Do you have any advice for someone that wants to start a simblr? 😊
Do what you love to do! Not a single Simblr you follow started out with thousands of followers, no matter how big they may be now! I know some people may roll their eyes at the standard advice I am going to give you, but remember to have fun and create/do what you want to create.
Before the new year, I had a period where I felt like I HAD to do every request and suggestion I received, that I somehow had to fulfill the wishes of everyone that asked me to make/do something, because they trusted me to execute it well. Having this attitude sucks the fun out of the game. The truth is that we are all different people that like different types of aesthetics, like to play their game differently (or not play the actual game at all, just play around in CAS and build mode like I did/do) and that come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Start simple! Make a blog (I’d advice you to make a new Tumblr account as opposed to making a sideblog. This is one of my biggest regrets making this blog - since it’s tied to my main blog, I can’t reply to replies or send people asks), pick a theme you like and customize it the way you want to. If you’d like, you can make a Sim or even a Simself for your avatar. Then just start posting! Do you want to post gameplay pictures? Go for it! Want to make your own CC? Do it! There’s thousands of people browsing for new CC every day (including me), with very different tastes and games. There’s bound to be a following for you out there and the CC you want to create. <3
Also, I can not stress this enough: be nice. Even if it is a scary grayface sending you an ask: chances are, it’s a human on the other side of the computer. If you particularely like a piece of CC or a gameplay picture someone posted, let the person know by reblogging it and adding a comment (in the tags if you’re shy!), and reach out to people. I met so many wonderful people on this website just because I sent them a message telling how much I loved their work and the stuff they did, and people have done the same to me. I know the community seems like an absolutely awful place sometimes, but for every bit of foulness there is a whole lot of love, creativity and friendships to be had.
Some more specific tips on how to get noticed as a Simblr I wrote here a while back!
I hope that helps ♥ Good luck with making your Simblr! You can totally send me the link once you do, I will check it out <3
If you don't mind me asking, how did you get amazing in lineless art? I'm still a newbie artist, and that style is very difficult for me, so I really admire you art proficiency! Sorry to bother and thank you very much!
Ahh thank you!! I find lineless particularly easy and fun since you don’t have to fill lines, it’s ok to get it a bit different from your initial sketch, try to not box yourself a lot!
If you don’t do it already use different layers for each color/shape if you’re afraid to ruin something
I also feel it particularly concentrates a lot on color picking because it has no lines to differentiate what is what, or making an appealing combination can also be a bit hard! A really good idea is to study about contrasts, saturations, its temperatures and everything related to color
If you want palettes to practice with @color-palettes is a really cool place to pick combinations from, theres always something to learn from the limited color palette challenge o/
A gentleman stopped by our table this evening and said he’d been in his car when we came into the restaurant. He said he saw us with our little guy, with his beautiful dark skin, and wanted to tell us how wonderful it was that we were taking care of him, that he was so happy to see this example of love in the world.
We hear this sometimes, from strangers, most often from people of color like this gentleman, who tell us that they have experienced too little of this kind of love which should be commonplace, of people caring for people, of families being something so much bigger than DNA, of differences in race being one of the things that makes us even more beautiful to one another.
And every time it happens, I’m grateful and happy and so very, very sad.
hey so, im rather confused with my sexuality lmao. i get a physical attraction to people (like really wanting to just hug them so bad and whatever) and like really deep emotional and romantic attraction to people, only people who like i make friends with or get close to however (hence why i think mebe something demi?) but like, i dont experience sexual attraction to anyone, i never really have, could you please help me sort of figure out what this all means? ta x
This really seems like Demi sexuality to me, but I recommend looking at the AVEN.org website. Sexuality is different for everyone, and if this is the term that you think defines you, then use it.
Edit: Mod Marie here again,
I made a mistake, thinking I was answering a different question (answering on mobile while on a bus). So yes, demiromantic! A demiromantic is a type of grey-romantic who only experiences romantic attraction after developing an emotional connection beforehand. Demiromantics do not experience primary romantic attraction, but they are capable of secondary romantic attraction.
