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Don't pick a fight with an artist


Wanna fight pussy?
Give me yar  best shot 
Or will you throw a paintbrush at me?
I'm so scared- not

Excuse me? What did you say?
What is a punch you ask?
Of course let me tell you: 
A blow with the fist- it's quite a simple task

Are y' gonna cwyyy?
I dunno what you just said
Why don't you let me show you?
I'll f****** punch you and then- boom- you're dead!?
Pardon? What did you ask?
You need a clearer definition?
Of course, let me show you
I'll demonstrate- with out your permission
Ouch! Hey no fair
Dude you are so gay
You write poetry
I'll make you f****** pay!
Discúlpeme? What did you mutter?
I'm gay? Is that what you said?
Perhaps you need some assistance, let me help
I'll be gentle I promise-  I did need new ink! In the colour red

What the hell is disculpemee?
You don't scare me-
Go take your girly stuff som'where else softy,
Or I'l break yar teeth- you'll go cryin' to yar mummy 


Excusez-moi? What did you squeak? 
I'm too soft?
No?
Then what?
Yes, I know, aren't artists awesome? 

I do quite agree,
and people like you, it's a shame you see,
when they taunt artists like us,
call us 'too girly' a 'tomboy' a 'wuss'
Their names appear in top-selling books,
the same hair, eyes, 'brain's and looks,

Killed slowly, embarrassed and shamed
 
On painting and movies, manga's and games,
And you were the ones calling us names,
 So don't anger us artists-

Wait- what did you just whisper?

No, of course not... see the disclaimer will say
All people, events names are purely fictional
They are not by purpose, truly coincidental
And your life will no longer be confidential
...I'm going
Yar creepin me out
I don' wan people like you about
See artists like you are all mad
Crazy Lunatics   so be glad
That I din' puch yer in da face
Oh we know we're mad you see,
We have no real reality,
But that gives us lethality,
See we're as mad as a mad hatter
Fine whatever, I'm gone
I thought so as well... see, were friends now

So don't pick a fight with an artist
Or you'll regret it :>

Thank you

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Disclaimer
I don't know why people use gay as an insult- they shall learn soon enough also, no offence to anyone who may speak like that... it's just a little conversation I had with... an old friend :>





Best seen in chrome and torch and other... it's structured you see.!
So yes, we are all artists out here, whether you draw, write, read, look and so on. I haven't been on much but oh well. Here you go! By the way....

Don't pick a fight with an artist.... so don't fight yourself. (see how spiritually amazing?)

Now a lot of people have been saying how lame this is and oh so childish- well I'm glad you think so this poem is written from a childish point of view, it's not sophisticated, doesn't have a deep meaning, simple childish structure and simple rhyme scheme. It has purposely been written like this so please, if you don't have nice to say, don't say it- but critique is always welcome. 

And thanks for everyone who favorites and commented! I really do appreciate it. 
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kittykatrocks21 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
an old friend? wow, what happened? o.o if it's okay to ask :)
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FirecrackerLady Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this, and it reminds me of something I would write.  I especially love the line "We have no reality, but that gives us lethality"

Great job my friend.
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it and that's one of my favorite lines as well! 
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FirecrackerLady Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you get part of the poem to be bold font and the other part not?
I tried to do that, but it made the entire poem bold.  I wrote a poem that was a sort of conversation too, a conversation between the will to live and the allure of death.  Its a little dark, haha.  Maybe you could read it.  And help me figure out how to make part of the typing bold not the entire thing!  It's titled "Voices on Parade"
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Artist
Well  I hava a cheat...when I want writing to be bolt I press 
ctrl b, Italic would be ctrl i 
like so
and so
if you don't want the writing to be bold then press ctrl b/i again! 
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plaguedlord Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done WELL DONE! .
reading that just mad me laugh so hard XD good on ya show em what for!
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BeautifulChaos99 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was just beyond perfect~! I love how you worded the "bullies" threats and the elegance of the artists comebacks~
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9joakim7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this omg!
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LavynderStreak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gay is not an insult. It is a type of person who is misjudged by society. People should be able to do whatever they want to, and people shouldn't judge them.
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Orlona Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I can hardly imagine a situation like this one. I mean who would harass an artist? They're awesome people. Everyone loves their art. But then again it depends on an artist's type I guess. If a guy's good with brush noone gonna bully him. If a smartasss nerd tries to rhyme his way out of a one-sided beatdown, well let's face - it ain't gonna happen.
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Bleached-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Writer
nice.
Artist are vicious,
cause they are creative, so it gives them creative ways to do MANY things.
Fighting being one of them.
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Jaysilvermen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Writer
Well, despite what others before me have said, I happen to think that this is a fun piece of art. I love it personally. :dygel:
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, I guess people have opinions
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Lyrically-Sadistic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice fantasy you got here.

