I’ve come to realize that the friendlier I am to certain people on DA, the more they try to take advantage of my kindness. It pains me a bit, because I can’t NOT be friendly to people, especially when they haven’t really done anything to provoke me other than constantly trying to wrangle me into a conversation that’s usually about themselves.
And I swear, I have no problem talking to people about stuff like that. What does bothers me is the fact that these particular individuals almost always have an ulterior motive — that they attribute my kindness to an “I want to be your new bestest friend” subtext because they’re fishing for reasons to get in good with the “popular artists” and hope that I’ll draw things for them without asking anything in return. But it just doesn’t work like that, especially in my current situation. I’m more than capable of being friends with anyone and everyone I meet, but don’t ASSUME I’m your best friend in the whole wide world just because you want free art.
And for God’s sake, take it easy on the notes! @_@ You don’t need to send four or five notes at a time just to get the point across that you’re desperate for attention.
Gah, am I a bad person for saying this? I hope not… It’s just that my tolerance for these people only goes so far.
And I don’t want anyone to think I’m unapproachable or anything! As I said, I love getting to know people and I’m happy to be anyone’s friend. I just don’t want that friendship to be based solely on the prospect of getting goodies. :/