Moth

I drew some rosey maple moths today! :]


intrepid-inkweaver

So, there's this survey that goes around every year called the Gender Census about terms and pronouns used by trans/nonbinary people and since there are so many enbies floating around Waterfall, I figured I would share the link to it.

It's here.


somethingfeline
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Time ago
darkhorsedouglas asked:

maroon - do you have a plan for tomorrow?

I do actually. Imma be treating my signif to all sorts of nice things tomorrow. He's been down lately and well...any excuse to spoil my partner a little xP


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago
naiad asked:

navy blue - name a scientific concept you love.

idk about concepts, but have you heard about rocks? Cause rocks are awesome. Actually lets talk about tectonic drift cause that shits cool too.


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago
lovecubus asked:

white - what is your morning process?

wake up, play with cat, feed cat, have coffee, eat?, get dressed, make lunch, go to work.

I am not a glamorous person xD


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago
ikaii-chan asked:

Purple - did you ever pretend you were royalty when you were young?

I don't think so. Mostly I was playing 'tiger'


somethingfeline
thoughts(he/him)
Time ago
mantis-core

if there are any artists who are looking to start digital art or just looking for a new tablet in general, i don't think i could recommend huion enough, not only is it cheaper than wacom i think it functions better too like especially the wireless function, it works so much better than my intuos and doesn't cost $550+aud


somethingfeline
spaded-aces(they/them)
Time ago

colour-based ask meme

stabbsworth

red - what ignites a fire in your belly, gets your gears grinding?
orange - what's the best part about a sunset / sunrise?
yellow - do you know that you are loved, you magnificent little piece of the universe?
green - best thing about a picnic?
blue - do you know how to swim?
purple - did you ever pretend you were royalty when you were young?
teal - what part of mathematics is hard for you?
cream - have you ever made banana bread?
pink - what about valentines day do you love? what about valentines day do you hate?
black - name your favourite colour.
gray - do you feel a kinship with the crows?
white - what is your morning process?
brown - do you know how to tell anger from sadness?
lavender - do you have a label for yourself in the queer community?
lilac - describe a pleasant memory in overly-flowery prose writing.
amber - what do you think of being trapped in amber?
cerulean - would you rather go to the deepest depths of the sea, or go to the furthest part of the universe?
maroon - do you have a plan for tomorrow?
navy blue - name a scientific concept you love.


Linocut print of a Dumpy Tree Frog

wow is firm linolium so much nicer to cut on >.> that super soft stuff was getting on my last nerve


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

Small victories...

I wrote a sentence in my novel draft this morning.

Yesterday I wrote two pages.

Progress is progress and never let anyone tell you otherwise.


Pop Starr Charr

Charr character of mine, no name yet but she's fab!!


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

Good morning folx of the waterfall!

How is everyone today? Got anything interesting going on?

Here it's just a day off so spending time with my SO and cleaning lol.


Crowley of course

I just had to draw him at least once!


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

Hey, I wanna follow more people now that the new update is out and I'm on here more. Please boost and share your blogs for me to check out?


kidd

spring is around the corner. would anyone be interested in a "How To" on spring cleaning?

I really enjoy cleaning my home and I think I'm pretty good at it. advise would include...

how to prepare for a spring clean

how to decide what to keep or get rid of

what to clean first and last and in between

specific advice for different rooms

and advice if you have a pet

if this is something you'd like, feel free to like/comment or even reblog if you think others would find it useful too. if there is enough interest, I'll create it after the weekend

naiad

I would love all of this I'm so bad at encouraging myself to clean or knowing where to start '~'


somethingfeline

I would also adore something like this!!



babushka

What's happening?

On January 23d, massive protests occurred in more than a hundred cities and towns of Russia. Thousands of people went in the streets, fully knowing that it's illegal, to protest Putin's regime and demand freedom for Alexey Navalny, where they were met with the police forces armed with rubber bats. Hundreds of people were arrested, despite the fact that the protests were overwhelmingly peaceful.

