There’s a popular quote going around on the internet:
“Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, Always be Batman!”
I'm Stray, or Jeff if you want to get familiar. I'm an artist, music maker, aspiring writer, goofball, geek, nerd, and dork. I design graphics for t-shirts for money.This blog is mainly for my own artwork. I also make daily confessions and daily music posts. Art posted in my blog is mine unless otherwise noted.
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Wouldn’t it be cool if it was common practice on tumblr that when someone posts like some photoset or gif of something, they included somewhere or somehow what that photoset/gif was from?
Wouldn’t it be cool if like when someone posts some quote from a show or something, and you’re like “Hey that seems interesting/funny, I want to check that out.” and then you scroll down and there’s a caption that tells you where it’s from then you could google it and watch it and enjoy it? Wouldn’t that be kinda cool?
Why doesn’t that happen? I don’t know how often I see gifs from some tv show I’ve never seen or heard of, and it has like eleventy deventy thousand notes, and scroll through the notes hoping someone’s mentioned what the gifs are from, but nobody has,
As much as I enjoy tumblr, it’s kinda irritating to me that presenting things without context or attribution seems to be the main jam around here. Don’t even get me started on how people post art/photography like nobody created and deserves any recognition for it.
C’mon tumblr. Sharing is caring.
This is the kind of dumb stuff I say to my brother to make him laugh
“I have a friend named Taco who opened a burger joint. It’s called Taco’s Burgers. After a lot of confusion he had to change it to Taco’s Burgers: No Tacos. Things got even more confusing though when his brother Pizza wanted to become a partner. The commercial is very confusing “Tired of tacos and pizzas? Well come to Taco’s and Pizza’s Burgers, no tacos, no pizzas, just Taco’s and Pizza’s burgers!”
This is comedy gold to him.
I like kids. Mostly my brother though, I could go either way on other kids.
Sexy Lady Art
There’s something I’ve been thinking about lately. Often artists like to draw sexy scantily clad, or not clad at all, women, and I have no problem with that in and of itself, I’m no prude, but more and more lately I kinda appreciate that sorta thing less. I usually stop following artists who do only that sort of thing, even if they’re really good at it and I admire their skill, because every time I see pinups and that sort of thing it sorta rubs me the wrong way. I’ve never really said anything about it because I’ve anticipated that the first thing out of people’s internet mouths would be something along the lines of “sounds like sex makes you uncomfortable, that’s your hang up”, because that’s the kind of thing people say when someone has a problem with objectified women. I’m fine with sexuality though.
I think what bothers me is not that this kinda art exists, but just that it seems to be virtually the only way women are depicted in art. The vast majority of it anyway. You know what I mean? And of course sexualized men is so against the norm that it almost feels subversive when you see it. I don’t want to NOT see sexualized women in art, because that is fine, but I kinda want to see more of women not being sexual objects too. I’m not trying to get feminist brownie points here (unless that’s a real thing? I love brownies, I’ll say whatever if it leads to brownies) more than anything I just feel like making women sexual objects by default is just super boring to look at after a while. There are some artists who do really skillful beautiful work of this nature but after a while I start feeling like “Oh cool, another digital painting of a chick with her tits out.” and even if I like that artist and their work I start feeling like why is THAT the only thing they feel is worth creating? Sex and lust and all that is a natural healthy thing, I already concede that point, but it’s not the only thing. It’s not really that interesting of a thing to explore, sexualized women is such an omnipresent thing in the media and art that it feels almost hacky to me to be exclusively having that as your subject matter.
Ah I’m getting tired and I’m starting to ramble. But does this make any sense? I just think it’s unfortunate there’s more art of women being petite busty coy objects of desire than there are of women being anything else. It’s starting to become a turnoff for me just by virtue of being so in my face all the time. Not that I’m doing anything groundbreaking or anything with my own work. But ya know, whatevzzz.
I don’t know, this is just stuff rolling around in my brain. If you disagree with me that is cool. I often disagree with me too. Just food for thought.
I saw the saddest cat today. He looked like he had a really terrible case of mange or something worse, or maybe he’d been literally set on fire or something, because the most of the top half of his body looked like it was covered in scabs, there were patches of exposed reddish pink skin all over it, and it had gunk in it’s eyes and appeared to not be able to see, but it heard me coming and paused and started meowing in fear, and I was like oh my god you poor kitty, and this lady saw him and was like “Ew get away shoo!” and I didn’t say anything to her but I silently judged her for treating this suffering cat like a gross monster instead of having sympathy for it. It was a massive bummer.
When I see sad looking stray animals I’m never sure what to do, because if you call the humane society they’re for sure being killed. I’m pretty sure I talked about it in a post a long time ago but once I found these 2 nearly newborn kittens in my backyard and called the humane society and they came and picked them up and they straight up told me they were going to kill them because they didn’t have the resources to take care of them because they were so young. I ended up finding a sibling of theirs and was like fuck the humane society and I took care of it myself until I found someone who wanted a kitten, and that kittens an old ass cat now, so… my point is I’m kinda wary of calling animal people, especially for an animal that doesn’t look adoptable because they are for sure just going to kill it. In some cases, like this scabby cat, maybe that’s for the best, to put it out of it’s misery. But part of me feels like maybe it’s better for some animals to try to survive on their own than be mercy killed? I’m sure that’s naive and me just projecting my fear of death on these animals though.
I wanted to call someone to come get this cat and do whatever they had to do with it, but I literally had no time to, plus it disappeared really quickly. So, uh, good luck fucked up cat, hope you find a fish in a garbage can, put the whole thing in your mouth and pull it out leaving only a whole intact fish skeleton. I hope all cats get to do that some day.
Any dog owners have any tips on how to not put your dog in a burlap sack and toss him into the Los Angeles river?
Re: Game of Thrones (Or as I like to call it Boobs N’ Beheadings)
Can anybody who’s read the books let me know if this show is just going to continue to be relentlessly depressing?
If every likable person is going to be brutally murdered can you let me know now?
I don’t mind drama or realness, but I kinda like some highs with my lows ya know?
Not much to say tonight. So here’s a list of titles on imdb that have “work” in the title, but I’ve replaced it with “twerk”. Kind of hacky but some of them made me giggle.
Men at Twerk
The Twerk and the Glory
Not Safe for Twerk
The Twerk of Director Michel Gondry
The Complete Twerks of William Shakespeare
The Man Who Could Twerk Miracles
Beard at Twerk
The Double Burden: 3 Generations of Twerking Mothers
A Midsummer Day’s Twerk
Should Husbands Twerk?
The Shark is Still Twerking
Dead Man Twerking
John Wayne: Twerking with a Western Legend
Ray Harryhausen: Twerking with Dinosaurs
I’m sorry for wasting your time. Go ahead and get back to twerk.
Hello there. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Birthdays put me in a weird mood. Birthdays and New Year’s. I’m not a big fan of days that make you reflect upon your life. I think from now on I’m just going to stop observing birthdays and new years. From now on I’m 29 and the year is 2013… FOREVER!
…I don’t know if that was clear but it was a Sandlot reference.
Anyways, your wishes came true you guys, I had a happy birthday indeed. It was swell. Which is good since it was my last birthday I’ll ever recognize.
Next year when someone says happy birthday I’ll just say “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Decided today that I’m going to start working out, less for cosmetic reasons and more just to be in good shape and feel good physically, I feel like I have the most worthless body. I get hurt just laying in bed.
I tried taking a before picture so I could track my progress, but then I looked at it and decided nope, pictures aren’t going to be a part of this. Delete.
Another thing I’ve been committing to is drawing and writing every day, So I think I might throw exercising in with those things and make it all one chunk of time where I write, draw, then exercise, or maybe in a different order. Maybe draw last
We’ll see how that goes.
I think it should be a law that during the month of your birthday you shouldn’t have to pay any bills. It would be your present from the government.
Can you imagine? All the things you have to pay in a month, you just get to keep that money? Rent, internet, phone, utilities, etc. Just keep that money bro, it’s your birthday.
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