aka if you haven't read this one yet go read it it's lovely

destielisgonnabecanon  asked:

hey there, i'm writing an essay about how destiel is real for a friend of mine and I was wondering what you think the most important pieces of meta that i should put in? can you recommend anything?

Hi - wow, that’s some dedication. All I did for my friends was send them some links - and, on one memorable occasion, I spent one entire 30 minutes conversation occasionally glancing at my (female&blinded by heteronormativity) friend’s lips instead of looking at her eyes, and by the end of it she was uncomfortable af and half convinced I was into her, and that’s when I presented her with a list of gifsets like -

- and basically dropped my mic and sashayed out.

(Man, I wish my hair was long enough to be flicked back.)

She changed her mind after that, by the way. And it’s really weird how most behaviours and gestures are used on screen precisely because we understand them as human things we all do on a deep level, and yet we’re suddenly unable to figure out what they mean if they’re not about a man and a woman. Uh.

(That applies to me as well, by the way. We see what we know about, not what is actually there, and that’s just inevitable - but can be unlearned, with some patience and many, many mistakes.)

Anyway, here are a bunch of things - I hope they’re useful.


Also, the entire S8, which was basically a demented Jane Eyre AU, and the entire S11, because, again, that Amara thing didn’t make sense without Destiel subtext, and finally @deanswingsbothways’ drunken rant (spoiler: contains the line “Destiel is not a story we are telling each other. Destiel is a story we are being told.” and bless).

You should also consider pimping your essay a bit, because there are a lot of posts and gifsets about how Destiel is regularly paralleled with canon couples on Supernatural, or follows the same rules as romantic relationships in movies. Here’s a bunch of them: Destiel and Sam/JessDestiel vs Dean/AnnaDestiel vs Sam/Amelia, Destiel vs David/VioletDestiel and Spuffy, Destiel and Clexa, Destiel and Phoebe/ColeDestiel vs Charlie/Gilda, Destiel vs every other couple on SupernaturalDestiel and Lucifer having funDestiel and romantic movies, Destiel and the Doctor, Destiel and Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Destiel and Tangled, Destiel and Saileen, and, of course, the beautiful and despairing trainwreck that was Repo Man.

And finally, there was that one time I went crazy and spent an entire weekend mapping every single love trope they’ve ever used around those two idiots in love, because I was just that fed up and the thing’s there, okay, and the more they say it’s not the more layers of tropes and mirrors and longing glances and narrative parallels they keep slathering on top of this thing, so, whatever and who even knows. At this point, you’re free to say it’ll never go canon because they’re homophobic or assume their audience is homophobic, and you’re free to say it’ll never go canon because of internal narrative reasons (God knows both Dean and Cas are never going to believe they’re actually good enough for each other), but to say there’s nothing there at all - that’s beyond whatever.

Anyway, my post is here, and these were the final conclusions:

As you may have guessed, this is something I’m sort of interested in - I came for the monsters and started to reblog stuff out of spite when I realized I was being treated like a crazy fangirl who sees love everywhere because women (right). If you’re looking for more sugary goodness, I tag stuff as destiel, spn meta (my own opinions), awesome meta (other people’s opinions), love tropes and parallels, and you can also have a look at some excellent meta writers who have eyes and therefore see Destiel and sometimes discuss it - people like @elizabethrobertajones​, @grey2510​, @tinkdw​, @bluestar86​, @mittensmorgul​, @floralmotif​, @k-vichan, @treefrogie84, @thevioletcaptain or @postmodernmulticoloredcloak (and I know I’m forgetting someone - that’s what sleeping four hours does to you, sorry). So, again - I know this post is a bit ‘join our cult’ (which is what you asked for, but still), but really - what I like about this fandom is that we can talk about stuff and we can disagree about stuff and still be friends, but this new idea currently spreading in the real world like wildfire - that not only you can have your own opinions (totally legit), but you can also have your own facts - nope. I hope your friend reads your essay (you’re welcome to share it, by the way) and sees that yes, there’s objectively something going on. If they still don’t, the final test is, “What if Cas were a woman? Would you see it then?” 

