I mean at this point it isn’t even discourse it’s just like…. Solo Performance Piece With Straw Men.
Can I blame you for choking on my breakfast? :P But more seriously, if taking this serious is even possible at this point, I am honestly mystified why this hasn’t wanked itself utterly dry yet; none of the names or arguments in the latest round (that I’ve seen) are precisely new.
Okay so I dont have a comp right now (long story lmao) but I will be adding a faq soonish- I hope lmao..
aNYWAY if u actually are suicidal idc Im not posting those anons stop blaming dean for ur suicidal thoughts it makes me suoer uncomfy. If u send something off anon Im happy to try and help.
the discord has its own set of rules for an entry link. Please look at that post I cant add a link now but if one of u wants to Id appreciate it. Its tagged under #discord and #mod speaks- MAYBE ALSO #announcement but idkk.. its been awhile
The discord is a messaging website and on the fan channel we talk about bad jokes and we have fun its chill
I am a boy idk why yall keep asking but?? I am??
Im really honestly happy to answer any questions, if its about me why not?? Idc anymore Im p over it lmao. Any submissions are good and fine but uh..please remember Im a human being, this blog is run by one person, and while I dont mind personal questions please have some common since?? Like.. dont ask me about my position in bed and shit?? Why would u do that?? Dont ask me creepy trans related questions?? Just be good people?? I will block u Ive done it before lmao
I love u guys if u want me to be ur dad I wikl be and if u wanna tell me an accomplishment u did I will be v proud Im proud of all my kids. Dont fucking call me daddy though its gross and wierd I dont?? Care?? If ur trying to be funny Im blocking u
I know many of you artists - whether you draw, write, or compose - are frustrated that your original work, especially your dream projects, aren’t getting the responses you were hoping for.
I feel the same way.
But some of you express your frustrations completely destructively and blame the world for not giving you the spotlight.
When you do that, you’re blaming your problems for existing rather than adjusting and compromising to solve them. You’re making excuses for your mistakes. You’re demanding the world to change but you are not willing to change with it.
This is the perfect mindset to NEVER succeed in anything, ever.
You need to accept some basic truths of art before you can go any further:
Your art should teach you as much as or more than it teaches others: If you claim your art opens horizons and widens minds, yours should be the first priority. You cannot speak without listening. You are not a righteous prophet enlightening the heathens with the true word. You are one humble person and your art is one humble person’s story.
There are no new stories, but there are always new storytellers. That amazing idea you have that nobody’s ever thought of before? Someone has. But nobody has told the story your way, or drawn the character your way, or sung the song your way. Art is not about being new. It is about being you.
Popular art is all about the beholder. All these shows and games with so much fan art? They got to that level because they command a personal investment from and serve the viewer - they have worlds their fans want to be part of, and your canon will be swept aside along the way. You the artist are not a god or a wise sage. You are a guide and a footman. To be an artist is to be humanity’s servant, not its lord - and there’s no shame in that.
Most of your fans are not artists or art critics. While there will be a good number of them in your fanbase, the vast majority are not going to be super-open-minded creative thinkers who value every single opinion, outlook, and story just because it’s done technically well. They will be ordinary people with ordinary, selfish interests, and they will care about your content more than your talent. You have to balance what you want to draw with what everyone wants to see.
But the most important part of being an artist or really a person at all is to understand this:
Nobody owes you success.
Nobody is under any obligation to pay anything you produce a second glance or support or promote it in any way.
Nobody is spiting or robbing you by not giving you a like or a reblog or a follow.
Every single gesture of appreciation you receive from someone is a courtesy - a gift that you earn, not a right you’re entitled to.
It is not the job of your audience to love your work. It is your job to make it lovable. And just because you are working really hard does not mean you are working in the right direction.
I know that thousands upon thousands of artists put hours or months or years into a project and feel like they get nothing in return. Sometimes it is not how hard you’re working but what you’re working for that is the problem.
Sometimes you need to slow down and think, “Do I have to have this just so? What would the kind of person interested in my work be looking for, and where can I address it? Am I maybe taking myself and my work a little too seriously?”
And a lot of artists don’t realize that as an amateur, you are the sole proprietor - you are your art. Whether people like you determines whether they like your art.
