Cool Stuff Sunday

Kicking off today’s post with some pretty sobering news: arts workers are twice as likely to attempt suicide as the general population. In light of this report, I thought it would be good to link back to ArtsHub’s article on self-care in the arts workplace. Be good to yourselves, and each other, babes ❤

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My good pal and writer extraordinaire, Peter M Ball, is full of incredible writing advice over at his blog, but this piece he wrote on the perils and advantages of proper time management is bloody excellent. Even if you’re not actively pursuing a writing career, this precise and encouraging method of calculating your time can be great for allocating time to personal projects, or reallocating your hours to things that matter to you.

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Sometimes freelancing sucks. Here’s a quick read on how to navigate a tricky relationship with an editor, thanks to Travel Write Earn.

They’re doing their job the way they think works best for them, so you need to do yours they way that’s best for you.

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If you don’t know already, I bloody love Taika Waititi. His movies Boy, Eagle Vs Shark and What We Do In The Shadows (plus that little flick Hunt For The Wilderpeople) give me utter joy, and I thank GOD he wandered into filmmaking. Anyway, further to my last Taika post, head on over to his Reddit AMA thread for some amazingness. I had no idea he wrote the original screenplay for Moana?! *dies*

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Cool Stuff Sunday

Arts workers famously earn fuck all money (can attest to the veracity of the statement), so ArtsHub have done us a solid and complied a list of 50 Ways to Make A Living in The Arts! Hooray!

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One of my fave movies from the last few years, Turbo Kid, is getting a flippin’ sequel guys. Oh ma gadddddd ❤ Here’s the film clip/prequel too.

ALSO, SEE TURBO KID IF YOU HAVEN’T YET.

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Fancy a trip through the English countryside? (Yes is the only correct answer to that btw). Take a squiz at these beautiful Austen-esque accommodation options over at Verily and get planning. I am beside myself in love with the Northanger Abbey Suffolk priory and need to live there yesterday.

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Taika Waititi is one of my favourite human beings on the planet, and this interview is a prime example of why. Creative nomad. Just. MARRY ME ALREADY.

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Feminist reads! Added these to my TBR list, and would like to add Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny to the mix.

Review: Sexy Kiwi vampires are definitely worth the hype

I’ve been a big fan of Taika Waititi since seeing his 2007 feature film Eagle vs Shark, an hilarious and incredibly awkward film featuring Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and Loren Taylor. Fans of Napoleon Dynamite should invest a couple of hours into it. ANYWAY. Waititi followed this gem up with directing episodes of Flight of the Conchords (on HBO), The Inbetweeners (on iTV), and a beautiful feature film called Boy (which remains one of my favourite films of 2010). Needless to say, when I heard he was directing and starring in a vampire mockumentary, I was very intrigued.

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#thesinglelyfe

So tonight I went on what I think was a date. But the thing is I can’t be sure about what it was, because I don’t understand how dating works and what the fuck you’re supposed to do when you’re single. No really. The whole bit is totally foreign to me, or at least, I feel like it is. Maybe it isn’t. Fuck I don’t know.

All I can be sure of is that I had a good night with someone of the opposite gender, ate good food and laughed a lot, and I didn’t pay for dinner. Is that a date?

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