I really don’t think we’re going to end racism by joking about it. Like i’m glad that the white liberals feel like they are less racist because they can joke about people who are more explicitly racist but that actually does nothing to help people of color
“we just worked to do something really special and crazy and nuts, but it came more honestly and organically. we weren’t thinking, ‘we can’t do it like such-and-such band’. it was, ‘we need to blow people’s minds.’”
The last thing you want to be is an ASPIRING creator. Be a shitty creator, but don’t aspire. Comics are easier to make than EVER.
I keep hashtagging #trustcomics because it’s true. For some reason pictures on top of words is powerful. Trust that power. Learn. Share.
You don’t need permission or approval. Study the masters. Don’t filter your learning. Absorb and produce. TELL ME A STORY.
I’ve had 100s maybe 1000s of people ask me how to break in, how to get better. None of them told me a story first.
SYMBOLISM DESIGN AND JUXTAPOSITION are the tools of our trade. Takes one panel to set it up and 3 panels to tell a story. TELL ME A STORY.
If you work in comics, you LOVE STORIES. Cut the shortcuts and appeal to this in everyone you want to hire you. #trustcomics
This poor guys was attacked for being different. For beING DIFFERENT. What the hell is wrong with people? Everybody is different. Nobody is the same. So what gives someone the right to attack someone who can’t hide their differences? whAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? You clearly have way more mental problems if you can do this to someone.
I hope these people get locked up for life. In order to do that, we need to spread the awareness of this case. We need more people to get involved and help.
So I am asking you to reblog this. I don’t care if it doesn’t fit your blog. Shut the fuck up and do the right thing.
Spread this on every social media you are connected to. Get people involved.
(I’m hashtagging random people/things that I know are popular so it spreads more.)
King Butterfly thought Star and Marco were dating but also showed he was okay with it. He could run at speeds of at least 120 mph so if he didn’t like Marco he could have easily taken Marco out. Also Marco didn’t deny it the first time. Also this show will be the death of me.
Top 5 most important things I learned from freshmen year of college:
1. Love; not romance by any means, but rather love in oneself and in others (who were all strangers to me such a short time ago). By taking care of myself, focusing my time on what I wanted/needed, and managing my time for what was best for me, I now understand what makes me love well, me! And when you’re surrounded by people like yourself in a college that you all chose to go to, there’s no doubt that you’re bound to find people who understand you (and also find those friends that you know will be around for quite some time). College is a strange place because everyone is just as terrified and curious about one another– and therefore, attach and befriend whoever they find first.You find so much love in these people you practically live with for literal months– and the best part is that they love you right back.
2. People are temporary; the people you meet in the beginning of the year will not necessarily become your bestfriend as you imaged. The people you thought were going to be your core group of friends may end up being strangers you wave hi to when passing by occasionally. The people you got bad vibes from in the beginning or had heard bad rumors about may end up being the most wonderful surprises and best additions to your life. No matter what– people will come and go and it’ll all be fine.
3. Responsibility with freedom; no one is going to tell you to wake up to go to your 9 a.m. or go to the gym after a long day. No one will yell at you for missing class or being unhealthy and lazy. But you have to learn to put on some clothes, grab a coffee to go, and pull yourself together to answer a question if a professor calls on you–and go to the gym as a study break even if you’re having a rough day. Although it may not seem like it, everyone is pulling theirselves together, just like you, to get by. With freedom, you have to put all your focus on you and your studies.
4. Chill; often times, college seems to be all about finding a balance between partying and studying– when really, it should be between partying, studying, casually hanging with friends, and relaxing by yourself. Time is precious in college, but it’s really important to not go out too much and tire your body or overwhelm yourself with the amount of work you have to do. Whether it be taking naps here and there, FaceTiming old friends, or studying while eating lunch with your new college friends, finding a way to chill is a key factor for a deeper appreciation with your time investment.
5. Knowing your future; truthfully, there will be people who know exactly what they want to do, know how to get to that goal, and believe in theirselves to be successful in achieving that goal because they are actually that smart, even if they’re not always committed. However, like me, there will be people who do not know where to begin so they just guess and take on a random career path–because hey, what else are you supposed to do? And despite how crazy that may be, everyone figures themselves out at some point. Even if you feel like you wasted an entire semester on a class you absolutely hated, at least you know that now. Just keep trying and trying and you’ll find out something.
the fact that it irks people that black lives matter is a hashtag instead of all lives is just ridiculous. why does everyone need to be included so bad? why do you want to be included in this oppression? we know all lives matter but some people seem to forget that black lives matter so we’re just reminding y'all. our race is being systematically killed and separated and people still, in 2016, turn a blind eye to it. black lives matter is suppose to be a wake up call not something to make u feel like u weren’t invited to the cause. I just want people to shut up and listen.
