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For those who don’t already know this ,
I’ve added a new feature to my social media lately.
Not necessarily just my content but for fair use educational purposes ( obviously 😉 )
For those who want to learn more about what I do and talk about , I’ve put together some links and resources of my favorites from websites , memes , videos , etc

MBTI
Anarchism
Spirituality
NWO Conspiracy Theories
LGBTQ+
Puppetry / Animation / indie filmmaking
To stuff I find funny ;D lol
etc

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Internet Capitalism : Selling Out on YouTube and social media

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Internet Capitalism : Selling Out on YouTube and social media

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I have made a general blog post about internet capitalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIUpMNa1AcE and I may seem irritating for repeating myself , but one of the things that I’ve learned from Bob Proctor is the repetition of good ideas helps people remember it. Bob Proctor is a great intuitive and philosopher , too bad he’s a capitalist. Anyway…

Anyone ever read this article about YouTubers being burned out ?

https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/1/17413542/burnout-mental-health-awareness-youtube-elle-mills-el-rubius-bobby-burns-pewdiepie

And it’s not just them , but people want to make a career out of what they do. And before I became an Anarchist in 2017 , I totally understand where they were coming from.

Even as a kid and teenager and young adult , my life dream for adulthood was to easily earn money doing what I love enjoying in my life. But of course when I became an anarchist , I soon realized that maybe it was contradictory . Here I was this leftist satirist knocking the piss out of dumb down television and the media , but perhaps I was an unsuccessful liberal leaning self employed artist at the time.

As an Anarchist , I strongly suggest for not only the creative community but everyone to do what they can even with their skills , abilities and talents to help make the world a better place.

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html

( The Anarchist FAQ , I strongly recommend it ) .

I’m very glad that I’m not alone in this vision. And it’s freedom for everyone ! But since I am an artist , today I want to reach out to artists and creative content makers on the internet.

Here’s a few inspirational videos that I most certainly find inspirational.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKoiAXX6KFs ( Non-compete )

https://youtu.be/qiq-PREk2IE?t=804 ( Libertarian Socialist Rants )

“ Under libertarian socialism, the state would be smashed, capital would be completely expropriated, and the commodification of liberty would come to an end. Workers would have full autonomy, free from the coercion of capitalism and the state. This would allow for a volcanic explosion of human creativity and artistry, reaching the absolute pinnacle of free expression and innovation. There would be street art, theatre, music, poetry, film, dance, and perhaps even forms of art we may only discover when our creative capacities are unlocked and expressed to the fullest extent, and they are no longer arbitrarily limited into whatever dreary and monotonous garbage is serviceable to power and capital. Art would no longer be a commodity, a tool for the ruling class to keep people passive, obedient and stupid by promoting a culture of control and domination, but instead it would actually be an outlet for people who have something to express! “ _ Libertarian Socialist Rants

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/libertarian-socialist-rants-the-case-for-liberty

What we are seeing with artists struggling on YouTube , on the internet , meaning ones who are independent and working outside the Hollywood system struggle to get by in terms of capitalism.

Even Troma Entertainment knows and Lloyd Kaufman tells people that the “ Word of Mouth “ of their fans is the reason why Troma still exists.

Even Troma / Lloyd Kaufman gave advice to help working class indie filmmakers succeed outside the Hollywood studio as best the can .

http://occupycannes.tumblr.com/#category/media-consolidation

Even in Lloyd Kaufman books / DVD series “ Make your own Damn movie “ series.

Lloyd Kaufman is a hilarious ENTP , a great activist for freedom of speech and expression in the arts , and this is the guy who gave Trey Parker & Matt Stone their first big break and own it too “ Cannibal the Musical “ .

I’m EVEN ON troma.com/link next to Cinemassacre ( Angry Video Game Nerd ) .

( I guess they didn’t put up the updated banner ) .

My short film “ When Aliens are Bored “ was shown at TromaDance 2016 .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anLdEKWM4Og

Here’s the old selection right here : https://www.troma.com/news/24200/the-17th-annual-tromadance-official-short-movie-selections-announcement/

Still they were uninterested in a distribution deal when I did whatever I could to talk with them from 2016 / 2017 . But whatever I’m an anarchist so it gives me a reason to continue being an artist as an adult. lol 🙂

But seriously , I see a pattern. Whenever someone becomes famous , THEY SELL OUT !

Hollywood knocks on their door and they get the opportunities that they can get.

And of course it’s tempting . And I don’t blame those who do it .

But what I am trying to say is , as long as the working class and the poor no matter how long and hard they work to get the equipment and things they need , we should be using it to it’s highest good before the government takes away all of our freedom and turning every single free country into a totalitarian one. Don’t think that your legal rights and the constitution will save you for a second. The only time I talk about my legal rights is when I fight off bigots since that’s a language professional jerks seem to understand like a religion or a cult that controls them.

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html

Just remember what made the 1960s so great in the first place !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otZL-EfgrG4

( lol Fritz the Cat as an Anarchist ! )

I must tell the people

about the revolution!

Revolt! Revolt!

Revolt!

Revolt! Revolt!

Revolt,

you thick-skulled idiots!

