I'm Stray, or Jeff if you want to get familiar. I'm an artist, music maker, aspiring writer, goofball, geek, nerd, and dork. I design graphics for t-shirts for money.

This blog is mainly for my own artwork. I also make daily confessions and daily music posts.

Art posted in my blog is mine unless otherwise noted.

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So I started training at a new job yesterday, and we did a lot of fun team building and getting to know eachother exercises, and I there are some really interesting people I had conversations with and liked. But our class was too full and they needed volunteers to switch to another time/class and I volunteered for practical logistics reasons, and to be honest I’m kinda going to miss this group of people I spent 16 hours with,.and now I feel nervous like the new kid in school because now I have to join a group that’s already bonded with eachother. Is that wierd? It’s kinda interesting how fast people can feel like your friends.

What job you ask? Let’s just say it’s NOT the CIA ;-)

Trying to improve myself mentally, physically, emotionally, and creatively.

I want to be like the Stefan Urquelle to my own Steve Urkel.

I want to look in the mirror and say “Did I dooo thaaat?” Yes Jeff, you did, you did do that.

Advice is unnecessary but thanks. Tumblr is very nice.

Ever make a decision and immediately want to undo it? I feel awful, I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing but I don’t know what else to do. I’m the most sorry I’ve ever been.

Don’t you love when people talk very vaguely about their personal problems? For all you know I’m talking about a really bad casserole recipe I made.

Hi. I’ll talk more later maybe.

hey jeff! i hope yr doing alright
Asked by thecrabqueen

I am, relatively speaking. Sorry I haven’t been on tumblr for a while, circumstances have prevented me, but I’ll be back sooner or later. Ta ta for now, you and the rest of my tumblr sweeties.

You can skype me if you want, mrthestray.

A birthday call from my 25yr old brother

Brother: Hey… I forgot why I called you. I called you to say something…

Me: Hmmm.

Brother: Oh yeah, Happy Birthday.

Me: Yup.

Brother: You’re 30, you old.

Me: Yep, 20’s are over, I’m just a grown man now.

Brother: You’re gonna have to have some babies or people are gonna start thinking you’re gay.

Me: Well they’re just going to have to think I’m gay because I’m not about to have some babies.

Brother: Shit, might as well.

Me: Haha, “Might as well” is not the attitude I want to have bringing life into the world that I have to be responsible for.

Brother: You don’t want to be the gay one in the family. Everybody’s gonna be like “That Jeffrey’s gay.”

Me: haha, I could care less. It really doesn’t matter to me, you know I’ve never cared what other people think about me.

Brother: Well… happy birthday you old ass man.

Me: Thanks. Talk to you later.

Oh, I can't write on your Facebook wall. Rude. Happy Birthday, mister, I like you a lot. I hope you have a nice day and I hope we will both live in LA one day and we can be friends!
Asked by genuinehorror

Nope! You can’t, I’m very particular about my facebook settings, but hey be grateful you are even a facebook friend, this is a great honor I’ve bestowed upon you, you’ve been let into my inner circle, a privilege very few from tumblr have achieved! Count yourself lucky!

Thank you for the birthday wishes and never give up on your dreams! Dreams of being my real life LA friend. Anything is possible!

That’s the end of your message Valerie, now I’m going to address other people:

To everyone else who wished me a happy birthday, it would be difficult to respond to all of you with my current setup (a super old compaq computer with windows xp and very limited ram that I’m borrowing that took me like 20 minutes to log into tumblr, open my inbox and reply to this message) so thank you to all of you.

Yes louisroskoch (sp?) I get that a lot! Everybody thinks I’m a baby. Sweet sweet genetics.

Dorcas, thank you dear.

And ivette, thank you too nice lady.

And Marla ;)

And Michelle, thank you for telling your followers to wish me a happy birthday. It didn’t work, your followers could not give less of a fuck about some random 30yr old guy they don’t know, and why should they? But it’s the thought that counts so thanks!

And other peoples, look I can’t remember all your weird tumblr urls give me a break, it’s my birthday get off my back, what do you want from me? Sheesh.

Merry birthiversary to me

Today my twenties are officially over, what an uneventful waste of my youth that was. Oh well. Thirties here we goooooooo!

Guess what my computer is dead! so don’t expect to see me online much for a while sorry bye!

