Saturday, May 16, 2009

Why's it so hard to understand?

I never really speak about this because I generally hate being rude. But seriously, just like what I hope is normal for everyone else, I don't enjoy being insulted and bitched at gratuitously. I'd would probably have worded the contents of this entry in a more calming manner if not for the ranting mood I'm left in, but here goes.

1. Asking questions with answers plastered readily all over the internet, is absolutely, abjectly, impolite as hell. Learn some consideration for strangers. (Yes, you are a stranger to me, and I don't owe you anything.) Honestly, does my name spell Internet Photography Helpdesk?

2. I reply to messages when I feel like it, when I actually have the time at all. I can't respond to every single mail, comment, alert, pm, note or interview, for every minute I spend trying is a minute I spend not creating my art. Maybe you don't care about that, but hey, it's my life, and I do want to do what I love to do.

3. You have no right to demand my time or attention just as I have none to demand yours. Guilt-tripping me as someone who doesn't care about others or has no feelings isn't going to work, get over your attention-seeking/self-centered self.

I am a living, breathing, imperfect human being. And I too, have feelings.

18 comments :

ToxicTenshi said...

I guess I know how you feel. It is incredible how many people will think they have a right to know anything from secrets of the trade to parts of your personal life. They forget you're a human just because you're a professional. I'm sorry you're feeling bad.

Brittani Kelzenberg said...

-applauds-

I don't find this rude at all.
It's only right to draw the line somewhere--clear things up.

feel better! (you implied that you weren't in a good mood.)

Liz Sedai said...

Well said, and I agree wholeheartedly.

stefan said...

Ah, I'm sorry you have to put up with peoples' stupidity. D= People really need to think before they ask/say things.

yuuiki said...

It's not really considered rude, like you said, you're only human so it's fine to rant no? ^_^
I understand that you're probably too busy to even respond to mails.
And I'm sorry if I did any of those things you mentioned above, though I don't think I did... But still... Cheer Up? XD

Stan said...

Right on!! Hope I haven't crossed that line. You have a life, and we all need to respect that fact.

April said...

It's not rude. I think you held that in longer than most people would! People really should learn respect for others. Maybe you should disable the comments on your photos due to those types of people. I don't think anybody would blame you. You don't need the grief. The better the artist, the more evil and jeaolus some people will be to them....

cheryl said...

close comments on your blog. limit ways that people can reach you as you're growing popular. people can NEVER behave and your words like this is only going to stimulate more hate mails (because if one cannot understand, hardly can he/she achieve it later). but i have to say, you're good. i an see your star rising. do not spend time on this. you're not too young to do what you're doing, but you're too young to decide where should you spend your valuable time on, and you cannot depend this solely on the world (it's you vs. the world in this case). you don't have to publish this comment 'cause i know you'll see it. i suggest this only because i have been a blogger for many years and last year i closed all my blogs, and i don't allow people to comment on the only blog i currently have now. i didn't get the popularity like you but it's already a bitch -- people start firing at you for some stupid statements you make; picking on you. and i can imagine how u'd feel now. managing your own virtual presentation is also crucial to your career at this point; do not let cry babies turn your heaven into hell. your clients are going to see that, believe it or not. and i'm done with this. sorry if i cause you more headache but i just wanna tell you that i truly admire you :)

Mårten said...

Your work is just great, and this post made you seem even greater. I love human imperfections, who would want a person with a perfect automated photoshoped soul?

/Mårten

Xiela said...

even if it does sound 'rude'.. you are being honest O:

Jinssz said...

Hello, this is the first time i'm leaving a comment on ur blog. I'm not sure what is going on, just know that u're upset. there is a quote that i would like to share with u.

"You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the in the future."

hope u'll feel better soon. 加油!

Anonymous said...

there is never a nice way to say 'NO'....

spicycake said...

rude? you handle this graciously. i'm sure a lot of people just need an excuse to talk to you, and to hear a reply from you. just take it easy and don't let it get to you :p

i think you're amazing!

riverstyx said...

well its fair for you to rant... hmm did someone insult you?

Closet Mouse said...

*Claps*
I know I probably dont know the stress you are in. But all I can say is keep working hard. I may not know you on a personal note either, but either way, your works are inspiring to me, and you SHOULD spend every minute creating YOUR art, whether it be thinking, doing, or even resting your brain in preparation. Either way, your time is yours, do what you want. Even if your audience requests a voice, and you dont feel like it? Just dont do it. Do what you want, on your time, on your mind. :D

Antonio said...

Well, it's a good thing you let it out. I think they will be more understanding after reading this post. "21." was quite inspiring by the way :)

Cwithe said...

nicely put
&
may the force stays with u & guides ur beautiful being.
theres all sorts of w*nke*z outhere, i guess they have to be in order to produce a harmony ha ha.

loads of creativity ur ways.
c

Anonymous said...

People will take and take and take...I'm a stranger and your post didn't seem too unreasonable -- not that you need to be validated.

It's your Blog, and therefore your rules.

1. If this as a place to ask questions about your methods of photography, you'd have put up some kind of 'tips and tricks' section.

2. Just because people send email,comments, or whatever It amazes me that they feel entitled to a response.

3. ?? People dumping. They should keep a journal or write their own blogs, and see how they feel when others try and dump on them.

Also, Your photos rock!!

And so finally, how do you take a photos of animals? j/k sorry bad joke. ;)