September 29, 2014
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ngpeltier:

loved her Devil at the Crossroads novella so much…had to get this one too! and well of course i pre-ordered the Circus of the Damned one from riptidepublishing Her way with words….and the story ideas are so unique…i love it! 

ngpeltier:

loved her Devil at the Crossroads novella so much…had to get this one too! and well of course i pre-ordered the Circus of the Damned one from riptidepublishing Her way with words….and the story ideas are so unique…i love it! 

September 29, 2014
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Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders by Cornelia Grey ~ Book Review by Optimist ♰King’s Wench♰

brandilynrc:

Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders by Cornelia Grey ~ Book Review by Optimist ♰King’s Wench♰

Who knew a gun fetish could be this hot?

benjaminpepperwhistle Title: Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders

Author: Cornelia Grey

Publisher: Storm Moon Press

Cover Artist: Lou Harper

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Benjamin Pepperwhistle has one overriding desire: to handle the glorious machinery that is a gun. So when he decides to run away to join the circus, it’s only natural that he should…

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September 25, 2014
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September 4, 2014
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sarahj-art:

I never know what direction my life is going in. I’ve learned to just roll with it. (Or at least I stress out less…)

Sarah Johnson [tumblr | website | store]

accurate portrayal of my life right now

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September 4, 2014
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thenimbus:

swolizard:

lylaha:

Lil Egyptian Gods by Silverfox5213

IM SOBBING ABT THESE

these are adorable

This artist makes really adorable stuff

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September 4, 2014
190 notes

writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

September 1, 2014
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naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble."this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…""this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…""there is better stuff on later pages…"It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

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September 1, 2014
101,526 notes

bloujobs:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"

"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source

YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 

WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

because she is female, a muslim and a minority. which makes her uninteresting to the world. Rock on, Eqbal Asa’d!

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September 1, 2014
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Anthony Mackie

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August 31, 2014
160 notes

omgthatdress:

Ensemble
Russia (Nizhny Novgorod), 19th century
The Hermitage Museum
Donate to the Russian LGBT Network

omgthatdress:

Ensemble

Russia (Nizhny Novgorod), 19th century

The Hermitage Museum

Donate to the Russian LGBT Network

August 31, 2014
37,490 notes

sarahseeandersen:

This comic not only follows my actual work out routine, but represents my stamina and motivation during school in general.

sarahseeandersen:

This comic not only follows my actual work out routine, but represents my stamina and motivation during school in general.

(Source: sarahseeandersen, via tastefullyoffensive)

August 31, 2014
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August 31, 2014
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August 31, 2014
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allieboomer:

maria-ruta:

sharkflip:

I live in a place where we have entire stores dedicated to crazy socks.

"LOUD GROSS SOBING"

I saw this place when I was in LA! My friend and I thought we had found heaven.

(via laurazel)

August 31, 2014
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