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angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
mcatnip(they/them, оно)
Time ago


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

HELLO HELLO!

I would love getting some help on a project for my art classes! It only requires you drawing your favorite animal and posting it here! It can be a 10 second doodle or an hour long drawing, whatever pleases you, as long as you tell me what the animal is once you post it! ^_^

I would love getting many entries (max 1 per person though!) so I could also take submissions from your friends or acquaintances!

I'll be printing them and showing them to my art classes, but everything will be properly credited!

Here, I'll start:


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
stop(she/her)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

HELLO HELLO!

I would love getting some help on a project for my art classes! It only requires you drawing your favorite animal and posting it here! It can be a 10 second doodle or an hour long drawing, whatever pleases you, as long as you tell me what the animal is once you post it! ^_^

I would love getting many entries (max 1 per person though!) so I could also take submissions from your friends or acquaintances!

I'll be printing them and showing them to my art classes, but everything will be properly credited!

Here, I'll start:

stop

here's a quick axolotl! Also my sister wanted to participate, so here's a frog from her:



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

U know what. I love knowing the fact that Fairy Godmother from Shrek is canonically transphobic.

angelicaphelion

source [warning for pretty textual transphobia]:

She's the only character who's THIS explicit about her transphobia (other characters could be interpreted as transphobic as well, especially towards Doris, but the movies already have an air of transphobia around her due to the fact it was made in the 00's and is probably Not That Woke)

Fairy TERF Mother



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

I like 2 think the Rhythm Heaven universe and the Super Mario universe are connected

angelicaphelion

@supermario commented "I don't know too much about Rhythm Heaven, but Mona from Warioware is in it, I believe? So they are!"

Yeah!! There's a bunch of references to Warioware in the later games (like the whole section of Wario... Where? in Megamix), as well as a couple references to other Mario games, like Mario Kart in Freeze Frame



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
supermario(he/him)
Time ago

Minecraft Steve and Alex in a cutesy art style.

Minecraft Alex and Steve if they were in the art style Dock used during the time he was part of the Minecraft development team.


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

hmmm yes maybe i will be impulsive and ruin my relationships

angelicaphelion

basically. its either pms or i have brain and romantic orientation issues i need to work out.


angelicaphelion

update:

romantic relationship: ended
friendship: sustained
aromanticism: gained



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

hmmm yes maybe i will be impulsive and ruin my relationships

angelicaphelion

basically. its either pms or i have brain and romantic orientation issues i need to work out.



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago

my fnaf au is self indulgent first and canon compliant second

under the cut are more doodles lol


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
gabiio
Time ago
gabiio

Let's talk about the winx club

a video/podcast about the Winx Club, a poggers cartoon from my childhood, an hour long video with my very best friend ­@angelicaphelion

angelicaphelion

GO WATCH /LISTEN TO IT PLS PLS PLS <3



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
gabiio
Time ago

presentation (i guess???)

gabiio

Hello there,
My name is gab, I am a digital artist, an animation student, and a writer.

I recently started a youtube channel, which will revolve around my drawings, inspirations, process, and conversation with my very best friend..
the first big video is already on there, an ''analysis'' of The Winx Club cartoon, which I rewatched recently.

I would like to think that I'm nice, come talk and hang out lmao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4paaNhfdOSM


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago

forcing everyone to look at bubs until i infect them with brainrot

angelicaphelion

everyone look at bubs now



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
robot(they/he)
Time ago

Some Music Asks

kvistwig
  1. Favourite intro song?
  2. Put your playlist on shuffle and post the first three songs that comes up!
  3. What's a song you've had on loop recently?
  4. What's something you've been listening to for years?
  5. Favourite video game soundtrack?
  6. Favourite movie soundtrack?
  7. Favourite show soundtrack?
  8. Have you ever made music?
  9. What's a song you can come back to after a long day?
  10. Do you work to any music?
  11. Free space! Post whatever song you want to!
  12. Favourite genre of music?
  13. Do you like any obscure genres of music?
  14. Is there a song that pumps you up? What is it?
  15. Favourite outtro song?

angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

fnaf ruined animatronics for everyone

angelicaphelion

LIKE. IT'S JUST. so hard to find animatronic characters or shows anymore. I know it's a pretty niche interest, and I probably wouldn't have gotten into said interest without FNAF, but every animatronic search result is tainted by FNAF characters and FNAF ocs and FNAF re-interpretations of established characters and FNAF and FNAF and FNAF.

Every discussion surrounding animatronics are reduced to "it's scary". I understand being put off by the rubbery and uncanny look of it, but it's also the skill and talent and work of many artists and engineers. Every story surrounding animatronics have been reduced to "scary". Everything surrounding animatronics! "Scary".


angelicaphelion

OH ALSO.

