I was at Barnes and Noble today and I saw a book on how to draw kawaii characters and i didn’t buy it but I so very badly wanted to. Holy shit those cartoons were adorbs. Looking up kawaii cartoons for all of tonight and probably tomorrow.
the-thoughtful-clarinetist-deac said: 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.
this world is too full of misunderstandings.
this shit crayyy.
I still remember susanalbumparty.