What is the most empowering advice you've received about your work (or goals to get there)?
When Brian Stelfreeze 1st looked at my sketchbook some 15 years ago, I was a nervous wreck. He looked over a few pages and said “ You’re good Afua, You just need to finish things” So I did. When I was in a Broadway show with Sir Melvin Van Peebles, We would rehearse for the show at his home in new york. I saw all the awards and accolades and pictures, then I see some bound papers on his desk. It was the outline for a graphic novel. Pages, layouts, lettered notes. I asked who’s it was and he told me he just decided to create a comic book. This was the 1st black stock trader. A veteran, an award-winning filmmaker who didn’t know how to use a camera until he was on the set of his 1st film. He didn’t care that he was learning as he went. He just finished it. I asked him if anyone ever told him that he shouldn’t try to do film and music and acting and all those things. Just to pick one and stick with that. That dividing yourself up would cause one to suffer. His reply “ Sure, all the time. You can spend your time the way you want to. But we all have the same 24 hours in a day. They just don’t see it as a possibility and they get mad if you dare to. If doing all of those things were as easy as walking and talking on the phone, then they’d not be discouraging you. Do what it is you want to do. But know that each discipline demands those hours.” 1000 correct repetitions of anything makes you a master. Get started!
ever notice how no one tags you in anything? its because everyone really dislikes you. im in several group chats where people talk shit about how annoying you are. also ithe fact that your fic is a complete plagiarized from other better fics ive read on here is really shitty. you should apologize for plagiarizing and alss for being fucking awful.
I’m going to ignore the rest of the this message, but I would never plagiarize some one else’s writing. End of story.
may I also suggest something else as a better use of your time? baking? knitting? kickboxing? take care of yourself, dude. By harboring this much hate, you’re doing nothing but hurting yourself. I hope things start looking up for you soon.
Also, I’m going to tell you what my dad told me. You don’t always have to like everyone, but you do have to show them kindness and respect. I don’t particularly care if people don’t like us, but maybe keep it to yourself next time.
I remember when I first discovered radical
feminism I was shocked and captivated but also immediately concerned because it
was so blatantly against everything we’ve been told and it looked like
something men would immediately shut down, I was scared a man would see it and
argue against it and shut it down! Luckily, radfems weren’t shy from arguing
with men at all, and I hungrily read all the arguments, needing my answers,
because how could we expect men to be okay with something that goes so strongly
against their favour? And men said exactly what I expected them to: how can you
say these things, what about men, you’re selfish and hateful and small minded,
this isn’t helping, how can you not see that men have problems also, and then I
saw radfems shut every last of these arguments down with a simple argument:
“We don’t have to prioritize men. We don’t have to prioritize you. It’s
okay for us to prioritize women”.
After reading that, all the switches in my
brain just turned. It was the first time in my life I was told I don’t have to
prioritize men. Up until that point, prioritizing men was depicted to me as
some kind of building foundation for all beliefs, arguments and actions, for
the way I see myself and the world, and I wasn’t even aware of it, not until a
radfem pointed out it was okay not to do it. I knew that moment everything in
my belief system in was false, and I would have to rebuild it from scratch,
with my own priorities. I was enraged men had me prioritize them up to that
point, and for no good reason as well! Men already prioritize themselves
100% of the time! And they not only refuse to prioritize women in any way, but
actively fight and destroy anything and anyone who does prioritize women! If
they can get women to prioritize them as well, who on earth will be left to
prioritize women? Prioritizing men while being a woman is the same as
abandoning your own interests, and women’s interests completely, because men
will surely not be the ones to fight for you.
That was the last second of my life I
prioritized men. I’ll make it up with the rest of my lifetime prioritizing
women and myself.
(1) I was rewatching internet support group 8 and remembered Dan said he filmed that the day they went to Australia in his nearly blinded myself video. Wouldn't he have been really drunk or do you think the alcohol is a prop?? I've wondered that before actually. Or maybe I'm just missing something.
(2) Ps i know everyone says this but really thank you so much for taking the time to come on here. I enjoy their videos even more now because you point out details and things that really add to it. So thank you so so much!!
awwwww youre the sweetest tysm :’) lol i think in isg 8 specifically dan def made it seem like he drank a lot more than he really did. if i rmmbr correctly it looks like he does about 5 ‘shots’ but you’re right in saying that he would be pretty actually drunk if he did that in so little time (esp bc he has told us before that his tolerance is pretty low) so my thinking is that it is either water or that he’s lowkey taking like quarter shots or half shots each time (for a grand total of like 2ish shots overall which wouldn’t really make him anything more than mildly tipsy). also because, in regards to this case specifically, he has told us he hates vodka and esp hates vodka shots so i just rly can’t imagine he’d happily sit there doing 5 or 6 in a row lol
So I just finished the second season of Voltron (oh man) and I have a theory as to why SHIRO IS MIA?!
