A blog where I reblog a lot of things, post my own art (Which can now be found at Reedart and Reeddoodles, though I still Reblog it here sometimes), and sometimes actually use it to talk about my life! |
Blame the name on Dot~ I really love the name. c:

Artist, roleplayer, gamer, reader, music lover, pokenerd, Troper (in the sense that I like tropes, not that I post on TV tropes much). Macaroni and Cheese Enthusiast.

Oh, and I over-use emotes. And I'm a little spacey.

My current Twitter @ is GreyWays . c:

 

missvoltairine:

let’s be totally transparent here, “she did it all for the attention” is a tired meme that has been pedaled out against women who have been stalked, assaulted, harassed, even raped since the dawn of fucking time so plz consider shoving it up your ass before you even SUGGEST that Anita Sarkeesian is “asking for it” to “promote” herself or whatever 

self-love-for-all:

If you relapse, repeat after me:

  • You are not weak.
  • You have not lost this battle.
  • You are not selfish.
  • You are not out of control.
  • All the progress you made hasn’t magically disappeared.
  • You are not a failure.
  • Life is a cycle of highs and lows- good times are ahead, so keep going forward.
  • You matter.

What to say when an artist quotes your commission higher than you expected:

fauxboy:

  • "Thank you for the quote, I’ll keep it in mind and get back to you sometime when I’m able to commission you!"
  • "That’s a little out of my budget for the time being, but thank you for your time. I’ll contact you again if/when I am able to pay!"
  • "I appreciate the quote, but i’ve decided to wait on the commission, thank you!"
  • "I understand your prices and that they are fair, but I am unable to afford this for the time being! Good luck on the rest of your commissions."

What NOT to say when an artist quotes your commission higher than you expected:

  • "WAHHHHHHHHHHH"
  • ”@-@ Holy crap that’s expensive!!”
  • "Could you maybe give me a tumblr follower discount? :3"
  • "Your prices are too high!!!!"
  • "Really?? Just for a sketch? I could draw it for half that!!"

Treat artists like human beings. We gotta eat too. Commissioning an artist is not different from any other contract work. You’re not going to ask your dentist for a discounted root canal or tell your contractor his cabinets are too expensive, don’t ask artists to change their prices because you perceive them as too high. More than likely, an artist taking commissions from the internet are drastically under charging themselves already. Please be respectful and understanding that art is a skill and not a favour.

miketooch:

dumbledorkus:

thefaultinourfandoms:

melissamceagle:

do you think anime parents have a baby 

and when they see she has pink hair and blue eyes they just think

oh no

she’s a main character.”

"oh shit im a tragic backstory"

a man looks over the breakfast table to see his wife feeding their young child. 

he stares, horrified. laying his paper slowly on the table he whispers,

When did you start wearing your hair like that?”

That’s why anime dads always leave. THEY KNOW.

samanis:

amischiefofmice:

collaterlysisters:

daemontool:

straight people are terrifying they can go as far as to give the girl skeleton a pair of bone titties to indicate its a straight relationship

oh my god

w e l p

Lmao

samanis:

amischiefofmice:

collaterlysisters:

daemontool:

straight people are terrifying they can go as far as to give the girl skeleton a pair of bone titties to indicate its a straight relationship

oh my god

w e l p

Lmao

thejunglenook:

ballpointpun:

Somewhere a rocket scientist brain surgeon physicist with a knack for economics who wears Velcro shoes is having a stress breakdown.

When I was a professional ballroom dance instructor, one of my coworkers was having a tough time teaching a step to her student. As he gets more frustrated she tells him “it’s ok- you’ll get it- this isn’t rocket science.”
There is an awkward pause as her student stares back at her."No" he agrees, "this isn’t rocket science. That I can do. This is some sadistic step designed specifically to torture rocket scientists.”
And that’s how we found out he worked for NASA.

thejunglenook:

ballpointpun:

Somewhere a rocket scientist brain surgeon physicist with a knack for economics who wears Velcro shoes is having a stress breakdown.

When I was a professional ballroom dance instructor, one of my coworkers was having a tough time teaching a step to her student. As he gets more frustrated she tells him “it’s ok- you’ll get it- this isn’t rocket science.”

There is an awkward pause as her student stares back at her.
"No" he agrees, "this isn’t rocket science. That I can do. This is some sadistic step designed specifically to torture rocket scientists.”

And that’s how we found out he worked for NASA.

(Source: oldresidentdistrict)

Final Update on the Randy Queen/Escher Girls situation

eschergirls:

Okay, so hopefully this will be the final update. :)

Since yesterday evening, I have had private email conversations with Mr. Queen.  He’s personally apologized to me, and I’ve accepted it.  He is also withdrawing the DMCA takedown complaints against this blog.

As of this post’s writing, Tumblr has not yet restored the content, but I am hoping that they will soon.  I am also checking with them that the now-retracted DMCA complaints will not be counted against Escher Girls or the Tumblr users who submitted content to Escher Girls that was removed.

I consider this situation resolved with the restoration of the removed content, and I wish Mr. Queen well. :)

If you spread around the initial controversy, please spread this around too.

If you are a media outlet that has been covering this situation, please update the story with these new details.

I know, sometimes that the controversy gets a lot of play but people miss the retraction/resolution, and I don’t want that to happen here.

As a sidenote, I discovered today that Tumblr did send me an email explaining what happened about the apparent removal of my post about the initial DMCA takedown requests.  The email was eaten by my spam filter.

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According to the email, Tumblr processed the DMCA takedown against that post and removed it by accident.  They restored the post shortly after, but I assume in the process, all the reblogs were lost.

I hope that clears up something that people had been wondering about. :)

Thank you everybody so much for your support and help during this stressful time, it’s been overwhelming and I feel really touched <3

And again, I want to specifically thank Ken White at Popehat and my amazing lawyer, Kate Andrews for all of their help.  Without both of them, I would have been so lost.

Hopefully this is the last time I will be addressing this situation, and we can all put it in the past and move on.  :)

~Ami Angelwings, owner of Escher Girls

lavvyan:

secondlina:

Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter

CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.

Looks shiny.

after watching a life-ruining anime: what the fuck WHAT THE FUCK. WAS THAT. WHAT TH E FUCK WAS THAT. WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED. THAT SHITS FUCKED UP. IM FUCKED UP

talking to friend on skype: hey theres this really cool anime you gotta watch youre gonna love it

medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

The Real Reason We Still Don't Have A Vaccine For Ebola

akelles:

atane:

It’s not about saving lives, it’s about making money.

isn’t it great how capitalism drives innovation

suricattus:

"um, it’s as though Twitter and Pinterest had an unholy love child that they abandoned to be raised by Livejournal."

- me, trying to explain Tumblr to non-savvy cohort