Dear DeviantArt.

I have a DeviantArt account, as you probably know. I'll be the first to admit that while I have a page there and I upload images to that page, I don't really consider myself a dA 'member' as it were; I'm just there to make myself/my work more accessible, and to keep in touch with some of the amazing artists that happen to frequent that community. My issue with dA is I'm not quite sure what the dA ratio of "awesome, creative artists" and "people who make me facepalm and question God's design" is anymore.

I also don't know what the etiquette is when forced to show gratitude for someone you consider sub-human. And dA is putting me in that situation more often than I thought was possible. Look, I'm genuinely glad that you liked my work so much that you added it to your favorites list. I really am. Things like that let me know I'm maybe doing something right. The appreciation is appreciated, so to speak. But let's be honest with ourselves here: If (and these are based on actual interactions I've had)

A) You are an emo kid who genuinely believes he is a or something, or
B) Your entire body of work consist of (hopefully) fictional tales of incest

Then you can't honestly expect me, or anyone else for that matter to show you a shred of respect as a competent and aware human being, regardless of how much you Fav my stuff.

Sorry this is a bit rant-y, but I haven't had a cigarette in two months and I'm angry at everything right now, and now I have to consider the ethical ramifications of thanking someone who has composed stories of fucking his sister. I'm glad you like my stuff, now go away forever and ever.

Of course, 99.9 percent of you all are awesome and I love you and I will draw and write nonsense for you until I die or Half-Life 3 comes out, but every now and then, I get hit up by



and the like and I question every decision I've ever made and I have to rant to get it out of my head. And every single deranged, ass-backwards fucker that has hit me up?

They're always from deviantArt.

That says something. Terrible.