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saucywenchwritingblog:


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.

THIS!  I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it. 
There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down.  Don’t do their work for them.  Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things. 

saucywenchwritingblog:

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.

THIS!  I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it. 

There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down.  Don’t do their work for them.  Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things. 

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fireyturtle:

nicelanderenzeru:

ruraljackdaw:

Hugging shorter people and resting your head on theirs

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Hugging taller people and having your head against their chest

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Hugging people your height and pressing your face against their shoulder

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Hugging people and getting picked up by them

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HUGGING

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Not having people to hug

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Giving a hug that comes off as weird

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This post describes me in every way

m1keybae

dickmark:

OKAY SO ALMOST 2 MONTHS AGO OUR ENGLISH TEACHER FORCED US TO ENTER A POETRY CONTEST AND I WAS ABOUT TO ENTER A POEM WHEN IT TRIED TO FORCE ME TO GIVE IT A TITLE SO IN A FIT OF RAGE I WROTE A NEW POEM COMPLAINING ABOUT THE TITLE REQUIREMENT

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AND TODAY I WENT TO CHECK MY EMAIL AND I??????

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YOU ARE LITERALLY PUBLISHING AN INSULT TO YOUR OWN RULES BUT OKAY I GUESS IF GETTING TALKED DOWN TO TURNS YOU ON SOMEHOW AND I GET PUBLISHED I’VE GOT NO COMPLAINTS HERE?

m1keybae
  • shrek one: bad
  • shrek two: the funniest movie i have ever seen. literally one of the funniest comedies of all time. incredible pacing and dialogue. reference jokes that were actually funny. surreal world that was so modern fantasy it actually worked. rocking score. awesome scene set to "i need a hero" being sung by the villain unironically and completely played straight. a bar of villains. just overall the best concepts ever.
  • shrek three: bad
  • shrek four: bad
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angryskitty:

entropymusic:

knightofplato:

shitsuren-chama:

smellslikebread:

♫ Don’t let the cave in get you down. Don’t let the falling rocks turn your smile into a frown.

♫ Even if you’re lost you can’t lose the love because it’s in your heart. 

♫ Yeah I forget the next couple lines but then it goes

SECRET TUNNEL
SECRET TUNNEL

Gods I needed this!!!!

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK VERSION, YES.

DID SOMEONE SAY

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK VERSION???

