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pixelbaron
Mar 18, 2009

~ Notice me, Shempai! ~


When everything collapses who is gonna lovingly preserve the world's fan fiction, housing them in beautiful illuminated manuscripts for future generations to masturbate to?

Us that's who.

pixelbaron fucked around with this message at Jul 3, 2018 around 19:00

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FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


When the world ends i am going to move back to the jungle and eat a banana and scratch my balls

Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


FunkyAl posted:

When the world ends i am going to move back to the jungle and eat a banana and scratch my balls

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





smallmouth posted:

Galleries or orgs have juried art shows. To apply to enter it costs anywhere between 25-$40. Obviously most people who apply are not invited.

wait so you pay them to even consider you to contribute to their business??????

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010


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exposure

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010


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i havent really managed to create anything in years and im hoping starting on adderall gives me enough focus and drive to do thing

dreadmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk

Start a thread for your WIP, if you like. might help with your procrastination to have goons cheering/yelling at you. I have written like 150k words that I would never have written because of thunderdome, which is basically that.

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Al! posted:

wait so you pay them to even consider you to contribute to their business??????

Its your business, too. I applied for a street fair and it was $30 for jurying then $200-something for the actual booth space, but any money I would have made selling stuff was all mine (and the governments). A gallery would take a cut of any sales made, but i think youd get most of it.

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
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realtalk i already have my apocalypse all planned out. first step will be to get a few big scary dogs and a herd of goats. the goats will pull a wagon which i will sit upon, playing my accordion and singing the songs of leonard cohen so that they won't be lost to the mists of time. i expect to get about a mile before we're all killed and eaten by nuclear mutants and/or perfectly nice normal people who are just sick of my poo poo

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





im looking forward to the apocalypse because the existence of civilization is really holding back my true ambition to become a time-travelling giggolo

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010


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im looking forward to the apocalypse because i'll either end up in a commune self-medicating even more heavily with weed than i do now or ill just die eithers good honestly


dark horse option is the pacific nw region of the us finally getting hit by the big one and my city literally sliding into the sea

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
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picture the road, but as the dying dad and his son are enjoying a can of ice cold coca cola (tm) a caravan covered in brightly coloured dicks comes bouncing over the hill

"THROW ANOTHER TURTLE ON THE FIRE, GUYS LIKE ME ARE MAD FOR TURTLE MEAT! JAZZ POLIIIIIIIIIIICE"

smallmouth
Oct 1, 2009



Al! posted:

wait so you pay them to even consider you to contribute to their business??????

Yeah, it's common practice for a juried show with cash prizes. It's not the same thing as a vanity gallery, which I refuse to do.

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





smallmouth posted:

Yeah, it's common practice for a juried show with cash prizes. It's not the same thing as a vanity gallery, which I refuse to do.

oh i see, the fees go towards the prizes, that's a little less gross

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

Tollymain posted:

im looking forward to the apocalypse because i'll either end up in a commune self-medicating even more heavily with weed than i do now or ill just die eithers good honestly


dark horse option is the pacific nw region of the us finally getting hit by the big one and my city literally sliding into the sea

eeeew there are way too many pnw goons on here

i'm waiting for The Big One so i can start my apocalypse cult in eastern washington. i will use the stories telling skills i learned on these very forums to put my followers under my spell and marry them all to each other and stuff.

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





im from pdx so i expect to live in a city state. possibly ruled by elves

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


You know, some people in the art thread were talking about doing fanart to try and boost their views and I just had an experience about the futility of that.

I do a lot of fanart just for fun/because I'm an unoriginal hack. Like 3 months ago I drew fanart of Link's Awakening and it got like, 3 notes on tumblr over the course of months. Whatever, that's all I expect from my crummy art. Then randomly yesterday it got reblogged by one of those big fanart blogs and suddenly it has 83 notes. A bunch of people suddenly showered attention on a piece that had been sitting there. But not one of those people looked at any of my other pieces. Or if they did look at my other pieces they thought they were bad. So effectively nothing has changed in terms of people actually looking at my art.

