hijinksensue

hijinksensue

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2 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Unsupervised Whiners · 1 reply · +11 points

I suppose "I'll show those motherfuckers!" can be its own motivation.

2 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Motion For A Change Of... · 1 reply · +3 points

Because the original comment was respectful, if not really misguided, I didn't see the need to be anything but honest and civil in my response (though my gut reaction is redfaced rage). The truth is, I can sympathize with Sean V's feelings, just not the actual follow through. I've often thought, "This show was better in season 1. I wish they would go back to the old way." The difference I do not have access to the people making that show. I am accessible, so Sean CAN actually let me know that I should go back to "season 1" in his opinion. The problem with both of these scenarios is that the viewer's feelings are valid, but the action taken crosses the line. If you met the creator of your favorite show in a restaurant, telling them how much their show sucked (even if you believed it and even if it objectively sucked) is just rude. The internet is a big restaurant and Sean's comment was rude, but considering the caliber of comments that I COULD be getting, I don't take any offense. What commenters like this don't realize is the problem isn't with the creator, it's with them. What I'm doing and what Sean likes the most used to be the same things. Now I'm doing something different and Sean doesn't like it as much. That should really end the conversation before it begins. "This is not for me," is such an important sentence.

2 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Motion For A Change Of... · 5 replies · +3 points

Can't say there's anything I can do to help you there. If I started drawing differently, then I did it for a reason. Either I wasn't satisfied with the way I was drawing things or I just got better at drawing. "Evolving backwards" isn't an option. You might have liked the older faces because they were more cartoony and I only knew how to draw 2 or 3 expressions. I have no desire to return to that state.

2 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Motion For A Change Of... · 1 reply · +2 points

There ARE coworking (which autocorrect tried to change to "cowering") spaces in Dallas but they are in Dallas proper. Like downtown. Im about an hour from there. I did a show in Austin in december and there were like 2 spaces in the adjacent strip mall.

3 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - If Man Is 5 And The Ne... · 0 replies · +2 points

Probably because they thought you were moving back in. Drawers are for people that pay rent!

4 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - If Man Is 5 And The Ne... · 0 replies · +5 points

It's been about 8 years since I worked for those guys and I think you've just given me some real insight into their mindset that I didn't have before. I really think you hit the nail on the head. Always being 15 minutes late kept me nervous about my status and gave them something to hold over me. And they did have a HUGE problem with anything that seemed like a slight to their ultimate authority over all their employees. I'm sure they were quietly seething every time I wasn't there at precisely 8am because that's when they told me to be there. They insisted on conformity to their style rather than understanding the limitations and gifts of their employees and focusing on those in order to make everyone happier and more productive.

For instance, we all started working in the same room in a small office. No cubes and no walls. Everyone felt accessible and open. The moment we moved to new offices they bought cubes for all the employees (which everyone protested as making them feel isolated from their coworkers and alone all day) and locked themselves away behind office doors. The kids they hired were fresh out of 2 year art school (the only way to find people willing to accept salaries $10K below the average) and the most important thing to them was to feel like they were working with friends. As soon as the cubes went up, all of the original employees were gone within a year.

Nearly a decade later this shit is still so frustrating to think about.

4 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - If Man Is 5 And The Ne... · 0 replies · +5 points

There is. In the menubar under COMICS it says "Latest HijiNKS ENSUE." Bookmark that link. Also, if you ever intend to comment here again without getting immediately banned, I suggest you find a more polite way to phrase your questions.

5 days ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - If Man Is 5 And The Ne... · 0 replies · +5 points

I don't think that assessment would bother him much.

1 week ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Setting The Mood · 1 reply · +3 points

You fought David Bowie?

1 week ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - If Man Is 5 And The Ne... · 2 replies · +15 points

At my last real job, I was the same. RELIABLY 15 minutes late. It always bothered me that the 15 minutes from 8am to 8:15am where everyone is just getting coffee and trying to wake up were SO INCREDIBLY important, but the 2 hours from 5PM to 7PM that I often stayed to get shit done (when I should have left at 5pm) were never noticed or important.