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#5DaysOfFail: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Day 1-2

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#5DaysOfFail: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Day 1-2

#5DAYS OF FAIL: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

PERFECTIONISTS. OVER-ACHIEVERS. DO-GOODERS. JUDGEY-JUDGERS. YOU HAVE BEEN PUT ON NOTICE.  

THIS IS THE FIRST-EVER #5DAYSOFFAIL AND WE WILL BE FLAGRANTLY FLASHING OUR FAILS IN YOUR FACE.

YES! For FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS, a group of creative friends AND i will be performing DAILY ACTS OF FAILURE in an artform of our choice.

 

Read all the blog posts about the first #5DaysOfFail:

* Day 3-4: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/8/5daysoffail-failers-of-the-world-unite-days-3-4

* Day 5 and Final Show!: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/10/5daysoffail-day-5-and-final-show

 

WE WILL BE FAILING FAILURES OF FULL-FRONTAL FEROCITY.

(and I will be using as many "F" words to describe this as possible.)

WHY FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS OF FAILURE?

As creatives, the process of making stuff up requires us to tune out the evil voices in our head that tells us we are not good enough to even get started. And the reality of creativity is that we need to create many mediocre, half-baked ideas before any one of them can be worthy of being polished up and shown to the world.

Five Days of Failure is one way to give ourselves a nice "sprint" of work to produce.  Our goal is to FAIL EVERY DAY for FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS so that we can practice the process of daily creativity and an accepting mindset that allows us to simply "try" our ideas.

To keep us honest, each participant will email me, the FAIL ORGANIZER, their daily pieces at the end of each day this week. AND they must create pieces related to a daily inspiration word given to us by a third-party. (In this case, my English Professor friend, Scott Okamoto.)...[continue reading]

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#AStoryADay: story 15. early late bloomers

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#AStoryADay: story 15. early late bloomers

to celebrate national novel writing month (or the unfortunately nicknamed "NaNoWriMo") this year i will spare myself the white-hair-inducing effects of writing 50,000 words in the month of November by writing a story a day.

these stories will be of any length and veer into any territory i wish. the idea is for me to write one a day for every day of november. these will be first drafts with minimal editing.

if you are into any of it. please comment below! perhaps you can help me figure out if there's ANYthing in these stories worth adapting or polishing into something awesome.

story 15.  early late bloomers  (by jenny yang. sunday, november 17, 2013)

when two people with glasses decide to kiss what happens to those glasses?

i had to ask my friend aja. she was my first friend in the world.

“i think you get the boy to take it off for you” she said with cotton candy in her hazel eyes.

aja’s eyes were not that big. but relative to her tiny petite body and small red-haired head, her eyes were huge. they were the first things i noticed when we first met in the first grade.

she was my first “american” friend. i bet if that first friend was asian i wouldn’t have thought that.  when we were freshly immigrated from taiwan and i was five years old, white americans were the “americans” and the “foreigners.”  and aja was as “foreign” to me as it got: red hair, pale skin, freckles and eyes.  i don’t think she caught on to this, but that first year were were friends and i was barely fluent in english, i would just stare at the freckles on her cheeks while we played with her barbies. when she looked up and noticed my eyes, i’d quickly ask her a question about the barbies, like that was what i was going to do all along....

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#AStoryADay: story 14. makeup face.

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#AStoryADay: story 14. makeup face.

to celebrate national novel writing month (or the unfortunately nicknamed "NaNoWriMo") this year i will spare myself the white-hair-inducing effects of writing 50,000 words in the month of November by writing a story a day.

these stories will be of any length and veer into any territory i wish. the idea is for me to write one a day for every day of november. these will be first drafts with minimal editing.

if you are into any of it. please comment below! perhaps you can help me figure out if there's ANYthing in these stories worth adapting or polishing into something awesome.

story 14. makeup face (by jenny yang. saturday, november 16, 2013)

i’m having a really hard time staying on this chick’s face. it is hella greasy.

so this lady jenny bought me from sephora and that cvs in manhattan beach by the pier. it’s a weird mix up here. i don’t think she has used makeup like me before.  it’s like the first time she has mixed us all up: concealer, foundation, bronzer, highlighter, blush

didn’t know we could talk huh?

well, once we get mixed together, we unite in a single voice.

that’s me. i’m your makeup, face....

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