okay but. why do we cringe at our old works. why do we hate our younger selves so much. yes we grow and learn and shit but that's something to celebrate and not to cringe on.
i used to cringe and then i stopped. now, when i look at my old drawings, i see the work of a person who genuinely tried their best and captured their feelings. and that's great and the feelings are valid. yes the anatomy is wildly inaccurate. but it was their best at that time.
would i just make a cringy gif face if a child or a teenager handed their drawing to me and said "look, im learning!". I don't think so. and why should i treat my younger self differently? you can celebrate your success without belittling others, including, your younger self, you know.
also, if i understand psychology correctly, your inner child is still within you.
maybe, just maybe, they've already had enough of hate towards them.
just a thought.
Some of the astute among you might have noticed me mention a commission marketplace on Tumblr earlier, and it sparked a ton of interest. So, here's an FAQ on it!
Q: What is the commission marketplace?
A: The idea is simple - if you're an artist, you can list yourself on there to find potential clients.
Q: How does it work?
A: When you first open commissions on the marketplace, you'll be asked some basic info so that clients can filter - prices, services, commission slots etc. More details on that are in this Tumblr post. After that, you're set, and will have access to a control panel for commissions where you can see a to-do list, payment status etc. The only thing you need to open yourself up to take commissions is a Waterfall account, but for obvious reasons, it's recommended you be active too so that folks can check you out.
Q: What happens when I'm out of commission slots?
A: You'll automatically be marked as having a wait list if you choose to enable that. If not, you'll be hidden from the list until you either finish a commission, or open more slots.
Q: How does marking a commission finished work?
A: When working on a commission you'll have the option to upload samples to the buyer for review and questions. Only you and them will be able to see this - it'll be a direct, private communication line without having to give out any emails (except in some cases - see next question). When you've finished, you upload the work and mark it as a finished copy - Waterfall will automatically downscale the picture so the buyer cannot get the full version until they've marked it as accepted. Once they do that, the commission is finished - the buyer has accepted the commission, and you can get your money. How samples will work for writing is still being thought through, but it'll likely be small snippets.
Q: How do payments work?
A: You have two options available here. First, you can go the traditional route, and have the money sent to you directly from the buyer. In this case your email is shared with the buyer so they can send it. The alternative is to take advantage of Waterfall's escrow service. In short, the buyer sends payment to Waterfall first, who holds it until the commission is complete. We then send it on to you. This way, your email doesn't need to be shared to anyone, and you have zero risk of chargeback from the buyer after the fact - Waterfall takes on that responsibility and risk for you, as well as handles fighting any chargebacks ourselves. However, this option results in us taking 10% - this is calculated to cover fees and the low incidences of chargebacks we anticipate that we can't beat. When using the escrow service we'll also be able to step in and resolve any disputes between you and a client ourselves that occur through the control panel.
Q: When will it roll out?
Q: What about monthly subscription type stuff?
A: A possibility later down the line since Patreon's fee structure changes irked me, but for now, not a priority.
sometimes i listen to a song and it becomes my personality for a Month as I inevitably listen to it on a loop until it writes itself into my brain and i'm trapped in an inescapable loop
Right now, it's Hozier's Dinners and Diatribes, and Noble Gases by Louie Zong!
I dont know why? But i Feel them
Dulcet: Have you ever actually been in love? Have you ever lied about being in love?
Quintessential: If your life were a book, what would the title be? What would the cover look like?
Incipient: Do you consider yourself "older" yet? Do you miss being a kid?
Moiety: Who do you consider your family? Are they biologically related to you? Or is it an emotional relation?
Mellifluous: What's a song that reminds you of yourself? Why do you relate to it?
Languor: Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Is it hard for you to fall asleep?
Petrichor: What's your favorite season? Why do you like it?
Aesthete: Do you prefer being outside or being inside?
Effervescence: What's better: tea or coffee? Or do you prefer something else?
Becoming: Are you insecure about your looks? Why or why not?
Ephemeral: What's a good memory from your childhood? What makes it so memorable?
Illicit: Have you ever done any drugs? Do you enjoy them?
Sonder: Do you ever worry about strangers? Do you care about people who don't know you?
Incandescence: How much do you know about stars? Do you know any constellations?
Propensity: What's a quirk of yours that people find endearing? Do you like it?
Inure: Do you have any mental illnesses? How well do you cope?
Easeful: What type of socks do you normally wear? Do they match? How long/short are they?
Palimpsest: If you could go back and fix one past mistake, what would it be?
Serendipity: What do you want your future to be like? What do you think it will actually be like?
Petrichor: How do you feel about rain? Is it relaxing or stressful to you?
Dalliance: How easily do you let yourself love other people? Is it different if the love is platonic instead of romantic?
Limerence: Does anybody love you? Why do you think they love you?
Harbinger: Do you believe in fate or destiny? Why or why not?
Iridescent: What's your favorite color? Why do you feel drawn to it?
Hiraeth: What does home mean to you? Why is that what it means? Do you have a home?
Bucolic: Is being in crowds stressful for you? Do you like crowds or do you prefer empty places?
Im so proud of thell
He made a whole website in under a week and is taking the time to moderate, fix and rebuild the website all while learning the proper code to do so without any charge, ads or selling off date.
It's a rare find. It's a one man team.
Lmao when im able 2 block ppl im blocking every1 whos passive aggressive/outright rude about bugs and developments on this site.
Its a new site run by 1 person who is doing this for free and has a life outside meeting ur every demand.
Like sorry that sometimes u cant see all 2 of ur followers liking ur posts ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
This is yet again relevent... Can we all collectively agree to not be ridiculous ? Being """salty"""" abt petty shit to the extent where u callously ignore that other ppl have feelings and lives is a poor substitute for a personality.
Please be aptient to our dev!
this isn't a site being worked on by big company!!
blogname moodboard for @teefpaste please don't ever make me do that again
this is unironically the best thing i've ever seen and you can have my Whole Kidney now
hello, you've reblogged a moodboard post from me some time ago, i made a moodboard with your blogname and i am not sure you've noticed. it can be found if you search your blog name and also in "#babka boards" tag. if you dislike it, which is fair, you can request another one since the requests are already open. have a nice day!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME DHFGFH THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IM CRYIGN
thanks for the heads up tho!! I must've missed it, which is a Damn Shame