September 10, 2014

People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog was something I won in the lottery. I had a really unpopular blog for three years in a row where 10 or 20 people were reading it. When I got started in the book business, I received 900 rejection letters. So you don’t look at the end result — at the Richard Bransons and Maria Popovas — and say, “Well they have that thing that I don’t.” They got that thing by showing up. I am really focused on helping people understand that not showing up is a failure of will more than it is a failure of birth.

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Excerpt from an interview with Seth Godin in the 10th anniversary issue of the wonderful Australian creative culture magazine Dumbo Feather

As Tchaikovsky put it, “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.” Or, per Isabel Allende, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

More on the role of showing up in creative work here

Also see Godin on vulnerability and how to dance with the fear of failure

(via explore-blog)

September 10, 2014

neil-gaiman:

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

PLEASE. 

Please do it. This one is important. You may not think YOU are important (you are, by the way) but if your representatives know that you care about how they vote, and if you call, and the person before you calls, and the person after you calls… then they vote to keep the internet the way it is. 

DOOOO ITTTTTTTT (said in the reassuring voice of the thing under your bed when you were tiny)

September 9, 2014

popculturesavvyangel:

charlesoberonn:

teamstarpluskid:

mewchamp:

mewchamp:

"Ew you’re a guy and like the color pink are you gay?"

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I’ve been waiting for this post all my life

September 9, 2014

Atomicuss →

fortyeahteamfortress2:

Atomicuss is raising money for a relative with cancer, please send them a few views (and/or some money, if you can)!

September 4, 2014

protowilson:

nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

I would say ESPECIALLY if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

September 4, 2014
vesperstardust:

There I fixed that collegehumor Doctors graph

vesperstardust:

There I fixed that collegehumor Doctors graph

(Source: College Humor)

September 3, 2014

Disney Veterans Gather to Save 2D Animation from Extinction with 'Hullabaloo' →

mbt1991:

pokemonmasterkimba:

YOU GUYS. THERE’S 27 DAYS LEFT. This project looks AMAZING and dang I really hope they get the funding in time!!

Here’s the Indiegogo link!!

And here’s the facebook page!

GUYS! My Character Design Teacher is making a thing that you should totally throw your money at. 

September 3, 2014

hatos:

ok out of sheer drama curiosity I went into the tag of a recent tumblr user who was outed as an abuser and holy shit. There is a fucking amazing amount of people in that tag saying things like “now I have to rethink all my own politics because I got them all from her” and I’m just like what

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September 3, 2014

schweizercomics:

shitlesssherlock:

The Ride by Rodolph Guenoden

Rod Guen is spectacular.  Such a great storyteller.  And a great choreographer, too… you have him to thank for the great (and followable) fight scenes in Kung Fu Panda!

September 3, 2014
riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

September 3, 2014

sexadvicegoddess:

sarcasticlittlefuckk:

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I am crying I love this too much

(Source: brokenimagephotos)

September 3, 2014
poor person:
help i need money
rich person:
why dont you sell your computer
poor person:
firstly you act as if someone is guaranteed to buy my computer. i can put it on ebay or amazon or craigslist but i'm not guaranteed to get someone who wants it and stores often dont want used shit unless they give me a shitty price for it.
poor person:
secondly computers have become a necessity rather than a luxury and you're lying to yourself severely if you say that it hasn't considering how virtually everything has to be done online nowadays from paying bills to applying for jobs.
poor person:
thirdly did you know that selling my computer will not solve all of my problems it will only put about $80 - $250 into my pocket considering it's fucking used its not like i'm going to suddenly gain a steady flow of income upon selling my computer but yeah keep that smug look on your face as if "sell ur computer then" was some ingenious idea that i've never fucking thought of before
September 3, 2014

brandxspandex:

I think I’ll let these speak for themselves.

Magneto’s adorable tho