Catching the TrainSlowly I walk toward the tracksMore Like This
A voice from behind and my pace hastens
The voice screams urging me to stay
The train is getting closer I don't want to miss it
The voice keeps screaming louder
I have all I need I need to hurry I'll miss the train
The train stops at the station
The man yells "All aboard"
I step off the platform
The voice screams "No, I missed her she's gone"
My body tightens my life I remember
The man at the station flags the train down
I guess he forgot something or someone
My body relaxes as the train slows
As it stops my lifeless body falls
The voice screams louder over and over "NO"
I guess I didn't miss my ride after all
How NOT to comment.I get comments at times where upon reading it, I think "why would you comment that??"More Like This
Now, people vary, I know, but these are things I've picked up and learned.
Just read before you comment and no comments like "k" seriously.
Some of these can apply to cosplays, writers and artists alike, some only to one or two.
1) For cosplayers, asking "where did you get (hoodie, mask, prop, etc.)" because its basically saying that you think it was bought in a store. That really hurts and it's insulting. You're basically saying that we can't make things very well and therefore we bought it. A better question would be "how did you make (hoodie, mask, prop, etc.)" but if that's all you're going to ask, first off, read the description. It could be in there. Second of all, its more something you could ask on their profile.
2) Don't put things like "not bad" because you're suggesting its average, nothing special, like we put on regular, everyday clothes and called it cosplay, or spent no time worki
This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.More Like This
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T
Christian Persecution in the USAA lot of Christians seem to be fond of crying about the oppression they experience in American society. My first response is to laugh, but a lot of these people take themselves very seriously so I feel like I should give them a semi-serious answer to some of the claims I've heard. By "semi-serious", I mean I will include some facts but I will still have a deriding attitude. I can only try so hard. Now usually, I don't like formatting a question-answer session against an imaginary opponent since it seems unfair, but this isn't really an imaginary opponent. All of these statements or questions have been put to me before so, as far as I'm concerned, they are fair game.More Like This
"Christianity is becoming endangered."
Honey, this is America. Christians are the vast majority in this country. A 2007 poll places the percentage at 78.4% Christian . The vast majority of our politicians and even our president identifies as Christian. The fact that people were
Why I oppose spankingTW: Mild self-harmMore Like This
I was spanked as a child. I was a well-behaved youngster who needed little discipline and was generally obedient and respectful to the best of my ability. I can probably count the number of times I was spanked on my fingers. I was not scarred for life by this ordeal, I am well-adjusted, and I have never reacted by being violent to others. To all appearances, I am a testament to the value of the practice of spanking.
And yet, I oppose it. Vehemently.
This was not always so. For most of my life, I assumed that spanking was a generally useful practice that taught kids to expect consequences to their actions. It promoted personal responsibility, I was told, and enforced respect. I fully expected that I would spank my own children (hopefully not often). I further expected that children who were not spanked would likely be unruly, disrespectful, and lack a sense of responsibility and self-control.
However, as I began to