- Having a Beginning
- Having an Ending
- But WHERE’S THE MIDDLE?!?
- HOW DO I GET TO THE ENDING
- WHAT IS A PLOT
- WHAT ARE PLOT DETAILS
- WHAT IS WRITING
And most importantly:
- HOW DO I TITLE
So you just get character/place/animal/device/toaster names delivered by
Hogwarts overnight express?
PS: I’d still like to know where all those plots are hiding. Go there, harvest.
In which that scene gets an alternative end, Loki discovers the flavour of strawberry milkshakes, and Jarvis reveals a disturbing liking for Jeeves & Wooster.
Obviously done in hasty lunch breaks, with dying pens and a fully cramped body.
~ The Geekgirl Diaries continue ~
At the beginning of this series, I just wanted to draw some lighthearted fun. However, being a you isn’t always fun, and sometimes all I can do to make it through is making fun of total and utter crap. Doing what I want, in contrast to what others wanted me to do, has literally saved my life at least once, and never has one of those decisions been wrong for me. Some of those others might have turned away, but then some actually supported me in going against their counsel. I’m ever so grateful for this constant support, and that involves quite a number of you guys here.
Also, yes, I turned myself into a weightless gnome in order to ride giant guinea pigs, and yes, okay, maybe flyxlittlewing was right and I’m somehow related to Loki. As long as we don’t have to sit next to each other at family reunions…
Made this today (recipe here), about to draw a comic about it. Because obviously cracking bad Loki/Iron Man jokes whilst baking isn’t geekgirl enough.
ETA: Bonus pic. For the stronghearted.
THIS SCENE WAS LITERALLY THE TEXTBOOK DEFINITION
The hashtag by theblueboxonbakerstreet: NAILED IT.
The fact that everyone is drawing attention to it is what’s making it gratuitous. Tumblr people take every single instance that’s even remotely “socially unjust” and completely warps it into something it’s not.
That and, it’s very clear, that all the people who complain about instances like this obviously don’t know how to cinematic business works. They assume that every single decision going into the movie is in the director’s hands, when ultimately, it’s the production company that has the final say what has to be in the movie. The movie industry is exactly that: an industry. Production company corporate heads are no different than ones to say, an oil company. They want money. They see what will generate the most viewers for a movie (such as sexual promiscuity) and demand it in a movie. The movie industry is an industry. Don’t blame a director for having a corporate hag breathing down their neck threatening to pull the plug at any moment.
Remember two weeks ago when Benedict Cumberbatch said that a shirtless scene with him in it was cut, and everyone bitched because they wanted to see it? How in any way shape or form is this any different? People got genuinely MAD that they couldn’t see Benedict Cumberbatch shirtless, and yet everyone is up in arms because Alice Eve got to be? If women truly are supposed to be equal to men, then there shouldn’t be any discrepancy between who’s allowed to be shirtless and who’s not.
Also, Alice Eve commented in an interview saying that she was excited to show off her body in the film. She said that she worked extremely hard for it, and was pleased to have people be able to see it.
Stop turning minuscule details that don’t even serve the main point of a project into things that they are not. By focusing on the seemingly “socially unjust” aspects of a picture, it proves that you are not grasping the true point of the film, and are in fact creating sexism and racism and any other isms by applying them to situations where they are truly not present.
THANK YOU JESUS YES THANK YOU SOCIAL BLOGGERS JUST STOP
Are you fucking kidding me, is the above comment about how “it’s GOOD that she did this” an absolute joke of epic proportions?? Equality? I just can’t. Please, someone more eloquent than me, debunk this. Or talk about how the women in the movie were so poorly written in every way.
I have lost the ability to can with how to write it myself.
If you honestly believe that this wasn’t just a gratuitous “Pretty girl in her underwear for the boys to look at” scene then we were not watching the same movie.
If the actress doesn’t feel bad about showing her body, good for her! The problem isn’t that she’s not allowed to show her body because OMG slutshaming, the problem is that none of the men in this film were treated the same way.
They cut the scene of Benedict Cumberbatch because they decided it was pointless and irrelevant to the plot. Please tell me how this scene developed the plot, like, AT ALL.
Seriously, I’m waiting.
