If the art was that good people would see it anyway. Without the artist needing to reblog it 100 times
I see you’re stemming from liv’s @larvesta own answer about this and I’m not gonna lie, I’m really hesitant about saying anything on the matter bc i don’t do this kind of thing but I realise people actually think this way so here’s a proper answer.
It doesn’t work that way. I should know, I should really know. People here on Tumblr get lucky often and you wouldn’t think that, especially if you don’t create content yourself. Things just don’t become popular all of a sudden, most of the time it needs to get reblogged by the right person and add the balance between having good content yourself as well as an ongoing status as a creator. Not to mention how you go about treating your followers, your personality and how you act here. And you’ll tell me; “But people with good art have so many notes! It must be because they’re good! See, you don’t need to reblog it so many times!”
I hope you know what it feels like to be an artist here because I do. I especially do. I have talked, reblogged, supported, and have met so many, too many artists here, some insanely obscure. Some whose work looks like it took so many hours and has very little over 50 notes; my work included. And I can tell you now that I can personally handpick and tell you that some of the work I’m most proud of and have took many hours on are not over 200 notes. I’m not saying I’m frustrated by that, because some of us are reassured in our skill but let me tell you that every time I think of a fellow artist out there who releases amazing art and earns very little notes who looks at their note count and wonders if they are good enough, my heart breaks. And there’s young artists who are still getting by, who are not as good yet but took the same amount of effort and time, they deserve to be cheered on.
Because people think artists here are machines, capable of creating content without regards to who actually appreciates it. No one is like that, artists are fragile just like everyone else and people really forget that. They really do.
People don’t just see the art out of nowhere, do you understand the huge amount in this platform? There’s millions of work everywhere, you need to be supported to be seen, you need to withstand the thousands of others around you and you might have to create something that’s away from the norm to stand out, you might have to take hours of your time. You don’t know unless you really indulge yourself this platform, you don’t know unless you yourself do work for more than four hours, no breaks and absolutely tired, and look at your note count to see a disheartening number. You have no idea, you really don’t.
And don’t guilt them, please. I could reblog my art so many times, but sometimes the thougt of ‘maybe it gets annoying’ always bears in my mind, artists are made to feel like it’s okay that they’re not being appreciated. I’m proud of those who reblog their art because they know they deserve better, and guess what? They do.
There’s a difference between good content and popular content, popular content aimed towards a specific audience that you know will like and reblog that. Good content is a dangerous hit and miss. I really appreciate people who do art for things that are not popular, because sometimes they really do have to rely solely on their skills. I say it’s a dangerous hit and miss because you know it might not have that specific audience, but you still take the effort and time into it anyway. Imagine that; knowing something is popular but going for the alternative anyway; taking time, taking effort, putting your all into it. That’s absolutely insane, man. Imagine knowing you can put that time and effort into something popular that might attract way more notes, but still doing something else for the sake of that something else.
Also there’s the matter of timezones, in which there’s a worldly concept that everyone is in different times and not everyone is here at the same time to see the same content. I don’t want to explain this; please at least understand the concept of time.
Artists reblog their work because they want others to see it, to appreciate it. Because sometimes it’s the only way others can. Reblogging their own work is an artist’s way of supporting themselves and you think I’m going to let you let them think that that’s a bad thing? That they’re not allowed to do that? Go home, buddy.
I don’t have anything against anyone, I just wrote this realising that people actually think this is actually how it works and even then, I don’t have anything against you, maybe you’re just misinformed, some just don’t know enough about this to really understand.
So here it is buds: support artists supporting themselves. It’s as simple as that.
I've seen you reblogging Jon/Dany stuff and I'm curious how likely you think that level of love/romance would be in the coming canon. Even putting aside whatever state Jon is going to be in post-resurrection, I'm not sure their past relationships suggest that each would be the other's type for instant attraction, and I don't know if they'd have time to develop much of a relationship what with the oncoming winter apocalypse. Or is it just a ship people like the idea of but don't expect?
Oh no, I don’t think the all-American, crewcut, boy-next-door Jon Snow we’ve seen in AGOT - ADWD is Dany’s type for instant attraction at all!
