night rambles

anonymous asked:

My heart bled a little at your recent post. I sympathize completely. I think the way Harry has been promoted was/is the last straw for a lot of people. The thing is, is anyone in the music business totally free? Regardless, Harry has to be partly complicit in his promo. While we aren't "entitled" to certain things, there was a lost opportunity here for Harry's promo to help unite the fandom and still keep his closet. Disengagement is sadly inevitable.

Thank you for saying that, though I’m sorry it was painful!

I don’t really like the word complicit. Sure, Harry’s saying things out of his own mouth, and turning up for interviews, but that’s not the same as making his own free choices. Who knows what threats, coercion, or persuasion he’s been subject to? And most of his promo is fine! SNL, Graham Norton, Radio 1(mostly) fine! The problem is mainly the things that aren’t done, like not saying the words ‘One Direction’ to perpetuate the Harry is better than everyone else narrative, and dragging out the old het stuff. I’m certainly not going to blame him for seizing the opportunities he’s been given. It wouldn’t help any of the other boys one bit if he didn’t.

Entitlement. I could write an essay on how much I hate this word, which is usually used to attack other people for wishing things were better. Yes, we’re not entitled to anything from Harry, just as he’s not entitled to us buying his album. The thing is though, it’s nice to acknowledge your fans. It’s polite (and Harry’s very polite). It’s good business. And it’s not difficult – all it needs is a nice tweet or two or a comment in an interview. It’s hardly demanding that he give us his soul, nor would it impinge on his rebrand in any way. It’s deliberate and designed, at least in part, to get rid of his most engaged fans, who are the only people who’ll miss it. I do think it’s a lost opportunity and a real misjudgement. Possibly there’s some other agenda behind it. I find it really odd.

I think you’re probably right that some disengagement is inevitable, unless things change. Harry the distant, yacht vacationing, exclusively A-list, instant icon, simply doesn’t have the emotional pull of the funny, talented, genuinely charismatic, kind, down to earth Harry we know. The thing is though, he’s still there and he’s still fighting – he got the bee! Throughout all of the fuckery we’ve witnessed with all the boys, I’ve always said the same thing. Remember who they really are. We’ve come too far to start believing whatever we’re told.

So my final critique was one of the most soul crushing critiques I have ever gotten that boiled down to the most idgaf ‘i dont get it’ ever uttered… and the two teachers walking away early. Partly because I had no defense for it so I had nothing to say after hearing that, because what can you even say?

I just.. nope. Checked out partly through and let them leave so that I could hide in the bathroom and cry for 30 minutes.

I’ve had like a day to sit with it, and even with countless reassurances from friends and other faculty, even friends’ family members to not pay attention to it, it’s cut deeper than I thought. 

Why am I mentioning this? Because frankly I don’t want to make things anymore. 

At least for a while.

It’s just kind of become a headspace of… ‘if im no good i shouldnt make anything.’ ‘if no one cares why should i do anything.’ Why do I write, or draw, or make work at all.

“I don’t get it.” lol

So ye..

My activity is probably gonna plummet on here for a while… so I probably won’t read or see anything or reblog anything…

so yeah, if you read this far, cool. thank you. i love you.

TLDR: I’m going on a hiatus.

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The Mondo record release of the Over the Garden Wall soundtrack had a really cool version of the Beast’s lantern on the cover that showed Wirt and Greg walking through the woods and it was such a neat alternate version I decided to make one. We only get to see that one image for one of the sides though so I had to make up the designs for the Woodsman and Beast but I think they look ok. Still deciding on something for the last side of the lantern.

Tattoo soulmate au
  • Your soulmate's first words show up on you but plot twist is your soulmate is a meme loving person
  • At the party
  • Person c: hey I think it's that guy that took the last cookie.
  • Person a: *goes up to person b clearly very angry* so, you're that boi huh!!!
  • Person b: *gets a super big grin and raises their hand to reveal those same words printed on their wrist* o shit waddup!
  • Person a: *raises their fore arm to reveal "o shit waddup!" Written in comic sans on it*

what kind of dramatique are you? are you:

  • Kevin “everything’s always about me and when it’s not it really is anyway” Day
  • Andrew “i don’t care about anything but my investment to deals creates drama” Minyard 
  • or
  • Neil “i couldn’t resist the chance to roast someone so hard i created a new type of drag” Josten 
Welcome to Night Vale: A Summary
  • Year 1: introduces you to most of the characters you'll see throughout the series! Also introduces you to the town in general!
  • Year 2: The Strexcorp Storyline (tm)
  • Year 3: Someone Please Hug Cecil Because He Needs A Hug At This Point
  • Year 4: W H O ' S A G O O D B O y ?
  • Year 5, so far: THERES A LOT OF SAD STUFF HAPPENING BUT THEYRE MARRIED?????