(And we all know the answer to that question, don’t we?)

Seriously, good luck.


EDIT - More great meta

( @destielisgonnabecanon - you’re welcome! Go win that bet! 😁)

<(~_oO°~VvUu*_//❤️\-  S E R V A M P   A N I M E - //❤️\_*uUvV~°Oo_~)>

do you all remember that day,
that day we’ve all been waiting for… !
waiting for a masterpiece to become an Anime ~~! 5. July !
WAITING
FOR
THE
SERVAMP ANIME
FOR YEARS ! 


god aka StrikeTanaka said: “let there be the 5. July 2016 ”
~~~>// and then the ultimate Servamp Hype began \(*w*)/ !! \<~~~

WUUUUUUUUUUUUUH ! :M
what a great day to be alive,
now it’s the 5th of July, the very first anniversary for our beloved vampire series ❤️ (9 *w*)9 !!
 S E R V A M P
heeppiiiii basdeeeey Savanpu Animeee ~ :> ! höhö ~
It really has been an entire year, goddammit, time runs fast as always ;w;) It feels like as if it has been released a few months ago, ahah.. :’D
but still, good times, VERY GOOD TIMES…!
I know some of you weren’t there when the ServampAnime-Countdown started, but it is a fact that every ServampFan was hyped af and a lot of us even didn’t do homework or something >v>)b
Those last days before the release were intense with creating a lof of countdown-fanarts and screaming all day long.
DO IT FOR SERVAMP -!

And then when the Anime was actually released we cried happy tears, didn’t sleep and probably watched the first episode like 6 times xD
ahh jeeeez, VEEERYYY GOOODDDD TIIMEEEESSSS
like, it was truly beautiful, almost everyone had holidays so it’ll be pure heaven to watch the series >w>)9 ! srsly, couldn’t have been a better time ~

At that point tuesday was the official Servamp day ! :D
nothing was more in important in life, IT JUST WASN’T.
And after having watched every single episode we fans talked about it, spammed pics all over our other acc’s, etc ~
For example my weekly SakuyaSpam on Instagram!  I simply posted almost every screenshot of Sakkun possible and wrote a bunch of texts down below =w=)❤️ ( especially enjoyable per episode 3 & 4..!! AHH YISSS ).
It was just incredibly amazing to see all those characters in actual bright colors, moving and speaking with those ikemen-voices! dayum all those seiyuus ~ everyone did a great job \\v\\) ! SAKUYA'SVOICELIKEGODDAMMITYUTOEARGASM24/7.

sadly there wasn’t the AliceinArc or the very first Servamp rendez-vous in the restaurant,
but ey,
it was still enjoyable, ne ? \( >v>)/
Even my father said he didn’t really understand what’s up in the Anime but he was truly impressed by those character designs/animations !
The alternative ending that people chose for the Anime wasn’t bad either, I liked that past of Tsubaki and how everything escalated right at the worldtree tower =v=)b
Of course the ending will be faaaaar more different ! so excited what will happen ~~ letthesufferingcome.. !
So if fans are sort of confused about nearly everything,
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND
TO READ
THE MANGA
~~~ P L E A S E ~~~ ;///;)9 !!
the Manga is so much SO MUUUCHH deeper and exciting, just DO ITTTT :M !!
D O   I T



alright,
that having said it is still to say that the 5th of July is a very special day >w>)9 ! one of the best days in my entire life, ahah <3 mychildshallbeborntherehuehuehue
hope you had a lot of fun exisiting on that day too :>! If you entered later in the fandom, then IMAGINE THE LEVEL OF INSANITY WHAT HAPPENED BACK THEN òwó) !!
great times ~ gonna read my entire SakuyaSpam when I’m going to bed owo
And also remember, thanks to the Anime people got to meet new people an make friends ! It’s always great to meet new lovely people ~~
so THX A LOT SERVAMP-ANIME once again ( /*/////*)/!! words cannot even describe how great Servamp is, srsly

