character: i am so much more

sultaiascendancy  asked:

Let me put this a different way: isn't it somewhat offensive to assume that minorities can't identify with characters that don't look like them? Shouldn't a character's personality, motivation, and life experiences (which representational characters have gotten a criminally small amount of) be much more important than physical appearance?

We print a merfolk. I get letters saying “A merfolk - yeah! Thank you.”

We print an ethnicity (or other attribute) we haven’t printed before. I get letters saying “Thank you so much. You have no idea what this means to me. I’ve played Magic for many years and finally seeing a character that looks like me gives me this sensation that’s hard to describe. It’s something I didn’t realize how much I needed untilI saw it. It makes me feel included and accepted. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

I’m encouraged to make more of the first (and once again we will), but, wow, am I really encouraged to make more of the second.

I am forever sad!

You know, one of the worst things about SKAM ending, is to know, that Henrik would have loved to continue his role as Even. 

He would have loved to tell Even’s story! He would have stuck to that character for YEARS if he was asked to. He would have made a one man show about Even if he was asked to. He loves Even so much, and it must sadden him even more than it saddens us, that Even never got to tell his story.

Stephanie being overwhelmed at the start of the livestream at Vidcon is so pure and beautiful, I mean just look:

Like and this isn’t mentioning the fact that when she met Matthew she was painfully shy and look at her now on stage in front of hundreds of people, livestreaming to thousands more. I’m so proud of her!!!

Why Lucy Heartfilia Deserves More Respect.

Alright. Here’s another rant coming your way. There I was watching a tribute for my favorite girl, Lucy Heartfilia, and I naturally go down afterwards to read the comments. There were positive ones, sure, but there were alot more negative comments about Lucy. Any fan of Lucy has probably heard it all; that she’s weak, she’s just a tool for fanservice, or that the show would have been so much better without her. Um. No. 

Before I begin fully ranting, I’ll admit that I am a bit behind on Fairy Tail. College and other responsibilities took its toll. However, I have been keeping up with the story, even if I haven’t gotten to explore it myself for awhile. That said, here we go.

First off, the fanservice. I really get upset when Lucy is called out for her choice in clothing. This girl has lived under her fathers thumb since her mother died. She was made to dress like a lady of her station at all times. When she arrived home after Phantom Lords defeat, we were able to see an example of what she had been made to wear during her time at the manor.

From her shoulders down, she is completely covered. Can you imagine how uncomfortable that dress is? It’s heavy. It’s restricting. It was likely bought for her to wear without her approval or consent. It’s another form of control her father had over her. I’m sure that one of the first things Lucy did when she left the mansion, not home–but the mansion, was find new clothes to wear. Part of it was likely to make it more difficult for people to spot the Heartfilia Heiress, but a bigger part was that she was taking her fathers control over her and his expectations and tossing them away. 

People complain that her clothing choices are way too revealing, but guess what? It’s her body and, after so many years of being told how to present herself, she can finally dress how she wants to dress. And maybe, after she grows older and, yes, more mature, she may start dressing more modestly. But right now, she is literally a teenager who spent most of her life under a domineering tyrant for a father. She’s rebelling even as she gains hold of her freedom, as any teenager would.

Moving on to another statement that ticks me off; Lucy Heartfilia is weak. Um. What? Starting off, what we know about Lucy is superficial. She is a celestial mage who desperately wants to join her favorite guild. We know practically nothing else. As the story goes, we get to see more of her and her growth. Natsu, Erza, and Gray are already obvious BAMFs. They’ve grown up training and fighting and going on missions. You know who hasn’t? Lucy Heartfilia. Again, she was raised in a rich lifestyle with each of her life decisions, besides running away, made for her. Now, maybe she was allowed to train her magic, but was it encouraged? Unlikely. Her father wanted her to grow up and marry someone who would benefit the company. That was her sole mission in life. Magic was not part of the equation. Fighting definitely wasn’t. So she joins the guild with maybe a year of traveling under her belt, give or take. Though we didn’t see it, she had started growing in that time. She collected more Gate Keys and became proficient with a whip. Once she joins Fairy Tail, she has had that one year of growth compared to a decade or more that the others had.

We see her grow more, magically, when she forcefully closes Taurus’s gate once Sherry had taken control of him in the Galuna Island arc.

