This isn't just directed at you. etc., etc., etc.
Um, excuse me... I am my own goddamn person. I concider myself an artist. I play piano, I work in/act in many local theatres, write poetry and songs, paint, have dreams. I get inspiration from Amanda's art and music, from the passion. I don't idolize her because she's famous or any of that, i respect her as a person because that's what she is. A person who happened to make it big doing something amazing: creating art. When I say 'make it big' it's amazing because she's able to share her art with so many people. I know so many respectable and AMAZING artists where I am, many of them are my friends. I don't know Amanda personally, but I just respect her for what she does, and her music is amazing. I have no intention of becoming famous myself, I don't need fame or people idolizing me, I would hate that. I respect her because she does art because she loves it, to create art that comes from her.
Honestly I didn't even realize what you were talking about in most of this, because I don't think you were really getting what I meant. Is there something wrong with me saying something nice about Amanda? We're all fans, clearly, since we're on here.
I'm fucking tired, I don't know if I'm making any sense.
'I mean, really, a load of people do what you described.' -- What are you reffering to...?
And I never said Amanda was a saint... I even emphized the fact that she's an 'artist'.
But I live an breathe art, wether that means creating it our appreciating other artists. I will retract that thing about MTV, that was shallow, but otherwise I don't see what you mean. It's like appreciating Piccasso or Motzart. It's art.
I appologize if any of that was rude or hard to understand, it wasn't intended to be.
And duh those songs weren't written for me. Why would I think that? what the fuck.
That's nice and fun and cool that you do shit but so what? I didn't say anything about you as an artist; I said something about a sentiment I see spread all across the board. I saw part of it, that blind adoration, when you accredited her blogs as something "really cool and amazing," or some trite comment like that. I'm referring to her talking about her life. EVERYONE does that. Why the fuck is that to be applauded? She's an exhibitionist and it feels good to have people read about what you do, to make you feel important, and in turn tell you how they feel about it, making your life something more important than it actually is. Again; why is that to be applauded?
Again, it's nice and fun and cool that you do what you do, but it's meaningless to me and to what I said. You're so defensive. I said it wasn't a direct message to you, and somehow your eyes just washed over that entire paragraph. I wasn't calling you a complete idiot; I was criticizing part of how you expressed yourself, and moved on to criticize the general attitude towards the band held by most of the members here, who (probably don't just) happen to be newer and younger.
Get past the fact that someone dared to openly criticize something you said and take it for what it was; an opinion, en masse, on the subject of a mishandled dynamic.