Ganun talaga no? Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi pwedeng choosy ka. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi pwedeng maarte ka. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi ka pwedeng lumandi. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi pwedeng lahat ng damit babagay sayo. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi ka pwedeng magkacrush sa gwapo, kasi hindi yun magkakagusto sayo. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi ka pwedeng magassume. Kapag hindi ka maganda, hindi ka pwedeng umasa. Kasi kapag hindi ka maganda, wala ka lang. Kaya kapag hindi ka maganda, dapat dyan ka lang.

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Guys listen to this pls. Jasper’s bands is fucking rad okay n.n

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so i was going to do this ages ago when they released this single but i didn’t get around to it, so everyone check out this band, insights. they’re only starting off but already have a considerable following for a local band that’s only released one single. chuck their facebook page a like, too

So uh I did this last Sunday. I had the scene from the start of the episode in front of me on the screen, and I was gonna draw the outlines and stuff first as I normally do but I’m not great with pencil drawings and I lost patience really quickly so I thought fuck it I’ll try painting straight off, and so I did and it turned out really friggen well, I’m pretty proud of her.

I had to use water a few times on the paint and dab it up with a paper towel, then put white paint over it when I made mistakes, and her feet are kinda a little bit small but still. This was my first time painting something without pencil guides and I’m pretty dang proud of it.

What creativity can do

“If you can’t solve a problem, it’s because you’re playing by the rules.” – Paul Arden

Before 1697 it was impossible to fathom that a swan could be any color other than white. “Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno” the saying went, “a rare bird in the lands and very much like a black swan.”

Early digital computers were often the size of entire rooms and were only used for complex calculations. In 1977, then President of Digital Equipment Corp. famously quipped: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

Up until Salvador Dali made The Persistence of Memory #&8211; detailed clocks painted as melting over a desert landscape – very few people (if any) had thought of incorporating scientific theories into surrealistic artwork.

Of course these things are all easy to scoff. Of course swans can be colors other than white. Of course computers would have shrunk to fit in our hands. And of course paintings can incorporate deep scientific or philosophical meaning.

Yes, of course, here we are.

But remember that it was once common to believe the world was flat. That was reality some centuries ago. It was right to believe that nobody would want a room-sized computer in their home. It was expected that swans could only be white.

We see these things as flawed thoughts today because we know that they are. We have the evidence – black swans, iPhones, paintings made by computers – in front of us.

How many things do you believe exist today that are wrong? How many impossibilities will we, as a species, overcome? What can creativity do?

There are problems in the world today which solutions certainly exist for, we simply haven’t thought of them yet.

We can start small, your dreams of starting a business, of hanging your work in a famous museum, of publishing a popular book. All are ideas that can certainly exist.

It’s not a matter of whether or not these things are possible. To solve the world problems, to make our ideas a reality, is a matter of how tackle the tasks.

In all areas creativity is the approach we must take. That’s one part of the reason creativity matters, and that our future depends on educating the value it provides. It’s not enough to emphasis intelligence and analytical thinking in today’s world. We must recognize just how powerful the creative mind can be.

Some solutions will fail, of course. Some will remain incomprehensible until other realms of technology or thinking improve themselves. But anything is possible given enough brain power and time.

To again quote Paul Arden: “If you can’t solve a problem, it’s because you’re playing by the rules.”

If you want to help move the world forward, even just a smidge, you have to start by pursuing creativity. You do that by breaking the rules of what you believe or think you know.

Photo by Dylan Steinberg.

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Tanner Christensen

This article was written by Creative Something founder Tanner Christensen. For more creative inspiration follow me on Twitter or like Creative Something on Facebook.

Using the immeasurable complexity of everything to generate ideas

How our brains naturally group things together is great for sanity’s sake, but it does little to empower our creativity. That doesn’t mean our innate structuring of complex concepts can’t benefit our creative thinking however.

Most notably is our natural ability to group things in terms of relationships and proximity. We see an automobile not as an object comprised of an engine, doors, tires, screws, and bolts, but as one larger whole: a car. Similarly, we encounter ideas as being unified wholes, even when the thing we claim to be an “idea” is actually comprised of many different concepts. It’s the countless complex and varied stimulus, combined together, that we understand as any single idea.

In reality, an idea isn’t any single thing, it’s many different things combined to create a perceived whole.

Exactly how this plays into generating new ideas (and being more creative) is in the details…literally.

To spur creativity we should look to explore the individual aspects that “make up” any one thing. The aspects within any single thing are nearly infinite, no matter what it is we’re looking at, as long as we’re willing to look far or wide enough.

If we find ourselves stuck coming up with ideas, we merely need to look closer at the elements that make-up the topic or problem we’re dealing with. Those elements themselves are made of many different things as well, both in a physical sense and in a contextual one. It’s when we use our imagination to wonder what would happen if we were to remove, resize, or otherwise modify any one or more of those elements that interesting things begin to happen.

You can even use this insight as a simple creative exercise, not merely for solving problems creatively.

Look at the various elements of any singular thing and then imagine how changing them would alter the whole. For example: what would happen if you removed all of the screws from a computer? What if you replaced those screws with wooden counterparts? How would changing the machines that create the screws used for computers into wooden machines impact the resulting screws?

If you’re really stumped and want to generate creative ideas, you can follow the trail of complexity down a contextual line of cause-and-effect. Asking not only: “how can changing one element of this thing affect the larger thing?” but also by asking “how does changing this one element affect the use or perception of this thing?”

The best (and worst) part of this approach to creative thinking is that it is nearly entirely immeasurable. You can take the concepts as far as you want them. As long as you can link the depth of curiosity you decide to pursue with what it is you’re ultimately trying to do, the exercise will prove fruitful.

If you want to start exploring new ideas, look at the small parts that make up any one thing and how they interact with one another and their context.

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