We discover that Forced Gate Closures should be impossible. This is a fact that is brought up again when Loke is discovered to be Leo the Lion and we are shown through flashback his days with the abusive Karen and how he refused to let her close the gate, despite the fact that it was literally killing him to do so. Lucy Heartfilia has, in one of the very first arcs, done something impossible. Please remember she has only just joined Fairy Tail and has very little experience under her belt. 

Let’s skip ahead now to the Phantom Lord arc. During this arc, we finally learn more about Lucy’s background. She is the runaway heiress who just wanted to be happy and have her freedom. Now, after a year or so of her father not putting much if any effort into finding her, he sends a dark guild after her guild, her family. We see Lucy break in this arc. She is tortured physically and emotionally. She contemplates leaving Fairy Tail and returning to her father, even as she knows that she will never experience the happiness that she has felt during her time in this guild. She would give up her freedom for her new family’s sake. That isn’t weakness, that is strength that not many people possess. That is selflessness. In the end, she is vulnerable. Her life story has been revealed to her guild. They know, or at least have some idea of, the neglect she faced at her fathers hands. She is exposed and she has been all the more accepted for it. Her family fought for her and so now she knows she has to fight for them. She knows that he would do it all again until he got what she wanted and so she decides to confront him, the man who was her tormentor since her mother died. She travels to her fathers manor alone. She once more wears the clothes that confine her. She meets with her father, hears what he has to say, and then makes it clear that he will never again control her. She rips her dress, the physical symbol of her imprisonment at his hands, and she tells her father that she is a member of Fairy Tail and that if he ever tried attacking them again, they would destroy him just like any other enemy. 

She tells him that all she ever wanted was acceptance. To quote the dub, she says, “I’m not Lucky Lucy Heartfilia anymore. I’m Lucy of Fairy Tail. The people there treat me like family. Something that you never did.” She disowns herself from the Heartfilia name. She confronts her tormentor, she destroys her shackles, and she makes it clear that he cannot and he will not seek to control her anymore. Physically and magically, she may not have shown her strength here. But she did so emotionally. Lucy Heartfilia freed herself. 

I could go on and on with further examples of Lucy being strong; saving Loke, smiling through her pain when against Kain, holding Natsu back when in Edolas upon discovering the Lacrima, forgiving Cana when she betrayed her and later encouraging her to confess to Gildarts, letting Flare torture and humiliate her in front of the entirety of Fiore in order to save Asuka, time traveling in the hopes of saving her guild and others, sacrificing Aquarius, her oldest friend, in order to save her guild, even though it was likely the most painful experience she had ever endured, etc. etc.

Without Lucy, Team Natsu would have never formed. Makarov and the other guild masters might have died under Lullaby’s sound. They never would have met Gajeel and Juvia. Loke would have died. Angel would have continued using and abusing her spirits. It’s very likely that Fairy Tail would have never left Edolas without Lucy there. Fairy Tail could have ended at that point, and what a sad ending it would be. 

Lucy Heartfilia, physically, may not be the strongest person in the guild. But emotionally? Magically? She is so, so strong. She’s there for her friends. She won’t abandon them when the going gets tough. She will fight to the death for the people she cares about. She may get knocked down. She may need help getting back up sometimes. But she always does. She has broken and put herself back together, stronger and even more steadfast than before. Strength is more than punching through a wall or beating up the bad guy. Strength is also facing your fears head on, even with the uncertainty that you’ll make it out alive. And Lucy does this constantly. 

Lucy deserves all the respect in the world. This girl is a survivor, if people can’t see that then they need to rewatch the show because it’s all there, from the very beginning, and it just becomes more clear as the story continues. 

Here’s to Lucy of Fairy Tail.

anonymous asked:

I love how, through your art, there is so much emotion expressed through it all. Despite the grayscale colors, which I also am passionate about, I can certainly see what mood you're trying to show through your art. It's all absolutely wonderful! Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you! I think drawing in greyscale made me give more attention to the design of the characters because I can’t count on their hair colors hahaha i love minimalist design so I am very inspired by it, and I really want to concentrate on showing the stories so that was really nice to know!

