only for a moment
only for a moment
i think about that gay astronauts on a romantic space honeymoon adventure painting every day... it is so important to me
thinking about how it lives on in so many people’s heads is mindblowing. it was the first time i’d ever done anything like it, and it was the first time i’d included a gay flag in a physical piece of artwork, so i was worried about how my family would react to it or what they would say about it. it turns out they had nothing to say and subsequently ignored the other gay astronaut paintings i went on to make. similar to how they ignore my real, tangible, visible, audible lgbt identity. so im just. really happy that its been seen and loved by many people in the wider lgbt community. thats what matters at the end of the day and thats what i carry in my heart <3
as a piece of media, i was deeply confused and unsatisfied by most parts of blindsight. as a thought experiment, i was enamoured! i still think of it regularly, even years on, much more than any other sci-fi ive read. it’s certainly a strange book - im glad to see it getting some love 😊
(also blindsight alerted me to the bizarre but welcome trend of Vampires In Space. the madness season by celia friedman is another one, highly recommended, would love to hear if you know more)
i loved nearly every bit of blindsight and found the entire experience highly enjoyable, but i totally understand where you’re coming from haha 😄 a few things definitely made more sense during my reread! and while it hits several of my very specific interests right on their heads, i understand how its not for everyone. however that wont stop me from at least asking people to give it a try :]
and no unfortunately i dont know any other books with Vampires In Space but i will totally be checking out the madness season, thank you very much.
Hey I was wondering if you think blindsight is a character driven oh story or is most of the Book more thinking about concepts or descriptions of the world, if you know what I mean? Like is there a lot of dialogue? Also am I supposed to know what's going on in the beginning lol bc I am on page 30 it's quite confusing😳
mm its both a character driven story and a thought experiment lol. i wouldnt say theres a ton of dialogue, its very focused on siri for the most part. its definitely a more challenging read and yeah its ok to be confused in the beginning! 😄 things should start making more sense if you keep going! even as someone who is familiar with peter watts i had no idea what the hell was going on at first. but it all comes together eventually!
That recent pathologic fanart..... the gender euphoria i felt looking at it💞✨💞✨💞✨💞
literally had a smile on my face while working on it. so glad it could bring you some joy too!! 💙🏳️⚧️💙
night of the 12th day
your art is so good it made me paint a picture of myself naked laying down in flowers and it is one of the most transgender things ive ever drawn so. Thanks man
!!!!! yes!!! yes!!!
that’s what its all about!!!
hello! do you do speedpaints/streams? i'd love to see you draw because you have such a unique style. it's okay if you don't - i'm just curious. thank you!
ive thought about streaming since i recently got a mic but i like watching streams too much while i draw! plus, ive been experimenting with my process for a while and dont feel too confident showing every step. just want to live laugh have fun, you know what im saying? but maybe in the future i will try it out!
that pathologic art is so good omg!! the shapes and the palette are wonderful aaaa I've saved it to my inspiration folder
thank you! i found some of my leftover sketches from when i was neck deep in patho, so hopefully i’ll finally get around to coloring those too!
ты всё что я хочу / you are all i want
I totally want a raven cycle rant or review now if you're ever up for it. I see so much praise for it but never understood the hype. It would be interesting & refreshing to hear a different opinion for once.
considering how its been 7 or 8 years since i tried reading the first book i dont remember the details anymore but the bottom line is that it was one of the most boring books ive ever come across. i dropped it because i didnt care about anything that was going on or any of the characters. every excerpt and quote ive seen since then of the later books also somehow manage to be the blandest shit. i hate that it gets lumped in with aftg only because theres ravens in the title and theres some gay shit, apparently, in the last book. its an urban YA fantasy about magic. aftg is about mafia sports. where is the connection…
it plays into a bigger problem where i hate every ‘top lgbt fiction!’ list but thats neither here nor there. people are allowed to enjoy the r*ven cycle. i just think there are better books out there, especially when talking about books with gay characters + relationships.
hey! your art is super cool. i was scrolling through you blog and looked at your lgbtq+ fiction list, and. i was wondering if you had read the raven cycle? there seem to be a few similar books/series on that list (aftg, for one), so i was curious. have a lovely day!!
so sorry to break the news to you but the r*ven cycle is not my cup of tea. i dont see any similarities to aftg personally and i could not finish the first book. cheers to anyone who likes it but that couldnt be me. hope you have a great day as well <3
wanna put my hands on you
hiii i’d like to follow some art blogs that are still active on here. please like this post if you want me to check out your art, or reply with your friends’ accounts!
i love trans geralt... 🥺 made me think of t4t geralt x yennefer
im a huge supporter of t4t geralt/yennefer i literally cant see them any other way! the trial of grasses is such a big hrt moment and the whole thing about sorceresses being able to change their physical appearances like hello? these are the most unintentionally trans characters ive ever seen
thank you for this trans witcher content i owe u my life
just doing my civil duty :)
i was the romance anon. it's not because it's gay, i would have asked no matter what type of romance was being depicted. depictions of romance in general make me uncomfortable, but i respect your choice if you still don't wish to tag it. i asked for just romance tagged instead of specific ships because it would have been easier for me to blacklist, but either way is alright
i make art that makes people uncomfortable. i’m fully aware that plenty of people don’t want to face the reality that a lot of trans men have tits. which is why i continue to draw trans men with tits. you say its not a gay thing for you, but i don’t want to make it easier for people to avoid that part of my art. it’s important to me. and if you can’t handle my art that depicts people hugging and holding each other then i don’t really care about allowing you to selectively see the rest of my art. i don’t know what else to tell you. i’m not here to accommodate that.
