what i should be doing now

Go for the thing you actually want to do.  

Many students, teachers and family told me studying 2D animation in school from 2009- 2013 was foolish because there were already no more 2D animation jobs, and that I should study 3D animation. But I hate rigorous, technical work, I honestly hate computers all together. I’m not built for that kind of thinking, and I’m not interested in it. I was and am far more interested in drawing and film making than mastering technology. I’m almost four years out of school now, and have now had far better career opportunities than many of my 3D classmates because I am passionate about what I do.

My senior year of college,  I narrowed the parts of the animation process that I am most interested in to writing and storyboarding. But, I was afraid to pursue those jobs because I knew from interning in studios that they were highly coveted positions. So, I went for cleanup and animation jobs, hoping to work my way up. I even got lucky and landed character design work down the line, though I’m not particularly interested in design. It was only when i started taking storyboarding classes, making storyboards in my spare time, pursuing storyboarding jobs, calling myself a storyboard artist, that those opportunities started to become available to me. And it turns out, I’m far better at storyboarding than I was at those other positions, because it’s the thing I enjoy the most. This is not to say “don’t take that cleanup job that pays the bills.” Take that job, and do online storyboarding classes at night, and read storyboarding blogs on your lunch break, make storyboard samples and comics in your free time on nights and weekends… Then, ask for storyboard tests, and test and test and test. It might take a while, no worries. Go ahead and put ‘storyboard artist’ on your website in the meantime instead of ‘illustrator’ or 'cleanup’ or whatever your more accurate fallback job is.

Don’t work in a studio in your fallback job and wait for someone to give you the opportunity. You might think because you are hard working at your compromise job, the management will reward loyalty with the job you politely asked for, or maybe were even too polite to actually ask for. They won’t give you that job. They probably won’t even help you get that job. So test within that studio if they’ll let you, and apply other places in the meantime while you keep paying the bills with that job.

There’s no excuse to me. Even people who want to direct can direct their own animated shorts in their spare time and build up a commercial directing portfolio from those shorts. You can do the same thing making crappy live action films with borrowed equipment in your spare time. It’s costly and time consuming, but you can throw your musician friend a couple bucks for the score, get a compositor buddy to throw effects on your short in exchange for some animation she needs, and buy a bunch of friends pizza to help you clean up scenes or hold lights or whatever. I’ve done it before.

I used storyboards as an example above, (read blogs during lunch, etc.) but apply that same tenacity towards whatever you want to do: vis dev, character design, comic penciler, stop motion fabricator, 3D modeler, whatever. I want to be a writer now, that’s the next hurdle for me. I’ve written two pilots and I’m taking it seriously, going to writing events, talking to people, refining my work and writing new material, and generally conducting myself as a writer. I have no idea how long, or even if this will take, but I’m pursuing it like it’s real because I enjoy writing, so I think I’d be good at it. Please don’t be one of these people that talks about all the stuff you’re “working on”, when you are really just thinking about working on that stuff. Too many of those in the world, please just go and get things done. “There are those who write, and those who talk about writing.” An adage I like. Apply it to whatever you like “There are those who design characters, and those who talk about designing characters…”

So please, everyone, go for what you want, don’t stop short now. You’ll be a lot better at your job when you’re doing the thing you like.

Can the writers stop giving Karam*l all the things that made Kara and Alex special in season 1 and even now in s2.

Couch scenes, movie nights, episode closing scenes, sparring scenes, and now going into Kara’s “dream” to save her (1x13 was a trillion times more emotional).

Stop it, just STOP it. If you want to convince us of the ship you should have written a better LI for Kara and maybe try to be original.

I do not buy this whole “true loves” kiss in the crossover when Kara can’t even say I love you to him. Alex’s belief is what fuels Kara, we have SEEN it as recent as 2x15. This was pretty much bs. I’m ignoring this crossover as far as Supergirl canon is concerned.  

