Anonymous asked:

I know that you usually get long, well thought out questions, but mine is basic and stupid: I want to get into comedy and writing but I'm scared.

emilyvgordon answered:

First off, that’s not a question. It’s a statement. Ask the question. I’ll wait.

The question is: WHY AM I SCARED?

You’re scared because that’s the normal reaction to trying something new that will make you look vulnerable. Something you could fail at. Something there is no blueprint for. Normal reaction, but it’s time to punch that reaction in the face.

So those are the reasons why you’re scared. The new question you should be asking yourself is WILL I GET MORE OUT OF DOING THIS THAN I WILL OUT OF BEING SCARED?

And the answer to that question is yes. 

So fuck it. Be scared but do it anyway. 



 ’Mukashi Mukashi’ & ‘A New Tenant’

I was asked to contribute to the Heroes in A Half Shell: A TMNT Tribute Exhibition for Gallery Nucleus, which will be opening this Saturday.

I thought it would be fun to show Splinter and crew with Shredder’s vanquished helmet, only kicking it back to the feudal age of Japan it’s based off of. No mutations and a samurai helmet.

I grew up with the 90’s TMNT and finding out that the new Krang was no longer the campy robot kangaroo pouch with alien brain baby left me nostalgic. It felt like Krang had left his out dated model back in ‘87 for a shiny new ride, and I couldn’t help thinking it’s probably still sitting around somewhere collecting dust, overgrown with plants.