paperseverywhere:

He’s never gonna live it down

A bit late, but happy birthday you doof.

bellemrdch:

i blame brigid for everything soul eater

bellemrdch:

i blame brigid for everything soul eater

Lies You Tell Yourself About Art

shrineheart:

Lie: "I can’t do it."

Why it’s a lie: 90% of the time when someone tells me "I can’t do it" it’s comes back down to one of two things. 1) I did it once and it didn’t go as well as I hoped. 2) I REALLY want to do it but I don’t think I can so I never have. Neither of these things indicate that you actually can’t do the thing whatever that thing may be. If you’re failed at it once or twice? Congrats! You fell a million times before you walked and you weren’t born knowing exactly how to use utensils. You have to learn things and learning requires mistakes and failures sometimes. Do it anyway.

Lie: "I hate it so others must hate it"

Why it’s a lie: You are not everyone. You are also your own worst judge. Most of the time we are not accurate judges of our own work. When you assume everyone hates your work then you’re presuming that you know what others think. In reality? You don’t! You’re not a mind reader. Remind yourself of this!

Lie: "Well obviously no one likes it because they’re not doing x."

Why it’s a lie: X can be anything. I’ve heard a VARIETY of things here. “No one likes it because they’re not buying my art/favoriting my art/reblogging my art.” You name it, I’ve heard it. It’s a lie because people show their support in different ways. I don’t always take the time to favorite things or reblog things. Things might not show up in tags. I might not have the money to buy your work. The same goes for others. You have to prompt folks to do that sort of thing sometimes and other times it comes naturally. A Doodle of Ganon eating a poptart that I did in 30 seconds got 39 notes. Something I love and put days worth of work into gets 8 notes. Going back to lie number one, people value things differently than you might. And that’s okay!

Lie: “Well, it’s so hard for me and so easy for everyone else!”

Why it’s a lie: I’m going to answer this one with one of my FAVORITE quotes: The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steve Furtick

You don’t know other people’s situations. When you assume that everything is so easy for others all you do is make yourself feel poorly. You don’t always see the behind the scenes work of what people do. Doing this is the same as being one of those folks that think that making digital art is just one super easy button press or that 3D modeling is just moving things around. Just because you don’t see the struggle the other person goes through doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. For every picture I post I’ve got 20 that never made it to the blog. They were erased, saved, or deleted. Don’t assume those around you just breeze through things because you struggle. Everyone is different and we all struggle with some things.

Lie: "I won’t succeed or make anything out of what I am doing. So what’s the point?"

Why it’s a lie: Ahhhhh the biggest lie of them all. This isn’t so much of a lie as an excuse, though it’s hard to recognize it as one. This excuse makes us feel more okay with doing nothing because it tells us "Oh but doing it isn’t going to get you anywhere". Doing nothing is the only sure fire way to not succeed. Doing something does something that scares us a lot worse though. Doing something opens us up to judgement and rejection. When we make something, someone might not like it and that’s a scary prospect. When we do something we actually have to do the work and that’s an annoying prospect. It’s so much easier to just lie to yourself and say "This won’t get me anywhere so I shouldn’t do it". We don’t like being proven wrong even when it’s for our own good. When I first started commissions? I thought “I’m going to fail at this”. A year later and I’m still booked solid with commissions and that took time to accept. It took time to accept that “Even if I don’t like a lot of the art I make, OTHER PEOPLE DO and they are WILLING TO BUY IT.” So even if you feel like it’s pointless? Do the work anyway. People will find worth in it. You just have to find the right people.

TL;DR: Don’t believe the lies you tell yourself about your success and keep working towards it!

intensional:

the thing about math is even if you understand it you actually don’t understand it

Give me a character and I will answer:

brokenbravery:

  • Why I like them
  • Why I don’t
  • Favorite episode (scene if movie)
  • Favorite season/movie
  • Favorite line
  • Favorite outfit
  • OTP
  • Brotp
  • Headcanon
  • Unpopular opinion
  • A wish
  • An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen
  • 5 words to best describe them
  • My nickname for them
basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

t3hsiggy:

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.
For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.
Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science
he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science
Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art
and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers
what if they could join forces



That last comment picture tho, it’s like the happiest-looking thing in the world.

t3hsiggy:

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.

For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.

Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science

he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science

Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art

and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers

what if they could join forces

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That last comment picture tho, it’s like the happiest-looking thing in the world.

slutwhat:

i fucking hate how nervous people make me like i can’t even walk down the road without feeling judged and that is just ridiculous 

mazim:

i did the thing guys

sol-relay:

Assassin’s Creed concept art → Haytham Kenway, Connor Kenway/Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io.

When someone calls me attractive image

quickweaves:

samirafierce:

vinebox:

shoutout to oxygen

This is life literally

ON MY MAMA I BE BREATHING

Sometimes People On Vacation Are Disoriented

hotel-job:

GUEST: How much cost tickets for Mamma Mia?
CONCIERGE: I can check for you. How many people would you be?
GUEST: Two.
CONCIERGE: Okay, two for Mamma Mia.
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: Oh, my mistake, how many people?
GUEST: Two.
CONCIERGE: Two?
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: Oh, how many?
GUEST: (holds up three fingers) Four.
CONCIERGE: (holds up four fingers) Four?
GUEST: (looks at his three fingers, then back at me)
CONCIERGE: Three?
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: I’m sorry, do you need two, three, or four tickets?
GUEST: Four.
CONCIERGE: Okay, one moment while I check what’s available for four seats for Mamma Mia.
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: No?
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: …Did you want theater tickets, sir?
GUEST: No.
CONCIERGE: My apologies. what was it that I could assist you with?
GUEST: Mamma Mia tickets.
CONCIERGE: How many?
GUEST: What?
CONCIERGE: (draws a 2, 3 and 4 on paper) Circle how many people.
GUEST: (circles 3)
CONCIERGE: One moment.

(I pick up the phone to dial. As the phone rings, he wanders out of the hotel.)