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Also, if really unlucky, they get alienated from themselves and their own experiences this way see the example from Neil Gaiman in the "Quotes" section. May or may not involve serious breaking of confidences and trust, and always involves being at some emotional distance from Real Lifeconsciously or obliviously.
Generally Muse Abuse works as an inversion of the Pygmalion Plot in relation to people around the artist: Real Life gets turned into art, not the other way round, and it does not end happily, primarily because the artist, in the Muse Abuse case, relates better to the statue than the live version of the Galatea, whom they may neglect or actively ill-treat.
Not that the Pygmalion Plot always ends happily either, of course. The artist does not have to be any good at their art for this trope to apply, mind you: Muse Abuse is compatible with a lack of talent on the part of the person who sacrifices their real life and the people in it, as well as potentially their personal growth, for the sake of their art.
Obviously, people tend not to be any more mollified at discovering they've been exploited by the merely Giftedly Bador for the sake of a work So Bad, It's Horrible.
The trope accordingly tends to come in two main types: A The wannabe artist is resorting to Muse Abuse due to lack of imagination and actual talent. For bonus points, the artist will also get frustrated and stuck if the Real Life people and situations they are exploiting fail to develop as hoped or take different directions than they had hoped.
B The artist is genuinely talented, but just for that reason, compelled to treat everything and everyone, often themselves included, as raw material for their art. Quite often, there will be some suggestion that this comes with the territory, and is necessary for the person to pursue their art, so there may be a side of Blessed with Suck or Cursed with Awesome.
This trope is not uncommon as a self-critical claim on the part of Real Life artists writers, filmmakers, songwriters, etc. By extension, it is also very common, especially on the part of the Author Avatarin fictions, often by the same authors.
Often for extra irony a source of True Art Is Angsty. May lead the artist if self-aware to Shoo the Dogor Break His Heart to Save Himat least if they want them to have a chance of a good life. Sometimes, of course, the would-be love object spots them coming, put off by the potential for Muse Abuse, or just plain not interested.
Or the artist, if unlucky in love, may turn to Muse Abuse of the unresponsive loved one, often with more or less subtle Take Thats and, not least, the implication that the "art" version of the loved one will be what people remember.
For obvious reasons, this trope in general has potential to overlap with Writers Suck. Has nothing to do with the band.
Singer Aya Asia killed off her best friends because her being happy prevented her from connecting to the loneliness that allowed her to sing so well. Unlike most of the other killers in the series, her killing intent never "possessed her" turning her into a monster.
She was a human being who calmly chose to kill the people who loved her and that she loved back. Juta Tachibana uses genderflipped versions of his friends Asuka and Ryo as characters in his manga, and tends to fret over how the real Asuka and Ryo's relationship isn't progressing, which is holding back his manga characters' relationship.
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