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I can’t understand people who make fun or criticise in a bad way a person who makes YouTube videos or blogs or whatever, like why are you laughing at someone who’s actually doing what makes them happy. Yghhh this makes me so mad, so many people I know are so afraid of doing creative stuff just because there are bitter cold hearted pricks who can’t stand someone being passionate about someone like WHY JEEZ, so maybe if you know someone who makes content just be gentle, support him/her, give feedback, idk just say something nice if you like it and if not just be happy cause someone is making something that makes this world a better place ???

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Hansel Ballista is an Art & Industrial Design student from San Juan, Puerto Rico. What gets me about his art every single time is the amount of detail he’s able to incorporate in every drawing he does. It’s mesmerising.


Check out his art : https://www.instagram.com/e8th/?hl=en and contact him if you’re interested in any of his pieces.

Ethiopian Creative and Media Industry Begins to Blossom

With a population of 100 million-plus and a booming economy, Ethiopia is now one of the promising newcomers in the African TV sector.

Free-to-air satcaster Kana TV was a shoestring operation when it launched early last year. At the time, the company’s founders noticed how many Ethiopians were consuming Arabic TV shows on Middle Eastern networks.

“When we initially looked at the market, over 50% of the viewership were watching content in a foreign language they didn’t understand,” said deputy managing director Welela Haileselassie, during a panel discussion at Discop this week.

The company recognized an opportunity to fill a programming niche with content dubbed into the local Amharic language. Before long, Kana was bringing primetime dramas from South Korea, Brazil and Turkey into an estimated four million households and grabbing close to a 50% market share.

“It’s a tough market to grow local content,” said Bruktawit Tigabu, co-founder of Whiz Kids Workshop, which produces children’s educational series. Production costs are high, thanks to import duties on equipment, and Kana isn’t the only broadcaster more interested in buying and dubbing foreign content.

“It’s very hard to develop talent and retain talent, because there’s no money,” said Tigabu. “But people are still doing it. We’re very passionate about creating local content.”

How can you see me

When you shine so bright

I’m just a speck

In your ten thousand eyes

Just a thing with a heartbeat

To your breathless infinity

To the heaven I see when no ones watching


You are this side of paradise

I’m a tourist

I’m a visitor

I’ll leave no trace behind

But the tracks of mud

On your white carpet

I’ve tried to scrub clean so many times


You’ll only see me when you look

I wait at the bus stop every night

On the corner broadway and 39

From nine to four

On the bench by the statue

Of the man playing guitar

Cast in iron

and neon lights

I’m not too hard to find


You’ve got planets in the balls of your feet

You dance on your toes

They weigh you

Down down down

You love them so

You’re not dreaming


No you’re not dreaming

You see when you sleep

You see everything

I think all the answers

Are under your tongue

But I can’t reach

I don’t want to reach


That’s a lie

I’m full of those

Just you wait but don’t see

It’s called compulsive

For a reason

My pulse

Your eyes

Is the wall between us


-The heartbeat and the fly

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modern au? modern au

precious schoolgirls sakura and elise, college losers takumi hinoka and leon, camilla the Coolest Neesan who rides a cool bike, most boring businessman marx and ryouma i just dont know he looks like inspector cabanela from ghost trick maybe he works at the police station

something that really makes me sad is when artists feel pressured into doing things or when people make young artists feel bad because their skills may not seem up to par with other artists who are more popular. Let me tell you something,

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An Intern’s Guide To: Interning

Yesterday I turned 19. Meaning today it has officially been one year since I claimed the title of intern. That’s one year of intern knowledge, and then some, that I would like to share with you. 

Let’s begin with a bit of background. I lost my intern virginity last summer. I started applying in spring and, to my surprise, heard back from all the magazines I applied to - bar one. But their Twitter pic hasn’t changed in a year so I’m not quite sure what’s going on there. I ended up becoming an editorial intern at two magazines. Both of different genres - I figured it’d be beneficial to  get a diversity of experience. The first was a fashion magazine and I absolutely loved it. It was the first magazine I set eyes on and I even modelled my entire CV around one of its covers (more on that later.) I enjoyed it so much that I re-arranged the dates of my next internship just so I could stay longer. I woke up every morning last summer looking forward to what my day had to offer. Even though I struggled to afford travelling into London everyday, and got achey eyes from hours in front of a laptop screen, I began each day with a flurry of butterflies in my stomach because I loved writing for them so much. It felt like the right fit from day one. Despite arriving 2 hours late on day one that is.

