Hey there, Lea! May I ask you question no. 1 & 15 from the graphics ask game? It's been a year since I learn graphics myself and I'm still very measly on it lol.
You definitely can thank you!
1. A font you don’t like to use
Honestly I can’t think of one off the bat. I think anything Webdings just doesn’t sit well for me? Also I don’t really like using Pacifico anymore that much. I used to use it on everything, especially my blog titles and it made things messy from the sheer size.
15. Advice you would give to beginner graphic makers
Practice, practice, practice! Watch videos on Youtube, look at tutorials on tumblr, just spend time using Photoshop and getting used to it. It helps a lot to just know the basics - watch an introductory video or series on Photoshop. It’s really great to have a strong foundation to work off of. It’s kind of like playing an instrument - learning the sheet music and chords is sometimes just easier than playing by ear.
And of course don’t give up. It might take time for your work to get where you want it to, but it’ll be worth it in the long run.
Hi! I would like to get some fc advice regarding non-binary characters. I want to get around 10 non-binary characters in my first batch of 50 (then hopefully more later on) and I have 5 celebrities who consider themselves non-binary but I'm struggling to find an additional 5 with gifs at all. I was wondering if I could get some suggestions or help on the matter? Thank you :)
I’m not sure who your first 5 are, so I don’t know if my suggestions would be redundant, but I’ll try to give you some resources.
The only person that comes to mind right away is Tom Phelan, and their GIFs are very limited (I did a hunt here and have been planning on doing a GIF set too but until then I’m not sure where they would have more). (B Scott and Erika Linder also might work)
I would also send you over to this page for more suggestions, which has some people on it that you can look at. Not all of them explicitly identify as non binary, though. (From there, I know that Andrej Pejic, Ivan E Coyote, Elly Jackson, Tom Phelan, Rae Spoon, and Kieran Strange might be the easiest to get gifs of. A lot of them have videos of interviews on Youtube or footage from televison/film appearances available that you can use for GIFs.
The other thing I would suggest is using some Youtube personalities. This might be a weird suggestion, but that’s the only place that I can think of for finding FCs that have footage available for you to use for GIFs when you can’t find much representation on television or film. You’re more likely to find a lot of it, you can easily make GIFs from the videos available on Youtube, and you’re likely to find channels on Youtube run by non-binary people.
I really hope that this helps, and please please come back to me if you need me to make GIFs of any non-binary FCs. It might take me some time since GIF packs tend to take a while, but I would be more than happy to do that for you. (I’m also currently working on a Diverse FC directory that would have diverse FCs and links to GIF hunts and packs that you can come check out whenever it’s available. Til then, feel free to come to me for help with individual sets and stuff)
I’m very glad that you not only want to include non-binary characters but that you plan on having a significant amount of them, so thank you and I wish you the best of luck.
If you’re not following Iza yet, you really should be. She only 500 people away from her next goal for followers and she’s actually worth following. Her help and resources are incredible and she’s just a great person in general. If you care about representation in this community and valuable advice, you should really go follow her. So go follow catladyrph, okay? I made it easy for you, just hover over her url there and click follow.
I kind of want to make an rp based on Isla Vista. I’d want to make it a university/community college rp based on the town, but the central plot would be a group of people getting together to make a memorial or participate in a therapeutic group following the tragedy.
I’m hesitant because I wouldn’t want to exploit the very real tragedy that occurred for the sake of an rp. At the same time, I feel like it could be a way to process everything that happened. Unfortunately, for other people it would probably just be an rp and that could potentially turn into a problem.
Hey everyone, if you went me a question recently I apologize for not getting to it, I left my charger at home this past weekend and work has been very hectic but I should be getting to them today or tomorrow after work. I’m also planning on posing some writing guides and resources, as well as those gif packs and hunts I’ve been meaning to do. He next few weeks will be a bit busy here but I’m working on a schedule so I can be as helpful and productive as possible.
