evilcorynn asked: Aaw, I didn't mean to cause a like, moral crisis for you or anything. Everybody has different ways of writing about and understanding their own characters. It's just when your work is consumed by other people, then you're having a sort of "conversation" and the perceptions and assumptions of other people can change the reality of what you created, in a way. If you want to talk about it more, you can fanmail me if you want it private, or I can reblog these asks with more words!
Hahah! You didn’t, I just tend to be hard on myself is all. >w> It’s in my nature to be a butt to myself, I guess.
This is all very true because no one is the same and the simple act of looking causes that sort of reaction because we are the sum of our life’s experiences up to that point, and therefore we are not without our reactions to things that we may not even realize we are reacting to them in that manner. Subconscious digestion go.
Hey, you can reblog all you want, I don’t necessarily feel as though I will be uneasy with anything, and if others want to read and learn with me, they are welcome to it. <3
So this is my actual personal blog, though my questions came from evilcorynn (I didn’t really understand how tumblr worked when I first made my blogs).
When I’m creating monster characters, I generally have an idea of how their genitalia work too, but I also think about how a lot of their anatomy works (like, how does my octopus character survive outside of water?). But I don’t generally share all those details, unless it’s important to understand the interaction between characters.
If you’re using your tumblr as a way to personally keep track of your character details, then put whatever info you want there! You could trigger warn for talking about genitalia for the sake of any followers you have, maybe.
But when you share the character info with wider audiences, then I feel it’s important to think “is this information something that people need to know?” And unless you’re getting into describing sexual situations, then genitalia doesn’t need to come up. Like I said in one of the other asks, our gender identities don’t really have anything to do with genitalia.
Augh, I’m sure I’m repeating myself necessarily, I guess I just want to ensure that you know I wasn’t offended by your character descriptions. Just, taken out of the context of your personal blog and reblogged to fuckyeahenbies has the potential to be triggering. And I’m trying to be ultra careful about that stuff because I want it to be a safe space.
I still plan on sharing your pictures, but I wanted to make sure I don’t end up invalidating what’s important to you in the process.
Oh man, I completely get where you’re coming from. I love thinking about the details of how characters survive or interact or may even effect their environment, how they survive at large, and what is important to them.
With the chibis, I was more or less doing a really simplistic(? not sure this worked or is working because bleh, I am prone to jabbering) look at the character as a whole because, for me, I have a hard time motivating myself to do and complete anything (anxiety/depression/self esteem related). I suppose the thing with the genitals may also be the way I am trying to combat what I was raised with where sex was rarely talked about, shunned for the most part, and being anything remotely “woman” was considered weaker and lacking (particularly if one had no penis; I also got a lot of “oh well, we’re feminists” from my parents, something I know to be 800% bullshit).
That is a good thing to keep in mind, actually, and I probably should start doing so. (I get the dislike of one’s own personal genitalia, I guess I’ve simply had a pendulum effect where in my attempts to fight back about all my self hate, I go all out about it)
This is true, and (while I am repeating myself like a storm, haha) it probably has yet again to do with the fact that I’ve personally never felt like I could define myself outside of “what I was born with” as I grew up, so while I am now trying to come up with a way to just be me and not worry about that sort of thing like how I wanted but was always forced to constrain to stereotypes.
Oh hey, no no, I totally get it, it’s really fine! I appreciate you taking the time out of your life and your day to talk to me about it, and I don’t want you to feel like I am belittling you or anyone else for your own experiences in the wave of me trying to cope and work with the things that I can barely remember, or torment me on a regular basis.
Please feel free to take off what you feel would be best, I, again, don’t want to cause anyone to be upset, or have a problem with relapse or anything.