There was a storm in my town today and my home internet is fucked up. Using my phone’s internet to post this. The good news is I got a lot of sprites done today. The bad news is I can’t share them or answer any asks. Bummer. Maybe things will be fixed tomorrow.
sorry hi to all the new people who’ve followed me in the last couple of days looking for OFF fanarts
a lot of the time all I do is blog about my OCs and also sometimes my homestuck fanventure so if you can put up with that sometimes I will also post OFF stuff because I love it
if you don’t want to deal with me drawing my OCs’ butts and also their faces that is okay don’t worry about it
oh I should probably say I guess
most of my OC stuff will be tagged “saintly magical boys” and the numerous asks I answer about them will be tagged “saintly asks”…my general ask tag is “scarvenrotasks” and I answer a lot of those too so if you don’t like seeing them feel free to tumblr savior or xkit or whatever the cool kids these days are using
sometimes I will post dingle but only when I’m feeling brave
I always tag nsfw as such
anyway hello my name is sarah and it’s nice to have you on my blog
Hey just as a note
if you guys are interested in the game you should probably follow me on Twitter if you don’t already
I’m kind of annoying and I talk about other things but occasionally I’ll scream-tweet about something that I’m coding or post screenshots from testplays or sprites that I’ve made that won’t see the light of day here on Tumblr. In case you like that sort of junk.
fact: my first ever “published” fanfiction was an Invader Zim fanfic about Dib and Gaz’s mom that was loosely based on that Drew Barrymore movie “Riding in Cars with Boys”
just think about that and think about the kind of stuff I’m writing now
don’t give up kids
If you feel like, objectively, someone that you admire is better than you at something
and that person that you admire compliments you on that thing
I don’t think you should feel like they’re lying
If they’re objectively better than you, why would they be sucking up to you?
They must really think you’re great.
You should be proud and feel good about yourself.
If you guys have any questions about how to style wigs or do makeup or probably even outfit construction in terms of Guidestuck cosplay, I can only help so much. Once I replace my tablet I can sketch out how outfits look from all angles, but I’m not a master seamstress or anything.
So my wonderful friend Zippy has offered his services to anyone who needs advice! He’s a really awesome cosplayer and will be able to help you with just about anything you could think of. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Lusii lately and he’s definitely more experienced than I am in everything cosplay, so I’d feel much better placing you into his more than capable hands. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! And like I said, after I replace my tablet, I’ll be more than happy to draw up references for how I see outfits fitting together from different angles.
Hey guys!!! Another quick PSA:
I follow 95 blogs (which is a LOT for me, personally). I barely have time to check my dash most days because most of the time that I spend on tumblr is on my own blog. Also, I’d say the vast majority of the blogs that I follow, probably around 80-90% of them, are people that I either know IRL, met at cons, or met through roleplay in ye olde days when I used to rp on livejournal and then dreamwidth.
If I ever unfollow somebody, it’s nothing against them as a person. I just need to keep my dash as streamlined as possible so that I can keep up with people. If we’re friends and I don’t follow you, it’s nothing against you, and it doesn’t mean that I dislike you, I promise! It just means that you probably aren’t posting things that are relevant to my interests at the time, or there’s just a lot of clutter on my dash anyway, and I’m trying to trim things down. It’s not like I’m over here laughing in the dark with lightning going off outside as I menacingly hover over the unfollow button and then click it, opening the gates of Hell and sending my demon minions over to your house to rain sadness down on you for all eternity.
I promise. It’s really not a big deal. And I’ll probably re-follow you again later, anyway, so don’t worry about it.
I have a good number of followers, and getting quite a few asks comes with the territory. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it isn’t so great. One of the more uncomfortable things that happens quite often is when someone asks me to signal boost something for them or for one of their friends, simply because I “have a lot of followers”.
I don’t enjoy signal boosting things unless it’s something like a kickstarter for a project that I personally support (like the Goon movie, the Homestuck game, or releasing a cut of The Thief and the Cobbler as the director intended it to be seen), and even then those reblogs are few and far between. My blog exists to document my thoughts and my creativity, and that’s what I like to use it for. I post my art, my writing, and thoughts about my own life or project ideas that I’m having. I reblog art that I enjoy and posts that make me laugh and music that I like. And as far as I understand it, that’s what most other people on this website do, too.
