wanted to make this for ages

am i the only one that doesn’t like this trend of making dalish elves completely oblivious to the chantry?
its like they want them to look like “savages” that don’t know anything about the world outside their culture, when im pretty sure dalish would be hyperaware of the chantry?
shit like not knowing what a divine is when she sent an exalted march to wipe them out, or not knowing who andraste is when she is literally the only human figure they respect since they allied with her to free themselves
like
i understand the dalish being confused by human culture, thats totes okay n pretty normal i believe, but it rubs me the wrong way when you talk about them going all “whats an andraste it sounds like a nasty ass disease” or “what is a divine”
like they’re stupid or something

all of y’all with your kj apa discourse are exhausting, wanting to excuse his behavior because of his age. like…. y’all, he ain’t a baby. he’s an adult. if it was a mistake, own up to it. if it wasn’t, learn from the shit you’ve done, recognize where you’re wrong, and apologize for what happened. 

i, too, think that people deserve a chance to grow and learn from stuff in the past, but that doesn’t mean that everyone and their mothers should be making excuses for shitty behavior, especially saying that he can’t take responsibility for what he did because “he’s only 19, he doesn’t know any better.” bullshit. yes he does. 

being under the public eye as he is, he needs to realize that there are repercussions for his actions, whether intentional or not. blocking and deleting comments isn’t taking responsibility - it’s making matters worse. so stop trying to hold his hand and tell him it’s ok and brush it under the rug when it isn’t. let him own up to his mistake and learn from it.

“And it is to be noted that it is the fact that Art is this intense form of Individualism that makes the public try to exercise over it in an authority that is as immoral as it is ridiculous, and as corrupting as it is contemptible. It is not quite their fault. The public has always, and in every age, been badly brought up. They are continually asking Art to be popular, to please their want of taste, to flatter their absurd vanity, to tell them what they have been told before, to show them what they ought to be tired of seeing, to amuse them when they feel heavy after eating too much, and to distract their thoughts when they are wearied of their own stupidity. Now Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. There is a very wide difference. If a man of science were told that the results of his experiments, and the conclusions that he arrived at, should be of such a character that they would not upset the received popular notions on the subject, or disturb popular prejudice, or hurt the sensibilities of people who knew nothing about science; if a philosopher were told that he had a perfect right to speculate in the highest spheres of thought, provided that he arrived at the same conclusions as were held by those who had never thought in any sphere at all – well, nowadays the man of science and the philosopher would be considerably amused. Yet it is really a very few years since both philosophy and science were subjected to brutal popular control, to authority – in fact the authority of either the general ignorance of the community, or the terror and greed for power of an ecclesiastical or governmental class. Of course, we have to a very great extent got rid of any attempt on the part of the community, or the Church, or the Government, to interfere with the individualism of speculative thought, but the attempt to interfere with the individualism of imaginative art still lingers. In fact, it does more than linger; it is aggressive, offensive, and brutalising."
- Oscar Wilde, ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’

anonymous asked:

i haven't been on this blog in ages and only just saw that post with the red beanie and i just want anti with silver hair, a red beanie, some kind of shirt and waistcoat combo and jeans all hipster-style omg

…if I could draw I would so make that a reality omg

To the anon who just sent me the Bones ask

OMG OMG OMG OMG.

You just stumbled across a nagging plot bunny I’ve been toying with for ages, now.

I’m gonna sit on this ask for a bit, I think. Don’t despair, though, I will get to it (I will get to all of my asks, eventually). My brain is really not in the right spot for quality writing right now, and I’ve got a couple of challenges to finish up first, but I’ve had this image swirling around in my mind for literally months - Bones in the field, doing a bilateral finger thoracostomy on someone he loves because he has no fucking choice. 

I just want to make sure I do it right.

Stay tuned, Nonie. 

This one just might buy you a fic.

