should i make more with different colors

anonymous asked:

Not a writing question but I was wondering what your opinions on the organization Autism Speaks were.

Ah, thank you for offering us an opportunity to share something very important to us. For those who aren’t aware, there is an organization in the US called “Autism Speaks” which claims to be a charity working to help autistic people. They are not a charity. They are a hate group.

Autism Speaks is not run with the help of any autistic people. It’s run by allistic people who think of autism as a horrible disease that needs to be eradicated. They run propaganda ads talking about autism like a plague which is destroying lives. They compare it to cancer. One of their propaganda videos famously shows a member of their board talking about contemplating killing her autistic child - while the child is in the room listening to her. Their goal is to “cure” autism - to wipe it off the face of the planet. They don’t see autistic people as people, but as tragic burdens to those around them. They want to take care of all the poor moms and dads whose lives were so tragically ruined when they found out their child was autistic. And they support organizations that torture autistic people and call it “therapy”, like the Judge Rotenberg Center.

This is not a charity. They think of us as broken, inhuman monsters who should be expunged from society. They are not helping us - they’re trying to exterminate us.

Their propaganda is a big part of why there is so much misinformation out there about autism and autistic people. The average person is likely to believe their claims that autism is a horrible disease, that the best way to help the people who have it is to cure them and make them “normal”. Especially the parents of autistic children might like the idea of “fixing” their kid.

News flash: We’re not sick. Autism is not a disease. At worst, it can be considered a disorder or disability, depending on your definition of such, but the vast majority of autistic people are perfectly happy being who we are. Our biggest hurdle isn’t some terrible defect in ourselves - it’s the negative attitudes and lack of understanding in those around us, and the expectation that our primary goal in life should be to act less like ourselves and more like the “normal” people who make up the majority (pro tip: there’s really no such thing as normal). Autism cannot be cured, because it’s not an illness. Our brains are hardwired differently than others, and that is a fundamental part of who we are. If you asked me if I would like a cure, I would look at you the same way as if you asked me if I would like to remove the color from my pizza, because it makes the same amount of logical sense.

Imagine if someone asked you if you would like to stop being (insert your nationality here). Like, just completely remove it from yourself. What would that even mean? Removing all your memories and experiences from that country? Erasing your native language and replacing it with another one? How would that even work? That’s the kind of thing that’s being proposed here.

What autistic people need is awareness, education, and sometimes assistance, depending on our individual needs. We dream of a world where seeing a person rocking back and forth gently and not making much eye contact isn’t met with indignation, disgust, or pity, and where our strengths are valued (and we have many!).

It should be noted that recently, Autism Speaks has changed their official platform slightly, supposedly focusing less on a “cure”, but I’m afraid I don’t buy it for a second. Anyone whose goal includes a “cure” at all is not advocating for our rights, and even if they did have a different mission now, the damage is long since done. Many of us may struggle, and many of us may wish there were certain problems we could do away with, but a “cure” is not possible and our goal should not be to eliminate autistic people from the world, especially given how much we contribute to society. Very few autistic people would actually desire a “cure”, even if one were possible.

So what does this have to do with writing? If you’re writing an autistic character who gets help from a charitable organization, do NOT make it Autism Speaks. That’s not what they do. If your character has any interactions with Autism Speaks, it will be more along the lines of being told they are broken and must be fixed, having the people in their lives treat them as less than human (or as deformed or defective) because they have believed the propaganda, being told they have no right to speak for themselves, and possibly suffering abuse and even torture at the hands of those who think they are “helping”.

There are plenty of good charitable organizations to help autistic people with what we actually need. If you want your character to support an organization in your story (or support the organization yourself by giving them positive exposure in your story), try one of these (and a little Google-fu can help you find a local one for you if you don’t live in the US or UK - search terms like “autism advocacy” and make sure it’s run by actual autistic people). We strongly recommend contacting them, letting them know what you’re writing, and asking how you can include them in your story and represent their work accurately:

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Autism Women’s Network

Autistic Rights Movement UK 

-Mod Aira

In honor of the new year, here is my simple tutorial for setting up and maintaining a language journal. I’ve made 3 so far using this method for spanish, french, and italian because it’s so simple. Disfruta y espero que logres sus metas de lengua este año! <3


What You’ll Need:

  • composition book
  • highlighters
  • flashcard(s)
  • black ink pen

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bluecrysto-blog  asked:

You have such a wonderful touch with color! Where do you get your inspiration for these super fun palettes? Any tips on How to Color Good©?

