genericAnomaly
Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

diananock:

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

E.K. is right! It’s never too late to pursue something you’re passionate about. I’ve had wannabe cartoonists come up to me at cons and ask me this very question, certain that because they weren’t masters of the craft by 20 or 30 or some other arbitrary age, that they’d never get anywhere. Anyone can grow and improve and hone a craft as long as they’re willing to put in the time and effort!

Remember that it’s not a race. The only true measure of your growth is looking at your past work and seeing how much you’ve improved since then, not comparing yourself to others. (Which, I realize, is easier said than done.)

This is good advice.

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

Used “cos” for “because” ‘cos I contract a lot.

I love that “how” managed to call up “21 hostile bum-rushing clowns in the main hallway” somehow.

I’ve been meaning to make a well researched and citation laden post like this for a while, but I keep putting it off. So here’s the off-the-cuff, citation-needed version.

Do not conflate witches and wizards. They are not gendered names for the same thing.

The original wizards occupy a slot in folklore as advisors, courtiers, occasionally even mentors, and are presented as subordinates who owe fealty to a feudal figure with political power. They practice their magic for this figure’s ends, and because he allows it (and they both are, invariably, he).

Witches practice magic, and thus posess power, that is not given or legitimised by any human system. They are people without special birth, usually women but not always, who have taken power without it being given by a man, and that is the original reason they are supposed to be “scary.”

One is the hero figure in the very same literature that depicts the other as a villain. And that’s not even broaching the subject of witch trials (the history of which I don’t really know enough to discuss).

Honestly, to really make a strong argument would take way more time than I have to commit to this. But I feel like it should be pretty obvious to anyone familiar with the archetypical examples of each one that to equate them is to ignore some extremely pronounced differences in their historical meaning.

we-spade-bad-movies:

Threw the eps into a playlist if you prefer that format.

Reblogging here for anyone not following the wsbm ‘lr interested in experiencing “Pirates.” I advise watching in order, back to back, ideally with a friend, and totes riffing over it.

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Product Description
This sweet figurine carved in natural clear quartz is always on the lookout for romance, love and good fortune. Radiant and graceful, it has its own stylish way to bring luck, romance and radiance on stage. The clear quartz (clear) represents the metal element and is therefore best to synchronize with the dog’s metal element.The dog is loyal and faithful. It wins many hearts because of its honesty and faithfulness. Its place is best in the northwest. It is especially recommended:

  1. To activate the Romance Luck for those born with “Yang Metal” element in their day pillar according to the bazi chart.
  2. To activate the Money Bag Luck for those born with Fire or Earth element in their day pillar according to the bazi chart.
  3. To activate career luck for those born under zodiacs Tiger and Horse. The Dog is the ally of those whose zodiacs are Tiger and Horse. It will therefore help them achieve maximum results in their undertakings and career.
  4. To help the Rabbit. The Dog is the secret friend of zodiac Rabbit. It will help you through challenges, protect you against harm and provide you with great strength for persistency. It brings you good luck and promises a smoothriding path ahead.

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Figurines carved in clear quartz is extremely rare because clear quartz is expensive due to its potency in energy.


The Dog will also be able to patch up a missing corner in the NW1 (292.5-307.5 degrees). If ones home, premises or office has a missing corner there, they can display the figurine of the Dog anywhere close to the vicinity of the missing corner there.

The Dog’s position is in the NW1 (292.5-307.5 degrees).

Note: The Crystals offered by Feng Shui Bestbuy is cleansed by the singing bowl prior to customer shipment, to ensure refreshment of good chi when they reach you. Also note that natural crystals from earth may have uneven textures and colors, natural inclusions or original internal lines/cracks in them which may extend to the surface. These are by no means flaws or damages. They are absolutely fine from a feng shui perspective and will not make natural crystals less perfect compared to manmade items.

cutereptiles:

realityphotography:

cute turtle sun bathing on an elder’s back.


photography 2014 © debora smail

This is a good spot for sun bathing. Yes.

Me irl

the-dalm:

yawngoddessofdreams:

Was considering making an eskero equivalent to Easter but man what a dumb holiday.

Maybe it’d just be a strange event if it were an mmo. Like a strange creature has spread it’s eggs everywhere in town. What are they for? What is this creature? Time to be a surrogate mother to a clutch of unknown horrors.

The Cloudcroft Cuckoos

Oh damn we forgot all about the Easter Wolves

Okay, so, what exactly am I looking at here? This thing has all of 5 seconds of screen time and it looks like a bad knockoff of the mute dinosaur from Land Before Time.

Okay, so, what exactly am I looking at here? This thing has all of 5 seconds of screen time and it looks like a bad knockoff of the mute dinosaur from Land Before Time.

winter-s0ldier:

cowhatarea:

winter-s0ldier:

cowhatarea:

troasta:

I TOLD YOU. IT FLIES OUT OT THE LETTERBIX

quality control is this shows last name

WHAT IS THIS IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE

it’s called Pirates! and it’s like 100% the inspiration for candle cove and also it’s fucking amazing. We watched it on badmovies about an hour ago and it was an experience I tell you :o

jesus christ candle cove is my jam im gonna have to watch this thank you so much 

I’m gonna see if I can manage to stick it on Grey Blue tomorrow, will post it here if I can.

winter-s0ldier:

cowhatarea:

winter-s0ldier:

cowhatarea:

troasta:

I TOLD YOU. IT FLIES OUT OT THE LETTERBIX

quality control is this shows last name

WHAT IS THIS IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE

it’s called Pirates! and it’s like 100% the inspiration for candle cove and also it’s fucking amazing. We watched it on badmovies about an hour ago and it was an experience I tell you :o

jesus christ 
candle cove is my jam im gonna have to watch this thank you so much 

I’m gonna see if I can manage to stick it on Grey Blue tomorrow, will post it here if I can.