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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.

Posted 3 days ago

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gothiccharmschool:

evilsupplyco:

Never seek permission to live a spooky life. It is your right, it is within your ability.

You are the cemetery gate keeper to the boneyard surrounding your heart.

Important. Truths. 

Posted 4 days ago

Source: evilsupplyco Reblogged from: thneedhime
7/25/14 — 1:12pm Notes: 3961
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I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.
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Joshua Graham (via outdoor-anarchy)

Posted 5 days ago

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j-jocosplay:

juliajm15:

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

this is so important *-*

Cosplayers too pay attention cause all those steps apply for our ‘art’ as well.

Posted 5 days ago

Source: solar-citrus Reblogged from: owlapin
7/24/14 — 4:00am Notes: 62498
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stuffman:

image

People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

Posted 6 days ago

Source: stuffman Reblogged from: sweggscellent
7/23/14 — 3:00am Notes: 107232
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madebyrk:

inspiration, rk, 2013

from Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for my Halo

madebyrk:

inspiration, rk, 2013

from Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for my Halo

Posted 1 week ago

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7/20/14 — 4:08am Notes: 5311
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green-tea-rex:

It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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"Courage, dear heart" - C.S. Lewis.

"Courage, dear heart" - C.S. Lewis.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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crowsight:

There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although, if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle - a heart made fullmetal.
[edward elric, fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood - art by mzag on dA]

crowsight:

There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although, if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle - a heart made fullmetal.

[edward elric, fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood - art by mzag on dA]

Posted 2 weeks ago

Source: crowsight Reblogged from: veggie-pants
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jaclcfrost:

like life’s too short for me to not think i’m cute. i’ve spent too long thinking i’m not cute. i’ve gone too long without thinking i’m cute. a majority of my life so far has been me thinking i’m not cute. none of that. i am cute. i am so cute

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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scytise:

gnostic-forest:

californicatlon:

Needed this

Awwww dude, this is so cute.

<3

scytise:

gnostic-forest:

californicatlon:

Needed this

Awwww dude, this is so cute.

<3

Posted 1 month ago

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There’s nothing wrong with being alone, you know. No good to somebody else unless you’re good with being with just you.

Posted 1 month ago

Source: thorinds Reblogged from: happydancerhapsody
6/28/14 — 2:00pm Notes: 11293
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koalatea:

IF SOMEONE MAKES YOU FEEL BAD FOR THE BANDS YOU LISTEN TO OR THE WAY YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE OR HOW YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR OR WHAT YOU WEAR OR THE WAY YOUR LAUGH SOUNDS THEN FUCKING DROP THEM LIKE THE PIECE OF SHIT THEY ARE AND GO FIND SOMEONE WHO THINKS YOUR LAUGH SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST GODDAMN SONG THEY’VE EVER HEARD AND OFFERS TO MAKE YOUR COFFEE FOR YOU AND THINKS YOU DRESS LIKE ART

Posted 1 month ago

Source: koalatea Reblogged from: knightofvodka
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Posted 1 month ago

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