hihihi. bit weird but like darin and izzy are so damn cute. would you be able to put them on your gallery?
OMGGGGG yes!!!! I’d love to!!! I have a random version of them to if you want to choose between 2 different ones. This one I made a long time ago and then I gave them a makeover for my story! I’ll put Darin and Izzy up ASAP!!! <3
Congratulations, you’ve made your way back to the original version of this post. Since I value my mental health too much to argue with all of you individually over an UNTAGGED VENT POST made on the PERSONAL BLOG of an LGBT WOC, I will provide you with some responses here:
1. Whitewashing is not acceptable. Reimagining a character as a different race is fine. If you’re okay with black Meg but not with white Tiana, then you’ve missed the point.
2. Genderbends don’t have to be F –> M or M –> F. You can reinterpret a character as agender if you want.
3. Stop acting like MOST women don’t have curvier shapes, longer hair, and feminized facial features, and MOST men have rectangular builds, shorter hair, and masculinized facial features. Those are what people go after when doing genderbends. They’re not saying that all women and all men look like that, they’re just doing what is easy.
4. A character being problematic can be an intention of a content creator. That doesn’t make the creator a bad person.
5. Stop sending me hatemail/death threats/other bullshit messages. I don’t think you want to cyberbully an LGBT Middle Eastern chick with depression, do you?
Tumblr REALLY needs to learn when something is a design choice done intentionally or for fun and when something is a racist/sexist/LGBTphobic caricature.
THIS is a racist caricature.
The various races represented here are grossly exaggerated and narrowed down to the utmost basic of their character traits, with the white guy being the most formal and the other races looking more savage.
THIS is NOT a racist caricature.
These are taking known characters and redesigning them to perhaps show what they would look like as a different ethnicity. Their designs do not boil down to exaggerated stereotypes.
THIS is a sexist caricature.
Women are inherently being represented as unable to do the most mundane of tasks, such as opening a bottle. On top of that, the woman is pretty, with lipstick and primped hair and nice nails, as only pretty girls can be in advertisements.
THIS is NOT a sexist caricature.
Each character is unique and has their own talents and skills, and even if the two girls are conventionally ‘pretty’, they are represented as incredibly smart and capable.
THIS is a transphobic caricature.
It represented the ‘trans woman’ as just a man in women’s clothes - notably as an ugly man with overly masculine features - and attempts to represent trans women as a threat to children despite literally no evidence to that claim.
THIS is NOT a transphobic caricature.
These characters who were originally male are being reinterpreted as women (not men in drag). This is an experiment in design, not a message that men and women are the only genders.
The major point in all of these is intent. In the first images, the intent is clearly to offend and misrepresent. In the second images, the intent is clearly to explore new designs and character reinterpretations.
So the next time you want to complain that people who draw Lucio as a Junker are racist or people who genderbend the Ed Edd n Eddy cast are transphobic, maybe consider the intent of the artist and realize that NOT EVERYTHING IS MADE TO OFFEND YOU.
I was in the process of joining the military, simply waiting for the date to enter service. “It would take at least a month, but no more than a year.” Apartment lease had expired, no month-to-month payment option. Looking for some short-term housing. I was single, worked 2 part time jobs, & had cash in savings. I’m quiet, flexible, simple needs. Just needed the simplest of accommodations. I went to Craig’s List.
Met with a woman who advertised a room for rent. We’ll call her “Jill”. Jill was 20something, single, and came from a wealthy family who bought her this small 3 bedroom house, gave her a nice car, paid her bills. Jill didn’t like to work, she just “sold her art”. She made awful graphic art fan fiction on her PC, probably never sold anything but was completely obsessed with her own work and would talk about it constantly. Jill had pets. So. Many. Pets. Like 20 cats, 4 dogs, a room of birds out of their cages, and several acquariums. A bit weird/slightly skewed version of reality, but seemed nice, had a room available and price was okay. I would pay a flat rate for rent and utilities, provide my own food, and come and go as I please. Neither of us ever signed anything, just details via text and email.
She benefited from my moving in as I had transferred my cable internet connection to her house. Got the modem hooked up and used my own wireless router and let her use it for free. I also have carpentry experience so I helper her repair some door frames and some wood trim in addition to patching up some drywall. Helped her out a lot, all while requesting nothing in return. The first week was nice.
Things fell apart rapidly after that. She became manipulative, started making financial demands. The electric bill was high, I needed to pay “my part”. She had bought enough groceries for both of us without informing me, but now that milk had soured and bread molded I needed to pay for “wasted groceries”. Old busted up door knob on the side of the house broke off while taking out trash, so I needed to buy a new one. Etc…
Individually these didn’t bother me much, but there was a pattern. After just weeks, living expenses had tripled the agreed upon amount. I told her that this couldn’t happen anymore. I would pay the agreed upon amount and buy my own food. Period. This settled things…for a week.
Got back from work. In my room my guitar was gone, and in its place, a bill. A bill from a plumber who had installed a toilet. “My bathroom” needed some work done. Jill had “lost all trust” that I would fulfill “financial obligations” after I “freaked out about money before.” My guitar was hostage, locked in her bedroom until I paid for her toilet upgrade. She literally added a padlock to her bedroom door.
