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User avatar #84316 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I want to start reviewing movies. Often times I use more personal bias than reviewing objectively. I want to incorporate both viewpoints into my reviews, but I have trouble with the objective reviewing aspect. I think that, objectively, I should consider:

- Plot (arc, comprehension, pacing, believeability under the circumstances, more)
- Writing (events, characters, more)
- Characters (arcs, dialogue, development, more)
- Editing (lighting, cutting, comprehension, more)

I would consider these from a personal stance as well, but I want to be able to compare and contrast to see how I could recommend a movie or discuss a movie in terms of how people like me would feel about a movie compared to how the movies actually works.

I also know that I'd have to review movies I could watch several times. I don't have the budget to go to a movie theater and watch buy a couple tickets (yeah, I could pirate a movie, but I don't like doing that). I'd watch a movie the first time for my personal opinion and objective stuff (this would be without pausing the movie so I can get the full effect), and then at least one more time to get objective things like technical details or other things I missed.

I know I haven't asked for much advice, so here's what I'd like some opinions on:

- What could I add to my reviews, aside from the standard title, actors, plot synopsis, director, setting, and genre?
- What aspects of the things I mentioned above could I improve upon?
- What could I add to the things above (aspects of something or entirely new things to consider?
- How can I improve upon my ability to critique objectively?

I do know I should take notes on movies for a review, which I plan on doing. And, after thinking about it, I could do different kinds of reviews for movies I can't see more than once at a time. Like if I go to see a movie in theaters, I could include more personal viewpoints than objective, and update the review when I can see it again.
User avatar #84415 to #84316 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
Add a part where you play "Devil's Advocate". Hearing through a review rave comments for or against gets monotonous and boring. So if you liked the movie tell at least one thing you didn't like about it, if you hated the movie touch on something that stood out as good about it.

Whenever people ask me about movies(because I watch a LOT of them) I don't tell them if a movie was good or bad, I just simply say if you like this type of movie you should see this or if you don't like this type of movie don't see this. I always say one good thing if it was a bad movie and always mention something that was disappointing if it was a good movie.
User avatar #84429 to #84415 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I will keep this in mind. I plan on doing part of the review from an objective standpoint and part from my personal viewpoint, so I'm sure I could find something good/bad in at least one of the two categories that I could mention. Thanks for the advice.
User avatar #84432 to #84429 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
No prob bob.
User avatar #84348 to #84316 - caelinnis (07/09/2013) [-]
Oh and viewer interaction is always good. a "comment question of the day" type thing would do wonders for your views, and comments.
User avatar #84351 to #84348 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
How could I forget that? Right. I'll think of something to do.
User avatar #84347 to #84316 - caelinnis (07/09/2013) [-]
>your thoughts on what they should have done, and why,
>Keep it proffessional but make sure the casual-watcher can understand you
>don't be TOO artsy
>Background info on the movie and/or your relationship with it
>Your general feelings towards the movie. Did you think it would be bad? Do not like that they're adding another movie to a bloated franchise? etc.
>A little humor goes a long way
User avatar #84349 to #84347 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
- Good idea, will implement
- Good idea, will keep in mind
- Good idea, I'm not even that artsy anyway
- Good idea, will keep in mind/implement
- Good idea, will implement
- Good idea, will incorporate

I don't know if it came across, but those are good ideas. I will use them.
User avatar #84352 to #84349 - caelinnis (07/09/2013) [-]
Glad I could help. Good luck with your reviews.
User avatar #84354 to #84352 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
Thanks. I'll probably be posting things on TV board and maybe here too for criticisms, but I don't want to whore the boards. I'll figure it out.
#84298 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Guys, i need to know if i overreacted or did anything wrong, because i have no idea.
So, i texted this guy that i'm interested, asking if he was free to talk on the phone. He said, "uhm yeah, before i sleep sure".
I decided to take it as an im busy, but in a little bit. So i didnt call him. A few minutes later he calls me, we talked typically for a couple sentances, but then he brought up how i didnt call him, he had to call me.
I told him that I took it as a "later" type of message, and didnt know completely what he meant by the message.
He keeps on saying I complicated things by doing that, how he was confused, etc etc.
I ended up just telling him that i was going to go a couple times and thusly hung up. He then texted me talking about how I was the one that wanted to talk, why did i say i was going to leave, why i hung up. And than he said that he wanted to talk to me, but i made it hard. When he leaves it up to me to call or communicate in any way.
User avatar #84445 to #84298 - akamrhood (07/09/2013) [-]
You didnt fuck up at all, their was just confusion in the communication.

