“One time there was this family of EVIL RACISTS and they’re baby was dying and I was THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE that could help but they wouldn’t let me because I was BLACK and so the baby DIED and absolutely no news network picked up the story but it really happened I swear u guys smh Amerikkka amirite?”
hi! sorry if this has been asked before, i couldn't find anything in your faq tag lol ^^;; but i was wondering what /exactly/ did you do when you worked on chowder. did you just watch over everyone and make sure everything was running smoothly or what? thanks for taking the time to answer this question, love your art! 💟
As an executive producer, everything gets filtered through me. On Chowder I oversaw all the aspects of production, including the writing, boarding, design, recording, & post production. I was in charge of shaping the stories. I did a lot of revisions on the boards, reworking scenes. I gave notes on character designs. The first season was especially taxing. But that was so I could make sure the show turned out the way I wanted it to be.
I do the same stuff on Harvey Beaks, but I can delegate a lot more because we have a bigger staff. It helps relieve a lot of the pressure.
My role is to have a vision for the show and keep all the departments moving in the correct direction towards that vision. It involves a lot of communication and quick problem solving. Then I hope and pray it all comes together the way i envisioned it.
Then I get to watch as the network does absolutely nothing with all that hard work. Oh Joy! Still it’s a cool (if not heartbreaking) job.
1. getting a job is pure luck. i met up with a friend recently who has been unemployed since sept 2016. on top of applying, he’s networking but still no job. i absolutely did not network to get mine.
2. if you gotta write a cover letter, don’t follow the boring and formal templates. make it short. don’t start it with “my name is __ and i’m applying for __.” have a one-sentence compelling opener and then go right into what makes you a good candidate. only apply for the jobs that you would actually want to do, jobs that would inspire you to write something convincing. i was killing myself writing these cover letters for companies that didn’t really attract me but the job “looked appealing.” don’t write an essay. follow your own template or switch it up.
3. don’t trust people’s opinions on your resume so easily. before i landed on my most recent version everybody kept telling me that my resume was “fine” and “looks good.” then i talked to a recruiter and he told me what i needed to do to make it better. so now i have several versions.
4. if you’re prone to anxiety and ideations like me, take breaks.
5. similar to 4, find a process that will make the whole thing easier for you. mine: - go through the job sites on monday, bookmark the ones that are interesting to you. - tuesday, start going through your bookmarks and start deleting the ones that don’t fit your personal criteria. start applying for the ones that don’t require a cover letter. - wednesday onwards, apply for the ones that require cover letters.
jobs are posted everyday but the hiring process doesn’t start right away so take your time.
6. this is the most personal. when you finally get to the phone screen and interviews: you really gotta know yourself. this is not the time to be ambivalent about what you think you can do. this is not the time to be insecure and lack confidence. you have plenty of time to beat yourself up afterwards lol but interview time, usually at least an hour out of your life, is when you have to set all that aside and just sell yourself. you are a star, baby!
7. your future job will want to know how you set boundaries. so when they ask you about how you manage your workload or if someone asks you to do something when you got a million other things to do, don’t tell them that you’ll do it lol they don’t want to hear that because that’s not realistic. they want to hear about how you handle tough decisions and set boundaries so be honest when you get to this question.
8. make a spreadsheet for all these jobs you applied for, trust me it’ll come in handy.
8. when you don’t get the job you wanted, do something nice for yourself to offset how bad you’re gonna feel later lol. it’s ok to be upset but don’t let that drag on for too long. move on and start all over again.
you do know the people that track/regularly check the manfred von karma tag aren't too appreciative about having a detailed post on his abusiveness put there right
Manfred von Karma was abusive. This is canon, and central to his character and storyline. He murdered Gregory Edgeworth over a petty slight, then adopted Gregory’s son for the express purpose of first molding the boy into the kind of lawyer that Gregory would despise, and then framing him for not one but two murders - one of which is achieved through a concerted, deliberate campaign of gaslighting and psychological torment. He is verbally abusive toward Miles when they interact in “Turnabout Reminiscence,” and evidence suggests that this was not a rare occurrence. It is strongly implied that Miles was taught to think of his PTSD symptoms as a personal failing.
