but the way other people draw him

Shane Dawson got kicked out of a military party, was physically assaulted, and verbally attacked all because he was holding hands with his boyfriend. He (rightfully) got upset and ranted on Twitter. SO many people were supporting him and completely appalled by the news and because he has a large following, the news traveled fast and many OTHER popular people on social media began replying and drawing attention to this awful incident, making others realize how terrifyingly serious this issue is. Not only am I completely horrified at what happened, I’m crushed about the way Shane addressed it afterwards. He apologized on Twitter for ranting about the situation and he DELETED the tweets regarding what happened. He then went on to say “I want to make videos that make people laugh and I don’t want to be a part of this kind of stuff.” He doesn’t want to be a part of exposing people who seriously wronged him and using his platform as a way to raise awareness about these issues? He just doesn’t want to be a part of it. His initial tweet said that he was glad the incident happened because it opened his eyes and lit a fire under him. Now he’s disregarding it ever happened. I’m hurting for him, I know he’s in pain and I wish him well. I’m sure he’s scared. Who knows, maybe somebody forced him to “forget” this ever happened. This, however, is a message to all of you. Do NOT turn away and accept when things like this happen. Stand up, be strong, and fight for the people who possibly can’t do that themselves.

In fearful day, in raging night
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite
When all seems lost in the war of light
Look to the stars – Hope burns bright!

I needed to do this for myself. Art is therapy and I needed to do something. I couldn’t even keep it together while writing that oath.

But I needed to remind myself it’s not all lost and Blue Lantern Kyle was the only way I could think of to get that out. I’m scared. I’m stunned. I’m horrified. But drawing this has helped me feel a little better. I hope Kyle helps others too.

Please don’t give up. I know the future is terrifying right now. I know that people both in and out of the US are confused, frightened, and anxious. I’m one of them. But please don’t give up. We can’t let this stand. 

In fearful day, in raging night
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite
When all seems lost in the war of light
Look to the stars – Hope burns bright!

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WELL THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG

Additional HCs:

Robbie has way too many different outfits for skiing and never wears one twice in a row. He has his initials embroidered on every single coat he owns and when people try to talk to him and he’s not in the mood for dealing with them, he snaps his goggles down over his eyes and just waits for them to leave. He barely ever competes because he can’t be bothered half the time, but if and when he does race other skiers he absolutely demolishes them. Defeated opponents have accused him of teleportation.

Sportacus keeps his board in pristine condition but he’s had the same hoodie for years and it’s getting more than a little frayed. It has a number 10 on the back because he thought it looked cool. Every helmet he’s ever worn has pinched his ears and given him a headache, so he just doesn’t wear them anymore. A common cryptid sighting at Lazytown Lodge is Sportacus boarding in only a t-shirt in subzero temperatures. Somehow this man is not dead. Robbie swears he has seen icicles forming on his mustache more than once.

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 I wondered where he’d learned to draw. I was suddenly jealous of him. He could swim, he could draw, he could talk to people. He read poetry and he liked himself. I wondered how that felt, to really like yourself. And I wondered why some people didn’t like themselves and others did. Maybe that’s just the way it was.

I love the contrast between Viktor, Yuri and Minami

because in way we are seeing 3 generations of people who inspire each other:

Viktor who inspired Yuri to compete and later on became his mentor

but Yuri is not a new-comer to this stage, and there are people who consider him to be their inspiration

Minami, our new ray of sunshine, sees Yuri as an inspiration because he was able to get pretty far out there, even though he comes from a place where their profession isn’t that popular. He even wears an outfit similar to what Yuri wore when he started out and gets recognized by his idol 

who knows, maybe if Yuri truly retires after this season he can become a coach himself ;)

kent is a people-pleaser kind of like bitty but also really not.

