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:

 

You’re not unreliable - your health is.

shout out to all my chronically ill people who get shit for being late, for cancelling, because their health prevents them, and feel like jerks because of it. It’s not your fault. (via runningonspoons)

❤️😘👍

(via spooniestrong)

<3 <3 <3

(via cauda-pavonis)

(Source: sickfacemcgee)

Tagged by akelles (Sorry it took me 14 days to see it! And thanks :D)
1. Your name 2. Your URL3. Your blog title4. Your favorite color5. Your crush6. CAPSLOCK 7. Your favorite band8. Your favorite number9. Your favorite drink10. Tag 10 people
(I always forget everyone&#8217;s displays, so please assume you&#8217;re tagged if you&#8217;re interested)

Tagged by akelles (Sorry it took me 14 days to see it! And thanks :D)

1. Your name 
2. Your URL
3. Your blog title
4. Your favorite color
5. Your crush
6. CAPSLOCK 
7. Your favorite band
8. Your favorite number
9. Your favorite drink
10. Tag 10 people

(I always forget everyone’s displays, so please assume you’re tagged if you’re interested)

the problem

fanwriter: *racebends classic character*

white dudes: UGH NO CANONICALLY WHITE CHARACTERS MUST BE WHITE FOREVER

fanwriter: *genderflips classic character*

white dudes: GENDER ROLES EXIST FOR A REASON NOPE NOPE NOPE

fanwriter: *creates a queer headcanon*

white dudes: GROSS WHAT THE FUCK NO HOMO

professional writer: *creates original narrative featuring prominent female, POC and/or queer characters*

white dudes: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS MAKES EVERYTHING WORSE, NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR ISSUES

professional writer: *tells true story featuring prominent female, POC and/or queer characters*

white dudes: STOP PUSHING YOUR POLITICAL AGENDA DOWN OUR THROATS

feminism: *points out the overwhelming number of straight white male protagonists and creators, argues in favour of diversity*

white dudes: WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU COMPLAINING, IF YOU WANT TO SEE THAT SORT OF THING, JUST MAKE IT YOURSELVES, IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S HARD OR ANYTHING JFC

literally everyone: ...

assdownloader:

"trigger warnings don’t exist off tumblr" I’m at MoMA right now and have passed at least 3 exhibits with signs warning for sexual or violent content, but keep on lying to yourselves because ~SJWs ruined my life by talking out of turn~

cheese3d:

i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

manaphy:

manaphy:

cats with benefits

OH MY GOD HOLD ON IS THE WHLE “FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS” THING A SEXUAL THING THIS WHOLE TIME I THOGUHT IT JUST MEANT STUFF LIKE FRIENDS THATLL BUY U ICE CREAM ON THE STREETS OR HELP U CLEAN THE HOUSE

HOW NOT TO DRAW ARCHERY: AN ART TUTORIAL.

badarcherart:

katieispainting:

DISCLAIMER: I was going to make this “how to draw archery”, but that would probably have taken the rest of my life. This is all stuff I’ve learned from practicing archery in the past, and the tips I’ve given should translate to many, if not all styles of archery. If you take issue with any of the information given here please contact me, as I’m aware I’m not an expert!

Okay, I’ve seen too many bad drawings of archery online. Most of the time I can overlook it, but I’ve made this guide to address drawings where a) the character would hurt/maim themselves if they shot like that, or b) if you tried to shoot like that, the arrow would just make a sad trajectory to the ground, the aerodynamic equivalent of a “WAH-WAH” on a trumpet.

With this in mind:

POINT ONE: WHY IS YOUR ARM LIKE THAT

If successful archery is about one thing, it is about consistency - being able to make your body take exactly the same stance over and over and over again. Your body is a key part of the weapon, and just as you wouldn’t want a gun that had components that wobbled and shifted, you don’t want your body to.

With this in mind, characters shooting, particularly at full draw (this is when the arm pulling the string is stretched all the way back), should have the arm that is holding the bow straight. Not locked - I’ll get into that - but straight. A straight arm is easy to replicate - a bent arm could be at a different angle each time. Simple as that.

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POINT TWO: DON’T SHOOT YOUR TIT OFF

See this diagram

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the dotted line is the path the string will take. The string is extremely tight - it has to be for the bow to work. It will therefore move extremely fast. Do you want any part of your body to be in the way of that.

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if you have any part of your body (elbows and breasts/pectoral muscles tend to be the worst offenders) in the line of the string, they will get hit. And this will hurt. A LOT. Google “archery bruise” to see how. Yikes. Furthermore, if your arm or chest gets in the way, it’ll knock the arrow off course, and in addition to having sliced your nipple off you’ll have missed your shot too. So KEEP STUFF OUT OF THE PATH OF THE STRING.

side note: this is where the myth of amazons chopping their boobs off came from. Also, why archers sometimes wear chest-guards - this looks like a one-cupped unisex bra. Stylish. Also why archers often wear protective gear called a bracer. This goes on the tender inside of the arm and wrist that might get clipped by the string, not the outside that is nowhere near it.

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POINT THREE: WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FINGERS STOP THAT

Okay I keep seeing this

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Having the fingers clasping the arrow like this makes it highly likely that the pressure from them will send the arrow off-course.

