You’re not doing the math correctly.
@1 year ago with 19 notes
#invislbe children #kony 2012 #rant
There are people who are “suddenly” against African conflicts because it was “suddenly” brought to their attention. If you expect anyone to care about things they don’t even know exist, then you could really benefit from a touch or two of reality. Maybe if you got your facts straight before opening your ignorant mouth, you would know that spreading the awareness that was severely lacked a few days ago is the entire point of the movement, making your argument completely invalid. Don’t be bitter because it’s actually working to the extent that it is. Instead of putting people down for believing in something inspiring, your faith in humanity should be restored. There is someone out there who knows how to connect with modern America, and is actually using that power for good. Very, very, very good.
Now if you’re the one who believes this is not America’s battle, and that we should not be worrying this way about others, then tell me what kind of selfish reputation you would like the country you represent to stand for. If nobody else is going to take the responsibility of saving some helpless lives, then we should definitely sit back, watch, and say, “well that just sucks.” Right? I don’t know about you, but that would make me PRETTY proud to be an American.
The way that Invisible Children presented the issue enlightened some of us with the severity of all issues of its kind. So yes. Those of us are jumping on the “activist bandwagon.” We may be late bloomers, but I would like to think it’s better late than never.
You can join us, Hater, or you can continue to hog all the freedom you are clearly yet to understand how fortunate you are to have.
It takes a lot of self control to not go into angry convulsions when my photography goes uncredited. Photography is what I do because it’s what makes me feel good and whole and it makes the people I do it for happy. As of now, I’m only getting paid in appreciation. And let me tell you… It’s well beyond enough. You wouldn’t believe how far a simple but genuine “thank you” could go. But I want this to be a part of my future. Your faith in my creativity is going to be what makes that possible one day. If the right people see my work and find my information, then I’ll be one step closer. If no one sees it but the credit is still there, the fact that you recognized my work at all gives me the confidence to keep going.
@1 year ago with 29 notes
#rant #art #credit #photography #i accept all reblogs
So please. Don’t be an ass. On the behalf of all artists. Respect. Represent. Credit.
I have a pet peeve that I need to get of my chest…
@1 year ago with 11 notes
#truthful tuesday #rant
“I’m so upset. Blah blah blah.”
If I take the time to open up to you and tell you how I really feel, can’t you take the time to give me something other than your sympathy that does nothing other than make me feel like a whiny and helpless asshole? Would it kill you to say something a little more meaningful? Something that makes me feel like you actually want to be there for me and like you’re not just humoring me? I may be overreacting, but I’ve always found this kind of response truly offensive.
Hopefully they unfollowed me because I don’t want to afraid to speak my mind here when I’ve grown so comfortable with it. I’ve seen it happen that people follow others just to give them shit for the most ridiculous things. Only to someone with an unreal amount of followers, though, so it’s all inevitable. But to me? I’m sorry. It just baffles me. I’m going to go finish packing before I go off on unnecessarily dramatic tangent about things that don’t even really matter.
@1 year ago with 21 notes
#rant #end rant
Just got home from the doctor. I have strep and a fever. Want to know the last time I had either of those? Probably middle school. But here’s the real kicker. The symptoms went from minor on Saturday night to full force on Sunday morning. Simultaneously with my hell of a period (not sorry for the TMI). It was five days late. I’m never late. It’s like it was just WAITING for the PERFECT time. I had to cancel tonight’s much needed chiropractor appointment and plans with my friend I haven’t seen since New Year’s and probably won’t until after Disney. I also had to cancel on a friend who was going to use me for two of her independent short films tomorrow. The 16 hours worth of lost pay is also a pleasing addition.
@1 year ago with 15 notes
#rant #death bed
In a way, it is actually kind of convenient. Better now than this weekend that I’ll be spending in Hershey Park or the following weekend where I’ll be on my way to Orlando. And sick time means free time if you don’t spend all of it sleeping. Maybe I’ll try to get the hang of Spotify.