its all because of tumblr ;)

anonymous asked:

I feel like when dan was ranting about the tumblr shitposts he was talking about the $20 is $20 post lol

his entire queue was filled with posts relating to sexuality/death so i think he meant all of them but it was kind of funny to hear him rant about that anyways

(Belated) Feedback Fest!

So, International Fanworks Day has already passed, but the feedback fest for it on ao3 is still going on, so I wanted to do (yet another) fic rec list! This one is more in-depth so I’ll only be doing a couple of fics, because otherwise I’d write a novel’s worth of praise for every story I’ve read. This list is going to be uncharted-specific, but I might do a general one on my main account later. I’ll try to link both the author’s tumblr and their ao3 account if possible, otherwise it’ll be one or the other.

(note: some of these fics have multiple pairings/relationships, but I’m going to just list the main ones.)

(note numero dos: I did a huge ass elate fic rec list here that you can find if you’re hankering for nate/elena stuff.)

Anyway, here we go!

5 Times Chloe and Nadine Were On the Wrong Sides and 1 Time They Weren’t

Rating: T || Relationships: Nadine/Chloe || Words: 2k
Author: @unchartedelissa || unchartedelissa

Summary: n/a

This is honestly one of my all-time faves for the fandom. Chloe and Nadine’s interactions and the growth of their rivalry/relationship throughout the story feel like canon despite them having never encountered each other in the games (except for Lost Legacy now!!!). There’s so much detail and emotion packed into this one-shot. You convey Chloe’s very unique blend of kick-assery and self-awareness so well through her internal monologue that I read the entire thing in her voice. I’m so thrilled to have read it, Elissa, and I’d be absolutely jazzed if you decided to write more for them.

ad multos annos

Rating: T || Relationships: Nate/Elena || Words: 4.4k
Author: @jediquake || ohitika

Summary: In which they’ve all come a long way.

I had a hard time picking which one of your fics to properly rec, zin, because I love all of them to bits. This one, however, takes the cake for me personally; it’s like the quintessential adventure family fluff fic that features the whole beloved uncharted cast and crew (all the while keeping them all wonderfully in-character). Big crowds of characters can be a bit of a juggle to write, but you pulled it off so well and I can see them all hanging out on the Drake-Fisher docks getting crunked off warm beer in the middle of the afternoon. Everyone who hasn’t read this needs to get on that right tf now.

Deep Enough to Dream

Rating: E || Relationships: Nate/Elena || Words: 4.6k
Author: @rhiannon42 || Rhiannon87

Summary:  It’s not perfect and they’re not okay, but maybe they’ll get things right this time. Elena and Nate, just after leaving Yemen.

I think this is the first fic I ever read for uncharted, and it’s still one of my all-time faves. I went hunting for smut shortly after completing the games, and by god’s grace I managed to stumble upon this story. I take most of your fics as canon, and this one does such a wonderful job of exploring a pivotal point in Nate and Elena’s marriage. It picks up the slack for Uncharted 3 in expanding on their relationship more and gives their ongoing conflict closure, and makes both of the characters feel a hell of a lot more real. Plus like, the smut is just so 👌 👌 👌

Your writing is what inspired me to start writing for this fandom, and I can’t honestly thank you enough for all your wonderful fics. I’d put them all here if I could.

Hey, maybe after today we can get the hell out of this dump, eh?

Rating: T || Relationships: Sam/Rafe || Words: 1.1k
Author: @captnalbatr0ss

Summary: In which the boys lay the groundwork for their plan. Nate picks a fight, Sam’s the cigarette king, and Rafe is impatient.

The characterisation for all three of the guys in this are A+++. It fills in some extra details we didn’t get for the Panama chapter and now every time I replay uncharted 4 (which is a lot) I always remember this fic. It’s really well done overall; Rafe’s POV feels totally natural and you got his rhythm/dialogue pattern down pat. Sam’s concern for Nate antagonising everyone in the prison is also a nice addition that, again, adds another layer onto the existing canon for me. You can read this as either a sam/rafe fic or a general fic, and it’s a testament to your writing skills that it can be enjoyed and understood in both ways (and honestly I lowkey started shipping sam/rafe because of this fic anyway, so RIP me).

