|Anonymous asked: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.|
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
lisalice got me presents *_* a huge BEE! Now I can make Sherlock doll ride a giant bee omfg!! And a cow creamer (Jeeves and Wooster reference *squeee*) and omg best A TUNALOCK POSTCARD XD signed by katzensprotte herself at London Expo. I cannot. I fucking adore it THANK YOU
Omg I have the biggest smile on my face! I’m so happy you like it! ;w;
Happy (very late) Beefday, beeb Falka. <3 Here’s your problematic gay rugby/ballet babies <3
Ever heard of the magic word?
Also does it say anywhere on my blog that I am taking requests? Seriously, anon, this is hella rude and I have no idea what ever made you think this might work. Artists aren’t automatons where you put a request in and art magically comes out.
I was only doing my first follower forever a bit over a month ago but I recently hit 2.5k and I thought I’d update this because of all the wonderful people I’ve started following since then. Sorry I couldn’t put everyone I follow on this list, because I love you all! Mutuals in bold.
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sextective | sextiment | shaggingshezza | sherhclmes | sherholmies | sherkeys | sherlock-addict | sherlockednc | sherlockedwatson | sherolck | shezzae | shezzatective | shinka | shockblanketplease | shootbadcabbies | shylocks | starlorda | stitchlock | subtxts | sumatrastreet | sussexlock
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Thank you Ana!!!!!!!! <33333
katzensprotte and I just booked our table for MCM London in october!
And I do solemnly swear to make the Wheel Of Awesome 1000 times EVEN MORE AWESOME this time >:D
Look at what is happening B)
August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles!
(example art by Katzenprotte)
~Ends August 31st~
PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE BEGINNING!
Our challenge for August is to imagine Sherlock characters in alternative fashion styles to their usual canon attire! The change in fashion could be for a case, a time jump to the characters future or past or an AU. The focus of the art piece should be the clothes characters are wearing.
Entries can feature one character or a number of different characters and you can choose any character or characters in Sherlock (any version, BBC, RDJ, etc) for the challenge.
Below are some examples of alternative fashions you could use:
- Characters in fancy dress (Sherlock dressed as Lolita)
- Characters in different decades (John dressed like he’s in the 70’s / Mycroft dressed like he’s in the 20’s)
- Two characters swapping clothes
- Two adaptations of the same character swapping clothes (i.e. BBC Sherlock and Granada Holmes)
- Sherlock dragging another character on a case, both of them in disguise
- A scene from a characters past (military service John / exotic dancer Mrs Hudson) or future (retired beekeeper Sherlock <3 / Chief Superintendant Sally)
Before starting on your piece, please read the full guidelines under the read more.
I just reached 1k, so here is my first follow forever. Thank you :)
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Thank you all so much.