tmirai:

fuckingmonsters:

figuring out complicated designs in perspective doesnt have to make you mad so here is good tips to keep in mind. can be used for all kinds of things

Bloody brilliant. Thank you!

ohnoproblems:

heofthetoast:

thranduilsgloriouseyebrows:

can we just take a moment to appreciate how badass these older models looked at the Jean Paul Gaultier show?

attn atomicdomme re: grandmacore

A Message To Aspiring Female Creators In Comics

gailsimone:

I have experienced this a lot, myself, particularly in the early days of my career,  and I am distressed to find that this still is happening. 

Listen, you do not have to justify, explain, conceal or apologize for being a woman in comics. You do not owe anyone, and I mean ANYONE, a moment of your valuable life trying to reconcile your art and dreams with someone’s jaded, obsolete worldview on gender. 

I have been asked hundreds of times what it’s like to be a woman in comics. You know what it’s like? It’s like being a woman in comics. The answer is both too large to possibly encapsulate and completely not their business at the same time. 

I have spoken with dozens of women who felt forced to behave in a manner that was completely unlike them because they felt they had to be ‘one of the guys,’ to get along. Well, there are worse things than having brodudes think you’re not ‘one of the exceptions.’ 

Either you have value as a creator, or you don’t. You have to decide if you want to be liked by people who do not respect who you really are, or if you want to be truthful to yourself and others.

Sadly, it is not uncommon for women to be part of this happy horseshit. I have many times seen advice given to women that essentially equals, “smile and don’t upset anyone.” This is the world’s worst advice, and the people who say that to you? Make no mistake. They are the enemy, regardless of gender. Don’t even bother to engage them, just go around them as they try to grab your legs and pull you down.

Timid people make timid comics. If you wouldn’t want to read books from someone like that, why would you settle for actually BEING someone like that?

It’s harder breaking in, being female. It’s harder keeping your spot in line, being female. And yes, people will hate you for a myriad of reasons that have nothing to do with you whatsoever. I am not saying any of this is easy. But people do it. If they are talented and dedicated and put their blood in the game, they do it, and you get a Kelly Sue or a Marjorie Liu or Becky Cloonan or Fiona Staples or any of the many remarkable success stories of the last few years. Can you imagine any of them apologizing for being female?

Me, neither.

Don’t feel bad about something you have nothing to feel bad about, merely because you hear some pitiful cries from the local tar pit. These people aren’t worried about their own accomplishments, they just want to make sure YOU don’t accomplish anything. 

This industry, at least in terms of female participation, is finally becoming the industry I had always dreamed of, even as a little kid. There are fabulous female editors, executives, publishers, retailers, critics, and creators all over the place. The female readership is flying. There are books you can buy that actually, heaven forbid, feel like they acknowledge women in the audience. 

And yet we still routinely see people trying to pretend that there’s no steamroller coming and refuse to move out of the way.

They are not your problem or your responsibility. 

When someone, anyone, regardless of gender, tries to make you feel bad, or like an outsider, for being female in comics, remember that you are actually one of many, going back a long, long time. You do not need to hide yourself. There are enough people out there who want you to be ashamed or grateful.

Screw that. 

Be YOURSELF.

cloudmarsh:

MBTI in Fiction: INTJs have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. They quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. Skeptical and independent, INTJs have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others. (x)

quigonjesus:

trekkies who try and gauge your trekkie-ness by demanding you choose between kirk or picard and you’re just like

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bitch plz

tacogrande:

m2manga:

The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!

amazing!

warmsleepy:

what the fuck is the next big sports anime gonna be? golf anime?? petanque anime??? roller derby anime?? actually hold up im changing the direction of this post to say that i really want a yuri roller derby sports anime

donnanople:

donna noble + missing the big picture

gabbysilang:

centrumlumina:

This is part of the 2014 AO3 ship stats. For a guide to what each column means, click here.

This list shows the 100 most popular relationship tags on AO3. There are 3 F/F pairings, 23 F/M, 3 Gen and 71 M/M.

Of the 200 names, 29 belong to women - down from 32 this time last year. 11 of the 200 names are POC, compared with 11 last year.

aaaha oh god this is so nearly just A List of Things I Hate.

auctoricide:

we’re all here for the queer surrealist movement(quick doodle, but putting a better version this on a t-shirt: y/n?)

auctoricide:

we’re all here for the queer surrealist movement

(quick doodle, but putting a better version this on a t-shirt: y/n?)

SHOUT OUT to my new friends from Dashcon! It was a wild weekend, so thanks for helping me have such a great time. :) <3