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Commissions :: OPEN

i swear i am never good at writing these, so here goes~
(( !!! PLEASE NOTE !!! Onceler Project pieces are completely free to the fandom, as they are a gift! the only reason for commission of your Ler is if I have already drawn them and you are looking for more art of them OR if its silly doodles ))

Cheebs :: 10$ each

- Full body and Full color
- it is +5$ for each additional characters (ie. a couple pc would be 15$)
- at least 1 ref/link to blog would be much appreciated~!!
- please provide any specific info (ie. their personality or certain things lik they have freckles OR wear a certain thing ALWAYS)
- Want to have the pc mailed to you ??? add +2$ for shipping and provide your address in your message~

Silly Doodles :: 5$ each or 5 doodles for 20$

- vary and partially colored
- VERY SIMPLE, very silly and over exaggerated !!
- can be used as askblog responses :3c
- it is +3$ for each additional characters (ie. a couple would be 8$)
- at least 1 ref/link to blog would be much appreciated~!!
- please provide any specific info (ie. their personality or certain things lik they have freckles OR wear a certain thing ALWAYS)
- WITH THESE :: also please provide the scenarios for the doodle, does not have to be specific (ie. i want this character to be lovey dovey/blushing OR i want this character to be flailing around OR i want these 2 characters to be arguing (sadly or angrily), etc)

BONUS

Sketch Cards / ATCs :: TRADE OR SALE

- VISIT my instagram for all the ATCs i’ve done thus far ::
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- im getting back into the ATC business and i am DEF willing to trade with others
- card size :: 2 ½ by 3 ½
- STYLE VARIES depending on my mood OR the character
- i do up to 3 for 3 trades ^w^
- also always includes a bonus sketch ‘thank you’ card (no need to reciprocate)

- if you don’t want to trade, but wish to buy some instead
- i sell them 10$ each or 3 for 25$
- +a bonus sketch ‘thank you’ card

- no need to provide refs UNLESS they are OCs you are wanting to be drawn or the character you request that you want in a certain outfit (ie. requesting Yuuri Katsuki and want him in his FS outfit)
- NO EXTRA COST for shipping for trades OR purchase of ATCs

i believe that is all concerning samples

:: DONT’S OF ART ::

  • nsfw
  • nudity below the waist
  • i sometimes have trouble with mecha or furry BUT am willing to do
  • backgrounds also vary, i can only do simple ones

once we get all commission details confirm, i shall send paypal info
commissions and ATCs take TOP priority, but due to rL work schedules, they can take anywhere to 3 days TO 2 weeks. if itll be longer than that I WILL INFORM YOU, but normally does not take longer

where can I message you?

my email (i check twice a day) :: rzamora1992@gmail.com
on Tumblr (always here) :: @sunflower-artdoodles [askbox]
on Instagram in DM (checks many x daily) :: teacupconfections

have any other questions, just send me a message ^w^ !!

Thanks for your interest, much love~

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU! when i remade zoya’s blog i did it on a whim because the demigod fandom was blowing up and a friend encouraged it. BUT I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN WHERE I AM NOW. i never thought her story would have turned out as starkly different as it is now or that i would find i had SO MUCH PASSION for her. but zoya is a character that only continues to become more dear to me as time goes on. 

SO AGAIN, I SAY THANK YOU, TO THOSE OF YOU FOLLOWING ME, AND TO THOSE OF YOU WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ME SO ENDLESSLY. THANK YOU FOR 200+ OF YOU, THANK YOU.

@calatae / @vasilyevna / @worethorns / @amvalor / @vasilyevich / @seasink / @heavenblind / @theftcut / @quinn / @furibund / @patriotborne / @thornblooms & @scorpiene / @keptlfe / @perishen / @paifou / @partofwar​ / @meddlingheels​ / @chaosate​ / @godseer​ / @trojanbled​ / @horoscopias​ / @trickmask​ / @drowngrief / @deathrisen / @daisyspat / @warblossomed / @ensavaged / @moranument / @entropybled / @battleust / @bedevile / @veracitic / @osavior / @galasymph / @cluefound​ / @astralord​ / @strlings​ / @divinitykept / @toxinlove / @ashreign / @beautycaused / @fireseye / @atritone / @trigonkin / @edensin /

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skywahker  asked:

love your answer to that ask. i am so tired of prequel hate like yes it's very flawed but what it added to the star wars universe is immeasurable. if i could i would change certain things but like honestly not that much. and i keep getting more and more disappointed with TFA/the sequel trilogy. there are 2 more films left in the st so maybe they'll be more unique, but TFA was literally just ANH and it kinda bothers me. i love the new characters like a lot but (+)

(+) it’s not that interesting to watch what is basically the same plot. idk i feel like it’s a waste of good characters and actors to just recreate the OT because lucasfilm is afraid of a negative audience reaction. i’m really hoping that TLJ and episode 9 are gonna be something new but tbh i don’t have high hopes. but anyway sorry for sending you this hahah i just thought it was an interesting convo and point you brought up!    