Hey listen, I don’t care how old you guys are. You can give your opinion to me anytime you want. Tumblr is for all ages, so everyone better be prepared to have people of any age group commenting on the posts they make. I don’t have to agree with them, but I will of course respect them :)

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Instead of doing my calculus assignment, I decided to spend my night playing around with some brushes and colors in Photoshop, in the effort to make my MC resemble myself/makeup routine/current hair color a tad more. I do more graphic design than digital painting + haven’t sketched faces in ages, so 😬  she still looks too white to be me. But, she does feel slightly more like Chinese Maggie now! 👀

I admit that I scrutinize East Asian portrayal to the point that it can be too extreme. But then I think about all the Whitewashing™ in both western and Asian beauty/cosmetic/entertainment industries, and how it makes Asian people, myself included, feel icky about our natural looks. 

@playchoices does a spectacular job with representation, but there’s always room for improvement. For instance, I would like to see body shape variety and specific ethnic features, rather than just slapping a different skin color onto a caucasian face, which I felt was the case for the Freshman MC here. 

(And of course, not everyone who plays Choices is female! Let’s represent all genders, and not just in Endless Summer.)

I was very happy with the MC customization options in the The Royal Romance. I liked East Asian MC (though she looked strikingly like LoveHacks MC) and of course, the Prince. 😉  It would be cool if we could choose our character/family race for Rules of Engagement, and if the The Royal Romance MC options could be applied to all other books.

Anyways, it’s amazing how Choices can inspire me to pick up the drawing tablet after 2+ years again. 😊  Now, it’s time to stop questioning my racial identity and start my calculus assignment! Too bad Zig isn’t here to offer moral support…😞 

Complete Bi Overhaul Update 3

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First off I just want to say that this mod and all its packages is already compatible with Polygamey. So if you want to romance everyone and immersion ain’t a big deal to you, then you’re good to go. I plan to make a more immersive polyamory package later on, though.

Anyway, the actual update is that this mod is now compatible with ZevRing.

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ID #10986

Name: Dil
Age: 21
Country: United Kingdom

Hi, I’m Dil.

I’m fairly new to Tumblr, and I love it. I’m a university student, currently studying for my Masters. I’m not very social, due to a lot of issues in my past. I’ve been told to try and make more friends, and I think online would be a lot better. There’s a sense of anonymity online, where you can really be yourself, or at least the person you think you want to be. I think I’ve fallen into a gap on tumblr, where I’m just as lonely online as I am in real life.

I love films and I love/listen to a lot of music of all genres. I like to draw, take pictures, and read random wikipedia articles, as well as books. I don’t know what else to really add…. I’m a big fan of dinosaurs, Sam Neil and Paul Thomas Anderson. I’m pretty much open to talk about anything. I guess we’re all in a similar boat? I hope someone will be down to talk :). To be honest, I’m probably going to feel really anxious if this is put up.

Preferences: 18 and over. Nice people.

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in light of recent events i wanted to make a psa post. as you can clearly see in both of the pictures, i am not thin (still having had trouble with not trying to hide my stomach in some way in the first picture), nor have i ever been thin. weight has been something i struggled with my entire life, and after battling with a term of depression, and anxiety, among a couple other things at the age of eighteen, i made it my mission to love myself. your life begins, and ends, with you, and i believe that it is very important to express self love in your every day routine, even if it is as minuscule as looking in the mirror and saying that your lips look nice. the smallest of things can boost your self confidence making your days go by just that much better, but trust me when i say that it’s not easy for most people of the world, and for the ones that it is easy for, i commend you. around my twenty first birthday my sister paid for a tattoo for me, and the only thing i could think of getting was something that i could look at every day and smile at. my love yourself tattoo is something i can always look at in times of despair and be reminded that i am worthy (though i still struggle every. single. day.). now, i’m not saying to go out and get a tattoo, but i am saying to do something that will remind you each day of how great you are and how deserving you are of love and happiness (whether it be a jar filled with kind words and you take one out when you need some encouragement, or a support team that will remind you of the fact that you do belong). and while they say that you can’t love someone until you love yourself i do not believe that, so please don’t ever let that saying sway you from believing that you aren’t worthy of relationships or friendships. too many times i have been faced with a situation similar to that, and i had to take many steps back only to realize that just because i didn’t like what i saw in the mirror didn’t mean that i didn’t like what i saw in other people. it is quite unfortunate that it’s so far into our lives and people still haven’t learned respect for others. i don’t care if you’re fat, skinny, tall, short, black, white, and anything in between, there is no need for your inconsiderate attitude to shine through in every day life, and certain events as of late have proved that no matter how much money you have, how famous you are, and no matter where you came from, or who you aspire to be, you can still be as much of an asshole as any average joe on tinder, or in every day life. please, do not let people discourage you from being yourself. walk with pride, even if you have to fake it. show them that you are worthy of your self confidence, and tell anyone that doesn’t like it not to look. i’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but i am saying that it’s going to be worth it. i love you all. i want nothing but happiness for you guys. if there’s ever anything i can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