I really don't care about popularity or anything but stuff like this fucks with my idiot brain because I can't tell what people liked about my art or what they ddin't like about the rest of my art and ah gently caress it I'll just go back to doing more crummy doodles that go nowhere

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
Probation
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i'm in australia so i get to practice for the apocalypse every single day of my life

Fortis
Oct 21, 2009



My most popular post on Tumblr ever is some Rhythm Heaven Fever fanart I posted in 2012. Every so often it will get a few notes over the course of a few days; the last time was about a week ago. Meanwhile I'm lucky if my comic update posts, which I have been posting twice a week for the past 6 years or so, exceed two likes.


It's frustrating!!

Antivehicular
Dec 30, 2011

I won a rosette in the Thunderdome


avshalemon posted:

picture the road, but as the dying dad and his son are enjoying a can of ice cold coca cola (tm) a caravan covered in brightly coloured dicks comes bouncing over the hill

"THROW ANOTHER TURTLE ON THE FIRE, GUYS LIKE ME ARE MAD FOR TURTLE MEAT! JAZZ POLIIIIIIIIIIICE"

Well, now I know what my next Apocalypse World character is going to be

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
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i literally never draw fanart, but a few years ago the scp foundation briefly caught my imagination and i drew some pictures of 096 which became weirdly popular and got thousands of views despite being super low-effort and then people started messaging me asking me to draw them loving it and i was so dismayed that i abandoned that deviantart account and never logged into it again. fanart is never worth it

mutata
Mar 1, 2003

Make way for the Urinal Parade.

Fanart gets views and it's extremely hard to get anyone at all to care about OC, those are just facts. But you know what else is a fact? Tumblr is a terrible platform for art because reblogs don't push traffic back to your page, they just stay on the reblogger's page, which has 3 million other awesome reblogs so people just follow the reblogger.

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010


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avshalemon posted:

i literally never draw fanart, but a few years ago the scp foundation briefly caught my imagination and i drew some pictures of 096 which became weirdly popular and got thousands of views despite being super low-effort and then people started messaging me asking me to draw them loving it and i was so dismayed that i abandoned that deviantart account and never logged into it again. fanart is never worth it

isnt 096 the horrible man who drags you into his torture hole

Fortis posted:

My most popular post on Tumblr ever is some Rhythm Heaven Fever fanart I posted in 2012. Every so often it will get a few notes over the course of a few days; the last time was about a week ago. Meanwhile I'm lucky if my comic update posts, which I have been posting twice a week for the past 6 years or so, exceed two likes.


It's frustrating!!

mostly i see webcomic artists reblogging each other with those kinds of posts. it might help to network a bit or something idk im talking out my rear end. its really unfortunate that the average blogger wont reblog but thats the nature of the internetbeast

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
Probation
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Tollymain posted:

isnt 096 the horrible man who drags you into his torture hole
it's the shrieking humanoid thing that kills you if you see its face

dreadmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk

avshalemon posted:

it's the shrieking humanoid thing that kills you if you see its face

Gr- granos..

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





i was thinking "i can't really think of any fanart i did" then oh my god i just realized that my most popular poo poo has basically been politics fanart

gmc9987
Jul 25, 2007


Al! posted:

wait so you pay them to even consider you to contribute to their business??????

Galleries generally have 2 types of exhibitions. Solo exhibitions, where only a single artist is invited to participate, and group exhibitions, which are open for anyone to apply and usually based around a certain unifying theme ("Memories" or "David Lynch," to give a couple examples of open calls my wife has exhibited in). Solo exhibitions are generally given to artists the owner personally likes or who have proven their selling power. Group shows are open to more lesser-known artists and can be a great way to get people to see your work, but the downside to the gallery owner is that none of the artists have proven sales, while the costs of operating a gallery remain the same. So a relatively small entry fee is given, which goes to pay for cash prizes, and also the opening/closing events which generally have some sort of musician/DJ/other entertainment that needs to be paid for, as well as food and drink.