m1keybae
  • Baby: www
  • Mother: one? Wuv? Do you wuv me?
  • Baby: w-ww- Once upon a time there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort which could only be broken by love's first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon.
  • Many brave knights had attempted to
  • free her from this dreadful prison,
  • but non prevailed. She waited in the
  • dragon's keep in the highest room of
  • the tallest tower for her true love
  • and true love's first kiss. (laughs)
  • Like that's ever gonna happen. What
  • a load of - (toilet flush)
  • Allstar - by Smashmouth begins to play. Shrek goes about his
  • day. While in a nearby town, the villagers get together to go
  • after the ogre.
  • NIGHT - NEAR SHREK'S HOME
  • MAN1
  • Think it's in there?
  • MAN2
  • All right. Let's get it!
  • MAN1
  • Whoa. Hold on. Do you know what that
  • thing can do to you?
  • MAN3
  • Yeah, it'll grind your bones for it's
  • bread.
  • Shrek sneaks up behind them and laughs.
  • SHREK
  • Yes, well, actually, that would be a
  • giant. Now, ogres, oh they're much worse.
  • They'll make a suit from your freshly
  • peeled skin.
  • MEN
  • No!
  • SHREK
  • They'll shave your liver. Squeeze the
  • jelly from your eyes! Actually, it's
  • quite good on toast.
  • MAN1
  • Back! Back, beast! Back! I warn ya!
  • (waves the torch at Shrek.)
  • Shrek calmly licks his fingers and extinguishes the torch. The
  • men shrink back away from him. Shrek roars very loudly and long
  • and his breath extinguishes all the remaining torches until the
  • men are in the dark.
  • SHREK
  • This is the part where you run away.
  • (The men scramble to get away. He laughs.)
  • And stay out! (looks down and picks
  • up a piece of paper. Reads.) "Wanted.
  • Fairy tale creatures."(He sighs and
  • throws the paper over his shoulder.)
  • THE NEXT DAY
  • There is a line of fairy tale creatures. The head of the guard
  • sits at a table paying people for bringing the fairy tale creatures
  • to him. There are cages all around. Some of the people in line
  • are Peter Pan, who is carrying Tinkerbell in a cage, Gipetto
  • who's carrying Pinocchio, and a farmer who is carrying the three
  • little pigs.
  • GUARD
  • All right. This one's full. Take it
  • away! Move it along. Come on! Get up!
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Next!
  • GUARD
  • (taking the witch's broom) Give me that!
  • Your flying days are over. (breaks the
  • broom in half)
  • HEAD GUARD
  • That's 20 pieces of silver for the witch.
  • Next!
  • GUARD
  • Get up! Come on!
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Twenty pieces.
  • LITTLE BEAR
  • (crying) This cage is too small.
  • DONKEY
  • Please, don't turn me in. I'll never
  • be stubborn again. I can change. Please!
  • Give me another chance!
  • OLD WOMAN
  • Oh, shut up. (jerks his rope)
  • DONKEY
  • Oh!
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Next! What have you got?
  • GIPETTO
  • This little wooden puppet.
  • PINOCCHIO
  • I'm not a puppet. I'm a real boy. (his
  • nose grows)
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Five shillings for the possessed toy.
  • Take it away.
  • PINOCCHIO
  • Father, please! Don't let them do this!
  • Help me!
  • Gipetto takes the money and walks off. The old woman steps up
  • to the table.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Next! What have you got?
  • OLD WOMAN
  • Well, I've got a talking donkey.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Right. Well, that's good for ten shillings,
  • if you can prove it.
  • OLD WOMAN
  • Oh, go ahead, little fella.
  • Donkey just looks up at her.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Well?
  • OLD WOMAN
  • Oh, oh, he's just...he's just a little
  • nervous. He's really quite a chatterbox.
  • Talk, you boneheaded dolt...
  • HEAD GUARD
  • That's it. I've heard enough. Guards!
  • OLD WOMAN
  • No, no, he talks! He does. (pretends
  • to be Donkey) I can talk. I love to
  • talk. I'm the talkingest damn thing
  • you ever saw.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Get her out of my sight.
  • OLD WOMAN
  • No, no! I swear! Oh! He can talk!
  • The guards grab the old woman and she struggles with them. One
  • of her legs flies out and kicks Tinkerbell out of Peter Pan's
  • hands, and her cage drops on Donkey's head. He gets sprinkled
  • with fairy dust and he's able to fly.
  • DONKEY
  • Hey! I can fly!
  • PETER PAN
  • He can fly!
  • 3 LITTLE PIGS
  • He can fly!
  • HEAD GUARD
  • He can talk!
  • DONKEY
  • Ha, ha! That's right, fool! Now I'm
  • a flying, talking donkey. You might
  • have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly
  • but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey
  • fly. Ha, ha! (the pixie dust begins
  • to wear off) Uh-oh. (he begins to sink
  • to the ground.)
  • He hits the ground with a thud.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • Seize him! (Donkey takes of running.)
  • After him!
  • GUARDS
  • He's getting away! Get him! This way!
  • Turn!
  • Donkey keeps running and he eventually runs into Shrek. Literally.
  • Shrek turns around to see who bumped into him. Donkey looks scared
  • for a moment then he spots the guards coming up the path. He
  • quickly hides behind Shrek.
  • HEAD GUARD
  • You there. Ogre!
  • SHREK
  • Aye?
  • HEAD GUARD
  • By the order of Lord Farquaad I am authorized
  • to place you both under arrest and transport
  • you to a designated resettlement facility.
  • SHREK
  • Oh, really? You and what army?
  • He looks behind the guard and the guard turns to look as well
  • and we see that the other men have run off. The guard tucks tail
  • and runs off. Shrek laughs and goes back about his business and
  • begins walking back to his cottage.
  • DONKEY
  • Can I say something to you? Listen,
  • you was really, really, really somethin'
  • back here. Incredible!
  • SHREK
  • Are you talkin' to...(he turns around
  • and Donkey is gone) me? (he turns back
  • around and Donkey is right in front
  • of him.) Whoa!
  • DONKEY
  • Yes. I was talkin' to you. Can I tell
  • you that you that you was great back
  • here? Those guards! They thought they
  • was all of that. Then you showed up,
  • and bam! They was trippin' over themselves
  • like babes in the woods. That really
  • made me feel good to see that.
  • SHREK
  • Oh, that's great. Really.
  • DONKEY
  • Man, it's good to be free.
  • SHREK
  • Now, why don't you go celebrate your
  • freedom with your own friends? Hmm?
  • DONKEY
  • But, uh, I don't have any friends. And
  • I'm not goin' out there by myself. Hey,
  • wait a minute! I got a great idea! I'll
  • stick with you. You're mean, green,
  • fightin' machine. Together we'll scare
  • the spit out of anybody that crosses
  • us.
  • Shrek turns and regards Donkey for a moment before roaring very
  • loudly.
  • DONKEY
  • Oh, wow! That was really scary. If you
  • don't mind me sayin', if that don't
  • work, your breath certainly will get
  • the job done, 'cause you definitely
  • need some Tic Tacs or something, 'cause
  • you breath stinks! You almost burned
  • the hair outta my nose, just like the
  • time...(Shrek covers his mouth but Donkey
  • continues to talk, so Shrek removes
  • his hand.) ...then I ate some rotten
  • berries. I had strong gases leaking
  • out of my butt that day.
  • SHREK
  • Why are you following me?
  • DONKEY
  • I'll tell you why. (singing) 'Cause
  • I'm all alone, There's no one here beside
  • me, My problems have all gone, There's
  • no one to deride me, But you gotta have
  • faith...
  • SHREK
  • Stop singing! It's no wonder you don't
  • have any friends.
  • DONKEY
  • Wow. Only a true friend would be that
  • cruelly honest.
  • SHREK
  • Listen, little donkey. Take a look at
  • me. What am I?
  • DONKEY
  • (looks all the way up at Shrek) Uh ...really
  • tall?
  • SHREK
  • No! I'm an ogre! You know. "Grab your
  • torch and pitchforks." Doesn't that
  • bother you?
  • DONKEY
  • Nope.
  • SHREK
  • Really?
  • DONKEY
  • Really, really.
  • SHREK
  • Oh.
  • DONKEY
  • Man, I like you. What's you name?
  • SHREK
  • Uh, Shrek