so, the corset thing. we know corsets were actually fine and not just for women, its just that nowadays theres this stereotype that they were “weapons of the patriarchy”, and every actress who starred in a historical film complains about corsets being soooo bad on an inherent level (which is really just because stuff in hollywood moves quick so they dont have time to break in the corsets)
and like, not to excuse said actresses knowing absolutely nothing about corsets and going off in the wrong direction anyways, but have we discussed the fact that hollywood doesnt prioritize their comfort and wellbeing enough to give them time for their corsets to adapt to their shape before they start doing big scenes in them
Hello friends, let me tell you something really random about Toshiya and his career as a painter ,which i, however, can’t get out of my head.
So my basic idea for Toshiya was “the unfortunate artist”. Now, let me list why!
-When Toshiya was little, about 13 years old, his father burned his drawings to give him a lesson, because he thought Toshiya would become poor and unhappy as a painter.
-At the age of 22, Toshiya sold his favorite paintings for little money because he saw no other way to earn anything.
-At 28 he got into a fight with his art teacher, whom he adored very much. His teacher, as well as some of his classmates, were not enthusiastic about Toshiya’s social critical painting, but Toshiya just wanted to try something new and he was actually very proud of the painting. Ultimately,they were taken away from him and he was expelled from this little artist group and labeled a “traitor” because “socially critical and political” art was a taboo for his teacher.
-During an argument with one of his students about 5 years ago, one of his paintings got destroyed a bit. Angrily about his own self he threw away the whole picture (the painting dealt with poverty and was as well social critical, hence the argument with his student, who expected Toshiya to only paint ‘beautiful things’)
-A large, veeeeery large part of his paintings and sketches went down in a fire in his studio.
-There is this story where a very important painting of Toshiya is stolen. Mizuki sets out to find the painting in less than two days, because until then, it has to be sold for a good cause, but unfortunately he doesn’t find it.
But luckily we have Mizuki! For Mizuki Toshiya is not only his father, he is also a teacher and a role model for him! Mizuki has memorized every single painting of his father and secretly he has often sneaked into his room to make sketches or even photos (photos but rather rarely, because Toshiya doesn’t like it when someone takes pictures of his works) of his father’s paintings. Actually, he just wanted to practice and paint like his father, but since he realized that the misfortune plagues his father, he tries to restore and paint his pictures anew. Mizuki is very insecure about his art, believing he could never reach his father’s skills. He usually hides his paintings and gets really embarrassed when his father sees his pictures, but at the same time he loves being praised by him and often participates in Toshiya’s classes, just to show off in front of his father’s students. Mizuki just wants his father to be happy and proud of him, that’s why, no matter what, he will improve and duplicate those artworks,even if it means practicing a lifetime.
i wonder if theres anyone out there who posts art on like, grindr? and i mean like, drawn art, straight-up. its just an art blog. like, how would that go? id imagine itd be kinda difficult, most people would be pretty hostile to it, but i mean. statistically speaking, you can build an audience anywhere if you try hard enough. donno how well-suited the app is for it tho
oh to be sitting in a coffee shop working on a programming project while sipping iced coffee and easy listening music plays in the background. no stress, no deadlines. just me surrounded by my two favourite things (my laptop and iced coffee)
I find it super interesting how much society (or at least teenagers) has changed over the last few years and how much you can see it in druck.
The original generation still reminded me a lot of my own school time even though they already were three years younger. The new gen reminds me a lot of some of the younger people in my swim training or orchestra (the only connection I have to people that age).
They have a more unique fashion sense (maybe it just seems like it but it still feels new and different). A lot more people are queer (people are just more chill which I guess makes it easier to notice that you are and then be open about it).
If you take a character like Constantin a few years ago he would have been a low-key homophobic character who didn’t really think before he spoke. But now he is a character who is completely chill with his gender-nonconforming best friend Ismail (he could be gay, he could be non-binary, but we don’t know). Constantin is affectionate with him. He’s not worried about any negative consequences. Toxic masculinity has become a lot less.
And if you take Ismail. Everyone is chill with him. Nobody makes weird comments - or at least we haven’t seen it. His friends have his back and love and support him the way he is. He can be open.
I think Ismail and Constantin are perfect examples of the change in society. How toxic masculinity and homophobia are getting less. How people dare to be vulnerable and more open.