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Stolen from jagwriter78:

Arty Kid

Whether you were a drama freak or an emo poet, you definitely were expressive and unique.

You’re probably a little less weird these days - but even more talented!


In high school I was art editor of our literary arts magazine and striving to be like the “cool” literary set who ruled our AP English program. I failed miserably because I secretly found their pseudo-intellectual snobbery to be silly. I so wanted to fit into that crowd but was too geeky. It is funny that it so convinced me that I didn’t have what it took to be artistic (even with years of fine arts in my background) that I passed up an Art major in college and went into anthropology. Only now have I gained the confidence to produce my own art (although I illustrated in fan magazines such as MZB’s Darkover magazine for years). Stupid me to believe that those uber-cool, look down their noses kids where more real than true artists. Sigh.

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I always found the most pretentious types were putting on heirs and erecting that impenetrable force field to hide their own insecurities. I could never lieve in such a stifling, claustrophbic environment. So I went my own way and just did what I was going to do. There was rather a larger percentage of athletes in my highschool, but we had a pretty strong academic set too. I was one of the very small group of bohemian artsy types. These days I do graphic arts and write fiction in my spare time. I may go back to painting soon, though.

L o L,
just saying
Lee, see you were smart. My father always told me to be myself but in my super-competitve academic high school it was tough to be in the top 5% but not be a whiz kid. I was not bohemian but I was arty and finally found friends in the history club and my own arts classes outside of school. I didn't blossum into your discovery of self-hood until college. Late bloomer, I guess.

I love your stuff a lot.
With me, it was probably the early manifestations of bipolar disorder. I mixed and mingled in a number of groups over the years, but could never gel or settle with many of them, I had numerous acquaintances, mainly in the artsy and RPG geek communities for the most part, but over all, I'd say I only maintained a handful of relationships through school that mattered. I've maintained relationships with a small number of those same people to this day.

I guess what I mean is, I never allowed social groups to pressure me into doing anything other than what felt right to me. At times early on I allowed myself to be influenced as to what crowds I moved in, but I found it stifling and unnatural for me. I tend to gravitate towards artsy types naturally. I just prefer not to get involved with crowds of artistes who take their little circle too seriously. Take your work seriously, if you must, but don't mistake creativity for divinity.

Or something like that. I'm not sure I ever got it right myself. I can be such a big head about it sometimes. :)

Really, isn't the most important thing to make sure you don't become too snobby, too boring or too weird to eventually go to bed with Ben Browder or Claudia Black, depending? ;)

L o L,
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Right On!
Hmmn. *reads comment... looks at userpic* Mixed signal. Either I got a laugh for my wittiness, or I got a laugh for my incredible stupidity. Either way, I'm glad I amused you. ;)

L o L,
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Definitely your wit and wisdom. lol
*grins*

Merry Christmas, you. :D

L o L,
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