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Emily⎜Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)⎜constantly drugged up on music, Orphan Black, NBC Hannibal, Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and The Hunger Games. Pacific Rim is the greatest monster/sci-fi movie in existence.⎜'Erarlumo' means 'will-o'-the-wisp' in Esperanto. I like soundtracks, slow-build writing, martial arts and all-nighter drawing sessions. Nocturnal. Wolf lover.
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self-entitled artist rant #3047402: the ‘is this anime’ comments never stop, they just evolve.

i am currently stuck at 15 so I have a whole lot of this to look forward to?!

yay -_-

Hun, here’s how you shut them up: you prove that you ain’t just copying cool mainstream comic styles because you are incapable of doing your own thing by studying how to draw from real life so you understand your own aestheticism better. This takes approximately all your life. Better start now eh?

I’ve limited it to humans but some of these have animal tags.

A Mega Fuck-Ton of Anatomy References (NSFW references) now at: Fuck-ton of Anatomy References: Reborn
Hands for Drawing on PoseManiacs.com 
Art Kink’s A Bunch of Tutorials
snorlax’s lazy GIF hunt directory
resources masterlist by stefanpetrova
 (textures, tutorials, icons, fonts, brushes, themes…)
Hundreds of Free Art E-Books
A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references
Character Design References on Pinterest (huge batches of everything)
Photographic Height/Weight Chart
Speaking of different body types
This goes to all the little artists out there
Prompts and Pointers
Tumblr Art Challenge Directory (with everyone’s submissions here)

atarichanDrawer
pixelovely
(figure, animal, hands & feet, face & expressions drawing sessions available online for free) 

(sobs I forgot to note down the links for these. Not mine)


Some folk see anime/manga/cartoon/comics as reproachable because some artists offer the impression that they’re choosing the easy way out in art. Instead, what we really need them to understand is that the rest of us are here because our styles are best-suited to how we want to show our identities. If they’re up for giving you thought through critique of why your art feels too *insert popular abstracted art from here*, then don’t try to justify your current style, listen to them. After hearing them out, you can dismiss things they’ve mentioned that you’ve experimented on already and things you know don’t work for you, but if it’s something you never thought about before, then why aren’t you expanding your comfort zone? No seriously expand that shit like a fair warrior queen and take that throne and be your own boss one day.
It’s normal to feel anxiety over comments like “your stuff looks too ~ “.
I’m sure I haven’t done people justice with my crappy explanation there so…
…I’m outie.

Asker erarlumo Asks:
HEY I JUST REALISED: you drew a tiny little signature on my shelf didn't you hun?
erarlumo erarlumo Said:

peripheryofnormal:

Yes…. yes I did.

thenemeton:

beardedwolfbabies:

theycallmeleia:

colethewolf:

galaxied:

"YOU’RE ALL SO ANGRY AND YOU’RE NEVER HAPPY."
Yes, yes, preach it. Seriously.

Also, Erica and Boyd were only killed because Gage and Sinqua chose to leave the show. Jeff had story-lines set up for Erica and Boyd. 

^ truth! so next time y’all get angry for dumb reasons, DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Research shows that Jeff didn’t tell Jill Wagner about her character dying the DAY it was being filmed. He made a statement along the lines of “You’re a bad guy, don’t assume you’re going to stay" at a panel for the fans to hear. But there’s Peter, Gerard, Deucalion, The Twins….they’re all bad guys and/or have done questionable things…..they’re still around.
Research shows that Melissa Ponzio was  afraid of being killed off (without being told, mind you) that she searched for other jobs that could host her (The Walking Dead, a small cameo appearance in The Following) and that’s why she appears in these shows. 
Research shows that Haley Webb has made repeated statements of how she would like to return to the show. None of them have been addressed.
Research shows that while Keahu Mahealani has been in the show SINCE SEASON 1, he’s never included in fan panels. Yet the Twins are suddenly boosted to the same level as the Tylers, Dylan, Crystal, Holland, and even Daniel when it comes to promotion……..and before you say that “Maybe it didn’t fit in his schedule”, well, how about you RESEARCH the panel where Keahu had to literally crash as an attendant and ask “Where’s Danny?” as the first question. Hahahaha what a light-hearted joke, right?!
Research shows that while Gage and Sinqua left, saying scheduling issues had to do with the reason for their departure, Jeff decided to off of their characters. Yet, when Colton Haynes decides to leave WITHOUT TELLING JEFF and the cast and crew to work in a different show, Jeff decides to “leave the door open” in case Jackson might want to return…..why not leave the door open for Erica and Boyd? 
A person doesn’t need to state that they hate other races or women in order to be categorized as a racist or sexist. It is their actions that categorize them as such, and much of those actions are internalized due to years and years of our society making us believe what is right or wrong. If you don’t believe this is true, I recommend you RESEARCH Big Brother 15 and the controversy they’ve been dealing with about the casual racist, anti-semitism, homophobic, and sexist comments made throughout the season, and how it is all a reflection of American society. 
We’re not getting angry for DUMB REASONS. We’re getting angry for legitimate and troubling patterns created by the show runner and the fandom. And believe me we do our research, we do more research than you can possibly imagine, because we have to be constantly explaining to this faction of the fandom things that they’re obviously trying to shut us down as being “angry” and “dumb.” 
We have to constantly be asserting our position in this fandom through research of examples and patterns. And why do it? Why not just stop and enjoy a “cute” show about teenagers and werewolves? Well, sweet honey child the answer is simple! Because we refuse to shut down our brains, and we refuse to be persuaded by what the media is feeding us. Because as much as you would like to think “it’s just a show”, it isn’t. It is representation that is being ripped from the little show we thought would rise above all others. 
It isn’t anger. It’s disappointment. 

