also i'm really sorry this post is so huge don't hate me

anonymous asked:

Hi Leah :) , i'm a big cc creator... i have a lot of followers, kinda like you hahaha. so i was wondering how you deal with all this pressure, and how do you deal with 'hate'. also how do you keep your motivation high and still be nice to people all the time? i get so much hate lately and i don't understand why... and it's kind of like bringing me down and then i don't even want to create cc anymore... i'd really appreciate if you answer this ;) you're my favorite cc creator of all times! <3 ty

Hi there! First of all I am so sorry you are getting through this hate wave. What I will say may sound a little bit cliche but this is how it works. Whenever you get hate or being pressured by someone, you need to remember that you enjoy what you do, that you do it really well and that among all the people that follow you, there are much more enthusiasts of your works than those “haters”. You create for you and you create for those who appreciate your work. That’s all. If there is no truth in the messages you get, you have no reason to even think twice about what it says, because it doesn’t matter.

Right now I get less hate than before which makes me super happy. But when I get some from time to time I usually delete it if I see it’s just someone trolling me.

And my motivation? Honesty I live for those comments under the posts. the “YAAAAAAAS BIIIIIIIITCH” makes me laugh and motivate me every time. I swear to god those comments never fail me. Also the messages I get after releasing something. It’s a huge dose of motivation and happiness.

Though if I have a bad day and just nothing goes well in making 3D I take day off and just do other things. You can’t work day by day, everyone would end up crazy 😂

So sweetheart, heads up and remember that you’re doing great stuff and the haters probably don’t have much better stuff to do than breaking their keyboards writing mean comments.


anonymous asked:

Hey, sorry to disturb you but i'm feeling kinda down at the moment and your posts never fail to lift my mood so if you want it would be super nice plz but just some maurauders stuff (especially sirius cause i love him too he's the best) ? Like headcannons, or whatever just something I don't mind :)

Yes!!! I’m sorry you feel down and I’m sorry I’m just getting to this; I was busy all day today D: How about some Sirius cuddling/affection headcanons because we could all use this in our lives??

  • Sirius loves to pretend he hates human contact and often groans when people try and hug him but when it comes to you he’s a huge softie
  • He’s comes across as a bit aloof and tough to others and yeah he’s a badass but this. boy. loves. affection. too.
  • He’s not always touching you because that would be weird and annoying but if he sees an opportunity he’ll take it
  • Like walking with his hand on your lower back
  • Or squeezing your shoulders as he comes up behind you in the library
  • And he gives lots of hugs from behind when you least expect it, like when you’re in the corridor and he just swoops in and is like hello :P
  • This makes other students laugh and point and Sirius just whirls around and snaps “the fuck are you laughing at?” with a straight face
  • tough teddy bear sirius black
  • He also initiates the cuddling the majority of the time, usually by making some big movement like flinging his arm around you and pulling you close
  • Or being an annoying motherf*cker and swinging his leg over your side while you’re lying in bed and basically clinging on like a koala and just saying “hi” in a cute mumbly voice to get attention
  • doesn’t really care if he’s butting into your reading or if he knocks you off-balance when he cuddles up to you because ya know, dog habits
  • speaking of which, cuddling with him as padfoot??? yes pls
  • He’d be lowkey so needy tbh
  • But god forbid you initiate the cuddles, he’d be like “oh my god Y/N you’re so fucking clingy get OFF” but he can’t hide his smile :’)
  • Lots of playful “geroff me!” exclamations that only make you hold him tighter while you both laugh
  • He’s usually the big spoon because he is v large and warm but he also really likes lying with his head on your chest especially if he’s had a rough day
  • Lots of little movements while you’re cuddling
  • Like he’d play with your hair or rest his hand on your hip and just softly rub his thumb on your skin
  • Or you’d absentmindedly run your hand up and down his chest as you feel it rise and fall with each breath he takes
  • He likes to cuddle shirtless because he loves the feeling of skin on skin, it makes him feel really content and loved???
  • This boy loves holding hands but will never hold your hand with his wand arm because “You never know when I might have to hex someone, Y/N!”
  • He likes minor PDA but would never do anything too intense in public if it made you uncomfortable
  • In conclusion sirius is boyfriend goals and I need me a man like that

Cait :)


(mostly about the first zone, and some early things you see once you get the explore the whole world) (spoilers, probably, read it only if you have completed at least the first zone (part 1) AND you fixed your tablet (part 2))

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anonymous asked:

I just saw your last anon and the tags and it's like, there's Alec hate on my dash right now and it's making me sick. Someone is accusing that Alec didn't "do enough" to try to help Magnus in the last episode when he thought they switched bodies and we need to stop "excusing" him for it and that the episode was shitty writing, etc. Meanwhile I'm just sitting here thinking how incredible that episode was and I don't even care lmfao.

yeah i saw that post lol like people are…..….let me just quote myself from here (lol so pretentious and self congratulatory im sorry): 

“people don’t even try to even think for a second why - it’s all just, he was wrong, he didn’t know, he didn’t notice, he listened to jace instead of his gut, he should be sorry, why didn’t he know, etc. etc. but the point of it is that it was basically an impossible situation - the point was that we knew, but knowing alec’s position – not knowing, being cautious and logical by nature, and having seen valentine’s reprehensibility and manipulations up close and personal – we would understand why it was such a difficult judgment and situation to be in without pointing fingers in blame like little tiny children 

but like…..tbh they overestimated the fandom lol“

first of all….obviously, if we’re talking about the writing, then the gaping hole is the fact that alec could have “tested” fake magnus in some way and then gotten confirmation of the switch and all would have been a-okay. but….this is television….that’s the same reason clary and jace would never do a DNA test to figure out their true identities instead of the 4 dramatic reveals we’ve had…drama on tv doesn’t always make sense. so first of all, i’ll give you this - he could have checked, the episode couldve ended in 15 minutes and magnus would be shaken up but overall  fine and we probably wouldn’t be seeing as drastic of repercussions as we’re likely going to see in his arc in episodes to come. this is absolutely 100% fair enough. i agree that he could have and should have checked in some way, but i also posit that this is TV and sometimes that means heightening tension and suspending a bit of disbelief, but to each their own, not everyone has to agree with that being a necessary evil in tv writing. it’s also true that it likely could have been avoided in some way, but until we know the implications of what happened in this episode, im not going to judge whether it was a good or a bad call

but let’s think about it just in terms of the actual narrative here, not thinking about TV writing and drama and all that. 

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anonymous asked:

Errr so geekycomtv called you out in a post saying some bad stuff about you (he? changed his username and its under the same name that I previously mentioned; it's under "About the Copyright Drama). Man, I'm sorry that these kind of people attack you and the other fanartists. You guys don't deserve this kind of treatment from them. You guys should be profiting from the art you create, not them. Once again, I'm sorry you guys have to go through this, but I admire how strong you guys are (Part 1)


yea someone pointed it out to me the other day xD i’m not really bothered by it since he’s proven time and time again he has no idea what he’s talking about 8D [he also managed to compliment me in the notes of the post by saying i was 21 hahaha…i’m glad i pass as that young :P] 

and thanks! i think one of the best things about this fandom is how we all stick together and support one another when the jerks descend lol. but it’s also the saddest thing, because so many people are leaving the fandom thanks to art theft and jerks like this… it’s worse when the thieves are entirely unapologetic about it. i’m not sure they understand the impact it has to be used and mistreated that way ._. the lack of remorse really troubling. i wouldn’t want to know those people in real life lol

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anonymous asked:

Wait, so you don't have BPD but you want to write parse with bpd as your representation? How does that work? I'm really sorry, I like your Parse stories and read them and I don't mean to say that you shouldn't write them, but I don't understand where you're coming from on this. Is it really that difficult to identify with any of the characters of color on the same level?

I’ll answer your questions backwards so the long personal story can go under a readmore:

“Is it really that difficult to identify with any of the characters of color on the same level?“

That’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot over the last few weeks. Like, mental health is my wheelhouse, that’s a huge thing I write about; what about writing mentally ill characters of colour?  I can do it pretty easily with my OCs (cf. Luis and Maida) but feeling my way into mental health themes with canon characters of colour is more difficult while Kent and Jack are kind of like… low-hanging fruit, for me.

It’s why I’ve started bugging @abominableobriens with thoughts about BPD Nursey, gone back to trying to work my way into Ransom’s anxiety (I can’t find the post where I talk about where I was with this a couple months ago).  It’s not a smooth process, though–I’m flopping around being like “but how do I respect Ransom’s personality and preferences but get him some TREATMENT and REST” and “Okay but I haaate conflict-laden relationships and Nursey and Dex’s canon relationship is so full of sniping, how do I write Nursey without Dex?” and that’s the kind of flailing and experimentation I have to do internally or talking to a few people. Mostly the for-public-consumption stuff that’s come out of that process so far has been fluffy romantic headcanons.