And that’s why when you blame everybody else and post ungrateful, catty garbage like this:
… you don’t subsequently become the next Toby Fox.
The simple fact is that people will pay you attention if they think your offering + your hassle are worth their attention.
You need to create a world that someone other than you will have fun in and you need to be a good host to everyone who visits.
You need a world that will welcome your fans with open arms.
You need to build a world people can live & play in.
And you and your world need to appreciate your fans just for showing up.
Because this is exactly what the big fish do.
because they spread your work around to more people without shanking you on credit and who gets the likes
because they make your work show up sooner & more often on searches and are simply a nice gesture
because they take time out and pay good money to listen to your story and make you from a pauper into a prince
because if you appreciate no one, no one will appreciate you, nor should they
there’s this really disturbing brand of straight humor that like pokes fun at the suffering of gay men in the closet particularly like, older/adult gay men who have families and shit and i see it a lot in jabs towards homophobic politicians and etc like “he’s probably in the closet” “lol someone find his grindr” and it’s just so cruel, first nice job moving the blame for homophobia off of your hetero backs and putting it on closeted gay people, second how is it fucking funny that heteronormativity and homophobia literally force people to go their whole lives pretending to be straight, people in these situations are miserable, being in the closet fucking sucks and that shit increases tenfold when you bring forced relationships into it and im sure it is unbearable once you’ve got kids and shit, how the fuck can you take this pain that these real people feel every day and twist it into material for a fuckin gag
edit: politicians was not the greatest example; to be clear im not attempting to absolve anyone individually of blame for any homophobia they possess or god forbid legislate i am saying that str8s going “oh well US STRAIGHTS would never be like that he must be one of you homos” is an unfair and awful thing to do to closeted people when the majority of these homophobic politicians are actually straight.
“Can we, like, stop speaking in code now actually, because I’m not anymore certain than I was two minutes ago that we’re talking about the same thing and I just want to know if you’re saying you like me back or if I just maybe read way too much into this entire conversation and made that part up?”
Recipe for this fic: 1 peaceful morning jog in the park 1 auto-mechanic hothead keith 1 soccer player sinamonroll™ lance 2 cups mutual pining A dash of angst All the sugar in the world Way too many bad pick-up lines And a burn so slow you could slow roast a whole Kaltenecker
I am writing to entrust to you the care and supervision of the young man who will be working with our custodial team starting this coming Tuesday. The young man’s name, as I’m sure you already know, is Keith.
When Lance is thrown through time, he finds himself one year in the future, in place of the Lance that should be here.
He finds his team to be remarkably familiar, yet distinctly different. They have more scars, a better grip on the whole saving the universe thing, and over a year’s worth of teamwork to bind them together. But the weirdest part? Keith seems to be a lot more touchy with him. Not that he’s complaining… much.
Some days, he woke up even more tired than he’d been when he’d gone to sleep, and willing his body to go through the motions was just—tough. Like wading through thigh-high water or running on soft sand that gave under the soles of his feet.
Keith has never really paid any mind to grand romantic gestures, let alone big celebrations and days dedicated to them. It didn’t make sense to him back then on Earth, still doesn’t make sense to him now that they’ve all been invited to the Festival of Love.
“Oh my god, are you always this annoying?” Keith fists a hand in his hair, tugging lightly as he tries to convince himself that the tingling in his stomach is frustration and not because the dumb quirk at the corner of Lance’s lips is kind of cute.
“Only with people who are cute when they’re mad,” he says easily, as if his own stupid words don’t embarrass him at all. Keith, however, tries to ignore how hot his cheeks feel and blame it on the sun.
What would you say is the biggest problem facing young women today?
We think that we live in a post-feminist society, and we do not. We’re told we don’t need feminism anymore, that we have the vote, that like, we’re all good. And I think, actually, that’s incredibly disconcerting because then, when young women move into the world and they realize, Oh, why am I not being paid the same, why am I being treated differently? And they start to blame themselves because they don’t understand that they’re part of a historic pattern, they’re part of a much larger system which is kind of working a little bit against them. (x)
Send me a ★ and I’ll bold what applies to your muse.
