so I made this meme sometime last night around 4 AM but I absolutely did not remember making it until I found it in my recent videos folder. Four just wants to sing you a song (WARNING: there are knocking sounds that might scare you if you’re wearing headphones)
Here’s what’s happening in Australia at the moment.
For some context: Mallacoota is a tourist town, usual population is a little over 1000, but at peak tourist times, it can be as high as 8000.
There was an estimated 4000 there today, when the extreme heat, peaking at 49C/120F, combined with high winds, to spark a large, intense fire in the bushland around the area. This pretty much blocked off all ways out of the town, leading to all 4000 people being evacuated to the beach, with the emergency plan basically being “If the fire comes this way, get in the water”
Thankfully, the wind did change direction, and as far as I’ve heard, most of the town was spared, but this is how bad the drought, heat, and fire situations have become in australia.
And our government still refuses to make solid policies on climate change.
especially when the media at hand is completely shallow nonsense projects by random nobodies and there are people on tumblr willing to kill and die for their headcanons this happens to me like twice a week
no joke i really love discovering a fandom for some weird show or internet thing ive never heard of in my life and then promptly discovering that said random is batshit and full of the most vicious hateful infighting possible
I dont support in any way people telling i-am-a-fish to kill themself, let me put that there first
but I think people should be aware how their fanbase consists mostly of minors and how fish has linked their pornhub account to their blog and advertised it, their discord server has open nsfw content despite being full of minors, and the moderators for said discord server are all adults who have expressed their support for “MAPs” and other pedophiles/enablers. Along with that “make me your fucktoy” joke post that became really creepy when they reblogged it with “oops wrong blog O_o dont let me stop you tho!”
Besides the “wild lesbian” situation and the fucking infantalism and trivialism of LGBT+ and equal rights groups like Black Lives Matter to generate clout, people need to be aware just how potentially dangerous this blog is and how they seem to be actively scamming children into pledging money to their patreon (which includes a $1 pledge and a $3 “lgbt+ sunglasses™” pledge) in return for being lovebombed along with them giving off red flags of being an abuser, or at least enabling and supporting it
nobody should have such a large online following of kids that have a cult-like devotion to them and I honestly think the best course of action would be to push them off their social media platforms because this person is clearly displaying their ability to manipulate and exploite children, whether it is through social, monetary or sexual exploitation
tl;dr my country is literally on fire and the politicians refuse to help
I know there’s a lot going on in the world, but you probably haven’t heard about what’s happening in Australia.
we’re on fire.
approximately ¼ of australia’s population is in catastrophic fire danger. A catastrophic fire level means your only chance of surviving is leaving before it’s too late.
it’s Spring in Australia, and rainforests aren’t meant to be dry enough to burn, yet at the time of writing this (11/11/19) there are 71 active fires in NSW (43 out of control), and 51 active fires in Queensland - not including those that have already burned before now, and there are more in other states. Sydney is already rated “catastrophic”, the first time this rating has ever been used there since its creation in 2009. That’s right, we had to add yet another level of destructiveness, because “high”, “very high”, “severe”, and “extreme” were no longer adequate. To quote the Fire Danger Ratings, “for your survival, leaving early is the only option”. conditions tomorrow will be the worst they have been, and people are evacuating as we speak. the fire fighters are preparing as best they can.
This isn’t just about people losing their homes; people have died and will die, countless animals have already lost their lives and many more will still perish. our land, our lives, and our hope is up in flames and will soon be nothing but ash. the annual fire season has not even begun yet. this is only the beginning. my native land is burning, and there is nothing i can do to stop it.
the government refuses to acknowledge that we are in a climate crisis. the fires have never been this bad. we have been in severe drought for more than a year which has only contributed to the force of these fires. the Prime Minister Scott Morrison has done nothing but send his “thoughts and prayers”. He will not accept aid from other countries because he is too egotistical to admit that we need it. All the while the people of this land are suffering. Climate change needs radical human change to be combated. we are already seeing the results of years of indifference, and this is barely the beginning of something that will only get worse the longer government’s and big companies refuse to act to counteract climate change.
Our government has also cut funding to Fire and Rescue NSW by 35.4%, the Rural Fire Service by 75.2%, and QLD Rural Fire Service by 26.42%, resulting in closures of services; they don’t have the resources to cope. We are fighting a losing battle against the results of climate change. and this is only the beginning.
