Chances Are You Already Know Who Wrote This Post Just By Looking at the Image Next to These Words

in life •  4 months ago

Yet you haven't seen that image before. Not once. It's new to your eyes.
What could be inside this post?

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It's Cool

Will it be something funny?

Probably not, this time.

I've been beating myself up way too much lately.

The part of me most of you know wants to put his game face on; get on with the show.  Behind the scenes here is a mystery to most of you.  Sure, I've told a few stories about my life, my past.  A little bit about who I was; who I am.  Bits and pieces, here and there.

I'll often write in character.  I have many to choose from.  This helps the creative process.  It allows me to step out of my shoes and into another pair, then I go for a little walk.

I'm smiling right now.  The amount of times some random readers of my work have taken these characters seriously absolutely floors me.  I can guarantee there are a few folks out there who actually think I kill people.  I'm certain some folks out there read something I wrote as Mr. Himself and left thinking I'm thee biggest fucking douchebag asshole drunk on the entire internet.

In reality, all that truly means to me is I did a good job; it was a convincing act.

My approach to all this if often misunderstood.

Some see the show and think I'm being fake.

All I'm doing is taking small bites of my personality, even the things I don't like about myself, and blowing it all way out of proportion.

It's still me behind the keys here.

In life, depending on the situation, I can be the nicest guy you've ever known and the biggest asshole you've ever seen; along with everything, all of it, and some in between.

Many of you out there are doing the same.

Except your approach leans more to the traditional side of things.

The public figure persona.

You're using one character, and I have nothing against that.  I certainly wouldn't assume you're being fake when you start out your vlog using your introduction voice and the smiling face.  You could be having the worst fucking day in your entire life, step into that character, do the vlog, step out and carry on having a shitty day.  Nobody even knows it; that's how good you are.  I respect that.  We all do it.  The good ones anyway.  Wink-wink.

@NoNamesLeftToUse The Writer/Artist Himself

You're so vain.  I'll bet you think this song is about you.

That guy is so full of himself!

That's not me though, it's a character, and I think it's hilarious.

Some folks out there don't like me because of that character.  Trust me, I've read the emails and direct messages, taken some flak, whatever.  I've tried to explain but that usually turns out to be a huge waste of time, so I ignore it now.  Part of the reason why I no longer leave an email address in the credits under my posts now is simply because some folks will treat you like a punching bag when there's nobody else around to see it.  Nasty words!

They don't know I'm just messing around.  Hating me for creating that character is much like hating a human because they played a role in a movie once and you didn't like that character.  Needless to say, that's just ridiculous, and that's why I don't take it personally.

It wasn't that long ago,

I was treated poorly by an established artist.

That stereotypical pompous prick type artist we've all heard about.

I wrote about the incident on a couple of occasions.  That's all in the past but the experience made me promise to myself I'd never turn into that type no matter how far I get in life with this art stuff I enjoy producing.

I'm not doing this to be famous.  That's why I'm not advertising my name and plastering my face equipped with a fake smile for the camera! all over this blog every chance I get.  I don't need to be someone, I already am someone, and I don't want to lose touch.

So I made up this character just to poke a bit of fun at that crowd.  That's why I think it's hilarious.  It's an inside joke for me but now I guess those of you who chose to read this today got the scoop.  It also allows me to say the stupidest things like, "I am not as perfect as you think I am!"  I wrote that in my previous post and I just know someone out there got triggered.

Who does this guy think he is!

Someone with a sense of humor.

That's who.

So, whatever.

I just felt like rambling on about nothing but at the same time, for a long time, I've felt like maybe I owe these people a bit of an explanation.  It's been bugging me lately and I know I got off on the wrong foot with a few people, mainly because of my unorthodox approach to all of this.

I also know many more of you out there get it and have no problem putting up with my shit so for that it's easy for me to say, thank you, and actually mean it.

Anyway...

I gotta get going.

Have a nice day.

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Well I respect your dry and sometimes dark sense of humour.

I think it’s honourable to not pander to the expectations of the crowed. It’s also a little more real somehow when you clearly play a character and do as you please rather than trying to please.

I do my best to be completely honest on here. You see all the praising compliments on the shit posts and it’s so stupidly obvious that they’re just begging for votes.

Have some fucking pride people. Stop pandering to people for a fucking 2 cent upvote.

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Yeah those folks and their thank you for your wonderful information you're the best ever me long you long time! nonsense is fucking annoying. There was a time when I'd flag and tell those people to straight up get lost. I don't need attention that bad and I don't like two-faced people so I have no idea why they think acting like that will get them places with me. It would be nice if more people could be less fearful of being honest around here but I don't see that changing any time soon. They see money and treat everyone like their boss, and when I was in charge of things in life, I hated that brown noser character they played. Those people got the lowest raises, yet they put in the most effort being nice LOL! Fuck them...

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Some people even call you boss here lol.

I think that’s why I’m such a shit employee. I can’t stand feeling as if I’ll be penalised for saying what I’m really thinking.

