It just got me thinking. Do you earn a right to certain attitudes when you finally make it to the "the top" in the art world? Being part of very elite groups, having good enough skill to be a member or to run the said groups and all. I look for your honest opinion on it. *shrug*
It's a little like the SLI Program I applied for a few years ago in college, once I was rejected and my class mates accepted things REALLY changed between us. They wanted nothing to do with me after they were "in". Few of the special 14-16 people selected out of about 50 or so applicants that year. I didn't think they earned the right to treat me as such- I had better skill than at least 5 of them. But those 5 were selected for the high-level classes and instruction that year, not me. Membership gave them the attitude, not their skill. IMO.
And before yerfers jump down my throat over calling them elite- get out the dictionary. Or look at it in wikipedia.
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And seeing threads on the yerf forums ribbing an artist over making you "feel really uncomfortable" because he painted a MLP (rather skillfully I might add)... wtf, guys? Can't stand seeing someone NOT on yerf make more money than you? That thread really got my hackles up. They call MLP painting a "trend"... uhm, and so furry art is suddenly not a trend? Though it did give me some solice that even yerfers consider others "egotistical and self-centered" because they participate in trends. LOL! How many of us rejects have refered to yerf as egotistical and self-centered? ;)