Minuscula Sed Ferox
(Icon Art by Lindsay Small-Butera)
It’s disturbing the way that our culture teaches people to hate ourselves so completely that anything less than self-deprication is considered vanity, and would call Pride cardinal amongst the 7 Deadly Sins.
But then again, how could we be controlled, if we held ourselves in worthy esteem?
I like usbdongle coming out of the darkness to quietly fave a post in which I admit sensual weakness towards an ancient dude like
"I see you and know your shame"
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
I don’t have a gif that properly encapsulates the level of “THIS” present in this response. Bravo.
There’s a line between “stream of consciousness observational humor” and “dithering along making idiot noises like a sugared up child”, and sometimes I think a lot of Let’s Play Humorists are not adequately aware of it.
There’s a lot of messages out there telling girls that they shouldn’t place too much stock in how desireable they are in the eyes of men. And that is important. But what happens when a woman really WANTS to be desired, but knows she isn’t, because of the way she is?
Ever get the urge to change your last name because you feel your own makes you too traceable?