cohen, steve

  • Me as a kid: When I'm a teenager I'm going to hang out with friends all of the time and go to parties and date a lot of boys and I'm going to be so popular
  • Me as a teenager: *practices the five movements from The OA alone in my bedroom*
Musicians with Books As Good as Their Albums
It comes as no surprise that musicians and writers are of a similar breed. For artists of language mining emotion, penning songs and music…
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Are you ready to suit up and save our democracy?

Hey gang! There’s a critical Judiciary Committee meeting happening tomorrow in the House of Representatives, regarding Rep. Nadler’s special resolution asking for the Department of Justice to release all information on Trump and his possible business conflicts - an essential step in understanding whether or not our current president has compromising ties to Russia. There are murmurs in the (trustworthy) media that the committee plans to scuttle the resolution and hopes the news will be buried in Trump’s scheduled Tuesday circus. 

If you have a rep on this committee, please call them and ask them to put America’s national security before their own Republican party interests. If you don’t have a rep on the committee, do like I did and call the direct line to say the same thing. The people who answer the representatives’ phones are super kind, they never argue, they only kindly take your message and pass it along. Here’s a quick script, and some handy-dandy phone numbers too!

“I am a constituent in Representative’s [name] district. I would like to insist that he/she support the Resolution Of Inquiry introduced by Representative Nadler seeking key info on the Administration’s business conflicts and Russian ties. It is essential to our democracy that elected officials and their staff be held to the highest possible ethical standards. Furthermore, the Constitution has an Emoluments Clause for the specific purpose of preventing foreign governments from asserting undue influence on the President. Please demonstrate your patriotism by supporting this and any similar resolutions. Thank you.”

House Judiciary Committee direct line: 202-225-3951
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA 6): (202) 225-5431 // (540) 432-2391
Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL 2): (202) 225-2901 // (334) 262-7718
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5): (202) 225-2635 // (480) 699-8239
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ 8): (202) 225-4576 // (623) 776-7911
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49): (202) 225-3906 // (760) 599-5000
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO 4): (202) 225-4676 // (720) 639-9165
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL 1): (202) 225-4136 // (850) 479-1183
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL 6): (202) 225-2706 // (386) 279-7343
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA 9): (202) 225-9893 // (770) 297-3388
Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4): (202) 225-4426 // (641) 201-1624
Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID 1): (202) 225-6611 // (208) 743-1388
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA 4): (202) 225-2777 // (888) 216-3005
Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI 8): (202) 225-4872 // (810) 227-8600
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH 4): (202) 225-2676 // (419) 999-6455
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH 1): (202) 225-2216 // (513) 684-2723
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA 10): (202) 225-3731 // (570) 322-3961
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC 4): (202) 225-6030 // (864) 241-0175
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX 21): (202) 225-4236 // (512) 912-7508
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1): (202) 225-3035 // (903) 561-6349
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX 2): (202) 225-6565 // (281) 446-0242
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX 27): (202) 225-7742 // (361) 884-2222
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX 4): (202) 225-6673 // (972) 771-0100
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT 3): (202) 225-7751 // (801) 851-2500
Rep. Jim Sesenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI 5): (202) 225-5101 // (262) 784-1111
Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI 13): (202) 225-5126 // (313) 961-5670
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15): (202) 225-5065 // (510) 370-3322
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA 33): (202) 225-3976 // (323) 651-1040
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA 19): (202) 225-3072 // (408) 271-8700
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA 37): (202) 225-7084 // (323) 965-1422
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL 22): (202) 225-3001 // (561) 470-5440
Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr. (D-GA 4): (202) 225-1605 // (770) 987-2291
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL 4): (202) 225-8203 // (773) 342-0774
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL 10): (202) 225-4835 // (847) 383-4870
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA 2): (202) 225-6636 // (504) 288-3777
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8): (202) 225-5341
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY 10): (202) 225-5635 // (212) 367-7350
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8): (202) 225-5936 // (718) 237-2211
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1): (202) 225-4911 // (401) 729-5600
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 9): (202) 225-3265 // (901)544-4131
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18): (202) 225-3816 // (713) 655-0050
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA 7): (202) 225-3106

An instructor with experience is everything. I went to a highly regarded art university, but didn’t learn much in the areas where the professors lacked industry experience. Storyboarding especially. After college, since I had already moved to Southern California, I took cheap classes at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, and learned from professionals I’d admired for years, including Louie Del Carmen, who ended up being my Head of Story at Sony after the class. I highly recommend the CDA if it’s at all close to where you live. If not, my story mentor, Ian Abando, who has an amazing wealth of knowledge and ridiculous drawing ability, often teaches an online story class through CGMA. If you ever get a chance, drop everything and take Ian’s class. I’m not sure if Ian’s teaching again next time, but if CGMA got him, they might have nabbed other great artists. 