- AHEM
now my drawing,
have some Kuro with Kuro and Kuro !
Kuro carrying Kuro reaching for Kuro, bathing in Kuro’s kuro-ness and Kuro almost touching Kuro’s necklace.
Kuro.
can you feel his pain?
eheheh ~~~ !
last year I drew a Chibi Version of Kuro and his inner self with some water, and now the ‘upgraded’ version xD

// I’ll also post a Speedpaint of it on my yt channel! ( if everything goes right ) gotta post it a few days later :D ! //

~ HOPE U LIKE IT \( >w>)/ !!

Socks

Genre: Angst AU drabble (bc I apparently love making myself cry pls)

Words: 443

Warnings (warning for the warnings: spoilers, but I want to make sure not to trigger anyone): implied mpreg (male pregnancy for those who don’t know), implied late-term miscarriage.

Summary: A few months after Heavy. A.K.A., Dan and Phil take a step in moving on.

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muchvodkasohumor  asked:

Hey first off. I just wanted to compliment you on your skill and talent! I've been drawing for about 6 years now but I have a real problem finding my art different or even "good". I don't exactly have a prodigy type situation going on. I also haven't really had the resources to help me a long the way. but it is something I do for piece of mind. It just kind of does the opposite of what I want when I have to think I suck in yet another aspect of my life. Especially one that's so personal. Advice?

Lol I totally understand. Maybe a bit too well. Like seriously, today was such a crappy day, my self-esteem is pretty low, and my eyes hurt and I’m starting to ask myself questions about life and death on a crappy freezing cold train. So I definitely know Art is NOT going to be any type of remedy for me. In fact, it’s just an annoying effing problem that I have to handle, and will put off till later after I go to sleep. 

But I’m sooo thankful you gave ME this question. I feel so honored. I feel like you KNOW I’m NOT going to give you the feel-good answer you think you’re going to get. You subconsciously KNOW I’m going to give you the medicine. I’d love to answer this so simply, but my inner Che Guevara has been invoked for the last 12 hours, since I first read this. Sooo… 

What’s happening right now is something I’ve been trying to combat (very lonesomely) for quite a while now. You are experiencing the lifting of the veil, the dispelling of the illusion, The TRUTH of the art world (someone remind me to use that as a novel idea in the future.) 

There are two worlds when it comes to art. The Art WORLD, and the world of the artist. Two distinctively different concepts. The first world is where the fluff happens. This is the most dangerous world, because it’s highly uninformed, unrealistic, and very idealistic. People have EMOTIONS in this world, and FEELINGS, which is ironically NOT a concept that is prominent in the artists world. People, have been brain washed, into believing these Thingy things, that do not exist in the artists world. These thingys are myths that continue to be propagated from century to century, simply because the world at large, is highly ignorant. Remember that KONY incident? and the whole shutting down the internet thing? there’s more examples of collective ignorance, but those two always make me laugh. 

In this first world you have weird things like Left brain and right brain. It does not exist in the artists world, or what we will call the professional world, as opposed to the world of the hobbyist aka the first world. You Logically have a BRAIN, It has two hemispheres… Right and Left. If you want to succeed in the professional world, you use both. And by professional, on a side note, I’m referring to a “serious” artist, not necessarily a conforming, egotistic, dick-riding, yessuh-massah, common-type-individual, whom are very prominent in this second world.

And these THINGS, these ultimately unimportant THINGS continue to be propagated by people who aren’t in the professional world. A lot of it are coming from grandmas, people like Gertrude Stein… and her very naive interpretation of art(literally, artistically, speaking.) And so it trickles down into the fledglings who will become the seeds of the professional world, and they end up discussing unnecessary things like brain hemispheres. 

The Idea of “talent” is another myth. People go to greeeaaattt lengths to prove the existence of “talent.” I really don’t think, any serious artist, after stretching their curved backs, carpal-tunnel wrists, with a heavy sigh, is thinking about talent. Whether talent exists or not, doesn’t change the fact that decades of practice is necessary. 

