April232014
12AM

Today in Bullet Points

  • There were complicatons, but dad’s OK. They might be good complications. Won’t know until a biopsy comes back.
  • god so help me, never, never let me pull an all-nighter. I have never been so exhausted in my life
  • for example, I cried at a science video
  • i actually did get some awesome shit done today despite the lack of brain.
  • also the hospital was an incredibly nice place. like a business hotel. the cafe. hnn bacon waffles and melt in your mouth biscuits and gravy.
  • Still gotta pull an early morning tomorrow so I can keep an eye on my dad while mom’s at work.
  • i sleep now
April222014

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

snakekoss:

vulte:

jengrayson:

jouissants:

wintry-mix:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

This is fun.

Ahahaha this is great. IT’S LIKE A POEM.

This poem makes no sense though

this is incredible they’re like 80% caps

drake is v important to me

apparently so is the bee movie (or it’s important to vult something like that)

and you can have the spiders

This wasn’t as fun as I’d hoped because I haven’t been blogging long on this account I think…

8PM

prrb:

How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu 

PS: lots of engrish because foreign 

6PM
3AM

Lies You Tell Yourself About Art

shrineheart:

Lie: "I can’t do it."

Why it’s a lie: 90% of the time when someone tells me "I can’t do it" it’s comes back down to one of two things. 1) I did it once and it didn’t go as well as I hoped. 2) I REALLY want to do it but I don’t think I can so I never have. Neither of these things indicate that you actually can’t do the thing whatever that thing may be. If you’re failed at it once or twice? Congrats! You fell a million times before you walked and you weren’t born knowing exactly how to use utensils. You have to learn things and learning requires mistakes and failures sometimes. Do it anyway.

Lie: "I hate it so others must hate it"

Why it’s a lie: You are not everyone. You are also your own worst judge. Most of the time we are not accurate judges of our own work. When you assume everyone hates your work then you’re presuming that you know what others think. In reality? You don’t! You’re not a mind reader. Remind yourself of this!

Lie: "Well obviously no one likes it because they’re not doing x."

Why it’s a lie: X can be anything. I’ve heard a VARIETY of things here. “No one likes it because they’re not buying my art/favoriting my art/reblogging my art.” You name it, I’ve heard it. It’s a lie because people show their support in different ways. I don’t always take the time to favorite things or reblog things. Things might not show up in tags. I might not have the money to buy your work. The same goes for others. You have to prompt folks to do that sort of thing sometimes and other times it comes naturally. A Doodle of Ganon eating a poptart that I did in 30 seconds got 39 notes. Something I love and put days worth of work into gets 8 notes. Going back to lie number one, people value things differently than you might. And that’s okay!

Lie: “Well, it’s so hard for me and so easy for everyone else!”

Why it’s a lie: I’m going to answer this one with one of my FAVORITE quotes: The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steve Furtick

You don’t know other people’s situations. When you assume that everything is so easy for others all you do is make yourself feel poorly. You don’t always see the behind the scenes work of what people do. Doing this is the same as being one of those folks that think that making digital art is just one super easy button press or that 3D modeling is just moving things around. Just because you don’t see the struggle the other person goes through doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. For every picture I post I’ve got 20 that never made it to the blog. They were erased, saved, or deleted. Don’t assume those around you just breeze through things because you struggle. Everyone is different and we all struggle with some things.

Lie: "I won’t succeed or make anything out of what I am doing. So what’s the point?"

Why it’s a lie: Ahhhhh the biggest lie of them all. This isn’t so much of a lie as an excuse, though it’s hard to recognize it as one. This excuse makes us feel more okay with doing nothing because it tells us "Oh but doing it isn’t going to get you anywhere". Doing nothing is the only sure fire way to not succeed. Doing something does something that scares us a lot worse though. Doing something opens us up to judgement and rejection. When we make something, someone might not like it and that’s a scary prospect. When we do something we actually have to do the work and that’s an annoying prospect. It’s so much easier to just lie to yourself and say "This won’t get me anywhere so I shouldn’t do it". We don’t like being proven wrong even when it’s for our own good. When I first started commissions? I thought “I’m going to fail at this”. A year later and I’m still booked solid with commissions and that took time to accept. It took time to accept that “Even if I don’t like a lot of the art I make, OTHER PEOPLE DO and they are WILLING TO BUY IT.” So even if you feel like it’s pointless? Do the work anyway. People will find worth in it. You just have to find the right people.

TL;DR: Don’t believe the lies you tell yourself about your success and keep working towards it!

(via revecroir)

1AM

laughingsquid:

How to Know If You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Humorous but pretty accurate, at least from the standpoint of someone whose partner has ADHD!

adhd video 

April212014
f-word:

crispy hen served with sauteed sticky rice, egg, chinese sausage, peanuts, and dried shallots
photo by roboppy 

f-word:

crispy hen served with sauteed sticky rice, egg, chinese sausage, peanuts, and dried shallots

photo by roboppy 

8PM

angrynerdyblogger:

factsinallcaps:

THE POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON IS WRITTEN IN BALLAD VERSE. THIS IS THE SAME VERSE USED IN THE SONG “HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN,” THE GILLIGAN’S ISLAND THEME SONG, AND THE POKÉMON THEME SONG. 

ANY OF THE POEMS CAN BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF ANY OF THESE SONGS. LIKEWISE, THE LYRICS TO ANY OF THESE SONGS CAN BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF ANY OF THE OTHERS. 

This is beautiful and if you want more fun never forget that Shakespeare’s works are written in iambic pentameter which is the perfect verse for rapping like seriously get your friend to drop some beats and tell ‘em all about the Capulet and Montague crew

I really need this done as a YouTube series so I can giggle nonstop.

7PM

laughingsquid:

The Social Consequences of Everything by CollegeHumor

I think this is a really cynical expression of my general feelings on how overwhelming our newfound awareness can be. But it makes a good point.

Be warned there’s lots of possible triggers in here, including a major one for suicide.

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