Around two and a half months had passed,
and you had taken the bus with Steve almost every morning. Sometimes you’d bump
into him just outside your flat, as both of you were locking up. Other times,
you’d meet him at the bus stop. Nonetheless, it became an unspoken agreement
that you’d take the bus together to work. As your shifts usually ended at
different times, you wouldn’t usually take the bus home, but it had happened
once or twice.
learned a few things about him, as one does when one engages in conversation
with someone almost every day, but despite Natasha’s nagging, you tried to
avoid communicating with him unless necessary. You were starting to feel
slightly nervous around him, for some reason you couldn’t quite explain.
Natasha and Wanda were constantly nagging you about your hypothetical crush on
him, so much that you felt it awkward whenever you were around him. Of course,
he had no clue you even felt it awkward at all.
Natasha said, rocking back on her wheely chair that she had rolled over beside
your seat by your desk. “Pre-drinks at yours, right?”
A group of
the younger employees were getting together for a night out next week, in
celebration of some achievement from someone in one of the other departments.
To be honest, you didn’t even know them, nor did you care, but such a large
group of people were going that you decided to join. You had been invited,
likely,” you said, typing away on your laptop.
Bucky and Steve were engaged in
some form of conversation behind you.
not? And don’t say it’s because of your air conditioner, because I swear-”
is mid-June. You’ll melt before you even come in the door.
The dehydration will give you the worst headache of your life.
And that’s saying something. I’ve been living in fear I’ll wake up all
shriveled to dust.”
The third annual Waluigi Month is coming in July! WAAAHHH!!!
While I do have a few things planned already I really do suck at coming up with original ideas so suggestions are appreciated. Please keep in mind I may not draw every suggestion but please feel free to send me some of your ideas anyway. If I do decide to draw them I will try my best!
Must involve Waluigi somehow (obviously lol!)
Must be Safe For Work!
No OCs sorry, but characters from other fandoms and pairings are okay.
Please accept that I am doing these draws under a day and they won’t be masterpieces.
I really don’t follow or understand memes so you probably won’t see many of those or any at all.
The more simple the suggestion, the more likely I am to try and do it! xD
To see previous Waluigi Month drawings I have done, please < click here >
nno but imagine if lisa lavender was an actual character with their own 3d model and stuff imagine /)w(\
for the face and pose i used the template sheet from the velvet outfit contest + glynda’s eyes, otherwise i did everything from scratch bc copying and pasting tidbits from other characters was becoming a mess
please remember that this outfit idea and picture are mine and if you ever see anyone reposting it and spreading false rumours by saying it’s official art just
Hi, I can't seem to respond your comments on the baymax/toothless picture. So I thought I'd message you on here. I'm just confused as to why such a big deal has been made when someone has made an innocent mistake, apologised directly to the artist & removed the post. The OP stated many times they found the image on Facebook and not tumblr therefore would not be able to repost. So have a go at the FB group, this issue of art being reposted without permission is bigger than the OP so stop the hate
This is the one and only warning I’m giving you and everyone
else reading this that this post is going to get long. Because I’m seeing more
and more of a resurgence of art thefts lately all across tumblr in all my fandoms, so people
obviously need to hear it. Because I’ve been a victim of theft myself a number
of times and I’m getting frustrated with people who don’t understand ‘why it’s
a big deal.’ But most importantly, because friends and artists who I respect
are getting hurt by this issue, and yet it never seems to stop cropping up. I
will NOT be hiding this under a read more for you to ignore. This is an issue
that’s affecting everyone, and I’m going to sit down and take time out of MY
day to tell everyone why.
Fandoms are a Community.
we go anywhere else here, I want you to understand that that is 100% true, even
if you’ve probably never thought of it that way before. We are people from all
corners of the globe who have banned together to celebrate something we’re
passionate about. We write stories, make music videos and, yes, we draw and
post artwork. We talk about the reasons that we love something, or places we
think it can improve. We share our thoughts and feelings about them, and become
close with other people who share our interests and passions because it’s no
fun to be excited about something all by yourself.
like ALL communities, a really big part of being in a fandom is having respect
for your fellow fans. You don’t have to always agree with them (Honestly, some
of the most interesting conversations I’ve had in fandoms were arguments about
pairings, characterization, ext…), but you should always respect their
opinions regardless of whether of not it aligns with your own. And people
within a fandom who aren’t respectful of their fellow fans will quickly find
themselves ostracized and ignored by others because- surprisingly- nobody wants
to talk to someone if they’re just going to be a jerk.
theft, ultimately, is an act of great disrespect to the artist.
spend hours or days of their lives working on their pieces sometimes. We look
at them until we go cross-eyed to make sure they look alright, because we want
others to like our work. Because the subject matter is something they love and
they want to express that love with other fans. Someone else does NOT get to
take that hard work and post it somewhere else without permission from the
artist. There is no excuse for that kind of behavior, whatever you might
“It was just an innocent
mistake. The artwork was posted on another site, and they didn’t know it was
already here on tumblr.”
