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Man, I have got to stop reading articles about writing. Most of ‘em say the same thing; don’t expect to get anywhere with your writing- chances are good that you probably suck. Just write for fun, and maybe you’ll one day win the publishing lottery. We doubt it though. Because you suck. Probably. Definitely.

It’s nothing but disheartening. Remember, back in the day, when people used to say “if you work hard enough and persevere, take criticism and improve, and never, ever give up, you can achieve anything”? What happened to those hippies?

I’ve spent my whole entire life doubting myself and giving up before I ever start, because there’s always somebody there to say, “gee, that looks hard. You probably can’t do it. You don’t have it in you.” And I’m sick of that. Where has it gotten me? You don’t want to know. I have this voice in my head that does nothing but spit venom at me 24 hours a day, telling me that I suck at life, that I could not be more of a loser if I tried, that nothing I ever do will ever amount to shit. I’m just tired of listening to this anymore. I like constructive criticism; I hate being told that I’m not one of those who will ever achieve anything, that things like that are reserved for those who were always golden, who were always winners, like success in life is some natural talent that you’re born with, and all the rest of us are just the suckers who keep the gears turning so that those overachievers can focus on the more important things.

That’s such a load of bullshit. Who is anyone to tell us that we can’t do something, that we can’t become who we want to become, that we can’t be happy? That we can’t be more? If we stand patiently by and wait our turn, it’s never gonna come. For most of us, good things won’t just fall into our laps. We have to seek out the lives we want, and make it happen.

I’m not gonna just wake up tomorrow, beaming with the radiance of epiphany and immediately start hammering out the greatest novel ever written. What I am going to do, is start kicking my own ass whenever I hear Bitter Betty snarling in my ear about how I’m gonna fail. I’m going to work, get things done. I’m gonna try.

And anybody who dares to tell me that I should count on being a failure can just eat my shorts. I’m not listening anymore.

I know Redditors and Tumblrites bump heads a lot, but I mess around on both websites and, honestly, Reddit and Tumblr are really similar to me. There is no shortage of people on either site who make you want to chuck your computer into a trash compactor and swear off human contact forever, as well as lots of really awesome, decent people who you feel you could hang out with and watch stupid “B” horror flicks, as well as with whom you could probably incite some sort of rebellion and be relatively successful.

Also, all y’all have a weird fixation with cats.

  • Track Name

    Voignamir

  • Album

    Devon Welsh's Album

  • Artist

    Devon and Grimes

actuallygrimes:

ooooh my gosh

found this song on my computer that me and dev of majical cloudz made in like 2009 about our cat voignamir who at the time was on very bad terms with us because we were forcing him to diet and so he was like, very violent but literally like 20 or 30 pounds.  

i dont know why it sounds like indie rock haha, neither of us really make music like this

Best song about a cat since Smelly Cat.

:D

You know that audio post that you’ll sometimes…uh, post, that doesn’t get much attention for a while, then one person sees it and reblogs it and suddenly you have a spike of, like, 100 reblogs and likes in an hour?

Those are the posts that still make me marvel at the concept of the internet. I mean, these are songs that I listen to when I’m all alone at night on empty roads in the middle of the desert, going for a drive when I need to get out for a while, or when I’m hunkered over a drawing or a book in my room with only my sleeping dogs for company. I feel like I’m the only person in the world when I listen to these songs. So when a whole bunch of people I don’t know say, “hey, we’re listening, too,” it’s kind of awesome.

pphobos said: that’s what i ended up doing, working two part time jobs. don’t lose hope because you could still get a callback. also people’ll start wanting to hire for seasonal work soon and a lot of those jobs end up keeping you on afterwards.

It sounds a little more interesting to do it that way than just have a full time job at the same place every day. Is it working out okay for you?

I hope somebody calls soon, ‘cause I’m running out of money and doing online surveys for a few bucks here and there is just not cutting it anymore. At least now I know I can budget money, though. :P

pphobos said: Not going well?

Nah. I’m not even getting any callbacks for interviews. I think I’m going to change my strategy a bit, and just apply for part time jobs. If I can get two or more part time jobs, that would still be better than nothing. I’m getting kinda desperate, though.

Still not desperate enough to try to ask for my old job back. :P

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