Why Isn’t My Drawing Coming Out The Way I Hoped, an autobiography.
Would anyone be interested in a tutorial on doing this at all? It’s a little difficult if you don’t know the basics of Photoshop, but I can take a bunch of pictures and help along the way.
Fanmix Yourself (a mix for your followers to get to know you some more through one mix)
One song that :
- reminds you of your favourite season/day/month
- you prefer to listen to at night
- reminds you of someone you care about
- you cannot stand
- makes you feel like flying
- makes you feel like falling
- you listen to when you’re sad
- one song that you’ve fallen in love with recently because of the lyrics
- one instrumental song that you love
- you want to hear live
- is about something you love
- makes you want to run until you’re some place very far away
- Two songs that always bring a vivid image of something to your mind (can be a place, an action, a person : walking under the sunshine, taking a train, climbing on your rooftop, your dog, anything)
Bonus: a song that you want to share with your followers
sometimes i think about how we’ll probably never hear of sheva or helena again and i just
See this is me.
Except with the old DMC fandom.
i like the reboot too! i just… want them to fix all the fucking holes in the old universe before starting to expand the new one.
so my camera isn’t charged and it’s owl notebook paper, but i’ve decided to start Attempting to Draw Again
and even though it absolutely sucks, i’m going to post my progress here because… um, idk, motivation!! i suck a WHOLE LOT right now so i’m honestly not even looking for concrit until i’m at a point where i can actually… reliably utilize what someone might tell me.
but!! i know there were a few others who were interested in doing an art challenge with me so i have DECIDED that
for thirty days i am going to grab a random reference and draw something!! and then post it, even if it’s shitty notebook paper and a webcam image because then i can theoretically see my small amounts of progress.
iiiifff you tumblr savior i’m gonna just use #kiwisu draws progress for it so! i’m just going to use senshi-stock for references. SO, PLEASE, DO IT WITH ME, BECAUSE I’M REALLY BAD AT ART AND WANT COMPANY. you can even join if you’re really good at art, and i will just point and be like MAYBE ONE DAY I CAN DRAW LIKE THAT while you point at art you consider even better and you aspire to that. baby steps.
I’M IN. Can’t exactly say I’ll get to it every day but I will do my best!
The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) isn’t actually a wolf, (or a fox, coyote, dog or jackal) but rather a distant canid, close to foxes. Its believed that its the only survivor of the late Pleistocene extinction. It is found in the grass lands of South America.
This is the second in a series of three videos exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this installment we look at the “dark and edgy” side of the trope in more modern games and how the plot device is often used in conjunction with graphic depictions of violence against women. Over the past decade we’ve seen developers try to spice up the old Damsel in Distress cliche by combining it with other tropes involving victimized women including the disposable woman, the mercy killing and the woman in the refrigerator.
Due to the nature of the topic, this video comes with a trigger warning for violence against women.
For more information and a full transcript visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2013/05/damsel-in-distress-part-2-tropes-vs-women/
The Damsel in Distress: As a trope the damsel in distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own and must then be rescued by a male character, usually providing an incentive or motivation for the protagonist’s quest. This is most often accomplished via kidnapping but it can also take the form of petrification, a curse or demon possession. Traditionally the woman in distress is a love interest or family member of the hero; princesses, wives, girlfriends and sisters are all commonly used to fill the role.
Damsel in the Refrigerator: A combination of the Women in Refrigerators trope and the Damsel in Distress trope. Typically this happens when a female character is killed near the beginning of a story but her soul is then stolen or trapped and must be rescued or freed by the male hero. Occasionally time travel or some other form of resurrection may be involved in the quest to bring the women in question back from the dead.
Disposable Damsel: A variant of the Damsel in Distress trope in which the hero fails to save the woman in peril either because he arrives too late or because (surprise twist!) it turns out she has been dead the whole time.
Euthanized Damsel: A combination of the Damsel in Distress trope and the Mercy Killing trope. This usually happens when the player character must murder the woman in peril “for her own good”. Typically the damsel has been mutilated or deformed in some way by the villain and the “only option left” to the hero is to put her “out of her misery” himself. Occasionally the damsel’ed character will be written so as beg the player to kill her.
Some of you might be interested in this :)
Watch it while you can, because this video has been flagged as inappropriate and removed automatically by YouTube (yay for bot moderators), and it hasn’t even been up for 24 hours yet. Angry little boys are desperately trying to attack by deleting her videos, since they can’t post their shitty “stay in the kitchen” comments on her YouTube anymore.
Wow, it’s pretty disturbing and gross watching all those clips back to back. I’m really glad Anita Sarkeesian is doing this series - these tropes are important to point out.
A montage of women being brutally assaulted, beaten, raped, tortured and killed sampled from the mainstream top-selling games on our market right now is really hard to defend. This episode should be an eye-opener.
Anita Sarkeesian fucking kills it in this video. She’s thorough and articulate, nothing more I can ask for. Still, I look forward to Part 3 where she covers subversions or break-out molds of the Damsel because it’s hard not to feel a little hopeless by the end of this segment.
It’s an amazing watch, though, and important if you are part of the video game culture both as a consumer or creator.
I casually am gonna watch this whole youtube channel now, this is so great.
This begs the question; is it the lack of ability on a primarily male-dominated games industry to create an understandable drive for a female character a large part of the reason as to why we see so few strong female protagonists in video games?
It’s actually because of the belief that the genre is so “male-dominated” that making a female protagonist will make the males of the games uncomfortable to play. They don’t want to be “forced to kiss another man” if they play as a female, because how dare they keep in character or choose to cater to a female fanbase.
Why do you think games like Bayonetta and Remember Me are having such a hard time getting sequels/being supported by a large and important amount of companies? Because they have female protagonists. They don’t care about the story. If it has a female as the main lead, most companies don’t even bother looking further, because they don’t want to upset their playerbase and lose people because of it.
All I’m saying is, isn’t there a statistic that says at least 50% of the video game playerbase nowadays is female? When the fuck will they start catering to us?
I laughed so hard it hurts.
“Should I even bother?”
“Step aside, mongrels.”
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown AND NOW HE’S LYING ON THE COLD HARD GROUND
Jill knew he was trouble when he walked in.