Kindness & Good Will

Rating: T || Relationships: Nate & Sully || Words: 1.1k
Author: @jostenneil || ineachandeveryway

Summary: you can talk to me. i know it’s only been a day—hell, it’s been less—but i’m not here to stab you in the back, so trust me on that.

Sully and Nate slowly learning to trust each other is my kink and you’ve written their dynamic so well. I especially love how you managed to fit Sam into this piece; it feels like a natural extension of the plot rather than a vague retcon of the canon. You also mention Sully’s childhood, and even though it’s brief, it’s powerful and effective and I’d kill for more of your thoughts/writing on that particular topic. This is a top quality brotp fic that I would recommend until my dying breath, and I hope you do more for them.

Misery Loves Company

Rating: T || Relationships: Elena & Sam || Words: 9.9k
Author: @cerealadventures || kaltera7

Summary: Sam never factored in that Nathan might have a wife.

And then he met Elena, in a dingy room in a Madagascar motel, and she had barely spared him a glance. For which he was very thankful, actually, because he’d seen such a furious fire in her eyes when they briefly met his that he worried he was about to be punched in the jaw.

It would have been an extremely valid punch in the jaw. His sins were really piling up.

This is the only fic I’ve found that goes in-depth into Sam and Elena’s fledgling relationship, and I love it to bits. There’s a bunch of great exploration of Sam’s headspace post-libertalia, and his growing friendship with his sister-in-law feels so organic and real. Every chapter of this story feels like it has a specific purpose, and I walk away from each one feeling like I know the characters better than I did before. I do a little dance every time I get a notification of this fic updating and I won’t ever get enough of it.

Worth Keeping

Rating: G/T || Relationship: Nate/Elena || Words: ~1k
Author: @beltsquid || beltsquid

Summary: n/a

I was in a bind for choosing which of your fics to put here too, but I finally decided on this one. I’m a slut for behind-the-scenes type of fics that expand on existing canon, and you worked in so much detail in under 1k. I’m actually having a hard time putting into words how much I appreciate what this fic does for Nate and Elena; you show both Nate simultaneously having grown from their stint in Libertalia while still stubbornly stuck in his black-and-white “I MUST BE NORMAL” mindset, and gave more context for how Elena came up with their big happy plan with D&F Fortunes, all the while they’re being fluffy and cute and living day-to-day. It’s just so good dude. 

I could keep going forever, but this has already taken over 2 hours and it’s super long. I’m so floored by how many wonderfully talented people there are in the fandom and I hope all y’all never stop writing ❤️️ ❤️️ ❤️️

anonymous asked:

Honestly I h8 this trend that says the only real heroes are flawless cinnamon buns, and therefore if a character is flawed they can't be GOOD anymore. It makes me feel like shit too, I can't relate to flawless characters, and the idea that good people can't be flawed is messed up. And then they wonder why some ppl relate more to sympathetic villains. Its because heroes can't be flawed without being called trash on this site, and that's why ppl think its Finn bashing to say he's not perfect.

I think it’s symptomatic of Tumblr’s total inability to handle nuance. Everything is in absolutes. It’s this idea that for a “good” character to be Truly Good, everything they do has to be good. If they deviate even slightly from that or do anything questionable or even possess flaws (like, you know, all rounded characters do), it’s either glossed over or everyone turns on that character for not being pure enough anymore (same thing if a “bad” character does something good – people rationalize and hem and haw about how they’re still Truly Bad, it doesn’t erase their past, etc.).

Finn gets this treatment from the SW fandom, which is baffling to me. As I’ve mentioned, Finn is unquestionably heroic IN SPITE OF his flaws, and that’s one of the things that makes him so damn powerful as a character. It makes him rounded and dynamic. If you reduce a character down to their positive traits, you stop giving them room to grow. They don’t evolve. They just stay hermetically sealed so they can’t make mistakes or learn lessons or do anything that would further their character. They’re STATIC.