At least 6 million people today are prepared for evacuating. There are strong winds, low humidity, and high temperatures which will only exacerbate and encourage the fires. Authorities have warned that there aren’t enough fire trucks to help everyone, so unless you are prepared to the maximum, you need to leave. 600 schools and TAFE’s across NSW have been closed due to the fires, with others in Queensland closing due to air quality being virtually unbreathable due to smoke. Rural Fire Service Deputy Commisioner Rob Rogers said the state was as prepared as it could be, with military aircraft on standby to rescue people from fires if needed.
As Queensland and New South Wales deal with these unprecedented bushfires, there is a lot of talk about how to stop, or at least reduce them. David Bowman is a professor of environmental change biology at the University of Tasmania and he says the short answer is that climate change is making a bad situation worse.
But it’s also much more complex than that. Much of Australia’s natural biodiversity has evolved to withstand and even stop bushfires due to a multitude of species being in one area. Eucalyptus trees encourage fires as they help spread seeds, but other species are naturally flame retardant and help to curb the fires. The issue is that so much of the native bush has been cut down for farming and agriculture that the natural fire defence has virtually been destroyed. Australia is the leading country in mammal extinction, as well as one of the worst 7 for biodiversity loss.
There have already been significant harmful impacts to wildlife, with entire ecosystems up in smoke and individual species affected, including around 350 Koalas presumed dead – all before the fires have reached their peak.
my heart goes out to the victims of the current fires, which we know have been exacerbated by the decline of native biodiversity. Australian conservation efforts need a radical overhaul. Mitigating the intensity of these fires, mostly set by humans and their activities, can be achieved by restoring our native ecosystem engineers, such as bandicoots, bettongs and potoroos.
These species help to maintain healthy forests by continually turning over and breaking down forest leaf litter, thereby drastically reducing fuel load. In their absence, fires are more intense, often reaching the treetops, which can affect populations of species already on the brink, like the Koala.
Slow growing and ancient Australian East coast temperate forests are of global significance, as these forests have some of the highest carbon storage on the planet. Fires of this intensity threaten their very existence but managing wildlife to reduce fire intensity and protect forests is under-appreciated for its importance in reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
If you wish to donate to the NSW Rural Fire Service, follow this link. I’m not sure if it works for countries outside Australia, but if you can spare some money, please try
I literally couldn’t care less if we lose good bands and good movies if it means outing sexual predators. Let it all fall apart if that’s what it takes to stop allowing these disgusting people safe places to abuse their power. Fuck your favorite movies, fuck your favorite tv shows, fuck your favorite albums. Stop defending bad people because they make good content.
For every predator in a business, there are countless victims who were driven out, whose contributions we never got to see. Be mad about those instead.
tumblr’s algorithm only cares about posts that are reblogged, it doesn’t count likes. posts don’t get promoted or circulated when they only have likes (the way instagram functions), only reblogs matter for increasing reach on tumblr as a platform.
support content creators.
like y'all are fuckin killing tumblr (& content creation) but okay
you think that’s not a lot of notes? that’s cute.
but yeah, tumblr’s system definitely doesn’t advantage non-popular artists, but there’s a big problem from within the community too. i have over 400 followers and i consider myself lucky when more than 2 people reblog my art, so imagine how much worse it is for people with even less followers.
reblog content creators, guys. liking posts doesn’t do anything.
If y'all are wondering why I’m not posting as often anymore :)
Support artists! You all deserve the attention and love!
The reason I rarely post art :)
#tbh like.. this is why i dont rlly post my art on tumblr anymore #i mostly keep my content to my instagram and twitter acc/discord server bc of this issue #i love reading tags and recieving feedback from my followers and folks who enjoy the content i create #but not having those reblogs/exposing artists more ruins the whole drive
also like, i pretty much only know about angel dust’s character and the radio dude, i didnt watch the pilot (just promotional stuff from way earlier which featured angel dust prominently, he’s somehow a fan favorite). but from what I’ve seen, the humor in hazbin hotel relies HEAVILY on stereotypes of various sorts. it’s shallow, badly-made, unfunny jokes. there’s a latina lesbian character named “Vaggie” (yeah) who’s personality is just being Super Angry At Small Things which somehow manages to be a racist AND lesbophobic stereotype.
anyway stop saying you can separate the art from the artist without any further thought, the creator’s shit tends to seep into their art
hey so this is getting notes and id like to clarify angel dust is not meant to be a trans woman. thats not the point i was trying to make (but i understand how it came off that way). nonetheless, his portrayal is similar to the portrayal of trans women in popular culture as “sex obsessed drug addicted prostitutes”.
