my bro is singing while on the toilet
my bro is singing while on the toilet
homestuck fandom is wow
i want a peeeeeetttttttt
literally nothing feels better than being loved by someone who hates everyone
jade sniffs john out and zaps him somewhere
DAVE: you can always tell the mayor anything <3
What on earth does <3 even sound like in a dialogue log. He’s talking.
“You can always tell the mayor anything less than three.”
exactly what i was thinking
had two good games with fun people! we lost in one, and won the other
watching a doco on sbs and the men are hottt
one down, ONE TO GO. i think i got 60 - 75% correct so yay!
i… its because the kids have never met in person right?
that’s.. why its such a big deal..
dave, how do you say “<3”
Everyone’s sniffling and I still can’t believe the WiFi extends this far
YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO CONTINUE DATING THE PERSON THAT YOU ARE DATING
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “BAD REASON” TO BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE
DATING IS A TRIAL PERIOD
IT IS A TASTE TESTER
IT IS NOT MARRIAGE. YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE A RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME WHETHER IT BE BECAUSE YOU WERE CHEATED ON OR EVEN BECAUSE YOU JUST DON’T CLICK ANYMORE
IF SOMEONE BREAKS UP WITH YOU DO!! NOT!! HARASS THEM AND SEND PEOPLE TO TALK TO THEM!!
RESPECT THEIR RIGHT TO NOT DATE YOU!
also you are free to leave marriage too
scientists havent explained why the moon appears larger near the horizon and in certain seasons
i.. remember during tet trung thu (uh, harvest festival/month/autumn harvest)
the moon was fucking massive, and pink
it was weird shit… my mum and brother were there and they remember it so it was not a dream
Why do men think women are angry just on their period?
I’m angry all the time. Get the fuck away from me
i really like songs on janelle monae’s archandroid
but her.. use of the word “sch*zo” is really.. ableist and gross /:
foramen magnums; nasal cavaties; ~brow ridges~
so basically ive been tossing an idea in my head about a place where dead beings go. and by beings i mean.. anything that has ever lived ever.
and the world is its own dimension, and it is basically a replica of earth that stretches ad infinitum.
and i wanted to write a piece where this human dies and is guided through the world by a being that appears human (and justifies it by saying “i look like this so i dont scare you because you know how humans are, haha”)
and the human is super inquisitive, asking questions like: wait, so.. are my ancestors here? are dinosaurs here? is hitler here? can i go kill him?
and shit like that
and the being laughs and answers these questions jovially (“well, yes. you can kill him, but he will just reappear. trust me. many people have killed many people here. many wars have been fought. but when they realised it would be to no avail, they stopped. and simply lived.”)
and the human is all: is there tv here? are there houses? cities? internet? what about serial killers, rapists? are aborted fetuses here?what about babies that died? what about people who died in excruciating pain? what do you do with them?
and… this is where i stop. because i dont know what a neutral being would do. would they alleviate people’s suffering? punish those who continue to commit grievous acts?
tl;dr: different kind of afterlife where all dead things go (earth’s special dead place) that is managed by an immortal being that routinely gives tours for newcomers
i need a job
and learn how to drive
OH MY GOD I AM EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD AND I HAVENT EVEN BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP YET (not even one of those 48 hour ones)
what kind of human am i??
2 hours DDDDDDDDD:
i once stumbled onto a white nationalist forum and WOWEE THE RACISM WAS SO
obviously painted everywhere
and there was one section where they would review pieces of media for [paraphrased] “proper representation of white people”
i dont even know guys
There is a really problematic culture of artists underpricing their commissions online - though I’m sure this practice extends towards the ‘real world’. A fun fact before we start: the internet is actually part of the ‘real world’. If you don’t think that industry artists are also underpaid and undervalued, then I’m not sure what to say to you and you should probably quit reading while you’re ahead.
Pricing low in and of itself, isolated from the context of the kind of expectations that accompany low pricing for artwork, is not really problematic. What IS problematic, what MAKES it problematic is the fact that (as far as my experiences and the experiences of artists I know have made clear to me):
- People expect cheaply priced artwork to be the norm.
