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QuestionI have a short question, too, actually. Is it ok for an adult (like 30 not 20) working in a creative industry to have mint green hair? What about a discreet nose ring? I know different firms and clients have different feelings but curious about your opinion? I just left stuffy DC this year and I want to express myself finally. Answer


This is a great question. When I decided to apply to grad school, I dyed my pink hair a fairly normal shade of brown, and I took out my labret piercing. I didn’t want there to be any excuse for them to reject me. 

Once I got into grad school, I put a couple of platinum streaks in my hair to show the world I was still me, and I told myself that I’d go back to being more liberal with my appearance at some point, but gradually it became less and less important to me to express myself with my appearance. My work was expressing my creativity pretty well, so it just seemed like overkill. But that was me, and it doesn’t have to be you. If you haven’t had the ability to express yourself through your appearance before, it’s definitely something everyone should experience.

Find out what the policy is at your office, be respectful of it, and get creative with it. If I’m doing something awesome for a job, I tend to respect the corporate policy stuff more than I would for a job I hate. (I once walked out of a job orientation when I was told I’d have to wear khakis.)

I often paraphrase a genius David Sedaris quote anytime myself or my friends have been faced with having to “sell out” to get what you want: you don’t have to suck every dick to completion, but sometimes you have to put the dick in your mouth a little bit. In short, it’s compromise.

Do you have to look totally “normal” in your new job? No. Do you have to go buckwild and look like Courtney Love circa 1995? Also no. You can settle somewhere in the middle, maybe with a faint pastel hair color, or a nose ring, or wearing heels that have zombie faces on them. The rest of your look should be streamlined and professional, not only to balance things out, but also because it’s fucking stunning to see someone who is dressed in a business suit but also rocking dreadlocks. There’s a happy medium in there somewhere. You’re not a kid anymore, rebelling against The Man- to a lot of kids, you are The Man. Show them you know how to be a badass anyway without looking like you’re trying to stay a teenager.


not much discussion of bagpipes on this web site

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Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.


i hate it when a sentence doesn’t end the way i think it octopus

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Never forget that as highly as Simon thinks of himself, he thinks 100 times more of River.

And that however highly Simon thinks of River, she holds him in the same exact regard.




you are my sunshine


my only sunshine


you make me happy


when skies are gray


you’ll never know dear


how much i love you


please dont take


my sunshine away


this is the most beautiful post i have ever seen I’m my life

This makes me a happy Irish man

This makes me a happy person who just learned that she can’t eat wheat.

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionSince the poor Night Vale crew paid for their travel and hotel to get to DashCon and will be getting no reimbursement, if you were ever thinking of donating to the podcast, now is the time to do it. Please spread the word, show your support, and show we stand with Night Vale! Answer


Good point, anon!

Both the monthly donations and one-time donations can be made to WTNV on the commonplace books website, through paypal

It’s very unfortunate that they didn’t get to preform, and we hope that those of you who were hoping to see them get another chance to see them live.


Petition to make this a thing.