I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
Question: Is there any chance Dylan could ride for your company. Or are you not sponsoring anyone right now? Btw I'm really hyped on the way your doing Bianca Chandon 👍👍👍
"A girl can only dream!"
Ok, ok: I’m in, by popular demand. I’ll keep an eye out for my box, Alex.
A quote from
This is a great answer to a question asked by Nate Newton of Converge and I relate very much to the answer. Skateboarding is huge in my life I don’t skate as much as I used to but I fully still consider myself a skateboarder.
I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.
my favorite post of 2013
me at parties. with usually nothing to eat.
having a moment
i feel like going on a rant so im just guna do it. this ends on a positive note i swear:
today at the park i was asked “do you actually enjoy riding this weird shaped board (kid grimacing in distaste as he stands on my Welcome board), when you could just ride a fun, normal, popsicle shape, and do REAL tricks.” i didnt even know how to answer such an air headed question at the time, but it stuck with me and i have been stewing about it since. sure, the question itself seems pretty harmless, and maybe he was sincerely interested as to why i would ride a shaped board. but what bothers me is the underlying insinuation that if you arent riding a “normal” board, then you arent doing “real” tricks by todays skateboarding standards. not that i give a shit about meeting any of their standards and gaining their approval, but the fact that the skate world even has these unspoken but very real sort of guide lines we are supposed to adhere to is what makes me feel like bringing a gun to the next LRG demo and leveling the playing field as it were. doesnt bother me if you wana ride a popsicle or not, go for it! but i cant stomach this worship of mundane, brand plastered, brainless, “conventional” skateboarding anymore. i realize i do some pretty average tricks, and im not even that creative trick wise, and mostly thats just because i dont have the physical capabilities to pull off what i wish i could be doing. even though in my mind i suck at skating, i still love and respect the people that pay no mind to the endless flow of run of the mill trash that gets held so high and sets the bar for what we should be skating like. more and more its depressingly evident that skateboarders by and large no longer value individual little flairs that each skater has that makes them unique, instead its become a matter of copying whatever new internet part you see, and doing those tricks exactly the same as the new hot shit guy blowing up all over thrasher. obviously this is not breaking news but skateboarding has become as bland and safe and mainstream as anything else in our “typical culture”, and maybe this should be saved for a different rant, but it stopped being a sub culture a looooong time ago. the parallels between how the normal person thinks and lives their lives according to how they have been told to do so, and the average skateboarder are so sadly similar.
i guess to sum up this rambling, disorganized, spewing of incomplete thoughts, i would say next time i see that kid at the park i would respond to his question with that there should be no “real” tricks, in skateboarding. you do whatever you want on whatever you want and it doesnt matter who deems it to be cool or gnarly. hes a nice kid and he means well, hes just another unfortunate product of our increasingly boring, unimaginative skateboard world that conditions kids to think a certain way just like in the rest of our culture.
instead of feeling hopeless that theres no stopping the shane o’neils the sean maltos and the paul rodriguezes from dumping all over what i love most, and growing an army of clones to perpetuate the trend, i think im just guna be thankful for the friends i have and people i know that arent stuck in the box. as long as there are lucas millers and luis oidas and nolan johnsons and people like jason running fucking great companies like Welcome, i can feel good about being on the outskirts of this so called subculture. so while the kids are trying to pop their shit as high as leo or whoever, we’ll be in the parking lot doing street plants, bonelesses, and slappies, because we think it’s fun and its what WE wana do. <3
Question: How do you feel about trans women invading feminist spaces?
i don’t get how a woman can “invade” a space meant for women.
Pontus Alv’s “No Complies Forever” artwork, turned into outlines from the original cut paper work. (This is the one thing I know how to do in Illustrator, yay me.) I’m thinking about getting this tattooed somewhere. Zaftig women skateboarders? Yes.
A quote from
Pirkei Avot 4:1 (via amethystfountains)
As it is said, “I grew wiser that all my teachers”. (Psalms 119:99)
As it is said, “the one who controls his ager is better than one of physical strength; the one who controls his passions is better than a conqueror [of cities]”. (Proverbs 16:32)
As it is said, “when you eat the labor of your hands, you are praiseworthy and it is good with you”. (Psalms 128:2)
As it is said, “for I shall honor those who honor me, and those who scorn me shall be degraded”. (1 Samuel 2:30)
(These are anecdotes from Na”ch that exemplify each of these quotes. In the original text, the proceed each one respectively)
Who is brave? The one who subdues their urge to evil.
Who is rich? The one who appreciates what they have.
Who is honored? The one who gives honor to others."