The easiest, best, most effective way to make someone listen to you is to speak in an even tone. A lot of people think if they’re shouting the loudest, they’ll be heard, but most people lose respect for you when you lose your cool. You have to maintain everyone’s respect, especially as a woman in a position of power. It’s terrible to be at that kind of disadvantage, where if you yell, people will talk about you behind your back much more than if you were a man. Because of those social injustices we face as women, you have to make sure that no one can call you a crazy bitch. ”

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea's Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth by Michele Sciuto m-sciuto for my private eye/client series (a colored version is on its way).

It doesn’t look like the art I’ve already reblogged from Michelle. I really appreciate her taking a chance with a different technique for this noir illustration. Like Todor Hristov’s piece, it reminds me of some noir/P.I. illustrations in a YA mag I read in the late ’70s that helped forge my taste for the genre.

(And no, I don’t play video games - fake gamer boy, you know. But this was Michelle’s suggestion when she received my description for this diptych and she sent me a link to the trailer, and I loved the game’s atmosphere, so there.)

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Thank you post

I would like to thank Ariel and Juhi for being there for me. I would like to thank Juhi for telling me she loves me every single day because she will never know how much that means to me. Also her eyeliner is always on point and I think that should be celebrated. Big thank you to Ariel for asking if I’m okay and checking up on me. She reminds me that people don’t have to be close friends to care. Thank you to both of you for caring about me. 

I would like to thank Sophie. Dear god you keep me amused. You are hilarious, strong, and wonderful. Please do not ever let anyone tell you that you are anything less than a goddess because that will be the day I believe in violence and beat their asses. Thank you for being my friend in 8th grade until now. 

I would like to thank Maggie because she continues to be excited when I’m around and it’s beautiful. I hold her so dear to my heart. I know I haven’t been the bestest of friend this year but just know that I am here for you still. I always will be. Thank you for being my friend. I really can’t thank you enough for everything. 

I would like to thank Anastasia. She is a pretty great person that feels strongly what she believes in. I think she’ll go pretty far in this life. I would like to thank her for giving me a sense of purpose because lately that’s been pretty hard for me. 

I would like to thank Kara. Words cannot begin to describe how incredibly thankful I have Kara in my life. She takes all of me and turns into positive things and wow. Kara is one of those once in the lifetime friends and I hope she never grows bored with me and leaves me because that would be the day I fall and never get back up. (IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY GO WISH HER A LATE  ONE)

I would like to thank Zoe and Trevor for being there. Zoe for working so hard and inspiring me to work even harder. She is amazing and I hope one day more people see that because she deserves appreciation. Trevor because even though he swears he hates me I know he cares a lot about me. He listens even if he may not understand sometimes. That’s okay. Sometimes you just need someones ears. I love them both and I am thankful for what they have given me. 

I would like to thank Elizabeth and Connor G. You are both adorable. I thank you Elizabeth for being open and knowing the algebra assignments. I thank Connor G because even though we haven’t talked in a long time he still says hey and asks if I’m okay. It means a lot to me. Both of you mean a lot to me. 

I would like to thank Chris for helping me become the person I am now. Thank you for being awake at ridiculous hours of the night and having the energy to talk to me. Thank you for letting me rant. You are incredible and it means a lot to me that you consider me a friend. (IT WAS ALSO HIS BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY. WISH HIM A LATE ONE) 

AND FINALLY I would like to thank all my followers because many of you have been with me from the beginning and haven’t left. I hope you all make it through this holiday okay, if not I’ll be here ready to help. Please do not forget how important you all are to people and to the general existence of my blog.