That’s not the point. The fact that the piece is on tumblr isn’t the point.
It wouldn’t have mattered if it WASN’T posted on tumblr already.
The way the reposter went about it was still disrespectful. And it definitely wasn’t an ‘innocent mistake.’ It is simply NOT possible to accidentally post somebody else’s artwork on your blog, on tumblr or any other website. The fact that it was already stolen in the facebook post the reposter stole it from is NOT an excuse for posting it on tumblr the way they did. Because it would have been painfully SIMPLE to avoid the whole thing if they had cared enough to just do one little thing.
I’m not even close to kidding right here. Asking is all anyone needs to do to stop from ending up in a mess like this themselves. If they had honestly thought that the facebook group where they first saw the piece was responsible for creating it (which I sort of doubt, given that most fanartists I know avoid posting their work on facebook and stick to sites like tumblr and DA) then they should have asked them if they minded if they posted the work to their blog.
I can almost guarantee that the response the facebook poster would have given probably would have been along the lines of ‘Sure, whatever. I didn’t make this/I found this on ____ so it’s not mine.’
And if you EVER ask someone for permission to post something elsewhere and get a response like that, then you’ll know that it’s stolen and you should NOT repost it. If you want to find the ACTUAL artist (And if you’re a decent human being who’s capable of respecting the simple fact that another fan deserves to be acknowledged for their hard work, then you DO) then you should perform a reverse image search or appeal to the fandom to see if any of them know who the artist is. REPOSTING ARTWORK YOU KNOW IS STOLEN MAKES YOU AN ART THIEF AS WELL. Don’t do it. Don’t.
And you know what the really sad part of all this is? A lot of artists are EXTREMELY accommodating when it comes to others wanting to include their artwork in others aspects of the fandom, so long as they get proper credit for the work that they did. And by that, I mean that I have gotten countless questions over the years that run along the lines of the following;
I love your artwork! Is it okay if I use some of your pieces in an AMV I’m doing on Youtube?
Hi! I’m writing a fanfiction on ff.net, and was wondering if it would be okay with you if I use this picture as the cover art? Is that okay with you?
Excuse me, I’m an RP Blogger, and I really like the way you draw this character. Is it okay if I use your art on my blog?
I really enjoy your comics! Would you be okay with me translating them into (Spanish/French/Ext) so other people can read them, too?
Almost EVERY SINGLE TIME I’ve gotten a question like this, my answer has been pretty much the same.
Thank you very much! I don’t mind if you want to include my art in your project, but please make sure to credit me as the artist and provide a link back to the original, okay? Can you send me a link once you’re done?
And that is LITERALLY all it takes to avoid pissing off fanartists while still getting to include their art in other aspects of the fandom. And honestly? If done right, fanartists LOVE this, because it helps their work reach audiences they might not get to otherwise, which in turn means they get more of a following. But only when it’s done RIGHT and the fanartists get CREDITED for their work, because otherwise the artist just gets cheated out of hours of effort making something look good.
This is actually one of the two reasons I ask for the person who requests to use my art to send me a link, since I like to double check that I was credited properly. Though honestly, if people ask first then they usually respect the artist enough that they do so even without being told, but it never hurts to be careful (And plus, there’s the second reason, too. Which is that it makes me super, INDESCRIBABLY happy to see my art inspire other parts of the fandom, like fanfic writers, RP Bloggers, and AMV artists, and I always love to see how the final product turns out).
And it’s because it’s such a simple thing to avoid that artists and even fans who don’t draw but still RESPECT artists and their work get so angry about people who do things like reposting uncredited (stolen) art to tumblr, and then trying to blame the artists for the fact that their work was stolen at all. Because we make ourselves VERY accommodating to those who go through the right channels and ask properly, so if someone doesn’t even have the decency to do that much then you know what? We are well within our rights to get pissed at them.
And it’s not ‘hate,’ by the way. This isn’t some petty disagreement about a pairing or a character or anything else where two sides might not see eye-to-eye. This is JUSTIFIED anger, because we aren’t stupid and we know that, ultimately, the reposters just don’t care at all about us or our hard work. They don’t think we matter enough to be acknowledged for our work, and that is exactly why we’re pissed, and why we’re going to be pissed every time this issue comes up again.
I know you love seeing all the amazing artwork other fans in the fandom do. I love it, too. And BECAUSE I love it, and because I want them to feel encouraged to keep on making new art, I always make sure to acknowledge them and their talent. I make sure they know that their hard work is APPRECIATED, and that others know they are the ones who created their works.
Because at the end of the day, that’s all they’re asking for. And it’s really not all that much.
I don’t know if you heard but a popular youtuber is doing a playthrough of Dandelion. Cryaotic. I watched the first episode of it, but ughhh jfc. I’m worried. I know the whole premise is kinda weird initially but him and the girl he’s playing with just seem to majorly be making fun of it at this point. And I’m just watching like :| I’m worried it’ll all just be one big huge laugh and end up shitting on the game and just ughhhh.