In general I’d say research online classes that aren’t part of a larger college program, and don’t choose by school, but by instructor. You want to google that person listed as the instructor for a specific class, and see if they are still producing new art that you like. Then, go on IMDb and see if they are actively involved with the type of animated work you most want to do. If you like that they have Dreamworks feature experience, but that experience was in the 90s, and all their most recent credits are for educational material for online games, they are in a totally different world now and won’t be able to help you as much. The industry changes fast, so if someone branches off into storyboards for AAA games for 8 years, they’re probably not up to date on how things are done at Disney TV. 

 There are a lot more super talented industry artists lending their time to obscure online classes than you’d think. But, us industry artists aren’t always the best at marketing ourselves, so you might have to dig a little. Keep your eyes open on social media, I’ve seen a lot of my friends posting announcements for online classes that I’d still take myself. Of the industry-pro online classes that I know of off the top of my head: Sherm Cohen teaches a class, Steve Ahn has a drawing workshop, Leo Matsuda has some online videos, and Kris Pearn has Schoolism classes, but I highly recommend shelling out for the critiqued Schoolism sessions if you want to get the most out of it. 

 In general, in-person classes and online classes with heavy back and fourth interactive set ups are the best. Not only do you get to ask the instructor for follow ups on feedback, but you can show your classmates how charming you all are as you network your heart out ;D

silly-fuzzy-babies  asked:

When they were going over the top, one of the Commandos would always shout something patriotc. ofc, what with a good portion of the Commandos being from Not America (tm,) patriotic meant a lot of different things. Eventually they decide on 'For Narnia.' bonus - Steve bellows it during a mission by accident

The thing about the Howling Commandos that not everyone seemed to realize these days was that they were the equivalent of the Army Rangers, or the Navy SEALs. They were the best of the best, and probably the most willing to die on the battlefield if that was what the mission required. They were heroes in their own rights back then, running regular suicide missions.

They needed something to keep them sane.

To outsiders, it probably looked like just the opposite, but all the boys kept coming home. At least, until they didn’t- until Bucky fell. And then Steve.

But until then, they’d come up with their own language on a mission, which included  patriotic battle cry. It was Steve’s idea, so naturally it was to the effect of God Bless America. It was quickly matched with a “God save the queen!” with an English accent from somewhere in the back of the room.

Full brawls were started as the Scotsman threw his version into the mix, and with laughter, it was decided that they needed to find a non existent place to pledge their victory to. Valhalla seemed to obvious, and so no one blinked an eye when they entered a mission to the tune of “For the Shire!”

When Steve crashed in the ocean, the missions stopped. The battle cries stopped. It seemed disrespectful to the remaining Commandos to carry on this tradition, and within a couple of years, the Howling Commandos were disbanded.

In the Fall of 1949, Private Izzy Cohen picked up a new book, just published earlier that year, reading it during the downtimes when he was working in his father’s mechanic shop. Many years later, deploying to Korea with his new rank of Sergeant, he murmurs “For Narnia.”

Former Avenger Turned Actress ~ Part 6: DCcon

A/N: Hey, lovelies! 😀 Happy to see that people are enjoying this story so much! :)

Let’s continue…

Enjoy! 😘

Former Avenger Turned Actress:
- Summary
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5

3 ½ months later, Early April, Washington DC…

Steve smiled down at his phone screen as he sat down in a seat on Tony’s private jet as it landed at the airport. He and the whole team were going to attend the ‘Official Salute to Supernatural Convention’ in Washington DC, or as it was also called, DCcon. It was the first time they were really going to get to see Y/N interact with the whole Supernatural cast in person.

“What are you all smiley at?” Natasha asked with a smile as she peered over Steve’s shoulder from the seat behind him.

“Look how happy she looks.” Steve said as he showed Natasha a picture of Y/N and Sebastian on Twitter.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, my name is Rachel and I'm emailing my representatives but I have social anxiety that makes phone calls difficult and I saw your post about it. My senators names are Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. My rep is Steve Cohen but he's almost definitely voting it down.

On it.