Ariel's Grotto
Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
Anonymous

thescienceofjohnlock:

linzeestyle:

euclase:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.

Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?

"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.

So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?

I would like every anon and non-anon who have sent me messages along the the lines of 'you're too old for tumblr, it's creepy' and 'when will you grow out of fandom?' to read this and remember it when they are in their 40s.

rankyakus:

"I wish I could live life five times over!Then I'd be born in five different cities, I'd stuff myself full with different delicious things five times each,I'd have five different jobs..And then for those five lives...."

fuzzykitty01:

findingschmomo:

i want a series of sports animes

that take place all at the same school

so while you’re watching volleyball anime you can see the chars from soccer anime playing in the background 

or the chars from fencing anime and swimming anime are talking in the halls 

i want

a mass cross series spectacular of sports anime

With the Host Club doing stuff for promotional purposes. 

i-vongola:

Haru searching for Rin in tournament. 

diyoki:

☾Moon Prism Power ☆

theheartlessgrey:

I’m tired of all of these posts stating “real woman are [insert label]”, the last straw being a meme on facebook with “real woman have vaginas”. It pisses me off because I have many friends as well as a family member who are transgendered. My family member was forced to quit her job because even…

Real women are beings that define themselves as women

girlsbydaylight:

セラムン絵つめつめ by ちゃんやま on pixiv
freddieboychilton:

freddieboychilton:

sometimes people on facebook annoy me
"oH my GEORGe"
"Jeffrey Damnit!"
"WHERE THE STEPHANIE IS MY SOCK"

"WHAT THE ESTEBAN JULIO RICARDO MONTOYA DE LA ROSA RAMIREZ IS WRONG WITH HER”

freddieboychilton:

freddieboychilton:

sometimes people on facebook annoy me

"oH my GEORGe"

"Jeffrey Damnit!"

"WHERE THE STEPHANIE IS MY SOCK"

"WHAT THE ESTEBAN JULIO RICARDO MONTOYA DE LA ROSA RAMIREZ IS WRONG WITH HER”

explichic:

spaece:

✦⋆ more here ⋆✦

pale glow nd plants

explichic:

spaece:

✦⋆ more here ⋆✦

pale glow nd plants

trellodelagetto:

msashleymontana:

freekahzoid:

ileftmyheartindixie:

Remember when Never Have I Ever games used to be like “never have I ever had sex *giggle*”

Now it’s like “never have I ever had a six person orgy in a broom closet” and people are all like “crap, I’m out.”

lmaooooooo

Forreal. Lmao.

cause yall be WILDING

magical-girl-fanart:

しらたき
youngblackandvegan:

siddharthasmama:

its-sorcery:


things would have been so much better if the Harry Potter costume designers cared about historical accuracy

A+

!!!

denim on denim

youngblackandvegan:

siddharthasmama:

its-sorcery:

things would have been so much better if the Harry Potter costume designers cared about historical accuracy

A+

!!!

denim on denim