My two cents on this entire thing: Chris was a kid when he started. As he got older, he did what a lot of kids do as they age, and made mistakes. Made the people close to him upset (understandably, some of those pictures made even ME of all people uneasy… )but his apology still felt very half-hearted and not well thought out. But my understanding is that it was not demanding fans or followers being douchebags, but rather his own actions causing him to lose friends (especially as one of them ended up pregnant irl and he apparently sort of didn't deal with that in the most mature way…)and sort of bowed out as a result of that.
HOWEVER. As an author, I can say that creating any form of art of any nature, fetish-y or otherwise, takes a lot more time than people believe. My friend is an artist, and I've seen it take him 2 hours to nail down a general line-art sketch. Not including coloring, shading, details, all of these things taking even more time than the earlier steps in order to create a quality product. On the writing end of things, a piddly, short story of only 1000 words can take me 4 hours easy. Some of my works don't even get to the supposed "good stuff" until that point, or even later, because I'm trying to provide the good stuff for my fanbase. Now that I've started a patreon, people actually pay me to continue making my dark, birth-y tales.
This leads to a conundrum. I would like, someday, to write a proper book. Do actual work that I can show to my friends and family without being ashamed of it on some level (yes, social conditioning even gets to me…)But with each story requiring an entire day to properly finish, some even longer, not including the incentives for my supporters due, which I have to balance because god forbid I so much as slow down the free content for fear people get mad at me, where does the time then come from to work on higher goals? Do I accept that I'm just going to write birth fics for peanuts for the rest of my days for an audience that, by and large, would faintly miss me if I vanished off the face of the earth? These are the questions that leave me losing sleep and make it hard to eat at times.
This said, I still enjoy my work, my fans are (mostly…)decent enough people up to this point. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. But I say all this to point out that, regardless of if it was the real reason behind his leaving or not, it's a valid point to make. SometiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.