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GUYS YOU CAN ANSWER MULTIPLE TIMES
DON’T DO THAT. Look. I’m a researcher that uses online surveys A LOT. You know what happens to a flood of replies from the same IP? They get flagged as a bot/ballot box stuffing and deleted.
Answer once. Answer clearly. Don’t try to be clever or cute. I guarantee whoever came up with this BS will be just itching for any reason to toss stuff that doesn’t reflect well on their idea. “Cause corporate entities aren’t bound to data ethics the same way academic researchers are.
twinkle twinkle little star
why is art so fuCKING HARD
twinkle twinkle little FUCK
I give up.
This is my anthem
I only saw this legend in screenshots
All I care about is art of Fat Women 🌹💘
The Blue Room, Suzanne Valadon / GOD is coming & is she FAT! / Prehistoric Reproduction of Maltese Venus Figurine, Nigel Bewley / Sinéad O'Dwyer / Yu Xiaodong / Venus of Willendorf / Henri Matisse / Amnesia, Rolf Ohst / Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük / Mujeres con frutas, Francisco Zúñiga
Factory Fan Bass: By attaching a disk with holes to the fan, it converts blinks of lights to electric signals and generates sound from a bass amplifier. Different numbers of holes can generate a musical scale, and turning on/off of the power makes it roar.
Created by Ei Wada + Teruo Takahashi(from the iron factory) + Nicos Orchest-Lab
Played by Ei Wada
from Electronicos Fantasticos
rb this with ur opinion on this shade of pink:
This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn’t actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta to serve as what it considers a logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends of a linear spectrum.
TL;DR this color is fake (and also I hate it)
Wait til you learn about Stygean Blue
Your brain is a badly-designed hot mess of bootstrapped chemistry that will tell you that all kinds of shit is happening that has no correlation to physical reality, including time travel. It just makes things up. Your brain is guessing about what’s happening when your eyes saccade, what’s happening in your blind spot, and what the majority of the visible light spectrum looks like, and you don’t know it’s happening because it doesn’t aid your survival to become aware that a lot of what you see is fake.
The human eye only has three types of color sensitive cones, which detect red, blue, and green light. Your brain is making up every other color you perceive.
Let’s have a little fun with that thought. This is the visible spectrum of light.
You will of course note that yellow is on the chart. Yellow has a discreet wavelength, and is therefore a distinct physical color. But we can’t see it.
“Sorry, what the fuck?”
What we call yellow is just what our brain shrugs and spits out when our red and green cones are equally stimulated. We have light receptors that can pick up on the physical spectrum of light we call yellow: that’s why yellow things don’t just look like moving black blocks to us. But your brain has no fucking idea what the color yellow looks like.
Some animals have eyes that can perceive the color yellow! Goldfish have a yellow cone in their eyes. If they could talk, they could tell us what yellow looks like. But we wouldn’t be able to understand it.
What your brain actually sees of the color spectrum:
We can measure the wavelength of light, so we know that when we see ‘yellow,’ we are seeing light in that 550-ish nanometers range. But we don’t have a cone in our eyes that can pick that up. Your brain just has a very consistent guess about what color that wavelength of light could be. We decided to name that guess ‘yellow.’ We can’t imagine what yellow really looks like any more than a dog can imagine the color red.
Here’s the funny thing: your brain is never perceiving just one photon of light at a time. Something like 2*10⁸ photons per second are hitting your retina under normal conditions. Your brain doesn’t individually process all of them. So it averages them out. It grabs a bunch of photons all coming from the same direction, with the same pattern, and goes, “yeah, that cup is blue, fuck it, next.”
That’s how colors blend in our eyes. So sure, if a photon of light with a wavelength of 550 nanometers bounces into our eyes, we see what we call “yellow.” But if we see two photons at the same time, coming from the same object, one of which is 500 nms and the other of which is 600 nms, your brain will average them out and you will still see yellow even though none of the light you just saw was 550 nms.
So how does magenta factor into this?
Well, as we’ve just established, when your brain sees light from two different slices of the visible light spectrum, it will try to just average them together. Green plus red is yellow, fuck it. If it’s more red than green, we’ll call that ‘orange.’ Literally who gives a shit, we’re trying to forage over here. There are bears out here and it’s so scary.
What happens if you take the average of blue and red light, which we perceive to be magenta? What’s the centerpoint of that line?
Hey, that’s not gonna work? We live on a planet where EVERYTHING IS GREEN. If something is NOT green, that means it’s either food, or a potential source of danger, and either way your brain wants you to know about it.
So your brain goes, WHOOPS. Okay - this is fine. We already made up yellow, orange, cyan, and violet. We’ll just make up another color. Something that looks really, really different from green.
