I would like to say that some time ago I reposted one of your art pieces, didn't/forgot to add a source, and just found out that it got more notes than your original post of it on this blog. I would like to sincerely apologize about that. I posted that some time ago- near when I first joined tumblr and I am just so sorry that I ever did that. I have deleted the post and I wish I could delete all the unsourced posts that have been reblogged of it. Again, I am just so sorry that I did that.
Aww anon! Don’t beat yourself up over it! Everyone makes mistakes, and I mean you’ve learned from it, so it’s all good. <3
Above: My cintiq visible on its arm, in my old rented room in San Francisco
I get a lot of questions about the tools I use, or how I get drawings onto the computer. The problem with this is: I don’t. I draw directly into a Cintiq. I use one at work that belongs to my workplace, and one at…
the fact of the matter is, if you were able to afford the tablet in 2001, and if you were able to afford the cintiq. you ARE better off than a lot of people. The idea that there is a presumption that therefore you did not struggle is what is offensive. Everyone struggles, but the attitude of i made it because i had to, and if you aren’t making it then its your own fault. period, is the MOST offensive thing.
You can afford rent in San Francisco.
what you fail to understand, is the very notion that you struggle in order to gain is the epitome of privilege.
Congratulations on your purchase, on the fact that you lived comfortably enough for 3 years to afford a Cintiq.
If you can save money at the end of the month, YOU ARE NOT POOR. If you think not eating one day a week to save for a tablet makes you poor, YOU ARE WRONG.
In conclusion, good for you, youre white.
Wow. People saying some crazy shit in response to Geneva’s post about finding a way to afford a Cintiq. The original post is a great read.
Trying to make someone feel guilty about scrimping and saving for something important to them is terrible. Trying to compete with people over who is “the most poor” is terrible. Geneva’s plan won’t work for everyone, it’ll obviously only work for people who can afford to put at least a little money aside each month.
Poor people criticizing and shitting on each others choices and circumstances doesn’t make anything better for anyone. Are you really mad at a low income student who managed to buy something useful for herself after saving for 3 years? Or are you mad at the systematic oppression that keeps poor people poor? Think about it.
I should know better than to comment on an ~internet argument~, but as someone who grew up poor (even though my parents were able to save money sometimes, wow) this annoyed the shit out of me.