to use the term 'art' loosely

Fat Sugar Babies

Just started my tumblr but I’ve been in the bowl for a few years and I am FAT (or plus sized if you prefer that)! I get paid usually $1000 for first time dates, get lots of attention on SA and am loving sugar life! Here’s all my tips for you chunky lil babies:

1. GET LACE BOY SHORT UNDERWEAR
This is gonna make your butt look x100 better then in a thong or regular lace panties because it lifts the booty up a little and hides lumps while still looking sexy af! My favourite are the lace boy shorts from Victoria Secret! Oh and always match your bra and undies (no matter what) but you don’t need to buy your bra from Victoria Secret (they don’t have big girl sizes) to match the lace boy shorts!

2. MEN LIKE THICK WOMEN
Getting paid less for having more? FUCK no! You are a fat, curvy, plus sized, piece of fucking art! Don’t let SDs pay you any less then your beautiful fat ass deserves! And as soon as a SD mentions your body negatively and says it will impact your allowance DROP HIM! (Except if he has been with you long term and you are gaining weight rapidly then get him to buy you a gym membership or anything for a diet if that’s what you want but it’s your choice!!)

3. DRINK LOTS OF GREEN OR DANDELION TEA
This will help reduce water retention and speed up metabolism! It might help you loose weight but I use it to keep my nice round tummy looking it’s best and not bloated or swollen!

4. USE A BODY POWDER
Thick girls sweat more…just a curse for being so hot :( To keep cool and from chaffing by a good quality body powder like Lush’s Silk Underwear! It smells amazing and will stop chaffing in the places that are extra fluffy!

5. INVEST IN YOUR WARDROBE
It’s hard to find cheap clothes that look good on a fuller figure. Invest in good quality, expensive looking outfits and you’ll instantly be x10 more attentive to SDs! This goes for all sizes of sugar babies but slim sugar babies can wear a Forever 21 tight black dress and have the material hold up better. Bigger women need better quality fabrics so they don’t stretch, look shiny and appear cheap. Also but yourself a nice purse (with SD money of course) that goes with all your outfits (black or dark brown) to look classy af.

6. SELF CARE IS KEY
Wash your face with Lush cleanser, tone with with hazel and aloe, apply vitamin C serum, apply eye cream, apply moisturizer, wear sunscreen, use self-tanner, exfoliate, get your nails done, get your feet done, condition your hair, get hair cuts often, invest in quality body products, get a silk house coat, make your hands and skin soft as hell!!!! A cared for baby is a sexy baby!!!

7. GET A WAIST TRAINER
Get that wait snatched girl! Thick is great but you want to have a smaller waist then the rest or your figure! Either wear to make your waist smaller over time or wear under dresses at POT dates! Get that coke bottle figure all men (and SDs) will go crazy for!

I’ll add more soon :)

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The Difference Between Tayuu/Oiran (Historical Edo era High-Class Courtesans) and Geisha (Historic and Modern Performing Artists/Entertainers):

Here, I will explain the aesthetic and cultural differences of the Geisha and the Tayuu/Oiran courtesan. Geisha work as entertainers in the modern world. Prostitution was made illegal in Japan in 1959, though Tayuu (known today, and ever since the decline of the Tayuu line in the 1700s, as Oiran) entertain today sans-sexual favors. 

**Please note: though historically, Oiran were working within the sex industry, neither modern Oiran nor Geisha have anything to do with said industry 

Geisha:

