Supergirl fans who hate seeing what’s happened to the show, hear me out!
I want all of you to go to Twitter and TELL the writers you’re sick of Mon-El and lack of FEMINISM and women power on this show! That you’re TIRED of Kara NOT being the main character that drives the plot. I’ve spoken to the writers of this show privately and some HATE MON-EL!!! But after hours of talking to my fellow writer friends and artists of this show they always say, it’s all about the demographic!! So if you want more Sanvers or more Lena… and less of the males over powering this show, then GO TO TWITTER AND TELL THE WRITERS OF SUPERGIRL THAT YOU’RE SICK OF IT!! Make an account if you have to. Vote on their website and on their polls! Please… the writers have told me they go by demographics and if we really don’t want it… then they will stop giving it. But we MUST let them know this!! Make your voices heard. Tell them you want the show to focus on Kara!! Tell them how you feel about the relationship they are forcing her into. Kara deserves better. Kara deserves to be the focus in this story. WE DESERVE A WOMAN POWERED SHOW THAT CATERS TO US AND INSPIRES WOMEN TO BE INDEPENDENT, STRONG CAREER DRIVEN HEROES!! Let them know!!
The Issue of Being a Freelance Artist (When working with non-designers): A story by Sean Williams (and future reference for other artists)
Hey guys, looks like its story time… I’m going to vent to you guys about something that just happened to me today, and hopefully you guys can reblog it so that we as artists, can try to avoid this from happening in the future.
For the last month or so I’ve been working on a freelance project for a woman who plans on running a blog about going to College. Throughout this process, I’ve worked with her step by step, going through designs, drafts, re-drafts and etc. After turning in the final design yesterday and being in agreement that the design was good, and that payment should be finalized; she sent me an email stating this:
“I ran the design by a couple of people affiliated with by blog, and I am going to have to ask you to redo it. It’s just not what we were looking for. I’m not a design person at all and I wanted it done, so I settled on it. But this has to be done right”
“Okay, fine” I thought. Sometimes things don’t work out, and designs need to be redone. I was fine with this, and I have absolutely no problem working with a client to make sure that they’re happy; but something about her wording stuck a chord…. She settled. And for reference: THIS is what she said yesterday- BEFORE the email today stating: “This has to be done right”
FUN FACT: I had gone in a completely different direction before coming up with the design I sent yesterday, but after HOURS of working on it and checking in with her (with her telling me she loved the way it looked) –
–I was asked to redo it.
She told me to redo it. A DAY BEFORE IT WAS DUE. Which I did (The design I turned in yesterday). But I digress..
Icontinued reading through the email:
“If you are not able or willing to take this on, then we can just cut our ties here. If you would like to finish the project in a time sensitive manner and be paid the other 50$ and be featured, then please get me a new design by today.”
At this point, I’d been working with her for a little over a month, (I’m a full-time student, and I work the maximum number of hours that I’m allowed to work on campus, on top of that I’m the president of an animation organization on campus, so suffice to say, I’m busy) and she had a deadline for the project, so there was a part of me that could understand her urgency. We had decided on $100. Half up front and half after I had finished. But now something else had stuck with me: “Please get me a new design by today”
What? Are you kidding me? a NEW design? We had been working together for over a month, and I had worked based on what she wanted, and now she wanted a COMPLETELY new design by the end of the day. A day, I might add that I don’t have free because I have work and then other school-related obligations that I need to fulfill… That would mean sketches to generate more ideas, having to confer with her on the design, THEN actually implementing the design, and having to clean it all up, with 1.) No direction (because the way I designed it previously was obviously all wrong), and 2.) By the end of the day.
This had to be done right, and after all of that working and reworking, I was STILL looking to try to be as helpful and professional as possible. So of course, I was considering starting from scratch and coming up with a THIRD finalized design, until I read the rest of the email… HERE’S THE KICKER: I can’t even make this shit up.
“A few things to keep in mind. 1. I am a professional. I’m an adult, this is my business. I want it clean, simple and streamlined”.