It’s Keahu Kahuanui who plays Danny Mahealani, not Keahu Mahealani. But this is a very good post.

Trying to shut us down with a whiney ‘so don’t talk about it' is a childish move. Of course those who honestly enjoy the show have a right to whatever they wish to watch, and I'm glad they find that enjoying, but I hope they understand that not all the show's representations are amazing or fair and that's the reason our expectations have turned to dust, and that that's why some of our arguments are 'never happy'. And just in general how the show isn't healthy anymore in since season three with how poorly it treats its cast, characters and plot which is really beginning to sicken me.

thenemeton:

beardedwolfbabies:

theycallmeleia:

colethewolf:

galaxied:

"YOU’RE ALL SO ANGRY AND YOU’RE NEVER HAPPY."

Yes, yes, preach it. Seriously.

Also, Erica and Boyd were only killed because Gage and Sinqua chose to leave the show. Jeff had story-lines set up for Erica and Boyd. 

^ truth! so next time y’all get angry for dumb reasons, DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Research shows that Jeff didn’t tell Jill Wagner about her character dying the DAY it was being filmed. He made a statement along the lines of “You’re a bad guy, don’t assume you’re going to stay" at a panel for the fans to hear. But there’s Peter, Gerard, Deucalion, The Twins….they’re all bad guys and/or have done questionable things…..they’re still around.

Research shows that Melissa Ponzio was  afraid of being killed off (without being told, mind you) that she searched for other jobs that could host her (The Walking Dead, a small cameo appearance in The Following) and that’s why she appears in these shows. 

Research shows that Haley Webb has made repeated statements of how she would like to return to the show. None of them have been addressed.

Research shows that while Keahu Mahealani has been in the show SINCE SEASON 1, he’s never included in fan panels. Yet the Twins are suddenly boosted to the same level as the Tylers, Dylan, Crystal, Holland, and even Daniel when it comes to promotion……..and before you say that “Maybe it didn’t fit in his schedule”, well, how about you RESEARCH the panel where Keahu had to literally crash as an attendant and ask “Where’s Danny?” as the first question. Hahahaha what a light-hearted joke, right?!

Research shows that while Gage and Sinqua left, saying scheduling issues had to do with the reason for their departure, Jeff decided to off of their characters. Yet, when Colton Haynes decides to leave WITHOUT TELLING JEFF and the cast and crew to work in a different show, Jeff decides to “leave the door open” in case Jackson might want to return…..why not leave the door open for Erica and Boyd? 

A person doesn’t need to state that they hate other races or women in order to be categorized as a racist or sexist. It is their actions that categorize them as such, and much of those actions are internalized due to years and years of our society making us believe what is right or wrong. If you don’t believe this is true, I recommend you RESEARCH Big Brother 15 and the controversy they’ve been dealing with about the casual racist, anti-semitism, homophobic, and sexist comments made throughout the season, and how it is all a reflection of American society. 

We’re not getting angry for DUMB REASONS. We’re getting angry for legitimate and troubling patterns created by the show runner and the fandom. And believe me we do our research, we do more research than you can possibly imagine, because we have to be constantly explaining to this faction of the fandom things that they’re obviously trying to shut us down as being “angry” and “dumb.”

