Erica's Stuff

Jul 28

piranhascantsmile:

okay so you may or may not have seen me posting on here about potentially getting hired to do concept art for a guy who’s opening his own restaurant and his friend/business partner who works in film and I have come to a decision but I really need advice on how to go about this decision

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These things are best agreed upon before any sketches are made. One thing that illustrators put in contracts are called “kill fees” and are there for when projects are canceled so the artist can still be paid (though they’re usually for when the client cancels the project).
It sucks, but your best bet is probably to cut your losses and drop the project before a contract is drawn and things get messy.
I would respectfully decline the job. Say nothing about your personal identity, just that you aren’t comfortable, and try to arrange something where you get paid for the sketches done (expect resistance though).

For future reference, don’t do any preliminary sketches unless you’re guaranteed some type of compensation. If they want to see samples of your work, direct them to your portfolio. If they insist on you doing sketches for them for free, that’s a red flag. Either you won’t be paid, or getting paid will be a huge hassle.

Jul 28

how-absurd-she-was:

can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

This week on "Tumblr: Why the Website You Know and Love Is A Fucking Joke"

What the shit

How can you be plantkin and Asian on the inside? Like, what, you’re a polysexual Laotian cactus?


And being a plantkin just blows my mind. Like your transiness has become SO much that you are trans-kingdom. Like, brb, I’m gonna be a viruskin now. Wow.

Jul 28

agendertrender:

"Not all homophobes are bad people!"
Yes they are. They are and I hate them

While we’re at it, just think of all the wonderful racists you must be depriving yourself of.

Jul 28
sykohyko:

Now that Lucy is number one at the box office

sykohyko:

Now that Lucy is number one at the box office

Jul 28

brittbluebird14:

nobodyfuckingaskedyou:

trogdorthe-burninator:

YOU ARE THE HERO GOTHAM DESERVES

I’M CRYING BECAUSE OF THAT CAPTION

You are batman. Bless you for saving that cat.

Jul 28

Hey look, actual "unique" questions

  • 1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
  • 2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
  • 3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
  • 4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
  • 5: Do you like to use post-it notes?
  • 6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
  • 7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
  • 8: Do you have freckles?
  • 9: Do you always smile for pictures?
  • 10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
  • 11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
  • 12: Have you ever peed in the woods?
  • 13: What about pooped in the woods?
  • 14: Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
  • 15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
  • 16: How many people have you slept with this week?
  • 17: What size is your bed?
  • 18: What is your Song of the week?
  • 19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
  • 20: Do you still watch cartoons?
  • 21: Whats your least favorite movie?
  • 22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
  • 23: If you're a girl, bra size? If you're a guy, pants size?
  • 24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
  • 25: What is your favorite food?
  • 26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
  • 27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
  • 28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
  • 29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
  • 30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
  • 31: Can you change the oil on a car?
  • 32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
  • 33: Ever ran out of gas?
  • 34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
  • 35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
  • 36: What is your usual bedtime?
  • 37: Are you lazy?
  • 38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
  • 39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?
  • 40: Are you horny?
  • 41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
  • 42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
  • 43: Are you stubborn?
  • 44: Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
  • 45: Ever watch soap operas?
  • 46: Are you afraid of heights?
  • 47: Do you sing in the car?
  • 48: Do you sing in the shower?
  • 49: Do you dance in the car?
  • 50: Ever used a gun?
  • 51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
  • 52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
  • 53: Is Christmas stressful?
  • 54: Ever eat a pierogi?
  • 55: Favorite type of fruit pie?
  • 56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
  • 57: Do you believe in ghosts?
  • 58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
  • 59: Take a vitamin daily?
  • 60: Wear slippers?
  • 61: Wear a bath robe?
  • 62: What do you wear to bed?
  • 63: First concert?
  • 64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
  • 65: Nike or Adidas?
  • 66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
  • 67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
  • 68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
  • 69: Ever take dance lessons?
  • 70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
  • 71: Can you curl your tongue?
  • 72: Ever won a spelling bee?
  • 73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
  • 74: Own any record albums?
  • 75: Own a record player?
  • 76: Regularly burn incense?
  • 77: Ever been in love?
  • 78: Who would you like to see in concert?
  • 79: What was the last concert you saw?
  • 80: Hot tea or cold tea?
  • 81: Tea or coffee?
  • 82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
  • 83: Can you swim well?
  • 84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
  • 85: Are you patient?
  • 86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
  • 87: Ever won a contest?
  • 88: Ever have plastic surgery?
  • 89: Which are better black or green olives?
  • 90: Can you knit or crochet?
  • 91: Best room for a fireplace?
  • 92: Do you want to get married?
  • 93: If married, how long have you been married?
  • 94: Who was your HS crush?
  • 95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
  • 96: Do you have kids?
  • 97: Do you want kids?
  • 98: Whats your favorite color?
  • 99: Do you miss anyone right now?
Jul 28
last-snowfall:

ladyflowdi:

imjust-a-girl:

"Because people ask why we’re not friends anymore."

There are ALWAYS going to be poisonous people in your life. Sometimes they’re hiding in plain sight. 

*points* This? This is part of why I dislike that Sullivan piece on friendship. BECAUSE THIS IS ALSO REAL. This is stuff that happen with “friends”. Pretending otherwise isn’t just no-true-Scotsmanning, it means that shit like #10 continues: that kids don’t know to look out for toxicity and abuse in their friendships as well as their romances. (I feel bad for my mother and all the terrible crap she watched “friends” put me thru because I believed in the sacred eternity of Friendship.)


