i need bigger glasses

the man from u.n.c.l.e. (2015) sentence starters

tw disordered eating, alcohol, gendered slurs, violence

❝ you look important… or at least your suit does. ❞
❝ statements like that can get you into a lot of trouble around here. ❞
❝ make yourself comfortable, why don’t you.  ❞
❝ you’re wasting your time. i haven’t seen him for 18 years. ❞
❝ if i had 15 minutes, we’d drink tea, eat biscuits; i’d talk, you’d laugh, and we’d be on our way. ❞
❝ are they still following us? ❞
❝ when you hear something that sounds like a gunshot, drive. ❞
❝ you can’t be serious. ❞
❝ excuse me dear, i just need to use your back door. ❞
❝ hug me. ❞
❝ what’s that? it smells like feet. ❞
❝ how long was your prison sentence? ❞
❝ don’t ever make the calamitous error of mistaking my deliberate short-sightedness for blindness. ❞
❝ look at ‘em. merrily oblivious as we labor tirelessly to save them from extinction and not even a ‘thank-you.’ ❞
❝ don’t kill your partner on your first day. ❞
❝ i’m sure you understand humiliation better than most. ❞
❝ my woman would never wear anything like that. ❞
❝ smoothly done. ❞
❝ you can’t put a paco rabanne belt on a patou. ❞
❝ and remember… take it like a pussy. ❞
❝ not very good at this whole ‘subtlety’ thing, are you? ❞
❝ either you start to look like you know what you’re doing, or i’m out of here. ❞
❝ would you like a bigger glass? ❞
❝ no fun dancing by yourself; i need a partner. ❞
❝ don’t you make me put you over my knee. ❞
❝ so you don’t want to dance… but you do want to wrestle. ❞
❝ i like my women strong. ❞
❝ now we are engaged. again. ❞
❝ i am neither a goat, nor your sister, so… get your hands off me. ❞
❝ i’m okay, i think. ❞
❝ i’ve been on a diet, my dear. just caviar and champagne for three weeks. ❞
❝ you see, each one of us has a destiny… and i believe i can help you with yours. ❞
❝ you can see the future? ❞
❝ i can see us having lunch tomorrow. alone. ❞
❝ darling, time to go. ❞
❝ they had it coming. ❞
❝ you need to control your temper. ❞
❝ i think he’s an athletic, good-looking gazillionaire, who’s offered me a job and made advances towards me. ❞
❝ i quite like him. ❞
❝ i don’t know what you’re upset about, you’re not even my fiance! ❞
❝ the thing is… i work better alone. ❞
❝ i’m not leaving. ❞
❝ and what, exactly, did you do to him? ❞
❝ just shut up and watch me work. ❞
❝ you’re trembling. ❞
❝ it’s going to be okay. ❞
❝ i’ll be close by. ❞
❝ help yourself to a drink. ❞
❝ so sorry to keep you waiting. ❞
❝ i thought i was doing so well. ❞
❝ the fault doesn’t lie in your performance. ❞
❝ she seemed so innocent. ❞
❝ i’m so sorry i can’t stay to finish you off myself. ❞
❝ man has only two masters in this world, and their names are pain and fear. ❞
❝ i never thought i’d say this, but i’m actually quite pleased to see you. ❞
❝ it’s okay. i would have done exactly the same thing in your position. ❞

anonymous asked:

I love your work. What I love most is the spirit of play and fun that drips from everything you make. I tend to overthink everything and get way too serious about my art that it becomes painful. almost PHYSICALLY painful to make. I can't tell you how many times I sit down to draw and just end up crying, and I know that isn't the way it should be. Do you have any advice on trying to recapture the wonder and imagination I had when I was younger? Or just tips to have fun? Thanks!

Thanks but wow, your art makes you cry!?!

calm down…deep breath… relax, slow down… find your center… breathe… oh look your power animal just showed up….. deep breath….Hello Mr.Pangolin….

OK.  Perspective isn’t just lines on a grid.  It’s the way to handle your life.  If you’re at a computer and had the ability to type this into tumblr, congrats, you’re better off than half the world.  You have the opportunity to buy art supplies AND think about what you want to be as a career, congrats, better off than ¾ of the world.  Some artists may pretend, but no, this isn’t rocket science and you’re not saving the earth.  Nor when you pump out a drawing (bad or good) did you just pull off some amazing brain surgery.  Just saying. 

So if you truly want some advice on how to relax and have fun, finding a calm nice place in your brain is a good start.  And that my friend, takes perspective.  You’re here, you aren’t being chased by a saber toothed tiger or hot on the Oregon trail dying of dysentery.

NOW, moments come and go.  Anger, fear, crying.  If these emotions come and leave, well you’re just human.  That happens to us all.  I know it’s upsetting to see what’s in your brain come out on paper as a lifeless pale comparison.  But that’s the process of learning and evaluating.  And yes I understand the tortured artist and the emotional roller coaster of the arts.  But your ability to keep perspective is all important.  Know that this is but a small moment in your life and career.  Each mistake and failure leads to a success.  So try hard, take your lumps and realize all the other artists in the world are joining you in the same process.  Misery loves company.

Kevin Smith has a nice line about religion in Dogma, I’ll change a little but it still holds true here, “He said that wonder and imagination is like a glass of water. When you’re young, the glass is small, and it’s easy to fill up. But the older you get, the bigger the glass gets, and the same amount of liquid doesn’t fill it anymore.”

So I suggest a refill.


1. Keep a folder of only pictures from your youth that excited you.  I have a folder filled with Dark Crystal, The hobbit (1978) Thundercats, Star Wars, Calvin and Hobbes that remind me of what fun I had knowing I could do this too.

2.  Create a time and space to play and not worry about results.  A specific sketchbook, 2 hours, and alone time.  The rest of the day can be filled with learning and stuff.  But that space and time is just for Happy joy fun play time.

3.  Listen to smarter people than me on the subject.  John Cleese.  His video is taken down because someone wants to make money off of it, some training seminar company, but here’s the transcript, download before they take this down too. http://juliesaffrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/John-Cleese.pdf

4.  Look at your surroundings when you play.  Are you in a happy place?  Music, mood, lighting all help set the mood.

Just keep perspective, relax, carry on.  Smile, you’re alive.   Hope this helps