Art by: Kagemaru Himeno
This was my first pokemon card I ever had. A friend gave it to me at school.
ABOUT THE POKEMANS EVENT.
I really wish this had all been explained in the first post??? because while this event is really nicely thought out and well-intentioned, it takes place on tegaki, which is for the most part going to be all drawings done by straight cisgender girls. and there’s nothing wrong with that at all!!! It’s just the demographic. However, you get a couple queers like me in there, and we’re gonna notice things about this that a straight cisgender teenage girl isn’t going to notice.
Immediately after the event gets posted, I see a ton of entries of the stereotypical ’ oh I’ve really been humiliated by this frilly dress’ sketches :T and that’s what really gets to me… No one bothers to think outside the stereotypical anime lens and instead go for the typical ‘humiliation’ approach. It’s ingrained! It’s easy! But then I think of seeing maybe 20 of these same type images flooding tegaki…. not necessarily because it’s ‘in character’ but because it’s an easy way out.
As a massive in-the-closet transgendered queer I am naturally gonna be on edge about this?? Because it implies that to be -like me- and to dress outside what is expected of your gender should be called humiliating …. well ok it just kinda upsets me.
I think the event sounds like a lot of fun, I never had a problem with this event at all!!!!
I am gonna have a problem with anyone who starts using the word ‘trap’ or decides that they need to really push a ‘humiliation’ aspect NOT OUT OF CHARATR DEVELOPMENT but laziness
also side blog cuz uhhhh yeah my other one’s suppoed to be ~*professional*~ or something
I just… this movie
Providence, Rhode Island. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 (via)
GOOD LUCK RISD KIDS
Ready 4 anything.
Beth Cavener Stichter (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) caught our attention with her raw sculptural style. The artist forms animals by hollowing out blocks of clay, giving her subjects a raw, unrefined appearance as if they sprang from the material itself. In her latest body of work for her second solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery, “Come Undone,” Cavener Stichter refined her aesthetic, creating animal sculptures that are more stylized with deep grooves and glazed with different shades of gray — a departure from her minimally embellished work from the past. Take a look at a few images from “Come Undone,” which opens September 13 at Claire Oliver in New York City.