One Angry Panda.
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An experimental animated pixel mini portrait for an acquaintance on FA ! Such a charmer! Some more should be coming down the pipeline soon :3
Hey guys, I don’t often reblog old art but let’s try an experiment where we reblog Sailor Avengers directly from me instead of other sources! All my love (also feel free to delete this last sentence upon reblog if you wish.)
So I’m going to go ahead and rant about this on my personal blog.
First off let me say this, I’m very happy and excited that people responded to Sailor Avengers with such love. It’s been posted all over the web, featured in news articles and even nearly 2 years later people are coming to me to tell me they love it or that they’re cosplaying it (which I LOVE by the way, I’ve seen so much amazing and cute cosplay thanks to Sailor Avengers.) I’m also very fortunate that my name is attached to this, since many professional sources and just kind hearted people made sure everyone knew that “Ann Marcellino” drew this.
All that being said you still wouldn’t believe how little traffic I’ve received from Sailor Avengers, many people don’t source me, don’t link me, and the worst consequence has been the amount of people who try to all out steal and sell Sailor Avengers without my permission.
The easiest way for me to battle this is for people to know where my blogs are, to know how to contact me, my main art tumblr is here: annmarcellino.tumblr.com, my deviantart is nna.deviantart.com and you can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s really important for people to know where I am and how to contact me, most cases of me finding out my art was stolen come from other people contacting me about it, not me finding it myself.
It can hurt an artist to see a piece gain traction on a blog other then their own. Outside of theft, it’s also really important for artists to gain a following. The more my following grows, the more commission offers I receive and prints I sell. I have no problems with people reposting my art (as long as link and credit is provided) but reblogs REALLY COUNT because they bring in more followers then any other method.
This is all why I reblogged an old art piece, I really need people to reblog Sailor Avengers from me. I really appreciate and thank anyone who does reblog the post!
Behold the Source !
Q:what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.
I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.
I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.
What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?
When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.
Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.
But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them.
Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.
The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy.
The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.
I can’t believe that people are still making characters white For NO Reason
Had a lot of fun playing Broken Age and felt sad to have reached the end of Act I. Can’t wait to continue the adventures of Vella [& Shay] in the next instalment :3 !
ALSO, A great big Hello to all the new followers that came here courtesy of Mandy and I’s pictures of Penh the mantis!!! Thanks for following my tumblr and for being awesome [keep it up ;3 ]!
Updates: Brand new site unveiling! Welcome! Please have a look around! — Cil
HEY HEY POOPFACES, GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!????!!?!
The WINTERKINGS has a new website now!
Are there new pages yet?? YES but I’m not putting them up until after EMERALD CITY COMIC CON (Mar. 28-30th).