We are getting a lot of asks relating the use of “Hispanic” since I made that comment in the post about Latinx girls/women with the hashtag “Hispanic Girls Unite” and I thought I would make a post about it because literally our ask box is so full with that question.
First, as always, I encourage you to use your resources. You don’t need anything fancy but google to figure these things out. A simple google search of why gives you so many sources to pick from and read up on it more.
@thisisnotlatinx has a great explanation of why not to use the word Hispanic and instead use Latinx:
What’s wrong with the world “Hispanic?”
Calling Latinx people ‘Hispanic’ ties us back to Spanish colonizers. Don’t do that. You may call yourself that, but when you’re speaking about others, don’t. Hispanic is specific for Spanish-speaking countries, not all of Latin America. Hispanic does not include Brazil, Haiti, or many other nations that are important to Latin American history, Latinx does. On an individual level, there may be other reasons.
thisisnotlatinx has so many information about this (and many other topics that are important to the latinx community) in their FAQ and I encourage y’all to use them as a resource!
This is a serious problem: someone on Twitter started the hastag #JHopeandJinCommitSuicide and it’s beginning to trend. This is basically a threat on their lives!
Suicide is not a laughing matter, it’s a serious problem. I struggled with it during high school, and I have had friends lose their lives this way because of the horrendous people that think it would be funny if they just died.
This is the lowest of the fucking low, and I want this stopped. I’ve already reported the user several times, but I need the help from EVERYONE, whether you’re a k-pop fan or not.
If you have a Twitter, go on and search for the hastag, and look for the account that started it all; she says point blank that she started the hashtag, and report her.
She says that she is an k-pop troll, but this shit isn’t funny.
Reblog this so that EVERYONE can see what has happened. This madness has to stop, and no one knows if Jin or J-Hope has seen the hastag already. We don’t know if they’re going to be influenced by this, but everyone is praying that they don’t give the trolls what they want.
Celebrities, no matter what country they’re from, are people, too. THEIR LIVES MATTER. They have friends and families, just like everyone else, and we need to help them overcome this.
Please, I beg you. No one wants to see two beautiful people succumb to the hateful words and threats of the internet.
I always wait to post until I have something to talk about that truly touches my heart. Tonight I found that. Here it goes:
Today I saw a trending topic called #WhatIWantThatICantHave .
To me, saying that we “can’t have” something is lowering our expectations for what we believe we deserve, or “can have.” I saw tweets tonight with the hashtag saying things like:
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave a healthy-non abusive relationship”
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave self love”
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave People who care about me”
This hurt me. I just wanted to just hug those people and tell them that they CAN have those things. They DESERVE them, and they WILL have them. We can’t tell ourselves that we “can’t”. We need to start telling ourselves, and each other, that we “can”. And we will. Some things take time. Some things hurt. And some things only happen if they’re truly meant to, and they will happen at the the right time.
However, since I couldn’t hug those people, I tweeted this:
#IWantWhatICantHave This is a trending hashtag & I’m not a fan. Let’s be thankful for what we have & be positive this 2016 #IWantWhatIHave Also-you deserve everything & more- so if you have a dream or a “want” go out there, work hard & get it. YOU are capable of anything.
After I posted the tweet, I saw an overwhelming response from people using my new hashtag #WhatIWantThatIHave. People listed off the simple and big things that they are thankful for.
I loved how people started writing about positive things. It was so inspiring to me, and made me realize something else: We, as a generation, control what trends on social media. We control what we put out there, and we control what we engage in. I’m hoping that the next time we see something trending that is not positive, we remember that we can change it. We have the tools to reach out to those we may or may not know, and tell them that they are worthy of having all of their dreams and wishes come true. That even though we may not be able to physically reach out and hug them, we are still able to do something about it, and use the internet to inspire, encourage, and spread positivity.
In the many wonderful tweets that I received, there were also a handful of tweets that took my tweet in a whole other direction. They said things like:
“You are only saying that because you have people who you pay to open your doors for you.”
First off: I can’t tell you how many times I hear this.
I started acting at 5, and by age 7 my classmates were asking me when they could come to my “mansion.” My teacher would look at me, and we would share a smile. I wasn’t sure what a mansion was, but I knew I didn’t live in one…. (Spoiler alert: I still don’t. ) I began realizing at an early age, that people assume.
People assume that because I do what I do, the world is 100% perfect for me. Well, can we be real? Nobody’s life is 100% perfect. I get bad news, lots of it. I cry, I hurt, I feel betrayed, I laugh, I smile, I feel loved, I clean dishes, I do chores, I carry suitcases in and out of every hotel, and goodness knows I OPEN DOORS for myself and others… :) I would have mowed the lawn today, but our lawn mower wouldn’t start. lol. I helped Mom take down the Christmas lights, much like many of you are doing. I also need to finish my science report… please remind me. Anyways, my point with all of this is to say that I do feel everything you do, because we are ALL human. :)
Second- Just because you CAN say it, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Just because you don’t know this person, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt them. I’ll keep this one simple because I’ve said it in almost all of my posts: Words DO hurt. Please remember that and choose what you say wisely, because once you write it and hit the send button, there’s no taking it back.
