1. awwwgghh, I guess to coincide with it’s release in other countries, Bleep now has full previews of all of the songs of Syro. But I’ve still got to wait until Monday for my preorder… >_<.

  1. iambluedog:

    noizs-nipples:

    adriofthedead:

    kumagawa:

    in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.

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    source: kumagawa
  1. Another one of those iterations of the category system… just because :P. This is going to be the last category update before I actually publish the website. The categories will be up for debate when I make the grand introductory/feedback post.

    This new version has rationales for them that I’ve tapped into the database (which, like a lot of things, won’t be visible publicly on the site’s launch).

    Categories that will definitely be visible to the public are in blue. Categories that will be definitely be hidden from the public are labelled ‘[superficial]’.

    Theriomythic (now calling it that rather than ‘therio-mythic’ because I’ve currently seen more examples of it being spelled this way) has been added as it’s own main group, as well as a bunch of superficial dragon types for stress testing since nobody will likely ever see because noone’s specifically written about them.

  1. Quite busy at the moment. I suddenly am able to take care of a variety of things I need to do and I’m kinda confounded by the sum of it all, but it’s all nice things, but just kinda difficult to accomplish at the same time. I’m finally starting to regain energy, which makes things even better.

    Darkfang Archive is still slowly moving along. The programming is becoming more complex as I am beginning to generalise it and make the programming more ‘proper’, so there are more and more things that I need to do and consider (and I have never really been a programmer, so it’s rather difficult for me to process everything).

    I have most of the text I’m going to post about the site drafted and ready for the site’s consultation period, so to speak (I’ll still always be taking feedback, but I want to try to get some concentrated feedback at this point before initial release), and the bare minimum programming required (basically rewrites of the internal code of what I’ve already posted), so I have screenshots to show with the is also almost complete.

  1. jimllpaintit:

    Some £1 designs from this morning’s competition

    "Michael Barrymore, giving a thumbs up with ‘Awight?’ round the edge" - Garry Brogden


    "Prince Harry in his SS uniform" - Thomas Nugent

    "This is a serious issue. Something simple, yet elegant. Something that can really demonstrate how great Britain is. Obviously it has to be the crudely drawn cock and balls." - Phil Jones

    I’ll be submitting one of these to
    HM Royal Treasury so fingers crossed.

  1. I don’t like her tone in certain places, but I don’t know the entire story about this. I think she makes some reasonable points nonetheless.

    Male power fantasies are *really* not the games I choose to play, but that is… my choice I suppose :P. I think it would be cool for certain games that know they have a more female demographic to cater to them too though.

  1. Contemplating moving on from here

    It’s come to a point where Tumblr is simply not worth the time to check briefly every day.

    For me it’s largely just some echo chamber for injustices (which is fine in reasonable doses for me, but reasonable it is not), pointlessly negative things and visual stuff that essentially, really doesn’t appeal to me.

    In addition to these, there is so much US-centric stuff it’s really frustrating. Not all English speakers live there, and I don’t even give a shit about the UK or it’s culture but at least some acknowledgement of the fact that the anglophone world doesn’t revolve around your piece of turf would be appreciated. It would be nice so I didn’t feel like I’m being semantically dragged into social, cultural and political contexts that I don’t care *that* much about and I have no influence over or effect. I also like having international perspective, yet I’m being constantly deprived of it here.

    Even with otherkin stuff, even if it is quality writing, most of what I see is negative, someone clearing up some new retarded misunderstanding or misconception or some other garbage that happened out there. Then like the rest - 97% of it is bullshit or needless arguing. I don’t care, and I don’t see the point in caring, there are (and probably always will be) many people who are uneducated shits about things, yet they’ll still convince themselves that they have a reasonable basis for opinion waving. There’s nothing that my being on Tumblr will do anything about - if I wanted to do something positive, I’d go somewhere else, that’s why I started making Darkfang Archive.

    I’m tired of all of the fandom posts and posts (often seemingly made by a particular demographic) of pictures of animals, cakes, particular actors and such stuff, which is fine if you like it, but personally, just bores me. There are people I know on Tumblr who I think are pretty solid and would like to follow them, or artists whose work I really like, but this chain reblog stuff prohibits me from doing so because my feed will be even more full of that stuff I don’t care about in no time. This is why I operate multiple blogs. Most people don’t tag or write so blacklisting isn’t a viable option, and even then I don’t see why I should have to come up with such elaborate devices to perform the simple task of keeping in touch with someone or keeping up to date with an artist’s work. It’s ridiculous.

