it's very important to me

Ask me for permission, please.

I’ve recently found that my art, especially my Fire Emblem comics, have been reposted across the internet.

I normally wouldn’t have a problem with this, except for the fact that I was never asked for permission. If they had asked for permission, then I’d probably be perfectly fine with letting them repost it as long as they include a very obvious source link.

But they didn’t. That’s the issue here.

So, to all of my followers and then some, 

IF YOU WANT TO REPOST MY WORK, YOU MUST ASK ME FIRST, AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS CREDIT ME AFTER YOU GET MY PERMISSION.


STRESS ON THE “AFTER YOU GET MY PERMISSION” PART.

It probably doesn’t sound like a big deal, like “omg people are just gonna look at ur stuff more isnt that good???” and the answer is NO. It is NOT GOOD. It not only makes me feel like I’m not being respected as a person, but also makes me feel like I’m just a little machine spitting out comics without a face or feelings. It really hurts me, because I don’t get the exposure as an artist, and I feel extremely disrespected.

I will probably still continue to scour the internet for my posts and probably continue to request people to take my stuff down when they do it without my permission, but I just wanted you guys to know my personal thoughts and feelings on this matter.

Today I also found a picture of my own face that was taken from Instagram and used to advertise some crossdressing book series on a fetishist blog that included a lot of porn and ??? I’m quite uncomfortable about that too. Not only the fact that my face was used for advertisement, but also that it was used without my permission on a porn affiliated blog and that I am underaged and being used on a porn affiliated blog. So, my dear followers, please do not ever post people’s things without their permission, especially their face.

Thanks

Ah, rats…

I realized I’m not going to be around for this year’s Brightshine Jubilee. :/ Internet access will be pretty limited too, as our cabin is WAAAY OUT IN THE WOODS. (I’ll be in Maine for my uncle’s funeral June 20th to the 27th, by the by. So if anyone lives there, come bother me way out in the boonies.~)

(Which–ohmygod I love being out there so much, but it’s not so good for checking on dragon stuff.) I was going to hatch an egg for my birthday, too. Maybe I’ll just buy one and have someone hatch it for me…yes, that could work. *__*

And I’ll give someone money to buy me things. I just hope I don’t need multiples…but…ugh. UGH. What if I DO?! UGH. /throws hands into the air! I’ll have to save up beforehand, that’s all there is to it.

I’ll only need one familiar, luckily. And I already have enough Tablets to get that, so! Good. Excellent. This can work. <3

i’ve read my fair share of fics, i’ve seen many beautiful fanarts, and i’m grateful to the artists/writers for taking the time to share their talents with us…

…but there is a thing that i’ve seen acknowledged rarely and it’s something that is very dear to me…

the curve of suga’s hips

you know the saying ‘’business up front, party in the back’’…

…yeah

exploit this in your art and fics, i beg you

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MAN I AM ALL FOR INDIAN NISHAN. Like, a lot. I mean, when I first saw that guy, I was like, wow, a canon Indian character! With an Indian name!! And from that moment I knew he would be my favourite (and he was). And like others in the fandom, I was totally annoyed by how people interpret him as black – because um, non-black dark-skinned pocs exist?? 

And obviously the grandparents-being-immigrants thing just confirmed my headcanon even further and NOW I’M JUST GOING TO RANT ABOUT INDIAN NISHAN FOR A WHILE.

Nishan feeling pressure to be one of the smart Asians so often portrayed on television, not just because his parents want him to do well – but also because he didn’t want to lose his reputation as the smart guy amongst his non-asian peers.

Nishan casually talking to someone for the first time and using some complicated vocabulary, and that person being all like “your english is really good for a foreigner!” and Nishan nods acknowledging and takes it as a compliment, but later in the day, he thinks about the incident and wonders why he feels like he’s been punched in the stomach.

OK so Nishan is a Sanskrit name meaning that his parent(s) or grandparents speak Sanskrit! Imagine Nishan growing up, bilingual, with Sanskrit as his first language because that’s what’s being spoken around his house, and developing his English at the same time because that’s what being spoken outside. Imagine him mixing up the two languages, switching languages in sentences. Imagine him developing a love for both his languages as he grows up, and imagine him being proud of his bilingually. A young Nishan enjoying the fact that he can speak two languages fluently and with little accent.