So we’ll see how that goes. It’s partly that positive depictions of BPD/the kind of complex trauma I’m interested in are really rare. Before OMGCP, I spent most of my time writing straight-up OCs in fandom contexts because I couldn’t find what I wanted in the source material.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oookay, and now for the long bit: Why I care really personally about representations of BPD even though I don’t have it myself.

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A meeting of the Sans
  • sans1 has just created the room
  • sans2 has joined the room
  • sans1: hey sans.
  • sans2: hi sans.
  • sans1: any change over in your timeline?
  • sans2: eh. not really. the kid keeps botching his genocide run.
  • sans1: they still haven't given up on that, have they?
  • sans2: in a way. they always stop at my bro, thank god. speaking of, how is he on your end? you got a pacifist run, right?
  • sans1: yeah. he's studying for his permit. undyne is teaching him the ropes.
  • sans2: niiiiiice. what caught on fire this time?
  • sans3 has joined the room
  • sans1: nothing, but they did manage to destroy an old warehouse the other day. we've been told we're saving the city millions by letting them practice in destruction zones.
  • sans3: hey sans and sans. talking about papyrus?
  • sans1: hey, sans. yeah, post-pacifist and learning to drive from undyne.
  • sans3: nice. what caught on fire this time?
  • sans1: nothing.
  • sans3: really?
  • sans2: i know, i'm so proud of him.
  • sans3: hey sans. still on botched genocide?
  • sans2: yeah. hope the kid gives up soon, it's giving me a heart attack every time they approach papyrus.
  • sans3: yeah... god i miss him.
  • sans1: don't tell me. genocide?
  • sans3: the kid's taking a break from being dunked on.
  • sans2: how many times have you won?
  • sans3: 107. i know it's only a matter of time, but isn't that approaching the record?
  • sans1: dude, i think the record was 618.
  • sans4 has joined the room
  • sans3: oh man, really? so much for my record.
  • sans4: hey guys. dunking record?
  • sans3: yup. 107.
  • sans4: dude, nice.
  • sans3: oh, actually make that 108. brb
  • sans3 has left the room
  • sans2: christ how does he keep that up?
  • sans1: i hear the sanses in the genocide runs get numb a lot faster.
  • sans2: that's hard to believe for me. i still break into a cold sweat when my papyrus is facing the kid, and he always backs down in my timeline.
  • sans4: they're still at that?
  • sans2: yeah. can we move on to a lighter topic of conversation?
  • sans4: ah man sans, i didn't mean to rattle your bones or anything.
  • sans1: tibia honest, i didn't wanna make light of your situation.
  • sans2: heh. want me to pull papyrus in here? he'd hate this.
  • sans5 has joined the room
  • sans4: nah. he deserves a break every once in awhile.
  • sans5: hey guys. can't stay for long, about to head out. just wanted to check in.
  • sans1: hey sans. what's the rush?
  • sans5: date.
  • sans2: oooooooooh
  • sans1: oh oh oh oh
  • sans4: c'mon spill the beans man
  • sans5: heh, alright. post pacifist, toriel.
  • sans4: i can relate. i'm with toriel in my timeline, too.
  • sans5: how long?
  • sans4: about two years, now. first date on your end?
  • sans5: that obvious?
  • sans4: i can't even see you and i can tell you're rattling your bones.
  • sans2: wait, who's toriel?
  • sans1: the lady behind the door.
  • sans1: let's focus on what's important right now. namely, embarrassing sans before he goes on his first date.
  • sans5: wait. what.
  • sans4: i agree totally. hey sans, toriel really likes touching the rib cage. just saying.
  • sans5: oh
  • sans4: and watch it, she's a cuddler. like, you've seen how she hugs frisk? just wait until she gets her paws on you. like being wrapped in a thick, furry blanket.
  • sans5: oooooooooh
  • sans4: and if it goes well, she has this really cute dress that
  • sans5: i came here to have a good time and i'm honestly feeling so attacked right now
  • sans2: guys if i laugh any harder i'll wake papyrus up
  • sans4: alright alright. seriously though, she prefers white wine, she'll expect a kiss at the end but she'll be fine if you're too flustered, and avoid talking about asgore, unless you immediately turn it into a pun. her favorite is the "my aim is getting better" one. if she's comfortable enough to initiate that herself, you're golden. that help?
  • sans5: yeah. thanks.
  • sans4: also, she has this sweet spot right at her thigh. she'll make this adorable bleating/giggle and you know you've got the right spot.
  • sans5: okay wow it looks like time i should go
  • sans5 has left the room
  • sans4: he'll be fine.
  • sans1: so toriel, huh? weird.
  • sans4: why's that?
  • sans1: honestly, i can't see myself with anyone but mettaton.
  • sans4: oh my god, mettaton?
  • sans2: dude. dude. whoa.
  • sans1: what? what's wrong with that?
  • sans4: my papyrus is dating mettaton in my timeline.
  • sans1: your papyrus is in a relationship? mine's aro.
  • sans2: and meanwhile i'm sitting in a timeline where papyrus just has a huge crush on the rectangle.
  • sans6 has joined the room
  • sans1: that's just... bizarre.
  • sans2: and chatting with parallel timeline versions of yourself isn't?
  • sans1: point taken.
  • sans6: hey guys. what's up?
  • sans4: quick, who are you in a relationship with?
  • sans6: uh... gaster?
  • sans2: ...
  • sans4: uh, ew.
  • sans1: whoa.
  • sans6: hey man, don't kinkshame me bro.
  • sans4: dude, he's my dad in my timeline?
  • sans6: your dad? freaky.
  • sans2: oh you poor soul. he was just my lab partner in my timeline.
  • sans1: it's... weird for me.
  • sans4: okay, i'm really curious. how weird?
  • sans1: well, "gaster" is actually the name me and pap used to call ourselves before he split into us two.
  • sans6: oh yeah, i've met a sans like that.
  • sans2: i sure haven't. when does he get on?
  • sans6: time is relative, but i think early morning?
  • sans2: ah. that explains it.
  • sans4: yeah, the only reason i get out of bed in the mornings is because toriel practically drags me out on my feet.
  • sans2: papyrus does the same for me.
  • sans6: so... wait. does this mean, from a multiversal sense, i'm engaging in both incest and selfcest?
  • sans1: hey, this is a judgement free zone dude.
  • sans3 has joined the room
  • sans4: you're the one who said not to kinkshame you.
  • sans3: back. 108 now. man i walked into a weird conversation.
  • sans2: c'mon sans, we've had weirder.
  • sans6: wait, 108 what?
  • sans4: speak for yourself. i'm getting weird mental images with me and gaster, now.
  • sans3: dunks. end of genocide route.
  • sans2: hey, remember when amalgamate sans entered the chat?
  • sans4: okay, i'll admit that was weirder.
  • sans6: and really sad. i think that was the only time alphys ever joined the chat.
  • sans1: yeah. i wonder how they're doing?
  • sans6: amalgamate sans or alphys?
  • sans1: both.
  • Core Frisk has joined the room
  • sans6: well hopefully
  • sans2: wait who's this?
  • sans1: frisk? wait, what?
  • sans4: oh, hey frisk.
  • Core Frisk: Hello Sanses. Sorry, I'm not interrupting anything, am I?
  • sans6: uh. hey kid. this is a little hard to explain, but
  • Core Frisk: Don't bother. I'm not your Frisk, anyway.
  • sans4: yeah, he's a frisk that fell into the core and now he's kinda omniscient.
  • sans1: wait, what?
  • sans3: whoa.
  • sans6: and gaster was worried about nearly falling into the core.
  • sans1: he had every right to be.
  • Core Frisk: I just wanted to pop in and saying the particular sans amalgamate you were talking about a moment ago is doing fine, in a manner of speaking. He insists that he's happy so long as Papyrus is with him.
  • sans1: that's a relief, i guess.
  • Core Frisk: Oh, and Sans? The one who's been married to Toriel for two years?
  • sans4: yeah?
  • Core Frisk: Just a heads up, sans' first date went fine, but he's plotting a revenge prank on you.
  • sans4: wow kid, that's real cool of you to let me know.
  • Core Frisk: Don't thank me. He asked me to pull the prank myself. Undyne is going to be hunting for you to get her eyepatches back.
  • sans4: what.
  • Core Frisk: if you start running now, you may just get a head-start! :-)
  • sans4: ...
  • sans4 has left the room
  • sans3: that was ice cold, kid.
  • sans6: and amazing. teach me your ways, o master of pranks.
  • Core Frisk: Aw, well I did learn from the best. Namely, you. You're gonna teach me that one in a few months when I visit you.
  • sans6: niiiiiice.
  • sans2: hey, kid? you know all possibilities across all the timelines, right?
  • Core Frisk: Yes. Your Frisk will finally quit at the King Papyrus ending. It'll be lonely for him, but so long as you're with him, he'll be fine. You're a great second-hand man and an even better brother.
  • sans2: ...i gotta run, guys. i, uh... i gotta tell my bro i love him.
  • sans2 has left the room
  • sans3: oh, same here. kid's back for more. don't tell me if i end up beating the record, i wanna find out for myself.
  • sans3 has left the room
  • sans1:, does he?
  • Core Frisk: Where would the fun be if I told you that?
  • sans1: fair enough. alright, i'd better head out. i need to go read papyrus his bedtime story.
  • sans6: and then have fun times with mettaton?
  • sans1: i'm ace.
  • sans6: oh.
  • sans1: ...i don't want to know what you do with gaster, do I?
  • Core Frisk: No, you really don't.
  • sans1: heh. alright, goodnight frisk. goodnight sans.
  • Core Frisk: Night, Sans!
  • sans6: night sans
  • sans1 has left the room
  • sans6 has left the room
  • sans7 has joined the room
  • sans7: i missed the chat again, didn't i?
  • Core Frisk: Yeah. Outertale, right?
  • sans7: ?
  • Core Frisk: Space?
  • sans7: oh. yeah. why?
  • Core Frisk: Well... I've always wanted to try out a jetpack.
  • sans7: you can jump across timelines, right?
  • Core Frisk: You HAVE met me, haven't you?
  • Core Frisk: That was a rhetorical question. I know that you've met me. Omniscient and all.
  • sans7: heh. get over here, i'll grab a pack for you.
  • Core Frisk: =D
  • Core Frisk has left the room
  • sans7 has left the room
Interesting things happen outside the US and I think people should know it

