being me is awesome

Can we all just admit out loud that it’s actually pretty fucking hard to constantly be aware of the privileges you do have AND that therefore it is important to point out injustices and social problems to people not involved with them in a nice and civil manner even if you have talked about this subject before, and even if you have talked about this subject before with this person in particular?

 Social awareness isn’t like riding a bicycle, that you’d learn it once and then you’re supposed to know it.

 Being white, it literally didn’t occur to me that all this new awesome strong female character representation on american cinema is consistently and exclusively white before someone on Tumblr said it. Being able-bodied, I literally never take time considering whether a building I live in, work in or visit is wheelchair-accessible. No cis person I’ve met irl has known that the finnish trans law requires me to be sterilised in order to change legal sex.

 And why is that?

 Because due to the fact that people with a privilege do not have to deal with an issue, they might genuinely not be aware of it. You don’t see things that you are not taught to look for.

 So please, if you only can, continue to be patient and tell people things.

And for the love of God if someone with personal experience in a matter tells you things, please listen.

 And I get that Tumblr has gotten a lot better with this, it’s not just toxic oppression olympics anymore, but I cannot stress enough that while being ignorant of a problem that you are not personally involved in is a luxury many cannot afford, the obliviousness of it the very most likely does not stem from an inherent evil.

 You can tell a white girl that racism is bad and have her believe it, but you can’t expect her to suddenly become a natural expert on the more subtler matters of racial discrimination and then accuse her of being cruel or callous when she is not, after all.

 Learning this kind of shit takes time, and you have to learn about every single thing, be it racism, ableism, sexism, cissexism, you name it, individually. Please do not assume that someone ignorant of the extent, mechanics or nuances of an injustice they do not personally face is ignorant out of malice.

So for all the strength and faith in humanity all of y’all have in you

please

be

patient

with

people.

anonymous asked:

Before I read the books and saw your art I was honestly kinda against Hinny. I thought they didn't interact enough in the movies and that it was just thrown in. But now everything has changed and I am much more here for them and your art makes me so happy to be on this ship! Keep being awesome!

Thank you thank you thank you!

I’m glad you are seeing the Hinny light! 

anonymous asked:

Omg! I didn't think you would use my comment. But it made my day better when it's kinda at its worst. My dad, like this frisk, did something rather horrible and I'm going to his sentencing right now. So to see you comment back was kinda the highlight of my day. Thanks for making me smile on a rainy day. :) Keep being awesome.

*Oh! The mod is sorry to hear that you’re going through something like that, but they’re glad they were able to make your day just that little bit brighter.

*Stay determined, dear reader!

me: hey i like dear evan hansen it’s rly relatable and a big comfort for me
everyone: dear evan hansen PUNCHED me in the face, PISTOL WHIPPED my mother and MURDERED my cat

Motivational Mango

Hello, I am Mango, birb of the internet, and I have heard that you have a sad. 

Did you know that I am professional sad fighter? It’s true! Mango will show you the way. When you has a sad, you may feel like doing this: 

As you can see, Mango has been there too. But I can offer you some solutions. 

Sometimes it can help to talk to a friend. It can be hard to reach out, but sometimes expressing how you feel and commiserating makes you feel less alone. Hiding in hair is optional. 

You can talk to friends online if that makes you more comfortable. Computer is also good for viewing birbs. Good for combating a sad.  

If you’re having a rough time, it’s ok to take a break and enjoy a favorite activity. Don’t feel guilty! We can’t be 100% work 100% of the time. You’re allowed to have fun! 

You could get some rest, take a walk, or fix yourself a favorite snack! Sometimes you need to treat yo self. You deserve it because you’re awesome. So remember to be good to you. 

You just take that sad and you give it this look to let it know you mean business: 

You examine this sad and tell it that it has no power here. Give it a real good look with your birb eye and remember that you are worth more than any momentary despair this sad could bring. Here, Mango show you how: 

If all else fails, Mango will get real puffy at the sad for you to ward it off. Sad has no room when Mango is poof. 

