I really hate how tough it is for me to do archery in the cold.
I work much better wearing things like tank tops. I feel totally uncomfortable when wearing coats, even with my new armguard which is leather so it holds down the folds. Plus they get in the way. That of course, ouch frozen fingers. I’m sure I’d get used to it but so far I’m not having much luck. And honestly?
It’s frustrating because I absolutely adore archery and now I’m barely doing it since I don’t feel up to it with this cold or don’t shoot well as is. And I got a new armguard and can’t really use it yet. That and the garage is full of things making it hard to have my own space but I can’t clean it alone, it’s all stuff that has to go but it’s not mine so I don’t know what needs to go, hopefully mom and dad will have time to help me later.
I’m so out of practice, my aim sucks and already my strength went down. For a while, putting back the string felt like nothing, now I can barely hold it.
HI MAY! I wanted your thoughts on the Internet pitchfork reaction to tracing/theft accusations. On one hand, I understand that stealing someone else's work or tracing without showing the reference is unacceptable, and educating them about why it's wrong is fine. On the other hand, I think if someone feels the need to tell the accused to go commit suicide or send rape/death threats... I just can't view art theft/tracing as being equivalent to hoping someone is violently murdered. Happy Thursday.
Regardless of the situation, it is absolutely unacceptable for anyone to tell somebody else to kill themselves, or to send violent threats aimed at making the target feel threatened or unsafe. It’s appalling that people feel justified sending threats over something like tracing art or art theft, but this is the internet - I’m not entirely sure why I’m so surprised by the things people will do here anymore!
My own personal thoughts on art theft/tracing differ from situation to situation, so I’m not comfortable making a blanket statement in regards to that. I, however, really don’t condone internet pitchfork reactions to anything.
Things like art theft or tracing are sensitive issues by nature, and while I understand the mechanics of why publicly humiliating artists that engage in art theft/tracing is so appealing to the masses, it is something I absolutely do not support. The only reason why/how situations escalate so that an internet mob sides against one person is because someone decided to publicise it. I think it is really distasteful for people to engage in that kind of behaviour where they are spreading hysteria and hate against someone who may just not know better. I really look down on people who want to “spread” “awareness” when deep down you know that you are just inciting petty drama and that no good outcome will come out of your actions.
Personally, I’ve always been against outing someone publicly and prefer to politely talk to them and just give up if they don’t want to listen.
However, I actually just posted a journal about someone tracing. I decided to post a warning because most tracers do things for themselves, while this person was offering trades and I believe may also have been doing commissions. I thought posting a warning would be right, because I’ve been in that situation before where I ended up getting a traced image in return, and it was a horrible feeling.
Do you think that’s the same as the bottom of your text post, saying you don’t think people are only doing things for awareness? I’m just curious your thoughts on it!
(Though I also added in the post to -not- attack this person. While I can’t control what watchers will do, I completely dislike watchers attacking people for you. I appreciate it so much when people privately note me about theft matters so I can chose to deal with it and how).
Random Thing About Me of The Day
I often have people ask: Is there any song that inspires you, in any way?
For me, I tend to listen to a handful of songs, or less, on repeat and obsess over them, then find new ones and rinse and repeat; though I never stop loving the other songs. So I have a few inspiring ones but let’s go with one for now.
At the moment, my inspiring song is “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Although I do love all the songs in the movie as well!
Before I explain why, I just want to make it clear that this is out of context. The lyrics are what inspire me, as I don’t relate to Elsa (I think). Though it helps the song is amazing!
Now, let’s see, why does it inspire me? I’ve always been shy and closed in on myself. And as I mentioned in a post before, I have been bullied, especially do to how I look. While listening to the song, I imagine myself, well, letting go. To stop caring what others think and be who I can be. I’ve slowly gotten better on my shyness, have opened up and begone to just do more things in life, which this makes me want to do more. To rise to the heaven’s on my own talents, personality, and what have you. This song inspires me when it comes to how I feel, like my personality, for how I look, like choosing to wear what I want and feel amazing. And it inspires me for art as well. I had also mentioned recently that I’m very stuck and I don’t know when I’ll get out of it, but this song makes me want to work harder then ever.
So there you go, random thing about me of the day!