No one is talking about what’s happening in Catalonia (kind of like what happened in Scotland) and I find it very sad and disappointing because catalan people are going through a very interesting time and very important process, not only for catalan but also spanish and european people. It’s politically and socially new and fascinating and I think more people around the world should be aware of it, but we are not the United States so no one cares and since I’m not okay with it, I’m going to explain it to you.

Catalonia , for the ones you don’t know is a region of Spain located at the north-est of the country (Barcelona, Barça, Sagrada Família, Gaudí, Mobile World Congress, Sitges, etc). We have been part of Spain since the 11th of September of 1714 when we lost the war against the Spanish armies and so they invided us. And YES it has been a long time, believe me, we know, so now imagine how pissed catalans are that 300 years later we still want our independence back and today, for the first time, we have the chance to, democratically, decide the future of our country.

Catalonia has the older parliament of all Europe, we have a large political traditional with our own institutions and political and economical systems. Apart from that, we have our own language (yes we speak a different language, catalan, yes we also speak spanish, and no it’s not a big deal but spanish people still don’t understand that we can actually speak both as native languages), we have our own traditions, dances, festivities, TV channels, OUR OWN FOOD and our own history.

Until here, everything is fine, isn’t it? Then the question is: why do we want the independence?
To answer that question we have to go a little further back in history when the Spanish armies invided Catalonia. The moment they stepped in, they started to eliminate our institutions, forbid our language, traditions and anything related to our culture, they made us their major economical force because we were a pretty rich and advanced area and they never gave anything in return, and they oppressed us in almost any way you can imagine.

And now you may think “okey that was a long time ago”. Well, no. We have had ups and downs, and some times have been rougher than others (good times with the Second Republic and really bad times with Franco, but spanish people didn’t have it good with the dictatorship so..), but all of this has resulted in a huge hate from spaniards to catalans. The government we have in Spain nowadays is economically abusing us and giving nothing in return. We represent the 25% of the nation’s richness and we only get the 3% of the benefits, we are the ones with the lowest number of scholarships taking into account that we have the 17% of the students, we are the ones who receive less financial help, we have one of the highest rates of immigration and we get almost no help to protect them, we have almost the best, if not the best universities in spain, our educational system is the best in spain and the students here have the highest grades of all Spain, but still if you have catalan accent spanish companies won’t hire you. The minister of education, sr. Wert, said that they needed to adoctrinate catalan students to make them more spanish and less catalan, he wanted to eliminate catalan lessons from school for it to be a full spanish learning. In the past, they killed us for speaking catalan, now they hate us, humiliate us, insult us and get surprised when they realise we are nice and kind amd actual normal people. And to make everything worse, they say that we can’t vote to decide the future of our nation because it is illegal.


Thaks for the democracy lesson gov.

For a long time now, from catalonia we have been trying to talk to them, to make some arrangements with the government so we would still be part of Spain but in a most favorable condition. More independence without separating from Spain. But they have always said no. We wanted to change some aspects from the constitution, they said no. We wanted our own constitution, they said no. We wanted to make an economical arrangement so we wouldn’t lose that much money, they said no. And they said no, no, no, no and no to everything we proposed, so in 2010 we started to protest with pacific demonstrations. 0 violence, just people outside their houses with signs demanding equality and freedom and respect and whatever. But it didn’t work, so in 2012 a catalan institution started to organise different kinds of demonstrations and every 11th of September catalan people have gone out on the streets to ask for our right to vote.

I can’t remember the day, the catalan president, Artur Mas, signed a paper saying that the 9th of November of 2014 catalan people could vote whether if they wanted to become and independent country or not. And you know what the Spanish government did? They forbid us. They said they would send the police and that they would report the catalan parties that gave support to the referendum and so they made it illegal and the results were not counted as real. But today, OH MAN, today we have a real chance here. Today are the elections, normal elections, to decide the President of catalonia BUT with the difference that rhey are not actually normal elections. Today we vote a party, but all the parties represent the ‘yes’ or the 'no’. If one of the parties that represent the yes gets elected ladies and gentlemen, we are gonna be independent.

Then I don’t know what is going to happen, that is why I think it’s very interesting not only for catalans but also spanish and european people, because it has never happened before that a country that is part of the European Union has been divided so we don’t really know for sure what will happen to Spain without us, or what will happen to us without Spain, if we will be kicked out of the EU and what will happen with the currency or even what will happen with the football league. We are a social experiment and I think it’s something worth talking about.

So yeah, if you bothered to read that hell of a long text that I wrote, first of all congrats for not dying and then, thanks for actually reading it because I think it’s very important and not enough people give credit to this process catalonia is living and again, since we are not the US no one gives a shit about is here or even bothers to understand what is happening so yeah, thank you for not being like that and getting interested, you are a good human being and I love you.

pedestrianfootbridge  asked:

I was wondering if you had any thoughts on Mick Rory's speech patterns? (If you've already answered this in another post then sorry!). In particular I think (at least I've noticed it once or twice) that he sometimes doesn't use contractions and as a result the sentence comes out a little awkwardly (ex: in his first episode he says "what *are* you talking about" instead of "what're" and the result stresses the word "are" a bit) Idk, it could just be the actor's way of talking?

Mick Rory’s speech patterns are a fucking nightmare to parse. Honestly. I’ve been trying to pin them down since The Flash season 1 and they’re a goddamn moving target. A big part of why is because they changed his speech patterns for Legends (along with his characterization, a little bit, and Len’s). 

Dominic Purcell has also said in an interview that he didn’t hit his stride with Mick until they were filming the first Legends’ episode, and that’s when he really came to understand the character and when it fell naturally into place. So that’s bound to have affected his speech patterns some. It also doesn’t help that his accent occasionally drops and his Australian side slips out (I always laugh when it happens; it’s been happening more on this season of Legends).

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anonymous asked:

"Perfect swift is perfect" she literally is suing etsy artists for making products that had to do with her like ??? She's not a nice person? She said that any Poehler and Tina fay have a special place in hell because they made a joke which is literally what they do? I just don't see how you like this chick I'm sorry. Not to mention she's dating that dj guy who has made multiple sexist/racist comments

[takes a deep breath]

1. i would just like to start out by saying that i am well aware of the fact that taylor swift is not a perfect person. when she does something problematic i do not ignore it and do not condone it. originally “perfect swift is perfect” was just something i tagged a few taylor posts one day and i was like “i should just make this her tag” so i did. it’s a tag.

2. she is not personally suing etsy artists. her team is. but fine, let’s assume she has everything to do with it. there are two points i want to make here - one, it’s not products that have anything to do with her. it’s products that have certain trademarks/copyrights that she has placed a hold on. two, she cannot just selectively decide what she takes action against and what she doesn’t when it comes to trademarks and copyrights. i can’t find the post right now but there’s a very in depth one that talks about the fact that stores like urban outfitters can take taylor’s lyrics/trademarks and sell them on tshirts with the excuse that “well you didn’t take action against those etsy sellers so…. you can’t single us out”

3. she’s not a nice person? she’s not a nice person? oh my fucking god you don’t have to like her but this is such a reach i just… please tell me how you came to this conclusion? how many celebrities have sent care packages to fans, have invited fans into their homes, regularly interact with fans, and have been named most charitable celebrity 3 years in a row? and, like, almost everyone who meets her gushes about how sweet and genuine she is and how amazing she is (x x x x x x). taylor swift has such a huge heart. like, try harder.