No fakey smiles for your pictures, LOL :) If people actually think you're a hitman, then that's just freaking hilarious! I have seen some of those commenters who take your characters seriously though (I can't roll my eyes back far enough)

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I think I have the male version of resting bitch face. I only smile when the world does something to place that dumb look on my face naturally. It happens quite often when I sit here and read comments and sometimes, yeah; it's such a brutal feeling when I'm in funny mode and have to stop, get serious, and explain. Remember how I used to warn new followers about what to expect? I'd do a serious post, then have to explain that's not my typical approach. I'm not surprised many of those folks never set foot in this place. Can't win em all...

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Howie doesn't smile in pictures he knows are coming either, people might assume from his pictures that he's not a particularly happy guy- but I actually think he smiles and laughs more than just about anyone I know.

I remember. But you would think that since you stated you were generally not serious, they would have checked back later....ah well, as Anthony says

Screw Em!

For me it's sad to hear that there are people giving you a hard time, I mean in the end of the day If you don't like something just don't bother, it's normal something to be out of your taste but it's a whole other story to attack something because you consider it different!

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I don't mind hearing that version of honesty but these folks don't need to hide it. They could say it openly, here, and give me a chance to explain before jumping to conclusions. I've heard it all though and every time it's just a case of someone not getting it. That's not my fault. I like to take elements of our personalities we all have in common, and instead of covering it up and attempting to be a perfect shining example of humanity, I go into these characters and highlight those traits many fear. To me, it's hilarious. I'm poking fun at egomaniacs if that's the character I decide to use that day. That's not me, that's me acting like them, because I think they deserve to be mocked. LOL! So what if that makes me a prick. It's still funny.

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Humor has many forms, personally I appreciate people with humor and even more when they show a selfsarcasm and in my opinion you have all that. People can and should be honest, someone can not be understood or be liked by everybody but I dislike people that have already formed an opinion and are not willing to hear the other side, even if they say that they want to hear it, with whose people there is no reason to do any conversation because nothing you say can change their opinion. That is indeed their problem.

Lol, nosmileslefttouse, :OD

wink wink

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HA! You caught that one. I didn't think anyone would notice that. LOL!

I nearly mentioned you in this post because you're another one who uses characters and has a bit of fun. There are a few us out there. It's really not that unusual.

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It definitely isn't unusual. I have lost count to of the times someone has believed I am a stone cold killah! Lol, ah it's all fun!

As soon as I saw the pic I thought, can it be, let me see!!

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It's been nearly two years, and that's the first time you folks have ever seen me without a disguise and since I stashed it away like this, most won't even see it, which is fine with me!

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They will gloss over it and never suspect a thing. Please to meet you no mysteries man ;0D

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I've been pretty damn hard on myself lately wondering what I'm doing wrong and why so many refuse to even look. I said the other day it's fucking depressing and I was being serious, but I suppose I'm getting over it. Just gotta keep on keepin on....

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The important thing to realise is you are doing absolutely nothing wrong. It's just that all the attention goes to that place now and so many who did pay attention have left or just rent out their sp for a passive income. It can be depressing as fuck.

But you do have to keep getting on. I think this is just one of the dips in the road. There will be changes ahead and they might make it better they might make it worse but fuck it we were here first ;0)

And as one cocky fuckhead on trending said to me you might make trending one day but I doubt it... despite having paid for his position. We have done and will again. Hurrah! That's the bit we crack open the beers and light the cigars :0)

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I saw that exchange, "making it to the trending page," ...with money. LOL! Maybe I should use some of the nearly 10k I made this week to, "make the trending page," while they go in debt just to feel special for two days. Fuck it though. I'm not desperate for attention. Take it or leave it...

Besides offering comic relief, play acting can be therapeutic for both the artist and the audience. Just like theater one only uses the mask and plays the role when on stage. I remember how Alice Cooper used to address this. Those of us in the arts get it...and do it on occasion. Good analysis of past performances my friend.

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Using characters while writing isn't anything unusual either. It's quite common actually. Even the best novelists will put themselves in the shoes of their characters in the story as they write. Stephen King has killed a lot of people in his work. Nobody thinks he's a murderer in real life. Plenty of musicians have had to explain their stage presence and performance in the past. These days it seems some of those folks actually believe their own publicity and turn into their public personas and it doesn't help that in most cases the general public doesn't realize that's a character they play as well.

Your persona is like a waterfall on Mars.

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Is that a fancy way of saying it's there but it's not there?

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Hey, you don't explain either. It is a reference to the artwork, though, and to Space Oddity, and stuff.

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Yeah, well, I'm sleep deprived, so there's no way I'll ever be able to decipher what seems like code on a day like this.

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I meant it in a positive way, let's leave it at that then.

Can't you hop onto your bike, drive to the lake, and have a beer and a nap there?

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Not today. I'm "working."

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Those complainers about characters reminded me of the actor Bruce Dern, they say he couldn't get work in hollywood for a long time because he shot John Wayne! They knew it was all an act but Dern was so good at being bad, then actually kilt the hero of the cowboy movie, the public wanted him out of the film industry, couldn't get over the actor's great acting.

