its not that things are getting worse, its just that were getting more aware of the things around us and why theyre happening, whos making them happen and how theyre making it happen
talking about bird heads, I can imagine one merc shaking the other merc who has the bird head and their head just keeps still
I have a friend who is an author and who I believe is INTP (could be INFP, but the writing issues are the same). Here’s some things that work for him:
1) He doesn’t write his ideas for novels down… if an idea is going to work for him at that length, it needs to be strong enough to stay in mind by itself.
2) He starts off writing in order to explore a particular idea that fascinates him and getting to the bottom of it/creating an explanation for it is what keeps him interested all the way through writing it. Often that original idea is not even evident to anyone but him by the end of it, but the story has been constructed around that seed.
3) He doesn’t generally limit himself to one genre per book - while always keeping people’s situations and reactions realistic, he unapologetically goes wherever is needed to tell the story best.
4) He doesn’t plan unless he’s desperate. He has a vague idea of where he’s intending to finish up but he needs to maintain the mystery in himself while he’s writing because once he knows what’s going to happen, how the different threads of his stories are going to come together, he starts losing interest. People always comment on how tightly-plotted his books are when in fact they just kind of happen to work out that way if he trusts where his intuition takes him and his ability to fit the pieces together when needed.
5) On perfectionism: “You can be perfectly dead - with everything else, you have to compromise. And don’t get wrapped up in corrections during the process because they drag you away from the thrust… and it’s that (and keeping it going) that’ll get you through to the end. When you’ve finished, you can always go back and fix it. But you have to have a whole thing to fix.”
6) On doubt about the worth of your work: “You just have to say what you want to say. It’s the reader’s job to make judgements on it. When you’re immersed in writing you’re the very last person who’s able to make a call on the worth of what you’re doing. Just write it, get it done, and then make it better. Then hand it on to others. Then start the next one.”
You’d think it’d be easier to hug people with eight arms.
As much as they poke around in the conversation, that old disconnect between feeling and brain kicks in
leaving me to watch and analyze every movement of yours and of mine
hoping desperately for some familiar pattern to suction myself to.
And it’s tough trying to make friends with a face like this.
They always say I look alien, perhaps fearsome, but behind the unblinking eyes
I’m just a spineless old softie with two hearts too many,
none of which do that great of a job anyways.
I still don’t understand how parrots talk so fluently through a beak; I can’t.
It’s too sharp and embarrassing and I keep it hidden away if I don’t know you well enough
because the urge to swim off in a cloud of my own ink is just too strong
(unless you’re a crab I guess, but that’s dinner.)
But worst of it is trying to get to know folks on the shoreline.
I can come up, but not for very long
and what good is surfacing when the entire time
half of me just wants to crawl back under my rock?
a parody based off of cool vintage ranger ads (look for the naturalist ranger service ones)
i think more people should draw tf2 in the art styles of 30S, 40’S, 50’s and 60’s era, it’ll fit right in with tf2
I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS MY LOVE FOR THE OLD RANGER ADS.
Suffice to say, I love them.
I would like to see more of these. One for every map please.