4. you know what here’s a very good post refuting like all the bullshit complaints people have about taylor

5. here’s a bomb ass op-ed about taylor you should read

6. [screams internally] okay the damn amy poehler tina fey*** thing. like, they were at an awards show, hosting the thing, joking about “taylor swift’s many boyfriends”. that’s fucking humiliating, especially for someone who really hasn’t had that many boyfriends (not that having a fuck ton of boyfriends is a bad thing). and then they go “and stay away from michael j fox’s son” like why?? why?????? why is your humor based on literally tearing another person down like i love amy and tina i really do but it was just so unecessary and a cheap shot during a time in taylor’s life when she was getting so much shit for her dating life. and so taylor said, on katie couric (i think??), “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” it wasn’t her on quote, she was talking about something someone else had told her. and, i mean…. she was standing up for herself?? also it was fucking like a year and a half ago like does this really matter anymore?

7. calvin and taylor’s relationship is none of my, your, or anyone’s damn business. you can have whatever opinion of calvin you want but she’s obviously happy right now and that’s all i care about.

8. “i just don’t see how you like this chick” why would i not. homegirl’s been there for me since i was 10 years old. her songs are so well written, so relatable, and they can get me through anything. a bad day, a crush, just plain boredom. there’s a song for anything. taylor swift understands me. and then there’s the fact that she’s an amazing role model. in the past year, taylor has grown so much and she’s become amazing. she talks all the time about being independent, about how you don’t need a guy to stand up to you. she teaches her fans to stand up for themselves and to ask for what they deserve and know their worth. i mean, like, have you heard her clean speeches? amazing. 

you don’t have to like taylor’s music. that’s fine. it’s not for everyone. you don’t even have to particularly care about taylor. but some of the mindless hate that goes around about her is just appalling.

taylor swift is not perfect. she has a ways to go with her feminism, she has done problematic things in the past. but it’s so so obvious that she has good intentions and a good heart. 

anyway this got kind of long and stuff but yeah long story short “perfect swift is perfect” is a rad tag and i hope you had a fun time reading why you’re wrong as hell

I'm really sorry for sending this, I'm just so sorry please don't hate me please

Hey, um…I’m really sorry, this has the potential to get really long, and I don’t want to bug you or anything but, just…you seemed like a good person to go to, like maybe if I told you my feelings you would be able to help, if only a little? I’m really sorry, I feel so selfish and disgusting for bothering you like this, but it’s important to me and I was hoping you would be able to maybe understand.

I’m fifteen years old, and I’ve been going through a rough time. Where I live, I’m in my last year before college, but I’m attending a new school, I’m autistic and have social anxiety so making friends is really difficult for me, my closest friends have both moved to their countries of origin so I don’t have anyone to talk to. I also happen to be a closeted lesbian with huge fears about my future and I just feel so alone. I’ve come to a point where my main coping mechanism is Steven Universe, and Pearl in particular is really important to me. She’s probably the most relateable character I’ve ever seen in fiction, and in many ways, I really look up to her – how she works hard and overcomes her struggles, how she always comes out better than she was before, how strong and sweet and loving she is. I really love her.

I’m really embarrassed about it and I don’t like to talk about it much, but I also really ship Pearl with Rose. I ship her with Garnet and Amethyst as well, but her relationship with Rose is especially important to me. At first, I simply related to her because I looked at it as an “in love with a straight girl situation”, but Tumblr has brought me to a point where I’ve been able to embrace the idea that they actually might’ve had a real relationship, and that’s just…hugely important to me, for Pearl to have actually had that.

I’m sorry that it’s kind of weird and weak of me, but I stumbled across this one blog, and…well, I know that it’s inevitable that there will be ship haters and there will be character haters and they will make blogs and that that’s just the normal, natural law of things, but it’s been bugging me for so long, because, like…the way they talked about Pearl really hurt me a lot. She’s kind of crucial to my self-esteem, she makes me feel like I can get better, and “getting better” has always been a huge priority for me. But the way they talked…made me feel like maybe I’m just a gross and wrong person, and it really doesn’t help me feel any better about myself.

I, um…I’m so sorry. I’m so, so, so, so, so, so, so, sorry that I’m coming to you about this. I must seem like the lamest person, and probably desperate, and you don’t have to say anything to me, really, I just…

I get obsessed with things. That’s how I’ve always been – my mom said it’s a spectrum thing, and when I was a kid it always made me feel really weird, but, like…the whole world comes to revolve around the things that are important to me, and right now Pearl is important to me, and if Pearl is wrong and I’m wrong to love Pearl, then there’s nothing else I can turn to, and it’s not something I can just get.

I really love your stuff and your personality and everything that you do. And I have other people that I really like around here, too. I’ve never talked to them, but I just…I really do. I even have a pearlsona that I haven’t submitted. I drew her, too, but…I’m not the best artist. I’m a bit worried that you wouldn’t want her or be interested in her.

Your blog is a lot of what I wish I could make my own. I’m just scared to make text posts, even though I have a lot to say, because I’m afraid people will tell me I’m wrong, and pretty much the worst thing I can possibly imagine myself being is wrong. I really, really don’t like being wrong.

If you’ve made it this far…thank you a lot, for reading this.
If it’s not too much to ask, I’d really like to know…

When people say that Pearl is abusive, that she’s bad for not communicating her feelings, that she’s manipulative and undeserving of being with anybody…is it really true? Is she a bad person? Am I a bad person?

Did Rose really not love her? Is it really that obvious? Is Pearl really unloved? Is Pearl really undeserving of love? Is she…

As much as I answer them for myself, I feel like it’s all just…like I’m wrong, because it’s me, and I can’t possibly right about me. That sounds really strange, I’m so sorry, once again, I’m really sorry. I wanted to hear…someone else say their thoughts, because my own are just so clouded with bias and self-depracating arguments and bad stuff that I think I’ll have to work harder with making go away.

I shouldn’t have gone back on the blog. I really shouldn’t. I should just stick to the ones who make me feel good. I’ve blocked them, but…I can’t stop thinking about them, and their words.

If this comes across as oversensitive or dumb or weird or mean or bothersome, please let me know, because I just…don’t know. I can’t know. I never know what I should say or what I should feel and I feel like I’ve been told too many times that I do and say the wrong things, so…I just don’t know. I don’t like not knowing things, so please…

I’m so useless, I don’t even know how to feel about sending this, I’m so worried that you’ll read this and tell me that I’m weird and wrong and stupid and weak. Other people seem to deal with this kind of thing so easily…they just continue loving what they love without any problems, they don’t let that thing consume their life, and words just bounce off their heads like they’re nothing – they even are nothing, according to many of them. Meanwhile, I’m crying to you like a ridiculous little kitten with problems that don’t even matter. I’m so sorry if I’ve made you feel bad or bothered or anything like that.

Hey. Friend. Hon. Listen. First of all, do not feel bad at all about coming to me for help. I’m only qualified to help by listening and being a friend, but I know sometimes that’s where you have to start. It’s hard to know the right thing to say because I’m not great at this stuff either, but I kinda know what you’re going through. I’ve read meta about Pearl from ignorant people that kept me up all night worrying that they were right, that she couldn’t be forgiven for hurting people when she couldn’t help it and that I was a bad person because I’ve hurt people when I couldn’t help it. I’ve been there with regards to continuing to read stuff that upsets you and not really knowing why. I know how it is to be obsessed with something and love something so much and feel bad because someone thinks it’s the wrong thing. But there’s some stuff I wanna tell you. I assume you sent this as a submission because you’re ok with it being public (if not message me and I’ll take it down immediately; I wanted to send you an ask about whether it was ok to post but the url you submitted from seems to be from gmail and not a tumblr?) so I’m going to do this because my literal mission in life is to bring autistic and mentally ill women together with their heroes through my art. That is my purpose and that is my job, so I’m gonna do it for you here. Okay. First of all. Listen, neurotypical people, most of the time, don’t understand and some of them even hate people like us. Society as a collective thing, like, institutionally, definitely hates us. Especially the women (and feminine presenting people) among us. Especially the LGBTQIA/whatever else women among us. There’s been deliberate hatred towards us for so long that it’s just everywhere, it’s normal, it blends into the background, people don’t even notice it. There are some people with decent intentions, and other people with much worse intentions, who let that hatred seep into them until they think it’s right, and a lot of times they say “it’s just a story, nobody’s gonna take it that personally” and they don’t understand how hurtful they are. Some people have been hurt themselves and vulnerable people get lost in the crossfire–that’s nobody’s fault but how crappy the world can be. I don’t know what the blog you’re talking about is so I don’t know which of those categories the person fall under, but I DO know that you are NOT weak or stupid for reacting to an attack on something that’s important to you. It’s a part of your identity. Your feelings of hurt are absolutely valid. You are in the right to be sad and angry. You are in the right to feel pain in the face of a microcosm of a world that is painful for people like you.