But then, that’s how Tumblr often operates. It’s very all-or-nothing. Think about what happens whenever someone does something deemed “problematic”. Even if it’s a mistake, even if it’s minor, they get run out of town. Like something that Tumblr doesn’t like (e.g. Reylo) and it supersedes anything else about you. It’s so reductive and childish.

These people live in a bubble and its showing so much right now. Gillians professional life isnt going to be negatively impacted by being with Peter. People cant make events and cancel preorders all the time. Shit happens. And this is such a small portion of her over all fanbase. Not everyone got into her work during the original run of The X-Files. Not all fans, new and old, are this obsessed with her personal life. Do you truly think Gillian or her PR gives a shit about what Tumblr or Twitter says? Well, of course you do because she has “spies”. PR gets involved when theres actually a noticeable backlash.
All of this also shows your lack of experience in relationships.

“Why is she acting like this for a man”

Uh, support? The premiere and dinner were only blocks away. We dont know how they decided to work out their events (eg him attending hers). This may be shocking to you but we dont know their schedules or their general day-to-day shit. See how other explanations work? See how I didnt automatically presume shes jumping thru hoops and being unfeminist for a guy? Either way time will tell

Originally posted by gifsme

sarajennishudson  asked:

See? I'm not trying to start a fight with u, I get your points, but this is mostly why Star Wars and its characters gets so much hate, because of people who take things in a whole new insane level. Not that I'm saying that we shouldn't be against racism or people who shitpost about Finn/Poe or any other character "no white" I'm Mexican and trust me I KNOW about racist people, but I'm not all over tumblr bullshiting everyone to hate british, or americans, or canadians and throwing hate all around

ok im sorry but what the fuck are you even on about at this point? First you tell me why I don’t care enough about  racism Oscar/Poe and now you’re telling me that I’m bullshitting everyone to hate?? What?  Like half the effort you put into this ask could have been directed towards the people who are causing the problems in this fandom, but instead I guess me even mentioning or talking about racism in this fandom is the ‘real’ problem here. 

I’ve never directed hate towards anyone other than those who are willingly ignorant or harmful to others and i don’t know where you got that idea from? The entire premise of your argument falls upon the idea that apparently ppl like me should just let the bullshit in this fandom continue cause there has to be some kind of measured appropriate response to it that only you approve of? No thank you! I’ll continue to call out the racism and shittery in this fandom even if it continues to make ppl like you come in my askbox constantly questioning my motives instead of fighting against it.

I mean this sounds like the same argument ppl make when they say just talking about race is racist somehow. I never directed my hatred towards any particular racial group, and I think you need to keep in mind that criticism doesn’t equate to hatred.  

Tumblr, how many people with differing opinions does it take for you to self-destruct?

Y’all are literally attacking people like you have a hero complex. What so many people are trying to say is people fuck up. You fuck up, I fuck up, everyone fucks up. Because we’re humans. It’s happened, happening, and will happen. Its understandable to want to right the wrongs of the world BUT YOU CAN’T FUCKING DO THAT BY CONSTANTLY REFUSING TO LISTEN TO OTHERS. Bulldozing anyone who has even a fraction of a difference in your mindset and worldview causes y’all to go bazonkers.

Do y’all remember that artist that committed suicide because y’all attacked them so harshly for drawing Rose Quartz too skinny they took their own life?? Do you REALLY want to be remembered as a person so negative, spiteful, and unyieldingly ignornant that you value “righting the wrong” over a person’s life? How are people supposed to learn from their mistakes if all the feedback they get is hurtful and is no way constructive?? No one likes getting yelled at, getting hateful messages, or being attacked especially through anonymity. 

Its SO easy to send someone a message that’s hurtful and mean without realizing that it’s a real person receiving that message. That’s how y’all feel when Youtubers or other folk say something. You have this separation of feeling and take it more like a careless programmed robot than a person who is just as alive as you. Don’t you want to improve the world? Then start by first expressing what upsets you without all the petty bullshit namecalling! Tell the person you are upset and suggest what can be done to stop/change the thing you disagree with. 

