your new gender is whatever you last ate (u r what u eat.)
Hershey is my mother’s gender. You can call me Mister She.
Broccolini - that’s a fine gender
your new gender is whatever you last ate (u r what u eat.)
Hershey is my mother’s gender. You can call me Mister She.
Broccolini - that’s a fine gender
Disabled people experience growth just as abled people do. But for a lot of us with support needs we don’t get the same privacy to explore and experiment as non disabled people.
I can’t try out different gender expression or fashion styles in the privacy of my own bedroom because I need help to dress myself. I can’t go to pride or religious services without someone with me who knows what to do if I have a seizure and can help me eat and drink.
And carers need to understand this. They need to not be judgemental, and to respect questioning and change and experiments without questions. Even and especially if those experiments take the disabled person in a direction that doesn’t look like the carers own life.
if u want u can help preserve the memory of a shtetl (european towns with large jewish populations that were almost all destroyed in the holocaust) by donating to fund the translations of yizkor books
as holocaust remembrance day is later this week, january 27th, you can also donate to the european jewish cemeteries initiative, which does incredibly important work in preserving jewish memory in europe and protecting the remnants of centuries of jewish life from desecration.
y'all will circlejerk yourself to the mysticisms of faeries and elves in european countries for centuries and take it as fact but the second native americans ask you to respect our spirituality and culture suddenly you’re all aetheists
non natives can, should, and will reblog this.
same goes for african rooted religions.
goes without saying, but also Asian and Pacific Islands’ indigenous spiritualities and religions.
you wanna talk about why content creators are leaving tumblr and leaving you high and dry without material to fantasize over? let’s talk about it.
hmm, lets see!
first of all, none of you fucking care to reblog our work. we are all aware of how tumblr’s algorithm is absolute trash. writers have been BEGGING for readers reblog their works bc it’s the only way our works can be seen and in turn, we receive the fruits of our labor via followers and exposure. but no, lets make MORE THAN HALF of the likes to reblog ratios consist of fucking LIKES. on top of that, we don’t we shit on writers for wanting the absolute BARE MINIMUM aka a REBLOG bc well, they’re not entitled to it aren’t they? while writers aren’t necessarily entitled to notes, answer this; do you work for free? do you bust your ass doing something knowing that there will be no pay off what so ever? that’s what i thought.
secondly, you treat us like shit. you expect us to spit out content like we’re a machine and when we don’t get to it on time bc we have - idk - LIVES, you send the shittiest asks demanding for more content that you aren’t even paying for. do you think people are gonna neglect their real life responsibilities to write for YOU and for FREE? absolutely not. on top of that, when we start writing for ourselves and our own spaces, we get push back. yea, not an effective way to encourage your favorite fic writers to give you more content to consume.
and lastly, YOU STEAL FROM US. each and every fic that a writer puts out has taken hours, days, weeks, or even months to write. that’s lots of hard work and time invested into one single piece for you. free of charge. people put their fucking hearts into their work. and what do you do in return? disrespect them in one of the most hurtful ways possible.
so yea, i don’t blame a single fucking person for leaving this shithole and NONE of you should be surprised. this is YOUR doing.
the points listed in this are absolutely true.
writers put in so much work to provide content… that’s 100% free. sure, readers aren’t obligated to reblog posts, but at the same time, writers aren’t obligated to put out stories.
writing truly is a time consuming process, so reblogs do matter and make a difference because we want people to see the work we put so much effort into.
and as for the hate that writers receive + stolen work? it’s ridiculous and extremely disrespectful. will never understand why people feel the need to bring others down for no reason at all.
in truth, if you exclude trans women you are not a lesbian. if you are only capable of loving and appreciating the bodies and existence of cis women, while violently rejecting women who threaten the binary that privileges you, you dont love women. you love cisness.
No but seriously as I’ve gotten older I realize more and more that although white gays do face certain levels of oppression they are still white people…..like does that make sense?
