kind of a personal piece

The other day I saw a girl in Barnes and Noble who was buying a guide to holistic medicine, a volume of Black Butler, and “In Trump We Trust” by Ann Coulter, and ever since I’ve been trying to piece together what kind of person she must be

harry is the kind of person to have art pieces of genitalia all over his house and when u go use his restroom there’ll be abstract penis collages right above the sink and when u ask him about it he’ll sigh wistfully and be like yes aren’t they wonderful

one of the things i love the most about black sails is how the whole narrative revolves around 4 recurring and interconnected concepts:

1. shame:

i think captain hume’s line in 1.01 explains it quite nicely: “you see, gossip is what holds civilization together. it reinforces shame. and without shame, well, the world is a very dangerous place.i’ve explored it a bit here and @chadwika​ did it much better than i could here. using one’s shame to manipulate them into submission or into doing a particular thing is a recurring theme. 

but what i think is the most important is, the narrative around flint and the hamiltons when it comes to this is about letting go of shame: “and then i spoke and bade you cast aside your shame” and “know no shame”. miranda also says this about thomas: “you think i can play devil’s advocate. thomas would have played that game with you from dusk until dawn. and everything you hold sacred, he’d leave in tatters. not from malice or hate, but from love. from a desire to see the yoke of shame lifted from your shoulders.

2. monsters vs. civilization; who are the real monsters; and “civilization needs its monsters”:

james takes thomas to a public execution when he 1st met him to show him the crowd’s reactions: “no mercy!” and “go all the way to hell!” and he says “no, i don’t think [whitehall wants piracy to flourish in the bahamas], but i think they’re aware of the cost associated with trying to fight it. and i think that that sound [of the crowd] travels.” 

people are always looking for something to hate, someone to vilify. someone better and more coherent than i am could explain and make an association between this and the concept of shame. alas, i’m afraid i can’t organize my thoughts enough for it, but the connection is there.

on a bit of a side note, i find it interesting that the black sails fandom feels the same need to assign a villain, depending on whose side they’re on, or whom they favour. (villainizing england because you love the pirates even when it’s clear they are not always much better; villainizing certain characters because they oppose your faves, etc.) even when the whole point of the show is that nothing is as black and white as one might think, and no one is 100% good or bad, that narratives can be manipulated. it can be annoying but it’s also a perfect representation of people’s need for there to be a monster, someone or something to fight against. the idea that whatever you oppose may have it’s merits makes people uncomfortable. demonizing others makes it easier because it means you’re right.

3. the “villain”

the idea that everyone is a monster to someone. since you are so convinced that i am yours, i will be it.” and “if you insist upon making me your villain, i’ll play the part.” how you have people who are assigned  the role of a villain against their will, because someone needs it to make themselves the hero of the story, which takes me to the next concept:

4: black sails is a story about stories:

people have already talked about this better than i probably can. you can check @mrbarrow​‘s lovely gif set over here to get an idea. black sails is about the power of stories, of being able to bend the narrative in your favour. of creating legends. of having the power to create your own story, to be able to control what people say about you, to control the narrative. woodes rogers says: “my advice? you want some say in how they speak of you? write a book.” 

as people have pointed out before as well, it’s much better and more important to be a good orator that a good fighter in the world of black sails. 

we see them creating the legend of captain flint in the beginning of s3: “we’re fighting a war to protect nassau. a war in which our most effective weapon is the fear that we can instill in our enemies. we’ve succeeded in making captain flint the name of grim death to all of them. the only way that we can ensure that that story continues is if he is the one telling it.” and “that story is telling itself, and you know it. we’ve been assigned responsibility for raids we were nowhere near. jesus, i’ve been given credit for having been a part of some of them. they are so terrified of you, they’re terrified of me.” and we witness billy creating the legend of long john silver, at the end of the season.

why do i live in a house where i get yelled at for not eating a piece of fucking cake what kind of person starts shit over a piece of god damn cake

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30 years ago…

“Look Victoria,” Jazz said to her friend Victoria as they sat in their favorite coffee shop, “You can’t just keeping giving up on being an actress because of a couple failures.”

“Jazz, this hasn’t just been ‘a couple failures’.” Victoria said angrily, “This whole year has been one firing or failure after another! And it all started with that Christmas play I got kicked out of.”

Brrrraaaaaf

At this point, Jazz knew how uncontrolled and random my farts were, so it didn’t even bother her.

“Look, I’ve been there for you to pick you up every time you fell. And I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let you sink into despair again.”

“I don’t know… maybe I deserve it. After all, it’s not like I really fit in in this acting game. What with my… defect.”

“I still think 'defect’ is too harsh a word for it, but despite that, you’re learning how to control your gas, aren’t you?” Jazz said, knowing how much progress Victoria made, or lack there of.

“Look, the doctors say that my condition is like nothing they’ve seen before, and they can’t help it. They actually offered me a cork to put in my ass! How sad is that?” What’s even sadder is that Victoria actually tried it. Ended up building up SO much gas that the fired out like a shotgun bullet, made a whole in my pants, and hit her mother in the nose, it was only the second worst pain her nose got considering how smelly the air in their house was after Victoria released all those pent up poots.

“It doesn’t have to be that bad. You just gotta make them more silent. Like you did when you auditioned for that bank commercial.”

“You mean the one where the sheer force of my SBDs caused the shelf in the room to fall over? Face it. There’s no way you can hide a fart… especially farts as big and rotten as mine.”

FRRRRRRUUUUURRRB

“See?” Victoria said, ripping a fart that echoed throughout the coffee shop causing people to turn their heads and cover their noses.