    And I don’t shield myself from bad stuff, I know what it’s like out there, I just don’t see the point in having new constantly updated daily reminders of societal shit that I can’t do anything about (and also, it constantly being from the United States).

    If I want a blog to post stuff, I might as well see if I can do it elsewhere where I can actually get some headspace and better formatting controls. Screw this place.

  1. Heads up! I’m opening 10 commission spots tonight at 7:00pm Atlantic time (5 hours from now)!

    avender:

    Everything from your original characters to any characters from ANY series doing whatever you want! EVEN SMOOCHING wut wut wut

    Full colour, busts, full bodies, waist ups, sketches, you name it!

    10 spots at 7!

  1. Reblog if you’re a quiet/shy person naturally but when you’re with your friends, you act like you’re on crack.

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  1. Hi there. Love your work! Do people ever stop you to see what you're doing when you're sketching people out in public? I'm always so afraid of that hah. Any tips for stealthy drawing?

    Often!! When a person makes eye contact w/me while I’m drawing them:

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    THE FAKE-OUT
    : Quickly glance away to focus at something else. Pretend to draw a few lines intently, as if you had been drawing that all along.

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    THE LOCK-ON: If a person looks at you repeatedly, just give up the facade! You’re drawing, and you’re committing to this. YOU ARE AN ARTIST! Maybe they’ll come up to you, and what will you say? THAT YOU’RE AN ARTIST! (“ehhhh i’m just doodling” is also a viable answer.)

    Coffee shops are pretty solid to draw in. During weekday morning and lunch break hours, tons of people are just getting a coffee and leaving. Other folks are focused on their laptops, books, conversations, etc. If you want to avoid most convos from strangers, wear headphones but only listen to music half the time or not at all. Otherwise your phone WILL die and that is the WORST. 

    AND ALWAYS TIP AND BE NICE TO YOUR BARISTAS, I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH

  1. …and the power supply lives again. I think i might need to get some specialist equipment to test it out…

  1. bittersweetnolonger:

thenigerianassassin:

snowbunnysampson:

postracialcomments:

First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online
The former black student body president at a pricey New Jersey prep school was forced to resign from her leadership position earlier this year after she posted a series of photos on the Internet, in which she is seen dressed as what she describes to be the typical male, white student at the school.
In the photos, former Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson is seen wearing L.L. Bean duck boots, a Yale University sweatshirt and is holding a hockey stick, which she says is representative of the typical ‘Lawrenceville boi.’
In addition to the photos, she added hashtags like ‘#romney2016,’ ‘#confederate,’ and ‘#peakedinhighschool.’
Peterson explains that the photos were meant as a joke in response to complaints made by students about her senior photos, in which she and 10 friends - all of whom were black - are seen raising their fists in a ‘Black Power’ salute. 
'I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,' she told the website. 'Let’s be honest. They’re not the ones that feel uncomfortable here.'
Some of Peterson’s classmates, however, didn’t see the humor in her ‘racist’ photos.
'You’re the student body president, and you’re mocking and blatantly insulting a large group of the school’s male population,' one student commented on the photo.
Peterson’s response to the comment only made things worse.
'Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,' Peterson responded. 'If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…'
Both students and faculty members felt the images were offensive, and that ‘it was not fitting of a student leader to make comments mocking members of the community,’ Dean of Students Nancy Thomas told the Lawrenceville student paper.
Peterson’s take on race has irritated her classmates in the past, as well.
In 2012, following the re-election of President Barack Obama, Peterson wrote on Facebook about how proud she was that an African-American was president - and threw in a sarcastic jab at white people.
'As a black and Latino, gay woman in the United States of America, today is a momentous day,' she wrote. 'I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.'
Some of her classmates felt the Facebook post was racist.
'I’m gonna have to assume from your political beliefs and what you’ve said that you do not pay for your Lawrenceville tuition in its entirety,' one student wrote. 'But do you know who pays for that? Yeah, that would be all those greedy white men who actually worked for their fortune, not relied on the government to support them. Just saying.'
Peterson’s family paid full tuition at the school.
Peterson’s getting elected student body president worried many of her classmates, as they believed she was alienating a large portion of the student body with her controversial comments about white classmates
One former student said Peterson’s photos - and overall attitude, ‘violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.’
'It was hateful. It wasn’t inclusive,' the student, identified only as David, said. 'When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness. I think of someone who is hateful. She had a hateful spirit.
Source
Lord look at this madness
I SUPPORT MAYA PETERSON!!!!

