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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Sometimes choices are hard. They really are. But you have a choice.
You can choose to be homeless, live in a van, draw manga and blog on the interwebs,....or you can choose to rise up.
You've shown your talent here. And, that's why I'm being rough with you. You're better than that!
Perhaps you have to set some of the "fun stuff" aside for a while and pay the bills, get a stable place to live, pay the rent...you know the drill.
Living homeless in a van might be okay now, at 25 (or however old you are), but I can guarantee you that's not going to be a good life at 50!
And then what, all that talent wasted. All those ideas adled. No one cares anymore. What then?
You're not getting out of the hood with manga, not getting out of the hood with blogs, instagram or anything else. What's going to get you out of the hood is...a JOB! just a plain ol' job! Starving artists anymore....are just...starving. There's no romance in being a "starving artist". Van Halen is old now. Aerosmith too.
originally posted by: XxKonspiracyxX
Most of the recent replies here are speaking of the OP solely and not the update I posted on page 7. More details were revealed and I am not about to type out another novella on the issue.
Please read the update on page seven before you accuse me of lying or assault.
Assault in Nevada is an attempt to cause physical injury to another person – for instance, attempting to strike someone with a hand or object, and missing. Assault is also any intentional act or threat of action that reasonably causes a person to feel afraid of impending violence. Words alone do not constitute an assault. If, however, an offender also takes some sort of menacing action, such as stepping toward the victim or raising a fist, the offender has committed an assault.
An assault committed with a deadly weapon is a Category B felony in Nevada, punishable by one to six years in prison, a fine up to $5,000, or both.