Sexism and inequality of women is exactly this: Cumberbatch’s shirtless scene gets cut for redundancy, while the almost-naked blonde in the non-fitting bra even makes it to the trailer. Rape culture? There you have it.
Hello dear followers,
thank you so much for being here, and for following me, despite this being a rather, uhm, not very tumblr-ish, rather awkward blog. I’m afraid I have to address a bit of a problematic topic today, and I’m very sure that this is something that’s never even crossed your mind. I’m mostly writing this for visitors, hoping it might solve a problem or two before they’ve even started.
Art theft has happened to me in mild forms before, though for a while I thought that problem had finished itself off. Apparently, some people never learn though. Art theft means that someone takes art others have made and posts it as theirs, or uses parts of the artwork in their own stuff without the owner’s permission, often even selling that stuff. This is a huge problem to artists, and here’s why.
If an artist puts their stuff online, it’s for the reason of exposure. Otherwise you’d just keep things to yourself, right? But no, you post it online for others to see, to have fun with, and in a lot of cases because feedback is the only kind of payment, the only reward you’ll ever get for your stuff, not to mention that constructive criticism is the best way to learn and to see what your audience likes best. It might be a bit egocentric, but yeah. A lot of artists can’t live off their art. For them, selling prints etc. is a way to survive. When others steal their art and make that money, that becomes an actual legal problem. It’s basically stealing food out of artist’s mouths and no, that’s not cool. That’s not about being a “bitch” or “diva” or whatever misogynist crap might come up in the debate. It’s just plain, disgusting theft. I’m looking at you, phone background sites.
So far I’ve felt fairly protected by not being amazingly good, nor being well-known for my stuff, but I’ve had pictures of mine posted on pinterest (I’m NOT on PINTEREST, nor FACEBOOK) without credit. It makes me feel sad, you know. All those people seeing it, talking to each other - and I can’t participate because I’d never have known if I hadn’t been informed. I didn’t even find the post in question, though I’d really like to know what people think about my art. Feedback is the kind of input that brings me forward, too, as an artist. I can’t live off this stuff, and working 40h/week while hardly earning enough to even pay my rent is bringing me down most days. It’s art I retreat to, and the thrill of waiting for - maybe - an opinion or two on how it’s come out. Oh God, I’m whining, aren’t I? ^^”
Long ramble short, I’d just like to repeat what it says on my page here. Anybody can take my art and use it - but not alter it - for non-commercial purposes, as long as I’m credited. That’s all, really. What does that mean?
You can download my pictures and use them solely on your computer without any restrictions (i.e. as a wallpaper, icon, etc.). As long as those things don’t leave your hard drive, if you don’t upload them anywhere online or spread prints, copies, dada, you can do what you want.
You can take my pictures and post them in your blog, on your facebook, pinterest etc. as long as you credit me and the site allows you to post work that you haven’t made (deviantart for example doesn’t). In the latter case, that’s due to the site’s restrictions. I don’t have anything to do with them and even if I say yes, you can post my stuff, they won’t allow it.
You can totally ask me how things are made and try to make or draw them, too. I’ve worked as a voluntary online arts teacher for years, and I’d be so happy if I could help anybody! I’m not super great in drawing, obviously, but I’ll try to find you help in which way ever. Please do ask!
You may NOT use my work as stock, for example as backgrounds, lineart, crafting instructions etc. etc.
You may NOT MAKE MONEY in any way based on my work.
If you have questions, please send me a message. And if you’d still like to use some of my work in a way you feel is problematic, contact me, too. I’m sure we can solve that together, in a way we can all live with.
PS: MAKE GOOD ART! - Neil Gaiman
They receive cruel punishments, those
Inspired by my dear friend Jyassa as well as this.
Sorry about the colours and pretty non-existent CGI skills.
Smudgy little thank you for all of you who keep making me laugh when I just want to cry, or drop heavy building tools on painful areas. Yes, this was obviously drawn in five minutes (wish I was that quick *lol*) and yes, most of my copics and fineliners are dying. Drrrama!
Very, very obviously inspired by this. Thanks for all the fanmumbling, too, I love that. ;) Keep the jokes coming thiiis way!
I don’t know why there’s this animosity between the original Sherlock fans, the movie fans, the BBC sherlock fans and the Elementary fans.
It doesn’t matter.
Either way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will hate you
We’re all arguing over who can make him hate us the most.