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Where I'm Going

(Despite Where I've Been)

acoolshark:

whAT? WOME N LOOK NOT SEX? NOOO MAK UP?!?!!??? WHAT ABOUT ME? THE HETEROSEXUAL MALE? HOW CAN I OBJECTIFY THIS???

acoolshark:

whAT? WOME N LOOK NOT SEX? NOOO MAK UP?!?!!??? WHAT ABOUT ME? THE HETEROSEXUAL MALE? HOW CAN I OBJECTIFY THIS???

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deliriouscomatose:

  1. Walk around Nazareth
  2. Become friends with Messiah
  3. ???
  4. Prophet

(via soft-goth-ryou)

coffeepott:

loveandasandwich:

All 11 of the Studio Ghibli embroidery hoops I’ve made over the years.
Hard to choose a favorite but they sure look nice all together.  Always taking custom orders for hoops. <3 :)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen embroidery hoops that look this good, period. Wow.

(Source: facebook.com)

titles-for-tangents:

dramapunk:

nekobrittany:

thedanaaddams:

keilian:

thedanaaddams:

whereisthebepis:



Hahahaha, it’s funny because she won’t get the job, since she is overqualified, and young part-time workers are cheaper.
Anyone who thinks our generation are lazy, unambitious layabouts… need to fucking lay down and die.The harsh reality is that we are over-ambitious. We are told we can’t get anywhere without a good college degree, so we study hard, and learn all we can, and walk away with a piece of paper and skills to back it up… then we fight to break into a workforce that is already filled.Every year more people graduate college, and the competition keeps mounting. There are a finite number of jobs, and the big-business fat-cats are cutting every corner they can to get away with NOT hiring new people, in order to maximise profits for themselves.
Then there’s the other problem of people having to work MULTIPLE jobs to support their families. Because they’re not paid enough to live on just one, they need to work three jobs to make ends meet - and that means two more jobs are filled by one person.I’m not saying it’s “greedy” to work multiple jobs - I’m saying it’s disgusting that people are paid so little in them that they need to.
How are we supposed to get jobs when the job market is so limited - there’s not even enough work for everyone to have ONE job, much less two or three.And the people who maintain the unemployment system have no idea how bad it really is - because they’ve had their jobs for twenty fucking years or more.
The only big company I know of that hired a graduate from my college did so because he invented a system that would cut their work down by almost 50%. That is what you need to do to get a job around here.
I have applied for every job I am qualified for.I have applied for jobs I am almost qualified for.I have applied for entry-level retail and fast-food jobs.I have gotten nowhere.
And now I have the added bonus of being unable to work much at all due to my health issues. The irony of this is that I will be better off on disability - I will have the freedom to stop searching for dead-end temporary jobs, and be able to take the time to work on my own games and such. Albeit slow and in small bursts.

Exactly. Also, employers want relevant experience, even for entry level jobs. Most job postings for waitressing require 2 years minimum of waitressing experience. I’m not even talking about fancy restaurants, I mean bussing tables in a pizza bar.
The problem of breaking into the job market at all is something seriously fucked up. No-one wants to hire an 18 year old when they can hire a 14 year old for the bare minimum. No-one will hire a 21 year old who is legally required to be paid a full adult wage if they can get anyone younger.
Getting into university was so important that I couldn’t even consider paid employment until finishing year 12. When I started applying for entry level fast food jobs at age 17? Rejection after rejection. If I got any feedback at all it was “Sorry, you don’t have any relevant experience” or ”We can’t know you’ll be able to cope with the work, since you’ve never worked before.”

AH, yes! How did I ever forget to mention the “experience barrier” - everyone trying to break into a job has to contend with this.
They want to take on someone with lots of experience - 2 years, 4 years, sometimes 6 or more.I see things like “4 years, and you must have worked on at least Multi-Million Dollar Film, or AAA Game.”
Now how on earth am I going to do that if I can’t even get my foot in the door at fucking McDonalds?
And you know why they can put “2 years minimum experience” on their ads? Because there are plenty of people out there looking for those jobs with 2, 4, 8 years of experience in that role who need a job desperately.
If you want to work, you basically have to know someone in the company. If your parents run the joint, you can get in there, and get that experience. My sister has no trouble finding work now, because she has a couple years of experience - she got her first job through a combination of lying, and making very good friends with a number of people who worked there, by going to parties.She barely made it through tenth grade.I graduated 12th grade and college.
She has a job.I don’t.
The system is broken, and only maintains a broken status quo. It puts barriers up to the outsiders, and puts minimal value on the insiders.Humans are expendable assets - if they fire you, there’s a queue of people waiting to do your job.
Then there are places that exploit internships.
Some companies bring students in to work for a month for free - the old “pay you in experience” trick. Problem is, they’re not giving you the level of experience you need to secure a job, and there are dozens more students and graduates who want to get those unpaid internships, So they can just keep getting work from desperate students and grads for free.
It’s like all those artists who get asked to do something “for the exposure” - the exposure is an empty promise, and they really just want you to work for free.
The big CEOs want to keep their billion-dollar bank accounts floating. And they don’t care who has to suffer and die for that to happen.
If you wonder why so many young people are trying to make a name for themselves on the internet - “social media stars” and whatnot - it’s because it’s about the only chance we have to do something and be noticed.We now have platforms where we can put ourselves out there, and try to make money based on our talents.
Is it a long-shot?Absolutely.
But it’s about the only chance we have.

