Of Narcissism

I think all artists are presumptuous, self-important pricks by nature. Actually I think everyone is like that albeit in denial.  I don’t know if it’s always about attention however. The deprivation of attention can sometimes be demotivating but it can also make us see where we’re going wrong and where we need to stop and re-calibrate what we’re doing. I think it becomes a problem, a Vulnerable Narcissism kinda thing when it gets to us on a massive level that it makes us feel like we’ve been mistreated.

About a Home Video

In times of bitter disillusion by loss and the need to get more modern into her life, my aunt threw out a lot of old stuff from our house. VHS players, Cassette players, Vinyl players. This becomes a problem for someone of my age because the first half of my …

እንደዚህ ቀላል ነበረ?

ይሄንን ሰሞን አማርኛ አማርኛ ብሎኛል፡፡ ምን አይቼ እንደሆነ አላውቅም፡፡ ትንሽ ልቀላቅል ነው ስለዚህ ታገሱኝ፡፡ በዞሩበት ጠቅላይ ምኒስቴር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድን ርእስ ካደረገ ጉዳይ ጋር ፊት ለፊት እየተላተሙ ስለሌላ ነገር ማሰብ አልተቻለም፡፡ አሁን እኔም እንደመር ምናምን እያልኩ በአማርኛ ልፅፍ ነው፡፡ ይሄ ሰውዬ ያላመጣው ጉድ የለም፡፡ አይ አም ኤግዚቢት ኤ! ፓለቲካው፣ ተያያዥ …

Boy

His name is Yitbarek. He’s seven years old. His mother had seen the commotion on the way home from church, children drawing pictures on desks in the middle of the streets and grownups selling children’s books to adults. So she walked him over and asked a member of the organization …

Anon, Hank Green, Glossary of Broken Dreams: This entry ended up being one of recommendations

“Privacy is not under attack by some evil outside forces. It’s under attack by our own collective behavior. These trends could be stopped by massive efforts. People wouldn’t be able to share stuff online. We would have to get rid of the internet as we know it. But you don’t wanna do that….you wouldn’t sacrifice memes and porn for bourgeois privacy….right?”

Glossary of Broken Dreams

That Space and Time

Trevor Noah said in an interview with CNN a couple of weeks ago, “…When there is something to punch against, that’s when you truly flex your muscles. When you are a creative person and you live in a place where the seeds of oppression are being planted, that’s when you …

Pain, Choices and Lip Plates

During my first year of Uni, I went and got a nose piercing. One day my friend and I just up and went to the jewelers to get pierced. I told myself that this was a step to conquering one of my biggest crippling fears: needles. There was also a …

Still Learning: Part One

  “Do Nothing.” -King Bumi I think the main reason people make anime is more than to just tell stories. It’s probably to teach kids about morals and love and friendship as well. But some of us finally catch up to Avatar: The Last Air Bender at age 21 after having accepted teachings …

Heroes

I saw a movie about us the other day. There were worlds rising and collapsing, Lovers hid behind brave faces but everyone knew. There were heroes in it too. In our story we never say anything either… But if tomorrow the Earth shook and stairs gave away, if lights flickered …