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 (nine years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:07 (nine years ago) link

'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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (nine years ago) link

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (nine years ago) link

hahaaa

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

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 (nine years ago) link

"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 (nine years ago) link

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

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (nine years ago) link

buy my meme

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:26 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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 (nine years ago) link

yah was gonna say

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:34 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (nine years ago) link

oh he has a table

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

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 (nine years ago) link

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:36 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

near a farmers market

A+

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:43 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

#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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

I’m in a bunch of gardening groups that have become almost intolerable every spring because of the near hourly posts about leaving dandelions for the bees, “dandelions are actually heroes, and omg I bet u didn’t even know they are also delicious” and now it’s spilled over into regular newsfeeds as well. Every once in a while, someone with actual knowledge will gently debunk most of it, but they seem to be very tired of it now. I know I am.

Kim, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 15:32 (two months ago) link

dandelions are pretty

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:14 (two months ago) link

they are but they crowd out everything else and their roots are diabolical. worst feeling is pulling that root out and seeing you've snapped the tip off. just a half inch left down in there will grow right back. you have to respect the tenacity i guess.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:16 (two months ago) link

last year I was going to try making my own dandelion and burdock but thankfully I didn't actually do that, though I did try to make bread from discarded wheat in a nearby field (a disaster)

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:19 (two months ago) link

that's a cool idea though. what happened??

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:35 (two months ago) link

dough refused to rise, even with loads of yeast, no idea why

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:38 (two months ago) link

To be clear, I’m not anti-dandelion. I’m anti-misinformation and just done with all this faux education, faux enlightenment, viral post stuff.

Kim, Thursday, 13 May 2021 14:13 (two months ago) link

yeah i get it. i am pretty anti-dandelion though ftr

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 13 May 2021 14:21 (two months ago) link

if you want punctuation, close up yr goddamn spacing ffs

https://i.imgur.com/o8RmASf.jpg

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 15 May 2021 21:45 (two months ago) link

if you want alcohol , make it clear .

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 15 May 2021 21:45 (two months ago) link

ugh that is so pass-agg it makes me feel guilty for never knowing exactly what i want out of a relationship right away (or ever really)

Left, Saturday, 15 May 2021 22:29 (two months ago) link

is timepass like a season ticket for a temporal displacement device? or a subscription to tim e.'s patreon? who is tim e.? where am i? what is happening? why is that wordpuke so solemn yet so bad, everything is dissolving into questions, has language been hacked

cat, Saturday, 15 May 2021 22:58 (two months ago) link

Do you want timepass? Or do you want somebody's help just?

ignore the blue line (or something), Saturday, 15 May 2021 23:14 (two months ago) link

Heh heh.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:03 (two months ago) link

Have you been to this thread before? Hinglish/Indian English C/D, S/D

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:04 (two months ago) link

Recently happened on this group which is about sharing (and laughing at) all those passy-aggy hyper-masculine memes with pictures of the Joker/Tom Hardy smoking a cigar/bloke from Peaky Blinders Peaky Wankers

some choice ones:

https://i.imgur.com/cHHXbO5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PdhqWTN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jCfYxBf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vHWfi3n.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Tn6fLSJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VWzgTWu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ztB2WO9.jpg

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 21 May 2021 11:19 (two months ago) link

Remember when the Joker was funny?

pplains, Friday, 21 May 2021 12:54 (two months ago) link

"Throw me to the lions then I will come back riding a lion" is kinda hilarious tbf

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 21 May 2021 12:56 (two months ago) link

"I don't need a weapon. I am one"

Lol u got that right bro

weapon of mass cringe

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 21 May 2021 13:15 (two months ago) link

I can think of another reason the joker with cards embedded into his face might be single

, Friday, 21 May 2021 16:54 (two months ago) link

I especially like the lion who doesn't have to tell you it's a lion

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 21 May 2021 19:07 (two months ago) link

