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“I just don’t see how non-white characters would fit into my book. All the characters in my head are white.”

I see this excuse as a crisis of imagination. Particularly if you’re writing SF, often set in a future when anything can change. When everything can be different than it is now. We’ve already seen our first black president. We’ve seen women in ever more powerful roles. Gays and lesbians are coming out in nearly every corner of society, and universal marriage equality is becoming more and more imaginable.

You can’t imagine a black genetic engineer as your main character? An Hispanic lesbian piloting a starship? Then your imagination needs some revamping. You need to start thinking outside the box. Open up your corner of the world to more possibilities.

Karen Sandler discusses Five Wrong-Headed Reasons for Not Writing Diverse Characters in Science Fiction at Rich in Color

Always worth restating.

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Anti-4chan-Raid Tips:

riningear:

  • Don’t do anything to aggravate shitpost flooders. 
  • Avoid the tags. 
  • Stick with blogs you already follow. 
  • Did you get games from the Steam sale? Go play those! 
  • Chat with some friends on Skype! 
  • Find some dress-up or adventure flash games!
  • Just avoid tags in general. 
  • Maybe we’ll re-flood the tags with normal/happy things in a day or two! 
  • Remember: Trolls feed on attention. 
  • That is all. 
  • ヽ(*・ω・)ノ

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hellhoundkin:

oppressionisntrad:

agenderdefender:

megasumpex:

4chancounterspam:

Everyone, the spam isn’t over.
/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!

4chan confirmed for literal Shit

this is terrifying please take caution

if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.then take it directly to the police.they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.

^^^^ SIGNALBOOSTING THE BOTTOM COMMENT

hellhoundkin:

oppressionisntrad:

agenderdefender:

megasumpex:

4chancounterspam:

Everyone, the spam isn’t over.

/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!

4chan confirmed for literal Shit

this is terrifying please take caution

if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.
write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.
then take it directly to the police.
they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.
if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.
someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.
once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.

^^^^ SIGNALBOOSTING THE BOTTOM COMMENT

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anukii:

steveholtvstheuniverse:

lmao like the only time i EVER see hard disney fans even mention ghibli and miyazaki in comparison to disney films is in light of disney’s own mistakes and laziness like damn y’all need to calm down
lemme teach you a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ about stylistic choices in animation and sheer laziness
STYLISTIC choices is about having the full capability of creating characters separate from the previous protagonists while at the same time tying them to the studio that produced them.


And that’s not even scratching the surface.

Considering that a good portion of Ghibli’s library consists of LEAD FEMALE PROTAGONISTS who are usually very young, they need to find a set balance between recognizable and unique.
Ghibli was founded on traditional art and the studio still holds many of those values with it. This is of course including hand-drawn animation in which there is no single model, only the same character drawn over and over again. Is this about CGI vs traditional? No, both can and have provided beautiful films and scenes but it’s not about which one deserves more recognition. It’s about the methods used and how the choices for each one vary. I only bring up the animation methods because it’s part of the reason as to WHY these characters are so simplistic in design.
Still though, they need each lead character to stick to the Ghibli/Miyazaki style to a certain extent. They need to share certain qualities to make them fall in line with the rest of Ghibli’s library.
I mean, they have their differences but they’re obviously Ghibli characters so okay they all have relatively small eyebrows (though considering that they are Japanese that ties in with their ethnicity but OKAY moving on), they all have the eye highlight thing going on, and they all have very non-pronounced noses. I suppose yeah those are all the same. They do shift but those characteristics are roughly the same.
Still though, that isn’t a problem nor is it blatant same-facing. All LAIKA characters have skewed noses, all Dreamworks characters have thin noses, and all Aardman characters have bulgy eyes. Does that mean they’re same-facing? No. It means they’re sticking to stylistic choices to keep themselves separate from the competition.
Don Bluth MADE the choice to stick to a style closely resembling Disney. You know what happened? A whole generation grew up thinking that Anastasia and Thumbelina were both DISNEY films, not Bluth and Fox animation.
There’s a reason why studios tend to go for their own set style.
But hey! Want even more evidence that it’s a stylistic choice?
Because THE VERY SAME CHOICES CAN BE SAID FOR THE DUDES


Save for Haku because he’s a fuckin’ dragon.

While gender is never really brought up in Ghibli films, masculinity and femininity are both neutral here, it’s safe to say that their designs and treatment are both equal. Ghibli isn’t out to make exclusively beautiful/handsome characters, they make them as simple as possible to keep them relatable and much more easier to manage.
The difference here is that Disney has always set out to make their MALES different while sticking their females to the same “doe eyed, small nose, thin lips” ideal. Yes, there is a set Disney style and it has always focused on those features and that necessarily isn’t a bad thing. It’s the Disney style. HOWEVER it seems to only apply to their females. Even worse is their marketing of said females.


