why thank you for noticing. I really only care about one (1) of them, the others are there to fuel my need for constant unending attention and will be discarded after doing their job. I also lovingly construct a different personality for each and every one of them (:
Even if you never listen to any other thing I have to say, please listen to this:
Stop disparaging your work.
No matter what form it takes, prefacing your work with phrases like, “This sucks; This is probably bad; I’m not a good writer/artist/creator but I did this anyway,” is a two-edged knife and both sides are lethal.
On the one hand, putting yourself down rots away not only any self-esteem you do have, but any you might be trying to build. If the most constant voice in your life – your own – tells you you’re awful, you’ll never be any good, why bother when so-and-so is ‘better’ or such-and-such is ‘more popular’ guess what? You’ll start believing that voice. And, chances are, you’ll stop creating anything at all, because why bother?
The other deadly edge of the knife is that if you’re putting work out there – and I see this all the time – with tags or artist’s/author’s notes that say, “This probably sucks,” or variants, many people won’t give it a chance. They will never even click the read more or the link that might let them make up their own minds because you’ve already told them it’s not worth their time. People are pretty susceptible to suggestion. If you start them off with the thought, “This is going to suck,” even those who do click that read more will be predisposed to see the flaws you’ve prepared them for and think poorly of your effort.
Stop disparaging your own work.
I know it’s hard. I do. Putting yourself out there where anyone can see and anyone can say anything is so terrifying. Creative work is personal. It often leaves us feeling particularly vulnerable. When we’re vulnerable and afraid of being hurt, we often get defensive even before anything bad has been said. A lot of the time, that defensiveness comes out as self-deprecation.
Nothing is ever perfect. Everything has flaws. That’s part of what makes each creation unique. Some people will love your work. Others won’t. That goes with the territory. Make art for the audience who’ll love you, not the ones who won’t. Above all – and I cannot stress this enough – make sure that you are part of that first audience. That starts by not putting yourself down in the instant you put yourself out there.
Creating work is challenging and scary and wonderful and brave. Letting other people see that work? Even more so. Keep working. Keep learning. Keep failing and trying and failing and trying; that’s the only way any of us learn and grow and change and get better.
But most of all? Stop putting yourself down. You deserve better than that. Yes. You do. You really, truly do.
Apparently people draw the six of them together a lot and I see that some Japanese artists tag/title pokecen-invasion?? in their pokevillain works related to these six guys on Pixiv (because of that villain promo in Japan I guess) so like why not come up with a combo name for it
I like how the phandom has decided that 2017 is the year Dan and Phil will come out, move and get a dog (also possibly get married but like honestly isn’t that supposed to happen in 2022?). And whenever Dan and Phil say they’ll do anything (upload a video, do a joint lveshow etc) we get really excited and we’re like ‘YES, this is IT, guys. They are coming out as a couple. They are anouncing that they got a puppy, they got engaged and that they will soon move. I know it. I just KNOW it. I CAN FEEL IT!’. And then it ends up being just another pleasant, domestic, funny video and we just stand there like ‘wut’ for a bit and then we find a new thing to scream about (eg THEY WERE NOT WEARING ANY PANTS)
A/N: Here it is! Whoo, writing three parts in one day is a lot of work. But I’m glad I finished and I’m really proud of this final part. Now i can focus on some requests that I’ve gotten as well. So please enjoy!
I talked to multiple people today about my romantic orientation and it just proved to me how little is known about aromanticism and it was honestly depressing. One girl was under the impression that it was my choice? And another girl asked why I’m so affectionate if I’m aro. I guess when I say I’m aroace people think I’m some sort of closed off prude? For one, just because I enjoy hugging and kissing my friends on the cheeks doesn’t mean I’m romantically attracted to them. Most people don’t seem to understand platonic attraction or squishes either (like the concept of a squish, I don’t expect them to know the term). Idk man, ig all I gotta say is I wish people were more educated on asexuality and aromanticism and that action =/= attraction ://
Tanuma, the ever-loving boyfriend, volunteers himself, and no one else, to go visit Natsume, and when the two of them met–
–they’re so relieved (Tanuma) and delighted (Natsume) that it’s adorable.
And in Natsume’s room, Tanuma confesses that he didn’t know what to do if Natsume was in one of those sticky youkai situations again but he came anyway, despite of the possible danger, because he thought that out of everyone, he would be the one able to help–
–and it just shows how much Tanuma actually thought this through, despite seeming to only volunteer on the spot.
And if we look at it, the reason why Tanuma thought he was the one who could help was because he knows what Natsume is going through, and consequently, the reason for that is because Natsume trusts him enough to tell him first about Reiko and his problems in the family.
