I told people a long time ago that Japanese Animators don't get paid for shit. And I do honestly mean, a long time ago, as in decades.
The response I got was that I didn't know what I was talking about, that I had to be crazy. Because American Animators got paid x-y-z.
I then reminded people that actual American Animators and Animation COMPANIES, went belly-up while We'd all been children back in the late 70's and throughout the 80's. And it was for the same reason why when I tell people who keep asking ME about making My Works, into an Anime-Cartoon.
It is grueling and not for the half-assed.
It costs a LOT OF MONEY AND TIME and the real reason why AMERICAN ANIMATION COMPANIES DISAPPEARED WAS BECAUSE IT WAS SIMPLY TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE ALL THE WAY AROUND.
Do ANY OF YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUCK A FILMATION STUDIOS WAS?
Again, I GREW UP WITH THIS CARTOON RUNNING in the 80's.
How about THIS ONE;
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon was ALSO from Filmation Studios. And came out BEFORE the He-Man cartoon was even a concept. If you look at the closing credits closely, LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE ANIMATORS!? Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd, of course, now Youtube is fucking up and not loading videos properly and I already KNOW WHY.
It's because I'm SUPPOSED TO BE, working out!
This is the downside to NOT HAVING REACHED AUTONOMY YET, where I can simply MAKE MY LIVING FROM THIS WEBSITE. Lemme go on ahead and get into THE GUTS OF THIS, because I've made My Point regarding THE. FACT!
That doing Animation IS NOT AS STABLE AND LUCRATIVE AS PEOPLE THINK, when You are AN ANIMATOR.
When people ask me; Why don't you just do an Animation and make a cartoon of Your Work?
They really haven't even honestly thought about what it would take to do that. And for This Post, I'm just highlighting JUST THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE ANIMATION FOR THE CARTOON-ANIME. Haven't gotten into THE VOICE ACTORS.
Haven't gotten into THE SOUNDTRACK.
Haven't gotten into THE DIRECTOR.
FINANCING AN ANIMATION.
The FOUNDATION, the Animators, where I have already told you that I Myself do NOT NORMALLY DRAW MULTIPLES OF THE SAME ARTWORK THAT I MAKE, meaning?
Once I draw ANY CHARACTER ONCE...!?
I've drawn the drawing.
THAT'S IT FOR ME!
It shows what I NEED IT TO SHOW, now!?
But when you are talking about MAKING AN ANIME-CARTOON?
Now you've lost Your Fuckin Mind and you need to FIND THAT SHIT AND GO DO ALL THAT BULLSHIT YOU JUST SAW YOUR FUCKIN SELF!
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH, O_O Unless...?
You Pay Me for All That.
See when I type to You about Race, this is where these types of things begin to REALLY. BECOME AN ISSUE. The same way that NATIONALITY, can ALSO, become an Issue. As a Blackman in America I literally, AS I TYPE THIS. Saw My Parents and Family around Me, as I was growing up. Constantly PISSED.
Because THEY WEREN'T EVER ABLE TO GET PAID THE SAME AS THEIR WHITE COUNTERPARTS.
Now why that may CAUSE SOME WHITE PEOPLE READING THIS TO HEM-N-HAW, hem-n-haw all YOU WANT. Your Hemming-nor-hawing or even YEE-HAWING for all I care, DOESN'T CHANGE MY REALITY AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
This FACT, of Black Employment wages NORMALLY BEING BELOW THE AVERAGE, is part of the reason why I have ALWAYS FOUND WAYS TO WORK FOR MYSELF! Because as THE BOSS, I then MAKE SURE I GET FUCKIN PAID ACCORDINGLY! I'm not even gonna get into the bullshit I've experienced when speaking to MY OWN PEOPLE about the Need to OWN AND PRODUCE OUR OWN SHIT!
Oh, confused are you, maybe, on why would I NEED TO TELL other Black People that when you own-n-control AND PRODUCE, then?
You have POWER AND CONTROL AND CAN MAKE THE RULES!
Why do I need to TELL THEM THIS?
Well, cuz, uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, THIS;
Mind you that is THE SANITIZED AND ACCEPTABLE VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED. What is NOT. Talked about, is that THIS WAS COMMON. And TYPICAL. Mind you, if you DO NOT, understand what THIS, has to do with MY TOPIC, then I'll CLARIFY.
No one can get but so far if they begin or DEVELOP, a DEFEATIST MENTALITY.
And ones Customs-n-Culture, IS INTERTWINED WITH ONES PSYCHOLOGICAL MAKE UP AND COLLECTION OF EXPERIENCES.
If your Collection of Experiences becomes;
1) I BUST MY ASS TO BUILD SHIT AND SOMEBODY ELSE CAN ALWAYS DESTROY IT AND GET AWAY WITH IT, then?
How exactly long before AT SOME POINT OR ANOTHER, people QUIT BUILDING.
People, STOP TRYING TO DO FOR THEMSELVES.
The above example of Tulsa is A DROP IN THE BUCKET.
I could actually POST FAR MORE AND FAR WORSE FACTS that have led to Me being alive RIGHT NOW. And LITERALLY, having to ARGUE with Black People that are FAR SMARTER AND MORE TALENTED THAN I EVER WILL BE.
