#Commission stuff, #mastoart i guess? Show more
Hey, I've working on stuff lately! And I need a new drawing tablet, since mine is busted!
So uh, this seems like a reasonable way to maybe go about picking up some extra scratch, as I'm broke.
If you want to commission an avatar or emoticon pack, hit me up with a dm!
Emoticon examples (including a pup i'm still working on) in reply to this toot
@maples i gotta exchange the size but thankkk you i love itt
maple is selling this if you want it, yall
@SuperGideon I'm constantly defeated by opponents but i sure feel like a winner u_u
yo please give @asdflkjh love for being a good person, thnx
i worry i'm phrasing this poorly enough to just be pretentious sounding nonsense? just like
i don't know how to feel about the fact that my distance to other people's experiences limits my compassion and what i learn from them. I'm more actively upset right now (and trying not to think about) the situations of those around me than real life world events in which um, a lot of people are dying and suffering that you don't need me to remind you of
at what point is it so far away that i naturally regard someone with the same level of empathy as a fucking fictional character?
something i'm constantly fascinated by are narratives and how they influence and affect us. like, we love to see our values reflected or experience catharsis or learn things (which is in itself pretty strange an interesting - they're kinda like education through thought experiments)
but i'm led to wonder like, at what point do other human experiences (as in, real life) fall within that realm, you know? when you're distanced enough from another person, like, at what point its potential to affect you limited to like, what fiction would be capable of?
i mean, we know that line gets crossed. it's basically how we treat history.
being a downer about a feelgood story Show more
It's uh, hard to discuss this and not take it to a racial place
re: toy story 4 spoilers Show more
Okay, so here's what I like so much about this: nobody's motivations are wrong.
Bo never would have seen eye to eye with Gabby. Gabby was, uh, not super virtuous. Woody's helicopter parenting is what launches the plot. Characters do badly, but there's no shitty bad guy like the last two films (sorry). Gabby suffers from putting someone on a fucking pedestal and grows because of it. It's not like there was some dramatic yelling match in a thunderstorm leading to an epiphany or whatever that made her change her whole personality.
Woody's a good guy and doing nice things, but like, Bonnie losing her toy actually doesn't matter that much. He's like the embodiment of what makes it so fucking hard to let your kid cry it out and grow independent.
Everyone's capable of change and you need other people to become a better person.
That's a good-ass moral.
re: toy story 4 spoilers Show more
woody did a nice thing with forky, but he did it with like...less-than-noble means. After we went through all these films about serving your purpose, he kept denying that to Forky. But uh, after a talk, Forky totally takes to it.
Okay so here's the thing: that's the exact opposite of Bo Peep's arc. The movie kind of got to take advantage of how terribly she was written before, tbqfh. Like, when we meet Bo Peep again, she's In Her Element. And like, it becomes clear that she was never actually into all that stuff that Woody cares about.
Remember when he softens her heart and makes her agree to help? By describing what she did?
Yo, Woody never described being a toy. He described being a fucking nightlight. Bo Peep was never a toy and she never wanted to be, and Woody didn't even realize it - even as he's talking, he's meaning to talk about the whole nobility of a toy thing, but he doesn't - he just describes purpose, and that's what makes her like Woody. She doesn't like him because of all that toy shit, she likes him because he cares that much.
re: toy story 4 spoilers Show more
okay so my main thing about is that nobody's the bad guy and it's more impressive than it sounds, really.
Like, I think the scene where Woody gets convinced by Gabby Gabby illustrates that best. They go through the sort of caper you expect from these films, but everyone is visibly hurt and they've unequivocally "lost", but also like, this is for the sake of a kid and fulfilling someone's newfound purpose (which is something i wanna get back to actually).
Woody is depicted as like, maybe actually toxic for the qualities that make him our protagonist. And that leads him to face Gabby Gabby alone, and see eye to eye with her. That wouldn't have happened if he like, behaved more maturely and still had the support of his friends. They bond over the sense of nobility in what you just started seeing as potentially toxic.
And woody gets, uh...toy-drugged somehow and the editing sets up such an aura of dread, except like...it's undebatable that him giving her that literal piece of him was anything but good.
Also it pushes him into using his guidance in a more mentor-ly way, rather than living vicariously. Cause like, they made it pretty clear that he forced Forky into that situation and it only changed when they started talking and THAT'S A THING I WANT TO DISCUSS
toy story 4 spoilers Show more
okay so there's so fucking much i want to say about this movie, i feel like this film has incredible theming and characterization and uses a franchise to do something that surpasses the franchise itself. I think the film wouldn't have been as effective if it was the third one.
We have such baked in affection and love and established motives for the characters that it illustrates the capacity of letting go and mourning and going through change in a meta level.
You care so much about the motivations of woody because you've been through three narratives that are entirely about avoiding abandonment, taking care of someone, fulfilling a sense of purpose, etc. and the films are a beloved piece of pop culture, they're part of our shared culture and shorthand. Everyone knows what those films are. So the sense that Woody might be being an asshole is hard enough to accept that it makes you complicit in his (non)sins.
I actually didn't really like 3 much (it felt the entire film was just there for the sake of the incinerator and the passing-on-the-toys scene) and the joke at the time was that if you admitted it, people would crucify you, remember?
4 respects how devoted the audience is and still tears it apart. It's really good and it does something kind of amazing to me, in terms of being a feat of storytelling.
a selfie; eye contact Show more
i really dig this windbreaker though, for real
@zoey would like to issue the following corrections. We regret the errors.
There are, in fact, several of you that could destroy me
I would not like to see you try
I have never made fun of you behind your back to god. I haven't even met god.
I retract my assertion that I was not drunk
I am not coming to any of your houses
I could indeed smell all that weed and in fact, did know where it came from
I have not eaten snakes whole and housed them inside my stomach in order to spit them out as projectiles
Everything else was true, though
yo actually on the topic of selfies, anyone wanna ignore the moustache i have here and give some thoughts on glasses? Show more
I need to buy new glasses, so @asdflkjh and i went to try some on so I can get a better idea of what i look like in certain frames than using zillow
uh so to be clear i'm not considering buying these specific ones, just wondering what style of frames to go for. so like, that second one wouldn't be sunglasses.
selfie comments/boosts/whatever are not only okay, they are demanded
i got another account at @zoey
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