If you run websites or have ever had one, you know how EXTREMELY annoying buying a domain name is.
Sometimes your own goddamn name is owned by somebody already-
EX. sorry John Bastow, we don't care that you're a crappy wedding photographer from England for over 25 years, this is the guy that will always and forever be before you on your google search! Fortunately, I have a unique enough name that the domain isn't flying off the shelf anytime soon, BUT I would never want my ACTUAL name as a domain anyway because that would add a level of professionalism that I never hope to achieve.
With that being said, i do have a fair share of websites under pseudonyms and company names and whatnot that do require unique domain names. So you struggle for days just to come up with any usable options.
Next step- Instantdomainsearch.com for the judge and jury...
1) FlawedbyDesign.com- taken 2) TenthMuse.com- taken 3) RecklessBeauty.com- taken 4) ExileDesigns.com- taken 5) RecklessbyDesign.com- taken 6) Viperine.com- taken 7) Devolution- taken
...Ok....so all of my fucking ideas are already taken...superb. Back to the drawing board...
BUT AT LEAST they are all legit websites...even if some only have a pathetic homepage up.
But nowdays there are scoundrels, (some individuals, some actual full companies) that are dedicated to buying domain names that they feel that they can profit from.
A domain name that isn't bought costs $7.50 from go daddy.... THAT'S SEVEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS!
BUT if your domain happens to have been bought by buydomains.com or some other sleezeball, they will charge you anywhere between $500 to $200,000. That's the highest one that I've seen, but they probably easily go higher when a certain trend pops up.
OR better yet, once you already have an established site, these same companies will buy the .nets or .orgs or anything close to your name that might be come up on a google search...then fill them with porn ads. Haha! Hope you were trying to sell dildos because you are now!
So...in the spirit of good ol' fashion nonsense. Here is a list of domain names that either should or shouldn't exist or at least shouldn't be taken, or are asking a ridiculous price.
1) BloodFarts.com- $4888 *BloodyFarts.com- also $4888 they've cornered the market on blood and farts!!! 2) ShakenBabies.com- taken * Shaken-Babies.com- available a reasonable alternative... 3) BondageGrannies.com- available someone needs to take advantage of this 4) fuck 4 5) SatansPanties.com- available * SatansPanties.net- taken who the fuck buys the .net but not the .com...it's like $2 more?! 6) CarrotTop.com- taken this must be destroyed... 7) PoopingBackandForth.com- available again...someone needs to address this asap 8) EvenGodPoops.com- taken * GodPoops.com- available wow... 9) Hipster.com- $42,000 * HipstersDie.com- available Well if it's cheaper to kill them... 10) AnimalMasturbation.com- taken don't ask... 11) LlamaJuice.com- taken I SAID DON'T ASK! 12) Taken.com- taken * Available.com- taken well that just blew my mind... 13) SexOver80.com- taken * SexOver90.com- available watch out all you 89 year olds...once you hit the big 9-0, your porn days are over 15) HelloBooby.com- available Sanrio should own this because I could do evil things... 16) GodGodGod.com- $2588 Er....is this sarcastic or is this is a candyman reference???
I declare myself a lot of things. conceptualist, artist, designer, philosopher, muse, adventurer, etc...but I think I will coin the term: Life Artist. That is, someone that truly creates the ever-evolving world around them.
I can't say that I understand most people, but after meeting enough of them, I get the distinct impression that I AM the freak.
But see...I just don't like the way the machine of humanity works. I see a vast sea of mediocrity fueled by two things: unoriginality and laziness. Which one is the bigger evil? I don't know. If you can't find hobbies and have interests and passions that are beyond hanging out in bars and drinking, or watching television, or laying on a beach working on your tan, than you are lazy. And if these things really do hold your interest enough that you don't feel the need to look for anything else in life, than you are a cookie cutter human and the core of mediocrity. If you realize this and still accept it, then you are simply an idiot.