Just a note in case you’ve somehow missed my feelings on Mon-El, please know I will unfollow on the spot for Karamel now. I don’t care if you tag it or not. If I see it on my dash and it isn’t a criticism of the horrible things Mon-El is doing, I don’t give a damn if I’ve followed you for years, I’m clicking unfollow.

This relationship is toxic, and problematic, and should have been over from the start. The writers have erased Kara’s agency in her own life, propped up some shitty example of what not to be, and I’m done. 

This isn’t Supergirl anymore.

I’ve been seeing this guy for a few weeks now. He’s nice and kind and interested, what else could I want?

Why do I not feel attracted to him at all? I should see where this goes - sparks are a myth, I can surely develop some attraction to him at some point! Doesn’t matter that I get a panic attack every time I’m about to see him and have to force myself out of the house!

We kissed and I didn’t feel anything at all? That’s okay I was just nervous, surely it will be better next time!

This girl on the bus is really pretty! Oh gosh she’s actually so cute, I love her face, I wish I could kiss her! Oh my god, what if I’m actually gay?! That would make so much sense!

Lol no, I’m surely just overthinking things because I’ve got commitment issues and I’m scared of getting into a relationship with that guy! Straight as a ruler!!!

KBTBB Guys React to Fanfics
  • Mamoru: “They write fan-fiction about us? Creepy. As. Hell.”
  • Eisuke: “It’s about time.”
  • Ota: “I’m used to it.”
  • Baba: “I think it’s sweet.”
  • Luke: “What do you think their collarbones look like?”
  • Hishikura: *cringes* "I can’t have such unsavory stories about me in the public; I work at an embassy.”
  • Hikaru: “You think THAT’S bad!? I’m an assassin and they have me written as being all lovey goo-goo! I’m not lovey goo-goo! I’m more like ‘I kill you!’”
  • Hishikura: "Obviously, as displayed by your rhyming."
  • Soryu: *takes out gun; shoots computer*
  • Everyone: "!!!"
  • Soryu: “Problem solved. Should we find the authors now?”
  • Everyone (excluding Hikaru): "No!"
  • Hikaru: "Yes."

The scale said 347
My heart says its five o clock somewhere
Is it really a bulimic episode if I’m in, like, season ten and have a loyal fanbase?
This is an ode to the chest hairs on my left pec that form a heart
This is an ode to the camera panning down full body nude that sometimes looks alright
This is an ode to all the people who said they weren’t like other people, that they wouldnt judge, but still left me on the bench.
My mother hugs me and tells me to stay on my diet
My friends on ‘roids and tells me I should try it
My pants dont fit and shorts do
And shorts do
So do shorts
And shorts
What the fuck, it’s the middle of winter
At least noone questions the hoodies now
I am 6'3" and enough pounds that my doctor emails me and so so tired.
She flinches when I kiss her and I know my body is now too close to /his/ size
I realize that is niether of our responsibilities but…
I kinda liked kissing her
But she cried last time
Im too
At least noone questions the hoodies when its cold out
I hold out, hoping for my cotton cocoons to morph me into some butterfly bodytype that doesnt disgust you.
That lets me fly so far away from here
But I guess I’d rather send you pictures of it when you’re horny than talk about what made me this way.
She used to softly kiss the stretchmarks on my skin and tell me I was wonderful.
I took my shirt off in public last year.
It was a mistake I won’t soon make again.

thank you!

Hey guys, I’ve reached 4000 followers in less than 2 weeks, which I honestly didn’t expect would happen that fast so I don’t have anything planned for this milestone as of right now! I’m not really sure what I should do but maybe a blog awards or something (I’ve done blogrates for the past few so no more for a while) ? 

anonymous asked:

Omg... Poor Makoto..! I'd offer him a hug but I'm guessing he wants to be alone right now... Kirigiri, what do you plan to do?

*enters the room*….

*looks up* How are you feeling?