Thank you and don’t be sorry for sending me this because I loved it <3

That’s pretty much how I feel about TFA too. It’s a good movie, very well made. But it failed to win me over because it didn’t feel like Star Wars. For me, the best part of watching a new Star Wars movie is being amazed by it all. It’s seeing new planets with completely unique environments, species and societies. And in that department, sadly, TFA is lacking. Whether the George Lucas version would be good or bad, I have no doubt it would’ve been unique and visually groundbreaking.

Another problem with the new movies is that it doesn’t feel like the part 7 of a saga.  When you watch all the episodes 1 to 6 in order you know you’re watching one story and it all fits perfectly together. But when you finish episode 6 and goes to 7 the narrative gets disrupted and we go back to where we were 3 movies ago. And as viewer it offended me, because it becomes clear the point of the movie was not to continue the story from the previous movies, it was to make money.

After ROTJ Leia had a long struggle accepting her part in the Skywalker legacy, but she eventually did it, she made peace with herself, with her biological father and she eventually named one of her kids Anakin. She evolved. She showed the compassion the Skywalkers are known for. But now I’m supposed to believe that the same character spent the last 30 year denying her past so hard she alienated her son? That doesn’t make any sense. And that’s just one of the issues I have with the movie.

TBH, the only thing interesting me in TLJ is the possibility seeing of Anakin and/or Obi-Wan again.

  • Bless the soul who compiled only and all the Serena and Bernie scenes on YouTube. Seriously BLESS YOUR SOUL. I have finally started and if this was the show... if only this was the show. I CAN'T EVEN WITH BOTH OF THEM. How do they each seem so much more interesting than literally everyone else around them?! I came for J-Red but am now equally enthralled by Catherine Russell, Serenaaaaa.
  • Am enjoying only seeing other characters briefly in this version (I've watched like 2 eps as they aired recently and the approximate 10 seconds of Bernie's poor troubled face makes me want to throw my shoe at the television screen. Why bother really? I mean why give screentime to a genuinely compelling character when you can give it to all the unconvincing soap tropes. I'm bitter. I don't know what I've started here. Leave me alone)
  • Anyway... as far as symbols of freedom go that's a bit pants.

LIVID.     probably gonna go read some things soon but i do want to make everyone know something about me ; I LOVE ORIGINAL CHARACTERS . i have some of my own & my main blog at the moment IS an original character ! however , i noticed something . i am not very active here on alucard & yet still manage to gain so many followers . legit , i am not complaining but when compared to what i get on my OC , it seems a bit strange ? i can be gone from this blog for months & still gain followers . with my oc , i will be lucky if i get one follower a day . i am not trying to be salty but understand that original characters should be loved just as much as canon characters . ESPECIALLY POC ORIGINAL CHARACTERS & ESPECIALLY WOMEN POC ORIGINAL CHARACTERS . they deserve so much more than what we are offering them in general . to continue this , i want to let everyone with an OC know this ;

      IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR OC ISN ‘ T GETTING ATTENTION , YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SEND THEM MY WAY .

      i honestly do not care if we have not spoken enough or have barely started following me . if you come to me about your character , i will follow ! i just love OCs so much ! hell , alucard is MARRIED to an OC and i in general just love knowing more about everyone’s OCs . this is a safe place for OCs !

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my heart hurts. i am not ready to let go of this show, skam makes me so happy. i cant believe it ends in less than 24 hours. i love these characters and the cast so so so much i cant thank them enough for changing my life with this show. also i cant thank the people who translated this show enough. you guys made watching this show possible for thousands of people. even (haha more tears) though i am really upset its ending, im excited to see what the cast will do next, and i will support them with everything they do. thank you skam cast and crew for creating incredible characters, and the cast’s family and friends for supporting them through everything. jeg elsker dere alle. alt er love!

@savhcaro reblogged your post and added: potcpoi-andsotheuniverseended-replied-to-your

I enjoyed reading your POV of Return 0.  You & aragarna have certainly helped me deal with the loss of John Reese.  It still hurts but your POVs have helped me to accept and understand and appreciate it so much more.  I think my pain is of selfishness………….I wanted more John Reese.  I was not, and I am still not, ready to let him go.  But both of you have helped ease the pain so much.

Thank you………………….

@savhcaro reblogged your post and added: potcpoi-comtessedebussy

Thank you for providing another way to view Return 0.  Still working through my sadness of losing John Reese a whole year later.  Your different POV has certainly helped more than you know.