But of course the best cure for a sad is looking at pictures of birbs. 

Hang in there, birb! You’re gonna make it. 

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[makes ugly whale noises at the cute] 😩

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Look, I was really disappointed with PotC5 for several reasons..but this guy’s design was 👌 👌 👌

anonymous asked:

Oh almighty napkin arm with googly eyes, I humble peregrin dare come forth with a request... could you make some character design breakdowns for some more realistic characters? Like your power ranger fanart? I tried to break them down on my own, but I'm not sure I did it that well... it's incredibly useful and interesting... Keep being awesome, and thanks for how you already helped me anyway!

Thanks for the patience, had to mull this one over. The more complex a design gets, the more difficult it is to break down. Basic character design tips may not be enough…so let’s delve into:

Character Design Tips Part 2!

Before we start, it’ll help to read my last character design post, where I laid out four concepts: shapes, silhouettes, colors, and inspiration. In this post, I aim to build on and rephrase these in a way that hopefully makes it easier to apply them. I’ll be drawing examples from my Power Rangers (2017) fanart to illustrate my points.

(Disclaimers:)

  • (Ideally, you should already be comfortable with drawing people. If not, look into figure drawing, gesture drawing, etc.)
  • (Whereas my previous tips were more tried and true, the tips here are more my own thoughts, so they may be half-formed.)
  • (Again, these are not rules. They’re just tips to add to your toolbox; the more tools you have, the more versatile you’ll become.)

Without further ado, let’s start!

Based off what we know about shapes, silhouettes, colors and inspiration, I want to cover: lines and angles, external and internal silhouettes, values, and references.

1. Shapes => Lines and Angles

Last time, I laid out three basic shapes:round, box, and triangle.

Problem: limiting yourself to these 3 shapes can be useful and fun for simpler designs, but they may be too simple or look out of place on more complex designs.

Solution: let’s go to the next level! Instead of shapes, shift your thinking to lines and angles!

Lines can be curved, straight, or diagonal.
Angles can range from obtuse to acute angles.
Follow your intuition: what feeling do you get from each line or angle?
If I follow my own intuition, I see that:

  • curved lines = natural, soft
  • straight lines = balanced, grounded
  • diagonal lines = off-balance, in motion
  • obtuse angles = broad, relaxed
  • right angles = rigid, unnatural
  • acute angles = slim, dynamic

If this sounds familiar, you’re right! It’s just the shapes all over again: 

  • curved lines make round shapes
  • straight lines with obtuse/right angles make boxy shapes
  • diagonal lines with acute angles make triangular shapes

But lo! Since we broke the shapes into their smaller components, it’s much more flexible! Now we can use lines and angles for more complex designs:

2. Silhouette => External and Internal Silhouettes

Last time, I explained the silhouette test: if you black out the figure, it should still be readable.

Problem: blacking out the figure only tests the outline of the design, i.e. the external silhouette. But what about the inside of the design?

Solution: block in the figure and test for the internal silhouette! 

If you want not just an interesting outline, but an interesting costume, block in the major components of your design to see if it has a readable internal silhouette. This test can help you avoid boring or cluttered costumes and makes your design stand out. If your internal silhouette is too empty, try adding props or designs. If it’s too busy, simplify it.


3. Colors => Values

Last time, I talked about the 60-30-10 and 70-30 rules for color.

Problem: those rules work on the assumption that you’re only using 2 to 3 colors. But what if I want to use more colors?

Solution: good news! The same idea applies if you split your palette into 3 major values: shadows, midtones, and highlights.

Balance your palette by converting your colors to grayscale and applying the 60-30-10 rule to the values. This is related to the idea of silhouettes; if you get a nice internal silhouette, you’ll probably end up with a nicely balanced set of palette values, and vice versa.

(Fun fact! You can split your palette in different ways. In a watercolor tutorial, Miyazaki splits the palette into bright, dark, black, green 1, green 2, blue 1, and blue 2.)

4. Inspiration => References

“Good artists copy, great artists steal!” -Picasso

Problem: Coming up with something 100% original is tedious and doesn’t always give great results. It saps the inspiration right out of you!

