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[Image] Not sure if it's motivating, but it's an idea i've always liked.

[Image] Not sure if it's motivating, but it's an idea i've always liked.
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I think I remember an interview when Seinfeld was on Howard Stern where he said (paraphrasing) "Fear success. Success makes you comfortable, which is ultimately the enemy of comedy." I always thought that was a brilliant piece of advice. Not to avoid success, but to avoid letting it go to your head.

EDIT: So, the actual quote is "In comedy, the worst thing is when you get comfortable. That's why success is the enemy of comedy."

Just bombed at an open mic...so this is nice.

I've wanted to do an open mic for a while, but it's been years of "maybe next time". Kudos to you for taking the risk. You learn more from failure than from playing it safe.

Well I misinterpreted that.

[Image] A Pro-Gamer's journey to his dream

[Image] A Pro-Gamer's journey to his dream

For context, this is a CSGO pro player. He used to play for what was once a top team, Na'Vi, which he made the grand finals of a major tournament with twice (losing both times) before he was kicked. He then joined another team, Gambit, which wasn't considered to be even remotely close to the same level as his former team. He tweeted out the top tweet around that time.

Cue the present day- he and his new team managed to win the latest CSGO major tournament. Meanwhile, his old team was eliminated before the playoff stage of said tournament, and has yet to win a major.

Edit: There are some really good replies to this comment that give more context as to just how important this win really was for him.

Further context for why he was kicked:

Zeus was originally the in-game leader/stratcaller of Navi for a long time, but a new meta evolved where teams started preferring their coaches to call the shots as this made it possible for all five players of the team to focus on playing the game. Navi was actually one of the first and most successful teams to apply this method.

With this new approach, the rest of Navi would naturally start wondering why are they still keeping the statistically weakest player Zeus in the team when he's not calling the shots anymore. So they kick him from the team and replace him with one of the all time greatest young talents, S1mple.

This was UNDENIABLY a smart move from Navi at the time, but some time after kicking Zeus, Valve disallowed coach shot calling from Valve sponsored events. Since many tournament organizers follow Valves example on rulings, Navi was left without a solid leader, and a window opened for Zeus to regain his position as a top in-game leader.

For the record he was kicked because he was playing badly. All parties involved remained friends and no one cheered him on harder than his previous teamates after their elimination.

Poetic justice.

[Text] "I don't count my sit ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting because that's when it really counts, that's what makes you a champion" - Ali

[Text] "I don't count my sit ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting because that's when it really counts, that's what makes you a champion" - Ali

"Good, all my sit ups count then!"

One and done, like a champ.

"I don't count my sit ups, cause those I don't count don't count, I only start counting when they start counting, when it starts hurting, when I start to feel the pain, that's when it starts to hurt, that's when I start counting what really counts, because when I start counting that's when it really counts, that's when counting those that count really counts and makes you a champion" - Me, Counting Champion

Calm down there Hercules, don't want to end up with a 7 pack

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[image] Little advice from Kevin Smith

[image] Little advice from Kevin Smith

"Help is never coming." -Kevin Smith

"Lower your expectations"

'Perfect is the enemy of good' is actually some of the best advice you can give.

Whatever money you have, invest in sound. A nice mic and whatever little digital handheld recorder. If the content is good, the audience does NOT care how it looks (as long as you follow basic cinematography rules) but they will not accept noise levels moving around through the edit. Don't wrap a scene until you know the audio is good. Turn off the AC, unplug the fridge (leave your keys in there so you can't forget to plug it back in) If there's electronic noise outside your control, go find a quiet place as soon as you wrap the scene and get the actors to run through ADR right there. You'd be shocked how often it'll sync up.

After that, worry about getting the actors in a place where they're comfortable and invested. Natural-sounding performances can do a million times more for your movie than an Arri Alexa.

[image]Do your best

[image]Do your best

The great british bakeoff is the most wholesome show!

I wish US competition shows would take some notes from this show.

What, don't you love the incessant jump cuts, dramatic music and metallic "screeee" sound that they all use for some reason?

And the commercial breaks to draw everything out. And then when it comes back from commercial they replay the last 5 minutes?! Yes I do!

[IMAGE] That is not a weakness. That is life.

[IMAGE] That is not a weakness. That is life.

I believe this is from "Peak Performance" where Data thinks he is malfunctioning because he lost a game of Strategema against a humanoid.

You got it. The guy was a galactically-praised strategist who knew it and had been being a holier than thou dick the whole episode.

And then Data goes on to "win" in his own way in a rematch where, instead of trying to win, Data played simply to stall him in a tie until he got frustrated and quit.

I don't remember exactly what season it was, but I remember Pulaski was in it, so season 2 or 3?

Shut up Wesley

Picard looks like he's Reading the quote and thinking "that's pretty good, I'm gonna use that."

[Image] Be wise enough...

[Image] Be wise enough...

So no social media then?

More like "don't tell people when they're wrong, leave them in ignorance and be invisible". Humanity is going one step backward every time you don't try to help somebody who shows you they need to be helped #GetSelfish

Every time I try to help someone or offer up unsolicited advice I get resentment, argument, or ignorance. I've stopped. I'd rather just have people like me than try to help those who don't want to be helped.

Took this advice and walked out on my job!

[Image] Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "No one can make you feel inferior unless you let them." Some good self talk for today

[Image] Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "No one can make you feel inferior unless you let them." Some good self talk for today

Don't let people live inside of your head rent free ;)

The Quote is incorrect. This is the correct quote:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Consent is the key word in the quote.

I needed this, thanks.

Any time! My constant self talk these days is: "You don't need to like me. I don't need to be liked by you. These do not limit us from being kind to each other.

Screw Likeability." Hopefully it helps you too! :)

[text] If You had $86,400 in your bank and someone stole $10 would you spend all the rest of your money trying to get revenge? Exactly, so if someone puts 10 seconds of negativity in your life don't spend the next 86,400 seconds of the day thinking about it. Stay positive, keep smiling!!

[text] If You had $86,400 in your bank and someone stole $10 would you spend all the rest of your money trying to get revenge? Exactly, so if someone puts 10 seconds of negativity in your life don't spend the next 86,400 seconds of the day thinking about it. Stay positive, keep smiling!!

I meant 86,390 seconds of the day left, my bad. Annnnnnd, I got to look at 800+ comments lmao. Thanks for the support!

"It's not about the money, it's about sending a message..."

Do I have to spend all of it to get revenge? Because I can spend about $20 and 20 minutes ordering someone an envelope full of glitter.

You're really underestimating just how spiteful I can be...

if he can steal $10 he can steal all of it. I cant let him get away with stealing anymore money.

[Image] It's okay.!

[Image] It's okay.!

I'm not taking any advice from that mountain

You don't owe anybody an explanation about your actions, you don't have to justify everything you do.

Me neverest.

As far as know, we're only here once. Let's go do cool sh•t!

Husband and I have been talking about moving to the west coast. Near Seattle, we think. His family is in Missouri. Mine is in TN. We currently live near my family. It's gonna be hard to go somewhere else, but let's go see different places, meet different people, and do stuff!

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