We have to constantly be asserting our position in this fandom through research of examples and patterns. And why do it? Why not just stop and enjoy a “cute” show about teenagers and werewolves? Well, sweet honey child the answer is simple! Because we refuse to shut down our brains, and we refuse to be persuaded by what the media is feeding us. Because as much as you would like to think “it’s just a show”, it isn’t. It is representation that is being ripped from the little show we thought would rise above all others. 

It isn’t anger. It’s disappointment. 

It’s Keahu Kahuanui who plays Danny Mahealani, not Keahu Mahealani. But this is a very good post.

Trying to shut us down with a whiney ‘so don’t talk about it' is a childish move. Of course those who honestly enjoy the show have a right to whatever they wish to watch, and I'm glad they find that enjoying, but I hope they understand that not all the show's representations are amazing or fair and that's the reason our expectations have turned to dust, and that that's why some of our arguments are 'never happy'. And just in general how the show isn't healthy anymore in since season three with how poorly it treats its cast, characters and plot which is really beginning to sicken me.

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Where is the favourite-for-life button.

The responses are gold, too, but my favourite line of all (from main text): 

Just like its heroine Inori, Guilty Crown is beautiful to look at but that’s all there is to it.

I was introduced to this series via AMVs and sure, yes the art looked pretty but then I saw the ‘penetration’ scenes and I was just stuck there in this gaping disgusted mess of what the fuck? Consent issues made into convenient male-POV-plot’s empowerment and exposition tool = suspended cycle of mega-nope. I still haven’t watched it but after reading this I sure as hell ain’t bothering with anything more than the odd AMV. Since I value healthy consumption of entertainment and all. 

emotionalbaby:

pervocracy:

Can we all just agree to build permanent Olympic stadiums somewhere?  I know it’s supposed to symbolize international cooperation and such to move them around, but in practice, the Olympics have come to symbolize “let’s find one of the few countries rich enough to support this stuff, encourage them to financially and socially trash a city, then leave behind gigantic overly-specialized sports facilities that no one will ever use again.”

Let’s just find a place that has some mountainy parts and some flat parts, is snowy in the winter and warm in the summer, and say “Okay, this is where the Olympics are going to be from now on. Everywhere else on Earth, you can stop building fuck-off enormous stadiums and kicking out all your homeless people every two years.”

#not to mention all the areas of historical and cultural importance that keep getting razed

No no, not the dance. Playdead’s game Limbo. It’s not exactly hot off the shelf (it came out in 2010) but I just bought it. How could I not after playing that demo and the game fades out like, ‘you wouldn’t be that heartless person who just slinks away to leave this boy to become spider-bait, now, hm?’ 

It’s priced around what a UK book would cost and I find that fitting, since this isn’t just a fantastic puzzle game, the story and the background art are beautiful too. The storytelling of this sidescroller is done purely by visuals and by sound, without any dialogue – or any damn menus popping up on-screen unless you want them to, i.e. to see controls or to exit game. The visual style also reminds me of the animated Three Brothers scene from The Deathly Hallows (part two). 

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I love the subtle hints they give to foreshadow gameplay later on – instead of dumb menus or squeezing in expositional dialogue, there’s just scenery.

And man, those spiders.

I thank Ash for introducing this awesome game to me (x)

lexxercise:

Personal sketch based on this excellent comic about a lady knight and her willowy poet boyfriend by 16ruedelaverrerie.

#i believe i can fly

So beautiful

nerdfaceangst:

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fashinpirate:

im hollerin

Miyazaki: The Problem With The Anime Industry Is It’s Full of People Who Actually Buy the Content They Consume

 #I’M REALLY TORN ABOUT THIS #I LOVE MIYAZAKI AND THE THINGS HE MAKES #BUT NOW I FEEL COMPLETELY INSULTED BY A PERSON I LOOK UP TO #ALSO HE IMPLIES MASTURBATION IS AS BAD AS WAR????? #WTF MIYAZAKI WHO ARE YOU #I HATE SEEING THE PERSON BEHIND THE CREATIONS SOMETIMES #THIS IS HORRIBLE AND I WISH I DIDN’T SEE IT #IT’S JUST LIKE HORRIBLESUBS AND THE SHITTY THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT THE FANS WHO WATCH THE SHOWS THEY FANSUB #JFC FUCK THE WORLD 

Methinks Miyazaki has spent a little too much time going bar hopping with Hideki Anno

He’s the new Alan Moore. Was only a matter of time.