Like yes a white lesbian has some form oppression against her but she’s still a white woman….. and the same thing for white gay men and white trans men and women like they’re still white !!!!!!
Like I don’t mean this in a rude way but like if we’re going to be honest about the lgbtq community we should also talk about how the white people in said community oppress poc and it doesn’t change just because they’re in a minority group they’re still white people
And like personally I’ve seen that white lgbtq ppl hate when you bring up that their still white because they’ve separated themselves in their mind as being better but they’re still white!!!
Hello white people should definitely be looking at this and reblogging it lmaooo
I figured out how to copy it, typed it out on my notes app.
It has not fully dawned on white gay men that racist conditioning has rendered many of them no different from their heterosexual brothers in the eyes of Black gays and lesbians. Coming out of the closet to confront sexual oppression has not necessarily given white males the motivation or insight to transcend their racist conditioning. This failure (or reluctance) to transcend is costing the gay and lesbian community the opportunity to become a powerful force for creating real social changes that reach beyond issues of sexuality. It has fostered much of the distrust that permeates the relations between the Black and white communities. And finally, it erodes the possibility of forming meaningful, powerful coalitions.
Essex Hemphill, Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry, 1992
Bruh drawin Tak rn and he’s fuckin short????
ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!
let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them.
the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.
the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.
here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man.
now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.
here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together.
in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.
here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!
first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.
the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.
in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue.
lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!
the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!!
so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!
EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!
Okay so I am literally about to cry.
I’m not an artist, but I love looking at art. And like. It makes me feel so worthless to see beautiful art with “fat” characters that are just extra curvey because I am so not that, and seeing only the sexy curvy drawings makes me feel like I am somehow the wrong kind of fat.
But this. This is so spot on. I have stretch marks and I have a double chin and I have like a fatty pouch in my pelvic area and my breasts are not perky and my thighs do not touch and just… All of it.
Seeing art of someone who looks like me makes me feel… Worthy. Some artist thought a body like mine was worth drawing, and that is so wonderful and validating and flattering. People enjoying said art is so good too. And like. Wow. I just want to cry.
This is a very good resource.
Take note, people: “I wasn’t trained to draw fat people” is not an excuse.
I’m so fuckin paranoid for no reason. I swear it feels like I’m being watched rn but everytime I check, nothing. Wish I wasn’t a fuckin wimp rn
I hate feeling sad lol :)
My favorite ad so far
being non-binary is sooooo exhausting… everyone wants a piece of you, you’re hot, you’re funny, you’re cooler than ice cold, you dress impeccably… smash that reblog button if you too think non-binary people deserve to be given 1000000 dollars in cash.
I wanna draw, but everything turns into shit 😔
you know what. considering that trans men are way more likely to experience hostility from health care workers when we get pregnant (2), and many trans men are sexually assaulted and need abortions, and trans men often do not receive adequate care for reproductive issues and cancer, and most of us will be outright refused care because we are transgender at some point in our lives (2), if you believe that trans men who ask to be acknowledged in the current discussions about abortion/reproductive justice are “making it all about men” or monopolizing the conversation in any way, you need to rethink that.
trans men/transmasculine people are welcome to share your stories and experiences in the notes, everyone else please do not speak over us.
Pictured: privileged white woman in her home anxious about climate change
Lol they’ve realized they can use “woke” language to manipulate y’all into accepting almost anything.
They know if they convince y’all talking about climate change is racist the majority of left leaning people will shut the hell up because they’re afraid of having a wrong opinion.
It’s actually so fucked up how the language of oppressed people to describe their reality has been stolen and is used as just another manipulative tool to push almost any agenda.
being a self-taught artist with no formal training is having done art seriously since you were a young teenager and only finding out that you’re supposed to do warm up sketches every time you’re about to work on serious art when you’re fuckin twenty-five
someone: oh yeah, do this exercise during your warm ups! it’ll help
me: my what
What’s up I have an actual college degree in art and I was never ONCE taught to do warm ups.
when i was in undergrad, it was kind of mentioned in and offhand way that we should do warmups, but we were never shown what that meant. And, y’know, we were young so it didn’t matter so much.
