“All these men will drown with or without you. They would have drowned whether you chose this boat or not.”
Author — Uther Dean
Author Archive: Uther Dean
Uther was one of the two arts editors in 2009. He was the horoscopier and theatre writer in 2010. Alongside Elle Hunt, Uther was coeditor in 2011.
That’s what I’m holding on to as I step out of the bomb shelter of school into the desolate nuclear wasteland of reality and consequence. I am going to trust myself. I am going to trust myself. I am going to know that I am worth saving.
Remember that time I drunkenly told you that you saved my life? You said “Don’t say that.” You have never really thought about how much you live for other people.
The one about about how most people on Tumblr just need to fuck off and fuck up.
I have been thinking a lot recently about how success in any field is half luck and half being ready for when that luck appears. I have been thinking a lot about how unprepared, how not ready I feel.
“Things can be different.”
Art is vital but don’t let that stop you being silly.
I need you to take a moment to understand the complexity of things. This is the Te Ao Marama issue of Salient and if the student body of this fine institution reacts to it as they normally do Asher and Ollie, chief dude-bros of this organ of student opinion, are about to be inundated with letters from you about how angry or offended or annoyed you were by the bulk of the issue being in Te Reo.
Nothing is new. Everything has been done. But nothing has been new for like a thousand years so just get over it. Everything has been done, yeah. But for fucking ages and everyone since then seems to have gotten by just fine.