Imagine a young Nishan going to school. Imagine him experiencing racism first-hand from his peers and their parents. One day he’s walking home, a car drives by, and the man in it yells at him – “go back to your country!”. He cringes, this is his country. His family has been here for three generations. Imagine him feeling mutters from others immigrants’ accents or their influent English skills. “It’s America,” they say. “We speak English here.”

Imagine a pre-teen Nishan, previously proud of knowing two languages, now ashamed of knowing Sanskrit. The language that was previously so important to him now felt like a burden to bear – because, as the white Americans say – “English is all you need, right?”. And that idea got repeated to a young Nishan so many times that he started to believe it.

That is, until he turned 14 and realised that he didn’t need to let go of an important part of his culture and an important part of his upbringing to live up to a standard of what an American should be. He was American, and he wasn’t going to let a bunch of racists define his nationality. Just because some cynics didn’t have any culture, that didn’t mean they had to insult his.

Imagine a Nishan with pride in his culture and his language, who acknowledges and recognises his heritage. Imagine a Nishan who dresses in traditional clothes for family weddings and a Nishan who switches between English and Sanskrit with his fellow Sanskrit-speaking friends. Imagine a Nishan who celebrates festivals like Diwali with pride and joy with his family.  

We need a Indian Nishan, with immigrant grandparents from India, fluent in English and Sanskrit. A Nishan who has and is experiencing racism and has the willpower to overcome it. A Nishan proud of his culture and who he is.

That’s why Indian Nishan is so important.

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((what a yeats-loving nerd. i’m currently answering the easier questions first, so they’re not in order of when I got them, sorry. also if anyone would like to help me answer a few (since like i’ve said before i’m not very knowledgeable in some topics i’ve been asked about), i’d be eternally grateful, and of course you’d be credited!))

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skyeward week
→ day 1: favorite scene [season two]

This is my family, in this photo we’re celebrating my parent’s year anniversary of their “marriage”. Today I voted yes so that my mothers could marry for real, not just be civil partners in the eyes of the law.

For months I have been scared of the backlash this vote for marriage equality would have. At one point my mother pointed at the t.v. and told me to look closely, a speaker for marriage equality had a black eye despite all the makeup attempting to cover it. I feared for my family, my friends, for everyone wearing a ‘YES equality’ badge.

Though the referendum will be over in a matter of hours, I am still afraid. This fight does not end with the tallying of votes. This referendum has brought out homophobes where I had previously thought there to be none and if this doesn’t pass they will feel justified in their hatred of us.

Ireland needs to set an example, so please vote yes. Vote yes for LGBT+ family members, friends and aquaintances. Vote yes even if you don’t think you have any.

And on a personal note, please vote yes so that my family can be considered equal. Please vote yes so that I can stop being afraid.

crackerhell:

THIS. IS. NOT. REAL. REPRESENTATION. OF. THIS. COMPANY. The REASON this chick got this response is because this comment came amongst literally HUNDREDS OR ABUSIVE HARASSING COMMENTARY. THIS IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT ON HERE WHEN WE DISCUSS LOADED QUESTIONS AND PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

HOW MANY ABUSIVE COMMENTS (HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS?) DO PEOPLE HAVE TO FUCKING RECEIVE OVER A FAKE FUCKING REALITY SHOW BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO GET ANGRY? SERIOUSLY.

FUCKING GET SOME CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS PEOPLE.

bookishboi:

dahlstrom:

jamietheignorantamerican:

jacketlizard:

battroid:

takeawaygirl:

thegreatdesutree:

Unfortunately, this is a real restaurant and that is a real response. Their page was not hacked and thus trolled (that I know of). The owners are just really crazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg

holy FUCK watch that video

i just watched that video (and the part 2). unbelievable

I’m like 7 minutes in and jesus christ

HOLY BALLS, I SAW THE FULL EPISODE ABOUT THIS TRAIN-WRECK OF A RESTAURANT.

GORDON RAMSAY LEFT THE RESTAURANT WITHOUT CHANGING IT BECAUSE HE SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY THE PLACE AND IT’S OWNERS.

LET ME REPEAT THAT.

GORDON FUCKING RAMSAY SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY HOW VICIOUS THE OWNERS ARE.

I AM WATCHING THAT YOUTUBE LINK RIGHT NOW AND I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING

Wow. I’m watching it currently. This woman reminds me of the people at the Westboro Baptist Church.

They’re both really scary and obviously unstable. Chef Ramsey’s face throughout the entire thing is hilarious though.