Third- I can’t tell you how much I wanted to engage in those tweets. Especially when they brought my mother into it by saying that she was dm’ing them… (You guys- she just learned what twitter even was, so it 100% wasn’t her haha) One thing I’ve learned, is that people with mean intentions want you to engage. It motivates them. So, next time you’re in your room reading a mean tweet, comment, or text, and feeling low remember this:
1- You’re amazing.
2- You are in control of your happiness- not them.
3- You are loved. So very loved, by so many people. Me included.
4- You have the power to turn a situation around for the better.
5- Let’s try to respond back with kindness….. even though it may be hard. Ooo and no subtweeting. I know this one is especially hard ;) ahah
6- And let’s be thankful for everything that happens. Even when we go through hard times.
For example: tonight I picked myself up, and told myself to stop feeling bad for myself and to embrace that there was something positive in this situation & that is: a tumblr post. I actually thank the people that wrote those hurtful tweets because they helped me find the words to write this.
I’ve been repeating those 6 tips to myself all night. They have helped me, and I hope they will help you if there ever comes a time that you need them :)
This is a New Year. A chance to create an entirely new chapter. Let’s write this one together and let it be one full of light, with not even a line of darkness.
If this post touches one heart tonight, than my heart is smiling.
Thank you for reading :)
Happy New Year and remeber: we CAN, be KIND,
I know I promised that I would write a post going into what’s happening in Punjab right now, and I will, but I need to address something first.
I’m seeing several Sikh youth and Sikh organizations using the hashtag #SikhLivesMatter, and while I sympathize with their sentiment in doing so, the last thing we should be doing is mooching off of our black brothers and sisters and trivializing that movement.
Not only that, but as the Khalsa, we are meant to be nyaare. We are meant to pave our own path.
The movement will follow paradigms of Sikhi, and in the process we do not need to appropriate other peoples’ movements.
My heart goes out to all of you after this attack. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, and that your country can begin to heal as best as it can after this tragedy.
If you are in Paris now:
If you are safe, stay where you are; don’t leave.
If you are outside and require shelter, use the #porteouverte tag on Twitter and Facebook to get inside as soon as possible, people throughout the city are using it to offer up their homes to people in need of a place to stay.
Also, along with everything happening in Paris, there was just a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan. You’re all in my thoughts.
Taylor Micheal Caniff, from starting as a youtuber and a viner. From being one person, one human being, working on his own. Expressing him self through videos and music. To making friends as he begun to join tours. Making friends that could relate to him. Who wouldn’t judge him. That made him feel a sense of family. Brothers, he would call them. To meeting fans, like us, who helped continued his adventure. The people who continue to support him no matter what. I know you’re going through a tough time right now. I know the hate is getting to you. I know. I think it’s okay if you want to have a normal life. It’s okay to want things. It’s okay to relax. It’s okay to live life. But no matter what, we will support you. You were there for us when we needed someone, so now we’ll be here for you. For the people, who contributed to the hashtag trend on Twitter , are you happy? Do you feel proud? Breaking someone’s idol? How would you feel, if it was you? Would you be able to keep going? You know damn well you wouldn’t. Taylor’s gotten hate for awhile now, and the fact that he was able to stay strong for a long time shows something. He’s relentless. He’s strong. The one thing Taylor has over the people that started the trend is that, he knows who he is. And he isn’t scared to prove or show it. No matter what, I will, we will always love Taylor. We love you Taylor Micheal Caniff.
Raise awareness for a Root and Shaw Spinoff.Tweet #OurSomedayIsNow on Thursday at/after the time set.
Important for places who have AM as a time. This means Friday (eg. Friday, 29th July, 3 AM for Beijing, 1 AM for Quezon, 5 AM for Sydney)! Not Thursday!
What to NOT do:
DO NOT use the hashtag before the time that is set, it will mess up the twitter algorithm and make it harder to trend. DO NOT use other hashtags when tweeting, it is less likely to trend. Only use OurSomedayIsNow. DO NOT tweet at writers since they got mad the last time some people did. Focus on Netflix. They need to understand how much you want Shoot.
What to DO:
The CONTENT of your tweets can be about anything: - Favorite quote - Favorite scene - Favorite GIF - Favorite picture - I want a Shoot spinoff because …
A long time ago I saw these Urusei Yatsura batteries on a forum and quickly saved all the pictures… I’m sorry I can’t give credit, but I thought they were AMAZING JESUS LOOK AT THEM OMFG I CAN’T ANYMORE LOOOOOOOOK AT THE SPACE TAXI DRIVER WHO SUCKED UP ALL THEIR OIL IN EPISODE ONE OOOOOOOH MY GOD AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHH