Spent a lot of my five days off thinking. Here’s the one thought I’m willing to share:
I got a lot of stuff going on, a lot of stuff I’d enjoy more if they were different, and I often feel like I’m bad at things other adults are very good at. But I grew up not being able to imagine living past twenty-five and I’m thirty-one years old now. I’m single, employed, and I have friends I’m proud to know. I don’t have to worry about a lot of things I spent years worrying about, and that’s balanced by worrying about new things.
It’s time to stop pretending like I don’t have my act together. Time to vastly limit the amount of self-deprecating jokes I tell. Time to grab my nuts and tell the world “what” like I used to do.
It’s okay not to know things or to come to something late. The jokes diffuse the embarrassment and awkwardness. But at a certain point you gotta look at what you got and make a decision about how you’re going to think about it. I’ve got a lot. More than I ever thought I could.
"ANDRE: Right. But it was — it’s rightly so, though. And I have to — I have to — give a shout to the Hieroglyphics crew and Souls Of Mischief because as kids we were hugely influenced by them. Like they actually — when it comes to rap, I would say Tribe and Hiero — and Das EFX, people don’t mention them a lot — but, to me, it was about who had the most interesting things, interesting flows. And, when it came to that, you know, Tribe had their thing, Hiero had their thing, Das EFX had their thing that was different from everybody else. So when we came out, you definitely could hear the West Coast influence in our rhymes."
Both will still be cross-posted into here. But this is for the like ten people who are trying to follow my art, but aren’t interested in like…100 posts of Odilon Redon art at like 5am, flooding their dash. This is mostly a going forward thing, and there are still far more comprehensive archives here—but this seems like a good idea I think, and doesn’t seem like extra work on my part.
Right now I only have Bruise available there. But there you go. And as a sidenote, if you live in the UK and are going to Thought Bubble and want to save yourself shipping, there will be copies of Bruise at the wonderful Alison Sampson's table. There won't be a ton of them, so go there early. I think there are some other places the book might be showing up, but that's it for announcements so far on that front.
In further news, my variant cover for Ales Kot and a whole host of other’s Zero #11 is fast approaching. So be on the look out for that.
iamdavidbrothers said:Hey Tessa, I like when you write things, whether it's serious or humorous. I know you had a fraught relationship with writing in the past. What do you appreciate or get out of writing now that you didn't, or maybe avoided, when you were younger? What's the appeal for you?
Writing is definitely something I had a weird hang-up about when I was younger. Part of it was that it had always came easily to me, so I took it...