Ahhh, this question. I got it before something like it a while back. Well, for those who don’t know me, I’m China, the mod and artist for Spa Ponies, and creator of Cloudia if any of you care for OCs. When I first started Spa Ponies blog, I only did it because everyone else was kinda doign it, and it seemed like fun to jump the bandwagon since i was stilll kind of HORRIDLY OBSESSED WITH PONIES. I was very naive. So very naive, still am. But much so then. I didn’t know how to be my own person so i only went with the crowd and what was popular. I didn’t expect people to actually like my blog but appearently they did and wanted more. So I tried to stick it out and keep updating, but eventually, i hit a snag and started to absolutely despise anything ponies to the point where i would not even watch ponies or even have ponies on my dashboard or even discuss ponies with the friends i had made via the My Little Sweetheart project. I think the fandom became too overwhelming for me because people just expected so much out of me and i couldn’t or was too laid-back/lazy to deliever, and i saw how the fandom would treat its artists like slaves and i guess it fucking ticked me off. I’m not entirely sure.
Now? I’m kinda over it, but now I just want to move onto greener pastures, ya know? This fandom hit rock bottom a very long time ago, and I just wanted to jump ship. Hell, I even asked my pony-oriented friends if i should just close down my pony oriented blogs and they urged me not to and just leave them there incase i felt. I felt that was unfair to whoever even cares wants to read them. but really, i’ve come to a conclusion and i feel like i’m not even recieving enough recognition either, so with that and the fact that the fandom’s become kind of a cult, i just quit. Took Cloudia and am trying my best to make her more of my own character rather than an object of the mlp fandom, which is a little hard since the fandom is kinda like a virus. I really love quadrupedal cloudia and do want to keep her like this. but i am robbing her of her tramp stamp’d cutiemark.
don’t get me wrong, i did OK all the porn for her because i honestly do not care for rule 34/nsfw/lewd material, that’s not what turned me away from the fandom no, i’m open-minded about these things. i still really like the show, and love the great art for people can are able to create, and i met some really great people, but i think it’s just…a failed experiment for me. i am an artist who seeks recognition for what they do constantly, and if i see one thing isn’t working, i’m going to get off that ship faster than spider on speed (haha see what i did there?). if that sounds selfish and self-centered to you, so be it. sorry for having dreams and goals.
Great Tumblr! Might I make a technique suggestion and apply a 1 pixel black stroke to your text layer. It will make it a lot easier to read without making it 'too bold' or draw attention away from the artwork. In photoshop this is the FX button that brings up layer styles (at bottom of layers panel). Make sure the stroke is in PX and not PT. Keep up the great art!
( Wow thanks so much for this advice. will keep in mind! )
I’m sorry. You didn’t know. I didn’t mean to react that way! Sorry if I offended you or anything.
Um…could you not please talk too much about my personal life in the future…?