GOTTA KEEP THEM GURLS PURTY

The Disney style has shifted from time to time and it shows evidence that it CAN include more diverse female designs. Both Kida and Calhoun are wonderful examples of this. It’s not as if Disney hasn’t evolved or changed their views on female characters to a certain extent. Unfortunately, said shifts haven’t always worked out in our favor or headed in the right direction. It wasn’t until Tangled that Disney came out with it’s true “get richer quicker” scheme with their female leads.


watch as i shift into MAXIMUM PUNZEL-DRIVE

As of late it’s Disney’s sheer laziness when it comes to female design and their own avarice that has caused SUUUUCH a dramatic shift in how fans are taking the Disney style now. When Ghibli audiences and fans never look at a new movie and go “oh it’s Chihiro but tiny” or “oh it’s Chihiro but on a broom.” That is the set style, not a lazy copy-paste.
But hey, let’s bring in OTHER females to see how this works out. I mean, the Ghibli style is prevalent to ALL of their characters so surely they all the parents look exactly like their children.
Let’s look at these lovely lady leads and compare them to their parents.


Congrats, kids, you’re all adopted!

WEIRDLY ENOUGH all of the characters and their parents (if they have any) share same characteristics while at the same time remaining completely unique to each other. It’s almost as if they also take after their father and/or previous generations of their familly. Haha, genetics!
But okay, let’s be a little more fair with Disney.
Let’s look at two families with two daughters.


Mitosis or go home

There is having stylistic choices and there is being lazy.
There is creating a character with similarities to their parent and there is making a recolor of your lead character.
There is creating simple designs for a traditionally animated film and there is reusing the same model because it worked so well the first time.
There is being a small Tokyo-based studio with 300 employees and there is being a large American animation studio with 800+ employees.
THAT is why no one ever complains about Ghibli’s approach to character design and THAT is why Disney doesn’t even come close to Miyazaki.
Let’s finish this off with some MORE wonderful Ghibli characters (most of which being my personal favorites so they belong on here too.)

Now go watch more Ghibli.

SONNED TO OBLIVION

anukii:

steveholtvstheuniverse:

lmao like the only time i EVER see hard disney fans even mention ghibli and miyazaki in comparison to disney films is in light of disney’s own mistakes and laziness like damn y’all need to calm down

lemme teach you a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ about stylistic choices in animation and sheer laziness

STYLISTIC choices is about having the full capability of creating characters separate from the previous protagonists while at the same time tying them to the studio that produced them.

And that’s not even scratching the surface.

Considering that a good portion of Ghibli’s library consists of LEAD FEMALE PROTAGONISTS who are usually very young, they need to find a set balance between recognizable and unique.

Ghibli was founded on traditional art and the studio still holds many of those values with it. This is of course including hand-drawn animation in which there is no single model, only the same character drawn over and over again. Is this about CGI vs traditional? No, both can and have provided beautiful films and scenes but it’s not about which one deserves more recognition. It’s about the methods used and how the choices for each one vary. I only bring up the animation methods because it’s part of the reason as to WHY these characters are so simplistic in design.

Still though, they need each lead character to stick to the Ghibli/Miyazaki style to a certain extent. They need to share certain qualities to make them fall in line with the rest of Ghibli’s library.

I mean, they have their differences but they’re obviously Ghibli characters so okay they all have relatively small eyebrows (though considering that they are Japanese that ties in with their ethnicity but OKAY moving on), they all have the eye highlight thing going on, and they all have very non-pronounced noses. I suppose yeah those are all the same. They do shift but those characteristics are roughly the same.

Still though, that isn’t a problem nor is it blatant same-facing. All LAIKA characters have skewed noses, all Dreamworks characters have thin noses, and all Aardman characters have bulgy eyes. Does that mean they’re same-facing? No. It means they’re sticking to stylistic choices to keep themselves separate from the competition.

Don Bluth MADE the choice to stick to a style closely resembling Disney. You know what happened? A whole generation grew up thinking that Anastasia and Thumbelina were both DISNEY films, not Bluth and Fox animation.

There’s a reason why studios tend to go for their own set style.

But hey! Want even more evidence that it’s a stylistic choice?

Because THE VERY SAME CHOICES CAN BE SAID FOR THE DUDES

Save for Haku because he’s a fuckin’ dragon.