And so it made up magenta.
So, physics-wise, is magenta “real?”
No; there’s no single wavelength of light that corresponds to magenta. But you’re rarely seeing only a single wavelength of light anyway. And even when you are, every color other than RGB is a dart thrown on the wall by your meat computer. This is the CIE Chromaticity Diagram:
Explaining this thing is a little more than I want to take on on a Saturday morning, but I’ve included a link above that goes into it a little more. The point is that only the colors that actually touch the ‘outline’ of the shape actually correspond to a specific wavelength of light. All of the other colors are blends of multiple wavelengths. So magenta isn’t special.
Given that color is just a fun trick your brain is playing on you to help you find food and avoid danger, is magenta real?
Yeah, absolutely. Or at least, it’s just as real as most of what we see. It’s what we see when we mix up blue and red. It would be disastrous from a survival standpoint to perceive that color as green, so we don’t. Because it’s not green. Light that’s green has a wavelength of around 510 nm. Stuff that’s magenta bounces back light that is both ~400 and ~700. Your brain knows the difference. So it fills in the gap for you, with the best guess it has, same as it does with your blind spot.
The perception of color exists within your brain, and your brain says you see magenta. So you see magenta.
So I googled Stygian Blue and…
HOW TO SEE THE FORBIDDEN COLOURS
Hyperbolic Orange is the color my soul is
Dark tumblr show me the forbidden colors
We are back on this again.
actually im just gonna make my own post about it: please read more webcomics. please try them. every time people make posts about “aw man i wish SOMEone would WRITE about FLAVOR OF QUEER THING/TRAUMA OR ABUSE BUT IN SPECIFIC WAYS I CAN RELATE TO/WHATEVER” and then it gets reblogged into a giant thread of people agreeing with it and demanding Content i die because whatever it is is definitely being painstakingly created by an indie author who would really like for people to consume it and every time i point this out people suddenly can’t read lmao
it is out there it is free it is being made from firsthand experiences by people who care very very deeply who would be DELIGHTED to hear that it’s resonating with anybody at all, please throw some of that enthusiasm and support at people who will actually appreciate it
if you’re an indie comic person and any of this applies to you i encourage you to reblog this with a link to your comic and a short synopsis so people can browse the notes and find shit they’re looking for. or make your own post on your own blog if you don’t want to fool with other people i don’t care this is a sign from the universe that you should be louder about what you’re working on because people can’t fucking find it apparently.
i’ll go first i make kidd commander and it’s about an ensemble cast of queers on their way to kill god, they live on an airship and they’re all too pissed off to die. it’s free to read and it’s in the middle of its third arc right now. it lives here https://kiddcommander.com/
go go go
on second thought gonna add if you’re a READER and you’ve had Feelings about a webcomic feel free to recommend it here too
In addition to Kidd Commander, I enjoy:
Dumbing of Age - semi-autobiographical webcomic by an ex-Christian fundamentalist; explores a wide bevy of social justice issues in more nuanced ways than I often see, especially in regards to abuse
Monster Pulse - A group of kids (some of them explicitly queer) have their body parts turn into monsters; great analyses of trauma and transhumanism
Leftover Soup - slice-of-life story about the most philosophically inclined 20somethings in the world, seriously they spiral off into fascinating discussions all the time, this is basically Having Difficult Conversations: The Webcomic; the opening is terrible but stick with it
i follow a lot of podcasts, i can put together a curated list.
https://ohumanstar.com/ is incredible, it’s about trans robots (in minneapolis! not a huge plot point, but it’s where i’m from). it finished recently, so you can have a completed reading experience.
https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2010/01/01/spacetrawler-4/ spacetrawler started as the story of six humans kidnapped by an incompetent alien to help free the eebs, an enslaved alien race. it’s very good, sometimes it hits very hard. the first and second series are complete, the third series is updating currently.
https://www.rice-boy.com/see/ rice boy is a “brightly colored and surreal fantasy adventure story”. bittersweet chosen one stuff. also by the same author is the order of tales (completed) and vattu (on going, i think it’s near completion)
https://www.egscomics.com/ very queer cast of magical teens. starts out very rough, but that was 19 years ago. lots of gender transformation magic and magical hijinks, with a helping of tragic backstories and nerd stuff.
https://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1 about a couple of weird magic british school children at a weird british boarding school. there are a couple chapters in particular that hit hard. also, it’s just very well drawn and written and it always updates MWF, which is more than most webcomics can say.
https://diggercomic.com/ digger is just a good comic, i should reread it again, it’s been awhile. it’s about a “take-no-nonsense” wombat who finds herself dealing with a talking buddha statue, a tribe of the best anthropomorphic hyenas you’ll see, and a dead god.
boy have i got good news for YOU
the good news is that on this list (to my limited knowledge) both my comic and gunnerkrigg court feature wlw protagonists!
the other good news is there are TONS of us working outside the aggregate sites, please please don’t assume those companies are indicative of everything going on in webcomics as a genre. my thoughts on that could fill a whole other post but i wanted to bring it up here at least.
