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More than Just a Machine by Gorsecloud More than Just a Machine by Gorsecloud
Made this after seeing yet another example of it.

You know, I've only had this happen to me once, and very faintly at that, but all the time, I see artists (comic artists in particular), like :iconilarvitar: (and I know there are others, plenty of them) who have their own lives, their own interests, and yet all many people seem to be able to do is ask when will their work be updated (her comic, in iLarvitar's case).

Now don't get me wrong, I like her comic too, and am happy when it's updated. But for goodness sakes, people. You do realize that when that's all you ask her about, when that's all you say to an artist or a writer is "DO MORE NOW PLZ," you're giving the impression that you don't give a DAMN about them. Only about what they do. And while you may say "Hey, that means you're popular, you should be happy!"

I fail to see why ANYBODY should be happy about being turned into a comic-, art-, or story-making machine by their viewers.

Appreciate the person behind the art, not just the art itself.

P.S. I'm not saying it's bad to ask how someone's progress is going every once in a while. But when you nag, and that's all you ever talk to the creator about, that's when it becomes a problem. There's also a difference between "How's the comic/story coming?" and "Update soon!"

P.S.S. Oh goodness, I forgot, I apologize. The stamp template came from $zilla774
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Hawkeye-Ryuu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FuwaKiwi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna to use it. Thank you :3
I lost an watcher because I can't update my page very often, because I'm employed and have not much time.
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so going on my profile! Great stamp!
GenTamoraJeanCalhoun Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with everything this stamp says!
Math-X Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I damn agree
ProtoCross Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I never ask that But I do things on my time too
eponett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
sajin01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good stamp, and i see where you're coming from, but i don't have a life outside of dA, so... bleh :iconderpyo3oplz:
TheStupidCupid Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Artist
My name is Emily.

Not Invader Dib.

Thanks XD <3
Yukyona-G-R Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist

that reminds me of when people asks me to draw pictures for free, is annoying

great stamp
spoon08 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
in short: be patient
Dave175 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
But...why? Don't my several unpaid requests that are likely harder than anything you can currently do take priorty, person-who-I-only-know-through-the-internet-because-of-your-art?
GingaAkam Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
NinjaFoxsBuddy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it happened to you didn't? poor darling :tighthug:
JustifiedTaboo Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this all the time. But not with a series of writings or comics, more like commissions and art trades.
Alright, sorry I have like, idk school, studying, homework, and just flat-out other stuff that I'd rather be doing atm. Kthnxbai.
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
well, when you have commissions, part of that deal is getting the work done in a reasonable timeframe ^^;
StrawberryLatte12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It gets quite annoying. For example, *montyoum created Dead Fantasy, a series of fan videos. All I see is "WHEN WILL DF 6 COME OUT?!111" :no: Annoys the heck out of me.
CalmingSoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I support this stamp because it's very rude to say things like "UPDATE THIS SOON PLZ!!11!", however, it is nicer to say "How is the comic/fanfiction going? It's great!". My friend, ~Sayaandhagi4ever is one of those people, she actually compliments my comic and doesn't rush me. She even gives me ideas, whenever I get writer's block and can't get any ideas.
Noire-Neurose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010


Describes my god damn life.
I hate it when people just can't wait for things to get done and they're like noting me or commenting about it. Not naming anyone, but its just I HAVE A LIFE.
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I can't draw so I don't have that problem but it always makes me mad to see a person get rushed. Unlike most of the people who rush them, they have a life!

Besies, the more you rush someone the slower his/her updates will be so you'll just end up making things worse.

AWESOME STAMP :iconmegaepicwinplz:
Sladin5Ever Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I support this stamp b/c this has happened to me CONSTANTLY in fan fiction. I don't like people asking me to 'Update Soon!' and I find it really rude (which is why I disabled anonymous reviewing on b/c I had a small problem where the same person reviewed the same chapter over and over and over again almost every fucking day). It stops me from updating b/c it is so annoying to hear/read it. It takes TIME to get shit done (as they say Rome wasn't built in a day). I am so using this stamp :) Thank you for making it
lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ugh; amen to that. XP I hate it when people are expecting you to finish things up ASAP. Sometimes, you just don't have the inspiration or the motivation to do any of it or you're busy living your life and trying to take care of more important things. Not many people do that to me personally, but I know a lot who do to other artists. XP It's ridiculous. If the fans love someone's work a lot, then it should be worth the wait. >_> Anyways, thanks for making the stamp; it's so true and amazing. :D I love it and am currently using it. ;) Awesome job. :D
JediMasterMossfur Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Yes yes YES!!