Hope this helps/is better!
blegh I’m working on a fic and idk how I’m liking it so far, so I had to remind myself that not everything I write is going to be super intricate and long and detailed and my pride and joy. sometimes a fic will just be a little piece that maybe someone somewhere will enjoy, but it won’t be something I’m super proud of and that’s okay. this isn’t like the publishing industry where a creation will go through countless of edits and people and processes in order to get out into the world. this is just me practicing for something that I hope I will make a living off one day. this is me brainstorming ideas with other people and trying out different styles and putting my stuff out there for people to consume and for me to just get ideas out of my head. sometimes it’s written purely so that the person who requested it can read it. it’s not always going to be something I want to shove in everyone’s faces because I love it so much. writing nowadays is so different from how it used to be, because no one has to give me an okay for me to post something on the internet for everyone to see, and that makes writing so much more fun because writers are evolving and switching things up and sometimes they will write something they don’t necessarily like and it’s their choice if they’re gonna post it or not because there will be both pros and cons with either option. someone might adore something I post that I personally dislike. someone might hate something I’ve worked my ass off on and love with all my heart. you never know.
what I’m trying to say is: writing on the internet is wonderful and heartbreaking simultaneously, but it can be so so worth it, and it doesn’t matter if one piece isn’t as good as another. you’re creating and that’s the important part, and you need to remind yourself to keep going no matter what.
How are you able to do so many different voices so well? Voice acting is something I think I'd want to pursue, so do you have any tips for doing voices? What is it about a character (for example, Mae) that helps you to choose their voice?
Well the thing is voice acting isn’t really about doing lots of voices, it’s about making a character believable and being able to act out a characters lines like they would if they really existed.
Most voices I choose for characters is based around how they look or if they have a sound clip that sort of hints at their sound. Like in undertale, most characters had sound bytes for their font that dictated it where as NITW was all about how they looked and what animal they were. Gregg being a Fox meant he had a more shrill barky sound, bea being an alligator meant everything was sort of a growl (and also she looked like a stereotypical goth kid)
There’s lots to it and I’m by no means great at it but I just love the process so much and really love learning more about it.
In light of April & autism acceptance month I thought I’d make a post about how autistic people communicate, because understanding and accepting our communication styles is one of the most important parts of autism acceptance. The things listed here are from my own experience and from information I have gathered from talking to other autistic people, it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to add something on I have missed feel free :+)
Lack of eye contact doesn’t mean we aren’t engaged, oftentimes maintaining eye contact is actually more distracting than not.
Our body language is different. Trying to assume how we feel from your knowledge of body language will often lead you to wrong conclusions.
Our tone does not always indicate our feelings, it’s often more telling to listen to the words we are saying themselves then try to guess what our tone means
We will likely have difficulty reading your body language and tone. The subtleties of communication don’t come easy to us, if you want us to understand what you are feeling or offer support it is most useful to communicate your feelings thoughts and needs directly.
Things we say may come off as rude or overly blunt, even if it is not intended this way.
We have varying degrees of understanding sarcasm. Some of us struggle to understand any of it, some of us actively understand and employ it and everything in between. We are also prone to literal-mindedness in general meaning we may have trouble with taking other forms of jokes or figurative speech literally.
Our communication abilities often vary with things like stress and sensory input. For example, under little stress or a good amount of sensory input I can communicate enough to explain detailed thoughts as in this post, form sentences and employ tone and cadence to my speech. At varying levels of sensory input I may begin to speak in monotone, take several minutes to put together a single sentence, or be unable to access most of my vocabulary aside from sounds and simple words like “yes” and “no”.
It is very common for autistic people to empathize by comparing similar experiences. (for example: person a: “My dog got sick, I’m worried about him.” autistic person: “Oh, my cat got sick last year too.”) People who do not empathize like this often see it as ‘one-upmanship’ when the intent is only to empathize or express sympathy.
We may interrupt you before you’re done speaking. It’s very common for autistic people to have difficulty telling when other people are finished speaking. If we interrupt you it is almost never out of rudeness but we genuinely cannot tell when is the right time to speak.
We may occasionally take over the conversation especially with info-dumping. When I info-dump I’m very excited and I feel like I can barely keep the information I want to talk about down. Being so excited, I tend to ramble for a long time, elaborating unimportant details as I am unaware to whether the listener is bored or even listening. I’m not saying you have to stay completely engaged and remember every detail but at very least don’t get angry with an autistic person for their infodumping.
A lot of autistic people also have auditory processing problems. This means that what you say might not register for a few moments or you might have to repeat yourself. Please be patient with somebody who has poor auditory processing, as it’s not really something we can help.
If you are asking the autistic person to do a task or activity of any sort (giving them directions to somewhere, asking them to come to a party, asking them to help you fold your laundry) we usually need very clear and precise instructions or plans.
