So, apparently, Ava’s Demon fans got Michelle Czajkowski’s Deviantart taken down due to her drawing a fanservicey picture of one of her own characters.
Ava’s Demon fans are the worst fans. Not in the sense that they’re the fanbase I find most annoying (Much as I like the comic, Homestuck’s fanbase is far worse) but in the sense they are bad at being fans. This isn’t even the first time they’ve done this kind of shit. They’re actively trying to stop the comic from being made.
This is why it’s dangerous to try to appeal to the “Social Justice” side of Tumblr, because those people don’t actually care about social justice. They’re about feeling superior, and co-opt the very real problems faced by women/minorities/etc No one looks at this image and thinks “This madwoman must be stopped before she kills again!”. They think it’s a chance to take down a notable tumblr name, and get themselves over.
Tumblr SJWs are the kind of people who show up to cancer support groups when they don’t have cancer, and bully the real sick people out. No one thinks this image is child porn. No one. Not even the people against it saying it’s child porn, because it’s not. It’s clearly not. I don’t believe the people shutting down Michelle’s deviantart are easily offended. I don’t believe they’re offended at all. They just hate her because she’s successful, and want to take her down.
They’re freepers in a different colored hat, and it’s a major fucking problem for real social justice groups (#1 thing I learned about trans people from tumblr is that they hate gay people and wish queers would all die. That’s not helpful). And just like Freepers, the second you’re not pure enough, you’re the enemy. And you can never be pure enough.
I’ve been advised not to put minority or trans characters in my comics, because they’d hover over me and wait for the chance to try and get me to stab my hand, or shut down my tumblr, or try to kill myself. And that’s….bullshit. Legend of The Hare’s cast so far is a chubby white woman, a slightly chubbier black woman, a really skinny Asian woman, and two rabbits. Because I want them to look different from one another, and making them different races is an easy way to do that. Much efficiency. Very wow. And I’m not going to let the SJWs try to scare me out of including a diverse cast. I’m not going to let people, left or right, stop me from writing the stories I want to write. And neither should you. Neither should Michelle. Her picture isn’t illegal, immoral, or fattening, and she should be proud of it, and flip off anyone who tries to tell her what she can and can not draw.
Never be scared of your fans. They can easily be replaced.