popular artists I don't know, I usually consider them better than me (art-wise) and more successful. I see popular artists and I automatically think- they probably won't reply to me, they're too busy with their art and personal lives, but I do give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
My old bestfriend moved, and my mom told me I was kind of bossy, and she was a drama queen. I was 7 then, and I now feel really bad about it. If my friend would've told me at the time, I would've stopped. I told her happy birthday on facebook, said hi, blah blah blah. I've run that river dry. I've tried to keep in touch with her, but now that she's settled at a new school with new friends and gets lots of likes on her pictures, it seems like she doesn't want to talk to me. Which hurts me, because we were like two peas in a pod. Did everything together.

This journal has helped change my point of view. :heart:
STAY GOLDEN PONYBOYYYY
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Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
Ah I"m so glad ;u;

I'm sorry to hear that :c I know what it's like losing a best friend from a young age..
I hope you two make up somehow :hug:
But until then I'm glad you found this journal helpful!

hahahah will do
you too ;3
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fasabutt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But-but it's not your fault you have such awesome art!

Oh...wait.

Yeah, I've known a few young artists who came off that way after this happened to them. Still very nice people, just had to prioritize and things got bad. Some even left DA. One of them I've known has still been an incredibly nice person even after major DA fame, (And just posted her stuff and was still just herself) but still didn't handle a certain situation as she probably should have. She got so much criticism over great art and just said to me "I don't care about what other people think of me, and they're not worth my time" and it was the best thing to say at the time since really, A LOT OF PEOPLE DID NOT LIKE HER "just because." And she eventually did set Real Life as a huge priority. One of the best things she did. Couldn't change a thing about what happened at the time either no matter what she did or said. Even posting journals she still could have never cleared her inbox.

Making Real Life a priority over the full scale internet makes you a bad person. Amirite?

Luckily I don't have hundreds of watchers. In fact, I barely get over 2 or 3 faves. These days though, I'm lucky if I get two or three full hours on my social websites!

All in all, nice journal!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Amg..

>~<'

Well yea I've seen that happen too and I agree it's really tough. I don't think some people realize that everyone has much of a right and a life outside of the online world as they do and I personally think it's just all a big misunderstanding..

But definitely! It wasn't anyone's fault really but yea ;~;
Haha well!

Thank you ^-^
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MystikMeep Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
this is really well written and i think i'll share it with my watchers too..
lately i've been getting a lot of 'omg you responded to me i was scared you'd be mean' comments
and that really.. i dunno.. bothers me????

because I TRY to be as nice as humanly possible (i have my days)
and i just. i dunno! it worrys me what the other bunch of my watchers think of me!
I don't want to be feared or deemed scary to talk to.
i'm just not extremely social!

but in reality i'm not popular on this site.
i haven't even hit 2000 watchers, while you dear have over 14,000
so i guess when people say i'm really popular i just laugh...
i'm still just getting noticed. and i don't know if i'll ever have a watcher count like yours,
i know you have a lot of people who love your work and i will always be one of them.

Stay sweet
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much meep haha

But yea D; it is kinda awkward I admit too >~<

But right! Definitely, I wouldn't consider myself really social either xD

Amg well you're still known Meep and I have friends that idolize you hehe >~<
But amg.. thank you so much ^-^
I'll always admire yours as well though!

:hug:
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BothersomeKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with all of that. Even though I'm not popular at all, I've seen it happen with other ppl I use to watch but have left DA b/c of this or something else. They start to get frustrated because people start demanding why they don't reply soon enough or some nonsense like that, then go around and say nasty things about them and just unfriend/unwatch them. I think that's childish. I do try to reply when I get a comment and I feel grateful when an artist replies to mine. Not saying that they're snotty or anything, but I know they must get a lot of comments and have to go through each and everyone. I go through that on fanfiction and it does take time. Its like some people don't understand that.

But long story short: I agree with you completely on this subject. Good day. ^^
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Ah yea :/ Mhmm it really is sad to see too.

But right! Mhmmm ^-^ Well yea I agree with you too though!

but thank you
you too!
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TempestWaterdragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait for #3. These are so true and I do believe that once somebody becomes popular, they can go one of two ways.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
haha thank you >~<
yea!
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Samooraii Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You keep sharing these gorgeous words of wisdom with us, and I think I'll stay/be a sane (er) human being. ;v;
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
haha glad you like them>~<
lawl!
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OceanLover0871 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
really, really good :) I've never really wanted to be popular or famous, I'd rather just have true friend that I know like me for me no matter how strange I may be ;p I'd hate to not know whether people liked me just because I was popular or famous, you know. I can also understand why some people don't reply straight away because their busy with other stuff and if I did get flooded with comments I would find it very hard to find the time to answer them.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Right!!! Same here ^-^

Mhmm definitely though ;o
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whitepup Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wow this is really great. I'm sure a lot of others feel the same.