bitty likes to please others by disappearing and helping and being helpful and useful and invisible. he wants to give you what you needed before you even knew you needed it. he wants to figure people out and he wants to make them feel safe and listened to and understood and cared for. he’s supportive in one of the best ways, just doing his best for everyone because he doesn’t want anyone to ever feel alone the ways that he sometimes did growing up. but he also doesn’t want to draw too much attention to it and he gets embarrassed if you give him too much credit for how much he does for others. but he does so much.

kent wants to make himself pleasing. he likes crowds and he likes entertaining people and every second of his life he is trying to make sure everyone around him is having good time and feels cool and fun and funny. kent pays attention to you and remembers your major and gives you his full attention, always, because that makes people happy, and he wants people to be happy because they are around him. he wants you to feel amazing when you spend time with him, because then you will like him and you will like being around him. kent parson is great at parties.

and like. the thing is. people-pleasing is a trait usually adopted by socially anxious people who are really really really worried about being disliked. it’s a defense mechanism. it’s “i am afraid everyone hates me so i am going to do everything i can to be the most Likeable person possible so that maybe marginally fewer people will hate me.” it can be a great, lovely trait, but it’s also one that can be indicative of some deeper self-esteem issues. and bitty and kent absolutely both have those in spades.

which is one reason why i love bittyparse. because bitty and parse’s people-pleasing traits are so different but they actually complement each other so well. these two dudes are legitimately good for each other.

kent’s version of people-pleasing makes the other person feel like they are cool and interesting and awesome, which is something bitty absolutely is but doesn’t quite believe he is. but kent parson is great at making people feel like they are great. being around him would make bitty feel sexy and fun and likeable, to the point that bitty would really start to believe it. i think being around kent would inspire bitty to some confidence he doesn’t quite have yet, which he really really deserves and needs. because bitty would try to deflect and say, “aw, thanks, but it’s no big deal,” and kent would stare him down and say, “no, it’s awesome, you’re awesome, i can’t believe how thoughtful you are.” kent parson would not let bitty disappear. he wouldn’t take for granted all that bitty does.

AND THEN KENT. kent needs someone to watch him and care about him and help. quietly. because if someone helps him too loudly kent is just gonna get embarrassed and shut down (at first; he gets better about it over time). but making a scene is not bitty’s style. instead, bitty is just. there. noticing and observing and helping. making kent feel like he is worth the effort and time and care. bitty would make kent feel like there is always someone noticing him and paying attention to him and. just. kent needs that. he needs to know that someone cares about him for him, because part of him is afraid that people only like him because he makes them feel good, that it’s all fake, that if he turns it off for one fucking moment everyone’s going to leave him. but bitty would never make him feel like that. bitty is just. steady. always, always steady.

anyway i love them and they’re great together.

The Blake Siblings Revisited

I noticed two things about the Blake Sibling relationship in 401 that made me happy: Octavia worried about her brother’s safety and Bellamy put some deliberate distance between them.  (This is inspired by some stuff @mego42 talks about here, so check that out too.)

Let’s take Octavia first.  I have given up hoping that the show will address how incredibly awful and inexcusable it was for her to physically abuse him (much like the massacre and Murphy/Ontari, the show clearly doesn’t know just how bad it actually was) so I’m gonna just…leave that aside.  If you can’t, that’s fair– that was a dealbreaker moment for a lot of people and I don’t begrudge you drawing a line in the sand.

However, since the show still wants us to root for these siblings to find their way back to each other, I think it’s worth exploring how 401 set the table for that.  It was clearly a place-setting episode, undoing a lot of the mess of s3 (praise jesus) and indicating what the writers want us to know about relationships and characters as we move forward.  And in 401, Octavia had essentially three modes:

1) Murder

2) Sassmaster Blake

3) Worried About Bellamy Despite Everything

The first has been obvious in all the promos– the show clearly loves a Lady With a Sword action sequence, and Octavia is perfect for that.  She’s deadly, she’s grieving, and Marie has the moves.  The second is another consistent trait, because “kind of bratty comment while everyone else deals with shit” is Quintessential Octavia.