Second. I understand feeling like you can’t take being wrong. See above re: the institutions of society are against  you. They hold you to an impossibly high standard. They make you feel like if you’re wrong, you’re a failure, and that you can’t be redeemed from that. Part of why I love Pearl is because she feels that too, and the feeling’s as stubborn for her as it is for me. And part of why I love SU is that as she makes mistakes over and over the way we all (especially those of us who are hurting for any reason) do in our lives, she always feels, for a certain amount of time, like everything is ending for her, and then–she snaps out of it and takes a deep breath and makes it right. And as long as she tries her best to make it right, even if it’s not perfect right away (see: “On the Run” and “Friend Ship”), HER people, the ones who stick with her and love her and care enough to try to understand her, always show her acceptance and support. And yes, she ALWAYS deserves that. Everybody (again, especially people who are hurting) has times in their life when they really hurt someone and may not deserve immediate forgiveness because that’s not really something you “deserve” exactly, it’s something that the other person chooses to give you when THEY’VE healed; but understanding and acceptance and love are a different thing. Pearl deserves the love of her family because with all her pain and all that she struggles to understand, she still cares about others. It’s that simple. Even if she may not mend everything perfectly, the caring is what counts, the intention is what counts. And the fact that you’re this worried about the possibility of hurting the other people in your life tells me that you too have that intention. So no, Pearl is not a bad person, and you are not a bad person, and that is not my opinion, it is my objective knowledge.

Third. Yes, Rose loved Pearl. I am as sure of this as I am of my hand in front of my face. Not only have the SU writers explicitly confirmed that Pearl’s feelings for Rose were NOT unrequited, but those who claim they were are ignoring major facts of the narrative. The ambiguity that’s been set up so far (what little there is) is solely because of point of view, the show’s groundbreakingly realistic portrayal of grief and its complications, and (I personally believe) a deliberate attempt to subvert harmful tropes that have surrounded past portrayals of lesbian relationships. It’s the pervasiveness of these tropes that sometimes draw even other lesbians into ignoring pointed elements of the narrative and misinterpreting Pearl as some kind of predatory after-the-straight-girl stereotype, but she is no such thing, and this is how I know:

  • Rebecca’s interviews and Guide to the Crystal Gems confirm that friendships and working relationships between different types of gems are extremely rare and outside the norm for gem society. Rose, who knew nothing but that society and held a position of power in it (both major roadblocks to understanding and accepting others) valued and loved Pearl enough to overcome the mindset that surrounded them and that likely existed in her own mind as well, and trust her, confide in her, and develop a close relationship with her.
  • Pearl is a stickler for accuracy and fact, but a maybe even more compelling argument for why she can’t possibly just be deluding herself about Rose’s love for her is that she clearly questions her own worth, and before the Crystal Gems (which remember, were originally JUST Pearl and Rose) everyone around her would have questioned it too. Why, with that mindset, would she believe that someone loved and valued her without CONSISTENT, OBJECTIVE, INDISPUTIBLE evidence? If she did it would be both narratively illogical and extremely out of character.
  • Rose is shown as reciprocating, or more accurately, INITIATING affectionate gestures in BOTH of the only two scenes we have of them together. 
  • Pearl and Rose’s relationship is consistently paralleled, in narrative, with Steven and Connie’s, who we have much more scenes between. When she watches them fight together in “Sworn to the Sword,” she snaps out of her post-traumatic and post-bereavement emotional haze and first of all remembers Rose (”Rose made me feel like I was everything”), and then IMMEDIATELY AFTER mentioning Rose draws the connection “I see now how much you two really care about each other.” With Rose gone and her self-worth seriously battered, she only remembered how she felt about Rose when she was apart from her, NOT how they truly felt about each other. It’s Steven and Connie’s extremely healthy, loving, innocent relationship that takes the distortion of memory away and reminds her of how she and Rose really were.

I hope that helps you feel more secure about identifying with Pearl and valuing Pearl and Rose’s love–that’s my objective, factual arguments based on canon, aside from all headcanons and personal interpretations, which you’re always free to make, and should make. I’d recommend you do everything you can to stay away from fans whose interpretations upset you and follow some bloggers who will understand and make a safe space for you. (If you’re not following @asdalphys, @artemispanthar [who I’m convinced is the single most levelheaded and reassuring person in the SU fandom], @oathkeeper-of-tarth, @vegan-pearl & @pearlanddogs, I highly recommend you do so!)

When a story takes hold in your mind, when it fires your emotions and inspires you, it becomes yours forever, and nobody, NOBODY can take it away. SU, Pearl, and what they mean to you can never be truly stolen, no matter how they try. And they do try, with every scrap of identification we get–they erase and stereotype and distort. They try to take our heroes away.

But as long as we are telling these stories to ourselves and letting ourselves feel what we know to be true about them, they will never succeed. As long as we are watching and reading and telling, they will never succeed. As long as we are writing and drawing and sharing, they will never succeed.

Listen, friend. Please send me your fan pearl if you’re comfortable doing that. The reason I write pearl uprising fanfic, the reason I make fan pearls, the reason I take fan pearl submissions, is because I’m trying to heal a wound I have in me that I recognize in Pearl. That’s why everybody tells and repeats stories, to heal a wound, even if that wound is just a space in the world where the story should be. The point of my Pearletariat posts–every single one of them–is that she, and they, and we, are worthy of love and deserving of justice, no matter how imperfect or unaccepted, and we are all in it together, and we are all sisters. We have a right and a duty to bring our imperfect selves into the light and learn and grow together in our own way and in our own time. In a world that’s so full of rejection, acceptance can seem unimaginable, but acceptance with justice is what I am always striving for in my blog and in my art. Please, I am begging you, when you’re ready, post your thoughts, make your fan characters, share them. Yes, there’s a risk that someone might be rude or that no one will notice, but please try to tell yourself that no one else’s thoughts can touch the ones that grow in you.

Because they are yours. They are ours. They will always be ours.

Steven Universe is a story. Pearl is a story. She’s lines and colors on a screen created by, thank goodness, the hand of someone who’s a lot more like us than she is like them. And she is a woman, and she is nonbinary, and she is a lesbian, and she is autistic, and mentally ill, and queer, and a trauma survivor–and she’s brave, and kind, and determined, and smart, and wonderful, and lovable, and good, and A HERO. She is, and she will always be, every single last thing you need her to be. And nobody, NOBODY can take her away from you–not other bloggers, not the fandom, not even the writers. Because you decide how she lives in your mind, and SHE IS OURS. SHE BELONGS TO ALL OF US. OUR STORIES ARE OURS. OUR HEROES ARE OURS. And when the world’s taken everything else it can take from us, it will never, ever take that.

EDIT: about one thing you said. Even though you do have to be critical to an extent because the world and mental illness and a whole lot of other factors will try to lie to you, at the deepest level, you are ALWAYS the authority on yourself. Don’t ever feel like you can’t be right about yourself, because no one is more likely to be right about you than you. <333

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry I just wanna say that I'm a huge fan of your blog I truly am and I'm also a 100% richonner without a doubt but don't you think that you and the rest of richonners are being mean to AB? She's just the actress playing Jessie so I don't really understand why you would disrespect her like that. And please so t say that oh it's probably her sending you this anon. It's not. It's a huge fan of your blog and hopefully a future actress who wants to know why the actor is getting so much hate. Xo

Nope, I don’t think I’m being mean or unfair at all. I have no problem separating actors from their characters, hence my love for Sarah Wayne Callies, David Morrissey, Jon Bernthal, and Laurie Holden. I have very little affection for their on-screen personas, but they seem like wonderful, thoughtful actors with reverence for the show, their castmates, and the fans.

Alexandra Breckenridge, on the other hand, doesn’t just play a character I don’t like. Yes, Jessie is poorly written and this storyline is problematic, but I don’t hate her as a character that much. I want her to die so that my show can get back on track. So that Rick can be who he was before she came along, because I don’t know who the fuck he is right now, or what the writers are doing with his character.

I can’t speak for the entire Richonne fandom, but I can tell you why I, personally, don’t care for AB offscreen.

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anonymous asked:

I saw this post recently that basically said aces and aros don't face oppression and face stigma instead and through that distinction cishet aces and aros don't belong in lgbt... and I'm kind of wondering how you'd respond to that bc it's been kind of bothering me. I could link you the original post if you'd like. thanks! no worries if you don't rly want to answer this tho

(This is a very long reply, so I’ve bold some parts to make it easier for those who have problems reading, like I do.)

It’s a very common thing in the LGBT community to try to lock out some aces and aro people, and only accept those who are already SGA (for lack of a better term) and/or Trans. It’s been going on since other people first became aware of asexuality and aromanticism, unfortunately. And sadly, I have to accept that I can’t respond to every single person who holds this idea, although I do try my best with what I can.

For the most part, I make my own posts, and then only respond to those that reblog mine with that sort of rhetoric. Although I have been known to reblog those posts that especially make me upset.

My acephobia tag is full of it, as well as stories from others who experience acephobia. (My arophobia tag is much less dense as I focus far more heavily on ace issues, I’m sorry to say.) So if you need some reference on that, on page 2 and page 3 is where I really get into replying to other ace and arophobes. (First page is mostly people talking about their own experiences, which is especially a good read if you want to arm yourself with knowledge.)

