A message to all artists

If I were to start a sort of art competition, would this be of interest to you guys?

It would be based in the Hunter x Hunter fandom, I haven’t decided if I want specifically KilluGon or anything in general, but there would be a money prize! 

I would award the top three, based off of myself and maybe one or two other people’s votes, a money prize, with first place making somewhere between $200-$300. I might also do two categories, one for the most skill, and one for the most creative

I haven’t decided if I actually want to do this yet or not, but to all artists out there, would this be of interest to you?

If it is, or if you want to spread the word, please give this a reblog so I can see how many people would actually find this interesting. Or if you see it and know any artists, please shoot this their way. 

I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’ve always kind of wanted to? 


Hey guys, my name is Catherine. This is my portrait of Tyler Joseph “10.5 Pilots”. It’s made entirely of TOP lyrics written in ballpoint pen.
As a winning piece of the Congressional Art Competition, it is currently hanging in the United States Capitol building and will be for the next year.
Please please if you would maybe spread it around, I would love for him to know his face is hanging in the US Capitol.
Thank you!!


Vans Custom Culture 2017  |  Finale

We were stoked to have an awesome panel of judges for our Custom Culture competition this year. 3,000 high schools were narrowed down to the top five and it was up to our fabulous judges to make the tough decision at the finale event in LA last night. Vans Surf’s Leila Hurst was joined by Vans Skate’s Lizzie Armanto, fashion blogger Jayne Min, musician Daya, and head of Vans Footwear Design Ryan Pozzebon. Thanks to all of our judges for helping us support art education in schools.

Photography: Getty Images

anonymous asked:

If muscle mass has only a small impact on fight abilities, what's with the prevalence of weight classes? And why are martial arts and boxing champions generally men?

See, you were trying to sneak around it with that start on muscle mass but this is about the idea that women can fight and or fight as well as a man. We get these questions a lot, and the answer is always the same. However, the question itself always displays the asker’s ignorance on the subject matter and about combat in general. You aren’t the first to go, “but boxing!!!” as if it means something or is a winning point. Usually, “muscles” is a go to standard because that’s what so many have been led to believe makes men superior.

When I get these questions, I can always tell this person who asked has never been to a martial arts competition of any kind. If they had, they would know Women’s Divisions are a standard practice. They would also know that with an exception of major tournaments where there are enough participants to justify it, the girls and the boys spar each other at the ranks below black belt. Sometimes, the boys win. Sometimes, the girls win. The breakdown is by age (adults/kids) and belt rank, not by gender.

I’ll tell you though, none of the boy’s in the black belt division wanted to jump in with the girls. Those girls were vicious. Men’s sparring was much more laid back, and slower. Women’s TKD… yeesh.

Again, in most martial arts tournaments there are no weight classes. The breakdown is by age and rank, with gender as a secondary when there are enough participants to justify multiple divisions. Weight classes are a boxing tradition and other, similar bloodsports which rears it’s head when they have enough participants to justify one. In many Taekwondo tournaments, you can easily end up with a 150 pound black belt sparring one weighing in at 250. And you won’t know what they weigh anyway because there is no “weighing in”.

I’ve explained before why there are weight classes in boxing. The moment you stop and realize that it’s a sport with a purpose to make money, the reasoning behind the weight classes will become fairly clear. (Hint: it’s entertainment and aesthetics.)

That said, the “boxing champions are generally men” crap is, well, crap. They don’t let women box men professionally, or at the collegiate level. It’s hard to make a case for muscle mass when citing professional sports where women are barred from competing. Now, there was a time when there were women boxers who boxed with each other and against men. In the 1800s, it was called bareknuckle boxing. This is the granddaddy version of modern boxing, when it was all back alleys without gloves or handwraps.

That said, women’s boxing is making a comeback at the collegiate level. There’s a National Champion in Women’s Collegiate Boxing walking around somewhere in the US right now. There are multiple female martial arts champions from a variety of disciplines wandering around all over the world. The UFC has opened a division for female fighters. This is like asking why there aren’t female wrestlers (there are) or female quarterbacks (there are). One of the greatest snipers in history is a woman.

You just don’t hear about them or the women who did the hard work pushing back to fight for the categories to be re-added.

That said, comparing the restrictions applied in sports to a person’s “fighting ability” is a mistake. You’re not asking an honest question so much as floundering for a popular misconception. It’s essentially the same as saying, “it’s ridiculous for there to be female fighters in this historical fiction because there were no female warriors”.

1) That assertion is patently false.

2) When one gender is barred from participating by the established rules of a modern sport whose history you don’t understand, you can’t then turn around and ask why most of the champions are men.

History makes a case for a lot of female combatants throughout history, but you’re not going to know they’re there if you don’t go looking for them. Their accomplishments tend to get wiped out.


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anonymous asked:

I so often want to message you and just randomly chat about yoi and other nice things but I get so shy and worry you find it to be a bother or something ;~~; you seem like a huge sweetheart though legit im just so paranoid about that stuff

askdjfklj this is honestly the most relatable feeling though
you can talk to me about yoi!!! I’m always happy to talk about yoi. you can even send me memes tbh, I’m just happy that you’d like to talk to me at all ;v; 

Do you want to make more Phandom friends? Do you want to express your artistic skills and unique personality? Then it’s your lucky day because registration for the PHANDOM GAMES is open now! This completely online and free art competition and scavenger hunt runs from July 27th to August 7th, 2017!  More info can be found here.

What’s also cool is that you can register with friends. On the registration form, include their url(s). Just make sure they also register themselves. Then, reblog this post and you’re all done for now. Our ask box is always open for more questions! Happy games!


So, here’s the deal…

I’ll be giving to two weeks (till the 31. December) to draw my newest character Azure. I’ll be judging you based on creativity not skill, and the one that I find fit to win! There will be two prices: One commission from me (free of charge of course) and the other 700 points. (This is exclusive to only Deviantart) So, if you want either, you gotta get to drawing!

Here are the rules:
1. NO copying other artists, using bases or stealing concepts!
2. You MUST use my character (Azure) in your drawing, but she doesn’t have to be the only one.
3. Be creative!
4. You must mention me in the description of your submission.

Once you’re done you can either send the picture to me through a chat, ask or any other social media!

Good luck!!

Bird Art Competition Update

The competition is now closed and winners have been chosen.

Blind Bird Drawing Winner

Cockatiel, drawn by Kimifeathers.

Non-Dominant Bird Drawing Winner

Amazon, drawn by Butler-Atwood.

Bad Bird Drawing Winner

Cockatiel, by Tieltavern.

Thankyou to everyone who entered! I will be contacting the winners with further instructions and posting runners up at a later date.