i have absolutely no idea what to do with and am pretty much uncomfortable with and confused by
"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
-Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams - not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."
anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.
gingerhaze is my hero.
"BUT LOOK WE’VE GOT PAUL RUDD!" - Marvel Studios
Dear past self,
When u cut off ur hair mom wont be that mad and you dont have to run away.
Ben (that’s you)
brainstormye said: I am going to try NaMoWriMo, if for no other reason than to get myself into the habit of daily writing. Any advice?
Well done, even if all you’ve done is decide to do it. The best advice I have for you is…
0) Have a story to tell. Know something about it, even if you don’t have it all plotted out.
1) Write every day. Make your word count. Train everyone to leave you alone while you’re writing.
2) Look at the pep talks on the NANOWRIMO website. Here’s mine: http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/neil-gaiman