someone asked for a pic of my skin a while ago, today i took some. My nose area used to have the biggest pores because im so oily, but thanks to The Ordinary’s 5% lactic acid and my skincare routine they look invisible now. I have no makeup on here (except for mascara), this pic was taken with my back camera in daylight with flash on, no editing (i know i cant believe this either).
a traditional gravity falls pic that i’m actually rlly super proud of! it ate up like,, all of my markers and took me like 3 days to finish but i dunno, i rlly like how it turned out! i’m thinkin i might make a digital version of it too? but i dunno yet so for right now i’m just postin it like this
this post could apply to everything, but i’m going to focus on whitewashing in the six of crows fandom bc i’m most active in that one. you’re all probably tired of hearing about this from me but it’s an important issue that’s becoming more and more obvious.
lately i’ve been seeing a lot (and i mean a LOT) of whitewashed inej edits. pretty much everyone is using neelam gill (an indian model), but severely lightening her skin. i hope that most everyone is just applying psds and not realizing how light it makes her skin, but truthfully i don’t know. it also might be the whole grayscale/pastel theme that’s all the rage rn. but either way, it’s not an excuse. i’m not going to link or post specific examples as i don’t want to single anyone out bc this isn’t one person’s problem. it’s a problem with a lot of the soc fandom and other fandoms too.
i’m going to be frank, and this is probably going to come off as rude but whatever. stop whitewashing people’s skin to match your edit’s theme. look at how your psds affect people’s (especially poc’s) skin. i honestly don’t understand why this is such a problem?? just lighten the background to match the rest of your edit. you don’t have to change someone’s skin. sorry if dark skin doesn’t match your aesthetic, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to whitewash.
and another thing, don’t use pics of white hands/legs/other body parts for pocs?? that’s blatantly whitewashing, and while you can’t find as many stock photos without white people, it’s not that difficult to find at least a couple of other photos you can use.
and if you’re questioning whether you edited someone’s skin too much, feel free to message me. i’ll most likely respond in 12 or fewer hours. again, sorry if this post came off as rude bc that’s not what i was intending, but pls, just stop whitewashing bc you won’t look at your psds. just stop whitewashing in general tbh. i also ask that if you see an edit, and it’s clearly whitewashed, don’t reblog it bc then you’re supporting this whitewashed edit, and then other people reblog it. i’ve seen a lot of these edits gain more notes than an edit that isn’t whitewashed. instead, reblog those edits that aren’t whitewashed. whitewashing is harmful and furthers the belief that dark skin is not as beautiful as light skin. don’t do it.
I really don’t think it’s fair to photoshop/edit custom content that has very obvious flaws. Editing pics to create a beautiful presentation of custom content is fine…I enjoy how some creator’s present their CC as much as the content itself. It’s like a well done commercial.
I’m talking about hiding things like gaps in a mesh, low quality textures, things of that nature. It happens more with custom content clothing. I’ve learned to avoid CC from particular creators because I know from experience that the way they present their CC is not what you’re going to get in game. You’re going to get a bunch of bad textures and huge open gaps in the mesh and ridiculous amounts of clipping, etc. I’m not the best CC maker…I only do conversions and frankenmeshing…but I would never hide flaws in what I make. I simply won’t upload it. Or if I do, I’ll tell you what the flaw is.
Maybe I’m nitpicking because I guess I could use poorly made CC and edit my pics with it as well, but I think it’s an issue of integrity. Be true to yourself. Create content that you are genuinely proud of. If it takes a while to get the item looking flawless, then take your time. And sometimes you’ll have to scrap some stuff that just ain’t fixable, lol. I think it’s better than editing the pics, which is kinda like false advertising? lol
Here have some Jimin, while we all panic about how our bank account will look like after their comeback.
Also I tried myself on another style today, one which I used to do all the time when I was younger, but
I’m not really happy with this. Don’t no what it is, but something isn’t right…… grrrrr. Also sorry for the poor qualitiy of the pic,I don’t have my camera with me and the one on my phone isn’t the best one.
My absolute favorite boy in a slightly autumn-y (?) outfit. Maybe holding hands with a certain blonde haired lady off screen :P
Edit: I wrote a ‘beautiful’ backstory for this pic so let me share it for you (most of this is copied from my chat with @wrongnote):
So, post-promised day, when Ed and Al are back in Resembool, Al gets himself a camera so he can archive the important moments of his life in the photo form, having missed so much while being stuck in the armor. One time, after doing some grocery shopping, on their way home, he wants to take a casual pic of Ed and Winry because in his opinion they look so adorable (the word he uses) when carrying the groceries and holding their hands. Ed flips at him because naturally he isn’t good with public display of affection, and doesn’t want people to see something that ‘mushy’ so he makes Al promise he leaves Winry out of the picture (that is this picture). However, Al does also secretly take a pic with both of them in it, but doesn’t show it to Ed. He does show it to the people at HQ, though, and it of course amuses them to no end (”didn’t think he’d have that in him!”. Roy naturally starts teasing Ed about Winry, and Ed’s like ‘who, what, where, when, how do you know that (that we are together)??’ Roy’s like 'oh I have my sources’. It doesn’t take Ed too long to figure out it was Al because Al is kinda bad at lying.
