Whims and Sighs

Ask me a question!   A cacophanous chorus of odd obsessions and eccentric enthusiasm

this happened in my daily allotment of cartoons today.

this happened in my daily allotment of cartoons today.

— 2 hours ago
“I know you have lots of important expositiony things to say, King of Red Lions, but I can only tread water for about ten seconds before my tiny limbs give out and I drown.”
My brother got my mom to play a bit of Windwaker and the first thing she did was try to push Aryll off the lookout spot. Then she drowned Link in the tiny bit of water between the two halves of the island.

I know you have lots of important expositiony things to say, King of Red Lions, but I can only tread water for about ten seconds before my tiny limbs give out and I drown.

My brother got my mom to play a bit of Windwaker and the first thing she did was try to push Aryll off the lookout spot. Then she drowned Link in the tiny bit of water between the two halves of the island.

— 2 hours ago

snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

— 3 hours ago with 74571 notes
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crystalzelda:

Woke up to the most annoying/heartwarming thing. A goose was honking really really loudly outside of my window and woke me up, and then I realized that is gotten lost and it was trying to call to the rest of its flock.

One of his friends, after like 20 minutes of honking,…

— 4 hours ago with 648 notes
"Mom, I can’t save during a battle!"
Ancient proverb (via dutchster)

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— 4 hours ago with 128371 notes

bantarleton:


"A Bosche sniper worries the Seaforths, who are snatching an hour’s respite with their mascot", c. 1915.

The Highland regiments - ‘devils in skirts’ - were especially disliked by the Germans, not least because of their reluctance to take prisoners.

 

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— 4 hours ago with 67 notes

toothpast:

if this is what our taxpayer dollars are going into well god bless america

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— 4 hours ago with 39563 notes

gdfalksen:

One family’s photograpgs of shipwrecks - a thousand images spanning 130 years - at the Royal Museums Greenwich: The Gibson Archive

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— 1 day ago with 1164 notes
afrofabulous asked: 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.


Answer:

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 without that experience.

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!

— 2 days ago with 1288 notes

blackyjunkgallery:

Hi there, here’s my cover for a chapter for the great comics Spera ( http://spera-comic.com/ ).
You have to read it, the story is great and it’s full of great artists. It was a pleasure to work on the character from Afu Chan.
Anyone sees the reference of an rpg on my cover hehe ?

Shadow from FF6?

— 2 days ago with 1366 notes

acalmstrength2013:

Have you guys checked out Botanical Knits 2 by Alana Dakos yet?  It’s full of so many pretty patterns!  Pictured above:

Verdure fingerless mitts

Twigs and Willows mitts

Sunlit Autumn sweater

Ivy Trellis hat

Flourish sweater

Forest Foliage wrap

Sprig Sweater

Ferns hat

Hanging Leaves wrap

Aren’t they all lovely?  There are a few more (equally beautiful) patterns in the collection as well.

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— 3 days ago with 1123 notes
rachaelbalsaitis:

Adventure!
Never underestimate just where a well-fed imagination will take you - best be prepared!

rachaelbalsaitis:

Adventure!

Never underestimate just where a well-fed imagination will take you - best be prepared!

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— 3 days ago with 2604 notes