In real life, though, the jerk who made fun of the artist would grow up to inherit the publishing company from his father and blacklist the manuscript.

Also, by calling him gay, he meant that the artist was the passive/receptive in a homosexual relationship and by extension he was a weak, emasculated, beta-class male. Hope that clears it up a little.
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doubting that. Half of those jerks , are not smart enough run a proper company, even if it'd be inherited.
Also they rarely (of not) go that deep into the meaning of an insult, often even using insults wrong.
Therefore I doubt they'd mean that. They're just hoping to sting. Probably copying the insult from someone else too.
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Lyrically-Sadistic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Reality has a habit of denying the childish fantasies of "mad hatter" artists who get insulted rather than otherwise. For every Taylor Swift, there are millions of ignominious dreamers who never get the satisfaction of loosing millions of minions upon those who sneered at them in middleschool and just have to learn to live with the hurt. This piece does a wonderful job indulging those whose artistic career highlight will be a score of favorites and comments online by attributing fantastically destructive power of retribution to the practice of effigy burning where it doesn't practically exist.

If someone I insulted twelve years ago published a best-selling book in which my literary likeness was villainized, it wouldn't bother me at all; it would most likely give me a sense enjoyment of the undeserved limelight...and then grounds to sue for libel and character defamation, because no matter how badly someone hurts your feelings, retaliation via libel is prohibited by law.

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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, I agree, that the 'retribution' in most cases, will not be,
also that, if you'd be able to get some kind of retribution, to better don't,
as it would probably indeed just give some kind of satisfaction.
I'm just saying the odds that, they're going to bother you as your
boss for the rest of your lives, are pretty small. Those are worst case scenarios,
where the author of this poem probably is giving some best case scenario.

I admit that life can be harsh and there will (always) be haters, but it should be nuanced.
There are in most cases those who'll love it too. So, it's better to ignore those who don't.
I've learned through observation, that of the 'haters', most don't even truly dislike someone/something,
most of the time it is jealousy fueled.

Hmmm. I may have to work on a better structure for my opinions.
My teacher would probably fail me on the layout of this one :D
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Hopefully, that doesn't happen. It wasn't a fantasy though I just used a real life event...
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apexmegalodon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
"You write poetry," Best insult ever!rofl 
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Completely agree with Caramelogram's comment below. The poem is also painfully pretentious and artless - it appears the point of the piece is "don't be a bully," but that idea is completely lost in this obnoxious show of "look how eloquent I can be. Won't you feel dumb as I whip out this random foreign language and forceful rhyme?"

This could function as a first-draft to be further developed and improved, but at the moment, it's yet another example of the tired "intelligent geek vs. brain-dead bully" cliché.
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: BTW, your username works with your comment XDD
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n-ekoseera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Um, who talks like this? lol
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
no-one...
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Romi-pink7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this so much <3 Bravo! Es precioso! -still dont know french- beautiful work
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thefatherdog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not going to talk about the artistic level in this particular piece, but more the content. 
First let's start off with the fact that everyone, no matter what identity, is going to be picked on at some point in their lives. It is not something you can prevent 100% from happening to you personally, even we ourselves are a bully to our own beings at times. A piece like this, in my opinion, does not help the situation of artists being specifically picked on because it is done in an obviously provoking manner. Making yourself out to be superior to another just because of your occupation does not diffuse the situation, it is another form of being particularly childish, and makes you no different than what the original aggressor is doing in the first place--making them out to seem superior. What the initial aggressor states is not right, but neither is what the artist is trying to convey, even if it is done in a stylistic manner it is still just as malicious.

I actually doubt the non-artist would have walked off like that in a real situation, what the artist would have said would probably have riled them up further, and an actual fight would have ensued. If they did walk off, they have made a mature decision compared to the artist trying to take the fight further by being condescending. 

Really, the best way to handle a situation of being picked on or bullying in general is not portrayed in this piece, instead, you are teaching others to be just as toxic as the bully by making themselves out to be better than them because they are an artist. Nobody is necessarily better than another person due to their occupation, identity, etc. Intelligence can be measured by tests but we are all unique people so we must not compare ourselves. I just think it is best to walk away and pay no heed to someone picking on you. If they get physical, charge them, talk to someone about it no matter how scary it is in the first place. Don't get more involved in the fight or else you will make it worse, most of the time. 

