isn’t it weird how one simple existence can impact your very own so much? it’s like, you’re sitting in class and then one day the boy with brown eyes passes you a paper, flash forward four months and you’re dating. you’re different now. you notice the sun on your skin, you hold hands under the desk but you’re a little less patient. you rush into everything now. flash forward five months and you’re broken up. you’re angry at everything now, winter feels 10x colder this year. you don’t really notice a difference but it’s getting harder for you to walk. there’s a permanent chill in your bones. then you meet the girl who tells stupid jokes and you become best friends. she shows you the highs of life and how you can get through your lows. she makes the chill in your bones a little more bearable. see, you go through things and they change you whether you want them to or not. you become vulnerable. when their hands trail along your kin, your bones fit into a mold, you become someone else, you unfold. and once you walk into something, you never walk out quite the same. last winter made me so cold, and then i met a boy who made my bones ache a little less, i caught on fire this time. and i became a wildfire, i set every single tree around me on fire. my forest came tumbling down. i didn’t notice this until he left. i didn’t notice how flammable i was until his skin was pressed against mine. the thing i didn’t realize was that you never really know how easily you collapse until someone sends you flying forwards.
i have met thousands of people and every single one has changed me in someway. i have yet to determine if this is good or bad.
i just want everyone to know that they can message me instead of Potential Bae whenever they feel like they’d bother Potential Bae or whenever they wanna gush because i’m here and i want to be a good friend like i don’t even know you but i’ll do that service
Hi! I'm an INTP in high school who's is often bored by his classes. They're not effortlessly easy and I'm a far cry from genius, I just don't find them that interesting or useful. I want to take some online courses from programs like Khan Academy and MIT Opencourseware, but I'm not sure where to start. Have you heard of either of these, are there any others you would recommend, and what courses should I take to generally prepare myself for life after highschool? Thanks so much for your blog! <3
What to study outside of school?
Study whatever you’re interested in! Those courses are free, anyway. Try out everything and stick with whatever you find interesting. Don’t worry about whether they’ll be useful. They will be. You can always adapt anything you learn to apply to other things. At the very least, it will give you new perspectives that someone who has only been studying in that field wouldn’t have.
If you want my opinion, I’d say learn how to code. You’ll open yourself up to so many possibilities where you can create and test things for yourself. At least you should know the basics at this day and age. Both Codecademy and Treehouse are good, depending on what you want to learn.
For things that will actually prepare you for real life, I recommend:
How to Adult for everything from how to write a resume, how to do taxes, to how to cook and do laundry. They also have a tumblr blog @learnhowtoadult
This article is not animation related per se, but the tips and advice in the article is pretty extraordinary, and can be related to your animation goals and career.
Here is a brief take from the article, and you can read it when you have time:
1. What You Do Every Night is Important. Will you spend more time watching tv/videos/video games? Will you take time to working towards your future position/job? Take time to practice what you want to do for a lifetime.
2. Do More Reading. Take time to read (offline if possible). Read about science, history, technology, things that you are intrigued to know, but have yet to venture in. Then, transfer your new knowledge into your work and group.
3. Do Some Projects. Do not wait for someone to give you a chance to work on a project. Create one yourself, and apply the knowledge you just learned or currently learning. Create deadlines for those projects, to keep your activity sharp.
4. Build Your Network. Connect with those in the area(s) you want to be in, and build your network. You cannot achieve your dreams/goals alone.
5. Start Making the Change Tonight. Begin finding at least 30 minutes to an hour of your time to focus on what you want to improve on and change.
I do hope this inspires you and motivate you to continue practicing and achieving your goals in animation. Don’t give up, there’s just one more frame that can take you to the next level!
Although I know we'll probably never see Bioware do it properly, I'm really interesting in writing an ex-templar companion seeking redemption, for that Dragon Age 4 Companions Challenge you reblogged a while ago. In your opinion, what would be the most important things to consider for writing a templar who seeks ACTUAL, PROPER redemption?
The #1 thing that I absolutely cannot stand is “redemption arcs” where things are just denied or excused. As in victim-blaming and/or “it was just a misunderstanding” for example. That is really not fair to to the mages that suffered under this proposed character. The character should fully acknowledge everything they’ve done wrong, understand why it was wrong, and not continue to do it.
Beyond acknowledging it, they should be clear with this in voice and action. Redemption entails doing something good, to try and atone for your bad.
Do not rely on other characters to explain what a changed and good person your character is. Let them prove it themselves too. And in fact, it is very unrealistic that everyone would just forgive them. Having people argue with them every once and a while, and how the character handles this would be a great show of changed character. Do they listen with understanding, or do they try to justify themselves? If they really do look back at their actions with regret, then they would understand why universal forgiveness is realistically unattainable.
And if you’re looking for some really grand event of redemption, have it be in some way related to those they hurt. Have them help the mage underground, just for an example.
If something is going to happen to give them an “initial wake up call” of sorts, I would much rather prefer it be at the benefit of a mage than the expense. And by that I mean, the “___ was made tranquil and now ___ see’s the light” fics kind of bother me. I’d personally much prefer a situation where say, “___ was about to be made tranquil but ___ helped them escape.”
Those are just some quick tips I guess IMO?
I’d really love to see what you come up with if you’ll be sharing!
Hey Y’all! I want to start something new here at blackgirlnerds! If you or anyone you know needs advice, I will gladly try to help you out. You can DM us with the questions you have and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
When my girlfriend of two years was two months pregnant she found out I got oral sex from one of my sisters friends. She fell into deep depression and over all lost the baby I feel like it's my fault. Even tho I felt bad I cheated on her again with one of my boys girlfriends girls I bought her a drink at the bar insisted she came home with me but she didn't I called the girl babe all night and my girlfriend found out she's been very distant with me I don't know how to make up for this I am dumb
You really are, you keep fucking up & you make these choices, if you’re not gonna get it together you need to let her go that’s if you really care about her, cause you’ve proven you’re not ready to get it together so why stick around & continue to hurt her especially after all she been through, she lost her baby because of you that right there should’ve motivated you to do a 180 & get your shit together & if that wasn’t enough for you then idk what is at this point…let her be happy with someone that will treat her right