What Alias means is: The most attractive quality in a person is compassion, jokes, and being absolutely shredded.
You guys voted on who my most attractive characters are, and the results are in! Gonna be really honest, for some reason I was not expecting Alias to win (and beat out Rinehart by a solid 5 points, at that!) I also wasn’t expecting Leadfoot to be in the top three (she was neck-in-neck with Rinehart up until the last possible second!!), but I’m completely THRILLED that she is ;w;
I’m going to list the honorable mentions (1 and 2 votes) below a cut cuz I want to remember who people voted for ;w; You guys voted for 39 DIFFERENT characters of mine, which is crazy, but also uh, ahem, is really flattering, I’m glad you guys like so many of them, and such a wide variety, too! :’’>
So, I’ve been dealing with this for the past week. I am unmercifully reporting all artwork I find that is not posted by me. I was made aware of someone who stole my Nathalie comic I did forever ago. I made the mistake of asking them to take it down instead of immediately reporting it. They responded that they would give me credit, so it didn’t matter. I insisted that they remove it, as they did not have my permission to upload it and if they wouldn’t remove it, I would report it. Their response? It was my fault for not watermarking it in the first place. Obviously, talking to them was a mistake.
As you can see from the screenshots above, every time I have reported it and it has been taken down, they put it right back up. This time, without credit at all. I’m frustrated but I am stubborn and very very petty. I am going to keep reporting this person.
I have never been involved in a fandom before. This is the first time I have actively shared anything on line. For the most part, the Miraculous Ladybug fandom has been supportive and sweet. I have so many wonderful followers who leave nice messages and are invested in me as an artist. I’ve never really had that before and it means so much to me.
However, I am not tolerating any reposts at all anymore. It is my fault for not watermarking my stuff. Until only recently, I just barely managed to remember to sign my artwork. Going forward, I’m sticking a watermark on it. It sucks that its necessary, and its not going to stop the reposts. Its only going to give me credit where people won’t.
I created a usage page for people who wanted to use my art. I love dubs, I love amvs, and I love when people want to use them creatively for that. Most of the people asking to use my art won’t read it. And they won’t follow it. Going forward, its not allowed anywhere except where I allow. I’m tired of recieving private messages that basically say, “Hey! I love your art! Can I post it _____?”
This person is still doing it. They won’t stop. And the mentality that my art isn’t my own because I didn’t stick my name all over it is ridiculous. Even more so that art is free to use just because it is online is disrespectful. One thing I did find hilarious was this:
This is their profile on Wattpad (I went looking to make sure none of my art friend’s or any more of mine was stolen). I can’t understand how you feel so entitled to art that you ask that your words aren’t stolen yet reporting you is unacceptable.
I will keep reporting my artwork. And I will keep producing artwork. And I be protective over my artwork.
To my followers that read through this:
Those of you that follow me because you are invested in my art, Thank you. Your support and encouragement is so wonderful and important to me. Also, don’t harass this person. I will continue to report them and take care of it myself.
To those of you that followed me to use my art and to repost it: Unfollow me and block me. I’m tired of being used for your popularity. I’m selfish and my art is for me. I didn’t draw it to bring you followers.
I keep seeing these rudeass anons pop up like weeds in this community. Regardless of whether it’s just one asshole intent on harassing ask blogs or multiple, the amount of negativity these anons are spreading is absolutely sickening. Listen up.
Don’t go around policing other people what they should or shouldn’t do. The entire premise of having an ask blog is purely based on you. On doing the shit you want to do. The ask blog platform is ideal because it’s a medium that conveys your ideas in a fun and interactive way. And granted if you’re looking to make an ask blog just for the sake of being popular or getting notes, you’re going to have a bad time. I may not be in the position to say anything as one of the alleged ”””popular””” blogs, but if you enjoy your au and feel passionate about it, people are bound to feel it too. And they will enjoy it. It’s part of being part of a community that enjoys seeing each other’s content.
It’s not a competition. Like my last point states, the idea of having an ask blog is not built on the foundation of ‘who has the most followers’ or ‘who can draw the best’. An ask blog is a process and ultimately the culmination of a person’s strengths and creativity. Yes, art happens to be one of the main appeals in an ask blog, and yes, it can also be a reason to start an ask blog, whether it’s for your own self-improvement or something of like, but art isn’t everything. It’s a person’s care they put into writing and culturing their ideas for their desired alternate universe. We don’t look out asks and immediately think ‘yes answering this will get me lots of attention’. We are selective in what we answer for the reason of having the inspiration/perfect idea to execute an answer. Like I said it’s a process.
SPEAKING OF ART….. At this point I’m repeating myself but I want to make it very clear. While I may say art isn’t everything, I can say that most of us here started our blogs with the drive to improve our art. Our ask blog is fundamental for our creative process because the messages and prompts you send feeds us with the ideas and motivation needed to even create art. We don’t fucking burst out of the womb like the baby from Alien making these drawings on a whim. At the end of the day we’re all still practicing- testing out new techniques, everything of that sort. If you berate those that intend on improving their craft, you’re only discouraging them from making the improvements that you want to see from them.
We do what we do not only to satisfy the expectations of our ‘audience’ but because we love it. Your enjoyment comes first and foremost in a platform like this so don’t feel pressured to change if it’s not to your own consent.
We want to win for all those who lost. For all the people who came before us who struggled and strained so we could be here right now making this decision, making it better. It’s our turn to try. They risked for us, why can’t we do the same?
If I were to write a TV cartoon, the show would be a balance between standalone episodes and an overarching plot. Almost every episode needs to work as both its own story and a part of a bigger story.
Each season would be split into arcs of 3-7 episodes each. With some standalone non-arc or subplot related episodes in between from time to time.
Most arc episodes would be fairly loosely connected though, and could be viewed on their own without watching the rest of the arc first. And the episodes that do follow up established plot points would be written in a way that even without seeing the previous episodes you could quickly catch up. But also in a way that doesn’t spoil too much of the previous episode in question.
This way the show would be enjoyable both for people who binge it or watch it regularly and occasional viewers watching from the middle or out of order. Suitable for both on-demand viewing and TV reruns.
I’m not saying it would be easy. But I think it’s possible if you follow guidelines and synergise all of the different writers.
Here are a few guidelines to accomplish such a thing:
1. Dual Focus. Only the beginning and ending of the episode in each arc are obviously key to the overarching plot. The rest of the episode is purely for the sake of the episode. With a few exceptions.
2. Setup. For the first episode in an arc only the ending is explicitly setting up the rest of the arc. The beginning needs to set up the episode itself.
3. Climax. For the final or midpoint episode of an arc, the entirety of the episode can be relevant to the overarching plot.
4. Non-Obfuscation. Details from previous episodes that come into relevance back later shouldn’t stand out too much or interfere with the plot of the current episode.
5. Brevity. Every detail that comes into play later needs to be summarised very shortly when it does. It needs to be explained to people who haven’t seen the previous episode and reminded to people who did. But it also needs to be explained in a way that doesn’t spoil the rest of the episode it’s from. This is the trickiest part, as it requires each episode to be multilayered.
6. Clear Timeline. Each arc should have some sort of signifier or tell to when it takes place in the series. The presence of a character or item. Or abilities the protagonists have. Or a certain attitude reflected by the characters. This way it’s clear to anybody watching in any order which episode takes place before or after any other episode for almost any two or more episodes.
Do you have any favorite people you follow? My feed is pretty low with only 5 posts a day yet I follow 20+ people. Any suggestions to artists, fashion, esthetic, etc?
Yeah I’d love to share some! There are a lot in here but I hope you find something you like :)
art blogs and comics:
@fuckyeahillustrativeart a blog that collects and showcases artists from around the net. Amazing stuff and even more art blogs can be found through this hub!
thisiscolossal a blog that shows a lot of cool contemporary art. Less of the work featured here is from online artists, but you’ll definitely find cool stuff
@supersonicart another cool blog for contemporary stuff! this one posts more “quirky” artists than the previous one
@hifructosemag yet another quirky contemporary blog. This one is even more weird than the last haha. Some of the stuff in this blog can get into creepy territory, so warnings for weird surreal shit (unless that’s your preference like me)
@floccinaucinihilipilificationa you’ve probably seen these comics floating around, but maybe didn’t know the artist. The “relatable anxiety bee” is from this blog, as well as the “horrible headmaster Dumbledore” comics. Hilarious stuff, and the artist rambles about their life in their tags, which are a whole other, unrelated set of wild adventures. They’re also the sweetest person ever!
