I’VE NEVER BEEN GOOD AT SPELLING, THE WORLD KNOWS MY SHAME
There was an article circulating (Why “Sex-Positive” Feminism Is Negative For Me) on Tumblr and Twitter and personal chat rooms over which I saw multiple friends express various opinions and responses across the spectrum, and I wanted to join in the conversation but felt I had Too Many Words than were appropriate for Twitter or a group chat, so I decided to throw my own feelings and responses here.
This is long, and has no real editing to speak of, so I’m sorry if it doesn’t flow or is messy. I apologize in advance of I misspeak or label something wrong or something. I was just trying to type out my feelings quickly, and say what I wanted to say.
Now, this first paragraph may seem off topic, but bear with me:
I have a new “about me” bio thing on my tumblr layout sidebar now cuz I figured people should learn more about me
She’s tired and world-weary.
Car is filled with stuff to pack up my home with.
Character from Beyond submission idea, mom of one of the protags.
I doodled this while trapped in a furniture store with my family, lured with the promise of celebratory Olive Garden dinner. Truly I knew purgatory.
Also I’ve tagged all my beyond stuff “witches” because that’s the tag I’ll also use if I *ever* get around to pursuing the full story the submission’s story is a small piece of. Someday.
Geez look at this photo of me in elementary school geez what a goober
Well here’s the thing.
Speaking in terms of American beauty standards, I’m not one would be lauded as attractive or cute. I’m 5’2” and 250 lbs. I have acne that I generally don’t cover up in photos or iRL except for now and again. After breast reduction surger, I have scars around my breasts. I have stretch marks on my stomach from gaining and losing and gaining and losing weight really fast thanks to numerous factors. Half my eyelashes are blonde, which makes them look thinner than most people’s lashes. I have a nose ring and shave/buzz my hair — these are things people associate with “punks,” not with “cute” people. My arms are covered in scars for numerous reasons. In fact you will be hard pressed to find 5 inches of me that do not have some kind of scar or discoloration. I have crooked teeth that do not meet up when I close my mouth, so I can’t really pull off a toothy smile.
And yet, I feel very cute. I assert that I am cute. I don’t really let anyone tell me different. I just kinda know I’m cute and, because that’s what I want to be — not pretty, not sexy — I just sort of “wear” it. It’s in my personality, it’s in my clothes, it’s in how I speak and present myself. I just sort don’t entertain thoughts to the contrary, because what would be the point? Who cares. As long as I like me, that’s what matters.
This is all I have to offer in Cute Lessons.
My very elegant cat
Or should I color the two focal characters on the cover? Or color all the characters in that little strip? HMMMm hmmmmm, too many thoughts for one night
I like the monochromatic thing with the one complimentary color though, it’d be like the inside of the book, but with colors
I REALLY like the Princess Knight english covers and I really wanna emulat ethat kinda look???
my goal for the Love Me Nice book preorders is to be ready in January. And I was kicking around cover ideas.
I want it to be really minimalistic, with like only 3 colors and some half tones for monochromatic toning. Colors aren’t really final, though I like these. I’d like each book to be a different set of colors and with different characters focal on the cover. That’d be fun. But I’m getting ahead of myself, maybe.
That spine is a little too wide, but it’s just a sketch.
My day started REALLY late, so this is actually my warm up activity. I had a normal sleep schedule for a little while… it was nice while it lasted
loo-lah said: i wish i had the courage to tag all my untagged archive *shiver* just the thought scares me
It’s pretty fast and easy if you use the mass post editor
unless you gotta browse through like 4,000 posts in which case: godspeed
I reblog outfits I wanna save for reference for characters later, but I stupidly tagged NOTHING so it was hard to find things I wanted to use for certain chapters/drawings. So I sat down and tagged a buncha shit.
And now you can browse some of my character’s imaginary wardrobes:
or stuff to reference when makin up costumes for Starry Knight
color/texture references I wanna use someday:
MAY I NEVER LOSE A REFERENCE EVER AGAIN *raises a balled fist to the sky*
I would also like to point out that my haircut is the LAZIEST HAIRCUT IN THE WORLD. What I do is pull the middle part of my hair into a hairclip or band, depending on how long it is, and just go to town buzzing it. That’s it. I just buzz off everything that isn’t what I wanna keep.
When the top parts get long I have this comb with a blade in it, I just use that to shape my long hair and smooth it, just by brushing it gently.
Anyway the photos:
if I die young, bury me in cuties
lay me down on bed of boobies
sink me in some boners at dawn
send me away with the words of that Bubble Butt song