this is what you call true artist

Woah man, I’ve got so much love for that dude [Zayn], like, look at him, look at the position he’s in. He’s trying to be true to himself, he’s following his own instincts artistically and like I said in this time when people are being told that -you know- brown people or Muslims or immigrants or the boogie man, it’s important to have someone like that, at that level, doing what he is. And he’s repping hard, man. So yeah, that track is a freestyle track man, we jumped in and we just spatted off the dome and you have to wait to see - how and why the song is called Zayn Malik. I’m not giving too much away.

Something that I’ve always found pretty interesting is the treatment of ‘art’ as 'science’. That is, the idea that just like with how building something has rules (physics) and that the same thing will almost always work in similar situations being applied to creating art, as well. It’s actually more true than most people (especially the average artist) will acquiesce to, since I think a lot of creators like to keep a bit of mysticism to what they do.

It’s also pretty funny, since once you start seeing one of these patterns you’ll see them everywhere, cause there really are a handful of tricks that are applied widely to creative works, at least those with narratives and characters. One of the most common (especially these days) is something I’m going to call the 'half-developed cast’. Or maybe the 'Two-Dimensional Cast’? Whatever, I’m not a linguist.

Keep in mind that I don’t think what I’m describing is objectively 'good’ or 'bad’, I’m just pointing out a pattern and the fact it’s definitely effective. It’s like the 'blue and orange’ thing. Not exactly good or bad, but interesting and once you see it you’ll see it fucking EVERYWHERE

The basic idea is that by creating a cast of characters that have more depth than the standard 'one-dimensional’ character but less depth than a fully flexed out character you might find in a more elaborate, thorough work, you can cause a wider audience to relate and project upon your cast than you would with either well-developed characters or one-dimensional ones. Why will the audience project more on a half-developed character than a fully-developed one? Well, I’ll tell you.

Humans are sort of, for lack of a better term, self-absorbed. We tend to think in terms of ourself; we assume how we would react to things is how others would as well. It’s sort of the cause of all human conflict. So a well-developed character is going to 'miss’ with a lot of people. But a half-developed character, with carefully placed holes for the audience to fill in themselves, can be very effective and allow a wider audience to relate with them than the fully-developed one. We’ll project our own feelings onto the character. It works. And a lot of works in recent years have had whole casts of them.

But it’s not as simple as that. There’s also a lot of other tricks used in tandem to make the characters 'pop’ with the audience. To help make them seem more distinct even though they aren’t, really. And these tricks are used in everything from children’s works, to works for teenagers, to works for adults.

Here’s some of the most common tricks.

  • The characters all have immediately recognizable silhouettes
  • The characters are all strongly tied to a single color
  • The characters have a unique accent or manner of speaking from the rest of the cast
  • The characters all have a unique symbol.

Let’s take a look at some things that are fairly popular, and see if these tricks are in use. At least some of them will be!

Yep.

M-hm.

Three!

Okay, let’s try stuff that isn’t for babies. Surely things aimed at an older audience wouldn’t use the same tricks, would it?

Or

Maybe

Not.

In works meant for straight-up adults they hide these tricks a bit better, but

They’re still in there.

# 1,349

Minnie Riperton “Inside My Love” (1975)

Most famous for being sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for “Lyrics To Go” (1993). But have you even listened to the original? Have you? I can’t, for the life of me, remember any other female vocalist whose overall desire and passion in one song are both validated in true talent and upfront honesty. To me, the best tracks are made with unrestrained artists who are totally unafraid to voice how they truly feel and how their listeners feel in return. That is what you experience with “Inside My Love”. This is where Minnie Riperton pushes all-in entirely on you and you can’t help but to shut down completely because you’re too caught up in the moment of what Riperton is offering; all or nothing.

Absolutely unbelievable.

anonymous asked:

HeeLLOoo there Trashie!! Couldn't help but notice the post about you being a self taught artist and sayin' it explains why you're so bad. MAybe it was a joke buuuttt still, I must say. No. No. stahp the negativeness. you are a radical artist with some killer skills and a *mild* love for arnie schwartz. Be proud of that. be so dang proud of that. We all love you trishasauras!! <3

It was part-joke, part-”i actually do believe that this is true” thing…

But…thank you ;_; Mmmm, I’m sorry I was negative there XD Hehe (YOU CALLED ME “TRISH”ASAURUS?? *FFAINTS* MY HEART…)

OMG THE FACT THAT I MADE MY LOVE FOR ARNIE SO BOLD IS INSANE ANIKLDASNK YOU GUYSS (yannow what to draw for my b-day now, right? besides wildehopps and sonic stuff ofc ainksdnk)

