Posts Tagged ‘dislike

12
Feb
19

Mega-Sour Valentines for Mega-Sore Hearts

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And, here are your stinky Mega Man greeting cards, your Wily zingers for anyone who has wronged you, left you cold or anyone who just doesn’t click with you.  For rain checks and missed calls…for rejections and disappointments, have a slice of bitter pie.

 

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22
Mar
16

I May Not Know Art; But I Know What I Dislike

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I like to look at art listings here to get ideas and compare notes with other artists.  But, some days, I come across posts that turn my stomach and make me lose my eyesight temporarily.  Typically, these involve:

  1. Gore
  2. Violence
  3. Tasteless/Full nudity
  4. Dark/Evil subjects

I just came across another one, today.

With all of the LIKE-ing buttons and whatnot, can we get a DISLIKE button or maybe even a barrel of rotten tomatoes to throw to express how much we dislike something?  Nah, that would be mean and “judgy.”  I’m just saying…  But, I guess everyone’s tastes vary.  My mistake for opening the wrong door.  Just…cover up, people.  Okay?  And, let’s not promote the dark side.

24
Nov
14

Meaningless Followers, Artificial Beauty

Just a quick “alert” to all the pretty (and handsome) “faces” who seem to be “attracted” to my postings from the simple inclusion of a key tag word.  It seems–if I throw in a “tag” for some topic/genre on one of my posts, I will find attractive strangers “following” my activity here.  But, if I “tap the glass” (or look behind that pretty poster), I won’t find anything other than some advertising satellite picking up a blip on its radar and maybe keeping a shady eye on my breathing.

Just because I write about food, hair, drugs or money doesn’t mean I am a regular representative of that topic/item.  So, why does one post deserve followers who are chefs, hair stylists, drug dealers/pharmacists or money…handlers?  And, if it’s worth following, why not say why or introduce yourself…and why you wish to follow?  Even if you “don’t have time” for comments NOW, you should be able to make time.  Right?  You did make time to ferret around and click buttons here, didn’t you?  Or, is this just some subway system for Nook-heads and Pad-i-wants?  [That last one was a tiny Star Wars joke.]

I recall one such pretty face I found “following” me not so long ago.  I wrote a random post about hair, asking for advice/input.  I don’t think I received much.  She seemed genuine enough from her profile.  So, I sent her a message which received no response.  But, I did get some junk mail, later.  I have no idea if the two incidents are related, but with all that can happen online, who knows.  All I do know is the pretty face was worth less than a postage stamp to me.  It’s like being handed a picture of food.  I can’t eat that.  And, a face that isn’t responding or expressing more info about their interest in your work/output/appearance is…well, it might be me when intimidated in the face of beauty.  But, in most of these cases with “faces” I find online, it’s usually trouble.

So, thanks, artificial faces and silent stalkers for adding to my discomfort in this life.  There’s a special place in cyber Hades for you.

And, for the rest of you who might be real people reading this, don’t hesitate to express your interest instead of just clicking a LIKE or FOLLOW button.  Your comment/input is valued by me.  Your silence and eyes are worth more to yourselves.

 




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