But sharing my first hand experiences is what I usually go for. I can’t speak of the experiences of others, although I do feel like I should repeat what other people have told me their experiences have been- and I also come at it with what I have learned over the years, and what I’ve seen. Things that people would like to forget and sweep under the rug. 

[And here I go into a rant, about something I’m still very bitter about.]

Like how cis white straight and sga women ignored that a new medication on the market would be used to medicalize asexual women, because they want a drug that will increase desire to want sex, the “female viagra” that has terrible side effects and acts nothing like actual viagra, (Viagra being an instant drug to keep an arrousal and Flibanserin having to be used every day to slightly increase one’s desire for sex.) because it was marketted as “female viagra” and “validates female sexuality”. And so, with the petitions that asexuals made, with our history, and still ongoing process of being diagnosed with a mental illness, we were lobbied against by “sex positive” cis white straight and sga women.

[/End rant.]

There’s a lot that you can say. Often times, when you state things that asexuals are actually oppressed with, such as dehumanization, constant threats, forced therapy by parents or loved ones, they comeback with “but it isn’t institutionalized oppression”, and when you comeback with what is institutionalized oppression that ace people face, (again I have more information on aces than aros, sorry) such as people being less willing to hire someone who is ace, less willing to rent out to someone who is ace, with overall more inclination to view them as robotic or, get this, animalistic, as well as feelings that they’ll try to make others ace, too- we also have a history of asexuals being diagnosed with HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder), reguardless of identifying as ace or not- and in the DSM-V, having to state that you’re asexual in order to not be diagnosed with HSDD (which still requires already knowing what asexuality is, and accepting that it’s okay to be ace). And also marriage can be entirely revoked if one hasn’t had sex with their spouse.

And then when you come at them with all that it’s, “But you wont be beaten up on the streets for being ace or aro.”

Which tbh, sga people who are in the closet or can pass for straight, and trans people who are in the closet who can be passed as cis, by those standards, are not oppressed because they don’t get beaten up on the streets for being sga and/or trans.

In fact, equating your own sexuality/romantic orientation and transness with what harrassment you face can be very invalidating for a lot of people at best, and can only further stigmatize someone’s identity even more, by saying it’s “bad because look at all of these horrible things that have to happen for you to be a REAL sga or trans person!” Which, in the trans community at least, is a huge deal. People don’t feel like they’re “really trans” if they don’t have these certain traits that equate to some sort of suffering. It’s important to keep this in mind so you don’t accidentally invalidate those around you who have not faced the sort of things that you face. It’s important to remember that opression is not what makes us who we are. It’s important to remember that this is not a competition for who is oppressed the most. Do not invalidate.

So really. First know why what somebody says is bullshit, understand how what they say can hurt other people (but stay in your lain, do not speak of the experiences of others that are not of your own identity), and lock them into that corner that they’ve already made for themselves.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, know that you probably wont change their mind. Do not do any of this to change their mind, because you’re probably not gonna do this. Argue with them and say what you have to say because other people are reading what you’re writing. Other people, who don’t have strong opinions, or are unsure about the whole thing, and are not dedicated to hating ace and aro people for their aceness and aroness, for them, this can make a difference. For other aces and aro people, this can make a difference. It can validate, and when you’re constantly feeling like you don’t belong anywhere, that can be very important.

Do this for other people. Do this for yourself. But don’t do this for the person you’re arguing with. Words are powerful. Ideas spread. Society can change. But you can’t change a person who is determined to not grow and learn as a person.

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1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you and write eleven new ones.
3. Tag eleven people and link them to the post.
4. Actually tell them you’ve tagged them.

1. Would you consider King Candy - or Turbo - a redeemable character? Could it work, or would the characters need to be changed?

While I do see Turbo as a more reprehensible character, I also believe that Turbo could be redeemable if the writing is done right, but I don’t think his redemption should be quick. It probably would take a long while before someone who destroyed two games and reprogrammed another for 15 years can even be considered trustworthy again.
Even then, he still has to take responsibility for all the bad things he’s done, it can’t just be swept under the rug and forgotten.
Not sure if his character would be tweaked because of it, though. Depends on his motives for redeeming himself.

2. Scenario: The Upcoming Disney Movie, Maleficent, has proven a huge success… But, due to the popularity of Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of the Mistress of all Evil, they’re considering replacing the original with the new version, or changing the design so that the original bared Angelina Jolie’s appearance.

Whether the film is a success or not, how would that make you feel?

Not sure how to feel about that, really. I do like Mal’s original design better i guess.

3. Scenario: The Upcoming Disney Movie, Maleficent, has proven a huge success. So that means that Disney is going to be making more movies based around past villains perspective! However, they have changed the characterization of the other, major characters, in order to make the villain - now given the role of protagonist - a sympathetic backstory, and ultimately the true hero of the tale.

How would that make you feel?

Depends, kinda. If the Villain has some more redeemable qualities then I wouldn’t mind seeing them in a more sympathetic light.

4. Aside from Home on the Range and Chicken Little, The Black Cauldron is regarded as one of the least memorable entries in the Animated Canon of Disney. If you are familiar with this animated feature, what are your thoughts on it? Would the Animated Canon have been better off, or does the movie deserve more recognition?

I remember watching it a few years back. It was an ok movie, but i barely remember the details of it since its been so long heh;;; I guess it could use some more recognition, though, since most people don’t even know of its existance.

5. Computer Generated Imagery is good. But so is Hand-Drawn Animation, in my opinion. But, as of late, it would appear as though Hand-Drawn Animation has been thrown away, in favor of CGI. Not only by Disney, but by other studios as well(DreamWorks). Not saying that they should ditch CGI and go back to hand-drawn animating, but don’t you think it would be nice if they did release a hand-drawn animated feature, and not just a short film?

Yes please. I’m all up for cgi animation but it would be nice to see some good old fashioned hand drawn animation again! And maybe do some of it myself if I ever get my dream job of working at one of those studios.

6. Disney is made for kids. Right, or wrong?

No, at least not just for kids. Walt once said (and correct me if I’m wrong) that he wanted the Disney parks to be enjoyable for the young and old alike, and the same goes for the movies they make as well. Though, sadly, it does seem like the company has forgotten about this recently…

7. Scenario: OH MAN! It looks like Disney has gone and purchased the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchises! What are your thoughts?

haven’t seen LOTR yet….  he h;;;;;

8. One thing that has me sort of bugged is the change from ‘Walt Disney Pictures’ to simply ‘Disney’. What are your thoughts on this? Should they have kept Walt’s name?

mmmm i dunno,,

9. Have you heard of Pirates of the Caribbean Online, or ToonTown? Have you played any of Disney’s MMO’s, before they decided to pull the plug and shut them down?

Ive heard of them, but never got to play them actually;;

10. Name 5 of your favorite OTP’s, canon or otherwise?

1. Jack and Sally (the first ever one)
2. Milo and Kida
3. Hero’s Cuties yes
4. Doppler and Amelia
5. Chelley wait thats not a Disney ship

11. Name 5 NOTP’s, canon or otherwise?
eeehhhh i dont have any NOTP’s
I’m either interested in a ship or feel an absolutely devastating sense of apathy toward it, i don’t think i’ve ever hated a ship before.

My questions:
1. Which Disney movie did you watch most as a kid, if Disney was a part of your childhood?
2. Have you ever been to one of the Parks? If so, how many times have you gone?
3. What are your thoughts on Disney’s Revival era? Do you think they’re still making quality animated movies?
4. Favorite hero? Villain?
5. Out of all the Animation Studios, which do you like the best?
6. Any movies in particular that you’re exited for this year?
7.  Which medium of animation do you find most appealing? (CGI, hand drawn, stop motion, etc.)
8. Which animated movie would you say has influenced you the most, if any?
9. Which story/novel would you like to see get a good movie adaptation?
10. Would you consider Animation an art form?
11. And for a filler question; dogs or cats?

anonymous asked:

Hey, i'm kind of new to the fandom (I started watching the show a week before xmas) and i've been reading LOTS of the original concept (From your tumblr) But i feel like i'm never going to catch up with everything. So, i seriously want to know: Why do you like the 2d over the CGI? (I know the CGI is not perfect, actually i don't recommend it to anyone who doesn't like shipping or Gary Stues like Adrien). Sorry if my english is not perfect.

the big reason i like the 2D more than the CGI (which is NOT saying i don’t like the CGI, since so many people seem to think it’s impossible to like both so if i express fondness for one it must mean i hate the other) is because that was what drew me into the show in the first place. if it wasn’t already clear, i’m an oooold fan; i’ve been stuck in ladybug hell for much longer than the CGI show has existed. 

it has a completely different feel to it which i just adore; the sense of dark, rickety parisian rooftops charged with an ethereal kind of earth magic. paris is a city i love full stop, and the 2D PV captured the feel of it at night in a way i’ve only seen projects like the aristocats and anastasia. it’s imperfect, it’s shadowy and mysterious and magical, and the music in the PV just enhances that whole aesthetic and really makes you shiver.