I don't know if others see this as I see it, and I am in no way completely correct (no one is), but this is my opinion on the content and I hope you think about what I have stated. You don't have to agree of course, and I'll have you know that I respect and appreciate your original intent on giving the message to not bully somebody.

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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Firstly I'll start off with your first point. Of course everyone gets picked on. This was just not a poem for everyone the audience was artists. How does this show the artist as superior? It is a conversation, of course the artist doesn't speak like this. It is a contrast if that's what you want to call it. If someone is threatening to punch you I din't think you should just stand there and let yourself be punched... you should stand up for yourself... in poems you sometimes tend to show what was happening... for example showing that the other person is talking rubbish about the person and replying with common sense is the better way to respond. And responding with punching back.

About your second point, this was a real situation. I don't know if you read the description. I based it off something that happened to me, believe it or not. At the end of the poem, it shows that the poet is trying to explain to the other person not to mess with artists. 

My plan wasn't to try and teach people to be 'just as toxic' but to stand up to yourself, but most importantly the main theme of this poem was comedy. 

The message of this poem isn't that artists are better people than other people, I created a scene (based on personal experience) and it just happened to be that the conversation was about art. I don't know how you interpreted that- the artist is standing up for himself, something some people don't do these days. The bully picked on the artist because he was an artist, the point is that there is no point in bullying the artist. At the end it will backfire.  

I do believe that we should compare our self, it makes us a better person, I don't mean compare like 'Oh I got better results than that that person, he'she's stupid'  That would just make you the bully. 

And lastly , thank you for taking the time to write such a big comment, I do appreciate it and try and take it as critique, (which it is), though the point of this poem was to capture a childish mood, thus explaining the simple rhyme scheme. Of course, I can't please everyone and this poem was meant more of... a personal thing... I didn't expect this much feedback. Thanks all the same!
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thefatherdog Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(as an add-on to my longer comment in response to this since I forgot to mention this which is crucial to respecting you as the author) But really, this is all my opinion (that I am trying to defend somewhat because man I love debates) and it is not necessarily correct. How one should stand up to others is a subjective idea. I hope you are able to convey your ideas in a more clear way in the future. 
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thefatherdog Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my comment, and giving a nicely thought-out answer! It's admirable for you to stand up to criticism.

The audience can apply to people who have been picked on as a whole since the situation can be very similar with a few differences when we talk about victims of bullying, you are teaching a general lesson of 'standing up for yourself' as you say, so it would be to a general audience with the example of a specific situation.

Technically, it is a conversation, but is it one where either is taking the stand against toxicity? No. I agree that you should not let yourself stand there and be punched when faced with the threat, but you should also not threaten the person back because again, it does not make you any better than the original aggressor. I am not saying to NOT stand up for yourself, I'm saying to do it in a more beneficial way in long-term, which this is not. 

The way you are promoting to 'stand up for yourself' is not what I find to be the correct way to go about things. I believe there are many other options to resolving conflict that have less of a negative impact on your being. You are letting the bully win by bringing you to say threatening things, turning you into someone bitter just as they probably are. So, someone punches you, and you punch them back, does that make everything okay? No, you still threw a punch, you hurt someone when they hurt you, when you could have walked away or tried a different tactic. That is what is going on here, of course not in a literal fashion. The aggressor picked a fight with the artist, but the artist carried on the fight that the original aggressor thankfully backed out of, this is what I am trying to say.

Honestly, I did not know for sure if the artist was thinking themselves better than the person or just asserting themselves to seem that way from my perspective, but if you look at the other comments you sure have empowered artists..but in a way that will not help them in the least. There is indeed no point in bullying an artist, just as there is no point in bullying anywhere else, so where is the point in fighting the bully in a similar way they fought with you?

The comparison thing is something I can't speak of further since I see nothing wrong with how you see it, even if it is a different view. Same with your personal experience, I was not there, I am sorry if I judged you wrong on that.

I didn't get the idea of this poem being a comedy, it seemed more like a venting of sorts in a childish manner, so I misinterpreted the mood there. Perhaps in later works you can try to set the mood more clearly or put a little note about the mood in the description?

I'm sorry if you are having a lot of trouble from others due to this getting so many views, take care, and thanks for considering my views as well!

