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Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now.

Ira Glass, in his interview with Lifehacker. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: creativesomething)

I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in School!
Hey guys. I know you saw this post circulating around, but frankly it got too long and annoying to keep up with, so I’m making another post to update my situation.
Long story short: I’m a University student who just got accepted into a really good academic program and my father was responsible for paying off whatever tuition was left over after student loans. After finding out that I identified as something other than heterosexual, he was disgusted and refused to pay the rest of my tuition off. Put in simple terms, my father has stopped supporting me financially because I’m homosexual. More information about my school and my situation is at my gofundme here. (do not donate there though - more about that below)
The amount that I owed was $2,000, and I was absolutely devastated upon the news. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and no one in my family, including my mother, can support me due to their financial obligations. Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.
Here’s the Update: So far I have received $600, thanks to the kind and generous people who have donated to me/commissioned me so far.It’s clearly progress but I still have a long way to go. UNFORTUNATELY,since my tuition is also past due, I also owed the university$600 more dollars since it was referred to collections.
So I still have $1800 to make. The deadline is the 16th of August. I have all of that to fork over within the next two weeks else my admission into the university will be terminated.
If you want to, I offer commissions here if you want artistic compensation. I would definitely prefer every donation to go from paypal from now on - do not use gofundme as I’ve lost $100+ doing this, they took away a huge chunk of money from me. Instead of donating to my gofundme, send any money you would like to offer to my paypal, yakfrosty@gmail.com.
Thank you so much!! Signal boosting is appreciated!! 

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in School!

Hey guys. I know you saw this post circulating around, but frankly it got too long and annoying to keep up with, so I’m making another post to update my situation.

Long story short: I’m a University student who just got accepted into a really good academic program and my father was responsible for paying off whatever tuition was left over after student loans. After finding out that I identified as something other than heterosexual, he was disgusted and refused to pay the rest of my tuition off. Put in simple terms, my father has stopped supporting me financially because I’m homosexual. More information about my school and my situation is at my gofundme here. (do not donate there though - more about that below)

The amount that I owed was $2,000, and I was absolutely devastated upon the news. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and no one in my family, including my mother, can support me due to their financial obligations. Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.

Here’s the Update: So far I have received $600, thanks to the kind and generous people who have donated to me/commissioned me so far.It’s clearly progress but I still have a long way to go. UNFORTUNATELY,since my tuition is also past due, I also owed the university$600 more dollars since it was referred to collections.

So I still have $1800 to make. The deadline is the 16th of August. I have all of that to fork over within the next two weeks else my admission into the university will be terminated.

If you want to, I offer commissions here if you want artistic compensation. I would definitely prefer every donation to go from paypal from now on - do not use gofundme as I’ve lost $100+ doing this, they took away a huge chunk of money from me. Instead of donating to my gofundme, send any money you would like to offer to my paypal, yakfrosty@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!! Signal boosting is appreciated!! 

xekstrin:

I bet you think you’re really smart, huh? I bet you think you’re clever, punk! WELL GUESS WHAT! -strokes your face- you are

you are and I love you

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.

Sylvia Plath (via larmoyante)