I really hate being an introvert because I sometimes think “oh hey, I can totally hang out with a bunch of people right now! I can handle it! I hate being alone!!” and then three hours into hanging out I realize how draining of energy it is for me to be around other people and I just want to curl up into a ball and isolate myself for the rest of my life.
Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.
this is a big cat
I am sittin’ right next to my air conditioner. Right next to it. It is on the lowest temperature on the highest damn speed, okay? Sixty-four degrees and it’s on turbo. What the fuck do I need to put this bitch on? Power Ranger?! [x]
just gonna say this: if someone has social anxiety and they ask you something akin to ‘are you mad at me’ or ‘do you hate me’, it isn’t because they don’t trust you, it’s because their brain literally tells them that all the time
it’s not a personal slight, it’s insecurity caused by mental illness
those people who insult you and then act like the victim when you say something about it
"WOW OMG I WAS JUST KIDDING JESUS Y CANT U JUST TAKE A JOKE GOD GET OVER IT ITS NOT A BIG DEAL OMFG WOW I DID NOTHING WRONG"
Don’t work for free. Don’t work for free
Today a dude from a kid’s mag emailed me asking for illustration (he could not pay me but would “promote me on social media”)
I told him I would not work for free and he got all snotty, saying that as both I and the magazine were still establishing ourselves it would be mutually beneficial, although he supposed that if I had a lot of paid work so soon after graduating then he guessed he understood
Well, fuck you buddy
The hours I have spent practicing, working hard, the time I would spend on a picture are not equal to a singular tweet “promoting” me. I don’t think I deserve to be paid a king’s ransom, don’t get me wrong. And there are some great jobs you can do for free (or for a trade, like some new pens or an apple pie)
But when someone asks for free work for no good reason, when it isn’t for charity, when they demand you have it by a short deadline (even though they aren’t paying you), when it’s not even a really exciting job, when the person who’s asking you to do it probably has a nice house and is wearing a swish suit in their google+ profile pic and thinks that you owe them something?
Don’t do it. Do something for yourself for free instead. Go for a walk, that’s free (and better for you than promotion)
Take a stand.
I hate money too, I hate capitalism, but I gotta eat and pay the rent. And fuck somebody with way more money than I have (and possibly will ever have) telling me they can’t pay me. Don’t let people think they can take advantage of you or others like you, because you’re bright eyed and hopeful and they think they can bully you into thinkingyour’re passing up an amazing opportunity
You deserve to be paid. You deserve to be able to pay your rent, to care for yourself, to buy an ice cream when you feel like it.