Many animatronic shows are closing, mostly after the burst of popularity of FNAF. I don't want to see a causation when there's only correlation but...



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
babushka(he/she, он/она/)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

fnaf ruined animatronics for everyone

angelicaphelion

LIKE. IT'S JUST. so hard to find animatronic characters or shows anymore. I know it's a pretty niche interest, and I probably wouldn't have gotten into said interest without FNAF, but every animatronic search result is tainted by FNAF characters and FNAF ocs and FNAF re-interpretations of established characters and FNAF and FNAF and FNAF.

Every discussion surrounding animatronics are reduced to "it's scary". I understand being put off by the rubbery and uncanny look of it, but it's also the skill and talent and work of many artists and engineers. Every story surrounding animatronics have been reduced to "scary". Everything surrounding animatronics! "Scary".



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

"oh the prequels are about TRADE DISPUTES its so BORING" actually they are fun bc my litol brain has an interest in politics and its very inch resting to see how trade deals are done in a galactic senate. also dialogue funnie

angelicaphelion

ALSO ALSO IT'S SO INTERESTING HOW. it shows how easy it is for a fascist regime to take over using laws and democratically elected leaders. something something current events or whatever



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

i did not liveblog on here but i rewatched the star wars prequels and i cannot emphasize enough how much i happy stimmed everytime i saw a droid on screen or heard them speak

angelicaphelion

oh and kinda related i really like the prequels actually :] ik its like memey to joke abt how bad they are but they're on the same level as the og for me. i really like the political aspect of it and the worldbuilding and stuffz.

my advice for everyone who irrationally hates the prequels is "realize that the og is nowhere near perfect and maybe you'll calm down"



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

i dont think im gonna quit waterfall *just* yet but here's my other socials in case anyone else does or i do in the near future

https://www.instagram.com/angelicaphelion/

https://www.instagram.com/xx_ancientangelz_xx/ (private/spam insta, which you can all rq to follow)
https://angelicaphelion.tumblr.com/

AngelicAphelion#0769 (discord, ask me if u want to join a server w a couple friends)

https://ancient-angelz.carrd.co/ (carrd with other less used socials)


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago
asked:
angelicaphelion

OOO yesss it's very good

angelicaphelion

@autiestella

OOO YES YES YES very good i love these a lot... will make sure to listen to more!!



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
babushka(he/she, он/она/)
Time ago

on frustration with Waterfall development

babushka

1. Where does frustration with the site development come from?

Waterfall is a nice functional site with decent people on it, it has some neat features, doesn't lag terribly, and doesn't allow creeps on it. However, it's still underdeveloped, and you can't deny it. There's no fast reblog, the queue is set up for two days forward for no apparent reason, I can't write a text box, a message, or create a page without encountering some bugs. These issues are currently being worked on at a steady pace, and we have all agreed to wait until those are solved because we understand the struggles of one man behind this unexpectedly huge project. Most people I know aren't frustrated with how fast the site is developing. However, there is no set in stone date people can look forward to, and all the existing deadlines keep getting delayed, which create some frustration for some of us.

The frustration arises when people start talking about some new global features, or the overhaul of the old, already existing ones, and the way those discussions are being handled. As I see, people on the staff side experience concerns with the way some of the current systems work in the way that they're not very "beneficial for the site" in terms of newcomers, which is frustrating for staff, too. As someone who doesn't see the site from the inside, I often assume that the most trouble newcomers are having are the same troubles I am having, and a lot of them might disappear after the second update. However, the discussion of possible overhauls of big systems that people are currently allegedly misusing creates the illusion that those overhauls will happen and form a new direction for the site. Even if nothing is being implemented right now, people are starting to worry as if though the changes are already being implemented because they are being talked about.

They're mostly being talked about on discord, where it's easy to take stuff completely out of context since a lot of messages are happening at the same time, and the information is easily missed. This leads people to wrong conclusions from time to time and causes more frustration. Also, discord is not something everyone has, visits regularly, or even is aware of, because of multiple valid reasons, including mental health ones. So, some frustration from my side roots in me seeing staff blog say something like "I've talked to people on discord on it and they say it's fine so we will do it" while me not being aware the discussion even happened or that I could join it. I've only seen it happen once, however, so this is more of an exception, but I thought it still is worth mentioning.

