I fucking hate being called pet names so fucking don't okay? Your shit will go in the trash if you do it. Please and god damn thank you.
My Texture Pack II (not all textures are shown in the preview).
Contains some edited/colored papers, black and white textures,grainy and more.
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Don’t describe them with foodstuffs.
n.k. jemisin has several very good posts about describing characters of color, all of which are linked on the sidebar of her site, but the one thing she’s said that’s stuck with me the most is this:
I get really tired of seeing African-descended characters described in terms of the goods that drove, and still drive, the slave trade — coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. There’s some weird psychosocial baggage attached to that.
it wasn’t a connection that i’d ever really made, and i’m relatively sure it’s not something that is done purposefully, but the first time i read that it was a bit of an epiphany. needless to say: yes.
ohhh you look like CHOCOLATE
AND BROWN SUGAR
can writers be a bit more creative when describing dark-skinned people? -__-
i will be honest that i still fall victim to using this terminology (not necessarily in my writing but in everyday conversation) and yet i still think of it as an enduring legacy of colonialism. our speech is a colonial archive even in ways that aren’t explicit racist language.
I’ve never looked at it this way before and WOW am I ever creeped out by it. That’s some powerful stuff to think about.
tbh this is something that I’m struggling with now that I’m regularly writing about a dark-skinned woman for the first time in my life (internalized racism FTL), falling on the same adjectives over and over. Not foodstuffs because I was always vaguely put off by that just in everyday life (a white ex-gf of mine used to call me “chocolate” a lot in a way that felt really gross and fetishistic to me). But the same couple of cliched words like “mahogany” and “ebony” because sometimes I literally don’t know any other way to describe dark skin that’s neutral or positive as opposed to problematic.
internalized shit is a bitch. :\
Oh man - I try to stay away from cliches when describing characters of colour so mostly manage to avoid food comparisons these days (the whole ‘chocolate/sugar/coffee’ stuff tends to strike me as corny and tired just from a writer’s craft pov), but I had NOT considered the foodstuff-slavery link before. DEFINITELY creeped out. Will be making an even more conscientious effort to stay away from that language now.
reblogging in response to some of the asks in the inbox asking about using foodstuff to describe PoC. Yes, it can be done. But it is also kind of cliche. And there are also other undercurrents to think about. Because of the above subtexts, and because it is cliche, challenge yourself as a writer! Think of more creative ways and more effective ways to describe people!
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CHARACTER PSD ONE → "JOSIE"
- So this is my first character PSD and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it but nonetheless, here it is.
- This is sort of a gift for you guys since I reached 1000 followers (well I’m about to anyway) so yes thank you guys very much aw.
- The font used for the character’s name is here, and the quote is Cambria. PSD is here, and feel free to try some other PSDs or gradients — they’ll all look great.
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Good question, palindromichannah.
Few topics in grammar and usage inspires as much dread and confusion as lay vs. lie. This post will allay your fears.
Need even more examples? Here you go:
- When I get home, I’m going to lie in the hammock and relax.
- In which room should I lay the new rug?
- Yesterday, my dog lay on my lap and took a long nap.
- Jim has lain on the sofa since noon.
- Every night, Finn lies on his bed and sleeps inside his sleeping bag.
(Jennifer Lawrence GIF source: Teen.com)
As someone who has lived in St. Augustine for five years now, and Florida for twenty-three, I can honestly say it’s my favorite place in Florida. It’s great to live at, great to visit and quite possibly the most gorgeous place in the state.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE SAINT AUGUSTINE FOR YOUR ROLEPLAY?
Well, Miami is dirty and expensive and Orlando is overcrowded and no one knows how to drive. Retire the ridiculously large cities and be original.
St. Augustine is only a half an hour from south Jacksonville, about fifty minutes from Daytona Beach, an hour and a half from Gainsville and Orlando, and about two hours from Georgia.
Due to the fact I’m not European or American, when I see roleplays located in other countries, I freak out. I’m happy. So, I like to give you another option. Another location for your roleplay, why? Because we need a change sometimes and, of course, we need to give a chance to another cultures. It’s actually funny when you get out of your comfort zone and rp something you never did before and you realize you like it.
Well, that being said, let’s get started.
THE ENGLISH (UPPER) SCHOOLING SYSTEM
made rebloggable for anon
I noticed a few roleplays set in England don’t use the English school system for their characters and instead apply the American school system to their roleplay. While this is understandable as the two have many differences, it only takes a bit of research to know the basics. So, under the cut is a simple guide to the English school system for those who are only familiar with the American school system! Enjoy!
An anon requested that I make a tutorial on how I made my icon, so here it is. This is a fairly more intricate than my last but if you know your way around Ps, you should be fine. For this tutorial I’ll be using Photoshop Cs5 Extended.