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 (ten years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:43 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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.

College acquaintance who now teaches at a very prestigious divinity school and was recently profiled in the NY Times bc of her corporate spirituality consultant job posted some kind of flickering neon aurora-ish gif on FB today. Someone in the comments asks "What's this? Maybe I can't get my audio to work." She replies "Haha there's no sound, it's just meant to evoke the inner life of spirit," with a smiley face emoji.

Obviously if this person were less successful in life this would only be mildly annoying; it's the fact that she gets paid the big bucks for this sort of thing that fills me with rage.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 02:06 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Well gee, by that metric I'm doing great. No one has offered me anything, so clearly my value is limitless.

un chien boogaloo (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 21 February 2022 22:05 (nine months ago) link

Oh my, let me put my readers on.

peace, man, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 20:41 (nine months ago) link

"they"

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 23 February 2022 22:16 (nine months ago) link

I see a doggie

Johnny Mathis der Maler (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 24 February 2022 01:43 (nine months ago) link

Cat bottom right

Mark G, Thursday, 24 February 2022 08:10 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

now that social media is filled with memes telling people that are worried about rising gas costs to be thankful they don't live in a war zone, I wonder if they actually have any low-income friends or family whom a massive gasoline hike actually could threaten their ability to make ends meet. or ever had a colleague call out of work because they had no money to fill up their vehicle to get to work that day. or have ever had the ability to hold two different thoughts in their head at the same time.

but hey, if it makes people feel better to ration out sympathy based on a tiered system.

i read to 69 position (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:39 (eight months ago) link

(I'm definitely not talking about myself here, and obviously there's a wide gulf between David Allen Coe fans who drive SUVs with MAGA bumper stickers and make six figures whinging about gas prices and people who are actually struggling, but lefties' penchant for zero sum messaging never ceases to amaze)

i read to 69 position (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:40 (eight months ago) link

wow you're getting that from lefties? feels like a classic conservative argument to me, "be thankful proles, things are much worse behind the Iron Curtain"

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 11 March 2022 10:06 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Feels like an honorary Facebook post

20 books to read in your 20s

= thread = pic.twitter.com/LzkP9Y76Hg

— Art of Life 🦋 (@Art0fLife_) April 10, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 11 April 2022 16:35 (seven months ago) link

I made it about halfway through Atomic Habits earlier this year (at my therapist's suggestion) and it inspired me to make some small-but-important life changes that I have thus far been able to stick to.

There are obviously some egregious Jordan Peterson books in there and I'm unfamiliar with most of the rest.

peace, man, Monday, 11 April 2022 16:44 (seven months ago) link

If anyone is still reading any of those books 5 years from now I will be astonished. But there will be a whole new batch of warmed-over pop psychology and simple-minded self-motivational books by then, so no one will miss these.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:35 (seven months ago) link

Seneca is likely to make it another 5 years.

bulb after bulb, Monday, 11 April 2022 17:46 (seven months ago) link

i like siddharta.

i have heard that sapiens is one of the least accurate pop science books.

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:51 (seven months ago) link

12. Letters From A Stoic pic.twitter.com/jprmMCNkG6

— Art of Life 🦋 (@Art0fLife_) April 10, 2022

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:51 (seven months ago) link

(never mind that last post, misunderstood bab's comment)

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:53 (seven months ago) link

Fiction books and female writers are for after you've retired

jmm, Monday, 11 April 2022 18:15 (seven months ago) link

don't get me started on the many deficiencies of stoicism as a moral philosophy

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 11 April 2022 18:36 (seven months ago) link

Yeah Sapiens was pretty bad but there are like ten worse things there

So's your imam (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:14 (seven months ago) link

haha tuesdays with morrie at #19 killed me

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:35 (seven months ago) link

Why are there 48 books in the first image... and a bunch of books on the list of 20 aren't even in that image...?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:09 (seven months ago) link

20 books that will allow you to happily adjust to a lifetime of wage slavery and pretending your life actually means anything because you have a job

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:27 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

peter noone fights alone

guess he was in a band called hermits lol

very interesting piece by (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:15 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

two friends, one visiting georgia (the country) the other new orleans. both posting 6-10 photos a day without using albums. i wish the 'i have read this post' thing actually worked (and was cross browser)

koogs, Monday, 23 May 2022 13:20 (six months ago) link

turns out bread in georgia is very slightly different from bread in the uk, i know because i've seen pictures.

