I’ve become a master of sitting or laying, doing nothing and become nuances or sick. How do that even happen? I can be reading or just laying with my eyes closed and then BAM I feel like I’m gonna hurl.
DO U EVER JUST REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO PRETTY MUCH FUCKED UP YOUR LIFE AND THEN UR LIKE WOW I WAS SO FUCKING STUPID TO ALLOW THEM INTO MY LIFE FOR A STARTERS WHY DIDN’T I PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE WHILE I HAD THE CHANCE I’M GLAD THEY ARE GONE BY NOW
i had a dream last night that i was working at starbucks and steve rogers walked in and ordered an iced americano and i said “one iced americano for the iced americano" and then i woke myself up by laughing too hard at my own joke
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
“So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.”—8isexual8itch (via bloodymeth)
The DA point system is a horrible, irritating scam that pisses me off to no end.
Let’s think about it this way.
Sure, you can go to the store and buy, with real money, a copy of monopoly. Within that game comes a whole bunch of fake money… and, because that money is fake,…
SO you are telling us to ONLY PAY REAL FUCKING MONEY ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE PAYPAL!? If so, Fuck off.
Yes you should only pay real money for commissions and art.
Artists need to eat and pay rent and pay bills. You can’t actually pay for any of these things with DA Points. And if an artist is unable to eat or pay rent or earn a living, they’re going to stop being able to actually CREATE anything.
If you cannot pay for a commission, maybe you need to wait until you’re at a point where you CAN pay real money for art.
My mom wont let me use Paypal and I DONT FUCK IF YOU FORCE TO PAY COMMISSIONS WITH VIRTUAL MONEY
I’m really unsure of what you’re trying to say here, so I apologize if i misunderstand, but whether or not you can pay or not is really not the point here. Artists deserve to be properly compensated for their time. Those two people you linked? They deserve to be paid real money. Going off Mallory’s original post, they’re making pennies off each commission, and that’s grossly unfair, whether they realise it or not. Artists devaluing their own work to try to keep up with consumer expectations is a major, MAJOR problem. I’ve seen countless people offer beautiful, labor-intensive work for pocket change because people don’t fully understand what their time is worth. Hell, I don’t charge enough either. The artists you linked are probably the most extreme case of under-charging I’ve ever seen, and it makes me genuinely angry to see the kind of practices deviantArt has encouraged with their points system. We deserve better.
I’m sorry your mom won’t let you use paypal, but that’s no excuse for taking advantage of hard working people. That sucks! But that’s not the artist’s fault. If you’re so desperate to buy commissions, maybe offer them an art trade or something, but please, understand that with points youre offering pretend currency for real work, and that’s not fair. No one can stop you from doing it if there are people willing to accept it, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re screwing them over. You can’t walk into a store and cuss out the cashier because they won’t accept monopoly money. Artists are no different.
I think one of the main issues people fail to realize that is that while they are paying money for points and using those points for purchases the receiver of those points don’t magically change those points back into money. They are left with points they can not use to pay for necessities like rent or food. (That is of course if they changed the system since it was introduced. I stopped going on DA just a little bit after the introduction of the point system.) So while yes it is a form of currency it is not REAL money. It can not be used at any place BUT deviantart. If people are willing to accept these points maybe they have a need for them, like to receive other commissions or to pay for premium services on DA but when you pay with points you are not by any means funding their life.