You know I remember someone that once told TMZ that they took a black guy to prom. They dug up the picture to show it to the news to prove that they weren’t racist. You know who that was? Aaryn Gries. Google it. And let’s not even talk about Donald Sterling.
This isn’t the same situation obviously but I just needed to say that claiming that you are completely free of all racism because you at some point or currently date(d) a POC is on the same level as “I’m not racist because I have a black friend”.
For the record, since you seem to agree with the anon that says no one has countered your arguments: I have, which you conveniently have refused to acknowledge. If you don't want to change your ways, don't, but the very least you can do is admit that you are not making this an inclusive, safe space and that you really don't care about it.
I just think you’re taking things the wrong way and you don’t care about any opinion but yours. I said nothing that was meant as offensive and am being blasted and basically called racist for it.
Which, is funny, because the people that are the most irritated for me getting issues are the ones that are actually POC. My boyfriend? Spanish/Italian. The main group of my best friends? Majority are Latina/Latino, from all different parts of Latin America. They agree with what I said about typecasting and have all given instances of several actors who love the fact they aren’t restricted by their ethnicity with roles.
I care about the RPH community which is why when I see something that I don’t agree with, I generally keep scrolling. What makes the RPH community toxic is when you literally cyber-bully people who don’t agree with what you do. If you don’t like someone’s opinions, okay. But don’t put them on blast for it.
With that being said, I’m done. Most likely with RPH in general. It’s sad, I was actually pretty excited about doing this but as usual, people had to ruin something fun.
I’m sorry for offending you, but I stick to my own opinions. Now please, have a nice day.
Listen. Both of my parents were born in Mexico, and I’m a first generation Mexican American. But I have light skin. Does that mean that I’m not Latin@? That I’m not Mexican American? No.
When I first started giving out FC advice, I based my suggestions completely on physical appearance. I saw some similarities and stuck by those suggestions because they just looked so so similar. But I didn’t understand the importance of ignoring identities and just going to physical appearance.
I’ve obviously known about racism and discrimination for a while, and I learned about privilege and the importance of representation, but I never thought about actually researching an FC’s ethnicity before casting them. And I don’t remember when I made the change, but I did. I understood that there was an issue and I fixed it. I don’t think anybody ever told me personally that I was making that mistake, nobody called me out, but I realized what I was doing and I corrected that behavior on my own.
When someone tells you that you’ve done something offensive, that you are contributing to an oppressive tradition, that you are erasing people and their identities, your reaction should not be to get angry and claim that you’re a victim. You should not try to defend your oppressive actions. Just listen. Try to understand what you’re doing.
It’s high time people in this community understand the importance of proper representation. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard that it’s “just rp” or that it’s “just for fun”. Isn’t television supposed to be fun? Film? Does that mean that representation isn’t important? How many studies have we seen showing that young people are effected psychologically by a lack of representation and by misrepresentation in media?
Now, think about how many hours you spend a day roleplaying. Think about how many White characters you see in comparison to how many characters of color you see, just on the dash in one day. Now imagine that you see a POC on your dash. How many times will that POC have relatives? If you’re lucky, they might have one sibling. The White characters more often than not have families that are properly cast, because let’s be honest, there are a lot of White FCs out there. And it’s hard to find POC FCs that could be related, because there are so few of them.
Now imagine being a POC and hey, they actually have a family. But someone said “hey, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans are from different countries and they’re not the same, but let’s just lump them together because their skin tones are kind of the same.” Think about that. Think about how little representation there is already, to be lumped in with someone because your skin is about the same pigment as them and your faces look kind of similar. And you want to complain but guess what? People will tell you to just be glad that there are POC at all. Be happy that they’re even trying to cast enough POC for a family. Be grateful that you’re even visible in the rp community. Think about what it’s like to hear stuff like this, over and over and over again. That your identity isn’t worth a little inconvenience like googling an FC’s ethnicity for accuracy.