((Feel free to add your own. Have fun~ ))
I like you / I hate you / I dislike you/ I love you / You
are family / I would take a bullet for you / I would shoot you / I would lie to
your face / I would say something cruel to you on purpose / I would say
something cruel to you accidentally / I
would cheat on you / I would physically hurt you / You annoy me/ You amuse me /
I’d laugh at you / I’d laugh with you / I’d manipulate you / You scare me / You
confuse me / I wish I knew you better / I trust you / I don’t trust you / You
inspire me / I consider you an equal / You are beneath me / You’re better than
me / I would trust you with my life / I think you’re mean / I think you’re
petty / I think you’re childish / I think you’re smart / I think you’re stupid
/ I think you’re a bad person / I think you’re a good person / I’m not sure
what kind of person you are / I wish you would listen to me / I want to make
you proud / I wish you would notice me / I want to impress you / I would hurt
other people for you / I’m not sure how to make you happy / I’m a bad influence
on you / You deserve better than me / We make a great team / I’d have a one
night stand with you / I’d have a relationship with you / I would marry you / I
fantasize about our life together / I would trust you with my most treasured
belonging / I would tell you my darkest secrets / You disgust me / You
intimidate me / I hope I intimidate you / I’d hug you / I’d let you hug me / I’m scared of losing you / I don’t think you
like me / I want to be better for you / I respect you / I don’t respect you /
You’re my mentor / You’re my friend / You’re my best friend / I have a crush on
you / I could easily watch you die / I’d get drunk with you / I’d party with
you / I’d comfort you / I’d prank you / I’d spike your drink / I’d act behind
your back / I’d abandon you / I’d hurt you to get what I want / I would choose
my happiness over yours / I would choose your happiness over mine / I despise
how much I care for you / I need you / I’m dependent on you / I don’t know what
I’d do without you / I’m scared of you leaving me / I’d give my life for you / You
frustrate me / I’d call for you in a time of need / I would protect you / I’d
visit you in hospital / I’d carry you if you were hurt / I’d feel guilty if I
hurt you / I’d let you be near me when I am vulnerable / I’d ignore a phone
call from you / I’d call you at 3am / I’d break you out of jail / I’d get angry
at you / I would shout at you / You’re too loud / You’re too quiet / You’re too
sensitive / You can’t take a joke / You embarrass me / I feel nothing for you /
You’re reckless / You’re bossy / You bore me / I would ask your advice / I
would blame you for something I did / I would cry in your arms / You have the
power to hurt me more than anyone else /
We think that we live in a post-feminist society, and we do not. We’re told we don’t need feminism anymore, that we have the vote, that like, we’re all good. And I think, actually, that’s incredibly disconcerting because then, when young women move into the world and they realize, Oh, why am I not being paid the same, why am I being treated differently? And they start to blame themselves because they don’t understand that they’re part of a historic pattern, they’re part of a much larger system which is kind of working a little bit against them.
ok so if youre following me and haven’t watched class already, i wouldn’t blame you if you just looked away from the title lmao, i am quite forceful when it comes to this
ANYWAY, as most of you probably know already, the new series of doctor who premieres on bbc america tonight at 9/8c (if you’re in the small minority who doesn’t just download it illegally when it comes out in the uk), and that’s awesome!! but before you’re tempted to switch off your tv immediately and scream on social media - there is a new show starting straight after, and you should really watch it
class is a spin-off of doctor who set at coal hill school, with a torchwood-like premise in that there is a tear in space and time which attracts a bunch of aliens. the cast is HUGELY diverse - there’s a black girl who is super intelligent and skipped two school years, but is still vulnerable and cares deeply about her family (and calls out another character on his alien racist attitudes); a sikh boy who talks about his religion, and loses a leg in the first episode and has to get used to using a prosthetic, and a gay polish character who deals with homophobia, but that isn’t his entire character. the only two white males are in a gay relationship, and there are two interracial relationships as well.
THERE’S NOT A SINGLE STRAIGHT WHITE MALE IN THE MAIN CAST!!
also it’s not written by moffat if that helps - its written by YA author patrick ness who’s written stuff like a monster calls, more than this, the rest of us just live here, etc.
