Safe at home, yay :D the weather is awesome at the moment
got a lot of irl things to organise at the moment (jobs and things) so i’m off to start all that : )
I haven’t had any more drama so that’s great! I’ve just been hanging out with friends and saying my goodbyes to England : )
Thanks to those to stuck around and sent me supportive messages, (even an anon who was upset I used the word r**tarded but hoped I did well in my situation) so thanks thanks thanks!!
I’m leaving soon for home : ) see you all in a few days : ) <3 <3 <3
I am Australian, I don’t personally find it offensive if you:
- Wear a cork hat
- Own a boomerang
- Eat vegemite
- get a southern cross tattoo
Be careful if you a woman and you ever play the didgeridoo because in some Aboriginal customs, it is said that leads to infertility and you’re not meant to play it. I don’t like it when other people play the didgeridoo incorrectly and make fun of it. But I like it when people DO play it correctly (kookaburra sounds are my favourite)
I DO find it offensive when my country is mocked and made fun of in pop culture, because often it is of incorrect stereotypes. So people can’t be bothered to actually find out about my country before making light fun of it.
But at the same time, I am not going to dedicate myself to make a blog with articles and images of people who HAVE actually been offensive about my country/my culture/or Indigenous Australian culture.
Ok ‘nuff said, I’m going to work on commissions.
Just saw a blog about people being “problematic” and a big issue was cultural appropriation.
They were identifying white people who had yin-yang tattoos as inappropriate.
I just feel like… what next? you eat asian food but you are western? how dare you!
I guess I feel like… if you’re not hurting/mocking/or wearing something that is sacred… I don’t see a problem with //anyone// wearing anything. If you like/love something I don’t see the problem.
I had a goth teacher in high school. She adored geishas. For a fancy dress party at my school she dressed as a geisha. Because she loved the culture. But now I see people on the internet saying that by dressing that way, she is a racist.
I think people need to understand what racism is. Don’t bandy around terms in response to anything and everything because the term will hold less and less meaning.
I always thought someone who is racist dislikes a certain culture that is different from their own and perhaps makes derogatory remarks. I never thought a racist was someone who likes another culture so much they dress like that culture, or get tattoos etc.
So for eg. everyone who goes to Hawaii and gets a flower lei is culturally inappropriate?
eg. You are an american wearing a tweed deerstalker. You are being culturally inappropriate towards the British People.
I just feel like some people are getting up in arms over the smallest things, and being very aggressive and very opinionated. And I feel like this is a growing social trend especially prevalent on tumblr.
I’m tired of everyone being so angry on tumblr. I just saw a person I follow be aggressively told to tag their things BECAUSE SHOULDN’T THEY KNOW THAT ALREADY?? DON”T YOU RESPECT YOUR FOLLOWERS?
you know what? calm down, some people don’t tag. They don’t have to tag. They are not obligated to tag. It is THEIR blog.
Even so, why can’t you just say “I’m sorry would you be able to tag your nsfw/gore/etc posts because they can have a triggering effect on me/others.”
Rgh. I’m just over this attitude on tumblr. I’m over it.
Pencil commission!!! This one was really fun to do!
I don’t have access to the scanner in the house, (too nervous to go downstairs) but hopefully I can sneak down when everyone is in bed and scan it up yay!!!
If you’re interested in a pencil commission, they’re only $10 (for one full body character, then $5 for additional characters!!)
I can also mail the picture to you once I get back to Australia and have enough money for big envelopes and stamps ;w;
I was able to get this lil guy done in between packing : )
they are as much yours as they are mine. sweet little derps that they are <33333
I forgot to write that if you want another character in the image it’s extra money. MY GOD. i thought i put it IN THERE.
I HAVE EDITED IT IN. hngh. sorry everyone. i’m a little ball of anxiety at the moment :S
who has already reblogged my commissions post, thankyou so much you don’t know what it means
!!!!!! URGENT URGENT COMMISSIONS !!!!!!!!
Pencil Sketch : $10 USD (I can also mail this to you!!! exciting physical copies yay!)
Portraits/Half body Cel shading: $20 USD
Portraits/Half body painterly: $35 USD
Full body Cel Shading: $30 USD
Full body painterly: $45 USD
Extra characters in the one image is extra money - half price.
I can add in flowers for the background ($5), or a full background which will be $15 cel shaded, and up to $25 painterly - but nothing TOO EXTREME haha. Pencil backgrounds are FREE
I am happy to draw anything - people, anthro, animals incl. dragons/and pokemon etc.
I’m also happy to draw nsfw material
Things I can’t draw great: mecha :D and buildings BUT I CAN TRY OK
I put a lot of effort into everything I do. The cel shaded portraits take me 5 hours+ to complete.
Please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments through paypal.
Let me give you some background info for those who don’t know:
I busted my butt for well over a year to save money to go to England to live with my best friend.
I’ve been here since May 2012.
I got a job in October of that year and worked until August when I went on a small holiday to see europe (for those who don’t know, I come from Australia so getting over to this side of the world is a big deal)
I now have next to no money. I have almost enough for a plane ticket (I thought i HAD enough but it turns out I might be a couple of hundred AUD short)
I have things I’ve bought for my family and clothes and other possessions that I need to mail back that can’t fit in my suitcase, and I don’t have enough money anymore to pay for it.
I am asking for people to commission me, out of the kindness of your hearts, I only need a few hundred $$ to help me pay for these things.
I don’t have enough time now to get a job (which was my plan, get a job and make some money to pay for this) as the place where I am living is basically kicking me out. They would “never kick (me) out on the streets” they say as they tell me they’re going to raise my board up and that it’s only fair because I wouldn’t be able to find a place for under £100 a week anyway. And let me just tell you, I am living in ONE ROOM that i SHARE and cannot always have access to basic things like, the kitchen, the laundry, etc. I am not allowed in any other room but my bedroom and the bathroom and kitchen (only briefly), and not allowed to go to the bathroom after 1am. And they’re telling me to get back to them in 2 days with my flight booked etc.
Which is why I am turning to tumblr, and asking for some help.
I want to do commissions to be able to afford to go home with my possessions. Because I cannot leave them here.
I need to make at least $500.
If you could just reblog this it would be a tremendous help.
I’m really embarrassed that I’m begging here for money, but I’m in a really tight spot and I thought I had enough left in my bank :C
Thanks so much to anyone who reads this and passes it on <3