for my final trick, i shall turn into a disappointment
i rly love makoto love so much i dont think ive drawn anyone else for free69min yet LOLOL
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
"You’re taking my picture!"
keke palmers vine is a work of art
Dee Bradley Baker took this photo. With his toe. @deebradleybaker
I keep replaying in my mind the moment I turned my head and saw Tatsu less than 5 meters away from me, that mischievous grin on his face as he cheerfully signed a fan’s hat.
Just there. As if it was nothing.
And it’s strange because all these crazy thoughts come into your mind when someone you admire is right in front of you like “He’s here. He’s normal. He’s a normal person. OF COURSE HE’S A NORMAL PERSON. WHAT AM I THINKING? But he’s HERE.”
I think what makes the difference is that he’s standing not on a stage, not on a platform of any sort he’s standing on the same ground as I am, he’s at the same level as I am and somehow that makes quite the impact. Especially because since I’ve known of his existence, every single encounter with him has been with Tatsu on the stage and me standing below. I have always been looking up at him.
I don’t know if that makes sense to you. But to be able to just call his name, to have him turn my way and even for a moment make eye contact, to exchange words, even if they were few in an every day setting makes it all extraordinary.
Janet Varney learning the lyrics and melody to “Secret Tunnel” in the Nick Lounge with Mike as her vocal coach.
stop making sports anime with boys and make sports anime with girls
make sports anime with girls that don’t involve their breasts jiggling when they stand up and don’t use every possible camera angel to get in panty shots
please make this happen no panty shots or any of that we need legit sports anime with girls
Hoarding water bottles “backstage” in the Nick Booth with the Korra panel guests.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH STRAIGHT BOYS
Hose him down.
Tight quarters “backstage” in the Nick Booth at SDCC with Janet Varney and Dee Bradley Baker. Thanks for being such a stellar panel audience, everyone!
-clarifying move to digital
-red lotus concept art
- fb q&a
-cast singing secret tunnel
-lineart animation (some future eps)
-sneak peak at more to come
I’ll upload the vid tonight!