I quit my job today. The job that has sustained me financially for the past 2 years and 8 months. I quit without having anything lined up except for a vague temp opportunity that may or may not lead to a hire.
Why did I do it? Well… mainly for the sake of my sanity, dignity, and self-respect. This job has had me so stressed that the panic, anxiety and depression have begun to push all the other emotions out. It was making me numb to other areas of life, consuming me to the point where I could barely think about anything but the job in my free time. It was sinking into every inch of me, inside and out, and I was afraid that soon there wouldn’t be any me left. All this for a pay rate so low I’ve been too ashamed to talk or even think about.
I know how stupid it is to quit a full time job in this economy where even people far more more educated and qualified than myself have a hard time finding anything they can live on. The fear of not finding another job is what paralyzed me to the point where I would bend over and take whatever degrading, dehumanizing bullshit was thrown my way. It was why I would say “yes” to more and more and more work without any possibility of being adequately compensated for it. I knew I was being taken advantage of, but I didn’t know what to do about it. So I decided to just stop doing it. No one was going to save me from this but me. It was a risk I had to take. Now I just have to believe that whatever comes next will be worth it.
Buster: Oh! They said my father was here.
Oscar: Did they?
The One Where Michael Leaves - 2x01
submission from Shane Mc
Happy Father’s Day!
I suddenly feel a desire to see a whole series of Jamie Lannister saying Oscar Bluth lines. Also one of all Theon saying he’s made a huge mistake.
Last night, thanks to the good folks at Troma, I wound up hosting the east coast premiere of “Birdemic 2: The Resurrection” at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park as part of the TromaDance Film Festival.
It was, to say the least, one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I was on stage with…
Birdemic 2 was absolutely bugnuts. Based on the trailer a lot of people seem to be worried that it will be to self-aware to be funny, but that is absolutely not the case. James Nguyen is still 100% convinced that Birdemic is a legitimate film franchise with a serious message. He acknowledges that the bird animations are primitive, but insists that the films might be too scary to be enjoyable otherwise.
Yes, there are clunky references to the first Birdemic, but they are shoved in the same charmingly ham handed inelegance as the multiple references to various Hitchcock films and Sunset Boulevard. It’s not flaccid Snakes on a Plane-style forced camp self-awareness, it’s more of a “I know you guys liked this part but I’m not sure why so here it is again anyway I hope you like it again” sort of vibe.
Fan craft crossover time!
This is a Sleep No More mask decoupaged with comic panels from Sandman: The Doll’s House featuring The Corinthian.
I was at the McKittrick surrounded by all those peering eyes and I thought “The Corinthian would love this…”
These are the four most memorable scenes from my very first visit to Sleep No More on December 28, 2011. I came out of there with this image already in mind, but procrastination and business allowed me to get to doing it only now.