Solution: It’s a lot easier to steal ideas from references!

Note: don’t just copy, steal! Cherry-pick/massage the aspects of the reference you find the most appealing and work them into your design. Ditch anything that you don’t care about. Make it your own! Make it something you can put your own name on! Below is the reference image I used for my designs:

And below is my fanart:

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading! If you guys want to see any other topics, feel free to ask and I can try my hand at it.

If you want to see my previous character design tips, click here.
If you want to see the full-size Power Rangers fanart lineup, click here.
If you want to see other character designs I’ve done, click here.

text post sentence starters  /  original version here

  • “bro, you look so cute right now. dude, you are so fucking adorable.”
  • “wanna watch this murder documentary with me?”
  • “i may act like i’m sassy but if you’re mean to me there’s a 900% chance i’ll cry.”
  • “i may act like I’m clueless but actually know what’s going on at al times.”
  • “attention: i need attention.”
  • “i don’t have a nervous system. i’m a nervous system.”
  • “drugs? no thanks, the only ‘high’ i need is the natural rush you get from commiting a murder.”
  • “i think i’m subconsciously trying to ruin my own life.”
  • “why fall in love when you can fall on the floor and never get up?”
  • “i try not to sound like an asshole but it’s really hard because i am an asshole.”
  • “i don’t want to look 'pretty’, i want to look otherwordly and vaguely threatening.”
  • “i’m the nicest, sweetest, most rage-filled person i know.”
  • “girls are so soft and amazing and nice and beautiful and mysterious and complex and loving and caring. i don’t remember what i was going to say but i’m just gay.“
  • "i’d love to relax but that’s just not realistic.”
  • “contrary to popular belief i’m actually soft and have feelings.”
  • “this could be less hetero.”
  • “to be honest i just need a hug.”
  • “why can’t I be mentally chill instead of mentally ill?”
  • “this is it, this is how i die: lack of attention.”
  • “are we just friends or is this flirting serious?”
  • “i have this problem where i isolate myself from civilization and then get upset because i’m lonely.”
  • “i may be ugly but at least i have an ugly personality too. consistency is key.”
  • “i don’t wanna get involved in drama i just wanna know 103% of the information on what happened.”
  • “i am bysexual as in i’m not interested, goodbye.”
  • “i could win an olympic gold medal in being ignored.”
  • “fill your heart with bees. if someone breaks your heart then they have to deal with the bees.”
  • “i’m so tired of not being a multimillionaire.”
  • “i panic a lot of other places besides the disco.”
  • “which layer of hell do you think you’re going to?”
  • “my kink is being right.”
  • “my kink is being home alone.”
  • “you’re really sensitive for a selfish asshole.”
  • “i can tell myself to be heartless but in all reality, i have a big heart and can’t treat people badly, that’s just not me.”
  • “what about netflix and kill?”
  • “no offense but why does everyone hate me?”
  • “i’m a strong independent introvert who don’t need no social life.”
  • “why do i get struggles instead of snuggles?”
  • “if a conversation goes on too long without being about me, i’m out.”
  • “i’m small, queer and something to fear.”
  • “all this sadness is bad for my skin.”
  • “i’m cute and perfect but also unstable, violent and self-destructive”
  • “i’m beautiful and underappreciated.”
  • “she’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s me.”
  • “sorry for being awesome, loser.”
  • “is 'no’ an emotion? because i’m feeling it.”

❅ True as It Can Be ❅

A Beauty and the Beast Dean/Cas AU

ART BY @delicious-irony :: WORDS BY @whelvenwings

Growing up in a small town in Kansas, Dean learned from a young age that there was only one rule that couldn’t be broken, one place he couldn’t go - through the forest, to the long-abandoned Angel’s Hollow. But when Sam disappears, Dean’s left with no choice but to follow his brother’s tracks through the dangers of the wood; little does he know that the most dangerous creature of all lurks not among the trees, but in the Hollow itself. Dean sets Sam free, at the cost of his own liberty - and, bound by magic, resigns himself to living out the rest of his days in the Hollow, at the mercy of the being within. The angel of Angel’s Hollow, however, has a story - is a prisoner, too, as much as Dean is. Only one thing can free them both - but it is impossible. For, after all: who could ever learn to love a beast?