You assumed that he meant later so you waited for him to call you, and he assumed that you would call him. But he is the faget that is making a big deal about something that really shouldnt be built into an issue. He should be a man about it and call you and not be a little boob and complain because he wants you to call him.

In the end, you are fine in my eyes.
User avatar #84416 to #84298 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
It's pretty simple, if something seems obscure like that just text again saying "I'd like to talk soon, if now isn't a good time call me later" or "Do you want me to call you now?".
User avatar #84307 to #84298 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I'm sure that you have your reasons for liking him, but that was a quite the overreaction on his part. "uhm yeah..." was a confusing thing to say, and I would've been confused to. If he wanted to talk then, he should've:

A. continued to just text you
B. said something like "yeah, sure, call me" or "I'll call you"

Then it sounds like he just complicated things more by asking why you were confused. His confusion is a result of your confusion, but your confusion is justified, where as his is mostly a result of him saying something that makes more sense in his head than anyone else's (I do this too. I frequently find myself saying things that leave out details I thought of in my head but neglected to say/type. If he does this in the future, ask him what he means or when he wants to do something or whatever the situation requires).

In conclusion, it was him.
User avatar #84304 to #84298 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
So, i texted this guy that i'm interested, asking if he was free to talk on the phone. He said, "uhm yeah, before i sleep sure".
I decided to take it as an im busy, but in a little bit. So i didnt call him.

I think you fucked up here, but he shouldn't be making a big deal about it.
#84309 to #84304 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Ah okay. I just didnt want to assume that he meant at the moment and fuck up because he meant later.
It felt obscure to me. I hate obscure things like that.
User avatar #84310 to #84309 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Well i think that when he said before he was going to sleep meant that he didn't have much time so you'd have to call him quickly kinda or so.
#84299 to #84298 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
I have no idea whether i am being the woman or he is (the one who irrationally overreacts or makes those types of moves).
User avatar #84290 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
So I am figuring stuff out with my future, I am trying to decide my career which I want to be teaching, I am thinking I want to be a science teacher or a teacher for the deaf. thoughts?
User avatar #84313 to #84290 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
I am a teacher teaching 2nd grade at a charter school for ELL students, and that is a great choice. I love being a teacher and there is nothing I would rather do with my life. There are actually a lot of jobs opening up, but the trick is to make yourself marketable. Keep a good GPA, get involved in a lot of extracurricular activities (especially ones with opportunities for leadership). Don't let money dissuade you, yes teachers don't get paid as much as a CEO but teachers do get phenomenal benefits.

Personally, I would suggest science teacher. The market for that is actually very good as opposed to, say, an English teacher which are ten a penny. As rewarding as a teacher for the deaf would be, more and more students born with hearing impairments are getting cochlear implants and you will have a harder time finding a job.

User avatar #84317 to #84313 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
I am glad to hear advise from an actual teacher. I currently go to a charter school in which extracurricular activities are a dime a dozen. I talked to my mom and she said that there is some sort of shortage on high school science teachers?
User avatar #84321 to #84317 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
Yes. I know in my state, when I was applying for teaching jobs, there were a ton of openings for science and math teachers. You will be very desirable especially if you can get a high enough GPA, which will be tough since you will need a major in science and those courses are tough-- I initially wanted to be a biology teacher and though I got all A's in my bio courses, I couldn't get through organic chemistry, haha. But that's okay. I could have retaken the course and continued, but I realized I enjoyed working with the little kidlets instead.
User avatar #84324 to #84321 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
I have always found science easy and fun but I worry more about my math grade. I am awful at algebra but for some reason I do well in chemistry math wise? Will bad math grades severely effect my chances?
User avatar #84328 to #84324 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
I don't know what the requirements are for secondary science licensure for your state, but in mine it required me to receive a C or higher in all content areas, which included 1 semester of calculus (no need to take all 3 semesters). You'd have to research the requirements for your state. As long as you can pull at least a C you'll be fine.
User avatar #84330 to #84328 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
I am sure with lots of hard work I could pull of a B or C
User avatar #84331 to #84330 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
And I would also recommend NOT taking calculus at the same time a difficult science course like organic chemistry or genetics if those are also required courses (that's what screwed me over-- spread myself too thin)

