I have this awful habit of getting really confident and posting something, and then second-guessing myself all the way to the damn moon like five seconds later
No notes on art or writes? I clearly suck and am a failure to humanity I am going to bury myself in vodka bottles
BLUE IS THE ONLY CORRECT ANSWER FOR IT IS THE BEST COLOR
I FUCKIGN LOVE BLUE
war has changed
I’m very protective of my art because one time in middle school some kids stole my art folder and viciously mocked everything in it, and a part of me never really recovered.
I wanna go back in time with some new stuff I’ve done so I can show it to little me and be like, “Yo, look what you accomplish. Don’t let those little shits win.”
Be proud of what you do. Fuck the haters. You’re great.
Though speaking honestly, I think TFP Megatron and ATLA Azula are the two most realistic and perfect actual factual narcissists in any media ever.
they use people as tools and express delight when they suffer (Ty Lee, Ratchet) and discard them willingly when they can see no further use in them, despite any familial or faction loyalty (Breakdown and Soundwave, Zuko)
they visibly falter and become unstable and violent when their facade of immortality is threatened to the point of risking their own lives (The destruction of Darkmount - challenging the Predaking, Azula at the mirror facing potential defeat)
Neither of them actually believe in compassion or kindness (“Trust is for fools, fear is the only reliable way”, “Well, what are you waiting for? Think of the glory! Seize the day!”) from friend or foe, and both of them maintain a constant downward spiral from a position of great power to a splintered force to eventual complete disgrace - ensuring that the way they treat their underlings means they fight their final battles functionally alone. Megatron ensures the Predaking’s hatred when he moves to destroy the Predaking’s people in fear - creating the very situation he didn’t want to happen, making the Predaking his enemy (of course, the Predaking turned out to be exactly what he feared in other respects, but killing all of his Predacons and then proudly admitting it was a surefire way to alienate him).
They are their own worst enemies, though both are “betrayed” by the people they treat like complete shit (Mai/Zuko/Ty Lee, Starscream), ultimately they won’t be saved - they don’t want to be saved, they never ask for it - and there’s no way out for them.
Azula smiles when her brother is mutilated by their father, Megatron tortured Bee almost to death and left him scarred, both serve as means for their downfall, (Predacons Rising is incredibly incongruent will be ignored accordingly).
And yet I’ve seen people try to apologize utterly for both characters and explain that they’re secretly super great and loving. Amazing.
Haha that’s funny because everything you are saying about Azula and Megatron can be totally applied to Starscream. Which you seem to DELIGHT in defending and excusing his villainous and abusive actions.
P.S. IDK if you completely forgot about it (since you seem to conveniently forget about everything that goes against your stupid starscream apologism) but Megatron actually DID redeem himself in Predacons Rising, you fucking numbnut. He went ahead and redeemed himself while Starscream was enough of a piece of shit to want to restart the war.
they use people as tools and express delight when they suffer
Ooh yeah because Starscream didn’t happily torture anybody. S1 Ep 10 he went ahead and murdered a vehicon using the Energon Extractor.
And look how happy he is while he does it!!
Something hilarious to note because one of your fellow apologists condemned Megatron for sicking Cliffjumper on Vehicons. Ooh how dare he use his subordinates as test subjects and be gleeful about it!
He attacked and abused Knockout several times.
That part where he murders that vehicon above? ^ He was aiming for Breakdown and Knockout. Even if he wasn’t (which I doubt because KO&BD had to obviously dodge) it’s still a show of violence by threatening it. You, a supposed abuse suvivor, would probably know all about that.
He attacked and abused Predaking and the other Predacons. Even while KNOWING they were sentient (not that animal abuse is much better). Not to mention he and Shockwave deliberately made them stupid (something on par on lobotomizing though it didn’t go quite that far) to keep them docile and obedient. Brainwashed them into ransacking the very ground and bones Predaking considered sacred to him.
And discard them willingly when they can see no further use in them, despite any familial or faction loyalty (Breakdown and Soundwave, Zuko)
Hahahaha because Starscream didn’t do that with Makeshift, right?? He abandoned him to die in an explosion and sputtered about how much of a fool he was all the way.
Or how he was willing to discard Skyquake as well, you forget about that?