This raises all kinds of issues:
Because of this belief, it is then only reasonable that people tend to strongly believe that appropriately priced work - and I am talking about when an artist decides to price themselves according to a standard minimum wage, while also accounting for their time, effort & level of skill - is actually overpriced.
This lends credence to the very popular (and unfortunate) mindset that art is not a ‘real’ job. It is a real job. But you, as a client or a consumer, probably find it difficult to even entertain the notion it is a real job. Why? Because if you have ever bought artwork online or otherwise, you will have never paid for a piece as if it was the product of a ‘real’ job or service.
When worth and value in our society is tied so closely to money, how can you think art is a real job when what you pay does not even come close to approaching what you would pay others for a ‘real’ job, a ‘real’ skill, service, product (all of which art is?) You are even afforded a choice to continue to believe that art is not a real job. There might be one artist charging appropriately for their work, but hundreds of others aren’t. I doubt one in a sea of many is enough to convince you of the worth of art.
I feel artists charging so lowly for their work breeds an attitude of entitlement in clients. This manifests in the messages artists receive begging them to lower their prices, telling them their art isn’t worth x or y, showing shock at the extravagant amounts that artists ask for their work (‘extravagant’ often being ‘enough to buy one meal in return for six or seven hours of work’). It does not help that art is often marketed as ‘cheap’ therefore worth buying (‘you should commission this artist, their work is so cheap and affordable!’) versus the fact it is worth buying because it is beautiful, custom-made, one-of-a-kind, everything else that art is and can be.
It is absolutely demeaning and almost humiliating to be at the whims of clients who asks for a thousand changes to their commission, who is picky, fussy, disrespectful, and who is trying utmost to get their money’s worth, when they have paid you $10. $10 for work that is already going to take you a good 3 or 4 hours, and then you have to spend MORE time on top of that dealing with their difficulties. The worst part is that most artists expect this. That this is the kind of client you must cater to when you’re working for $2 an hour (if you’re lucky). I know artists are terrified of raising prices because they fear they will lose clients, but are the literal scrooges of people the kind of client base you want to build?
“Finally, don’t work for cheap people. It is widely agreed among artists that the majority of the time, the less a client pays, the less they respect you and the more they will dick you around. If somebody thinks that image, which I’d guess to be at least an hour or two’s work, isn’t worth paying the measley sum of $7, which is like, what, the price of a bowl of soup and a coffee at a cafe? They don’t value your work and are not worth working for.”
Then there are absolute illogicalities that arise in pricing due to the pressure of keeping prices low. Why on Earth, for example, is it that almost every single artist will charge less than double the amount for a piece that involves more than one character? Almost every artist I know has confessed that it is more difficult to draw two characters interacting in the same image than it would be for them to draw two entirely separate, singular characters in different images. And yet everyone charges 50% of the base price for an added character. How does that make sense?! It doesn’t. Think about it. I think this example speaks a lot about how art is valued (the fact that it isn’t).
The lack of appropriate monetary value assigned to art also makes it broadly valueless in other areas. There is this uncomfortable attitude that art is not a real job, that anyone can do it, that it is wrong for artists to profit off their own work, that it is wrong for artists to own their own work. Do you think I am being melodramatic?
This kind of unsettling, depressing culture is played out on Tumblr almost every day - artwork that is reposted, edited, unsourced. The deletion of artist comments because what we say about our own work doesn’t matter. We don’t matter. Art is only of value when it is divorced from its creator.
I don’t think people think a lot, or much, or at all about the process of creating artwork. Maybe if they did they would understand that there was a PERSON who poured some of their time, effort, and skill into it. I think people have some kind of disconnect between artwork/artist, as if artwork is produced separately from the artist. This is just a theory, but since I struggle to understand why some people are so adamantly against paying more than $20 for a piece of quality work, this is the best explanation I can come up with. I can understand, because if people think that art is separate from the artist, why bother paying the artist or giving credit to them? If they exist as separate entities, why even care?
