Sometimes I’m waking up or sitting around and then just…remember how amazing characters are. Not any particular one from any particular thing just CHARACTERS. How they act, talk, all the little mundane things that aren’t even that important but makes them them, and all the amazing headcannons for the characters and when you apply it to them it just makes them better.
It’s just a hard to explain but sincerely nice feeling and I love it when it comes around.
I love characters.
· If it’s named you already know it’s dead
· Every piece of fanart and fics you find is precious
· Bonus point if it has a character other than Sendak or Zarkon
· 20 bonus points if it has no GalraKeith
· Dem butts
· Endless theories on why they are so diverse.
· Discussing with friends in chat how you will be mourning together over the next galra dead in upcoming season and which character is next to meet their ancestors.
· Too many questions about galra culture, ranks, etc. Or what galra feet look like. Give up already, pal.
· “WHERE ARE THE GALRA WOMEN”
· ’Insert character name here Deserved Better’
· If you don’t draw it/write it yourself, who will
· Random people you talk to don’t know the names of your favs and have no idea what are you talking about.
· Memes are rare but gold.
· Bonus point if memes are from canon.
· Pain and angst and eternal suffering huh.
This isn’t a call-out post for a specific person. I’ll just call her X. Fan X made a post to complain about mean anti-reylo fans, saying how reylo shippers were being unfairly accused of racism (among other things). She cross-tagged her post with the finnrey tag. (Anyone who’s spent time in the finnrey tag has seen similar posts, yeah?) I sent X a PM, politely asking her to remove the tag. Some people had already commented on the post, asking for the tag to be removed, but it was still there, and I figured a PM might get her attention faster. I mentioned in passing that her post was off-track as well as badly tagged, and thought that would be the end of it.
Instead it evolved into a conversation where X wanted to prove that she’s a fan of Finn, and she has NEVER EVER seen anything racist said about him on her dashboard from her fellow reylo fans.
So before I dove back into the conversation, I did a keyword search on her tumblr. One of her most recent reblogs at that moment was a post that talks about how Finn is a beta male and inferior to Rey, and Rey had to save him 100 times, and so forth. (Some of y’all know the post I’m talking about. And no, I’m not exaggerating on the wording of it, that’s literally what it said… along with a bunch of light-and-dark and Romeo-and-Juliet imagery about reylo.)
X hadn’t noticed it. She missed the blatant racism and erasure of Finn as a lead in the post. She liked the pretty wording about how epic reylo is going to be, and that was enough to make the racism not ‘visible’ to her.
That’s what I think of when I see someone say that they’ve never seen anyone being racist in [insert ship or character or movie/show name here] fandom: a fan who will reblog a blatantly racist post that comes across their dashboard, and then have the ignorant bliss to say that they’ve never seen any racism in their section of fandom.
Is it just me or do Nerris and Gwen look similar? Like thier hairstyles are kinda the same with short part and then big floof and it's the same colors too just reversed. How wild would it be if Nerris was like Gwen's younger sister or something.
I’ve actually never noticed this before, but oh wow, do I love this!
Like, not only do their designs seem to suggest they’re related, but could also explain why Nerris is at the camp? I know they classified her camp as “other magic camp” in episode one, but I don’t think there are actually entire camps dedicated to just DnD? I could be completely wrong, but I’d like to think Gwen weaseled this onto the sign-up list for her little sister; most likely due to their parents unexpectedly dumping Nerris on her for the summer.
Additionally, now I can just see Gwen being roped into playing a campaign Nerris had made, but surprisingly gets into making the character. Of course, Gwen doesn’t have any knowledge about actual DnD classes, and well…
Gwen: So yeah, this is my character [insert generic, romance-novel protagonist name here]. He’s a werewolf who got bitten at age fifteen by this other random werewolf, and is like, super dark and brooding because of it. He also has this taboo crush on this vampire chick who-
A: My main language is French, and obviously I learned (and still learn) English.
Q: How long have you been drawing ? What material/Art program do you use ?
A: Since forever. I’ve never really stopped since the age I managed to hold a pen. I also use a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Paint Tool Sai for most of my work. But I do like to work on traditional paper as well now and then.
Q: Can we be friend?
A: Yes. No. Maybe ? I cannot tell… it takes time for me to bond with someone, especially since people mostly befriended me for my art in the past. It doesn’t mean I cannot befriend someone however, and I’m honestly not someone who will bite you. Just be considerate and patient and MAYBE friendship would bloom. Who knows.