Today marks the first day that “Overview” is officially for sale both online and in stores across the United States. This moment is a dream come true for me and is one that would not have been realized without the support of everyone who has followed the project. Without a doubt, the enthusiastic community that has gathered to view the images each day inspired my publisher to reach out to me last July. Then, the book deal gave me the push I needed to leave my job and focus on Daily Overview full-time. Three years ago, I had never heard of the Overview Effect, nor was I anything close to what you might call an artist or an author. I hope in addition to the perspective that these images offer us, this project has shown what can happen when you pursue your dreams and work that you not only want to do, but also work that you think will make our planet a better place. To me, this book represents the most significant milestone along that journey so far, and I am excited to share in that celebration with every single of one you. If you would like to support my ongoing efforts, you can share a post about the project or simply buy a book online (link below) or in stores today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Ben

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ABOUT ME TAG

Tagged by @sander-sonia So here it is ! Sorry I’m late ! But you know.. Uni… ><


Nicknames : Oh I don’t have many since.. Well.. No one needed (or tried) to give me one. You can call me Ama. (Or Stinky,Or Grani Thanks to @sander-sonia )

Star sign : Cancer

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Fav music artist : Don’t have one honestly, I just can’t follow one artist like a true fan. I just listen to music which I like~

Song stuck in my head :The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy and Demons by Imagine Dragon (Thanks @sander-sonia)

Last movie I watched : Your Name (FINALLY !!)

My clothes : Jeans, sweat, vest, and confortable shoes.

When I did create this blog : It’s been a couple of years I think…

What I post : Manga, meme, games, anything I find funny, beautiful, or good to know !

Do I get asks regularly : Nope . _ .

Why this URL : “A” for my name, “Chloe” ‘cause it’s one of my favorite name, “98″ Is a special number~

Gender : Gurl~

Hogwarth house : Hufflepuff~! (And liiiiitlle bit Ravenclaw)

Pokémon Team : *Dab*

Favorite Color : Violet-Green

Dream Job : I’m the kind of person who see that every job is fine. But 

Number of blankets : 2 thick blankets, and a third one aside if I still feel cold.

Followers : Between 60-70 : /

I have something to say.

After hearing about the possible changes in healthcare I feel nothing but disappointment for the state this country is in. I’ve been angry while listening to the news and learning what changes are being implemented. I am unsurprised to only be met with more negative news every single time. Donald Trump, you are quickly becoming one of the worst Presidents in US History and I am ashamed to call myself an American because of you. You do not represent true American values. You are a racist con artist and a predator. You make fake promises and then you screw people over like you have in the past. You’re a liar, a manipulator, and an evil man.

You never stood for my rights. I always knew that, even when people defended you while you were running for office. I am a woman of color and I know for a fact that my life doesn’t matter to you because it never fucking did.

I want you to know that you’re the reason I look over my shoulder everywhere I walk. I worry if I will be raped because I am woman or if I will be brutally assaulted because of my ethnic background. Sometimes I worry about both. I want you to know that my lgbt friends are in despair because the rights they fought so long for are slowly being stripped away again. I want you to know that it’s ridiculous that my black friends have to prove why their lives still matter. I want you to know that my mother who waited so long for the surgery she needs has been sitting here crying all morning because of your possible new healthcare plan.

But most of all, I want you to know that I truly fear for the future generation because of the new education system you’re trying to implement. We are truly in the process of dumbing down America.

I am sickened, disgusted, and unsurprised by everything. And that’s the worst part. We should expect the leader of our country to make good decisions. You have truly lowered my standards as you continue to destroy core American values.

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Seriously, people like sexyagendergirl and matriarchalmuffin are the reasons why fandoms in general are considered toxic and I am glad I have no part in any. You know the world has gone to pot when an artist gets harassed and called racist for exercising her right to use artistic license in her work. What is racist is using the color of Zamii’s skin of to dismiss the fact that she is a fellow Latino. She’s done nothing wrong, and if she has she apologized for it! You claim to be “social justice warriors” but you don’t even know what that term means. Your appalling actions and words are the complete opposite of how a true SJW would act. There is no room in the real world for people who conduct themselves as heinously as you all do, you hypocrites! Besides, your arguments against her have no rational basis. Which is the reason why you can only back your drivel up with expletives. You all should be ashamed of yourselves! This woman almost killed herself, what more do you overzealous sociopaths want from her!?

