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    Let me state that I just started writing about 7 months ago. I've been doing graffiti since about mid-05, but all I did were sketches (And oh how horrible they were), but that was it. I actually started doing real shit like handstyles and what not about Sept. of last year. Now I'm starting to take my shit to the streets, but I have a huge problem with being straight up paranoid. I live in the Baltimore suburbs, writers like CASPA, BAAL, DEAK and some others have been though where I live. Every time I go bomb, I just have get a horrible feeling of paranoia, like during the first seconds that I even pressure the tip of my can, somebody has already called the cops and are hot on the way. Same thing goes for writing on shit. About two weeks ago I got caught hitting up a sign by a cop. Like as soon as I got done, he rolled up on me. But Bacon-Boy made me wipe it off before he even got a chance to read it. This kinda upped my feelings.

    I'm not quitting or any stupid shit like that, I'm still gonna fucking write until the day I die. But I really wanna get over this shit. Sometimes I take my chances and I write in a barely-populated area, but most other times I just don't because I get paranoid.

    I know I'm gonna get grilled for this topic, and I'm willing to sit through that. Has anybody here ever felt like this? If so, how'd you overcome it?

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    yup, and sometimes i still do. i felt the same way last night when me and my crew got in this huge fight with these posers from downtown but thats a different story lol..

    point is, its the same feeling, like you know someones watching you or someone is on the way.. best way to get over it is to just go somewhere real chill, like under a bridge or somewhere industrial, and late at night when no one is around. once you get used to just being out and painting for a while its gonna come alot easier when youre somewhere more populated and more risky..

    also once you get over the paranioa its actually a pretty usefull feeling...like once youre used to painting but you get the feeling again, something might actually be up...pay attention to your instincts, theyre there for a reason. you just gotta learn how to analyze that shit and know if its just the fact that youre not used to it or if its real..

    hope that helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekr4 View Post
    yup, and sometimes i still do. i felt the same way last night when me and my crew got in this huge fight with these posers from downtown but thats a different story lol..

    point is, its the same feeling, like you know someones watching you or someone is on the way.. best way to get over it is to just go somewhere real chill, like under a bridge or somewhere industrial, and late at night when no one is around. once you get used to just being out and painting for a while its gonna come alot easier when youre somewhere more populated and more risky..

    also once you get over the paranioa its actually a pretty usefull feeling...like once youre used to painting but you get the feeling again, something might actually be up...pay attention to your instincts, theyre there for a reason. you just gotta learn how to analyze that shit and know if its just the fact that youre not used to it or if its real..

    hope that helped


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    and when you get paranoid. don't lose your head. just think about like, yeah, if the pigs rolled up i could book it that way. or i could go over to that place. and just be confident and all of that.

    you just gotta be rational no matter what. its all in the mind.
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    jsut bomb alot, and youl get over it, it happend to me also

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    plan plan plan.

    7 months? sheeeeet...

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    yeah this happend to me alot during my first days of tagging, i was hitten up a mirror struggling to even write the first letter, and your crew member is right there saying just do the flippen wall already!

    gosh i hate when that shit happens ya know...good thing i got over it. i got over it by just constantly doing tags over and over

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    yeh man best advice i could give...pull up your fucking pants. makes me full so much more confident, so i know if i gotta book it, im not going to be going half pace cause my pants are so low.

    Nems right tho, before you do it if you feel paranoid just take a look around at where you could book it.

    or if your just throwing a tag, five oh prob not going to make it a big deal, they got other shit to deal with.
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    yo...i live in baltimore...i've seen caspa and baal sigs around
    but the key is just do what basically nem said
    we've all had to book from cops sometime or another
    so its str8
    thats dope as soap!

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    Better to be paranoid than over confident. Maybe have a beer or two, just enough to take the edge off but no where near enough to fuck up your instincts.
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    Hey man, Oi if your paranoid..

    Just think,
    1) Most people are alot more scared of us

    2) The chances are, someone won't hear you

    3) If they do and they call the cops and you don't know, A tag, for a 5 letter word takes...... 5 seconds? maybe more,

    You do say 15tags, thats 1.25minutes..... Unless cops are like super fast, you've got plenty of time....


    But the way i like to see it, There scared of us!
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    Hah dude... I have lank bad paranoia,whether it be driving in a car,writing,or anything possible.I also have anxiety and shit,so it's pretty gay.But I know what you mean,I went writing at the train tracks some time last year and it was my first time writing (what a place to first start) and the tracks here have lots of security,there are so many things that if you slip up you're fucked..even the way the lights shine near the place,if the fumes from the cans can be seen lifting up through the light and the guards look out for that,so I was writing and half pissing myself.But I guess it's worth it,when you're done and got away you can just breath a sigh of relief

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    since this is like a paranoia thread im gonna go sometime for my first time painting and i cant really get out much at night....? any ideas ...should i just do it in day time and sprint like a little bitch home?(this spot is decent people go there all the time cuz its right next to a girls school) its 2 streets from my house....

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    Originally posted by "Jedi"@Mar 7 2007, 07:00 PM
    I'm still gonna fucking write until the day I die.
    no your not.... i hate when people say that....

    as for becoming not paranoid u just need to get out of bombing the burbs frist.... NEVER DO THAT

    second just paint, painting should be a time when u feel free not overly paranoid i been busted and cuffed 2 time when i was under 18 and once when i was over... its part of the game but u really need to get out and bomb if u cant even paint at night how do u even expect to daytime bomb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeSuS_KRiST View Post
    no your not.... i hate when people say that....

    as for becoming not paranoid u just need to get out of bombing the burbs frist.... NEVER DO THAT

    second just paint, painting should be a time when u feel free not overly paranoid i been busted and cuffed 2 time when i was under 18 and once when i was over... its part of the game but u really need to get out and bomb if u cant even paint at night how do u even expect to daytime bomb?
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    like everyone else is saying, just have an escape pan, it always makes me feel better

    the feeling of getting away with it is one of my favorite feeling, its such a relief, and you just fell good about it
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    drink steel reserve.
    or get on that OE.
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    its like rackin you got 2 be mad aware of your surroundings

    practise putting up stickers to get more confident
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    Quote Originally Posted by faime View Post
    its like rackin you got 2 be mad aware of your surroundings

    practise putting up stickers to get more confident
    haha. I remembered I was scared shitless to put up a sticker but over time I would just toss em up in the middle of the day with people around I didnt even care. Then marker tags started to come that way. I still get scared doin throws and stuff but I am guessing I will chill out after a couple more.

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