Make sure you ask upperclassmen and professors for advice, and you'll to just fine.
User avatar #84332 to #84331 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
Thank you very much ma'am! You have enlightened lots of things for me!
User avatar #84333 to #84332 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
No problem glad to help. I wish you the best of luck!
User avatar #84303 to #84290 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I think it's cool that you want to be a teacher. I don't want to discourage you, but you should know that it's difficult to not only get a job as a teacher, but that it's difficult to keep a job teaching at one particular place, as well as other difficulties that come with the job, including financial situations (it seems that teachers' salaries are known for being low). Don't get me wrong, being a teacher can be great, but it can be difficult to actually get the opportunity to do. Work hard, and you shall achieve your dream.
User avatar #84305 to #84303 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
Well teacher salaries are low yes, but I would find the work rewarding and I imagine that I would have better living on a teachers salary then a fast food salary.
User avatar #84312 to #84305 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
What you're saying is relative to other salaries. That's essentially saying "Job A's salaries are low, but it would be better living off Job A than Job B." It only works in context to other jobs.

I guess if you're confused, I meant that you should know that teachers' salaries are known for being low, and that you should know how you'll be able to support yourself (if the salary alone will be enough, if you'll be living with another person who does/doesn't have a form of income to support yourselves, etc.).

Also, volunteers often find their work rewarding, doesn't mean it pays the bills. Know how you'll support yourself.
User avatar #84318 to #84312 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
Teachers salaries are lower, yes. But we do get amazing benefits. I started out at $35,000 per year with full medical, dental, etc. In a few years I will be earning $50,000/yr which maybe isn't as high as a CEO but enough to live comfortably and I get to have a job that I love. I would much rather be a teacher and be excited to go to work and be with my students, than be stuck in a six figure job I hate.
User avatar #84320 to #84318 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
That's not the point I was trying to make. Not all teachers start off with benefits and/or at $35,000/year. That would even be assuming that one could get a stable job at a school. It's difficult to get a job teaching nowadays (from what I can tell). There's also the risks of being a substitute, who often have jobs within a school district, but probably have lower salaries because they're not teaching every single day and don't have to teach a particular subject.
User avatar #84325 to #84320 - delphine (07/09/2013) [-]
Depends. If he's going into teaching science, he would be very marketable. When I was applying for jobs there were a ton of biology and chemistry teaching positions open. And subbing for your first year is not a bad thing-- I substitute taught my first year out of college and though it was a crummy thankless job, I learned a lot of valuable skills and gained an appreciation for substitute teachers. I was able to live on my own, in an apartment, on a substitute salary. It also looks better on your resume when applying for full time positions. Principals are more likely to hire someone with substitute teaching, especially if they sub taught within their district. It's a good way to get your foot in the door.
User avatar #84326 to #84325 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I did not know that.

Hey, lordcaligula, talk to delphine. I was just talking off what I'd heard, but clearly, as a teacher, s/he has a better idea than I do. Best of luck to you as a teacher.
User avatar #84315 to #84312 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
You have good points and I do hope I have a boyfriend or husband by then, which I do expect to have a job.
User avatar #84319 to #84315 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
I'm not sure, but I think that teachers who are married generally don't work summer jobs if they have a partner bringing in enough money to support the both of them. That's also assuming the teacher doesn't want to work a summer job.

