Teacher’s Pet AU
Teacher’s Pet AU
Happy birthday, Hizashi!
Making music together
As an 80’s nut, I feel like I’ve drawn the sexiest Mic AU lewk ever
This guy’s never gonna give you up
When I draw Present Mic, I gotta dial down the spice from my sketch most of the time. I am not ready for my true horny for this banana-haired man with the silly, sexy mustache to be known just yet.
Day 3: Halfway there!
Day 1: Punk and Pop Art
I had some plans for Banana Man’s birthday before but idk if I can still go through them. Japanese Present Mic fans are inspirational though, I just wanna do something nice for my man this year instead of recycling my greeting card last year OTL
Is there a callout on me or something out there because random people keep following me? It’s impossible they follow me for my art because when I stop drawing for a day there, I lose a gajillion followers
Whhhy did this hellsite ban hornknee, now where will I put the spicy things???
I’m an addict going through the Twitter withdrawal, watch me do this cold turkey y'all
You know that tumblr post that’s like “Adults: why don’t kids go outside?” and then there’s a picture of a very pedestrian-unfriendly street from probably somewhere in the US?
I’ve been thinking a lot about how community seems to be lacking in fandom recently, and over on Dreamwidth people have been making some excellent points. I think modern social media is another place where adults have created a space that is hostile to young people trying to navigate their way online.
I get a lot of asks and see a lot of posts from young people lamenting the fact that they don’t know how to make friends online. Because this isn’t a problem that I experience, I’ve had a tendency to think along the lines of “kids these days” etc. But that’s the easy out. Most of the people I’d consider “online friends” of mine are people I met online several years ago or they’re people I met IRL and we just don’t live near each other so our friendship happens online. I can’t honestly say I’d feel confident in trying to make new friends on modern social media today.
If you start thinking about it more critically, it makes total sense that it’s harder to make friends now. Modern social media has been optimized for “engagement.” The goal of twitter or tumblr or instagram or tiktok isn’t to help users find each other and talk to each other. The goal of those platforms is to keep people on those platforms. The more people they have on their platform, the more money they make. The more time people spend on their platform, the more money they make.
How do you make people spend more time on the platform? You make it as passive and entertaining as possible. Scrolling through tiktok is like channel surfing on a TV in the 90s or early 2000s. Scrolling through twitter or tumblr or facebook is just putting interesting or pretty or funny or angering things in front of your eyeballs until you get bored and switch to the next app, cycling your way through them.
Timestamps are hard to find. Content isn’t chronological. Posts are dropped in on your feed from unknown sources, decided by an algorithm. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did research into how casinos keep people inside and gambling when they made a lot of these decisions.
Each one of these decisions, all on its own, undermines our ability to find and form a community. Each one makes it harder to make friends to have a conversation. It’s hard to get to know someone or have a discussion with them when you have no idea if what you’re saying will be seen by 1 person or 1 million. I’m probably not the only person on this site that feels like I’m either an observer or a performer, but I’m rarely a participant.
The internet used to be a vibrant, weird, wonderful place where communities could pop up and grow. Now, our best shot at community is getting invited to a Discord server and hoping it still exists 2 weeks from now.
Web 1.0 wasn’t perfect in a lot of ways, but I think it was a lot better for community than what we’ve got now.
Apologizing in advance for the less curated art dump that will happen here as I renew my card as a Tumblr old 🙏
Some sketchbook things I like
Privated the post (idk really if it does anything) so the blog remains clean of my artist woes. Back to the drawing board!… or not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Recovering from the first vaccine shot, so I’ve been playing a lot of Rise of Kingdoms since you can AFK. I missed playing games for the heck of it, so I was inspired to draw my fave boys just having fun
Amor Omnibus Idem (Love is the same for all)
What I like about Tumblr is I can post art here and completely forget about it.