I once had a friend who pretty much burned through dating almost all of the guys in our group of friends. I liked one and she told me he had would never date me (and implied it was because of my weight). I found out later it was because she was trying to pursue him. We ended up dating a couple of years later and turned out we had liked each other for quite a while. I just never said anything because I believed her. There was another one of our friends she dated, she fought with all the time. I first met him while they were dating and we were instantly friends. She threatened to kill me if I ever dated them. (We never did, we were just friends). She also tried to hit on one of our gay friends and tried to start drama when I hung out with him.She slept with another one of my friends while talking crap behind his back (I didn’t find out about the sleeping together part til way later). She then got hostile with me when all of these people started wanting to hang out with me and not her. Eventually everyone was done with her. On a side note: I ran into her not too long ago and she’s huge. Now I am 10000% against fat shaming and am normally not that catty, but considering I almost missed out on one of the most important relationships of my life because my supposed best friend had me convinced I was too fat for anyone to find me attractive, I took a RIDICULOUS amount of pleasure in the fact that she got fat.The dating drama was just a small portion of the shit she put me through. So good riddance.

last-snowfall:

ladyflowdi:

imjust-a-girl:

"Because people ask why we’re not friends anymore."

There are ALWAYS going to be poisonous people in your life. Sometimes they’re hiding in plain sight. 

*points* This? This is part of why I dislike that Sullivan piece on friendship. BECAUSE THIS IS ALSO REAL. This is stuff that happen with “friends”. Pretending otherwise isn’t just no-true-Scotsmanning, it means that shit like #10 continues: that kids don’t know to look out for toxicity and abuse in their friendships as well as their romances. (I feel bad for my mother and all the terrible crap she watched “friends” put me thru because I believed in the sacred eternity of Friendship.)

I once had a friend who pretty much burned through dating almost all of the guys in our group of friends. I liked one and she told me he had would never date me (and implied it was because of my weight). I found out later it was because she was trying to pursue him.
We ended up dating a couple of years later and turned out we had liked each other for quite a while. I just never said anything because I believed her.

There was another one of our friends she dated, she fought with all the time. I first met him while they were dating and we were instantly friends. She threatened to kill me if I ever dated them. (We never did, we were just friends).


She also tried to hit on one of our gay friends and tried to start drama when I hung out with him.

She slept with another one of my friends while talking crap behind his back (I didn’t find out about the sleeping together part til way later).
She then got hostile with me when all of these people started wanting to hang out with me and not her. Eventually everyone was done with her.


On a side note: I ran into her not too long ago and she’s huge. Now I am 10000% against fat shaming and am normally not that catty, but considering I almost missed out on one of the most important relationships of my life because my supposed best friend had me convinced I was too fat for anyone to find me attractive, I took a RIDICULOUS amount of pleasure in the fact that she got fat.

The dating drama was just a small portion of the shit she put me through. So good riddance.

Jul 28
ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

Jul 28

monobeartheater:

the stars on the american flag are actually asterisks for all the restrictions on the freedom it boasts

Jul 28
orgasmic-humor:

This is so accurate it hurts

orgasmic-humor:

This is so accurate it hurts

Jul 28

prmartyls:

By far the stupidest criticism of the new Thor is ‘no where in Norse mythology is Thor a woman, stop messing with mythology.’

Right, because Norse mythology is just fucking filled with stories about Thor hanging out with Iron Man and Captain America at the Avengers Tower.

Jul 28
kinshishi:

wendyss:

Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960

from Wikipedia:
"That first day, Bridges and her adult companions spent the entire day in the principal’s office; the chaos of the school prevented their moving to the classroom until the second day. Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her;[7] because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, only allowed Ruby to eat food that she brought from home.
Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges Hall has said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.[8]”
This girl was six years old when she went through this.

kinshishi:

wendyss:

Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960

from Wikipedia:

"That first day, Bridges and her adult companions spent the entire day in the principal’s office; the chaos of the school prevented their moving to the classroom until the second day. Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her;[7] because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, only allowed Ruby to eat food that she brought from home.

Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges Hall has said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.[8]”

This girl was six years old when she went through this.

Jul 28
Jul 28

tango-wizard:

familiaralien:

armstrong-lee-hetfield-turner:

Fat Cats.
Because if you hate them, I hate you.

D: oh my

I know everyone thinks this is cute, but it’s really fucking unhealthy for the cats. Cats aren’t supposed to get this big. This is like taking a greyhound and feeding it until its the same weight as a mastiff. I know it’s common for people on tumblr to just post a long, mostly copied editorial on the subject, but it’s quicker to just link to someone who has already done so:  http://pets.thenest.com/dangers-overfeeding-cats-11346.html

Also that second cat’s head is about 1/32 of its own body. How is that cute or in any way beneficial to the cat?

This^.
Even past health problems, it’s a quality of life issue. Cats also like to jump, climb, and groom themselves. Putting on that much weight makes it really hard for them to do those things.

Jul 28
ironicdavestrider:

You know if Arizonans actually had proper sex education maybe this wouldn’t have happened.

ironicdavestrider:

You know if Arizonans actually had proper sex education maybe this wouldn’t have happened.