“Worried about Bellamy Despite Everything” is also Quintessential Octavia, and the show made a point to emphasize that.  We see her reaction when the parley with Echo goes south, we see her worried expression when he’s dragged into the throne room, and I suspect her “don’t fuck this up” quip was also her very guarded way of telling Bellamy to take care of himself.  (The Blakes tend to communicate their love through black humor and mild jackassness, and I love that about them.) This is important, because it indicates that no matter how upset Octavia is, she cannot turn off the “loving her brother” part of her heart.  That is also a quality we see in Bellamy, since no matter what Octavia does, he makes it clear he loves her no matter what.

But in 401, Bellamy does not behave towards Octavia the way we’re used to.  We see him watching her right at the start, and Clarke immediately hones in on his concern.  (Sidenote: real talk I was so confused that Clarke thought Bellamy was worried Octavia would be tried for her crimes because the Arkadia storyline in s3 was such a broken down mess of authoritarianism and lawlessness that I honest to god straight up forgot they even had laws).  But Bellamy pretty much blows Clarke off and does not approach Octavia, despite his clear concern.  Throughout the episode he exists in the same sphere as her and interacts with her as necessary, but those interactions are generally limited to rebukes and silent looks.  He’s worried, but he’s not about to try and parent her right now– not when she’s like this.

I think the only other time we’ve really seen Bellamy even consider rejecting Octavia is in Day Trip, when he intends to run away and leave her behind.  It’s borne of desperation because he’s scared of being executed when the Ark comes down, but it’s also driven by the fact that Octavia is furious with him.  I bang the “the Blake Sibling Relationship Is Profoundly Fucked Up” drum a lot, but that’s because it is profoundly fucked up.  He’s basically her father, but he’s also her brother and we forget that Bellamy’s existence on the Ark was almost as lonely as Octavia’s.  In s1, nearly everyone has someone: Monty has Jasper, Raven has Abby, Clarke has Wells (and sometimes her mother), and Octavia has Bellamy.  But Bellamy only sometimes has Octavia.  

She loves him fiercely, but she’s constantly furious with him, and in 108 he decides to just…give up.  He had been doing everything to protect her– which is how Bellamy shows his love– and all it got him was her scorn, first with Atom and then with Lincoln.  (Note: Bellamy’s “protection” was basically “controlling her” and incredibly Not Okay, but I do think the show meant for us to see that it came from a place of genuine love.)

So Bellamy putting some space between himself and Octavia in 401 is, in my opinion, a good sign.  It means he’s drawing a line (I will love you but I will not let you treat me like this) that is important for both Octavia and for himself.  For Octavia, it’s a continuation of their parent-child relationship: he’s recognizing that she’s a grown up who is going to make her own mistakes, and he will love her from afar but he won’t fix them for her.  (In fact, he explicitly said as much in 316).  Octavia has been fighting for that right pretty much since they landed, and while they managed it in s2 and early s3, the clusterfuck of s3 saw him reverting to s1 Bellamy in a lot of ways and that included his behavior towards Octavia.

That space is equally important for Bellamy, however (if not more so).  Because this is Bellamy letting himself be her brother, not her father.  He is taking a step out of the dad role and letting them exist as just siblings.  I suspect that we’re going to see this progress as Octavia learns to see Bellamy as a brother, not an authority figure against whom she can rebel.  Octavia loves him, but her feelings have always been complicated by the role he had to fill on the Ark–part brother, part father, part jailer.  They need to start over, and by Bellamy stepping back (a move that is incredibly important to his mental health, I think) Octavia is going to be forced to do the heavy lifting this time.

APH England

I don’t understand the reasoning for some people’s impression of APH England. The man is like 175cm and skinny as a beanpole canon, yet people will draw him looking like a football player or some other big jock. To each their own, but he is cuter the way he looks canon.

