MY HATE IS THE LIFEBLOOD THAT PULSES THROUGH THE VEINS OF YOUR UNIVERSE. IT IS MY GIFT TO YOU. YOU’RE WELCOME FOR THAT. YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT.
Rose`s Healing Tears
So far, Steven’s powers have been:
A bright pink shield
A bright pink bubble
Magical healing saliva
And he is always STOPPING fights, usually peacefully and in nonviolent ways, trying to get both sides to get along and understand each other. Suffice it to say, he is not your typical superhero. In fact, he’s really not that super yet. He’s still on training wheels. And yet he often manages to end conflicts WITHOUT powers or weapons that destroy others.
And I love what this show is doing with him and all of his friends. Especially in a pop culture that is overpopulated these days with “save the world” shenanigans and focusing on powers and shock value instead of being “strong in the real way.”
I’m already proud of this little guy and the small steps he’s made. His journey isn’t one of leaps and bounds but baby steps, like real people.
This week’s wonderful two-parter has set up what the show has been foreshadowing for some while: that Steven, being half Human and half Gem, will forge a path that unites both kinds of beings — a path paved by acts of non-violence, understanding, and compassion. Where his merit and strength as a hero isn’t defined by his powers (which, BTW, completely fly in the face of typical superhero and gender role BS), but instead by HIS CHOICES.
And THAT is the kind of hero story we need these days, IMO.
I’m sick of watching characters save the world from evil.
I want to see characters saving themselves, saving each other — personal journeys about making choices and resolving conflicts, not just slapping “evil” around. Even SU’s plot twists don;t feel cheap. They feel rewarding, because they are always foreshadowed and always recontextualize earlier events that maybe didn’t make sense. They feel planned, thought out, CARED for, just like the characters who populate the world.
Steven’s story, especially given the moral ambiguities brought to the table recently, really has a lot of potential to do these things — to be a personal journey more than typical “destroy evil” stuff — and in many ways, it has already.
I believe in Steven.
Some modern dryads I did between commissions ! Tree ladies are so much fun to draw.
Here are Oak, Willow, Birch tree, Pine and Cherry tree.
cute cute cute
OCTOBER IS NEXT WEEK
OCTOBER IS THIS WEEK
OCTOBER IS TOMORROW
OCTOBER IS IN A FEW HOURS
OCTOBER IS HERE
Heinoustuck Music Contest Entry- Asylum
So it’s not a song for a heinous character per se, but for pre-transmutation John. Like, I imagine he’d play the piano to cope with with the rapidly approaching transmutation day and it would be pretty dreary and melancholy… so with Doctor in mind, I made this.
Basically this is how I break it down:
The first part is his piano playing, occupying and distracting himself
The first instant of bass is heartbeat
The quickening is his fantasy of escaping from getting transmuted
The part which alters between slow and speed is internal conflict. Like, could it even be possible to escape? His dad would probably catch him trying to sneak out… but what if he managed to evade him?
Ultimately… he’s not really sure what to do.
And… yeah. Here you go.
a friendly ghost who wants to haunt ur dash
Can’t stop won’t stop
As inspiration for her spring collection titled “Magnetic Motion,” Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen visited the world’s largest particle collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland to check out the thousands of high-powered magnets that make it work.