Pasta Emoji Ratings

A classic, nice simple sauce, would eat this no problem. Probably tastes pure and the kids would love it. 7/10

Fun, simple, but dangerously close to Mac n Cheese with that level of orange saturation. They would probably steal your labeled food from the fridge, simply shameful. Not sure what the purple spots are either, not sure if i’d eat this one. 5/10


Shameful, it appears to be a few noodles left on a plate, what a waste. Would not eat someone’s leftovers. 0/10

Elegant, simple, modern. Reminiscent of a pizza, which is a fresh new way to approach the subject. The stray noodle is a little worrying, but for the most part they’re a hardworking, well put together pasta. Would hang this up in my modern art gallery. 8/10

Not sure how to feel about this one. While the sauce is one of the best renditions I’ve seen, beautiful detail, the rest of the dish is lacking. The leaves look dangerous, like those delinquents that try to roll with the pure kids, but we’re onto them. I love the symmetry of the three noodles rising from the sauce, would eat them for sure. Not so sure about the rest. 6/10

Fake. This obviously canned pasta is trying to play itself off as genuine, unforgivable. While the taste is probably fine, a pasta you’d let your daughter hang out with, it doesn’t excuse the fact that it’s a filthy liar. would not eat for fear of my health. 2/10 

A very small noodle, good with young children, tries their best at all times. It has the perfect portion of sauce for such a tiny thing, and it deserves all it can get. I would eat this, but gently, as not to intimidate it. 9/10

Magnificent! Tasty! A real winner of a dish! The attention to detail and shading simply astonishes me. This dish is to die for, and the kind you’d bring home to your mother. Simply lovely, would definitely eat. 10/10

This is just abhorrent, not tasty at all. The choice of thick white noodles surrounded by a yellow liquid, while an interesting take, is incredibly inaccurate and tasteless. Would not eat, especially with that trident thing. 1/10

flavourless, an absolute bore of a dish. White I appreciate the detail of the cell shaded noodles, they lack charisma and courage. Would be a true pure friend, someone you can rely on, but very easily manipulated and a momma’s boy. Need’s more saturation if it want’s to roll with the big boys. 4/10. 

I feel like this is a failed attempt at what HTC excelled at. The abstract look they’re going for just doesn’t execute well at all. And that black border feel’s very threatening and hostile, as if I’m not allowed to eat it. The kind of pasta who has problems with it’s masculinity. Probably wouldn’t eat. 3/10

Why the fuck is there chocolate syrup on my pasta. 0/10

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.

The Poetics of Disdain

There is simply all horrendous poetry festering on this site.

As an undergrad, poetic communities concern me. I worry about their health, their success, what their plans are, etc. It’s like taking care of all your family members, young and old. You spend time with them, remember their birthdays, and make sure they have what they need.

But this place? I don’t know if it’s the fact of it being completely digital or a blogging site, but it’s mostly trash. Too many people on here posting under “poetry” or “poets on tumblr” have tried to emulate Tyler Knott Gregson, other Instapoets, or simply “spill ink” and utter uncrafted blathering.

(Though, I suppose you could blather craftily.)

Nobody gives concrete details, explores the nuances of language, writes about their feelings convincingly, and has few other objectives than farming for notes. Everybody is writing virtual diarrhea and they’re getting praise for it.

I just dare anybody who writes like I detailed to go to a workshop. Try getting a serious following. Try getting magazines to publish you.

It may just be I’m looking in the wrong place for this, and I would accept that. Tumblr doesn’t seem to be a rich place for much of anything. But if that, I’d like somebody to explain to me why others consider their drivel poetry. That’s all I ask for.

anonymous asked:

I notice that in a lot of your art, you put a lot of detail into shading around the eyelids and nose. What would your art look like without that?

well i thought about it for a while on what that would look like if my recent art would look without those details. then i was looking through though some of my art and i realized that it would just look like my older art style from late 2015 to mid 2016. 

i noticed that the way i drew my noses didnt really give me enough “room” to put in a lot of details (but you can tell im trying tho heheh) and most of of the time my headshapes were very ,, “squished” and in a way to where i really didnt have enough room to do much of anything with the features. And at the time i didnt really know how to shade faces all that well so the way i would shade the nose would just make it look in-caved and awkward. 

now im gonna put my recent art here as a sort of comparison

(keep in mind i tried picking the art that clearly shows the details in the eyelids and the noses the most. i promise that not all of the people i draw look sleepy 24/7 …………. or at least i dont think they do…………. i tend to draw the sleepy look a lot…. idk)
because you mention the detail to the eyes and nose i started to realized that ive been adding more to those aspects because i now have room to do so. Cuz my faceshapes have become less squished and more realistic looking (and less baby like haha) 

thank you so much for the input! it really got my head gears turning!! 

“To ascertain what is, as it is, seems something unspeakably higher and more serious than any ‘thus it ought to be,’ because the latter, as a piece of human critique and presumption, appears ludicrous from the start. It expresses a need to desire that the structure of the world should correspond with our human well-being, and the will to bring this about as far as possible.”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §333 (edited excerpt).

