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veritas
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Thu Nov-19-15 12:23 AM

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"Hypothetical: Your creative friend whose work never got much traction"
Thu Nov-19-15 12:23 AM by veritas

          

But you always thought it was good.

Maybe not great, but always decent, never terrible, and sometimes damn good.

Shows you their latest project and you're absolutely blown away. Something about the work strikes you that this is their most brilliant moment to date and exceptional in its field.

What do you do next? Do you trust that it's really as good as you think it is? Do you doubt your opinion on the basis of your friendship?

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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If that was your genuine reaction, I see no reason to doubt it.
Nov 19th 2015
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I feel like I'm privately *tougher* on friends.
Nov 19th 2015
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see i think i'm the opposite.
Nov 19th 2015
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      lol Please dont take my advice then
Nov 19th 2015
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           haha i mean this is different than the run of the mill though
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There's no reason to doubt my initial impression.
Nov 19th 2015
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Moonlit_Force
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:20 AM

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1. "If that was your genuine reaction, I see no reason to doubt it."
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:29 AM by Moonlit_Force

  

          

Sure, you could be biased, but so what?

As far as what your next move should be, if your friend is attempting
to make a name for themselves and you have their blessing you should be
promoting the shit out of their work via word of mouf, social media
and whatever other resources you feel are warranted.

  

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Frank Longo
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:25 AM

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2. "I feel like I'm privately *tougher* on friends."
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It's harder for me to get lost in the creativity because I know the person. So as I'm reading or listening or looking or whatever, I'm seeing them first and the art second. Sort of hard *not* to when it's someone with whom you're close.

With that in mind, when I think something a friend has done is brilliant (and I've been lucky enough to witness this), I tell them so. And they know I mean it.

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veritas
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:36 AM

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3. "see i think i'm the opposite."
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like if you're my friend and not stuck in that 9 to 5 life and actually doing something artistic i'm apt to support you even if you're farting on a snare drum.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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Moonlit_Force
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:43 AM

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4. "lol Please dont take my advice then "
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>like if you're my friend and not stuck in that 9 to 5 life
>and actually doing something artistic i'm apt to support you
>even if you're farting on a snare drum.

  

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veritas
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Thu Nov-19-15 01:48 AM

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5. "haha i mean this is different than the run of the mill though"
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definitely not farting on a snare drum in this instance.

and i think i'll take your advice for sure (was planning to anyway) but it's not done yet, so it's not in a position to be shared.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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soulfunk
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Thu Nov-19-15 06:25 AM

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6. "There's no reason to doubt my initial impression. "
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Depending on the industry, there is such a small connection between whether an independent piece of creative work is great and whether it will "blow up". So I'll be.ust appreciate the art for what it is.

  

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