In my head I thought: “You’re joking. You’re going to tell me these things like I’m a child? First of all, I may be a student, but I’m a working adult, I take care of my schoolwork, I pay rent, I pay a car note, I’m ENGAGED, AND take care of a pet Ferret. Beyond that, not only have I worked on this project with you step, by step, but I’ve done COUNTLESS drafts and ON TOP OF THAT, you’ve told me multiple times that the design is perfect for what you’re looking for”…
Are you fucking kidding me. This woman thought it was okay to send me: A designer; this “HELPFUL” link. About tips. FOR NON DESIGNERS. WHEN SHE HERSELF IS NOT A DESIGNER. After this I was LIVID. But I kept my composure and kept reading:
“Ask me questions, read the blog, treat me as if I’m a real client. Let me know your thoughts on this.”
I almost couldn’t contain myself. For a month I’ve done sketches, layouts, and etc… I’d worked with you step by step, following her instructions for the design, FOR EACH ITERATION OF THE DESIGN and I had tailored each of my changes exactly to her specifications. Beyond that I’d read and re-read over the blog multiple times in an effort to come up with a design that would best display her intentions. I was so upset after reading her email that I literally just closed my phone and walked around for a few minutes to clear my head.
After much consideration, I decided to do what she herself had suggested and cut our ties. And I did it in what I feel was the most respectful way that I could while still maintaining my dignity. I sent her a message stating that I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but that I could tell that she clearly didn’t respect me as an artist, and that I thought it best if we didn’t continue working together. I wished her good luck in finding a designer that could suit her needs, and I went about my day.
Although this situation didn’t end the way that I had expected it to when we began working together, I’ve learned some things, and I wanted to share my story with you all as a way to help raise awareness for things like this:
-VALUE YOUR ART. -VALUE YOUR TIME. -VALUE THE CLIENT BUT DO NOT LET THEM STEP ALL OVER YOU
There are non designers who will commission you and be happy that you created something for them, and there are those that will NEVER be satisfied with what you give them. See the warning signs and DO NOT work with people who are going to be difficult for the sake of being difficult.
I’ve worked with more than a few people who don’t appreciate the amount of passion and hard work that goes into art, and it draining, frustrating and its just not worth it.
Another thing that I learned is please please please DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT.
The project that I was working on wasn’t worth $100. And after the second draft it was even worth doing for $200. I understand being a student and needing money, but I’d rather work for free on something that I love than work for pennies on something that I hate.
Don’t take a project just because it pays. AND PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO UNDERCUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU’RE A STUDENT OR BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEEL THAT YOU’RE A “PROFESSIONAL” YET.
I have friends in the animation industry who STILL don’t feel like they’re necessarily “Professionals”
KNOW YOUR WORTH. And never ever EVER Let anyone tell you what you’re worth. Especially if they don’t know or respect just how much work and time goes into making the beautiful things that you all make.
I think that’s about it. Thanks for putting up with yet another long rant about me trying to navigate my life as an artist!
(also… completely unrelated: If you’re an artist reading this, let me know! I’d love to follow you and I hope you do the same!)
If you are trying out make-up, “feminine” clothes etc. for the first time, i want to tell you some things:
1. First of all… *big mommy bear hug*! I’m so proud of you! This is a big step and it’s very exciting!
2. You are likely excited, too - but you may also be nervous or even scared. Please know that those feelings are completely normal. They’re not a sign that you’re “faking it”. Trust me when i tell you that almost all of your trans sisters felt the same way. You’re not alone, darling.
3. Nobody is born a makeup artist. Every girl - cis or trans - needs to practice how to put on mascara or lipstick without ending up looking like a horror clown. The only difference is that cis girls usually get taught how to at a young age. It’s not your failure that nobody taught you! So, what if you tried it and it looked awful? Don’t stress. You’ll get the hang of it eventually. It’s normal that it takes practice and time.
4. The good thing about not being the only one? There were others before you who were in the same situation - and shared what they learned! There are tutorials on youtube, tumblr posts, websites etc. Don’t be afraid to use them.
5. It’s okay to take baby steps. You don’t need to try it all at once. Maybe putting on nail polish, mascara and a dress today feels overwhelming - but just putting on clear nail polish sounds much less scary! There’s nothing wrong with slowly working your way up to the look you dream off.
