Sunday, September 21, 2014

cuddledragon:

Sephiroth being a cutie in a frilly pink apron, a flat color commission for cuddledragon. This was so much fun to draw, omfg this is the only Sephiroth I’ve ever colored in my life. ((also check out the pockets, they’re cute))

commission info here!

I HAD NOT NOTICED THE POCKETS. BABY IS JUST PERFECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LET IT BE KNOWN: this is the ONLY Sephiroth I will tolerate

cuddledragon:

chorus-of-ravenous-angels:

cuddledragon:

judalhime:

With that last one, I’m all finished with my commission queue! That being said, my commissions are DEFINITELY still open if any of you are interested. Some of them are as cheap as $5, and my turnaround rate is usually a week or less!

Do it!

i can testify to the effectiveness of this last commission

sadly

YOU LOVE IT SO MUCH I KNEW YOU WOULD LOVE IT.

EMILY: 1

DYLAN: 0

just friggin link me to your reblog of it so I can reblog it (if you have one)

ASS

The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it. Michael Rivero  (via ancient-queen, fucknobigbrother) (via cattrebuchet) (via molotovriot) (via geniusbee) (via nocakeno)
You know what else it costs to write about and talk about consent? I’m going to be super real with y’all. It has cost me the vast majority of my relationships with men. Not all at once, but eventually, over time, one by one. It was one sexist joke too many, it was one boundary-crossing-creep-defender over the line. It was the constant microaggressions or the combination of being privileged and defensive about it and unable or unwilling to do any better. Most grew weary of arguing about feminist issues, or about the fact that I wouldn’t let them just win those arguments, even though they usually had no idea what they were talking about. They couldn’t deal with the fact that I won’t allow anyone to say disparaging shit to and about me and mine. Or they won’t or can’t do better after I explain how to do better many many times and finally I have to peace out on them for my own safety. I have at present a tiny handful of guy friends. One I get into arguments with nearly every time we talk. I fear that relationship may go the way of most of my past relationships with subtly sexist men—away, that is to say. Which is really too fucking bad. Because the truth is, I don’t hate men—I hate male privilege. I really like men, shit, I love them actually, some of them. I miss having men friends, but not enough to let the mild misogyny slide. I have got to take care of me and mine. That’s where we clash, because I refuse to just smooth things over, to just let things go. They’re accustomed to deference and I’ve taught myself to drop that habit as best I can. Guest Post: On the costs of talking about consent - Consent Culture (via ceeainthereforthat)

cuddledragon:

judalhime:

With that last one, I’m all finished with my commission queue! That being said, my commissions are DEFINITELY still open if any of you are interested. Some of them are as cheap as $5, and my turnaround rate is usually a week or less!

Do it!

i can testify to the effectiveness of this last commission

sadly

emilianadarling:

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 

carry-on-my-wayward-artblog:


#TYRANTSELFIE

Started by macpye, continued by me.
This has to be a trend guys.

carry-on-my-wayward-artblog:

#TYRANTSELFIE

Started by macpye, continued by me.

This has to be a trend guys.

foundbysara:

tfw you accidentally type “discoworld” in your tags instead of “discworld”

foundbysara:

tfw you accidentally type “discoworld” in your tags instead of “discworld”

Saturday, September 20, 2014

floralgays:

"why be straight and cis when u can be queer and tr-"

hi lets not treat lgbtq+ identities like fashion trends

I’ve seen this bounced around across my dash and I’ll try to summarize the opinion I’ve most agreed with: people *should* be free to experiment with gender and sexual identities by trying out being queer or trans or whatnot.  That’s how I came into being bi and genderfluid: taking small steps, making choices based on what I was comfortable with and who I wanted to be.  A lot of the problem with current societal taboos is that that sort of experimentation is heavily discouraged.  The freedom to experiment helped me (and a lot of other people) come to a hell of a lot of realizations, and we shouldn’t take that away.

I understand the issue with delegitimization of identity.  I think that if people want to put on the name of an identity without assuming any of its actual traits, that’s delegitimization.  But just the question of “hey why not be queer instead of being straight?” is worth asking yourself; a lot of people haven’t really explored that question.

(Source: pinkfuneral)