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smudgethis says

Recently i got a 1 star rating because the buyer didn’t read the description where it said trapcode particular required.

Can we as the author not simply have the option to reply to a rating comment? If I saw that 1 star rating and then see an author’s response to the tune of…

“sorry you didn’t like this item, it does clearly state in the item description that particular is required etc.”

I as the buyer would totally understand that this was a useless rating. Also as the author it would be very much appreciated if I could defend my work against the opinions of consumers who may have misunderstood the content or technical requirements of the item.

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smudgethis says

I am looking for an illustrator to help me out with a project starting early next week. The job will entail taking two photos, one of a landscape and one of an individual in an office setting (photos will be supplied) and creating comic book art styled versions of both.

The image style I am after is as shown in the (hopefully) attached images.

These two illustrations will need to be animated so creating the images in layers is crucial. This project is tight turnaround and I would require the illustrations to be created within 48 hours of me supplying the photos. A more detailed brief and an animation example can be supplied via email if you are interested.

Please contact me at hello@smudgethis.com if you would like to work with me on this project and provide a quote for creating both illustrations as well as links to any examples of previous work that are relevant to this job.

I know this is a massive cliche but this is genuinely a starter for many future projects. These two illustrations will be used in a video edit for one case study. The company this is for has in excess of 20 case studies that they will need visualising if this one proves successful with the board of directors.

Kind regards, James

http://www.smudgethis.com
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smudgethis says

The answer to your ‘why is Facebook better or worse’ question is, to be honest… I don’t know.

This whole process of leaving Facebook, be it on temporary basis or permanently, is purely an experiment to see if I can live without it. I don’t know if twitter is better or just the same in another guise. @Creative you may very well be right, perhaps I’m the kind of person who needs it in my life, craves the attention of others and feeds off seeing the like counter on my opinion rise and rise. I would like to think that isn’t the case but I’m not naive enough to think that I may be wrong.

I’m not knocking it, and I’m definitely not knocking those who use it. That wasn’t the purpose of my original post. I was just keen to hear other people’s opinions and experiences.

As for my comment on the family of ‘facebookers’ on the train. I do believe that was a fair observation of what is in my opinion the worst social side effect of Facebook (and any social media). It isn’t the fact that people want to have their voice heard by the world, who doesn’t, it’s the fact that in that instance, the individuals sat around the table would rather communicate with a virtual device than their loved ones.

Maybe cutting off Facebook entirely from my life isn’t the perfect solution but I am curious to know if it’s possible and as mentioned before, I won’t know if I don’t try.

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smudgethis says

@Creattive your post is exactly why I enjoy posting in this forum and will continue to do so. It very often opens an intelligent debate with opinions on both sides with very valid opinions and intelligent insight.

Maybe I do like to express myself and start threads and post comments bla bla bla but I think it’s ok for me and others to dislike a certain platform. Facebook and twitter are essentially the same thing but the way they are used is very very different and for that reason I have chosen to stop using the one I don’t like.

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smudgethis says

@Creattive I totally agree and I admit to being guilty of this and it’s another issue I am trying to wrap my head around. Can I leave Facebook but still continue using other ‘social networks’ such as forums and twitter without being a hypocrite?

Please like this comment and share with your friends. ;)

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smudgethis says

I just got home via a 1hr train journey. On the table opposite was a family of four who spent the entire journey buried in their phones, occasionally piping up to say what someone they knew was doing or had commented or the one that I actually found annoying… that someone had liked their comment.

Is this now what I am doomed to, leading a life of mildly arrogant observation towards everyone who is buried so deep in a world of ‘social’ media that it actually annoys me? Is it better to be naively lost in a concept than viewing it from the outside with frustration and anger?

Or am I just turning into a grumpy old man? :/ (I did turn 30 years old last December).

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smudgethis says

So… I left yesterday. Only deactivated the account so if I find myself biting my nails down to the knuckle wanting desperately to know how ‘old school friend number 8’s kid is doing at play school’ I can hop back on and pretend this whole episode never happened.

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smudgethis says

Not too many people arguing the case pro-facebook here. :/

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smudgethis says

Made this decision yesterday after returning from a bank holiday weekend away with my wonderful wife and seeing my Facebook feed full of people seemingly trying to one-up one another with their ‘awesome’ weekends.

Maybe I’m just turning into a grumpy old man but I am going old school, disconnecting from the social web and looking forward to learning of people’s adventures via the classic form of conversation be it in person, over the phone Skype or preferably in a pub with a couple of beers.

Anybody else made this leap and how is it working out for you?

p.s. I am still going to be on twitter:

@smudgethis for the business and @notsmudgethis for my own personal stuff, although don’t expect a huge amount of activity on here. This is kind of my social network life-line that may well be severed in the not too distant future.

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smudgethis says

p.s. give us some suggestions, then.

Dave Harrison, Paul Metcalfe, Mr Red, Simon Simonson, Paul Paulson, Johnny Depp, and Bob

i think those are the only names that exist in the world. If I think of any others then I’l let you know.

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