aries - fucking weeb taurus - otaku trash gemini - sleeps w/ at least 2 waifu pillows cancer - wants to be a mangaka leo - entry level anime filth virgo - likes sword art online libra - owns all of evangelion on dvd scorpio - subscribed to shonen jump sagittarius - pocky eater capricorn - wears neko ears to family events aquarius - naruto runner pisces - wapanese
masculinity is so funny to me bc men deprive themselves of the best things in life in order to achieve it like ….fuzzy socks, fun fruity pink drinks, spa days, lifetime movies, expressing positive feelings in a healthy way, being a warm genuine person
Please stop being rude to kids on this site. They work hard every day to get better, and mocking them is not cute or funny. At all. Ever.
You are totally right. I was trying to make a joke (essentially “you can’t complain about your boring part if you didn’t make first chair”), and it failed miserably. I meant to attach that “first chair” snark joke to the thread I eventually posted - the one where people were ranting about how awful my music was - but I accidentally attached it to the original picture of one of my parts, removing any context for what I was responding to. Not that it would have made it okay.
Of COURSE I was kidding (I wouldn’t write a 4th chair part if I didn’t think it was important!) - but it was mean spirited. I was upset by those “his music is boring and awful” comments, and angry about them, so I made that first chair joke because it was all I could think of in the moment. But when you make a joke when you’re angry, you make a mean joke, not a funny joke, so it’s not surprising that what I wrote was taken badly. My comment was not okay, and I’m sorry I made it.
I quickly realized how dickish and insensitive it was, and I tried to edit it to clarify that I was kidding (how could I not have been kidding?!), then I deleted the whole thing, but by that time, the damage was done, as it had already been reblogged all over Tumblr. So now not only am I the composer who writes boring music (admittedly this could be true - not every piece is going to be a gem), I’m the composer who thinks you suck if you aren’t playing first chair (not true at all - have you seen the 2nd bass clarinet part to any of my pieces?!).
I guess there are two lessons here: 1) If you write something nasty on the internet about somebody, that person will likely read it. 2) If you’re upset and try to defend yourself with humor - like I did - you often make it worse and spread new nastiness to people whom you didn’t intend to hurt.
I already knew lesson 1. Consider lesson 2 learned.
People are harassing a composer because of a bass trombone part with a note on it and calling him a “bad orchestrator” and getting upset when he snarkily defended his craft? What would you expect an artist to do when his art is insulted?
In New Zealand our drinking age is 18 but the drink driving tolerance for under 20s is zero and my friend who’s a cop said he gets great pleasure out of breathalising sober under 20 year olds and watching the terror fill their face as he tells them they’re 10 times over the legit drinking limit cause ten times zero is still zero