AHH thank you!!   I’m really bad about using smart correct ART terms for what I do lol so idk how useful any advice I give would be but

Main source of inspiration is just.. I really love colors lol.  Colors make me SO HAPPY and I guess using more = more happy lmao, that’s why most of my stuff is so saturated.

As far as character palettes go, what I do is figure out 3-4 dominant colors that fit the character and then make every other color compliment those colors.  For in-game characters I’ll eyeball the palette straight off the models and then alter each color so they work together a little better.  

In Photoshop I put every color on it’s own separate layer and then mess with the sliders in Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation on each individual color until I like it.  I might find one color I really like and alter the colors around it to compliment it. 

90% of what I do is push those sliders around until I like what I see. \o/  If you do this enough you’ll start to passively learn what colors feel best together and against each other.  I’ve been doing it for yeeears. 

Sometimes even if I like a color it’s good to slide it around anyway to see if I can make a stronger or more interesting palette.

Most of my stuff is very saturated and rainbowy because I LIKE EVERY COLOR and every color can work together if you mess around with it enough lol

(WIPs lol)

Design is important but the colors you use should be part of the story too.  Color should always make you feel something because color speaks!  Sometimes it’s very soft and sometimes it’s very loud, but it’s like the music that goes along with the narration.  It sets the atmosphere of a piece. 

I LOVE using limited palettes too, though.  Limiting my colors to just 3-4 forces me to tell the story more clearly because I can’t rely on colors to make certain things obvious.  Makes me think a lil different because layers and opacity can turn few colors into many.  

I usually only use limited palettes for comic/storytelling stuff, otherwise I make everything rainbow lol COLOR MAKES ME SO HAPPY and I wanna share that happiness!

Secrets Never Keep Around Here

Steve Rogers/ Reader

Originally posted by imagine-that-marvel

Words: 1,025

Summary: The moment you began to see color wasn’t the only wild thing to happen to you.

Request: okay I’ve had this idea but like soulmate AU [where you can’t see color until you meet your s/o]. Steve found his soulmate randomly on a run one day bUt he keeps her a secret bc he doesn’t want anyone bothering her or anything and he’s always making lame excuses to leave the tower to see her secretly but one day he slips with the avengers and everyone’s like “whEn DiD tHis Happen” and they all meet her and she’s so tiny next to Steve and fluff ensues

Tagging: @kwaiky

Requested by: Anonymous

Author’s note: u ever sit in a dark room while eating m&ms? it’s a surreal experience. also, my bad


You are so damn lucky that you got out of bed early this morning to go jogging.

For as long as you can remember, you never knew color. Your whole life was basically black, white, and grey. You remained optimistic as your friends began to see color while your vision stayed colorless. Such a dreary life it had been before you saw him.

And he saw you.

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icon tutorial

hey so today i’m gonna be teaching you how to make this icon:

requested by: a lot of people, mostly on anonymous

This is what you’ll need beforehand:

  • A screencap
  • Some kind of overlay/texture (You can find nice ones on deviantart, or you can do what I do and I look up ____ texture deviantart on google images)
  • Basic photoshop knowledge
  • A psd (optional) (this one is really nice)

please like/reblog if you used!! :)

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aphxianggang  asked:

In this story idea I've been tinkering with, the four main characters all ended up being Chinese Hong Kongers, most likely because that's what I am and what I mainly saw growing up so I suppose it's my 'default'. Side characters have different races and ethnicities, but should I make the effort to diversify my main four? For what it's worth the story will be written in English and set in a fictional UK university.

An All-Chinese Main Cast: Is it okay to have MC’s of Color that are all the same race?

Short answer: the concept looks fine as is. 

Longer: we don’t see a lot of Chinese-people-in-UK stories. The majority of UK stories, to me, have white characters, which is where the diversity talk comes in, because in reality it’s more racially diverse. Considering the size of the group (four) it’s not unrealistic, although I would definitely recommend to keep the side characters outside of them diverse. 

(I’m thinking of Zen Cho’s stories, where a few of them cover Malaysian Chinese students going to UK schools.)

-Mod Jess

Birds of a feather, let’s be honest. The fact there are four UK-Chinese people is pretty darn impressive, and I’d actually suggest to not tokenize the external characters— with multiple, you have more room to show a variety of people than you do if you try and force 4 different ethnicities into the same group.

-Mod Lesya

Some of my books have entirely Jewish casts.