I was given so much freedom to write exactly how I wanted to — much different to my next internship, where despite the fact it was a much younger magazine, had a more traditional approach with its interns. Everything would get sent back with highlighted notes and once it was finally published, lost all remnants of its initial vitality, but in turn gained the slick and polished voice of an edited feature.  I did learn a lot from all that editing. Things they’d usually teach you in journalism school like “numbers under ten are expressed in words.” Not only did I learn a lot but met some really wonderful people.

Despite each internship’s differences, both editors seemed happy with my work and expressed they wished I could stay longer! I now write for the first magazine, which is beyond what I could’ve imagined when I began applying last year (have a read of my elated response to first-time publication here.) I’d like to stress that I had no contacts nor family members who have a clue about this industry. If I can do it, you most definitely can too! So from me to you, here’s how to become an intern.  

Find Your Own Experience.

High-key every intern’s #goals

Before writing your CV you need relevant things to fill it with. Instead of waiting for opportunity to knock on your door, why not make your own? With the Internet at your fingertips there is no excuse. Gaining experience and building a portfolio is as simple as e-mailing your favourite blog and asking to contribute an article. Starting your own blog and making sure it’s in tip-top shape when future employers decide to Google you, and sincerely reaching out to growing online platforms asking to write for them. In the beginning I built my portfolio through Twitter search. I would search key phrases like “bloggers wanted” or “writers wanted” and volunteer my services (@UKFashionIntern is fab for this). You’d be surprised how far a well-composed e-mail can get you! Experience wise, you really don’t need anything fancy, you just need to show employers that you’re competent in the basics. So e-mail the editor of your local paper and ask to shadow someone for a week, or get down to your local radio and volunteer your time for a few days. If you’re at school or university make use of all the opportunities to write for the magazine or paper. This is all classed as experience, will build your portfolio and get you suited for an internship.

Stand Out.

Duh.

I think this is most important. Especially if you’re lacking in the experience department. It’s imperative to set yourself apart from all the other candidates who have the same or more experience than you. Two ways to get your application an eyebrow raise are your e-mail subject line and the aesthetic of your CV. Editors’ inboxes are filled with hundreds of e-mails a day so use your subject line to stand out from all the other intern e-mails. Make it short, concise but interesting so they have to read it. I’m not sure where I came up with mine, but I definitely did a ton of research, looked at lots of examples and steered away from the conventional. Think of it like a headline, but always ensure it’s appropriate. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your CV. Fashion and media are industries where creativity is celebrated after all, so you can afford to push boundaries with your application (although as was suggested to me by Heat’s Senior Editor, simplicity is often better). It’ll make you memorable and give you a chance to show your personality and how badly you want that internship. Think of the dozens of black and white word documents an editor receives then *boom* in comes your creative piece of curriculum vitae. At one of my internships, the editor showed my CV to the entire office and asked how I created it. I used photoshop (good way to showcase photoshop skills) in order to create an infographic CV. Infographics are a succinct means of getting your experience across, way more visual and fun to look at, and a great way to play on human psychology (psych student coming thru). Who wants to read through dozens of identical applications when you could present the same information through image, colour and an attractive aesthetic. Chances are they won’t be glossing over your CV. It’s different to the usual application so they’ll take note. If you dont know how to use photoshop - like me pre-CV - just google everything. Google is your friend.

Be as modest or as extra as you please

For infographic inspo I did a Google and Pinterest search for creative CVs. I saved my favourites and used them for inspiration on how to design my own. As mentioned in the intro, I based the colour scheme of my CV on the cover of the first magazine I applied to. Partly because the colours were soo beautiful, and because I wanted to impress them. I literally used a colour code finder to find the exact colours. If that doesn’t show how bad you want that internship I don’t know what could! A strong subject line and a pretty CV are bound to give you a good footing in the application process.

Here’s a buzzfeed link to CV ideas you could use for any job, not just creative ones

Use your Initiative/Be a Ninja.

Once you’ve got through the prelims and finally land that internship, it’s time to be on your A-game and stay on that A-game. Bring a notebook so you can take note of instructions, feedback and stay on track. It also makes you look like an eager beaver who’s ready to work. It’s important not just to do what you’re told, but to go beyond that. Do things that your editor didnt even ask or expect you to do. Make everyone’s life as easy as possible by doing more than you have to. So if you’re asked to write an article for online, write the tags and social media posts for it too. If you’re asked to research an interviewee organise your research in an easy-to-read format and suggest interview questions - even if you weren’t asked to. You must always be one step ahead. It’s important to be quick but not to sacrifice quality. So edit, edit, edit. You better be the most helpful and competent ninja that office has ever seen.

Be Present.

Carrie started as an intern. Who wouldn’t want to be Carrie?

