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Unread 03-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #5431
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Arrrrrghhhhh! Helped a friend out doing headshots for his community theater 3 different times. Free. Did publicity photo stuff for two different shows to be used in local media promotions. Free. He asks to borrow some of my lighting gear to shoot some group stuff , I lend. Free.
A paying gig comes up (retiring photographer) where they need someone to shoot shots for the cast, group shots, candids and the ability to make money selling prints. He takes the gig and tells me his girl friend is doing it (no experience and consumer gear) that's why he didn't recommend me. However , he still needs me to do free head shots and group photos for all the shows and keeps asking to borrow my gear for his paid stuff until he can get his own. The nerve.
Obviously, I stopped helping out.

I love helping out but hate when it turns into being taken advantage of.
When you need something , people usually disappear.

The biggest lesson learned that I had struggled with since childhood, is the power and self respect that comes with just saying NO to people who would use you for their own gain.
That's my ranting vent ~ thank you.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #5432
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I find that people seem to have a general disrespect towards career paths (or hobbies) that involve the arts and that in turn leads to the artists being taken advantage of. When your work isn't taken seriously or considered 'legitimate' is when people like your friend come around expecting favors without appreciating or understanding the cost and effort that goes into that favor.

I am not quite sure what it is about art-based careers that people love to scoff at.

If I tell someone I want to be a 'special effects' artist they 'ooohhh' and 'aaahhh'.

If I tell someone I want to be a comic artist and work with animation they pat me on the head and laugh.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #5433
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Oh my gosh.
Seriously.

I am sick. I do not want to eat.

Family, grandmother in specific. I understand your worry but making me eat is not going to help. Stop being so damned over dramatic because I'm not hungry. I'm not going to die just because I haven't eaten anything.

Ugh.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #5434
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An update on the guy. He messaged me under a new Facebook account claiming he was hacked and he never had a fiancee. I have serious doubts that this is true.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #5435
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Last week, I have four hours scheduled. They were on a day that I am not available to work, as I put down in the availability book a month ago. I spoke with one of the managers two weeks ago, as well. He said he'd have it taken care of.

This week, I have the same schedule. I am ready to flip tables and go job hunting, because this isn't working out.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #5436
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An update on the guy. He messaged me under a new Facebook account claiming he was hacked and he never had a fiancee. I have serious doubts that this is true.


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I am ready to flip tables and go job hunting, because this isn't working out.
Clearly, it is not. Best of luck with whatever the future holds.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #5437
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Okay, time to rant jump on the rant wagon!

This weekend was AWESOME.

After making plans for three weeks when everyone in my home was going to be gone for four days, my friends decided to cancel on me at the last possible moment when they had known for about a week that they wouldn't be able to make it.

Oh! But they're still going to go the cosplay gathering! Because there's no way in the world they would miss something like that!

Okay, so I'm on my own. But I refuse to be a mopy little victim! I post on facebook about my current situation. Aaaand no one takes me up on my offer to hang out. Well that's fine, looks like I have to try harder to reach out. Even if I can't hang out with people I can still text and talk and whatnot!

Oh... no one's responding to my texts or phone calls...

Well, I made an honest effort so I guess I'm allowed to be a little depressed and lonely. Oh! I know! I'll watch something happy! Wolf Children Ame and Yuki just finished downloading and the trailer said it was a fantastic, feel good family movie, just like Ponyo was! This is going to be AWESOME.

Two hours later I'm sobbing into my pillow feeling worse then ever. I went in thinking I'd get Ponyo, but I ended up getting the first ten minutes of Up stretched out into two hours.

Can everyone just come back now? Please?
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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #5438
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Yeah, I've been hacked before but it was by spambots. I think that's usually the case, it's rare for a hacking to be personal. Even if it was personal, they'd do something incriminating to their public page but nothing unusual was going on there. It sounds fishy for a hacker to just send incriminating private messages.

At this point, I just want nothing more to do with him. I'll still hang out with the brother though. The two don't really hang out with each other at cons.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #5439
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Found out that people have been talking about me.
And it amuses the fuck out of me.

Those people know who they are.
And please, continue <3
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Unread 03-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #5440
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I just got back from perhaps the ♥♥♥ttiest school day of my life.....
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Unread 03-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #5441
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I just got back from perhaps the ♥♥♥ttiest school day of my life.....
I am pretty sure we can say shittiest.


Can we say shittiest here? I think we can.


Also, sorry about your shitty day.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #5442
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...the hearts made me read that as "prettiest".
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Unread 03-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #5443
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@Lithium Flower & Bisected8: Your comments officially cheered me up :'3
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Unread 03-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #5444
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There is a certain age where you should no longer be allowed to wear the flat-brimmed ball cap with a sticker still on it cocked to the side. And every guy I've seen today with one is WAY past it. And every single time, it's seemed to denote a severe lack of education and self awareness.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #5445
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So I was planning on doing something Saturday with a friend, but my friend just sort of fails at life. We had talked about it a few weeks back before I used a vacation day to get Saturday off. My friend though changed his dentist appointment he had last week to this Saturday, and doesn't want to change it for a third time. Considering that the last time he canceled the appointment was to wait at home for a package that never came, I'm pretty sure that this is more important...I only get so many vacation days, so I can't just cancel it or anything

I need new friends :/
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