This right here explains every thing read closely children cause it’s important

I was talking to my dad about this, and he doesn’t think the minwage needs to be raised. While he makes a valid point that in a lot of places if minwage goes up so does the cost of everything. But it’s still not  a living wage. 
I have a BFA in cinema from one of the top film schools, and have made my own shorts but that’s not enough experience. I have been applying for jobs for 2 years over 2000 job applications in everything I am qualified for to barely qualified for to overly qualified for. I have gotten nothing. 
I am homeless, functionally so, I sleep on a broken futon in a hallway of emotionally abusive family members.  I have an internship at a Show on the Vegas strip, I work 4 nights a week 9pm-2am for free hoping it will give me the experience I need to find a paying job. So I don’t have a giant fucking gap on my resume. 
I applied to grad school thinking it would help to get my MFA hell I wanted too. But I was told I didn’t have enough work experience for GRAD SCHOOL. 
Soooo I don’t have enough experience for  a job and I don’t have enough experience for School. I don’t have the funds to escape emotional abuse. It’s just a fucking mess. 
The economy is fucked and it’s never going to get better. 

Well…I don’t know about better. But to me it sounds like we’re edging ever closer to a breaking point, and we’re getting damn near close to it.
I don’t know if it’s going to be a revolution in the form that takes to the streets, or the kind that involves us quietly redefining what our economy looks like by making our own jobs and incomes instead of slaving into corporate ones. But something’s going to happen, in a way it’s happening right now, and the establishments and those who run it don’t like it because they will eventually need new faces, but they don’t like the looks of everyone’s resumes.
The Great Recession made millions of people lose their jobs but where the news headlines say the economy is getting better the actual articles will tell you it’s in the form of part-time jobs. These part-time jobs only benefit older generations who have work experience, but nobody wants to pay anyone benefits. In this way the older generations are screwed too. No side is going to be able to hold out forever. You can get a full-time temp job through a temp agency and it will help build your resume - which is great, don’t get me wrong, except you still won’t get any benefits, the agency is still taking a cut of your paycheck to keep themselves afloat which means you still need a better-paying permanent job, and you still can’t convince your relatives and parents full-time temp jobs and two or three part-time jobs doesn’t mean you’ll be hired in a year. Let alone six months.
It’s not the same economy they might think it is. The rules are changing.

titles-for-tangents:

dramapunk:

nekobrittany:

thedanaaddams:

keilian:

thedanaaddams:

whereisthebepis:

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Hahahaha, it’s funny because she won’t get the job, since she is overqualified, and young part-time workers are cheaper.

Anyone who thinks our generation are lazy, unambitious layabouts… need to fucking lay down and die.
The harsh reality is that we are over-ambitious. We are told we can’t get anywhere without a good college degree, so we study hard, and learn all we can, and walk away with a piece of paper and skills to back it up… then we fight to break into a workforce that is already filled.
Every year more people graduate college, and the competition keeps mounting. There are a finite number of jobs, and the big-business fat-cats are cutting every corner they can to get away with NOT hiring new people, in order to maximise profits for themselves.

Then there’s the other problem of people having to work MULTIPLE jobs to support their families. Because they’re not paid enough to live on just one, they need to work three jobs to make ends meet - and that means two more jobs are filled by one person.
I’m not saying it’s “greedy” to work multiple jobs - I’m saying it’s disgusting that people are paid so little in them that they need to.

How are we supposed to get jobs when the job market is so limited - there’s not even enough work for everyone to have ONE job, much less two or three.
And the people who maintain the unemployment system have no idea how bad it really is - because they’ve had their jobs for twenty fucking years or more.

The only big company I know of that hired a graduate from my college did so because he invented a system that would cut their work down by almost 50%. That is what you need to do to get a job around here.

I have applied for every job I am qualified for.
I have applied for jobs I am almost qualified for.
I have applied for entry-level retail and fast-food jobs.
I have gotten nowhere.

And now I have the added bonus of being unable to work much at all due to my health issues. The irony of this is that I will be better off on disability - I will have the freedom to stop searching for dead-end temporary jobs, and be able to take the time to work on my own games and such. Albeit slow and in small bursts.

Exactly.
Also, employers want relevant experience, even for entry level jobs. Most job postings for waitressing require 2 years minimum of waitressing experience. I’m not even talking about fancy restaurants, I mean bussing tables in a pizza bar.

The problem of breaking into the job market at all is something seriously fucked up. No-one wants to hire an 18 year old when they can hire a 14 year old for the bare minimum. No-one will hire a 21 year old who is legally required to be paid a full adult wage if they can get anyone younger.