IN WHICH I WRITE A VERY LONG POST ABOUT WHY MIYAZAKI IS NOT WRONG AND I APPARENTLY CAN’T INSERT A READ MORE BREAK SO SUCK IT IN THAT REGARD TOO, I GUESS

tl;dr:

  • If you unironically call yourself an otaku, you’re lumping yourself in with some of the least-respected members of society in Japan, and you shouldn’t be surprised/outraged when a well-respected member of Japanese society looks down on you.
  • The things otaku like are off-putting, and because the anime industry makes most of their money from otaku, the anime industry in general is off-putting.
  • The anime industry should probably be restructured so that otaku have less power to decide what gets animated, otherwise the anime industry will collapse because NOBODY LIKES IT.
  • Gimme your lunch money, nerds.

Uh, he never implied masturbation is as bad as war. He’s being a cranky old man, as cranky old men are wont to do. The author of the article just listed those things as additional things Miyazaki doesn’t like.

And something you people really, really, REALLY need to understand is that "otaku" is not a term of endearment in Japan the way “nerd” has become so in the West. If I were to speculate, I’d say it has a lot to do with cultural values - here, we place a lot of value and pride in our individual identities, but that just is not the case in Japan. They, and the East Asian countries in general, place a lot of value in working to improve the collective. Being an otaku implies a lot of the things you’d think being the classical “nerd” implies - living in your mother’s basement, spending all your time watching anime/slacking off, and being a general drain on society. While that’s not “accepted” in the West per se, it is not directly contradictory to every cultural value we have. We’re just expressing our identities when we do those kinds of things. In Japan, they are the antithesis of a praiseworthy member of society.When the anime industry is, in Miyazaki’s mind, full of these kinds of people, who seal themselves off in insular groups and jack off to 2D waifus all day in between drawing said 2D waifus, that is a real problem.

Frankly, when I look at the entire catalogue of anime titles released over the past 5 years, I see what he means. Who the fuck is going to buy OreImo except lolicon siscon hentai otaku? Who the fuck is going to buy K-On! except ronery NEETs? I LOVE the Monogatari Series - but who the fuck is going to buy that shit except social rejects? 

Real-life people do not act like the people in those shows.Real people do not say to their friends/rivals in love “hey, let’s take a shower together while I fondle your tits.” Real sisters do not fall in love with their oniichan desu~s after many sessions of counseling. I love the tsundere archetype, but a real-life tsundere is someone that nobody wants to be around because they treat other people like shit.

I probably should devote an entire paragraph to lolis. (Most) people do not sexualize little girls, and in fact find the sexualization of of little girls to be repulsive. Why, then, are there so many lolis in anime? Because lolis represent a lot of things that a lot of men find desirable in women - innocence, petite bodies, cuteness in general. But for whatever reason, it has become not only okay, but the norm for anime to have prepubescent girls in compromising sexual positions. If you like flat chests - fine. If you like inexperienced girls - fine. If you like cute things - fine. Mashing all of those things together on a 12-year-old and slapping a bikini on her to appeal to otaku with those preferences? Most people will say that is fucked up. 

Fanservice is off-putting to a lot of people. Incest is off-putting to a lot of people. Lolis are off-putting to a lot of people. Unbelievable characters and character interactions are off-putting to a lot of people. But those things are things that self-proclaimed otaku audiences embrace, so that’s what the Miyazaki-proclaimed otaku in the industry draw. Because animation studios make so little money off of anything but DVD and merchandise sales, and otaku are the only people who buy that stuff, the anime industry of late has become inbred and stale at best, and offensive and pedophilic at worst.

Miyazaki is well-loved, both in the West and in the East. But he is not well-loved because his works are made for otaku. I’ve never seen anything he’s made, but the sense I get is that he’s loved in the mainstream because he tells stories that resonate with a hell of a lot of people. The problem he sees in the anime industry is that their works tend only to resonate with otaku, and otaku are not acceptable members of society in Japan. From what I’ve seen of what’s been released and been popular the past few years, I cannot blame him for thinking the way he does.

one of the people in the reblogs is legitimately getting upset and comparing miyazaki being justifiably cranky to that time an illegal fan translator called them something mean once i swear to fucking god what kind of jokes need to be written here that could compare to the unfortunate joke these people make of themselves already.

ps this isn’t actually arguing the above’s point at all, but further expanding it: “lolicon” is a euphemism for drawn child porn. so is “shotacon”. just like “dubcon” and “noncon” are euphemisms for rape fantasies (the words don’t have the same roots at all, but it’s funny how “-con” suffixes are giant red flags for “i’m a person who embraces toxically obfuscating worldviews”). they’re lying words, used to make people feel less guilty about liking something horrific but using euphemisms makes it easier for abusers to stealth their way into our scenes, and don’t think i don’t know this from experience, and they’re not worth the support.

