Shit dude. I’m sorry to hear that.
I am by NO MEANS a person anyone should ask about relationship advice. I’m the worst. But, a teacher in 8th grade once told me that “this too shall pass” and that stuck with me. It will. Everything shitty and traumatic passes with time— at least the blow of it. So knowing that whatever you’re feeling now will for the most part be better in a few months is something. Also, it’s pretty cool to be an adult and realize that all relationships don’t work out. We change and grow and all that other shit and it’s just not working. You both seem to know that and hopefully maybe you’ll be friends or not and be able to learn from it.
Other things you can and should do:
1. House of Cards just came out… get on that
2. I just discovered a dark choc. macadamia nut w/sea salt bar that is legit helpful
3. Hang with friends who will make you feel like you are immortal
4. Know you’re a badass bitch and it will all be okay.
Wow. Finally, someone asks the whopper.
1. Don’t, and look for open windows
3. Do. Not. Laugh.
Hmm. It’s tough to feel that way, and it’s really hard NOT to feel that way sometimes. I know I’ve felt that way a ton over the years and I think you have to sort of force yourself to overcome that, because that negative energy and thinking isn’t gonna get you anywhere. It seems like you know that already though.
I think shit is all about timing, and stuff happens differently for everyone. I’m not sure exactly what you do, but I’m guessing you’re in my biz(?) cause we all feel this way from time to time.. SO I think you have to constantly remind yourself that although it seems like everyone is on the same path, trying to do the same thing, that they’re not really. We’re all so different and there are many many ways to success and what we all want. Try and be as happy as you can for other’s successes, because in so many ways, it will make you better— make you work harder, change up, or that person might hire you! Then you better have been happy!
We all fuck up constantly in our own ways. Let yourself off the hook dude— you’re trying the best you can, and people are probably looking at you the way you fear you’re looking at them. Deep breaths!
I think my advice would be to do those things in and during college! I didn’t do any of those things at school because I was studying fine art and didn’t realize what I really wanted to do until later. But I don’t think it’s ever too early to start writing or making stuff. I’m sure wherever you decide to go there will be a program or other people interested in the same stuff. Look out for them. And if you go to a school in a city, consider taking classes at night or on the weekend at a comedy theatre— or just go to see a lot of shows.
Congrats on being ahead of the game. Also us “Pioneers” have to stick together :)
YAY! Congrats Karen— you’re about to embark on an incredible journey.
The first day is scary, but everyone is in it together. The teacher will be amazing and will make you feel totally comfortable. Just remember to have fun and that this is a long process. Listen and smile and it will be wonderful.
okay, so this is a good question because I’m always telling myself not to care what other people think. It’s very hard.
I don’t think you can ever stop caring— You just have to care MORE what you think about yourself. That’s the key. I care a shit ton what people think of me. I even heighten that part of myself on the show because I find it funny and ridiculous how insecure I can be at times. I think you have to laugh at yourself and realize no one is out to get you. They’re all standing there thinking about the same shit— worried you’re judging their outfit or their speech or whatever. We’re all fucking terrified.
Something I try to do is to tell people what I think of them and their work etc. ONLY POSITIVE! In doing that I feel like I’m somehow evening it out— just in case they were scared I was hating on their project or dress, I’ll make sure they know I’m into it.
You’re doing good esqu0984. Don’t worry so much. We’re all really into you.
What up Jakey-
first can I say that I’m an idiot and when I said I’d be asking questions I didn’t know that people would START asking questions… I was gonna answer a few I had already. Ohh man!
So— congrats on the band—what’s it called?
When Ilana and I started doing BC, we both had worked jobs on the internet: Ilana did social media for this company Skinceuticals and I had worked as an assistant for these dudes doing SEO- search engine optimization and blog outreach. So when we started getting serious about Broad City, we started treating it like a brand and like a product. Blog outreach was a big thing. People that write on blogs and for blogs need content. We looked at our product and broke it down into all the different categories: web series, new york city, women, comedy, jewish (I know), 20-somethings etc etc. We then made a spreadsheet and filled it with blogs that covered all those bases. We resaerched the editors and writers, made a template and sent a lot of emails. Each has to be personalized though— read their blog and write them as to why their readers would be into your product (music/band) You’re giving them new content, so it’s a win/win. We marked down when we sent it, and if we got no response, when we came out with a new ep, we wrote them again.
Eventually people started writing. It can’t hurt to ask and see what happens.
It was Al Green and I figured it out during a commercial break and then immediately forgot…
+ great question bc I’m gonna put on some Al Green now.