In this part of the post, I've covered my perspective on where the frustration comes from. The second part of the post will be about how it is expressed and handled.

babushka

2. How is frustration expressed and handled? Why does it cause more frustration?

So the discussions on discord went nowhere and left everyone frustrated. The user side is upset for not being able to have a proper discussion, and the staff side is upset because they feel like they're getting bullied and threatened by the userbase on top of their already high workload. Why did this happen? Why did the discussion about what was supposed to be technical details turn personal? Well, unfortunately, the discussion was ultimately about the user experience, and the user experience is personal, so people have shared their personal opinions. Also, in a chat, people type fast and think fast, so some stuff was said without thinking and got too personal. Thus the frustrations arose that weren't about technical details, but more about the terminology surrounding them, which derailed the discussion to further frustration of everyone. But on top of that, I feel like there was a bunch of narratives that were pushed through the discussion (not by Thell personally mind you, I don't exactly remember who said that and I am not going to put words in Thell's mouth) which just left everyone upset. Here are said narratives.

  1. Judging someone's art quality. Thell has stated repeatedly both in discord and wf that he specifically doesn't want to define what is an art and what isn't, and if there's good art or bad art. But we still ended up having the debate about art quality at least three consecutive times on discord, all the time with the same people. And some people went as far as just saying something along the lines "sorry but yes I am implying your art is shitty" and we all just had to deal with the fact that the conversation is going in this tone. I am aware that the timeouts were handed out for the rude user, but it was done completely behind the scenes, with no acknowledgement of rude behaviour being unacceptable and with no way for me to even tell that there was a timeout going on, which didn't really make the environment feel more welcoming and polite.
  2. The greater good of the site. The narrative about "people complaining because they don't understand what's actually good for them and the site" and the suggestions of completely ignoring said complaints "for the greater good" and "because there will always be someone who complains" were encountered multiple times by me. Now, I don't completely disagree with the fact that for every feature there will be people in the world who just aren't satisfied with it. But it also seems kinda weird to me to imply that there's only one certain way for the site to grow, even though the current direction of Waterfall isn't even specified as anything else but "definitely not Tumblr 2.0 also artists". Some sites rely entirely on poorly drawn shitty memes and some sites are for displaying high-quality professional photography. Sites can go in many directions and gain activity in multiple ways. And the weirdest thing to me was in this narrative was the implication that we can sacrifice the needs of existing site users by implementing something that might potentially attract new users. In Russia, we have a saying "a sparrow in the hand is better than a crane in the sky". A crane is a bigger bird, but you don't have it yet, and if you let go of your sparrow to catch a crane, you might lose both.
  3. Userbase expressing concerns means they hate Thell. But at the same time, I saw a narrative about Thell being "bullied" into implementing featured, being called names, and "threatened" by people who say they are about to leave the site. Now, I haven't seen all the post, I believe there are people who are being purposefully rude to staff which is honestly uncalled for. However, I've mostly observed people expressing constructive criticism politely, and staff side taking the issue with certain words, which felt... Kinda weird? The words "elitist", etc. were thrown around because people were expressing how they've felt and why they are frustrated, and someone saying "you are using elitist language" doesn't equal someone calling you purposefully being elitist, just like people saying "this is ableist language" aren't calling you ableist, and even if they're calling you out on said behaviour in a civil manner, which I've seen most people do, this isn't an insult, this is an opportunity to learn to be more considerate. And people saying they're going to leave the site because a certain thing has left them frustrated... What else are they supposed to do or say? Leave quietly or stay at the site that bothers them because they don't want to offend staff by expressing their frustration in any way at all? Is that a community we want to build? Is there a way to express constructive criticism which is not considered offensive? I honestly have no idea at this point.
  4. Discord is a great discussion platform. It's not. And still, I saw someone suggesting that the voices of people who don't come to discord because of various valid reasons should just be ignored because they "don't care enough". Don't think there was anyone else backing this point, but I've noticed it and I don't think this is a valid point at all.

In this part of the post, I've talked about the discussion that's happened and the sources of frustration that arose during this discussion.

I am not sure about the third part, going on a little break now.



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
babushka(he/she, он/она/)
Time ago

angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
artrogant
Time ago


angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
lesbilions(they/them)
Time ago

angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
timeskip(ve/vir/vis)
Time ago
lerunscorner

And goodbye Adobe Flash Player. It's been fun but time to disable it for good. I'll miss playing Flash Games.

timeskip

There are places archiving them!!! I don't have the links unfortunately, but they're out there!!!


angelicaphelion

Flashpoint has a LOT of archived flash games!

It does take a while to download (it's pretty chunky as a file) and it requires the internet to run it, but once you've played a game (at least once), its available offline on your computer!

I've gone through a bit of the library of games and I'm sure you can find some favorites in there. There's also pre-made libraries with a smaller selection of game if you dont want to go through the thousands of titles.



angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
lesbilions(they/them)
Time ago
angelicaphelion

hate it here

lesbilions

#TO BE FAIR. all of this started bcuz my friend sent frollo x clopin university au fanfic they did as a joke

man,, wonder who could have written something like that. people these days i stg..... frollo and clopin fic??? in this day and age?? really? people would do that?


angelicaphelion

hm hm yeah hm hm



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