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DON’T WHITEWASH

here’s samples of the main 4 kid’s skin tones, color-sampled from screenshots. Star, a white person, is left in for reference and in a line for comparison. Notice how significantly darker Janna, Jackie and Marco are

here are skin tones from fanart. uncredited, unsourced for just this once because i’m not trying to call any one person out in specific or shame. 

the blobs on the right are the color-sampled tones from canon. the left are from the art, again w star’s canon skin color as an anchor. It’s far too similar.

no one’s editing marco and janna to have blonde hair and blue eyes, all i’ve seen are victims of pastel filters and genuine mistakes. Often people give them peachy or golden undertones; try to keep in mind brown skin has less saturated/reddish undertones. 

y’all need to be careful. I do too, in what i produce and reblog; most importantly, we should not be stripping these brown-skinned characters of their color!! Thank you for listening, stay vigilant, and if you see a mistake, help the artist/editor fix it! :D

Feel Good Friday

Anonymous’s Submission:

Even though hyperfocus is kind of annoying, sometimes it’s the greatest especially with art projects!! Being able to do the same project for 6 hours straight without losing motivation or focus and actually managing to finish it?! Hell yeah!

Anonymous’s Submission:

Everywhere I go people call me spontaneous and full of energy and because of that I make friends pretty easily

icetigris’s Submission:

Combining my need for novelty (HMM I’m curious about this) and impulsiveness (I have to look it up RIGHT NOW) with my ability hyperfocus (spends 3 hours researching god knows what) has made me extremely knowledgeable in many subject areas. Having all that background knowledge helps me in my creative endeavors, and has made me a more well-rounded person.

Anonymous’s Submission:

So, I’ve always been very creative and I think my ADHD has a lot to do with it! I see connections and possibilities where other people don’t because my mind is so active. I doubt I’d be this creative without it.

Anonymous’s Submission:

When I have a lot of homework to do, i can “concentrate” in more than one subject at a time, is not like i can think completely in all of them but i can think in a way to do or start those homeworks

We’ll do it again next Friday. Please feel free to reblog and discuss how you experience the things people are talking about in this post. Do you also find them helpful or at least “not horrible”? If you think of something between now and Friday, please send it in and mark it for FGF!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the upcoming release in Paperback and Kindle of my fourth novel, Sarvala Express! Here’s what you can expect from my first foray into science fiction:

Late at night, when all the trains are gone and the station is deserted, the Sarvala Express will come. It’s sleek; it’s state-of-the-art; it’s staffed by a lizard-like race of people called Slivers, and it will condemn you to a lifetime of slavery on another planet.

Kirsten Underwood is its latest victim, but she’s not going to take it lying down. Whatever it takes, she will fight back and secure her return to Earth, but when everyone she sees hates her just for existing and her closest ally, the cold and secretive bird-man Skrawn, isn’t much friendlier it’s not going to be easy.

Fantasy fans, don’t be disheartened - there’s plenty of weird and wonderful creatures to be found in this book, so there’s a little bit of something for you whatever side of the SFF coin you’re on. :)

The book goes live on April 10th 2017, so head on over to your local Amazon vendor that day, or simply stop by my blog where I’ll be posting links to buy. :)

Oh, and massive thanks to @georgekavallines for the cover!

When the director of The Ghost in the Shell calls Scarlett Johansson “the best of her generation” what he actually means is she’s the most popular.

Only white actresses were considered for The Ancient One.

A Chinese actor with 15 years of martial arts experience auditioned for Iron First and was told he had to be the villain to a white hero.

An Indigenous actress was told to her face that she couldn’t audition for Tiger Lily because they didn’t want the character to be Native anymore.

So until Hollywood stops discriminating at casting calls and allows people of color their fair shot in this business I don’t want to see anymore white people being held up as the best in the business in defense of whitewashing.

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‘Who do you ship Swap!Sans with?” is an ask I’ve seen more than once, so…

And, of course, bonus:


Original joke comes from Parks and Recreation: 1, 2

Ink belongs to @comyet

Dream belongs to @jokublog

Error belongs to @loverofpiggies

TRADITIONAL ARTISTS LISTEN UP

OR ANY ARTIST THAT MAY DO TRAD ART AT SOME POINT

BC IVE SEEN THIS SHIT INFORMATION PERPETUATED ENOUGH TO GET ME PRETTY FUCKING HEATED

EVEN IN FUCKING ART SCHOOL I WAS TOLD LIES AND IM SURE YOU WERE TOO IF YOURE AN ADULT ARTIST SO PLS LISTEN

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PSA: If you're looking to buy prints, posters, or merch and come across a site called TeeChip DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, EVER

They steal artwork from artists without their permission and attempt to resell low quality crap of it, and trick people into buying it by stating “BEST SELLER, NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES, LIMITED TIME ONLY”

And hey, guess what? Someone messaged me earlier and I found out that this “company” is selling MY ART that I definitely did not give permission to use, sell, or distribute.

This “company” literally edited out my work from the original images, rotated a few, and slapped them all onto a poster.

Uh, NO. Not cool at all.

I have already filed a DMCA and hope to have it taken down within a day, but who knows if they’ll even do that seeing as their “DMCA form” is literally an email to “someone who takes care of these matters” 🙃

PLEASE don’t support shitty “companies” like TeeChip who steal the hard work of others! If you ever recognize artwork that you suspect is stolen on any site that sells artwork or merch, please let the original artist know if you’re able to! It’s always greatly appreciated when people let us know this kind of shit is happening and we can take actions to stop it

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West City is a modern metropolis where both saiyans and humans live and thrive. When Bulma Briefs becomes the first human to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Bulma jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Vegeta Ouji, a scam artist saiyan who makes her job even harder.

