Goddammit his rings are falling out.
Some back story:
For about five years I was living at my mom’s husband’s place alone (let’s call him Dickweed). Before that, me, my mom and Dickweed were all living above the restaurant they own and I work at.
I was in the process of finding an apartment of my own when she suggested I stay at Dickweed’s empty house. The understanding was they wouldn’t charge me rent but I would be responsible for the utilities (heat, electric, etc), which was way more than reasonable.
I had privacy, high speed internet, fun Skype calls, and I could finally watch movies without having to wear goddamn headphones. The downside was there’s a leak in the roof and the water pipes are so old and crappy that it was about impossible to have a good shower, and I had to buy a lawnmower to take care of the yard. But whatever, I made do.
Flash forward to last December and Dickweed decides he can’t stand living above the restaurant anymore, mostly due to the loud open mic nights on Wednesdays. Anger management is non existent for this prick, so he throws a fit, swears at good paying customers, and starts the ball rolling on kicking me out so he can move back there.
It’s his house, so I won’t argue with him doing that. I’m honestly surprised I lasted as long as I did there.
In the near two months this went down he’s spent exactly two nights over there. Makes sense.
Last night Dickweed was cursing up a storm and throwing his little tantrum. Mind you, he. has. a. whole. house. with. a. furnished. room. Is the solution there not obvious enough?
So now I’m back in the cramped room. My only privacy is a door I keep locked whenever I’m in there. I’ve kept the majority of my stuff packed up with the dream of one day loading it on a truck and moving far away from here.
I originally had a plan to move to Indiana where a pal would help me find my own apartment and I could be around people who I could actually share interests in. I have no idea if that plan is still kosher. All I know is that I really hate this area and want out of it.
My brother (the one of the two that activily looks out for me) doesn’t want me to just leave because he knows from experience that fresh starts don’t equal easy times. He has a point, and he is looking out for my best interests.
But he also has a good job. And his own place. And got married (no no, I don’t want that, but you know, making points here). And those are all directly related to him setting off on his own.
The only other step up for me here is to own the place, and I never want that to happen. I’ve seen enough working at a restaurant to know I never want to be financially responsible for one.
So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to.
-Due to some stupid bullshit that’s completely out of my hands, I lost the place where I lived for 5 years
-I have no high speed internet anymore because of that (high speed internet… flew too close to the sun)
-Game Grumps still makes me laugh (thank whatever god you want for free wifi)
-At least I didn’t lose my pets or my stuff
-I’m now in a cramped room again
-My birthday was last week. The highlight was taking a couple people I’m friends with to go see a crappy movie (Devils Due sucked)
-I teeter between trying to stay positive and being depressed
-Picked up Under the Dome to read, so far it’s good
-I find myself from time to time wishing the family restaurant would go under so I can at least escape
-But at the same time at least it’s a paying job (even if I have to put my own money back into it)
-It’s a rough start, but I want to make this year better than the suckfest 2013 was
I would like to make a public service announcement on this piece of shit information floating around the internet. I’m NOT going to take pot shots at an artist’s personal palette but this is just misinformation to thousands of other people out there who may or may not know better.
Number one. IF YOU ARE PAINTING, YOU’RE NOT REFERENCING A DIGITAL SWATCH. So first of all, you need to know where paint comes from. I dont even know where to start with this. I mean seriously, the statement about not being able to make pure, strong colours with cadmiums is just so full of ignorance, I don’t even know where to start.
If you need visual evidence, let’s take a look at this picture
This picture was invented before CMYK ever came around, tbh. Too bad Klimt is dead or else he would attest to this just like EVERY OTHER TRADITIONAL PAINTER will.
Mixing colours is not magic nor is it as easy as picking colours from a digital swatch. It takes practice to understand how certain colours react with one another, employ painting techniques such as not mixing white with every goddamn colour to lighten a hue.
Let’s take another look at a somewhat LESS brightly paintedpiece.
The saturation is not nearly as bright but the chroma is pure. There are no muddy colours, nothing is brown where it was not meant to be. Because Kandinsky knows how to mix colours. It didn’t happen overnight nor was he born with that knowledge. It was years and years of practise and work.
Even Klee knew what was up. He was not a master artist by any means but he worked goddamn hard at it and look what he created.
Here’s another Klimt because we all love him so:
CMYK exists because it does not know how to replicate the natural pigments of paint that can reflect light. It’s a beautiful, beautiful fake at best. I love CMYK. I even want to get a tattoo that says CMYK. But it is by no means the one and only.
So PLEASE. PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF AND CROSS REFERENCE YOUR COLOUR THEORY BEFORE YOU BUY INTO THIS GARBAGE. NEWTON KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MADE THE COLOUR WHEEL GUYS.
PAINTERS SPEAK OUT FOR OUR BELOVED COLOUR WHEEL! REBLOG AND REPOST! Whoo!
EDIT// Additionally, I re-read that ignorant infographic or whatever and have come to realize that the artist classifies pthalo blue/green and hansa yellow as CMYK. That is not CMYK guys. CMYK is used for digital prints because you can’t use paint. Duh. God, that information is so wrong, it wasn’t even worth making this post.
EDIT 2// Wow this took off like crazy. I’d like to clarify that CMY(K) is a printing process not Cyan, Magenta and Yellow in painting processes. I totes understand the necessity to use the more vibrant hues of CMY but in context to the original post, I would like to state that I understood that to be in reference to CMYK from design/pantone based inks that don’t necessarily work in a traditional paint format. And I love electric colours just as much as the next person but RYB is not to be entirely discounted because it’s old!
Alright, all, i’m going to make this one last edit before I wash my hands off this issue entirely lol:
#2: Lastly, just because RYB was invented in the days of yore does not make it any less true. Yes we have created synthetic colours, but they are ALL derivatives of RYB. There is a reason why gouache is not the same as oil paint and WHY designers use gouache instead of oil paint. Additive or subtractive, there is an inherent truth to RYB and I know that the original poster of the original infographic believes so too.
After all we are all for equal love of all colours because colours are one of the most beautiful things ever. The End.
THANK YOU YES FINALLY
Talking with my buddy Neil were talking today on how condescending that original post was. I’m baffled at the people buying into that bully of a post the original was, you can color with whatever color you want, and metrikfire makes an excellent argument right there on media and what CMYK is. If you need a argument why is the original post wrong. Do what you want because you want to and for yourself.
Show this to whoever you care that reblogged the other post, not to be mean please, but to give a more accurate honest information.
Yo guys I finally started my youtube channel, Cartoon Fanboy!
I’m gonna review cartoons and I’m pretty excited about it!
Let’s go on an adventure.