monolith of shit

Hey no one asked for this (idk maybe someone in Discord did?) but I drew some young Dark and Monolith smiling together. Monolith before the fall, Dark before getting sealed away. it was a happier time.

this definitely isn’t the final design for Dark’s true form, I just wanted to get this drawing out, but trust me, I will redesign and I’ve got big plans for Dark. He’s definitely not going to look humanoid. He’s going to be a beautiful and terrifying monster.

Man it’s no such thing as just black. The black identity is a complex one in itself. Like a Gullah and a Louisiana Creole are black identities that fall under the African-American ethnic group but they not the same cultures or identities at all. Stop this monolithic shit.

kartari  asked:

hi i have a question about makeup politics. i was wondering if you disagree with the statement that wearing makeup is not a revolutionary feminist action. because in the context of capitalism men are making millions off selling cosmetics and marketing them as products that women need to wear to look beautiful bc being beautiful is important. but i don't want to make blanket statements that alienate trans women by saying that wearing makeup isn't feminist bc not everything has to be feminist.

It’s complicated. Like, I personally would say that existing as a trans woman counts as a revolutionary feminist action, and that includes expressing one’s femininity (which may include makeup). But I would also acknowledge that capitalist/heteropatriarchal coercive femininity is a major thing, and there are lots of trans women who feel coerced by it much as cis women do (perhaps even more so, since there’s that whole “if you’re not even trying to ‘pass’ then you’re not really a woman” thing). It makes things really difficult for butch trans women, or even just trans women who aren’t stereotypically “feminine” according to what the culture expects. And I do completely agree with the statement that “not everything has to be feminist”, and that women don’t have to always make “revolutionary” choices in order for them to be valid.

So, yeah, I actually don’t really disagree all that much with people who critique makeup! My whole thing is just: don’t treat us like a monolith. Talking about this shit is super important and I am very sorry if I have ever implied otherwise, but when feminists act like what is true of themselves is true of “women” as if women all have the same experiences, that’s when I bristle and get angry. And feminists (myself included) really need to watch that.

Am I making sense?