In his professional life, he was staggeringly unethical. He forged and manipulated evidence, coerced and intimidated witnesses, and had zero compunctions about physically assaulting Phoenix and Maya. It is unclear exactly how many innocent people he had jailed and/or put to death, but given a forty-year career of attaining victory at all costs, it is likely there were many - such as in “The Inherited Turnabout,” where he extracts a false confession through means such as sleep deprivation (a form of torture) and threatening the suspect’s teenage daughter.
…Look. If you like him, fine. If you sympathize with him, fine. If you admire his good points, fine - because hey, he does have quite a few of them. He’s strong-willed, competent, extremely intelligent, absolutely aces at networking, and you can’t help but admire someone who can pull off wearing that coat. He is an awesome villain, and say what you will about his professional ethics, but it’s a lot of fun watching him work. Hell, I can even sympathize with his obsessive perfectionism, up to a point - because it’s not a drive for perfection so much as a fear of being seen as even remotely imperfect. I do pity him, a bit.
This does not alter the fact that he was a petty, arrogant, violently narcissistic, and yes, abusive horror of a man who caused a massive amount of suffering out of selfishness and fear. Pointing out these things - these canonical, well-documented, and absolutely plot-essential things - is not character-bashing.
Literal actual thing I saw on a listing for an entry level job just now:
“Candidates should have a minimum 4-5 years of design and animation experience”
Four to five years. For a supposed entry level job. What the actual fuck.
Also an internship I tried to apply for that I know I was at least 100% qualified for finally got back to me and said the position was filled. Like, I didn’t even get called in for an interview or anything, even though I know for a fact I either met or exceeded the qualifications.
How the fuck am I ever supposed to get a job like this?
omg id love to hear what ur reasons are for putting josie into slytherin !!
Are you ready for an essay?
At first glance, Josephine looks like she’d be in Hufflepuff, right? She’s nice, she works really really hard, and compared to her friends with their giant swords and magic fireballs, she’s downright nonthreatening. But we Puffs are all about the loyalty, the fair play, the power of friendship, ect., and as much as I love her, those aren’t actually Josie’s strongest character traits.
Look, the Game’s not really a place for fair play. It’s all underhanded and behind everyone’s back and wearing masks all the time. Being fair gets you irrelevance if you’re lucky, assassination if you’re not. Does Josie have a moral code? Absolutely. Does that moral code preclude committing social annihilation and destroying people’s livelihoods, social standing, and marriages if they’re in her way? Nope.
Before Leliana recruited her to the Inquisition, she was the Ambassador from Antiva to the court of Orlais. In the games, we’re led to believe that the Orlesian Court is the place to be, if you’re looking for power and intrigue. And Josephine somehow worked her way up from the daughter of a minor trading family that’s been essentially exiled to Antiva for a hundred years, to a powerful, dangerous, appointed position. She’d be the face of Antiva in the Empresses’s court, and people in both countries would be constantly trying to curry her favor or replace her with someone they could control. She’d have to be a master of two different Games, in order to survive it for even a week. (Am I saying she told a particularly drunk and indiscreet courtier about a rival’s illegitimate child hiding somewhere in Ferelden so that their affair was exposed and their standing at court destroyed with no trace back to her? There’s no reason to think that she didn’t.)
So why does she give up this powerful position to throw her lot in with an upstart cult? Well, partly because Leliana asked her to. And partly because it’s the right thing to do. And also, if the Inquisition fails everyone’s screwed anyways. She can help it succeed. And if they succeed, that’s practically unlimited power at her fingertips. (And there’s the ambition.)
Not every Slytherin is a caricature of the power-hungry villain. Ambition takes many forms. Josephine’s primary drive is to provide for her family. She wants to secure her siblings’ future and care for her parents when they’re older, in the same level of comfort that they provided for her.