For Pete’s Sake.

askcaitlinthehedgehog  asked:

I'm sorry if your not doing these at the moment but can you please do B1 with Mooching Hobo

this level of cuteness should be illegal

Hobo belongs to @loverofpiggies

Digital Painting: tips for beginners

Heyo! I got asked if I could make a tutorial on digital painting so I’m gonna throw together some advice meant for people who are starting out and want to figure out exactly how this stuff all works. Because it’s hard! What I hope to accomplish here is to make painting more approachable for you.

Firstly, I have put together something like this before, so for archival purposes here it is:

For those of you who don’t wanna bother reading that, here are the main points:

1. Learn your program and its tools, from brush properties to layer styles. And I mean learn them. Make a cheatsheet that shows you exactly what each button and scale does, both in isolation and in conjunction with other buttons and scales. Refer to this as much as possible until it is intuitive. The end goal is to know exactly what to do to your brush’s settings to achieve a given effect.

2. It’s perfectly okay to use your sketches, linearts, and other forms of line in your paintings. They can help guide the form and there’s no need to make something fully “lineless”! I never make things “lineless.”

3. Study other people’s art and try to think how they could have possibly achieved the effects they did. You can learn a lot just by observing and mentally recreating the process stroke by stroke—muscle memory is a powerful tool at your disposal. This becomes easier to do once you’ve started doing item 1 above.


So where the heck do you even begin?

What I’m gonna do is try to make digital painting as approachable as possible for someone who’s never really done it. The main idea here is that digital painting is just like real painting. So if you’ve ever done real painting, you already kinda know what’s coming.

I’m gonna assume you know the basics of digital art: you can sketch, line those sketches using layers and opacity changes, and fill the lines with color, maybe even opting to add some shading…and you’ll get something like this:

You know, cell-shaded, or maybe the shading’s blended, but you’ve still obviously a line drawing with color put down on layers beneath the lines.

The next intuitive step is to try going “lineless”…but when you remove the lines you get this:

idk about you but I’m laughing at how stupid this looks

When I was first teaching myself to paint digitally, I didn’t really know how to deal with this. Without lines, the form of the subject vanished or became a mess like the above. Even if I was meticulous and careful about placing down the color such that without the lines layer turned on, the shapes fit together, it didn’t look quite right. There’d be gaps, I wouldn’t know how to incorporate the subject into a background, the contrast wouldn’t be high enough, or it’d just in general look too much like a screenshot from Super Mario 64.

Painting requires a different process than the above. You’ll have to let go of some of your habits and conventions. Such as staying in the lines. Such as fully relying on the lines. Like, I love my lines, I love my sketches—but in painting, they are guides for form, and are not the form itself. So let me go through how I approach a given painting:

My painting process starts with a sketch (here a boring portrait for demonstrative purposes). I make the opacity of the sketch layer something like 30%, and then throw down my base colors on a new layer underneath. I’m not being meticulous about the sketch itself, because again it’s just meant to guide my placement of color. I’m also not meticulous about my placement of the color.

We’re essentially sketching with color. Because ultimately what we want is for the color to take on the form and shapes conveyed by the sketch.

There’s a lot going into this about how to use value, how to shade, how to use color, etc. that I’m kinda skipping over because it takes a lot of time to explain…but there are hundreds of tutorials out there on those topics so please, google around! I found some helpful tuts that way when I was starting out.

Something I find v useful is to keep selecting colors that already exist in your image for shading and hue adjustment. This is why I start with really blendy, low-opacity brushes when throwing down color on top of the background. I can then select colors within there that are a mix of the two.

For instance, I’ll select the color of the lines here:

…and use that to shade:

And maybe I’ll select one of the darker shades around his eye, but not the darkest, to make the shading a smoother gradient…and so on.

What I do in general at this point is go over the shapes and lines of the sketch. Such that I can turn off the sketch layer and see this:

I’m replacing the lines with shading and value. I’ll continue to do this as I keep adding color.

This is all super loose. I am not dedicated to any particular stroke. I just want the colors and shading and light source to be right. I’ll use overlay layers to boost contrast or add a hue.

Here are other examples where I used this process:

I am constantly changing brushes and brush settings as I paint. It really depends on what effect I want where. I am also constantly selecting new colors and applying or blending those in. I don’t believe in having some uniformly applied base color and then shading with only one or two…that’s what I’d do if I was cell-shading like the first drawing I showed you here, but painting should be about messing with color and opacity and blending to make millions of hues!

