art is useless because

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LONG POST!

I heard there was a Hogwarts/Mad Max AU floating around? 

Here’s my two cents for that. *throws* This is what happens when I decide to marathon the HP movies over the week and also have a “Little Witch Academia” anime poster in front of my work space.

*lies down* I have spent too much energy and time on this.

It’s a long lonely road ahead outside the nest, little bird. But the night is young, and who knows which wonders the dawn will bring.

A younger Fael, a few years before the Conclave. Where is he going? Far from home. 

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cheschire-kaat said:okay but dUde I really need like Siegrain showing Erza baby Jellal pictures just to embarrass him/piss him off YES

bACKFIRED
SEIGRAIN WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR PHONE

Something I’ve learned:

Sometimes teachers or leaders make a generalization. Some kind of correction or criticism to the whole group, “you’re all going too fast.”

Before you get resentful, ask yourself, “wait, am I going too fast?” Check yourself. Is there any way you can make use of the critique? “Well, I was already going slow, and it sounds like it must be a very key concept. Good.  I’ll keep doing that.” Or, “I thought I was going slow, but seems like I should try it slower.”

If it doesn’t apply to you, then it doesn’t apply to you. It’s not really possible for teachers and leaders to constantly evaluate every individual at all times, so you have to do the work of considering critique on your own.

It’s likely your teacher or leader gave the advice to the whole class for a reason - it applied to many present. It was enough of a problem that it warranted a whole-group announcement.

So even if the critique was not for you, it doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

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Now, apply this to social justice. If someone makes a big ol’ call-out on straight people, cis people, white people, non-black POC, not disabled people, or whatever and your first response is resentment, just take one moment to check yourself. If it doesn’t apply to you, bite your lip and walk on, or signal boost.

I know, I’m reposting my art… Bear with me… I’m trying to get ready for my next portrait, so I’m studying the big mistakes I made on this one, so I can work on them…

pastellipastels  asked:

You drew Chip! You drew him! I would type in all caps out of happiness but I will keep calm so nobody gets scared off. But you drew Chip, i can't even tell you how happy I am to see that. First thing I see and just, yes! :D

i did!!! and you know what, i had so much fun with it that i’m going to draw him again

it’s a pity he’s only interacted with pidge twice ever (or three times if you count Voltron Force), i would have loved to see them do more together because they’re both so sweet and blood families are hard to come by in voltron. 

we’ve already seen pidge break down over missing his parents, so, like… give him back his brother already??? let them hug??? i didn’t sign up for a five-second-long background frame of them shaking hands, where are my aggressively snuggly sibling hugs and eagerly introducing each other to the rest of their teams

Art is useless because its aim is simply to create a mood. It is not meant to instruct, or to influence action in any way. It is superbly sterile, and the note of its pleasure is sterility. If the contemplation of a work of art is followed by activity of any kind, the work is either of a very second-rate order, or the spectator has failed to realise the complete artistic impression.

A work of art is useless as a flower is useless. A flower blossoms for its own joy. We gain a moment of joy by looking at it. That is all that is to be said about our relations to flowers. Of course man may sell the flower, and so make it useful to him, but this has nothing to do with the flower. It is not part of its essence. It is accidental. It is a misuse. All this is I fear very obscure. But the subject is a long one.

—  Oscar Wilde
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he’s going to put on the cape

BLOODSWAP AU

Eridan has mustard blood and does a lot of feeling sorry for himself. He wants a lot more than what he has, and nobody seems to understand that he deserves it. he hangs around with feferi and karkat, and joins in with their excited attempts at social justice when they won’t pay attention to him. he has made so many halfhearted posters for various causes that he’s actually gotten pretty good at designing them its impressive but he doesn’t care at all and just wishes he could play guitar but never practices.

he can hear the voices of the dead. he mostly tunes them out because they scare him half to death. he’d never admit that, though. I mean, ok, he told feferi, and karkat figured it out immediately because eridan is not subtle, but whenever they bring it up he just tells them he doesn’t care oh mmyy goooood you are not my mom im fiiiine jesus chhhrriiiiiiiist and they give up with that.

he doesn’t dress up as much because people tend to think he looks like a jerk and he gets jumped a lot, and feferi told him to quit it because she was done with him coming over tired and bruised. just to be clear, he wins the fights, though, his psiionics can get pretty nasty.

also he uses his psiionics for literally everything, he is so lazy its actually hilarious.

he goes over to equius’ house sometimes, if he is particularly done with feferi and karkat being so GOOD HEARTED all the time, and spends an hour or two talking about or designing blueprints for canons or doomsday devices. he has a small portfolio full of these plans that he’s taken from equius and actually could be quite dangerous if he ever decided. but let’s be real if he went rogue and staged the coup he wants, feferi and karkat would probably hate him and that’s worse than having a couple of blue faced jerks spit at him.

SU and Utilitarian Art

It’s late and I need to sleep but here’s the gist of it

the Diamonds have beautiful murals of themselves in an art deco style. They understand really basic and essential style things like aesthetically pleasing and practical ways to arrange the diamond logo and to have their gems dress with an insignia that marks them

they have complex architecture and space ships

but they don’t have a word for or concept for art for art’s sake

or just “useless” art

Lapis and Peridot call their art meep morp because they have no words for it and really only discovered the concept since their time on Earth

how does a complex society like that of Homeworld develop to the level they did without a sort of recreational art?

I think it’s obviously tied into gems being created knowing their purpose but also the fact that all gems serve a Diamond–recreation doesn’t exist. Steven has to teach gems about fun and how to have it. god that means Homeworld really is just so terrible. Gems obviously have emotions.

How do they live in that society without breaking? there have to be deep seeded unresolved issues that have no safe outlet or release

Can we stop collectively bashing math on this website? Like, I get it, I’m bad at math, I personally don’t like doing math. But math is really important? And not just in the “mathematics world;” it’s important to art and outer space and the beauty of plants and basically everything else that tumblr seems to be all about. Can we stop being like “art is better than math, math is useless,” please? Not just because math is important, but because a lot of people also really like math and that’s awesome, and where would we be without them??

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i don’t colour over my lines as much as i used to, but i wanted to see how much my colouring has changed over the years ~_~ can’t say i improved much recently since i barely practice this painterly style anymore, but compiling this really makes me want to practice more often…!