every PUA ever
He is altogether selfish, she thought in some surprise, the only man I have ever sat and talked to alone, and I am impatient; he is simply not very interesting. “Why don’t you grow up by yourself?” she asked him, and wondered how many people—how many women—had already asked him that.
“You’re clever.” And how many times had he answered that way?
This conversation must be largely instinctive, she thought with amusement, and said gently, “You must be a very lonely person.” All I want is to be cherished, she thought, and here I am talking gibberish with a selfish man.
do you think anyone ever misinterpreted roland barthes’ death of the author essay so badly that he just had to correct them
Happy: “Happy Xmas/War is Over” Yo-Yo Ma and Jake Shimabukuro
Love: “(Ain’t Never Loved a Man) The Way I Love You” Aretha Franklin
Light: “Venus, the Bringer of Light” Gustav Holst
Dark: “Dark Come Soon” Tegan & Sara
Good: “Damn Good Times” They Might Be Giants
Bad: “Bad Romance” Lady Gaga
Smile: “Secret Smile” Semisonic
Cry: “Reason to Cry” Lucinda Williams
Girl: “Girl” The Beatles
Boy: “I Thought You Were My Boyfriend” The Magnetic Fields
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
"own a yarn shop" oh sure let me just pay for the rent and inventory and personnel and licenses with this capital I pulled OUT OF MY ASS
and you know, just get ~creative and you too can enter one of the fields that’s already stuffed to bursting with artists and crafters also trying to live the dream without doing market research because God forbid anyone just take an ordinary job to get by and do their stuff in their spare time or anything, that’s for peasants
also when I’m in the hospital at the end of my life I don’t think those “scraps of paper” will be all that “useless,” just saying (but what do I know, all you need money for is a laptop and groceries, it’s just so easy to live a comfortable life)
get this zenpencils shit off my dash what the hell
"you can make money doing anything, all you have to do is get creative":
you know what often happens when you try to make money off something you “love” by finding “creative” ways to monetize a usually-not-very-money-making venture? you spend ALL your time and energy figuring out the “creative” aspects of monetizing and marketing and business-planning and scrounging around to find ways to get people to give you money for the thing you do, and less and less time and energy actually doing the thing you love. and then you start loving it a whole lot less.
I absolutely believe that everyone should have a chance to follow their passion as much as they can in life, and the fact that so many people can’t is genuine injustice. But the injustice is made worse, not better, by propagating the idea that anyone CAN sustain themselves following their passion and if you haven’t figured out how to do it you’re just not CREATIVE enough!
Sometimes following your passion is a thing that costs you money rather than makes it, and this isn’t an inherently terrible thing; sometimes the way to do that is to say “I’d like to get a job that makes me decent money so I can have some extra to pursue a passion that makes me happy when I’m not working.” The fact that those jobs are an increasingly scarce resource, and far more easily available to people who are already really privileged, is also a great injustice. Posing the problems created by these injustices as just a result of the fact that everyone has a CHOICE between pursuing huge amounts of money and living the frugal Netflix-and-groceries lifestyle while trying to monetize some creative pursuit, and is just making the wrong choice! is not making that better.
reblog if your url represents who you really are
i am a cat and a smaller cat
I’m a depressive, grumpy anarchist who died in 1912.
i’m the wholesale destruction of civilization as we know it by a critical mass of women attracted to women and men attracted to men
I’m a totally nerdy euphemism for a great ass.