UPDATE: NAVALNY WAS SENTENCED TO 2,8 YEARS IN PRISON. Most politologists suggest he will be getting more and more prison time in the future based on other fabricated cases against him.

What are people angry about?

Putin has been president in Russia from the year 2000 to this day, with a brief break from 2008 to 2012, when he was Russia's Prime Minister and Dmitri Medvedev was president. The Constitution Amendments introduced in 2020 included the one which allows him to stay in power for two more presidential terms. Right now, Russia is filled with legal adults who haven't seen anyone except Putin in power for their entire lives, and a lot of them think it's time for a change**. Older generations, however, are skeptical about how someone else in power might bring a positive change to the country, since Putin is considered a "strong political figure", and the quality of life in Russia was significantly worse before Putin. That might partially explain why Putin manages to get the majority of the votes with every election, however, Kremlin critics present many cases of falsification on said elections, and the elections often aren't viewed as "fair" by foreign observers.

Russian people have many other issues with the current government:

  • essential workers in most regions not being paid living wages
  • said workers being forced to work in even worse conditions during the pandemic, with the lack of protective gear and no additional monetary support
  • basically poor living conditions in general, especially during the pandemic
  • overwhelming corruption to the point that every problem can be solved with a bribe
  • constant "tightening of screws" which includes making protests basically illegal, censorship growth, police violence, vaguely formulated laws that can be used to press criminal charges against people for as much as a social media post, etc.
  • and probably many more.

The reason for the protest was connected to the issues Russian people are facing in general, but are also linked to Alexey Navalny's arrest. Protesters demand the government to free him.

Who is Alexey Navalny?

Alexey Navalny is a Russian oppositioner, politician (tried to run for Moscow mayor and for President, both times unsuccessfully), and one of the most vocal critics of Putin and his party. On his youtube channel, Alexey and his team are publishing their own investigations about corruption among politicians and the government, which included a film about former president Dimitry Medvedev (mentioned earlier) which has allegedly lowered his rating of approval and lead to him not applying for the second presidency.

Why is Navalny in prison?

For more detailed information on the topic, I would suggest this video (in English) and also this video (in Russian). To put it shortly, after Navalny was poisoned in August 2020 by what foreign experts agree was a nerve agent called Novichok (lit. "newbie" ), which would link the poisoning to Russian secret forces, he was transported to Germany for emergency treatment. While being treated there, he was accused by the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of violation of his suspended jail sentence he faced back in for Yves Rocher case (European Human Rights Court has decided he was wrongfully convicted on this case by the way), because he didn't return to Russia in time. After Navalny recovered and returned to Russia, he was immediately arrested.

Now, let me be perfectly clear, I don't stand by Alexey Navalny's political program, because I haven't read it and didn't expect much of it. Not a lot of Russians can say that they stand by everything he says and does. But this entire situation obviously looks disturbing and incredibly unfair, to say the least, to most Russian people. It is seen as another example of Kremlin violently silencing its critics, that's why it has resonated with Russians. However, another thing that resonated even more, both in Russia and across the world, was the video about "Putin's palace".

What's Putin's palace?

Shortly after Navalny's arrival in Russia, his team has published a video titled "Palace for Putin - a story of the biggest bribe". It's 1.5 hours long, and it blew up on the internet both in Russia and outside Russia, currently having 80+ billion views on YouTube. This video is a documentary about a palace complex built near Gelendzhik, Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea, which has allegedly cost a hundred billion roubles ($1.35 billion) to build. The documentary claims this palace belongs to Vladimir Putin, despite, obviously, not being officially registered on him. The documentary also provides the plan of the palace and reconstruction of luxurious inner space, highlighting the details such as a toilet cleaner brush, which is worth 700 euros. Most Russians, struggling to survive on their minimum wage day by day, were understandably enraged by this luxury. At the end of the video, Navalny asked Russian citizens to protest on 23d of January and to "not be afraid".