Soon, this blog will go back to being original content and stuff, I promise.

thestray:

thestray:

You can buy these things on shirts.

http://designbyhumans.com/shop/thestray

Everything is 20% off until the 29th when you use the coupon code DBHLIBERTY

last day of the sale bros. just sayin

You can tell I’m really bored because I usually don’t go back and forth with people on tumblr.

jess-lieben:

thestray:

jess-lieben:

thestray:

If nerds can wholeheartedly embrace a 6’2” Wolverine, what’s the big deal about a black Human Torch?

Wolverine being a tiny guy is actually an important element of his character we’re losing in the films. Johnny Storm being a white guy is not.

There’s a lot more wrong with the xmen films than wolverine’s height. Plus it’d be easier to ask for a black green lantern than a black Johnny Storm. Personally idc about the fantastic 4. Just think it’d be easier for a character who is sometimes canonically black is easier to accept than a black person who has the power to set himself on fire.

1) Who cares what’s wrong with the x-men films, that’s besides the point
2) Green Lantern has nothing to do with this
3) Interesting that as a person who doesn’t even care about the fantastic four you still have trouble accepting Johnny Storm being black.
4) Fans accept all kinds of radical changes in these comic book adaptations, why is a white character being black such a hard one to swallow. Like nobody gives a shit that Thor doesn’t transform into Donald Blake, or that Bucky was not Cap’s teenage sidekick, or that the Avengers were formed by SHIELD instead of joining forces on their own. I mean I’m comic geeky as they come and can go on for days, but somehow nobody’s hackles are raised by these very fundamental changes to story and character. People love those movies and they make bajillions of dollars. But make a character’s skin darker and suddenly it’s like whoa whoa whoa whoa… I don’t know if I can accept that?

It’s just interesting where some people draw the line.

1) That’s a point you brought up in the original post. Some things that are more important, in my mind, that would strengthen your argument.

2) I was just saying if you wanted a black superhero it’d be easier for others to accept the green lantern to be one than the human torch.

3) Did I ever say that I cared what color they made Johnny? No. I wouldn’t care if he was black, white, Asian, Native American, or Middle Eastern.

4) Which brings me to the first point.

I’m going to include your tagged comments too:

The quality of the X-Men movies was not a point I brought up in the original post, and is not a point that needs to be a part of the discussion because it is tangential to the issue which is fan reaction to casting black actors as white characters. That’s the only thing I’m discussing here no matter how much you want to derail it to be about what you want it to be about. And yes a black Green Lantern would be easier to “accept”, 1) duh 2) so what? I’m not here to talk about what would be easier on ignorant people, I’m here talking about how ignorant people are reacting to something that is already happening.

Your tags confuse me, you are aware that the Human Torch HAS been cast as a black actor right? Michael B. Jordan is playing the Human Torch. That is a fact. It is happening. So Hollywood IS taking the risk and it’s the fans are the ones not accepting it.

So I really don’t know where you’re coming from. If you don’t care what color they make Human Torch why are you here playing devil’s advocate for white people who hate the idea?

jess-lieben:

thestray:

If nerds can wholeheartedly embrace a 6’2” Wolverine, what’s the big deal about a black Human Torch?

Wolverine being a tiny guy is actually an important element of his character we’re losing in the films. Johnny Storm being a white guy is not.

There’s a lot more wrong with the xmen films than wolverine’s height. Plus it’d be easier to ask for a black green lantern than a black Johnny Storm. Personally idc about the fantastic 4. Just think it’d be easier for a character who is sometimes canonically black is easier to accept than a black person who has the power to set himself on fire.

1) Who cares what’s wrong with the x-men films, that’s besides the point
2) Green Lantern has nothing to do with this
3) Interesting that as a person who doesn’t even care about the fantastic four you still have trouble accepting Johnny Storm being black.
4) Fans accept all kinds of radical changes in these comic book adaptations, why is a white character being black such a hard one to swallow. Like nobody gives a shit that Thor doesn’t transform into Donald Blake, or that Bucky was not Cap’s teenage sidekick, or that the Avengers were formed by SHIELD instead of joining forces on their own. I mean I’m comic geeky as they come and can go on for days, but somehow nobody’s hackles are raised by these very fundamental changes to story and character. People love those movies and they make bajillions of dollars. But make a character’s skin darker and suddenly it’s like whoa whoa whoa whoa… I don’t know if I can accept that?

It’s just interesting where some people draw the line.

What are these birthday plans of yours?
Asked by Anonymous

I can’t say. Well I can say, but I don’t want to say. It’s weird. I guess you’ll never know! A mystery for the ages!