if we're sharing our love of trans geralt - I got all miserable one night about the current state of transphobia and specifically the hoops you have to jump through to get top surgery in england and so I scrolled through your art and other trans geralt stuff and it reminded me that being trans is more than all the shit, that it's not just dysphoria and misery, that it's beautiful and good and special 💙💙
it really is so much more than that. and thats why i like to hc characters like geralt as trans because he goes through so much shit. he’s a mutant who everyone sees as a monster. but he’s still a good person. hes just a guy who loves his daughter and trans wife. he reminds me to stay strong and resilient and sexy, and that there is strength in carving your own place in this world.
i hope things get better for you in england. i hope things get better for the trans kids. i hope things get better for us all. i’ll continue to do my small part by showing the joys and beauty of the trans experience. if ignorance breeds fear, i’ll keep drawing my truth.
i’m sure you probably get a lot of asks like this but i just wanted to tell you that your art of geralt is really important to me. i was just starting to get into the witcher the first time i saw your art of him and i just. latched onto the idea of trans geralt hardcore because of it. and now he is my most treasured trans headcanon and that interpretation of him has brought me so much comfort and helped so much in processing some of my own feelings about being trans. thank you ❤️
trans geralt is something that can be so healing. im so glad we can all come together and share our love for this grimy man. he is ours <3
in all seriousness i really appreciate this. he’s one of my most treasured trans headcanons too and i’m always happy to hear my art could have some kind of positive impact on someone. here’s a lil sketch for all the guys out there
Sarasti shook me. “Are you in there, Keeton?”
My blood splattered across his face like rain.
would you be willing to tag your romantic art pieces? in regards to the romance aspect of it i mean.
normally i’d be willing to hear you out, but romance is half of what i do, and all of it is gay. if gay displays of affection make you uncomfortable that seems like a personal issue and i dont want to do this. sorry!
Your art is so cool! How long have you been drawing for, if you don't mind me asking?
since i was old enough to hold my first crayon :)
’Rorschach’s magnetic field, sculpting the artifact’s very breath into radioactive sleet.’
i swear i think about your oc Miller like every time i feel dysphoric. i think about your art a lot in general but he makes my little heart warm. i feel more comfortable in my body thanks to your art, so i just wanted to say thank you and i hope you are doing well today! <3
honestly, he’s done a lot for me too. before i made him, the main trans oc that i drew a ton was qamar, and i never drew him non-op. i drew him pre-transition once for a human AU thing, but that’s really not the same thing. i also only drew him with top scars about half the time. i love qamar dearly but he carries a ton of baggage for me.
miller on the other hand was non-op from the very start, with his stylish turtleneck binder. these are my first ever drawings of him:
once i personally stopped being able to wear a binder to due to rib pain, i let him ditch his too. it was a rough period for me, having to innovate other ways to conceal my chest, but drawing miller confident no matter what he looked like - whether that be in a sports bra or free ballin, really helped me get through it. thanks to him i haven’t worn a binder since. so yeah, he’s very important to me and i’m always so happy to hear other people get something positive out of him too.
Freaking!!!! ACK ur art has got such a good like flow?? ViBe?? It's like endearingly rough-ish sometimes and really crisp at the same time, and still remaining to be soft too. like its solid with structure but still loose enough to be fluid, the different implications lines and colors leave with the strokes and how they're not perfectly traditional in some pieces, and the ease with the body language and everything and it's like yEs and juST 👌👌👌👌👌 superb dude love what ur doing sm
thank you! i am fascinated with the like, movement of creation and viewing. the motion of the hand that then translates to the motion of the eye.. incredible stuff. so i think motion and flow are really fun to work with. and not just with art - figuring out the flow/pacing of a block of text is one of my favorite parts of writing. i get a lot of enjoyment out of my current process these days, and im very happy to know it resonates with people!!
I really wanna echo what that other person said about shifting perception cause I have had the very same thought lately!!! gender questioning feelings are really scary but seeing a body like mine in your art allowed to be masculine is so freeing. thank you for the energy and art you put out into the world :-) [raises glass] to masc tatas
clink clink!! to masc tatas!!!
Imagine an artifact that embodies the very notion of torture, something so wrenched and disfigured that even across uncounted light-years and unimaginable differences in biology and outlook, you can’t help but feel that somehow, the structure itself is in pain.
- Blindsight by Peter Watts
is it ok if we want to draw your tattoo Peter?
yes of course!! i would like some credit if you do, but yes, go wild!
ive loved long hair since i was a kid but i cut it when i started figuring out gender stuff as like an obligation, let it grow out recently and its like my whole identity finally fell perfectly into place :) long hair dudes are the best (also do you have any metal recs?)
same here! for the first few years when i was figuring stuff out, i kept it mostly short, and it was nice when i felt like that was the only control i had over my body. i have more options now, thankfully, and its been nice to have some breathing room with my expression.
i have a somewhat lengthy playlist for alt metal / hard rock songs i like but i guess my favorite bands right now are sleep token, we never learned to live, night verses, and thornhill