How about which of your characters you like best? : ) Which one do you like least? Tell us about both!
jeezy creezy how do I answer this??? D: I can’t pick and choose favorites D: we’ll be here all night lol
I guess ummm some guys I pay way too much attention to?? and if I forget anyone I’m sorry ahhh my babies ;_;
Obviously I love Harrison, I’m pretty proud of him and kind of invested in his well being because I give him so much shit. Harrison is kind of nebulously queer, I don’t think he really self-identifies as anything, but I’m pretty sure he’s just pansexual? I made him up for a 1920s rp initially, where he was a lot less well-adjusted because there were a lot less options for queer boys with anxiety disorders back then! But in the modern setting he gets the benefit of modern medicine and counseling and the opportunity to go to college yay
also pretty attached to Aden even though he’s kind of a jerk sometimes, I give him similar amounts of shit so I feel bad :1 Fire mage, still really hung up on his girlfriend dying thousands of years ago, and the fact that his girlfriend is now a 16 year old who doesn’t remember him at all. Struggling with heroin addiction.
also totally attached to the entire Bradley family tree which I could go on about forever and ever, but they are my best developed family and I love them they include Isaac (and Charles by proxy), Clara, her brother Graham, his daughter Hannah(/Shadrach) and, of course, Rex Bradley himself
and I would be a terrible person if I didn’t say that I love Jibril. fun character to draw or funnest???
as for least favorite, I guess Robert is PRETTY BORING, which is my fault. Talking about him is KIND OF A CHORE. I should probably make that uh. Not the case. He’s gotten slightly less boring since I initially made him up I guess shrug shrug.
Robert is a high school earth science teacher and also the Earth mage hurr see what I did there.
Tell us about one of your characters that you talk about/draw the least?
This is Dalila! She was the same type of being that Jibril was before becoming human. She became human at the same time as Senna’s dad, Seth, and Senna grew up with her around as a close family friend. She was also Senna’s first love!
Dalila is asexual. She runs a teeny tiny little church that deals with supernatural stuff (like magic and parallel dimensions and blah blah blah this is a fantasy story remember) with a couple of women who used to be Catholic nuns.
They NEED to be validated at every twist and turn. They need you to let them know how open and accepting and good and not-racist they are. If every comment out of your mouth is not validating their existence as a Good Not-Racist Ally, they will derail until the cows come home and build a tent in your living room.
If we argued the way white people wanted, a racial essay would look much like this:
“I really hate white people, but only sometimes and only the really bad intentionally racist ones, which not all white people are. When I go into a store, the white security guards follow me around because I am black, but let’s not forget that not every white guard does this and that many white guards are amazing people who are great and completely not-racist at their jobs. Once, I joined a conversation with some white feminists, and when I brought up the issue of racism in feminism, they told me I was being a bad feminist for not supporting them. Those feminists were especially bad, there are many good feminists who support black feminists, so let’s take a few moments to sing a hymn to their praises. My brother got arrested and beaten for jaywalking, and the cops who did it got away with it, but remember that white cops are vital to our survival and they take care of us when we can’t or are too afraid to. I saw a white hipster wearing a Native headdress and an offensive logo on their shirt, and even though it was wrong, they probably didn’t mean it or know, and not all hipsters are insensitive like this. I was discussing my native language, which is Japanese, and someone kept asking me to say things in “Chinese”. I felt terrible because this happens a lot and is extremely dismissive of who I am. However, Japan and China are really far from America, and both languages aren’t very popular in this country, so I understand that the white person was probably confused and didn’t mean to continuously insult me, and of course, many white people know the difference and try to learn about my culture. Racism is perpetrated by white people, but a lot of white people hate that and try to fight with us even when they get it wrong. At least they’re trying.”
Perhaps seeing it written this plainly will help some people realize why this is problematic.
“let’s take a few moments to sing a hymn to their praises.”
When you’re fed the lie that you’re basically good, you become very attached to that, and tend to think of people taking attention away from you and laying bare how damaging white supremacy is as merely being mean. Because they are reverse racists. Obviously. /sarcasm.
I’m at my friends’ place hanging out when we hear a horrible crash, and they pull back the curtains to find the outer window completely smashed. There’s no way something could have bounced off of the road or anything like that, it had to be intentional. There was nothing on the ground outside but rocks, and no one in sight.
Don’t even know what to think right now! This is really bizarre. They hardly know anyone in their apartment complex, certainly not enough to warrant this.
someone scratched my name off our mailbox the other day
and there was an enormous battery under our back car tire today