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oh btw i'm doing artfight!! here's my profile (it's a work in progress): https://artfight.net/~katiebirdie


gremlin-gal -

what is it about trains+horror in fiction that vibes with me so much? Snowpiercer, The Bifrost Incident, Train to Busan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - they all just fuckin slap so much imo, whats up with that


katiebirdie -
  • has a sense of being completely beholden to the whims of whoever is controlling it bc getting off the train while it's moving means at best extreme injury and at worst death and actually reaching the conductor's area can be treacherous (cars are similar, but too small to contain much and it's easy to reach the wheel)

  • naturally self-contained (separate cars) which can be exploited to keep characters apart and force them to face antagonists or crowding them all in a car to make it seem cramped

  • getting to another car-- aka likely safety--is a daunting task that can get you killed with interference which puts things in antagonist's favor (as most horror circumstances do)

  • the trains often used are mostly the "stereotypical"older style that lends to the old, grungy, disrepaired look some horror movies go for, or for a murder mystery vibe if needed

  • as mentioned before, cars are too small to hold much and you can't run or hide in them, which makes the general horror movie hidden antagonist thing not work well. what you see is what you get. but boats are too hard to get off of (with trains it at least can stop) which means no hope at all and they are too... niche? and remote of a vehical to be easy to make appeal to people, if that makes sense. it's too specific to have a lot going on since the people likely on it all are either workers or travellers in the same bracket. tons of people can happen to ride a train at the same time, which is good for interesting casts and hiding the antagoinst if necessary.

  • it make big scary sound :((((


just pulled an all-nighter yesterday (weirdly easily, usually it's a struggle) to fix my truly horrendous sleep schedule and wow it's weird being up at six in the morning after having slept instead of before


so i'm looking for jobs for college reasons and one i found was a fellowship for a random repersentative's campain and went "eh, maybe." so obviously i wikipedia'd her and i gotta say i like the word choice here:


i've been thinking a lot about how in one of my story concepts different chosen throughout time looked wildly different even when working in the same time and area due to individual perspectives on what "heroes" are so guess i'm doodling a bunch of historical background characters


Riddle Time!

I am what allows human wisdom and emotions to exist,

but I do not think nor do I feel.

I have several rooms and exits,

but am neither made of wood or stone, nor metal or plaster.

I create a dearly beloved song,

though I hold no instruments nor a voice to sing it.

Many say I am where you migh find a home,

but no one could ever live within me.

What am I?

(answer below)


A heart!


Riddle Time!

Me and my siblings all lay snug in a bed.

I have no limbs but do have a head.

People tend to strike me, and like when I react,

but though I often have a tongue, I never talk back.

What am I?

(answer below)


A match!


i've started writing riddles and i'm about to force all of y'all to read them


y'know i was pretty aprehensive about what this true crime podcast i listen to was going to say about the blm movement bc it's hosted by a retired detective and a guy who used to work with police but they put out an episode called "how defunding police could help solve more crimes--and contribute to eliminating the systimatic racism in law enforcement" so. nice!


something very minor that always grinds my pepper is when mermaid societies are depicted with buildings that are only a few stories like ours, especially when they have fucking roads. like??? i don't know if anybody has noticed, but mermaids can swim in any direction they like, including UP. why the hell would they resrict themselves to the bottom of the ocean?? you fools. you IMBECILES. they would build into canyonsides and stack those buildings up on top of each other as much as they please. think of the aesthetic possibilities!! patchworks of differently colored squares on a cayonside to denote where one shop starts and another ends!! building fronts being carved into to create decorations!! merpeople darting up, down, left, right, diagonal, all swooping around each other with ease bc the sidewalk can't be cramped if there's no sidewalk!! C'MON!!


babushka asked:

ive reported the entire tcc tag so they're basically doomed right now. staff has agreed that serial killer fanart is against community guidelines

oh thank goodness looking at their blog made me feel like i was losing my mind. how do people even start to think that shit is ok??


katiebirdie -

just looked up "tr/ue cri/me" to see if there was any interest in podcasts like my favorite murder on here and hOO BOY--


katiebirdie -

"Holy shit. h.
i. wont go harass them but. hello??????? fucking hello?????? in. what realm of existence. is that acceptable.
h."

