me trying to rewrite songs about straight sex to be about gay sex
me trying to rewrite songs about straight sex to be about gay sex
hate that i can’t hang out in silence w online friends. sometimes when i’m not replying it’s not in a “this conversation is over” way or in a “i’m too busy to reply” way. but in a “on all levels except physical my head is on your lap while we both silently scroll on our phones” way
i think a big thing that disconcerts adults about learning new skills is that learning as an adult means you are very aware of how bad you are at the beginning in a way children aren’t.
i picked up the saxophone when i was 11 and played until i was about 17. by the end of it i was first chair in our highest ensemble, a district honor band player, etc. but at the beginning – and this is important – i was bad. for the first year or so, i had no rhythm, i couldn’t make my tongue line up with my fingers, i was consistently sharp, etc. etc. other kids actually made fun of me for my lack of skill.
but 11 year old me didn’t care. 11 year old me practiced, but she also thought that being able to play the pink panther made her incredible (i shudder in retrospect). i mean, i was aware i wasn’t a master, but my skill level didn’t deter me from wailing out those notes in a way that i’m sure had my band director questioning his career decisions.
right now, i’m trying to pick up the guitar. it’s a very different instrument from the saxophone, and i struggle a lot with things like strumming patterns and barre chords. and sometimes i don’t want to play, because i know i’m bad at guitar. and sometimes i beat myself up when stumbling through a poor acoustic rendition of Everybody Wants to Rule the World because it’s not how i want it to sound. and it’s made even more frustrating because i can navigate the saxophone so smoothly.
but then i remember that i have to think like a kid. i might not be the best at guitar by any stretch of the imagination, but every little bit of progress is still progress. humility is a big part of learning, but if you treat a practice session like your own private concert, it becomes so much more fun, even if you’re bad like i am. when you’re first picking up a skill, whether it be an instrument, or a language, or a fine art, no one is expecting you to be the yo yo ma of that thing. forget about how little you know about the skill and think instead about how much you have to learn – that’s fun! do your best!!
i find that as you get older, people think that you have less of an excuse to be bad at things, no matter when you started learning them
but after you get good suddenly people start praising you for “being ahead of the curve”
the instant you can start divesting yourself from this horrid world of expectation, the easier it becomes to try any new thing
Guys this is so important!! Give yourselves some slack and just keep on trucking! Just focus on yourself and be proud of what you have achieved so far. Even if what you achieved is a little thing, little pieces pile up eventually to something big! You’re doing great, keep it up :D
People on here still talk about the 2007 writers’ strike 14 years later, yet it’s been crickets regarding the upcoming potential IATSE strike. THIRTEEN locals might be striking, the entire entertainment industry could potentially shut down, all because studios refuse to basically give workers human rights (one of the things they are fighting for is meal breaks. MEAL BREAKS!). In fact, studios want to get rid of meal penalties entirely and DOUBLE the already substantial hours needed to qualify for healthcare. David vs Goliath in it’s finest form.
according to the article the announcement of a strike authorization vote (no date yet for the vote) was September 20th 2021 - this is a current, ongoing situation
if bisexual men have 1,000,000 fans, then i am one of them. if bisexual men have 10 fans, then i am one of them. if bisexual men have only one fan then that is me. if bisexual men have no fans, then that means i am no longer on earth. if the world is against bisexual men, then i am against the world.
no but like it’s actually very fucked up how “sunday night blues” and midweek burnout are a thing.
The fact that most people spend significant parts of their weekends or mornings actively dreading going into work…like, do we realize how staggeringly unhealthy that is? how many people have been living under this giant weight of anxiety for most of their lives and just don’t realize it? how many people have woken up and thought “I can’t do this today”, knowing that their only real choice is to figure out a way to do it so they have enough money to keep going? How many people are actively ignoring the demands of their bodies for a break?
and the worst part is that this is up to us. we let bosses and corporations do this to us. today’s work weeks and wages and benefits and time off (or lack thereof) aren’t designed out of necessity. they exist to increase your bosses’ profit.
we don’t need work weeks that are designed around maximum production with the bare minimum of time off businesses can get away with giving you. we don’t need back-breakingly long hours, or artificially early school mornings, or wage slavery.
sometimes it seems like we’ve just, universally decided as a population that overworking oneself, ignoring your own needs for rest, and pushing through conditions that are detrimental to our mental and physical health to make money for someone else is…okay.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
This blog is aggressively pro union, and if you have any questions about unionization in your workplace or workers rights people like @onebiguniondaily are a great start!
IATSE (the biggest film union) is calling for a strike vote right (Sept 2021) now because producers and production companies won’t even talk about extending to a decent turn around (in film you have to have at least 10/11 hours between shifts per union rules, yes, otherwise they’d work us even harder) this includes weekends were there’s a minimum amount of hours between weeks (I think they’re asking for 36hr turn around)
This is all insane. They won’t even discuss it and it’s asking for the bare minimum.
I worked 84 hours in a desert a few weeks back. 84 hours on the clock. That’s literally half the hours in a whole week, outside in a desert, making a movie.
Killing us for nothing and they won’t even deign to talk to us about letting us have more.
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I honestly think that the reason that twitter and tik tok think that tumblr is dead is that it does not have an algorythym that spoon feeds you content in the same way, there’s no fyp and there’s no news feed in the same way and people come here not realising they actually have to follow creators to see content.
My usual retort to people who don’t want “universal healthcare/education/basic income/etc.” under the pretense that “the rich shouldn’t have access to it” is that it’s cheaper to just give it to everyone no-question-asked than to try and judge every single case just to exclude a tiny minority of them.
But this tweet thread? This right there? That’s a damn powerful argument. Something that can actually convince people emotionally, more than my cynical, it’s-cheaper-that-way, pragmatic approach.
I’ll keep it, and I’ll re-use it, because it’s with thread like this that you change the world, one opinion at a time.
The number of people I know, myself included, who stayed in the closet because they feared the lose of financial support from their parent is crazy.
My partner grew up poor. Her parents didn’t have shit. But they managed to financially abuse her in this exact manner just by refusing to provide documentation that they were poor. No parental income documentation? No FAFSA. No FAFSA? None of the need-based aid she was 100% qualified for. No aid? No college for her poor ass.
So no, this “but what if a person who didn’t need the help got it” rhetoric will not just harm the children of the rich, even the marginalized and estranged children of the rich. It harms everyone whose parents don’t want them to succeed.