i can’t wait until i’m older and have a serious relationship like think of how much fun that would be every single night would be like a sleepover with your best friend and you could make pancakes at 3 in the morning and uncontrollably snuggle when you’re bored
- decades of horror cinema: what if maturing girls developed telekinesis, would that be scary or what
- matilda: what if maturing girls developed telekinesis, hell yeah, that would fuckin own
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
THIS! I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it.
There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down. Don’t do their work for them. Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things.
She’s saying she’s not a feminist because it discriminates and here you are literally discriminating her for not being a feminist. Thanks for being a living example of why it is an unnecessary discriminating movement.
The reason people are frustrated with her is because feminism is literally the opposite of discriminating. If you or anyone else would take 2 seconds to google it or just pay attention, people would realize that feminism is about defining, establishing, and defending EQUAL political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women!!
People take offense when high profile female role models say that “I’m not feminist because I like men” or “I’m not a feminist because it discriminates” because it is literally spreading false information.
And before you retort with the atypical, feeble excuse that “I know some feminists and they hate men and don’t shave and a 3rd stereotype”, just don’t. Because that is the same exact mindset that perpetuates the broad stroking of entire organizations, groups, and even races.
So the next time you (or anyone, as this is a worldwide problem) would care to continue spreading misinformation and brainwashing the people around you whom are small minded enough to be convinced, please just don’t. I’m sure Fox News will pick up your slack.
In short, I’m a male and I need feminism because people don’t actually know what feminism is.
imagine sholto and sherlock sending emails to each other… it starts with sherlock just being curious about how john was when he was younger, and sholto is willing to talk… nothing better to do right…
sholto telling him all the stupid things john did… imagine sherlock laughing to…
You Were. [dean feels, some deancas, mentions of abuse and depression, angst, demon!dean]
You were four years old when you carried your baby brother out of your burning childhood home. Your tiny arms weren’t big enough to carry the both of you, so you left yourself behind in the fire….
clara’s outfit appreciation post