so i started my part time gig today
working as an usher for an independent movie theater that screens a lot of classic movies and indie movies. this is a very humbling job to get into coming from being unemployed for like 8months….
there was this one “regular” that had on the really offensive shirt with obama bending over and some white man behind him and he was telling my new coworkers that we will not have social security thanks to obama and how the whole country is going to shit thanks to him
and then he saw me and said (not to me) “first bush, now obama, all we need is hillary to finish this off” and i was just like “wow…” they want to ban him from the theater and i overheard he is really racist so we will see… his movie was about to start so he didnt have much time to continue
So I’m at this natural hair event…
Big surprise right? They have waiters walking around with little snack things. I see this waiter come around with a salmon thing and I’m like cool ima step out my comfort zone and get some of the raw salmon on a mini pancake thing. I tell my friend that it has a weird aftertaste and she says “yea that’s probably the caviar”
Y’all I almost fell out! That was NOT my intention!
what you want is RIGHT outside of your comfort zone
I was very anxious and nervous and i had to listen to flawless and electric lady to hold on to my confidence BUT i put myself out there and I was received positively and im being vague but it doesnt matter cause this lesson is universal. whatever happens from here is whatever but im super proud of myself for this small victory. it is a reminder that 1. things are not always that serious nor do they have to be and 2. i really can do whatever i want as long as i honestly make an effort to do so
i really dont get (i mean i do but i dont) why animation companies make the SAME movies over and over, sequel after sequel and then get mad when they don’t perform as well as the did when they first came out or as well as the first movie.
they are constantly trading in taking a risk in being innovative and creative and giving younger (and i mean people in their 30s and late 20s) actual chances.
we have cars, cars 2, planes and planes2 which are all essentially the same thing. then they recreate Alvin and the chipmunks, the smurfs, yogi bear etc and lets not even get into the Madagascar movies…
i just believe that we can return to having more quality or quantity with animation if these studies can stop putting ticket, dvd sales, marketing strategies, BEFORE creating something substantial.
not that i think you guys dont believe me
but when i tell y’all that im here for you and to like text me or email me i mean it
you are not bothering me
im not annoyed
we can all relate to not feeling like we have someone that will just listen and hear us out. we may not always need advice and that’s why i ask if that’s what friends etc want from me BUT all that aside
I’m completely here for you guys
IF I had to become a teacher
i’d be a history of animation teacher… and i dont even like history
but as usual with the way history is taught in general A LOT of things are left out and we mainly learn pre WWI/ WWII stuff then strictly the rise of disney and how people left disney to create other stuff which basically is so similar to disney people dont know the difference
they rarely talk about animation as a global medium and source of entertainment and storytelling outside of western societies AND if they do its just a scratch of the surface
since im in a headspace right now, idk this could be triggering
its about being called a b*tch soooo idk im tryna look out for you
man i got called “sassy” by my professor in college in front of my class and it was incredibly awkward for me, everyone was laughing except for my closest friend in that class (a white girl)… it just didnt make sense us
[LATE] Birthday Playlist
slimmcharles decided to be extra awesome and create a playlist as a bday gift and im overwhelmed seeing the amount of songs.
thank you very much!! this was very kind of you and i bet it took a while and i bet you were really paying attention to the song selection
im so excited to listen to this
i cant say that i enjoy flying
but there are so many places i wanna go
places i need to go to
For the record
I can completely understand how Stella got her groove back now…
Between the chivalry and the accents, I feel you Stella!