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

well that and a chainsaw

, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:22 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months ago) link

Ban oxygen

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

no one can destroy the spaniards but the tango.

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

Who, the ninja turtle?

pplains, Sunday, 6 June 2021 17:04 (six months 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 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

sounds like the makings of an incredibly dull story

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

one month passes...

getting really sick and tired of people "exposing" hypocritical conservative logic on social media. they don't give a solitary fuck that they're being hypocritical. they love the fact that they're being illogical because they love watching people twist themselves into pretzels trying to untangle their bullshit.

conservatives don't care that our founders wanted separation between church and state, they don't care about small government. shut the fuck up!!!

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:59 (three months ago) link

guess i should provide an example. mainly i'm seeing people share screenshots of viral tweets like this one

News flash: If you ban mask mandates, outlaw abortions, dictate what educators can teach in schools, and stop people from voting, you're not the party of "limited government."

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 1, 2021

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:59 (three months ago) link

yeah I get tired of that shit for that reason. at least share gif memes that are educational, and they do exist.

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:02 (three months ago) link

yes pointing out conservative hypocrisy lost its utility like, a decade ago at least

global tetrahedron, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:31 (three months ago) link

i always view conservative hypocrisy posts as entertainment for the type of people who share them and not a genuine attempt at arguing with conservatives

they never work because convincing someone they're being hypocritical relies on you getting them to admit that they said/believed/claimed/did/agreed with 2 separate things. it's difficult enough to get a conservative to commit ideologically to one thing. getting them to commit to two different things at the same time is nearly impossible.

, Friday, 3 September 2021 19:08 (three months ago) link

i always view conservative hypocrisy posts as entertainment for the type of people who share them and not a genuine attempt at arguing with conservatives

i think one of the reasons why it bothers me is because it conveys a feeling of smug superiority while also drastically underestimating the damage this kind of worldview is capable of. it reassures people of their inherent correctness, and fortifies a false belief that the fact that they're correct means fuck all.

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 September 2021 19:59 (three months ago) link

fuck you spencer, there were 10 boxes and i was hungry and your metaphor is garbage, some people are anorexic and that's not exactly healthy now is it?

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 4 September 2021 21:35 (three months ago) link

STOP MAKING POLITICS POINTS WITH PIZZA

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 4 September 2021 21:36 (three months ago) link

I'm not much of a Facebook user, but I've been finding myself going there more frequently just to look at sponsored or recommended content. The stuff I get is 50% music related and the other 50% is made up of weird art or food tricks, dudes doing crazy parkour or other extreme sports shit, and stuff like the craziest waterslide down the side of a Chinese mountain.

I'm not sure that this is healthy behavior, but I'm also not sure that it is inherently bad either.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 6 September 2021 17:17 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/KUH20o0.png

pplains, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 01:20 (two months ago) link

lol

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 01:24 (two months ago) link

god warned us that burning too much fossil fuel would incur his wrath, but we didn't listen.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 01:31 (two months ago) link

God and the City

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 01:32 (two months ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/4y0tkKWV/image.png

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:54 (two months ago) link

what if i'm not dope ass? what if i'm wack ass?

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:55 (two months ago) link

at the end of the day we're all ass, why do we have to focus on our differences

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:01 (two months ago) link

getting really sick and tired of people "exposing" hypocritical conservative logic on social media. they don't give a solitary fuck that they're being hypocritical.

And why should they? Anti-hypocrisy is standard-issue "the wise man bowed his head solemnly and spoke: "theres actually zero difference between good & bad things. you imbecile. you fucking moron" stuff. Conservatives, like liberals, want government to be empowered to do things they think are good and prevented from doing things they think are bad.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:05 (two months ago) link

xp wait is that post saying God is a college girl at a DMB concert?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:06 (two months ago) link

Tryin to make her way home….

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:43 (two months ago) link

Won't you come and crash into me, God

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 21:52 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

if you were walking around town and you saw this bob marley tweet in the middle of the road wwyd

https://i.postimg.cc/DynG3GGm/image.png

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 01:42 (two months ago) link

Set fire to it

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 October 2021 02:13 (two months ago) link

--Bob Marley

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 3 October 2021 02:19 (two months ago) link

A while back whilst riding and docking a rent-a-bike I noticed there was a cool-looking small press headquarters around the corner from my favorite restaurant near my old office. Eventually through an unrelated channel I got to know someone who worked there and he invited me in. There were some interesting doodles on the wall which I asked about. They turned out to be by Kurt Vonnegut.

He POLLS So Much About These Zings (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:21 (two months ago) link

mention your favorite artist and see if she/he responds to you

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 18:39 (two months ago) link

sadly no responses yet from Bob Marley

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 19:16 (two months ago) link

if I wasn't banned I'd ask Scott Stapp why he sucked so much ass on that page

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 21:56 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEqB-nSXEAQ7Bja?format=jpg&name=small

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 November 2021 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

-- Kendall Roy

kinder, Saturday, 20 November 2021 19:23 (two weeks ago) link

brockhampton fell off

, Saturday, 20 November 2021 19:38 (two weeks ago) link

that hot and holy truth, ooh la la

cookie hat, esq. (cat), Saturday, 20 November 2021 20:50 (two weeks ago) link


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