I also just remembered there’s the website https://archivebinge.com , which is FANTASTIC if you’re looking for something specific. It’s limited by the fact that the creator needs to post the comic themself, but it’s got a great tagging system for both genres and content warnings:
and lets you know when new posts go up even on independent sites! Extremely useful for finding and reading a bunch of comics without taking agency from the creators.
i read a shitton of webcomics but here are my recs specifically for ones that aren’t on networks like hiveworks so they need more love (on mobile so sorry if formatting gets weird)
Softies i can’t summarize better than page one sorry. there’s a bit about a stubbed toe that will hit you like a freight train to the feels.
Job Satisfaction is slice of life about queers and demons and queer demons.
Radio Silence is a coming of age story about a British band on tour.
Ingress Adventuring Company is about Professor Toivo Kissa. He is an elf and he goes on adventures instead of doing his job, which is professoring.
Skin Deep is about a girl who goes to college and finds out she’s a sphinx (i feel like everyone reads skin deep but also not enough people read skin deep).
Sfeer Theory has a magical university for a very complicated magic system, if you’re into Lore.
Outliers takes place in a superhero world but these boys are just trying to be happily married in peace.
Some LGBT webcomics just off the top of my head
Muted - fantasy comic about a gay, poly witch in New Orleans.
Paranatural - All ages fantasy comic about middle schoolers who fight ghosts.
2 Slices - Classic, trope-y romance comic with a queer spin
Alice and the nighmare - Fantasy/sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland.
Sleepless Domain - Magical Girl genre deconstruction. In a mysterious fantasy/sci-fi world where teenage girls sometimes have superpowers, how are those girls treated and valued? Content warning: This comic is usually pretty cute but has some serious violence early on.
Chaos Life - autobiographical slice-of-life comics about an agender illistrator and their gay, disabled wife.
Boy In Pink Earmuffs - All ages comic about two best friends who solve mysteries together and are also crushing on eachother.
Magical Boy - Fantasy comic about a trans boy who finds out he’s descended from a long line of magical girls and is destined to save the world. (tapas exclusive)
what’s up if you’re in the notes looking for recs you can’t see most of them because tumblr hides anything with a link in it, view this reblog to see a big ol’ list of webcomic links
Gonna rb so I remember to add on to this when I’m at my computer
Okay hi I’m here now! LGBT+ come get y’all’s juice
Roar Howl Run is a personal favorite of mine, it’s about an aroace rabbit, raised by wolves and a bear. really, anything by this author, Songdog, is great LGBT+ rep. cw for blood and animal death.
Long Way Down is about two strangers (one is trans, the other is either trans or enby) setting off in a zombie apocalypse to try and save the world. cw for minor gore and themes of suicide.
The Golden Rule is a lion king sequel fancomic featuring wlw lionesses. cw for incest (don’t worry, the couple I mentioned aren’t part of it).
White Tail is about deer during the apocalypse. no explicit lgbt characters but there’s no canon couples, so arospecs might get a kick out of it. cw for mentions of suicide.
Shinka: The Last Eevee is a pokemon comic about friendship and cults, with lots of LGBT+ characters and couples.
Trippingoveryou.com by @akasuzana
From the website,
TOY is a slice-of-life, comedy webcomic with a focus on LGBT+ themes!
Growing up is an awkward waltz. Tripping Over You follows Milo and Liam’s steps (and missteps) as they begin a hesitant relationship in their last year of highschool. They must learn to fold each other into their lives (in the midst of major life changes) with as much grace as they both can manage — which, admittedly, could be enormously more graceful. They stumble over each others’ feet while trial-and-error learning what it means to provide each other with a center point of balance.
@b3nc0 Have any other webcomic suggestions to add?
Thought of some more.
@sigeel - Linda Sejic (is it Šejić? That’s what popped up when I googled Stjepan to double check that spelling but it only seems to be that way when applied to him)
Has Punderworld, a retelling of the Hades/Persephone story. Lots of humor. (Side-note everything so far by the Sejic’s has lots of humor and it works for each story)
As well as BloodStain. An epicly sllllooow burn romantic comedy in a work place enviroment.
