MY OPINION ON THINGS CHANGE FREQUENTLY AS I LEARN MORE STUFF ABOUT THE THING PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOMETHING I SAID THREE YEARS AGO
THIS, THIS, THIS!
Because, really, if you can say that you have the exact same opinion about everything that you used to have five or ten or whatever years ago, then that’s sort of a let down? To me it would mean you haven’t grown as a person at all during that time. It’s -good- you can say “I don’t think that way anymore” because that’s a sign or progress.
This post gives me hope.
Sometimes I have a hard time having to remind myself that some people still perceive other people through their physical gender first and anything else only after that stereotype coated filter.
Thinking about it just makes me feel really ill. This post was supposed to be more profound at first but I just deleted three paragraphs because I just can’t. My brain hurts.
Just making a memo for myself. Don’t mind me. (I was asked to hold a photoshop tutoring class unofficially for my classmates.)
Things I could go through and explain about le Photoshops:
First of all: There’s no really “right or wrong way” to do things. If you get good results with a method that you’re comfortable working with, then go for it. (Just try to keep in mind that you don’t nerf yourself or lose data while working!)
Layer modes and their uses: There’s kind of three different layer blending mode types: Lightens pixels, darkens pixels and recolours pixels. (Could explain what each does in relation to white - black - and a saturated colour.)
Layer blending options: Very useful stuff under here. Such as the stroke option, drop shadow
Selection tool: Invert select, modify select: expand, contract, feather. Very useful stuff!
Transformation tool: resizing, keeping aspect ratio with shift key, rotating, flipping vertical/horizontal
(Blurring in relation this probably as well? Gradient blur, motion blur.)
Sharpening / Smart sharpen
Custom brush making, editing the brush you’re using
Clone stamp tool/band-aid tool
Pen tool/path using?
Just saving this link for m’self.
Do you ever see dreams where you see your younger self do stupid shit and you cringe “Eughhh I was such a douchebag… Oh god am I still a douchebag?” And then wake up with horrible paranoia and anxiety.
Trying to dodge Pokemon spoilers on tumblr while receiving my copy four days late of release. (Hopefully it’ll arrive tomorrow. It should if all goes well.)
(So going to crash my bike right through the store wall and shout “I’M HERE TO PICK UP MY COPY OF POKEMON Y” while breathing heavily.)
Okay, this rant sort of comes out of nowhere, but bear with me for a bit.
On a whim I was going through some of the people’s blogs who follow my main blog and stumbled upon a person (who shalt be left nameless) who had a very long list pretty much titled “Things you have to tag OR I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU.” Also according to them it’s “common courtesy” of me to tag something if they so demand.
Okay, first of all. I don’t have to tag shit if I don’t feel like it. If you don’t like the content I post, feel free to unfollow. I won’t cry my eyes out or lose sleep at night over it. You are free to dislike subjects and I am free to post shit on my blog. Second of all, I only have 300 or so followers and I don’t have the time nor really the interest to make sure I go through everyone’s blogs just in case they have a list of tags they demand I tag because “THESE THINGS UPSET ME.” Imagine demanding that from popular people who have thousands of followers. Yeah, no, it can’t work like that. There’s something really wrong with your attitude if you feel entitled to make such demands.
Now, I understand if things like… really gory pictures or animal abuse or mental illness trigger you. That’s fine. You don’t have to look at that stuff if you don’t want to. (And it’s really unappreciatedly nice from people who make sure they tag such stuff just in case. As it seems it’s taken for granted these days and “a thing you should be doing OR I’LL FUCKING KILL YOU.”) But here’s the deal, friend. Life isn’t all soap bubbles and kittens and happy rainbows and the world certainly doesn’t revolve around you. Other people shouldn’t be demanded that they have to control their (fairly normal) actions just in case it might upset someone. What you’re basically saying is that you’re shifting responsibility over your emotions to other people because you have no control over yourself. Hey, I’m a really sensitive person too. I can’t even watch let’s plays of god damn SURGEON SIMULATOR because it makes me feel nauseous. Regardless I don’t go making a list titled “I WILL TEAR OUT YOUR EYES IF YOU POST SURGEON SIMULATOR IN YOUR BLOG AND DON’T TAG IT. I WILL UNFOLLOW YOU SO DON’T COME CRYING TO ME!” Why? Because I can just close the window and move on with my life.
Now, here’s the cherry on top: This said list I went through didn’t even just list fairly understandable things like rape or child abuse or such things, but things like roleplaying, shipping, PEOPLE’S NAMES AND TYPES OF ANIMALS. (Such as dogs! Because DOGS UPSET ME AND I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU POST THEM WITHOUT TAGGING!) Hahaha, yeah no. If I forget to tag a photo of a cat with “A CAT” and you lose your shit over it, sorry son.. But I really have no fucks to give.
In conclusion: There is something wrong with your attitude if you feel entitled to make lists like this in a very rude, aggressive, demanding tone that dictate what I am allowed to do in my personal space just because it might ruffle some jimmies somewhere far away.
Trigger warning: Douchebag people.