why do i hate that artist thing that people keep posting on my facebook so much? why am i such a jerk?

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Get a job, hippie!

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

The New Guilted Age

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:07 (five years ago) Permalink

'independent' is doing a lot of unneccessary work in that blurb, for one thing

if you are a false nine don't entry (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

you're not a jerk; this is annoying and even though art is work, imo any real artist would be a bit embarrassed to have their life/work/art talked about like this on a poster that seems to speak for all artists. work is work and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's art.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i feel like such a crank cuz people share that all over the place on facebook and the responses to it are always OH GOD YES A THOUSAND TIMES I CAN'T LIKE THIS ENOUGH POWER TO THE PEOPLE and i'm always tempted to post something really mean but i don't cuz i'm not THAT big of a jerk.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:13 (five years ago) Permalink

it's REALLY narcissistic and kinda weird to think that people buy art in order to suck up the "passion" of the artist like a vampire. people like art so they can form their own meanings/interpretations/relationships to it.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

"my SOUL is in this, that's why it's valuable"-- you keep it then!

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

also this boils down to: gimme money so i can continue to be all about my passions and inner life.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:15 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i don't really want most people's souls!

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i think it reminds me of the kickstarter guilt-y thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (five years ago) Permalink

work is work and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's art.

art is art and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's work.

ledge, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (five years ago) Permalink

like we must support as many people as possible to do art? can't support everyone. then i start to feel bad for people who are like...starving to death in the world.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (five years ago) Permalink

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (five years ago) Permalink

and maybe i'm just jealous cuz i have had to work full-time since i was 19? i could never afford to "do art" all day. and i'm a well-respected fictional character! i would love an art holiday. i do what i can with the time that i have. but that is my problem and not soul-giving artist's problem.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that thousandth failure might actually be a clue...time to rethink the art thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaaa

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures.

I do not want to buy the experimentation or failures. I just want to buy this particular piece of art.

You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy.

I'm certainly not getting days, weeks, and months from this purchase, and if I were able to buy additional time I wouldn't want to buy time that includes frustration. Just the high octane serenity time.

You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feecd the children, the birds, the dog.

Do not want.

You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart,

Gross.

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

"you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about" -- i.e., drink beer and smoke cigarettes!

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:21 (five years ago) Permalink

you are buying... private moment in someones life, wondering is this even legal

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (five years ago) Permalink

so, let me ask: Non-indie musicians don't do any of this kind of work-prep?

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (five years ago) Permalink

it's funny that you read that and then you buy like this weird blob-painting kinda thing or quirky sculpture. gimme the 9th symphony if it comes with all that sturm and drang.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Or is it "Independant Musicians need you to buy it even if it's not that good actually"

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man i wish someone would post this in my timeline, except itd prob be my aunt whos always putting up similar things re the sanctity of book and it wouldnt really be worth clowning her

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (five years ago) Permalink

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (five years ago) Permalink

buy my meme

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:26 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah it's incredibly obnoxious and entitled but even I feel slightly guilty for saying that b/c it makes me some kind of soulless free marketeer

my friend is always posting shit like that about his excessively skilled but not all that listenable jazz-funk-experimental trio, and sometimes I just want to be like "Look, do you really think you'd be making a great living doing this in the days BEFORE mp3s?"

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

as much as i'd love it if someone paid me my current salary to sit at home for a year and write fiction, i understand that the way the world works is that first you create the art on your own time and at your own expense, and then if you're lucky and people like it, maybe you'll get funded for the next project. if people don't like the current project, you don't get paid.

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i would never say this stuff on my facebook. too many innocent souls. i knew there was a reason i was still on ilx.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:31 (five years ago) Permalink

"independent" and "local" are the last refuges of hacks, basically

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:31 (five years ago) Permalink

also when i read this i picture people selling their novels on the street. or laying a blanket down at the arts fair and putting their novels on it.

having said that, i would probably totally buy a novel off of someone on the street.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (five years ago) Permalink

yah was gonna say

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (five years ago) Permalink

a friend of mine in nyc is friends with a guy who sells his novels on the street. he used to be in advertising. or still is.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (five years ago) Permalink

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

the thing i might dislike most about this poster is the bolding

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (five years ago) Permalink

cool whiney jpg man... put yr wares on the blanket

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (five years ago) Permalink

oh he has a table

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (five years ago) Permalink

But aren't self-published ebooks the new novels on a blanket in the street?

Queue de Cheval (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:36 (five years ago) Permalink

it doesnt have to be a literal blanket or an actual novel but anyones whos posting these silly jpgs should stop fucking around and put their novel on the blanket

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:38 (five years ago) Permalink

im starting an etsy competitor called the blanket, the hook is theres an actual blanket near a farmers market w/all the stuff on it

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:41 (five years ago) Permalink

near a farmers market

A+

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:43 (five years ago) Permalink

When you buy from MegaCorp, you're purchasing more than just life insurance. You're buying hundreds of hours of endless board meetings and administrative errors. You are buying days of multiple signature sign-offs, mind numbingly tedious health and safety audits. You are buying days, weeks, months of redundancy fears, family problems and very little joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of people's livelihoods. More importantly, you are buying our workers more time to do something that they may not be passionate about, but are thankful for; something that makes all the fear and the doubt just about worth getting out of bed for every single mindnumbing day.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

legit lol at Rebekah selling prints of that jpg

if you are a false nine don't entry (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:45 (five years ago) Permalink

basically if you post any kind of jpeg with words on it on facebook i hate u

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

#1 on my FB feed this week:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m695jg98c01r1z1beo1_500.jpg

