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posting your own freights??

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by the press, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. the press

    the press Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 144 Likes Received: 0
    ive noticed latley people posting thier own trains and noticed people getting upset about this..i wanted to start this post because i was curious what everyone else thought about this subject..

    personally, i think its garbage...people give sigh such a hard time for "biting"...isnt this just as bad??? i think you should let your pieces, bombs, tags, ect. ect. do the work...have enuff self respect to not post your own shittt.......

    and if you must post your shit.....have enuff dignity to say that your doing it and not play like you spotted it....damnn

    just my thoughts..
    what do you think??
  2. PHYNE

    PHYNE Guest

    i say post away as long as its not complete garbage.........
    ill post fr8s all day...but no tags or lame bombs threads..just fr8s homie.....:jpotato:
  3. ray finkle

    ray finkle Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 269 Likes Received: 0
    i wish MORE people would post their own freights so it wasnt always the same shit. theres a lot of people who's personal collections i'd like to see... . i've never even caught half the people that are up a lot on here. i've never even heard of most of them untill i came on here, but now at least i know about them and can follow what they do.
    sigh is a pretty bad name to drop for your example. he's got brandnew pieces on cars next to eachother posted, he's steadily on thread after thread. that aint him or his friends doing it? i dont give a shit though, its just more pictures to look at.

    why care? you like graffiti right?
  4. ray finkle

    ray finkle Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 269 Likes Received: 0
    also now that i think of it - i rarely ever catch anyones nice pieces (assuming they do nice pieces) that shit you always just see photos of or in a magazine. the "benched" posts really show this, they're usually 90% crap - its cool to see either way, but we all know how graffiti looks in real life and a lot of the time its nice to see the flicks of people's shit that they actually want you to see. i know i've never seen anything of mine that i was proud of posted on here... that shit all falls off a cliff somewhere.
  5. hobbesv2

    hobbesv2 Member

    Joined: Oct 21, 2000 Messages: 651 Likes Received: 0
    yup. and to me that's sorta the bottom line

    plus everything else ray said was nice.
  6. hobbesv2

    hobbesv2 Member

    Joined: Oct 21, 2000 Messages: 651 Likes Received: 0

    it's not like the hardcore benchers are gonna quit

    by the way - thanks guys...you rule.
  7. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    i think its not "cool" to post your own freights in the "spotted" threads in this forum, because shit, half the time it would only be a list of your own shit if you paint 4 cars a night at a layup with nothing on the trains. who really cares if people post their own pictures, i mean graffiti is about ego's and people have websites dedicated to themselves and thier crew. take ewokone.com. he is good as shit and i for one have gone to his website and been like "damn." and wasnt like... "fucking stamplicker..." i guess you could look at it as posting flicks as a means of getting up. its even better if you have a little bit of work to back yourself up i guess. i say post away, and if you throw in one or 2 of your peices your proud of... who cares? it just gets redundant if people post whole threads about themselves all the time and its garbage...... i dunno just my 2 cents.
  8. curious

    curious Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 319 Likes Received: 0
    a lot of good feed back in this thread...
  9. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    I don't know where the big taboo against posting your own stuff comes from. If you overdo it, yeah, it's nauseating. Otherwise, graff is almost nothing but self promotion to begin with. You take your painting skills and write your name up fancy on some trains. You picked trains in the first place because they roll places and can be seen by more people than a wall. It's nothing but advertising, and distributing flicks of the stuff to an even wider audience is a logical extension.
    What I think the main objection is - by the people who sneer at those who post their own shit - is that by posting a lot of your own shit, you can misrepresent to internet viewers how much work you've put in. Which sounds like a bunch of jealousy: heads who think they're keeping it real by refusing to post their shit get pissed that nobody ever benches their shit, yet the name of some doofus who's put in a tenth of the work is in everybody's mouth due to his self-promo.
    On the other hand, I look at internet train flicks as a virtual bench. I get to see stuff I wouldn't see at my local yard, and more often than I can even get to my local yard or mainline. So a stacked post of all the same dude or the same crew is like "enough already". I'd rather see a no-bias bench of what everybody catches in their area.
    The final argument against posting your own shit is simply that you look a little insecure doing it - you care a little too much what other people think. Except for somebody like Grey who will post something just to start a little controversy, most of the self-posting heads seem to be a little younger, a little newer to the game, anxious for quick recognition. If after five years in graff you're not painting mostly for your own enjoyment, your head's probably in the wrong place.
    But yeah, Ray's right about that cliff that swallows all your best shit. :cry2:

    IN FLAMES Member

    Joined: Dec 4, 2002 Messages: 847 Likes Received: 0
    Man jus don't post night fliks...... i hate that shit fa real yo.:idea:
  11. mr_president

    mr_president Banned

    Joined: Nov 19, 2002 Messages: 5,691 Likes Received: 0
    man i wish everyone would shut tha fuck up about self promo...

    i think if youre wack and your self promoting your gay, but otherwise i dont give a fuck if you, your moms, your best friend, or some other bitch posts the picture as long as i get to see it.

    who gives a fuck who posts it shit, im trying to see some pictures god damnit...

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  12. railspike

    railspike Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2002 Messages: 1,540 Likes Received: 0
    you hate night flicks?? why ? theyre' not the dopest but still they are dope. I think they are cool they capture the moment i love fressshly done peices with cripy night flicks!
    If I knew how to post flicks I would Post my shit, no one else is going to do it, it seems everyone is quite political, do you think 12oz is a perfect representation of what is out there running??>>>>NO!
  13. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    anyone who spends enought time in the yards knows whos up and whos not, regardless of this internet/graff zine bullshit....self promo is great and all but the trains dont lie.....

    regardless, if your getting your panties in a bunch about it then you may want to look into other things like getting a girlfriend, a life, an education, etc.....have fun herbs.
  14. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13

    ill agree with this as well.....60% of the kids who post "what they see" are nothing more than nut riding morons....if you havent painted at every scribble jam/paint louis/under pressure and shown up in countless graff zines then your obviously not real and in no way worthy of wasting a photo on.....if people would photograph the peices that show talent instead of every peice of scrap can bullshit some "big name" writer puts up then mabey this board and these freight website would be more entertaining.....
  15. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79