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Imagine what it was like for those bad guy wrestlers in the 80's. Many of them couldn't make public appearances. People would want to kill them.

lol, duuude!! i thought i recognized the style! i was away from steem it the 8 months or more but i remember some noob ranting about nobody upvoting him and his weird art, so i went back and searched your history to see if its really you... sure enough i found the post!!!! and i'm really happy you didn't stop bro!! gg, keep it up man!

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i remember some noob ranting about nobody upvoting him and his weird art

Did you read the post or just the headline? That wasn't a rant and nobody was whining. It was a post meant to motivate those who were struggling. I was trying to teach people that even veterans like I was at the time had to start out small and put up with a few flops. Maybe you should read it?

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sorry bro, my bad. it was a really long time ago and my memory is not that great i have to admit (:
i was actually happy to see you're still posting. i came across your profile randomly, you were attributing someone the "shitpost of the day" award ((: and i kinda recognized the style as familiar so i checked out your stuff
anyways, no harm no foul! maybe i will read it, peace!

People actually emailed you to complain? That's crazy. Your character in your post is usually very different from "you" in the comments, in case it wasn't clear enough already.

I am not a person that likes scary stuff - I'm really wimpy. That said, I've gotten used to talking with the freaky wide-nose horror movie character you've got up there as your profile. You aren't scary looking in real life. I'm kind of thrown :)

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It comes up. Some folks don't get it. The cartoon violence in my previous post was meant to be humorous, in a dark way, but nobody got hurt, yet I'm getting shit for being a "violent person". It's whatever, I don't respond, but it does come up at least once in a month.

I can guarantee there are a few folks out there who actually think I kill people.

Wait, you don't?? my whole life has been a lie!!

Hating me for creating that character is much like hating a human because they played a role in a movie once and you didn't like that character.

This actually happens to be honest... seen some people badmouthing telenovela evil actors for no reason... people sometimes can't destinguish between reality and real life, i guess it's the world we live in, everyone is trying to get away from reality, each through their own means...

I'm not doing this to be famous. That's why I'm not advertising my name and plastering my face...

Yeah, you and me brother, i actually want to stay anonymous in here, anonymity makes it so i can write what i want without fear of being ostracized and bad-mouthed by society... people nowadays can't take a joke, we live in a world of political correctness bullshit that doesn't allow anyone to speak his or her mind... it's actually stopping the progress of evolution in a way...

Keep doing your thing bro, there are those just like me that can take a joke and actually laugh because life without fun is a life not worth living imo...

Cheers,
Your friendly neighbour: The Spiderman

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I know people these days can't take a joke unless it comes with a template like a meme or a laugh track prompting people to know when it's okay to follow the herd and laugh. I don't really give a shit though if people want to hate me for trying to put smiles on faces my own way. That's their flaw, not mine, so it's nothing for me to lose sleep over.

Society likes to act like a script now. Give me shit for using characters all while not realizing they actually live a lie in some cases. Whatever...

I suspected you were adorable from the beginning. No need to explain things. The most interesting people are a bit of angel and a bit of devil. lol

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I've always thought if someone only shows the best fucking side of themselves at all times, they're hiding something from me and can't be trusted LOL! Or maybe I just have trust issues... ... .. Maybe both.

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And if they show only the bad side, they're not nice at all! You have to distinguish between naturally pleasant and fake pleasant people. lol

They don't know I'm just messing around.

I pretty much found out the first time I made a comment to your post 😆. But I’m really glad I made that comment that day.

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Yeah, using words is important. I don't mind explaining from time to time. Sometimes it's annoying when I'm being taken seriously, with the 'funny' tag sitting right there offering everyone a hint about what's going on, but I realize sometimes people don't read those things. Thanks for sticking around!

I imagined you with a big nose like the character hahaha.


I like the character, in fact I started to follow you, a day that was a little depressed by the situation in my country that makes it very difficult to achieve the material things we need and I was reading publications, I found one of yours that made me laugh a lot, I added you and really your occurrences make me laugh.

Not everything in life should be serious, it takes a little humor for a good balance!

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Yup, that's my nasty mugshot. Remove it from your comment though. I didn't plan on leaving that here forever LOL! It's good to know my little space here brings you some joy, especially during times of hardship. When I first started out here I was being serious, trying to fit in of all things. I'm glad I dropped that, relaxed and just started goofing around. It's fun making people laugh.

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Ready!!! I already deleted the photograph. :)

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Well, what can you do? Not everybody can give you a blowjob.
Some people think you are a killer. Some people think you are jealous.
Do you need to react to all of them?
I like it dry, the friction gives more pleasure and after all life is not all about the balance between pain and pleasure?

Your working system is always different , you famous for your work in steemit . Your sense humor is different . You never change .

Thanks for sharing @nonameslettouse

you are already famous for your amazing work!!!
it will not change anything if you show the face or your name! :)
i believe you are the same man - artist for us!! :)

I guess that when someone has multiple personalities, he or she has to be creative!

I'm smiling right now. The amount of times some random readers of my work have taken these characters seriously absolutely floors me. I can guarantee there are a few folks out there who actually think I kill people. Haha
This is interesting and i cant stop laughing:)

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