“that doesn’t amount to diddly squat for them”,
unsubs can really hurt, whether you know they’re an accident or not... but the attitude that making fan art for them and reading their work means they HAVE to like your stuff back is kind of shitty. people don’t owe you anything for doing fanart or reading stuff, you do it on your own time and if you expect everyone to reciprocate and get mad when they don’t, that’s a really rude and entitled way to be. if, at the end of the day, they just aren’t a fan of your work anymore, that’s their decision for whatever reason they might have, and they aren’t obligated to stay tied to you. this may sound really harsh but i mean “you” in the most general way possible, to anyone who may be reading this.