anonymous asked:

I don't want to be disrespectful but one of the things that irks me the most on your blog is its lack of diversity. What I mean by this is that no matter how far I digged in your art tag or through the posts you reblogged, it always end up being the same white straight-ish content. I know it is your blog and you can do whatever you want on it but I'm seriously wondering if you have a problem agains pocs or lgbtqia representations especially in the dragon age fandom. Just consider these thoughts.

alright this has been laying in my askbox for some weeks now. I didn’t want to answer to it because my english is terrible, I’m not credible and because this kind of free hate (??) is truly bothering me and people on their dashs. I only post it to make things clear and because I can’t get it out of my head. Hoping anon will see this.

First of all why sending me this huge ask (anonymously of course since you seem really courageous!!) while you can just block me if my blog really irks you !! This is mean and baseless since I really don’t see what you’re talking about!

I reblog a lot of things, including lgbtqia and poc stuff, and did draw pocs characters for example X X X  and never had problems with it?? I’m trying to respect one of my mutuals, @redhawke‘s post about skintone for poc companions in da because not respecting pocs for example by whitewashing characters is a serious matter I don’t want to commit. If the things I post or reblog are offensive against pocs please just tell me !!!

Also I do not draw a lot of lgbtqia stuff because I am not good when it comes to couples but I did post some reprentative characters too !!! X X

As for the “white straightish content” I’m apologizing (??). I just reblog what I like and I did not think that it could one day be the subject of a problem. Yes I am a white person but??? I don’t really see what you tried to say on this point :/

I mean no harm. I just want to spend a good time on tumblr and have fun posting my art and improving as much as I can. I beg you, if you ever encounter a problem with the stuff I post or draw, especially when it comes to representations in important communities such as the lgbtqia and poc ones just let me know please!! But don’t send this kind of stuff with this sort of warning it really makes me feel bad about myself or the stuff I share on here.

FANMIX YOUR SIMSELF

Rules: Using the list, create a fanmix for your sim-self / character, then tag as many blogs as you’d like to do the same!

I was tagged by @wonderpetals to do this ages ago and I gotta say it’s so difficult so sorry for being late :/ I’m not gonna tag anyone cause I don’t want to torture you by making you choose one of each category or spend ages just throwing everything in like I did xD hope enjoy this random mess, I could have added so many more (and new categories as well) and be aware this is basically half my music in one place so handle this information with care and don’t use it against me xD

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“What do I do?” Blue asked cannily. “What have you guys seen me doing?”

Sirius and Harry were in charge of candles.

do u ever get a seasonal urge to doodle zevran… i do so here’s sum elf doing the ‘dont trust even yourself self’ meme or idk bc as always it turned out differently from what i wanted to draw at first. and it seems im incapable of drawing anything in color im sorry

and i draw for hours not saving so if it crashes i definitely deserved it

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How many others did you love before me?
I loved five others before you: Who, What, When, Where, Why. You’re the sixth.
Sixth, so which one am I then?
You’re none of them because you’re all of them.