Here is my biggest issue with this Lets Play. Dandelion does present quite the unbelievable premise, but from an objective standpoint, how is a girl with a bunch of animals that can turn into humans any more or less fictional than the many fantasy games that target a male audience?
Yet unlike those games that seem to garner some basic level of respect from the community, the disparaging remarks against the plot and the characters throughout the course of that Lets Play is ridiculous.
There is one point during the Lets Play where Heejung is laughing at something the animals have done, and self-reflectively thinks, “Ah, when was the last time I laughed like this?”
“God, this girl is so emo!”
Seriously? This is a story about a character that has been emotionally abused from childhood. She was pressured into being the perfect child by her mother, and when she finally decided later in life that she couldn’t fulfill that role, she moved out on her own to pursue art. That is courageous as hell, it’s inspiring, and yet Heejung still has so many emotional problems stemming from her childhood.
Yet the moment we go into flashback mode, it’s all laughs and making fun of it, because there’s no one out there that could possibly relate, right? Offensive is scarcely the appropriate word to convey how disgusted I am that these people thought this appropriate. They did not approach this game with good humor, they started it to make disparaging remarks and further the stigma against female gamers, and games that target a female audience. I don’t care if that was their intention or not, that’s the result of what they are doing.
You give the message that depressed people don’t deserve to be treated with respect, especially when you shit on their pasts. However silly you think it is doesn’t change the fact that it is a serious point of trauma for Heejung, and that she is representative of thousands of people who have experienced emotional abuse in childhood.
Some people might find humor in this video but I think it is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing funny about abuse, there is nothing funny about poking and prodding a character that is severely mentally scarred and yet moving on DESPITE those mental scars.
I have no problem with humor or humorous lets plays; I’m making some with my partner, but we have never once debased the main character or what she’s been through. Comedy should never be at the expense of other people, even fictional characters when their trauma is based off of REAL people.
“There’s something about this game that touches souls. There’s something so powerful about this game that is capable of changing lives. Even football fans don’t know what that is but they know that this game gives them joy, gives them life and triggers a ray of hope into them while others fail.”
This is feeding tube awareness week. I don’t generally go in for awareness days and stuff, but feeding tubes are something where awareness can actually save people’s lives, without anything else changing. I didn’t expect this post to be about feeding tubes, but it is, so in case I don’t write another post this week, there’s this one. I’m reposting this because I messed up the tags in the first one.
I’m turning 34 this year. That isn’t old even by normal standards, and I live in a place that’s mostly retirees, so even 50 is considered quite young here. But I’m starting to notice tiny signs of aging nonetheless.
I’ve had a few (and I mean only a few, if my hair weren’t coarse and near-black they probably wouldn’t even show up) grey hairs for a few years now. And I’m starting to notice the tiniest signs of wrinkles and other changes in my skin. And when I talk about certain medical complaints, I notice nurses sometimes make offhand comments about “that’s what happens as you start aging”. Not that I look old, they assure me if I ask, but they never used to talk about ‘aging’ before, and suddenly they were all talking about it, so I’m assuming I’m starting to look mid-thirties.
And I love it.
I’m not writing this to complain. I’m writing this because the idea of becoming older is absurdly happy to me.
Partly I’ve always liked the way middle-age and older people looked, better than the way I like how young people look. There’s more variation. I have more chance of telling people apart.
I once read a dystopian novel that shall remain nameless because I didn’t like it very much. Fans will recognize it and to other people it doesn’t matter. I’m not a huge fan of dystopia, and I didn’t even slightly enjoy reading it, even though I actually enjoyed some of the concepts in it. I think inertia is the only reason I read it through.
Anyway, a character from one of the poorest parts of an extremely poor and oppressed town goes to a city full of rich people. She notices that they all make a lot of effort to look young, to the point of surgery and all kinds of painful and intense body modification. And she says:
In [my town], looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival.
And I think that’s the other part of it for me, the bigger part. Without a feeding tube, I’d be either very sick or dead by now. So I’ll consider old age an achievement, not a given. I’ve basically considered every day since the feeding tube kind of a bonus add-on to what life could have been. And I’m much happier as a result.
So I look in the mirror and sometimes I get a glimpse of a grey hair or two, and very fine, very faint wrinkles in my forehead that didn’t used to be there. Or sometimes I just notice that I look older than I used to, and I can’t pin it down. Or I get an image in my mind of what I’ll look like when I hit middle age or old age. And it’s a little disorienting, mostly because I’m not used to seeing those things in the mirror. But mostly, it makes me happy. And without the feeding tube, that wouldn’t be happening.
Feeding tubes don’t give you a living death the way a few of the doctors acted when I was about to get one. They give you a chance to be alive. Sometimes even a chance to grow old.