This is perfect, thanks. :)
Ppeacht Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
BlueBird789 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ok...That is totally me! :dummy:
I still have request from summer! :XD:
frentiza-kozdru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009

If I had a subscription, I would definitely use this stamp. I have a fanfic on another site, and one of the updates took FOREVER, and when I finally posted it all I got was "UPDATE SOME MORE NOW!!!" Can't tell you how much that ticked me off!

I admit, I used to write "MORE" and such in comments, but after seeing how it felt I just isn't fair. People seem to think that all there is to a person is their updates.

So...THANK YOU SO MUCH. :+fav:s!
lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I still feel a probably unusual amount of guilt when I put off commissions or things I owe people, I have to take a step back and think like this. I'm an artist. You can't force inspiration sometimes.

Thanks for the great stamp! :)
MissPinks Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg ive been looking for this exact stamp for ages!
thankyou! :heart:
i take free requests of all kinds and am doing the 100TC plus a story and a manga..
it gets a bit much and i get sick of people nagging me :upset:
this stamp says it all. thankyou again
Genjibunbun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, my goodness, I know how you feel. There is a young lady who sends me a note a day asking me to update a predator fan fic I'm working on. It gets really old..:(
CoolAngel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I agreee~ TOTALY!!:heart::heart:
Illogical-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, most truthful stamp I've seen in a long long time. Excellent show, if I had a sub, this'd be straight into my journal. :w00t:

sparkythepikachu101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
totally agree. if this ever happens to me, i'll no where to go!X3
Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
A bit long but I agree with the message. :thumbsup:
deadrabbit13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Thankfully most of my readers realize that I am a university student and Moon Virus isn't my top priority... the comic I actually get paid for is. I try to be regular, but that usually means that color will not happen and then they whine about "oh, why's the color gone?"... sigh. But at least I know they love me.
Clouded-Leopard17 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
This is so true. :iconilarvitar: has to deal with that on a regular basis. I'm pretty sure :iconwraithphantom73:, :iconkaraskitty:, and numerous others do also. In general, any popular artist is often subject to this treatment. The artist makes art for their own enjoyment. Why should they get pressured to do something they do not want to do? As you said, they may not have the time for it, or simply may be too tired to update. If I had a subscription, I would definitely use this stamp. :+fav: Despite the fact that I've never had to deal with it....^^;
Gie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
I am so using this. :0
Mel-P Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Interface Designer
I love you for this *_*

Oh God this happened to me allot in the past. I even had like 10 fucking people in a chat room wanting me to insert them all. Does it ever occur to people that maybe I have no fucking USE FOR THEM? :iconimhappyplz: Its like they think you'll change the whole story structure just to fit them.

8D and then people only liked me for my fanart... I deleted it and said "I hate this fandom. byebye" and they still insist on asking me where the shit went... and watching me expecting more... and considering me a (fandom's title)-artist. -_-'
Gorsecloud Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student Filmographer
That wasn't exactly what I was talking about (I was referring to people who are like "Why aren't you working on this? Update it soon, I want to see what happens next!), but oddly enough, a similar instance to that was part of what inspired me to make this. I don't get why people think someone would want to mess around with the perfectly good plot they already have just to accomodate some random reader-made character. Which is pretty much what you said.

That's a challenge too....

Anyway, glad you liked it. ^^
Mel-P Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Interface Designer
LOL well people nag me to finish things too XD; Or ask when I'll update a 'webcomic' when I've announced it as a preview 9_9;;; It all kinda goes hand-in-hand. Annoying fans without any sense of how WE feel and can't take the answers provided.

You're welcome :heart:
Forcestar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Too true, Gorse, too true. Even though I am an author, not an artist, I understand the feeling of being under pressure from others about your work, and having people only care about you because of what you've written. Darn them all!

(And I hope you've never felt this from me, either)
Gorsecloud Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student Filmographer
I haven't felt it from you, but you and I have had a similar enough experience, though not with our creative works. But the overall concept of being treated more like a machine than a human.

Do the words "There's another one in Random Babble!" ring any bells?
Forcestar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Too well does the bell ring, Gorsie, as we discussed. Far, far too well...

Let them try to get us now, though!
RandyPandy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Amen. I've been asked before to hurry up an update a fic I'm writing so many times that I seriously got annoyed. So... I completely know how you feel.
Kikirini Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. Although, as a comic artist who updates pretty regularly, I don't like seeing artists who pull "I'm not in the mood to update," as an excuse. Simply because, in my opinion, if you're going to start a comic, you should work on it as often as you can (once again, if you've a busy life, that's a fine excuse), as people are reading it. But, I guess I understand... I'm just a loser with enough time to update... XD

Nonetheless, it's a good point that people should understand. We're not professionals, we have lives after all...
Tyt0Alba Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Amen to this. ^^;
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