In the first world, I remember there was a huge discussion a few years back about “what is art?”… in the professional world, it doesn’t MATTER what art is or isn’t. Art is produced, with or without inspiration, through endless practice and trial and error. “inspiration” is a reliant concept only in that first world. 

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Which is, that its TOTALLY NOT YOUR FAULT. In fact, you should be hugged and snuggled and given a giant hot beverage. You don’t deserve such feelings, and our predecessors have failed us, with their outdated, elitist, racially-biased, ideologies. And our current rank of superiors are content with being silent lapdogs. 

And so… now… by way of the artists journey and nature, you have arrived at a beautiful point in your art journey. You can now see the reality of both worlds… an unfair… disadvantaged… crab-crawling, abode. A combined world where conformity and ironically non-free-thinking, expression or ideas, are affluent. Freedom of speech, freedom of thinking… these are ideals… the rich mans propaganda. 

And once you’ve seen the truth, you learn that art is… psychological and physiologically encompassing of all assets of life… not just the emotional. Therefore, with or without emotion, the psychological makeup of the artist, is the key to unlocking the happiness you seek. The art then, is truly the cultivation of the self. You are ultimately the product, the masterpiece, creating the product, that will be PERCEIVED as a masterpiece.

 So my advice, is rooted in the vedic idea of working without expectation. I’m saying Vedic, and using eastern philosophy, because clearly the west failed us. Neutrality is a very powerful concept. You breathe, you urinate, and your heart beats… likewise… don’t just “do art”… just “art.” The way you have to brush your teeth, and establish daily maintenance, likewise, maintain the sharpness of your sword. You’re also subsequently learning to kill off desire. Desire is an endless tunnel, and gets bigger with expectation, or smaller without, but there is always a tunnel, and there is always the black hole known as desire. The art of self-cultivation, is learning to see the world as-is. 

As you practice these things, you learn how to be “happy” (read as content, and sometimes neutral. Since western “happy” is a shift in the balanced fulcrum.) You cannot escape the tunnel, but you have options on which sub-section you’d like to traverse through. So, I’m implying, that happiness, in this case, specifically in art, is the meticulously meditated process of forcing yourself to accept, and then observe the tranquility of your production. 

Does that make sense? Trust me, it’s not easy. It took a good year+ for me to put up art that people might think is “bad.” Don’t wait for the inspiration, just practice each day, for many hours, don’t worry about the result, outcome or what people think, and in some cases, what you yourself think. Be pure and clear, accept yourself, your beautiful flaws, your beautiful expressions, your perfect imperfections. Transform back into a child, love yourself without judgment. :) 

I always ask myself 3 things. Am I happy? Am I free? Are these MY thoughts? 

I found a closer sense of happiness by trying to come close to always answer “Yes.” to all 3.
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Ok so some TECHNICAL notes now however ;). 

1. Make sure, that by drawing for 6 years, you actually drew for 6 years lol. For example, if you drew for one hour in 2014… and one hour in 2013… you did NOT do art for 2 years. You did art for TWO hours. Always measure your time in art based on hand movement, because that’s how you’ll know the truth. I personally keep a timer on my table at all times ;). If you know you’re not actually being consistent, set a timeframe for yourself. For example, make it a goal to draw 3 hours everyday. At the end of the day, the victor is going to be the woman who drew more. Art-objectively speaking, is mileage. 

For example If John, and Dick drew for 3 hours everyday, And Bonquisha drew for 8 hours everyday, then objectively speaking (As long as she’s practicing relevant, important, and FOUNDATIONAL things)… Bonquisha will have clocked in 2,920 hours at year end, as compared to the dynamic duo’s 1,095 hours. Therefore… Objectively speaking (because SKILL can be MEASURED)… Bonquisha is Twice as better off and skilled. 

