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Sweet Animated Illustrations Show The Small, Happy Moments in Life

Japanese illustrator Maori Sakai’s illustrations draw inspiration from the micro moments in life that we take for granted, such as the falling of the leaves, falling asleep while reading a good book, the smell of coffee in the morning and other instances, which give us instant happiness. Overall, she hopes to convey a happy and inspirational message with doses of beauty like the presence of flowers, leaves, birds and butterflies. There is a strong element of romanticization in her work. She is subtly asking for a return to nature to find happiness, as well as glorifying the small moments in habitual life. 

A digital artist, Sakai has always loved the power of the animated image. By animating her work, she is able to capture the subtle changes of a scene or the change of mood. She told My Modern Met:

“For some reason, I can’t keep my eyes off the short loop. There’s beauty in nature and in daily experiences. I think most people depend on others or a lot of money to feel this happiness, but I think, happiness is always a state of mind.”

Working 101 hours this week and a half, so close to having all the money I need for my surgery, I’ve been working my ass off the last couple of months to get everything I need together. A year a go I didn’t think this was possible, I didn’t think this would become a reality, I put my mind to something and I don’t stop until I achieve it, keep your head up and keep pushing through even when it seems impossible and you will get where you need to be when the time is right 👍✌️

You’re beautiful.

Even if you don’t think so.

And if you don’t think so, I hope one day you do.

I hope one day that you can look into the mirror and realize that you own it and that it doesn’t own you.

Because being able to smile when looking into the mirror is one of the best feelings in the world.

Don’t let the mirror break you, break the mirror. And I don’t mean literally. I mean realize that you’re so beautiful that the mirror can not possibly reflect all of your beauty.

You’re beautiful.

I hope you know.

Fat girls need to be hidden

So I was sitting down procrastinating my English paper, when i decided to go on Tinder because who doesn't love Tinder? So there i am, swiping left, swiping right. I matched with this guy, tall dark and handsome. Totally my type. We had a few mutual friends and I realized he lived super close. We started talking and that seemed to be a problem for him. He quickly made it known that we can’t take things any further because we have common friends and he didn't want people to know that he likes “fat girls”. Now me, being the outspoken body positive advocate that I am, gave him a little piece of my mind. He had absolutely no problem telling me that I was fat and therefore needed to be hidden. He continued telling me things like how he only swiped right on me for fun, people can’t know that he likes to fuck fat girls. I called him immature which he attempted to shoot down by saying “I stated the obvious, if you called me black that wouldn't make you immature that would be you making an observation.” Now while I do agree with that statement, he conveniently left out the part that I was really talking about. The part where I need to be hidden because I am a fat girl. I asked him if he would be mad if I told him that i wouldn't date him because he was black. He told me he would be, he said that was racist. I agreed, he then told me that I cannot compare his skin color and my body type. “Me being black can’t be altered. But there are gyms that could HELP you.” Help me. FUCKING HELP ME. Gyms…. that could HELP me. I assured him that the only person who needed help was him. I let him know that it sickens me that there are people in this world like him. People who would look at someone like me and decide that I need to be hidden because a woman like me could never be seen with a boy like him. Once again “I said I don’t want people knowing I like to have sex with fat girls. Fat girls need to be hidden”. At this point I just felt sorry for him. Refusing to answer, i decided to make this post. I just wanted to share this story. I just wanted to tell girl, or anyone really, to fucking stand up for yourselves. Do NOT let people treat you badly just because of what you look like. You are so much more than that.

Really working on loving myself a little more. Sometimes I get stuck in that “fat girl” mentality and still feel overweight, hiding in big t-shirts and huge pants. It’s hard to fully love my body after years of eating my feelings, self harm, and drug abuse. I’ve come so far though, and I won’t let my soft belly hold me back! I might not have a flat tummy yet, but my journey has only begun. Smile today you are so beautiful! 

For all the positive people out there, don’t let negative people get you down and don’t let negative people in your lives 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

From what I’ve seen most people are like: the sole purpose of having Rudy in this episode is to make the mirror scene no homo.
Well, I get where are you coming from but… what if there actually WAS some other purpose? Because now as I think about it, the death of Rudy in Dean’s mind might have been that next time he told Cas about. He looks in the mirror, sees Cas, who isn’t well but is at least alive, and then he sees someone he didn’t even thought about saving, he didn’t hesitate, didn’t even flinch. He sees Rudy and realises it REALLY could have been Cas. It hits him with a great force, that realisation how out of control he really is, if he came this close to killing someone he loves.
This is why he doesn’t contact Cas, doesn’t say goodbye. He just can’t risk putting his angel’s life in danger. If he wasn’t planning on killing Sam, he wouldn’t contact him either (note:.he calls him only after his little talk with Death). It could have been shown differently, yes, but I can see the reason behind this and it’s not solely a fuck you to shippers.