–Shira

I don’t think there’s an issue of lack of diversity when you’ve got an all-poc main cast, whether they’re all the same or a variety of (non-white or more than white) ethnicities. That is the author’s prerogative, especially in stories set where said one race is the majority.

I think author’s should be allowed to be unapologetic about that, and I especially understand when it’s a Black author writing an all or mostly Black cast, Chinese author with an all-Chinese cast and so on. 

~Mod Colette

On lesbian socialisation

We all know how female socialisation works, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone discuss the concept of lesbian socialisation, how it affects us, with what consequences - and how it’s like female socialisation, squared.

To put it in a nutshell - female socialisation teaches you that you are inherently worth less than men and you must always defer to them and prioritise them and their feelings over yourself and other women. Lesbian socialisation teaches you that you are inherently worth less than male-attracted women and you must always defer to them and prioritise them and their feelings over yourself and other lesbians.

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The Run & Go

An au where Tyler and Josh are criminals. 


JOSH’S POV

The Day Of

The screams have become background noise.  I can hear them but they’re muffled and far away.  Logically, I know that I should be in pain.  But, instead, I’m staring up at the ceiling and there’s this beautiful, glass chandelier reflecting a thousand different shades of color and honestly, it’s not so bad.  There’s blues and yellows and pinks and greens, and it seems like the more commotion there is erupting in the building, the more the colors sway and jump around.  It makes me think of you, so bright and vibrant and free.  A thousand different shades and layers, each one more beautiful than the last.

I wish that I could breathe better, but the cloth from my mask was covering up my mouth and it made the air seem so hot.  I can see my chest rising and falling from the bottom of my eyes, but it’s not in rhythm, it’s choppy and shallow.  Unnatural.  Desperate.

There’s so many different noises to differentiate from.  There’s the cries for help.  Some people are sobbing.  Some are yelling.  There’s the sirens outside, growing more and more intense as the entire Boston police department shows up.  There’s a crunching sound nearby, someone stepping on shattered glass as they attempt to run.  There’s more gunshots.  More screams.  

Someone almost steps on me in all the commotion, or maybe they did.  It doesn’t matter though, I can’t really feel the rest of my body anyway.

In the heat of it all, someone’s grabbing my arm.  Their silhouette blocks my view from the chandelier and I want to protest, but then Tyler’s features come into focus and I let out a shaky sigh of relief.  

He looks worried, his mouth’s moving, forming words that I can’t understand, but he’s not hurt.  He’s here, alive and well.  Tyler’s got both hands on me, gripping my arms and pressing down on my torso, looking from my chest to my face, back and forth.  I briefly wonder why he keeps doing that.  It’s only when he raises his hands, to cover up his wide, gaping mouth, that I see the glistening, red, liquid all over his skin.  He’s covered in blood.  My blood.  

The sight of it snaps me back into reality, which, in all honesty, isn’t ideal.  That’s when the pain hits.  It’s a searing, ripping sensation in my chest.  There’s pressure and heat and it just _hurts. _I try to call out, but when I open my mouth, there’s this gurgling noise and a bitter, irony taste in my mouth.

“Oh God—“ Tyler gasps as he quickly presses down on my chest once again.  

I sputter, blood spewing in the air with each breathe I take.

Tyler’s telling me to hold on just a little longer, that the van would be here any second.  But it’s hard to listen.  Amidst it all, I suddenly think of the trip to Jamaica that I never got to take.  I think of the white, sandy beach.  The fresh ocean air.  The cool drink in my hand.  I can picture it.  Or at least everything I hoped it would be.  The pain starts to go away.  Tyler blurs out of focus, and the world around me starts to narrow in.  I think of the pizza place on fifth avenue that I never tried, or the Fenway tickets I never bought.  I think of the letter I wish I had written to my mom.  

I think of hundreds of places I never went and thousands things I didn’t do, but the last thing that pops into my head before the whole world goes dark, is you.

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Unlikely Couple

Summary: Reader is a young werewolf and friends with Simon. In the beginning Raphael isn’t happy about their friendship and all, but then he sees her protecting Simon and he kinda warms up to her. And then he starts asking Simon stuff about her, so he can ask her out. And Simon is super excited to help set them up with each other.

Characters: Reader, Simon Lewis, Raphael Santiago

Fandom: Shadowhunters(TV)

Word Count: 1207

Request: Anon

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anonymous asked:

your art is always so lovely and the shading/highlighting/blending and colors are so great!!! do you have any tips for art if it's okay to ask? :D

=0 thank you so much!!! I do, this was a good time to ask since I’ve got a lot of energy tonight haha, I will make a coloring tutorial for how I usually do the neon coloring!!