In the words of the King, “The person you put up there ain’t the person that comes back. It might look like that person, but it ain’t that person” (Pet Semetary). “Resurrection… ah, there’s a word (that you should put right the fuck out of your mind and you know it).”
GRRM has said that “Death is hard.” It changes a person. Look at the Lightning Lord. Look at Lady Stoneheart. They remember, but they’re not the same people anymore. I think Jon Snow, after spending some time in Ghost, is going to come back wilder. More reckless, more dangerous, more … rockstar. So I think Dany will find Jon very attractive.
(Will TWOW please come out soon, because my ASOIAF / pop culture analogies are getting wilder and wilder.)
So anyways, you can’t just “put aside” Dragonriding Rockstar Jesus Jon Snow and his Resurrection, or his Freefolk Groupies on the tv show, or his tv manbun when considering the potential for Jon/Dany. The resurrection – and the change it will bring – is a big reason why I think Jon/Dany has potential.
So how likely do I think there will be love/romance between Jon/Dany in canon? I’m certain of it. I think Jon and Dany will grow very close as they fight together to save the world, and I think that’s a beautiful thing. I’ll wager money on Jon/Dany falling in love in the books before the end of ADOS; any takers?First come, first served.
no like the person you think is me is really just the parts of myself I have put forward to please you. I'm different with pretty much everyone according to their needs, because I need everyone's approval, attention, and admiration. I'm a fraud.
I believe the situation is pretty clear after reading the conversation but at any rate, I fixed that post asap, deleted the original version, and made a PSA post to request that anyone who’d reblogged the original picture would delete it from their blogs and only ever reblog the fixed version.
Hopefully this clears it out. As old as that post might be now, I wanted to make this crystal clear. And ever since I’ve been very vigilant of what I include on my art lest my own ignorance betrays me again, because I do not approve of that kind of imagery.
He was clad in his leather jacket with a white button-up dress shirt under that he paired with black jeans and Vans. He wasn’t one to club, but the guys told him it’d be good for him to have some fun instead of coop himself in his room.
“Hyung, it’ll be fun.” Yugyeom, the youngest who was finally going to experience the club life, reassured. “Don’t think too much.”
Mark came by and nudged the weary one. “Come on, I’ll buy you a drink when we get there.”
Jinyoung tried to turn up his mood, but it wasn’t working. All he kept thinking about was how things went down between the two of you. He couldn’t even pinpoint what the problem was that led to the break. He wasn’t a believer in breaks and neither were you, but it was better to leave it like that than an official breakup for the time being.
I guess everyone isn’t gonna agree with this but. I strongly dislike these “how to support an artist” posts because I think they guilt trip people. What’s the point of someone sharing your artwork if they don’t feel like it? Doesn’t it feel better to have your art going around because people like it and not because they feel obligated to retweet? If someone wants to buy your merch/art/commission you, they’ll do it, do not guilt trip them into giving you money. When someone really appreciates what you do, they’ll support you. Don’t force them to do so. And I think it’s more important to have people share and pay for your work because they feel moved by it rather than because “that’s how you have to do it or i’ll die of hunger!!!”. I know fellow artists out there are also poor but guilt tripping isn’t the right way.
Same goes with being mad at people for mainly liking fanarts. Artists who draw original art aren’t any superior. People who mainly enjoy fanart have the right to because they already know the characters. Also let’s not be hypocrites, we ALL scroll past art that doesn’t interest us. If someone sees art they like, they’ll like or/and reblog it. Original or not. Some artists really need to tone down on the salt.
Well, he’s a self-centered, arrogant, prideful little shit. He genuinely does believe that he’s smarter
than and knows better than everyone else. He refuses to share the burden of
stopping the killing game with anyone else because he’s cynical and paranoid,
and to some degree, his paranoia is justified—but he’s also at the extreme end
of paranoia and skepticism, meaning everyone’s refusal to work with him or
trust him is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But it’s also because to some degree, he honestly believes
he’s the center of the universe. He refuses to confide in anyone else, ask for
help, or open up to others partly because he thinks they’re not worth it, and partly because he thinks The Incredible Ouma
Kokichi is such an enigma and a mystery and a genius that those other people
could never hope to understand him.