Don’t be scared to contribute to discussions. An intern is still a part of the team so offer your ideas and when asked - dont be a neutral party - give your opinion. Be sure to make the most of your time at a publication and get to know people. A good conversation starter is to ask them questions about themselves. Like how they came to work there or any advice they could give you. Dont be a silent voice in the background, you’ve got to be a helping hand and a smiling face. Remember, these are the people giving you references and everyone seems to know each other in fashion, so they could recommend you to someone or even offer you a job based on how lovely you were during your stay.

Be a Nice Human.

UAL produced McQueen and Phoebe Philo. Their word is golden. 

This is integral in any field. Be nice and respectful to any and everyone you meet. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met and googled when I got home only to realise how major they were. These are the people you could be working with one day or the key to your next opportunity. You need to be remembered as a pleasant and competent person because in order to advance, it really can be about who you know. So greet and say hello to everyone. Even if you’re shy and really awkward, you have to do it! Try to get as many contacts as you can and keep in touch. Whether that be e-mailing them for advice once, thanking them for your experience or offering your time to help them (I recently did this and ended up working at Topshop’s flagship for a few days - score!) This includes fellow interns. A lot of people in the industry started as interns - look at where they are now? Who’s to say that intern on the Mac next you won’t go on to work at a PR firm that might just be hiring, or recommend you when a last minute stylist assistant is needed? Just leave a good impression on everyone you meet, k?

In summary, get off your bottom and seek experience whether that be online or in your local area, get creative with your e-mail, cover letter and CV, always be one step ahead of your editor’s needs and treat everyone with upmost respect. Fashion and the media aren’t as mean as TV and film make them out to be. People tend to be very helpful. The opportunity is there you just have to be willing to go for it!

Now you’re equipped, go get that internship!


Yours truly,

@thestoryofshama


Like the advice? Check out my previous How To’s:

How To Be Organised: From the Least Organised Student in Existence.

How To Revise: A-Level Edition 

anonymous asked:

The story about local Communist nonsense, as promised (Sorry it's late, my connectivity's been shit.) The dumbasses you were arguing with earlier who tried to claim that Animal Farm was just "anti-Communist propaganda for kids" makes me think of the actual Communist propaganda, targeted at children, that's sold at my local bookstore. It's called, creatively, "Communism for Kids" and it's an adorable children's fairy tale about how everyone is oppressed and miserable under capitalism (1/2)

Just when I think it’s working my computer decides to be an idiot again. I hope this is where I left off. The book then went on to talk about how the Revolution’s right around the corner, and all that jazz. It’s selling disturbingly well for a middle-class suburb- do these people not realize they’re not the proletariat so exalted by the book? https://www.amazon.com/Communism-Kids-Press-Bini-Adamczak/dp/0262533359 is the book, the Amazon reviews are great if you like dark humor (2/2) -HN

Oh, wow. You really weren’t kidding about the comments.

There are others, too, but I have to admit, what really cracked me up was…

That is comedy gold.

Raven Rock baked ash yams

Ash yams are the staple food of Raven Rock, and the locals have gotten creative over the years with how to use this hardy and simple vegetable. These baked ash yams are served under a blanket of delicious white meat ragout, preserving the heat for cold winter meals. When shopping for yams, be sure not to confuse them with sweet potatoes. Yams can be either orange or purple, but both taste great!

You will need:
4 medium sized yams, washed and scrubbed
Olive oil
Garlic salt
½ brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup butter
2 chicken breasts, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp mixed herbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
Preheat oven to 220C/425F and line a baking tray with foil.

Baste the yams liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake for 45 minutes and prepare the ragout in the meantime.

In a pan, brown the onions and garlic in the butter. Add the chicken breasts and continue cooking until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Remove from heat.

In a pot, combine the chicken broth, cream, and wine. Cook on medium heat, then add the chicken, onions, garlic, herbs, and salt and pepper. Stir well and cook until the chicken is soft and tender, about 8 minutes.

Remove your yams from the oven and cut into halves (be careful and wear oven mitts as they will be very hot). Transfer to a deep dish and ladle the ragout over. Serve immediately.

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  • reblog this post (likes don’t count!! you can like it to remember but only reblogs count!!)
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  • please be patient, i get stressed easily so it might take me some time, thank you for understanding

Thank you all so much, here’s looking forward to 300 💛💛💛

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Steven Universe Comic #3 (2017) - Outline & Review

The third installment of the 2017 comic series for Steven Universe is a nice (though not stunning) continuation of the adventure, though maybe I judge this one as not quite as top-notch simply because the previous issue was SO good. But the characters’ dialogue is so spot-on that you can hear their voices saying everything, and their relationships are intact–right down to Buck’s hunch of embarrassment whenever his uncool dad is around.

Fans will like spending time with their favorite human characters, though they’ll probably miss seeing the Gems outside the cameos. The paper issue I own has the cover by Missy Peña!

