An Oxenfree possible poster I had to paint and then repaint the entire thing because of my art program crashing. The second round turned out a little better than the first attempt, so I can’t be too mad (even though I did this version better out of Spite). After a few months, I still love this game!
Do you have any advice for someone who never thinks their writing is good enough, but always wants to write?
Just keep writing.
I know that doesn’t sound very helpful and, the truth is, your first attempts are probably not very good. But your second attempt will be better, and your third will be better than that, and six months from now you’ll have tools in your verbal kit you don’t even know about yet.
The thing is, of course, you’re already a writer. A person who writes is a writer. If you want to be good at it, you have to keep going. And you’ll never (and I do mean never) be satisfied. You just won’t. No matter how skilled you get, you’ll always see the gap between your work and your ambitions for your work.
That doesn’t mean you stop.
There’s a wonderful quote by Ira Glass which you probably already know but which I am going to include because I think he nails it.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” ~ Ira Glass
Tell the story. Find a friend you trust from whom you can bear to hear critical feedback. Tell the next story. And the next one. And the next one.
I think one of the kindest things you can do for yourself as an artist is to accept that you will make bad drawings sometimes and just…stop caring about it. It’s not like that bad sketch you drew was your one and only chance to ever draw the thing. It’s so much easier emotionally to just say “lol what is that?” delete it and start over than it is to spend the next six hours crying about it. Once you stop treating every single thing you draw as something precious and learn to just throw stuff away it takes so much stress away. One bad drawing doesn’t make you a bad artist, or a fraud. Even the best pro artists are gonna have moments where they draw things wrong. You’re going to make bad drawings so just go out there and make them so you can move on with your life. Chances are your second attempt will be better.
It’s an accident the first time it happens. You’d been dating a decent amount of time but you’d both agreed that going slow was best. Credence was practicing magic with Newt in the case, you standing nearby, playing with Dougal when Credence had finally been able to get one of the leafs from the habitat to float perfectly sith a single flick of his wand. You’d gone to place an excited kiss to his cheek but he’d turned to see your reaction and well, your mouths brushed quick and soft, noses bumping together a little harshly before you pulled back quickly, fingers going to cover your mouth before Credence was pulling you back against him in a moment of confidence.
The second actual attempt at the kiss was much better than the accidental one. Your palm rested against his heart as his arm pulled you in by your waist as you exchanged soft, closed lipped kisses.
My second attempt at a stimming video! I think it’s better than the first, but I think it also feels tense? Probably because I was nervous making it. But I think posting these will help me be less nervous in the future.
Okay so this may have been said before or might be like really obvious idk but it just occurred to me and I have to write it down.
So we know that Opal is forgetful; that’s like, her thing. And we know that Amethyst and Pearl both have serious self-esteem issues. Even though they’ve both made a lot of progress recently, they both still have a lot of problems accepting themselves. They don’t value themselves.
But they value each other. So when they’re together, they help each other forget about their insecurities; or maybe they’re too focused on each other to remember.
When McCree first asked Hanzo on a date… it didn’t go… as he thought it would.
Hanzo: “What exactly are you here for McCree?“ Jesse: "Well I just.. I wanna… I wanna take you out.”
Hanzo: “Bring it on you plebeian cowboy, I am not one to be easily taken down.”
His second attempt wasn’t any better.
Hanzo: “Get back up, Jesse. We have more training to do and I can’t do that with you lying on the ground like that.”
Jesse: “That’s not what I’m here for Hanz’. And those aren’t the kind of words I want to hear. Hanzo, go out with me!”
Hanzo: “ ’Hanzo, go out with me’ There, I said it. Now get back to work.”
My second attempt at a crochet jellyfish! The top came out way better this time, but I accidentally shifted the tentacles to a weird place while sewing. Whoops! But I like it better than the first attempt, and there’s always next time. 😁
@ariaricx I just did three everyday outfits because I’m lazy and my computer is being kinda slow! I was literally super deep into your blog to find pictures of your face and what kind of outfits you wear, so the first two outfits are loosely based on some outfits you’ve wore a some pictures and the last one is something I’m guessing you might wear? I have a lot of fun, but I don’t think I did the greatest job. I hope you like my attempt anyways!! <33