First thought is that Shiro is Prince
Yea I know very far fetched but listen to my idea before you dismiss it.
First things first: His Robotic arm is Galra tech. Yea small thing BUT this is a highly advanced alien race. They could of done more under the surface than just a robotic arm that we can not see. Tampered with DNA, in bedded some memories- I mean the other prisoners called him Champion who was blood thirsty.
Haggar herself even pointed this out
But what if he still was? I mean look at this version of himself he had to fight.
To unlock his true power and potential.
A foreshadowing was done when Shiro told Keith that he would lead Voltron one day and needed to learn how to control his emotions. Keith refused the thought but Shiro seemed like he knew some how he wasn’t going to make it out of this in one piece.
I know that the paladins got to Shiro’s cabin before Haggar said to summon the Prince but what if the writers did that to screw with us? It could of been her saying that then Lotar had woken up inside him and some how he got out before Keith and the others went to his cabin.
Shiro is missing. Keith becomes leader- maybe the writers didn’t want to kill him off but instead make him the new enemy?
Another thing to point out with this. In the Original Voltron; Voltron: Defender of the Universe Sven was the leader until he died and Keith became the leader. Now I know time lines are different with this but the writers have done a lot with this show.
It’s pretty possible that Shiro could be Prince Lotor.
this is pretty embarrassing to admit but do you think it's normal to imagine and pretend that certain fictional characters are real?? as in, they're around you and such, i do it often to cope and it helps me so much but i feel like people would judge me and make fun of me or even call me a freak if i told them... aaah i jus,t i guess im looking for confirmation that i'm not really a creep or anything, i don t know ahhfkjhg
yeah yeah i know of a few people who do that! i dunno how common it is but it’s definitely not something like. weird or shameful imo
Dancing, it wasn’t really a thing that
Shadowhunters did. Especially Alec, he really wasn’t one to dance, not even on
missions to the clubs. He would just stand off to the side and just get on with
the task at hand. The music was just background noise to him.
Now, here he was in the middle of Magnus
floor looking a bit sheepish at the Warlock’s extended hand, the music was soft
as it played in the background. It was going to be a perfect way to finish off
the date, but…Alec doesn’t know how to dance, nor does he know how he’s going
to say that. Magnus’ soft look at him
made the raven haired man let a soft sigh leave his lips before he’s taking
hold of Maagnus’ hand. “I…I’ve never done this before,” Alec admits as he’s
being pulled closer.
“Dance?” Magnus mused with a small rise of
his eyebrow, he wasn’t judging the other. He knew not a lot of common mundane things make it into the world
that belongs to the Shadowhunters. “It’s okay, I’ll teach you Alexander.”
Alec couldn’t help the small smile that
spread across his lips, and he lets Magnus move his hand to the other’s waist.
His hand was gentle as he placed it, Magnus’ hand going to rest gently upon
“Just follow my lead,” Magnus says in a
soft voice as he starts to move his body to the side, lightly guiding Alec as
they moved around the room. Soft steps this way, and long gentle ones going
that way. There was no set path as they’re moving their way around the
apartment, just holding onto each other as they glide across the floor. “You
picked it up fast, want to try something a little more?”
“Okay,” Alec replies and Magnus is taking a
small step back. Hands fall from hip and shoulder and Magnus instructs him to
use his hand that is still holding Magnus’ to spin him around and Alec did.
“Perfect, just like you,” Magnus
compliments, before he’s taking the time that Alec’s blushing to spin him
For the next thirty minutes, they just
lightly dance around the room and enjoying this comfortableness that comes with
being with the other. It isn’t something that Alec would trade for the world.
One day while Oryen was setting up a ward near their camp, Brennan approached him wanting to talk more about what he had told them the other day about the Island and Sevella’s connection to it, “Can I speak to you about some things?” Brennan asked as he approached.
“If you must,” Oryen answered, not bothering to look over at him. “But first, hand me that vial.”
Doing as he was asked, Brennan handed Oryen the vial he had pointed to and waited until he looked finished with it before beginning with his questions, “I was hoping that you could tell me more about the Island.”
“There are volumes filled with history. I’m sure your wife would be happy to show them to you.”
“You know very well that is not what I am referring to. I want you to tell me more about what we discussed the other day.”
“I have told you everything that you need to know for now,” Oryen replied. “You must be content with that for the moment.”