[Look at the bottom–the caption says “Flexibility, Love & Trust”!]

Plot:

It’s the off season in Beach City, and that means the local economy has taken a hit. While hanging out in Fish Stew Pizza, Steven and Buck Dewey are making zines one day when Mayor Dewey (Buck’s dad) visits and begins discussing tourism with the Pizza family matriarch, Nanefua.

They determine, with Buck’s help, that food trucks might stimulate the economy, but then when they institute a program to bring in food trucks, the new, fresh mobile storefronts drown out the old familiar Boardwalk businesses in favor of novelty. Steven tries to help the Pizza family, but even his enthusiasm doesn’t attract much business.

Mayor Dewey is happy with the stimulus, but recognizes that the local businesses have suffered, so he throws a picnic to give back, and some of the tourists who came for the food trucks return for that. It’s nice even though they’re real hipsters.

Notable bits for fans:

1. Buck Dewey appears to be left-handed, as you see him consistently using his left hand to cut the B’s out of Beach City maps with an X-Acto knife.

2. Steven has a zine where he names and reviews local seagulls. What a creatively Steven thing to do. The hipsters like Steven’s zine and its bird puns.

3. An adorable group scene toward the end, when everyone’s come to a Beach City picnic, features many characters interacting who are not known to have interacted with each other before.

Ronaldo tells conspiracy theories to Jamie the mailman while Pearl listens in and contributes. Garnet is talking to Kiki. Lapis is accepting a donut on a plate from Mayor Dewey. Connie is sampling pizza from Kofi. Jenny, Peedee, and Greg are eating fries together with Peedee sticking some up his nose. Nanefua gives Steven pizza. Peridot and Onion are drawing with crayons together (Onion is drawing GUYS and Peridot is drawing her self-insert OC for Camp Pining Hearts. And Sadie laughs until she cries watching Lars arm-wrestle Amethyst (who is shapeshifted as Lars).

LOOK AT PERIDOT’S OC DO NOT STEAL

4. The food truck names are really funny. We got See Food, Quinoaffles, Haute Dawgs, Literally Just Toast… .

I recommend this for fans of the show as long as you’re fine with human side-character stories and really no Gem action (though they do appear at the picnic, and they are busy being adorable). 

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Guess what (who) my new obsession is.

Still gotta adjust the style a little bit.

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November 30, 2017

“LET THE LIGHT IN”

By Jessica Gonzales

In its now more than two decades of providing Tucson with arts education and cultural development, the Tucson Arts Brigade has sponsored more than 100 public art projects, and in 2016 its Tucson Mural Arts Program (TMAP) started a new spring mural initiative organizing 8 new pieces in the heart of the city. Of the 16 finalists Jessica Gonzales was selected by Wig-O-Rama, the business where this wall is located on Scott Ave at Congress St. While Gonzales is an accomplished artist the finished wall is all the more remarkable for being her first public mural project. Gonzales lives and works in Tucson and says it was important that this piece honor the community. “It’s about the connectedness of creative locals and the support system we have” she told the Arizona Daily Star.  @JessicaGonzalesArt

Tips for Artists: How to Network on Social Media

A lot of my recently graduated students of art and design don’t really know where to begin when it comes to getting connections, clients and jobs. Rest at ease, because social media is the best place to start! Here are a few tips to get started from my own experience.

And remember, networking does not happen over night, it can take months or years of hard work. But when it starts paying off, it REALLY starts paying off.

  1. Show your work! Don’t overload people with your stuff, but don’t be afraid to show your creations! You’ll be surprised how many connections you can make over it.
  2. Show your process. This can attract other creatives, who are all fascinated by how others work. Think of how many speedpainting videos you’ve watched.
  3. Get involved! Make sure you are actively engaging with others on social media, rather than just waiting for others to come to you. They might be doing the same thing!
  4. Consider doing a weekly art challenge. The smaller the group who takes part, the better. Sharing work under a similar theme can spark conversations. (It also improves your skills, bonus!)
  5. Post things that interest you. This can be anything from football scores to pictures of your favourite animal. Artists are people too and we are allowed to have interests, this will also spark conversation.
  6. Share what you are learning. Found an awesome tutorial or video? Share it! People may be more likely to connect with you if you are consistently sharing helpful tips and tricks. It’s also good to show that you are still actively learning, nobody likes a know-it-all.
  7. Stay consistent. I try to post at least once a day, even if it’s a progress screenshot or an artist’s portfolio that I like. You don’t want to follow an artist who hasn’t posted in 5 weeks!
  8. Go to local meet-ups. For the brave, going to local meet ups for creatives can be very rewarding. It gives you a good base of connections in your local area. If you can’t find one, start one!

I hope this helps! Good luck out there!