Do you feel like the tumblr generation is too wrapped up in creating pseudo-jobs (such as craftswoman, storyteller) to get them out of having to get actual jobs, and if so, how might this phenomenon affect society at large in the future?
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codiannthomsen:

Let me clarify something with you.

I am the sole proprietor of a small business. It is a registered business in the state of Illinois. I pay taxes, I have a separate business bank account, a nifty certificate just like yours and I pay myself just as any employers would pay their employees.

Within my job as a business owner alone, I am experienced in the following: designing and producing products, investing in other small businesses and artists therefore providing jobs, work and exposure, product photography, styling, customer service, web design, market management, business administration, creative directing, communications, branding, writing and editing and so, so much more. On the side, I work as a freelance illustrator and photographer. My go-to description of “story-telling” is an actual job. I research, teach classes and facilitate workshops on connection, the human experience, emotional trauma, etc. I use letter-writing and sharing my own hardships as a guide to help others talk about what it is that they’re experiencing. Even if I didn’t get hired to hold these workshops, I do it because it gives me purpose and I feel as though I am serving in some way, shape or form. These are all valuable skills that I have gained, learned and created for myself.

Also, please educate yourself on how critical and essential small businesses are to our economy. Really. Type in “how small businesses effect our economy” into Google. Do your research. Look up how many jobs small businesses create in the United States alone. The SBA’s Office of Advocacy literally calls small businesses “the heart of the American economy.” I’m sorry but the world doesn’t consist of just office jobs. We live in an ever-advancing, creative and technological world, and the world as you know it wouldn’t exist without creativity; without people bending the rules a little bit. We’re created to advance and adjust as our surroundings and circumstances do. If this is what our economy is calling for, then yes, we’re going to do it. So long as entrepreneurs, freelances and small businesses keep doing what we’re doing, and the more we educate folks who have perspectives like this, our future will be a bit brighter than we left it.

October 20 2014, 11:15 PM   •   271 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

animatedamerican:

maisiewilliams:

maisiewilliams:

on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well would you deal with losing your right hand

or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well do you deal with latent sexual feelings for your sister

or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jamie lannister how well would you deal with your dad being an utter bastard with unresolved issues about the death of his wife

October 20 2014, 07:10 PM   •   92,593 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

edentimm:

i dont exist so you can find me attractive and acceptable

October 20 2014, 02:38 PM   •   175,944 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
poussbae:

Steal Their Look: Iggy Azalea and Macklemore

Holsum Country-Style White Bread (x2): $15.99
Kraft Mayo: $2.50

poussbae:

Steal Their Look: Iggy Azalea and Macklemore

Holsum Country-Style White Bread (x2): $15.99

Kraft Mayo: $2.50

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  • Elrond: No, Glorfindel, you can't be a part of the fellowship. Surely an elf of such great power would alert Sauron to the group's location.
  • Elrond: Legolas, you can go.
  • Legolas: GEE.
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disneyanimation:

We’re thrilled to announce our 56th animated feature film, Moana! Renowned filmmakers Ron Clements & John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) will direct the CG-animated comedy-adventure, coming to theatres late 2016.


SCREAMING

disneyanimation:

We’re thrilled to announce our 56th animated feature film, Moana! Renowned filmmakers Ron Clements & John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) will direct the CG-animated comedy-adventure, coming to theatres late 2016.

SCREAMING

October 20 2014, 01:19 PM   •   7,091 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#moana  #Disney  
ygritte-fire:

Sunday.

me and jake

ygritte-fire:

Sunday.

me and jake

October 19 2014, 01:44 AM   •   27 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

You can’t get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It’s the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.

 - Colleen Hoover, Hopeless (via larmoyante)
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Fancy Old Buildings 

medievalpoc:

warpedellipsis:

medievalpoc:

Maybe I’m searching wrong, but I can’t find anything about fancy old buildings built in Africa, like giant churches and state buildings plastered everywhere from Europe. I tried looking for specific countries but still…
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