i never posted the large version

anonymous asked:

So I read a "post" saying Sansa running WF successfully is ooc. I disagree. Sansa's the defacto lady of the Vale and she's doing a good job. Besides innately being smart she's also getting training for being a lady,administrator, diplomat and in politics. She has natural acumen for organization,logistics,hardwork,knows how to run a household well She's learning to gauge others' motivation&how to maneuver them successfully. Also she'll have advisors to help her. I see her as a very successful 1/2

ruler/Lady of WF or when ruling the North/looking after its daily workings/governing/managing it; I dont think it’s ooc for Sansa to be a capable ruler/administrator/and dispatch the duties that come w/ being Lady of WF/looking after the North at all. That’s where her book arc&training montage is leading her. What do you think? 2/2

In short, I largely agree with you. 

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Some arms Genos has used in the series up to this point (Jan -17) :O

I don’t know what (if anything) their official names are, but I personally refer to them as (starting with the top left) the mosquito girl arms, stock arms, combat arms (aka anti-Saitama tactical arms), household arms, sakura arms, red/white arms, rocket arms, Sonic fight arms, G4 arms and our most recent *dazzling* arms
(I’ve never seen official coloured versions of the bottom row except the red/white arms, so the colours used here might be wrong)

Which is your favourite set of Genos arms? :D

(As a couple of people have said, it would be very useful to have a large reference post showing the arms, I totally intend to do one with more detailed shots of the hands etc… Will probably take some time to get done, though!)


@reptile-ruler​ said: i just got the creepiest picture in my head of him getting a really long torso to attach all his arms at once D:

RR why.


I’ve been lucky that nothing really negative has happened in the few years I’ve been posting my art online so it makes sense that something would finally happen. A couple days ago I noticed that a version of my 2014 Halloween illustration entitled “SHADOW PLAY” was circulating online that was edited specifically to remove my signature and website watermark.

I believe in posting art for people to enjoy and thus have never nor will I ever post something with an obnoxiously large watermark over the center of the image. Instead I try to tastefully place something in the bottom corner at a low enough opacity so that it doesn’t detract from the rest of the image but is still visible enough for people to know whose website to visit.

I guess this didn’t meet the standards of whoever was the first person to crop my illustration but I’m writing this to help spread the idea that this is NOT COOL. It’s one thing to post an artist’s work and not link to their page if people can at least find out for themselves on the artwork, but it’s another thing to go out of your way to remove their hand from the image. And if you’re the kind of person to do this, perhaps try using Photoshop to make something original instead of altering other people’s work.

And to all of my fans who have gone out of their way to credit me and my sites whenever someone’s posted my altered work - from the bottom of heart I sincerely THANK YOU!

LONG POST #5: Takeru's version of mimato

As a brother, I ship aniki with whoever he likes, because i know being with them means that he’s happy 

 As her longtime friend, I ship Mimi-oneesan with whoever treats her the best 

throughout the years i figured out… being with someone you love doesn’t always mean being happy. 

The best treatment is not always what someone needs. 

 When I was a kid I shipped them as a joke. Because they were very compatible, yet strangers in reality. 

 Then when they finally ceased as strangers, to evolve to being true friends, 

That’s when I saw it.

 How different their relationship was. 

 Mimi-oneesan’s depression is either really obvious or really subtle. Subtle, when she thinks that it’ll go away quickly. Subtle, when no one sees a change on her face, 

 But Aniki did. 

 "You look ugly from this angle" 

 "I’m used to seeing you from up there you know" 

“so raise your head a little." 

”…. Pfft" 


 They found what they did not expect from each other. Happiness, and support.

 I have never seen my brother smile like that, with so many people watching them. 

 So yes, I do ship them,like what other people do, in simple terms 

Y: Mimi, do all writers really have an extensive version of reality like this? 

 M: sure. That’s why we have such a large fanbase after all. Be proud, since a lot of people love us.

“Do I need a Mac/Photoshop to be a professional artist?”

I get asked this a surprising amount of times. The short answer is “no” — there’s no reason to buy something if there’s an alternative that’s just as functional.

I just use an iMac/Macbook Pro as a matter of preference (fancy phrase for “I’m an extremely biased human being”). Many artists use off-the-shelf or custom-built PCs and are way better of an artist/person than I am.

Somewhat relevant friendly etiquette reminder: don’t hate on someone for using a computer you don’t use. I’ve had this happen several times by many different people, with them assuming I was too lazy/dumb to build a PC of my own (to say I haven’t built one is the world’s biggest lie) or didn’t own PCs (my two PCs have legit holo stickers, so you know my computers are as real as a punch to the face). Getting angry at me for what I prefer in computers is like hating on someone for drinking a different brand of soda. I have my reasons for liking Dr. Pepper more than Coke, but I do like a Coke now and then.

The ancient Mac vs. PC argument is invalid, anyways: everyone knows Linux is better.

