03 4 / 2014

Anonymous said: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.

samspratt:

Oh boy.

"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.

30 3 / 2014

hollyblack:

Apropos of things.

hollyblack:

Apropos of things.

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30 3 / 2014

nanoochka:

nanoochka:

Attention all followers!
Consider this a straight-up plea for help to signal boost the bejeezus out of a program I am launching at my library here in Toronto, geared at all young fanfiction writers who want to meet up with other teens IRL to discuss and critique each others’ writing and generally spend some time hanging out being awesome.
The Teen Fanfiction Writers’ Coalition is coming to Toronto Public Library.
This project is really close to my heart, and it’s also a complete first for my library system—maybe a first for any library system, who knows? All I know for sure is there are literally tens of thousands of teens out there who write and share their fiction online, and as a teen librarian I want to give them a safe space to come and meet likeminded youth out in their own city.
Held at Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough, meetings will take place on the last Friday of every month, beginning April 25th, from 4:30-6:00 pm. We might add sessions depending on what demand is like. All fanfiction writers ages 12 to 18 are invited. I don’t care if you’re a seasoned fanfic writer or just starting out; just come. We also encourage any original writing you’d like to share. Most importantly, all ships and fandoms are welcome. This is a 100% safe space for anything you happen to support and like writing about. Tell your friends. Get your friends to tell their friends. I want to see a complete fanfiction takeover up in this joint.
Anyone who has more questions can feel free to leave me an ask. More information is also available through the Toronto Public Library website here, or you can click the hi-res version of the above flyer for more details.
To everyone else: please, please, reblog the crap out of this. There’s a good chance some of your followers are teens living in Toronto or the surrounding area, and if this can provide a creative outlet for even a few of them, I will consider it a job well done.

Reblogging for the day crowd!
And thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has helped get the word out so far. You people are amazing.

nanoochka:

nanoochka:

Attention all followers!

Consider this a straight-up plea for help to signal boost the bejeezus out of a program I am launching at my library here in Toronto, geared at all young fanfiction writers who want to meet up with other teens IRL to discuss and critique each others’ writing and generally spend some time hanging out being awesome.

The Teen Fanfiction Writers’ Coalition is coming to Toronto Public Library.

This project is really close to my heart, and it’s also a complete first for my library system—maybe a first for any library system, who knows? All I know for sure is there are literally tens of thousands of teens out there who write and share their fiction online, and as a teen librarian I want to give them a safe space to come and meet likeminded youth out in their own city.

Held at Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough, meetings will take place on the last Friday of every month, beginning April 25th, from 4:30-6:00 pm. We might add sessions depending on what demand is like. All fanfiction writers ages 12 to 18 are invited. I don’t care if you’re a seasoned fanfic writer or just starting out; just come. We also encourage any original writing you’d like to share. Most importantly, all ships and fandoms are welcome. This is a 100% safe space for anything you happen to support and like writing about. Tell your friends. Get your friends to tell their friends. I want to see a complete fanfiction takeover up in this joint.

Anyone who has more questions can feel free to leave me an ask. More information is also available through the Toronto Public Library website here, or you can click the hi-res version of the above flyer for more details.

To everyone else: please, please, reblog the crap out of this. There’s a good chance some of your followers are teens living in Toronto or the surrounding area, and if this can provide a creative outlet for even a few of them, I will consider it a job well done.

Reblogging for the day crowd!

And thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has helped get the word out so far. You people are amazing.

20 3 / 2014

birdandmoon:

Everybody I know is having kids, so I made this helpful guide to nature names for your baby.

(via theragnarokd)

18 3 / 2014

13amzi said: You're my fave! I can't wait for another addition to the 'and we grow' series!! Hopefully it's 99.9 % going to happen lol

*Hugs* And it is still likely to happen (maybe not 99.9% but not negative digits, certainly) but the plot in my head got very … expansive? Like, novel-length expansive withat least three subplots and I was like “ahhhhh no time!”, and retrospectively that story is very close to home in ways that my other stories aren’t so I was all NO SELF INSERT and there must be an outline!

So basically, it’s still bubbling so it might happen, but I don’t want to be an asshole and make empty promises either. Thank you for loving on it!

17 3 / 2014

prettiestalpha:

in which derek’s like gets no better

eheeeeheeeeheeee

(via the1001cranes)

17 3 / 2014

dicapriho:

"A nogitsune feeds off chaos, strife, pain…"

(Source: dicapriho, via ellecc)

16 3 / 2014

lielabell:

And part of what I want to do is hand out a fic rec.  So… omegaverse fans,can you do me a solid and send me your favorite omegaverse fics?  And maybe tell me why they are your favorite?  I would be SUPER happy.  

<33333

The one that originally sucked me in was Velvet Mace’s If You Can’t Stand the Heat - (Johnlock) if I correctly recall, it was rather xeno and my brain exploded when I read it. Otherwise, the trope hits three of my favorite kinks (dub!con, impregnation, and everyonewantsyou) - so I will try any of it. That being said, I don’t have a favorite. It’s a trope I enjoy not taking seriously and most of the stories blur in my head. :-)

16 3 / 2014

Misogynist. Anti-Intimacy. Dirty. Dirty. Wrong. Cruel. Bondage. Dubious Consent. Foul Play. Seduction. Vestal Virgins. Debauchery.

Basically, Steter. 

Summary: Peter sneaks into the Vestal Temple looking for a virgin. He finds Stiles.

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16 3 / 2014

"I think it’s going to have to be something that just comes along and just smacks you in the face and you’re like, ‘Oh wow, this is it; this is what it’s supposed to be.’"

Tyler Hoechlin about what Derek’s romance has to be. [x]

Wise choice of words, Hoechlin. Y’know, cause:

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