@angelicaphelion

i know right?? the worst part is that they have a genuinely lovely art style so when i saw it i was like "oh pretty! this is great i guess they're ocs--WAIT WHAT THE FUCK ARE THOSE TAGS."


katiebirdie reblogged thellere
thellere -

Tries to learn marketing to start getting WF out there but can't look at myself in the mirror for half hour after every time I try and come up with something for it


katiebirdie -

#how do marketing departments live with themselves

fun fact! to get into any business/marketing related courses in any college you have to trade your soul for the admission fee. they live with themselves only because they cannot feel.


katiebirdie -

is there any greater pleasure on this earth than listening to moxy fruvus' "kick in the ass"?

no. go listen to it


katiebirdie -

side note: i'm honestly truly surprised that it hasn't been picked up by fandoms with ensemble casts for animatics, it's prime meme material


is there any greater pleasure on this earth than listening to moxy fruvus' "kick in the ass"?

no. go listen to it


katiebirdie -

having seen some artists taking donation commissions where they draw art for those who have donated to organizations helping the protests i'm thinking of doing it too? i've already donated some money myself but i'd like to do some more if possible. it'd be a bit hard to do on waterfall though since we (understandably) don't have a messaging system that handles images yet so i'm trying to think of an approach on here


katiebirdie -

@zylphide again the biggest block here specifically is confirming donations have been made without images. i suppose there are ways to host images and link to them but that sort of extra effort might turn people away from comitting unfortunately. idk, maybe it could be done through the commission market and we the artists donate the money instead? just cut out the image confirmation issue altogether. in that case a big post stating which artists are participating with links to their commission pages would probably be best so that people know who's doing what and it's all centralized.

i really do want to do it here on waterfall since this is where i'm the most active and have more followers, but i could also probably go on instagram at the same time. maybe you and your friends could do a multi-platform thing too? it'd be a bit more complicated handling donations on diff platforms but it could ensure everyone wanting to do it could be it on their platform of choice


having seen some artists taking donation commissions where they draw art for those who have donated to organizations helping the protests i'm thinking of doing it too? i've already donated some money myself but i'd like to do some more if possible. it'd be a bit hard to do on waterfall though since we (understandably) don't have a messaging system that handles images yet so i'm trying to think of an approach on here


i will unhinge my jaw and scream into the raging night


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa my school is planning for face to face classes in the fall rn and i! don't! trust! like! that!

everything they're saying is so vague right now and with west michigan STILL having rising numbers i really really doubt we'll be in a good enough spot for this come september, especially since experts are talking about a second wave in the fall anyway. plus the fact i don't trust my fellow students to be serious about this has me hhhhhhh


one of the few good things about quarantine is sending my dad a family-specific meme and hearing him crack up real-time in the other room when he's supposed to be working


me, two years ago: i totally know how to apply a gradient to the human form :)! this'll look great!

me now, looking at my old art: i cannot overstate how wrong you are oh man oh christ


me, trying to encourage a commenter on youtube: i promise you that people don't mind when you engage with them online! don't be afraid to try and reconnect with people you once talked to, most if not all of them will be understanding!

me, imagining doing that myself: FEAR.PNG

ah, the ol' do as i say, not as i do maxim


me: stop making up new stories we haven't even created any of the others yet!!!

my horrible awful brain, last night: ok but what if--

me, hitting it with a paper towel roll: NO smack MORE smack STORY smack IDEAS!! smack smack smack

anyway now i've got some new characters to design later


katiebirdie reblogged thellere
thellere -

Yandere Sim's source code leaked and I started looking at it

I am, genuinely, crying a little bit at how bad this is


thellere -

HOW THE FUCK was this guy making $4k/mo on Patreon and how are we stuck at $75 between 5 people


katiebirdie -

arrogance mistaken by others as confidence can get you far


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