Being older now and having an art job it’s…kind of essential.
So: a quick primer for those of you who are like ‘ok but how do i actually go about doing this warmup thing.’
1) you may be tempted to do ‘a warmup drawing’ which is just a drawing that will take longer than it needed to and probably be frustrating and kind of bad because you didn’t warm up first. It’s tempting but always a trick your brain is playing on you! Do not trust!
2) warmups will vary based on what feels good to you/what task you’re about to do/what motor skills you want to practice. That being said, some good standbys:
a) circles. Just a whole page of circles on whatever drawing surface you’re going to be using, whether that’s your tablet or your sketchbook or a drawing pad on an easel. For these circles you should make sure that you’re drawing from your shoulder and not your wrist. In fact, you want to be drawing from your shoulder rather than your wrist most of the time! forever! your wrist is delicate please preserve it!
In order to ensure that you’re drawing from your shoulder, when you’re holding your pencil or whatever drawing tool you’re using, the only part of your hand that should be touching the drawing surface is part of the last two fingers–some people prefer the finger tips, but I tend to favor the first knuckles. Either way, the fingers should really be ghosting over the surface, providing guidance rather than support.
I usually start with big circles and then go to smaller circles and lines of ellipses, and then try to fit circles and ellipses inside other shapes i’ve already drawn as a precision exercise, but i don’t do that unless i’m feeling loose
b) spirals! i don’t always do spirals, but if i’m stiff and the circles just aren’t cutting it, spirals are a good fall back. I start from the center and work outward, going both clockwise and counterclockwise until i feel comfortable with the whole range of motion. Some people really care about getting perfect spirals but for me it’s all about making sure i’m comfortable with how i’m moving so who really even cares about how the spirals look. Not me!
c) lines! straight lines! in parallel! i do a mix of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. These are often more from the elbow than the shoulder, especially if I’m working on a smaller surface. For this exercise, I recommend holding the drawing tool perpendicular with the surface
d) connect the dots. This is a precision and accuracy exercise and takes two forms. The first is to draw two dots and then draw a straight line between them. The second is to draw three dots and draw the curve that connects them. This sounds a lot simpler than it is in practice. Take time to ghost over the line you plan to draw before actually committing to your line. (I don’t always remember where I picked up my warm up exercises, but I’m pretty sure I got this one from Scott Robertson. His how to draw and how to render books are very technical but also accessible and worth checking out)
e) cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders. These help get your brain into a more volumetric space. I draw multiples of each, rotating the forms around, and I’ll often take the time to do some rough shading on at least a few of them
f) spidermans! This one is really good if you’re going to be storyboarding or working on dynamic poses. Just fill a page full of spidermans doing all sorts of acrobatics.
g) beans. I don’t do beans too much anymore, but I know a lot of people like it so I’m mentioning it here. Fill an area with different size bean shapes without lifting your pencil off the paper.
h) short medium and long line repetition. draw a short, medium, and long line on your page, and then draw directly on top of them 8 to 12 times, doing your best to exactly trace what you’ve already drawing. Repeat with a wavy line. I’m bad at this one, which means I probably need to do it more.
And there are lots more options too! Hit up youtube to see what other people recommend, put together your own go-to list, mix it up when you’re getting bored, etc.
This is a long list, I know, but I usually don’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes to warm up, and I can warm up one handed while I’m drinking coffee, so, multitasking hurrah.
Sometimes I’ll advance to a precision warmup and find that I haven’t loosened up enough yet; it’s totally ok to go back to an earlier exercise! Also, all of this has the added benefit of kind of ritualistically getting you into the drawing mode so even if I’m not feeling it before I start, by the time I’ve gotten to the end I’m usually Ready For Drawin’. Brain hacks.
so, yeah! that’s a lot of words, but! Warmups are important! Save your joints, take less advil, do better drawings!
