work incentive


Perturbed Fluttershy 2017 v Perturbed Fluttershy 2015 (Circa Feb.).

Chose to keep the sketchy line look to be fair to what it’s compared to. Still took something like an hour and a half.

I guess I tightened up a few things in my style in 2 years. It’s not the mindblowing progression some folks have in the same amount of time, but I guess it’s alright. If I practice more this year maybe it’ll happen.

  • republicans: poor people are scum, let them all die.
  • democrats: that's so fucked up! I mean definitely...some poor people have to die, for sure, because, like, incentive to work and stuff but still...that's fucked up. That's really fucked up to say all poor people have to die when at most it only has to be like, 30-35% and only in certain countries where we don't have to see it. I'm going to share a huffington post article about this shit for sure

*:・゚✧*:・゚✧Happy 2015 *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

A few days late but better late then never~! *haha

Thank you so much to all of my followers and friends here on Tumblr and all of my watchers and friends over on Deviantart. Your support for both me and my artwork over the past few years has meant the world to me and I simply cannot say enough about you all b/c each and every one of you is nothing short of amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve met you all~! ♥♥♥

I hope the everyone has a wonderful, happy, and productive 2015 and here’s to another great year~! Yeeeaaayyyuuhhh~!!!!! 




Seven years ago today, Joseph and I uploaded a short video to youtube that we thought might be seen by a few dozen people. It was supposed to be a fun little side project called Marble Hornets.

What ended up happening instead was the most wonderful 5 years of my life, all thanks to amazing fans like you. All of you made me so happy, and gave me such great incentive to work as hard as I could to live up to your expectations.

Things have definitely slowed down since then, with a few rough patches here and there, but I am still endlessly thankful for everything all of you have done for me.

I’m still working on making things for you, though I can’t dedicate quite as much time to it as I used to be able to. I hope that you’ll stick around for it.

Regardless, I just want to say thank you, again, for everything.

The amount of posts I’ve seen in the last few months about how people need to reblog fic and leave comments and kudos and just show appreciation for fic makes me so fucking sad.

It’s like fandom is realizing that they’ve let the Tumblr platform and the fandom trends thereof to devalue and minimize fic so much, and now that folks have noticed, they are scrambling to undo the damage done.

But most folks still don’t leave comments and don’t reblog fic.

If fandom’s still using Tumblr as its primary platform in three years time, I assume the number of fic producing fan folk is going to plummet. There is no incentive to work on this skill and share it when you get nothing in return. The fandom economy doesn’t stop at “share this content with fellow fans;” the reciprocity of “and receive feedback and enthusiasm” is necessary. If the second half of that equation doesn’t happen, the fic will stop happening too.

“I don’t know what to say!”

Your fic author has spent hours to weeks to (speaking from personal experience) months crafting something for you to consume and enjoy. To share something intensely personal with fandom. And you want to tell me you can’t work up the length of a small comment in reciprocal recognition? Anything from “I loved this part because X” to “I wonder what’ll happen with Y” to even “Wow I loved this”?

Then, at the risk of sounding callous, don’t expect fanfic to be a prevalent fannish artform in another three years.

Just got an email telling me there’s a vacancy at the local VapeScotland shop in my hometown and if that’s not incentive to work harder here idk what is

anonymous asked:

Know anyone doing translation streams anytime soon?

Unfortunately nope, streams are already hard to come by and considering I had a rough time with Panic Talk in the first trial myself, I’m not qualified to do that. (But I am proud I got the alternate route)

Streams might take at least three days minimum or so just to finish. @jinjojess is doing bits but not the full thing and considering NIS is already at work, there’s no incentive for translators unless it’s small minute things like character interaction. (And considering that Chapter 2/No screenshots, it’s hard to look back in reference)

Critics of a basic income say it disincentivizes work. But this is exactly the point. It removes an implicit incentive to work and forces employers to provide one of their own, helping employees in the process. And in the long run, it enables a transition to a world of less work and greater leisure. In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that rich countries of the future would use their wealth to reduce working hours — he predicted a three-hour workday — and enjoy their time off. That hasn’t happened yet. But it could.
Break the Cycle || Thomas & Izzy

The shop wasn’t that hard to find, once Thomas spotted the sign. Funny how that went. He wasn’t so sure that it was really the sort of shop that could help him, but in his experience, people were usually willing to do all sorts of additional work for the right incentive, and he wasn’t exactly broke. Anymore. Surely he could come to an agreement. There weren’t any other vehicle shops in the immediate vicinity, and besides, the place would probably be glad for the business.

‘Sweet Dreams’ was an unusual name for a car shop, but the name hardly mattered as long as he could get the work done. He checked the map on his phone one more time to be sure that he really was in the right place. Knowing his luck, he’d taken a wrong turn and would somehow end up inside of another strip club, but he was reasonably certain that he knew all of the strip clubs in town, and, despite the name, this wasn’t one of them.

That conviction was only confirmed as he pushed the door open and stepped in off the street. He was clad in white from head to toe–at least he had been initially, at the beginning of the day. By this time, his arms and t-shirt were smeared in dark grey dirt, motor oil, and what looked suspiciously like ash. The jeans had fared a bit better but hadn’t escaped entirely clean, either, and one look at the nice furniture in the waiting area confirmed that he didn’t particularly want to leave a trail of dirt behind for the staff to clean up.

He took a brief moment to survey the place. It didn’t look nearly as run-down as the exterior had seemed to suggest. He wasn’t quite sure whether that boded well or poorly for him, but there was only one way to find out. He made his way towards the counter, picking some dirt out from under his fingernails, and tried futilely to radiate a vibe of being cleaner and classier than he was in reality.



Sun flares have ravaged many parts of the earth. Also, a disease unlike any before known to man has been ravaging the earth’s people—a disease called the Flare. For the first time, the governments of all nations—the surviving ones—are working together. They’ve combined forces to create WICKED—a group meant to fight the new problems of this world. You are a big part of that fight. And you’ll have every incentive to work with us, because sad to say, each one of you has already caught the virus.


3.23.16 || two days behind on linear algebra homework, so might as well get some work done on this sick day. (had a blood test this morning. let’s hope the results aren’t abysmally terrible like last time.)

on another note, i ordered kipling’s 100 pencil case yesterday. i felt super guilty because it’s so expensive. but hey, more incentive to work more..! (or something.)