I HAVE BEEN HOARDING THIS TALL/SHORT POST IN MY DRAFTS FOR SO LONG. SO FUCKING LONG. you have no clue. and now I finally realized I have the opportunity to use the idea, thank you kagehina! @caneck-i’s christmas ship request
►Concept: The PPG have come just in time, each arriving from their separate corner of life, to save the city of Townsville since they dedicated their lives to that sort of thing.
(above)►Canvas size: 1000x1500 at 100dpi. ►Brush used for sketching: Pencil sketch (16x16) scaled at .40, brush dynamics: Pressure - Opacity and Size. ►Reference used: Blossom by Artgerm►Each girl’s design include a nod to a major villain. Fuzzy Lumpkins for Bubbles, Mojo Jojo for Buttercup and HIM for Blossom☺☻
(above)►Blew up the image to 3000x4500p at 300dpi►Line art done with Brush: Circle 03 (5x5) scaled to 2.00, brush dynamics: Pressure - Opacity and Size.☺☻
►Sketch, shade, and flats layers merged painted over to bring up the quality of the picture. Brushes used are all the standard Circle sizes►Nod’s to my favorite and most memorable PPG song: "L O V E“ tattooed on Buttercup’s fingers (because her fist makes Mojo’s world go ‘round); Dandelion’s on Bubble’s Fuzzy Lumpkin colored book bag (probably full of things to make people feel better when they try to hurt her with the things that they do); Blossom’s shirt will include a company logo of a heart with ”Puppy Dogs & Kitty Cats“ (maybe she works at a cute pet shop? but had to ask her boss to be excused before joining her sisters to kick HIM’s butt)
Feel free to leave thoughts and questions! (I may not be able to address them but I will have read them)
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You said you wrote about us in French class and named it, “Toujours,” which translates over to “Always” in the English language.
You called me to inform me you were leaving home. I had missed the call because I was out driving my drunken father back home. When I got back and saw your missed call, I worried all night. You should have called her. After all, she was your girlfriend. I was just a ghost from the past.
Your friend texted me to tell me you had made it to school and your were safe. My hands finally stopped shaking.
Even though four days ago I learned she was still your girlfriend and when you told me that you still loved me, and you wanted me back was a big fat lie, when I saw the picture of you two on Instagram, I felt the whole world shake. It felt like you watched as you let her rip my heart out to make it even funnier.
I slept that whole Monday and luckily for me, school was out. The 26th of each month was our special date and it broke every fucking ounce of strength I had to know your lips were pressed against her lips, her body, or even worse, her soul.
It is currently 11:58 p.m. and I am drunk. I want to tear you out of my fucking veins but I feel so goddamn weak without you.
It is now midnight. The end of one day, and the beginning of a new one. I forgive you. I do, but I never want to hear your voice ever again. You’ve made a bigger mess than I was when I met you. I hope she was fucking worth it cause lord knows I must not have been.
This is why I’m so adamant about fighting transphobic “jokes” and portrayals in media. Anyone who tells you that specific examples of transphobia (Caitlyn Jenner costumes, etc.) aren’t about *you* as a trans person specifically are full of shit.
Transphobia in our pop culture directly impacts social opinion and leads to legislation like this. Because our culture is so rife with the deception/perversion narrative when it comes to trans people (trans women in partiular), it’s very easy for the religious right to tap into subconscious fears of privacy/safety and paint trans people as horrible monsters. Ironically, this recent legislation will now result in more assault (directed at trans people) + more men in women’s rooms (can’t say I’m eager as a transman to visit Houston now).
Halloween has come and gone, but transphobia is still with us. Don’t let transphobic portrayals, “jokes”, etc. fly. Especially if you’re cis or pass as cis – you’re going to encounter a lot more transphobia behind closed doors, because cis bigots will just assume you’re complicit.
This is why I despise the argument of being “too easily offended” when discussing issues of social justice. When someone titters salaciously while showing you something transphobic, they’re being offensive, yes, but they’re also perpetuating and enabling a system of oppression.
Remember - that from the majority’s perspective, being “offended” is mainly about bruising one’s ego and is frequently lauded – low-brow crudeness is so often framed as a champion that puts high-brow, upper-class prudeness in its place. (This is such a common movie trope, no wonder offensive bigots see themselves as cultural heroes.)
This goes beyond being offended – it’s being oppressed. Even those who purport to be cis allies have difficulties learning this lesson. But cases like Houston’s should make it very easy to connect the dots from transphobia in pop-culture to transphobic legislation.