glen canning

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Glen gives Gil a piggyback ride; Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki

Favorite manga moment as requested by anonymous~

Living a lie!

Anonymous asked: Hey Unka Glen, I hope you can help me, because I feel like I’m lying all the time. I’m always acting right, but that’s just it, it’s an act. I do things in private that I shouldn’t, and I definitely think all kinds of things that I shouldn’t, but around my Christian friends, I act all Christian. I’m just tired of living a lie.

Unka Glen answered: Well, now, when you say you do things in private you shouldn’t, I imagine that could be anything (porn), I mean who’s to say (porn) what that could be? (porn-y porn porn).  I suppose you could just tell everyone about the things you’re struggling with (hey grandma, guess what I’m looking at on the internet!), but as you rightly point out, it is more complicated than that.

Let’s start by giving you a break, shall we? My suspicion is that you’re part of a church culture where everyone is definitely putting their best foot forward. That’s generally not a good idea, it’s also not a Biblical idea, and the closer it gets to lying, it’s actually more of an anti-Biblical idea. But if everyone is deceiving everyone, you can’t exactly single yourself out as the one individual who’s living a lie.

Honestly is a righteous goal, but it’s important to live it out on two distinct levels.

Level One relationships are your inner circle. The people who know you best, who are willing to be honest with you, and who are willing to help you without judgement. To those people, you should be totally raw and honest. You need that inner circle, and you need that honesty, but this inner circle doesn’t need to be big. Two or three people can be enough.

Level Two relationships are everyone else. Being honest with them is about letting people know the size and shape of your struggles, but not necessarily the details. Simply put, there are some people you can trust with the raw details, and some you can’t. Even so, you can be honest about the fact that there are details.

That may sound like: “hey everybody, just so you know, I’m no angel, and I do things I shouldn’t, and my people know the details, and I’m totally acting holy when I’m here, because I don’t want to offend your church culture, but don’t be fooled by the act, I’m a sinner saved by grace, and a work in progress.”

I’ve said much the same thing in church many times, often from the pulpit, and while it takes courage to take the first step towards a more honest life, after that, the peace of mind takes over.

You Go, Glen Coco - er, Kotal Kahn

Mileena: Can I just say that, by Shao Kahn’s decree, I am the rightful ruler of Outworld, and that some of us have been made victims?!
Kotal Kahn: Very well … let us put it to vote. (Turns to everyone) How many of you have ever felt personally victimised by Mileena?
*Everyone raises their hands, with Erron Black’s wounded hand raised the highest*

The idea is that there’s progressive growth, and you do better with the next one.

The moment that let me stop thinking about being a writer and start writing — and I’m not even kidding — have you ever seen Ed Wood, the Tim Burton film? There’s a bit where he’s outside of Monarch Pictures and he’s trying to get in. He’s like, ‘Hello, this is Edward D. Wood Jr. I directed Glen or Glenda, the motion picture. Oh, it’s the worst piece of shit you’ve ever seen? … Well, my next movie will be better!’

And that was what let me — like, that’s fine, you can make Glen or Glenda, but the next one will be better! … That is literally — I started to write then. The switch got flipped, and away I went.
the signs as mean girls quotes
  • Aries: Is butter a carb?
  • Taurus: So you agree. You think you're really pretty.
  • Gemini: I'm a cool mom.
  • Cancer: Get in, loser. We're going shopping.
  • Leo: She doesn't even go here.
  • Virgo: I can't help it that I'm so popular.
  • Libra: The limit does not exist.
  • Scorpio: I can't help that I've got a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina.
  • Sagittarius: I'm a mouse. Duh.
  • Capricorn: You go, Glen Coco.
  • Aquarius: You can't just ask someone why they're white.
  • Pisces: It's like I have ESPN or something.

WE’RE IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST - post-Trespasser Solas/Lavellan mix (solas point of view)

(the lost temple - trevor morris | pale sun rose - matthew and the atlas |  the golden age - woodkid | wolf - first aid kit | wolves - fossil collective | adventures in solitude - the new pornographers | on and on - fossil collective | dear fellow traveler - sea wolf | falling slowly - glen hansard + marketa irglova | can’t pretend - tom odell | hallelujah - k.d. lang | the weight of the world - the editors | thedas love theme - trevor morris | the manic - amarante | my own - whitaker | saturn - sleeping at last | be still - the killers | the dread wolf - trevor morris | trespasser credits - trevor morris | my dream has come true - tomoki hasegawa)