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.

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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

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SEIGRAIN WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR PHONE

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Made some aro wallpapers because I found we were severely lacking in that respect when I was looking for some to use. Sorry about the colors not being perfect. Feel free to use them for whatever! ^.^ Make sure you enlarge them cause otherwise you won’t see the details!

asexual wallpapers | aro ace wallpapers | my other edits

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Made some ace pride wallpapers because I haven’t seen many of them before! Sorry if the colors aren’t perfect. Feel free to use them for whatever you want to! Make sure you enlarge them because otherwise you won’t see the details!

aromantic pride wallpapers | aro ace pride wallpapers | my other edits

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??

“Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world.”

—Andrei Tarkovsky  

A fun thing to remember about art is that a lot of the questions about it that you might think are important such as what is art are not important because the answer will not solve any problems and it will not change anything in any cultural realm literally at all so like don’t worry about it. So much of what is quantified and qualified in the vocabulary of fine art specifically is useless because it’s not a conversation that is going to impact anything beyond the small enclosure it was born in so you might as well do whatever you want and absorb what you feel is necessary to what you want to do and be conscientious of what is and isn’t yours to utilize and why. But like if you’re fixated on “what is art” then why what do you think you will gain by having a real answer it is not important and you will always disqualify someone who is earnest and genuine in what they do so just shaddap.