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flippingtablessince80:

Their pathologies, their misplaced anger, their mommy/ daddy/ granny/ sibling/ significant other issues. Do not embrace that fucking shit as something for you to turn around, heal, transform, or deliver them from. They might bring it directly to…

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  • Question: Hi John, there's a lot of stuff I want to ask you, but I've just had a terrible week of loss and rejection in my "budding art career" and it really sucks and it seems like something you would have a piece of wisdom for. How do you cope with putting your ego and life's work on the line over and over? - waryalbatross
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    spx:

    johndarnielle:

    I tried to answer this a bunch of times but I don’t really know! You hold onto Berryman’s line — “It is idle to reply to critics” — and understand that the actual work isn’t the thing you make, but the process that makes it, whose inherent value and dignity is well beyond any debate, because it is an expression of your self and therefore nobody can really judge it. 

    this is an unsatisfying answer, I know, artists have struggled with varying degrees of success over how to deal with these problems forever. the simple terrible platitudes of kindergarten are actually applicable here — the ones that tell you your work is good no matter what anyone thinks of it — but they seldom help much in the short term. in the long term, they do. people didn’t get very excited about Get Lonely when it was new. we were bummed! we felt it was our best work. we thought we’d gone somewhere special, unique in our work, its own place. over time, the people who relate to our impulse on that record have found it and connected with it, and the people who didn’t care for it have stopped thinking about it, because not many people spend a lot of time dwelling on work they didn’t care for.

    but as I say this is a question people struggle with, I don’t think there’s a “here’s what you do” answer (and I reject, with thanks, any allegations that I am wise). you keep your focus on the work, I figure. when your focus wanders, you bring it back. 

    I’ll just leave this here.

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  • Question: Hi John, there's a lot of stuff I want to ask you, but I've just had a terrible week of loss and rejection in my "budding art career" and it really sucks and it seems like something you would have a piece of wisdom for. How do you cope with putting your ego and life's work on the line over and over? - waryalbatross
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    spx:

    johndarnielle:

    I tried to answer this a bunch of times but I don’t really know! You hold onto Berryman’s line — “It is idle to reply to critics” — and understand that the actual work isn’t the thing you make, but the process that makes it, whose inherent value and dignity is well beyond any debate, because it is an expression of your self and therefore nobody can really judge it. 

    this is an unsatisfying answer, I know, artists have struggled with varying degrees of success over how to deal with these problems forever. the simple terrible platitudes of kindergarten are actually applicable here — the ones that tell you your work is good no matter what anyone thinks of it — but they seldom help much in the short term. in the long term, they do. people didn’t get very excited about Get Lonely when it was new. we were bummed! we felt it was our best work. we thought we’d gone somewhere special, unique in our work, its own place. over time, the people who relate to our impulse on that record have found it and connected with it, and the people who didn’t care for it have stopped thinking about it, because not many people spend a lot of time dwelling on work they didn’t care for.

    but as I say this is a question people struggle with, I don’t think there’s a “here’s what you do” answer (and I reject, with thanks, any allegations that I am wise). you keep your focus on the work, I figure. when your focus wanders, you bring it back. 

    I’ll just leave this here.

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Social Skills or Stereotypes? What My Autism Classes Didn't Teach Me

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policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.

Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.

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READY NOT READY SO READY

I’m really looking forward to this film :D

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yagazieemezi:

ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART

Illustrations by  Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.

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one of my favourite artist on the web. tumblr http://mattahan.tumblr.com/

Contemporary Art Week!

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femmeconference:

*PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST*

Why are we fundraising? To support femmes across race, class, gender, ability & region finding space at FemmeCon 2014. If you have the means, please consider donating!  

femmeconference:

HELP MAKE FEMMECON 2014 HAPPEN!

The Femme Conference is coming! After careful planning and deliberation, the steering committee is proud to announce that we will be heading to ATLANTA (October 24-26) for the 2014 Conference. Now we need your help to get the ball rolling! Donate now to help femmeifest Femme Con 2014!

We need this seed money first to guarantee that the conference can happen: this means first and foremost accessibility (booking affordable and accessible spaces, hiring interpreters, accessible shuttle service, travel and registration scholarships to ensure that everyone including rural, working-class, trans*, Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard-of-Hearing Signing femmes, femmes with disabilities, and femmes of color can attend!).

But to make this a reality we need lots of people to pitch in: please donate to support a truly transformative FemmeCon this year!

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Scarleteen and Its Awesome, Inclusive Sex Ed Are At Risk, But You Can Help

autostraddle:

Scarleteen and Its Awesome, Inclusive Sex Ed Are At Risk, But You Can Help

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The internet is a great place to learn about sex, but Scarleteen, one of the most comprehensive and nonjudgemental sources on the internet for youth of all genders and sexualities, is in danger of disappearing…

Scarleteen was a really useful resource to me when I was a teenager, and I really want to see it keep going. Repost and donate if you can, please.

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[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

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"People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity, masculinity—and the infinite variations between—without criticism or ridicule."

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