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Fiverr is a weird place. I do not trust it.

2012-03-02 19:41:19 by Emptygoddess

Anyone out there that doesn't know what Fiverr.com is, well it is a bizaire place where people offer to do really odd things for five bucks. Like this man here will juggle a soccorball with your message written on it: http://fiverr.com/brettmanu11/juggle-a-soccer-ba ll-with-whatever-you-want-to-say-on-the-ball-and -show-it-to-the-camera-at-the-end

This guy will pretend to be crazy eddie for five bucks... for fifty he'll take his shirt off: http://fiverr.com/mr_marcus/perform-as-crazy-edd ie-from-the-70s-and-80s-commercials

I myself made one where for five bucks i'll make you a crappy pixel art image: http://fiverr.com/poetry_is_hard/create-a-pixel-
art-character

The weird thing is, people actually pay for these things. Now admittedly, The guy who will take his shirt off is damn, but the part that is really weird, is that people will pay for this. I think fiverr may be getting dangerously close to communism. Dangerously, close. Look at these people, throwing up terrible ideas, getting paid to draw Yoda saying something funny, or speak in a weird accent, or cry on demand.

I would admittedly pay five dollars to see someone dress up as yoda and speak like him, and walk around like him, and pretend to have a lightsaber fight with a tree. I would pay for this in a heartbeat, but only if the yoda costume was of a high quality.

The site also lets me do this. Not dress up like Yoda... well it gives me that option as well, but it lets me ask other people to dress up like Yoda. You can tell people "I will pay you five dollars to do something stupid." Only stupid is replaced with something esoteric, like... "Design a concept for a Juice Bar. " "Research 100 low carb breakfast recipes," "write a 1500-2000 word hot romantic short story." These are the kinds of things people will pay five dollars for, and those desperate for five dollars might actually do it. Though 1500 words is a lot for five dollars.

Fiverr is a weird place. Something about it gives me the creeps... I'm not sure what. it might be that someone wanted me to draw 'them killing their sister with a rusty something' but there are other creepy things about it. Like how the site is covered in primary colors. Don't they know that cool sites use dark colors?

This horrible communistic plot must stop... wait... communism... capitalism... have money... fill a need... spend money on goods and services... this is a distribution of wealth...

Is there a difference between communism and capitalism? Because suddenly they seem really similar. Though that begs the question of whether or not a true capitalistic or communistic system has ever actually been allowed to exist. If it has never been seen how can we truly argue the benefits of one or the other and- I'm getting off topic. So I'm just going to stop.

This would normally be the point when I would tell you to buy my fiverr gig because I like money, but no, don't, because I'm a terrible pixel artist and the little pixel figure I give you will be sub par and worth three dollars at best.


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RealFactionRealFaction

2012-03-02 21:08:03

That site is shit, it wont let you do important things for 5 dollars like make a song for someone for 5 dollars, they wont "allow" that. Its bs, yet they allow silly crap? I don't trust it either.

Emptygoddess responds:

Trust is hard to earn.


RedMongooseRedMongoose

2012-03-03 00:18:19

I tried to post an ad that said "I will tell you to fuck off and go kill yourself for five dollars" and it got rejected so this site can suck it.

Emptygoddess responds:

That's to bad. That seems like it would totally be worth five dollars.


thantounderscorethantounderscore

2012-03-03 01:32:50

I saw plenty of ads for people offering to write and perform songs, so not sure what you're on about.

It is creepy though. I keep expecting to see ... certain things. But nothing! There's just something off about all of it.

Emptygoddess responds:

I think it might be evil.


JaShinYaJaShinYa

2012-03-03 02:31:27

There are a lot of people selling crappy stuff on there, but some are really good. Some art gigs. I even have one for creating short voice acting skits. Just gotta do your research

Emptygoddess responds:

Research? Why?


JaShinYaJaShinYa

2012-03-03 02:51:05

To make sure the stuff/services they are selling are quality

Emptygoddess responds:

but why would i want that?


KajenxKajenx

2012-03-03 03:32:35

Like communism? Lol, what?

Emptygoddess responds:

You heard me.


KajenxKajenx

2012-03-03 03:51:10

Seems like $5 isn't much to pay for sommat. I liked the guy who found shark teeth, though, that was a fun idea.

Emptygoddess responds:

Gotta love shark teeth.


PIED3PIED3

2012-03-03 09:48:34

Eh? I don't understand how that is like communism. It's like the very essence of capitalism, people buying and selling services. Private businesses competing in a free market. How on earth is anything like communism?

Emptygoddess responds:

Is it a free market? Because it seems like it is made of regulations and control! Where is the invisible hand?! Down with structure!


GianniGianni

2012-03-03 10:20:36

I can get you to make art for me, for five dollars? Hah, how the mighty have fallen to Fiverr. This is like fast food for art viewers. Conveniently enough, this enables artists to GET fast food.

What do I get for thirty? Better yet, what do I have to pay to get you to make another animation? I'm still watching Dream Adventure over here.

Emptygoddess responds:

Lots and lots for another animation. Also, thank you for thinking I was ever mighty! I've never been called that before, even sarcastically.


MordozMordoz

2012-03-03 15:31:34

I dont think its close to communism...its just commercialism at its weirdest and least professional.

I think that is the appeal.

Emptygoddess responds:

Or perhaps the appeal is making five dollars.


leafbladieleafbladie

2012-03-16 13:15:47

I loved your legend of link. It was so funny, and unlike most other things, it had a point. It was more real to life, and the characters weren't scattered messes, constantly changing. I just hate it that so many good flash artist, and abridging people seem to have given up, or are not as interested in things. I know it's human nateure, I get obsessed with tons of things and drop them, but it just doesn't seem fair that the world gets deprived of these great things. I'll give you some examples of people who seem to have completely lost interest, completely stopped their work, or don't care enough to tell how they're doing at all. Alvin-earthworm made a great series called super smash bros z, and now we barely hear from him. NCH seemed to have great potential with his Pokemon Hunter series, but after he got cancer he seemed to have completely given up. Peltos, sunshinedafox, Tyrant-D, all had potential, but it's the same for them too. Granfaloon and HadoukenDude made their own great series about Zelda games. They were different but shared many things. Granfaloon barely keeps us posted, and hadoukendude seems to be getting less and less commited to doing his series. they were all great, or had potential to succeed, but it seems like they don't care anymore. I just don't want to see everyone give up. It seems like an abridged series. It's extremely funny, but more and more as it goes on, the writers are less committed, and soon nothing happens. Yu-gi-oh abridged isn't being kept up anymore it seems, and teamfourstar seems to be slowing down. Please can you continue, so there's at least one thing we can count on.

Emptygoddess responds:

I'm sorry to hear you feel there is nothing left to believe in. I think the main problem with much of it is that it requires a great amount of effort with little more then praise in return. I do, hope, to one day, have the free time and drive to make another LoL, but that time may be far in the future, or never. If i am going to be completely honest.

Also, people get bored.


leafbladieleafbladie

2012-03-26 20:42:26

I guess so, but to do something doesn't actually take too much effort if you think about it. You just have to be sure no to over due it. I'm writing a story, and it's going to be around two hundred pages long. However, I'll probably get done with it in a year, less if I work on it in the summer. I work on it an hour a day at school, and don't get tired or bored of it. If you do things in moderation, it doesn't affect you as much. It's like a race I guess, you have to take your time. I think if anyone just worked on their project an our a day, then they'd get progress, but wouldn't lose interest in it. It would also keep people fresh.

Emptygoddess responds:

Maybe.