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PSA white people

Your mental illness does not change your privilege as a white person

Your sexual orientation does not change your privilege as a white person

Your gender does not change your privilege as a white person

Your income does not change your privilege as a white person

Your disability does not change your privilege as a white person

Your age does not change your privilege as a white person.

Your political affiliation does not change your privilege as a white person

Your religion does not change your privilege as a white person

Your privilege as a white person will stick with you, whatever your other identities are. You may face oppression in other ways, which, YES means there are other social structures that work against you. But they do not diminish your white privilege

Sentence Structure

Korean sentences must end with a verb (verb copula which is a word that links the subject of a sentence to the adjective/noun) or adjective.

Four basic ways to make a sentence:

Subject-Object-Verb - this is the most common structure

Instead of ‘I drink water.’ (subject-verb-object) In Korean it would be:  

 나는 물을 마신다 

S= 나(는) - I (topic particle)
O = 물(을) - Water (object particle)
V = 마신다 - Drink

Subject-Noun

나는 학생이다 - I am a student (I student am)

S = 나(는) - I (topic particle) 
N = 학생이다 - Student (verb meaning ‘to be’)

Subject-Verb

종현는 쓴다 - Jonghyun writes

S = 종현(는) - Jonghyun (topic particle)
V = 쓴다 - Write

Subject-adjective

그녀는 매우 지적이다 - She is very intelligent 

S = 그녀(는) - She (topic particle)
매우 - Very/Extremely
A = 지적(이다)  - Intellectual (verb meaning ‘to be’)

To write sentences you will also need to learn particles 

A&R

I really want CW to do a BatFam live-action TV series. Like, I have this five-season structure all worked out in my head:

  • Start with Batman working with Dick Grayson. You probably want to have their partnership be a few years old because Dick’s canonically the longest running and closest to Batman of the Robins, but you can throw in cute flashback episodes showing his recruitment
  • Have Catwoman be a recurring antagonist/neutral figure throughout the series, with copious amounts of flirting.
  • Establish the character of Barbara Gordon early season 1, and give all these little hints at what she’ll become, then have her take up Batgirl season 2- sort of like what the Flash did with Cisco.
  • Bring in Bat Woman around Season 2-ish, give her a nice LGBT plotline, and have some fun with her and Batman’s mutual secret identities.
  • Have a plotline about Dick’s desire to go his own way that culminates in him taking up the identity of Nightwing. Maybe give him a spin-off if he’s popular enough?
  • Have Bruce recruit Jason Todd as the new Robin early Season 3 because he misses Dick, but make it clear Jason is much more angry/impulsive.
  • The villain of Season 3 is the Joker. Mid-season, Barbara is paralyzed from the waist down. Give her an good, respectful plot arc recovering physically and mentally that culminates in taking up the mantle of Oracle in the finale and being vital in defeating the Joker.
  • Have the Joker brutally murder Jason  a few episodes before the finale. This culminates in a harrowing conclusion where Batman must decide whether to kill the Joker or imprison him.
  • Season 3 or 4, depending on how episode spacing works out, introduce an mysterious assassin figure. At first she seems like an antagonist, but later she saves the life of a main character and introduces herself as Cassandra Cain. She’s adopted into the Bat Family and becomes the new Batgirl with Oracle’s blessing.
  • Season 4, bring in Tim Drake, and have a long plot arc where Batman doesn’t want to put anyone else at risk, until Tim manages to become Robin mid-season.
  • Give Tim have a love interest named Stephanie who’s secretive about her own family, later revealing her father’s the Cluemaster. She takes over for either Robin or Batgirl for an episode before creating her own identity as Spoiler.
  • The theme of Season 4? Parents. Parallel the shitty parenting of Steph and Cass, and have them bond over it. Put in some episodes of Batwoman and her strained relationship with her own father. Use the opportunity to emphasize the parental role Bruce has found himself in, and that after Season 3 he doesn’t want to fail his kids again.
  • Season 5′s main villains are the League of Assassins. Establish Talia Al’Ghul as an old flame of Bruce’s, and at the end of her first episode have a cliffhanger with her ten-year-old son Damian.
  • Introduce the recurring villain Red Hood, and later reveal he’s Jason Todd, resurrected by Ra’s Al Ghul via the Lazarus Pit.
  • Have Damian join the Bat Family mid season. Have Batman disappear/be killed for a bit, and Nightwing come back and take over as Batman for a few eps, with Damian taking over as Robin. Have his run as Batman contested by Jason, who views his morals as constraining and antiquated.
  • Eventually bring Bruce back, have him succeed at bringing Jason into the fold, have Catwoman finally come down on his side, and give it all an epic finale with the entire Bat Family.

Bonus points for race-blind casting (especially for all those black-haired Robins!) and copious amounts of crossovers between BatFam members and the other superhero shows.

Hi guys, so this is the way I make roses using the bullion knot. Hopefully if you are trying this you have an understanding of the bullion knot because it will help.

Step 1: So first of, I think it’s best to make three french knots in the centre of the rose. You don’t need to but I think it help give you a structure to work around.

Step 2: Next you want to make a bullion knot that goes across the centre. 

Step 3: This bit is important! the wrappings around the needle needs to be LONGER than the distance between the holes, this will help give the bullion knot movement and make it curve.

Step 4: When pulling the knot tight, you will need to make sure it curves around the centre like the picture above.

Step 5: The next stitch should be going directly over what you’ve done so far. Pretty much like this picture.

Step 6: Repeat this a third time and you have what I cal the ‘foundations’ of the rose. This will be what you work around to build up the layers.

Step 7: Repeat the knots going around the outside of the foundations. You should keep building these up until you’re happy with how its looking. It may take a bit of practice to understand how it works, but as always, practice makes perfect!

And that’s pretty much to. Hope this was helpful for some of you, I try my best to make these understandable, but if you are having any problems please let me know.

CAPRICORN - Deep Inside

Capricorns have this sense of melancholy and necessity for structure and work because inside they feel they are unworthy and need to continuously prove their worth. Once they realise that all they need is self-love, the door will open and they will see the world in a new light, one that allows for pleasure and guilt-free fun.

Capricorns most important need is security, financial and material security. This is the driving force behind their ambitious character and all other personality traits of desire to succeed. They are very concerned with their public standing and their prestige. Capricorns are loners but they also need to feel appreciated, but they are excellent at hiding this truth.

Capricorns are very self-contained and they have many faces they present to the world, they are known as aloof and indifferent but this is them concealing themselves from the world, unfortunately, they may never know who they really are. This causes feelings of insecurity and causes them to question their own self-worth.

Capricorns make it difficult to get close emotionally because once they let someone in, they do not want to let them go and emotional connection makes them feel vulnerable yet satisfied at the same time. This is an ongoing internal conflict of contradictions inside the Capricorn’s mind.

tbh positivity isn’t at all necessary for groups that enjoy continuous affirmation by the structural workings of society. like i know half-assed positivity posts are in right now but please… i don’t need positivity for being able-bodied. every day that i am able to easily access my university, apartment, and masjid & every day that i am not judged or demeaned based on my ability- i know that i am being affirmed. if you’re white &/or cis &/or straight etc. you will experience privileges similar to this- a world so intentionally created for you it can be difficult to notice how different it can be for others, especially as certain identities intersect. 

the affirmations that i receive, unfairly, for my ability do not need to be re-affirmed with “positivity culture”. if you work to recognise your privilege, you already know that a given identity benefits you in tangible ways. positivity only has any power when it counters a norm of what is deemed “good” or “acceptable” within a certain narrow & harmful viewpoint. 

like..when i was sixteen-year old sex worker and had just received a positive hiv test result, the declaration that i was not dirty or unworthy of love would have been meaningful and indeed a radical idea. when i was first discovering my sexuality as a woman of colour, the idea of my feelings being natural and good would have certainly made an impact on me.

positivity can be significant. it becomes empty when we start endorsing statements like “i hope all cis boys are having a good day” or “white women are valid your race doesn’t make you any less beautiful” or “able-bodied folks are ethereal” or “straight people deserve better”. it becomes actively harmful when we suggest that “abusive men who yell and punch walls are valid and lovable” or “support straight people who want to destroy all lgbt people because of mental illness” or “it’s okay if you violently hate all women”. like? it’s one thing to uselessly give special support to already supported groups but it’s quite another to reinforce detrimental politics or beliefs at the expense of vulnerable groups lmao.

So! Quick notice that I might move back to semi-regular posting, since I feel my current “I’ll do it whenever” method turns into “I’ll do it never.” I made a few touch-ups to the battle system, because really, I’m still trying to figure out how to approach that aspect of the game. 

So there’s that! You might also noticed that the protagonist’s portrait is a bit different - I changed the design a little, but it’s basically just a color swap:

 I felt like the original color scheme was too light and needed more contrast, so here’s that change. I might also get a multiple parallax script or something going because I am not too happy with that background :\

Anyways, I’ll keep you guys posted! 

Okay but like, I wonder what Symmetras special interests are? Imagine Symmetra with an interest in bugs.

Imagine Symmetra sitting there, studying a new ant colony. Lucio walks up to her and asks; “Hey, I thought you didn’t like gross stuff?” And Symmetra looks at him right and the eye and says.

“Ants are not just gross, they have a structured society. They work for their queen every minute, and everything they do is to keep order in the colonies.”

And she goes on for like 10 minutes info-dumping. And Lucio’s just kinda sitting there super baffled.

Symmetra with weird special interests.

February 13th, 2017, is the day that I took the action step I promised I’d do in order to combat structural racism. For those who do not understand how fearful it can be to do something like that, it feels like you’re crossing the road at a time when traffic is seriously about to hurt you.

I was tense, and my head felt hot. My body language portrayed guardedness, and at times, I wanted to cry. Thankfully, I had allies who were able to read these cues well and helped keep me afloat on behalf of everyone impacted by racism.

My goal was to make the first step in addressing the voicelessness often inherent in internalized oppression, and I was able to accomplish it today.

I just have to remember the wise words of someone whom I felt I had to share this moment with, “I’m so happy for you, but please protect yourself.” With change comes the battle to maintain the status quo so I have to be smart about it.

I don’t want to get hit by any cars.

  • right-winger: leftist pinkos just want to redistribute the wealth and expand the size of government!!
  • an actual leftist: actually those are short-term solutions proposed only as long as capitalism is a thing. as long as an elite class hierarchically controls the means of production and sources of wealth, higher taxation on the wealthy and more middleman government programs/regulations will be necessary. in the transition from capitalism to socialism, we do favor large-scale wealth redistribution, but from there we want the entire economic framework changed to one involving democratic job complexes and production for human need rather than for the profit of the elite class; at that point, "big government" for the sake of redistribution and regulation will no longer be necessary because the system as a whole would actually be structured to work for the people rather than just mostly elites, and thus egalitarianism and oversight by the people for the people would be written into the economy's genetic makeup.
  • right-winger: leftist pinkos are always trying to take away our guns!!
  • an actual leftist: actually many of us support the inalienable right of self-defense for the oppressed against their oppressors. guns and gun culture are incredibly dangerous when linked with reactionary ideals, which is why we want cops, violent patriarchs, and fascists disarmed. in imperialist white supremacist heteropatriarchal capitalism, the oppressors should relinquish their guns first.
  • right-winger: leftist pinkos don't want people to keep the product of their labor!!
  • an actual leftist: actually we want a system where people are better able to retain the product of their labor; if you work for a boss in a capitalist firm (i.e. most people) the grand majority of your labor product belongs to the boss and you have no say over what happens with it or with production as a whole.
  • right-winger: leftist pinkos hate freedom!!
  • an actual leftist: actually we want more freedom for the average person, in the sense that we want all people to have influence over and access to the things that involve them and the things they need. flat workplace democracy is more conducive to human freedom than vertical workplace autocracy. reduced working hours that arise from automation and democratic production-for-need are more conducive to human freedom than long hours of exploited labor for the benefit of capitalists.
  • right-winger: .....
  • right-winger: .....
  • right-winger: i'm gonna pretend i didn't hear any of that.

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hey gamers i have some bad news

my cat’s been diagnosed with a spinal injury of some sort. we need to do x-rays (roughly 300 dollars) and potentially a spinal tap to find out the exact problem but it’s clearly not something we can ignore. i just spent all my money on vet bills and i have like two packets of pasta and half a bag of rice to last me for the next two weeks.

if you have some spare cash laying around and wanna throw me five bucks to help me keep myself fed while we’re investigating my cat’s spine i’d really appreciate it.

additionally, i have skill as an editor and i’m perfectly willing to do some cheap work if you’d like to get something out of this. i can do anything from more intensive structural editing (where i work closely with you as you write and help fine-tune the narrative) or simple proofreading. i can edit anything from fanfiction to a resume or cover letter.

my paypal and email address is lackadaisicals@hotmail.com

thanks for reading and boosting, please wish my cat luck and a smooth recovery.

“Don’t Burst My Bubble” – Following a severe storm, Happy’s friend Ada (Mary Mouser), who lives in a sterile bubble to protect her compromised immune system, is left with dangerous debris on the verge of puncturing the structure. Now, Team Scorpion works to safely move Ada to a more secure location without risking her life, on SCORPION, Monday, Feb. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Art Help: Figures

Because you asked, let’s talk about bodies now. I know some cartoonists like to just throw anatomy out the window altogether, which can be fun and creative, but I prefer to know what’s inside and behind the things I’m drawing, I like to know what constructs a body, including the human figure, so #1 advice would be to just do a lot of figure drawing when you can:

 It doesn’t even have to be 100% realistic all the time, just learn to do it properly. After a while, you’ll be able to whip up a body in whatever pose you want without references. I drew these two tutorial pages without checking references or anything, these are just blind doodles, which shows that practice and the knowledge of structure work wonders! (And that I probably should’ve checked out some muscle references afterall but ehh close enough.)

And now, onto how you can get creative with what you’ve learned.

As it is always, just the sheer shape of a character’s body can be an instant visual indicator of their personality. Use this wisely and strategically. Unconventionality can add to this too. (Toothpick arms on a round-bellied character can look quite comical. Or sometimes it’s just a nice change.) However, though that kind of stuff is a long way from realistic anatomy, I still prefer to always make up a core structure to a given character, however impossible their body may be biologically. This way you won’t have ill-proportioned characters, you won’t lose control over them, and you can pinpoint where their centre of gravity is, and so on. Learn to find the possibilities of breaking free from realism but limit this freedom so that your character still makes sense and doesn’t lose form like a melting pudding. Know how far they can bend, stretch, etc. This would be vital if you were to make the character move. Take this jumping sack, for example:

This was just some weight practice from a few of months ago, I only posted it on my other blog just because it wasn’t anything interesting, really. (Look at it go “woouummmpfh”. ^^) That’s why structure, joints and weights and centres of gravity matter. You can get creative and simplify bodies to whatever extent you feel like but I personally prefer to keep characters make sense - it’s a bit harder to make work but it pays off so much when they can be shaped more dynamically when the need arises!

That’s all, you can find tons of anatomy tutorials and references around the internet and, if you can’t get a chance to go to a firgure drawing class, I’d even suggest doing favours for your friends/family/boyfriends/girlfriends/mysterious neighbours in exchange for them posing for a couple of hours for you. (Or blackmail your crush into it and write in about how it went. Or, don’t take life advice from me and you’ll probably be fine…)

Hope this is helpful and, as always, have fun drawing!

Februpony day two: favorite supporting character; this started out sweetie bell but did’t end well so have some Big Mac

Sorry that his face looks more like the horse from toy story, these heads are so hard to draw 

Regulations

By: ProMarvelFanGirl

Pairing: Steve x Reader

Warnings: Slight Smut - this is my first taste of some smut.  I hope it is good

Summary: Steve has some habits that he kept from the army. 

A/n: hope you like this.  I was once again inspired by Friends. 


Living with Steve had taught you many things.   He ate super healthy.  He liked his coffee black.  He ate breakfast while reading his paper every morning.   Though it had been decades since he was in the Army, he still held some of the habits.   His socks were always rolled perfectly and he could iron better than anyone on the planet.  He also loved making the bed.  While he was structured with his work and daily routine, he was quite unstructured when it came to his love and treatment of you.

He had this habit of spoiling and pampering you in the most surprising ways.   Like last night, when he had come back from his month long mission, you opened your front door to find him holding a pizza and wearing a big grin.  You let out a squeal grabbing the pizza and his hand and pulling him inside.  After some pizza and your favorite movie, he went on to show you just how much he missed you while he was gone.

Waking up in Steve’s arms was always perfection.  His muscle hardened chest was always the perfect pillow.   You decided that since he was on vacation for a few days that you would take care of all the chores.   He saved lives everyday, the least you could do was let him laze around the house all day when he got in.

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