While gender is never really brought up in Ghibli films, masculinity and femininity are both neutral here, it’s safe to say that their designs and treatment are both equal. Ghibli isn’t out to make exclusively beautiful/handsome characters, they make them as simple as possible to keep them relatable and much more easier to manage.

The difference here is that Disney has always set out to make their MALES different while sticking their females to the same “doe eyed, small nose, thin lips” ideal. Yes, there is a set Disney style and it has always focused on those features and that necessarily isn’t a bad thing. It’s the Disney style. HOWEVER it seems to only apply to their females. Even worse is their marketing of said females.

GOTTA KEEP THEM GURLS PURTY

The Disney style has shifted from time to time and it shows evidence that it CAN include more diverse female designs. Both Kida and Calhoun are wonderful examples of this. It’s not as if Disney hasn’t evolved or changed their views on female characters to a certain extent. Unfortunately, said shifts haven’t always worked out in our favor or headed in the right direction. It wasn’t until Tangled that Disney came out with it’s true “get richer quicker” scheme with their female leads.

watch as i shift into MAXIMUM PUNZEL-DRIVE

As of late it’s Disney’s sheer laziness when it comes to female design and their own avarice that has caused SUUUUCH a dramatic shift in how fans are taking the Disney style now. When Ghibli audiences and fans never look at a new movie and go “oh it’s Chihiro but tiny” or “oh it’s Chihiro but on a broom.” That is the set style, not a lazy copy-paste.

But hey, let’s bring in OTHER females to see how this works out. I mean, the Ghibli style is prevalent to ALL of their characters so surely they all the parents look exactly like their children.

Let’s look at these lovely lady leads and compare them to their parents.

Congrats, kids, you’re all adopted!

WEIRDLY ENOUGH all of the characters and their parents (if they have any) share same characteristics while at the same time remaining completely unique to each other. It’s almost as if they also take after their father and/or previous generations of their familly. Haha, genetics!

But okay, let’s be a little more fair with Disney.

Let’s look at two families with two daughters.

Mitosis or go home

There is having stylistic choices and there is being lazy.

There is creating a character with similarities to their parent and there is making a recolor of your lead character.

There is creating simple designs for a traditionally animated film and there is reusing the same model because it worked so well the first time.

There is being a small Tokyo-based studio with 300 employees and there is being a large American animation studio with 800+ employees.

THAT is why no one ever complains about Ghibli’s approach to character design and THAT is why Disney doesn’t even come close to Miyazaki.

Let’s finish this off with some MORE wonderful Ghibli characters (most of which being my personal favorites so they belong on here too.)

Now go watch more Ghibli.

SONNED TO OBLIVION

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how to track anonymous asks.

killing-our-darlings:

sshubashushu:

So you have your ask.

STEP ONE:
Highlight the word “block”
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STEP TWO:
Right click the word block.
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STEP THREE:
Click “View Selection Source”
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STEP FOUR:
Something like this should pop up:
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Highlight the “IP” (the blacked out part).
STEP FIVE:
Copy the IP address and paste it to this website:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup
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Paste the IP address into there, press enter or “Lookup IP Address” and all the information should come up. 

Anon u r in trubl

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The five levels of anon hate and what you should know about them

1) The "how can say you that" anon: This person takes offence to an opinion or belief you have, and tries to shame you for feeling the way you feel. This is usually the mildest form of anon hate, because the hater is actually just overly sensitive, but unfortunately they're as cowardly as they are easily offended.

2) The "he's mine" anon: This person is extremely possessive over a character or celebrity that you both happen to favour, and somehow feel like you're stealing something from them by liking their favourite. They'll attempt to discourage you from liking the character, telling you you're a bad fan/you don't understand them/your headcanons are ooc/etc. This person can't share in real life, or if they must, it stings and they do so grudgingly.

3) The "how can you ship them" anon: This person treats their OTP like a religion, and they're extremely put off by those who believe something different. They will take offence every time you post about your OTP, and some will try to discourage you from shipping them by listing reasons your OTP is stupid/wrong/impossible/etc, or hate on one half of your OTP. This person is as intolerant of others' opinions and beliefs in real life as they are on the internet, though they're too cowardly to vocalise in real life.

4) The "your blog sucks" anon: This person will take a stab at any aspect (or all aspects) of your blog, perhaps question why anyone follows you and try to bully you into deactivating, or even accuse you of being a cheap imitation of another blog. The most important thing to know about this person is that they feel inferior to you, whether or not they're aware of it, and they put you down solely to build up their own confidence.

