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GD & TOP off the record

**updated with clear fancam

the timeline of taylor being on tumblr has LITERALLY followed the exact pattern of an actual romantic relationship like the first few months were the honeymoon period and everyone was on their best behaviour all the time for real my entire dash was literal perfect stepford bloggers and slowly people started being more brave and showing their vaguely negative qualities but at least attempting to cover them up and now it’s gone past the 6 month mark so ppl are like ‘well she’s gonna have to see the real me eventually’ and some amy dunne level realness is coming through it’s so wild

  • Steven Universe Inspired
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This is an original piece inspired by Steven Universe. I haven’t gotten a chance to send a message to all those over at the stevencrewniverse, but it’s on my to-do list.

Steven Universe has helped me so much in ways that I can’t explain. From loveable, relatable characters and story arcs that leave you touched to music that can be listened to time and time again, everyone at Steven Universe has given so much… This is my first attempt to “give back.”

I apologize for the quality (had a heck of a time getting it uploaded), but this was what I composed after listening to the entire Steven Universe soundtrack (yes, all of it) at least four times on a trip… The song that most influenced it would be “Mirror Gem.” I don’t have a title for this yet, but I’m open to suggestions.

I don’t know if any of you over there will see this, but I’m going to try. Thanks for all the hard work.

( rebeccasugar ben-levin dannyhynes egomatter ianjq jeffliujeffliu joethejohnston laurenzuke raveneesimo stevensugar surasshu waltzforluma )

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I just read Chasing Thunderstorms, a modern HTTYD AU by tysonrunningfox a couple weeks ago, and honestly it was one of the best FanFics I’ve ever read, hands down! Great story line, well-written scenes and dialogues, good character development (and bonus! The contextual setting is literally right where I live! Idk how that benefits you guys, but for me at least it was a huge treat haha) I highly recommend it!!!

Honestly, I’m a little nervous about posting these.. I’m so sorry about the poor quality of both the scans and the actual sketches… It’s been a looong while since I’ve actually drawn (T_T’) and I’ve never attempted either Hiccup or Astrid before, so I really haven’t figured them out yet. I want to try to do more scenes from this if I can manage my time well enough! I would absolutely adore any feedback, please be kind and patient with me, I need to get beck into an art groove! :}

anonymous asked:

I understand no one should settle for anything bad, but the way you phrased it also seems like you're willing to settle for lack of representation? "Higher standards", as you put it. You also make it seem as if any attempts at representation are bound to fail, or something? I believe just as there is bad writing of it, there's good writing of it. You shouldn't settle with the status quo just because it appears to always be better quality. At least, that's my take on it.

Let’s look at the original quote so I can elaborate:

This was me many years ago. Now I have much higher standards. I will not settle for bad plots, bad characterization, or bad writing just to see characters like me and the people I know and love. The fact that so many of us are excited and willing to sit through poor quality just to see someone like us is ridiculous.

Many years ago when I was old enough to be exposed to media that included gay characters (because they were nonexistent to younger audiences), I saw them for the first time in movies and sometimes books. But they were side characters. They were stereotypes. They were poorly written and the writers did not develop them past their sexuality. I didn’t notice any of that because I was so excited that there was someone like me. I would look at the reactions of friends and family when those characters came around to see if I was safe around them. Of course these poor portrayals just spread misconceptions and stereotypes, which harms people in real life.

Now, I have much higher standards. I roll my eyes when that minor character on a sitcom shows up and is full of stereotypes or when the character shows up for one episode so that the straight characters can learn a valuable lesson about something. These bad characters and the bad writing and plots that surround them do nothing for me now because I know better. The fact that a lot of us are willing to watch these movies and read these books no matter how bad the portrayal is just to see someone like us is ridiculous. We shouldn’t have to do that.

It’s like if someone gives you a not-so-great cake and it’s the first piece of cake you’ve ever had. It’s great and you love it because it’s all you know, but then someone gives you a good piece of cake and now you know what real cake is. Now you will never buy cake mix in a box ever again because you know there’s so much more potential to make a good cake that is unique and not a mass produced bland taste that is easily forgettable.

Sorry if I came off as confusing. I don’t want to settle for lack of representation. I want representation. I don’t think that all portrayals are bound to fail, but a lot of them do (mostly in mainstream media) and I’m not just going to let that go. Queer baiting is manipulative, no representation is suffocating, and bad portrayals have real life consequences when people are only exposed to stereotypes and misconceptions.

When you’re part of a marginalized group who is misrepresented and underrepresented in media, you can’t afford bad portrayals. There are too many people who don’t belong to these groups who are unaware of accurate vs inaccurate portrayals, so to them most of what they see is “accurate” in their mind since there’s not enough media to counter it.

So I may have been a tad overtired yesterday, and in my attempt to finish up some confessions in order to fill up the queue, this gem happened. I don’t remember making this, but it looks like I was falling asleep whilst making it. Quality Once Upon a Time confession blog right here. 

I wish i had shadows voice. Or at least just a deeper one so i could try to imitate it so i could bring u quality shadow content with animations and all
I dont want other people to voice me yknow… Thats weird
(Its okay with david and jason though, kirk tho… Nope. Whatever comes out of this mouth is not my words. He is not and will never be shadow.)

Ive recently had short flashbacks and i want to process them artistic so i can make a physical picture of what had happened to me but i need the audio part too and i just… Text is not gonna cut that

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𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝓂𝑒 𝒽𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎…
𝒴𝑜𝓊'𝓁𝓁 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝓂𝑒 𝓀𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝓂𝓎𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻
𝐼 𝒸𝒶𝓃 𝒷𝑒 𝒽𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓎𝑜𝓊
𝐵𝓊𝓉 𝐼 𝒸𝒶𝓃'𝓉 𝒷𝑒 𝒽𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝒾𝒻 𝐼'𝓂 𝒹𝑒𝒶𝒹

I made a terrible quality AMV in windows movie maker in an attempt to impress Senpai Richie. 

…At least I tried.