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Samantha

Posted by Avadhut on 13 June 2007

-Ever had a sense of constance that made you feel like the feelings, emotions, beliefs you held about certain things haven’t really changed in a long time, like, say, since you were in the eigth standard?

Lately, I have begun to feel it sometimes. Have I not grown up or was I never immature?

Either is scary!

-Is it ok to quit your workplace when you realize that the implementation of your creative endevors is directly proportional to the understanding prowess possessed by someone else?[1]

-Is talking gibberish considered a desirable quality for grooms in any culture?[2]

-You really didn’t expect the title of the post to make any sense, did you?

[1] Sometimes, it’s easier to talk in math.

[2] An example—How about telling the story of Die Hard 1 using only sounds and never-before-heard words like “grig.”

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4 Responses to “Samantha”

  1. Pink Imp said

    Confucius says: Leave cactus at once. Many trees in forest, not desert 😀

  2. Charlotte said

    1)Have I not grown up or was I never immature?

    Nah, you’re okay.

    “There’s so much nonsense about human inconstancy and the transience of all emotions,” said Wynand. “I’ve always thought that a feeling which changes never existed in the first place.”
    -Gail Wynand, The Fountainhead

    2)Is it ok to quit your workplace when you realize that the implementation of your creative endevors is directly proportional to the understanding prowess possessed by your superiors?

    Yes, if there’s a change that you’ll find a better deal elsewhere that guarantees your satisfaction. Be it the same profile as you’re in now or a poor artist or a chef in some restuarant or whatever.

    3) Is talking gibberish considered a desirable quality for grooms in any culture?

    As long as you’re making sense to me, honey.

    4) Who is this Samantha? ::hands on hips::

  3. ..Still wondering on the reason for this title.

    ‘Grig’–> i had heard this word b4. Its the way Haval pronounces “great” 😉 ..just the way he pronounces “Hae(i)lio” for a simple “Hello”

  4. Aron said

    hey, i wanted to say something about the workplace question.

    Avadhut, in any enterprise, especially when it is not owned by you, you can never let you creativity flow freely the way you would wish to. This is because of two persons: (1) the client and/or (2) the owner. The client/owner always has a certain specific output in mind, and if you’re creation doesn’t match that requirement, they will reject it or ask for it to be modified. And they have every right to reject it because they are either paying for it or they own it. Thus there arises a conflict. Note that there would be no conflict had you made your creation for yourself or if you had a big reputation or strong brand value. Established artists and creative directors can pretty much set trends in the creative industry because of their brand value. But even people with such brand value and experience have had to, during the course of their careers, succumb to ludicrous, illogical client/owner demands.

    In my opinion, there will always be a tussle between you (the creator) and the client/owner (the consumer). Because in the end, the client wants to see that your creation is worth his/her money and time. Also, conflicts will arise, in response to which have two choices. One is to reject the work because of the creative compromise you have to make. The other is to accept the work, knowing that a certain amount of compromise will be required (the level of compromise would depend on your reputation, experience, and brand name). If you’re starting out new or if you’re creative tasks are not part of your job profile (your case in cactus), then the degree of compromise will be rather high, especially in the beginning when they are not sure if your work will produce the desired results. Then there’s the other case altogether where your client/superior is a buffoon when it comes to design and is also a stubborn dumbass. In such a case, I guess you must try to negotiate your way through or set mutually acceptable conditions before you start working on something.

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