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Imagine what you could do, if you really loved something, if you weren’t just phoning it in. You’re so good even when you’re half-assing it. Imagine, what a supernova you could be, if you actually cared about something and believed in it, if you brought the full force of your intelligence and your passion (it’s in there somewhere) and your hard work and focused it on something that MATTERED to you.

Shut out all of those old, negative voices from your past, and listen to your own voice instead. You are not full of shit. You are full of energy and wit and brilliance and raw potential. And you are on your way to a whole new life.

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I really feel that if someone was ever going to love me, he would have found me by now so he could have had the opportunity to surprise me with tickets to The Simpsons Take the Bowl thing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. I guess I could have just gone by myself, but I always just go by myself and it’s getting kind of boring. Like, once I want to know what it feels like to have someone know you and want to surprise you with something really cool because it’s something you (both, hopefully) really love and would enjoy.

I went to this cool/weird show thing and it was neat, and after the show, on the walk back to the hotel I wanted to talk to someone about this really cool inspiring thing I just saw and didn’t have that and felt kind of empty and went back to my hotel room and went to sleep. And the next morning I walked to get coffee and there were people there talking and laughing and knowing each other and I waited for my coffee and burrito and listened and walked back to my hotel room to eat because it felt useless to waste an entire table in a small coffee shop to sit and eat my breakfast alone.

It’s not really even that I feel lonely anymore, it’s that I feel downright unwelcome.

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"Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living."

— Thank you for the reminder. Needed to read this. (via dream-on-darling)
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Every year my place of employment holds an employee barbecue and sometimes they have a hot dog eating contest, and the prize is a 50$ chili’s gift card, or whatever hot chain restaurant is new in town. So one year I got the bright idea to enter. It was madness, everyone was stuffing their faces with hotdogs and doing that gross dip the bun in water and swallow it thing. I have to eat hotdogs with ketchup, so I proceeded to place a line of ketchup on each hotdog and ate it, like a normal human being. It was a timed contest, like how many can you eat in 5 or 10 minutes or whatever. I think I ate two, so I didn’t win. But I came away with an entire plate of free hotdogs, which I continued to eat throughout the day…so really, I won.

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And then I saw that Melissa Fumero had been cast as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I felt my guts roll up into my throat and try to escape out of my mouth. Omgomgomgomg that’s it then. There’s no way in hell a major network is gonna cast two Latina actresses in such a tight ensemble show I AM SCREWED.

And then next day my agents called and told me I’d booked it.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been saying to my boyfriend the night before how there was JUST NO WAY. Normally, The Latina is a singular element of the ensemble she is working in. She’s there to provide contrast, or sexuality, or humor. Or she’s there to clean the floors and/or steal your man. There are some serious stereotypes very much alive in film and TV today, and The Latina is one of them.

Here’s the thing though. The world is changing. Slowly but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors (I’m looking at you, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and The Mindy Project). People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires…

…This is important. Because young women are watching TV, and they are getting messages about who they are in the world, who the world will allow them to be. And in big important steps, television is showing a reflection back to those young women that YOU CAN BE WHATEVER THE HELL YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE, and that two Latinas on one show is NORMAL. I think that’s a win for everybody.

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Stephanie Beatriz Shares Why Diversity On TV is Important (via amysantiaago)

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waffles-calzones:

"She is the queen goddess of the universe. She has mystical powers, sexual powers, and she’s always the funniest person in the room. Sometimes I feel like her mother and sometimes I feel like I birthed her and sometimes I feel like she birthed me. And sometimes I want to make out with her." Aubrey Plaza on Amy Poehler

waffles-calzones:

"She is the queen goddess of the universe. She has mystical powers, sexual powers, and she’s always the funniest person in the room. Sometimes I feel like her mother and sometimes I feel like I birthed her and sometimes I feel like she birthed me. And sometimes I want to make out with her." Aubrey Plaza on Amy Poehler

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"I just don’t want to ever experience ever again being the last person to know that I am weird. I just want to be the first person to say this is who I am"

— Dan Harmon (via syedlagoonux)

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