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Here is an anon submission:

How do you determine a fake given their net worth bs. Annual income and their budget. What is a good range to expect from someone given those aspects. I know men lie about their financials on SA a lot but how to you spot it right away. What’s a general percentage (I know everyone is different) an SD gives a SB. I’m looking for 5000 monthly so how much should my SD be making annually? Thanks in advance!!!💋

I agree that a lot of guys just put down totally bogus numbers on their SA profiles.  There really is no reliable way to determine who’s telling the truth and who’s fibbing other than to see if the numbers don’t seem to jive.  In other words, a guy who puts a net worth of ten million but an annual income of $250,000 is a faker.  A guy who says his net worth is 5 million and his annual income is 750,000 may be telling the truth.  He may be lying.  Who knows!?  

And, ultimately, that’s the point:  who knows?  So, in the face of a “known unknown”, how much time should you spend looking into a crystal ball to figure out what it all means?

My advice is to pay no mind to those numbers … like, not at all.  Rich guys understate their wealth all the time and poor guys inflate their numbers. So, why bother trying to glean useful information when it simply cannot be verified.

Similarly, I don’t think it is worthwhile to focus on some arbitrary percentage calculation; i.e., net worth or net income to allowance.  Again, such ratios don’t mean anything!  Some guys are willing to pay a substantial portion of their income to maintain a sugar baby and others aren’t.  And that statement is true regardless of their net worth.  For example, there are truly wealthy who are unwilling to pay a sugar baby more than $300 a meet.  

You see, calculating your allowance based on the guy’s financial ability to pay is a simply not a profitable exercise and, in actuality, misses the most important factor:  the amount of allowance you want and need!  That’s all that matters!  So if the guy is solidly middle class but is willing and able to meet your financial expectations, it’s all good.  Sure, he may be borrowing like mad to keep you in clover, but so what, that’s his problem not yours!  Likewise, don’t feel like you “sold yourself short” if a guy is willing to pay your required allowance and you later find out that he is fabulously wealthy!  If you do your job as a sugar baby and rock his world, he will be open to your request for a bump in pay after a reasonable period of time.  

So, in your case, just make it clear to POTs that your monthly expectation is 5k a month.  The guys who cannot afford it will drop away (they may waste your time before doing so, but that comes with the territory).  And the ones who have the financial wherewithal to meet your expectation will stick around.  In my opinion, that sure beats having to do fancy calculations based on phony numbers every time a POT contacts you!

TARADIDDLE 

[noun] 

1. a fib; petty lie. 

2. pretentious nonsense.

Etymology: origin unknown, diddle is though to be from dialectal duddle, “to trick” (16th century), “to totter” (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney’s Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning “to have sex with” is from the 19th century; “to masturbate” is from the 1950s.

[Pawel Kuczynski]

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Here are two covers I made for Adam Shaughnessy’s The Unbelievable FIB series (published by Algonquin). I loved reading the stories- they are full of adventure, heart, and both Norse and Russian mythology! I’ve also included my thumbnail sketches for both books- there was so much amazing imagery to choose from- very inspiring.

Book 1 is currently available as a hardcover (with a different cover) but both of these will be available later this year.

Thanks to Carla Weise and Laura Williams for their direction!

Literature was not born the day when a boy crying wolf, wolf came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels: literature was born on the day when a boy came crying wolf, wolf and there was no wolf behind him.
—  Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

highheelshockeyskates  asked:

Do you have any tips on how to have your lipstick not rub off on the food you're eating or the person you're kissing or anything else that may come in contact with your mouth?

oh man, this is a very tricky question. i have a few solutions, but none of them are perfect (unfortunately). 

1) try a long-stay lipstick. some of them are pretty tough and can outlast even, like, ice cream, but ymmv.

2) primers! NYX has pretty good lip primers, as does urban decay, and i think they are both cruelty-free. double check that, though.

3) lip liner! lip liner is especially good if you, like me, have the problem of lipstick bleeding outside the lines of your lips (this happens to me a lot with my purples, for some reason). lip liner helps keep it where it belongs. (i use lip liner the color of my lips, or the color of the lipstick, but you can also choose different colors if u wanna get crazy.)

4) make sure make sure make sure to blot your lips after you apply. i think about it like this: you know when you put nailpolish on too thick and like 4 minutes into your day it starts peeling? same principle. you want just enough to get the full effect of the color, but not too much that it rubs right off. after i blot, sometimes i sort of dab lipstick back on in places where it looks uneven.

sorry i don’t have anything more concrete for you! anyone who has better advice please feel free to reblog & add.