“I’m not. And I know you don’t know me well, but I will tell you a little something. I won’t stop asking until I am satisfied with the answers you give me. We are all in danger here, Sevella most of all, and yet you tell us barely anything. About the Island or yourself. I want some answers.”
Frowning, Oryen stopped what he was doing completely and turned towards Brennan, “And what makes you think that I owe you answers?”
“Because you are asking us to trust you, that’s why. You could at least answer some basic questions about yourself and how you seem to know so much about this place,” Brennan replied, starting to get angry. “And how you know so much about Sevella, too.”
“Does it bother you that I know something about her that you do not?”
“You know that it does. And I would suggest you decide to tell me what you know. And soon. She may trust you, but I don’t. Not until I know more.”
“Humans are so insolent,” Oryen snapped. “Always thinking they deserve answers just because they demand them. I will tell you what you need to know when you need it. Not before. And suggest you emulate your wife’s actions and trust that I know what I am doing instead of spending time questioning me.”
I was wondering if you could tell me what this baby is. I’ve been told it’s ogre ear jade but the stem resembles more of a ‘tree trunk’ vs the pictures I’m finding online. Also tips would be appreciated. (I plan on giving it a pot w/ the ability to drain asap)
Hello! If you try googling “crassula ovata gollum jade” you will see pictures a lot like what yours looks like! It’s natural for them to grow more like tree trunks as they age, yours is probably an older specimen :) It looks very green and healthy, if you want it to turn red at the tips it will need more light and less water, and of course a pot with drainage would be good. Looks like you’re taking good care of it though!
MILA- “I met with Mr. Clements today. He told me that you were expelled. Why on earth would you set the janitor closet on fire??!”
WOLFIE- “I didn’t. I was in there earlier…smoking…but I wasn’t the one that set it on fire. Someone else saw me come out of there, and of course when they looked at the video tapes all they saw was me coming out of there…so who get’s the blame? ME!”
MILA- “regardless if you did it or not, you are expelled. There is nothing we can do about getting you back into school.”
WOLFIE- “Good, none of those people there liked me anyway.”
MILA- “Do you understand if you do not go to school, you will be sent to a detention home, Wolfie? I don’t want that to happen to you.”
i went to the psychiatrist today, looking to get a professional diagnosis for bpd. when i told her that i think i have bpd she said “oh good! its really hard to diagnose people with things when they have no idea what they might have.” she also said that if i think i have bpd, then i probably have bpd. its that simple. she even told me to do my own research and come to my own conclusions and then bring back what ive put together. so everyone that has said that my self diagnosis was stupid or wrong, eat my entire ass.
i finally realized you and i were never meant to last
if we were, we never would have had to try this bad
but i still write you love letters on paper plates and napkins
and on paper from cigarette cartons at work when no one’s looking
i still look back on when we were sixteen and nothing mattered
when i told you i’d have your back no matter what happened
and now i’m telling you to leave and i don’t think it hurts you as much as it hurts me
now it’s all bruised and tired and ugly
but what’s never been ugly was the space you filled in me
and it’s still filled
there’s still a place in my heart that you will always inhibit
i still think you’re a magical human who just happened to make a few mistakes
(that really fucking hurt more badly than i can say)
and i know now that i never deserved what you did to me
but i always deserved you in your sun-kissed glory
and i guess i’m finally at the point where i really do wish you well
i hope you end up happy
but i am so jealous of the girl who will end up with you
because she will be so lucky
Okay so I know that Voltron Season 2 just came out but what I really need for season 3 is Keith and Lance talking about Galra Keith.
Keith: Ya know Lance with how much you hate me I’m surprised that you didn’t freak out more when you found out I was part Galra.
Lance: First of all I don’t hate you and second I know how you feel
Lance: When I came out to my family as bi a couple years ago some of them had a hard time accepting it. I felt like I was alone. So I promised myself that if I was ever told something like that, that I wouldn’t freak out. No one deserves to be alone
Keith: Wow Lance that’s actually very… wait did you say you were bi?
Lance: Yeah, I mean look at me. It would be unfair to not let both genders experience this hotness
It’s almost like she knows J is in that helicopter coming to get her and she’s looking at the Squad thinking, “Yeah, you and I can handle them easy.”
This little moment subtly reminds the audience that they are a team and that Harley is only there to get back with her puddin. Really does show what Harley is willing do to, willing to betray, to get back to Mistah J.
Joker’s thinking, “HEY, BABY! DADDY’S HERE AND READY TO GET ON THAT BEAR SKIN RUG WITH YOU!”