the art of riordan james flynn

Depression + Robin Williams, 11 months in Ireland.

Depression + Robin Williams, 11 months in Ireland.

Well, readers. Here we are. Almost a year forward from when I got on a plane and my life changed for the better in a thousand ways. I’ve spent the last eleven months with my best friend, gotten to know some beautiful, intelligent people, and grown to love a big city when I swore to be a small-town kid forever. I am not leaving forever. I am sure, and I must promise myself now, that I will be back…

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"I wish I could draw!" 
No.
No you don’t. 
[What people don’t understand about being an artist is that it’s incredibly draining, taxing, thankless and mocked work and what you have to sacrifice to be good at it is sometimes really not worth the end product. I feel like I’m bleeding out.
You wish you could draw? No you don’t. Be grateful you can’t.

This also ties in a lot of themes of isolation and misery that come with being autistic, so it’s pretty intensely personal work. It’s ridiculously wanky and depressing so I don’t expect anyone to like it or understand.]
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"I wish I could draw!" 

No.

No you don’t. 

[What people don’t understand about being an artist is that it’s incredibly draining, taxing, thankless and mocked work and what you have to sacrifice to be good at it is sometimes really not worth the end product. I feel like I’m bleeding out.

You wish you could draw? No you don’t. Be grateful you can’t.

This also ties in a lot of themes of isolation and misery that come with being autistic, so it’s pretty intensely personal work. It’s ridiculously wanky and depressing so I don’t expect anyone to like it or understand.]

[Over here on dA]


July 4th

I wanted to be proud of you,
bursting stars and stripes bright in the black night
with sharp, gunpowder pride and
explosive anthems ringing in my chest.

I longed to be glad of you,
to pin your banner high
like a spangled treasure fluttering from
victorious ramparts,
to roar triumphant the greatness
that you could have been.

oh,
instead, instead
I bear the shame of your name in another country,
whe…

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Opinions, politics, respect and further observations.

Opinions, politics, respect and further observations.

Scrolling through my own Facebook feed is sometimes enough to make me want to quit humanity for good. Within three scroll-downs, I’d encountered several posts insulting the POTUS, calling him everything from the “eejit in chief” to other, more general slurs. I came across anti-amnesty for immigrants, pro-Life blathering on about the “victory” achieved by Hobby Lobby, pro-choice raging on the…

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asarlai-emrys:

starexorcist:

emillu:

NEW PALETTES!!!!!! Pleeaaassse send a number and character if your interested! I’m super excited about all these new colors! Ive gone through all the other ones on the last pallet! So send them if you like!!! I love doing this to show my appreciation for and thank all of my awesome followers!!! And its a good distraction and project for me right now. 
Thank you guys! I LOVE YOU
GO AHEAD AND SEND THEM!

come at me fuckers. Let’s see if I can get through this full list.

NOTICE: You may now use THIS LIST to request stuff from me. Merlin characters only pls. :3 
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asarlai-emrys:

starexorcist:

emillu:

NEW PALETTES!!!!!! Pleeaaassse send a number and character if your interested! I’m super excited about all these new colors! Ive gone through all the other ones on the last pallet! So send them if you like!!! I love doing this to show my appreciation for and thank all of my awesome followers!!! And its a good distraction and project for me right now. 

Thank you guys! I LOVE YOU

GO AHEAD AND SEND THEM!

come at me fuckers. Let’s see if I can get through this full list.

NOTICE: You may now use THIS LIST to request stuff from me. Merlin characters only pls. :3 

(Source: fallenzephyrart)