Lesser Known Words

Just an archive of shit I like.
rotatingfloor:

sounds-neet:

rotatingfloor:

gamers

Newsflash: Men like to be represented just like women do. It’s harder for me to self-insert as a character if they’re female.

gamers

rotatingfloor:

sounds-neet:

rotatingfloor:

gamers

Newsflash: Men like to be represented just like women do. It’s harder for me to self-insert as a character if they’re female.

gamers

— 4 hours ago with 24841 notes
Anonymous asked: Hey there. I know you have only good intentions and you make a lot of valid points, but I find your "good artist" comic really... unsettling. It's kind of a subtle way to put down artwork you find inferior (separating an artist and a "good" artist??) . If art is a means of making oneself happy, there is no proper way to do it (even hard work, because working hard at something would imply you are trying to get better at something). Let me know if I misinterpreted it; I hope you can explain it.


Answer:

fowllanguagecomics:

Hey, Anon.
Happy to try and explain my intentions as best I can.
While I’ve gotten a bit of push-back from this cartoon, I still stand by my premise that good artists and good art comes from effort and dedication.

Mind you, had I said that being a good mathematician, plumber or professional athlete takes study, practice and dedication, few people would have gotten upset, since it’s sort of self-evident.

But for whatever reason, suggesting that good art, however technical or interpretive that art might be, requires equal practice and dedication, continues to rub some people the wrong way.

As someone who makes (or tries to make) a living off his art, it’s a thorn in my side that some people refuse to accept that some art has more merit, or is worth more than others. This is a big reason why it’s so hard to make a living in the arts.

If what you suggested was true, there’d be no reason to pay a professional to create your company’s logo, illustrate that book cover, or design the layout of your new home. There’d likewise be no incentive to buy some amazing vase from a ceramicist on etsy when you could just buy a crude pinch pot at your neighbor’s garage sale.

And for sure, lots of people DON’T feel like there’s a reason to. They want the cool stuff, but figure it’s not worth any more than what they’d pay for some garage sale find, since it’s all equal in their mind.

To be clear, if someone wants to casually pursue some creative outlet for the sheer joy of it, I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s a very human thing to want to do and more people should. But let’s not confuse the benefits of personal betterment or expression with what’s actually being produced.

Sorry for the long-winded answer. Your question seemed sincere so I wanted to return the gesture.
Or at least write something so long that I’d bore the shit out of everyone. Either way.

— 6 hours ago with 73 notes
http://benkling.tumblr.com/post/100161020189/i-was-just-watching-an-indoor-downpour-of →

benkling:

I was just watching an indoor downpour of rainwater leak down from the ceiling of the 23rd street M station.
The train arrived, the door opened right behind the waterfall, and a harried-but-professional-looking woman stood there, stuck and bewildered.
There was a small pause, I realized I had an…

— 1 day ago with 43 notes
larstheyeti:

http://theawkwardyeti.com
Patreon

Tongue is an asshole.Wait, no, that sounds vaguely gross…

larstheyeti:

http://theawkwardyeti.com

Patreon

Tongue is an asshole.
Wait, no, that sounds vaguely gross…

— 2 days ago with 5583 notes

gunshowcomic:

I’ve actually never seen the worms crawl out, now that you mention it…

AAA! This is creepy!! But enough Halloween fun, I got some news to share with you. Gunshow will stop at the end of the year. If this seems sudden, it is because I just decided it a couple of days ago. Here is a longer post about what why when where etc. But right now, we are still in the scary horror mode and have two more months to have fun. So let’s have a lot of it (fun).

PATREON! + BACK!  
— 2 days ago with 770 notes