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Ok, these are my chara Chiyo (small, dark) and @live-for-my-otps‘s chara Shina (big, light-blue) and lemme tell you I couldn’t get this scene out of my head lol

So I have this headcanon where they just met and since Chiyo doesn’t react strongly to like, anything, Shina tries to mess with her to stir her up and… here’s the result. Don’t worry, they become good friends in the end ^u^

Their refs with their quirks are here and here. I’m really sorry if Shina’s too ooc ;-; she’s so cool

  • me, at any given point creating art: WHAT. AM. I. DOING?!

Bit of a rant post, but okay just. pls 

I cannot. Cannot. Stand people who refuse to accept criticism or feedback for their work even they specifically request it.

It’s happened multiple times with multiple people recently in my circles, not on here — because all the people I know in the Noblesse/Lookism fandoms so far are just cute marshmallows, lol — but on other social media platforms and messaging networks I use. Someone, maybe a couple of people coming up to the rest of chat and posting a screenshot of their work, whatever it might be, and saying “Hey, how does this look?” or “Can I get some feedback?”

So okay. Three or four times, I sat down and took the time to give each person some feedback, in detail. Since they asked, it’s fair to tell them nicely the pros and cons of their work, what can be changed, what looks good, what doesn’t. I don’t mind it, and it’s fun for me to help out fellow artists and game-devs, even if I don’t have the greatest grasp of the medium sometimes. You ask, you receive, right?

Then the user turns right around and just

One. throws some excuse at me like “oh I can’t do this because this and this and I already coded my events”

Two. goes on and posts the finished product, like, hours later. with no change at all. Not even a “thank you” or “ah, I got your feedback, but I’m way too into this right now and will apply the feedback next time instead!”

So… why did I even bother to give you feedback?? I understand that we all fucking love attention — I do too, okay? I post my stuff hoping people will say that “Wow, that’s great!” and “I love it!” but there’s only so far that can go if you’re wanting to actively improve. When someone takes the time to give you helpful criticism that you asked for, you should at least acknowledge that it exists and that it has merit of some sort?? Especially when you asked for it?

Like, I don’t mind people who are sensitive towards feedback. It can be pretty difficult to hear “you’re doing something wrong,” but it’s at least a courtesy to thank someone, and only beneficial to you if you keep it in mind and really try to improve yourself in the future. Unless the “critique” is mocking you, making a joke out of your work, or just so harshly delivered that it’s a deliberate attempt to crush you rather than help you, then it’s not usually negative! 

And in many cases, the whole internet and the whole world is not out to get you. Throwing back excuses and getting defensive about your work so that you can twist it around to “nothing is wrong at all and that’s just your fault for seeing it this way” or just flat-out ignoring it isn’t doing you any favours. It’s not going to help you get better. 

It’s not like I flamed you or anything. It’s not feedback that’s meant to be negative. Please start to accept helpful criticism and useful feedback not only as just what it is, but also as a form of positive attention. Feedback is attention and time taken out of someone’s day and schedule so that they can try and help you make your work look better.

If you don’t at least take a few seconds to send back a “thank you, that was helpful!” to my feedback that took me five or ten minutes to write — after carefully looking at your work and trying my best to give suggestions for revisions and trying to be nice about it — guess what? Next time you post saying “How does it look?” or “Any feedback?”, I’m not going to say anything. It’s a waste of my time, and to be honest a waste of yours to post the thing requesting feedback when you’re not looking for feedback. I’m not looking to waste my time on someone who just wants to bask in attention rather than keep an open mind when it comes to what I actually have to say.

like wtf is the big deal with accepting some criticism and trying to change yourself for the better, it’s not going to kill you and if anything, it’s going to help your self-esteem in the future when you’ve overcome all these small things and achieved the best that you can.

but nah just gotta fucking curve all that so it doesn’t touch your precious ego. okay then.

i did this piece a while ago for a friend’s first solo-curated gallery so i think it’s okay to post :O!!! it’s a big one. the theme was “quiet moments” and i wanted to depict the wonder you feel as a child when it comes to exploration and the unknown at one of the quietest times of day (5 am)

psa

if you post art or writing on tumblr and are trying to get it seen don’t swear in the tags

tumblr will usually automatically flag the post as adult so that it won’t show up in filtered tags/searches and now with tumblr’s new nonfunctional “"safe mode”“ it’ll hide the post completely

i don’t know yet if swearing in the caption has the same effect but don’t swear in the tags

also and i’m not completely sure about this one but it seems like tumblr flags posts with too many tags because they look like spam; remember that only the first five tags actually make a post appear in that tag so limit it to that and whatever personal tags you need

thanks bye

To anyone who ever said Dream Daddy was pandering to yaoi fangirls: you have no idea how wrong your statement is. This game is so charming and genuine and as someone who’s apart of the LGBT community, a game like this means the world to me. The development team put their heart and soul into this game and they worked their hardest to make it into what it is now. You should be ashamed for even thinking that this game wasn’t genuine. I applaud the Dream Daddy devs for giving us this game, and honestly I hope it inspires more games like it.