@nebezial-asheri Stjepan Sejic
Has Death Vigil. Reapers protecting the mortal realm.
These next 2 are 18+
Sunstone - Romance(s) and life of a group of people
Fineprint - Romance(s) and life of a group of individuals, some of whom are succubi/inccubi. This one is new and I don’t know if anything past the first few pages are up.
Shieldmadiens - Mechs fighting stuff. I’ve just seen what’s on here and that hasn’t revealed to much plot. I’m guessing if you liked Pacific Rim you might like this.
Sigeel and Nebezial-Asheri are husband and wife and a number of their works fall under the Sejic-Verse title (unofficial name as far as I know as I can’t currently think if anyone else has used the term). Besides definitely BloodStain and SunStone I’m not super sure what does and doesn’t though.
Fun fact most of their stories seem to have started as ‘warm-up’ sketches.
They both have patreons if you wish to support them/ learn more.
If you want to buy physical copies Sunstone has 7 volumes out now, volume 7 of 20 just came out last week. Bloodstain 3. Death Vigil 1. The first volume. Punderworld was just announced for release in August.
Please do look up better synopsis than what I have written here as I’m terrible at writing synopsis’s (synopsi?)
Their works can be found here on tumblr, their aforementioned patreon probably has them, and last I knew Deviantart.
To the Sejic’s my apologies for doing a terrible job here describing your works. I have done a hell of a lot better in person as I’m more coherent when rambling with my voice then I am typing.
Unrelated to all of that.
Megatokyo, started in August of 2000 and still going. Just recently decided to get back into it from the start since I’m not sure where I left off in 2008/9 because of work and life. If what I remember about it the term ‘a product of it’s time’ may very well apply to it.
Dominic Deegan Oracle for Hire. Completed fantasy series. Has a follow up series going.
I just remembered what this post was for and as far as I can remember these last two don’t fit it but since I haven’t re-read either one in years and the one is still going I’m going to leave them in case they do.
I’m deep in the 19th century art hole and every time I think I’ve seen them all I find another painting that makes me go !!!!
?? you cant just say this and then not share the painting in question!!
you are absolutely right!!
Arthur Trevethin Nowell, 1887 - Captives
Honestly where do I start? The movement? The composition? The lighting?
Look how much more it seems like she’s leaning forward because the tree and the man curve away and around her? Like Tantalos who reached for fruit but the tree would bend away from him? That’s what this feels like. And then there are these other two, pulling her away into the opposite direction. So there’s a lot of movement! But what makes it even better is how he still stabilized the image with a lot of hidden vertical lines!
Also the contrasts? Fantastic! Like the one between the metal of his armor and her flowly dress or her light face vs the other faces kept in darkness or the light foreground vs the dark background,…
Also the edges are amazing! Everyone tells you corners are not important but here? Wrong! Her foot is like an anchor that stop the eye from falling out of the image so it’s a lot more rendered than the flower petals.
And don’t even get me started on the rendering…
Ok I’ll stop here tl;dr: BEAUTIFUL 10/10
you know what I’m not done, I found something else:
The reason why it doesn’t look like they’re senselessly pulling at her? Because the action is actually built up like a spiral, whoa! There’s a lot going on behind her back, but because of the spiral your eyes don’t linger there and instead are lead towards her body and then towards her head.
It’s not just the spiral, though, there’s another line of movement hidden in those hands:
And not only that, they’re grouped together in the shape of a pentagon! Simple shapes are easy to recognize, so it tells your eye where to go immediately.
who gave you the right
Hi! I’m really sick of whitewashing and the various excuses that artists come up with, so I wrote a guide! How To Not Whitewash, at least with regards to skin tone.
Please make use of it, and encourage other artists to do so as well.
Here’s a link to this guide on a Google Doc - this document has image descriptions.
Feel free to contact me if the link stops working, or if you have questions (in good faith).
Tried for a twist on the classic art history trope of the bather :)
I adore this painting. I never ever see my body type represented in art.
Yes!!! And she’s represented as a powerful warrior, not some sexualized voyeuristic fantasy (the way so many classical artists tended to treat the female form). Also, while I’ve seen larger body types occasionally represented in this style, I’ve never seen it done like this–where her size is part of her power (and power, an intrinsic part of her beauty). You see her body–she’s tall, wide, heavy and muscular, and her pose emphasizes all these things–and then you see her helmet, and you realize–oh lord, this is a warrior, and think how physically formidable she must be in her armor, and how, knowing this, she remains formidable even as the viewer goes back to take in the beauty of her bare form.
So yes, I’ve seen some decent and some good art represent larger body types as beautiful. But it is the spectacular art like above that remembers to portray them also as powerful.