This is canon England. He is not built like a pro wrestler. A strong wind would blow him over if he was not a country.

anonymous asked:

The previous anon here. It's just come to my mind that the way Kruger "enlightened" Grisha reminds me of how Erwin saved Levi in ACWNR. Ah the feels...

I’m getting some pushback on the Kruger/Erwin comparisons. A few people seem to think the comparison demeans Erwin’s character. I don’t mean for itto come across that way at all. Erwin was remarkable and amazing and no one comes close to matching him. Not Kruger. Not anyone.

But I still think you can draw fair comparisons between Erwin and Kruger. And I have few other anons in my inbox, who, like you, have pointed to this moment.

Both used a simple but powerful oration to identify who the enemy truly is and made an attempt to transform the guilt Levi and Grisha were feeling into an even more powerful reason to fight.

Erwin was significantly more majestic, but to be fair, Kruger was dying

It does pain me to put Grisha and Levi side-by-side like this. Levi is worlds, universes really, above Grisha in terms of…well, everything. But the parallels are there. Both men were inspired.

I don’t know if Grisha was inspired to fight, but he stood up, took the power and used his time to write the history of the events that transpired in his lifetime. If knowledge is power, then his written record is a gold mine. I’m anxious to see how Levi, Hange, Eren and the rest of the walled world uses this knowledge.

To be honest, in my opinion, the Ninjago fandom is great…? Probably the best fandom I’ve been in. I used to think the Tamagotchi fandom was nice but there are too many extreme nostalgiatards and self-entitled jerks…

Almost everyone in the Ninjago fandom is so friendly and supportive to one another, and always willing to help a fellow fan. Fanart of all skill levels gets appreciated, and the fans make some really beautifully-edited music videos (as well as hilarious parodies). It just feels like a comfortable and welcoming fandom to be in.

Everyone gets excited together and no one judges one another. I rarely see people complaining about the show not being exactly the way they want it to be, and when they do, they aren’t as whiny as other fandoms.

I’m probably gonna get killed for saying this but to be honest one of the only flaws I find with the fandom is how they think humanized Cole MUST be drawn with dark skin and get mad when artists draw him with pale skin. He’s a yellow lego person with no canon human skin tone… you can’t dictate how people can draw their humanized legos; it’s all up to interpretation and just because most people draw him black, doesn’t mean EVERYONE has to.

I’ve been thinking

After seeing this drawing from Kazuki Takahashi and noticing the Golden Cell Phone on Atem’s hand, I started to wonder: Did Kaiba seriously give him a cell phone after their duel at the end of DSOD? Because there’s no other way he could have gotten that!

(And then imagine the Ancient Egyptians completely mystified by the strange, magic rectangle. XD)

Mana: Ooh, what’s that?! 8O 

 Atem: Its a cell phone. It’s a device that people use in the modern world to communicate from a long distance. I’ve seen Yugi use one of these from time to time.

 Mana: Wait, you mean they don’t use messengers or birds anymore?! 

 Atem: No, technology has evolved to the point where those methods are no longer needed. 

 Mana: Is it…magic? (O o O)

 Atem: No. I don’t quite know much about how it works, but it is not magic. 

Mana: *Carefully pokes it with her wand, the phone rings* EEK! I THINK IT’S ANGRY! Σ(° ロ ° )

 Atem: No, that just means that someone is calling me. *Answers phone* Hello? 

 Kaiba: Duel me, Pharaoh!  ( ` ∇ ´ )

 Atem: ….. *Hangs up* (-_-)

[Meanwhile at Kaiba Corp…] 

Kaiba: Ungrateful, little…! ٩(╬ʘ益ʘ╬)۶

Another scribble that got out of hand!
People keep tellin me I outta draw Choro more often since he’s my fav–and I couldn’t agree more??? I just always end up drawing the others more often because their features are easier for me to draw.

Either way, take this….Nerd chic…choro? ?? I just started drawing and improvising–It kind of looks like he stole an outfit Totty would wear…Or maybe Totty dressed him?

either way, enjoy!