Q: When do you stream ?
A: Sometimes. I can’t really tell because it depend of my mood, my health and my internet since it’s really unstable where I live.
Q: Can I rp with you ?
A: No. As much as I would love to, my energy is limited and I’m REALLY selective. Rp is an activity I do with my close friends only.
Q: What’s UnderDecay ?
A: Dear follower, I have this lovely tag called UnderDecay Official that will provide you all the answers that you need that are canon. If you still got question, I’m always free to reply to them through ask.
Q: Is there a comic or a story that I can read ?
A: Not yet. I still need to finish my current one first.
Q: Can we ask question to the characters ?
A: Of course ! For now it’s only with Decans but once the project start you might get the chance to interact to other’s !
About Paper Crane
Q: Who is Paper Crane ?
A: Paper Crane is an amalgamation of dead Sanses from different timelines and universe and drain magic to survive. For more information you can go over here.
Q: Is Paper Crane a Sans ?
A: No. He might be made of Sanses, but he is his own independent character.
Q: When will you update his comic ?
A: Since it a stand alone project I’m doing during my free time there’s no schedule. But I try to make at least one page every 2 weeks.
A: Yes! Don’t be shy, I’m always ready to encourage artist of any age or talent to show what they can do ! Just don’t forget to submit it to me since it gets really hard to keep track of every single tagging I got in one day.
Q: Could you draw
[Insert Character name here] ?
A: I don’t take request. I’m sorry, but I can’t. As much as I would love to draw everything that you guys propose to me. I can’t. Especially since I have to think about my health first.
Q: I really love your character and I would love to rp them !!! Can I ?
A: No. As much as it sound like a bummer, there is still lots of information that I haven’t release about my characters and I don’t want people to spread misinformation about them. I saw this happen way to often.
Q: Can I make a Fanchild of your character ?
A: Sure ! I see no harm with that. Don’t forget that those wouldn’t be considered canon however !
Q: I have submitted you something and you haven’t responded to it yet… Are you ignoring me ?
A: No. I take my time to reblog art because I often write comment to show how much I appreciate your work. Just a little patience, it will be reblogged.
Q: Can we use your art ?
A: Sure ! As long you credit me for it ! If you see art from me that isn’t credited, please contact me. There’s no need to bring any kind of justice and I honestly prefer to handle the situation on my own.
Q: Can I rp Decans, the UnderDecay cast, or Paper Crane ?
A: No. Maybe in the future, but I’m honestly NOT comfortable at the idea of people misinterpreting my characters. I would like you to respect my decision as those characters are precious to me.
Gravity falls Fandom: I wanna fuck the dorito! Undertale Fandom:I wanna fuck the skeleton! Some other Fandom:I wanna fuck *insert character name here*! BMC Fandom: I M G O I N G T O F U C K T H E C O M P U T E R
You know the ships that I *really* go for, the ones that I pour over for days at a time?
The background pairings, the sister ships, the “spite-ships”, the one’s created just to “get *insert character name here* out of the way”, the ones with the best friend, or the former love interest, or that character that deserved a better ending. The one’s constantly in the shadow of the “bigger ship”, like in every major ship fic but only for 3 sentences…yeah those, the one’s that are hardly ever acknowledged…
The ones with the most potential. You don’t see it at first but that’s just the beauty of it, you have to really be looking to see it, to think about how these characters could work and what they could mean to each other and the process is so…thrilling??? The realisation that omg they work so well together, like *so well* why doesn’t anyone else see this? They have a story to tell, but no one’s listening…
Am//edo//t fans and anti lapidot fans seem to be really hyped for Lapis leaving. If people think that Steven, Pumpkin and Peridot's reaction is gonna be emotional, I can't wait to see the look on everyone's face when they get reunited. People are saying how now that Lapis gone, Peridot and *insert characters name here* will confess to each other, but people are forgetting that when Lapis leaves Peridot will be either angry or revert back to her season 2-3 coldness.
Honestly, some of the reaction to Lapis potentially leaving for a few episodes is just ridiculous IMO.
Like… she’s coming back, you guys - that’s why Jennifer Paz is still recording (with Shelby, no less~)! Everyone’s getting all worked-up over nothing.
