i love it when ppl try to explain things i already know about. especially when they tell me what i said in other words. i get hysterical tbh, it’s just really funny to me when they think i know no shit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m always so afraid of approaching other muns for anything because of how female muses are seen & I just don’t… want to come off as pushy and it scares me because I get really excited, so I feel the need to clarify every time but I have the feeling that it gets… kind of annoying. Kkajdsnjns is there an end to this torment?
True love is looking at your bias and thinking: “Sweetie. I love you, and I would steal all the stars in the night sky to see you smiling and happy,” while two seconds later thinking, “This butt is really coming for me, dO YOU WANNA GO YOU JERK?! COME AT ME AND I’LL FIGHT YOUR ASS!!”
men when women were discouraged to go to college: sweetie ….. its not our fault that you’re not built for academia :)
men when women make up the majority of the college population: hi welcome to my ted talk about how college is overrated and useless
Having spent my whole life posing to be “pretty” (from family portraits to Porn shoots), I found myself wanting to look more masculine in my personal photos. But how? I looked through Tumblr and all I really found were a bunch of man-butts – which wasn’t terrible, but also wasn’t what I was looking for. So I did my own research and made this post for anyone else who was wondering!
Just an important note: this is not meant in any way to uphold gender roles. I just want to help people out who want to express themselves more masculinely in visual media or who are self-conscious of photos because they don’t want to look like a girl (i.e. me, and probably most pre T boys). Regardless of your sex, gender, race, orientation, origin, or class, you should be allowed to be yourself! I just wanted to point out some rules of conventional photography and posing that allow a person to present in a more “masculine” way :)
So, some things to remember when taking photos that will accentuate your masculinity:
Your eyes should follow the line of your nose.
A lot of photography has men squinting. Not sure why, but maybe they’re on to something?
Closed hands (a.k.a. fists or loose fists) are considered more masculine than open hands in photography. If your hands are open, keep your palms pointed down and try to shoot the tops of your hands. The sides of the hands are considered dainty and womanly.
When posing, try not to raise the shoulder you have pointed at the camera or tilt your head toward a raised shoulder. If you do a head tilt, tilt your shoulders in the same direction as your head. It sounds complicated, but there’s a picture of it below!
IT IS OKAY TO SMILE! If you feel like smiling makes you look too feminine or makes you look silly, try a smirk or a lustful look. Or just look serious I guess. IDK, I’m new to this too so :P In porn there’s this look they have us do called “fashion face.” You literally make no expression, you just stare at the camera like you have resting bitch face. If you’re not one for smiles, try it, you might like it! (I personally make an effort not to look angry or depressed in my photos, and I have always sucked at faces so that’s why I rambled here. Don’t hate me lol).
Try to accentuate your jawline – find a facial pose that makes the jawline look strong and present. Always keep your chin tilted up and toward the camera!
Here are some photos of different poses considered masculine in conventional art and photography (there is one that has more anime-style poses for those of you who like to cosplay or just like to be really cool!):
In the end, it’s important to remember that it will take time to grow into your body, and it will take time to learn how to command it, too. If you’re like me and have to wait a few more years before you can start T, but you still want the world to see you as you are, I’m sure this will help. I’ll be trying out some of these poses and uploading them here, and I’d love to see yours. I know my blog is small, and I’m no expert, but I really hope this reaches anyone who needs it.
ALRIGHT! I’m kicking off this potentially soul crushing art challenge with best boi! Qrow Branwen is hands down my FAVORITE character in RWBY, if that wasn’t already obvious from how 90% of my art features him. I just think he will be a apart of a lot of the secrets the show as yet to unravel, and if he acts like a drunken idiot with a soft spot for his nieces along the way, then amen. <3
I decided to start on a high note and put some extra effort into this piece (had to do my boy justice.) BUT if tomorrow you see me with a stick figure don’t be surprised.
Shout out to the dumb boys who yanked my scarf off in the hallways and then laughed when I dropped all my books. Shout out to the guy who thought it was funny to go behind me during class and pull my bra strap to hear it snap then got defensive when I brought my fist out. Shout out to the guys who would say ‘that shit around your head is ugly you think you’re pretty?’ ‘let’s get married so I can see ur hair’ shout out to you because I love wearing hijab 100000x more because of you jerks