Awww thank you so much! Fictional characters can be extraordinarily dear to us, so I’m glad to hear that my meta about Return 0 has helped you in some way. 

Also tagging @aragarna so that she can read these kind words too!

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last episode in the anime made me think about todoroki’s past,,, this is the corniest thing ive  drawn in a while

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Thank you Bones for an incredible 12 seasons, 246 episodes, countless amazing characters and friendships, an abundant number of fantastic storylines, 2 of the best love stories of all time, and most importantly, 1 beautiful family of a cast. My life means more because I know you.

anonymous asked:

(1) Hi Viria, I hope you are well :) I am sorry to bother you with this, but it's really important for me, and I wanted to share it with you. It'll be long and kinda sad at first, but it gets better, trust me. I'm a 23 y/o latina art student. When I was a baby, my mom left my dad and remarried, and my little sister was born when I was 10. She is the light of my life and I love her to no end. Our mom, however, had had and undiagnosed and untreated mental illness for years, and one day

(2) during a severe crisis she hurt us really bad. I was 12. She was taken away to a psychiatric hospital and Child Services prohibited her from ever getting near us again. Since then, I have been taking care of my little sister and practically raised her while my stepdad worked 2-3 shifts to afford our education and payment for my mom’s hospital, living and meds. He was always working and I took full responsibility for my sis. As you can imagine, even though I loved her with my life, 

 (3) the situation was very stressful and exhausting for me. By the time I was 15, I looked every bit a teen mom. One particularly hard night when my little sis had been crying about mom, I couldn’t sleep. So I turned to something that calmed me: the Harry Potter books. I read them online, and somehow ended up searching for HP fanart. That was the night I stumbled upon your DA account. And boy, did I love it! I know back in 2011 your skills weren’t what they are now,

(4) but I was blown away, and what’s more, I felt inspired to draw. I had never tried to make any art before; it wasn’t “my thing”. But that night, you inspired me. As time went by I kept drawing and closely followed your improvements. Your art was so relaxing, calming, and inspiring, that it really helped me during hard times. You kinda dragged me into all the cool fandoms, series and animes, and I found life to be far more bearable with so many awesome things to love and think about.

(5) Your DA and Tumblr were some sort of safe sapce for me. It always cheered me up and gave me joy, peace, inspiration. When the time came, I choose to study Art at college. It turned out you did too, and you kept up all the good stuff in your blogs. Weirdly enough, I kept feeling a sense of pride whenever you improved and got better. I was so strange that you were so so far away and didn’t even know I existed but you helped me so much.

(6) I got accepted at my country’s top University to study Fine Arts; I moved cities and took my sister with me; she grew into a wonderful, sensible, peaceful child, and her presence motivated me to be the best version of myself, while your art motivated me to keep expanding my academic/artistic abilities. Life was hard but good at college, and I had incredible opportunities. I am graduating this spring with an advanced studies specialization, and was recently hired to work at

(7) of a movie. It’s like living a dream. And tonight, just a couple hours ago, the most incredible thing happened. After dinner, my little sis came to me, phone in hand, and said “Hey Ana, you won’t believe what I found. There’s this girl who makes amazing art of all the fandoms you’re in. Her drawings are gorgeous and she has so many!”. She showed me your tumblr. I wanted to laugh and cry. She was amazed when she saw your old drawings and your current ones; speechless.

(8) She fell in love, and you know what? Immediatly after, she went to draw. She’s been doing so the past hours. I know this was offensively long, but Viria, I needed to thank you for what you did. Your art has always been SO much more than just digital drawings of fictional characters. It’s been the source of peace, safety and joy that so many of us crave. You have wonderfully impacted and influenced many people across the world with everything you make.

(9) I am so glad you exist and do what you do; you gave me the hobby that grew into my passion, thaught me so much, inspired me beyond belief and most of all, you helped make life more bearable. And now, you have made the same for my sister. Viria, the world wouldn’t be the same without you. You are truly a magnificent light among us, and for your existence and passion I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you, and may you always live the beautiful, happy, awesome life you deserve. Thank you.


I’m not even kidding I was sitting here peacefully chewing sandwich and by the end of these messages the sandwich was too salty so was my cappuccino I swear you got me to tears and now i’m just like

I’m a shaking emotional leaf but thank you so much for writing me! It means so much and i’m so touched and i just wish you and your sister all the best of luck, though it seems like you don’t really need it. Thank you, and I hope life goes wonderfully for you and your family!