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Best part of this stellar diary entry:
"plaugh" 10%
"50.000 dollars" 10%
The punctuation 0%
The whitespace 20%
"FUCK?????" 0%
Mr. Isn't's snippy little comments 30%

Votes: 10

 The real artists plaugh.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Jul 14, 2002
So... I was talking to someone online the other day who had apparently just sold a book and couple of days later I talked to one of her friends who had also got her book sold. Being as I just recently completed a novella I took an interest thinking they could help me out. In further talking with them I came to the shattering realization that they had to pay 50.000 dollars to get there work published. WHAT THE FUCK????? Isen't that kind of like paying the hottest girl in school to date you then claming you have the hottest date in town? In further reaserch I found that the writing business is not the only place doing this. The music industry is as well. I just recently found out the radio stations are now charging BIG bucks to play your song on there station and of course you have to pay bigtime to even get a cd put out. THIS IS RAPEING OF ART! You are NOT a real artist if you have to PAY to get your shit out. Its nothing more then a rip off business for MONEY not art. This is why we have so many shitty artists (if you want to call them that) and you hear the same shit on the radio and MTV. Because they are the few RICH jackoffs that managed to have the money to pay to get there shit played... mean while the real artists go unheard and noticed. They don't give a rats ass if you are good or not as long as they get there pay. IF YOU HAVE TO FORK OVER 50.000 DOLLARS TO GET YOUR WORK OUT! YOU AREN'T ANY KIND OF ARTIST! And you problably suck in fact. Its NOTHING to brag about. You are just a victim of the industry that is leaving real artists unheard while rich cocksuckers get heard and run around in there new BMW's thinking they are real. The ONLY hope for real artists is Going INDEPENDENT and starting a website and selling your own shit. MAYBE if more people do this.. people will key into and it will break the money hungry industry that is sucking the soul out of art.


Excellent, well-written. (none / 0) (#1)
by RobotSlave on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 05:52:55 PM PST
I look forward to your explanation of what a "plaugh" is-- I'm sure it must be something quite fascinating.

And please let me know when your novella is available for public consumption. I'm sure it's full of the sorts of revelations that your diary entry can only hint at.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Tax the internet out of business. (none / 0) (#2)
by because it isnt on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 06:50:07 PM PST
Poor old mercenery presses. Before the world-wide web, and 'home pages', they were rolling in it, publishing every Tom, Dick and Harry's half-baked conspiracy theories. But nowadays, all it takes to get your nonsense into other people's heads is a website on the Internet.

Perhaps there should be some sort of 'book tax', where you pay large, seperate fees to Random House, Penguin and HarpicCollins for the privilege of not using any of their services to get people to read your drivel. No wonder you can't make any money on the internet -- you're spending all your income on draconian protectionist taxes to the incumbents. -- because it isn't

I can't believe you support Penguin. (none / 0) (#3)
by MessiahWWKD on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 09:01:57 PM PST
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a Nazi like you would support a publishing company that invades the privacy of women such as Katie Jones for money. Personally, I feel that everybody who works for Penguin and Katie Tarbox should be raped and murdered for what they did to that poor woman.
Guardian angel, heavenly friend, walk with me 'til the journey's end.

Don't worry. (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 02:48:14 AM PST
Just wait until HarpicCollins buys them out, then the Penguin staff will be selling nothing but Wendy Deng's guides to octogenarian lovemaking and Newscorp cross-media promotions masquerading as books. -- because it isn't

Richer Means Better (none / 0) (#4)
by MessiahWWKD on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 09:10:13 PM PST
What you said is true, but let's face the facts. The richer artists are superior in quality and sound compared to their independent counterparts. I'd rather listen to the music of rich white boy Eminem than some poor black rapper anyday.
Guardian angel, heavenly friend, walk with me 'til the journey's end.

What criterium? (none / 0) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 04:15:29 AM PST
Following your theory, an artist, real or false, is always a victim of the industry, the real being left unheard, the false banking a lot of money to be heard. Let's go further: if a real artist wants to get his work out, he must do as the false artist, and fork 50 000 dollars.

So, cost of production is not a good criterium to judge Art: the shit and the best may have the same.

What criterium? (none / 0) (#7)
by ausduck on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 05:44:52 AM PST
What is a criterium?

It's a criterion that has plaughed [n/t] (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 05:48:05 AM PST


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