I brought it up partially because my history teacher has a summer job, and it reminded me that teachers have no form of income over the summer if they live alone and don't have a job after school's out.
User avatar #84322 to #84319 - lordcaligula (07/09/2013) [-]
My mom who used to be a sub said something about how teachers could either choose to get paid either more during the school year or have it spread through out the whole year.
User avatar #84323 to #84322 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
That could work, but then you'd have to get used to either living on less if it's spread out or less during the summer months (unless you have an equal paying summer job/someone else supporting you during the summer).
#84287 - feelythefeel (07/09/2013) [-]
So I need to be at least eighteen years old to open a PayPal account. I usually lie about this stuff, but is it something I really should be lying about this time?
So I need to be at least eighteen years old to open a PayPal account. I usually lie about this stuff, but is it something I really should be lying about this time?
User avatar #84306 to #84287 - advicedude (07/09/2013) [-]
I wouldn't because they have this awesome thing where you can hook your bank account up with it and have a paypal credit card. I would just wait.
User avatar #84289 to #84287 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
i use mine all the time
#84277 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Sometimes I feel completely worthless and I wish I knew what the world would've been like if I hadn't been born. I wish I could revert into my head and never come out. I'm not depressed - I am usually so happy and cheery. But I'm so insecure and just the tiniest things can set off this feeling in me. I feel like I can't talk to anyone because so often it's the people close to me who are the cause of it.

Anyone know how to feel better?
User avatar #84447 to #84277 - akamrhood (07/09/2013) [-]
Listen here anon. You are so special to be alive right now on this planet now. The possiblity of actually being alive right now is near impossible. But you are here and you are alive and breathing, unfortunately it wont be for long. So, instead of wasting hours, days, weeks, months, or even years depressed; to just go out there and enjoy the fuck out of life. It has so much happiness to offer YOU. You just need to see that! That there is light at the end of the tunnel! Enjoy yourself! Experience all that you can! Dont put yourself in a box... Fuck the box. Fuck that little box of insecurities, of self doubt, of low self-esteem, of fucking dissappointments, and of FUCKING sadness. Love yourself and love others, and your life will be better. I guara-fuckin-ty it.
User avatar #84417 to #84277 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
Talk, maybe not to your friends and family but find someone to talk with.

There are support groups, bars, there are plenty of places in society to just talk. If you have the sheckles to dole out get a therapist, that's about all they're really good for half the time anyway is listening.
#84275 - mebucket (07/09/2013) [-]
what you think ...

making own tshirts and this will be going on it
User avatar #84308 to #84275 - advicedude (07/09/2013) [-]
What does it mean?
User avatar #84278 to #84275 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Letters could have a colored border/outline kinda thing.
User avatar #84279 to #84278 - mebucket (07/09/2013) [-]
what color you thinking ?
User avatar #84280 to #84279 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
No idea, try some out on photoshop if you got it.
It's the stroke option on layers. Go to the text layer and try some stuff.
User avatar #84282 to #84280 - mebucket (07/09/2013) [-]
thanks bro
User avatar #84283 to #84282 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Would make the text more readable, black text often becomes hard to read
User avatar #84284 to #84283 - mebucket (07/09/2013) [-]
so white would be more readable ?
User avatar #84295 to #84284 - electricfeel (07/09/2013) [-]
Make it an opaque white outline so it doesn't look tacky and harsh, if you get what I mean. Set the white outline layer mode to overlay or grain merge. Idk, just experiment with a blended outline and see how that looks.

Nice design by the way
User avatar #84285 to #84284 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
maybe a white outline, or white inside of black outline.
User avatar #84271 - electricfeel (07/09/2013) [-]
What should my avatar be?
User avatar #84314 to #84281 - electricfeel (07/09/2013) [-]
you win, thanks (:
#84274 to #84271 - misticalz ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#84260 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Ok FJ I have a serious question. I don't know if I was raped or not. Here's what happened and it happened like 2-3 years ago.

Guy friend comes over to my house when no one else is home. I didn't even tell him he could come over. His friend was supposed to be giving us a ride home and when I got out at my house he got out too, but I was like whatever I guess it's okay. Anyway NO ONE's home so he starts asking me for sex. I tell him no repeatedly but he won't accept it. He pressures me, pouts, etc. I go to get off my bed and he pushes me back on and throws a condom down. By that point I get scared because I'd never even seen a condom (I was a virgin) so I give in and say okay. And yea it happens.

So what do you think?
User avatar #84357 to #84260 - caelinnis (07/09/2013) [-]
No. You were not raped. Unfortunately you gave him the go-ahead, even if you were pressured into it.