Many modern bows have an arrow rest so you needn’t rest the arrow on your hand at all. If that isn’t the case, it works better to rest the arrow on the first knuckle of the index finger (where it meets the hand). If it’s just being used as a platform, the finger shouldn’t be able to exert enough pressure to make the shot go all over the place. Also you won’t end up shredding your fingers with the fletchings.

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Talking of that…

POINT FOUR: DON’T SLICE YOUR FINGERS OFF

remember what I said earlier about how incredibly taut bowstrings are

imagine pulling that back with your soft fleshy fingers

it is basically like cheesewire through…soft fleshy fingers.

Use protection. Illustrated below are the tab and archery glove, or just go to google or something, stop the madness.

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POINT FIVE: PHYSICS DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT

A strung bow is taut. The body of the bow is pulled by the (very tight) string, making a D shape. An unstrung bow will be straighter.

The tension in the string means a string should always be a straight line. If the bow is drawn, it’s two straight lines. 

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If there is any curve in the string, the arrow will probably fall limply to the floor.

ALSO. When the string is drawn back, it exerts more pressure on the bow, creating that really exaggerated curve. This is where the power comes from. (I think. I am not physics). Basically, if you’re drawing a character at full draw, the string should be straight and the bow should be curved. If the opposite is true something very wrong has happened and you should be sad.

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OKAY! I hope this has been helpful, if you have any questions or concerns let me know. And if in doubt, doctor google will help you - look at olympic or professional archers, and see how they’re standing and how their bows behave.

GOOD LUCK DRAWING!

Very important!

As a note, number one can sometimes be correct if you don’t have an armguard, but you only bend it just enough that the string won’t his your arm and give you rope-burn. And you really shouldn’t be shooting without safety gear, anyway.

tuejjlaz:

howlsmoving-asshole:

howllor:

oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.

watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.

this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!

guess what America should do

What is this show called I need it in my life

crazywolfchick:

EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT CORRECT GRAMMAR AND NO ONE REALIZES THAT GRAMMAR FUCKING CHANGES.

JUST AN UPDATE: THE LATEST AMERICAN GRAMMAR CONFERENCE DECIDED TWO THINGS.

ONE-THE OXFORD COMMA MUST BE USED BY K-12 STUDENTS.

TWO-IF HE/SHE SINGULAR PRONOUNS DO NOT DESCRIBE THE SUBJECT GIVEN, THEY/THEM MAY BE USED AS A SINGULAR PRONOUN, BUT ONLY IN REFERENCE TO A PERSON.

Love,
Your friendly English major

purplekecleon:

purplekecleon:

So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).

Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post

I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.

"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty.  jeeeez all u had to do was ask."

Like seriously?

All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.

Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.

The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.

This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.

Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, cher@poprageous.com - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.

Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.

Good job, Cher Park.

socklessfuck:

spookykoti:

silascaptor:

coffeeandcuteboys:

girldoesnothing:

adu101:

piranhapunk:

languidness:

joyouscatus:

You remember that post about the homestuck t-shirt design contest collaborating with hot topic? And how Hot Topic are the biggest art thieves?  This is recent.  As you can see above, I stumbled upon Hot Topic’s website and they are selling a very popular fan art put on a t-shirt, and did not ask permission from the original artist (rismo).

This shows Hot Topic still continues their art thievery.  Hot Topic are still taking art from artists without their permission.  This is disrespectful and appalling.

EXCEPT YOU DID GIVE THEM YOUR PERMISSION.

BY AGREEING TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON DEVIANT ART.

THEY SOLD IT TO A THIRD PARTY ROYALTY-FREE.

http://www.deviantart.com/submit/agree

woah oops deleting my deviantart account

*instantly puts logo on my best pictures*

6. Payment Unless otherwise agreed between Artist and deviantART in a writing from deviantART, the license granted to deviantART under this Agreement is royalty-free.

DeviantArt you literal piece of shit

Uh what

That’s not okay

yo okay this is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT and imma be deleting my DA very soon because of it.

watch out art friends

lol ok if my art ever gets to the point of being stolen in the future I’m using watermarks covering 1/4 of the picture

helloradness:

lmao straight people will make up an alphabet of gallifreyan, memorize elvish language and learn to speak klingon but all of a sudden “cis isnt a real word” and “how am i supposed to know all of these sexualities” 

(Source: gaydicks420)

misandry-mermaid:

xdontxtouchxmyxunicornx:

donutguts:

I need feminism because women continue to be murdered because men feel so fucking entitled to their bodies that MURDER is a justifiable response to REJECTION

You know women murder men as well but they get off easily cause feminists go nuts and protest stop blamimg everything on men seriously everything isnt against women maybe we would be equal if you didnt want to be In fucking charge all the time I mean feel free to have an opinion but dont go shoving this feminism bullshit in others faces

"women murder men as well but they get off easily"

The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%) and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner.

Fact Sheet on Battered Women in Prison

New Animation Software 「EmoFuri」 Helps Animate Illustrations Instantly!

krmgn:

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E-mote Free Movie Maker, shortened EmoFuri, is a new Windows software released by M2 that helps artists easily animate photoshop illustrations in a 2D-3D style! EmoFuri uses PSD files of character illustrations to animate them.

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EmoFuri is free for download! Try it out here!