Series of caricatures I did of pub buddies.
M i g r a i n e .
Self portrait. 05/03/13.
I closed, well, deactivated my Facebook account at the end of last year. There were several reasons, mostly personal frustration and a series of ‘dramas’ I’ve experienced at the time. I just couldn’t be bothered to look at FB back then. My pals’ reactions to this varied, but if divided in two they were - “You are a brave man.” and/or “What.? You don’t have a FB account any more.? WHY.???” I was astonished by both of them because, it made me realise how important this SNS has become in our lives. Closing down your FB account shouldn’t make you a brave person. Your bravery and defiance should be recognised by your action - I mean, real life actions - and how you fight through your life. It makes you feel quite sad when you’re praised by giving up a FB account, not by what you do and accomplish in your life. But am not cynically dismissing neither of their comments here, I know what they all meant. Although I have to say, the wilder their reactions were the more it made me smile.
Of course, having a FB account had a number of benefits and I miss them. I could view my pals’ artwork way easier than now, and would comment on them, send instant messages to exchange opinions or to see if they’re in uni the next day or not. This ‘socialising’ bit makes me think of getting back to FB, but I still doubt myself if I really should do it. Or rather, if it’s the right thing to do. This doubt exists and bothers me because I was once an avid FB user. (this term ‘an avid FB user’ I typed here without a thought made me laugh, but let’s move on…) I would upload daily pics and my work, sketches, would have instant contacts with my pals and folk I know of. You can get quite easily addicted to this.and at one point it was nearly eating up my life. So, my dilemma continues. Do I really need to get back on FB.? Or do I just keep on being a non-FB user and enjoy being a modern caveman.?
Daily Pikidoodle. 25/02/2013. Follow Piki on http://pikithemightykat.tumblr.com/
Daily Pikidoodle. He’s got his own Tumblr now, follow him on http://pikithemightykat.tumblr.com/