98% sure it’s a phishing scam. Give no info and ignore them.
It is the kid who owned the previous phone number… cause he’s a fucking moron of a teenager but I still didn’t give him the code. It just seemed like a lesson in “don’t be a fucking stupid teenager and link your phone number to everything out there”…which he’ll never learn cause his parents gave him a phone smarter then him when it was 13…or how ever old he is. At least he’s polite.
But I tell this kid that I still get wrong phone numbers a lot, looking for him, and he’s like “well can you give them my number!” and I’m like jesus, I just let it go to voicemail and then they get that it’s not the same guy anymore.
I’m angry mostly because I’m old and I if anything in the 90’s was just raised to be phone smart. Don’t give out your number to strangers, don’t answer when it’s not someone you know… and kids are just handed these machines because parents can’t be bothered to parent their kids anymore. Yet we tell people hey look, link this to your phone and you’ll never loose your password…well if the kid looses his phone and gets a new number WELP! And at least it seems he’s a good kid, just goodness you’re still quite naive.
O well, I guess I’ve lived long enough to figure out a system of email and password saving that hasn’t really stabbed me in the back yet. He’ll hopefully figure it out on his own.
Someone is texing me saying they had my same phone number and they’re using it to try and recover their email password. I’m worried it’s a hacker. I don’t want to just give them the code.
This song is too terrifying even for me
Nice to put an artist name on all these crazy Spongebob faces :
Robert Ryan Cory
(character designer on the show from 2004 to 2013)
First, my name is Robertryan Cory. I’m just going to make it official here so people stop separating it.
Two, a lot of these drawings are close to 7 years old at this point, but this gives me a chance to clear up some misconceptions about post movie episodes.
I don’t write the jokes/stories, I’m not responsible for anything more than rendering the final design. I just draw. If I’m given a cute spongebob section, I try to make it look cuter, and if I’m given a gross out section, I try to go over the top. That’s my job, and I tried to do it to the best of my abilities.
I sometimes read people criticizing some of my friends as ruining the show, but Hillenburg looked over all of our stuff. He read boards and censored designs he didn’t want. He just didn’t come into the office. There were times I went out of show style and I was punished for it, but I was trying to experiment with new ideas and approaches. I drew plenty of on-model simple designs for Spongebob, but I never saved those or posted them online because this was a portfolio and I was showcasing the times I didn’t adhere to the main model.
Whether it’s Spongebob, Simpsons, Adventure Time, etc it’s difficult to make a show fresh and especially after the first 3 seasons. That has to do with limiting time to make the episodes, having to adhere to a set list of rules and guidelines (where in the beginning, you’re more free to explore different approaches), and the loss of crew members who ultimately move on to try their hand at their own projects.
Anyway, you’re welcome to hate it or love it, but I think you’re better off saving your passion and intensity towards your own hobbies rather than some corporate entity you can’t control.
I said it several times before to different people but I think a lot of the problems come from post production misunderstanding of comedic timeing. I’m not going to say the Asian studio who finalizes the show now is bad, but they really do not work well with the material given to them. And it really is due to time issues. All the materials can be not to mention that episodes to come off like they get seconds cut out of them or sped up to make room for more advertisement time.
It’s hard to explain to people that the 3rd season was really the weaker season that developed a lot of the problems people have with later seasons. People get all protective about pre movie episodes like they’re the ideal model of spongebob, forgetting episodes like “Ug”, “The Algae’s Always Greener”, and “Party Pooper Pants.” People hold onto these episodes because they created a lot of memes. They like em for the one line jokes but not think about the episodes as a whole.
People say they like “Chocolate with nuts” because of the dude who screams “CHOCOLATE!” and because there is a dude screaming the same word over and over again makes it a great episode. Or like “One Krabs Trash” is good because of the “he was number one!” No! To me a good episode will keep you interested in it from start to finish, and not hook ya because of ONE part.
And my BIGGEST complaint with season 3, is that is really the least visually interesting season of the whole show (that I’ve paid attention to…past 7 I don’t know). And that is really in part to Mr. Cory’s art here. I could tell, they wanted to improve the characters so that they aren’t stiff characters, with simple stock expressions and static poses. You people really don’t know how hard it is to get cooperate HQ to approve a change of a character’s ‘style’ even if it was from a blocky sponge to a wide eyed and elastic sponge. Post movie made some wonderful improvements to what could’ve been a dieing show if they let it go the way it was.