I always try to help people coming to me for art advice; if you’ve ever asked me for some advice or a critique, you know I’ve given it. I try very hard to be helpful to people coming to me, because I know I really appreciated any help I got when I was younger in getting…
My argument for stylization all summed up into a nice package.
I was at working, selling papers, at a car show on the boardwalk and a white woman in their 40s comes by in fakey deer skin vest with this weird feather/fur combination necklace. Naturally I ask her if she wants to buy my paper, this is what occurs.
Me: Why not just get the Weekend paper?
Her: No, I don’t think so
Me: Why not? What about the Sunday with the coupons and such?
Her: No, I don’t want a paper, I’m a 100% Cherokee through and through.
Me: …well, I’m Native through and through.
Her: [Shouts back.] WELL GOOD FOR YOU.
So many things wrong with that picture, lmao. Why did I care about her supposed ethnicity, I’m trying to sell you a paper. Why are you wearing a dead animal you clearly bought at a store around your neck. So confused.
JUST THOUGHT I’D SHARE LOL WHUT PEOPLE OF THE DAY.
The "act your age" game-- go to my askbox, anon or not, and tell me what age you think I act, regardless of whether or not you know how old I am. I'd like to be able to average out the responses and see how 'old' people think I am.
(To my followers and whoever else) Do you approve? Do you think they’re holding back our progress? Do you think they should stay in place? What DO you think of them?
This is posted for lively discussion.
good point. i have a good friend born and raised in pine ridge. he’s 1/2 lakota (and 1/2 black) i’d say he’s proud of who he is, but because to everyone he only appears to be black, thats how he lives his life. in other words, he doesn’t walk around announcing he’s 1/2 lakota to people who don’t know him and he doesn’t participate in the culture at all even though that was the side he was raised in. on the other hand, another lakota friend of mine who was adopted and only recently reconnected with his birth mom, has totally re-embraced his culture after never knowing anything other than he was 1/2. now he’s active and learning the language and moved on to the reserve with his birth family now. hes 39, the other one is 35. overall, i don’t think its any different than anyone else, or should be. you are what you are, whether or not you know your culture, express your culture, are active in it or not. it should not be up to anyone else to determine your ndn-ness, imo. how many other actually live according to their cultures? why should us natives be held to such a higher standard? that sort of thinking to me originates in racism and only keeps us divided, and it seems to be working well.
Blood quantum: Essential. You can’t just claim to be part of a culture. Your tribal membership is approved by your federally recognized tribal council. If you are a non-Native, you can relate and sympathize heavily with Indians but that doesn’t make you one no matter how savvy you are to issues.
I disagree as a person coming from a tribe that is not federally recognized. Knowing culture and language is far more important than who your parents were, in my honest opinion. The full blooded Native who knows nothing of his culture or cares not for it will not pass along it, obviously, but the, hell, non-Native person who is active in their community, teaches about the culture, and learns the language can be adopted and BE native. Blood quantum is there for a reason, I totally understand, but it’s also another form of genocide to native culture, ESPECIALLY smaller tribes.
I believe I heard a quote somewhere on the internet from an elder who spoke of a person who was 1/whatever percent native and when that person came back into the culture to learn of it and the community, they said something to the effect of ‘That drop of blood must be very stronger to call them back into the culture’. That’s my feeling on it and on adopting non-natives into the community. I know a lot of people don’t agree with this, though.
I’ve decided to do a ‘uniform series’ of digital paintings with various Hetalia nations in various time periods of uniforms/armor/weapondry/etc.
NOW. I have reference for pretty much any period, but want you guys to help me pick out what countries out of the following you want to see the most (and if you can pick a time period, that’d be awesome too!) and I’ll do the top 3/4 (dependent on my stamina…):