Bad….You didn’t ask the guard to monitor me.

You are not stupid, I knew you wouldn’t do something reckless like going by yourself.

I thought about it though…*sighs* Did you come up with something?

Not really. I think we should ask Fukawa to go there since she is nearer than us but then your sister will want to go too.


It’s your call, but remember that she was able to survive Towa City at it’s worst, she isn’t defenseless.

I know…I guess you are right. We should ask them.

Okay, I will contact them. For now I want you to keep trying to contact Togami. The connection didn’t work before but maybe it was because of the area he was in. After all, we were barely able to understand anything during his call.

Okay. I will also send him emails and texts. Maybe he will be able to receive them.

That’s the spirit. *pats his shoulder before walking away to call Fukawa*

What do you think? Should I cut my hair like this? (It’s just an updo)
I have grown out my hair over the last 5 years. And even though it’s kind of long now, I have very thirsty split ends. And I almost don’t even har a hairstyle anymore… but I’m really scared of cutting it of. Help and opinions please ❤

anonymous asked:

Is it wrong to clip your bird's wings? I'm going to be moving her to my main house and there i have three cats. I don't want her to fly as the house is very open and i know i wouldnt be able to get her down from some places, yet i also don't want the cats to be able to hurt her.

Clipping vs not clipping is something that is highly debated in the bird community. I don’t quite have the energy to write a big long response for you right now, I’m sorry.

I keep Sugar fully flighted. I have to always be vigilant to keep her safe but I feel that she will be healthier if she can fly. This is the choice that I have made for the bird in my life. However there are arguments for both sides, and every situation is different. You should do some reading and decide what you feel is right. There are lots of resources here on tumblr on this topic, especially from @flock-talk who really knows her stuff. Find her resources here and her tags here. No matter what you choose to do, please do your research so you can do it properly!

Finally, regardless of whether you clip your bird or not, keep your cats away from her at all times. If your bird is going to be out of her cage the cats should be separated from her entirely. Keep the cats in another room when she is out, or keep the bird in a designated room where the cats cannot go. Either way your cats and your bird should never be in contact, EVER.

(Please please PLEASE keep this post discourse and drama free. Everybody be polite, because I don’t have the emotional energy to deal with a big fight about clipping or cats on my post right now. If you want to debate please make a separate post.)

So I’m on episode 59 of FMA:B and…. they ACTUALLY did my boy like that!!!!! My baby boy Roy Mustang!!!!!! I’m actually screaming…. I’m dying…. how dare they do him like this…. I’m so MAD I cannot handle this…… please talk to me right now because I cannot handle this………

anonymous asked:

Dont you think that the burning room is kinda...empty?I mean judging from the fact that the CG have been bubbling corrupted gems for 5K years and lets say that they were able to trap atleast 1 monster every month I think it would be safe to assume that the room should have more bubbles in it(pluss it is kinda small)hell I was expecting that after Opal manage to bubble all those corrupted birds in giant women that it should be full by now

Yeah it is … strangely empty. Granted, a lot of gems were lost in the war, and even more of them were merged into the Cluster. Do you know what percentage of the gem population must be in the Cluster? It’s unimaginable.

Most of them are higher up in the ceiling so they won’t have to draw so many bubbles everytime there’s a scene in the Burning Room. There might be a hole up there where even more bubbled gems are stored.

But yeah. A lot of them were either shattered in the war or are in the Cluster.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I've reached out to Aphrodite back in October, made an altar just for her and proceded to introduce myself/give offerings. Lately I haven't been feeling well, with my bad insomnia and seasonal depression (it gets really bad during spring/summer and sunny days in general) I haven't been able to give offerings or talk to her. Now I feel like the altar is empty, don't know if could be due to Venus Retrograde. I love Her but I don't feel good enough to onor her right now, what should I do?

I’m sorry you’re having a rough time right now. That sucks.

