next to you is one of my favorite things in the world.
Part of my current job involves working with a lot of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and designers on publishing articles relevant to their industries. Occasionally, I’ll get a pitch from young and hopeful students like Vikas with an incredible story to share.
In helping him get his article published, he ended up being interviewed by Matthew Lesko last week and enthusiastically emailed to let me know how exciting that was. “It has almost made me a celebrity,” he wrote.
It’s the little things that make you believe that maybe the tech industry isn’t just frat brothers who happened to learn to make an app, and that your job can make an immediate impact - no matter how small. Congrats, Vikas!
I don’t know if we make mistakes. We just make choices - some that we don’t like too much.
It must suck to not know that everybody thinks you suck.
I admit I’m only a few episodes into the second season and don’t know how her storyline will turn out yet, but already I’m annoyed at the introduction of Brook Soso to the cast. While I think it’s good to add diversity…
To note, I’ve never said stereotypes of other races/sexual preference on this show are “okay.” But at the very least, the other women vaguely represent the anti-hero, because despite the negative stereotypes they embody, there’s something about each of them you root for whether it’s their personal struggle to be accepted, fight, their humor, lovability, or wit. Nothing about Brook is likable (at least in the first few episodes I’ve seen.) Survey Twitter and just about everyone complains how she’s annoying as fuck.
I could only speak from the Asian stereotype POV because that obviously affects me the most, especially when we’re already underrepresented in the media. The argument that we’re supposed to accept stereotypes on television just because they’re entertaining/everyone else does it is exactly the problem with mainstream media. But we can agree to disagree.
I admit I’m only a few episodes into the second season and don’t know how her storyline will turn out yet, but already I’m annoyed at the introduction of Brook Soso to the cast. While I think it’s good to add diversity to the mix of women who can end up in prison, does she *have* to perpetuate the dumb, innocent, annoying, needy female stereotypes that TV shows like to give Asian characters?
Asian females fall into three categories: Sexy skank, submissive/nerdy whiners, or weird/FOB (the latter two embodied in Brook and Chang). Please let there just be a normal representation of Asian females on TV, even if they’re abnormal enough to get locked up.
sugar is our religion
- *walks into church*
- Lady: Welcome! Are you joining us for Palm Sunday service?
- NP: ... we heard there was a bake sale?
- NG: *runs, hides, cries, laughs*
I have a love-hate relationship with romanticism
When it’s done genuinely well, it’s gorgeous.
Gratuitous romanticisms of mundane occurrences for the sake of making them artistic or more interesting than they actually are = bad.
It feels like too many young creatives resort to drawing inspiration from inward experiences rather than others’ stories. Too many people find themselves fascinating, when they should spend more time figuring out why those around them are as well.
This is not how math works, but go ahead and do you, cute asian girl
every now and then
I am reminded how lucky I am to have so much love in my life.