And that’s not even beginning on the numerous ways Starscream tried to sabotage or deliberately tried to get Shockwave killed by the autobots just because he felt Shockwave threatened his position in the decepticon hierarchy.
and both of them maintain a constant downward spiral from a position of great power to a splintered force to eventual complete disgrace - ensuring that the way they treat their underlings means they fight their final battles functionally alone.
HAHAHAHA What are you talking about? Soundwave was loyal to Megatron through and through. Even Starscream was loyal to him at that point in Deadlock. Shockwave was there as well. Predaking was only ONE of his underlings. The only other force he lost was the Insecticons and that wasn’t through any fault of his own so much Airachnid fucking things up. And Airachnid was never loyal to anything but herself (so like, a competent Starscream)
They are their own worst enemies, though both are “betrayed” by the people they treat like complete shit (Mai/Zuko/Ty Lee, Starscream),
HAHAHAHA THAT’S GREAT BECAUSE THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO STARSCREAM, NOT JUST ONCE, BUT TWICE.
ultimately they won’t be saved - they don’t want to be saved, they never ask for it - and there’s no way out for them.
(Predacons Rising is incredibly incongruent will be ignored accordingly)
How fucking convenient. But that’s just like you, huh Starscreamian? All you ever do is point out what’s convenient for your stupid argument and ignore everything that obviously contradicts it, grabs it, and throws it into the fucking trash where it belongs.
Megatron was saved, done well or not. Starscream wanted to restart the Decepticons and restart the war. And Megatron was never a snivelling coward. Sure, he was a power-hungry tyrant, but at least he was willing to fight for that power himself instead of try to manipulate underlings to do all the work for him. Which is ultimately why nobody ever took Starscream seriously as a leader. Because he was ultimately a coward. And Megatron did at some point have noble intentions, so it made sense he’d be redeemed (as much as I hate how PR went on about it). He started out as a laborer who wasn’t even allowed to have his own name. Something just got lost along the way. Starscream was only ever in it to further his own power. He never cared about revolution, or the caste system, or deciding on his own destiny. He wanted people to lick his heels. It makes sense that’s a ditch he never came out of.
And yet people apologize for him and try to write him as some snivelling little victim who has self-esteem issues and needs to be cuddled with hot chocolate. Amazing.
Once upon a time
I literally had a folder full of OCs. I liked to call it my ‘portfolio’.
They were all terribly drawn, very animu, and had boring as fuck, cliche personalities. But I loved them to bitty pieces, because I fekkin made them. And I was damn proud of it.
I was a pretty weird kid, and I didn’t have a lot of friends because of it. I was 12, maybe 13, and didn’t hesitate to show off my work if someone asked. I had all of the enthusiasm of a child, unselfconscious to a fault. Why would I be? My parents encouraged my imagination and creativity, and thus my art- as odd as it sometimes got -so I was happy to share. In art class, we could turn in our own stuff for extra credit, and I put in at least two pieces a day.
Then some kids got a hold of that folder. Stole it from my desk, and spent the entire lunch period going through and making fun of every single piece and character in there.
I didn’t draw for a year after that. I doodled, sure. In the margins of my homework, and on restaurant napkins, but that was about it. It took me a long time to get back into art, and longer still to be comfortable with sharing even the smallest things.
Even now, I’ll sometimes get the jitters posting original character work because I’ll flash back to those laughing kids pointing out every little flaw in what I’d taken pride in.
But yo. Don’t let that hold you back. There’s shitty people out there, but there’s also really great ones, too. Ones that’ll be just as excited as you over your creations, no matter how small.
I wish I could go back in time, with a folder full of current works and OCs, and just sit down with little me. Be like, “Yo, you did this. Look at what you’ll create. People are scary, yeah. But you know what’s scarier? Not doing it, and missing out on great chances.”
Be creative. Do what you want, even if you think the idea is dumb or silly. Don’t limit yourself to what you think other people will like. It’s your work.
Don’t let those laughing kids win.
Have you ever played a video game where you have to sleep to recover? They only let you do it if everything is safe. Otherwise they won’t let you sleep. You’ll get a message, saying “You cannot sleep now, there are monsters nearby.”
Now, remember the last time you just couldn’t get to sleep?
Don’t you fuckin do this to me