For all that he’s smart, he’s genuinely really immature at
heart. That can be one of his strengths, because his childishness is so tied to
his humanity, but it’s also the reason why he’s such a brat sometimes.
Moreover, it’s why he’s absolutely unapologetic about being a brat. Ouma might
not like human suffering or killing or anything that genuinely hurts people,
but it’s true that he does get his kicks out of one-upping others and pranking
the shit out of them—a bit too much, sometimes. That’s yet another trait he has
in common with Beato, now that I think about it.
His immaturity also makes him stubborn. His childish refusal to admit when he’s wrong or when he’s
crossed the line is exactly why he takes things much, much too far in Chapter
4, and why he goes so blank when Saihara calls him out on it. His reaction upon
being proven wrong isn’t to admit to his mistakes, but rather to get angry,
petty, and somewhat resentful.
And of course, he’s a liar. He’s a liar and a hypocrite, to some degree, because while he has no problems
with lying to others, seeing himself as someone who truly understands the
essence of lies, he gets really, really pissed off whenever anyone else tries
to lie to him. Because he feels the
rest of the group doesn’t understand him, or lies for that matter, he doesn’t
like whenever any of the rest of them keep secrets or try to deceive others.
Which is understandable, but also definitely hypocritical coming from a
character who’s such a self-proclaimed liar and reminds everyone of it every
Even when he told Himiko in the Chapter 3 post-trial that he
“didn’t lie to himself about his own feelings,” that was fairly hypocritical of
him, considering we know he definitely lied to himself about his feelings
towards the killing game and towards Saihara in particular. Ouma is really,
really good at spotting the same flaws in others that he sees in himself—he just
doesn’t like anyone else reminding him that he still has those flaws, too.
To put it bluntly… he can be a huge jackass. And I love him.
And he’s my son. He’s extremely flawed, and those flaws are constantly brought
to light by the narrative, expanded on, and really help make his good points
stand out all the more by the time we see more information about him in later
This was a fun ask, anon! Thank you for sending it!
I'm gonna cry why would anyone think Thomas sanders would agree with aphobe logic??? People are trying So Hard to paint him as a bad person. I remember someone digging up stuff he reblogged like 3 years ago saying it made him bad (people Never Learn Or Grow apparently) or calling him racist for liking Hamilton (I don't get that logic but idk anything about Hamilton tho so) and it's just. It's wild. It's like no one is allowed to be seen as a good person there Must Always Be Something Problematic
T b h
Like duh no one is perfect. Newsflash. But Thomas is one of the few Internet celebrities I’ve seen who is constantly actively trying to better himself. He’s genuinely a sweet person who wants to make people happy. Leave him alone.
Look, there actually IS a big problem with a bunch of anti-terf stuff. And no, it’s not because it’s “hating women/lesbians”. It’s cis people. Terfs are very easy to hate for everyone. It’s the one thing just about everyone can agree on - terfs are bad. Even anti sjws don’t like them, but for the reason that they’re radfems, NOT because of transphobia.
It’s easy for cis people to say “I hate terfs/I’m anti terf” because there’s a lot of reasons to hate them for. And there’s this idea that writing anti terf in your description or reblogging a post saying you hate terfs means you’re a good Cis Ally™. Or that you can be excused from saying transphobic things, since you’re “anti terf”.
There’s no action behind these words. I am very obviously anti terf. Because I am anti transphobia. You THINK these would mean the same exact things, but they don’t. They say they’re anti terf but don’t speak up for trans people, donate, or spread any awareness. I get not being able to do all of these things - I don’t have the ability to donate and I can’t speak up for trans people offline without being at risk. It’s whether you can and choose not to.
I’m not one of those people who thinks terf is a useless term because of it. I think terfs are different from regular old transphobes, and having an identifier for them allows people to recognize which feminists aren’t REALLY feminists. But it’s used too frequently by those just wanting a get-out-of-privilege-free card. You CAN NOT be cis and anti terf without defending non-cis people. You need activism.
TL;DR: “anti terf” is an easy label for cis people to slap on to themselves to prove they’re “not like other cis people”. It’s not just a badge. You need action behind those words.