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Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter @booncotter Follow A story I want to share cos I think being authentic is your best asset: So, I broke down crying in my interview for @Naughty Dog. 1/x 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes Tweet your reply Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x 91t282 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were there? Me: Er... LOL... Just me (Everyone laughs) 6%x 91tl 1 269 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x 91tl 12 266 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff, masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x 91t 17 392 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x 91tl 15 391 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x 4 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x 028 151 1.4K Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with Nate giving me stink eye. AUGH 5 more replies gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters 
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Clock, Dude, and Funny: FLOWER GLEAM AND GLOW <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lokiongallifrey.tumblr.com/post/31415980340/do-you-remember-none-of-that-gossow4ever">lokiongallifrey</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://do-you-remember-none-of-that.tumblr.com/post/31401615147/gossow4ever-dontgigglesherlock">do-you-remember-none-of-that</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gossow4ever.tumblr.com/post/31399260514/dontgigglesherlock-its-usually-subtext">gossow4ever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dontgigglesherlock.tumblr.com/post/31397688030/its-usually-subtext-thorki-hiddlesworth">dontgigglesherlock</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://its-usually-subtext.tumblr.com/post/31396460036">its-usually-subtext</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thorki-hiddlesworth.tumblr.com/post/31395974170/tugamaggie-mylastchances">thorki-hiddlesworth</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tugamaggie.tumblr.com/post/31394010778">tugamaggie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mylastchances.tumblr.com/post/31393865291/hammer-in-my-pants-let-your-power-shine-make">mylastchances</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hammer-in-my-pants.tumblr.com/post/31392218769">hammer-in-my-pants</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em><strong>LET YOUR POWER SHINE</strong></em></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Make the clock reverse</strong><br/><br/><img height="230" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7vez0MKm61rns60f.gif" width="500"/><br/><br/><strong>Bring back what once was mine </strong><br/><br/><img height="232" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4aw43jeMT1qbxre1.gif" width="500"/><br/><br/><strong>Heal what has been hurt</strong><br/><br/><img height="286" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9xpwylw2h1rsw1yf.gif" width="500"/><br/><br/><strong>Change the fates design</strong><br/><br/> <img height="281" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ytezltj71qkhduuo4_500.gif" width="500"/><br/><br/><strong>Save what has been lost</strong><br/><br/><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8gulxonA1qgacym.gif"/><br/><br/><strong>Bring back what once was mine</strong><br/><br/><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7et8qPzd01r9f2g6o2_500.gif"/><br/><br/><strong>What once was mine</strong><br/><br/><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9pe2dle8a1rrtltso3_500.gif"/> </p> </blockquote> <p>THIS WAS MEANT TO BE FUNNY, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT</p> </blockquote> <p>ACTUAL TEARS.  You have my actual tears on your hands goddammit.</p> </blockquote> <p>I HADN’T EVEN FINISHED LAUGHING YET GOD</p> </blockquote> <p>Literally my reaction:</p> <p><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8ne6l5Hf1qaitdt.gif"/></p> <p>And then I cried</p> </blockquote> <p>You didn’t have to!</p> </blockquote> <p>Fucks sake, dude.  This went from funny to heart-wrenchingly sad in the space of ten seconds.</p> </blockquote> <p>bRB SOBBING</p> </blockquote>
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