1. People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog was something I won in the lottery. I had a really unpopular blog for three years in a row where 10 or 20 people were reading it. When I got started in the book business, I received 900 rejection letters. So you don’t look at the end result — at the Richard Bransons and Maria Popovas — and say, “Well they have that thing that I don’t.” They got that thing by showing up. I am really focused on helping people understand that not showing up is a failure of will more than it is a failure of birth.

    — 

    Excerpt from an interview with Seth Godin in the 10th anniversary issue of the wonderful Australian creative culture magazine Dumbo Feather

    As Tchaikovsky put it, “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.” Or, per Isabel Allende, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

    More on the role of showing up in creative work here

    Also see Godin on vulnerability and how to dance with the fear of failure

    (via explore-blog)

    I’m occasionally baffled when young writers ask me for advice, and I give it, and then I see comments that say that none of my advice applies because I’m a best-selling author. As if I had spent my whole life as a best-selling author, and had never been anything else…

    (via neil-gaiman)

  2. (Source: sizvideos)

  3. gwydtheunusual:

    I find this very distressing. Far too accurate. 

    (Source: sizvideos)

  4. sexxxpensive:

the accuracy though

    sexxxpensive:

    the accuracy though

    (Source: negro-pleaaase.tumblr.com.)

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  6. lightningilluminates:

life—-imitates—-art:

Apollo and Dionysus
The Apollonian and Dionysian is a philosophical and literary concept, or dichotomy, based on certain features of ancient Greek mythology. Many Western philosophical and literary figures have invoked this dichotomy in critical and creative works.
In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of the Sun, of dreams and of reason, while Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy and intoxication. The Greeks did not consider the two gods to be opposites or rivals, although often the two deities were interlacing by nature.
The Apollonian is based on individuality, and the human form which is used to represent the individual and make one being distinct from all the others. It celebrates human creativity through reason and logical thinking. By contrast, the Dionysian is based on chaos and appeals to the emotions and instincts. Rather than being individual, the barriers on individuality are broken down and beings submerge themselves in one whole.

    lightningilluminates:

    life—-imitates—-art:

    Apollo and Dionysus

    The Apollonian and Dionysian is a philosophical and literary concept, or dichotomy, based on certain features of ancient Greek mythology. Many Western philosophical and literary figures have invoked this dichotomy in critical and creative works.

    In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of the Sun, of dreams and of reason, while Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy and intoxication. The Greeks did not consider the two gods to be opposites or rivals, although often the two deities were interlacing by nature.

    The Apollonian is based on individuality, and the human form which is used to represent the individual and make one being distinct from all the others. It celebrates human creativity through reason and logical thinking. By contrast, the Dionysian is based on chaos and appeals to the emotions and instincts. Rather than being individual, the barriers on individuality are broken down and beings submerge themselves in one whole.

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  8. platonicplant:

    ma11ory:

    hello-imaliveandwandwell:

    hiroshimalated:

    Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

    good to know

    my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell “i do not consent” repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you

    this is super important and we need to circulate this especially with the upcoming chicago raid ?? we need to do everything we can to protect possible victims of police brutality and hate crimes. it is not okay to break the law that goes for the people being arrested and the people arresting. stay safe.

  9. tastefullyoffensive:

    [labracadabrador]

  10. hierophage:

    themaliciousfairy:

    'The Warren Cup',  Roman.  AD 5-15.

    I still would like to track down a replica to use as my Gnostic Mass chalice. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear ya. Pipe down over there.

  11. cryptoscience:

    medievalpoc:

    crowtoed submitted to medievalpoc:

    This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.

    holy shit African-Elizabethan garb RULES EVERYTHING.

  12. gwydtheunusual:

    gwydtheunusual:

    Photos from a photoshoot for “Hour Detroit” magazine.

    Performer by photo-

    Sylver Fyre and Me (Gwyd- On the bed of nails)

    Michelle the Pretzel Girl (With a rabbit)

    Sylver Fyre in the air

    And Sylver Fyre with the Fire…

    I have not posted these in a while and they popped up on my dash so…
    Me and some of the crew from a couple of years ago. It was a good day.

  13. saevitas:

    be an atheist, be a christian, be buddhist, be straight, be gay, be cisgender, be transgender, be non-binary, be carnivore, be vegan, be whatever the hell you want to be but don’t be an asshole is this so hard to understand

  14. coca-cola-anne:

    You may not be able to see your own beauty or love yourself but one day, someone will. You have only lived such a small part of yourself, you will never know what the future brings. So, keep going. Hold on. You are never alone. ♥

    (Source: escalusia)

  15. slitherup:

welcome to hell ♥

    slitherup:

    welcome to hell