its 20 fucking 13 can we stop pretending that online activism and general awareness campaigns “dont do anything” before i got on tumblr i was a racist sexist anti-feminist piece of garbage whos greatest understanding of any social issue was discrimination against white gay men and that trans people were “men trapped in womens bodies”
obviously something fucking right is going on so why dont you stop being pessimistic little shits.
ok imma learn to sketch finally because unlike when i was a teenager i have the resources to LEARN but
I’ve realized my own physical proportions are a bit off.
I always used myself as a model and could never figure out why my drawn figures had awkward arm-to-leg proportions.
More recently I also couldn’t figure out why the artist’s mannequins I browsed for online had such long arms. A sudden flash of insight today made me google “arm to leg proportion sketching” followed by “person standing”.
Now I realize I have short arms.
Though it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, the wrists should be even with the crotch. My wrists are even with my hip joints. My knuckles are almost even with my crotch.
(It’s funny that when talking about art you can casually mention crotches.)
Sooooo my arms are short. Considering that long sleeves have always been a little too long to fit me, you’d think I would have figured out the truth sooner. Still, I don’t believe it stands out generally- my arms still work, after all, and no one has ever blurted out, “Geez your arms are short.” But it did keep me from drawing the human figure properly, whether I wanted to depict someone standing or folding their arms or putting their hands on their hips or even behind their backs.
It’s a kind of a breakthrough, therefore. I guess this is why I’ve heard that an artist should never use themselves as a model unless they are making a selfie.
maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.
"This normal response to threat is built in at the most primitive level of our brain function. It is meant to be activated quickly and then discharged or released quickly.
However, if the danger persists, for example if we are trapped in a stressful circumstance, or for whatever reason we are unable to fight or flee, the body’s next best approach is to ‘freeze’. People sometimes call this immobilized feeling ‘depressed’ or ‘stuck’ or ‘numb’. If this response goes on for a while, it can become more chronic, without release, and the body can become disregulated, resulting in a variety of symptoms including anxiety or panic, depression, insomnia.”
An intriguing piece on the physical elements of emotional/mental trauma and how “working with the body is essential for resolving traumatic memory”.
can we please understand that “depressed” is an actual emotion as well as a mental disorder
just because you say you feel depressed one day doesn’t mean you’re claiming to have depression and it’s an actual emotion and if you say “i’m feeling depressed today” is absolutely okay because it is in fact a mood and a clinical disorder
That “Kindness Counts” song from this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade just popped into my head.
The only part I remember is “Kiiiindness counts!”
And there was the enthusiastic chicken puppet.
"Kiiiindness counts!" sings the chicken puppet, jouncing in the manner of inanimate objects that are supposed to be seen as alive.
And the sound effect for the chicken puppet was squeaking? Why? At the time I imagined every little kid in the audience turning soberly to their guardian adult, indignant, and saying, “Chickens don’t squeak.”
But some adult made the chicken squeak, and every adult informed by a kid that chickens don’t squeak would fail to see why accuracy matters. This is why kids think adults are stupid, and why adults have to beat respect into the younger generations. It would be easier and more compassionate to make the chicken cluck.
DOESN’T KINDNESS COUNT? OR WAS THAT SONG A LIE? It’s a stupid song to have lodged in my head, at any rate. It’s not stuck, per se, it’s just kind of hovering around, once in a while saying “kiiiindness counts!” I’m going to get rid of it now by playing my memory of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”.
I knoooowwww. Guh. At first when Gaia started selling the Angelic Halo for $1,000 and stuff like that I was willing to overlook it, figuring they just wanted to tap into that rich-kids-of-instagram demographic. But increasingly it looks like they expect us ALL to shell out megabucks for flat little pixel toys.
I can buy DLC for my favorite video games for a few dollars. Whoever sets the price points at Gaia gravely overestimates the worth of dress-up dolls.