I’m just gonna throw this disclaimer out there that I know jack-shit about retrogrades, and honestly don’t even believe in astrology, so I don’t think the position of a planet has much to do with how well we perceive the Theoi, or how much attention They pay to us. In my opinion, it has much more to do with

  1. How much attention the Theoi are actually giving us. Sometimes They just go do other things. They don’t spend all Their time engaged with followers.
  2. Our own ability to perceive Their presence. Some people are head blind to the Theoi. Some times we’ve got too much mortal shit going on in our lives and we just get wrapped up in the day-to-day of being mortal. Sometimes we’re feeling sick and can’t focus on Them. Ect…
  3. How much attention we give the Theoi. I honestly believe that when we just stop practicing our faith, it’s not unreasonable that we stop getting the attention of the Theoi and/or noticing Their presences. That’s not to say that more frequent worship is a guarantee for attention from the Theoi, and it certainly doesn’t exclude the fact that there are plenty of people who aren’t actively worshiping any deities when they get signs or nudges. But from personal experience, when I didn’t do any kind of worship, I didn’t feel anything from the Theoi.

If you’re not feeling good enough for regular worship, there are other ways to keep the Theoi in your thoughts, and continue to build kharis with Them. Set up an e-shrine. Read a book or watch a show that reminds you of Them. Listen to a playlist for Them. Eat a meal that you think They will like, and set aside a couple bites for Them. Wear a bit of jewelry or a shirt that reminds you of Them. 

Ideas for low spoon worship can be a great place to start looking at ways to maintain your worship when you’re suffering from depression, or any other illness that inhibits your ability to worship.

The cool thing about Aphrodite, is a lot of people, myself included, find that dedicating self care activities to Her can be a wonderfully rewarding form of worship. Doing things that make you feel better and improve where you are right now can be dedicated to Aphrodite.

P.S. I’m going to preemptively include a link that explains >spoon theory< for all the inevitable questions about low spoon worship

anonymous asked:

Hey girl 👐🏼 I really need your advice, i am with one guy older 11 years from me (i am 19) and we had perfect relationship, we had everything on the point.. but, he is in prison now, (3weeks now) cause of some car crush and we are still waiting on judge to say how much time he will get, his lawyer told me that it can be even up to 5 years. So i need your advice what should i do? Is it worth waiting him up to 5 years maybe? Thank you ❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋

No way omg, go out live your life your only 19 don’t waste you life waiting round for him xx

I was a huge fan of Captain Underpants as a kid, so I’m naturally looking forward to the movie. And now that the first trailer is out, I really like what I see, but one thing just really bugs me about it - why did they have fully-grown men play George and Harold? Not even men that have kinda young-sounding voices, like it’s just adult voices coming out of 9 year-olds. That just… really takes me out of it. They should have either had actual kids or (if this is intended to be the first movie in a series) women do the voices.

anonymous asked:

What does Tord usually dream about?

Tord: Normally, I dream about either conquering the world and shaping it into what it should be, or I dream about marrying and starting a family with Tom. Before I came back however, I dreamed of going back to Tom.

Tord: *pauses* You know, now that I think about it, all of my dreams are about Tom. Even when I dream of reshaping the world, I’m always doing it with Tom by my side.

Me: Okay so gonna do some furry requests now. I should take things slow at first, do just little images at a time without a lot of detail-


Me:… Okay cute little bunny you are getting a lot of detail then and a pretty background.

INTJ & INFJ - episode 16 (ft. ISFJ)

ISFJ: Instead of being so existential, you should do like I do. I make my action meaningful to me. I wake up thinking about what I have to get done today, working on my benefit.

INFJ: Well, nihilism kinda proposes that nothing has an inherent meaning. That everything is constructed, because we can’t handle a meaningless existence, so your actions cou-

ISFJ: I really don’t want to be mean, but I so do not want a Philosophy class right now.

INFJ: Got it.

INTJ: Oh, no. I wanted to know where that was leading!