at the very least, its a disgustingly homophobic portrayal of a gnc gay man, but id argue the “raunchy man in a dress” portrayal fits the bill of a transmisogynistic character as well. trans women are portrayed exactly like this in so many types of media and there is no way this is a coincidence
hot take but u cant really say “separate the art from the artist” in the case of hazbin hotel. one of the characters is straight up a transmisogynistic stereotype. like what part of “drug-addicted prostitute porn star transv*stite who wears a miniskirt and is super raunchy and has a golden tooth and exaggerated chest” sounds, like, positive gay rep
vivziepop also defends racists, is extremely transphobic, and ableist. she has “apologized” for everything in the past, but her apology was as shitty as you’d expect it to be, saying “she didn’t see the insensitive jokes the two women she drew made on their twitter accounts” despite the fact that she herself called transphobia, fatphobia, and racism an “opinion,” and even goes on to make up excuses for the way she acted.
Hey don’t get me wrong, I think boycotting Blizzard for helping enforce the will of the Chinese government in silencing the Hong Kong protests is a good thing. But also here’s a reminder that at the end of this month Adobe is shutting down access to all of its products in Venezuela by executive order of the Trump administration to increase political pressure on the Venezuelan goverment, so maybe we should protest that too. If y'all Americans are so angry about China you shouldn’t turn a blind eye and let your own government get away with the same kind of dystopian bullshit.
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!
Uuuh what the fuck is going on with the Amphibia Crew
But wait it gets worse!
Like…. idk what to tell ya Anaphylaxis, an artist in the animation industry using Nazi dog whistles and drawing/encouraging shippy art of a 13 year old with a man frog is… certainly something, but idk if harmless is the word I’d go with.
This is so much to take in, I can’t
oh wait! there’s more! now they’re threatening to work to blacklist people from the industry if they protest against imagery of csa!
I am so infuritated right now. This is a huge deal. I don’t even think people realize how big of a situation this is because I’ve seen so many animation fans laugh this off but this is actually a confirmation of an incredibly corrupt and broken industry.
Like, the animation industry already has to deal with blacklisting and sexual harassment and toxic work culture. These artists have really shown that nothing has changed for the better. Chris Savino and John K. might be out, but the practices that protected them and kept them around for so long are still being put into practice.
Hannah Ayoubi is a storyboard artist formerly on Amphibia who drew and encouraged ship art of a minor and an adult on a children’s show.
Sofia E Alexander is an executive producer and showrunner for children’s shows explicitly threatened to blacklist anyone opposed or concerned over Hannah’s behavior. This is unacceptable.
Jessica A.M and Anna Lencioni vehemently defended them and didn’t think that pedophiliaic drawings are a big deal.
And you know what the worst part is? They’re all going to get away with it. They are going to go on their merry way and just pretend like their behavior is acceptable because they have connections. The system protects them.
They work on children’s shows when they SHOULD NOT BE. This is unprofessional and should be grounds for termination in any other industry, but apparently in the animation industry this shit makes you look cool or something??? Wtf
People who openly encourage this shit create the next Chris Savino and John Lasseter. This is how it starts people. Chris Savino blacklisted female artists who opposed his behavior or wouldn’t sleep with him.
And do you know why it took a huge amount of effort to take Chris Savino down? They had to find a loophole and they had to get a crowd to make it happen. Giving him a show only let him have more access to victims.
Here’s a video to explain just how much work it took:
These are not isolated incidents. This happens because people in the industry keep doing this shit. When they aren’t looking the other way, they use blacklisting, intimidation, and defend inappropriate behavior. It’s still happening.
Looking the other way on gross behavior is an industry standard in animation. Don’t even kid yourself, they’ve done this before. Maybe not online, maybe not where you can see it, but they’ve done it before. Probably more times than we realize.
Who knows how many other artists careers these so called professionals destroyed because they spoke out against them. Fuck these people. Fuck anyone who allows this to happen.
bunch of doodles I did late last night :’0 idk if i like the pen
#bfb#bfb four#bfb 4#bfb x#bfb 4x #battle for dream island #battle for dream island four #battle for dream island 4 #battle for dream island x #battle for dream island 4x #4x#bfdi #battle for bfdi #battle for bfdi 4 #battle forb fdi four #battle for bfdi x #its a test #reminder that im more active on my twitter than i am on any other social media
There are pedophiles and offenders crawling on the object show aminos. Please, for your own safety, be careful if you enter those communities. Warn your peers, help them out so this problem can be lessened. Its important to be educated on issues such as this, because it will save you from so much pain. From trauma, and it will help tear down the abusive, predatorial cycle.