I'm sorry if that wasn't the way you wanted to lose your V-Card. I lost mine drunk at a party with a girl I just met and i don't even talk to anymore, so don't feel bad.
#84288 to #84260 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Technically no, you could have asked him to leave or get out. But he is definitely an asshole and I hope you never saw him again.

Don't feel too bad. I lost mine to an asshole too. You live and learn.
#84297 to #84288 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
I get what you're saying, thanks. I honestly forgot if I asked him to leave or not. Probably not though because I was really nice back then. I still am but have learned to stick up for myself more these past years.

And I hope you found someone worth your time!
#84276 to #84260 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Perhaps it's something you should ask a police officer or someone else about? To be honest, you're going to get a bunch of really shit people on here, like that naves guy, who are just going to assume it's your fault. The law is probably a lot more intricate about this kind of stuff than we average people would know.

I'm not saying it was or wasn't rape, but you'd need to ask someone who knows more about whether or not being pressured into it counts as rape.
#84301 to #84276 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Thank you for the answer. I won't be going to the police though. I was just kind of wondering. It didn't traumatize me or anything. I definitely regret it but I was just confused when someone said it was rape, so I wanted to find out if it really was.

Haha but yea thanks again!

User avatar #84268 to #84260 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
No, you gave in.
#84302 to #84268 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
okay, thanks for answering
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#84266 to #84265 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
haha alright, thanks for the answer
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#84270 to #84261 - misticalz ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Howabout you shut the fuck up.   
Just because she was confused of what happened doesn't mean she's a feminist.   
Get off the fucking internet for a while and see that NOT ALL girls are radical feminists.   
Why did you even need to freak out about it?    
Also, how the fuck do you know the guy/girl who said it was a radical feminist?    
Jesus fucking Christ, up yours buddy.
Howabout you shut the fuck up.

Just because she was confused of what happened doesn't mean she's a feminist.

Get off the fucking internet for a while and see that NOT ALL girls are radical feminists.

Why did you even need to freak out about it?

Also, how the fuck do you know the guy/girl who said it was a radical feminist?

Jesus fucking Christ, up yours buddy.
#84262 to #84261 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Wow, no need to be so rude. I was asking because a member on here told me it was rape but I didn't think so, so I wanted others' opinions on the situation.

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#84267 to #84263 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
haha okay, thank you for the answer
#84257 - navestotwo (07/09/2013) [-]
HEYYY GUYSS Remember me and that dream girl who confessed her love for me and ya'll told me to go for it?

she friend-zoned me.

#84258 to #84257 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]

tell us what happened
#84259 to #84258 - navestotwo (07/09/2013) [-]
shit nigga, I dont have to, she will:
Begin quote:
"Sorry that I didn't answer sooner. I've been busy as usual.
Anyway, to be honest, I still really do think you should keep dating others more your age.
I've been thinking, and I don't think I feel the same as I did back in high school. I mean this may make you sad, and I'm really sorry if it does, but I think I just missed having you as a friend.

You are awesome, comedic, and you're very social. When you date someone, they should be someone more like you so you'll both have fun together.
I realized that I'm not that similar to you. You aren't clingy, you just love to socialize and talk to people because it's fun to be around others. I like my privacy and personal time to just work and just go into my imaginary world.

I wanted to tell you truth about what happened then to make you feel better with an explanation.
I thought I still felt the same, but I don't think so anymore. I think I just want to be your friend again. "
End quote.

User avatar #84269 to #84259 - bashal (07/09/2013) [-]
Honestly, it seems like she's being genuine here. The friend-zone isnt such a bad thing, if you're able to get over yourself(not you specifically)