“You have a point there… Ugh! A really rancid point.” Jazz said, fanning the air around her. Janet then looked over at the billboard the coffee shop had, and noticed a flier that asked for extras for some movie. “Janet look! Some studio needs extras for some T.V. movie. This could be your humble beginning!”

“What makes you think this experience will be any different?”

“Oh come on! How can you not be an extra! It’s like the easiest acting job to get! You don’t even have to know how to act!… n-no offense.”

“None taken. I’m pretty sure I’d just gross out all the other extras with my noisy rump.”

“How about this weekend, you come over to my place, and we can practice controlling that smelly butt of yours. Okay?”

“Alright… I just don’t wanna stink up your apartment again.”

“Oh don’t worry. I stink it up plenty. Keep in mind, farting isn’t some rare disease.” Jazz reassured her friend, turning around so her butt was in my face and potting a deep wet dsounding one.

BrrrRROOORsp

Victoria coughed a little and giggled from the smell, and said “Oh my! Never heard you fart in front of me before, let alone in public.”

“Well, I can understand why you might feel alone. So I’m willing to sacrifice my dignity for making you feel better.” Victoria wasn’t sure whether to take what Jazz just said as a compliment or an insult.

Either way, she said good bye, and walked out of the shop. Victoria then walked over to the billboard and looked at the flier, noticing that there was another flier right next to it abour spirituality. Victoria wasn’t very religious, but the flier captivated her with what it said.

Find your true self through spiritul enlightenment this holiday season. All it takes is one session to open your eyes your true destiny, which will lead to true happiness.

But all Victoria read was

Bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit.

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95percent-more-arthur  asked:

hi! a few days ago i stumbled across your webcomic and i cant take my eyes of it ever since. i mean, for real, i rered it maybe 5 times already. and im that kind of person that walks past by every single piece of art in a museum. you have such a facinating style and the way you build your story and pages. and lucy is such a wonderful and inspiring character. thank you so much!

im so glad to hear that!!!! thank you, i hope you keep enjoying it as we move along the story!!

One of my favorite things about One Piece is that one of the most badass characters in the entire series, Shanks, is not only also one of the kindest but he’s also physically disabled yet neither being kind nor disabled makes him any less powerful.
I want the kind of person who shocks every corner of my soul, not just pieces of it. I’m done settling for any slightly, above average person who shows mere interest in me. I want the best damn thing I can imagine or more.
—  A Romance That Engulfs You, March 24, 2015
I’m not the kind of person that just anybody can deal with. I’m a piece of work. some days I wanna be left alone and some days I wanna love you hard. some days I’m ruthless and some days I’m fragile. I rarely ever make sense. I really never bother to pour out what’s on my chest.. but I’m me. no matter how near or far, I’ll always be here for you. at all times. I'll always care for you. unapologetically. and I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate anyone who’s willing to love me, back. through my flaws.. and all.
—  Reyna Biddy
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Please pardon my HORRENDOUS face taylorswift. Anyway, sparksflyhere and I are heading to see you tomorrow (today) in DC. I don’t quite know that I will be able to sleep, as I am very excited to not only be going on a road trip with my best friend, but also to be seeing you perform live the first time. It truly will be a magical experience. Jillian (@sparksflyhere) is a huge fan of yours and has seen you on tour twice. She very kindly invited me to come along with her and experience the magic that is you and your amazing sets. Unfortunateky, due to financial issues I haven’t had the opportunity to repay her yet for giving me such a kind gift. She really is such an amazing person, and she adores you to pieces. Just like you, she has worked so hard to get where she is now, and she deserves the world. I wish there was so much more I could give her than just a silly costume and a car ride. One day I hope to get her meet and greet tickets, so that she can meet you (even though I may need to bring a defibrillator because she would freak out. You are her biggest inspiration and role model. Anyway, I can’t wait for tomorrow. I know that this experience is going to be incredible, and I am so excited to be singing along (albeit quite poorly) at the top of my lungs and dancing like a fool with my best friend. Look for us tomorrow. We will be in section 234, row M, seats 18 & 19. Also, I should be pretty obvious to spot as I will be a giant camera. Lol. But just in case that is not enough, I will be wearing lit shoes. Can’t wait!! (Shout out to my dad for being a true champ and helping me make this and to swiftie-yomama for being so kind and reblogging.)

If you could please reblog and tag Taylor, that’d be amazing. :) tree-paine lordemusic haimtheblog haim

Part of being a Manson fan is accepting at that hes a piece of shit kind of person who treats his own friends/band mates like shit, don’t defend his childish ways just because you like his music
I say this as someone whose been his fan for years but knows how to recognize that hes a shitty person

Upcoming Projects

i’ve been getting a lot of questions of “when is ___ coming out?” or “when will you draw __?” So I’m letting everybody know that I’m on my last commission and I’ve got a lot of other projects that I have been working on and/or have almost finished, so here are some things coming down the pipeline that you can look forward to:

  • FPS Epilogue
  • HHNF update
  • Some projects for/with realise-frenchfriesnciryalis and nanabriere
  • A sad Aurora comic (I drew this while I was in a really dark funk. If you don’t like dark stuff, I advise you to block the “e-vays depression” tag)
  • Where Babies Come From comic
  • Sonic and Amy’s first date comic
  • 2 song lyric sonamy comics
  • Animation of my characters with my headcanon of their voice actors
  • How to Draw Tails tutorial

I appreciate your patience as these have taken awhile to finish. I am just the kind of person where I have to work intermittently on several different pieces rather than finish one and then move on to the next.

P.S. Thank you all for the support and well wishes. It means a lot to me :)