Getting into university was so important that I couldn’t even consider paid employment until finishing year 12. When I started applying for entry level fast food jobs at age 17? Rejection after rejection. If I got any feedback at all it was “Sorry, you don’t have any relevant experience” or ”We can’t know you’ll be able to cope with the work, since you’ve never worked before.”

AH, yes! How did I ever forget to mention the “experience barrier” - everyone trying to break into a job has to contend with this.

They want to take on someone with lots of experience - 2 years, 4 years, sometimes 6 or more.
I see things like “4 years, and you must have worked on at least Multi-Million Dollar Film, or AAA Game.”

Now how on earth am I going to do that if I can’t even get my foot in the door at fucking McDonalds?

And you know why they can put “2 years minimum experience” on their ads? Because there are plenty of people out there looking for those jobs with 2, 4, 8 years of experience in that role who need a job desperately.

If you want to work, you basically have to know someone in the company. If your parents run the joint, you can get in there, and get that experience. My sister has no trouble finding work now, because she has a couple years of experience - she got her first job through a combination of lying, and making very good friends with a number of people who worked there, by going to parties.
She barely made it through tenth grade.
I graduated 12th grade and college.

She has a job.
I don’t.

The system is broken, and only maintains a broken status quo. It puts barriers up to the outsiders, and puts minimal value on the insiders.
Humans are expendable assets - if they fire you, there’s a queue of people waiting to do your job.

Then there are places that exploit internships.

Some companies bring students in to work for a month for free - the old “pay you in experience” trick. Problem is, they’re not giving you the level of experience you need to secure a job, and there are dozens more students and graduates who want to get those unpaid internships, So they can just keep getting work from desperate students and grads for free.

It’s like all those artists who get asked to do something “for the exposure” - the exposure is an empty promise, and they really just want you to work for free.

The big CEOs want to keep their billion-dollar bank accounts floating. And they don’t care who has to suffer and die for that to happen.

If you wonder why so many young people are trying to make a name for themselves on the internet - “social media stars” and whatnot - it’s because it’s about the only chance we have to do something and be noticed.
We now have platforms where we can put ourselves out there, and try to make money based on our talents.

Is it a long-shot?
Absolutely.

But it’s about the only chance we have.

This right here explains every thing read closely children cause it’s important

I was talking to my dad about this, and he doesn’t think the minwage needs to be raised. While he makes a valid point that in a lot of places if minwage goes up so does the cost of everything. But it’s still not  a living wage. 

I have a BFA in cinema from one of the top film schools, and have made my own shorts but that’s not enough experience. I have been applying for jobs for 2 years over 2000 job applications in everything I am qualified for to barely qualified for to overly qualified for. I have gotten nothing. 

I am homeless, functionally so, I sleep on a broken futon in a hallway of emotionally abusive family members.  I have an internship at a Show on the Vegas strip, I work 4 nights a week 9pm-2am for free hoping it will give me the experience I need to find a paying job. So I don’t have a giant fucking gap on my resume. 

I applied to grad school thinking it would help to get my MFA hell I wanted too. But I was told I didn’t have enough work experience for GRAD SCHOOL. 

Soooo I don’t have enough experience for  a job and I don’t have enough experience for School. I don’t have the funds to escape emotional abuse. It’s just a fucking mess. 

The economy is fucked and it’s never going to get better. 

Well…I don’t know about better. But to me it sounds like we’re edging ever closer to a breaking point, and we’re getting damn near close to it.

I don’t know if it’s going to be a revolution in the form that takes to the streets, or the kind that involves us quietly redefining what our economy looks like by making our own jobs and incomes instead of slaving into corporate ones. But something’s going to happen, in a way it’s happening right now, and the establishments and those who run it don’t like it because they will eventually need new faces, but they don’t like the looks of everyone’s resumes.

The Great Recession made millions of people lose their jobs but where the news headlines say the economy is getting better the actual articles will tell you it’s in the form of part-time jobs. These part-time jobs only benefit older generations who have work experience, but nobody wants to pay anyone benefits. In this way the older generations are screwed too. No side is going to be able to hold out forever. You can get a full-time temp job through a temp agency and it will help build your resume - which is great, don’t get me wrong, except you still won’t get any benefits, the agency is still taking a cut of your paycheck to keep themselves afloat which means you still need a better-paying permanent job, and you still can’t convince your relatives and parents full-time temp jobs and two or three part-time jobs doesn’t mean you’ll be hired in a year. Let alone six months.

It’s not the same economy they might think it is. The rules are changing.

(Source: cartoonpolitics)

iguanamouth:

DEEP SEA M E R M A I D S

(via thekitxkat)

Dracula: Listen to them! Children of the night. What music they make!
Wolves: *Oontz oontz oontz oontz*

awkwardsituationist:

jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. they came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above all devoted to family.

"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."

they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.

but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonization continues.  say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”

it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey. 

(via kerfuffleoftails)

mechanical-leo:

intrajanelle:

dreaminglestrade:

Teef by Endling

This is my favorite comic ever.

(via faery-type)

sixpenceee:

never reblogged something so accurate

sixpenceee:

never reblogged something so accurate

(Source: kastiakbc, via trialsofdeath)

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