Hello lovelies! Hope all is well with you, and that you’re ready for another installment of the crazy-ness that lives in my brains…just a reminder, NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR KIDS!
This week I’ve felt a bit like I was running around screaming EEEEEEEEE in a really high pitched voice. Work has been a bit frantic. My boss is pregnant, due in about 2 weeks, but, well, who knows… it’s her first baby. AND we’re having an auction at work next week~if folks don’t pay their storage unit rent on time, they can accrue fees, and if they keep not paying we let them get to 2 months usually, and then they go to auction, after all the appropriate notices have been sent. It’s a stressful time, folks keep calling trying to get their stuff back for cheap, and they like to yell. OH, and if my boss goes into labor early, I will have to work alone and be at the auction…EEEEEEE!
I’m also kicking it into high gear with the spawn! Making a tarantula, life sized, and Samara Morgan from The Ring
…and a bear and a dog, and so many other things, AND NOW, suddenly, I’ve got this need to start working on a skull pattern of my own. I’ve been using Lion’s skull pattern http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70464A.html , but I really want to make my own. I’d like it to be about softball/grapefruit sized, with light worsted weight, so that it’s smaller with thread. I’m currently waiting more impatiently for stores to put up Halloween items, so I can find a nice model. Yes, totally busy, and now my brain won’t let me rest…I’ve got several different ideas for Frankenstein’s monsters, this skull, and a list… I’m not complaining, either, just helping you understand the EEEEEEEE!
I’ve also been noticing more the shortcuts we take, which I think in part is due to social media. some stuff which is banal, and some stuff that just makes me feel like we’re unbecoming humans.
Some of the lighter stuff is thread jacking, of which I am a complete GUILTY! I will comment on someone’s thread, and then start a conversation with someone, not the person who the thread belongs to, and just take off…I really should create a new conversation, or talk in a chat box, but I don’t. It’s probably the equivalent of jumping into someone’s conversation and changing it without asking. I do it lots, sorry if it’s happened to you. I DO know folks who dislike it very much, and while I try not to…I also don’t frequent the thread of those people. I like organic conversations, I like to see where they go. Sometimes that’s not always appropriate, but…I did say sorry.
There are people who’ve just completely lost all their social niceties. Maybe they didn’t have any to begin with, maybe they’re rude as hell in real life, and I’m lucky enough not to have to see it. I know I mentioned in on Facebook, but it could do with some expansion… I’ve seen, and had a few, negative commenters lately, and I wanna know WHAT THE HELL!?! People come right out and say “I don’t like that,” “The colors are off,” “You need photography lessons,” “That would be better in blue,” “Why don’t you make those hats you made last year,” “When are you going back to making things like you used to?” and I saw someone say “Hey, I can make those, I can have a shop and make things and sell them too!” I got a pm the other day, “You know you’re not a real artist, don’t you?” to which I responded “You know you’re not a decent person, don’t you?.” right before blocking them. And then someone did send me a message that said “When people are no longer interested in ugly or creepy things, they will realize you aren’t talented at all. Your “work” isn’t beautiful or thoughtful. A bit of the world dies each time one of your dolls goes out.” A BIT OF THE WORLD DIES?!? REALLY?!? REALLY REALLY???
I totally had no idea my creations had so much power…MUAAAAAAAAAAAH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AAAAAAAAAH!
