Okay, this rant has been long overdue.
So, you're browsing through deviantart, scrolling through your notifications and you see.. A busty, long haired, slim, unnatural eye colored anime character which appears to be made with a base and MSPaint. What do you do? You could leave constructive criticism in a comment. You could say something nice to encourage them to keep working on it. You could even add it to your collection of lulzy OCs and talk about it with your friends later. Me personally, I enjoy giggling to myself and remembering that I, myself, had a mary sue when I was younger. Oh, the depressing backstory with two dead parents and a terrible life in an orphanage, only to be later rescued by an attractive canon character, how I love it so. <3
But whats this? The deviation has pages and pages worth of hate comments.. Constant discouragement.. Picking fights by name calling this OC... that's probably made by someone who's just a beginner.. or under the age of 14.
When you decide to comment on a deviation like this, please take into consideration that it's the early stages of an artist and its not going to be very good. Please note that some might not know the rules on deviantart and could be reminded nicely to credit the base maker. Please for the love of all that is good on this earth, DONT BE AN ASSHOLE AND EXPECT THEM TO TAKE IT WELL. If your character whom you've worked on for quite a bit was suddenly bashed for every little thing simply because its suddenly cool to bully you, you wouldn't enjoy it. Please don't expect these young, beginner artists to take it well when you spam them with comments calling their first creations a "whore" or an "mspaint disaster" or "cringey". Do you expect them to sit there and take it? Do you seriously expect them to pull a Picasso out of their ass on the first go? They take pride in their art and they should. They draw whatever comes to mind and they should have that right. If I want to have a mary sue for an oc, I should be allowed to have a mary sue. They'll eventually grow out of it and mature anyway. If you bash them and flame them only to get a rise and a reaction out of them, the only thing you're doing is making them more close minded. They're going to think everyone who approaches them with advice is a troll and they'll be less likely to take that advice. They'll develop trust issues in some cases. It both makes my blood boil and saddens me that everything has to be a certain fucking way or everyone will go apeshit and post your character on bad oc blogs or make you out to be this terrible person. Sure, it might be entertaining getting into a fight with a mary sue but for fucks sake they're people. You dehumanize them every time you freely insult them and their character for the sake of getting a few sick laughs. Some of them have to keep changing accounts to get away from this bullshit. They want to be free from all this garbage hundreds of people are dumping on them and they cant have that because they're fucking stalked and milked for every last bit of funny content they can provide like some fucking cow.
Sometimes the creators are assholes. Sometimes the creators send death threats. Sometimes they're provoked and then look like the bad guy when they tell people to fuck off. Excuse me, do you want a fucking ass pat after you've insulted something they take pride in? How bout a fuckin lollipop? A sticker sound good to you? Not everyone is going to bend over and take it. And that doesn't mean you should retaliate by sending their OCs to blogs that'll present their OC's to hundreds of people, sometimes THOUSANDS that will contribute to the hate they're already receiving. Its like you lot haven't learned from the Steven Universe fandom that almost drove someone to KILL THEMSELVES OVER A FUCKING DRAWING.
Fucking Christ people, grow the fuck up and stop policing peoples fucking characters. Let them draw in peace. Let them grow and develop at their own fucking pace. And quit treating your fellow deviants like they're there for your amusement.
Listening to: The voices in my head O3O
Reading: Not much of a reader :P
Watching: The neighbors XD
Playing: Music on youtube c:
Eating: Hotpockets! :D
Drinking: Chocolate Milk