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surenaga 10 months ago

Damn. I hope the bullshit sniffers in your class are the type to be able to sniff the bullshit that is dealing with 30 kids at once and give you a break.

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murid 10 months ago

I'm smart enough to not sign up for anything where I have to teach 30 kids at once. There's no way I could handle that many.

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owlroost 10 months ago

If you need some waterproof ink recommendations, I've heard really good things about Noodler's Bulletproof Black.

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murid 10 months ago

I've heard about that one and I'll be on the look out for it.

inaka 10 months ago

I love the ink when it's on the page, but I've had some issues with Bulletproof Black clogging up my nibs. It's so maddening that I can't stand to use it anymore. Kaweco and Faber Castell are the two ink brands I've had the most luck with.

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773tk 11 months ago

there's an inherent narcissim in being a creative - which the pleasure of others is antithetical to. by discarding the performative requirement to be given recognition or wealth by others, creation is allowed to be fulfilling in and of itself.

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murid 11 months ago

I think it's not bad to have some recognition for your work. But society skews too much in the direction of everything needing to be monetised to have any value. There's too much focus on making content, building audiences and monetising. Once you get too deep into that it stops being fun.

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pleurodelinae 11 months ago

Considering how personal art can be, the societal idea of value equating to moneymaking potential is damaging to it, I think. Reminds me of when people's responses to when they think you're good at a hobby is "oh, you can monetize this!" Far too material thinking for something which, to me, is far more nebulous than that, and for which defining worth by capital does it a disservice.

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surenaga 11 months ago

Would you consider that perhaps the fact that your webpage has an audience while your private journal doesn't also contribute to the differences in writing style?

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murid 11 months ago

Definitely. I self censor a lot on my web page. You're not going to hear about all the new ways I've managed to embarass myself here.

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Your splash page and the process of hearing "Occasionally, Content!" in a faux-announcer voice in my head brought me much joy today. Love the art, especially the shrimps.
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murid 12 months ago

Thanks. I have many more shrimps, but I haven't gotten around to scanning that sketchbook yet.

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i really love your art, and i really love your use of line and its exploration. i gotta look at it more in my own work, and i'll definitely be referencing your stuff from here on out. very, very delightful! will be checking here often ^-^
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murid 1 year ago

Thanks for the kind words. Your art looks really good as well, I like the picture book look. Let's keep in touch.

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mikegrindle 1 year ago

Only have to look at social feeds to see that most of us 30-40-year-olds don't have much interesting to say most of the time either, in fairness.

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murid 1 year ago

@mike Yeah, unfortunately you're right. Most humans aren't very interesting. But it's more forgivable if they are teenagers.

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murid 1 year ago

But that is a threat that I should use one day; "Do your homework or you'll become a 30-40 year old with nothing interesting to say but still insists on tweeting their vapid opinions."

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mikegrindle 1 year ago

100%. Speaking of homework, building a 90s-style website would probably make a great assignment.

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murid 1 year ago

The teenagers that I tried that assignment on couldn't stand text based websites. They were too used to the overstimulating video of tiktok.

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surenaga 1 year ago

Re: "Bad hindsight: - Comedy is just tragedy remembered. You will miss this period of your life, if only because you have now what you won't have in the future (time). Re: "Next generation" - the wisdom of knowing you have nothing to add is invaluable and one I learned many years ago (despite a superficial look at my webpage indicating otherwise).

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mikegrindle 1 year ago

@murid That bad huh? Still, as you say, all the more reason to celebrate those who do give it a go, even if they "fail" in they eyes of some.

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paintkiller 1 year ago

Bad Hindsight resonates with my heavily, especially at this current moment in time. So well said. Thank you.

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I really respect Hideki Anno for doing what he is doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upQYSSXHv7s
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