having a material lifestyle in accordance with your morals (eg buying fair trade coffee, going to farmers markets, composting) is admirable but it becomes concerning when people think those are the sole actions they need to take for their causes, when at the most, they are supplementary to presumably the real goal of social change. and they don’t make you morally superior to people who aren’t living life as “pure” as you are. capitalism is designed to keep those who are most oppressed by it, dependent on it. if you are able to break out of this cycle, it means you had the privilege to choose when others did not. direct your anger & moral outrage toward the capitalists that actually perpetuate that system, not toward someone who can only afford to go to wal-mart.
you know I know it’s not fucking profitable for people to study certain degrees over others, but that doesn’t mean you should shit on people for studying what they love.
Furthermore you shouldn’t talk down to little kids saying they want to be a graphic designer, or a film maker, or an actor, or a musician, or whatever else you deem useless to society, because it’s not profitable in our sociopolitical systems. They have interests, and it doesn’t matter whether or not they’ll succeed on a global scale, that’s irrelevant, they don’t have to be groundbreaking to do what they want to do.
Money is not the fucking point, the point is the kid wants to do something the kid enjoys and is proud and excited about. Encourage children in most anything they’re interested in, as a matter of fact encourage most everyone to do shit they love within basic moral reasoning.
If a person isn’t immediately good at mathematics, physics, or even graphic designing, that doesn’t fucking mean you should shit on them and tell them to give up.
Encourage passions, passions and joy keep people alive. Interests go beyond money, because you can’t really use money if you’re fucking dead due to you feeling like a failure and never did what you truly loved.
You have no idea how successful a child or an adult is going to be in what they’re trying to learn about and do, stop fucking betting against them and maybe they’ll be more confident to improve their lives and the lives of others around them.
And again, people don’t have to be groundbreaking savants to do shit they like.
[and im literally actually a fucking poor person so don’t even act like I’m spouting some bourgeois propaganda tellin people to stay poor, i aint. i’m saying people should be allowed to enjoy things]
The one where Andrew and Neil have their first official date( On Valentine’s Day no less. Blame Allison.)
“So, what did you get your monster for Valentine’s Day?” Allison asks, as she idly types away at her phone.
Anger bubbles up in Neil, “Allison, he’s not—“ he begins, but gets cut off by her.
“Sorry, I meant to say Andrew, your boyfriend.
What did you get him for Valentine’s Day?” she gives a quick glance up
at Neil, whose face appears slightly flushed at the remark. A smirk
forms on her lips, “Don’t try and deny that. I won’t let you.”
sighs and runs a hand through his hair, “Nothing. Why would I?” At
those words, Allison stops typing away on her phone and sets it down
next to her. She arches a brow at Neil, “What do you mean ‘nothing,’
it’s Valentine’s Day, Neil. That one day of the year specifically
designated by capitalism to celebrate your love with your partner. Which
is Andrew, in your case.”
Love. He lets the word wash
over him. He doesn’t know if that’s the word he’d use. It’s a word too
overused all around him but too underused in his own life for it to mean
anything to him. He doesn’t think any word is fit to describe what he
and Andrew have and yet—
When I played BOTW I fell in love with the Gerudo from the character designs to the environment of the town to the lore and culture of the women so I’m now working on making a lesbian romance comic based off it.
It will be between the spunky, smart alec, adventurous Jelani (on the left) and her kind, confident, loyal childhood friend Kamala (in the center). The last one is just Jelani’s mother who I haven’t decided on a name yet but will have a supporting role to the girls, especially Jelani.
A lot of it is still in the works (I have a TON of script writing to do and I still need to decide on a title name too lol) but I felt the need to conceptualize some of the faces of the main characters and I’m happy how they’ve turned out! Next is designing their clothes!