And I honestly feel the exact same way about the last bit too!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much ^-^

Haha I'm glad!! :D
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whitepup Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
It's really helped me get a ton of new commissioners and even a few new friends. It's really great I think. ;D
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Omg yea same here!!!

I don't care too much for the actual number but definitely even the small percentage of real watchers and friends and all that is worth it!! :3
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whitepup Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I feel the same way ;D
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Whiluna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow Capu!
You really have something called patience and talent lol :'D
Thats really true! ^^
Hell yeah...I agree,usually my biggest problem is that Im damn lazy and I don't feel like doing ANYTHING so yea :'D
also that many massege part is true,
idk how does it feel if you're damn popular od DA,but yea irl you're still just that talented person ^^
ok,i should shut up now xD
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
Haha thank you so much ^-^'

but amgggg >~< aw you're really talented too though
omgg noo hehe
:hug: s'okay
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lavaheart626 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) good words!

And I must admit that I wonder if I'm a horrible person to put off replying to comments on my profile ;_;
and then I always don't want to copy paste my reply even if It is just a your welcome to someone thanking me for a fav... I always type them out... and try to use a different emoticon each time...

although that doesn't stop the fact that there's 30 waiting for me to reply to most of the time... like right now(bad lava<3 stop procrastinating XD)
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much haha >~<
and aww no that's alright! But amg yea ;u;

mhmm ^-^ same

but lawll x3 hehe
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18eragon4ever Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
(nods a few timez) I nevr do that online, but in everyday life . . . I do it to the snobby peeps.

dey drive me crazy!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
x3 haha!
they are annoying yep!
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Marlouu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Preach it!. this was a really interesting read. A lot of this stuff made sense and a lot of it I kinda noticed with popular people on deviant art. I have found myself deleting a lot of people merely because of their attitudes of thinking their better than others. big pet peeve of mine. glad i am not alone lol
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
haha ;u;
But ye a;/ ahah D; right though!
and ahah >~< yepyep
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Kira-Nyan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, I totally agreed with everything you said. ;w;
I don't even know where to begin to describe how awesome this is.
But srsly, great job! Hopefully people will realize their own shortcomings (?) :meow:
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much ahah ;u;
>~< yea
hopefully
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Kira-Nyan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome. :3
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen.

I don't have anything against popular people except for the real snotty ones.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Mhmm >~<
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably should have included there that you are the ultimate antonym of snotty. ^^;
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Aha oh wow I mean
thank you so much ^-^'
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, no prob~
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PrinceofPride Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth is, I've never really had anything against "popular" people. In reality, I think I've hinted at this before, I get more worried about the fans than the artist themselves. A lot of popular people I've met are really sweet, but their fans treat every word they say like it's the word of god and it makes me nervous. If someone disagrees with the artist, the artist may be respectful, but the fans will lash out at you and criticize your art, tell you you're not good enough to judge, etc.

I struggle with Narcissism myself, and it's a serious problem that I've gone to counseling and have attempted to fix. You may just think I'm just "trash" but it is a legitimate personality disorder much in the same way that paranoia is. A lot of it comes down to how we're raised. I honestly believe that popular people wouldn't be so full of themselves if it wasn't for the fact that the fans kiss their feet all the time and post their favorite artist to their profile while saying something along the lines of "I worship the ground this person walks on!" Sure it's partly the fault of the popular artist letting it get to their head, but it's also partly the fans fault for telling their favorite artist they're perfect.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
Haha me neither! just the jerky self centered ones. e___e
but yes you have mentioned it before!
Mhmm :/ I think it's just to the extreme where adoration becomes like... well
adoration x 10000000 x____x
but yea!

