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Old 01-19-2018, 02:51 PM   #7941
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First day of liquidation at my store... Had to be in early to help get the first week of sale signs up. So sad. Almost feels a little like seeing someone go into hospice care, but for a nearly 55-year-old store instead.

On the plus side, at least I got a good, much needed happy maker in the mail.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:13 PM   #7942
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God dang patriots.

I'd love a sony style email hack to show at least 60% of their games where one via cheating by the NFL to make them a WWE style 'villain'.


BTW, why was that game over at 1:24 with a score so close? the Vikings won with 10 seconds left.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:19 PM   #7943
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Yeah not happy the Patriots won. I fully believe they are paying refs to look away or make calls in their favor. And then theres that issue of deflated balls and spying on the other team's playcalls or whatever.....
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:30 PM   #7944
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Well if my dad's beloved Eagles -- damn him for not being alive to see this after I grew up with him always yelling at the tv because the Eagles sucked for most of forever! -- manage to hold on to the lead they have right now (currently showing the Vikings who is boss in their home) and end up going head to head with the Patriots in the Super Bowl, that's entirely okay if you root for the Eagles.

I believe they've supposedly only gotten that far twice before and lost both. Last time I think was against...the Patriots. If it ends up that same match up, well I hope it's a bloodbath this time, figuratively speaking.

(In reply to Vegita-San, but you too Duckie if applicable. )



Dang... came back from half time and the 7 to 21 turned into 7 to 31, so far in 3rd quarter. (Really, when did these guys turn good...? lol) Would be something else if they got to teach the Patriots a lesson then.


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Oh god, I hate liquidation. I do not like the looks of what may feel like having Black Friday for a few months. (Figures they only care to come shop now that we'll be losing our jobs and feel no need to behave with any ounce of consideration toward employees.) Damn I wish I wasn't made to work every god damned weekend. So burned out from this one and dreading that I still don't get a day off until Tues. *cries*

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Old 01-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #7945
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I've had a weird headache all day...
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:54 PM   #7946
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even the people who don't follow these things are starting to think the refs are on the patriots payroll..and it all started with a dubious call against a winning jets team.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:51 PM   #7947
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Woohoo!

I knew there was good reason I wanted to put an Eagles flag by dad's headstone. If there's something after this life and it can come with free seats to any game/event you want, then somewhere my dad is losing his mind.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:19 AM   #7948
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I feel inspired to draw or write at times, often browsing at the art supplies in stores but don't have talent there, still, always the option for classes or just practice.
I think talent with reference to drawing is just an innate understanding of how to translate thoughts into images. That’s how some people draw – they see what they want to draw in their mind and put it on paper. When people I know have told me they have no artistic talent, they usually mean that they don’t understand how to go about it; it doesn’t make sense to them.

Not everyone does it that way, and you don’t need to intuitively know how to do it – you can learn. There are a lot of artists who take a more structural approach by using techniques to plan and execute drawings, so you can learn to draw technically even if visualisation doesn’t come naturally to you. You can find a lot of information on the net these days, and there are loads of YouTube tutorials that you can study to give you some grounding in technique and theory – the rest is motivation and repetition.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:35 AM   #7949
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Quite often, drawing what I have in my head rarely works out. Especially when what I want to draw is a little trickier than I anticipated. Or I don't know how to make it work because Utroms are surprisingly pains in the butt to draw, contrary to one might think
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:06 PM   #7950
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That's the part that drives me crazy... I can visualize it really well. And then when I wish I could translate that into a drawing my hand however sits there like, "I have no idea WTF you're talking about, woman!"

I want so much to be one of those people who just has that instinctive knack for it, and I don't. And while I have a lot of patience for many things, I just don't have a whole lot of it for that. Having to practice and learn for a long time before I can finally translate onto paper/computer what I actually see in my head (and even then it may very well never match it enough) just isn't all that appealing.

Worse, I'd want to be able to do more realistic stuff, too, not just cartoony stuff, and no way in hell is that ever happening. lol


Once in a while I can do slightly okay-ish with Photoshop, but even then it's never what I wish it was.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:08 PM   #7951
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That's the part that drives me crazy... I can visualize it really well. And then when I wish I could translate that into a drawing my hand however sits there like, "I have no idea WTF you're talking about, woman!"
same here. well, minus the woman part ;o)


I'm a TAD better at it in CGI, oddly, but not by much. the computer does half the body work, the rest is just making the shapes into a mold that is needed.

but pen to paper, forget about it.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:13 PM   #7952
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Yeah, I'm better with the 3D programs as well, though I'm better with objects rather than characters, which kind of kills me too.

Even there I want to be one of those people who can blur the lines between CGI and reality, being able to make something believably real, but so far I can't.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:17 AM   #7953
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I think talent with reference to drawing is just an innate understanding of how to translate thoughts into images. That’s how some people draw – they see what they want to draw in their mind and put it on paper. When people I know have told me they have no artistic talent, they usually mean that they don’t understand how to go about it; it doesn’t make sense to them.