But also, like, do people not realise that if Lapis leaves it’s going to emotionally destroy Peridot?! Like it or not, our green bean is totally besotted with Lapis - her leaving isn’t going to change that. If anything, it’s going to strengthen their relationship when they reunite, because being apart will really make them realise how much they mean to each other…
A Message to the Supergirl Fandom and just about ship wars in general
First off, Ship whoever you want. I don’t care. Say whatever you want about whatever characters you want if it makes you feel validated.
But please please remember that when you send hate messages to people and spam their tags and essentially force them to see how much your pretentious ass hates their favorite character, you’re putting a real human being beneath a fictional effing character, played by an actor, made up by a whole bunch of writers who don’t care about you at all. Lena Luthor, Mon-El, Kara Danvers, insert character name here… They aren’t real. They. Are. Fake. The person you just told to kill themselves because they prefer X over Y? They’re real. And you’re putting it in their tags and their inboxes. You clearly put it there to either get a reaction or to make them feel like crap, so don’t deny it, and don’t say (as some anti-karamels that I’ve seen have been) ‘it’s because they’re homophobes/racists/ so intolerant of XYZ!’
When you try to make someone feel like crap for having opinions opposing to yours, you’re the intolerant one.
friendly reminder (because I still see people doing this) that, if you are cosplaying/thinking of cosplaying pearl, please do not wear actual pointe shoes for the cosplay! this is, of course, applicable for any character depicted as wearing pointe shoes/something similar, but with the popularity of steven universe this is something I see a lot. so please, unless you are a trained ballerina/o who has danced en pointe long enough to be considered extremely well trained (we’re talking years, even, guys), do not wear pointe shoes for this cosplay
here, let me give a (by no means exhaustive) list of reasons why you shouldn’t do this:
pointe shoes are hella painful. if you have not broken them in properly, and you have bought them for the sole (heheh) purpose of this cosplay, I cannot stress enough the fact that you will be in pain. just like ballerinas don’t buy a new pair and wear them for the first time in a performance/at an audition, so you should not wear a new pair in a cosplay.
pointe shoes are also wayy expensive. literally why would you want to pay all that money for a pair of shoes you literally have no use for besides this specific event. pointe shoes are so ridiculous when it comes to price I literally had to give up buying a new coat (I hadn’t gotten one for 4-5 years) because my sister needed two new pairs of pointe shoes, one for compeition and one for class. because guess what? you can’t just borrow/hand down pointe shoes. they are literally tailored to the owner’s feet. my sister’s first fitting for a pair of pointe shoes took 2+ hours. do not buy pointe shoes it is so unbelievably ridiculous
on a related note to the first point (hehhehee) - if you have not trained en pointe before, you will (almost certainly) injure yourself. it doesn’t even matter if you’ve taken ballet before - if you never learned, from a trained professional, how to properly move and walk and, yes, dance in pointe shoes, you will almost certainly hurt yourself. many people I knew took dance classes for ten, fifteen years, and still had to wait and train even longer to go en pointe because they didn’t have the strength just yet. friends of mine have tried to go en pointe too early and have literally broken their ankles because their ankles were too weak to hold them up in such a strenuous situation. do not ever, I repeat, ever, try walking/dancing en pointe without the proper training.
“but,” you says “I won’t stand en pointe! I’ll just wear the shoes and walk flat-footed! I’ll be fine then”
you will not
this can hurt your feet, this can hurt the shoes, and no matter how much you promise you won’t do it, it is almost guaranteed that, at some point, you will feel tempted to go up en pointe and you will fuck up your feet so, so terribly. and whether you’re en pointe or not, if you have pointe shoes on your feet and you are not standing correctly, you can get bruises, you can get blisters, you can lose your toenails, even. justfrom standing wrong, not even dancing around in them. even if you think you’re up right, and yes, even if you’ve gotten training, you can still fuck up your feet very, very badly this way - I won’t include pictures, seeing as it’s totally nasty, but people have permanently damaged their feet to such an extent that they couldn’t dance any more. case and point, my cousin - she was a beautiful ballerina, played both the sugar plum fairy and sleeping beauty in her studio’s productions, but she had to stop dancing because it caused too much damage to her feet.