These are kinda incel fodder

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 21 May 2021 19:09 (two months ago) link

I'm positive you can delete "kinda" for two of those

rob, Friday, 21 May 2021 19:14 (two months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/mqv0gLp.jpg

pplains, Saturday, 22 May 2021 15:33 (two months ago) link

✓ furries
✓ bondage
✓ bottom text

A+ great work, lads

cat, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 01:02 (one month ago) link


ugh that is so pass-agg it makes me feel guilty for never knowing exactly what i want out of a relationship right away (or ever really)

― Left, Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:29 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

agreed. that meme, like a lot of memes, reveals a simplistic view of human nature and relationships.

treeship., Tuesday, 25 May 2021 01:43 (one month ago) link

this is the power of memes, they are simple. you see it, you feel something, you share it, the virus spreads.

there should be a thraed of deep memes which require painstaking consideration.

cat, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 01:59 (one month ago) link

i ain't making it tho because lol

cat, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 02:00 (one month ago) link

the best memes are non sequiturs that create little gaps in your brain smoothing your path into early onset alzheimer's, imo

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 02:34 (one month ago) link

otm

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 02:36 (one month ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/9QLCmb2f/image.png

, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

well that and a chainsaw

, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

"no one can destroy a person" is somehow one of the craziest statements I've ever read

silverfish, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:38 (one month ago) link

Rust is not the process of iron destroying itself; oxygen is destroying the iron through oxidation.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Sunday, 30 May 2021 03:39 (one month ago) link

much as oxygen is destroying all of us through fueling these conversations

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 30 May 2021 08:15 (one month ago) link

Ban oxygen

Nostradamusferatu (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 30 May 2021 11:53 (one month ago) link

Rust is not the process of iron destroying itself; oxygen is destroying the iron through oxidation.

It takes two (elements) to tango (oxidise), e.g. aluminium is much smarter & forms a clear impermeable oxide, protecting the metal from further damage.

I was born anxious, here's how to do it. (ledge), Sunday, 30 May 2021 15:34 (one month ago) link

no one can destroy the spaniards but the tango.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 June 2021 05:24 (one month ago) link

an ad that came up today
https://i.ibb.co/VqXhYbn/121842981-6215143697083-8161004647851248371-n-png.jpg

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 6 June 2021 16:02 (one month ago) link

Who, the ninja turtle?

pplains, Sunday, 6 June 2021 17:04 (one month ago) link

Laser cutters are cool and I hope to one day be able to afford one but not that Apple wannabe shit.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 6 June 2021 17:08 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

sounds like the makings of an incredibly dull story

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 July 2021 15:10 (one week ago) link

I have bad news for that person about non-modern media, unless they mean "modern" in the way historians do and they're talking about Othello and Madame Bovary

rob, Friday, 16 July 2021 15:13 (one week ago) link

I feel like this is actually..... how relationships are typically presented in any novel/TV show/movie where "a crisis in the relationship" isn't the plot?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 16 July 2021 15:15 (one week ago) link

I feel like some people literally just want a movie where everybody gets along and are good people and have fun and nothing really happens

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 July 2021 15:47 (one week ago) link

At his TIFF press conference in 1996, Godard said that's what he wanted from a film (minus the getting along, good people and having fun).

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 16 July 2021 15:50 (one week ago) link

for instance, the In the Heights movie made some pretty serious changes to the plot from the original musical, cutting the entire frosty relationship between Benny (a Black character) and Kevin (a Hispanic character, whose daughter Benny wants to date). in the musical, Kevin doesn't think Benny is good enough for her and also doesn't want her to date someone who isn't Hispanic and tries to interfere, and it's a huge plot point. and they got rid of it entirely, the two characters are perfectly friendly.

one of my friends praised this decision, thrilled that there was no longer this 'ugliness'. i was like...they got rid of one of the biggest conflicts in the musical and ...that's a good thing?

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 July 2021 15:53 (one week ago) link


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