"You’re a woman, and that’s good. Look like a woman."

  • Mindy: "I don’t want him to see my naked body and then decide he doesn't like me."
  • Danny: "Guys don’t care about this stuff as much as girls think they do."
  • Mindy: "That’s a bunch of crap. You all say that and then you go out and date ass models. I am sick of being the person with the 'good personality,' okay? I want to be so hot that Cliff would date me even if I had a bad personality."
  • Danny: "You’re self-conscious. You have no reason to be. All I was going to say is, don’t suck in your stomach so much. It makes you look nervous and frankly, a little constipated."
  • Mindy: "And get a boob job."
  • Danny: "No, that’s not what I was going to say."
  • Mindy: "And get rid of the cellulite on your legs."
  • Danny: "No."
  • Mindy: "And have blue eyes."
  • Danny: "I don’t want that."
  • Mindy: "Oh."
  • Danny: "You’re a woman, and that’s good. Look like a woman."

If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via ma-riam)

(Source: larmoyante)

Seattle Times columnist handwrites everything for 2 days | Poynter.

From Poynter:

"She hand wrote everything. Tweets. Texts. Emails. Everything was scrawled on a piece of paper and photographed on her cellphone. Guzman wrote about 130 handwritten notes over two days, a feat that cramped her hands and reminded her of the convenience of typing.

"In her column (which was, of course, also handwritten), she describes exactly why and how she undertook the project, which was inspired by an Atlantic article whose author experimented with sending all her messages in calligraphy.

“‘I didn’t do it because I like handwriting, though I do. I did it to hack my brain. To make it slow down and notice the flurry of digital mutterings it writes and sends so easily, they barely register as mutterings at all.’”


Palm trees and a photographer cast shadows on the ocean’s surface near Tahiti Island, Polynesia, May 1996. Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative


Palm trees and a photographer cast shadows on the ocean’s surface near Tahiti Island, Polynesia, May 1996. Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative

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"Duet," animated and directed by legendary former Disney animator Glen Keane for Google’s I/O ATAP project.

"Keane was trained by Walt Disney’s hand-picked elite squad of animators known as the ‘Nine Old Men.’ Their influence is felt in much of his work, but especially so in Duet, reminiscent as it is of studio classics like Dumbo and Fantasia. But there’s also a hint of other influences here. (Expressionism and director Chuck Jones’ Looney Tunes shorts come immediately to mind.) And the limited color palette really serves to highlight Keane’s style in a way that few Disney features (with their armies of artists) have. Fingers crossed we see more of this from Keane in the future. Computer animation is still the favored medium of studio chiefs, but for my money it’s the hand-drawn stuff that wires a viewer directly into the brain of an artist.” -Joseph McCabe, "Disney Nerds: You Need to Watch Animator Glen Keane’s Gorgeous DUET Now"


Blackout poetry by Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist

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(Source: lecterings)

How Harry Potter Fans Are Changing Hollywood -- And The World

From Forbes:

Slack and the Green brothers understood what so many nonprofit leaders have historically failed to grasp: namely, that the way to get people to care about ‘serious issues’ was not through ‘serious talk’ by ‘serious people’—but instead to appeal to the characters and stories they already care about and the social identities and networks they already inhabit. They understood that, if effectively mobilized, the modern fan community could do more in minutes than most nonprofit communications teams could do in years.”

I want her to do well and succeed, and I love her. Every time I get to play her, I love her exuberance. I’m lazier and more cynical and more checked out than she is. To have a hero that’s all in, is cool. There’s nothing cool about her. She has no game. She has no tricks. Everything you know about her is face value, and she tells everybody all the time how she’s feeling. What’s cool about her is there’s nothing cool about her.
Amy Poehler, on why she loves playing Leslie Knope

(Source: indiewire.com)