Haruka Shimotsuki/tieLeaf’s New Album and some other ramblings

It seems nobody (except maybe some people on discussion forums) are talking about Haruka Shimotsuki's new albums (her doujin albums specifically). I guess I'll have to be that person that informs the general audience of her stuff. I'm a big Shimotsuki fan. Been one since I was 13. I want to help fans old and new… Continue reading Haruka Shimotsuki/tieLeaf’s New Album and some other ramblings

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Writing While Human

I’m going to say something, and it is astounding to me that this is controversial: creative people should be paid for their work.

Writers. Artists. Speakers. Bloggers. Film makers. Sculptors. Musicians. Graphic designers. Actors. Directors. Set designers. Textile artists. Landscapers. All of them.

I’ve heard the most assinine reasons given for why these people should NOT be paid. Most of the time it’s “exposure!” Translation: everyone will see your work here and will want to hire you for other work! Which is ridiculous, because no other industry works like that. Imagine seeing these ads …

“Design a database for one of our clients and you’ll be added to our list of database developers. Our website sees tons of traffic, and they will all see your name! EXPOSURE!”

“Teach in our school for a semester and parents will be clamoring for their school to hire you for real! EXPOSURE!”

“Work for…

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