the butterfly looked like an incredible villain, too; the sort who’s ultimately scary because they don’t try to hide who they are. there’s something so unnerving about those huge stained glass windows casting iridescent rainbows everywhere and a perfectly-kept, elderly(?) gentleman in a pristine white suit who is always perfectly calm - he’s the image of purity and grace and control, but the end of the world is in his hands and that’s terrifying. he reminds me to a point of madame suliman from howl’s moving castle, or president snow from the hunger games; a model of high society but absolutely cut-throat ruthless when it comes to people in his way. he was serious - and as much as i still appreciate papillon in the new show as a children’s villain, when all he does is stand around wearing a silly costume and making threats in a dark room, constantly losing control over every akuma he creates and repeating the same mistakes every single time, he’s pathetically ridiculous in comparison to the threat the original butterfly posed.

his villains seemed to be recurring, too (i’m not entirely sure, but from the PV it looks like the mime and pigeon guy are fought on multiple occasions); so the threat of the akuma seemed to be much more serious and long-lasting than the usual “fight ‘em, break their shit and go home” setup of the show now; where every monster only lasts for about half an episode and is always defeated without fail - without any real sense of tension or serious threat because the fights are so formulaic. it looked like the butterfly was amassing an army instead of just sending one failed akuma after another at the kids - once he created a new soldier, it was there to stay; and each new creation was one more step up against ladybug and chat noir.

speaking of chat noir, i also loved the idea of felix being cursed - it was such a new idea for a magical superhero that it had me hooked right away! the whole setup was so interesting even if there was hardly any of it explored in the PV and most of the information comes from production hearsay, and i really wish we’d heard more about it - it was an amazing opportunity for a heavily complex “superhero” to be explored in depth, and for a deuteragonist to have a seriously engaging arc of development possibly spanning the entire show. 

it reminds me heavily of what ben 10 did with kevin levin - he started out as a bratty homeless kid trying to lead the hero into trouble for his own selfish reasons, then became a full-blown antagonist trying to murder ben at every turn, then got dragged into ben and gwen’s friendship group as the Awkward Reformed Villain, then (if i remember right) had a huge identity crisis and a ton of problems with his powers which had to be solved with his friends being there for him. i fucking adore kevin levin - he’s by no means a hero, but he’s got a heart of gold under all his awkward villainy and i really think felix had the potential for an arc that huge. 

i don’t think adrien is a bad character by any means, but in comparison his arc and end outcome is very predictable and based more on events and reveals than character development. adrien is pretty much a finished character already, and that works perfectly for the kind of show he’s in, but i was so drawn in by the idea of a character as complex and unpredictable as felix! i do love adrien to pieces and i always will, that should be obvious from all the times i’ve blogged about him, but i can’t lie and say i wasn’t disappointed when i found out even the curse had gone from his storyline. it does make sense with the new direction of the show and i understand that it wouldn’t fit any more, which is why i’ll stick to saying i miss the 2D universe rather than implying they should have incorporated those elements into the CGI universe.

there’s a lot more stuff i loved about the 2D PV, but i should probably cut it off here since this post has already gotten ridiculously long! basically, i prefer it to the CGI show because the 2D was the idea i was drawn in by in the first place - the CGI is very cute and a great show in itself (and clearly i’m enjoying it a huge amount; please don’t get me wrong on that), but that wasn’t the show i signed up for. 

it’s like tuning in to watch Justice League but finding DC Super Friends airing in its slot instead, you know? both are great shows with similar concepts; and while there’s no reason to dislike the one you ended up watching you do still have that lingering desire for the one you came looking for in the first place.

anonymous asked:

Hello. I've been doing research on how to get started with digital art and it's very confusing. Do you think you could maybe give me some tips, like on software, photoshop, or setup? Or just kninda explain it to me? It's even hard to ask, I don't know what I'm suppose to be asking or how to ask.

I am so sorry it took me so long to answer this, I wanted to make sure I give you a good answer!

So, first of all, digital art is a huge learning curve from traditional. There’s going to be things that are really frustrating that were no problem when you had the pencil and pad in hand. Just don’t give up, and keep at it! 

There’s literally hundreds of different programs and and setups to choose from. When it comes down to it, it’s up to you. They all have their functions and ways to do things, it’s just finding one that works for you! I like PAINT TOOL SAI and MY PAINT. A lot of my good friends use photoshop, some even use Gimp. There’s a lot of differences and similarities in these programs! Some are more hands on, and others are more technical. I’ll link some cheap/free programs below with some descriptions!


A lightweight painting software, lines are really smooth, has custom brushes and a really nice smoother. It has the basics of any art program and for me, is pretty hands on. It’s 50$. 


A little more hands on than paint tool sai, has an AMAZING array of brushes. Less technical than sai, the brush strokes are really nice, includes smoothers and effect brushes like photoshop. It’s free and a good mix of Sai and Photoshop. 


Krita I have only used once, but it was pretty comfortable. It’s a lot, again, like My Paint. It’s more art driven than photoshop, but leans towards a more photoshop interface. It comes with a good array of brushes, and boasts it’s use for painters. It’s free!


Fire alpaca is a lot like a cross between sai and gimp. The strokes are very hard and vector like, but I’m sure one can paint in it! It’s not my personal favorite, but some can do amazing things in it. It’s free and works on MAC!


 Gimp is a baby photoshop. It’s a photo manipulation program technically, but some use it for drawing! Like photoshop, it’s made for photos, but has a lot of drawing tools. I don’t like it, but some of my friends turn out great art in it (Like my friend @asmtsm who boasts about Gimp regularly). It’s free, and works on MAC and LINUX systems!

also, of course


Hella expensive, and in my book, kind of over-rated. For awhile adobe has a free release of one of the older versions. Not sure if that’s still happening. You can at least try out a trial before buying! Photoshop was made for photo editing and manipulation, but definitely has a lot of art and drawing options. It’s probably one of the (if not the) top used program in the industry. Personally, I hate photoshop’s guts, but a lot of artists do FANTASTIC work with photoshop! There’s a lot of brush options and brushes can be imported, and usually the brush stroke quality is really good! I use Photoshop exclusively for color correction and small light/filter fixes. 

As far as tablets, if you don’t already have one, I would suggest looking into Wacom. There are tablets that are just as good as Wacom, but I can’t think of many names right now. The fact is, Wacom is the leading company in the industry. No matter what, Research and look at the reviews of every tablet you intend to purchase. Most will work with Windows, if you have a MAC, things are going to be slightly more limited for you. 

The tablets I use/used are the following! 

Bamboo Create 

It is small, and it is cheap, but it’s great for starters. It has served me well! I do most of my art on this little guy.

Intous Pro (Medium)

I used these at school and I really really want one. It has a bigger drawing space and some pretty cool button options. The pen pressure on it is very satisfying. It’s a little spendy, but worth it if you’re serious. 

Cintiq 13″ HD

This is my child. I don’t use it much though, because I don’t have the companion, I have to plug mine into a computer. It’s good for animating or if you just can’t get over the looking-at-screen-and-not-your-hand-hump. It’s really spendy, and I have an older model. ;; It’s worth looking into the newer models and companions if you wanna make a career out of this noise! 

Once you have a tablet and a program, you can jump into drawing! I would suggest looking on youtube for painting tutorials, or even places like Deviant Art (There’s some on Tumblr, too.) And all around the net! Even professionals post tutorials. You learn by observing, which is a key component in art in general. 

I hope that helps a little! 

superbleachgirl  asked:

Okay, so hey. I'm kind of new to the whole Tumblr thing and I don't have many followers but, I'd like to start writing on my blog but I literally have no idea what to write about. I'm a huge Supernatural fan and other shows but I'd rather people ask me to write, if that makes sense? So anyways I was wondering if you could help me in any way possible?Sorry it's long! Btw I totally love your blog! Keep it up! ^_^

Thank you, and no worries, darling! I do have some similar asks, so I can refer you to these bottom things below! :3


For Dean (and this is a pretty generic thing, I guess) I would consider incorporating some kind of rough language (like dark humor for when not wanting to express stuff or changing the point of things, also swearing) and maybe an accent from now and then. Although really the accent thing is more for words that we all typically cut off (freakin’, swingin’, really it applies to a bunch of ‘g’s).

For Sam maybe some softer language, although not too soft, you know? I guess it’s kind of weird to explain (especially for me, a person who can’t describe how to get to a bathroom without showing physically), but he’s still human and a Winchester. I think Sam would be more likely to say stuff like “Oh my god,” or something similar to that than Dean. I guess another tip would be trying to watch episodes within the time period that you’re writing.

Grammar stuff:

  • Please don’t just keep writing “said” after every dialogue, try to use variations of it that express emotions. It’s boring to just read in the same tone over and over again.
  • Don’t put “said” after a character is screaming. E.g.

“I can’t believe you would do that!” she said,screamed/cried/shouted. Just use something else than “said.”

  • Please don’t capitalize things after a question mark or exclamation point after ending the quotation marks unless you’re starting a difference sentence. What I mean by that is that both what the character is saying and the way that they’re are expressing it are one sentence.


