Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
It’s a nice idea and all but no, no it is not this easy and this simple to just up and do what you enjoy doing and survive off it. Even the “making way more money doing what you hate” doesn’t actually make it all that easy to keep a roof over your head.
Unless you live with your parents that “warm home” is gonna be at least $700 a month counting minimal utility usage and food probably another 200 if you’re living off really unhealthy junk.
And if it was so easy to just go start a store or a business there wouldn’t be so many people struggling regardless of their SUPERB fucking talent and skill, namely most of the people I know on the internet.
This is a really sweet comic but a really well meaning person but it’s so unrealistic that it serves more as a painful reminder of reality’s harshness.
This whole ‘do what you want as if money was no object’ is such a privileged point of view. Sorry, but money IS an object.
And that’s also not counting people who literally cannot disobey their parents because they’re unemployed or trying to find work and their parents are the ones supplying their food and the roof over their head. And it’s also not counting college students and graduates who are drowning in relentless debt and facing complete destitution just to pay for their education since you need a fucking degree to get any sort of well-paying job nowadays.
Money may not buy YOUR definition of happiness but god damn, ninety-thousand dollars that I’ll probably never earn in my entire life falling into my lap would solve practically all of my problems and lift a whole ton of stress off my shoulders. Money fucking matters in this society. It really, REALLY fucking matters.didn’t even rly read the comments but this comic is truly the epitome of white people logic
not to mention people whose disabilities prevent them from ~chasing their dreams~
Not to mention this line of thinking erases/dehumanizes people who don’t do lofty creative work. What about someone who’s a custodian/garbageperson/mail delivery person because it’s a union job that feeds their family? What if they do what they love on the side because sacrificing financial stability is not an option? Is that person somehow less of a person because they’re not making money doing what they love? Are they not a fully realized human being who deserves respect. Here’s a fun fact: society and civilization would break down if not for lots and lots of people doing unglamorous but very necessary jobs and those people don’t need a heaping of guilt for not following Privilege Pollyanna’s script for a happy life.
[It bugs me that there were three different ladies playing Ziyal.]
YES. ALL THE YESSES. I swear if someone wants money I would commission that fic. Though I just wish the showrunners wouldn’t have been smoking the hetero-fy everyone drugs. The weaksauce Garak/Ziyal stuff in canon should have not existed, or they should have gone balls-to-the-wall with it and realistically explored how two pretty damaged people would begin that kind of relationship and behave within it.
Let’s say for example:
short but essential masterpost
- perfect winged eyeliner!!
- fun nail art ideas
- smoky eye tutorial
- contouring tutorial
- list of best mascaras under $20
I almost feel like Garak would like the show “Burn Notice”, in a ‘what vulgar satire’ kind of way except he would Sternly Disapprove of Michael’s bad relationship with his mum.
I’ve often thought of the fact that DS9 shot from Garak’s perspective would basically be Burn Notice - complete with all the “Obsidian Order Spy Tips” voiceover instructionals
but yeah just imagine Mila and Madeline getting together and bitching about how “he never writes” and “when he calls it’s always about something bad and I have to leave for an unexpected weekend vacation” and Mila pouring Madeline a glass of Kanar and Madeline showing Mila how to play cards aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAHHH
Oh my god that’s all so goddamn cute. It absolutely would be “Obsidian Order Spy Tips” voiceover nonsense, intercut with “Sensible Sewing Tips” for the slow days.
To be fair Garak has a slightly more terrible reason for not calling home as much (unless we later find out that Michael’s evil deadbeat dad runs the NSA or something…sssh I only saw up to season 3) but it really does line up. I would watch that Garak Burned and Washed Up on DS9 show, I would buy platinum box set DVD’s of that show and not just download it. Even more hilarious where post ‘the Wire’ in Season 2 it becomes a bit of a rom-com fusion with the long running ‘will they or won’t they’ story arc where he tries to seduce Bashir.
Crossover!spy-mom get togethers are also just.. ::flails, covers head in hands:: They would totally drink and play cards (both cheating outrageously) and compare baby pictures.
I’m casting Morn as Sam now… help.
Miles. Sam would be Miles. Knows everyone, always has a smile on his face, will fuck you up if he has to without regretting it.
And Florida would be warm and moist enough for Cardassian comfort - provided they have industrial-strength sunglasses.
Ok Miles as a whiskey-soaked ex-spy who is sort of vitriolic buds with Garak is….wow. Talk about an AU. I..I… I actually really love that. Give me more improbable Garak and Miles are friends AU’s. That’s something I never knew I wanted (Would he still be married to Keiko or would they be divorced after the ‘you prioritized your career over mine’ fiasco.. haha kinda like the one in canon ::cough:: ::cough:: )
Oh Florida. Yes, his sunglasses would be some ridiculous duranium and whatever deal. They would probably have a camera and explode if you push on just the right place on the frame. Man I’ve been to Miami and if Garak was stuck there he would definitely bitch about the fashion. I bet there would be some job where he has to wear a Hawaiian shirt and that whole episode you can feel tension ratcheting up and at the end he would get to shoot a bunch of goons and with great relish rip the shirt off and burn it.