As rumored at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Dark Horse Books proudly announces it will publish The Art of The Venture Bros.!
This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from cocreators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer!
Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the show’s funniest episodes.
To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!
The Art of The Venture Bros. is on sale October 22! Copies are currently available for pre-order.
It’s Anna Week in the Frozen fandom, and I’m all in favor. Anna is easily my favorite Disney heroine, for so many reasons, almost all of them personal and biased.
We’re clearing looking through Kristoff’s eyes here, who’s catching Anna wearing his shirt and stuffing marshmallows in her face. Whatcha gonna do about it, boy?
For searlait, of course.
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
My mother refused to take her antidepressants throughout my childhood because people had convinced her that they don’t work (when they do and I got into science and psychology because of her depression having such an impact on me as a young child) If she had taken them it would have saved lives.
My meds have literally saved my life, and I wish I would have gotten on them earlier.
If you struggle with depression, I encourage you to find a doctor you trust, and have an open conversation about the possibility of getting on meds (not right for everyone, but they do help a LOT of people.) It’s a hard step to take, but totally worth it.
And at the very least? You will have more options, and that always helps.
forever losing my shit over this bit
I have issues with my appearance. All my friends know it. Anyone who has followed me for any reasonable length of time is aware of it as well. They go beyond simple self confidence issues. They severely impact my interactions with people and my feelings of self worth.
I’ve been plagued by these issues since elementary school. I started getting chubby in grade 3. By grade 4 I was the fat kid, or at least I considered myself to be based on the endless teasing and insults of my classmates and the other kids at my school. The insults haven’t ceased since. That’s over 26 years of consistent pain and anxiety over my worth as a person based on the way I look, or the way others perceive me.
It eventually reached a stage where I became deaf to compliments. It’s a problem that persists to this day. I receive very little positive feedback on my appearance, so on the rare occasions I do I automatically disregard on the assumption that it has been said out of obligation, a desire to be polite, or just out of pity.
Part of my coping mechanism has been to constantly tell other people how beautiful or handsome I think they are. The rationale in my brain is that I don’t want anyone else to feel about themselves the way I feel about how I look. Everyone I know is beautiful. I don’t want any of them to ever doubt it the way I do about myself.
The problem with this is that it gives the unfortunate impression that I only care about and value other people’s looks. It’s not the case. I’ve spent my whole life being valued for or complimented on things other than my looks: my personality, my artistic ability, my sense of humour, things like that. I appreciate that, but the reality of the world we live in is that a lot of people make their first value judgement on what they see. Those things people value about me end up feeling like compensation, like I’m lucky I have those qualities because I lack the truly important one by which my main value is to be judged.
I know that’s not an accurate depiction of reality, but it’s how the world feels a lot of the time. At school, at work, making new friends, or looking for a relationship.
So basically what I’m getting at is this: When I tell you how gorgeous you are, or how handsome you are, I’m giving you the biggest compliment that I am capable of. I see in you a myriad of amazing qualities, and the icing on that cake is that you are also impossibly beautiful.
I apologize if I ever come across as if I’m valuing you based solely on your appearance, it’s not my intention. It’s just that I happen to be broken in this way, and I don’t want you to be. I want you to hear and believe that you are magnificent. I want you to feel about yourself all the things I can’t feel about myself. I never ever want you to feel the way I do. If I had to choose between you feeling like this or me, I’d choose me every time. I’ve lived with it for so long that I’m used to it.
I don’t want any of you to ever get used to it.
joyandotherdrugs and geoffreytoday have won! Thanks for making the Earth Day pledge!
I did an image search for “Han Solo Girl” and this is what I ended up finding. Thankfully, not a scruffy looking Nerf Herder among them!
Oooh, I want a Chewbackpack!
Alright, I’ll go make some muffins.
She is everything I want to be
I can’t explain it, but his face in these gifs, especially the last one… It’s just super adorable.