Good rule of thumb: Hard, opaque brushes for applying color. Soft, dilute brushes for blending colors. Sometimes hard, dilute brushes can make some cool blending effects! I personally prefer harder edges on my shading so that’s a brush I use often.

This is getting a bit long so I’m gonna split it up into multiple parts, but really what I want you to get from this is:

1. learn the tools at your disposal until they are intuitive

2. sketch and line are guides for form, not the form itself

3. rather, hue and value will produce the form

And of course, practice makes perfect!!! Every drawing you make, every painting you make, will bring you one step closer to the artist you want to be, and thus every drawing and every painting, no matter what, is a success.

We love you, Vine

Oh Vine. The joy you brought to the world was infectious and real, spreading far beyond your reassuringly green walls. You made Tumblr a better place, too—the current outpouring of love and lament is a testament to that.  

Some popular Vine blogs, and some Vine blogs we just plain love:

And if you missed our 2015 year-end roundup of the most popular Vines on Tumblr, here you go. Bless them all.

“The country is divided because of your hatred” the country is divided because 59,000,000+ people hate gay people and lgbt people and poc and trans people and immigrants and we all fear for our lives on the daily because these people literally want us dead but a’ight keep pretending that this country’s sole reason for division is because seventeen year old Tumblr user pperceptual made a post saying “unfollow me if you support a dusty cheeto”

hi guys i think i owe you an explanation/update on my hiatus. If you haven’t noticed i haven’t been posting alot on tumblr, it’s weird because I almost post daily on Instagram. i will always cherish tumblr for all of its aesthetic, indie and hipster art but i haven’t been using it that often. maybe when it’s summer again I’ll start posting regularly but for now I’m on a break. See you soon (and thanks for 45k)

🌻 [instagram: studywithinspo ]🌻

Yeah, this is a rant.

Assuming every Overwatch character is gay without any evidence of any of their sexual preferences (except maybe Anahardt cause those two flirt together in-game) then proceeding to attack STRAIGHT/BI people for liking STRAIGHT ships (cause you know, its not like they enjoy those ships because that is their sexual preference just like how some gay people prefer their ships to also be gay…) and finally accusing them of being homophobic is the most backwards tumblr logic I have ever seen. Honestly just stop. I am sick of seeing all of the unwarranted hate. Personally, I support both gay and straight ships but some people prefer to ship only straight or gay ships. Which is fine, but stop bringing other people down for preferring something else. Cause that is about as stupid as someone telling me that I am not allowed to prefer puppies over kittens because kittens are clearly “the better choice because it is not heteronormative”. Stop being a little bitch over shipping fictional characters. You enjoy your ships and we enjoy ours.

Originally posted by giphygiff

about the pledis + fansite boycott (long post)

i am going to take a neutral stance in this boycott. i think this boycott has its pros and cons, you weigh them yourself.

for those of you who do not know, many seventeen fansites have decided to go on rest or shut down. you may have noticed this on other social media sites, or even on tumblr. the main reason is because a seokmin (dk) fansite sent in a wreath to be put up in line with their showcase today for their new mini album but pledis ended up turning it away with no explanation even though the fansite did all the necessary procedures. another reason is that many fans have voiced out that they have seen pledis staff members wearing what were supposed to be gifts from fans for the seventeen boys, such as tote bags and jackets.

in response to pledis and their actions, as well as their failure to provide an explanation or public response, many fansites have decided to boycott them. as i’m typing this, 19 fansites have announced a rest period or shut down in hopes that pledis will clarify the situation and provide a satisfactory explanation for their actions.

why is this boycott good? well, it will supposedly pressure pledis into responding to the matter. fansites play a big role in making sure that international fans get the latest information about their idols. as pledis is heavily reliant on seventeen, the boycott will affect them in a large scale, hopefully causing enough pressure so that they’ll reply to seventeen’s fanbase. this boycott also shows that fans are aware of this issue and that we do not agree with how pledis is handling gifts from fans as well as their groups. many fansites hope this will make sure pledis stops messing up and exploiting the boys (and fans) for their own benefit.

but why is this boycott bad? as i said, fansites play a big role in fan activity. this means, although the boycott will put pressure on pledis, seventeen will also be extremely affected. they just made their comeback and launched a new mini album. this means that we’re not just talking about ‘oh i don’t have a fansite anymore’. we’re potentially talking about a drop in album sales and music streaming, which leads to bigger things like losing opportunities for weekly awards at music shows. because they just made their comeback, this boycott will affect how they’ll do largely in the music scene during their promotion period.

