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Before I lay me down to sleep... - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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Before I lay me down to sleep...
Godsmack was teh awesome.

I'm tired from obsessing over the comic last few days.

I have questions for you people:

Is there something in the way I write my journal that precludes comments? Is it that I don't respond to them?
Is it that very few people read this? I'm curious. I was hoping for a bit more excitement from you guys over my comic. Many of you that, I think, read this know I've been trying to do one for the last two years. Also, I finish a book of poetry and get little. I mean, I write here a lot because it's the best way to keep in touch with many of you. Is it just that, over all, you guys aren't a comment-y bunch?

Ah well. I still love ya! :) (seriously, I do)

I'm going to catch on sleep if I can get this picture out of my head regarding nuns, godsmack and Lunch Money. Just when I figure out that I can, in fact, be a graphic artist as I have only dreamed I'm plagued with images and settings and the comic that won't let me sleep!

Le sigh. Night!

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy
Current Music: Voodoo - which remains my #1 favorite song ever made by man!

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From: adamgreeney Date: September 28th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, not many people post in my journal either, but i know that they read it. Sometimes entries just dont lend themselves to comments well, and frankly, not many people can reach the level of madolan, graye and assfingers.
madolan From: madolan Date: September 28th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dunno if I can just let that slide... 80% of my "readership" are real life acquaintances. I wouldn't even call them friends. They're people who are socially obligated to friend me, and they don't participate on my journal. Another 10% are due to mistersleepless, and they don't say much-- they're just waiting for me to prove myself. Which I keep not doing.

I think it's worth pointing out that today, for instance, 46 out of 46 comments were about Firefly (which is a subject my friends can speak passionately about). Zero comments were about my two original webcomics.

Art is hard to speak of. Ironically, I think it's easier to cheer someone on when artistic creativity is rare for them. When it's the standard-- as it is in this journal-- most humans will have to step back and say to themselves "I'm out of my league. There's nothing intelligent or constructive I can say about this." Art does not come easily to most people. I know that poetry scares the hell out of me. I have no basis on which to participate-- nothing I can say is useful.

I gathered that it was a comic, but I haven't seen any actual comic pages yet. As a huge lifelong drooling idiot comics fan, I might very well feel comfortable saying something about it, in time. But so far I'm too shy. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
This is probably the most constructive comment I"ve had regarding my lack of comics, really.

As for my comic... true, it is only cover art. I guess the whole thing was so cathartic because of years of work I wanted more. At the moment, there is little to comment on I suppose, especially for those who have just met me.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Impossible standard, I believe.

I can only hope this is what happens eventually.

I just need to have hundreds of slobbering fans!
dragonflyknight From: dragonflyknight Date: September 28th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always read, I just never comment. If I had comments I wanted to give you i'd call you or drive down and give them to you. :p you shouldn't even have to ask if I think your comic is awesome, or the art is awesome, or whether I giv eyou my graces and luck, because.. well.. you've got them!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Then you needs be visiting more, cracka!
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: September 29th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I comment as often as time allows, for the most part. This usually means "not enough". I always read, though. ALWAYS. Yes, Will, I'm watching you all the time.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
You're just after my sweet cupin' cakes. JUST LIKE RUSSEL!

I'm glad you read this. For some reason this is especially gratifying. I'm pretty sure this is because I consider you, as stated previously, as one of the most real people I know.
fynixsoul From: fynixsoul Date: September 29th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I always want to comment, but I can never think of what to say. but yes, I read.

On the rare occations when I do have something to say, for some reaons your lj has a weird setup that makes it particularly difficult. it took me about four tries before I found the right botton to click to get to this. But then again, I'm challanged. I mean, "special."
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know why my journal is hard to comment on! It's stupid new LJ setting stuff. I pout.
fynixsoul From: fynixsoul Date: September 29th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Is there anyone else's whose does that? And do you know if it's possible to change it? it's probably there in the FAQ somewhere...
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Crap. Try to change it and now it's blue.

IT TOOK AWAY MY PRECIOUS GRAYS!!

precious..
fynixsoul From: fynixsoul Date: September 29th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Blue? How did that happen??
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
The new style change setytings tend to load incorrectly the color choices previously saved. So, when I try to edit something and save it changes the colors on me. Hella lame.
beloitst From: beloitst Date: September 29th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm just not to comment-y type. And as some one else said, no actual comic yet...and yeah. What I said earlier to you about not feeling up to the task of just producing a contructive comment...some times, it's hard to know where to start.

Did that make any sense? I haven't been expressing myself very coherently lately.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and I remember you saying that. I'm unsure why madolan's comment made more sense to me than yours, which stated the same thing. Must be my Wendygobbledegook filters. ;p
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: September 29th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, you try attending class 9 hours a day, commuting for an hour, studying/project work for 6 hours, then summoning the enthusiasm to cheer on someone else's realization of their dreams, creating a bitchin comic, and having tons o fun in the process. I hate you.

Btw, the cover art is fantastic. Another reason I hate you, honky.

PS. I don't really hate you. You're actually a fairly big inspiration to me, and provide me a great example to live upto in many ways.

PPS. But you're still a honky.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey, Token

Yeah, I'm still a honkey.
You're the biggest black cracker to ever come out of India.
crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: September 29th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the comic is a good idea....I just couldn't comment yesterday because I read about it at midnight. I had to be up by 6:30 and I just finished a paper....so I really couldn't comment. However, I do think it is a really cool idea. Kudos to you for coming up with it and I hope everything goes great for that.

I would reply more, but sometimes you...I don't understand things. I'm afraid of asking questions and being seen as stupid. So I read, I nod my head, and I wish I could understand enough to comment. So, I do read! I just don't understand your way of thinking sometimes, so I don't question. If you want me to question more...*grins*

Good luck with the comic! :)
ayrynkat From: ayrynkat Date: October 1st, 2004 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I always read too, but I don't usually feel like I have something constructive to say. But I love reading your journal especially here, because I almost always end up either smiling or thinking about something.
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