September32014

necrotelecomnicon:

monodoh:

Just to expand on that Casper post…

holy fuck

(via fanservicealiens)

ahaha 

12AM
dyerrmaker:

darthjader:

I think vladamir putin looks like max from max & ruby

Oh my god

dyerrmaker:

darthjader:

I think vladamir putin looks like max from max & ruby

Oh my god

(via azshalade)

September22014

The Chiari Brain Freeze Challenge

I’ve already talked about Chiari a fair bit on tumblr and I’m going to be sharing more shit about it throughout the rest of the month (because it’s Chiari Awareness Month, anyone following me has probably already noticed this) SO instead of giving a big spiel I’m gonna just leave some links that I’ve already shared elsewhere on my tumblr anyway.


Wiki on Chiari
Conquer Chiari
The Ann Conroy Trust
Chiari Brain Freeze on Facebook
Go Purple for Chiari

8PM

lendoro:

baddadsquad:

gentle-puffer-fish:

  • falling asleep on someone’s chest
  • wrapping your arms around each other
  • synching heartbeats and breathing slowly
  • falling asleep in big t-shirts and underwear
  • forehead kissies and murmured affections
  • naps
  • MONSTER TRUCKS

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(Source: gentleguineapig, via princetnitori)

8PM

dashingyounghero:

hipsterinatardis:

Don’t leak nudes

Leak pictures of SPIDER-MAN

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8PM

our-forelsket:

msrmoony:

Harry Potter au where Harry didn’t lose being a parsletongue and Albus buys a snake as a pet one year because snakes are cool and one day just walks in on Harry and the snake having a deep conversation

Albus is 17 and loses his virginity in his room and forgets the snake talks to his dad and when Harry gets home the snake is all like OH MY GOSH YOU’D NEVER GUESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WHAT HAPPENED

(via princetnitori)

4PM
linrenzo:

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait 
T.S Abe

Woah

linrenzo:

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.

The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

Woah

(Source: tsabe.co.uk, via robot-from-the-future)

12PM
11AM

elefseus:

i love this dumb turtledove like you have an entire backyard where you could find stationary shade but no you decide to chill out in the tiny spot of shade cast by the birdfeeder which moves so quickly that you have to get up every ten minutes why did you make this decision why do you make this decision every day

(via robot-from-the-future)

11AM
“LOOK AT THE CAT” me every time there is a cat regardless of the situation (via chlorodream)

(Source: spockular, via pickletea)

11AM

anatomicalart:

briannacherrygarcia:

itscourtoon:

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.


Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

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10AM

chronicallyinvisible:

With chronic illness you always have to have an escape plan for any commitment, and it sucks because you don’t want people to know that cancelling plans is forever at the back of your mind, but it’s simply an unavoidable part of being chronically and unpredictably unwell. I think that’s why I have such a great fear of obligations, because with chronic illness it’s vital that you have a way out of things, and you feel physically and mentally trapped if you don’t.

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10AM

Chiari in medical textbooks

September12014
9PM

So, September is Chiari Awareness Month

nonfatalnerdisms:

Most of you are probably at least somewhat aware of Chiari and what it is since my brother has it and I’ve mentioned his struggles and his surgery multiple times before on here, but to give a brief overview:

Chiari (aka Arnold Chiari Malformation) is a condition wherein the brain/skull malforms and part of the brain grows out of the skull and into the spinal column, pressing on the spinal nerve. The symptoms look something like this:

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But there are a lot more symptoms associated with it as well, these are just a few. Yay. Some examples I’m aware of would be light sensitivity, sensitivity to certain smells and/or sounds, constant migraines, vision problems, poor hand-eye co-ordination, dizziness, back pain, ringing in your ears, nausea, paralysis, etc. Basically it’s a whole lot of fun.

At the moment these is no cure for Chiari, just various treatments.It’s basically just down to pain medication and a surgery to relieve pressure/remove a small section of the brain that’s not fitting into the skull (my brother had to have a part of his skull and the top vertebrae of his spine removed also, and some people get in metal plates and the likes, it varies a bit from person to person and surgeon to surgeon). Sometimes multiple surgeries are necessary, and it is hereditary so a lot of the time you’ll see families with multiple children who have Chiari.

There are a few charities dedicated to research and looking for a potential cure (Conquer Chiari seems to be the one I hear about most) and donating to them would be a super awesome thing to do if you do have money to donate. There is also the Chiari Brain Freeze Challenge to raise awareness, I’ll be doing that myself and anyone else who wants to do it should definitely do so (the challenge is basically to spin around five times and drink a very cold drink very fast to give yourself a very temporary Chiari-like headache).

But doing anything at all to raise awareness is great. Chiari isn’t a very well-known condition. It doesn’t get huge amounts of support and funding. Most people have never heard of it until someone they know is diagnosed, and it seems to be something that is missed an awful lot when people are showing symptoms. Awareness is hugely important, and raising awareness isn’t an overly difficult thing to do. Whether you do the challenge, dye your hair purple, share a picture, reblog a tumblr post, tell one person you know about Chiari, anything you can think of.

September is Chiari Awareness Month. So raise awareness.

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