Anonymous asked: You're such a sad individual. You have nothing to strive for, you still live with your parents and you have no belief in any system. You are the epitome of the neckbeard and neet movement: a lazy individual who will do nothing about his weight or lack of skills, and instead take a picture with his dog in an effort to scrounge up money. Deactivate this blog, and realize plenty of people have lost weight and gone to school to achieve goals. Not make up a fake disease to hide their failures.
I think I’ll have to refute a few things here.
NEET - Not in Employment, Education or Training
None of those are true.
I am self employed. I make an income running this blog you wish me to deactivate.
I also spend a great deal of my time self educating. I don’t have the luxury of attending any kind of school. In fact, my fake disease forced me to drop out of college, but I take pride in continuing to learn on my own. I have a rule that I must learn at least one new thing every day. My self education covers the gamut of astrophysics, philosophy, history, chemistry and, of course, photography.
In the past 2 years I have gone from knowing nothing about photography to having an advanced technical understanding of the major principles and techniques.
See this picture of my dog?
I did not just hit the button on my camera. It required balancing the exposure of the background with my artificial light source. I had to figure out the precise shutter speed to make sure the two would match. I used an external flash on a light stand off to the right. I set it up with an optical trigger and used my camera’s pop up flash to set it off. I used a small aperture to get deep depth of field, I used a low ISO to get the cleanest possible image, I lined up the tree directly in front of the sun so I would not get glare in my image. And I did this all while wrangling a spunky corgi with treats and a tennis ball.
No skills required to pull that off.
As far as other non-skills go…
I have 10+ years experience working with Photoshop as a graphic artist.
I have expert level knowledge in computer hardware and software. I have built many systems and repaired hundreds. I was a consultant for Hewlett Packard for a brief period before my fake disease got too disease-y.
I am a musician. I play guitar and bass and have had several years of vocal training. Here is an instrumental in which I played all the parts (minus percussion) and recorded it myself.
Here is a picture of my beard.
I think you will see that a good portion of it is on my face. So I am more of a neckbeard/facebeard hybrid.
And I think you also mentioned something about losing weight. I offer you this screen capture from my online health profile.
Does that say I’ve lost 18 pounds in the past 2 months? I think it might.
I’d like to thank you. Never before have I had the opportunity to brag about myself this much without looking like an egomaniac. Yes, I might have a fake disease that makes me feel crumby. And sometimes it prevents me from using a lot of the skills I have worked hard to master… but I’m proud of what I have learned. I think I have shown people that if you can’t go to school for whatever reason, you can still learn on your own and be pretty kickass at whatever you are passionate at.
And when you read the comments of this post and hear all of the people saying what a jerk you are… I have a feeling you will literally be a sad individual.
Here’s a serious advice. Even the nicest people have their limits. Don’t try to reach that point because the nicest people are also the scariest assholes when they’ve had enough.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man
I’m not an artist, but I have more than a few friends who are, so I thought this might be a good thing to post.
I used to do freelance illustration and gd, this is sound advice.
No free work and get paid on signing the contract. Otherwise they will take ur shit and never pay you.
Never send anything in to be ‘chosen’ unless it’s a comp. If u send any work in they must pay you for it even if they decide they’re ‘not going to use it after all’.
If you are going to do free work (I’d never stop anyone working for free, I still do things that look fun for friends when I can, and can point to things I did that no-one paid me for as things that got me real work further down the line) own it, lock stock and barrel.
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.
my favorite compliment i’ve gotten at college was from a drunk frat boy who said i had “the body of the girl of his dreams” then paused and held up a hand to stop me from saying anything and continued “…..but the haircut of the boy of my dreams”
Thats the actual best ever
i don't want to have kids
nonseNSE!! you'll end up having them in a few years!!! kids!!! mANY KIDS!! wonderful things you will love them! can''t not have kids?!!¿ chILDREN!
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
if there was a post to describe australia, this is it
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?
wake up australia
That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit
It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.
Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do