Saturday, May 31, 2008

Paid By The Government

I've been doing 'work for the dole' at Edge Radio on The Hobart University Campus these Past few months. I really hate work for the dole its just an absolute shit scheme where you work long hours with half the pay of what you should be getting if you really were working.

Most of these 'employers' rely on it because its the only way they can get people to do jobs that they dont want to pay for and dont want to do. And the government justifys it by saying that I am being trained, Trained for what?? Yes when I staple and fold letters for three hours I am being trained for a great new job. NOT. There is no solution to this problem, quite frankly the system sucks and needs an MASSIVE overhaul But they wont remove this abomination of a work scheme.

When I was at The Online Access Centre I was used and abused by the current system, my Health deteriated to the point I could no longer continue as I was being run into the Ground so I QUIT, I walked out and didnt look back!! After 4 years I had to get some sanity back and a feeling of worth, and concentrate on my failing Health.

After Six months Hiatus I decided to go back to work for the dole it was my decision against doctors orders. My thinking was that I was for the most part, ok But I would not return to the Access Centre Ever again. And feel so much like Used Trash and like a Trapped Hamster.

So for the remainder of my tenure I have been at Edge Radio, It was a lot nicer there. I felt Old though I'd talk about a music group and no one knew who it was I was talking about as they hadnt even been born.
But I got some free CD's and how bad is it when for 75% of the time you just have to listen to Music??
It wasnt always good sometimes there was GASP Hip-Hop I really hate that Crap!! The Hours were less than the access centre too which eased a lot of pressure.

Anyway it ended on Thursday, I will hopefully have substantial training credits to use as I want to get a paying job that works for me and not against. It Probably wont be art related, as they really dont exist.

But for Now I am back on Medical Leave until august, a visit to the doctors before I leave, and then I can decide what to do after I return from America. I know this isnt anything to do with art but is my life right now. See how boring it is??

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Tasmanian In America

Probably the worst kept secret is FINALLY out, I will be attending San-Diego Comic Con and also staying in Los Angeles over 24 days. This is not my first trip to America but the second, however it was really short like a week last time and I spent most of it at DisneyLand with a daytour in LA and another at Universal Studios one day was even spent in a Hotel Room........ er.....Nuff Said.

This time however, things are going to be different. I am actually meeting people....Americans wouldja believe??. People have opened up their homes and spare time to show me around the place. And in some cases where the savvyist of tourists wouldnt be able to go.
I have a feeling this will truly be an amazing experience for me. More Details to Come Soon.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Indiana Jones The Fourth

Today I went and saw the Amazing Fourth entry in the Indiana Jones franchise and I am not ashamed to admit I Enjoyed it!! I have tried to avoid all the Negative Press on the film and preferred my own interpretation over some fat-head critic who thinks he knows a good movie by how many boring bits its got in it!

Though not as 'Classic' as the rest, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull does stand up for the Most part as being very entertaining however there were some major issues with some of the story choices.
There are two endings to this film the first ending I really liked the second I did not care for and pretended never happened. I wont spoil it but I think its best forgotten. The rest however was glorious in presentation. This is No phantom Menace in my book, I did not feel literally numb with 'That was a Bad movie' It never crossed my mind that I just wanted it to end.

I really enjoyed Temple of Doom as a kid yes shortround was no JarJar to me 'You cheated Dr.Jones you cheat' and it was my first introduction to the Hero Indiana Jones. I remember renting Last Crusade and just feeling let down that it had no heart. But over the years I have come to respect that film along with the others. Raiders I saw much later in its entirety ....for when I was about 7 years old I walked in on my brother watching it on video and it was at the end when the Angel turns into Death and faces started melting off. Scared me just like the incident of Evil Dead......Oh nevermind!!

Anyway a Good end to the Franchise if you just stop the movie before the second ending. Would I like to see another one? sure.....only if Harrison Ford is in it as THE Indiana Jones.

I may have more thoughts on this Movie but for now this is all I have to say.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Chasing the Impossible Dream!!

So as I type this it is Monday Night here, I have just returned from my little Island Hideaway. You know the one where girls cannot get too.

But its time to poor my heart out............ .

Today I have mixed feelings as it is the One year Anniversary of me 'Almost' Making it in the Animation Industry. For me its always 'Almost' never has 'did' or 'am' been in the vocabulary.
On this particular time I lasted exactly 8 hours at the only animation company in Tasmania before being kicked out on my ass. I was devastated. The subject of which I shall reveal in a future blog. But anyway after I had licked my wounds that night I went on a Bender, I drank alot.

I don't know why I Fail? I just do! I was speaking to someone the other day about this exact problem and their solution was that 'Maybe you should seriously think of doing something else with your life rather than wasting it on a Dream that always ends in failure'

Its tough for me to hear that, But I understand why they say it. Alot of people ask me why I put myself down all the time when it comes to my artwork. And the simple answer is that I have worked really hard to get to the level I am at but its not enough....Its never Enough.

Why? I cant answer. I think I'm talented in my respective field thats not to say I see others who are better than me because I do. I feel however that I am beginning to feel that I am wasting away and so is my talent my passion for it is waning and although it makes me feel good when I get wonderfully talented artists comment on my work that are where they want to be and I'm not.

Is it my fault??

Probably, all I know is that besides all the jobs I never get paid for or never get I die a little more inside. I cant tell you how much it hurts me to say it but it might be time and to let the dream go.

But my question to you is, Is the world better to not have never known Matt Pott and his artwork?

Onto other things and yes I still havent seen Iron Man yet, I won tickets at work and I am taking my friend Marty on Wednesday night as I return the favour for taking me to see Transformers last year. I shall give a little mini review but I know I shall enjoy it!!

Well I thought I'd end on a high note after re-reading what I had earlier wrote. oi I cant believe I said what I have said!! Let me know your thoughts!!