16 hours ago   •   33,417 notes   •   VIA kurashitatsukimi   •   SOURCE gaulllimaufry

gaulllimaufry:

feeling kin d a tired lately. , , 

1 day ago   •   1,218 notes   •   VIA bigbigtruck   •   SOURCE bigbigtruck
afrofabulous ASKED: Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

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castorochiaro:

opus-pocus:

bitteroreo:

makeupandchucks:

cctjevo:

kidkoni:

untouchmyhair:

lilputa:

eastafriqueen:

cozyqueen:

allblackerrrythang:

butthurt white people

I love how they rlly hate to see someone doing better than them & then put it off on race like if a white dude had the same achievements no one would be doing anything but sucking his dick and patting him on the back like this is some top tier hater shit & it’s so funny

White people love to bring up affirmative action as if their entire lives aren’t a fucking breeze

They’re acting like this kid didn’t put in work to get where he is though. They literally think it was handed to him because he’s black???? Yeah that’s definitely how America works

they’re so mad

I’m thrown off by the Asian hatin

When white people get upset about affirmative action, conveniently forgetting why it needed to be implemented to begin with. Oy vey.

Did you read The Washington Post article about this?

Fucking disgusting.

Another reason why respectability politcis is bullshit…because all that bullshit white liberals and white conservatives love spew about “If everyone just worked hard, and stopped complaining blah blah” and we we do “Oh you just got it because you’re black.”…..take note followers. This is why respectability politics don’t work it doesn’t matter how hard to play their game, you are black and as long as you’re black you’re never gonna sit at their table period. Also check how quick white folks went to the good minority shit with Asians, and look how quick the anti-black racism came out with the “I’m asian and I didn’t get half of what this black kid got.”……they are so hurt, to see a black kid shining.

AH.

People are gonna bitch and moan no matter what this young man or any person like him is doing. 

If he was a failure he’d be “another statistic” and “part of the problem”
but he didn’t fail. In exchange, people will say he got a “free ride”.

 Fortunately, nothing will give those idiot commentators or their sympathizers any power to stop him from going where he wants and deserves  to go. 

They cannot stop him so their words are empty noise.

let’s move along and stick to support this guy and giving shout outs to young people on the come up. All of them.

If he was a failure he’d be “another statistic” and “part of the problem”
but he didn’t fail. In exchange, people will say he got a “free ride”.

holy shit this is so true, though

damned if you do and damned if you don’t, eh?

Smh at people complaining that their test scores were higher lol. White and Asian and wealthy people tend to get higher standardized test scores in general. And it’s not necessarily because they’re smarter or perform better, it’s because the tests are biased in their favor. The tests are not fair. The colleges KNOW this. That’s why they have no problem picking low-income minorities with slightly lower test scores as long as they have other stuff.

Ivy Leagues are insanely more competitive now than they ever were. Almost all of them have a single digit acceptance rate. SINGLE DIGIT. Yale turns away 1 out of 4 students with a perfect score on the SAT. I tell this to my students all the time: schools are not just looking for high-performing, supersmart wonderkids. They are looking for high-performing, supersmart wonderkids who will improve the quality and community of their school. Kids who are better at teamwork, have better leadership skills, have faced harder challenges to get to where they are, who have had different and diverse experiences so they can learn from one another, who are less inclined to whine when they don’t get something they want.

If you are still living in a fantasy world where you think standardized tests are the only fair way of assessing students, then YOU need to get your head out of the sand. This kid had something you didn’t, and it’s not just his blackness.

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tentakrule:

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sabrina-is-with-the-winchesters:

badoutlawwolf:

mnlmnz:

askfordoodles:

napoleon-and-the-bonapartes:

This bird knows he looks amazing.

Frogmouths are indeed very handsome devils…

Until they open their mouth…

and you realize they are basically bird muppets.

… no comment…
For extra lulz check out these awesome birds’ awkward baby photos:


I WAS NOT EXPECTING THE HEAD TO BODY RATIO TO BE SO CLOSE TO JUST 1:1

This is a “The Expectation vs The Reality” picture in bird form.

I WANT ONE OMG

sabrina-is-with-the-winchesters:

badoutlawwolf:

mnlmnz:

askfordoodles:

napoleon-and-the-bonapartes:

This bird knows he looks amazing.

Frogmouths are indeed very handsome devils…

Until they open their mouth…

and you realize they are basically bird muppets.

… no comment…

For extra lulz check out these awesome birds’ awkward baby photos:

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THE HEAD TO BODY RATIO TO BE SO CLOSE TO JUST 1:1

This is a “The Expectation vs The Reality” picture in bird form.

I WANT ONE OMG

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eiffelart:

A closer look!

2 days ago   •   20,554 notes   •   VIA livygrace   •   SOURCE pomodoko

pomodoko:

Based on this post, I finally managed to finish my first fan comic for Captain America.

LOLOL sorry i always overworry and read tones online terribly LOLOL. BUT OMG IM GLAD YEA I THOUGHT IT LOOKED FUN TOO. i havent started learning any of my dances yet tho just watching them when i have free time cry.

lmao I feel the same. The first ten times I watch any of these dances, they all look so fast because I am just seized with anxiety and wondering why I ever thought I could do anything like this. Then I calm down and they seem to slow down.. KINDA