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novacattrueborn:

comsat74:

I’m extremely externally motivated.

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Wow, I know that feel.

I don’t stream or anything, but I do draw as a hobby and love talking to other artists about character design and building. That, and the creative process is fun as all hell.

Hit up my blog sometime; lots of crazy, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Hey, sorry about the late response. I’d be up to talk sometime; though right now I think I’m going to shift my focus to learning how to make games, because I’ve always wanted to and I’ve gotten a bit of inspiration since I gave up on drawing. I’ll be around though.

Also, I do occasionally check blogs, but I only follow when it’s something I’m certain will have relevant content for me constantly. I like to run a tight ship around here, heh.

(this is comsat74; this is just my less-content, more-talking blog)

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katwylder:

comsat74:

I’m extremely externally motivated.

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I’m always happy to make new draw-friends.

I also do streams on occasion, when I remember it.

Hey, sorry about the late response. I’d be up to talk sometime; though right now I think I’m going to shift my focus to learning how to make games, because I’ve always wanted to and I’ve gotten a bit of inspiration since I gave up. I’ll be around though.

(This is Comsat74, btw; this is just my bullshit blog, as I prefer to keep Comsat74 full of relevant content.)

swanjolras:

like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place

that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.

but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.

i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.

it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.

and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”

no, it’s not

it’s childish.

it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.

I liked this post.

You know what’s realistic? Acknowledging that nothing constructive happens in the real world until two or more people work together to make it happen. Trust is not something that should be thrown around easily, but it’s a prerequisite to make anything positive happen to other human beings.

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,

Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;

For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being

Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -

Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,

With such name as `Macklemore.’

Edgar Allen Poe - excerpt from The Raven