1. don’t you dare
show up looking like
someone you aren’t. it’ll be enough,
having a broken pulse, don’t
break my heart, too.
2. if the priest
starts talking about
was a good fucking catholic, stop him. tell
him about my clumsiness and
my relentlessly curly hair, tell him
about the boy
I was in love with
when I was sixteen. if he doesn’t
understand, tell anyone who will listen.
my ugly fingers, scarred from
nervous habits. my explosive
laughter, the way
I only did sing
in the shower.
3. please, oh
please. leave the bouquets at home. don’t
layer death on top of me,
don’t want to struggle
getting back to you
on Christmas by way of a flickering candle,
on your 39th birthday
in that space of darkness that is every blink.
4. don’t worry
about being formal, I
never was. I’d rather you
get up there and
sing Vienna by Billy Joel than
sit in the pew, your hands folded
for the first time in years
over me, and my unfolded oxygen supply.
5. know that
of dying. death is the truth. I
fear lies. don’t lie. don’t wear
sadness like a scarf
that doesn’t suit you. don’t
from Hades, everyone knows
hell is cold. I was always
a summer girl.
a new york
so proper and well behaved
john green everybody.
that’s john green.
Like many of the 52,676 of you, I’ve been dreading the new update that has suddenly inflicted many of the users on this website. It’s small, cramped, and counter-intuitive. It’s not at all seamless, and it disrupts my blogging experience. Worst of all, it’s time-consuming and it disabled my missing-e.
Yes, even blogs in the tumblr spotlight, with tag editing capabilities (who essentially maintain tumblr tags for free) use missing-e. Extensions and add-ons from outside sources make tumblr’s flaws vanish — until tumblr introduces them again. Tumblr really doesn’t want people using missing-e. Why, I don’t know. Missing-e has made this blog run smoothly and efficiently. I could reblog with other people’s tags and only delete the ones I didn’t want. I could drop-down menu select a blog and reblog a post straight to that blog without opening a new window or navigating away from my dash. I could mass edit asks, queue or randomize the queue, tag without leaving the dash, and so on.
Tumblr enjoys directly taking the things that make the site useable, user-friendly, easy, or straightforwards, and overcomplicates them. This is absurd. I’m upset, and frustrated, and trying to bring something of decent quality to my followers — and I certainly don’t get paid even a fraction of what tumblr employees make, so I fail to understand the blatant disregard for use-input in any of these updates. In theory, this blog should be a choice blog to ask about potential updates — tumblr themselves chose me to feature in the initial spotlighting changes from the old directory. I have a high volume of followers, I’ve been using tumblr since 2009, I understand what I like about this site, as well as what I don’t. But tumblr isn’t asking people what they think, or if they want to test things, and that’s infuriating.
I don’t have the desire to suddenly switch platforms, and I probably won’t. But at the moment, I have a wordpress blog already registered (although set to private) for both my history blogs, just in case tumblr becomes or continues to become completely unusable. I don’t want that to happen, of course, if I didn’t like tumblr I would have never used it for blogging over wordpress. If at any point, I do switch-over, the change will be gradual to dual blog-platform blogging. I would slowly update tumblr while backlogging on Wordpress. Tumblr is my preferred website. I want to use it, I want to continue cultivating the followers I have here, I want, after four years of using this website, to feel like my concerns as a user would be listened to, accounted for, and respected. I work as part of the greater tumblr community. But as it stands, I’m just trying to figure out how the hell this new dash works — I think you reblog as text via the drop-down menu next to the gear, and the tiny post window expands to fill your whole page as you write…which…is a problem. Tags are now at the foot of a post, and forget editing, it looks to be far too much of a hassle if the post windows expand with text size.
I’m continuing to back-edit, tag, and organize old posts. Sorry this month has been full of so many moderation posts guys, and good luck with your “update”…!
By me, Sara D. (Heh.)
I think it’s very important for artists to vary the types of bodies they draw! Not only does it add visual interest and diversity, but different body types can enhance your characters! (Plus it’s more realistic; when was the last time you walked down the street and everyone had the same body type?) I know I have a hard time drawing different bodies, especially with men, so I’m making this tutorial to teach myself as well (I’ve heard the best way to cement learning something is to teach someone else).
So! Bodies! I’m going to use women for this tutorial because I feel they have more variety in their bodies. One of the most obvious ways bodies differ is in their amount of fat.
On average, people store fat mostly in core areas like the bust, the waist, and the hips. It is important to remember that people gain and lose weight differently, and this is true no matter how fat or skinny one gets. However, these are common places people store fat:
The face and neck can be immediate indicators as to how much fat the rest of the body has; when someone loses or gains weight, it’s initially obvious in the face. This is possibly because the eye is (usually) drawn first to the face.
In addition to differences in the amount of body fat, bodies vary vastly in their proportions. The two main ways they differ is skeletally and in fat distribution. The hip to shoulder ratio is skeletal, and someone with wider shoulders might look more powerful or masculine, and someone with wider hips might look more grounded or feminine.
The torso to legs ratio is also a skeletal ratio. Someone with long legs in comparison with their torso might look taller than someone of the same height with a long torso, and they might also look skinnier.
(I say as I finally get some visual variety all up in here.)
Because the hips are also one of the places with the most weight gain in women, large hips can also be a matter of fat distribution. The three main places where the fat ratio really matters is in the bust, the waist and the hips (making up the core of the body).
While men usually carry weight in the belly area, the fat distribution can really vary with women. Some women carry more weight in the bust, some in the belly, and some in the hips/thighs. Some women carry more weight in two areas, like the bust and the hips, the bust and the belly, or the belly and the hips. Some women show no obvious bias to any area and carry weight equally.
Taking into account skeletal ratios, fat distribution patterns, a vast human weight range, muscle tone and age, there are endless permutations of body types. It would be a shame if you used only one!
Oh, and that first image looks really interesting as a gif.
these are hilarious but also… really professionally made? hahaha
These are adorable omg