art-music

Don’t have time to make actual art right now so take this sketchy mess until I can.

The cast are performing tomorrow at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and I’m so stoked!

 His music means so much to me and some of them have such a story behind them they’re hard to listen back. for exsample i remember listening to thom on repeat while crying in my school bathroom when my mom was getting brain surgery, i was so scared that i wouldn’t see her again and all i wanted to do was have joji’s comforting voice in my ears. (she’s fine now and recovering slowly). i guess i just wanted to let that out with this piece but idk, im not one to really vent or get emotional but i guess we can all connect on why joji means so much to us on a personal level. to kinda prove that the love for joji goes deeper then the surface.

anonymous asked:

(please forgive my poor musical vocabulary) there could be a corkboard in the rehearsal room where everyone puts up messages, and Jimmy (being the absolute angel he is) always puts motivational and cute messages up every day, sometimes he puts a little joke up there too

I know you said Jimmy, but I feel like this is more of a Butters thing.

little things that make me happy

  • when someone who picks the same thing every time still pauses and thinks about which thing they are going to pick
  • when people do weird things with food (like putting french fries in a tortilla to eat them)
  • the list of shows people have watched more than twice through
  • when people refer to people from childhood by their first and last names
  • when dogs get so excited that they sort of bounce on their front legs
  • concrete with paw prints or bird prints in it
  • really really good character redesigns where you can see the person genuinely cares about the original content their improving on
  • when pets wait in the window for their owners to get home
  • pet names like “meatloaf” “dumpster” “mr.man” ect.
  • redraws or redos of old art/cosplay/music/writing/ect
  • the Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. meme
  • old people walking their dogs really slowly but the dogs have short legs so the dog is going top speed with their very slow human
  • girls in flannel shirts
  • those pokemon fusions and pokemon variations people design
  • outdoor music that passersby get really into

-Zenya from Sweet Pool-

Ohkay, can I just fangirl a bit how fantastic this obscure bl visual novel is? 👀 Bittersweet story, horror atmosphere, supernatural parasites, crazy cult, a bit of gore, gorgeous characters, load of feels, the art style and music are just superb~ Got so many nostalgic feels with this…Oh, and from the creators of DmmD. Man… It’s such a delight to see more mature looking characters and tbh I think… If you like Silent Hill and Killing Stalking, then this might be for you too. ;D

ID #15879

Name: Malcolm
Age: 19
Country: Canada

Gender: Male-ish
Sexuality: Circular
Age: 19
Race: Caucasian
Religion: I like the morals they teach but don’t believe in a God or God’s.

Interests: Music | Art | Knowledge | Trivia | Supernatural | Witchcraft/Wicca | Horror Movies | Piano and Trombone | Human Behavior | English Literature | Science Fiction | Meditation | Networking | Business | Home Design | Fashion | Fitness, and Health

I live in a small town in Newfoundland, Canada. I am in my second year of uni and plan to continue post-secondary but have zero clue of what I want to do after. The last book I read was the The Magicians and now I am reading The Dispossessed. I have a sense of humor that can get pretty dark at times but if you smile more life is better. I only speak English and my spelling is awful. I do my best to be green so the internet is the best way to talk to me. I love to hear ideas and theories or just how your day went.

Preferences: Literally, anyone if you think we can communicate.

youtube

hey uhh I made one of these animation/animatic things for a bit of “when the going gets tough” hope you guys like it

terryfphanatics  asked:

Thank you for your Anne Rice/Fandom relation post and then the BOLDING of writing of dark content does not equate a desire for it to be replicated in the physical world. I'm a 100% behind that sentiment.

Thank you for appreciating that [post is here]! It always feels like I’m going out in front of a firing squad when I say that “creating/consuming dark fiction is not endorsement of it in real life” because people who do conflate those will insist that I’m an x,y,z-apologist. No. That’s incorrect. 

ANOTHER WALL OF TEXT™ what is happening to me? I just miss you guys a lot, that’s what ;)

“Why did this person say/do this thing?”

I support the creation and consumption of dark content in media, in fic/art/music/etc. as a means of exploring it, as a means of unpacking it, as a means of trying to figure out where it comes from and how to recognize it. Sometimes it’s not so easy to pick out the “bad guy.” Sometimes the “abuser” seems to be a “good” person. Sometimes the “abuser” is reenacting their own trauma. Finding reasons for a behavior are not excuses for that behavior, but it can help provide answers for those of us who want them.


~Story time~

My grandmother was a tough old lady, what we call a “battle-axe.” She was blunt and tactless, and downright MEAN most of the time. She raised her children through terror and bullying, held grudges for decades, was short-tempered with her in-laws and grandchildren.

She was also very smart in her role as a professor in a college, and had a sweetness to her that very few people in my family experienced bc they were so deterred by her tough exterior. I was one of the few who got close to her, and I wanted to know why she behaved the way she did to others. 

Seeing movies like Mommie Dearest, in which Joan Crawford was portrayed as somewhat of battle-axe to everyone in her life, too, I could see similarities between her and my grandmother. 

  1. Could my grandmother have had the kind of pressure in her life that Joan did, competing with the misogyny in her career? I thought so. 
  2. Both of these women set incredibly high expectations for themselves and others, and then reacted badly if reality didn’t meet their expectations. They were not good at handling disappointment and would take it out on others.
  3. In other media, I would see “only” children worshiped by their parents and then these women were dissatisfied, bitter adults, who would never get that kind of attention again. (Not sure about Joan Crawford, but that was my grandmother’s childhood.) 

^What I’m saying is that media (fic/movies/books/music/etc.) gave me insights as to why my grandmother behaved the way she did. It provided reasons for the behavior. I didn’t take these as excuses, but it increased my empathy for her and others I met who were like her. Rather than do as the rest of my family did, by writing her off as “a mean old lady,” I could understand her and navigate my way into a better relationship with her. They missed out on her good parts because of her bruises.

^The first time I saw this graphic, I felt that expression in my soul. These are fictional characters. They are not real. Writers write them. What is “writing” anyway, but speculative reality? We used to call fanfiction “specs,” short for “speculative fiction.” It’s thoughts. Not all writing is for idealized versions of life and/or wish-fulfillment.

I’ve heard from VC fans who are survivors of child abuse, sexual abuse, etc. who said that VC helped them in some way,

  • whether it was recognizing that the abuse they suffered really was abuse (and not normal!), 
  • or whether they have since made fanworks with VC characters that helped them explore their own past and examine it from a place of safety,
  • or in consuming other fanworks, they got some closure on their own experiences in some way and were able to heal or begin to do so, 
  • or just in making friends here that have helped them through difficult times,
  • I could go on and on… there is enormous value in creating/consuming dark fiction. 

Whatever Anne Rice’s agenda is/was in writing the Vampire Chronicles, it doesn’t matter to me, because of how much good I have witnessed that has come from it. If some of her inspiration for certain aspects seems relevant to me, I consider it, but it doesn’t really matter as far as I’m concerned. 

It all really boils down to the old adage “Live and Let Live.”