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 (seven years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

So what they're saying is that there are no zebra crossings any more and that's bad for pedestrians, right? A Good Cartoon.

emil.y, Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:48 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

hnnnhggghghghhhnnnnn

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:21 (two months ago) link

update: hope now can cancelled

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:18 (two months ago) link

Except hope for the sweet release of death

That's pretty evergreen

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:25 (two months ago) link

-The Misfits

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:53 (two months ago) link


March 12 at 1:20 PM

R.I.P. I am asking everyone to please take a moment of silence for the United States Navy Seal Team and their families. Their helicopter was shot down yesterday in Afghanistan and they lost 30 members of the team. It would be nice to see this on everyone's page... even if it's only for an hour. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏My prayers for all family members. God Grant you peace & strength. Amen.

People are still sharing this.

☮️ (peace, man), Monday, 16 March 2020 13:21 (two months ago) link

shot down by the coronavirus, omg rip

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 March 2020 22:05 (two months ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/4mT5k4W/badmeme.jpg

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:05 (two months ago) link

is that... robin with a manbun?

brimstead, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 02:59 (two months ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/bNbJknz/badmeme2.jpg

it's........................ it's perfect

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

I swear, the Harambe meme is like that roach that manages to scamper around even after you've removed its head

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:04 (one month ago) link

oh i've missed that lad

Let's kill the Queen and be legends (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:04 (one month ago) link

i’ve been off facebook forever and am only hanging around because a) special interest groups and b) the boredom virus, but is it normal for people to completely flood groups with irrelevant and totally shitty memes? every time i open it there’s a a disengaged cat with a stupid caption, or a weak as fuck makuthink platitude, or some dumb game where people post the 27th most recent photo on their phone, or a low-res gif of a bus falling off a cliff. i am not in buses-falling-off-cliffs groups btw.

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:44 (one month ago) link

Standard fare. I saw people attacking a woman for refusing to join the IDF with gifs of dancing K-pop stars yesterday.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:54 (one month ago) link

oh dear

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:55 (one month ago) link

Yes, Soviet special ops very famous for their hysteria and sentimentality.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 10 April 2020 10:51 (one month ago) link

the superbas are NUFFINK compared to ARE BOYS

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 April 2020 10:55 (one month ago) link

wtf autocorrect

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 April 2020 10:56 (one month ago) link

The British soldier's love of brewing up led to the Italians dropping anti-personnel mines disguised as thermos flasks all over Tobruk

Never changed username before (cardamon), Friday, 10 April 2020 11:02 (one month ago) link

Ah yes, that famously unsentimental nation the British

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 10 April 2020 11:11 (one month ago) link

But what would Benoit Blanc do?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 10 April 2020 21:04 (one month ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/hZMqDrM/screencapture-www-facebook-com-seaniclesofnarnia-posts-10157099017972036-1586703572280-1.png

ahh yes, those good, wholesome El Salvador gangs are doing their part, carrying baseball bats in the street, beating people who are outside, and sending videos of these beatings to civilians to warn them not to come outside.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 April 2020 15:03 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Scottish are a proud folk, who are entirely unremarkable and indistinguishable from the rest of humanity, except they have spawned half a dozen words that are unpronounceable by anyone else. And of this they are very proud.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 30 April 2020 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

<3 th scots 4 that

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 30 April 2020 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

Bobby G, is that you?

Neil S, Thursday, 30 April 2020 22:01 (three weeks ago) link

When I drive past the signpost for Ecclefechan on the M74 I always say Ecclefechan out loud several times. It's an odd and wonderful word even to this Scot.

Ironically (?) its name is likely Brittonic/Welsh in origin

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 2 May 2020 10:00 (three weeks ago) link

I will gouge out anybody's eyes for posting that shit

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 May 2020 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

including u, sorry bg, plz mk appt to get new eyes

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 May 2020 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

harsh but fair

didn't see him the first time

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 2 May 2020 22:15 (three weeks ago) link

Babu Frik?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 3 May 2020 00:43 (three weeks ago) link

The eye man from blade runner

Oh there are things I've seen with these eyes in the pandemic context that I could post here

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 4 May 2020 01:16 (three weeks ago) link

i do eyes!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 May 2020 01:18 (three weeks ago) link

I wanna know more about this irn-bru stuff

brimstead, Monday, 4 May 2020 01:29 (three weeks ago) link

Tastes like metal. Made of metal. Really nice actually

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 4 May 2020 01:44 (three weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ah yes, famously nobody ever criticised the govt during ww2, that’s why chamberlain won his vote of confidence and remains pm to this day. Love history!

What fash heil is this? (wins), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:19 (nine hours ago) link

Yeah but think of all the vegans who... I’ve not seen cause a fuss. Fuckers wouldn’t have even survived ww2

a hoy hoy, Monday, 25 May 2020 08:24 (nine hours ago) link

someone big on twitter put this out last week, was widely mocked for it

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:26 (nine hours ago) link

male and female toilets

wasdnous (abanana), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:29 (nine hours ago) link

https://www.ft.com/content/14c86fe8-69d4-11ea-a6ac-9122541af204

I like to remind ww2 larpers that ppl were so furious with the establishment that they booed the fucking queen (and Churchill), also that it was the communist party who actually organised deep shelters when the government failed to provide them

What fash heil is this? (wins), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:42 (eight hours ago) link

I've seen a lot of things, but never four commas in a row or the word "haversack".

peace, man, Monday, 25 May 2020 14:32 (three hours ago) link


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