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Trying to continue the conversation from here:
>the hardcore demographic (/co/) requires less to be engaged sexually and emotionally. The reason why that is is, on a certain level, a consumer of art engages their own creativity through the works of others. Creation is a form of consumption. Typically this form of artistic engagement is most readily associated with children (playing pretend, dolls and action figures) but in the hardcore demographic (a portion of which are on the autism spectrum, which is not a value judgement just a factual statement)
I appreciate this anon's bluntness and agree that, on it's own, willingness to emotionally (and, by extension, romantically) invest oneself in fictional characters is a childish trait. It is also a trait that can be expressed positively to create engaging art. It is an essential aspect of creativity and imagination. However, there are reasons why Autism is generally considered a disability, and why children seldom, on their own, create engaging art. In order for art to be truly engaging, these obsessive tendencies should be tempered by emotional maturity and self-awareness, something autists and children generally lack. This is the reason why waifus and obsessive fan-fiction (and greentexts) generally hold limited appeal beyond a certain demographic.