These are all common parts of autistic communication styles but it’s important to remember not every autistic person is the same or will have all of these traits. We are as varied in personality, thoughts, and behaviors as allistic people, but we are tied together by shared experiences. Being aware of these traits and unlearning them as inherently bad communication styles is helpful to autistic people as a whole, but if there’s a specific autistic person in your life you want to better communicate with, the best thing you can do is ask them how you can do that and honestly discuss differences in communication and needs to best understand each other.
Hello from Russia, native country of Viktor Nikiforov :D
Recently, after the 8th episode I’ve seen a lot of speculation about politics in Russia towards LGBTQA+ representation, so I want to make a comment on it.
Yes, the representation is poor and we have this damn law. But in contrary to the popular opinion that anyone suffers here, it’s not entirely true. Let me explain.
Media and sport are different universes, there are different laws in them. In fact, there a lot of gay people in the media in Russia, but nobody talks about it. Because personal life is something intimate in general. It’s in our character: we are open for guests and anyone who’s interested in our culture, but don’t ask personal stuff - we’re pretty closed. It might become personal when it’s in your family - and then it depends on how well these people are educated. We have beautiful ballet dancers, talented singers and famous figure skaters.
This particular law is some vague ministrations just to cover some other nasty stuff, to change the subject from really important things like loss of money in building the arena for Football World Cup and shortage of budget for education.
People in big cities are mostly chill, they don’t really care who you love or who you sleep with. But yes, it can be inappropriate for children. When I say “it”, I mean any kissing pair. I hate couples in the subway. They usually don’t look where they stand and may be blocking the damn door. Also for any child kissing pair looks nasty.
But nobody tells you how to educate your child. Sure, they can recommend, they can close some options and tell long speeches, but you are the one who decides what’s better for you. I’m an ace. I don’t need their recognition. Nobody will make me marry someone.
Back to publicity: until you tell to the country on a gov.channel that you are gay, you will be fine. Yes, public coming out is under restriction. But the reason is not plain hate for gays - it’s religion thing. Orthodox church is slightly different than Catholic, for example. And Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is a government organization.
They rule like they please, they tell people shit and promise salvation. That’s why we kind of have a problem, when it comes to religion. That’s why we have this law - it’s useful for politics. Nothing more, nothing less. But guys, we live here, we try to look for each other no matter what.
Yuuri is a sportsman, he’s a competitor. He feels in Russia as an alien because he doesn’t know anyone here. I don’t think even Victor ever thought about his representation or what fans could think of him: he goes with the flow, he’s willing to do whatever he wants. But yes, it can guarantee him problems. But not because his country, but because his colleagues.
There was a story about Johnny Weir, remember? I love him, he’s just so amazing and charismatic. But his career was doomed after he came out. They will let you skate, but they won’t let you win. It’s how sports work, it’s prejudged. But people who watch it – they aren’t. They came to cheer their favorite teams and sportsmen. They (usually) don’t care about anything else. And this is what important.
As of ep10, I think this scene in ep04 takes a whole new meaning. Let’s see:
1st gif: When Victor asks why Yuri would have pushed away the girl trying to hug him, he doesn’t say ‘wow’ because he thinks it’s strange to have that reaction, but because he recalls Yuri latching on to him desperately. Even if that was his drunken self, it was still something Yuri wanted, so Victor is wondering what’s the difference between him and this girl.
He isn’t being presumptions in asking what Yuri wants him to be. Again, as far as Victor knows, Yuri wanted him there and his behavior (the hugging, their intimate dance-off) hadn’t been that of just wanting Victor as a coach, so he wanted Yuri to make it clear what he wanted. And he assumed (and likely hoped) that Yuri liked him romantically.
I think Yuri caused another misunderstanding here…that fixed the previous one. See, Yuri was apologizing and explaining he ignored Victor, but he was talking about a recent situation between them since he was unaware of the banquet. For Victor, however, his apology/explanation was over the whole period since they met. Victor may have seen this as Yuri explaining why he didn’t say another word to Victor after the banquet: like he was explaining that he was too unsure of himself (when not drunk) and so couldn’t bear to face him. In other words, he wasn’t rejecting Victor, but lacked the sufifcient confidence to further a relationship
4th gif: Victor accepted the apology and understanding that sober!Yuri wasn’t that comfortable with as much skinship as he was when drunk…Victor promised to start demonstrating his love through not being easy on yuri’s coaching. Oh, and since we now know Victor was already in love with him at this point…when he says “my love” he does mean romantic love for Yuri