Yer favourite pirate Captain be back on th' high seas...and what do I see on me first day o' comin' back:
Cowards and whiners, slackers and ne'er-do-wells. A couple of whom have posted some very angry rants on DA because apparently they feel disadvantaged, since we're not takin' th' time t' give em a handout and stroke their self-esteem.
I mean first of all these individuals, decide to ask DA fer 'help' and then they sit and wait and do nothing t' promote their job advertisement. Had they obtained a college degree in commerce with just one unit in marketing 101, they would've realised that the world is such that ye have t' make people aware. After awareness, comes INCENTIVES. What reason do they have t' follow someone who's unproven and untested? That'd be the same as a gamble and most people aren't gamblers...
Essentially, here is what was wrong with their "Recruitment":
1. No directions and no specifications were given.
2. No pay (if its free expect the lowest quality individuals to respond unless you have something more t' offer).
3. They talked down t' the very same people they were tryin' t' recruit by claiming they could help launch them or suggest that a collaborative publishing effort would be possible. Most people knew it was a scam t' get cheap labour right from th' start.
Now, after their little tirade and unsuccessful recruitment drive, a couple (it was more than one) of these bandits decided that they should rant about "popular " artists and claim that we're somehow too entrenched in th' market.
Matie, have ye listened to yerself? First o' all, popularity isn't instantaneous, nor is it gained overnight. The hours we spend here in doing market research, consumer taste preference surveys, not to mention the other hours spent tryin' and experimentin' with new ideas and writing styles...it all adds up.
If yer unwilling t' give up th' time t' do something worthwhile and if yer unwilling t' put effort into yer public relations. Then of course nothing will work out.
Now then, time fer me own experiment. If anyone read this far down me little rant, then I want t' see how much 'popularity' counts for. Ergo, I will post a similar request to what the whiny artist requested and see how many respond (respond via note).
What I need ye all t' "help" me with, is t' design some cute chibis of Chenbeard the pirate, either doin' somethin', fightin' somethin', or just bein' in a settin' or place. Humour is appreciated and if its good I'll use as a cover fer me poem with FULL CREDIT given t' the artist.
Now let's sit back and see how many respond. Me bet be on one, maybe three :3.
-Captain Chenbeard o' the Black Fedora Pirates