  • Make-up: While the white face and red lips are a feature of both courtesan and Geisha, their overall look is different. Oshiroi/Shironuri white powder is used, just like actors do in Kabuki theatre.
  • Dance and Music: Dance is one of the most important things a Geisha trains for. Her rigorous schedule is based around not only clients, parties and performances, but around her strict and traditional dance classes. Many Geisha attend dance classes until they are elderly and continue to perfect their skills, if they hadn’t retired! The shamisen, hand drum or flute are also some of the things Geisha learn, and Jikata Geisha (special Geisha who are trained in music and singing) provide music for a Geisha’s performance at parties (called Ozashiki)
  • Kimono and Obi Belt: The kimono worn by Geisha are very specific and are worn based on many factors, which include the status of the geisha (apprentice geisha (Maiko) have very different kimono from the older, professional geisha (Geiko) in that Maiko are by default more “child-like” and elaborate, with many bright colors and ornaments, while a Geiko wear more even-tones that are simpler but more womanly and elegant.) or are colored and designed by season and occasion. A Geisha’s kimono has about 5 layers of undergarments, tied to the Geisha to create the outer shape of the silk kimono. The obi belt is many meters long and is tied in the back, and takes the strength of another person just to tie it! Maiko wear their obi belts trailing behind them to accentuate their cuter, “youthful” appearance as it makes them appear smaller, while Geiko wear their obi belts tied into a tight, neat box. These kimono are tied together to allow a Geisha to dance and perform and are made to pair elegantly with each dance performance. If the belt were tied loosely in the front, as a courtesan Tayuu/Oiran’s is, then the geisha would be more limited in their dance and it would mask their subtle, minute movements. It is all a true work of art, and each kimono is unique to the Geisha (excepting the kimono used for some dance performances or ceremonies).
  • Hair Ornaments and Footwear: A Maiko wears many finely detailed hair ornaments–many are made of intricate silk designs. Each ornament is hand-crafted by Kyoto artisans and are very valuable; not only in terms of expense, but to the Maiko herself. Ornaments change with seasons, ceremony and rank-changing. A Geiko wears simpler ornaments like tortoise shell style combs and sometimes jade pins, though the ornaments are not limited to those designs. New Maiko wear six-inch high clogs called Okobo, though more experienced Maiko and professional Geiko can wear glossy leather Zori or Geta sandals, depending on the weather/preference.
  • Hair of Maiko and Geiko: The Maiko wear about six different hairstyles, made up of their own hair, within their time as an apprentice (these are–
  1. Wareshinobu–her first hairstyle
  2. Mishidashi–hairstyle for the ceremony of her debut
  3. Ofuku–”Coming of Age” hairstyle; becoming a more senior Maiko
  4. Shimada–used for dance recitals (and it used to be a traditional hairstyle for married women!)
  5. Katsuyama–Used for the annual Cherry Blossom Dances (Miyako Odori) in the month of April
  6. Sakkou–The hairstyle worn by a Maiko for her final two months before debuting as a professional Geiko/Geisha!

Geiko wear their natural hair underneath a wig, in a style referred to as Shimada

  • Geisha as Entertainers: Geisha are trained from their beginnings in the arts of Dance, Music, Tea Ceremony, and are well educated in the cultural arts. They are expert conversationalists; flattery and sake-pouring, along with lively and educated conversation are what Geisha bring to Ozashiki (the parties/events within the Ochaya teahouses). Contrary (extremely) to popular belief, Geisha are not and were never a part of prostitution or the sex industry. Ozashiki are a place for customers–who are not only men, but women or families, wealthy tourists, famous folk or groups of businessmen–to unwind and experience the traditional arts that Geisha have kept alive.


Tayuu/Oiran Courtesans:

  • Make-Up: The Oshiroi/Shironuri white make-up paired with red lips is used much like a Geisha’s. Red accents to eyes, eyebrows and cheeks are also used by both women.
  • Entertainment and Music: There are only about 5 active Oiran entertainers in the “flower town” district of the Kyoto Hanamachi. These women are trained in the traditional arts just as Geisha are–historically, Oiran were high-class Tayuu and were trained in music, flower-arrangment, calligraphy and social arts, but with the added aspect of sexual favors. These women were elite and had the power to personally reject a client. Today, Oiran, though few, exist as historic actresses and as entertainers very much like a Geisha. These women both keep Japan’s history alive.
  • Hairstyle and Hair Ornaments: The hairstyle of an Oiran courtesan is called Datehyougo–as you can see it is an extremely elaborate hairstyle much different than the styles Geiko and Maiko wear. This difference is important, as the Datehyougo hairstyle has perhaps little or even nothing to do with Geisha or their culture. The ornamentals of an Oiran’s hair are a plethora of combs and picks, arranged by rank/status of the courtesan. 
  • Kimono and Obi Belt: Much confusion surrounds the tying of the obi belt between Geisha and courtesans. It’s simple, really: Oiran had their intricately designed obi tied elegantly, though loosely, in the front of their kimono. This was so that clients receiving favor from the courtesan could undo the kimono. Geisha on the other hand, keep their kimono on, tie their obi in styles on the back and are cinched up tight around the Geisha to hold everything together. Their kimono have many more layers than the Geisha–all in an Edo-period fashion. The overall style promotes a more “loose” looking aesthetic, which was very erotic in it’s time. 
  • Footwear: While Okobo and some Geta can be very tall, the footwear of an Oiran can come in the form of 15 cm high, black lacquered Geta. During the Oiran Dochu (Oiran walking parade), an Oiran can be seen walking with her many attendants, swinging her tall Geta out to the side smoothly with each step. It is very beautiful to see!
  • “Attendants”: A big difference between the Oiran and the Geisha is that while Geisha have “younger sisters” whom they take under their wing as apprentices, Oiran have what are called child attendants. These children traditionally were apprentices who would attend to and shadow the courtesan, and who would later be initiated as courtesans as well. 

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you learned something! :)

- @crylie

usuallysublimepenguin  asked:

Digital paintbrushes, holiday, singer?

Digital paintbrushes: 

I have two favorites (see picture). No.1 is from fox-orian’s brush set and 2 is a default Photoshop brush. I use these for 85% of the polished art I do these days and 100% of the sketches/more loose pieces. They’re more versatile than it might seem from the screenshot. 

Holidays:

I like friends’ birthdays, because they are chill and people seem to genuinely have fun there. I used to like Christmas and Easter as a kid, but now they mostly feel rushed and there is a sense of unrealistic expectations, disappointment and excess around them. 

Singer: 

This is hard because I always think in terms of liking bands rather than singers. The singer is just a part of the thing and I don’t single them out normally. Off the top of my head, let’s say Tarja Turunen. I never get tired of listening to her in Nightwish, even after all these years. However, the work she does on her own after she left is kinda boring to me. (So after all, it is the whole package that I like in this case as well.) 

Fellow artists, you cannot guilt trip people into reblogging your art.

I’ve seen quite a few passive-aggressive posts on this topic on Tumblr through the years and I feel like it’s necessary to address this.

And look, I get it. I get where your frustration is coming from. I also get frustrated and sad sometimes, because there are times where things just seem unfair. Sometimes art you personally don’t find as “quality” (using that term loosely because art is very subjective) gets a lot of attention while something you worked very hard on and consider your best work gets little to no attention.

It’s discouraging, I know. Most art that I work on the hardest gets very little attention, while something else that I spent less time on gets lots of it.

But you writing passive-aggressive posts won’t make the situation any better. How popular someone’s art gets is not just based on drawing skills alone. There are so many factors that play into it; is the idea good, what time you post, which people see it at the right time, is the subject you’re drawing very popular at this time and people are checking the tags a lot etc.

If someone just likes your art and doesn’t reblog it, don’t start being bitter. Maybe this thing you posted is something they like but just doesn’t fit with their blog (some people are very picky about what they put on their blog to keep it consistent for their followers etc.). What I’m saying is a lot of popularity is based on luck and right timing.

But I can promise you that you trying to guilt trip someone into reblogging your art won’t make them reblog it. It’s like those posts that have a nice message but then at the end they add “anyone who doesn’t reblog this is a horrible person” or something among those lines. I woud’ve reblogged it, but now that I’ve seen that bullshit attached to it I won’t. That kind of attitude is nasty.

So my advice to you is: keep drawing, do not take numbers too personally & as a sign something is wrong with your art. And especially don’t try to draw something that doesn’t make you happy but you think will get you lots of attention. Draw something you’re proud of and makes you happy. It might not get the attention you think it deserves but you cannot control what people do/find appealing.