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…I LITERALLY WATCHED THIS MOVIE FOR THE FIRST TIME LIKE 5 DAYS AGO HOW DID YOU KNOW MY THOUGHTS AFAFHDALKFJHLAHAL

I like to imagine aliens that have no concept of creative expression. Aliens that design technology only for efficiency and ease of life. Them having books and movies only to convey information. Imagine how baffled they be by humans. They’d be like “what are art museums? You just go to a building and look at pictures?” “Yeah they’re pretty!” “What do they mean?” “Art means different things to different people. It depends on the person!” And they’re just so confused. Or “why are there… why does this cellular phone, as you call it, come in multiple colors?” “Because people like different colors” “but…. why? Does the rose gold phone have a different purpose?” “No they’re all the same, just different colors” “but??????” Or my personal favorite: humans trying to explain the concept of a person having a favorite color. “Why do humans have favorite colors? Do different wavelengths of light mean different things to different people?” “No they just look pretty. I like green. Green is a pretty color.” “But why??????” “Just because.” And they’re just so perplexed and frustrated

Give You the World (Taehyung x Reader)

hi guys :) admin daze/the one who wrote it here, i moved the fic onto my personal writing blog ^^

sorry for the inconvenience, it’s just that this fic means a lot to me so i transferred it over <3

you can read it here

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Steven + Peridot = MELON QUARTZ
I couldn’t decide on a colour scheme or a gem though so I went with both ideas
#1 is Watermelon (Tourmaline) Quartz
#2 can be Melon Quartz (commonly called Tangerine Quartz)
That way I can call them Mel no matter what >>

Idk which one should I go with guys?

Also I couldn’t help myself so, here’s a doodle

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In which John Green considers the historical distance between Rome’s Pantheon, the cave paintings at Lascaux, a different community’s cave paintings at Chauvet, and the current day. Too often, we think that a hundred years, or a thousand, can tell us the whole story or history or art history. But cave paintings remind us that what we think of as history is a tiny fraction of the human story.


Werner Herzog made a beautiful documentary about the Chauvet paintings called Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It’s worth checking out for much more info on the paintings at Chauvet and the people who made them: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/

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Null / male / ??? / doesn’t know you.

A young man with retrograde amnesia and yes, he doesn’t know why and how he found himself confined in a certain facility where strange people come in and out everyday to experiment on him, he hear them say that they must nullify him. These people would even conduct what they call a ‘special physical experiment’ on him, he doesn’t recall exactly how, but he knows the pain for sure and he’s not able to do anything but to regret his existence everyday. He’d be injected with different sort of drugs everyday that apparently contributed to his messed up head– there are even cases when his mind would breakdown and would reset due to trauma and pain. But at the end of the day, the strange people would make sure he doesn’t die. Because he is too weak to even break out, add to that his messed up head, Null can’t keep count of how long he’s been locked in that facility. On one miraculous day though, he was able to escape.

He’s not good at tending to his own wounds. Nobody minded telling him where he’s from or his actual name. His right eye can’t see anymore, seems like it was nullified and it only reflects the color of the galaxy. Gullible child. When he got out he’s afraid of falling asleep or losing consciousness cause he thinks he’s mind would reset again. Doesn’t like being cold. A big crybaby. Tired. Needs help.

I wonder what’s up with him and why those people were using him.

They robbed all the stars.

※ do not use & reupload without permission.
So your fic or fan art got called out for being racist.

Now what? A short guide

If you create things and share those creations with others then you have opened yourself to your audience.They will react. Being told that you messed something up, possibly badly, is not an attack, it is negative feedback, so suck it up and listen up. Here is what comes next:

1. Apologize. Don’t offer excuses. Your intent doesn’t matter. What you did does.

2. Take the fic/ art down ASAP!

3. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH into what you did wrong and how to fix it.

* The person/people calling you out DO NOT owe you an education on what you did, why it was wrong, or what you need to do to fix it.You do that work on your own or you will just repeat the same mistakes.

4. Make the needed repairs.

5.  Repost only if/when the work has been repaired.

Five steps.

 Anyone can make these mistakes but how you handle it, learn and grow from it, shows your true intent as an artist or writer.

wow an au…dunno what to call it… outlaw au??

The omnic explosion never happened, yet the thousands of displaced people who lost their homes due to the governments so called peace treaty are pissed off and making their presence known. In the depths of the outback, people called the Junkers have created their own cutthroat society. Mako is a ruthless, outlaw biker who has lost everything after his home, family and farm were taken from him. Now he is out to regain his land and put anyone who gets in his way six feet under. Junkrat is a junkyard owner and grease monkey, selling parts and scrap to make a living.

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Noam Chomsky called this political moment 6 years ago
Back in April 2010, Noam Chomsky offered a dark vision of America's future that was easily dismissed. Today, as America votes Donald Trump President-elect, it has turned out to be painfully accurate.

“The United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen. Every charismatic figure is such an obvious crook that he destroys himself, like McCarthy or Nixon or the evangelist preachers. If somebody comes along who is charismatic and honest this country is in real trouble because of the frustration, disillusionment, the justified anger and the absence of any coherent response. What are people supposed to think if someone says ‘I have got an answer, we have an enemy’? There it was the Jews. Here it will be the illegal immigrants and the blacks. We will be told that white males are a persecuted minority. We will be told we have to defend ourselves and the honor of the nation. Military force will be exalted. People will be beaten up. This could become an overwhelming force. And if it happens it will be more dangerous than Germany. The United States is the world power. Germany was powerful but had more powerful antagonists. I don’t think all this is very far away. If the polls are accurate it is not the Republicans but the right-wing Republicans, the crazed Republicans, who will sweep the next election.”