Same goes for Photoshop: I use PS over PaintTool Sai (and Corel/Sketchbook Pro/Art Rage) because I secretly wish Adobe-kun would notice me and my cute new sailor skirt.

Or maybe it’s because Sai has no Mac support, can’t use above 4GB of RAM, can’t handle large files, and hasn’t updated its software in years (5 years for the English version, at least)— as much as I enjoy painting with it (and I realize that 99.9% of artists will never notice/care about these problems), I just can’t use it for my job. Trust me, I’d love to dump Adobe for a different developer… I just haven’t found the right match yet!

If you guys have any other burning art-related questions, let me know! I’d love to share my opinion, since who doesn’t love doing that? ;)

The artist dolls being recast lately really upset me.  There have been a number of articulate posts on the subject that address some of the non-financial aspects, such as those made by Freakstyle and Nefer Kane.  They’ve said a lot of things better than I could, but I still have some things left to say. I think we spend a lot of time trying to give pro-recast people tangible reasons why they shouldn’t support recasters and how bootlegging directly affects the livelihood of the artists, the saturation and stagnancy of the second-hand market, and future offerings that may never become available from small artists.  It’s an effort to say “I’m not being emotional, I am giving you facts.”  But the result is that we spend so much time trying to put it in terms that are measurable and verifiable that we leave out the human element…. and this is, I think, where the real “right” and “wrong” of this sort of theft comes in. When I sculpt something, I am pouring something of myself into it.  It isn’t just the minutes or hours of my life; it’s my intelligence, my experience, and something of my heart.  It isn’t like balancing the accounts or programming workflows for our imaging system at work - I am creating something new and I am making something physical that previously only existed in me.  It is deeply personal, and it is also something that only I can do; no one else has my exact ideas, no one else has my fingers, my eyes, my particular flaws.  I’m really tired of watching artists get disrespected and attacked for speaking out about why recasts are an issue and why intellectual property theft is wrong. It. is. personal. I’ve seen anonymous confessions where people say “I hope (artist) gets her work recast.  I don’t want the doll, but it would be really funny.”  Or “(Artist) is always going on about recasting and it’s never gonna happen to her because her work is shit."  Mm-hm. I made a post a week or so about my decision not to continue on with resin BJD.  This isn’t actually that new of a decision - I decided this a few months ago, except that I had planned to do the second version Seedlings as my last hurrah before moving on to other plans. I’ve also posted that I’m selling the bulk of my BJD. Over the past few years, the "community” has largely turned me off to BJD.  It’s a huge part of why I no longer want to make Asian-esque BJD, and it’s why I am working on giving up ownership of DoA.  Simply put, the hobby has changed enough that I don’t fit it in it anymore… and I don’t really want to.  There are a lot of wonderful people in the hobby still, new and old, but there is a growing portion that is just dragging the whole thing under. There have always been undercurrents of drama and pockets of elitism in this hobby.  However, it was never quite so mean or so personal as it is now.  There weren’t a plethora of places to post anonymous “confessions” to tear people down, or so many platforms to send anonymous hatemail to owners and creators.  In the past, I felt like most nastiness was the result of needing to blow off steam… now, it feels like people are actively trying to hurt each other, and hurt each other personally. Deeply.  It’s not just “Look at this awful faceup” it’s “so and so is a nasty, talentless cunt and hope she fucking kills herself.”   I mean, wow.   And while recast owners don’t (usually) message the original artist directly, they’re pretty much broadcasting their abuse to the world when they post their validations for why buying recasts is okay.  They are shouting that Lilycat doesn’t deserve to make a living because she doesn’t sell the doll they want in an extremely specific color. They’re saying that Noble Dolls should really just get a soul-sucking desk job and give up on making dolls - she’s already made what they want and now they can get it somewhere else, cheaper, and she has no further value as a person or an artist.  They deserve to own the doll more than the artist deserves to be able to continue to produce art.  They fucking DESERVE to own a doll.  THAT doll.  They DESERVE to own THAT doll CHEAP, and fuck all whose livelihood or self-worth it hurts to do so. I don’t WANT to produce for this audience. And sure, I could make resin BJD and only sell to people I know and trust, but what then?  Are they restricted from ever selling in the future?  That’s not right.  And who’s to say that somewhere down the sales chain, it wouldn’t end up going to a recaster, particularly if the sale of the originals is particularly restricted?  There is no way to win a a market where artists have to deal with fear of copying. I don’t want to participate in this community or branch out to newer fans.  I want to huddle down and just talk to the people I already know, whom I’ve known for years and know are “safe.”  Who I know don’t send anonymous hate to other people, who don’t support people who steal from my friends and fellow artists.   And that feeling sucks, and I know I’m completely missing out on a ton of amazing people.  But how do you trust anyone when recast people post about how they love sneaking their dolls onto legit sites and listings?  And how they love when pro-artist people compliment their dolls because they can’t tell the difference? It’s just an awful thing.  Recasts are awful, but as Freakstyle said, it’s really just a symptom of a bigger problem - people don’t give a shit about other people. No fucking thank you, you know?