I use paint tool sai which you can get for free here (link) It says it has transparency but it’s lying. When I want transparency I have to save as psd and then run it through photoshop (which is also available to download on the same link, actually.) Now I dont know how to be sure if those links are virus free but they havent destroyed MY laptop and it’s been a long time so? probably safe enough i think?

First off, the brushes I use: 

I usually use smoothing 3 or 4 for sketches or writing, 13 or 14 for lineart, and anywhere from 3 to 6 for coloring! I sometimes change that up if I’m not getting my desired result though. I usually sketch in pink and line in black or blue which is why I used those colors for those brushes here.

I’m gonna start the tutorial off with just lineart since that’s not really what the tutorial is about and my whole sketch + lineart technique is “sketch something and put lines on top of it” combined with pulling stuff around using the free deform tool if it looks wrong until I get it like I want it. I always start with black lineart!

this is weird lookin sloppy lineart but that’s ok bc it’s just a teaching aid

so. COLORING STEP 1: flat colors. I use flood fill for this most of the time but you can also like, draw it in, same result either way. Just pick some you think look good tbh, when I’m doing the neons I use only full saturation colors. Obviously if you’re doing a different color palette you dont have to do that but this tutorial’s about the neons. Sometimes you have to change the colors a few times before finding ones you like, dont get discouraged! I put each color in a separate layer, sometimes I put bits of the same color in different layers as well if they’re on different parts of the drawing that need to be shaded differently. Also! For a couple things, like the teeth and collar, I blend a color, which I dont do yet in this step, so I just use a base color as a jumping off point.

^the eyes, mouth, and collar are each a separate layer, the skin is all one layer

STEP 2: toggle “preserve opacity” on in each layer, and block in shading! For the neons I use only full saturation colors. Really you can experiment and decide what you like best, you dont even have to use the same ones every time! I find that you can actually shade green with either red/oranges or blues, it has a different look depending on which you do. Usually I shade pinks and reds with purple or other pinks/reds, but you can experiment. For the teeth and collar, I blend a yellow into the pink to make a more like, light orange color, and then shade that with pink. I do all this with the “color and limited blending brush!” If something looks like it should be more smooth, I use the “default watercolor” brush to smooth it out. Generally for blending you want to not use much pressure, the more pressure the darker the color and sharper the lines will be. I’m duplicating the lineart, I’ll shade the green differently so you can see the difference. I’ll add highlights and details in a future step.

as you can see, these look a bit uneven in places. this is how they look with just the color brush. the left has the green shaded with reds, yellows, and oranges, while the right has it shaded with blues.

^ the same ones after being blended in places with the watercolor brush. generally you want to pick a watercolor brush color somewhat in between the colors you’re blending but if you do it lightly enough the color won’t really show up and it’ll just blend.

For details I just stick them on whichever layer they go on, like, freckles go right on the skin layer, eye shines go right on the eye layer, etc. I use the color brush for these, they generally dont need to be blended any further with the watercolor. The drawing on the left has an issue: the eye shine doesnt have enough contrast. When this happens I break the rules a bit and use a lighter pink (shifted towards white) in the middle of the eye shine. Other exceptions for the all neon rule include the whites of eyes that have them and other similar things that just wont ever look right in bright colors (I use very light colors for those).

See, that has better contrast and is worth breaking from the neons a bit for.

OPTIONAL FINAL STEP: sometimes I’ll change the lineart color, usually to the darkest fully saturated blue. You can use whatever color for the lineart that you want though tbh, that blue is just one I like bc I tend to use it as an equivalent to black a lot of the time when working in neons. Just turn on “preserve opacity” in your lineart layer and color over the whole thing.

I used red in the right drawing and blue in the left to show diversity but typically I’d use blue for the left one’s color palette as well tbh

Anyway I hope that is helpful!!! I feel like I might not be so great at explaining myself but hopefully this works haha

BTS: Senario // Airplane

Some people seem to be confused on what I mean by “Scenarios.” No they aren’t like fan fiction. I have one that I posted on instagram a while ago for y’all, so feel free to request them now that you understand what I mean~ You can request a group or a member of a group.

Originally posted by jikookxkookmin

•Jin:

-During the long flight you’d have staring contests. Blowing into each other’s eyes and fanning each other’s faces to get the other to blink. The loser had to kiss the winner, so really, a win-win situation. “Isn’t that a reward for both of us Jinnie?” “So?”