To be honest, I couldn’t take tanunatsu as a serious romantic relationship because at first, I only ever saw them as platonic friends.
But then I scrolled through the tanunatsu/tanuma x natsume tag here on tumblr and I’m slowly, slowly coming to really like the idea of them being a couple. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m guessing just a little bit more prompting and I’m full on a tanunatsu shipper.
So, yeah. Later, I’mma read some tanunatsu fics, so if you guys have any recommendations then I would appreciate it if you shared some with me ^_^
I want to mash-up with you forever, Britt. I mean, some people love someone because they make them a better person, and that’s not why I love you, because you’ve always just wanted me to be myself. You’re my favourite person in the whole world. And we’re a big deal, you know, like no matter how many times we’ve tried to put our thing down and walk away from it, we can’t… Because I don’t want to live my life without my one true love. Brittany S. Pierce, will you marry me?
I have tried to remain quiet but I can’t take it anymore.
This is the ask that started it all.
This just seemed like one of those weird asks I get but this person kept going. Kept saying i was fetishizing child rape because I referenced the titanic in a fic. I got spammed asks, hate, and eventually just stopped posting them since this is what the person wanted. My fic? Was about Victor and Yuuri on their wedding night and Victor draws Yuuri. I referenced the titanic in only a reference of the infamous line and the post Victor drew Yuuri in. It should be noted that this was the collab and the artist received 0 hate.
I eventually just shut down my ask after the one about tuxedo mask and sailor moon because I couldn’t even think of when I talked about them on my blog. The post it turns out was this:
One fucking tag about a ship from when I was 10 years old that was the first thing I thought of when reblogging this stupid chain post. A post that was on my MAIN BLOG so yeah, I was really going out of my way to hide it. I apologize because I honest to god forgot the age gap. The only thing I remembered was that they were together. (I didn’t even remember the fucking character’s names. Just the superhero ones.) From the bottom of my heart I am sorry and I swear I do not ship this anymore.
But then the person made a hate blog about me. Started spam sending asks to other blogs saying I was a pedophile. Saying that I was in support of this shit because of one fucking tag. Mutuals tried talking to them only for them to be called pedophile apologists. They @’ed my main and my side multiple times a DAY.
Btw, in case you’re wondering why I was silent, the 10th is the anniversary of my dad’s death. I’ve been fucking mourning. I’ve been avoiding extra stress and throwing myself into things like Overwatch or my TAZ relisten or vc’ing with friends. I didn’t want to engaged in fucking discourse. I’m still not 100% ok but they won’t stop until I fucking talk about it i guess so you got your wish.
Great job at attempting to make my ask look bi-homophobic, but nah. I'm not having any of that. Laxus wasn't written into males and that is what I defend. Respect towards how he was written. By badass I mean that he needs no romance. And I am just tired of seeing this whole Fraxus fandom screaming "omg!!! fraxus!!" at literally nothing. Your evidence is literally Laxus protecting his friends, Freed included, because he is his FRIEND. But there is literally zero attraction there. Chill already.
Yikes. Honey, I think you’re the one who needs to chill… You literally jumped back into my ask-box with more hate messages mere minutes after I posted an ask that you sent me last night. Like, just how much are you stalking my blog?
Btw, I never tried to make you look bi/homophobic – that’s on you, bud. But, hey…
It’s actually hilarious that you’re this ironically and hypocritically bent out of shape about Fraxus shippers (enjoying a fictional pairing within their own tags, mind you) and claiming our content as “nothing”, when all of the female-featuring Laxus ships are largely fabricated from heteronormativity, initially based merely on a chapter cover or Laxus’ pre-developed sexist deviancy. 😂 You’re arguing that you don’t care about romance now, but then why did you care enough to message me about it in the first place?
Also, you realise that ships fundamentally originate from one party being vocally affectionate and showcasing or stating their feelings for another character, right? In this case, Freed is confirmed to have such for Laxus. So, already, Fraxus holds more canon weight with that factor alone than any of the other Laxus pairings. 🤔 Additionally, they have the most moments and (obviously) interaction. But here’s the argument that apparently went over your narrow-minded head – Fraxus have moments that parallel some of the other FT pairings; by this, I’m trying to get at how that they would be approved and accepted if either one were of the opposite sex (still based on said same moments, as similar scenes are enough for the other couples to be shipped because of).
