Oklahoma based photographer, writer and jack of all tracks.
On one of my last days working my second job, a really sweet lady came in and didn’t have enough money to get all the presents she wanted to get her grandchildren for Easter. I ended up buying the other couple of items for her.
It felt good. It reminds me that the way to make change in the world is to make a positive difference, and rise above the venom and hatred that everyone else falls back on. I’m going to make that my mission going forward… to try and remain positive, perform random acts of kindness and try to make a difference.
I don’t know the struggles anyone I meet in my daily life is dealing with. If I don’t know them, I don’t have the right to hate them on the basis of my preconceived notions. Maybe one day that’s an attitude more people will adopt. I’m going to hope it happens.
I got a really good reminder of why I really don’t bother with comic books from the major publishers anymore.
Not too long ago, I started watching a cartoon based on one of my favorite comic books from when I was a kid. I was curious what was currently going on with one of my favorite characters. I was not terribly thrilled to learn they’d died. Of course, this is Comic Book World, that happens all the time, why’s that a problem?
(Okay, so that’s part of the problem, right? There are no stakes anymore.)
But here’s the bigger issue:
1) A description of how the character died explained how no less than three other characters had come back from the dead and were involved in this scenario. Two of them were not only resurrected, but also unresurrected in this same storyline. =p
2) The deaths literally had no impact, happening randomly and almost matter of factly in the middle of the story. One excuse I keep hearing for this is that random deaths make it “seem more like real life.” But the problem is this isn’t real life. This is fiction, and these sorts of things really should make sense. Even in Attack on Titan, when character deaths happen unceremoniously, those deaths still have impact.
3) The character who died was solicited as being part of an upcoming new series. The advertising was changed to reflect this, of course, but I assume this also meant major rewrites. Did the writer of Series B not talk with the writer of Series A? Did the writer of Series A not know about the new series and didn’t realize that character kinda sorta needed to be alive for this other thing? I’ve seen fans who role play or have shared fanfic universes who coordinate these sorts of things. Is this really not happening at a major publisher, who is in turn owned by a major media corporation?
I originally rambled about this elsewhere, and kept it vague to avoid spoilers. But now I’m doing it here to see how many different guesses I get about what company and character I’m talking about. There were a few there.
i think freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, bruises, birthmarks and scars are probably the coolest thing, you started with almost a blank canvas and look at u now, all this evidence that you’ve lived and the sun has shone on you and you’ve grown and maybe tripped up a few times and liked an image so much u made it a permanent part of u, beautiful.
That’s one of the most uplifting things I’ve readThis needs to get passed around more
Gonna try not to rant about this, but for the record… scars are not “beautiful” or “cool” to a lot of people who have them.