sometimes gifs of lava really stress me out because on one hand it’s super hot and would probably melt off my flesh but on the other hand it just looks like it should be so squishy and stretchy and pleasing to touch and it makes me really really angry that i can’t play with the lava
Today I went down to graduate admissions to turn in my form so that I could be considered a resident of Tennessee and have my tuition costs lowered by ENORMOUS AMOUNTS. Side note: I really *am* a tennessee resident as of April this year.
I was informed that normally they don’t consider students for resident costs unless they either: a) have been a resident for a year or b) accepted a full time job in tennessee and became a resident therefore only allowing them to be a part time grad student.
Here are my problems: i didn’t accept a full time job or even a part time job here because I WAS GOING TO BE ATTENDING GRAD SCHOOL FULL TIME; and I absolutely cannot afford to go to uofm at non-resident costs.
Please pray for me. I explained what my special circumstances are (that I don’t have any family in the states and where I had residency before I don’t even have extended family there anymore, and that I’ve worked really hard to establish myself as a tennessee resident). Nothing is written in stone, I may still get the resident costs, but I just need a lot of prayer. I’ve been really depressed lately and I can’t take another 6 months of not being in school in a city where I have no friends or family or a job. I also just really want to go to grad school. It was so exciting to get accepted and so disheartening to find out I may not be able to attend.
Please pray for me. That this would work out, or if it doesn’t that God would put people in my life to encourage and uplift me and that I would find a job here.
Thank you guys so much for everything so far. It’s been rough lately but you all have been wonderful.
“We’re looking for artwork for a project we’re developing. We can’t afford to pay you, but it could be great exposure.”
Me: Well, I don’t tend to work for free, but tell me about your project. If it’s something I’d like to help with, maybe we can negotiate for shares and/or royalties or something.
“*Breaks down project*”
Me: Ok. I’m afraid I can’t be of much help on this one. It’s not the kind of thing I would do pro bono. But thank you for considering me and good luck on your project. If it grows enough to where you can offer compensation and you’re still interested in my work, feel free to contact me. Take care!
Me: Hmmm. That sounds like it has a lot of potential and I would really enjoy working on it. Let’s meet to discuss contracts and future compensation as the project grows. Looking forward to working with you.
See? Not that hard and you’re not burning potential bridges by being reactionary and short-sighted. So I implore you not to dismiss pro bono work without careful consideration. You never know what could be the next big thing or where your next lucrative contact could come from.
Hey! Hey you! Yeah, you, the one who’s reading my textpost. I’ve got a wild idea for you. A fucking adventure, if you will. A recommendation so fuckin good, you’re gonna be tipping hats my way every time you see me on your dash after you’re done with what I’ve got to offer.
Read The Lies Of Locke Lamora. Read it, enjoy it, gaze wonderously into the skies thinking “Ami is somewhere there, breathing in the same air as I am, and she recommended me the greatest book in the universe of books. I am thankful” because that’s definitely what you’re gonna think the second you reach the very last page of the book.
The best part of this deal, you say? Oh, well, I’m so glad you asked! There are two more books, out of seven in the whole fuckin sequence. The adventure isn’t gonna end that easy, friend. Buckle up, you’re gonna be in it for the long haul.
“As far as I can tell, there’s only one way to stop feeling and that’s to die.”
“That seems a bit drastic.”
“It is drastic. Perhaps the most drastic thing there is. There are other ways to kill feelings, like drinking a lot or working hard, constantly, pushing those around you as far away as possible until there’s no way for you to reach out to them but ultimately, the only way to completely stop feeling, forever, is to die.”
“I’m not sure I’m ready for that.”
“Good. You’ll be a better person for it.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean that the most interesting, amazing people I’ve ever met, the ones who influenced and shaped the universe itself, are the ones that felt too much but lived through it.”