So last night I learned why it is that drummers usually play a show with a rug under their set. Spoiler Alert: because the kick drum strays away like a girl out of your league. We sounded good though, despite that, everyone said. Got three offers for bass players, but the one that matters most is…
After reading that artist confession where an anon basically said that anime style drawings are lower quality it felt as if someone had punched me in the gut. I’m usually very calm and I don’t anger easily, but I’m am positively FUMING right now.
It’s fine if you don’t like anime style. You have…
Okay, 1. Cartoonists start from realism and studying anatomy, which is only why they can abstract something into a cartoon and still have it be recognizable. Well, the good cartoonists anyway.
2. Anime largely doesn’t pay attention to anatomy as a starting point. Yes there are some that do and to say “all anime is low quality” is a stupid umbrella way to say it—but the majority of bug-eyed anime that’s spewed out is god-awful. There’s a higher quantity of bad anime than there is bad cartoons, but badly-drawn cartoons do exist (LIEFELD!) as well as well-drawn anime (5 Centimeters Per Second).
3. The reason most artists say anime is shit is because of people like you. “IT’S JUST THEIR STYLE WAHHH”. No, shitty anatomy is NOT a style.
I am 13 years old. I only began to “seriously draw” two years ago. I’ve barely shown improvement even since I started, and I still can’t develop my very own style that I like. One of my best friends is a brilliant self-taught artist, who won local awards for her drawings since she was 10. I…
Dude, two years is nothing! I, for one, improve and change everyday. The best thing is practice, everyday, whenever you can—and if it truly is your passion, then determination should be easy. Don’t worry, you will get better. Study anatomy, and immerse yourself in the works of other artists. Don’t copy, mind you, allow them to inspire. Remember that everyone moves at their own pace.
My parents viewed my art the same way at first, but you have to understand that the feelings they have are coming from a place of concern. They want to make sure you’ll get a career that can provide for you and enable you to live like you want in the future. Explain to your parents that you still want to further your academics, but that you really enjoy doing art. If they understand that it truly makes you happy, they’ll soon be on board. And if they don’t… Well, join your school’s art club or talk to your art teacher about furthering yourself. Most schools offer extra-curricular art classes, and if yours doesn’t look in places like your local YMCA or community center.
Don’t waste time comparing yourself to other people when you could be drawing, remember that you started doing art in the first place because you love doing it!
Most artists are honestly dramatic, I know I am, and every artist goes through multiple “I’m no good at anything” crisis. Don’t sweat the small things, just work hard and everything will fall into place! DON’T GIVE UP!
Oh, and the other thing that was fantastic about work last night;
SOMEONE PEED IN THE FITTING ROOM.
Seriously. Someone just popped a squat on one of those little red stools and let loose. Plus, I’m pretty sure I know who. Being super shorthanded as always, I was zoning Lingerie, and on my way to re-hang a bunch of crap a found there I saw a mom yanking her kid away from the fitting room. Being a good slave, of course I smiled and asked if I could her her find something—but she just walked faster.
LADY, I REMEMBER FACES.
Thank globs I didn’t have to touch it, at least… Although my manager made me smell it “to confirm” before she would come over. Gross gross gross.
"Shut up, Timmy, I know you have to pee but momma just has to try on this dress!"
inspectra said: Yeah. Unfortunately, Ron Paul’s a dick too. I’m not American, but I think Obama looks like the best candidate from here
Yeah, I pretty much agree. I missed voting on him the first time around, because I was too young, but he still represents a great deal of my feelings. He hasn’t had much time to accomplish things, anyway.
It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military, and in the home. Women need to know their place and need to know when it is okay for them to speak. They were put on this earth for two reasons, and two reasons alone: taking care of their husband, and giving birth to his children… that is all. Any woman who tells you otherwise is obviously touting the liberal agenda of equality, and they need to be told the truth of their purpose. It is a disorder that can be fixed, but not until they go through several years of therapy to understand that they need to be subservient.
So the author of the original article that sparked so much outrage has responded. Here’s what she says:
The main point of my post was to encourage men to curiously and consciously follow a spark through communication. When she is flirting and says “No, I can’t,” sometimes she’s really saying “I can, but you’re going to have to work harder than that for it.” However, in no way did I encourage or do I condone touching a woman without her consent. I am encouraging the men to keep playing and asking questions.
I trust men can handle this responsibility with the information I’m giving and I trust women to speak up for themselves.
[…] So, men, keep being you with your sexual desires as long as there’s no expectation on the outcome and follow the connection despite signs of resistance.
This is not an appropriate response. This author thanks you for your comments, and then proceeds to ignore them, and repeat herself. Also, the heteronormativity of this entire website is practically beating me over the head.
Many people commented on this article and described how anything other than ‘yes’ means no. How repeated attempts to have sex with us (or buy us a drink, whatever) make us uncomfortable. This is harassment. This is rape culture.
She has zero understanding of what rape culture means. I’d also like to point out how she ‘trust[s] women to speak for themselves.’ Trusting women to speak for ourselves means hearing our voices when we flat out tell you you’re wrong. It means believing a woman when you try to come on to her and she says she’s tired, she has a boyfriend, she’s busy, etc. That is how you trust women. I find this response incredibly lacking, inappropriate, and every bit as offensive as the first article. Please join me in commenting on it.
You know what I commented on the original article?
Wow, the author should really really think about publishing a retraction of this. Lindsay, You’re encouraging men to continue with sexual advances after a woman declines. No matter how indirect, all those phrases mean “No, I do not want to have sex with you”, clear as day. You’re encouraging men to press on and force a woman into a situation she’s clearly voiced she wants no participation in. THAT. IS. RAPE.
Despite your contradictory disclaimer, you are telling all of the men reading this that it’s socially acceptable to force their girlfriends or dates into sexual acts–which is still rape, just because they know or date these men doesn’t mean it’s not rape.
“If she’s a good woman, she’ll eventually say what’s true for her and will admire you for your capacity to play and love her, even when she’s being a ridiculous hard to get crazy woman.” So that translates into: If she’s a good rape victim, she’ll eventually say yes to your advances out of fear that you might hurt or stop loving her, don’t take no for an answer.
Also, according to your linkedin account, you have no qualifications to be a relationship coach. “University of Wisconsin-Madison – School of Business BBA, Real Estate 2003 – 2007″ I don’t know about everyone else here, but I’d rather get advice from a trained psychology professional than a real estate agent.
My comment’s still “awaiting moderation”. SHE’S A FAKE.