HOWEVER, at the moment, due to lack of advertising from the bbc, only being shown online and being given a shitty time slot when it actually was shown on bbc one, it is very low on viewing figures, and in danger of not being renewed for a second season. at the moment, the bbc haven’t made a decision, and it entirely depends on how well it does in america - so it’s crucial that you watch it!! even if you don’t want to actually watch the show, at least leave your tv on after dw, to boost the viewing figures. posting about in online, specifically twitter and instagram since those are the only ones the bbc care about, would also help a lot, and signing the petition for season two (that i can’t link right now as im on mobile)
(the characters i didn’t mention are brilliant as well - there’s a girl who seems like a typical hufflepuff at the start but then becomes probably the second most badass character in the show, gay alien prince who’s socially awkward and adorable but also super morally grey and pretty much a slave owner, and although he doesn’t think so he gets called out on it a lot, and an alien freedom-fighter physics teacher who has hilarious lines but also a really complex personality and backstory and gets a shit ton of character development. she’s my fave. i love her a lot.)
tl;dr: class is on bbc america tonight at 10/9c (after dw), its really good, watch it or it won’t get a second season and i’ll cry
Okay. Recently on YouTube, instagtam and tumblr I have been seeing a lot of hate on western fans. I am not saying we aren’t guilty. But what I don’t like is when I see rants that say ‘this is because of the international fans’ or that this would have never happened if they never went to America or so and so. I can say that I am a black British fan and I have never sent any hate, never posted anything sexual/inappropriate on any of my bias social media and I treat them with respect. Most of European fans will never even get the chance to see their bias live , so to have some of the Korean fans automatically blaming western fans for every bad thing that happens is , what I feel like unfair. It’s that small 5% of fans that do stuff to upset our idols not just western fans. That small 5% can contain Korean, Japanese , American, British, ANY FAN TO BE CLEAR. so please stop automatically going to attack western fans for anything bad that happens , because 1) it’s unfair and 2) you guys are taking away more of the chance of that certain bias to come visit western countries.
Thank you for reading this I just really wanted to get this point across because I feel as if recently international fans have been getting so much more hate than Korean/Chinese fans. Let’s all just love each other , be respectful and love our idols in peace Kay?
AND JUST IN CASE YOU DONT GET IT. SASEANGS CAN COME FROM ANY COUNTRY AT ANY AGE AT ANY GENDER. DONT JUST ASSUME IT HAS TO BE A CERTAIN TYPE
So my english teacher just gave us a speech yesterday on how “Plastic is the one to blame on homosexuality because is scientifically proven that it has a chemical that makes people more feminine.”
And like yeah it’s stupid nonsense (and p dang homophobic mixing femininity with homosexuality) and its obviously something fake he believed bc he believes everything he listen on fucking conspiracy white gringos videos on youtube.
But you know what? I am buying it, plastic is gay now, I’m sorry straighties
Oh jeez, that took longer than I expected, but it was super fun!
When I saw the concept art for Template (here) I immediately thought that he and Error wouldn’t get along very well. Although Ink is to blame for this. (Am I the only one who imagines that if Error and Ink were a couple they would bring devastation everywhere they go?)
I really tried to stick as close as possible to the concept, although I added side pieces for the glasses.
This random but: What’s the use of feeling blue really annoys me.
Not the song itself (which has it’s own problems, but that’s not what I am getting at), but the fact that we were told month in advance by Deedee that she was going to sing backup for a villain song. And I got really excited because I love villain songs! Having a villain song sung by a broadway like
Patti LuPone sounds awesome!
The thing is: What’s the use of feeling blue isn’t a villain song!
Like when I say villain song, I don’t mean a song sung by the villain. I mean a song where the villain sing about how much of a villain they are. Where they tell you just how evil, cunning and/or powerful they actually are, in music form.
I wanted a song where Yellow diamond sings about how she is going to do what she should have done a thousand years ago! Crush the last of the rebellion, make Rose Quartz pay for thinking she could stand against the diamonds and watch as the thousands of gems. Who gave their lives to save earth, go to waste as the cluster destroys that miserable planet!
Complete with an evil over the top laugh at the end.
I wanted Yellow diamond to have a disney villain song, not a: “I am sad that Pink diamond is gone, but I repress my emotions uwu”
I don’t know I just really wish Crewniverse would let their villains be, you know: Villains