Now. to just put all those people together into one group, and just respond to them en masse:
DEAR BITCHES… What the hell? As creators, ARTISTS, makers of wonderful things, we don’t care if YOU don’t like it. If it wasn’t made for YOU, you can kindly shut it, because you’re not only making yourself look like a tactless dolt, but it really is just plain rude. Folks don’t like it when people question their mamas but here goes nothing: Didn’t your mama teach you if you don’t have something nice to say, then SHUT THE HELL UP YOU IGNORANT ASS! The world, and all it’s kabillions (actual term, means lots and lots) of people are NOT here to please YOU! If you don’t like the art,creation, picture, comment, don’t click the like button!!! Wow so simple! Actually going out of your way to tell an artist you don’t like their work is rude/stupid/shitty/mean/hurtful/pathetic/means something more about the person who left the comment. It means I wouldn’t like to know you as a person. There are many pieces I’m not into, and pass up without clicking like. I don’t always click the like button for yarn crafts, so you know. I’m not a mum, so chances are I won’t click like for anything baby, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. I click the like button for friends, their works, especially ones that they’ve really been working at, for the effort, and, well, a bunch of other reasons, as well as that I like it. I click like for some cute stuff, depending on whose work it is, if I really like it, or if it inspires me to think about a creepy version (sometimes I see your cute work and I want to make the monster/zombie/creepy version, that’s inspiration too!) But if I don’t like it, I just don’t click like. That’s all. IF someone is asking for critiques, just so you know, “I don’t like it” really doesn’t cut it. I’m sure, after being shocked by your straightforwardness, the artist doesn’t care about your opinion again. If I walk into a store, and let’s face it, our facebook pages are our “virtual stores (and hangouts),” I wouldn’t look at something and tell the proprietor “I don’t like this.” It’s rude, inappropriate, and chances are that person will SAY something like “Well, take a look around, maybe we’ve got something else you like better,” but WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY IS “Turn the hell around and march your happy ass out of my store you rude bitch, there is nothing here I will sell you!” Now, when you buy from an online store, that is really a facebook page, things are a bit less formal. You are greeted by a cover photo, maybe some info from the artist, there are usually photo albums to look at, and you have the options to click the like button and leave comments, if you like stuff, or, if you don’t like it, YOU SHOULD JUST LEAVE THE PAGE! If you don’t like something, leave. Don’t go back to that page! Try to act more mature than a gradeschooler!
When it comes down to it, leaving a negative comment says more about you than you know. It says you’re rude, that you think you’re owed something in life. You “think” your opinion matters, should matter, to most, because “it’s a good one.” Leaving negative comments says you’ve got sour grapes about something in your life…you could have made this, you wish you had time/the ability/felt a creative spark. It says you’re narrow-minded and controlling…did I mention I don’t want to know you? Did I mention if I ever happened to know someone who wanted to tell an artist they didn’t like something or to change the color or some kind of shit I’d kick them straight in their bung hole as they walked away!!! I’d do it!
*sigh* There are some days that all the political blaming and crappy negative on my facebook newsfeed drive me to only look at the art posts. most of which I’ve got on a list, so that I go to that list, and only see those posts. But when idiots leave rude comments I want to hug the creator, and kick the offender.
ARTISTS OF ALL GENRES: It is completely ok to hide the comment, and block that person. There is no need to subject yourself to that. All negative comments are immediately hidden, I often leave a pearl of wisdom, and then I block that person. I don’t need them in my virtual if I wouldn’t have them in my real life!
Really, people don’t re-read what they’re posting, I swear. I sometimes type out things, and when I re-read, I may not like how it comes off…so I don’t post it…hell, you CAN delete it too. I think I’d like to know that folks consider what they’re releasing out into the world before they do it. I’ve gone back later and not liked something and deleted it. We’ve got the ability to constantly re-evaluate ourselves, and make things better, make things “right” or even to change them. I know there are people who already think they are amazing, and don’t need to change a thing… I don’t want to know those folks.
So, I told you I was going to let you in on the crazies, didn’t I? It may not be much of anything, the stuff I blog, but the pressure release valve is back to “normalish” again. A semi-peaceful state has been returned to the Kimdom, and all will live creepily after! Seriously, blogging helps sort my head, the creatures scratching around upstairs feel less stressed, and…crazily enough to me, some of you read this and comment!!! I love you!!! Ok, have to go, things to do, parts of the world to kill with my creations!
KEEP IT CREEPY!!