In short it does kind of suck, but ultimately even the most generous, socialist-leaning gallery owners have to pay fixed costs every month to keep the lights on until the societal collapse, when we will no longer have to worry about keeping lights on because all the electrical plants will fall into disrepair and become infested with Morlock-like mutants.

Exmond
May 31, 2007


im doin it ma im writing

THUNDERDOME


Tollymain posted:

i havent really managed to create anything in years and im hoping starting on adderall gives me enough focus and drive to do thing

As a person who has ADHD, I hope you can find the strength to focus on the things you love without Adderall.

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010


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Good Night,
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Exmond posted:

As a person who has ADHD, I hope you can find the strength to focus on the things you love without Adderall.

i dont even have the strength to focus long enough to cook a meal anymore lmao

like sure big pharma blah blah blah but also i need something to work for my bullshit that isnt multiple ounces of weed a month

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


Anyone that uses Clip Studio Paint know if there is a way to select an area and say "hey blur it by x amount"? Blurring background stuff can be inconsistent when I do it by hand but more importantly if I'm trying to blur a large area the program lags like hell.

WAR CRIME SYNDICAT
Jul 30, 2004

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.


sebmojo posted:

Gr- granos..

Call the police!

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Tollymain posted:

i dont even have the strength to focus long enough to cook a meal anymore lmao

like sure big pharma blah blah blah but also i need something to work for my bullshit that isnt multiple ounces of weed a month

speaking as someone who was smoking about daily for the past couple years, quitting weed is probably also gonna help your focus and motivation. Ive been on "the wagon" about a month and am noticing i am much sharper than i have been for a while

Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


FunkyAl posted:

speaking as someone who was smoking about daily for the past couple years, quitting weed is probably also gonna help your focus and motivation. Ive been on "the wagon" about a month and am noticing i am much sharper than i have been for a while

i stopped smoking weed when i graduated high school and when to art college and now i have way better focus but massive anxiety/depression problems. luckily im medicated now but my first two years at art school i was getting panic attacks several times a week from the stress and i got really close to self-medicating again

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





i find weed helps me focus but what it makes much more difficult is actually sitting down and starting on something rather than procrastinating.

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
Probation
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weed helps me with visual art because i find it hard to put myself into the space where i can just work uninterrupted for hours at a time, especially now that i have chronic pain problems that i didn't have when i was younger (back when i was able to put in twelve-hour stretches without weed). for some reason i can still focus on writing, but i top out at 1-2 hours before the pain distracts me, while with weed i can manage 4 or 5, which is obviously a pretty big productivity difference. but on the other hand, when i smoke a cone it's a 50/50 chance whether i'll fly into a creative whirlwind or spend the whole afternoon watching my quail and planning my career as a cohen impersonator on a full-time tour of the nursing home circuit (a lucrative and mostly untapped market)

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
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mine is an interesting case because i didn't start smoking until i was in my mid-twenties, and this is my first long stretch without it. it was also never a self-medication thing, i had my psychiatric problems under control when i began and i only went chronic because it does incredibly interesting things to my art that i didn't know i was capable of before i started using it - whereas i was a confident writer before, but never confident in my art. trying to unlock that side of me without the weed is the challenge, especially now my immune system is attempting a hostile takeover of my body and trying to turn me into the thing from the thing. (ok it's not that bad, i'm just kind of sore all the time and it's annoying)

avshalemon
Jun 28, 2018
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dear livejournal,

Al!
Apr 2, 2010





now alcohol thats the total creativity killer for me, i have no idea how f scott fitzgerald managed to write while drinking 5 bottles of gin a day (i guess mostly he didnt)

Stuporstar
May 5, 2008

Where do fists come from?


Yeah, anyone who says you need to suffer for your art has no idea how much chronic pain makes it difficult to get anything done

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Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


Stuporstar posted:

Yeah, anyone who says you need to suffer for your art has no idea how much chronic pain makes it difficult to get anything done

ive never actually met another disabled person who thought their suffering made their art better enough that they wouldnt make it go away if given the choice

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