Holy fucking shit PLEASE keep kids safe. If i catch someone being a freak- or i hear of it. Fucking watch urselves.
And like, no victim of abuse (because pedophiles/offenders ARE abusers.) Is at fault for what happened, and what they went through. A victim isnt responsible. In scenarios like this its the grown persons (the abusers) fault. They knew better not to take advantage of the minor, yet they continued to do so for their own selfish gain
Its not the victims fault, its the abusers. Nobody should say “but the victim put themselves into it” no they fucking didnt. They were manipulated and groomed. Its not their fault
It would be appreciated if this was reblogged, esp by the younger folks. But a legal pedophile isnt always that creepy 20+ adult preying on kids. It can be the 18, 19 year old.
But a legal pedophile is also a person 16+ showing interests in a child 12-13 and below. You need to report that person, and warn your friends.
I know ive been making a lot of posts concerning this stuff, and reblogging it too. But i cannot stress how important it is for the young people of every community to be safe- especially for one centered around a younger audience. Ive seen it happen way too many times already where some freak 16+ person targeted a minor- and i cannot stay quiet about a serious problem that thrives within this community.
If you know someone who is 16+ and they showed interest in your friend who is 13-12 and younger. Please report them, and get away from them. A person that old should not be interested in children, its wrong and incredibly predatorial. They are a pedophile. You need to get away from them.
If ur 12-13 or younger and a 16+ yr old person shows interest in you (romantically, or theyre making advances even if they arent out-right)
Run for it. Its not safe, its predatorial, and you need to put distance between yourself and them.
#its pedophilic. dont @ me. legally speaking if a child 12 or younger is pursued by someone 16+ that older person is legally a pedophile #yall PLEASE be careful esp in fandom spaces #be careful who you are talking to and what about #if you rlly dont know qhat is or what isnt predatorial yall just hmu in dms or my asks ill be happy to answer and help you out #i just want the young folks to be safe #also idk what 14 yr old needs to fucking hear this #but that 18-19 yr old freak does not love you #yall pls stick to ppl ur own age its for ur own good #im v adamant on this stuff bc its such a prevalent issue in the OSC and im going to call this shit out
The older I get the more fiercely protective I get of younger girls. I was heading into work yesterday and I saw that 12 year old (I mentioned her before, the one who wore makeup) talking to this older man. She’s normally really bubbly but she looked a little more subdued talking to him so I go over and loudly say “Hey sweetheart, who’s this?” And the guys just glares at me and she says “oh um his name is Justin.” And I’m like “Hi Justin, how do you know her?” And he gets nervous and is like “I just saw her jogging and thought I’d give her pointers.” So I just kinda tilted my head and looked at him for a minute. He literally asked me “are you a cop or something? I haven’t done anything wrong.” So I took her to the McDonald’s near by, bought her something and had a talk about not talking to strangers. Low key I’m debating the next time I see her parents (they drop her off at the gym and leave her there for hours) to maybe have a talk with them or something. Idk if it’s my place tho
Just to add because some messaged me saying that I was being a nosey bitch: so a woman who used to go to my gym (and my same university. Like I used to see her at my job and on campus) actually went missing not far from my intersection (literally a 5 min walk away from the major intersection) on may 10 and they found her body literally last week (June 19). Everyone has been on high alert lately so when I saw this random dude talking to this little girl, my brain immediately went into defence panic mode. So yeah call me nosey if you want
the context makes it sadder, but is also completely unnecessary. there is no justification needed for asking grown men why theyre talking to young girls they dont know. ESPECIALLY if the girl looks uncomfortable. if he was actually being friendly he wouldnt have gotten defensive, he wouldve been like ‘ah yes i see where you’re coming from, good on you for checking. you can join us while we talk if you want.’ no one in a normal mutually-wanted conversation feels the need to defend it.
#im so fucking protective of little ones in the bfb fandom (yes that means anyone under the age of 18 #bc holy fuck there are a fuck ton of predatorial behaviors that are so normalized in todays day and age #kids dont know the difference n they think its ok. dont speak up abt it or w/e their reasoning is #i will fucking fight tooth and nail to keep as many kids safe as i fucking can