So how did it go?

Here's a bunch of facts I've heard on the news and from people and cannot currently provide sources for:

A lot of people went to the streets, making the protest, according to sources which I can't find, the biggest protest in the last decade or so. For a lot of protesters, it was their first protest, but most likely not the last one. The protests weren't coordinated. Most people didn't have any slogans with them, but some carried toilet cleaner brushes. People in northern cities like Yakutsk have been protesting despite it being -50 C outside. In big cities, people have been arrested in batches, pretty randomly, not because of their specific actions or slogans. It's possible that some of the arrested people will face criminal charges and up to five years of prison time. However, in some cities, the arrest number was low. In Chita, the police people even refused to act against the protesters.

More information about the protest and police is most likely currently available on international news sources.

The new protest date was announced by Navalny's team, which is December 31st.

update: Lots of people were arrested on both protests. On 31st, the police was much more active and violent. People were also arrested at Feb. 2nd, as they got out of the house to go to the place where Navalny's trial was held. The prisons were full, so they held the arrested in the cars for 4+ hours. Human rights were violated these days.

Were you at the protest?

I will not share any information about me or anyone I know attending any protests. However, I am happy to inform you that my family and friends are safe.

How can I support Russian protesters?

ovd-info.org is an organization that provides relevant statistics on arrests and aims to get the lawyers to help all the arrested. OVD-info volunteers also have been passing food, water, and medicine to the arrested protesters, who have been held in the police stations for hours without food or water. You can donate to them here.This dude started making livestreams on his channel where he's accepting donations to help with the giant fines the arrested have recieved. The channel and the streams are only in Russian, tho.

** Pro-Kremlin activists put a lot of attention to minors being involved in protests. There are new laws specifically against involving minors in the protests now. They claim that the crowds at the protest consist of "brainwashed schoolers" and imply that the protesters are "hiding behind the walls of children". If you look at the videos, you'll find out that it simply isn't true. A lot of TikTok influencers have encouraged their followers to go to the protest, however, a lot of them also explicitly told minors to stay at home. Schools and universities did a lot of shady stuff trying to suppress the protesters, such as putting exams on the date of 23d, suddenly announcing Saturday is a school day, talking to students and pupils about patriotism, and promising to expel them immediately if their presence on a protest is to be discovered.

babushka

RUSSIAN PROTEST MASTERPOST


babushka

EDIT: added proper links to the videos! Cool videos!



somethingfeline
posted this
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Finally added a blog discription/about me lol


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

Icon update, but the place I ordered the comission from is down and I can't lookup the artist name le sigh


I felt that painting itch again, so here we are. These make me feel less stressed about making something 100% perfect and good for a portfolio, so I can experiment and learn in peace.


naiad

Vash the Stampede (trigun) is 100% a himbo tbh

phantomflame03

Agree


somethingfeline

Yeah, I love him. Best himbo



somethingfeline

I literally just got rick rolled by the leaderboard of a pet game and I giggled.

And it was so obviously a co-ordinated effort. Love it.



Main Project

gryphoneschmidt

Title: Birth of the Prophet
Genre: Sci-fantasy? New Adult
Goal: Finish 1st draft
Basic Plot: When a human ship crash lands on a not-quite-hospitable planet, they make a deal with a local Goddess to give them shelter to make a city under a protective barrier, and to partner-bond with the native dragons. Generations later, our protagonist is about to discover there was more to the deal then anyone remembers.
-updated 10/18


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

Writing Blog

Hey just a heads up I made a writing blog under my pen name at Gryphon E Schmidt @UnidentifiedBlog. So far it doesn't have much on it but I plan on putting any bloggy stuff on it as I finish my first draft and head into editing.


somethingfeline
posted this
Time ago

I missed this site. Idk why I ever leave


synthesystem

The next Smash DLC character: Tetris Block

somethingfeline

I mean someone once made pacman into an actual being with like limbs sooooo



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