Time to get out. I told her I was moving out the next day (a friend already offered me his guest-room). She could keep the guitar (it was a $100 pawn shop guitar). I wasn’t going to pay to fix her house anymore.
Upon packing things came the modem discussion. She was taking an online class since she now had an internet connection. She would get her own connection “in a few days”. I was angry with her but not yet vengeful. I agreed to let her use it until my connection got transferred.
A week later, called Jill the day before the cable transfer. She said she would drop off the equipment, oddly, only while I was at work. I texted a reminder, “please don’t forget to drop off modem”, and she responded, “left it in a bag outside your front door”. Weird, but whatever. I get home that night. No bag. No modem. I text, “did you leave it at the right house? can’t find it”, she responds, “yes”.
Cable got installed, still no modem. It’ll cost me if I don’t turn in the old one. Now I’m vengeful. She’s extorted money, I’ve been nothing but helpful and considerate, she’s stolen my things, now she’s probably lying and stealing more things - which will cost even more money.
Jill took a pottery class on Thursdays, out of the house for 2 hours. Her front door had a combination keypad for entry instead of keys. She claimed she would change the combo when I left, but probably didn’t know how to do that. Waited until after the time she left. Drove past. No one home. Parked a block away, walked to front door, entered the code. Still works. Straight to her bedroom. Not padlocked anymore. Look, there’s my router and modem, right where they shouldn’t be because they’re in a bag outside my friend’s place. Weird. Grab my modem & router, grab my guitar, insert a spare old burned admin copy of Win'98 into her cdrom, boot to CD, set it to work formatting her hard drive. She can complete Win'98 installation later, complained about Vista anyway. Probably won’t be able to retrieve her “art” and homework.
Back in my car within 5 minutes, at my friend’s place 10 minutes later. Jill’s pottery class still had another hour. I texted, “finally found the modem, bag must’ve blown into the bushes! Thanks for dropping it off! :D” I love to imagine whatever flurry of emotions she must have experienced at that moment…
Called me in a frantic rage 30 minutes later. “YOU STOLE FROM ME!!!” “What?? Jill…What are you talking about?” “YOU BROKE INTO MY HOUSE AND STOLE FROM ME!!!” “Wait…someone broke into the house?? I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about that… What did they take?” Her remarkable psychological gymnast skills. Walks right up to the ledge of almost admitting that she lied to me and stole my things (after-all, such an admission was required for her version of events to make any sense at all) and then psychologically-backflips away. She couldn’t do it. Her story was not compatible with reality. All she could muster was rage and empty threats and that phone call was the last time I ever heard from her. Honestly, at that point the stuff and the money involved was worth less to me than the fact that she had so much rage but couldn’t do anything about it. It brought me a little joy. The strangest part is that she never mentioned her computer at all…
Psychedelic rocker Jyn Erso meets Cassian Andor, lead singer of a doo-wop inspired pop group, while they’re both performing at a Civil Rights benefit. She takes an immediate liking to him, despite their conflicting genres.
On the last night of the weekend long concert series, Cassian takes her out for drinks. Puzzled and intrigued by the upbeat nature of his music, Jyn finally asks him how he stays so positive with the state of the world.
I am working on making my favourite RL clothes for my sims. And therefore I need lots of sweaters and layered looks. I know that there already exists similar CC but I would have made it anyway and want to share the progress I make. There are 3 Versions of this sweater.
It is slightly oversized but not too much. It should be BGC. Tell me if there is any trouble.
18 swatches for the solid version. 16 swatches for the knitted version. 12 Swatches for the versions with prints that I made for my teenagers.
If someone thought i wouldn’t draw the dance scene from Tale as Old as Time fic. I honestly sorry bC HERE I AM XDD Animation movies AU’s are my new adiction and @vixenfur and @mikaisatop are the ones I blame for this one U_U
(The bg wasnt draw by me, it was taken from the original movie ;) )
‘The Shire was divided into four quarters, the Farthings already referred to. North, South, East, and West; and these again each into a number of folklands, which still bore the names of some of the old leading families, although by the time of this history these names were no longer found only in their proper folklands. Nearly all Tooks still lived in the Tookland, but that was not true of many other families, such as the Bagginses or the Boffins. Outside the Farthings were the East and West Marches: the Buckland and the Westmarch added to the Shire in S.R. 1462.“
"The Shire at this time had hardly any ‘government’. Families for the most part managed their own affairs. Growing food and eating it occupied most of their time. In other matters they were, as a rule, generous and not greedy, but contented and moderate, so that estates, farms, workshops, and small trades tended to remain unchanged for generations.”
I just found this theme done by Subaru/Symphonic Brush today, and I honestly believe it’s a theme I could relatively see fitting for Ink, even though it’s made for the Underverse version of Ink. :D <3 There’s a mash of both sad and happy feelings that really fit all the stuff that’s going through Ink’s head and I love it. It has personality. Please check it out <3