The conversation between Ed and Al after that goes pretty much like this:
Ed (threateningly): “Al, can I see the photos you have taken of me?”
Al (sweating a lot): “Ehhhh… I don’t know where they are…”
Ed (even more angrily): "You so do… And I’m telling you I’m gonna kick you right back to the promised day if you don’t show them"
Al: "OK… I guess I have no other choice ;____;"
Ed stares at pics for a long while and at first he is really mad and his face is like a tomato, but then he decides they look good together and asks if he can keep the pics. Al doesn’t really have other choice but to let him. He did secretly leave one pic hidden so Ed couldn’t get it as well, though.
The part about Al showing the pics at the HQ was inspired by what Rilie said when I told her about my headcanon:
Is it just me or do some old Mia/rren pics look like manips?
Hi anon. Thanks for the ask and sorry for making you wait!
You are in the right track, but not far enough.
There is a lot of trickery involved in everything we see. Like we always say, we see what they want us to see. It is as true now as it has ever been.
Photomanipulation is not limited to pics of Darren with the Beard. There is e.g. a pic of Chris with the PA that is manipulated much to the amusement of my friends and I and a few other curious pics that feature neither PR couple. And as someone who talks more behind in the secret dark corners of Tumblr, I can say that we spot more than we mention out here. While some are better manips than others, it’s not really too difficult to spot many of them if you known what to look for.
The trickery is not limited to editing pics though. They use pretty much every play in the book to make us think what they are selling is real. There’s a lot of staging. A lot. It happens all the time, even or especially when PR couple is not together in the pic. Staging isn’t just about the seemingly clever product placement or anything we might see in the pic though. It’s also about the details attached to the pic, when, where and by whom the pics are posted. Remember, this game is played by insinuations.
The deception is not just a thing of the past. It’s still happening. Darren isn’t more together with his beard now than he was years ago when she elbowed her way into his life. The need for manipulation and staging hasn’t magically disappeared.
And something to keep in mind: Even if a pic is real, it doesn’t mean what they are selling is real.
hey i made a high school a while ago, here it is x, I would show you what it looks like but i dont have any pics lol.
EDIT: so uh i lied i did have a pic lmao
(the bushes on the bottom of the pic aren’t a part of the lot, they were across the street from the lot i used)
i was going to put a lot of detail and time into it but i made this for someone who didn’t have all of the packs so i didnt want them to have to replace everything, but there is some pack stuff. (i have get together, city living, vampires, and vintage glamour)
Random Generic Classrooms
Large Room for a Cafeteria (not decorated)
Random Generic Classrooms
Observation Deck (with chess tables, and a telescope)
Two posts till 3 cuz that’s when i work till. Ill post more then.
Also about my new story. Its been a while since i’ve written a real story and atm im writing two so stick with me on this. Its going to have errors and things. Stuff i over looked. The editing may be off on some pics because im still learning different, cool effects. So it might be a mess for a minute but all will be okay.
I can't stop thinking about this moment in an episode a while ago, the clothes off game, where link is wearing a skimpy little crop top that says teachers pet and he says to Rhett, "you've seen me wear this before, right?"
That is one of the best shirts I’ve seen Link wearing. And I love how Rhett couldn’t stop looking at him. :P I’m gonna make a gif set real quick but here’s some lovely pics.
Okay from the new teaser (shaving people punting things “Two in One”) I feel like we’ve learned a few things, this got really long so more under the cut (speculation in italics):
They use a spell to try to get out of the bunker. After trying and failing to brute
force their way out of the bunker’s concrete garage with a shovel. And
some form of alcohol. Also, some right handed person (based on their watch) cuts their hand, which
we all know is code for spell or sigil. Maybe for the
Toni is handcuffed and monitoring Dean’s brain for some reason.
There’s a house in a very desaturated color graded environment where a
bunch of stuff goes down. We see an inside shot of the stairs
(presumably of the same house), where there’s an old picture of a
married couple on the wall. I think it’s the same house where we the
first crib, based on the colors and the old tech in the room.
Kelly is in full pre-baby mode, presumably staying in this old off the grid house, and Cas watches her (based on a vague silhouette) painting the
baby’s (seemingly named “Jack” by what the wall says, did we already
know that and I forgot?) room.
raises a finger to someone while outside the house too.
Of course there’s the “Cas’s hand touching Dean’s head and glowing”
snipit people are screaming about. This looks like it is in Kelly’s
place at night, Sam is also there. There’s a bunch of other Kelly shots at night while she’s in a nightgown, but they don’t tell us much other than she’s very pregnant.
Cas standing at the edge of a lake in a mountainous region (looks like
the same area-ish Lucifer is at at the end of 12x21). Probably near where the house is. (Reminds me vaguely of 6x20
when Cas talks about the ocean and his earliest memories).