saturn: what’s your aesthetic?
Mainly gothic and gorey things I reblog here, I also love bdsm like nu goth fashion 💕 my more lowkey aesthetic is good ol’ 90′s anime
the sun: what motivates you?
This is tricky, not a lot of things really motivate me to do anything ahahh sometimes I just get a wave of energy or inspiration that lasts for a while, I do know that when it comes to drawing I feel much more motivated to draw for others than myself. Also regarding cosplay and school work; deadlines and the fear of failure never failed to be the strongest motivator for me.
phobos: what was your favorite song as a child?
Strong enough by Cher was my bop when I was a kid, still is ✨
Anonymous said: Are there any stereotypes to avoid when writing a parent-child relationship in a black family? Thank you! ^^
A Note on Stereotypes
First of all, there are real People of Color who have realities that are “stereotypical.” Sometimes circumstance and culture dictates somewhat recurring themes in certain peoples lives. But that should in no way speak of the worth of those individuals.
And while there are definitely stereotypes fulfilled and realized in the Black community, that shouldn't grade their worth, nor the whole lot of are worth.
On the other hand, I want to see more than only stereotypical portrayals being brought forth on my screen. Even if some stereotypes ring true in some people’s lives, it is detrimental for media to milk one image of a human being, and in this case Black family life, as it adds to the belief of that group of people being as a monolith with the same ole situation, say ole story.
Plus, as mentioned, people are not their stereotypes yet when we’re given the same image of a person over and over, that’s certainly all they become. More caricature, less human.
Writing Black Family Relationships
On that note, I do think there are “universal truths” so to speak within some Black cultures, and as you’ll see in Black tumblr/twitter memes “Black mamas be like…black family reunions be like…” Which I find myself laughing at because they’re often so true to my life and experiences.
Instead of focusing on not creating a stereotypical family life or parent-child relationship with a Black family, though, try focusing on the circumstances that surround your character, their personality, and their community.
Who are their parents? Are they still together, divorced? Both alive? How close is your character to their parents? What is their parenting style? How does your character get along with her parents? Do they share the same religion, beliefs? How much can they confide in one or more parent? How comfortable is their dynamic; it is strict, laid-back, somewhere in between? Again worry less about falling into a stereotype, but what’s true for your character’s reality.
You’ll know you’re falling into some problematic areas if the storyline lacks complexity, with one negative aspect after another without anything dynamic to it. If you’re still worried, I suggest searching “black family stereotypes” to get a feel of the sort of redundant portrayals in media and society.
Remember the good ole 90s and early 2000’s with all its Black sitcom families? The Baxters (That’s so Raven). The Huxtables (The Cosby Show). The Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). The Winslows (Family Matters)…
Within this array of shows we’ve got all sorts of varied relationships between parent – child and none come off as problematic to me. You’ve got goofy, uncool parents, busy, working-class parents, upper-class parents, chill parents. strict parents…
Kids who get into mischief and are rightly disciplined, kids who get love and support…kids who jest with their parents and get quipped back in return… yeah know, just normal life and family stuff. And that’s what I, personally, want to see more of.
Some comments on Justice League: War… I hope I’m not spoiling anyone?
1. When would you ever shut up, Hal? Srsly… Why are you so mean? :C 2. Why is Clark bigger than Bruce? *///A///* 3. DIANA YOU ARE SO KICK ASS AND ADORABLE LET ME LOVE YOOOUUUUU 4. Victor & Billy = such bros. very teamwork. wow. 5. Darkseid’s lazer beams. HOLY SH*T BRO. 6. “This ice cream is WONDERFUL!” (ANOTHER!!!) 7. Hal and Barry’s not-so secret hand shake. LOL. 8. WHY IS EVERYBODY SWEARING EXCEPT BRUCE??? 9. THIS. 10. Hal: “What’s your hurry, Flash?” ASDFGHGFDSMFSDLFGMS; CAN’T
As for JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time…
1. THE VOICE CAST OMG. OMG. OMG. (Jasok Spisak I cry a river.) 2. LOOK AT DAT JAY. Who’s actually Dick+Tim BUT 45% more Jaybird. LOL. 3. BRAVE AND THE BOLD BRUCE LOOOOOL!!! 4. SUPERBABY ABUBUBUBUBUBUBU. 5. I love how it feels like the good ol’ 90’s cartoons. <3
I think I’ve said this before,but I love a good ole’ 90′s cheerleader AU for any fandom; it just fits! This is my favorite movie for many personal reasons, so why not put the dorks in it in a lovely crossover? Also tagging howmanyheartaches who wrote this lovely fic for our prompt party and actually wrote this crossover! (which you should read!)
5. In some inevitable shift of the time-space continuum in which James Cameron continues to rob humanity of all that is good and sacred in this world, Fern Gully will be known as that movie that ripped off Avatar. It will be up to us to crusade for what is right. It is up to us to explain that Fern Gully was not only a predecessor to Avatar, but far better, in that it contained both Tim Curry as a singing pile of molasses and Robin Williams rapping about animal testing in the pharmaceutical industry. (As a side note, if you have not recently listened to the full lyrics of the “Batty Rap,” I recommend you do, as they are horrifying.)
10 Things 90s Kids Will Have To Explain To Their Children