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Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.
Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.
Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.For anyone who watched Everwood, I expect them to think of this as Captain America hitting on Star-Lord’s sister.
PS: NO, THE BLOG IS NOT ENDING.
Right, so, when we talk about entitlement in the fandom, this is a stellar example.
Dear fandom people who don’t know this yet, no one owes you anything. For any reason. Artists do not owe you their hard work, their time, their attention*. Animators do not owe you animations for you to consume. Plushie makers do not owe you work that you consider affordable.
You do not act like a spoiled, entitled brat because someone else does not have the time cater to your needs and desires. Popularity is not some binding contract that requires you to then give something back because someone took .259 seconds to hit the follow button on your blog.
Artists, blog-runners, plushie makers and animators, please never feel pressured by your fans into making content. Unless your fans are directly paying for your content, you don’t owe anyone anything.
*This star exists for the single reason of commissions. If you have paid someone to make art/something for you, then yes, they are required to carry through and finish that work, or refund you. This is the only exception.