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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said, completely agree with this :clap:
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thefatherdog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Odd-Tech-0support0 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice.
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teodoraboros Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure call us names, you will only show us you want to be able to do the same as we do. So we will take it as a crazy compliment
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Caramelogram Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about when they can do the same as you, or can do better?
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myszka657 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
I don't think this is lame at all. Great find on the front page. I wish I could be more articulate, but unfortunately I'm still half parts giggling and three-quarter parts fist-pumping for all the sheer artist pride. 
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! I appreciate the comment and am happy it made you laugh. 
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WolfOfTheMoons Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, that was just amazing! Made me laugh and feel proud to be an artist :D
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Good! that was the purpose :>
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WolfOfTheMoons Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Yeah lol!
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Caramelogram Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty lame.
You're basically saying,
"Don't pick a fight with me because I'm so easily offended and immature, I'll insert your likeness in my artwork as revenge."

The English is also pretty basic with childish-rhymes and poor rhythm. 

Just saying. 

I get that this is a cry for bullies not to pick on artists, but it comes across as very childish. Telling a guy who wants to kick your head in that he/she better not or you'll draw a bad picture of him/her is matching one threat with another (much less intimidating) threat. Playground stuff. 

But I suppose this will appeal to a lot of kids who are still in the playground. 

Also you realise some artists are bullies? And some bullies are artists? They're not two unique and exclusive forms of person.

Anyway I can see this was written with good intentions, I'd just suggest people consider what's on the page before celebrating it as some kind of witty retort. 
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Hmm... not really what I was aiming for actually, sorry if it comes across to you like that but I guess you need to look a bit more in depth, the childishness of this poem is because it is a childish thing to pick on someone because of what they are which I tried to show. I personally like killing people off in my pieces, that's for me and... a few other people I know,
Also, you repeated the same thing twice. Some bullies are artists and some artists are bullies is the same thing. Its kind of frustrating that you think that I'm basically saying that all artists are bullied, and no bullies are artists. 
Anyway, thanks for taking your time to comment.
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Caramelogram Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if the childish rhymes were intended, I'm not sure the childish attitude conveyed by this particular idealised scenario was intentional. 

As I said though, I can see this was written with good intentions, so I can appreciate the effort.

To improve the piece, I would suggest:
Avoid displaying the bully or the artist in such simplistic stereotypical form i.e. the artist is: clever, verbose, superior, the bully is: dumb, simplistic, uses slang rather than 'correct English'. 
What would happen if the artist and the bully spoke in the same kind of language, had the same intelligence? How could the artist then overcome this bully's threats or insults?

I think if you were a little more clever with it, put more effort in to shaping the characters, it might be good! 

First and foremost, though... Make the artist LIKEABLE! If your point is to make us feel like the artist has won, but also that the artist DESERVES to win, we must like the artist equally or more than the bully. In this case, neither characters come across well. Neither deserves to 'win' imo.

Anyway, I hope I haven't offended you in any way, I know I can be harsh with criticism.

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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
I'm glad to get criticism, but I just based this on something so I kept the talking style. If I was ever to do it again I would try and do what you suggested!
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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
I'll take it into account next time I write a poem. 
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DarknessRequiems Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree with the  fact that the most mature reaction is to ignore and just mind your buisness, because those persons just want people to react and fill their speaches with other's punchline, but i think this is only an exmple of what to do when those means persons are going too far; but for sure the statut "artist" shouldn't be used as a weapon, as much as "cooker" or "traveler". it comfort bullies in their idea of the fact that the person and their profession/status/activity is "lame" and that the persons who exert these are blameable 
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is pretty lame. I don't honestly see why it's on the front page. :/
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Caramelogram Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to guess it's because it appeals to a lot of kids who get bullied, and like to read fictional works that show a victim of bullying overcoming their bully. 

So these kids commented a lot and got all excited about it - propelled it to the front page. 

This is a simplified version:

Bully: Wanna fight pussy?
Artist: Hey I will hit you!
Bully: You are gay!
Artist: I will use your blood as paint!
Bully: You're girly. 
Artist: I am gonna put your face in my artwork then people will think you're lame!
Bully: You're mad. Bye.
Artist: You're my friend now! But don't pick fights with me!

....
*applause*

:/





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SorcererWithAPen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Artist
Actually this is the simplified version:

Don't let anyone bully you just because you are an artist- and please  don't take this too seriously.
 By the way you missed the point, the friend part was sarcastic...
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I mean, this is really literately correct. It actually hurt my eyes reading it, having to go back and forth. And I had to re-read a whole bunch of the artist's replies to the bully to understand what the hell he was talking about, which isn't a good thing. Like, I don't wanna say this isn't good, cause I'll get a lot of slander, but this isn't the best literary poem out there. There are plenty of works on here that deserve to be on the front page.
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*incorrect
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