Imagine a movie like The Avengers
But instead of Marvel heroes joining forces
It was Disney Princesses
“I have an army,” Maleficent taunted.
“Yeah?” said Rapunzel, “We have Kuzco.”
YOU THREW OFF MY GROOVE
“That’s my secret Mulan… I’m always off groove”
when he’s angry he turns into a giant llama
I know; I was just trying to seem modest. But alas! My cover is blown. I see you're... kind of... uncomfortable being your real self around your parents. Why is that? Are they cruel old people? Are they traditionalists while you're one of those edgy internet people? Perhaps it's more of a super hero alter-ego type deal...
It’s really hard to say. I’ve thought about it now and again over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that the way I act around my parents is the way I’ve always acted around them - in a sense, I haven’t aged as much as I should have. I’ve always been pretty private about what I do on my own time, on the computer, on the internet, when hanging out with my friends. I got into the habit really early of just not telling them what’s up with my life, and so the gap grows. I’ve grown up and become more myself than ever before over the years, but they haven’t seen that, and I don’t feel comfortable showing them that. They see a facet of me that’s been around for years and years, that should have grown up with me but never did, but it’s not really me anymore. It’s an old me. I just don’t know how to change that to show them the real me while still keeping my privacy and not having it be a huge task.
I can't help my excellent conversational skills; it's a curse. I didn't know that people still talked, especially in real life. How does your online presence relate to your real world persona?
No, dear anon, a blessing!
Hm, that’s a good question. I believe that we all act differently around our different friends, and that extends to internet presence as well. I act a lot more open and rambunctious (idk why that’s the first word that came to mind ok) and casual on tumblr because that’s the atmosphere I get from it, what with everyone getting really excited about little things and using short forms of all these words that we’re perfectly capable of typing out fully and so on. I can get like this quite a lot around my friends who I know go on tumblr a lot; less so around those who don’t, even if I’m really close to them. I don’t think it has that much to do with how comfortable or “real me” I am in any given situation, just that I adjust my personality to better match the personalities of those I’m around at the time. If I’m with someone I don’t know well, I’m a lot quieter and more conservative, holding back the more extreme parts of my personality until I know they won’t judge me for it. If I’m around multiple people, some of whom I know really well and some of whom I don’t know so well, I tend to act in the more “extreme” way because I’m with someone I’m comfortable with, although I never stop being aware of how I present myself to the other person.
If I’m around my parents and my friends at the same time it gets really fuckin weird because I do NOT act like my real self around my parents.
birds are so ridiculous how do they even all exist???
i dont even
things that dont make any sense
jesus christ is that a duck
some kind of prehistoric nonsense
holy shit where is your beak even birds, BIRDS
I'm just carrying out my civic duty to get people to get things off of their respective chests. I'm pretty much an exorcist, but with no demons involved. On a related note, how often do you express your emotions in your art, though?
Thank you mr/s exorcist with no demons involved, I really appreciate your services!
I occasionally express emotions in my art. Most of the time it’s when I’m upset or down about something. (Once I drew happytimes because I just felt really happy and wanted to draw my characters being happy together.) I don’t always do vent art, but when I do I usually end up trying to draw something that is difficult to get right for whatever reason, and it takes a long time and I get frustrated and bored by the end of it and subsequently give up on feeling down. Though it can be a bit annoying, it does does help me get over the feeling.
If I do know the reason I’m upset - and I usually do, to an extent - I also typically talk to someone about it and that helps too.
So I was god tier Terezi at Anime North, and got these pictures taken by animenorthphotos.com! I only wore this on Saturday so if you have pictures of me that’d be cool and you should send them to me.
My hood kept slipping back a lot so my horns/silhouette look weird in a few of these. But overall I’m p happy with these \o/
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
THIS IS AMAZING
Thanks for that long and thought-out response. Just so you know, you're not alone in many of the things you've spelled out. I know that I especially connect with your comment on not wanting to worsen things by consoling someone, as well as worrying about being independent. To delve deeper into your angst, was there ever a time when someone openly criticized your art?
Not a problem! It’s stuff I’ve been thinking about for a long time, so it felt good to get it off my chest. Thank you for the question.
Thankfully I don’t think I’ve ever had any truly harsh criticisms about my art or writing. Honestly, thinking hard about it, the only thing I can remember is a couple of spammy flames on a fanfiction I wrote, but it was clear that the reviewers hadn’t actually read the story, so it didn’t offend me or anything.