what ever people say

A tip to people trying to express their condolences to the grieving:

“You’re so much stronger than me, I would have never survived losing my ____.”

Don’t. Fucking. Say. This. To. A. Grieving. Person.

Ever. 

You know what we hear when people say that to us? 

“I love my ____ more than you do.”
“If you’re not completely shattered or trying to kill yourself after this loss, you didn’t love them enough.” 
“One day you’ll get over this because you’re doing okay now.”

Fuck you. Don’t fucking say this to me or any grieving person. 

What choice do we have but to keep going? Why is it that if we’re not performing out grief to your standards it somehow means that our loss doesn’t wound us as deeply as it would you? You have no idea what is going on inside of us or how hard it is to put one foot in front of the other, it’s not an indication that we don’t want to rip this world apart because of what happened to our loved one. 

I want to bail from this piece of shit planet every day because he’s not here.

But what choice do I have? Seriously? 

Like god I know people say this shit without thinking but for the love of fuck, THINK. 

“My English is not good.  Spoken English is very difficult.  But I want to study at Columbia so I am trying to improve.  I decided to come to America because of Forrest Gump.  I’ve watched the movie five times.  I like Forrest very much.  Forrest is very simple.  He picks one thing, and he keeps going.  When I was young, I thought Forrest was stupid.  But now I have a different view.  I think people are too complicated.  They complain about everything.  Forrest never complains.  Forrest chooses one thing and he keeps going.  I watched the movie last month to encourage me.  My life is hard because people don’t ever know what I’m saying.  But I just think of Forrest.  Forrest figured everything out because he just kept going.”

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The great thing about what we do, any art, is anybody can read into it what they want to take from it. - Katie McGrath

the-sixth-month  asked:

I know I already told you (but that doesnt matter because Im sure you dont remember me) that I love how you draw Stan. And... basically everything else. I figured you draw everything in special shapes! I for myself try to draw more in shapes for drawing pracitce and not with these skeletons. You are really good at this! Maybe if you have time and if you want to, could you give me/us a small toturial? And maybe you dont even draw with shapes and its just me haha... Thank! :3

Thank you! But oh gosh, I really am the last person you should ask for a tutorial. I don’t think I have any conscious technique to it, I just sort of wing it. But I’m gonna try my best to explain my thoughts on different body types and how I draw them! I don’t draw shapes in the way I think you mean. At least I’m guessing you’re referring to something like this:

While I think this could actually be a pretty good way to go about it, this isn’t how I work. What I do is, I draw a rough outline of the character using a thick brush. Let’s take the sketch and line art of this drawing of Stan as an example:

So as you can see, there’s no real shapes or help lines or anything like that. But what I can tell you is this: when I draw bodies I always try to make them as dynamic as possible! My tip for drawing bodies is EXAGGERATE, EXAGGERATE, EXAGGERATE! Exaggerate the body types of different characters to add variety! Exaggerate different parts of the same character to make them more dynamic!

Since we’re on the topic of Stan, let’s talk about Stan and Ford. Identical twins with different body shapes? You can bet your sweet ass I’m gonna exaggerate those two in completely different directions! Identical twins are like the holy grail of character design practice - take two characters with the same face and see just how different you can make them! Let’s draw a quick doodle of the Stan twins:

Even in the rough outline you can clearly tell who’s who just from their body shapes. If you want to practice drawing different body types, I highly recommend trying to make the characters distinct from each other at the earliest possible stage of your drawing. Try to make it so that even from a rough sketch with no facial features or clothes you’ll still be able to tell which character is which!

Why am I going on about this? Because body shapes should not be treated as an afterthought! They need to be there, right from the beginning, right from the very first draft! I quite often see people draw fat characters that just look… odd. And you know why they look odd? Because it looks like the artist just sketched an average person and then added some chub during the line art process. Human bodies don’t really work like that! Unless we’re talking like a beer belly here, then the fat will be more evenly distributed across at least part of the body. This affects things like breadth of shoulders and hips, in other words the very frame of the body. If you’re a cartoonist, just adding some chub to a sketch of an average frame will never get a result that is as good and dynamic as a character than was drawn as fat from the very first draft (and this is why I think working from shapes can be very beneficial!).

Okay, so drawing different body types requires both planning and variety. But how do I go about designing a body? Well, personally, I work a lot with contrast, not only between different characters, but also within a single character. Since we’re on the subject of the Stan twins, let’s talk about Ford a bit. Ever wondered why I draw him with the same skinny legs as Stan, even though they’re thicker than his in canon? Well, part of it is because I draw them as identical and thus their fat distribution would work in the same way. But more importantly, it’s because my art style relies heavily on contrast in order to make characters appear as dynamic as possible!

I often draw characters like this – where one half of the body is broad/thick and the other narrow/thin. Let’s refer to it as ‘horizontal exaggeration’.

