But I guess ultimately what scares me about marriage is where do you find this person? You know a lot of times, most successful relationships, people meet through work, school, mutual friends.
But what’s most interesting to me is when people just meet in life, just randomly.
You know, I have a friend, he got married, I asked him like “Hey, uh, where’d you meet your wife?” He was like “I was leaving Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was looking for my car - I drive a gray Prius. I saw a different gray Prius, I thought it was mine, I walked up to it, I realized I had the wrong car, but I bumped into Carol, we started talking, that was that”. That’s unbelievable.
Think about all the random factors that had to come together to make this one moment possible - this one moment that changed these two people’s entire lives:
First off, this guy has to live in this particular town. Then he has to get a gray Prius. Then he has to need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then he has to go to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then there has to be another guy who also lives in town, also drives a gray Prius, also needs to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond, also goes to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond at around the same time. Then they have to both park somewhat near each other, my friend has to leave before the other guy leaves, see the wrong Prius, think it’s his, walk up to it. Then the woman, Carol, needs to be near the wrong gray Prius for a million other random reasons. They bump into each other, they start talking, their entire lives are changed.
That’s the most amazing and terrifying thing about life.
It is, cause the amazing thing is that at any moment, any one of us can have that moment that totally changes our lives. You could be leaving the show tonight, bump into someone… it could change your life. You don’t know, that could happen.
The terrifying thing is… what if we’re all supposed to be at Bed Bath & Beyond right now?
“You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself. Nobody else can possibly do that. You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you. If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.”—Ragen Chastain (via koreyan)
So, I have received a number of ask about how to make an edit like this or this. This tutorial is quite simple, what you need is patience and be familiar with making gif and editting.
First, to start making the edit, you’ll need a suitable gif and a picture. The gif needs to be a black and white gif, with white background so that when blending the pic will appear at the black part of the gif. In both the example I made the gif from a video resource, which you can find it here .
Editing the pic/gif as you like (sharpen, brightness/contrast, etc). Also, slow down the gif to 0.1s, so that it’s slow enough to see the pic. Merge down the pic, save the gif.
Open both the gif and pic, drag the pic into the gif so that it appears on topof the layers of the gif.
Select all frames of the gif, use the Select Tool to move the pic to the position you like (you also need to select the pic layer)
When the pic is in the position, with all the frames selected, at the top left corner of the layer window, select Lighten (or you can choose Screen, depends on how you want it to look like). The pic will now be cut off of the part that is white in the gif, only visible in the part which is black.
From then you can fix the pic into better position, resize it and if there’s some white dots from the gif that appears on the pic , you can use brush in black and paint over the layer with the white dots.
Run the gif and tada~ it’s done.
This can apply for gif on gif edit too. But to have 2 gif blended together with the inner gif visible enough is such a pain and took lots of time. However if you’re patient enough, just blend the 2 gif together by Copy all frames of the gif that will be the inner gif (to appear in the black part of the outer gif), select all frame of the outer gif and paste the inner gif over with the Paste over selection option.
When moving the pic around, don’t forget select all the frame then use the select tool. If you don’t, the frame you selected will be the only one with the pic in the new position and not the other. It’s quite a pain so pay attention to that.
If you have anymore question just head to my askbox ok? :)
Okay, so a few have been asking me about gifs & I just got another request to create a tutorial about making a gif. I’m pretty sure you will find much better tutorials online & specially on Tumblr but here you are :]
First of all - you need to have two programmes: KM player & Photoshop…
“I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn’t have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”—Charles Bukowski (via joydivisions)
“Each book is a new book. I’ve never written it before and I have to teach myself how to write it as I go along. The fact that I’ve written books in the past seems to play no part in it. I always feel like a beginner and I’m continually running into the same difficulties, the same blocks, the same despairs. You make so many mistakes as a writer, cross out so many bad sentences and ideas, discard so many worthless pages, that finally what you learn is how stupid you are. It’s a humbling occupation.”—Paul Auster (via theparisreview) Geez, it’s like the Tumblr-verse is speaking to me today. Here’s John McPhee and David Rakoff on how writing never gets easier. (via austinkleon)