Joining the Inquisition furthers this goal. By the time they’ve been in Skyhold a few months, she’s already able to make moves to reinstate her family in Orlais that she wasn’t able to in her years as the Antivan Ambassador. This of course uncovers the trouble with the House of Repose, and while she’s obviously afraid to have assassins after her (again, I would guess), she knows that she’s safe in the fortress she’s built. I don’t just mean Skyhold. She’s indispensable to the Inquisition. The whole organization would crumble without her. They can’t afford to let her be killed, because her contacts, knowledge and mastery of the Game are far too valuable to lose. Also, they all like her a lot. She can afford to take the bloodless route of elevating the Du Paraquettes because her defenses are impenetrable.
Now, this propensity towards non-violence might not look like a Slytherin trait on the surface. She expresses guilt over deaths that she’s caused, directly and indirectly, and she is a very empathetic person. That’s not to say that the other members of the inner circle don’t express guilt over pain they’ve caused, but everyone you can take in your party is obligated to kill people, and Leliana and Cullen lead a spy network and an army. It’s not as easy for them to say things like “killing people is bad and I don’t want to do it.”
But while she’s not knifing anyone in the back or freezing them solid, Josephine’s merciless in her own way. Her war table suggestions are all about manipulation, and using other people’s efforts for the Inquisition (or her own) ends. “Let the city think they owe us a favor,” “Frame the search for the kidnapped soldiers as a hunt and the nobles will help.” And then there’s the mission to support one noble in Lydes over another. Her offer? “I can destroy Caralina’s marriage with four words and the proper glove left on the proper table.” That’s… a lot.
I’m going to sidetrack for a moment to Leliana, who’s often a foil for Josie. Leliana herself sets up this comparison. She’s calculating, experienced and even violent, while Josie is kind, hard working and “an innocent in love.” I’m of two minds on this dichotomy. On one hand, Leliana clearly believes this. She sees Josie as needing her protection and guidance. Leliana works in the shadows, cuts corners in the Game as Josie stays within all the rules. But, this good cop bad cop routine makes them both much more effective, and I’m sure Josephine’s aware of that. She absolutely uses Leliana’s spy network to make sure she knows the ins and out of every family and scandal in Thedas so she can apply the right sort of pressure. They augment each other’s effectiveness, but thy’re by no means opposite.
Back to ambition. In the epilogues (as long as you’ve done her quest), Josephine goes back to her family and manages a successful and rapidly-growing fleet of ships. This was, of course, her end goal. It’s not as lofty as being Divine or Magister or Inquisitor, but she’s still got allll her contacts. International trade requires international friends, contracts, and communication. I’d bet her fleet is the easiest way for Leliana’s spies to move around, and that’s she’s paid for that help in secrets.
I’ve always thought the smartest way to be powerful isn’t actually to be the most powerful. Having the most power is dangerous (ex. The Elder Wand). It’s better to have influence over the powerful. And Josephine knows where the Inquisitor stashes that chocolate they swear they don’t have.
do you have any tips/sources on how to work through your internalised homophobia? I'm struggling with that at the moment and I don't know what to do :(
theOkay, so I’m really struggling to come up with any good advice / strategies of my own except
look for same gender/wlw/mlm positivity and submerge yourself in it. literally. follow a ton of wlw/mlm positivity blogs. reblog their stuff. save it on your phone. make it your lock screen and background! listen to music about how good it is to be gay. put something rainbow-y in your room.
embrace same gender relationships in fiction! seek them out actively and when you find them, celebrate them. some shows and movies that i can think of off the top of my head that have same gender couples in them: supergirl, grey’s anatomy, eyewitness, class, the fosters, carol, moonlight, the handmaiden, the get down, skam, glee, how to get away with murder
talk to other lgbpq people (including online!) about your experiences with internalised homophobia
find out if there’s a lgbt club/bar/event in your town and go there. party and celebrate lgbt people! who knows, maybe something interesting will happen ;)
find same gender porn that you like (maybe start with pwp fanfic if visual porn isn’t your thing) to normalize same gender sex for yourself and get rid of the homophobic attitude that it’s weird or gross
but I found a couple of things that might be more helpful than that online:
Read more about internalized homophobia. While this
topic has less written about it than say, coming out, there is still a
lot of information out there, especially moving personal accounts.