But what if I want to draw a character that is thin or thick all over? Can I still make them exaggerated and dynamic? Heck yeah, I can! Let’s talk about, uh, let’s call it ‘vertical exaggeration’! On the average human being, the midpoint of the body is at crotch level. Playing around with this midpoint helps a lot with making cartoony body types more dynamic!

Want to draw an overall thin character? Putting their crotch line higher up than usual will help emphasize how gangly they are. Meanwhile, a fat or stocky character is often drawn with a lower crotch line to help emphasize their girth.

In summary… I don’t really have any special techniques to teach anyone, but I really want to encourage people not to be afraid to exaggerate when it comes to body shapes! Exaggerate horizontally! Exaggerate vertically! Make those bodies weird and dynamic! I realize this is more of a rambling mess then a tutorial, but, uh…  I hope someone might have found this helpful?

And last but not least… Don’t worry if you can’t draw different body types just yet – just keep drawing and practicing and you’ll get the hang of it eventually! I think a lot of us have been at that stage where we were only able to draw skinny characters. Let’s take a look at how I drew bodies 8 and a half years ago and end this with a laugh!

If I can move past this stage, then so can all of you! Just keep drawing, keep practicing, and most of all, keep having fun doing it! Good luck!

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Peter Capaldi being an absolute cinnamon roll and thanking each individual person involved with his happy birthday video! (x)

Thank you to everybody in the world who was kind enough to think about me and send me best wishes on my birthday! Unfortunately,  I can’t get around everybody, and say thank you personally because otherwise there’d be no time left to make Doctor Who, which is what we’re in the middle of doing at the moment. But in the meantime…

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HEY who wants shitty cell phone progress photos? Well here they are anyway. Mainly because I’m excited about it. >v>; I had’t put all the pieces together till today so I’m happy that it’s looking good! The knees (for now) work, but they’re annoying to put on so I didn’t bother for now. Photoshopped in the tattoo cause why not, and I’m not about to waste one of the real ones on a dress rehearsal. I’ll get better photos at the actual con and/or when the bow is done. This is probably 99% complete with time to spare to help my friend do his Mercy.

Also, yes, I added the D.Va selfie pose cause it occurred to me that maybe the first time I show my actual face around here I shouldn’t look like I want to murder the world. >_>;

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hyosung takes no shit from any man

i rlly just saw someone in discourse say that cis lgbp people don’t challenge gender roles and like…. yeah they aren’t challenging the societal expectation to be cis but are y'all really going to pretend that butch lesbians/feminine gay men/androgynous lgbp people aren’t challenging roles or that it isn’t an expectation itself to date someone of the opposite gender (ex: as in it’s one of women’s roles to find a husband and have kids)

DON’T SEND HATE!

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING OTHER AMAZING AND BRILLIANT WRITERS BEING ATTACKED AND STRIPED OF THEIR CONFIDENCE. 

Writing is a passion, it’s a love. It’s a fucking skill creating new content for others to consume FOR FREE I might add! Going on anon and sending a unnecessary hateful message IS NEVER OK. Not in a million years, if you don’t like the work someone is producing, then do the following

UNFOLLOW THEM. 

Everyone has their tastes, everyone has their likes and dislikes and opinions. It’s ok to unfollow someone because you don’t like the content of their blog. You are not hurting anyone by doing this. But by sending hateful messages to someone you hardly know, that hurts.  

one of my favorite g&s stories is when hms pinafore came out and everyone really liked the “what never” “no never” “what never” “well hardly ever” line so it became a thing people kept saying and it got so widespread that it started popping up in newspapers so one day the head editor from some newspaper got so fed up that he was like “I NEVER WANNA SEE THIS STUPID WHAT NEVER THING AGAIN!!!!!”

and of course someone in the office HAD to get up and say

“what, never?”

and that is how gilbert and sullivan created a meme in 1876

hey.

hey you.

stop scrolling for a moment.

i just wanted to remind you:

  • you’re amazing
  • you’re wonderful
  • i’m proud of you
  • you deserve everything in the world and more
  • there’s nothing wrong with you
  • no matter what people say, you’re the best ever
  • i support you
  • you’re strong
  • you’re beautiful
  • nobody thinks you’re annoying
  • even on your worst days, you shine brighter than the stars
  • you’re needed on this earth
  • i’m sorry if you’re having a bad day, things can only go up
  • keep on keepin’ on
  • things will always get better
  • you’ve got this
  • take care of yourself because you deserve it
  • you’re unique
  • i’m here for you
  • nobody is better at being you than you are
  • i love you

that’s all.

you can continue scrolling now.

jane sloan is the ultimate bff cause you can tell her you like girls and she’ll still get undressed/change in front of you without a second thought and won’t make any off hand comments that make you feel weird about your sexuality or like you’re being predatory and making her uncomfortable anyway guys watch the bold type