July 24, 2014
Black cats are awesome.

terminal-dogma:

I want a cat so bad I dreamt about having a cat last night and it was a really cute calico

last week at work the animal shelter brought in this teeny weeny black kitten for adoption and I wanted him so bad I was gonna name him karkat bc I’m still homestuck trash and he reminded me of karkat

Black cats are awesome, but unfortunately they have the hardest time getting adopted because people are stupidstitious.

Obligatory picture of Strudel being awesome:

July 24, 2014

xydexx said: Okay... I can't stand the curiosity anymore... you actually own inflatables? Which ones?

terminal-dogma:

I did have two sharks, a large raft turtle, and an absolutely adorable tiger, but the air seems to have mysteriously gone out of all of them :/ I gotta figure out how to patch em up

Patching vinyl can be tricky, but in my experience, a PVC glue containing toluene works best (e.g., those tiny tubes of glue that are included with inflatables sometimes).

I’ve also heard good things about this: Marine Goop Contact Adhesive

July 23, 2014
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."

— John Lennon (via maxkirin)

July 23, 2014

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

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July 23, 2014
At the 4:17 mark in the Weird Al “Mission Statement” video…
<3

At the 4:17 mark in the Weird Al “Mission Statement” video…

<3

July 23, 2014
explodingdog:

too much

explodingdog:

too much

July 23, 2014

Years ago, my co-workers in the proposal center (for fun—this is the sort of thing that passes as entertainment for us in the proposal world… they don’t let us out much) came up with the Mission Statement of the Damned. They basically tried to cram as many corporate buzzwords into a paragraph as possible. 

"The burgeoning global approximations marketplace is accelerating to an emergent cusp of the inevitable tipping point, and we recognize that our existing organization is asymetrically hyper-qualified and strategically positioned to advance our industry-leading best-practice business modeling to the next challenge level and utilize 110% out-of-the-box, scalpel-in-hand synergistic thinking. Actively leveraging best-in-breed thought leadership by example with battle-hardened personnel and C-level, securely networked E-technology, we dedicate each other to promote silos of excellence through impactful force projection upon the global marketplace and actualize positive international brand recognition as the gold standard, premiere provider of world-class services that are not merely baked in, but future-forward and unsurpassed by anything except our own expectations."

Now there’s a music video that’s all that and so much more.

July 22, 2014

Anonymous said: Hey, Max. I love to write, and I want to make a career out of it, but I'm pretty young. I don't think anybody takes my writing seriously, and it's hard to write when I know that nobody will want to read something written by someone who's fourteen. Do you have any advice?

maxkirin:

Hello there, dear anon~ ♥︎

Well, first off I want to say that it’s hella awesome that you’re writing! Seriously. That’s awesome :D

Now… time to talk about the elephant in the room:

Should you care that nobody takes your writing seriously?

Any other writing blog would point you in the direction of something they wrote that could help you. Such as: Who are you trying to impress?

But not here. There’s more to your question. Because, personally I don’t think you should worry about what people think of you. Regardless of what you do people are going to love your work, and HATE your work. You have no control over that— so you might as well have fun with what you write, and enjoy writing!

I’m going to give you a little secret about being 14 years old: You’re getting older, right now, as you read this message. One day you will be 15, and then 16, and then before you know it you will be 18 and out of school. Time flies. Don’t worry about people. People are dumb, especially people in high school.

If you want to make a career on your writing, here’s what you need to do: write, write, write. Write books, entire books if you want, and then put them aside. They’re your nuclear warheads that will be waiting for WWIII, or rather waiting for you to start selling your books to literary agents, or cleaning them up if you’re going indie. Some of the books Stephen King published during his career are actually cleaned up (and super polished) versions of the books he wrote in high school.

You can also submit stories and writing to literary magazines or contest, that’s a great way to thicken your skin and put your name out there. Yes! There are literary magazines for people in high school. Most of what you send will get rejected but the pieces that don’t get rejected will earn you rep, and every little piece of rep will give you more traction for when you are old enough to get your books published.

Now, I need to say this, because I understand that telling you to “write and wait” may not seem like the best advice— but I have a nuclear warhead just for you. Writing makes you a better writer. Writing books right now and putting them aside is not a WASTE— because you have learned from writing that book. Also, that was not the nuclear warhead, this is:

I started writing seriously when I was 20 years old. I was taking an English class in college. Someone told me that I should try writing fiction, and I did. I took a creative writing class, and then… I realized that all of my life I had been telling stories. I used to make comicbooks, but I never cared for the drawings— I cared about characters, and story, and the tough choices that either makes a person or breaks them. I found my passion, or rather… I realized it was there all along.

What I’m getting to, is that with 5 years of dedication I’ve become this writer. Nowhere near a master. I’m still learning. Everyday. But I have learned so much. Think of this:

If you keep writing, by the time you’re my age (25) you will have 11 years of experience to my 5. Let that sink in.

Oh, dear anon, you have the time to become an amazing writer. Learn from everything around you. Write. Don’t waste your time worrying about the opinions of your parents or your peers. Write. Write with abandon. Write without fear. Write like your life depends on it.

And, in time, I may be asking you for advice.

July 21, 2014
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July 21, 2014
the-gneech:

imaginarycomics:

sailoruranus:

thank u for saving bi lions

the furry community is forever in your debt

*saaaaa-LUTE!*

Rowr.

the-gneech:

imaginarycomics:

sailoruranus:

thank u for saving bi lions

the furry community is forever in your debt

*saaaaa-LUTE!*

Rowr.