So, this afternoon a Spanish channel of news (Antena 3), made a reportage about Otome games and how affect their users.
Tbh, I just subtitled it because they showed Mystic Messenger and I was fangirling so much because it’s so hard to find channels which talk about stuffs like this in my country!
They are very critical and they have their points but I wanted to share it so you can watch it too and tell your opinion.
So… What do you think of all of this?

honestly one of the best things i learned from creative writing classes was how to take criticism:

  • criticism of a part does not mean condemnation of the whole
  • just as i have strengths, i have weaknesses. this is natural
  • improving areas i am weak in requires recognizing them first, and it often takes a second (and a third, and a fourth) eye to do that
  • what i write is ultimately meant for others to consume. i cannot judge how effectively i communicate to others if i never seek their input.
  • i am not obligated to take any critique at face value, or accept it as truth, but instead can evaluate it in the context of both my work and my skills as a writer as a whole
  • i can choose whose criticism i value and whose i can dismiss. comments from my bf, who has a master’s and was an editor for a literary journal, hold more weight than those from my friend who has little to no experience reading critically
  • criticism - thoughtful, constructive criticism - is not a thing to be feared. it is one of the most helpful tools i have.
  • and once again, criticism of a part absolutely does not mean condemnation of the whole, nor of my skills as a writer. some things i will write poorly. some i will write well. this is the state of every single human being who produces creative works, in any discipline.
  • when you know someone is unafraid to give you negative feedback, their positive comments will resonate all the more

I keep feeling that The Gray Man’s arc could have been great, if he’d just interacted with Ronan and Adam instead of Maura and the rest. 

Which is not meant as a slight towards Maura and the rest, it’s just that The Gray Man’s character, as an adult abuse survivor who brutally murdered Ronan’s father, seemed primed to be a Pynch foil and I think his story would have been stronger for it.

He could also, in theory, have worked as a Future Dark Adam, a chilling example of the consequences of…I don’t know - social isolation? Except that he’s way too nice and well-liked throughout - Adam himself is creepier by far.

Critique Submission Reminder

Submit one or two of your photos for our April InConversation PhotoCritique.

Pete @tvoom and Fern @qbn-scholar are doing another round of anonymous photo critiques this coming Saturday. Please submit one or two photos here.

Note that because of technical limitations and the attention needed to focus on exploring the submissions, the photo critiques are not live. They are recorded and will be posted on YouTube, @luxlit and @photosworthseeing sometime next week, by the beginning of March.

Also, after we do the critiques, the photographers whose photos were chosen for review will be notified when the video will be posted. Some of the photographers may be asked for permission to reblog their photo in either @photosworthseeing or @luxlit.  

Again, please submit one or two photos here.

I am going to be starting a criticism series, where I critique submissions of other artists as well as my own art. I go into more into the video linked below, if you would like to submit to the Series for criticism please go the link, also below. Have a nice day Everyone!

Critique series Pilot! :star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVnzmJZuZWI&feature=youtu.be :star:

To Submit your Art, please go here! http://skyroredraws.tumblr.com/submit

Y know, It’s interesting to think about how an artist’s political perspective informs their perspective on critique.

What got me thinkin about this is a post on how @zennistrad mentioned Moviebob “knew his stuff” when it came to film, but otherwise is a neoliberal toolhammer. And, it made me realize how much of his perspective on filmmaking

Like, look at how much he looks at what a narrative does through the lens of “gimmick” or “schtick,” or its direct “gag” regarding the industry’s tropes at that moment whether it subverts or follows them. That sort of systems worship can be considered a boon to his sort o filmmaking analysis, but also draws into his shitty; shitty “The system works, the people saying otherwise just hate the idea that they will be rightfully obsolete in The Future” politics.

On the opposite end, Jim Sterling’s opinions are usually pretty good; but his pro=consumer stance seems to inform his dislike of inconvenience in action-oriented games even when it serves the larger ludonarrative.

And while @bogleech and @hbomberguy are brilliant analysts at a lot of things and their political views are good, sometimes their particular perspectives can lead them to opinions which are… heterodox; to put it generously.

can you critique this piece?? its a new style and idk if it looks ok or if its just as bad as my old one lmao

Since you’ve tagged this retina assault, I’ll start with the colors. From what I remember about Undertale, Mettaton is super out there and flamboyant which the bright colors definitely add to the work, but using richer colors would really make it pop. I don’t know what you’re using to draw, but you should be going all over the color wheel and playing around with the hue and saturation levels, since you’re sticking in the “Purest” shades.

(Red picked directly from the work.)

Next is the anatomy, and this is a pretty big one. You’ve got good flow with the body and the lower set of arms, but the top arms look like they were put in as an afterthought rather than a part of the original draft. At first glance it looks okay, but if you look closer you can see that the upper right arm isn’t even connecting to the torso

You’ve got a good start, but the colors and the anatomy needs a more work.

-Mod Medic

Je n’ai que faire du regard des gens, car au final je serai seul dans ma tombe. Les seules critiques que je prends en compte sont celles qui me font avancer, car je suis et resterai fidèle à moi-même, en dépit de ceux qui voudraient que je leur ressemble.