I have never felt more love for someone that I have never met than I do for this young woman.  I thought she would apologize but in the boldness of her reasoning I saw no lies.
Maya Paterson for some public office in the future?  Presidency maybe..

Blackface African parties: Silence
Native American mocking parties-Silence
Urban Black culture mocking parties-Silence
Black woman with a hockey stick-OMG REVERSE RACISM!!!
I honestly believe she was making a point and their reaction made her point perfectly. 

But can you imagine this girl’s charisma. The fact she scares and pisses off half the school and still gets elected.Either that, or the other person running was absolute trash. But I honestly doubt it.I want to know this girl’s campaign strategy. She must be brilliant.
High-res >

    bittersweetnolonger:

    thenigerianassassin:

    snowbunnysampson:

    postracialcomments:

    First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online

    The former black student body president at a pricey New Jersey prep school was forced to resign from her leadership position earlier this year after she posted a series of photos on the Internet, in which she is seen dressed as what she describes to be the typical male, white student at the school.

    In the photos, former Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson is seen wearing L.L. Bean duck boots, a Yale University sweatshirt and is holding a hockey stick, which she says is representative of the typical ‘Lawrenceville boi.’

    In addition to the photos, she added hashtags like ‘#romney2016,’ ‘#confederate,’ and ‘#peakedinhighschool.’


    Peterson explains that the photos were meant as a joke in response to complaints made by students about her senior photos, in which she and 10 friends - all of whom were black - are seen raising their fists in a ‘Black Power’ salute. 

    'I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,' she told the website. 'Let’s be honest. They’re not the ones that feel uncomfortable here.'

    Some of Peterson’s classmates, however, didn’t see the humor in her ‘racist’ photos.

    'You’re the student body president, and you’re mocking and blatantly insulting a large group of the school’s male population,' one student commented on the photo.

    Peterson’s response to the comment only made things worse.

    'Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,' Peterson responded. 'If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…'

    Both students and faculty members felt the images were offensive, and that ‘it was not fitting of a student leader to make comments mocking members of the community,’ Dean of Students Nancy Thomas told the Lawrenceville student paper.

    Peterson’s take on race has irritated her classmates in the past, as well.

    In 2012, following the re-election of President Barack Obama, Peterson wrote on Facebook about how proud she was that an African-American was president - and threw in a sarcastic jab at white people.

    'As a black and Latino, gay woman in the United States of America, today is a momentous day,' she wrote. 'I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.'

    Some of her classmates felt the Facebook post was racist.

    'I’m gonna have to assume from your political beliefs and what you’ve said that you do not pay for your Lawrenceville tuition in its entirety,' one student wrote. 'But do you know who pays for that? Yeah, that would be all those greedy white men who actually worked for their fortune, not relied on the government to support them. Just saying.'

    Peterson’s family paid full tuition at the school.

    Peterson’s getting elected student body president worried many of her classmates, as they believed she was alienating a large portion of the student body with her controversial comments about white classmates

    One former student said Peterson’s photos - and overall attitude, ‘violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.’

    'It was hateful. It wasn’t inclusive,' the student, identified only as David, said. 'When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness. I think of someone who is hateful. She had a hateful spirit.



    Source

    Lord look at this madness

    I SUPPORT MAYA PETERSON!!!!

    I have never felt more love for someone that I have never met than I do for this young woman.  I thought she would apologize but in the boldness of her reasoning I saw no lies.

    Maya Paterson for some public office in the future?  Presidency maybe..

    Blackface African parties: Silence

    Native American mocking parties-Silence

    Urban Black culture mocking parties-Silence

    Black woman with a hockey stick-OMG REVERSE RACISM!!!

    I honestly believe she was making a point and their reaction made her point perfectly. 

    But can you imagine this girl’s charisma. The fact she scares and pisses off half the school and still gets elected.

    Either that, or the other person running was absolute trash. But I honestly doubt it.

    I want to know this girl’s campaign strategy. She must be brilliant.

    source: postracialcomments
  1. Somehow managed to reblog the same post twice… :s