How on earth are you supposed to draw from a sholder? might as well tell me to draw from the foot. It makes no sense
Reblogging to save a wrist
Save a wrist, draw a Spiderman
I think many of y’all need to be educated about the concept of lateral aggression because too many of y’all think that being marginalized yourself gives you a free pass to act completely fucked up towards other marginalized people, even ones in your own community that you share marginalization with, because you’re under the false impression that your behavior isn’t harmful on any meaningful level and that’s not true. Not in the slightest.
Too many of y’all wield your marginalized identity like a shield to try to minimize and justify your behavior and that is causing active harm to the rest of us while simultaneously making it easier for our oppressors to continue oppressing us. Knock it off and get over your bully complexes. The world is not your playground and your behavior is causing tangible harm to those you come in contact with.
The lack of self awareness of some of the people reblogging this is so fucking wild, holy shit.
So let me make this clear:
• If you’re a queer/lgbt person who is exclusionary towards people on the ace and aro spectrums, bi people, pansexual people, nonbinary people, people who use neopronouns or xenogender labels, etc, this is about you.
• Going with the point above, if you’re a queer/lgbt person who engages in transmisogyny (looking at you terfs) or any other form of transphobia, this is about you.
• If you’re a non black poc who regularly shits on black people while trying to bring attention to issues your community faces, this is about you.
• If you’re black and think you can say whatever the fuck you want about other non black races just because you’re not white, this is about you.
• If you’re a neurodivergent person who shits on physically disabled people or vice versa, this is about you.
• If you’re a radfem, especially of the swerf variety, this is about you.
• Non Christians who engage in antisemetism, this is about you.
The list could go on. The point is that regardless of your own marginalization, you still have the ability to contribute to the marginalization of others. Your marginalized identity doesn’t make you immune to needing to check yourself for whatever privilege you do have. Literally every single one of us has work to do on ourselves when it comes to tearing down systems of oppression. The responsibility is not only on our oppressors and those with privilege over us.
This is both entertaining and really important.
Yo if you’ll reblog the boob campaign, you can damn well reblog Deadpool discussing bollocks.
Deadpool is canonically riddled with cancer this is actually such an appropriate campaign
If this happens to you, remember that stealing a person’s mail in the U.S. is a federal crime, one with a penalty of up to five years of jail time and heavy fines, which compounds with every individual offense. Know your rights, especially your rights as a tenant. Fuck landlords
Report them to your local post office, not to the local police.
USPS Inspection is pretty much the only law enforcement agency worthy of respect. They’ve literally always resolved any problem I reported to them (albeit often slowly) and I have never once heard of them extrajudicially murdering someone.
And when I say “always” I mean, there are law firms around the country that will happily advertise themselves as able to get you off the hook for police, statie, FBI, CIA, and UCMJ situations with an almost 100% success rate. And they will outright refuse to go up against postal inspection, because that’s a legal fight no one else ever wins.
Cops will take the landlord’s side.
The USPS is here to help you.
(Which is probably why the feds keep going out of their way to try and nuke the entire postal service tbh)
I had a neighbor that kept stealing my mail. To prevent this, I had to be outside when the mail carrier arrived. I informed them of my dilemma, how long it had been happening, I had photographs of them doing this. The carrier then only delivered mail at my door after knocking and waiting for me to come to answer. It took several months, but my neighbor got landed with almost ten years in prison for this because 1) USPS doesn’t fuck around, 2) I had pictures of over a dozen instances; they often took my mail, poured beer or soda on it, and then dumped it in the trash, and 3) I wasn’t the only person they did this to.
The cops took no interest and told me to just get a PO Box. FYI, those aren’t free and getting to the post office is difficult when Disabled.
I wasn’t required to go to court. It was all taken care of. No more mail was stolen. The USPS does not fuck around, they fuck you up if you fuck up.
USPS is better than the US police and should replace them
To all you American people 💕 nice to know your postal services are nicer