A prisoner.

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I identify strongly with this quote. People often say “it’ll get better” or “things happen for a reason” and my personal favourite “it can only go up from here”, which is just indicative of a lack of imagination. It’s all bullshit. Many goodhearted, lovely people die alone, suffer pain, get screwed and many shitty people prosper. I am definitely not an optimist, but I am a PRISONER of hope. Hope is just as narcotic as depression, the two can be very close and equally misguiding. Hope, expectations, disappointment and so on. Optimism is an affliction. It teaches us that if you are not happy there is something wrong with you, you “lack faith” or you need pills, for example. When in reality no one is promised happiness and few achieve it. Most who do stumble upon it by pure luck, sheer randomness or hedonism. I highly recommend the latter.

Beetle juice.

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Quote by P. G. Wodehouse.

We all tend to think we’re drinking from the overflowing cup of life Saturday night. It’s only Sunday morning that you see the beetle… My advice is, shut your eyes, tip the cup, don’t chew, just swallow – you could probably do with the protein.

Making the most of your mood swings.

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Today’s doodle is inspired by a Basquiat quote. Basquiat’s one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century… that’s a lot of anger. Sometimes being able to paint/draw is a blessing for the artist, what would he have done with all that anger if he became an accountant? It would have done what it wanted with him instead! Maybe if more people try to draw through stuff the world could be a friendlier (if not only a prettier) place.

Of puppy meat sandwiches and prose.

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Following your “most intense obsessions mercilessly” sounds cooler to me anyway. But then again, I just want desperately to draw every hour of every day. If your passion is perfecting the puppy meat and pickles sandwich, I would beg you to reevaluate. Or at least to keep your studies philosophical.

Kafka is a well known writer who started out writing short stories in his spare time and for “the rest of his life, he complained about the little time he had to devote to what he came to regard as his calling.” I can totally relate to that.

Random Acts of Creativity #12

Random Acts 12

Silly is super sexy, so set the mood with the Valentine’s edition of Random Acts of Creativity this week. My movie pick, Moonrise Kingdom, is a charming tale of young love.

For mood music I highly recommend you download every track by PHFAT ever from their Soundcloud stream.

“Love is all I know.” – Egodeth, PHFAT

Everyone loves pancakes, and the recipe’s really easy! If you don’t have a romantic target this year, don’t despair, feel better about your sad self and make a stranger smile by making some sandwiches for the less fortunate. Extra karma for adding an encouraging note ^_^