2. You don’t need resources :) We have the internet :) and we have real life! We also have other artists work. Copying is the best way to improve, rapidly. Copying from artists will help tremendously, especially the ones you like, because it’ll keep you interested longer… HOWEVER… copying from LIFE.. (and this could mean looking at nude models online, via your favorite porn site… or… copying stills from a Marshawn Lynch Compilation on youtube….. for example) is where you’ll truly jump up. And all it costs is time and whatever you pay for internet, unless your stealing it from the neighbors >_>. This is because copying an artist, is like copying their eyesight and their lens, and their perspective of life. Copying from life… is.. literally copying from the source. 

3. As you work without emotion and expectation, and learn to accept the process and smile at the end result, make sure you don’t get addicted or fall in love with any piece or study. You have to find your sweet spot. A timer is soo important. For example, if Daquan drew 24 different naked transgendered models and Thurston only spent the entire 24 hours working on 2 models, then there are benefits and drawbacks to each method. Daquan will have more poses and information in his brain to pull out later, but Thurston will have more detailed information, but less variety. Sooo they must both find their balance, and utilize both techniques.

I think I’m getting out of hand so I shall stop here lol. 

I do hope all of it helped though :)
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I also just now randomly thought that, a lot of times, it SEEMS like people agree or like my rebellious art-heretic thoughts. It’s almost like I’m NOT alone. But we also need tangible evidence also.

I never ever once asked anyone to like my work, subscribe, follow, etc, because I always feel if I mattered enough people will just come. I still think that’s true, and is one of the many integral art-things I stand for. 

However, I do invite you guys who might be reading this to please share or reblog this, and future or past posts where you feel that my voice was loud enough to capture your ears. Maybe I’m saying things you’d want to say, but can’t. 

Planting the seeds of artistic reformation, and simultaneously brainstorming new, robust and abstract ways of artistic survival, and pioneering a new generation, is an overwhelming task to do alone. With many people throwing around seeds, we’ll have enough tree houses to … camp in *scratches head*…

We need discussion in the art world. The problem has always been a lot of talking about the status quo, but no talking about the injustices, partially because again, the mass as a whole are generally ignorant or blind to change. 

Maybe enough people can see these things one day, maybe even when I’m dead and gone, but my tumblr is still around (?)… it might one day spark anger or thought. Let’s discuss, let’s talk. Tell me. 

Tell me how the earth is EH without ART, while most of us are starving, undercutting or being undercut. 

Tell me how art is universal, but all that comes out of your mouth is Picasso, Matisse and Dali. 

Tell me how you think Da Vinci was a Genius and Godly Talented, even though there’s a billion Indians and Africans who never got bank-rolled, marketed and propagated for centuries by the rich and elite.

Tell me how Sargeant is your favorite artist, and he’s the Godfather of the stroke, but a person of color was never given the opportunity to dream. 

Tell me about the “Great” Masters, that can all be found in one tiny focused area of art-education. 

Tell me how you’re black, and your favorite artist is Basquiat, but you never heard of Aaron Douglas or Jacob Lawrence. 

Tell me how your favorite director is Miyazaki,  but you don’t truly know why, besides the fact that everyone else loves him.

Tell me how you’re an art major but can’t name 5 black or female painters who reached the overly exaggerated position as a Warhol. 

Tell me how you’re a fine artist, and a unique original painter, (in third person of course), but how your body of work is either abstract or impressionistic. 

Tell me how I’m an idiot and mock me for mentioning “primary financial markets,” while you sit back and NOT figure a way out. 

Tell me how you’re a seasoned professional with politically correct opinions whose paycheck is coming from a third party, with no stability, but you have stern opinions you’d like to very grammatically and pseudo-friendly  share in regards to my ideas of survival and pioneering. 

Tell me how you’re a puppet, working long slave hours for mega corporations, voiceless and in fear of thought, because you don’t want to be black listed. 

Tell me how you’re okay with spending your entire artistic life doing work for other people, working on other peoples Intellectual properties, and not being able to ever truly express yourself. If you even EXIST. 
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Welp. That’s enough chaos today. I’m off to sleep.