6. You don’t need to do anything. You tried lipstick and you don’t like it? That’s okay! You don’t need to wear lipstick to be a real woman. You don’t enjoy wearing skirts? Many girls prefer pants, don’t worry!
All I’m saying is Mchanzo confirmed my matessssssss.
EDIT: Hello! Well, apparently people don’t read the tags (I don’t blame you, I hardly to either) but in the tags I said that this was FANART I know this isn’t real I know Blizzard didn’t do this! As I said in the tags, I will the to find the artist but if you know them please let me know and I’ll tag them. I in no way meant to steal this art. This was just in the anniversary video and I noticed it. I thought it was cute that it was acknowledged by Blizzard! Very sorry for any confusion! ❤️
Hi. In case you woke up today feeling empty and without direction, let me tell you this: God loves you. It sounds cliche, but He really does love you. He knows your innermost thoughts and dreams. He knows all your secrets. He is with you in everything you do. He created you, beloved; as artists cherish a special piece they poured out their heart for, our God treasures you.
And if you woke up today feeling useless, alone, fearful, or fed up, let me remind you that God’s will for you is good, pleasing, and perfect. He sees you and understands your thoughts. Even if the words describing His love for you sound cliche in your ears, He’ll remain faithful. Even when your work, your family, your school life, or your emotions are hemming in on you, you can hold on to Him and He’ll make sure to walk you through safely.
If you woke up today feeling bad, let me remind you, beloved, to look up to Jesus and believe. He’s got you today, and all the days coming.
I know i don’t usually do this because i don’t like to bother other people with this issue but this account just really bother me
So this account is obviously giving no credit whatsoever and they also put their own watermark on the art
Normaly i would go to talk to this person but they posted this:
So i’m not even gonna try.
I already removed most of my art of this account (despite the fact that she continue to post it) But here the list of the artist i recognize (if you recognize someone i didn’t tag please tell me and i’ll add it):
Rules: Post the last sentence you wrote (fanfic/original/anything) and tag as many people as there are words in the sentence.
Got tagged by the wonderful and very very very talented @theysangastheyslew !!!! It was a mistake to tag me because I have a lot of wips rotting in my folder. These are ones I open and just stare at (click the images for context/explanations if you want :3)
“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation.Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
It’s finished, hooray! I’ve wanted to do my own Stammi piece for a while now and finally got around to it.
This will be available as a print (and everything else under the sun) at A-Kon next weekend in Ft. Worth. If you’re going to be there, please drop me a comment and then tell me your username if you come by to say “hi” so I know you’re from tumblr!
Notes: This took…longer than I expect (I also got distracted playing Persona and staring at Stuart while writing it). Its just…extremely cute really and something I can totally see Dylan doing because he’s a fucking sweetie and I love him.
So you know how I said I had a thing for @talkativelock’s soulmate au? Yeahhhhhh about that.
I took a bit of artistic license with Toshi’s face (and you can tell he went a little sideways on me when I did), but I had a burning need to draw flustered Dad Might. Of course with all the aggressive shading I do on him it makes soft mom Inko look washed out but I think I’m still rather happy with this overall.
Either way, please read the original fic! It’s super cute and they wrote more I’m just such trash for this ship I had to scribble them. As for me…I turned into a pumpkin already and honestly should go sleep. WHOOPS!
Men, women, queer people of the world, here me now! No longer will our stories be limited by such things as plot and context. No longer will artists alone have the power to create without prompt. We shall claim the right! Tell ever writer, reader, fan you know! Mud fiction is here to stay! Reblog this ask and tag the best writers, the best readers, the best people your fandom has to offer! We are free from the tyranny of context!
Ah, shoot. Should I start this train? I have a terrible memory. Followers, please reblog and spread the word about mud fiction.
To remind you: Mud fiction, (short for muddled) is a new type of fiction. It is short, (20-200 words) and is part of a larger plot, but that larger plot is never revealed. It is meant to be taken out of context and the reader will never be told what the plot is, and it does not have to make sense. I’ll write an example.
She woke up, still stuck on top of the ferris wheel. She pulled the lolipop out of her mouth and looked over the dead landscape. At least the tiger hadn’t woken up yet. Now to make a plan.
And there you go. Go make mud fiction. Kill the context.