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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2011, 10:45:04 AM »
I don't think Frank Sinatra was all that. He was good - just not as great as some people make him out to be, IMO.

For example, I like Something Stupid by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman better than the Frank and Nancy Sinatra version.

Though I have to admit that a Frank Sinatra and Nicole Kidman version might be better than either.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2011, 10:52:57 AM »
Why can't I unread that....Mik, I'm judging you for that last one. Completely judging you!

Also, the thread is for things you hate that most people don't....not taxi cab confessions. :P

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2011, 10:59:36 AM »
Also, the thread is for things you hate that most people don't....not taxi cab confessions.

And I hate it for that, because you can't have hate without love.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2011, 12:39:23 PM »
Why can't I unread that....Mik, I'm judging you for that last one. Completely judging you!

Also, the thread is for things you hate that most people don't....not taxi cab confessions. :P
Maybe that falls into the guilty pleasures category? :P

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2011, 07:06:49 PM »
Chibis, and any variation of chibi imaginable. For those of you not in the know, 'Chibi' is Japanese for short person. What it is in eastern society is a super deformed character used for parodies of their comics, or to give a light hearted atmosphere with the illusion of it being a child. This application is fine, and where it should stay.

Chibi is an abused art form however cause it's cute, easily liked, and you don't need to learn proportion to draw in the style cause it's already so super deformed that it ignores most rules anyways. Because of this, alot of beginner artists draw in the style, and they think that as long as it's cute, it's ok if it's wrong. That, and it's ALL you see at conventions I go to now cause it's fast to draw, and if your colouring is great, then you can get HEAPS of cheap attention from squees. I use to like it, but you know what? I'm now actually sick to death of chibis. What the heck happened to properly finished art? You don't see it anymore! The worst thing is that if artists do it too much, their 'normal' art becomes super deformed too. They can't draw adults. It REALLY destroys art styles. I've seen it happen. Chibi artists that can't draw non chibi art anymore.

SO many people love the style, but I hate it cause it destroys actual art. It's cheap, and tacky, and I'm over it. Hate me for it if you like, but that's how it is for me.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2011, 12:36:39 AM »
SO many people love the style, but I hate it cause it destroys actual art. It's cheap, and tacky, and I'm over it. Hate me for it if you like, but that's how it is for me.

Sorry if I sound so serious >.<

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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2011, 05:15:29 AM »
I hate it when an artist has to explain his/her work thoroughly to the audience, because it fails to communicate with them. To me it means that the piece has failed as art.
I disagree with this one. The post-modern lit crit community will gladly inform the world of the deep meanings underlying an artist's work: what defense does the artist have against such eisegesis except to actually come out and say: "No, I'm sorry you're so self-involved in your sexism/propaganda/gay theory/etc. research that you HAVE TO see it everywhere, but here's what that piece is actually saying..."?
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2011, 07:34:04 AM »
This is true, though I think for some artists, that's the point. It's ok if it means different things to different people. I had an artist friend who didn't want to tell people what her art meant, because she wanted to know what it meant to them.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2011, 12:25:25 PM »
"No, I'm sorry you're so self-involved in your sexism/propaganda/gay theory/etc. research that you HAVE TO see it everywhere, but here's what that piece is actually saying..."?

You know what, you are absolutely right. The sad thing is though, that I've heard the quote above coming more from the audience rather than the artist. It maybe just a regional thing, but for example I was at this film festival that had a opening at a modern art museum. The artist explained for 20 minutes all that he had meant with the work (or in this case the content of his local antique shop). When you finally saw the piece, you couldn't find anything at all what the artist had told earlier. Everybody just nodded their heads in shame to the smiling SOB that had gotten a five number sallary for hauling his junk to a dark room.

To me an artist is a person that can take an emotion, situation, image, anything, and change it to a simplified form that can be understood by the viewer. Communication. The smiley face for example.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2011, 01:24:59 PM »
I didn't like Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor. He spent a lot of time sweating.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2011, 02:19:50 PM »
Katie, I think this thread is fine for "taxi-cab confessions". Maybe that's just me though...

Ah, music. I'm certainly a weird one when it comes to music. I've never listened to the Beatles, Elvis, Pink Floyd or just about any "classic" or well respected band out there. I probably wouldn't like them much anyway. I'm actually kind of getting into emo music lately, surprisingly. I'm definitely not into Screamo though. I also don't like Linkin Park's newer stuff much. I liked their first two albums a lot. I also prefer Phil Collins' Two Worlds (a song from Tarzan) in Spanish rather than english. Also, I like Backmasking and have actually partaken in the act myself. I've backmasked something like 40-50 songs myself. Backmasking, for those that don't know, is basically reversing a song. There are sometimes hidden messages found in them. In fact, I'm almost certain I found one in the original Beyblade theme song.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2011, 03:03:40 PM »
*shrug* I'm just rarely if ever a fan of TMI.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2011, 04:42:12 PM »
*shrug* I'm just rarely if ever a fan of TMI.
Too much information? ;D Yeah, I'm not a fan of that, either. :P

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2011, 07:40:40 PM »
*shrug* I'm just rarely if ever a fan of TMI.
Too much information? ;D Yeah, I'm not a fan of that, either. :P

What? I *love* TMI! Especially when it comes from my parents over dinner...
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2011, 08:23:07 PM »
Orly?
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So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2011, 08:31:43 PM »
Orly?
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XD that's creepy... My dad doesn't know how to text, thankfully. But in all seriousness, I don't really like TMI...
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2011, 08:39:29 PM »
Creepy? I was thinking more along the lines of ewwww.....
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2011, 08:40:57 PM »
creepy, eww... same thing for me...
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« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2011, 09:04:16 PM »
Ah, okay, lol.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2011, 03:06:14 AM »
Might I remind you guys, that you yourselves are the result of that "creepy" and "ewww".
 

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