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At the Marriott and suddenly everything is right in the world.

At the Marriott and suddenly everything is right in the world.

Spending the afternoon doing laundry, packing, clearing hard drive space and dumping memory cards in prep for DragonCon.  This time tomorrow I will having lunch with quantum starlight​.  I’m so frakking excited.

quantumstarlight:

I realized recently that I used to go into every interaction with another person starting with the premise that they were cooler than me, and I needed to impress them so they would accept me (and be careful not to seem uncool to avoid their rejection). I still do it some, but I’ve gotten better about it.

I did it because of low self-confidence, but all it really did was enforce and feed back into that. Here’s the thing. No matter how uncool or annoying or weird you think you are, someone else thinks YOU’RE cooler than they are. It might not always be the person you’re trying to impress, but that’s okay. You are cool, and lots of other people probably think so too. The more you assume other people think you’re not cool, the easier it is to think that way about yourself, too — and the opposite is just as true!

It might feel weird at first to assume other people like you, but really — if they don’t (or they do but not as much as you’d like, or in the way you’d like), that’s probably not going to change by you getting down on yourself and feeling like you have to work really hard to manage their approval of you. Just be you. There are so many more worthwhile things to focus your energy on than trying to impress people who aren’t interested in knowing you better. And when you do, people who ARE interested will find you.

This is a concept I’ve been dealing with lately. I’ve always felt like the annoying guy who said too much or wasn’t funny enough to be around cool people. It wasn’t until I did stand up and started my cartoon show that strangers would come up to me and tell me how much they loved what I did. I realized in those moments, to them, I was cool. I was the cool guy they wanted to know. It totally changed my perspective and I couldn’t agree more with what Celeste said here. Everyone is cool to someone else and everyone thinks, at some point, that they aren’t cool enough. It’s such a silly thing about growing up and being a nerd.

pizzarina-sbarro:

omg

banditexotica:

tryin 2 get ur friends to watch ur shows like

jean-luc-gohard:

What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.

I know that I’m an adult, but I need a higher level adult.

- words that just left my lips and describe my current life. (via enjolrastopheles)

mstrkrftz:

Time Stacks by Matt Molloy

(Source: mstrkrftz)

atraversso:

Night View by Takashi Kitajima

dat bokeh

(Source: ATRAVERSSO)

mahbuddymycroft:

fivetail:

dopernose:

Back in prehistoric times it was just a free for all. God was putting antlers on everything and made 7 foot tall gophers with wings, it was a mess.

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Look at this poor, impractical bastard. 

The prehistoric era was God’s Deviantart stage.

Now he just hides all of his stupid-looking OCs in the ocean where no one can find them.

I can’t not reblog this