i don't intend to offend

On Alisha Diphda

I love Alisha. I really do. In fact, she might actually be my favourite female character in Tales of Zestiria (it’s so hard to pick favourites in Zestiria, since everyone’s so amazing and lovable). She’s kind, responsible, and fully capable of standing up for her morals and doing what she believes is right. Her strength and resolve are truly inspiring, and despite everything she goes through, she somehow manages to keep pushing forward for what she believes is important to her and the people she cares about. I actually see a lot of myself in Alisha–her idealism and slight naivety are things I can relate to, and her strength and persistence remind me to keep my head up and never give up on the things I value and believe in.

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anonymous asked:

You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.

Oh boy.

“Smug” is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

“Smug” is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

“Smug” is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

“Smug” is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

“Smug” is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

“Smug” is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

“Smug” is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.

anonymous asked:

Your reply to my hair comment... Just made me lol. Are you serious? One comment where I don't offend you and don't even intend to do so and straight away you reply from an attacked victim position. Long hair being feminine is not a societal form or whatever the hell you named it. Why from a statement about long hair suiting you better did you jump to misogyny? You completely lost my point. You're amusing though. Get real and stop eating junk food. It doesn't do anything good to your brain. Oi

Hi Becca! I just wanted to say I’m shocked that you cut your hair so short! I think you lost a lot of uniqueness and became more like most tumblr fat girls… I know it’s all your choice and it’s not my business at all but I wanted to share this thought with you since I’m a fat girl myself who chopped her long hair off three years ago and is traumatized about it since then…

Yeah…just because you don’t intend to offend someone doesn’t mean that you don’t get to be held accountable if you do.  Absolutely nothing you said invalidates anything I responded with.  I’m curious as to what you believe your point was.  Please, go ahead and educate me on what apparently just flew over my head.  Cause from where I’m sitting - you are shocked that I am a fat girl who cut off her long hair because you think long hair doesn’t suit me as well and that’s rooted in the fact that you’re fat and are traumatized by your own hair.  I’m sure you have a brilliant point in there somewhere, but it’s still going over my head.  

I’ll get real with you.  You sent a completely pointless opinion to my ask box - where even YOU stated that it’s none of your business, but you decided to send it anyway.  I mean…are you upset because I didn’t respond with, ‘WOW, YOU’RE SO RIGHT!! I AM TOTALLY BORING AND UNORIGINAL NOW THAT I’M A FAT GIRL WITH SHORT HAIR.  THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME THE LIGHT’.  I mean..I really am so curious as to what you expected for an answer.

Also, the junk food comment??? Instead of understanding that what you sent me was rude and unnecessary, you immediately jump to being incredibly defensive and throwing in completely random and false claims about how all of the junk food I totally talk about eating on here is making me stupid.  Perhaps the next time you KNOW that what your sending to someone is not your business, you’ll refrain from saying anything in the first place?  The fact that you think your opinion about my appearance is valid and the way I reacted to said opinion is not - is incredibly problematic.  Get better and stop feeling like you’re entitled to voice your negative opinions on other people’s choices that effect you none at all.  It doesn’t do ANYONE any good.  Oi

Whenever I’m down I just remember that the Winchesters totally freaked the fuck out about the Apocalypse and all that and was so serious but then there’s Buffy and the Scoobies and it’s like they’ve stopped 10+ apocalypses by the time of 2008 and the majority of the time they make jokes that are comedic gold and that’s why I love Buffy.

When Sam asks Cass why he keeps setting wreaths of pink carnations upon his head, he says it’s because Sam was once an omnipotent king, revered by demons and feared by angels, but his pure soul and kind heart triumphed over the harrowing temptation of evil, so he crowns his king of mercy with the flowers that first bloomed on earth as the messiah carried the cross, following his mother’s tears.

choosing-atlas-telamon  asked:

Hey, I don't intend to offend you in any way but I don't know any trans people. Why transition? You are who you are, why not embrace the body you have? You can post this if you want but I'm just personally curious.

while i was very cute when i was younger i am much much much more beautiful now and i feel comfortable in my own skin so why does it even matter to you