koogs, Monday, 23 May 2022 13:22 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Sci-fi author Neal Asher here sticking it to the sheeple

Uhuh. pic.twitter.com/Tj4JismO4y

— Neal Asher (@nealasher) June 13, 2022

groovypanda, Monday, 13 June 2022 07:25 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZLo5cqX0AMrnSG?format=jpg&name=small

jmm, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 23:36 (three months ago) link

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

I never really thought of Bernard Cribbins as a philosopher.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 4 August 2022 20:09 (three months ago) link

No disrespect to to man like Bernard but I'd be at least highly amused to see the bunch of (possibly) former glue sniffers, truants and expert flobbers I mostly haven't seen since I wwas 14 given a shot.

Noel Emits, Thursday, 4 August 2022 20:39 (three months ago) link

that's one of the opening posts of the thread!
10 years, full circle

corrs unplugged, Friday, 5 August 2022 06:56 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

increasingly people are using Facebook stories. i get 5 seconds to read three sentences done as an image? what am i missing?

(videos are even worse because they don't auto-play and by the time I've clicked the button the 5 seconds is over)

(Facebook web mainly, via my phone)

koogs, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 20:12 (three months ago) link

FB stories are dumb and I only ever used them when I was banned because the system screwed up and still let me do them

Toonie Orlando (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 20:13 (three months ago) link

Oh god that makes me even more glad to have stayed off FB. Is Meta turning it into another TikTok clone like they are with Instagram?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 20:14 (three months ago) link

they've been available for a while but I've only ever seen one or two at a time. I've currently got 5 up there, all unwatched

koogs, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 20:44 (three months ago) link

oh, the one from Helen was actually 4...

koogs, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 20:46 (three months ago) link

You can pause a story on an iPhone/iPad by touching it and holding it. It took me years to realise this.

mike t-diva, Friday, 26 August 2022 20:52 (three months ago) link

i hit reply, but it puts a transparent overlay on it, greying it out slightly, and brings up the keyboard obscuring the bottom half.

koogs, Friday, 26 August 2022 21:06 (three months ago) link

yeah, just clicking it does nothing, it has to be the reply box or the emojis next to it.

koogs, Friday, 26 August 2022 21:08 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

didn't say which generation to be fair

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 08:54 (one month ago) link

idea to start a pro-boomer, anti-zoomer meme page on Facebook, spend a year filling it with this shit, then suddenly start posting memes about 60s/70s music/films being boring and shit, use pure rage generated as an alternative energy source

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 28 September 2022 08:59 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Leave a red

https://i.ibb.co/JqXrWJC/Screenshot-20221013-150454.jpg

stank viola (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 October 2022 19:06 (one month ago) link

Is the red <3 in that exact position vis a vis the photograph on purpose?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 14 October 2022 05:14 (one month ago) link

such powerful inspiration

corrs unplugged, Friday, 14 October 2022 09:11 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/HD3iLgvm.jpg

lord of the rongs (anagram), Monday, 31 October 2022 07:32 (three weeks ago) link

*stows away copy of What Is To Be Done I was planning to hand trick-or-treaters*

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 31 October 2022 10:38 (three weeks ago) link

we sat on the porch with a massive bowl of penny candy and invited anyone who stopped in to pick out two choices.

two obviously twentysomething kids smoking weed stopped when they saw us on our stoop and one of them tossed on a covid mask and wandered up with "trick or treat, i just turned 15." he took a kitkat with our blessing.

separately, a lady in her fifties/sixties wearing a hijab strolled right up and lunged at our bowl before we could react, grabbing two massive handfuls, dumping them in her bag and then tried to do it again. we actually had to restrain her. she laughed and said something heavily accented about "3 at home" and held her arm out expecting more. i dubiously gave her an additional assortment of starbursts to make her go away. She looked to be carrying something like 15 pounds of candy in multiple sacks already. she tried the same thing next door but didn't make it past their front gate. Possibly a known local character that I haven't met yet?

Everyone else who arrived was 12 or under or parents and exceptionally polite. One dad had a killer homemade Red Guardian costume. Lots of anime characters. One dad shredder and his two kids as ninja turtles. One family dressed as the local broadcast crew for the Mets, kid wearing a mustache and a bald cap tells me "my dad will have to explain."


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