I’m not suggesting that there are any quick-fixes to these kinds of problems. There isn’t. I’m not encouraging artists to raise their prices or people to pay more. Though both those things would be very nice, I don’t feel it really addresses the underlying issues. What came first, underpriced art or undervaluing art? Who knows.
I think people are in need of an attitude adjustment, more than anything. I think I would be far more comfortable with artists charging lower prices if people actually acted in a way where they realise that it is a privilege and not a right. That it is a privilege to be able to buy art, which is a LUXURY - it is not a right afforded to you. You do not have permission to act like a spoilt child because you cannot afford someone’s work. You do not have any right to assign arbitrary values to someone’s art according to your own ludicrous attitudes to the worth of art.
I would also be much more comfortable if I knew that all artists were also acutely aware of the culture of underpricing, especially so that they know that they do not have to put up with the poor attitudes that often accompany clients that pursue cheaply-advertised artwork. If these two things worked in tandem, I am pretty sure that everyone would have an easier time in regards to commissions.
Lots of artists have talked about art pricing, and I suggest these for further reading (especially as they complement & provide further understanding about the issues I’ve raised here):
- Art, Mass Production, and You
- Why is Undercharging a Bad Idea?
- Commissions, Pricing and Why It’s Unfair
- Viivus explains why she charges what she does for her commissions
And since I feel a lot of my gripes with underpriced artwork (and what artists have to put up with as a result of that) can be alleviated by manners, here are some articles on commission etiquette:
Vent to me
Tell me a secret
I’m all ears…
is everybody in love with isabelle
sht my lecture and textbook have conflicting information D:
a lot of people assume because i dont talk a lot that its because im in a bad mood or grumpy or being cold with them but its just like a genuinely have nothing to say!! i am not an interesting person!! i dont know how to respond to people 90% of the time dont take it personally!!
i want to get a tattoo in vietnamese that says
ăn cứt which means “peace and love”
so palynology is the study of microbial plant matter (remember palyn sounds like pollen)
paleopathology: looking at old skeletons for disease and such (paleo = old, pathology = looking at dead people)
anthropometry: study of human dimensions and build skeletons
displacement in language: ability to speak about things which are not present and tangible; ie. we can speak about things that happened when we were ten years old when we are 39; we can talk about imagination
arbitrariness in language: the fact that language has no relationship to what it describes; it is merely symbolic; what does ‘cat’ have to do with the feline quadrupedal beast; and why are there differences between languages to describe the same thing? meo, chat, neko, gata, etc.
productivity in language: the ability to connect meaningless sounds to create words, and use those words to create sentences
parts of communication: non verbal: smell, kinesics, space between people (proxemics [think proximity]); sounds and parts of speech which are not necessarily words (ie. raising tone in english to ask a question; paralanguage)
parts of language: phonology: sounds to create words; lexicon: vocabulary; syntax: ordering of words to create sentences; morphology: parts of words which construct and convey meaning
i apologise for all the anth talk, my exam is in a few hours
if you want to tumblr saviour, please blacklist #word post and #min talks anth
i understand why people would have problems with anthropology.. because at its foundations, it was used as a tool to help colonialisation and justify social darwinism and white supremacy
and even in the later half of the 20th century, it was used by some american scholars to justify the innate despicable nature of japanese and german peoples
but i think if more poc, queer, trans* and disabled people penetrate the field, we can help dismantle this white (often male) hegemony (in other disciplines too)
i mean, i’ve had 5 lecturers for intro to anth and 2 were female, all white (at a superficial level; i dont know how they identify or if they are of mixed descent)
its hard to regulate your body temp…
researching vietnamese culture is just.. i dont know. its hard to describe
its definitely refreshing… and i guess, in a way, empowering
obviously i find stuff which i find … well, things like patrilineality
tangent: at my great grandmother’s funeral i was not asked (let alone allowed) to travel with her to the church because of male primogeniture, despite being first born
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
The length of a girls hair does not dictate her sexuality
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE STEALING YOUR GODAMN ART?
Can’t find the godamn ask to tell the blogger to kindly take your art down?
Email email@example.com with links to your originals and the repost, and they’ll take it down.
NOW REBLOG THE SHIT OUTA THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD!