sunrise-sets

anonymous asked:

Soup your art has such life to it, can i get advice on drawing, my art looks to dead. Your have nice lines in your drawings very soft, what do you use?

im not sure what you mean by life? :’o sorry

generally what i always say to people is to try and use the line of action to get your poses more lifelike, and for the lines try practicing with quick single strokes instead of several rough sketchy lines

also personally i use a lot of curves^ but im not sure if thats what u meant

Depression + Clinginess = Loyalty (a Space Australia post)

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Lots of posts go around like “what if humans were the ‘F*** THE POLICE COMIN STRAIGHT FROM THE UNDERGROUND’ ones?” or “what if humans were the ‘according to subset A of division 42 of blahblahblah’ ones?”

but what about the clingy depressed (and in this case, religious) ones? :D

“I do not understand, Human IssMaggie, why are you not joining your other crewmates in the celebration of your first awakening?”

“HuhwhAH…oh…yamean mah bertday…”

“Human IssMaggie, are you intoxicated?” *by this point just giving up on getting the humans to stop drinking and just worried about the state of Maggie’s mind*

“wussitooya?”

“…oh my stars you are. Why do you put yourself through mourning rituals on a celebration day?”

“…yanno i lurb you guysss…y'all’re mah…bessfrens…”

“*alien version of a sigh* I shall take you back to your quarters, IssMaggie.”

“…grea'er lurb hashbrown…nobody…then to gib their life…fer their frens…yanno what I mean?”

Then later, when the ship is facing peril:

“HEY PLAXARIAN SCUMHOLES! HEEEEEEEEEERE’S MAGGIE!!!”

*internally* “HUMAN ISSMAGGIE YOU HAVE NO WEAPONRY ON YOU THEY CONFISCATED THEM REMEMBER?!”

*human issmaggie proceeds to get badly injured, but it was worth it to get that last punch in to take down the plaxarian leader*

“HUMAN ISSMAGGIE OH MY STARS I THINK HUMANITY’S IDIOM THAT WOULD MAKE THE MOST SENSE IS THAT I’M HAVING AN ANEURYSM”

“What’d I tell you, guys? Greater love has no one than this, to give up their life for their friends?”

“*SCREECHING*”

lol so I got a server job but the uniform is basically $300 fck everything why does money exist why must I have that kind of dollars on hand to make money????

anyway I’ll make you things for dollars so just lemme know I guess?

Also I suck but my Venmo is Emma-Bleker and my paypal is emma_bee196@yahoo.com if u feel like a gd angel

I think Sana’s going to try and set Noora up with Yousef because she thinks Noora likes him and if Sana cant be with him, at least Noora can. Sana always finds a way to “fix” things, and since nothing’s going right in her life, she’s going to try and focus on fixing Noora’s life. In her mind it’ll make sense; Noora likes Yousef, both are non-muslims, and she wont have to think about Yousef anymore. Everyone’s happy but her, and she’ll be ok with it because that’s how it always is for her.

anonymous asked:

I find trans issues to be extremely confusing. I've heard it said that gender is a social construct that doesn't or shouldn't exist. I'm uncomfortable with that idea because I have a gender and I don't want it taken away. At the same time, I worry that that stance takes identity away from other people. I'm open to the idea of gender being a spectrum, but I'm confused by the notion of moving around on that spectrum a lot. What's your perspective on the issue, as a nonbinary person?

Ah! Okay, so an important thing to keep in mind with gender is: you can but you don’t have to.

You can have a gender! You can have a gender that fits your assigned gender! You can have a gender different from your assigned gender! Or you can not have a gender at all! 

Another important thing to keep in mind is: just because something is a social construct doesn’t mean it’s inherently bad.

Justice is a social construct. It is a concept that we, as a society, have invented together. The social construct of justice can be useful–but if it’s applied badly, it can cause harm. (feuds, cycles of vengeance based on the idea of ‘justice’–you see what I mean.)

Fashion is a social construct. The idea of clothing being ‘fashionable’ is a concept that we, as a society, have invented together. The social construct of fashion can be fun–but if it’s applied badly, it can cause harm. (people shunned from a group due to not having the ‘correct’, ‘fashionable’ clothing, for example.)

Gender is a social construct. It is a concept that we, as a society, have invented together. The social construct of gender can be useful for some people–and not useful for others–and when it is applied badly, it can cause harm.

Also! When you say that you are open to the idea of gender as a spectrum, you are perhaps thinking of something like this:

But it is much more useful to think of gender like this:

The Gender Diamond!

Notice that agender is included in the gender diamond–it’s not opposed to the other options, just added to them. 

And see how there’s a spectrum that goes not just from guy to girl…but from genderqueer to agender…from girl to agender…from guy to agender…from girl to genderqueer…from guy to genderqueer…

It’s a much more nuanced thing, and helps more people to be included! 

You having a gender does not take anything away from people who do not, just as agender people not having a gender does not take away yours <3

Now–you also say you would like to understand genderfluidity–having one’s place on the gender diamond move around.

All right, so–let us return to the social construct of fashion as an aid in understanding!

Let us put fashion into a diamond-type-spectrum, like the gender diamond:

Fashion diamond, wheee!

Okay, so imagine that you wake up in the morning. You open your closet–practicality is not a concern today; you have no plans, so what you wear is entirely up to you. 

Where do you fall on the fashion diamond? 

What do you most feel expresses your inner self today? 

Let’s say that you have a week with no plans; a week to wear whatever you feel like wearing–will you always fall on the same place on the fashion diamond every day? Perhaps you will! 

Or perhaps you will move around on the fashion diamond, based on which aspect of your personality/inner self is most prominent on a particular day.

Being genderfluid is, for me, like moving around on the fashion diamond. 

Some days I will feel I am a more formal fashion person. Some days I will feel like casual clothes best reflect what I am feeling. Some days I feel that a semiformal outfit is most appropriate for my current feelings. Some days I go more towards neither casual nor formal.

Just so with my gender:

Some days I will feel closer to being guy; some days I will feel closer to being a girl. Some days I feel like an even mixture of both. Some days neither seems to fit and I feel more agender. But I am always nonbinary!

So! I hope that this has helped to answer your questions, Anon!


(also-also: the fashion diamond isn’t meant to correspond to the gender diamond–I’m not, by any means, saying that being agender is the same as wanting to wear lingerie with spikes! The fashion diamond is just meant to show that things other than gender can be arranged into diamond-style-spectrums, and that moving around on these spectrums is a possibility.)