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 (eight years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

"off like a herd of turtles" is something i say ironically when i go out and i got it from my grandfather who i think got it from his grandfather

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 February 2021 16:37 (three months ago) link

i love when "too good not to share" is incorporated into the meme itself. i like a meme with confidence

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:10 (three months ago) link

I will honestly say that I love going to bed early. Going to bed at 9 is awesome.

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 5 February 2021 00:54 (three months ago) link

lol i love it too. i hate staying up late and i'm a big morning person. i am in bed by 8:30 most weeknights.

Joses Chrust (map), Friday, 5 February 2021 00:57 (three months ago) link

i've probably seen more dawns than sunsets over the past year. fuck the night time, it's dark and cold. long live day time and the sun.

recently i re-followed a bunch of people on facebook that i unfollowed for reasons i forgot, and now i'm remembering why i unfollowed those people.

i really like spying on my 'suggested friends.' lately it's throwing up a lot of bear-type thotties because i was super shallow and friended this guy i don't know because of his insanely attractive face. (once i could see his profile i realized he is super boring lol).

Joses Chrust (map), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:03 (three months ago) link

I haven't gone to bed before 9 in my adult life unless there was all day drinking before

The Man DeLorean (onimo), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:05 (three months ago) link

I never go to bed before 9, but before 10… absolutely

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:07 (three months ago) link

Going to sleep before midnight is absolutely impossible for me, no matter how early I have to get up. These days I'm only working sporadically so 2/3am is the usual. Anything earlier feels like wasted time somehow

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:13 (three months ago) link

That last img reads like some sub-Dave Barry shit.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:16 (three months ago) link

maybe they shared it ironically?

Joses Chrust (map), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:17 (three months ago) link

noooooope - there were added smiley-crying emojis and people replying with their favorites

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:18 (three months ago) link

I rarely go to sleep earlier than 1 am and usually get woken up by my cats around 7 am

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 5 February 2021 01:56 (three months ago) link

Think of the years that is adding to your life!

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 5 February 2021 02:21 (three months ago) link

Not everyone needs the same amount of sleep? Also, I spent most of my years from 18-30 staying up very late nearly all the time. It was only when I started having to get up for early work that I realized, 'oh wait I like the morning better, night time kind of sucks'

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 5 February 2021 11:53 (three months ago) link

if I go to bed prior to midnight, i can't sleep. if I go to bed past 1:30 am, i will struggle to get to sleep.

i have a 30 minute pocket that I have to hit or else it's gonna be a long night.

this is due to years of working from home, when I was office bound i had to be in bed earlier.

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:20 (three months ago) link

I am typically exhausted at 9 or 9:30, but for various marital reasons I usually wait until 10:30 to retire.

My son is usually awake and making demands at 4:00 AM.

On normal days that's the pattern, but on a night when I am playing music (performing, recording, rehearsing) the dynamic flips and I become the night person.

champagne heathernova (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:32 (three months ago) link

I wish I could sleep all day and stay up all night but working an office job where everyone else works 9-5 that wont work.

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 5 February 2021 14:39 (three months ago) link

all the music stuff i like takes place at night, but i'm allergic to the night, so it's a struggle.

feel like it's genuinely rare to meet another morning person. most people i know (creative types) are very much night owls.

Joses Chrust (map), Friday, 5 February 2021 20:58 (three months ago) link

things is with me, the moment midnight hits, my energy cuts in half, like, almost immediately. and it usually comes out of nowhere.

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Friday, 5 February 2021 21:09 (three months ago) link

map, i have almost completely stopped going to music events in the past few years as a result of my dislike of staying up late. i haven't gone to a late-night dance party since 2017!

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 5 February 2021 21:30 (three months ago) link

(i mean part of that is also that i couldn't really go out much in 2019, but yknow)

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 5 February 2021 21:30 (three months ago) link

it's... beautiful

Sven Vath's scary carpet (Neil S), Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:38 (three months ago) link

My god, it's full of stars

4 QAnon Blondes (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:13 (three months ago) link

o that's so sad....

Puffin can't see what's inside the circle.

pplains, Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:14 (three months ago) link

chalk outline of dead horse

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:25 (three months ago) link

murdered in cold blood

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:25 (three months ago) link

Over the life of this thread, nonpolitical FB posts have gone from passive aggressive make others think like oneself to just sad attempts to reach out

Bnad, Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:33 (three months ago) link

step in the right direction imo

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:54 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

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Take a few moment today to see what spells you have been subjecting yourself to.
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@oozium created this amazing artwork.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 19 April 2021 19:41 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

This one's being shared all over the place but it's really irking me somehow

https://i.imgur.com/PB1VMzB.png

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 09:56 (six days ago) link

I mean, it’s mostly true though.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 12:48 (six days ago) link

I agree, but my solution is not to listen to ad-supported streaming, someone needs to tell this memester about slsk and winamp

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 12:53 (six days ago) link

I guess this person has never listened to the radio or watched MTV/YouTube

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 12:55 (six days ago) link

Or, you know, a wild idea here, maybe pay for an ad-free version of the streaming service so you can not only get rid of those pesky ads, but also toss a few more pennies to the artists responsible for making the music that is so important to you? Or maybe even just buying ad-free music from the artists directly?

But, no, making a meme is definitely the right move.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 15:28 (six days 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 (six days ago) link

dandelions are pretty

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

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

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:35 (six days 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 (six days 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 (five days ago) link

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

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 13 May 2021 14:21 (five days 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 (three days ago) link

if you want alcohol , make it clear .

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

Heh heh.

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


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