Not everyone does it that way, and you don’t need to intuitively know how to do it – you can learn. There are a lot of artists who take a more structural approach by using techniques to plan and execute drawings, so you can learn to draw technically even if visualisation doesn’t come naturally to you. You can find a lot of information on the net these days, and there are loads of YouTube tutorials that you can study to give you some grounding in technique and theory – the rest is motivation and repetition.
Yes some people have natural ability to express their thoughts, through both/either art and writing than others... but as you say, techniques can be learned. It's just putting the time in if you have it. I thought that being a dreamy type person this would be easy for me but actually it doesn't flow out by itself. (for me)

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:54 AM   #7954
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boss baby gets an oscar nom?

can hollywood be any more transparent?
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:55 AM   #7955
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Yeah, I'm better with the 3D programs as well, though I'm better with objects rather than characters, which kind of kills me too.
yep, same here. objects turn out better than people...frustrating as heck.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:51 PM   #7956
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Some companies give out $1000 bonuses others give out blankies.

Guess it's time to dust off the ole résumé.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:05 PM   #7957
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I've been having a really weird period of feeling down.

Mostly my portfolio revisions not being completed because not everything is together. And having to depend on other people for rides to places - first because I don't have my own car and that it's been a year since I've driven myself anywhere.

All of those together making job hunting difficult.

And then there's the issue of missing my international friends and wanting to spend time with them. But because they're international friends, my time with them is generally going to be limited.

Drawing and writing have been difficult; I've felt some self-consciousness about my ability to make complex backgrounds and I have a lot of ideas for writing that haven't been able to come out.

I think I'm just having a bad, static month.
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I've been having a really weird period of feeling down.
Welcome to my world.

It hit an apex this time last year and I'm REALLY hoping not to have a relapse. so far thanks to medication it seems to be going a little better. never live ten years + with OCD and Anxiety unchecked.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:29 PM   #7959
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Grinds...

When your crackers are too weak for your spread cheese and keep breaking too easily while trying so spread it...



Bonus grind... when you want to try to make a gif out of those TMNT sticker frames to go along with above grind, but in the process of trying to get rid of background color it just ends up with messy edges.


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Old 01-24-2018, 01:19 AM   #7960
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There is an H R, but I’ve gone down that road on a different matter and it was basically career suicide. I was a fast up and coming “star” in the company before that. Now, stuck in career quagmire.

I’ve been looking for another job since late 2016, but there isn’t anything comparable around here and I have an aging parent that I need to stick close to. At the end of the day I am the sole income for my family. I’m kinda stuck for now.
Welcome Katie to the actual reality of reporting and fighting against toxic work environments, in which a strong pursuit toward reporting and fighting against it, leads to career risk. As much as the media loves to blame and portray "the workplace culture created by widespread numerous bigoted individuals" and virtue signal about it, as you have most likely seen, all it takes is a few individuals in power (in the right power structure) to create a toxic work environment for many, in which harassment can abound. Even if a superior isn't bigoted or narcissistic, no superior wants to be known as the one who "created waves" in the company, and sink their own shots of career advancement in/outside the company when it comes to pulling up their personnel file/references.

On that thought, you'd be surprised just how many people have tried to "fight the good fight" and speak out, and the subsequent career backlash they have received.

As you have probably already experienced, don't fully trust the HR department in a company/workplace. They are not there to mediate and resolve workplace relationships on any type of virtuous pedestal that they portray their company values stand for, but rather they are a legal and public relations division of the company that pursues the company's best interests. Let's not forget who's paying the HR department's salaries now...

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What was relayed to me as an “example” of my hard opinions was when I got frustrated at my cube-mate for some very racist things he was saying. “People infringing on my European privledge”. I sh!t you not. At work.

I told him I didn’t care to hear such things because even though I look white, I’m not. I’m biracial. I was not mean or agressive and I said it in as even s tone as I could. Now I am a “snowflake” and “Pocahontas”.

And when I take it to my boss....I need to soften my opinions. And Cube-mate continues his nasty remarks everyday.

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Yeah, Fuzzy ethics in this company. EEOC my a$$.

I’d love to take that guy out. Like, if I had nothing else to lose, just punch the crap out of him. But. Gotta. Be. Soft.
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Heh, those comments were the topic of conversation today.

Sad thing for me is that I 100% know that when I tell people I’m from Alabama, they judge me just as if I say the things this guy does. All because that’s all anyone ever sees from here.
Are you sure, he's that racist... outside of work? Or is he deliberately saying these things in front of you, knowing you'll be upset and hot-tempered, trying to affect your work performance and appearance, so it makes him look better? It wouldn't be surprising since you were a rising star in the company, where his motivations are based more on envy rather than his inherent bigotry. Office politics can run deep... very deep...

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