Do you want her in your life or not?
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#84254 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Anyone ever notice that in secret agent type movies that they use a zipline to stealthily get away but they leave the zipline behind?
User avatar #84251 - dingdongsingsong (07/08/2013) [-]
A stupid request but i saw this tumblr gif. and i cant seem to find it it would be great if any of you have it.
black and white
basically all you see are arms being held down and the guy banging the girl.
Thank you in advanced.
#84648 to #84251 - stoya (07/10/2013) [-]
any of these?
User avatar #84658 to #84648 - dingdongsingsong (07/10/2013) [-]
its not really a porn thing but thanks.
User avatar #84329 to #84251 - awesomerninjathing (07/09/2013) [-]
oh wait I know what it is lol

it's Stoya - Power Fuck
User avatar #84291 to #84251 - awesomerninjathing (07/09/2013) [-]
oh dingdong, you naughty girl
#84246 - anonymous (07/08/2013) [-]
Someone I know to be gay started dating a girl. Should I say anything to him?
User avatar #84358 to #84246 - caelinnis (07/09/2013) [-]
He probably swings both ways. If you're absolutely sure he's only into guys, talk to him about it. It's wrong for him to lead this girl on.
User avatar #84292 to #84246 - awesomerninjathing (07/09/2013) [-]
maybe he's bi
#84248 to #84246 - prominant (07/08/2013) [-]
Ask him about it
#84238 - zelik (07/08/2013) [-]
what's that meal called with shrimps you can dip in red sauce you can get on fancy restaurants
#84240 to #84238 - anonymous (07/08/2013) [-]
shrimp cocktail, tartar sauce
User avatar #84241 to #84240 - zelik (07/08/2013) [-]
thank you anon
#84229 - questionman (07/08/2013) [-]
is my pinky carpal broken or splintered it can you help me diagnose it and treat it?
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User avatar #84250 to #84229 - odio (07/08/2013) [-]
is aids
source: ima professional doktor
User avatar #84234 to #84229 - advicedude (07/08/2013) [-]
Pretty sure the Advice board isn't good for this. I would go see a doctor if you're truly concerned.
#84237 to #84234 - questionman (07/08/2013) [-]
well there is no medical board* pic not related
#84286 to #84237 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Go see a DOCTOR
User avatar #84272 to #84237 - misticalz ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
But he said go see a doctor, not go on the medical board.
#84221 - ferrettamer (07/08/2013) [-]
What should my profile picture be? Should it be this, or should it be my current one or something else entirely?
#84273 to #84221 - misticalz ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#84228 to #84221 - advicedude (07/08/2013) [-]
**advicedude rolls 37**
User avatar #84215 - icameheretotroll (07/08/2013) [-]
Tips on how to stop looking scrawny?
inb4 "Eat more"
eating doesn't help, my metabolism rapes everything
User avatar #84264 to #84215 - lickmyteabag (07/09/2013) [-]
Start hitting the gym, drink protein shakes before and after, ingest plenty of protein, maybe even take Creatine to extend your workouts. I'm in the same boat and started hitting the gym about a month ago, and its starting to make a difference.

Good luck
#84252 to #84215 - anonymous (07/08/2013) [-]
User avatar #84232 to #84215 - smercenary (07/08/2013) [-]
eating more is the only way to help though...
User avatar #84217 to #84215 - davvi (07/08/2013) [-]
eat + work out
User avatar #84216 to #84215 - daryldixon (07/08/2013) [-]
pump iron
#84218 to #84216 - misticalz ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
U got something against bronze faggot?
#84210 - anonymous (07/08/2013) [-]
shit is going down over on the items board
User avatar #84206 - thebritishguy (07/08/2013) [-]
I'm stuck on this level in lego Harry Potter, can someone help please? HELP! I'm stuck on Lego Harry Potter and I have angry nipples!
#84198 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
No idea what board this should be on, it could be on three different ones. But anyways;

I'm a manga artist, and I'm 15 years old. You can probably tell where this is going already, on the deviantart front page there was an article on becoming a better artist and it said to stop manga because its just a phase. This will sound over dramatic but reading it was like being punched in the stomach. I really love manga I draw for hours every night and seriously think I could do it at professional level, but I have read so many times about it being a "weeaboo stage" And sure Japan is cool and all, but I don't really care about the country so much as manga itself.

But now the self doubt is sinking in, that it is some stupid phase making all that work useless. All those years of work, the countless all nighters I pulled, heck I actually ended up with social anxiety from staying inside drawing so much. I don't doubt I can achieve my dream, but I doubt myself and if I actually know what I want. But I can't twiddle my thumbs and not practice all the time and see if it's a stage that passes by, because if it wasn't a stage then it's too late and I won't be skilled enough anyway.

