I tried drawing @teadroplet ’s version of Outertale Gaster and gained some mad respect for the detail they consistently put into this design. Like seriously you guys should go check out their work if you haven’t already!! It’s frickin gorgeous!
Also just send your love that direction in general they deserve it so so much.
I really think there’s something to be said about current movements for social acceptance/reform and the emphasis placed on “sameness.” I see a lot of people that solely focus on how ‘everyone is human,’ ‘we all bleed red,’ etc., and while I absolutely think there is always a place for reminding everyone of our shared humanity and other similarities, I think it’s a fine balance between asserting that sort of unity without trying to erase people’s differences, especially in regards to marginalized communities. Yes, we are all human and we all have things in common, but people also have lots of different experiences and come from multitudes of different backgrounds and cultures, and have lots of differences physically, mentally, and otherwise! And sometimes, I think well-intentioned and compassionate people come off as dehumanizing in a rhetoric that ONLY focuses on sameness.
I really would like to see more of an embrace and recognition of our differences, alongside calls for recognizing things people have in common.
Because sometimes what I want to hear isn’t “See, these people(you) are just like us!” sometimes what I really want to hear is “Wow, you do things differently, and you see things differently than me! That’s neat, please tell me more!”