[Images: A comic about a girl who had a dream where a man told her how to make 1000 paper stars and get a wish. Unlike most kids, who would’ve started right away, she only made a star when she felt lonely or sad. It helped, for some reason. We see her growing up, with no close friends, and the jar of paper stars filling more and more quickly as she gets older. Eventually, on a night where her mother missed her birthday because she had to work late, the girl makes the 1000th star. The man from her dream appears and says he can take her away from this life where she’s invisible, but she simply invites him in to talk with her, because she doesn’t need “to run away from problems or a white knight”, but she just wants a friend.]
Full version of my comic Counting Stars, which I drew for a competition.
This is kind of really beautiful
GUYS I JUST REALIZED WHY PAPER BEATS ROCK OH MY GOD
PAPER SYMBOLIZES WORDS WHICH SYMBOLIZES BRAINS
AND ROCK SYMBOLIZES BRAWN.
BRAINS OVER BRAWN.
MIND OVER MATTER.
PAPER OVER ROCK.
You clever little shit.
then what the fuck does scissors mean
"- a few words typed without thinking (via am-artist)
i am angry
The thing you hear adults call teenagers the most after ‘lazy’ is angry.
Why are you so angry?
The other day I was making a scrapbook for a school assignment and I was reading newspaper articles for it. The first thing I find is an article about the water crisis and global warming and hey, if we don’t do anything then in a couple of years a billion more people will lack access to water!
The we is my generation.
A few flicks later the journalist comments on the ‘situation’ in Gaza, links it to Egypt and Libya and Palestine, and I read through the deaths as a crying little girl watches me from the top of the page. ‘The conflict is ongoing, but the UN is hesitant to interfere’, because we all know the situation can only worsen and then ‘we’ can deal with it.
I drop the newspaper and turn to magazines- after a moment, side to side, lie an article informing women on what is too prudish and what is to slutty and a column about what kind of girls to go for during the holidays.
Here, there is no ‘we’, because there is no problem in sight.
On my phone I am assailed by reports from Ferguson, but the shock is not great because I’ve gotten used to the tear gas and images of dead black kids labeled criminals by the people meant to protect them.
Then there is news on the economic crisis.
Why am I angry?
Because if you say wars, women repressed, economic crisis and black people horribly mistreated, I won’t be able to tell if you’re talking about 1930 or 2014, unless you add in pollution and overpopulation.
I am angry because we are called lazy when we are under more pressure than anyone before us.
I am angry because we are called materialistic. We don’t want the Lamborghini, we want a job!
We don’t want a mansion, we want peace- for a day, a week, please!
We don’t want a giant TV, we want someone to patch up the hole in the ozone layer, or maybe give us some equality, but that someone won’t be the ones who created this mess!
I am angry because I am 80% disillusioned, 10% worried and 10% hoping for the bright future we were lead to hope for until we realized we were meant to make it happen!
I am angry because when the world’s problems aren’t ignored, the world is criticized, and no one bothers to think that they have made it this way!
I am angry because I can say sexism, racism, homophobia, war, disease, pollution, and go on for years, but the older generation will prefer to call us the selfie generation than do anything to fix them!
I am angry because #yolo is trending without knowing that it’s true because we don’t know if we’ll even have a chance at a future.
I am angry, yes, because you have messed up this world for us to fix, but I don’t know if we can fix it.
But yeah, ask me again why I’m angry."
IMPORTANT FERGUSON UPDATE - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOUTUBE TAKES IT DOWN
CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)
As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“
UPDATE (PLEASE REBLOG WITH UPDATE IF YOU SEE IT):
afterwards cnn got back to the conversation with the lawyer BUT THEY CHANGED THE TOPIC // I made a post with some more information from the lawyer // It’s important to look at that link. you’ll learn that mike brown WAS innocent and the police had nothing on him so they went to the shop, after mike was already dead and the investigation into his death had begun, and that was when they first saw the tapes and were able to say essentially “this guy looks sorta like Mike Brown we can just say he was responding to a robbery report”
The owners never filed a robbery report, either did any of the store’s workersALSO IVE GIVEN THIS SOME THOUGHT AND CAN Y’ALL NOT LOOK INTO THIS TOO DEEPLY CUZ IM NOT TRYNA GET ARRESTED OR TO DISAPPEAR #PLEASEANDTHANKYOU #GODBLESS