(my opinion lies ahead. if you’re not open to opinions, don’t read ahead.)

yes, a boycott is good and pledis should be put under scrutiny for their horrible management skills and actions.

however, put yourself into the shoes of the seventeen members and think about this again. they’re going to watch their fansites shutting down; their carats on a frenzy against their company; not to mention they’re going to be heavily affected on all spectrums. they worked so hard to make this album and make this comeback to see us again. in fact, i would contest, this is probably the best album they’ve made so far. it just proves the boys are improving more and more each time. they’re working so hard.

don’t push seventeen into all these consequences for something their horrible managing company has done.

i don’t agree with pledis, don’t get me wrong. i just do not want to see the opportunities these precious boys could have slipping out of their hands because of something they cannot control.

Dear Tumblr

I’m going to put this as lightly as I possibly can.

Steven Universe is a cartoon directed toward children.

Steven Universe is meant to entertain and teach CHILDREN that just because you’re different, doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

Steven Universe is supposed to help CHILDREN with problems they might relate to, such as Amethyst’s loneliness or Onion’s state of mind.

Steven Universe is supposed to teach CHILDREN that hating someone is wrong, no matter how much that person has personally wronged you. I.E: Beach City Drift.

Steven Universe is supposed to be a heartwarming experience for it’s young audience that I believe will end on the best note possible for the character’s developments.

Steven Universe is NOT an excuse for you to bully someone over the internet. It’s NOT a place for you to expect an outcome for yourself because YOU are not the writer. It’s NOT something that you should even get REMOTELY angry about because, for some odd reason, you expect these characters that are not of your creation to get in a romantic relationship.

The fact that some of these characters are voiced by or depicted as women of color (woc), doesn’t mean they ARE. They’re rocks from space. They are literal aliens. ALL of them. And some of YOU just happen to like some of these aliens more than others because they’re “not white.” Literally the only white gem so far is Pearl, and she gets SO much shit for it.

To everyone that is bullying Lauren Zuke, or Amedot shippers, or just anyone else that doesn’t agree with your views on a FUCKING kids show: congratulations.

You’ve lost your decency as a human being.


Okay I know I’m a bit late to the vine compilation party, but the last few weeks have been god-awful so I NEEDED TO CHEER UP. SO HERE MY ALL TIME FAVOURITES. 

Yuri on Ice.

I still haven’t checked all of Tumblr’s recent posts so maybe someone has translated it already, but this tweet by Mitsurou Kubo is just so beautiful I need to have it in my blog too.

“No matter what real people think about this anime, within its world no one is ever going to be discriminated against because of what they like. And that is something I will always protect.”

Further insight: 
Before she tweeted this she made another tweet where she said that they (the production staff) are not going to say whether the scene at the end of episode 7 is a kiss or not, and they leave it completely to the fans’ imagination. Out of curiosity I checked the comments to that tweet and she actually got backlash from some people accusing her to be vague on purpose “to keep the fanservice on the level of queerbaiting without confirming anything serious”. I think the comment above is partly her answer to the complaints too. Just because it’s not stated out loud, it does not mean that the show is just winking at fujoshi and being superficial. They are much more serious about discrimination issues than many seem to think.

I will just finally say that seriously, they can have all my money. I was so moved reading that tweet and I’m so thankful to all of the staff involved for creating such a wonderful anime. I never expected it to be so deep and so revolutionary compared to anything else in Japan. I hope they can get back the production costs and maybe we can even have a sequel too somewhere in the future.

(By the way, please buy the BDs/DVDs if you can afford and are even remotely interested in them, because that’s where the production team is getting most of their profit from)