Keep on drawing!

This clip will make Harry’s weird ass music make so much more sense. We know he did a lot of writing and recording in Jamaica. He seems to be under the delusion that these efforts proved fruitful and he created “art” (term used very loosely). However, what the rest of the world hears is a different story. This is a Family Guy representation of Harry’s epic fail. Don’t do drugs kids. Don’t do it. 

I guess continuing on the idea of dreams (of which I will write out the dream of the blue-skinned creatures soon.) But on a more constant level, I have this or maybe “these” re-occurring dreams. Now to get into detail on this will take some effort. But more often than not when I dream my dreams take place in the “same” place. I use the term same loosely because after the past 5 years of returning to this place. It’s grown and expanding in a lot of ways that it’s reminiscent of a small town growing into a large city. I ended up naming this place Common Ground. But over time and after many returns, I can actually map most of its streets. I can recreate the different buildings that have appeared. But the most interesting thing about this re-occurring place is the people that live there. See this is where it gets weird, every time i “re-appear” in this place everybody around me has grown and aged. This is the most jarring part of it for me when every time I return I meet the same similar or even descendants of the people I’ve met in previous dreams. It for a time made me think I was going insane. But now it thrills me. Every time I return I’m elated to see them grow and advance more with the world around them. Sadly there’s no real ending or point to this since it’s still occurring and I’m still looking to find the meaning in it. But I am curious does anyone else out there have dreams like this? Not a re-occurring dream of an event from your life but a unique and original creation. something that you’ve never or haven’t seen in your own life. This is always something that made me feel different from everyone else. Is there anyone whose dealt with this double-edged sword too?

I was super stressed today and stuff so I made a little relaxing @markiplier to help me calm down.

I’ve made gifs before but I’ve never done an “animation” (I use that term loosely lol) It’s not the best but I like how it came out :3

I’ve been having a chat with @cjohnweaver on Twitter about the use of pianos in sound art (using this term very loosely here - I hate debating the term though, so I think that’s OK).

We started with talking about the piano as the symbol of all things bourgeois, as exemplified in Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box. From there, we could see that this turns the piano into an obvious point of attack for artists whose work centres around democratising art.

Read our tweet chat here.

I’d like to take this opportunity to share my top five works, in which pianos are abused/destroyed. As you can guess, lots of Fluxus examples here.

Please contribute your favourite piano destruction moments!

No 1 - Al Hansen, Yoko Ono’s Piano Drop (1959)

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The material value of an instrument or object is unimportant within Fluxus, as it is the experience of music and art that is valuable, not the artwork or instrument itself. Al Hansen famously pushed a piano off a five story bombed out building, during his time with the army of occupation in Frankfurt, Germany, which was then to be repeated as an Event in 1959 entitled Yoko Ono’s Piano Drop. The colossal sound of wood smashing to pieces on a hard concrete pavement with the last jolts of the strings, hammers, ivory keys and brass pedals, became a composition. In demolishing a traditional instrument Hansen demonstrates the Fluxus belief in ‘real’ sound. 

No 2 - La Monte Young, Piano Piece for David Tudor #1 (1960)

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(see tweets for score)

Absurd scenarios and impossible predicaments often featured in Fluxus Events. The humour employed by Fluxus artists was of a playful nature, decidedly more light-hearted than the farces and dark satires of Dada or Futurist theatre. A shining example is La Monte Young’s Piano Piece for David Tudor #1, 1960, where the performer is invited to feed the piano with hay and water, and ends when the piano decides whether or not to eat .

No 3 - Annea Lockwood, Piano Burning (1968)

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Part of the series, Piano Transplants, where each piano depend upon fire, water and earth for their transformations.