—-> Tumblr Art Post

—-> AO3 Art Post

—-> Read it here!!

Some More Irish Music Genres

So there’s about half a dozen posts floating around about how WEIRD Irish music is, but I thought I’d add my own, based pretty much on my Pandora list this evening:

  • “Being on a Boat sucks, I wish I was getting laid on land.”
  • “Being on land is boring and expensive, I wish I was on a boat”
  • “I robbed a military officer but my girlfriend snitched on me and Now maybe my military brother will leave his job and we can be terrorists together”
  • “Badly Injured Man Not Done Partying Yet”
  • “Being poor sucks but at least sex sells?”
  • INTENSE VIOLIN MOMENT
  • “Is grandpa dead or drunk?  Who cares, lets solve all the family issues with a fistfight”
  • “Oh God Why Did I Ever Move To Nova Scotia”
  • “Oh no, this woman I was planning on knocking up and abandoning has tricked me out of my wealth and reputation”
  • INTENSE PENNY WHISTLE MOMENT
  • “My crush doesn’t love me back so I’m going to go die in India”
  • “I LIED, INDIA IS AWESOME”
  • “My most Memorable Barfights”
  • “I left everyone I loved to go to America for a better life but apparently this is where Britain sent all their assholes”
  • “Ireland is so beautiful, shame about those assholes next door.”
  • “Alas I did not trick that handsome asshole out of his wealth before he left me pregnant”
  • LISTEN TO HOW FAST I CAN FIDDLE
  • “Hey let’s all grab various sharp objects and overthrow the British”
  • “Whaling was a poor career choice”
  • “Poaching was also a poor career choice”
  • “Lets get wasted and try to sing tongue twisters”
  • “Let’s all get drunk in general”
  • let’s have a slow flute number about sunsets or butterflies I LIED IT’S ANOTHER JIG
  • “Love song for a specific beach”
  • “Paddy Fucks Up”
  • “Hard labor sucks, I wish I was unemployed”
  • “Being unemployed is AWESOME exceptforthepartwhereyoudieofstarvationbutthat’snotimportantrightnow”
  • “Don’t worry!  It’s only me Sexy Stranger and Possible escaped Lunatic lurking in your barn! We should bone!”
  • FIDDLIN’ LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER UP IN THIS BITCH
  • “…But will she bone me if I dress like a hobo?”

traceeellisross Thank you @WomenInFilmLA for the Crystal Lucy Excellence in TV award, and for a crazy special evening. Shout out to @AishaTyler for being an awesome friend and introducing me (but more to come on that) @KarlaWelchStylist for the win 🙌🏾😘 with this @MaxMara sorbet delight, @MarciaHamilton for initiating me into the head wrap club in the most epically stunning way, & @AdamBreuchaud for making me look like a fresh faced Bambi 📷: by @AdrianeJamison #blackish #CrystalLucys

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Teen Wolf AU: The pack decide to take a road trip to try and forget about all the bad things that have happened to them over the past few months. Scott takes it upon himself to document the trip, recording everything. Everybody is happy, nobody’s dead and everything is beautiful. (part 1) (part 2)

I commissioned this from the wonderful @bev-nap , who helped fulfill my fluffy NyxNoct needs, Cuz we need more fluffy~!

It’s kinda a thank you to some awesome people. So thank you @jasperraven and @praeyers for being like the first two people I ever read NyxNoct from and dragging be down into this wonderful hell. 

Also @ckyking for being an awesome writer and liking to send me NyxNoct prompts, and @nicrt for your writing and being so nice to me! Also @aithilin for their awesome nyxnoct writing that I love!

You are the ones who got me here, and I thank ya, cuz it’s the best little fandom community I could hope to be a part of! ❤