I don’t feel there is any injustice when people expand beyond my music and speculate on who certain songs might be about. I’ve never named names, so I feel like I still have a sense of power over what people say—even if that isn’t true, and even if I don’t have any power over what people say about me. The fact that I’ve never confirmed who those songs are about makes me feel like there is still one card I’m holding. So if you’re going to look at your life and say, “I get to play sold-out football stadiums all over the world. I get to call up my favorite artists and ask them to perform with me, and most of the time they say yes. I get to be on the cover of this magazine”—this is all because I write songs about my own life. So I would feel a little strange complaining about how it’s covered.

ATTENTION ALL NEW SHAWOLS

In general new SM kpop fans. Remember that SHINee will probably lip sync their first stage. Its what SM does to all their artists, so dont be shocked. Dont shame them. Dont call them liars. Dont call them untalented. They’re doing what they’re told and it happens every comback. But thats only the first stage. Dont say they lipsync every time cuz you know its not true. They are known for their beautiful LIVE preformances.

I don’t feel there is any injustice when people expand beyond my music and speculate on who certain songs might be about. I’ve never named names, so I feel like I still have a sense of power over what people say—even if that isn’t true, and even if I don’t have any power over what people say about me. The fact that I’ve never confirmed who those songs are about makes me feel like there is still one card I’m holding. So if you’re going to look at your life and say, “I get to play sold-out football stadiums all over the world. I get to call up my favorite artists and ask them to perform with me, and most of the time they say yes. I get to be on the cover of this magazine”—this is all because I write songs about my own life. So I would feel a little strange complaining about how it’s covered.
—  Taylor Swift when asked “does the fact that you write about yourself in such a confessional style require intelligent people to look at your music through that lens?” for GQ Magazine

Felix is a struggling artist with a store of sugar daddies at his call, offering Gavaris broad scope as an actor: “What you’re given in this playground is this opportunity to reveal the true nature of human beings, with a safety net. You can reveal yourself with total abandon, show every part of yourself - the ugliness, the joyfulness, the love and bravery, and you get to do it all without being judged because you hide behind the veil of the medium, and the character.”

I don’t feel there is any injustice when people expand beyond my music and speculate on who certain songs might be about. I’ve never named names, so I feel like I still have a sense of power over what people say—even if that isn’t true, and even if I don’t have any power over what people say about me. The fact that I’ve never confirmed who those songs are about makes me feel like there is still one card I’m holding. So if you’re going to look at your life and say, “I get to play sold-out football stadiums all over the world. I get to call up my favorite artists and ask them to perform with me, and most of the time they say yes. I get to be on the cover of this magazine”—this is all because I write songs about my own life. So I would feel a little strange complaining about how it’s covered.

I don’t feel there is any injustice when people expand beyond my music and speculate on who certain songs might be about. I’ve never named names, so I feel like I still have a sense of power over what people say—even if that isn’t true, and even if I don’t have any power over what people say about me. The fact that I’ve never confirmed who those songs are about makes me feel like there is still one card I’m holding. So if you’re going to look at your life and say, “I get to play sold-out football stadiums all over the world. I get to call up my favorite artists and ask them to perform with me, and most of the time they say yes. I get to be on the cover of this magazine”—this is all because I write songs about my own life. So I would feel a little strange complaining about how it’s covered

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Tumblr, as much as I love you for all the good you bring to social justice, what you’re doing with the recent attack in Paris is both upsetting and deeply insulting for French people.

You call us a people united in biggotry. You call the caricaturists from Charlie Hebdo racist and islamophobic. And all of this based on misinformation and taking a number of things out of context. While it’s true that lots of people found some of their drawings provocative and sometimes tactless, the drawings were used to criticize and denounce extremists, whether they have a political or religious origin. One of the artists was even in a relationship with a Muslim woman, and publically spoke out against both racism and islamophobia. They were murdered because they spoke out against religious oppressors, whose main victims are Muslim people throughout the world.

Do you honestly believe that French Muslims would be joining in the movement if Charlie Hebdo truly was a racist/islamophobic paper? You can criticize the way they went about things, but if you’re capable of saying that they deserved death and that France is a country of racist biggots fighting for the right to be racist rather than freedom of speech, then I honestly don’t know what to tell you.

Yes, it’s also true that a couple of terrorists (because that’s what they are) have tried to lash out against Muslims in various places in France. But these incidents were the acts of isolated parties, who to my knowledge have been arrested, and are being treated by the law as terrorists just like the men who killed the journalists. If you’re capable of saying that all of France is racist and islamophobic because of these terrorists, then you’re no better than those who say that all Muslims are terrorists because of the horrific acts of a handful of extremists.

So please tumblr. Keep fighting for social justice, just not through misinformation.