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:49 (five years ago) Permalink

can we just turn this into a thread of those dumb things

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

If I didn't have other stuff to do and ILX to distract me, I would make a Tumblr page with a million fake Kurt Vonnegut quotes, like "Know what? Bitches get stuff done. - Kurt Vonnegut."

http://theinterrobang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tumblr_lw7hsmVh9U1r2qaswo1_500.jpg

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Even the "good" ones, the ones on the side of the angels, are still kind of STOP WITH THE JPGS ALREADY, EVERYONE'S WACKY AUNT. Like the one about how the poor in America view themselves as temporarily inconvenienced millionaires.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

And if you do, fill up their food bowl and bring the trash to curb if you could? I'll be downstairs playing League of Legends DO NOT DISTURB thanks.

Evan, Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

that meme makes it sound like she actually doesn't know who her relatives are

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink

"hey if any of you is my father, please raise your hand. because I can't remember who you are and I want to tell little Ike who to expect socks from at Christmas"

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink

The future is a cartoon avatar of ourselves passing along passive aggressive messages to relatives who sign into Facebook once a year.

omar little, Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:03 (one month ago) Permalink

when you're a cartoon they let you say it

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

that was your first mistake you took your lucky break and broke it in two

niels, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just like other girls, i'm not like other girls

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That one sounds like something the girl from firestarter would say just before igniting you.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they all say that

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can't fuck w/ Aristotle

niels, Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

not sure Aristotle had a word for workaholism, but he was the original centrist dad it's true

bad left terf nut (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Indeed no greek word for "proper ambition"

https://larvalsubjects.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/table-of-virtues-and-vices.png

niels, Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp as has been discussed on ilx previously, he was the og of mor

ogmor, Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dying @ shakespeare

had (crüt), Friday, 30 March 2018 13:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Karl Malone, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

when everyone leaves facebook it's going to be nothing but people posting that kind of shit back and forth, along with very confused parents and aunts and uncles trying to contact their relatives who no longer log in

Karl Malone, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:06 (one week ago) Permalink

my wall pretty much is! or replace the politics with shit about Hogwarts. My "unfollow" feed has grown to where like the same ten people who actually post interesting shit show up on my wall.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:06 (one week ago) Permalink

That reminds me of one of the Thundercats outtakes.

how's life, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:10 (one week ago) Permalink

lol @ democarts

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:14 (one week ago) Permalink

social media really is a blessing or propagandists

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:25 (one week ago) Permalink

... And that cheerful, friendly, progressive leader's name? Bashir al Assad! And that, my friends, is the rest of the story.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:26 (one week ago) Permalink

... you'd abort that child?

Well, my friend, you just killed the lion of damascus, bashar al-assad

Google lobster hierarchies (Bananaman Begins), Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

reads like James

you're my luger not my rifle (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

He sure completed many novels! An inspiring achievement.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Jesus

you're my luger not my rifle (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Good pick.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:16 (one week ago) Permalink

oh what a co-worker we have in jesus

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Seems like if you keep your eyes on the goal and don't look for obstacles that might be in the way, you will end up with a bloody nose.

- Bob Marley

fleetwood machiavellian (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 April 2018 02:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Coworker hipster bro has dead, dead eyes. (I miss him.)

startled macropod (MatthewK), Monday, 16 April 2018 05:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Coworker hipster bro is dead man miss him miss him

Google lobster hierarchies (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 16 April 2018 10:54 (one week ago) Permalink

@dadinlaw this is why u shd stop riding a motorcycle and get a honda civic like a normal person

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:04 (five days ago) Permalink

Clearly not true though as anyone who's watched Mad Max can attest

groovypanda, Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:07 (five days ago) Permalink

no-one on the bikes tho so w/e

Google lobster hierarchies (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:22 (five days ago) Permalink

unless you want to save life of a transformer lol

Google lobster hierarchies (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:22 (five days ago) Permalink

Shared without any trace of bitter irony by a facebook friend today

https://planetcaravan.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/15823510_10154494258923375_1593542726633550996_n.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 April 2018 15:07 (yesterday) Permalink

Yes, one can imagine Trump quaking in his golden slippers at the thought of people starting punk bands.

Sixteen other GOP candidates couldn't stop him, the entire Democrat party couldn't stop him, the Clinton machine couldn't stop him, the leftist media couldn't stop him, and he's evaded the worst (!) legal and judicial witch hunt in history (IN HISTORY!!!!).

Thrashy power chords on a guitar, though? TRASHY CYMBALS? Motherfucker's gonna fold instantly when he hears my incisive lyrics.

ad homineminem (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 April 2018 16:14 (yesterday) Permalink

it says fight, not stop.

at any rate dropping out of establishment channels to start your own media seems like the way to go. or i guess you can fight by consuming media for and by millionaires.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 23 April 2018 17:20 (yesterday) Permalink

i guess we know who posted it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 23 April 2018 18:49 (yesterday) Permalink

Nah, you haven't met him.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 April 2018 19:17 (yesterday) Permalink

you never him

mh, Monday, 23 April 2018 19:19 (yesterday) Permalink


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