NASA SAYS THERE IS A STRANGE AND UNKNOWN SIGNAL COMING FROM THE PERSEUS CLUSTER RIGHT NOW
ITS THE GETH
The entire Mass Effect fandom is losing their shit.
wait. do you mean to tell me that this dunderhead
was in Pompeii when these two idiots
and dont even get me started on this ass hole
Oh and I nearly forgot this one
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH POMPEIIi think that they just made such a big paradox that Pompeii just exploded
I don’t go running because I want to be thin.
I go running because
and tell you
this is literally my favorite running post of all time. hands down.
of all the so-called inspirational posts about runing, this one makes me want to pick up running most.
OH MY GOD
this may or may not be the reason I started running. I can run 3 miles now because of this ridiculous idea that this might happen. and people say movies/shows/fandoms aren’t useful.
so is it a thing in (american) english to use “texas” as a word for like, something that’s out of control or chaotic, or as like, “crazy”? like “that party last weekend was totally texas!”
because that is a thing people say in norwegian and i just think it’s important for americans to know that?
this is the best thing I’ve ever heard
I have no idea what this means! And no probably not!
Stop. No free requests. Quit it. It’s insulting. This is my JOB. This is how I pay for what little food I eat and the shoebox apartment roof over my head. You want free art? Sure let me devote some of my time to NOT barely making ends meet and NOT trying to pay off my hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of college loans. (yes, HUNDREDS, thanks USC) That sounds wise!
Nice to know you don’t give a shit about the people watching/supporting you.
Not saying requests are a good idea persay, but you don’t have to sound like a goddamn asshole when saying it.
It’s not like they were coming at you all rude and shit in the beginning
If you depend on art as a way to survive and pay for rent and shit, you are a fucking retard. Go get a real job. There is NO way that you’re not eligible to work.
What the HELL
I can’t believe we’re still doing this. I can’t believe we’re still attacking artists for trying to live off of their labors. Kihu is an awesome artist and is crazy popular, which is something they earned with hard work. This is not a hobby for them. They can do this better than most people and they have every right to be insulted when everyone is constantly pestering them for free art.
Kihu’s fed up. They’re laying down the law. It doesn’t mean they don’t care, it means they’ve been pushed to them limit by people who refuse to take the hint. I’ve seen all the people trying to get requests from them and up until now Kihu was pretty civil with them, but they just kept coming. Naturally when you push someone hard enough they’re gonna get mad at you.
Calling him a “fucking retard” is the line. I would have just kept my mouth shut but there are a lot of us who either live off of our art or supplement a great deal of our income from our art. When it all comes down to it, you’re just mad that you can’t get something for nothing. All of this nonsense about “suggesting” things to an artist or “giving prizes” is just people trying to hide the fact that they just want a request, because they put no value on the time and effort of the artist and think they deserve to have their whims catered to. It’s ridiculous.
I’m not saying this because I want to make everyone mad or start any drama. I don’t. You can just ignore me if you want to, but seriously, just stop and think for a moment. If you met a professional chef, would you be like, “Hey, there’s this food I really like, you should cook it for me for free some time!” If you met a mechanic would you just ask them to fix your car for free because it would be “good practice for them”? No, because you acknowledge that those people have specialized skills that they worked hard to perfect and that their time and energy is valuable. Why don’t you show that respect to artists like Kihu? It’s extremely hard to survive off your artwork. All they want is a little respect for their efforts. Put yourself in their shoes.
Here’s the problem though, guys. Working EXCLUSIVELY off art when you’re in the frying pan is NEVER a good idea. I’m sorry but that’s totally poor planning on your part if you decide that. Art is a trade that is defined by the spectator, if there’s no demand for you stuff, then there’s no reason to do it. Putting your whole lot on art or any trade along that line is a good way to end up on the streets because it’s a BIG GAMBLE. If you’re going to sit here and tell me that all you’re doing is drawing to just get through by the skin of your teeth, then you’re doing something wrong.
I’m a musician, I want to make money off my music production. But I can’t rely on that outright until I KNOW I have a steady demand for income. If you’re BARELY getting by because all you do is draw for a living, then you need to seriously reconsider your options. You should NEVER put all your chips on an arts discipline until you know that you can support yourself comfortably. There’s no two ways about it, no loopholes and no exceptions. If you can’t get by comfortably with art then you need another income, end of story.