I would like to be treated with the same respect that smaller blogs deserve. Having more eyes on you does not make you obligated to cater to the whims of everyone who sends you an ask, who wants (or even needs) attention. People with popular blogs are still, in fact, human beings with normal lives outside of Tumblr. While it is harmless at times to send asks requesting that someone with 10k followers reblog a donation pool that you’re starting to try to go visit someone you love, or reblog a drawing that you did that you’re particularly proud of, it’s not polite to ask that of someone simply because you feel your post deserves attention. You wouldn’t go out of your way to send someone with only 100 followers an ask begging them to reblog your post, because you know it won’t get as much attention from that reblog. What this means is, you are trying to take advantage of someone else, whether or not you realize it.
It’s certainly less uncomfortable to turn down people who ask more harmless things of you, but when someone asks you to reblog a post about the attempted suicide of a complete stranger, that’s when things get incredibly uncomfortable. I’m going to be straight with you here: everyone’s life is their own responsibility, in the end, and exposing someone’s tragic mistake to several thousand people, while potentially helpful, is also incredibly embarrassing to the person in question, and in all honesty, it is not the responsibility of the person you asked to reblog your post. It certainly is within the realm of human decency to want to help someone, but the way to help someone that you care for is not by making someone else incredibly uncomfortable by forcing a choice about a stranger’s life upon them. That’s the worst kind of guilt-tripping. Saying that you’re sorry for asking does not make it okay to ask. Simply by asking someone to reblog a post about an attempted suicide, you are implying that you want the owner of the “popular blog” to share responsibility for the life of the person who attempted suicide. If they refuse to reblog the post, they are a horrible person, aren’t they? They don’t care about the life of that poor person.
That’s certainly not the case. But I, personally, would rather not be forced to take responsibility for the life of a complete and utter stranger who is emotionally distressed. I’ve dealt with my own emotional turmoil for years, and I cannot take on the burdens of people that I do not know. It makes me incredibly uncomfortable and upset to be backed into a corner and be given a horrible decision to make. So please stop sending me asks about this.
I hope all of your friends find help.
Just as a note
If you ever see someone sharing an idea of theirs that they seem excited about, and you feel the need to shit all over their parade because you had a similar idea in the past, or because you saw something similar done before, or because your dreams were crushed by someone else or by seeing “your idea done better”…
shut the fuck up and leave the person who’s happy with their idea alone
I may end up taking a hiatus from Guidestuck for the next week. I’m going on spring break and aside from the fact that being at home puts me in a terrible mood in general, I’m really going to need the time to get caught up on my reading for a few of my classes (I have half of a very long novel to read for one class, I need to re-read Lord of the Flies for my senior thesis, I need to re-read the Merchant of Venice for an analytical essay that’s due the Thursday after next, and I need to at least get started on re-reading the entirety of Lord of the Rings), as well as working on long-overdue commissions that I owe several people.
I also want to spend some time working on a novel that’s been stewing for a while and recently found its way back to the surface of my consciousness. I haven’t done any straight-up writing for a while and I’m actually really looking forward to it. I wrote about 6,000 words on Sunday because I was so involved in what I was doing, and I’d like to get back into it while I’m home. Hopefully it’ll snow a lot while I’m there, I find that very inspirational.
I’ll bring my tablet with me but I can’t guarantee any updates. I may put the hiatus flash back up for the hell of it if it becomes an official thing.
that’s kind of why I didn’t want Guidestuck on the know your meme “_____stuck” page
I don’t think alternate universes are memes, and saying that they are kind of devalues them
okay I’m FINALLY able to sit down at the computer for a minute. It’s been a busy day.
I’m going to try to get the album all together but I’m still waiting for a response from some of the music winners, and I have yet to judge the art contest, so hopefully I can get THAT done within the next two hours (and hopefully I hear back from the last of the music winners by then!)
I’d like to release the album before midnight my time (within the next three and a half hours), but it might be out as late as Saturday, depending on when I hear back from the winners.