Cecil Baldwin (via itsacrimescene)
i think this is the part where i become a monthly WTNV donor, because i can’t even express how much i needed to read this today, needed someone to *say* this today, after spending all day and all night wading through the SPN thing and writing my article.
Being queer is not something that “serves the story.” Being queer is something that characters simply *are.* And if you’re going to have a plot point, you *always* have the option to have that plot point happen to someone who’s gay, or queer, or in the process of coming out to themselves and the world.
When you ask that gay characters and gay relationships “serve the narrative,” instead of letting the narrative serve *characters who just happen to be gay,* you essentially further marginalize queer characters who already exist at the margins; because now, not only are you (almost always, though this is getting better) asking them to exist at the edges of the narrative, you’re asking for their identity to stop being about them. You’re asking them to serve a narrative that isn’t serving them back.
I’m so happy that Cecil and Joseph and the WTNV crew have internalized this knowledge and written a character whose sexuality is just one of many fascinating facets of a fascinating universe.
Try to remember what you did with your free time before tumblr
#kids today #acting like fandom started in tumblr #let me tell you the tales of yahoo mailing lists and bb codes and message boards #let me tell you of power hungry moderators and bnfs#let me tell you of the domain of frank the goat before there was a rich text editor #this is the song of my people
“So my friend gave her rabbit a cherry” … - Imgur
I know I’m super late to the part here but
Oscar Wilde would be so good at Tumblr.
my love for team rocket is extreme
MY MOUTH DROPPED
Rohit Bal’s collection for India Bridal Fashion Week - absolutely stunning, and (in my opinion) way more interesting and personal than current western trends.
How to Draw Gesture.
This is very important. People have said they liked my drawings especially because the lines feel smooth, and dynamic. I’m merely applying the gestures and curves this guy is talking about. Like the video shows, it’s the feel of the drawing that comes first, through gesture, then add the details.
oh gosh i cannot exaggerate the importance enough this was pretty much half of my sophomore art class and after that I can say my figures improved VERY DRAMATICALLY also learning with 30 second gestures is a great way to loosen up and feel the spirit of the model and their movement and action it can be really fun and relaxing I highly recommend
This thing is pretty much the reason why I harp on other artists and tell them to do quicksketches whenever they say something like ‘oh my poses are all so stiff’ or ‘I can’t draw poses’ or ‘I just can’t draw people’. Doing this stuff can really loosen up your drawing arm and give you ideas on how to work on new poses. Most people have somebody they can get to model for them, too, and if you lack live models you can find pose sets online.
more than anything i want to abolish “pretty” aveline mods
… I had the sudden urge to draw the two of them. And Kate Hawkeyeing around.
Clint must be so proud.
i write sins not song titles that will actually fit on the screen of your ipod