@webcomicname if you’re in the mood for existential comics with weird subdued humor, this is for you lmao
@transgirlnextdoor very relatable humor for trans people, sometimes gets a little nasty but it’s all stuff we think but don’t say. Hilarious!
@rumwik posts daily! super cute and wholesome content, very good for stress-relief and anxiety-free viewing. Lots of pokemon too!
@k-eke another popular blog, but his animations are seriously so good for my mood? They always make me feel better, and he’s just the sweetest guy. If you’re a bird person, this is definitely an art blog to follow
@sanjanasart posts really calming watercolor process videos! I can get lost for hours watching her videos. Really vibrant style
@kevinwada my hero honestly. Famous for doing a lot of those High Fashion Superheroes and posts about his professional work pretty often.
art blogs from my buddies and boos:
@beesinsunlight my gf Bee’s art-only blog, I’m sorry I have to be that obnoxious datemate LOL but if you like my art and stories you gotta keep up with Bee too! Our work is married to each other just like us lmao I know we’re gross (her personal blog is @mothsbymoonlight where she sometimes answers character questions like me)
@cprinceart my buddy Cait! Again, if you follow me and are invested in my stories and characters, you should follow cait cause our stuff interlocks so often! Cait has great use of color and really well thought-out characters
@rienlen my buddy Lan! His work is fucking fantastic, he’s got amazing world-building and a very dynamic style, his characters are fun and engaging. You won’t be let down! (has a main mlm couple, if you’re looking for that!)
@moosopp-art basically my internet son LOL. Lee has a very clean and expressive style, and his comic strips are full of fun and cute character dynamics. He has several on-going comics right now (many of them also mlm content!), which you can support on his Patreon
@bozrat HJ has a super cool style and posts a lot of their art studies which are very inspiring. Gets you in the mood to study more too! They do tons of commissions and adoptables, so if you’re looking for someone who will do an amazing job on your characters, don’t be shy to commission them!
@dimisfit also has a great style! Doesn’t post as often cause she’s busy with work, but when she does it’s worth it! You might have seen her illustrations featured before on art-promo blogs. She’s also running a webcomic, which you can check out here
@efem-art my buddy fums! they’re going to school right now so they don’t post often, but when they do it’s in big bursts and there’s always so much to look at! Good variety of art, from backgrounds, to characters, to animation and fan work!
@frogandcog are a couple of my friends who run a My Little Pony fan art blog! They do tons of cool MLP paraphenalia and goodies, so if you’re into that stuff, they’re blog is definitely for you!
@needlepuss my buddy Nelly! Super cute style and does a lot of OCs from fandoms. If you’re a MLP, PreCure, IdolM@ster, Pokemon, Littlest Pet Shop, or Monster High fan, she’s got some of the coolest characters!
@blackfashion posts very often!! A lot of the content on here is user submitted, so you can find some more blogs to follow through them if you like people’s styles (and the occasional entrepreneur fashion business)
@tokyo-fashion mainly harajuku street style, but lots of cool looks from Japan. Also posts regularly
@koreanmodel a good hub for discovering upcoming Korean models and just seeing cool photoshoots in general. Has posted some questionable content in the past (like I remember they posted blackface once… gross), so their filter isn’t the best? But they haven’t done it since so I’m not sure if they actually take feedback like that. Overall a good blog that posts often
@highfashionpakistan basically what the url says. Great stuff and lots of amazing info on the current Pakistani fashion scene. The blog owner has a huge well of knowledge of designers and models. Educational and pretty!
@chinesefashionlovers a plus size specific blog for Chinese and other East Asians. They promote online stores for the clothes that are being modeled too
@wlweddings a great blog for wlw wedding inspo. Also just super heart warming and lovely to see on your dash!