09 8 / 2014

coast-robbo:

This is the story of my artist life. I have like 10000 sketches I gave up about half way to the end of this comic.

(via rynnakarie)

04 8 / 2014

Sunrider might be one of my favorite games of all time if the rest of the game holds up like the beta. No, I’m not sorry.

Also Space Whales.

03 8 / 2014

"It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course. You can tell people that you spend most of your time with Netflix or that you haven’t left the house today and you might not even go outside tomorrow. Ha ha, funny. But rarely do you ever tell people about the true depths of your loneliness, about how you feel more and more alienated from your friends each passing day and you’re not sure how to fix it. It seems like everyone is just better at living than you are.

A part of you knew this was going to happen. Growing up, you just had this feeling that you wouldn’t transition well to adult life, that you’d fall right through the cracks. And look at you now. La di da, it’s happening.

Your mother, your father, your grandparents: they all look at you like you’re some prized jewel and they tell you over and over again just how lucky you are to be young and have your whole life ahead of you. “Getting old ain’t for sissies,” your father tells you wearily.

You wish they’d stop saying these things to you because all it does is fill you with guilt and panic. All it does is remind you of how much you’re not taking advantage of your youth.

You want to kiss all kinds of different people, you want to wake up in a stranger’s bed maybe once or twice just to see if it feels good to feel nothing, you want to have a group of friends that feels like a tribe, a bonafide family. You want to go from one place to the next constantly and have your weekends feel like one long epic day. You want to dance to stupid music in your stupid room and have a nice job that doesn’t get in the way of living your life too much. You want to be less scared, less anxious, and more willing. Because if you’re closed off now, you can only imagine what you’ll be like later.

Every day you vow to change some aspect of your life and every day you fail. At this point, you’re starting to question your own power as a human being. As of right now, your fears have you beat. They’re the ones that are holding your twenties hostage.

Stop thinking that everyone is having more sex than you, that everyone has more friends than you, that everyone out is having more fun than you. Not because it’s not true (it might be!) but because that kind of thinking leaves you frozen. You’ve already spent enough time feeling like you’re stuck, like you’re watching your life fall through you like a fast dissolve and you’re unable to hold on to anything.

I don’t know if you ever get better. I don’t know if a person can just wake up one day and decide to be an active participant in their life. I’d like to think so. I’d like to think that people get better each and every day but that’s not really true. People get worse and it’s their stories that end up getting forgotten because we can’t stand an unhappy ending. The sick have to get better. Our normalcy depends upon it.

You have to value yourself. You have to want great things for your life. This sort of shit doesn’t happen overnight but it can and will happen if you want it.

Do you want it bad enough? Does the fear of being filled with regret in your thirties trump your fear of living today?

We shall see.

"

03 8 / 2014

"It’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our cancelled plans
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our ignored voicemails
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our bi-annual trips home
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our over-drafted bank account
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of these fancy cocktails
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our late night phone minutes with exes
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our lazy cab rides home
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our half-read longreads and full-read horoscopes
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our dry-clean only shirts
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our Marked Unread emails
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our Twitter drafts
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our missed calls from Mom
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our broker’s fee
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our Likes
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our mostly walked morning run
it’s okay, we’re more than the sum of our cancelled plans."

03 8 / 2014

exoticwild:

Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself

exoticwild:

Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself

29 7 / 2014

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like…

(via kirbopher)

29 7 / 2014

oneyearstation- said: Is there a difference between a soul mate and your first love?

exoticwild:

Soulmates exist, not essentially as a romantic harmony of souls but as people who connect with you and understand you completely. Your first love is fleeting yet indelible, ardent yet transient, your first love is what you tumble into with all your naive optimism and your soulmates are those who hold you when you emerge with heartbreak and tend to your wounds.

… I’m glad I watch them. » They make me smile and feel intelligent. Two things I have a lot of trouble with lately.

29 7 / 2014

exoticwild:

1. Immerse yourself in something cathartic. Be frenzied, be ardent - hang on to that something with all your strength.
2. Learn to love yourself in solitude and yourself with someone.
3. Unbolt your heart, untangle the mesh across it, don’t let fear mar you from exploring the infinite…

28 7 / 2014

Don’t act all nice to me and patronize me if you are going to ignore me the minute you find out I was born male. Would you rather me lie to you? Besides that’s none of your business unless I’m going to sleep with you. And if you are only looking for that? Not interested..Chances are I’ll see right through you, anyways.

So back the fuck off.

28 7 / 2014