-Laying on his shoulder and listening to him practice his English for his American fans. You’d correct him and he’d get all huffy. “Happy” “Heppy”

-Telling each other lame jokes and nearly coughing up a lung from laughing so hard.

-Falling asleep with your heads pressed together and fingers intertwined.


•Yoongi:

-Getting irritated with each other as you argued over a movie to watch. “Never mind, I’ll sleep the whole time.” “Yoongiiii I’ll be bored!”

-Blowing in his ear to wake him up and earning a slap in the thigh and a rough squeeze. “Just wait ‘til we get to that hotel…”

-Making him laugh with your silly jokes and playing with his fingers to calm your anxiety from your fear of heights.

-Telling each other “I love you” over and over until you both fall asleep and you’re the last one to say it, making you the winner!


•Namjoon:

-Opening the tray for him so he doesn’t accidentally break it and cost you a fortune. “I can do it baby.” “Don’t you fucking dare.”

-Thumb wars, your specialty. “Ow your nail!” “No excuse Joonie I won!”

-Reading pickup lines to each other from a booklet you found in the airport. “Call me leaves, cause you should be blowin me!” “(Y/n) I should’ve read that to you”

-Falling asleep with your cheek pressed to the window and Namjoon’s head on your chest-far more comfortable than the headrest.


•Hobi:

-Imitating the other members and guessing who it is. “(Y/n) is that a horse?” “Hobi it’s you.”

-Telling each other scary stories to see who cowards away first. “This plane could crash and burn into flames.” “(Y/n) that’s not funny”

-Playing games on your phone and having your phone be suddenly taken away, Hobi claiming he could beat the score. He would start making faces and poses. “Are you taking pictures?” “I had to delete some of your pictures to make room for mine.”

-Falling asleep with your face buried in his neck as he plays with your hair, accidentally creating knots you’d have a hell of a time getting out later.


•Jimin:

-Feeding each other different flavored mochi blind folded, guessing incorrectly a lot of the time. He quickly pecked you on the lips when you were least expecting it. “Did you just kiss me?” “No, I made Suga Hyung do it.” “Jiminie!”

-Coloring a princess coloring book you stole from your little sister. “No, (Y/n) the dress should be pink.” “But Purple is more fitting!”

-Cheesy adorable pickup lines that make the other members around you gag.

-Sharing earbuds to listen to music. When Lie came on, you started to lip sync and act all dramatic, making Jimin laugh out of embarrassment. “(Y/n) they’ll kick you off if you don’t stop.”


•Taehyung:

-Showing each other magic tricks and arguing over the right way to do them. “That’s wrong, the card is supposed to go here.” “No no Tae you don’t know what you’re talking about… aish I did it wrong again.”

-Nodding off, giving Tae the chance to squish your cheeks and play with them to give you funny faces, making Jimin take pictures of it for him.

-Making fake broadcasting videos and interviewing the other members. “(Y/n) how do you feel about your boyfriend?” “Who?” “(Y/n)!”

-Arm wrestling and laughing the whole time you did so. Pressing your foreheads together and kissing each their to try and distract the other to win.


•Jungkook:

-Telling each other why you think the other is cute and having Yoongi get annoyed. “Your eyes get big when you see food.” “You have the cutest bunny smile.” “Your laugh is a blessing-” “Both of you are ugly now shut up.”

-Letting Jungkook do your hair and glaring at him every time he gasped to make you think he messed up. “Is it bad?” “I don’t know is it?” “Jeon Jungkook”

-You gave him massages on his neck, thighs, shins, anywhere you could reach. “(Y/n) you’re getting too close…” “And?” “Two can play at that game.”

-Giving each other small kisses that slowly turned into rated R kisses. “Shouldn’t we stop?” “You got me going baby we can’t stop now.”

anonymous asked:

How do you learn vocabulary?

My Vocabulary Learning Methods

Hmm. This varies depending on the language and my level in it. I have several methods that work for me, but I wouldn’t say that there is one “magic” method or that they work for everyone. If one of my methods doesn’t work for you, feel free to not use it. :)

  1. For languages I have a grasp on or a new language from the same language family, I tend to use Memrise
  2. If I am starting a language, I tend to learn from lists and supplement them with Quizlet. This works well with words I don’t have a problem remembering, as I just grab a sheet of paper, fold it in half, and test myself by writing the translation. 
  3. With languages I’m intermediate-advanced in, I prefer to learn through sentences. I read books and make lists of all the words that I don’t know. I just copy and paste words into a word doc. By having the sentence, I see how it is used in context. This is extremely helpful in languages with cases.
  4. Here is my printable for vocab with sentences. I have more ways to use it in the link.
  5. Alternatively, you can use Google Chrome extensions to do this for you, such as Readlang, Speed Learning, or Flewent, if you tend to read a lot on websites instead of in print.
  6. If words are tricky like in Arabic, I have to use several techniques since they’re harder for me to remember. For example, I create flashcards, use Memrise, and make a memory game where I flip cards over and try to match them with their translation, using a sheet with the answers as a key. The more I see the words, the easier it is for me to remember.
  7. For irregular plurals such as German, I make flashcards with the ending colored differently/underlined so that I can see patterns. This also works with articles. I have a sheet with the key and check off the words I get correct.
  8. The final one is one I have yet to use in my target languages. Scattergories! The way I have it planned out for my languages is to use themes of vocab lists, choose some letters, and then for 5 minutes write every word that I can think of that starts with them. This is more of a memory game since you should already know the words, but it is a fun activity once you are at an intermediate level since you can play with others. Below is an example of it in English.

I don’t use these techniques every day or even every week, just whenever I feel that they are useful. Things like flashcards and Memrise help short-term (such as a quiz/test) while the sentence method helps long-term for me. I also have some printable games/sheets I’d like to make soon for Russian & Spanish vocabulary that could maybe help as well. Hopefully, you find a technique you like :D

Roots

Pairing: Finn Balor x original character

Summary: “Maybe you should try to move it into more direct sunlight. Cacti need bright light to maintain color and shape.”

My head swivels toward the voice, a frown pinches at my face, “How do you know that?” I ask Finn. In response, when he finally stops to stand in front of where I’m sitting, he holds out a small book to me.

Growing Succulents and Cacti for Dummies

Tags: @neversatisfiedgirl @lauraundeadmoon @ambrosegirlforever @deseraysmiththings @blondekel77 @wrestlingnoob @motleymoose

A/N:🌵


The loud commotion next door never irritates me. The Devitt family is nice enough, and I had grown up next door to the family and I was close enough with all of them. They were a stark contrast to my family, of whom I didn’t really see much of. I spend most of my time in my backyard, fiddling with my potted plants. My main concern is the cactus I had been struggling with for some time now; it wouldn’t die and it wouldn’t grow, and it began to frustrate me insidiously.

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ch aesthetic tutorial

yeah so i’ve gotten a lot of compliments (thanks!) and tutorial requests about my aesthetic edits lately, so i decided to make one. boom. it’s really not that hard. i use photoshop, idk if this tutorial will work with other programs but you can try it out and let me know :) 

so if you wanna know how to make these types of edits keep on reading 

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race-based and representation confessions in text form, because i don’t want to be involved with this shit anymore ~Taiga

01) reading HP as I was growing up, somehow in my head, the characters were never white or black or brown. they were just characters, personalities that i was very emotionally attached with. seeing fans now so pressed about who should be who or what in books/movies just makes me wonder if only i thought like that!

02) Being a long time Harry Potter fan, I was really excited to watch Fantastic Beasts . But I was on tumblr one day and there was a post about how they white washed the movie in terms of the background, completely erasing what 1920’s Harlem was about. As a black woman, I can’t support something like this, and it makes me sad that they would do something like erase a whole culture.

03) As a person of minority, I simply cannot understand the whole drama surrounding the representation of LGBT+ and people of color (or lack thereof). What does Dumbledore being gay have anything to do with the character that he is? What difference does it make if Hermione is black or Harry is Indian, while they run around doing what they do just the same? How is it people care so much???

04) The lack of representation in HP has always irritated me and I feel like Fantastic Beasts should be Rowling chance to try and give more characters who aren’t white, straight or cis and I want to see more disabled characters (magic shouldn’t be an excuse). At least I have my headcannons - Charlie Weasley is aroace, luna is greyromantic, harry is bi and not white, tonks is pan and hermione is black!

05) After reading an article about hate crime in America rising because of Trumps election, I want a black, Jewish Hermione, a Native American Snape, a Korean Luna, a gay Dean Thomas, a non-binary McGonagall, an asexual Bellatrix, a Muslim Lavender, an autistic Harry Potter, a transsexual Pansy - I don’t care. I want more representation and equality, less prejudice and oppression.

PS- These were submitted confessions, just to clear up any confusion.