Where they simply WILL NOT.
Do ANYTHING ON THEIR OWN, unless it is DIRECTLY TIED TO A PRE-ESTABLISHED WHITE COMPANY OR PERSON.
How does THAT, have anything to do with why Animation is difficult and, because?
Everybody NEEDS TO KNOW AND SEE AND EXPERIENCE.
The Fruits of Their Labor, PAYING OFF PROPERLY.
And NOBODY, ANYWHERE, is gonna KEEP DOING SHIT AND NOT GET THEIR RIGHTFUL REWARDS FOR DOING IT, not even in Japan.
I told Fools FOR DECADES, that Japan's customs-n-culture, while seemingly ON THE SURFACE. Looks cool.
Lemme tell you something.
You can't PAY ME ENOUGH to even dream of Being Japanese.
Because THEIR CUSTOMS-N-CULTURE, raises Them.
To DO THINGS THAT USUALLY HAVE LITTLE TO NO FULFILLMENT TO IT.
The above video of the Destruction of Black Wall Street, highlights how Whites intentionally SOUGHT OUT AND SLAUGHTERED the Blacks living there and had ALWAYS BEEN JEALOUS OF THEIR PROSPERITY. However I cannot even imagine a means where THAT KIND OF... DYNAMIC, is actually A PART OF YOUR ACTUAL "NORMAL EXISTENCE", minus the physical slaughter.
I told people that Japanese Animators don't even come close to getting paid WHAT THE AMERICAN ANIMATORS WERE GETTING PAID BACK IN THE DAY, and IN THE END!?
American Animators UNDERSTOOD "I'm never going to be able to ACTUALLY EARN A LIVING THIS WAY WHERE I'M NOT CONSTANTLY UNDER DURESS, cuz I can't pay my fuckin bills! And it takes x-amount of hours TO DO ONE FRAME OF WORK, where once it is over My Paycheck for all of this ONLY ALLOWS ME TO GET BACK HERE FOR THE NEXT CARTOON WHERE I RINSE-N-REPEAT THIS SHIT TILL I'M DEAD!"
Nobody is gonna keep on doing that.
Not even the Japanese.
And I CONTRAST the Black American Experience, where I am typing about BEING MURDERED.
For fuckin starting a business.
And being fuckin successful at it.
Then having GENERATIONS OF HAVING YOUR WORK DESTROYED.
Because I already knew MY OWN HISTORY when I was younger.
Then when I learned about the Animation Industry, I knew that NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND. Is gonna keep doing something THAT THEY HONESTLY DON'T HAVE TO DO.
It never ACTUALLY PAYS OFF.
Isn't that some shit?
To be able to MAKE SOMETHING...?
But it will NEVER AMOUNT TO FINANCIAL SECURITY OR STABILITY.
And that is the Intersection on why I compared-n-contrasted these two.
Black Business Building, was and STILL IS, being thwarted on purpose.
But now the level of apathy from generations of this, has LITERALLY CREATED, Black American Apathy towards it, which is HORRIBLY BAD.
You don't NEED TO ANIMATE ANYTHING.
But the Fact that One can DO SUCH A THING AND HAVE SUCH SKILL, while in actuality they will NEVER ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO GAIN FROM IT?
I knew the bottom was going to fall out eventually.
And it has, because people are now finding out that Japanese Animators, get what equates to $4 per hour.
To create something like this intro;
Lemme close this out with This.
No way am I ever going to trivialize My Own People's History.
For the Record, My Aunt Shirley Williams.
My Mother's Younger Sister?
Was an ungodly talented.
An overall Artist.
And she was intentionally driven insane by White Americans right here in Philadelphia. Because they were envious of Her Talents. For every piece she did, they would intentionally destroy it overnight. And everybody thought that was, so much fun. And of course, nobody knew who was doing it. It was an accident, that always kept happening, till she literally.
Suffered a nervous breakdown from refusing to leave the art school and trying to find SOME OTHER WAY of getting Her Talents out to the World.
By the time I was born, she needed medication to keep her neurotrans-levels in order, and without digging too deeply. I took psychobiology classes in college. To reach a point of being so stressed out yet REFUSING to simply just, LEAVE. She kept on trying to "soldier through it" which ultimately cost Her, Her Sanity. Mind you when all of this happened to Her, medical-drugs for Mental Disorders like chemical imbalances in the brain?
Were pretty shitty.
Experimental over all.
So the dependency and side-effects?
Even as I sit here typing I remember how talking to Her and interacting with Her, I was a child and could LITERALLY SEE AND HEAR how she would change as her med-dosage for that moment or day or night, was wearing off.
Literally like watching Her become an entirely different person. And not the kind you'd want to be around. Then it became all about making her take her meds, where once the meds wore off. It was literally like you were face-to-face with Her Persona that never came out when Her Work was being destroyed and everyone thought it was cute-n-funny.
I cannot even fathom a WILLING EQUIVALENT OF THAT.
I'm not even trying to bullshit anyone who spends quality time to create or do something.
But then they get bullshit back in return.
I could not fathom a WILLING EQUIVALENT OF THAT.
Until I started learning about the Animation Industry.
The amount of work.
The lack of reward based off of merit.
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