So I can finally get this done

  • Mar. 14th, 2010 at 7:15 PM
la_vie_noire: (TYL!Yama - wait and see)
I should be studying, but you all know that already.

More icons, and I can finally work on something else:

Preview:

18 icons of TYL!Yamamoto )

ETA: Boy, I forgot about two. OTL
la_vie_noire: (kashira kashira)
More icons. Making them makes me feel good and I'm scared shitless of going to study. You can judge me now.

Preview:


9 Bianchi, Lal and Chrome's icons under the cut )

Chrome's full pic here

Next time TYL!Yamamoto. Because I can.

More icons and coloring because I can

  • Feb. 18th, 2010 at 7:36 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
I have some more icons and coloring because doing it is relaxing for me in a way you wouldn't think coloring with a mouse would be.

Even if I was kinda crying coloring Bianchi because you should know internets the pain of coloring that hair with a mouse. So I made a lot of icons of one pic. And you have a lot of Yamamoto because I just love him. Oh, and one extra icon of Gokudera's last time pic because I can.

Preview:


11 Yamamoto, Bianchi and Gokudera's icons under the cut )


Here is Bianchi's pic. It took my life away, okay. Even if I think it looks better (the flaws are not so obvious) iconed. But I think it turned good:

Bianchi original colored pic )

Next time, Chrome and Lal and more Yamamoto and Bianchi probably.

Boy, I almost forgot posting here...

  • Feb. 15th, 2010 at 10:58 PM
la_vie_noire: (Yamamoto - Jirou - Kojirou)
Because I always crosspot from here to lj. But anyway, I wanted to have this on DW.

I colored again! And made icons! Actually that was all I did all day:



Five icons of the same pic under the cut )


The pic in question )

I tried coloring Yamamoto a hundred of times, and then Lal, but didn't like the results. Gokudera ended fine!

Feb. 15th, 2010

  • 9:23 PM
la_vie_noire: (Utena & Anthy / Kiss)
Hey, people, look! I colored again. And made icons! Actually that was all I did all day:



Five icons of he same pic under cut )


The pic in question )

You should all know I tried coloring Yamamoto a hundred of times, and then Lal, but didn't like the results. Gokudera ended fine!
la_vie_noire: (Meets Minimal Standards of Decent Human)
Pausing study times because I cannot resist this. Just too damn... ugh.

Disclaimer: I'm not exactly the most versed person in USA's pop culture, so you have to forgive my ignorance.

I was having lunch while my little cousin was watching some MTV special called "Michael Jackson Greatest TV moments" or something. They were discussing some of the man's videos; this one, for a song I can't remember, was located in an Ancient Egyptian setting, Jackson was some kind of entertainer for Queen Nefertiti. (People here will probably know better about this video than me.) In this pop version of Nefertiti's time, she was played by supermodel Iman, the Pharaoh was played by Eddie Murphy, and everyone else in the set was black.

I was barely watching TV because my mind is full of three exams, but when I saw that video I remember thinking something like, "well, I think Jackson was trying to look for at least a minimal accuracy by no casting white people."

When the commentary about the video was finishing some white woman (I don't know who she was, I tell you I suck at this) was saying how, "also, the fact that Jackson casted African-Americans for this video was clearly a shown of black pride. He wanted to get close to his roots, his people."

I almost spit my food. Granted, I don't know why Jackson casted all black people. Maybe being a black man made him more aware of the white washing going on. But I will tell you something, that comment there? Just showed how ignorant and invested in white supremacy some white people are.

Egypt? Who did you expect him to cast? WHITE PEOPLE? Even if this was a pop music video, that statement was fucking ridiculous. Casting brown people to play the part of brown people is now "black pride".

Granted, there is a lot of debate about the "race" of ancient Egyptians. But dude. DUDE. Phenotypically, Iman is a lot more accurate Nefertiti than Liz Taylor is a Cleopatra. And having all black people is damn accurate for a music video.

What piss me off is that an all-white cast by a white person would obviously not represent "white pride" or something. Even if completely wrong.

ETA: What I meant to say is NOT that him doing it for being proud of his race was wrong or something. It's that when black people are cast to play Egyptians is a political statement, political correctness, etc., because what you would expect is white people playing Egyptians (emphasis, you know), no matter how wrong it is. And yeah, the latter is "white pride" and a political statement too, but for another post.

This brings me to the reconstructed face of the mummy attributed to Nefertiti. And how, googling for this, in some blog I saw people saying that "the [face] reconstruction was political correctness gone wrong. Nefertiti was white." (I know there is a bust of her with uber-light skin, I'm kinda sure the painting was a retouching.)

So, here you have a not so tangential rant: there is a reason I hate the term "political correctness".

"Political Correctness" = As icon says, meeting minimal standards of decent human.
And apparently, "Political Correctness" = Meeting minimal standards of historical accuracy.

I'm so tired of this shit, I'm so tired of hearing things like "political correctness," or "tokenism". And privileged idiots complaining that people are just SO sensitive for wanting to pretend that whites aren't the only people inhabitating this world. Or white people going about the "post-racialness" of the first world. *rolls eyes*

"Political correctness" means that the norm is white washing, oppression, objectification. Power differences that affect real people's lives and make things shittier for them? Don't exist because the privileged don't want to bother about them.

... Uhm, this was supposed to be shorter and sound angrier. It's been a while since someone screamed "reverse racism!" at my face.

Totally unrelated, damn hot fic that I have never read before (not work safe obviously). And I made myself proud knowing all that is worth out there for KuroFay. Damn.

I was making icons with the help of [livejournal.com profile] outou's great tutorial and these bases. Well, one icon! But I don't have much time.

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