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.
Main Projectgryphoneschmidt -
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.
Reading a long book in a few days and then coming back to face reality after after it ends is probably the closest we can experience to a time-traveller who has just returned from a journey that lasted for years back to his time where everything looks like they've just left.
you know, going on tumblr makes me think thrice about what i say online (which is generally a good thing but. not to an anxious person)
it's not just about opinions buts its kinda scary how people can and will dig up personal information about you and present it to everyone if they think it's justified
such a thing I deal with
what's the spell for no more computer problems
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like to charge reblog to cast
thank you, I can finally rest
it's more of hardware problem spell
it actually worked because my computer stopped going wrrr for some reason
Looking into how to do a twitter art giveaway has really dissilusioned me on the idea that most of them have been fairly run at all
And like probably without the artist even being aware that if they're using a third party website to pick a winner from the retweets they're only drawing from a tiny pool of like the 100 most recent retweets only
Quietly adds something to the to-do list because I didn't realise something that simple was basically impossible on there
I wanted to color the other night, but of course I had to draw something first. I was watching arttube and got some colored pencil advice. I think it helped!
what's it called when you see a fandom liking a character way too much, and you don't really understand why until you see all the fanfic
i mean the character IS likable but not exactly for the fanon reasons
i think its generally the fanon syndrome when the character is percieved as something he isn't in canon (or some of his features are exaggerated) so they love them for its fanon portrayal
I've also seen That One Fic that does the character real well, sometimes in an AU, and then we all fall in love. (why yrs, yes this has happened to me, why do you ask?)
Hey y'all, look at the icon I got from Marius on flight rising. I've been feeling very bluyjay lately and got an icon to match!
on the US Supreme Court ruling on DACAzylphide -
i know the supreme court decision on DACA is likely to be overshadowed by their decision on gay and transgender rights, but i think it's really important to talk about this since it affects me personally.
i've kept my head down and tried not to draw any attention to myself about this, but you know what? fuck it.
for anyone who doesn't know, DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) is an obama-era executive order program that allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to america as children to legally work, get social security numbers, and just live without fear of deportation. approximately 650,000 people, including myself, are part of this program. it started in 2012 and trump tried to rescind it in 2017. this caused a whole slew of legal battles, after which it was kicked off to the supreme court.
now i hate that i even have to say this in the first place, but myself and other DACA recepients, as well as those who were ineligible to apply for DACA (you have to pass a strict background check and fit into a very specific set of criteria to be eligible), are american in every aspect except legal. we grew up here, went to school here, said that cult-y pledge of allegiance for however many years we were in school. we are your neighbors, your friends, your classmates, your co-workers. thousands of us are out there on the front lines fighting covid-19 right now. we don't fit into the cultures of wherever we came from, hell, some of us don't even speak the language of our "native" country.
and yet, the president of the united states of america went up there on his podium and told us that we should have our ability to work taken away, that we should be allowed to be deported on the whims of ICE. let me be clear - we had to submit a lot of information to get DACA, including our current residential address and our biometrics. ICE has that information and could get us whenever the fuck they wanted, if DACA got repealed.
now, he might have said that he was rescinding the program so it would force congress to pass more permanent legislation for undocumented immigrants, but there's no guarantee that congress would do that. they'll probably just sit there and do nothing, which is exactly what happened 2012 when obama tried to pass the dream act.
from september 2017 to june 2020, a period of almost three years, me and the 650,000 other DACA recipients were wondering if we would be at risk of losing everything.
thankfully, the justices ruled in our favor (and just barely, at that).
but just because we won this battle doesn't mean that everything is fine and dandy now. the supreme court said that trump was not allowed to rescind the program based on the justifications he gave, however, he is allowed to try again, with better justifications, which is exactly what he's going to do if he gets re-elected. he says he wants immigration reform, but it'll be his kind immigration reform, you know, the kind that places travel bans on people from the middle east? it won't be immigration reform that helps people in my position.
DACA doesn't provide us with a path to citizenship, just says we're allowed to work and not be deported, as long as we don't commit any crimes (not to mention it costs $495 every two years to apply, and you don't get that back if they reject you). people who are ineligible for DACA are still fucked. we're still living in legal limbo, with no status to speak of.
i know most of this site is european, but for the americans out there, we need your support. get involved and get voting, if you can. but most importantly, remember that we are among you. we may lower our heads and hide, try to become so integrated in american society that we are rendered invisible, but we are here.
The violence and oppression black people face is absolutely unacceptable. It is vital to support current protests and work to combat anti-blackness in ourselves and our communities. Black lives matter should not be a controversal statement.
some tips for the donation videos!
For anybody celebrating the start of Pride Month tomorrowcoffee -
Please, don't forget our roots.
Marsha P. Johnson was a black trans woman who fought for our freedom to live. We must stand with #blacklivesmatter and protesters just like they did with us. Even if you can't protest or donate, stay vocal, stay loud, and condem bigotry.
Nothing will change if we don't.
^^^^ This is exactly why I am going to make a post here every day with a story of an LGBTQ+ activist, Marsha being one of them and explaining their story and missions in full. I want to educate others about what or fellow memebers have gone through and what impact they have made.
My focus is on stories of activists who have been murdered and I have found many people who I have never heard of before which is sad. I am wondering how many of you would have heard their names before my posts.
The stories I have chosen come from multiple countries and some where just being gay is a crime. They are sad and some very horrific but I want to be able to show you their faces and to tell their story. I want people to continue their fight so that in the future we can all live freely without any fear. I won't stop until everyone in every country can live openly as a memeber of the LGBTQ+ community without the fear of being arrested or killed.
I want to educate everyone. Not just those in our community. Everyone should know of the horrors we have gone through for CENTURIES and hopefully will help to make a change. Allies are so important for not just our movement but for all minorities. You don't have to go to protests or make speeches to be an ally. Something as simple as showing your support both on and offline helps.
If you see someone getting harrased for any reason, be it the colour of their skin, religion, sexuality, gender identiy or otherwise then step up and say something. It takes just one person to make a change. If just one person stands up then it might give others the confidence to also step up and help. We work best in a group and if it's just one harrasser, facing a group of people will more than likely make them stand down.
Remember folks, power in numbers!
Passing of the Shield - Digital Oil Painting
Happy Memorial Day, here’s our new captain in red, white, and blue! This palette was actually sampled from the colors of the planet Pluto, which I thought were really pretty.