ok someone needs to start a restaurant that serves all the dishes from the gentleman bastard sequence books. imagine it: delicious foods AND DRINKS (all those wines !) from karthain and camorr and tal verrar and restaurant decorated accordingly and waiters/waitresses hiding stilettos and and and and AH
I am all kinds of down for this.
omg don’t forget about me or weirdsociology
my name / its meaning [x]: Raymond / “advisor, protector”
western zodiac [x]: Gemini
chinese zodiac [x]: Metal Goat
celtic zodiac [x]: Hawthorn (The Illusionist)
myers-briggs type inandicator [x]: ISTP (The Crafter)
the four temperaments [x]: Phlegmatic
enneagram [x]: The Loyalist (6)
soul type [x]: The Scholar
(I couldn’t fit what I wanted to say in a reply, so excuse this, but I really wanted to respond to saravegas in a post she totally deleted before I sent this in. But I wrote it and wanted to post it anyway, so bleh.)
As a fellow artist (and for me, more importantly as a graphic designer), I have come to the same point before and meditated on my own personal feelings. Why should I choose to create something simply to look pretty? I don’t know if this will help you, but my conclusion is this: Beauty is not without merit. That which we find aesthetically pleasing is worthwhile to us, and should not be discredited so easily.
However, it is a venomous attitude to believe or assume that beauty is the only worth or value of anything (but this is not a fault of your own). We use beauty, harmony, balance, etc. to touch upon a deeper emotion in a process of catharsis, which in turn fuels the beauty. It is in recognizing the deeper aspects of beauty that we can remove the stigma of “simply pretty”.
For me, my personal appearance has a strong connection with my own confidence. This has little to do with how I feel judged by others, but more to do with connecting how I feel about myself; when I look a certain way, I feel more “me” and therefor more powerful and in control. This is the closest to what I must imagine it to be like for trans people, to unify the inside with the outside.
Banish the thought that when you’re cutting a woman’s hair or applying her makeup that you’re doing it for anyone other than herself. Meditate instead upon the fact that you are helping her to achieve her own confidence and inner-strength. People in this world see fit to judge merely upon the most surface of images, but you should not critique yourself for their shallow thoughts and vanity. It is not your fault that these people exist, and I hate to see you conflicted over it.
There is beauty in nature and beauty in the things that you do. Behind EACH and EVERY thing is an entire world of beauty. Some only chose to look at the first layer, but as an artist (which I consider you to be) you should not concern yourself upon those individuals. Do what you love.
Aries: really fucking arrogant
Taurus: bossy as fuck
Gemini: two-faced spawn of satan
Cancer: kinda nice and cries a lot
Leo: talks way too much
Virgo: overanalyzes everything
Libra: the only good sign tbh
Scorpio: has a collection of knives
Sagittarius: keep your opinions to yourself
Capricorn: lucifer’s servant
Aquarius: hella weird and judgemental
Pisces: way naive and probably gay