So while it’s rude to ask an artist for free stuff when they don’t vocally broadcast it, don’t flash them the “Just getting by” card, because that’s on YOUR ass, not theirs. You need money to get that education and live under a roof with basic human needs. If art’s not doing it, time to get your shit together and find another source of income, and I see this ALL THE DAMN TIME IN THIS FANDOM. People simply rely on commissions to pay rent, get food, pay taxes, pay for water and electricity, phone bills, internet bills, television, heating, cooling- like what the hell, did they skip out on the common sense part in the life manual?
AND BEFORE ONE PERSON, ANY OF YOU TELL ME YOU DON’T HAVE TIME, BULLSHIT. If you need the damn money, you MAKE the damn time. There is NO excuse for that. You need that money to LIVE, it’s a LIFE ESSENTIAL. Be smart, plan ahead and be prepared.
Even if you have a disability, there are things put in place for you so you can get a steady income that can help you when you can’t do it yourself. there are places that will allow modified work for you. Research this stuff.
Tl;DR There are nicer ways to tell people things even if you’v said it a billion times, but don’t pull out the “Just getting by” card because they’re not responsible for you just getting by. It’s up to you to make that damn money any way you can. So pull your socks up and get to it, nobody’s gonna wait for you.
OK I’m gonna set the record straight here. I had no idea this post had blown up like this and this is the first time I’ve seen any of these comments, so I’m going to try to address these issues one by one.
“Nice to know you don’t give a shit about the people watching/supporting you.”
That couldn’t be more false. I love my clientele and my fans a LOT, just like your favorite band probably appreciates you when you go to their shows or buy their CD. Now, if you sent them a letter asking for them to write a song specifically for you, when that band receives 3 or 4 of those messages a day, there comes a point where the band needs to say HEY GUYS, PLEASE DON’T DO THIS. That’s the position I’m in. My words might have been harsh, but they were honest. I get requests for free art every day, and if i were to say yes to them all (or, you know, if i cared about my fans, eyeroll) I’d not only have no time to work and make money to live, but I’d have no time to do ANYTHING but draw. Ever. There’s that many of them.
“If you depend on art as a way to survive and pay for rent and shit, you are a fucking retard. Go get a real job. There is NO way that you’re not eligible to work.”
I actually quit my “real” job, waiting tables, to work on art because it makes me more money, allows me to govern my own business, and gives me more free time. Surprised? I actually have a lot of free time that I use to work on things in the background FOR YOU GUYS (like my upcoming comic, character building, answering all your asks, etc) and to draw things for my friends. Yes, I do draw free art sometimes, but I like to spend my free time putting my talents to work making little tokens of appreciation for the folks in my life who care so much about me, and who have supported me through a lot.
“Here’s the problem though, guys. Working EXCLUSIVELY off art when you’re in the frying pan is NEVER a good idea. ”
I actually don’t work exclusively off of art. Another surprise: I teach lessons in Ableton and other music production software, do some graphic and web design, music mixing and mastering, and I’m moving back to LA in July to restart work at one of the music labels I worked at before I moved to Colorado to be with my boyfriend during his last semester of school. (woah! that’s right! I’m living somewhere that isn’t conducive to my career for a little while to foster my relationship, and freelancing is what allows me to do this!) I eat less and live in a small place so I can put some money away for when I get back to Los Angeles. I’m protecting and building my assets, future and present.
To you, mr musician, things work differently for you. I went to USC for Music. I know the biz. You can’t make a song for someone and sell it the way you can make art and sell it. That’s why I’m drawing and not trying to make an income off of my music right now. Comparing the freelance art industry to the music industry is extremely naive.
I’m currently 23 years old, supporting myself, my boyfriend sometimes (just like he supports me, sometimes) and I’m doing JUST fine. Things aren’t ideal, but sometimes you live through situations that AREN’T ideal so you can be better off in the future. Because of this, I have the time to work on my comic for free, draw things for my friends, work on music, and get commissions taken care of. I appreciate y’alls support as fans, but just reblogging my art doesn’t immediately make me OWE you art. I’m sorry, but that’s not a realistic.
tl;dr - Assuming that I’m doing a shit job of planning my future and managing my time because I’m a freelance artist isn’t only inaccurate, it’s rude. Assuming that denying my fans free request art means I don’t care about them is ridiculous.