Okay, so I see what Mark is saying about respect, and I want to make it clear that I agree with him. To an extent.

I agree we need to respect everyone as human beings, and that dehumanizing people, anybody, is morally wrong. However, people still need to be held accountable for their actions and behaviors. And I agree that sometimes, people call out others in a disrespectful, inefficient way. But there are respectful ways to call people out, and people still need to be held accountable for their actions.

Now Felix’s behavior recently has been troubling especially in this social and political climate. I’m not saying we should dehumanize him, but he should be called out on his behavior. There are RESPECTFUL ways to do that. But I feel Mark didn’t emphasize that as much as he should’ve. Yes respect is important, but a big part of that is knowing where to draw the line between respectful and disrespectful behavior. If someone disrespects another human being, they need to be held accountable for that, and face the consequences of what they said.

In the end, it’s less about respecting what people say and believe (though, I would like to emphasize, that is important), and more about making sure that our beliefs and opinions are respecting the existence and happiness of every human being. That is the message I feel Mark could’ve tried to convey better.

Everyone should be given baseline respect, but they shouldn’t be surprised if they disrespect someone or a group of people, fail to fully acknowledge the implications of their actions, and people get upset at them for it.

argonapricot said:

How about the character in Homestuck that you feel the sorriest for? Medieval AU actually sounds super hype, so let’s go with that.

I threw around a couple of ideas trying to figure out who I felt sorriest for, but honestly the Psiioniic’s situation in canon is just so…terrible. 8I  And he’s super fun to draw!

In other news, I would like to apologize to anybody who has ever put effort into learning things about the medieval era because I am not one of them and it probably shows. ;D

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I meant to write a paragraph thinking through how Shitty found Lardo and she became team manager. And then all this came out instead.


The manager before Lardo quit. Jack didn’t think he was doing his job right. He texted the poor guy more than anyone else in his contacts list. Three in the morning. Did you confirm the bus reservation? Jack waged a campaign of polite erosion until the guy quit. The team needs a new manager because Jack is edgy and cranky. But thanks to Jack, the team has a reputation now. No one wants the job. 

Shitty is on his way to practice when he spots Lardo drawing on the North Quad sidewalks in colored chalk. They’ve never met. He’s noticed her once or twice because there’s something familiar about her and because she’s got this incredibly calm vibe. (And her eyes are beautiful. Sue him.)

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anonymous asked:

"Come on make it easy, say I never mattered" just screams evil!rip/sara

They say cruel things to each other and Sara tries to pretend that they don’t mean it. That it’s easier this way, that she can compartmentalize all the hurt she feels.

She loves him.

Still even now, as she paces in front of his cell, as Rip watches her through the glass, that evil look stuck on his face.

“And you of all people, they made you captain,” Rip continues, “Is it because I fucked you so often in that room that-”

“Stop it,” she snaps, because there’s a line that Sara needs to draw.

A line between what she felt before, and what she’s feeling now and whatt she’s lost.

Rip.

She’s lost Rip, even though he’s standing in front of her right now. 

Only the glass of the cell separating them. 

“Please.” 

For a second she swears she sees something, a falter in the walls that he’s built up. The walls that they have built up around him, and maybe underneath it somewhere is still her Rip.

The Rip she’s been missing for far too long.

But it’s gone a second later.

“Well now, Ms. Lance, since you asked so nicely.”

“Go to hell.”

thatonepeppi  asked:

Can u pls do deacon in ur chibi form? Of think he'd be very cute 😊.

I definitely need to draw him more often, since he is one of my faves. ❤️ I actually got quite a few people saying they’d like to see him as a sticker, like my other designs, so I guess he’ll have to be next, lol.

Also, I keep changing my “chibi” style because I’m an indecisive, inconsistent bastard who can’t make up her mind about what style she likes. 😅 So forgive me if my chibi Deacon looks different than my previous style.