I’ve been playing a bit of Pokemon lately and I taught a Poliwag to surf…
I found this picture on a lunchbox at a convention I went to this weekend. I couldn’t wrap my head around the pose so I tried to draw it from the side. I regret that decision wholeheartedly.
S. A RANDOM FACT ABOUT MYSELF.
I’m seriously scared of centipedes. I’ll take a spider over a centipede any day.
U. WHERE I WANT TO BE RIGHT NOW.
Playing Divinity Original Sin with my boyfriend, or visiting my friends in Durban.
S. A RANDOM FACT ABOUT MYSELF.
Uhm… I take antidepressants?
A. WHY MY LAST RELATIONSHIP ENDED.
They didn’t want to any more.
And N has already been answered!
Okay, well I already went over the relationship with my parents, so I’ll do the other letters!
I. HAVE ANY TATTOOS OR PIERCINGS?
No tattoos… I’ve been contemplating getting a cross on my wedding finger, but I heard finger tattoos aren’t great because the skin sheds so often. I have a nose piercing and pierced ears. Might get more ear piercings in the future.
N. FAVOURITE PLACE TO SHOP AT?
Clothing wise? Woolworths, Jay Jays, Mr. Price, Pick ‘n Pay Clothing XD Otherwise I love novelty shops like Typo, I want to spend all my money when I go in there D: And then there’s the comic book stores ;_;
O. MY EYE COLOUR.
It’s olive green!
K. RELATIONSHIP WITH MY PARENTS.
Right now it’s the best it’s ever been, in my opinion. I think it has a lot to do with me being an independent adult.
Y. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE.
I’ve already been to one! D: I actually teach at one!
L. ONE OF MY INSECURITIES.
E. MY BEST FRIEND.
I have so many, I really couldn’t name just one. I am really blessed with amazing friends.
Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +
How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?
I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.
ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”
but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?
the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that
I just want to put in my two cents when it comes to this song…
Firstly, saying something that you don’t need to say in the first place and then saying “Just playing” is not a good excuse for saying it in the first place.
Secondly, this song has its moments of acceptance and appreciation, but I still feel like it’s saying your body is only worth it if it’s attractive to men.
Lyrics like, “'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase.”
And, “Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size. She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”
They don’t tell me to love my body, they tell me to love it because men do.
Just wanted to throw that in there. It’s a super catchy song.
If you want to be friends with me you don’t have to be “Hi, um, can, ya know, we be friends?”
It is 1000000000000000000000% percent ok if you just go into my inbox can go. “Man, I am so fucking pissed off at fucking Larry.” And I’ll most likely respond with, “Oh shit! What did Larry do now?”
Worst. Day. Ever. Also TMI in the read more. You have been warned.
Okay, so hopefully this will be the final update. :)
Since yesterday evening, I have had private email communication with Mr. Queen. He’s personally apologized to me, and I’ve accepted it. He is also withdrawing the DMCA takedown complaints against this blog.
As of this post’s writing, Tumblr…
I’m glad to see this situation has ended positively and fairly :) Good on Randy Queen.
This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.