and one last thing - it’s rude. literally, it’s just incredibly fucking rude. a ballerina works and trains for years to earn the honor of getting to go on pointe, often being shut down numerous times along the way - they have earned that thing, blood, sweat, tears, and all, through ridiculous amounts of hard work and pain, both physical and mental. earning your pointe shoes is the moment at which a ballerina can say “fuck yeah, I did it. I finally fucking did it.” it’s one of the biggest moments in a ballerina’s early career, and the last thing that someone who’s worked so hard for that wants to see is someone going “look at me, I’m such a cool ballerina lol” and stomping around in pointe shoes with no training, no had work behind it whatsoever. I’m not kidding, this is an insanely insulting, horrible thing to do. end of discussion. no debating, no protesting. you’re essentially saying “hey, your hard work doesn’t matter - these shoes that prove your dedication and hard work and pain are just a bit of costume that anyone can wear if they feel like it.” it’s just flat-out rude, okay? know that.
so, like I said, this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list - there are other reasons not to do this, but these are some of the biggest, most important things.
“but then what do I use for [insert character name here]’s pointe shoes?” you ask. “they have to look realistic!”
well, lucky for you, there’s these amazing things called ballet slippers!
they look like this
they come in pink and tan (most often), but can also be found in white and red and tbh quite a few colors actually
they’re surprisingly easy to dye actually (if it’s a dark color)
it is incredibly easy to sew ribbons onto them if your cosplay so requires
they’re like 1000 times cheaper and more durable than pointe shoes
you don’t have to break them in how lovely
these can absolutely be borrowed! sizing is so much more forgiving! you don’t even have to buy your own!!
they look like pointe shoes y’all
no ballerinas will be upset if you wear these
did I mention they’re hella comfortable
they’re basically socks I’m not even kidding
you can get them in leather, like the ones above, or you can get ones with this stretchy-ass fabric between the ball of the foot and the heel, which means it’s super comfortable and even easier to move in (although slightly less durable))
in conclusion please wear ballet slippers for cosplay instead of actual pointe shoes
no one will look down on you for that and you will have a 100% better time I can guarantee that
have a lovely day and don’t try going en pointe without the proper training and preparation yaaaay
Me: Let’s see if there are awesome gifs about GoT. At least I want to see something with Ghost and Jon in here or maybe something with Lyanna.
Game of Thrones tag: JONERYS IS ENDGAME! / JONSA IS ENDGAME! / Leaked episodes / Spoilers
Jon Snow tag: SANSA IS HIS REAL LOVE! / DANY IS HIS REAL LOVE! / HE IS PLAYING WITH DANY BECAUSE HE WANTS HER DRAGONS! / HE IS SO OOC! / HE IS BETRAYING THE NORTH! / HE HAS MORE CHEMISTRY WITH (insert any character name here but Dany) / Weird posts about why Jonsa is endgame that overanalyze every single action he has on screen and how everything is connected with Sansa. Daenerys Targaryen tag: SHE IS JUST LIKE HIS FATHER! / THE MAD QUEEN! / SHE IS BURNING POOR INNOCENT LANNISTER ARMIES IN THE BATTLEFIELD! / SHE LOOKS LIKE THE NIGHT KING WITH THAT COAT! / SHE DIDN’T CRY FOR VISERION! WHAT KIND OF MOTHER IS SHE?! / SHE HAS DEMONIC BEASTS!
Me: …. Ok, maybe I should try with Star Wars, I need news about The Last Jedi.
Star Wars tag: REY SKYWALKER! / REY KENOBI! / REYLO IS HORRIBLE! YOU ARE SUPPORTING RACISM IF YOU SHIP THEM! / FINNREY IS BETTER!
Kylo Ren tag: HORRIBLE VILLAIN! / HE DOESN’T DESERVE A REDEMPTION ARC! / HE IS UGLY! / THEY MOVED HIS SCAR! NONSENSE! / DARTH VADER WAS BETTER!
Me: … maybe any other tag is better.
The Walking Dead tag: TERRIBLE SEASON! / JUST END THIS NONSENSE!
Negan tag: COMIC!NEGAN IS BETTER! / TV!NEGAN S'UCKS! / THEY DESTROYED HIS CHARACTER! / I HATE JDM LEAN!
Me: … Me: That’s it, it seems like we can’t enjoy anything here…
Also me: Time to play Breath of the Wild, at least no one dislikes Link…
Revali: Hold my beer!
WHAT IS HAPPENING! I’m dead!
Don’t hate me, this was real and it happened, I can’t! LMAO!
And just for the record, I don’t ship Jonsa, Jonerys, Reylo, Finnrey or anything! LOL!