John Lennon recording Rubber Soul. 1965.
There have been better books, to be honest. (Insert smooth transition to book wishlist.)
Welcome, lovely people.
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
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Break Away by John Mayer with Matt Mangano
This is suddenly getting notes, for whatever reason. I haven’t heard this in forever. Enjoy.
For Vanity Fair
reminder to all that this was part of the summary in the ad for the official DVD set “Merlin: The Complete Collection (Series 1-5).”
I have never felt so non-heterosexual in all my days.
It’s been a while since my last art post. Still struggling with artist’s block. I’ve often found that I get ‘blocked’ when I’m procrastinating. I love painting faces, ‘cause faces are fun… and they allow me to ignore clothing - which I suck at. I also tend to avoid jewelry ‘cause I find metallic surfaces difficult to render. But it ain’t gonna get better unless you have a bash at it. And so I decided to focus on this painting of my elf king Eirian - face inspired as per usual by handsome Bradley James/King Arthur from Merlin - and deal with some textiles and accessories. And it’s taken a little while… but it’s been fun. It’s so easy to get stuck in your comfort zone… and then you forget how awesome it is to tackle new challenges, even when they frustrate the crap out of you.
The bling is inspired by the beautiful jewelry I recently purchased from Raven Eve. This is her website link: http://ravenevejewelry.storenvy.com/
Check it out, it’s amazing.
basically my life can be summed up in alternating periods of Linda Belcher’s “Alriiiiight!” and Bob Belcher’s “Oh my god”
Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”
P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”