Holy shit I forgot your birthday??? As Devil Anon, I am filled with deep regret when I forgot to greet you a gay birthday. Take this lowly art of mine as a gift. (it’s been a long time since I drew, but oh well)
Seokjin x Reader Warning: this fic does not display the vanilla, soft Seokjin some believe him to be :)
*A/N: A story to teach ya’ll the dominance that is KIm Seokjin (y’all gon’ learn today, children)*
The lights flicker dimly, a line of purposefully murky bulbs to set an aesthetically pleasing mood for the summer night party. Seokjin only notices them when your attention is elsewhere, speaking to your professor. The series of events leading up to this moment sprouts the beginnings of a revelation in Seokjin’s mind: he’s quite oblivious.
In fact, the only thing he is utterly and completely aware of is your beauty.
He would whisper the words daily like it was apart of his morning, afternoon, and evening routine: …so beautiful…
What he never knew he failed to see was how much others didn’t fail to see the beauty he saw, as well.
“I love you and I love you not because I can’t live without you but because I know I can and I choose to love you anyways.”
“Of all the challenges I’ve faced, I’ve found my greatest enemy is most often myself. Which is why I am giving you my promise that I will live…and love…always with how you profoundly inspire me.” -Felo’thore Emberfell
GM the New Teacher: an episode which is partly about a narrow-minded principal who insists that a comic book isn’t literature and shouldn’t/can’t be studied as if it’s on the level with a classic novel…versus a teacher who says a comic book CAN be literature and studied as such.
Let it marinate for a moment that Michael Jacobs himself wrote this episode. GMtNT isn’t the first time a show of his has presented and defended the idea that a “lowly” genre can be literary. If Jacobs feels this way about other peoples’ work in “lowly” forms of fiction, what on earth makes anyone think he doesn’t feel the same way about his own work?
BMW certainly had its literary elements, but GMW takes it to a whole new level. A lot of the things I point out in the show are literary devices: allusions, dramatic irony, metaphors, etc. These devices are very basic tools in a professional writer’s toolkit (amateurs may use them as well, but pros ABSOLUTELY do—yes, even when the work is primarily targeted to young people).
One thing I am sick to death of in this fandom is watching adults tell young people that a show targeted to kids and teens can’t be literary and shouldn’t be looked at that way. Say what you will about me, I don’t have an account dedicated mostly to encouraging young people NOT to think. Not only is this pervasive anti-intellectual attitude in the GMW fandom an inadvertent insult to the writers and the craft of writing, it flies in the face of a long history of multilayered & literary works targeted primarily to younger people. From Dr. Seuss to J.K. Rowling, children’s media has a long history of being written with double and deeper meanings as well as a long history of appealing to adults as well as the target audience.
So, next time someone tells you not to think more deeply about GMW because there’s “no way” a kid’s show could ever be more than just what it appears to be on the surface…remember how Jacobs himself wrote Principal Yancy as the villain and Harper as the hero when it came to whether or not a “lowly” form of art like a comic book could be studied/analyzed like a work of literature.
As I’m sure many of you have heard, lately things with Etsy have been going very downhill. Many of my fellow artists have brought this matter up publicly as of late, which is good! We need more voices on this! Etsy’s switch to working with and promoting larger corporations instead of us lowly, painstakingly handcrafted art shops has left most of us scrambling to pick up the pieces. What this means really is:
1. Fewer shop views
2. Harder to find our items in search modes
3. More competition from lower-priced shops in the saturated decidedly UN-handmade markets
4. Fewer sales in general
I would like to take this opportunity to not only voice my support for fellow handmade artists and tell you I really do feel your pain right now, but also to take ACTION and work together with you all here on this wonderful world of Tumblr to increase shop traffic, get our shops seen and get our creations in the hands of those who appreciate them.
If you have a handmade shop on Etsy, PLEASE feel free to send me submissions. I will do my best to help promote your shop and reblog your works because I believe Etsy should still be a handmade marketplace for people like us to thrive.
Thank you to those who continue to support me and my own shop by liking, re-blogging and favoriting. Every little bit helps!
Thanks for listening to me blab my fellow creative souls xoxo
Concept: Girl Meets World is a delicate, intricately crafted coming of age story with a lot of layers and depth. It is not a basic melodramatic soap opera.
So take the writers’ advice, both from their Twitter and from the lessons in the show itself:
Each page takes you deeper into the story.
Look more deeply.
Just because something is wrapped up all pretty doesn’t mean it is.
The perception of a thing does not necessarily make it so.
There’s what’s going on on the surface, and what’s going on underneath that you don’t see. So what’s really going on here?
Pay attention to the words AND the visuals.
A “lowly” genre/art form can be literary and intended to make you THINK.
These characters are all pieces of a puzzle that comes together to form a picture.
A painting like Guernica has several elements whose symbolism comes together in the finished work for an overall meaning.
…and then the big picture might become clear to you like it has to so many others.