Community – building a support network is absolutely
essential. The compassion of other LGBQ people and straight allies can
be tremendously healing. Others who are at a different stage in the
process can often offer valuable insight and solidarity.
Learn about the history of the LGBTQ rights movement. Find
role models in the struggle. See all of the different identities and
human beings it took to effect progress towards equality and justice.
Find an LGBTQ positive therapist, counselor or psychologist who can guide you through the reparative process.
Get away from toxic influences. This one can often be
the most difficult. Typically, toxic influences include major players in
our lives, such as family, religion, and friends.
If your religion is not accepting, consider leaving the church even for a time, or find a new church.
If you refuse to leave, educate yourself. Refine your arguments. Learn
about whether or not your religion truly teaches the immorality of gays,
or if it is the interpretation of your religious leader. However, if
your religious doctrine is perpetually in conflict with your identity,
you may find the commitment more damaging than rewarding.
Clarify your perspectives by talking to friends and allies.
Heterosexism and fear can skew our idea of the threats we truly face.
For example, a person with an open-minded family, LGBTQ friends and
enlightened teachers might still be overcome by crippling fear and
internalized homophobia. Work to determine where you stand.
Practice self-awareness. Be aware of your negative reactions, critical self-talk and judgment of other. Each time you do it, examine the source.
If you can do it safely, come out of the closet. While
it has potential to be painful, and most certainly will be repetitive
and exhausting, this step can be immensely rewarding.
Try to overcome your fear of rejection.
Remember that internalized homophobia is not coming from inside of you.
You are not sick, and you don’t need to be cured. It was forced upon
you, in a suffocating and violent way by a homophobic society. If you
have been accused of having it, or if you wonder about yourself, don’t
feel guilty or shameful, just take the steps, one by one, to free
yourself of this weight that keeps us all down.
1. Find gay friends with whom you identify. 2. It takes a while: keep
looking until you find them. 3. Don’t expect your parents to “get it”,
but don’t tolerate rudeness or disrespect. 4. Only date kind
men. 5. Allow yourself the freedom to view all your fantasies in
porn. 6. Take a sociology class and learn about the arbitrary, made up
rules that different societies create about what is okay, and
why. 7. Type in “love yourself workshop” on a search engine and see what
comes up. 8. Care deeply about what it was like for you as a gay kid in
high school. 9. Say “I love you” to yourself even though it feels
ridiculous. 10. Do something that feels “too feminine,” maybe in
private. 11. Avoid “friends” who put you down. 12. If you are religious,
join a church that knows that gay really is good. 13. Practice coming
out to friendly strangers and work your way up to telling the important
people in your life. 14. Notice when you are trying to be perfect and
remember: it’s futile. 15. Take small interpersonal risks every week,
such as revealing something that feels slightly vulnerable. 16. Read
Randy Shilts’ The Mayor of Castro Street. 17. Read Alan Down’s The Velvet Rage. 18. If you are new-agey, read Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. 19.
Raise your political consciousness at a gay fund raising
event. 20. Love some of your most judgmental family members from afar,
rather than in person. 21. Never underestimate the power of childhood
exposure to homophobia: it’s damaging, and repair will take your full
effort. 22. Commit to making self-nurturing a new lifetime
habit. 23. Work with a gay-friendly therapist or coach. 24. View a mean
homophobe with sadness, imagining how truly scared and insecure he is on
the inside. 25. Join a gay artistic, athletic, political, community
service or support group. 26. Get angry about injustice: righteous anger
builds self-esteem. 27. Treat other gay people especially well. 28. Be a
witness to your thoughts. By detaching, you’ll notice your illogical,
self-critical judgments. 29. If you live in a very conservative area, do
something on this list at least once per day because you need extra
support. 30. Create your own list of things you can do. Then do them.