if anyone wants it as their sidebar you can inbox me

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry, I have no clue who you're calling out with the drawing black people post, but honestly? Have you heard of the same face syndrome? It has nothing to do with racism, some people just aren't good enough at drawing to correctly represent a real life person and all the variation a face can have. And that's because drawing is fucking hard. I might be able to draw a photorealistic eye but only In one shape cause I only practiced that one shape. Please don't just scream racism w/out reason

Why is it that people who have an issue with my posts about representation in fandom always hop into my inbox in order to condescend to me about how fandom, writing, and (now) art works?

Also Congrats! You’ve helped prove my point that when people read the word “racism” they just… stop paying attention to the rest of the content. Accusing me of “screaming racism without reason” despite the fact that I didn’t say who was failing at drawing Black features (like did you see me single out a specific group, or nah?) is kind of ridiculous. 

Like I am actually super embarrassed for you because of your art-splaining and general point-missing.

I put “fandom racism” in the tags because I need to pretend that I care about keeping my blog organized and you respond like it’s a personal attack on your favorite artist… Please chill out. It’s not actually that serious. 

Don’t worry. I just want people to learn how to draw Black features and for them to put the same effort into references and accuracy as they do the white characters in their same shows/books/comics. It’s not that deep… As a Black person in fandom, it’s kind of something I get to do. I get to ask for fandom to be better and use the resources that they gladly use for other characters on Black ones.

I mean… that’s basically the lowest bar ever? And yet a post easily boiled down to “Hey can you draw Black characters with their Black features” has you all up in my inbox lecturing me about sameface syndrome like I’m not a DC comics fan?

Wow. Rude.

And hey:

Instead of assuming that I’m specifically calling anyone out for racism (and then rushing to scold me for it because I’m clearly an uneducated pleb that doesn’t get how art works), maybe you could’ve put yourself into my shoes and thought about what it feels like for me as a Black woman (because to send me an ask, chances are you had to see my face in my sidebar or profile pic) to constantly see artists fail at drawing people with MY features.

Empathy is everything, kid.

And if you were so intent on refusing to extend some to me, you could’ve ignored the post when it came across your dashboard. 

You could’ve blocked me when you saw the post since it bugged you enough that you had to bug me. But you didn’t and now I’m mildly annoyed

Please think hard about any messages that you want to send me in the future because I don’t really feel like further dealing with someone who came to my inbox ready to lecture me about something they themselves don’t understand or experience. 

Thanks and have a blessed day.

Overwritings Fanfic Contest!

Hey!!! This is a kind of (late) celebration for 1000 followers!!! Thank you guys so much, this is probably one of the most positive experiences I’ve had on Tumblr so far! This is mostly just for fun but there will be some small prizes (I wish I could do more but I just don’t have the time or money for it)

How to Enter:

  • You don’t have to be following me but it would be appreciated!!
  • You can either submit your story to my inbox or @ me and post it on your own blog for me to reblog! If you chose to @ me and I don’t reblog it within a day message me about it because Tumblr might eat it!
  • Reblogs/likes don’t count for anything but reblogs help a lot!! If any of your followers might be interested in this help get the word out!

Prizes:

  • There will be three winners, one that I pick and two that my followers vote for!
  • First place(my pick) has the opportunity to be a mod/co-author on my blog. This can involve anything you want to do on it, from revamping themes, organization stuff, answering asks, or writing any prompts received here! 
    • If you want this prize please let me know somewhere in the entry or send me a message letting me know! That way I won’t pick anyone that isn’t interested in it!
  • Second and third place will have a permanent shout-out on my sidebar. I know it’s not the most amazing thing ever but this is for fun and it’s really the only thing I got at the moment

Rules:

  • Doesn’t have to be reader-insert or anything like that, but keep in mind that that’s most of the prompts I get, so if you wanted to go for the mod/co-author prize be aware that you’ll have to be comfortable writing in a reader-insert format.
  • Try to keep NSFW to a minimum!
  • One entry per person
  • No specific theme! Aus, romance, angst, anything you want to write is all accepted!
  • 500 word minimum!
  • Must be Overwatch related!

Contest starts April 17th and ends May 29th. Voting will take place from the 29th-31st of May so there’s time for people to read over fics and get their vote in! Feel free to ask any questions! Get writing!!