While I will always 100% believe and feel that constructive criticism can, should, and always will have a place in the wide world of art and creation-because it allows artists to see what’s up and allows stuff to actually *improve*, in fact it’s needed, and artists recognize it-be it video games or writing or visual art or anything-I realize after the prevalence of social media how little patience I have for blatant and stupid finger-wagging of people who sit back in their chairs and just freaking whine at everything. This speech comes to mind from Theodore Roosevelt, that I’d show them if it just didn’t go over their heads:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ”
At least creators are doing stuff, whiners. Either learn how to constructively criticize, create something yourself, or whine about it to yourselves in your little circle if you can’t do either of the other things.
Arthur was in the middle ofspeaking, he was saying something about how Alfred was annoying and wouldn’t shut up about seeing that new superhero movie he felt the woman kiss him on the lips, blushing slightly “W…what was that for?…” freistaatbayern
SEND ME “I JUST WANT TO TRY SOMETHING…” AND MY CHARACTER WILL REACT TO YOUR CHARACTER SAYING THAT AND THEN…
15. tracing their palms
Skyhold was finally asleep. Only the lowest murmured conversations floated through the night air. It gave the illusion that the world was at peace and the ever looming threat of Corypheus could be passed off as a ghost story. It was the perfect evening – made even more so by the pressure of the smaller body in his arms.
Bull had dragged Dorian out to Skyhold’s garden, rather than holing themselves up in Bull’s quarters. There wouldn’t be a soul anywhere near – especially when he had asked Sister Nightingale to keep wandering bodies away for the evening. He wanted the peace. And he wanted to share it with Dorian.
“See? It’s much better out here,” the qunari rumbled as his arms tightened around Dorian’s waist, chin resting on top his head. “The view’s better too,” he added, his eye glancing skyward as thousands of stars littered the clear sky. The chill in the air was worth it as he turned his gaze back down to Dorian, a small smile blooming as he caught the mage’s hands in his own.
“Did you know – there’s an art form called ‘Palm Reading’? One of the mages from Redcliffe was telling me about it,” Bull mused, tracing the lines of Dorian’s hands slowly. “See, this one is your life line. Considering how long it runs along your palm, it means you’ll be ancient by the time you’re dead… And this line is supposed to describe your personality – ah. Yep. That’s one elegant line,” Bull chuckled as he watched Dorian, finally pointing with his thumb to a random line.
“And this one– this one says you need a kiss from a Qunari,” his voice softened as he leaned in to follow his words. His lips were gentle as they pressed against Dorian’s temple, eye gleaming with amusement. “See? It’s accurate, isn’t it?”
help i fell into gravity falls. shows about small towns with weird/creepy shit going down?? do u mean my most favourite genre ever
dipper’s hat was uncooperative so pretend it just got blown off. the cipher on dipper is bill’s, saying “trust no one” and the one on mabel is the author’s, saying “i trust you” bc hA HA THAT LAST EPISODE, kill me
I don’t understand how some of y’all saw and listened to the Bangtan trailer
and came away with “swag Min” or “ball is life” jokes. 花樣年華
was more intense, more emotional, and more impactful than the vast majority of Bangtan’s songs so far and (in my opinion) more than almost any of the songs on Namjoon’s mixtape other than maybe 각성.
I’ve seen a lot of people giving Yoongi the appreciation he deserves for this, don’t get me wrong. But the fact that this is the first time Yoongi’s work has been given the spotlight like this and a large section of the fandom is just rehashing tired “swag” jokes is kind of…frustrating to see.