i was meant to post this yesterday

so i saw a post about a nazi fan drawing the gems as nazis or whatever, and of fucking course somebody blames the crewniverse. i dont know about you but im pretty sure thats not what they meant when they said ‘let people draw what they want’. people are so thick-skulled and lack common sense to even consider things outside of what they initially believe and think

i do think they should address it but this was literally discovered today or yesterday. i fuckin doubt they even know it exists right now. jesus

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Here, have another silly fast one I didn’t really wanna post but you’re getting anyway, seems like

if you’re lookin for a fun time...

the Power Rangers movie, my guys.

Look, ok. It is hilarious character-driven action-packed fun times. all things I and most long time PR fans are 100% here for.

All in all, I adore my sons, 

Zack [“My mom’s the BEST”] Taylor,

Billy [actual heart and soul of the film] Cranston and 

Jason [will literally bitch slap idiots who mess with his team] Lee Scott,

 just as much as I full on love my daughters 

Kimberley [reformed queen bitch and baddest fucking ass] Hart and 

Trini [jumps an actual fuckin chasm to avoid the chit chat (tbh same)] Kwan/Gomez/what-is-her-surname-here-I-do-not-know.

seriously, go watch this film. I just know it’s gonna be underrated as hell, and I cannot watch it fail in the box office because the critics have never watched a single Power Rangers episode in their lives.

AND LASTLY. My final post for this image: a wallpaper! (I’m sorry I can’t fit everyone in it’s too big!) I threw the art up yesterday without much of an explanation aside from ‘it’s done!’ HUZZAH.

But really, I meant: It’s done: Thank you all so much for the support. This was a labour of love. It really, really was. But it felt warranted! I don’t do this kind of art unless I love something deep down in my little black heart. This is my tribute to the series and to Sarah and to @blackbeak and everyone who has ever thanked me for introducing them to something they’ve gotten enjoyment out of. Every kind word and every bit of encouragement. Thank you, it’s for myself and it’s for you.

It only felt fitting to draw something that literally required me to give up a little of my own life force to get done *eyebrow waggle* and to mark the end of the series (or the end of this particular arc) in the only way I know how.

(And this isn’t the end of my Thorns and Roses art, per say. But I have done a lot - and I’m looking forward to working on my own things again! I have something else up my sleeve but it won’t be for a couple of months) <3

nytimes.com
What Jewish Children Learned From Charlottesville
I thought this generation was free of the anti-Semitism I knew. On Saturday, that changed.
By Nathan Englander

This dirty Jew remembers every penny thrown at him.

The ones thrown from above, as we waited to be picked up from the public pool in my hometown on Long Island, our yarmulkes pinned to wet hair. By then, I was big enough to feel shame for the younger kids, who knew no better than to scurry around, as our local anti-Semites laughed.

I remember walking home from synagogue at my father’s side, in our suits and ties, and seeing a neighbor boy crawling on his hands and knees, surrounded by bullies, this time picking up pennies by force. I remember my father rushing in and righting the boy, and sending those kids scattering.

I remember when, at that same corner, on a different day, those budding neo-Nazis surrounded my sister, and I raced home for help. I remember my parents running back, and my father and mother (all five feet of her) confronting the parents of one of the boys, who then gave him a winking, Trumpian chiding for behavior they didn’t care to condemn. Even if it’s “kids with horns,” they told their son, he should leave other children alone.

If you are someone white who is at all interested in trying to learn more about the trauma of living a childhood as a racialized person, or trying to learn more about how antisemitism affects Jewish people on a basic, human, individual, and emotional level- having come to understand that systemic antisemitism exists and how crucial it is to white supremacists according even to themselves- I think this is an excellent read for you.


I am not Jewish myself, but it absolutely mirrors many of the problems and traumas of childhood as a black person that I experienced myself, and I think it is important, in these dangerous times, that we find all the sources of solidarity that we can, so if you are someone who already experiences racial subjugation every day but who doesn’t know much about antisemitism, I would recommend this to you as well.

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Why the Hell Am I So Slow: A Process

Discord chat got on the topic of sketching methods, because I’m continuously baffled how a couple of them can finish things in <1hr that would take me about a day at least. So I tried to test myself, using sweet Tessy here as a model. His initial sketch took only about 10m, the oversketch about 30, and then lines 2hr and colors… 3ish? Maybe 4? Hard to gauge since I took a few breaks at that point.

Even had I stopped at the oversketch and did far simpler colors, that would easily be ~2hrs. So my question remains unanswered, but hey. Good to take a critical eye to one’s own process sometimes, right? Something sorta came of it. So have this!

Matt Holt’s Road Trip Playlist (that Shiro hates)

-fireflies
-shape of you
-sincerely me
-a heck lot of Disney songs
-the macarena
-bailando
-ymca
-a lot of ed sheeran
-so what
-love song
-goat screaming remixes
-making my way downtown song
-eye of the tiger
-core
-megalovania
-stitches
-don’t stop believing
-all in this together
-believer
-tik tok
-the at least one version of the music that plays during rainbow road
-“the one song about closing a goddamn door” “it’s I write sins not tragedies” “that title is both a sin and a tragedy”
-wannabe
-despacito
-never gonna give you up
-4 jews in a room bitching
-2 player game
-girls/girls/boys
-the entire deh soundtrack but in an order that makes him ugly sob
-sincerely me
-pokemon theme

-all star
-tetris theme

-skater boy

-the mario theme

in which sage makes another edit for these rad dudes

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