Please understand that this is not an issue of preference, but of identity erasure. Representation is important, even in the rp community, please just take a moment to understand what it means to have your identity erased completely because it’s easier on people.
Hey there. So, I was looking through the FC help tag and I noticed that out of all your suggestions for Naya Rivera's brother, none of them match her ethnicity, and implying that they could all be full siblings to her is offensive and an act of erasure of their ethnicities. I don't mean to be rude, but I think it's important to spread this kind of information since this isn't a good kind of practice, and you should pick face claims that are of the same ethnicity when suggesting family members.
Honey, I mean no offense at all.
PERSONALLY, when I pick faceclaims for requests? I don’t look at the backgrounds. A lot of people are so diverse with culture that trying to find someone EXACTLY their ethnicity that actually does look like them would be completely tedious I wouldn’t have much time to do anything else on this.
When I pick them, I go for facial features and just how much they generally look like them. It’s no offense to anyone or anything, that’s just how I operate. If you want to do that, go ahead. It’s 100% fine. But I stick by my choices I put for Naya. I think the ones I put could really pass as her siblings. Not everyone is going to do that this way and personally when I get told no for a faceclaim for a sibling just because the ethnicity isn’t exact? I feel pretty offended because everyone has different ideas of what they see as a possible relative for a character, and if they look alike, why not use them?
This is just my personal opinion. Like I said, do as you wish and operate your RPH as you wish but I have to respectfully say that this is how mine goes. By facial structure over all else.
Uhm so, Tumblr suspended my account for having too many saved URLs, and I have emailed their tech support about 6 times.. it has been a full 24 hours, all URLs have been released, still, don't have my account back.. Did you even successfully get your account back or should i just say screw it because tumblr sucks and make a new blog? thanks :(
Don’t give up! I had more than one account suspended, it was something like five, at least. Just keep e-mailing them, it’s important that you put i all of the necessary information and that you do not save those URLs to other side blogs or accounts. It may take more than a day, I don’t remember how long it was for mine to be fixed, but as long as you keep e-mailing them and you do what they ask, they should get your blogs back to you. I got all of mine back and so did my sister, it’s definitely possible!
I say you should do that LA guide! Too many people treat it like it's either a small beach town, Hollywood and nothing else, or a large city that isn't divided up into different municipalities! It would be v. informative for people to know "Hey, when you set a game in LA, PICK A LOCATION" lol. I think it would be a huge help!
Thanks for the encouragement! I think I might write it up, I’d like to wait until I go into town so I can maybe take pictures to go alone with the guide, but I think it could help people out so they don’t just vaguely set things in magical “LA” limbo
I want to do a guide on Los Angeles and the difference between “LA” used in roleplays and the big regions that people consider to be part of LA and like Silverlake and Little Tokyo and Downtown LA and Burbank and Glendale.
I really want a plot with a werewolf that has been in wolf form for a long time and/or has lived in the woods most of their life with their family. A human moves into an old cottage/home in their woods and at first they don’t like them and they get angry but they notice that the human is all alone and has no pack so they go visit from time to time and sometimes will leave a small dead animal on the porch and the human is confused until they see this enormous wolf one day. But the wolf slowly moves closer each day until one day they’re just hanging out on the porch and the human thinks it’s okay to pet them and over time they make friends with it until one day they wake up and there’s a random human asleep on their couch, screaming ensues, and the stranger sort of cough barks out their name because their vocal chords are still getting used to this again and they’re like hey human it’s me relax and things go from there.
So this is very long and will probably need to be condensed but I’m hoping to open this sometime this fall, maybe.
The first successful clone was created in the year 2014. Technology advanced from then to create several new protoypes, and before long cloning was a perfected art.
Cloning was marketed to the wealthy as a backup plan - extra organs, hair, and all the bone marrow they could need should they ever grow ill. Celebrities purchased clones for their children, as the process was best done when a child was born - so the clone could grow at the same rate as the human child.
