conversations with nobody important.

Jul 15
cracked:

If you’re great at school and bad at people, the good news is that school’s a transferrable skill.
5 Life Hacks That Can Change an Introvert’s Life

#5. Overthinking It
Basic friend-making skills like small talk and banter, once I got the hang of them, ended up being two things that I’m not actually that bad at. When needed, I can hold court like a motherfucker. But this is absolutely something I need to “turn on” to do, and when I don’t make the effort, in most social situations I will drift into a conversation with a bookshelf or particularly friendly dog. .. I’m sure there are norms out there who breeze into and out of conversations like it’s nothing, and hey, bully for their perfect blond heads. But for the rest of us, who have diagrammed in advance a conversation to order pizza, overthinking things like this is simply how it has to be done.

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cracked:

If you’re great at school and bad at people, the good news is that school’s a transferrable skill.

5 Life Hacks That Can Change an Introvert’s Life

#5. Overthinking It

Basic friend-making skills like small talk and banter, once I got the hang of them, ended up being two things that I’m not actually that bad at. When needed, I can hold court like a motherfucker. But this is absolutely something I need to “turn on” to do, and when I don’t make the effort, in most social situations I will drift into a conversation with a bookshelf or particularly friendly dog. .. I’m sure there are norms out there who breeze into and out of conversations like it’s nothing, and hey, bully for their perfect blond heads. But for the rest of us, who have diagrammed in advance a conversation to order pizza, overthinking things like this is simply how it has to be done.

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Jul 3

worclip:

Cella (2012) by Ecoid 

This project has been launched at Kickstarter

Material: UV Protected Clear Plastic (PVC)

Cella was developed from a green roof research project called “Mosspebble” at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Because moss gathers all of its nutrients from the air, it doesn’t need soil. However, it requires certain levels of wind, shade and moisture. Instead, we observed that moss seems to thrive on rocks and pebbles – their porous surfaces are perfect for growth. This inspired Cella’s unique design. After four years of careful observation and modification, we’ve perfected it to the lightweight, contemporary model you see now.

Cella’s unique ability to create the optimal microclimate for moss and plug plants make it adaptable to all kinds of environments. The small, organic form of the units make efficient use of space to fit a garden in an urban home or apartment, and can be installed on any surface. There are no limits to your landscaping visions – grow a traditional garden on the floor, or have it climb up the walls and hang from the ceiling.

(via ihieu)


Jun 24

Anonymous said: How often do writers and editors butt heads?

brianmichaelbendis:

A good editor is there to help the writer achieve the best version of the story and a good writer knows when it’s time to listen to good advice

But there are only so many good writers and editors so… all the time :-)

When my book comes out next month, words for pictures, available for preorder :-), the editors round table discussion will completely let you know how it really is. It’s one of the best chapters in the book


Jun 16

May 22

burglor-stealing-shit said: I hope to become a comic book writer one day, and sometimes start writing. But whenever I read what I wrote, I think it comes off as cheesy and half-assed, and I give up. Is this feeling normal?

brianmichaelbendis:

It is very normal.

 the part you have to work on is the giving up part.

 you will never succeed if you give up. there are so many different clichés about this but they’re all true. showing up is 90% of winning, the difference between an amateur and professional is tenacity…

 don’t give up. be honest with yourself, take a good look at the work, fix it, and then get back to work.

 I can tell you from experience, identifying the cheese and scraping the cheese off is sometimes the best part of the whole process and the most satisfying.


Apr 19
“Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.” Street Smarts: A Learning Process: 11 Things to Know at 25(ish)

(via cheynesaw)


Apr 14

Apr 8

some dumb astrology post…

♋ Cancer:Teariness, catastrophized thinking, imagination worst case scenarios, inability to stop distressing thoughts and inner monologue, drifting off/inability to focus, food cravings, isolation but co-current feelings of neediness and reassurance, stomach cramps and nausea


Apr 4

Apr 3
arlenaarmstrong:

My NYC apartment.

arlenaarmstrong:

My NYC apartment.

(via givemtheboot)


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