people just don’t get that it’s not an insult to call these cartoons shit for shit people; it’s not insulting to someone’s ~*~culture~*~ unless you think pedophiles are a cultural necessity. (judging by takashi murakami’s current output which i’m not linking because holy shit no, there are definitely people who think so, and many of them help procure government funds for these projects, which means now we are not coincidentally getting into the often frightening overlap between the otaku audience in japan and the current right-wing nutcases running the government, which resembles, remarkably so, how much overlap there is between bronies, the tea party, and mostly male but also just nerds in general here in the united states.)  they literally are shit for shit people and you should hate that this bullshit has overtaken the industry. MALE NERDS IN JAPAN LITERALLY CHASED LITTLE GIRLS OFF AN OFFICIAL FORUM DESIGNED FOR THEM TO TALK ABOUT A SHOW AIMED AT LITTLE GIRLS BY REPEATEDLY LINKING TO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AND TALKING ABOUT THEIR SEXUAL FANTASIES INVOLVING THE UNDERAGE CHARACTERS OF THE SHOW. THEY HAVE TAKEN CONCEPTS INTENDED TO EMPOWER YOUNG GIRLS AND TURNED THEM INTO EXCUSES TO VIOLATE LITTLE GIRLS AND HORRIBLY MURDER THEM FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. REPEATEDLY. REPEATEDLY.  DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR YET

did you know that there is a child rapist working in the industry right now and not in prison for reasons that i’m pretty sure boil down to “because he’s friends with eiichiro oda, the creator of one piece”? did you know i’m pretty sure people have spent years covering up kunihiko ikuhara’s transmisogyny and attempted sexual assault of underage girls because he “means so much” to so many fans? did you know he’s probably not even close to the only one? did you know that there are multiple accounts of attempted assault on pop idols that go nowhere and are never properly reported to authorities to avoid upsetting their devoted fanbases? do you think the industry mentality that produces these shows and encourages these fans, that the antisocial, “hating people who could grow up because they couldn’t”, mentality at the root of what makes overgrown manchildren so dangerous, is not linked to why nerds relentlessly dedicate themselves to being grown adults fetishizing the adolescent body, is not in some way responsible for allowing this man to continue making comics? i don’t play that.

never.

Another issue with the industry being filled by otaku is that it’s not just consuming it but yes like the above commenters said: people who are making it who can’t seem to accept reality and have this sense of entitlement.

Miyazaki is long-time friends with Anno Hideaki—you know, the guy who made Evangelion?? Anno personally made a huge slap in the face scene at otaku saying that they pretty much people who get their rocks off at inanimate, defenseless (because they are inanimate) prepubescent girls. Which scene is that? The one where Shinji jacked off on Asuka.  Anno also hates the otaku culture as well as otaku and look at what he does with the commonly consumed otaku tropes—he deconstructs them and makes it very clear that he thinks that these tropes are unrealistic and if set in a realistic manner and psychology, are completely undesirable and unappealing. This is something that a LOT of people miss, especially since the rebuilds have been very thin on the characterization that new consumers of EVA think she’s another stock tsundere.

Otakus are not synonymous with nerds and geeks in the western culture, and this is part of the problem.  Agreeing with the people above, it’s not a term of endearment, it’s an insult, and people who read this article need to understand that it’s not a stab at nerds and geeks in general, it’s a stab at the Japanese image of otaku.

READ THE HOUSE DOWN.

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teenwolf:

Literally SOBBING

The scene after that

snapped my ribs in half
and the ending of this episode
left my heart shredded all over the floor

Stiles no no no no no 

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anchorsandmoons:

If you are an adult, becoming an adult, about to become an adult, or are worried about becoming an adult. take the time to watch this

actually, I think everyone, everywhere would benefit from this.  please take the time. life is hard.   SIGNAL BOOST. 

This is important. Imagine if all of Tumblr can see it. I don’t want notes I want for you to each have a better day then the last.  boost. watch. 

EDIT: youtube sucks  - here is vimeo(x)

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i’m fading

this show ruined my emotional wellbeing

Well, more to look forward to in a month’s time! 

i’m fading

this show ruined my emotional wellbeing

Well, more to look forward to in a month’s time! 

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So I’m a Sagittarius, I couldn’t resist drawing centaur children. (Japanese zodiac sign for 2014: horse)