No 4 - Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Duncan Terrace Piano Destruction Concert (1966)

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One of a number of ‘concerts’ performed by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, using domestic furniture in the Islington home of Jay and Fran Landesman, leading cultural figures in 1960s London. This rediscovered piano thought to be destroyed during the seminal Destruction In Art Symposium (DIAS) in 1966. It is one of the few significant sculptural survivors from DIAS, a pioneering season of events which included performances by Yoko Ono and John Latham.

No 5 - Gordon Monahan, Piano Airlift (1988/2006)

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A Long Aeolian Piano is made by airlifting a piano by helicopter to the top of Gibbet’s Hill, overlooking the harbour of St. John’s. The piano serves as the soundboard for long piano strings suspended down the cliff of the hill. The strings resonate loudly from wind vibrations for duration of installation. In destroying this piano, a new instrument is born. 

1k Special - #3 - University

Character: Rin Matsuoka
Series: (belated) 1k Specials
Word Count: 2106 stop me
AU: College/University
Warnings: Nudity, profanity (?)

A/N: In which Rin gets himself into a rather unfortunate situation. Well, unfortunate for him. Actually, not even unfortunate for him. Look, someone gets naked. Heh. Butt naked. Although I do think I go slightly off-topic in this one. Also, character that speaks quite a bit like me. Like a hamster on coffee. (DID ANYONE GET THAT REFERENCE?!)

Initially, Rin had no plan to head to university after school was done. He figured that the scouts would want him to head into olympic training straight off the bat, get him into the sport as young as possible, and if that had been the case, then he was more than willing. He was only a hairs breadth away from realising his dream now… Or, at least, that’s what he’d told himself.

He didn’t resent having to go to university - Rin had always anticipated it might be something he would enjoy, should it ever come about, but he wasn’t expecting it, to say the least. Reality had hit him hard on the head when he got his final exam results, however. He’d done much better than expected; well enough to put him in a position to make it into a course in sports science at pretty much any university he wished to go to. Many long discussions with both his family and potential sponsor scouts later, he had made a decision.

He was going to university.

People always told him that when you get to university, life changes. Really, Rin couldn’t quite bring himself to believe that. He refused to partake in the excessive drinking that students made a habit of, partially because he wasn’t all that keen on the idea full-stop, partially because it could majorly affect his performance. It was the people that changed.

No more familiar faces, no more swim team… But through his classes and social gatherings, Rin made new friends fairly easily. There were the inevitable ‘bros’ that partied non-stop, but still took their studies seriously, the donor-list airheads who really had no idea what they were doing, the art geeks that pretty much always had bags under their eyes and a coffee in their hand… And you, of course.

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Kids, this is IT. I’m never writing another piece of Bleach meta again. 12 years of schooling, 12 years of writing, and several tutor students for english essay writing/literary analysis/reading comprehension later, this is the culmination of all my literary analysis/english essay writing skills: 

The meta about how Bleach is actually a fantasy YA lit series, not shounen, and therefore should be analysed accordingly. 

OR:

Ichigo is not the hero of the HM arc, and this is why I believe Kubo has had a long-term plan for Bleach all along.

(… ok, maybe not from the very beginning all along, but probably from about the moment Ichigo first sets foot in Soul Society.)

OK, so this theory/bit of meta has been kicking around in my head for a while now, but jess/ @sequencefairy made a liveblogging post about Ichigo’s Deicide victory that finally spurred me on to put it down on paper. It’s a bit (very) rambly, and very much grounded on nothing but instinct and a handful of symbolism that may or may not be coincidence, but allow me to explain (also, please note that I am using the term ‘HM arc’ very loosely, to cover everything from the end of the Soul Society arc to the end of the Deicide chapters). The idea for this meta started when I was trawling through the HM arc for something for one of my art pieces, when I remembered that old comment Kubo made about how Orihime was the heroine of the HM arc. 

And honestly? I’m not about to dispute that; I think she genuinely WAS the heroine of the HM arc (the only problem, as @mizulily put it, was that she was the heroine of a tragedy; the HM arc focused on her a lot, yes, but I don’t think many people can argue it was in a positive way). So, Orihime, heroine of the HM arc. But is Ichigo really the hero of the HM arc?

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