A Domics Animation
Rejection is an everyday part of our lives, and it sucks.
We as humans are raised to get used to disappointment,
and many of our actions are determined by our level of fear of being rejected.
And the reason this sucks is because
our species depends on us being social and interacting with each other
regardless of how antisocial some of us are.
As an introvert, I can tell you that
being around people tires me out, okay.
I enjoy being with them and doing activities together,
but I need my isolation every now and then.
I think a lot of you can agree on that.
Anyway, despite how smoothly you think your life is going,
you’re bound to run into rejection
the moment you set foot outside of your home,
which, luckily, I don’t do very often.
Asking the store employee for a help.
你：打扰一下 不好意思 请问 呃
Excuse me, sorry, hi, uh,
do you happen to sell this in red?
All available colors are already on the shelf.
Okay, bitch damn!
Ordering take-out from the menu.
I’m gonna get a large taro chiller.
服务生：噢 抱歉 我们没有冰块了
Oh, sorry, we don’t have any more ice.
I’ll just have a grass jelly milk tea at room temperature, I guess.
售货员：噢 很抱歉 我们只收现金或刷卡
Oh, I’m sorry, we only take cash or debit.
Do you accept blood from my enemies?
Wanting to pet someone else’s dog.
Get your ass back here and love me.
Phone fingerprint sensor.
Being 5 seconds late for the bus that came early
and the bus driver sees you but had a bad morning
and chooses to take it out on you.
Don’t you dare close that door on me,
you son of a mother.
I’m right here!
Doors that pull when you expect them to push.
Rejected university application.
But I guess when you hear “rejection”,
a lot of people have the idea of romantic rejection in mind.
You’re at your local cafe
and you find yourself infatuated with a barista.
You find her cute, she has a nice smile,
you like the way she said your name correctly,
a task others before her may have had trouble with,
whatever, you have a crush.
How would you go about derailing your life and potentially hers
in order to build a new track alongside of them?
很容易 去追求吧 就像希安·拉博夫说的那样
It’s easy! Just go for it! Just Shia LaBeouf it!
Just talk to them, have a conversation, be genuine.
If they’re not interested, that’s fine.
It doesn’t change who you are at all,
nor does it diminish your value as a person.
Don’t depend on others for self validation.
Just come out of it knowing that
the next time you’re interested in someone,
it can’t be as difficult as the first time.
Getting a job.
A challenge that people who possess one try to convince you how simple it is.
I remember passing out hundreds of resumes to numerous places
for my first solid part-time job,
and just being involved in a mixture of anger and envy,
满腹牢骚 跟自己说“要是我做你这份工作 一定会做得比你好”
and just murmuring, “I know I can do your job better than you” to myself
whenever I see an incompetent asshole underperforming their job.
It wasn’t until my older sister hooked me up
with an opening at a different branch of her store that I realized,
wow, all my efforts prior to this were useless.
I did a mock shift where I worked with other potential hires
during a store sale now is complimented on how well I worked.
You did great, Dominic.
Thanks, I just did what you told me.
Well, keep it up.
I got hired and thought to myself,
“How have I been rejected so many times before this?
It was so easy.”
哦 老天 我也不知道怎么会这样
Oh man… I don’t know how
but I ended up representing my school in a public speaking competition
back in, like, grade seven.
I thought I was under qualified as hell
because I was a pretty quiet kid.
I didn’t have major stage fright but I was shy.
But, I did have a sense of humor.
And during that time of the year,
it was a mandatory assignment to make a speech about literally anything,
granted it was appropriate.
So I made a speech about toys,
and my class enjoyed it.
I honestly didn’t do too much research about my topic,
I just tried to make it funny.
I got voted to represent my class,
and then I was put up against every other kid representing their homeroom.
I was nervous but did my best
and ended up being voted to represent my whole school
to compete with other school representatives.
And while I kinda didn’t want to,
I did get to skip a date of school,
所以 我觉得 这件事还是挺不错的
so I was like, “That’s a good deal,
say no more fan, let’s go!”
But then I got there and realized,
I didn’t wanna do this.
Every other contestant have like a valedictorian level of speech,
and I was there talking about nerf guns and shit.
On top of that, the audience was mostly composed of adults,
but my speech was more catered towards kids.
So a lot of my jokes weren’t received very well
and that took a toll on me.
The feeling of trying to be funny and no one laughing
is a great fear of mine.
I felt extremely rejected, but…
I just still felt proud afterwards.
As a quiet introverted kid
who today still has trouble making eye contact when talking to people,
I felt a big development with myself from that experience.
I think what it comes down to is
how a lot of us are just trying to figure out where we fit in,
where we belong in this world full of different people and different ideologies.
We desire to be with people who can agree with our thoughts,
people who can accept us regardless of our quirks.
And it’s not an easy task.
Every day we face judgment from those around us.
That’s a constant challenge of seeking acceptance
but still maintaining a sense of dignity.
I know I face that challenge every time I upload a video for all of you to watch.
My job literally depends on you guys not rejecting me.
I can’t please all of you, I know that,
and needed to accept that fact to survive in this field,
but I’m just happy to be able to entertain most of you.
But I think that’s the point, nothing comes easy.
Even when you work hard to achieve what you desire,
you’re not always rewarded accordingly.
Get used to disappointment, but don’t yield to it.
And by that, I don’t mean to keep pursuing the barista girl
even after she’s told you she has a boyfriend.
Take the rejection, all forms of it, not as a failure
but as an experience to prepare you for the next one,
which, who knows, might not end up being another rejection.
Hey, you know what hasn’t rejected me yet?
Been there for me since I was a kid,
and is still there for me today.
And it can be there for you too if you head over to Crunchyroll.com/domics, link in the description,
and trying a premium membership for 30 days.
You could find a large collection of anime, manga and drama titles
that cover all sorts of genres and themes.
One anime I’ll be starting pretty soon is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
And by pretty soon, I mean
在这个星期四 2017年1月26日 太平洋标准时间 早上7点钟
this Thursday, January 26th, at 7:00pm PST.
咳 天哪 听起来好像太具体了点
Whoa! Dom! That sounds oddly specific.
Well, that’s because Jack and I are gonna be doing another watchalong.
If you go to Watchalong.club,
it’ll show you when and how to join us this Thursday.
我们会跟往常一样 能在Crunchyroll 上看到
We’ll be watching it on Crunchyroll as usual,
so if you don’t have an account yet,
to ensure you’re in sync with us,
再次提醒 你可以通过Crunchyroll/.com/domics 这个链接
again, you can have a premium trial for 30 days
by using the link Crunchyroll.com/domics.
Enjoy! And see you guys Thursday night
or Friday morning depending on where you are in the world.