I know i haven't been part of the furry fandom as long as many here, but I do notice trends. For a fandom so focused on free expression and harmony, I often feel drowned out by a sea of individualism. No matter how hard I try to just be myself and help others, I rarely see it returned. It may just be in my head, but it seems that furries are more isolated than ever. It's understandable to a certain extent, with all the crazy stuff going on in the world nowadays. It seems no matter how hard you try to stand out or be helpful, it goes unappreciated most of the time. People seem to forget how much impact a simple word of thanks or any response at all can make. I know people are busy, especially artists, but you can't forget the ones who offer encouragement. I know I may not be as talented as many here, but it shouldn't matter as much as it seems to. It seems to take a lot to get noticed around here, so please someone tell me what I'm doing wrong.