dreams like a podcast

Hey y’all it’s @chongoblog‘s birthday today, and if I had the time I would have tried to put together something much more special but unfortunately it just didn’t work out, so I’m gonna say some stuff and hopefully this will suffice.

I’ve known Ryan for what is honestly a pretty relatively short time still and he has become one of the best friends I’ve ever had. In that time I’ve known him as someone who is kind, helpful, intensely patient, creative, hilarious, and much more.

The things that he has done for me and the things that he has helped me achieve are all so vastly important to me and without this guy I would not be nearly as happy as I am today. It’s still so surreal to me that him and I actually have done things like… releasing a full-length album? On iTunes? Together? That kind of stuff has been my dream for as long as I can remember and knowing Ryan has led to dreams like that becoming a reality.

Every song, every let’s play, every podcast, web show, idea, and conversation have all come together over these years into an experience and a friendship that I wouldn’t trade for the world. 

Thanks for being my friend, Rin, you’re the best and I hope that your day today is as wonderful as you are.

The Signs As Percy Jackson Quotes

ARIES: “I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. ‘You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.’”

TAURUS: “'God alert!’ Blackjack yelled. "It’s the wine dude!
Mr. D sighed in exasperation. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude’ will end up in a bottle of Merlot!

GEMINI: Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” I asked.

“It only works on wild animals.”

“So it would only affect Percy,” Annabeth reasoned.

“Hey!” I protested.

CANCER: You weren’t able to talk sense into him?“
Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death.”
I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.

LEO: “You seem to be clean,” Terminus decided. “Do you have anything to declare?”
“Yes,” Percy said. “I declare that this is stupid.

VIRGO: As for my brothers,” Zeus said, “we are thankful”-he cleared his throat like the words were hard to get out-“erm, thankful for the aid of Hades.”

LIBRA: He was slumped over, blood trickling from the side of his mouth. I shook his furry hip, thinking, No! Even if you are half barnyard animal, you’re my best friend and I don’t want you to die!

SCORPIO: Wow,“ Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot.”
“He’s the sun god,” I said.
“That’s not what I meant.

"That’s us,” he said. “Those five nuts right there.”
“Which one is me?” I asked.
“The little deformed one,” Zoe suggested.
“Oh, shut up.”

CAPRICORN: What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades’ underwear?

AQUARIUS: Behold!“ Percy shouted. "The god’s chosen beverage. Tremble before the horror of Diet Coke!

PISCES: Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.
They tell me cool stuff.”
“Apollo?” I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad.
He put his finger to his lips. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.”
“A god named Fred?

Source: Goodreads

anonymous asked:

Hi! You always seem to be cranking out such amazing artwork. It seems like you never get art block,(which I'm sure you've had your own share of). How do you deal with art block when it strikes, and how do you keep yourself inspired? As an artist, I was cranking out a lot of work since January of this year, but once May hit, I have hit a wall in my creative thinking. It's like I get inspired, but I'm not motivated to art sometimes. Thx!

I find that art blocks are usually a result of sticking too closely to routine. You’re probably tired of doing the same kinds of things over again.

Things that have gotten me out of mini-blocks recently:

  • Listening to podcasts! Sometimes conversations are more inspiring than music, I find, because it engages your brain in a different way and sharpens your listening focus. Art and writing related podcasts work best for me, like Your Dreams, My Nightmares and Scriptnotes, but I’ve also lately really enjoyed listening to Overdue, a podcast about books everyone says you should read.
  • Switching mediums! I haven’t been feeling digital much lately, so I’ve been drawing more in my sketchbook and it’s been a really refreshing experience. I’m going to break out my watercolors and inks again really soon and it’s getting me excited about drawing all over again.
  • Switching subject matters! I draw a lot of women because it’s what I’m used too–it’s easy for me to default to women as a subject because I know it’s going to come out relatively good regardless of what I do. This is going to sound really silly, but drawing a lot of Captain America lately has been helpful. Drawing buff men has always been a challenge for me but taking on new challenges stretches your creative muscles and is part of what makes drawing fun.
  • Talking about your work! Get a buddy or form a group of buddies to talk about art with. In explaining the things you want to do, you sort of remind yourself why you wanted to do that thing in the first place.

If none of that works, there’s always goat sacrifice to Cthulu. Sheep are okay too, but the effects don’t last quite as long.

Hope this helped!

Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.
They tell me cool stuff.”
“Apollo?” I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad.
He put his finger to his lips. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.”
“A god named Fred?
—   Rick Riordan

your-night-valian-radio-host  asked:

[Maybe looking too deep into this, but what if Desert Bluffs represents society today? Like how everyone needs to be 'perfect' with a smile, how society tends to ignore/not focus on all the horrible stuff that happens around them (hence no eyes), and how society thinks 'disabled' people are 'broken' and 'need to be fixed' (Kevin describing Janice). And Night Vale is like the opposite, where homosexuality is fine, bad things are acknowledged and accepted as part of life, and nobody is 'broken'.]

Ahh yes, well, isn’t Desert Bluffs a metaphor for capitalism? Like, the corporation (Strexcorp) ruling over all in the guise of being helpful, kind? And the Smiling God represents how religion takes precedence over all, even though it probably shouldn’t. And Night Vale, despite the obvious horror and deliberate murders, is the ideal town in terms of lack of discrimination? Isn’t it funny how we prefer Night Vale, with it’s crooked justice system and liking of casual murder, because it contains ideals we can only dream of?