People with speech impediments:

If someone laughs at how you speak, your voice is not the problem.

If someone finishes your sentences, your voice is not the problem.

If someone can’t be bothered to pay attention to what you’re saying, your voice is not the problem.

If someone refuses to look at you because of the way you speak, your voice is not the problem.

If someone excludes you to speed up conversation, your voice is not the problem.

If someone tells you that you should change how you speak, your voice is not the problem.

They are. 

If you want to tell them as much, you can.

But whether you want to confront them or not, just remember that none of these reactions make your speech bad or wrong. Some people just suck at knowing how to be respectful. And that’s a problem with them, not with your voice.


If this ask was of a purely technical nature, the answer is that I vary, depending on what kind of picture it is. I’m not very impressed by the eyes I usually make; they mostly seem to consist of five lines or so. 

The thought process for them is more important to me. That way I can at least try to get a good variation and give each character their own snowflake look. Above is a very boiled down version of what goes on in my mind when I draw the eyes. I’m more sure about some characters than others…

Alex, Martin and Aaron belongs to xhakhal
The rest are mine.

(Yes, that’s me)

Listen up, kids.

Don’t fucking make fun of someone’s lisp

or stutter

or accent

or weight

or acne

or birthmarks

or any other unique shit they got going on.

I know it seems like easy prey. Maybe you’ve had a horrible day or you’re bored but that’s just too fucking bad. Don’t take it out on them. Your thoughtless words/actions could affect them for a fucking long time.

Besides, it’s not like they haven’t heard it before. It’s not like they aren’t aware of their differences. You think your little joke is original? You think it’s news to them? No. It’s just really fucking cruel.

There’s this awesome quote from George Watksy on people who make fun of lisps. “And if you think your speech is normal, it’s because your impediment is listening.” Listen to his spoken word piece, S for Lisp. This dude knows what he’s talking about.

And get it through your skulls that by picking at what may very well be their biggest fucking insecurity, you’re confirming their belief that they can never be seen as a normal human being.

That’s some heavy-ass shit for one person to carry on their shoulders.

So just don’t do it. Please.

Ch'ney out.

anonymous asked:

I've never noticed Kaner's lisp before that gif you made. Has that always been a thing? Do you know of other "evidence" for it?

i’m just gonna start this off with a quote to ~set the mood:

Patrick Kane is a little bit gauche but entirely without guile.

He has the face of an angel, even with that valiant attempt at a playoff beard, long curly eyelashes and just the slightest lisp.

the short answer is: yes, he has a lisp. and like the lolzy quote above says, just the tiniest one. it’s probably not all that noticeable unless you’re watching his mouth, lips and tongue closely when he talks (which i clearly do).

i would say that his lisp was definitely more prominent when he was younger. like this video here is a prime example of it:

it makes me believe that he kinda trained himself out of it. speaking as someone who had/still has a little lisp myself, it’s definitely something that you can get pretty insecure about, even/especially when people start pointing out how “adorable” it is (lmao when i was younger i would practice really hard just so that it wouldn’t be as noticeable) (ngl i admit i do find his lisp cute haha)

but with kaner now, his lisp still shows itself when he’s excited like here:

and here:

it also still shows itself once in a while: 

and ofc most recently:

here are other examples in video form (i was collecting links for a potential themed gifset in the future but i’m feeling lazy so here’s just some i found. ymmv!):

I put some greys and emoticons on my lunch sketches from this week. Didn’t have the energy to do anything more exiting than faces.

From left to right, top to bottom: Lisp, Martin, Jasper, Jesse, Nima, Tove, Alex, Jona, Aaron, Ester, Jonathan, Silly/Aurora, Gallamore, Khelán

Characters with names in bold belong to xhakhal


I acn’t. I canr’. I can’t. Réleahn,.

Okay. So I asked for some options from this and here’s some that I got from people. I’ll write if they’re out of character or not…

1: Aicaiel D4 - could totally happen.
2: Jasper, B8, E1, D8. None of these are very true to Jasper (Especially not the first, the others aren’t too far off) but he would wear those shades, yeah.
3: Nima D9, Lisp C3, Saffran B5. Both Nima and Lisp are themselves! Saffran doesn’t sulk much, but it’s not impossible.
4: Nima and Martin, D5 and B2. It’s like they’re posing for a silly picture. Very awkward… <3
5:  Asoijfdovgbfgf… no. No.

Martin and Rélean (bottom picture, D4) belongs to @xhakhal 
The rest are mine.