not gonna put this in the other tags

I was tagged by the awesome @treelinesandpoppyfields @furiouslydecaffinated and @neutralsupply (thank youu)

💖Tag Time💖 Go under Accounts ➜ Activity and look who are your most active followers. Tag them in this post and put this in their inbox along with 3 of your other favorite blogs. Lots of Love 💖

 Thank you @penelope-and-wonders  @lovelychooser @simbollocks @pixeltrashcan you guys are the besttttt 

I’m gonna tag @neopixiesims @quiddity-jones @josiesimblr @phoenixresurgent  @oakglow and @theartofqueenie , and of course whoever wants to do this!

I was tagged by sweet @treelinesandpoppyfields, thanks Mel! ♥♥

💖 Tag Time 💖Go under Accounts ➜ Activity and look who are your most active followers. Tag them in this post and put this in their inbox along with 3 of your other favorite blogs. Lots of Love💖

Thanks for all the support @kat88833, @lovelychooser (I saw you binge catching up the other day! Thank you ♥), @reverieinsimlish, and @neopixiesims!!!!

I’m gonna tag @neopixiesims, @josiesimblr, & @twinsimskeletons

I was tagged by @padfootz-princess thank you for tagging me love. Sorry I’m late, I will sit on the naughty step :) xox

Rules: List ten songs that you are obsessed with at the moment and then tag ten other blogs!

I bought a new CD a while back, Ministry of Sound, I love Disco. So I’m gonna put that on shuffle and list fave 10 as they play as its all I listen to atm anyway :)

1. I Found Lovin’ by The Fatback Band

2. I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross

3. Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan

4. Teardrops by Womack and Womack

5. Everybody Dance by Chic

6. He’s The Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge

7. Good Times by Chic

8. Forgot Me Nots by Patrice Rushen

9. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White

10. Best Of My Love by The Emotions

I tag: @90spopstargirl @btsmajestic7  @stephkeese77 @hobbitsville56 @primsister  @safeinpeetasarms @the-one-with-the-triskele-tattoo @jbunny-vs-theworld @boomboom80s @fictionsonmymind

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

Growing up as a Hindu I’ve always admired Vishnu for his kindness, charisma, beauty, mysteriousness, and fluidity of gender and expression. I’ve never properly sat down and drawn him, so here he is today, with somewhat of a modern aesthetic twist I suppose. 

ok but think about the first time Viktor and Yuuri say “my husband” when referring to each other??? im crying in the club

With Yuuri it’s like. they aren’t even married yet. he’s just already starting to think of Viktor as his husband it’s adorable

  • reporter: So, what’s a typical day with you and Viktor like?
  • Yuuri, neatly tucked under Viktor’s arm, his hand in Viktor’s back pocket: Oh, well my husband and I usually––
  • Viktor: [dying on camera]

and Viktor? Viktor loves the term “fiancé” he says it whenever he can. which means that the first interview he does after he and Yuuri get married is full of him loudly, purposefully correcting himself

  • reporter: Do you have any comments on the other skaters here today?
  • Viktor, bouncing with excitement: oh? other skaters? like?? Yuuri?? Yuuri, my fiancé–– oh, excuse me! My husband. My husband, Japan’s Ace, Yuuri? Yes, well his free skate was wonderful, I love my fiancé–– oops!! I meant my husband

and of course

  • reporter: Skater Yuuri Katsuki––
  • Viktor and Yuuri, simultaneously: It’s Katsuki-Nikiforov.

heyy guess what series i finally watched

okay listen since the beginning of 2017 i’ve been sensing something really different about dnp and it’s been strangely just .. open. they seem more open to their audience and are allowing us to see more of their lives and it’s adorable ok. shameless flirting left and right i don’t think i’ve ever third wheeled this hard . they’re so much more touchy on camera and have included many things and aspects in their videos that most likely would’ve been cut a few years ago and it’s so endearing that they’d trust us and just continue doing what their doing and having no shame in showing the public how much love and adoration and respect they have for each other. most internet friendships don’t last very long but look at dnp over here defying the odds. very soon it’ll be 10 YEARS of dan and phil together and creating content with each other. you’re gonna come here and tell me that it’ll be 10 years of them being together almost all the time and they’re not in love? i hear all this talk about how they’re best friends so it should be okay blah blah i understand HOWEVER how many best guy friends do you see acting as loving as dan and phil?

tl;dr / dnp are in love and it’s making me emotional

anonymous asked:

How did you do the background texture and text on your Jersey Devil drawing? That shits gorgeous man I love your art

AHH thank you! The background is just a paper texture from google with a yellow overlay on it, and the font is called Charcuterie Block.

