The final redpill is that even though the internet, and especially 4chan, have always used the stuff created by artists as the very basis of their culture, people as a whole fucking hate artists regardless of what they do. As an artfag there is legitimately no winning because everyone considers art the pinnacle of content but everyone is also extremely critical of artists and considers them disposable unless they're the top 5% and attain godhood, and usually even then there are hatedoms for those guys too.
You have pixiv artists fucking plead to people not to edit and repost their art, only for shit like BLACKED/BLEACHED generals to be fucking mainstays, then the people doing the editing blow a fucking gasket when pixiv artitst delete their archives and vanish off the internet. Same shit with leaking patreon content, people will respond to paywalls with "get a real job hippie!" and leak shit then seethe when good artists disappear because they can't fucking support themselves off of drawing.
Even now artists can't make themselves tiddy monsters because hurrr having fun bad. Fucking imagine if people put 1/5th of the value they find in art on the artists themselves. Goddamn.