and haha well admitting is the first step of fixing ! :D :hug:
but amg I don't it's alright! :3 I don't think that's anything too bad but when people let it get to their heads, I find that just inexcusable!
But right xD I guess so!
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Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
x3
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Felizias Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actualy try to avoid "celebrities" that are only being rude to others. :P
I'm not popular but I have some group duties and a pile of messages due to this. It can be very hard and frustrating sometimes. I agree that we all should try to understand each other once in a while... ^^;
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
right!
But amg mhmm :/
yup c:
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, and something last. "And I know as well that comments such as "cute!" or "wow" or "thanks!" can be annoying."
About this line.. well.. you know, it is not the fact that those comments annoy me, hehehe X'D but I don't usually reply to those comments, because I simply don't know how to respond. It would be an idea to copy paste a 'Thanks!' but I don't find it nice. It makes me feel like 'I don't care or something just take a thanks and leave', moreover, it is not that I don't appreciate those comments, I really do! But lack of time darn it! I mostly comment in middle or big comments that have some more.. interesting stuff or get my attention. BUT, if it is about a picture that very very few people commented on it, even comments as 'Awesome', 'cute' etc will have a reply, that's a sure thing. And I say 'will' because All this time I was so damn busy and I have like 100 messages in my inbox ;A; hhehehehe..
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
haha right!
I meant like if you commented' cute' on something made for you!
but otherwise eh I don't really mind too much either xD
but amg haha!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
OooOoOohh... well, I was completely sure that I woudn't understand something HAHAHAHAHHA!!
Anyways, yes, you're right in that part too <333
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
xDD hhaa!!!!!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I am glad you wrote all this. Actually, it was a great way to present both side of popularity, and by popularity, I don't mean 'getting known' but the sides of the people who act in a specific way when they're or get popular. You know, I have a friend that he, once, believed that I really wanted popularity. Few years later, I proved them that they were wrong c: Getting known by people from all over the world is not something bad at all, except if you start believing that you're the GOD or something.
Then, yes, you do change, you become greedy and egoist. And I say that because I had a personal experience. I knew a person who wanted popularity, they wanted it sooo badly, even in their profile they were always like "I am your beloved one" etc and they were thinking like: "Okay, so this is how it goes. If you're popular, you're not supposed to talk to anyone because if you do, then they'll believe that theire already friends of yours and they won't act as fans anymore and one day, they'll probably leave you". Damn, that's so wrong :/ Just like you said above, those people are simply trash and they don't deserve having attention.
Besides, there are people who really don't have time at all to respond to comments, however, there will be this one damn time that this popular person will respond, and then you'll understand that they really DO read your comments, but they just don't have the time to always reply. Well... that actually happens to me heh X'3 (and that's what I've understand from really popular people who care) I am having many comments when I upload something, yep. Okay, not so many as you do, but aaanyway, the free time I have fades very quickly when I respond. HOWEVER, I always enjoy reading my comments, and I always respond to notes♥ How can I put it... it makes me feel good! And you know what?

People make other people popular. So for me, every single watcher, every single comment, fave, note etc counts! 100%! And I guess the same goes for many people too c:
And one last thing... many people believe that popular people are jerks, all of them. When I reached 1000 watchers, a friend dumped me, because they hated popular people (lol, I don't care if I am popular or not, I just thank all my watchers haha <33) and they believed that I would become a greedy, egoistic and awful person. Meh..
Anyway, my comment is a bit too big, so I don't expect any respond haahah! But hey, I know you, and I know that you care Celine c: Thanks again for writing all this. You are popular in my opinion and popular people have another advantage... people will see what you wrote there, Capu. They will, and then, they'll share c: and more people might change opinion about popular people c: We are all the same thing. But without other people, we are 'nothing'.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
And right! The way some fans treat their idols like some 'divine' being lol kinda isn't good for either party xD!!

But amg mhmm! Even if they don't reply, I'm sure some read it too!

but I'm glad you read this too >~< And mhmmm.
Not every one does right xDDD
Haha it does though!
makes you feel all warm and like alskdfjh >~<
'''

but amg yes!
Everyone would be nobody without anyone
lD

but ahhaa true true konvee <3

And amg well thank you ;u;
my pleasure mhm
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Alukei Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree so so much - ever since I got "somewhat" popular, I have had troubles to replying to all those messages. Often I just feel too lazy, or am too tired after a long day. Or I don't feel like it, or whatever. But I'd never feel superior. Well done on that journal because it explains so much! :clap:
Often I have seen users complain about some popular artists that they are ignorrant and never reply, but seriously people, you just cannot reply to everything. It's very time consuming and most people want to see frequent art, replies, interaction...heck, humans cannot do all that while having a real-life full of stress, work, fights, emotions, etc!
Thanks for saying this.
<3
after all we're just human and that's okay. Nobody's perfect. :)
everyone seems to know this, but everyone still complains..*facepalm*
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
Yeaa!! Definitely though xD
And than kyou!

Mhmm :/ I agree. But yep my point exactly :3
lol! haha <333
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