|full photo sequence based on Naruto Shippuuden 6th ED, Broken Youth: behindinfinity.deviantart.com/…|
「 寄生獣 / Parasyte : Let Me Hear 」
As a horror/sci-fi nut, I was drawn to the Parasyte anime in last year’s fall releases. I figured there would be a lot of flesh being ripped, but I didn’t expect that it would shred up my heartstrings as well. It was a fantastic emotional ride.
I also found the visuals fascinating, from the particular forms and movement of the parasites, to the unsettling world of Shinichi’s dream consciousness. I felt like the organic characteristic of those lines were similar to what I like to do in my own illustrations, so I knew I had to draw something based on this series. Nobunaga Shimazaki did an excellent job as the voice of Shinichi, and I worked on this illustration as a means of coping from the influx of feelings from his performance on the last few episodes.
Available as a print on Society6!
"We won't lose!"
"She's alive in there. Someone has to help."
"We didn't set out to be superheroes, but sometimes life doesn't go the way you planned!"
I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciate you.” — Dita Von Teese
I used to be affected if I found out someone didn’t like me, but I’ve come to learn that people can have very irrational reasons for hating someone.
Sometimes it is simply because your personalities and tastes are not compatible. And that’s fine and normal.
Other times, they can take a part of you and twist it and build up their own negative perception and convince themselves that they are right to hate you. But it doesn’t mean that what they think about you is true. Their image of you that they force upon themselves could be due to their own insecurities.
Although I sometimes say this jokingly, I find that in certain cases it’s not just simply “Haters gonna hate.” I also dislike it when people jump to the conclusion, “They just hate you because they’re jealous.” While it can be true at times, it’s not the ultimate answer. Let’s be real here. It is not surprising for people to feel a sense of dislike towards someone who is truly being a terrible human being. Did you do something that merits you being considered a terrible human being? If the answer is no, then good.
Here’s what you can do: If someone openly throws some harsh words at you, take a deep breath and try to objectively consider what they have to say. Maybe you can ask yourself things like:
|It doesn't bend air or anything, but I still think it's pretty cool.|
My avatar was a gift from JadeLand, and she also made matching Tuxedo Team icons for Kat moonlightflight, Miguel merkymerx, Nejin ceruleanmorning and China snowpeachdrop. They hold a lot of sentimental value for us so we'd appreciate if you don't steal them! Thank you!
NOTE: I've been asked this a lot so I thought I should explain. China (snowpeachdrop) is still in our company, but no longer indulges in the hobby of cosplay due to other aspects of life that she chooses to dedicate her time to. She deactivated her account because she no longer feels that her work there represents who she is as an artist. That's all there is to it.