Anyways, a big part of the doubt is due to the fact that I am still young too inexperienced so this is why I'm asking here; so I'd love to hear your opinion.

Sorry for the really long post
User avatar #84418 to #84198 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
The best thing an artist can do is add to their portfolio, it doesn't matter if you are a Manga artist now and won't be in 5 years. What people want in a portfolio is a representation of you as an artist. I think a lot of people do go through the manga phase and move on to other things, others don't move on and stick with what they know and love. It's not up to somebody else to tell you to move on, the only person that will do that is you.

What I'm trying to say is; even if drawing manga is "just a phase" so what? Do what you love and keep the best bits for your portfolio.
#84420 to #84418 - pinkrubberduck (07/09/2013) [-]
Thanks for the advice!
Thanks for the advice!
User avatar #84510 to #84420 - rieskimo (07/09/2013) [-]
No problem. Artists have a special place in my heart. My uncle is a professional artist(he designs and makes concert posters and is self-employed) and I myself like to dabble in the arts from time to time.

In all honesty, if your passion is art pursue it until you can't pursue it anymore. I gave up on my dream when I was young because I saw how hard my uncle was working at his dream and I just assumed there was no money in art. I thought wrong, working on projects and jobs that I loved vs. working for a paycheck in the shithole that I work now; yeah you're going to work your ass off but in the end it'll be worth it. Money or no money, you're working towards something you love and actually care about.

Don't give up on your dreams, do what you love so you can love what you do. I have 2 friends right now pursuing careers in the art world, yes it's hard but they love what they do. I'm a listless miserable bastard, not attempting at a career in art has been my only real regret. I'm out of practice and don't have the drive I once did.
Grab that bull by the horns and shake the shit out of it now while you can.
User avatar #84296 to #84198 - thedudeistheman (07/09/2013) [-]
It seems like you're pretty content with the other answers, but no harm it backing up what's been said.

Manga can be really good, and from the looks of it you are really good at drawing (I don't know if you take offense at different levels of description, but I will use good in different ways to describe things that are great, so don't think I mean your work is below great, I just use good often). If you've devoted a lot of time and effort into it, it's probably not a stage and will be something you're at least interested in later in life. Besides, look at all the acclaimed manga the world currently has. It clearly was not just a stage for those people. They worked hard to do what they do. Some day that could be you.
#84398 to #84296 - pinkrubberduck (07/09/2013) [-]
Thanks for the encouragement that means a lot!
Thanks for the encouragement that means a lot!
User avatar #84214 to #84198 - scapeartist (07/08/2013) [-]
I saw some of your work. Believe me, you have talent. It you are drawing this well at age 15, just imagine how good you be in a few years or so.
Stick with what you love. You have the potential to become a professional. Who gives a shit about what some random article says.
#84220 to #84214 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
Thanks so much! For a website apparently full of assholes you're all really nice, no more doubt for me i'm away to draw now!
Thanks so much! For a website apparently full of assholes you're all really nice, no more doubt for me i'm away to draw now!
User avatar #84211 to #84198 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Even if it's just a phase you can draw really well.
#84212 to #84211 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
Thank you
Thank you
User avatar #84213 to #84212 - Timmietim ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
You'll probably be good at drawing other things aswell if you practice that.
Just go with what you want, you're only 15 anyways.
User avatar #84201 to #84198 - misticalz ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Just keep drawing
When I starting producing music last year I posted some of it on youtube.
People hated it and told me to stop, I was 14, I'm turning 15 on the 31st and now people love my music and have it as their ringtones.

You'll get better with time, don't let anyone tell you to stop. You'll get through the self doubt.

and is that picture something you have drawn? It looks great.
User avatar #84202 to #84201 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
Yes it is my work, thanks very much :3

What's your youtube channel called?
#84207 to #84204 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
That's kickass, you're really good.
That's kickass, you're really good.
#84208 to #84207 - misticalz ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Thank you.
#84199 to #84198 - anonymous (07/08/2013) [-]
>manga artist
>15 years old
User avatar #84200 to #84199 - pinkrubberduck (07/08/2013) [-]
I am an artist that does manga, I believe that's what it's called?
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