Here is the method i use for putting graphics on paper and other textures without diluting the color of the art:

lets start with this little man. for the record he is made up of two color layers on multiply mode:

i want to put him on some paper. I just found this one by googling “white construction paper texture,” here’s what happens when we put it behind our little man (still on multiply):

it looks okay, but if you want the texture to feel a little more realistic you can select and copy the texture, then make a layer mask on your artwork layer, alt+click on the mask to display it on the canvas and then paste the texture into the mask.

you can use “paste in place” (cmd+shift+v on mac) to make sure the texture doesn’t move from where you copied it.

Then invert the colors (cmd+i) and click on your main layer again

after inverting it should look like this, with the mask blocking out most of your layer:

with the mask selected (not the layer itself), go to image>adjustments>levels, or cmd+L, and move the sliders until it looks right:

usually it’ll involve moving the middle and right sliders really far to the left. you can isolate the mask again and brighten/darken different areas if you want to fine tune it.

Here’s what it looks like once i’ve adjusted the mask levels and then copy/pasted it onto the green layer as well:

and a black version where you can see the texture a little better:

It’s more useful if you’re doing simple/bold art rather than rendered stuff, but hopefully this is helpful to anyone!

Art Theft report!

I know i don’t usually do this because i don’t like to bother other people with this issue but this account just really bother me

So this account is obviously giving no credit whatsoever and they also put their own watermark on the art

Normaly i would go to talk to this person but they posted this:

So i’m not even gonna try.

I already removed most of my art of this account (despite the fact that she continue to post it) But here the list of the artist i recognize (if you recognize someone i didn’t tag please tell me and i’ll add it):

@ceejles (a lot of yours), @manyuarts, @aozularts , @semi-o , @shishitsunari , @re-unknown, @ferisae , @zoe-oneesama , @edendaphne, @baraschino, @taylordraws, @portentous-offerings, @toriitorii, @mishydraws, @lunian , @frogopera , @gittana

AND SO MANY OTHERS that i couldn’t recognize or didn’t find the tumblr account.

Edit: i forgot to add PLEASE DONT HARRASS THIS PERSON! no one deserve this even art thief

when the canon is awful so you decide to do your fave character right by writing fanfiction

Originally posted by emmanuelnegro

when the fanfiction turns into angst and you end up causing more problems for your favorite character

Originally posted by theherooftime00

when your fanfiction causes more damage to your fave than the canon does but you publish it anyway so others can suffer with you

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

Okay like I’m all for disliking a ship or whatever but like… can people please keep their ship hate out of the tag?

Here are some fun ways to keep your hate out of the ships tags:

- Don’t spell it completely. doing ‘//’ or ‘.’ does not keep it out of the tag if it’s still spelled fully. (Nik//than would still come up in the nikthan tag while nkthn won’t)

- use a number instead of a letter! (n1kthan will not show up in the nikthan tag)

- A mix of both is a surefire way to keep it out of the tag (nk//than, for example.)

Things that will not keep a post out of the tag:

- Adding the word ‘anti’ next to it. (Anti nikthan or anti-nikthan will still show up in the tag. Likewise, putting the word in the tag even if the tag is a phrase will put it in the tag, like ‘I think nikthan made this post’ will put it in the nikthan tag)

- only adding // or .. (n//ikthan will still show up in the tag)

- Putting the ship name in the post itself. (This is… obvious. But if you search ‘nikthan’ on tumblr, anything with ‘nikthan’ in the post itself will show up in that tag)

Thanks for your time. Tag responsibly!