Now, I won’t bite and detail the evidence of every Fraxus moment in canon, since that’s partly already been done by others and – in brief with some scenes (1 & 2) – myself before. But take a read of those more recent panels I’ve provided with the accompanying analysis alone, then attempt to argue that they don’t mirror moments other ships (in and out of FT) have had or that they wouldn’t be embraced & supported as a pretty much unquestionable pairing if one of them were female. 🙃
“Laxus wasn’t written into males and that is what I defend. Respect towards how he was written.” Ok. 😑 [ 1 ] You’ve never studied media, huh? It’s common sense and perceptible from any medium – and, you know, society – that same-sex [relation]ships are treated with subtly, implied rather than emphatically stated and held to a much different standard than straight pairs (1 & 2). Characters that never express attraction are still labelled as heterosexual and even heavily coded queer characters have their presented sexuality erased by some readers/viewers because such hasn’t been declared literatim, even though nobody expects it from straight roles. Sexuality is still a very controversial subject – as any scholar or study in this field will tell you – as such, creators shy away from heavily depicting it, due to fear of backlash. Plus, marriage equality is still illegal in Japan and male/male relationships are particularly an issue in shonen especially. [ 2 ] There is nothing in canon that suggests Laxus isn’t “into” Freed, as I’ve stated before – he reads as male-leaning biromantic (with Freed) and female-leaning bisexual (with Cana & Lucy). His deepest relationship (alongside his bond with Makarov) is with Freed, and their scenes convey the same tones that Gaj/evy (& others) had [before G/L’s canonisation in 487]. [ 3 ] How about instead of “respect” towards how you’ve personally perceived that fictional character to be written, you respect the tagged opinions of others who are passionate about both the ship and the mentioned sexualities because it’s important to them, perhaps hits close to home/provides representation and maybe because they simply enjoy a cute pairing?
You know, this is the exact reason why I stayed out of the Fairy Tail fandom for so long… Guess what? Some people are actually capable of seeing opinions they don’t like and having the maturity and willpower to not harass someone over some fictional pairings! Crazy, right? 😱 Seriously, it’s that simple, dude. Hey, don’t like something? Roll your eyes and move on! Block tags that you’re so strongly adverse to, damn. Speaking of which, I don’t need this negativity, so consider yourself and your multiple Fraxus & sexuality-insulting (whether you intend for them to come across as such or not) messages blocked. 👋🏼 Bye, Felicia.
harley being with a man, a black man, is not oppressing anybody, it does not erase her being bi/pan, it does not erase her relationship with ivy (who was not even in suicide squad;the 2016 movie) you having a problem with people shipping her with a black man,
when there’s clear build up to a romantic thing between them in the movie,
is you trying to erase him, not us erasing her attraction to multiple genders.
I understand instagram needs to repost in order to share art… which is completely fine but when they … I guess take it for their own or not credit… or make it as if they made it… (you get the point) then that can get a bit annoying. I personally don’t care because there’s so many of them doing it that it gets confusing … like “Wait… I thought @SuperDuckling6699573833 drew this… Wait why has @sexylegs1015779 posted this?!?! WHO’S THE ARTIST ?!?”…
ANYWAY - It would be much appreciated if all users would credit us if you post our art. We’re totally cool with you guys sharing them but crediting is very important - we speak for all artists.
Chicknologia was here.
Will delete later - Cross-tagging so word gets around I guess
Just to say, this is a rant post to all the people sending hate messages to the septiplier fandom calling them cringy, retarded, annoying, ect.
I ship septiplier, I think its cute but in not aloud to say that on this website am I? I’m not aloud to tag it with “Markiplier” and “Jacksepticeye” am I?
Yeah actually. I am.
Unless its legit sin (or porn what ever you prefer to call it) I will tag Septiplier posts with Markiplier and Jacksepticeye because guess fucking what? That’s the two people in the ship.
If I drew or wrote about Crankiplier, I would tag “Crankgameplays” and “Markiplier” and probably get little to no hate. But because of something Mark and Jack said a long time ago the half of the fandom that’s against Septiplier are toxic.
Yeah I said it.
You people, the ones who call us cringy and toxic little girls are actually the toxic one yourselves.
What’s Mark’s and Jack’s way?
Be kind to all people and respect them.
So why not respect us? I’m sure Mark wouldn’t want me to take a screenshot of my ask box when I post something Septiplier and @ him because we all know he wouldn’t say good job and pat them on the back, he would be repulsed and you know Jack would to.
So for the love of god, stop hating on Septiplier shippers please. I’ve known people who have self-harmed because of the words that people have left in there ask box.
If you want to hate on me, go ahead.
Send me all your pissed off messages because I’m putting this in the main Mark and Jack tags and no I’m not going to delete this post or remove them from the tags.
Spread this around if you believe in it, please. I need people to see this so we can quite possibly make a difference