Anonymous asked: I think what they were suggesting had less to do with empathy and more to do with a character being a minority without actually being a representation of that minority. For example, Lord of the Rings remade exactly as it was, except Legolas is now "arbitrarily" black and gay. I consider this representative of a flawed "white straight males are the default and you need an excuse to deviate" outlook, but I think it's what they meant.
Yes, I agree that’s what they meant.
And it has everything to do with empathy, as I explained.
Is white (assumed) straight Legolas actually a representation of white people or straight people? If your answer is yes—or if you think the bigots whose point of view you’re entertaining while totally thinking it’s flawed would say yes—then why and how is this so when Black Confirmed Gay Legolas wouldn’t represent anyone?
The idea of “default personhood” comes with the generous assumption that everyone who fits that model is a fully realized person with an inner life and a back story—a reason for being there. The failure to extend this observation to people who don’t fit the “default” is a failure of imagination, and when our imagination fails to encompass the personhood of others, that is a failure of empathy.
1:09 pm |
March 29 2014
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a random surprise because i love you
9:01 pm |
March 28 2014
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“I believe it is the responsibility of the anti-racist to eat Oreos and black and white cookies as often as possible, while maintaining direct eye contact with the enemy.”
— darrylayo (via teaberryblue)
2:10 pm |
March 23 2014
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||I'm kind of like a WB show.
||You have superpowers, you fight crime, you appeal to teens with your snappy dialogue...
6:08 pm |
March 21 2014
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mom-dontlookatmyblog asked: Do you recommend starting off with a tablet then moving to a cintiq vs starting off with a cintiq
It depends on your goals! If you’re super committed to art as a career, and you can afford it, there’s absolutely no reason to master a regular ol’ tablet before moving onto the cintiq.
I got my first tablet before cintiqs existed— and used my intuos 1 for ten years! It served me very well and definitely prepared me to use the cintiq, but nowadays I never use a tablet. I use a cintiq both at work and at home.
However, if you can’t afford a cintiq and don’t think you will be able to any time soon, the tablet is a wonderful tool that I highly recommend, especially to beginners who aren’t sure if they’re in it for the long haul yet. If you can, go for the medium intuos or larger. (I find the smaller ones too frustrating and could never get used to them when I tried them in school computer labs later).
As a side note: I don’t know if this happens with everyone, but something about the way I held my intuos tended to give me wrist pain sometimes. I have no such problems with a cintiq, despite using one at least 10+ hours every day. It is a little harder on the eyes, though.
12:39 pm |
March 21 2014
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i don’t draw as much as i used to but this week has been better :)
12:14 pm |
March 19 2014
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Anonymous asked: Stop being dense. We both know North Africa and Sub-saharan Africa are two completely different things. Point out some amazing technological advancements from sub-saharan Africa. Are you doing all this dodging because there are literally ZERO examples of anything more advanced than a stick?
Sorry is Tanzania not.. sub-saharan? Or do you just not wish to read what has been written? Would it possibly ….. make what you’re saying false? Is that maybe why you don’t care about doing your own research? Is that maybe why you do not care about READING the given research? Do you not know geography because you do not care to know geography about places that do not fit into your eurocentric view of the world?
So this is “sub-saharan” just so you fuckin know:
Now this may… come as a bit of a shock to you… however… that green area? Tanzania.. HAPPENS to be in that. Your racist fucking definitional policing ACTUALLY INCLUDES one of the fucking examples. NOT EVEN JUST ONE. I mean fuck knows you can google some shit. Read something that might slightly inconvenience your current stance. Then at least you won’t be falling back on some bullshit argument that your racism is based in fact. It is not.
1:37 pm |
March 17 2014
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