HCQ: What is the best career advice anyone has ever given you?
JM: The best career advice I got was: there is no real difference between people who succeed and people who fail. People who succeed have failed just as many times as people who have failed, except they just got up one extra time, dusted themselves off and carried on anyway. I think that, in this profession, when so much of your hopes and dreams are caught up in what you do for a living, there is a certain amount of rejection that you have to deal with. You put yourself on the line to be chosen and sometimes you’re not. And, you can’t let that crush you. It’s really hard because in order to be creative, I do feel like you have to get invested and super excited about every job. You have to see the good in it. You have to envision yourself being that character and playing that role. You have to invest, and it takes a lot of energy to get there and then to be rejected … it can be painful. You can’t become jaded. You might as well give up or go into another profession because you need that energy to book the job. Also, I promise you: every single job that I’ve ever booked; there was always something that I felt heartbroken about the week before.
There’s also this:
"… I’m not interested in those stereotypes unless it has something subversive or comedic to say. [Women are] a bit more complex than that, we’ve come too far. If as an artist, I have any power in getting messages out to an audience … and, if my audience also has young girls in it, I don’t really want to convey that message.”
I know none of this is in order, but these things just spoke to me on so many levels.
Request: Fallout: New Vegas – Wasteland Omelet
Oh my, is it Wednesday already!? I’ve recently started a new job working full-time and I’ve been so busy I’ve not had a moment this week to even play Fallout: New Vegas which has been sitting on my shelf for several months now. So when I get in from work or you settle down after a long day roaming in, well, nothing, you want something quick and nutritious (plus you really have to use up those Deathclaw Eggs). I’m personally a big fan of Omelets (Omelettes? What an odd word) and I love that New Vegas has Hardcore survival style gameplay. It’s this mode which has attracted me to the game and I’m excited to see how well it’s been implemented – for games like Fallout it’s an aspect I really miss! So stoke your fire and follow this very simple but delicious recipe.
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Out100: Stephanie Miller
On The Stephanie Miller Show, which has been broadcast nationally since 2009, the politically and culturally savvy host brings a refreshing dose of liberal humor to her commentary on everything from her “shy-pee syndrome” to the male “right- wing love muffins” who call in fits of anger. Miller doesn’t mind. Having come out publicly on her show in 2010, she’s not shying away from her progressive politics, and she hopes to help those callers “see the light.”
Photographed at her home in Los Angeles on August 7, 2013
Various behind-the-scenes pics from our fabulous cast on twitter.
Xenaboob is awesome! The creator of the original must not have seen the show, listened to the cast and crew, or quality checked their own work.
Finally someone remembers the difference between our cultures. I am happy to say I am a Nerdard’geekian.
Lucy Flawless at Dragoncon 2013
Lucy Lawless Interview (Dragon Con 2013)