You have carried heavy burdens

for the bosses!

You have sweat your lives away

for the bosses!

The bosses!

They ride around in limousines!

Bosses…they’re eating

strawberries and cream ! Come the revolution,

there’ll be no more limousines!

Come the revolution,

no more strawberries and cream !

There he is!

He’s the one who keeps

the bosses in power! He’s the one

who’s holding you down!

The spiked Buddha Capitalism !

The iron thumb on the heads

of the proletariat!

WE SHALL OVERCOME ! “

_ Fritz The Cat ( created by Robert Crumb ( Crumb is a left wing Communist by the way )

As well as The Underground Comix scene  even !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YIiTJY-cJ4

From Robert Crumb

To Even “ THE AIR PIRATES ! “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni-9pDDNYA0

And of course … John Lennon !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRq1mp4VArA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhJpPWA09nQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PJmHhXP71Y

There was something very interesting that I read in the book “

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History by John Ortved .

“ Gary Panter’s “Rozz Tox Manifesto,” published in the 1980s and influenced by Groening, was a post-Marxian theory of art, which rejected the idea of the artists working against the system. Instead, it encouraged artists to effect change by working within the capitalist environment, thereby attracting larger audiences to their causes. “Popular media are bigger than fine art media. Aesthetic mediums must infiltrate popular mediums. We are building a business-based art movement. This is not new. Admitting it is,” reads Item 10. “Capitalism good or ill is the river in which we sink or swim and stocks the supermarket,” the essay concludes.

I haven’t read “ Rozz Tox Manifesto “ but it does sound like a good read just from this section from this Simpsons documentary book alone . However , most satirical artists already done it this way. Perhaps all the well known ones did.

Spitting Image

Matt Groening

Dinosaurs

The Critic

Mike Judge

Trey Parker & Matt Stone

To name a few .

And of course the 1960s movement even though just like independent films , independent music labels seemed at least almost equal to their capitalist competitors .

Today pop music , movies and television isn’t like that so much anymore.

Public Access Television is filled with patriots , local community nationalists and special interest programing.

And the underground arts turned into this liberal community arts thing. Sure they are open to stuff , I had an art gallery in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/officialericcrooks/photos/a.702542416513146/1146066842160699/?type=3&theater

And even a couple of film screenings however they not so successful.

https://www.facebook.com/officialericcrooks/videos/2074165356167374/

https://www.facebook.com/officialericcrooks/videos/602816213469305/

The way how I’ve gone about doing it thanks to the technology of today is do what you can do with whatever you got.

And I forgot to mention about the panel I did at Rhode Island Comic Con in 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxOQrWq-68A

I think the problem is , most people are not aware of Anarchism and for me I believe this indicates practically every single political issue we have in the world.

It’s just in the matter of people being aware and doing whatever they can.

If anarchism was mixed in with what the 1960s could have been , we’d have a global high-tech

Version of The Spanish Civil War of 1936 – 1939 ! Hopefully more 5D Earth and Anarcho-Communism in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGl9a8BcqI Anarchists in America documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdE04yrUIg8 Jerry Rubin of The Yippies

I recommend this John Lennon documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTfyVYqYL90

And remember this coming holiday season , do whatever you can.

“ WAR IS OVER ( if you want it )

http://imaginepeace.com/warisover/

PEACE !

_ Erica

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Puppetry vs Animation vs Cartooning vs Writing vs Radio Comedy ( Pros and Cons )

Puppetry vs Animation vs Cartooning vs Writing vs Radio Comedy  Pros and Cons Erica Crooks

Puppetry vs Animation vs Cartooning vs Writing vs Radio Comedy Pros and Cons Erica Crooks

Cartoons , Animation , Comics , Comedy , Puppetry 

etc

 ( Pros and Cons )

By

Erica Crooks

For those who’ve seen my work , I’m quite a multi-talented artist aren’t I . Lol

But putting joking Ego aside , lol

I’ve been interested in this stuff for quite a long time.

The Erica Crooks Show alone will turn 20 next year.

All that I say here is from personal experience as an independent filmmaker and multi-talented artist who’s never worked for Unions , Managers , Agents , Mainstream , or anyone else.

And this also comes from someone who’s invested her own money , time , blood , sweat , tears , continuing to perfect her craft all the time , never a competition date.

Ok lets go …

Puppets

Pros :

_ Basically it’s making a doll look as cartoony as possible.

In a way , perhaps it relates to the origins of CGI today.

But it’s organic and at times can look more real than CGI characters at times.

It’s filmed in real time , and they can interact with humans .

Also it’s performance art , it’s acting , it’s live action animation. 

So in a way it relates to all three and as low tech CGI you can possibly get.

Plus also there’s certain things that are funny about puppets and their movement which you don’t need to think about and it’s just improv , shaking and running insanely from the stomach upward as well as floppy arms for example.

Con : 

_ If your trying to create a large cast of characters like The Muppets , 

It’s expensive.

_ Puppets wear out and need to be rebuilt / repaired . 

_ How long it takes to build depends on the quality in how it looks / how it works / what’s your budget like.