Fast forward to 2020, and the cloning process was advanced enough to make it possible for middle class citizens to afford. Couples saved up before having a child to have a clone created at birth, their insurance plans for their babies. If they ever got sick or needed an organ, it was provided without the hassle of donors and waiting lists.
What the people didn’t know was that clones were sentient beings, with thoughts and emotions. They were kept in closed communities for most of their lives, fed, trained, and educated just enough to ensure that their bodies functioned well.
Human rights activists argued that cloning was inhumane - the clones weren’t given the right to choose career paths, get married, or even argue against having their organs harvested. When the person that owned them needed an organ, an excuse was made and they would disappear for days at a time - or sometimes forever.
After decades of protests and break-ins at clone communities, cloning for harvesting purposes was made illegal. The clones living in closed communities had to be released by the companies that created them, and without any idea of how to function in the real world, some of them ended up homeless or dead.
Many non profit organizations purchased the old communities where clones were kept, making them open neighborhoods where clones could learn how to function in the real world. These halfway neighborhoods popped up around the country, and many clones lived there before being integrated into society.
The last cloning facility was shut down in 2025. The company that owned it had evaded a shutdown for years, as it was located on an island and their lawyers argued that they were out of the jurisdiction. When it was finally closed down, the clones there were sent to various different halfway communities.
A majority of the 2025 clones were sent to Oveja Hills. As they move in, they will learn how to live their lives as independent people, along with help from humans and clones that have lived there for years.
Elly’s about to hit me over the head because I’ve had four roleplay ideas in the past two days and I’ve started all of them knowing that I won’t open them and I keep trying to make a graphic for one of them and I need to stop.
The year is 2022, and the human population has slowly begun to drop. Infertility runs rampant, and a majority of the population fears that the human race will die out. Conservative figureheads have blamed liberal lifestyles, the promotion of pro-choice mentality, and the LGBTQ community. “Scared straight” camps have been established across the country, and many parents have sent their children and teens there to groom them and prepare them to create the next generation.
I can’t find the main or login for this rp anymore but I really want to remake it when I get my laptop back.
I still need to write a character that’s undocumented and grew up with the fear of deportation and in young adulthood has to figure out a way to pay for college because they can’t get financial aid from the government
Once you get this you must say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers (not back to me, I did it already). Thinking good things about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positive vibes! (do it do it do it do iT)
Jk I’ll try
1. i have these cool banana underwear
2. i also have cool cheeseburger and French fry underwear
3. i can recite rachel berry’s intro monologue from memory
4. i try to help other people whenever I can however I can
5. i’m v loyal ?
I’m working on a new character PSD, but it’s taking a very long time to create and save because the laptop I’m working with is slow and on the edge of giving up. It should hopefully be posted this afternoon.
I may start focusing my time on guides and writing help until I get my Mac back. Those should be easier to write up and post with the laptop I have now.
So my Mac’s hardrive failed and it looks like I’ll have to buy a brand new one, and all of my data is lost unless I can dish out almost 300 dollars. I’m going to have to start everything from scratch, including all of my gifs and all of the PSDs I’ve made that I haven’t crossposted anywhere).
However, once I get my laptop back, I’ll get back to work here. I’ll try to make those GIF packs that I was asked about, and I’ll post new graphics, hopefully.
Update: my Mac is with Geek Squad and will be out of commission until Monday, possibly later. On the bright side, I got my old laptop to work. If I can get Photoshop to run, I might be able to get some stuff done this week.
Today is my last day of finals, I have an essay to submit by 3pm and then I’m ready for graduation this weekend.
I plan on opening reviews and my theme service sometime next week. That being said, my laptop is currently out of comission. I need to take it in this weekend and, if all goes well, I will be around again on a somewhat normal basis. Allll GIF packs will be complete when I have my laptop up and running again.