This gif will be the death of me. They’re English subtitles of the Chinese version.
I’m laughing so hard I’m crying I can’t choose the best one.
wait for the founders names oh my god its worth it
THE FUCKING DIARY. TOM RIDDLE’S NAME IS RIGHT THERE AND IT’S STILL MISTRANSLATED.
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
People from middle and upper middle class can say these things and get away. People who don’t know what starting capital is can say these things. People who literally don’t know what its like to have nothing or to live in poverty can say these things.
You can’t follow your dreams without some start up cash from somewhere. And most people don’t have that. Like if money was no object and people could just ~live their dreams~ then why are there children starving in 1st world nations
It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”
Actually reblogging again to add commentary:
"All you need is a house and food and a laptop".
And internet for the laptop. And electricity. And plumbing. And heat. And possibly has for your car. Oh and tabs and emissions if you have a car. Travel if you live away from family/friends or have a job that requires it but doesn’t pay for it.
And, hm, what else?
Medications. Doctor appointments. Replacement for things like canes and wheelchairs if they break and your insurance doesn’t cover it (oh, and if you’re self employed, you have to pay for insurance, too).
Not only is this super classist, it’s ableist as fuck.
I was about to lose it on this image but the commentary is already here. Bless all of you for taking down this awful, arrogrant, classist message.
I’m so glad someone brought up starting capital. Who the fuck just has the money to OPEN A YARN SHOP? (Which, by the way, would probably tank and drive you into serious debt.) There are people who cannot afford the down payment on a studio apartment! Where do they get that money? How? How do you have a job when you have nowhere consistent to sleep and shower and change? WHERE DO THEY GET THE MONEY FOR A HOME OR WORK CLOTHES?! There are people who don’t have the money to move out of rural towns with horrible economies, and they are trapped. There are people like me who have serious medical conditions (heart conditions, epilepsy, etc) and must continue to work to survive, and medical expenses are AWFUL whether you’re insured or not (and the ACA barely manages to create minimal coverage for people here in the US). Basically, because I have epilepsy and wanted a college education and have no money from family, “following my dreams” of becoming an illustrator and writer would be A FUCKING DEATH WISH.
I think a reasonable aim is to find a decent job and nurture an attitude where you’re able to accept (maybe even enjoy) it, and then seriously spend the rest of your time—your free time—nurturing what you love (art, reading, volunteering at pet societies, etc).
What you need for comfort is expensive, but I do also think cultivating a tolerance for living minimally is a must to live happy. This is true of any person, rich or poor, especially if you care about the environment. But I’m not going to fucking TALK DOWN to someone like “~~just get a laptop and follow your dreams~~” is a fucking REASONABLE THING TO SAY?
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH LAPTOPS COST???? (I CAN’T AFFORD ONE AGAIN. I’M FUCKING LUCKY AS HELL I HAD ENOUGH EXTRA STUDENT AID ONE SEMESTER TO BUY THIS ONE.)
The OP’s blog title is a reference to a terrible book written by a self-absorbed idiot, so I’m hardly surprised that the advice given is clueless.
what even are cats
Everything about this picture is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
I can’t stop laughing at this and I’m not even sure why.
"We have to talk about Jerry. I just don’t think he’s going to make the grade we’ve come to expect around here."
"CARL! CARL, YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS! THE SUN IS HIDING IN THIS LITTLE METAL HOUSE!"
"I rest my case."
"CARL! CARL! CARL!"
"Or I will."
The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which oversees the agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
CIA Inspector General David Buckley is looking into the circumstances surrounding the allegations of CIA abuse of a Bush-era detention and interrogation program, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters. The investigation will examine whether CIA officers improperly monitored Senate members or accessed their computers, two officials familiar with the case said.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
(Photo: 2004 Getty Images)
Senate’s all like “You spying on us?” and the CIA shrugs “Don’t know, should probably ask the boys down stairs.”
I put all my chips on Yep.
Meanwhile comic, 2014.
I did this thing last semester, for our illustration department’s Meanwhile mini-comic anthology… thing. The book was recently printed and it looks sooooo good! It will be given out for free at Megacon in a couple of weeks.
Look at my good chum’s comic!
I did the end papers for this book but I don’t really know how to present it right now, check out the website, anyway! (the latest one hasn’t been updated yet, though)
Came here because my friends were here and discovered I liked it, in spite of... everything.
Pro-intersectionality and economic justice; anti-SJ warrior.
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