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    Dedicated Member Swifty's Avatar
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    No support from family

    I wanna make cartoons and drawings. my dream in life is to be a cartoonist. And my parents think it's stupid, my computer crashed and they blame my cartoons. He'll every excuse they have to trash them they do. point is they don't support my goals and ideas. Discuss
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    Re: No support from family

    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty
    I wanna make cartoons and drawings. my dream in life is to be a cartoonist. And my parents think it's stupid, my computer crashed and they blame my cartoons. He'll every excuse they have to trash them they do. point is they don't support my goals and ideas. Discuss
    What!? Being a cartoonist would be awesome! Follow your dreams and don't listen to anything who disagrees with it. Honestly, what's so bad about being a cartoonist/cartoonist related job? I see nothing wrong with it. :\



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    Re: No support from family

    This isn't a debate; more of a personal issue-though I do see & understand your view in this. Sometimes when parents are ignorant to a subject, they'll just hate on it..At least that's how my folks are.

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    Re: No support from family

    I have to agree with Predator on this.

    Just do your own thing, go your own way.
    Who cares what your parents think?

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    Re: No support from family

    Haha, yeah, my dad hates my interest in computer sciences, so I know what you mean. Just get good grades, be helpful, and they wont mind your aspirations so much.
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    Re: No support from family

    Blaming your comics for a computer breakdown seems unreasonable. Image files will hardly ruin a computer. Your common surfing habits might have introduced viruses to the computer, though, so perhaps his accusations aren't entirely unfounded.

    As for supporting you, seems to me like they're being reasonable. Being a cartoonist isn't a realistic career choice. A handful of people make it work. These are incredibly witty, funny people (at least to their audience) whose comics appeal to a large audience. Given that you can't even spell properly, I'm sure this is not the case for you. There's little money to be made as an unsuccessful cartoonist.
    Cartoonist isn't a career choice to begin with, it's more of a hobby turned job if you're lucky. I don't think I've ever heard of someone who became a cartoonist fresh out of highschool (then again I don't know a lot of cartoonists). It's more of a hobby besides your regular job which, if you're lucky, can really take off and replace your regular job altogether.

    This is me being courteous.

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    Re: No support from family

    This isn't even a debate. You're probably still young, so you're overreacting. Chill out, and wait til you're older to deal with shit like this. Eventually, you'll be able to do what you want without the support of your parents. [Given you're in the right situation]
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