4.5) The "YOU suck" anon: This person shares qualities with the "your blog sucks" anon, but they take it a step further by insulting the blog owner. They'll attempt to draw negative conclusions about you as a person based on your blog (or even based on nothing), and hate on anything ranging from your selfies to your nationality to your personality. Nothing is off limits for them. But just remember they do it out of inferiority. They feel like shit, so they want you to feel like shit, because as they say, misery loves company.

5) The "kill yourself" anon: This is without question the worst form of anon hate. This person may hate on you for any of the reasons stated previously, but the difference is the conclusion they draw from it; "go kill yourself", "go slit your wrists", "i hope you get raped", "i hope you die". To be honest, I can't tell you much about this sort of person because I can't even begin to understand them. But the most important thing to remember is that this person is one of two things; 200 years less evolved than the rest of society, or miserable and bored with their life. And in most cases, this person just doesn't comprehend the weight of words. SO DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY. They are trying to turn you into a source of personal entertainment. Don't dance for them like a puppet on their strings.

The cure: Delete. Delete delete delete. It doesn't matter how you reply, simply replying is enough to satisfy them. There is no reply that can make them unhappy, because by publishing their message you've already made it so they've achieved their goal. The only way to disappoint them is by not replying. Not only will it disappoint them, but it will make them feel very small. Nothing is more insulting to them than being completely and utterly ignored. They'll be discouraged, and while some will keep sending hate hoping it'll stifle you eventually, just delete it. Delete it and feel the satisfaction in ruining their fun. Always, always, always delete the anon hate. That's all you need to know.

lolimiyu:

characters: Coraline Atoll y Hayden Evans created by: Athorment y Analiss art by : lolimiyu  thank you so much for commission me > w

lolimiyu:

characters: Coraline Atoll y Hayden Evans
created by: Athorment y Analiss
art by : lolimiyu
thank you so much for commission me > w

meulindaleijon:

gamzeemakarasdick:

boootea:

b00-handmaidamara:


My name is Terezi
Your name is Theresa
I am a troll
You are a human
I have candy-corn horns
You have no horns. Stop scratching at your head
My blood is teal
Your blood is red. Stop biting yourself
My skin is grey
Your skin is not grey. Stop scratching yourself

Humanstuck asylum AU where Terezi is a girl named Theresa that was previously in a coma and dreamed she was a troll.
Also in the asylum is Vicki, who ‘talks to’ spiders, Natalie, who acts like a cat, John, who think he can control the wind, and Rose, who hears voices in her head.



all i can imagine is dave being one of the patients and most of the nurses think hes pretty normal but every night he has terrible nightmares and when he talks to his therapist he has another story of how he died in his dreams because hes reliving the deaths of all the dead daves subconsciously

wow an au i really like 
woah

Their therapies consist of Dave beatboxing and making raps about other people in the assylum and Rose knits things for the voices.
They can’t seem to be able separate Dirk from his puppet, which he uses to interact with others and talk through. Some of the other patients dont understand and think it’s creepy he is glued to a mini person.
John’s dad comes to visit every birthday or holiday with a cake to show his love, but John is just tired of the whole thing so he wears harlequin hats and throws those cakes at people, his dad, or himself.

meulindaleijon:

gamzeemakarasdick:

boootea:

b00-handmaidamara:

My name is Terezi

Your name is Theresa

I am a troll

You are a human

I have candy-corn horns

You have no horns. Stop scratching at your head

My blood is teal

Your blood is red. Stop biting yourself

My skin is grey

Your skin is not grey. Stop scratching yourself

Humanstuck asylum AU where Terezi is a girl named Theresa that was previously in a coma and dreamed she was a troll.

Also in the asylum is Vicki, who ‘talks to’ spiders, Natalie, who acts like a cat, John, who think he can control the wind, and Rose, who hears voices in her head.

image

all i can imagine is dave being one of the patients and most of the nurses think hes pretty normal but every night he has terrible nightmares and when he talks to his therapist he has another story of how he died in his dreams because hes reliving the deaths of all the dead daves subconsciously

wow an au i really like 

woah

Their therapies consist of Dave beatboxing and making raps about other people in the assylum and Rose knits things for the voices.

They can’t seem to be able separate Dirk from his puppet, which he uses to interact with others and talk through. Some of the other patients dont understand and think it’s creepy he is glued to a mini person.

John’s dad comes to visit every birthday or holiday with a cake to show his love, but John is just tired of the whole thing so he wears harlequin hats and throws those cakes at people, his dad, or himself.

(via valorebony)