The spoilers are what motivate me! I want to get to the big scenes I've been imagining for years! Sometimes I give away things when I'm drawing for fun, like I will draw characters differently or with other characters who haven't appeared in the comic yet. But I don't think anyone will remember that for long enough for the spoilers to be ruined.
When a professor says to use whatever style, I just go with MLA, so I guess MLA is my favorite. I've only had to use Turabian once and I didn't like it.
When I started college I couldn't remember/didn't care how to do citations and was winging it with my papers. There was one paper where I did in-text citations like this: (Book by Author, on page 32, which is the second paragraph in my version of the text). The teaching assistant who graded it eviscerated me.
Drawing birds isn't very hard! Especially the orb shaped ones. I've noticed that when it comes to anthro drawings, people seem to prefer other animals over birds. In that respect they could be more difficult, or it could just be a result of how popular dogs and cats are in general.
I would like a pet bird but currently it's an impossible dream :') I have to settle for watching pigeons outside and youtube videos of other people's pets. I can't be around dogs and I think I'm allergic to cats so that's kind of pushed me towards birds and fish.
Someone said something like that when I drew fan art of another person's character... it wasn't even my character and it still felt kind of unnecessary. I don't think the commenter meant to be annoying though. To some people it's probably just conversation to make.