“You know I didn’t do anything wrong!” he shouted back.


“You know I didn’t do anything wrong!” He shouted back.

On the wrong one you’re telling me two difference sentences, one being what the character is saying and the other “He shouted back.” That’s literally it. They should be connected, but when you make the “h” a capital “H” you are giving me two different sentences completely separated from each other. Here are the exceptions to this, though, which happen when you do want to consciously give another sentence.

  1. “How can you even expect me to believe that?” Her eyes were alive with ember flames as she looked at him and bit back tears.

That is completely different idea, although you could also just break the paragraph right there instead of having to continue it.

  • Please, please, for the love of Chuck, use paragraphs. Please. Don’t write a block of something (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE USING DIALOGUE). It looks really heavy and boring to read, so please, just don’t do that. Just…don’t.
  • Don’t just randomly capitalize or bold a word if you want it to have emphasis. Italicize it. Please. E.g.


“Gosh, I TOTALLY hate Lauren,” she grumbled angrily, rolling her eyes.


“Gosh, I totally hate Lauren,” she grumbled angrily, rolling her eyes.

  • I might be wrong about this one, but in my opinion it just makes things look better; don’t capitalize every single freaking word when a character is yelling. Leave that for when they’re hollering, or really angry and just basically exploding in emotion.


“JAMES, can you get the groceries?” she yelled into the house.


“DAMN IT, CAS, JUST DO SOMETHING ALREADY!” Dean roared, his hands clutching at your immobile body, one hand on your cheek and the other holding you against him.

In the right example above, Dean obviously feels really angry and panicked, which is why he is roaring so loud. Also, just to mention the corrections for the first example, you would have to put an ! after “JAMES.” It wouldn’t make it all that better (you would simply have to not capitalize the whole “JAMES” thing), but it would at least be decent.

  • ALWAYS use a comma after a character’s name if the person speaking is addressing to them.


“Hi James would you like to meet my parrot Danny?” She questioned, pointing at the feathery creature on her shoulder.


“Hi, James, would you like to meet my parrot, Danny?” she questioned, pointing at the feathery creature on her shoulder.

  • Use “” if a character is speaking, not ‘’.
  • A name always has the first letter capitalized.
  • In English, words in titles that are typically more than four letters are capitalized.
  • (Edit) Okay, so using an apostrophe after a word that ends with s is cool. Don’t use it like the following.


James’s eyesight is bad because he didn’t want to meet my parrot.


James’ eyesight is bad because he didn’t want to meet my parrot.

Anonymous: I just made an imagine’s blog, but I don’t know how to get people interested or requesting things. What did you do?

Ahh, my old, sweet days as a fresh imagines blog…now, those were good times, I’ll though I prefer these better.

Anyhow, the first thing I did was introduce myself to the imagines community in a little message and encouraged people to send me a request, which was what got me my first few followers and requests! After that, I just kept posting and this blog grew little by little, and I would just ask for requests when I ran out.

One big tip that I would give is tag EVERYTHING. There’s this thing about the first five tags showing up or something (?) and I don’t know a lot about it, but I do know that a bunch of things with tags beyond that show on the mobile search engine, or I might be crazy, but still, use tags as much as you can.

I’m now lucky enough to have a ton of followers and requests, and even an amazing co-writer, so don’t worry really about a rough start, it really becomes better! :) Hope this helps!

Anonymous: How can I start a oneshot blog? How do I get people to send in requests? Thank you & I love this blog <3

Aw, thanks, sweetheart! What I just did was post a littlemessage, you know, those that you see around every once in a while in the Supernatural imagine tag, and waited for any requests to come in (which luckily they did and I love and appreciate my first requesters very dearly). From there on I just posted whatever I could and tagged it to get it around. I bold that word because it’s seriously important to tag your stuff. 

Izzythesociopath said: Hi! I’m starting my own Supernatural one shots blog, and I was wondering of I could have some advice or pointers?

Oh my god, I was going to answer this last night in depth and everything but I just kept wandering away for some reason. Sorry! Anyhow, I don’t really know how to instruct people but I will try my best. So, things to keep in mind:

  • Have a consistent kind of theme to your one shots. By that I just mean putting them in the same format always, like how I do the Request, A/N, Word count, Pairing, Warnings, thing. Make up your own, experiment a little. It’s probably going to change until you find the one you’re most comfortable with and that’s totally okay!
  • Decide if it’s gonna be strictly one-shots or also just kind of Supernatural themed.
  • Always tag your stuff. And by that I really want to point out to use the tags that people are going to see, because often I’ve read amazing stories that I had never seen before because of the way the tags are written. I would recommend tagging: supernatural imagine, Supernatural one shot, and whatever character it’s about (e.g. Dean Winchester imagine, Dean Winchester one shot, Dean Winchester x reader).
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of likes of followers at first; you will grow in time!
  • Theme for mobile: Try to have a theme that’s easy to the eyes. My theme is just black and white, so do keep a nice consistency like that.
  • Theme on desktop: Also try to have a nice theme that goes with the one on mobile in the desktop version. This all relates to the color scheme and just makes it look better (this is where my professional communications class came in handy).

So…yeah, just be yourself with your followers and always keep alive that same passion that inspired you to write in the first place and you’ll do great!

Anonymous: Hey! So I’m starting a Supernatural oneshot blog and I need an advice from you. I see that you have a wonderful relationship with your followers, so I wanted to ask you how did you build that? :) xoxo

No problem, dear! At first I just mainly answered asks for requests and just kind of opened up about my life and encouraged people to ask anything. I just answer whatever I can with the most positive attitude I can because I love being kind and happy, and I really think that that’s mainly what can make your followers feel more comfortable!

Also, tspofspn, I think I accidentally answer your ask privately, so if the links don’t work (or if you have no idea what links I’m talking about because they didn’t show up) here’s what I was talking about! :)

anonymous asked:

hi! I don't want to sound invasive or anything so if you don't want to answer that, don't. But I was wondering what in your opinion, is the difference between bisexual and pansexual? I'm trying to figure out the difference between those 2 sexual orientations and I've seen people saying that they could be very similar and that it is up to the person to choose which one fits them the most. So why do you, in particular, identify as bi and not pan?

Well bi means two or more genders, pan means all. There is definitely a lot of overlap and to be the choice to call myself bi revolves mostly around the fact that until not that long ago I didn’t know there were more than two genders and I had never heard of pansexual. 

This will probably be a long story and I’m sorry to bust it out on your relatively simple question, but it’s something I have been thinking about a lot and you unfortunately now opened my floodgates. 

So, a lot of my struggles to come out of the closet really revolved around being bisexual, when i came out as bi when I was a teen I was … bullied back into the closet by some very unkind people I thought were my friends. They, as gay people, told me that bisexuality wasn’t really a “thing” and that it was a term people used when they wanted to be queer without actually having to be queer. They told me that to declare myself such was to basically not be a good ally to gay men and lesbians. As a person who was very passionate about gay rights from a young age I didn’t want to make anything worse. 

So I went back in my closet and developed some deeply internalised biphobia. Like, I would scoff at bisexual people, I would think that bisexual men were less masculine, less attractive, less worthy, I sex shamed bisexual women and I felt that people declaring their bisexuality were attention seekers. 

And when my extremely biphobic aunt (it should be noted that she ONLY hates bisexual people, not gay men or lesbians) would say disgusting things I would die on the inside and a part of me wanted to speak up but never could. 

When I was a teenager I had girlfriends but after I went back in the closet that stopped. What did not stop was sexual interactions with women. When I moved to Sydney I had sex with a few different women and I always enjoyed it, in fact I can easily say it was something I preferred. I have, in my life, been sexually assaulted numerous times by men and being in the sexual company of women was something that, upon reflection, made me feel … safer. 

But despite the sexual activity I did not call myself bi and scoffed at the title and insisted I was heterosexual. Just because someone can and does have sex with women doesn’t mean they are bisexual, right? People can do that so I told myself I was just one of them. 

So, I met a man, got married to him quite young (oddly enough getting married was kind of a rebellious act for me, I had issues) and settled down to lead my hetero life. 

Except then something happened, I got a huge crush on a girl friend of mine. Yes, I’m married, no I didn’t cheat. but I did have a strong romantic and sexual attraction to her and it was enough to finally make me realise that I was bisexual and to come to terms with that and to deal with my own biphobia. 

Coming out as bisexual when I was married to a man was very strange, it was mostly supportive, but also some eyerolls like I just wanted to be special and lots of implied “well it doesn’t matter anyway, you are married” which is not how sexuality works. 

But, the tl;dr version is that so much of my struggles revolved around bisexuality and coming out as bisexual and accepting myself that way, so being bisexual has a very personal meaning to me. it’s something I fought hard to be and accept so that is why I identify as bisexual. 

It’s very personal and there are lots of reasons why some people would prefer to identify as pan or bi or poly but those are mine. Sorry that was so long!