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^__T merch making is fun but it’s the project that just keeps taking, so much effort to continually make it sustainable.. it stops being so fun when you gotta keep making compromises with the merch you originally did want to make

Compromises in cost, in design, in timing.. it never did matter for these things at the start, but if you start to depend on the cycle of continual merch for your lifestyle, it reaches the point where you just gotta make for some money :(

A friend once told me that’s how he thinks of fanartists.. they work with the ebbs and flows of the fandoms, sucked in by the return rather than thinking about what they want to share personally

Which I think is fine and is their call, some people like living that kind of passive lifestyle

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