_ Puppeteering is just like exercising . When you haven’t puppeteer in awhile , your arms are going to hurt less than 5 minutes. Some might develop joint pain or even needing to go to surgery relating to how much you’ve done it for. As well as how heavy the puppet is.

_ Cartoon Animation is unfortunately a lot more popular in the eyes of the puppet no matter how great it looks as puppets still get the “ kids stuff “ discrimination . Cartoons and Animation did until more Adult Cartoons came about during the 1990s.

Cartoon Animation ( 2D )

Pro : If you got the skills , you invested in lasting computer equipment , you can pretty much do ANYTHING ! 

Con : Unlike puppets , you have to think about EVERY SINGLE LITTLE MOVE , even if you improved on the audio soundtrack. It’s like cleaning the mess while making a mess.

Animation is about thinking is slow motion , every frame matters because it creates the movement on film. Also unlike puppets , it’s hard to improvise during the performance . Perhaps it’s more of a planned and structured improvisation .

There are ways you can do lip-sync automatic sort of thing but I’ve tried that out from 2011 – 2012 , and it came out kind of crappy.

But technology changes.

Also digital puppet animation / bone animation can speed things up if you want something faster.

But of course nothing beats the quality of hand drawn 2D animation.

It just takes time.

That’s why the Entertainment Industry / Animation Industry always has overseas animation studios do it for them.

Comics :

Pro – All cartoonists pretty much know that this is the fastest way to produce someone of quality , that’s pretty much why editorial / political cartoons exist.

_ Comics are easy to distribute. Remember The Underground Comix movements in the 1960s ?

_ It’s called Comic Con / Comic Book stores for a reason and it somehow gets video games and pop culture stuff in as well.

And don’t forget the Cosplay .

_ People who can’t hear can enjoy it just as much as those who can hear.

Con : Some people prefer watching videos instead of reading.

There’s some people who can’t read well or at all.

Some people don’t even bother reading at all because they feel that it takes longer than watching a video even though it can be roughly the same time 

Depending on their reading skills.

_ Sometimes film creates the illusion where you forget it’s a cartoon . Then again comics can do that too.

Audio Comedy

Pros : You can do pretty much everything just like animation. It’s pretty much literature acted out. 

_ Before television , there was radio shows and movies.

_ Cheech and Chong albums and 1950s novelty comedy is hilarious.

_ Spitting Image and I Love Lucy were inspired by radio shows

_ Blind people can enjoy it.

_ Same benefits as music has.

Con :

Probably the least popular media form EVER which is why it automatically is installed in most cars now a days because people would rather listen to iTunes , Spotify , YouTube Music , Pandora , Online Radio , Amazon Prime , etc

_ Can’t see it.

_ People’s attention span would lose interest or not have any to it at all.

_ Public Access Television is more available than a mainstream version unless you got a college radio station or something.

Literature

Pro : The cheapest , fastest , media art form someone can produce.

_  Like drawing , It can even be written on a napkin with a pen.

_ Anyone can do it. But creativity can show depending on how well you express yourself with it.

Con : Typing skills might be a requirement depending on how much you write.

_ Sometime voice dictation writing is inaccurate.

_ PEOPLE HATE READING ! THE MOST #1 HATED MEDIA EVER !

_ Your friends will hate you for writing your emails and messages to them like works of literature and tell you to KNOCK IT OFF WITH BOMBARDING THEIR IMBOX ( personal experience ) .

  • Pro : My Twin Flame told me she didn’t mind be bombarding her inbox honestly and not sarcastically back in 2016 before Twin Flame Running went out of control. 🙂 lol 😛

All the above

PRO:

_ I live creativity and it’s my thing.

All the Above CON :

_ Not everyone can relate to me. Oh well. MORE FOR ME ! lol 😛

_ Erica

Puppetry vs Animation vs Cartooning vs Writing vs Radio Comedy

Pros and Cons

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I just do them all . lol

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Erica Crooks Comics 2018 : Artist Influences

Erica Crooks

Originally I was just going to rip on puppeteers and puppet builders in which Jim Henson is their only influence just because there’s so many puppets that look like Muppets now a days , but instead I decided to take a general approach.

The sort of same attitude that can be seen in artist communities .

There’s nothing wrong with having your first and primary influences as an artist because that’s how those influences got influenced , by their influences.

However it wasn’t just that one influence , it’s a mix between only influential artists / influential people in general as well as one’s own perception on life.

And of course as usual , I’m using guy characters even though I’m a transgender lesbian woman . lol 

Also many of my artist heroes just happen to be cisgender heterosexual men. And no , that’s not too much of an exaggeration that they look like hippies , hipsters , leftists , etc

That’s very accurate. lol 😛

I couldn’t resist.

I don’t usually explain my art often enough but , I don’t mean for it to be ageist or anything like that. 

It’s just kind of caricaturing the differences of artists in comparison of age from personal experience but having it coming from dude cartoon characters.

I was there ! I know what it’s like to enter as this young fandom geek / nerd and being the youngest one there ! I know my situation isn’t unique. Lol

Ok , fine , I admit it . I’m finally laughing at myself for once in my satirical work. lol

_ Erica

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