We all learn to read and write. We learn to tie our shoes and to eat with utensils. We learn to speak complex languages and computer programs...yet the SKILL of learning what makes us happy is hardly ever nurtured. When we are young, we are basically handed a booklet on how to be normal. Some people reject it...most people don't. Why question and criticize? Do we need to learn long division for a test we can use a calculator on? I write my own handbook...and it's written in my own language, nobody else is capable of reading it, and there are a LOT of notes, erasure marks, and edits.
Creativity is not about being able to draw or paint, it is about expressing a passion, whatever form that may take is completely individual. The people I have tried to surround myself with are all passionate in their own way. My one friend cooks the most unbelievable food and loves having other people eat it. Another is enthralled with cycling and creates events to bring other enthusiasts together. Another created an entire lingerie brand when everyone told her she was crazy. Another one captures the most breathtaking photographs. Another dedicated his time to writing incredibly imaginative, innovative stories. Another performs music in nyc dive bars. Another puts his life force into anything he sculpts.
Why? Because they love what they do and that's the only answer ever needed...
My instinct is to not accept things as they are if they don't suit me and I have lived my life accordingly. But it has been hard. It's a constant exhausting pursuit of something which has no name. I truly hope to never find the destination. I don't believe it even exists, not that it would matter.
I don't believe in God. If he does exist, I'll send him a thank you card for creating the best playground ever! Beyond being born, I take complete responsibility for my life, my triumphs and failures, my happiness...or unhappiness. Relying on a higher power to influence your life and your world is the epitome of laziness.
I don't believe 99.9% of people get married because they are in love. We just ping our needs out into the world like sonar unto someone pings them back, then we cling onto each other for dear life pretending it's much more special than it really is, especially when the needs are shallow to begin with. It is so EASY to become a part of sanctioned society. Get married, settle down, have children...gee there aren't enough people that want that...whereEVER will you find someone like that??? Please....do you know how FRUSTRATING it is to find like minded people when you are commited to NOT being boring?
There are some people that have the fire in them, but require a spark. This is how I became a muse, quite by accident, but it became a habit to inspire those that needs the push to become who or what they wanted to be or do what they wanted to do. In a world filled of fear and doubt, most people mentally defeat themselves before they start, but if you have ever been around for someone that accomplish something that they've always wanted to...it's the most beautiful thing on earth. They've just created their own happiness. :-)
Sorry for the serious post...back to nonsense tomorrow...promise...
zombie zombie doo whether latex, gelatin, or silicone maybe i'm just bored of you...
really...it's not you...it's me, but i think it would be best if i just moved on!
so it's probably a mix of oversaturated media and my insatiable need for new and shiny things, but i'm kind of sick of zombies!
sick of making 'em, sick of seeing 'em.
i'm in the mood for some faster, smarter, meaner creatures. i want inspiring designs of monsters that strike fear on a supernatural level instead of just grossing people out by showing droopy flesh and coverering it in blood. Monsters that have an evil purpose beyond instinctual hunger. There is nothing pyschologically frightening about a zombie. In Romero's newest SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, there is so much emphasis on feeling pity for these creatures instead of fearing them, not to mention that it's done in such a cheesy way that it just becomes comical and dismissive.
i still love zombies...i do.
28 DAYS LATER brought in an interesting alternative- fast zombies. unstoppable homicidal rage with no regard to self perservation is pretty frightening, i'll give ya that.
same thing and mixed with claustrophobia with QUARENTINE.
props also to DEAD SNOW for not only making the most outhouse and pooping related scenes ever in a zombie movie, but for making them intelligent, vengeful, and quite sadistic nazi zombies. (Not to mention having one of my favorite opening scenes of all time)
spoofs are also enjoyable, such as SHAUN OF THE DEAD and ZOMBIELANDdid a good job, bringing ridiculousness to a whole new level.
but can we please please PLEASE can we see more monster movies? (that aren't ruined remakes of 80's movies)
i have big ideas for my next project...a creature project...will update with progress!