I mean, if we really wanted comic book movies to be faithful to the source material, rather than spending $100 million on one movie, what you’d do is give $20 million each to five different directors, release all five resulting movies in theatres at the same time, and make sure that each movie’s plot refers to the events of all the other movies’ plots in such a way that whichever of the five movies you watch first will be entirely incomprehensible and every possible viewing order is wrong.
Jesus stands at the door knocking (Rev. 3:20). In total reality, he comes in the form of the beggar, of the dissolute human child in ragged clothes, asking for help. He confronts you in every person that you meet. As long as there are people, Christ will walk the earth as your neighbor, as the one through whom God calls you, speaks to you, makes demands on you. That is the great seriousness and great blessedness of the Advent message. Christ is standing at the door; he lives in the form of a human being among us. Do you want to close the door or open it?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
So there is a thing called “mood-congruent behavior” which basically means when your mood is crap, you do things to reinforce the crap, and then you continue to feel worse instead of better.
Mood congruent behavior can range from spending the entire day in bed because you feel malaise to lashing out at anyone who looks at you funny because you feel hypervigilant. The behavior both reflects your mood and reinforces it and prolongs it.
For example, i really don’t like this hypervigilance thing where I’m convinced a tiger is hiding behind every rock and tree. It translates to me yelling at people who, like…. wear a striped shirt. Or crinkle their nose. Or are simply standing next to a bush (obvs they are a tiger in disguise). (fyi THE TIGER IS A METAPHOR)
Lashing out at / starting a fight with people who are not at all involved in my trauma is mood-congruent behavior (yes even when they trigger me).
So instead I’m sending hearts and compliments to people i love whenever i feel like im in the eye of the tiger.
And its nice! Because people send hearts and compliments back! And then even tho none of us even talked about anything deep or pressing, i feel loads better!
Anyway next time you feel like a tiger is going to eat you i highly recommend engaging in some behavior that is the opposite of mood-congruent. it’s freakishly helpful.
and instead of hurting other people who don’t deserve it, you uplift people who do.
Not to sound like a 90s shallow prep, but how you dress can affect your self esteem, and putting energy into wearing things you actively like and projecting an ideal of yourself through fashion instead of seeing clothes as things you have to put on out of obligation helps.
It also can give you a sense of control over your appearance that you otherwise wouldn’t have lmao
I bought a cape because of this
this post is written in a humorous tone but this is the realest shit.
two years ago i wore baggy sweatpants and flip flops every day because i was depressed but then decided eh to hell with it and bought some black edgy emo clothes bc thats how i always wanted to dress but never got a chance to and it was only then that i realized that the sweatpants flip flops look was just keeping me in my depression funk. i didnt like the way i looked and i didnt identify with the clothes i was wearing and it only made me feel worse.
i then went through my entire wardrobe and got rid of everything that made me feel that way.
now i have multiple outfit possibilities requiring different levels of effort but on days where putting on clothes just seems like a project i just have to put on black jeans and a band t-shirt and i can still feel good about the way i look which is a really good way to start off my day.
i can not recommend this approach to clothing enough.
Can I just say this is the healthiest mindset related post I have seen on this sight and I want every single person on here to read this
TIL about The Uncensored Library, a project by Reporters Without Borders. Inside the library are articles by journalists who have been killed, jailed or exiled by governments. These articles can be viewed in the countries of those governments, bypassing these countries’ censorship
This fails to mention that the library is in minecraft and the articles are in minecraft books
Also it looks like this
If you want to visit the public server, the ip is visit.uncensoredlibrary.com (make sure you’re running 1.14), otherwise there’s a single player map available for download on their website
a couple years ago some close friends of mine who have autism told me that i probably am also autistic and suddenly everything makes sense; its like putting together a really big puzzle of my life
“Okay…. This looks bad.”
With the new Hawkeye series coming out I wanted to draw a tribute to Marvel’s two greatest archers… In all their comic-y glory. By the way… If you liked the the style of the opening/ad material for Hawkeye, you should be thanking David Aja. Matt Fraction and Aja’s Hawkeye run completely rewrote the game on our favorite archer. All that cool visual stuff was directly inspired by the excellent design work on those comics… and went uncredited. So if you can’t get enough Hawkeye, remember to show the comics some love. Maybe swing by your local shop and ask for the Fraction/Aja run. You might just find yourself hooked….. by some kind of hook arrow maybe?
Men want her. Women want to be her. Children befriend her but their parents fear her. Doctors hate her and police officers’ heads explode in her presence.
Scientific consensus on her nature and origins has not been reached.
Authorities warn civilians to stay away from her and report any sightings immediately.
will you draw spider-sprig?
alright WHICH of my friends sent this. FESS UP.
Roger Ebert just destroying some specific kind of nerd(s).
This touched a nerve lol everyone is big mad in the notes
“They are tragically hurtling into a cultural dead end, mastering knowledge which has no purpose other than being mastered, and too smart to be wasting their time.”
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*Luck puts on her comic books hat*
I’m appalled at the way Marvel is treating David Aja, and if you care about artists being compensated for their work you should be too.
They ripped off and basically copied his art, composition, and aesthetic from the only Hawkeye comic run people liked for the show. Promotion, opening credits, all of it - blatantly stolen from Aja. And I say stolen, because he’s not credited and was not compensated.
Marvel can technically do this because his work on that comic is “owned” by Marvel and available for their use but it feels skeevy and just completely unnecessarily cheap and underhanded from a company that could absolutely afford to pay him.
There is a longer history of these movies not properly crediting comics creators for the plot points and characters they bring in, but this to me feels like one of the most egregious and direct instances in a long time.