I haven’t read the tag yet, but my first thought after /yay, Adele!/ was ‘I thought they were meant to get along better than that.’ and then immediately after that had a probably unfounded fear of ‘They’re not going to perpetuate all the race issues with Bertha are they?’
The video was still a lot of fun to watch though. I really adore this show so far.
Neil Gaiman has released a book of his great commencement address, Make Good Art.
When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too.
I love Gaiman’s message, but I also want to make a plug for something else: when the going gets rough, make bad art, too.
When 9/11 and Katrina hit and she lost a bunch of her close friends, Lynda Barry got really depressed, and all she could do is doodle:
I found myself compelled, like this weird, shameful compulsion to draw cute animals. That was all I could stand to draw. You know, just cry and draw cute animals…dancing dogs with crowns on, you know? And, like, really friendly ducks. But I found this monkey, this meditating monkey, and I found that once - when I drew that monkey, it’s not that it fixed the problem. But it did shift it a little bit, or provide me some kind of relief. And that’s when I started to think, maybe that’s what images do, because I believe in all my - with all my heart they have an absolute biological function…
“Good” can be a stifling word, a word that makes you hesitate and stare at a blank page and second-guess yourself and throw stuff in the trash. What’s important is to get your hands moving and let the images come. Whether it’s good or bad is beside the point. Make art.
I’m a sucker for nostalgic films with retro set design. As a result, Wes Anderson is an automatic favorite. -Olivia Lopez
I watched this the other day guys and in terms of stories that treat children as people, this is up there with Ender’s Game. For real. (Also it’s really weird but don’t let that stop you.)
When you hover over someone’s avatar it tells you their blog title!
Before you begin to write a sentence, imagine the scene you want to paint with your words. Imagine that you are the character and feel what the character feels. Smell what the character smells, and hear with that character’s ears. For an instant, before you begin to write, see and feel what you want the reader to see and feel.
Othello Bach (via writingquotes)
Comedians enlisted to spread key sexual health messages with dirty jokes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A new sexual health project will use dirty jokes to get key sexual health messages through to young men.
Anyone else totally worried that these jokes will be derogatory towards women? And will encourage young men to talk about women as objects rather than people?
If you’re having a bad day, just watch this sleeping kitten.
Its tiny black nose, its little cushioned black jellybean toes, the halo of silver moonlight hairs on the silky black fur.
MY COMPUTER SCREWED UP AND THE GIF STOPPED AND I GOT WORRIED
shh don’t shout the kittens trying to sleep
This is one of the best gifs on Tumblr
This gif is one of the least relaxing things that regularly comes up on my dash because my body automatically tries to breathe in sync with teh kitteh and yeah.