apparently being invited/accepted into that skype group has given you the confidence to be an asshole publicly and suddenly start chiming in on things. please stop. you’re making yourself out to be a dick.
If you are an HA artist or a seller of HA items and you don’t wear any of the items you sell…why do you expect me to???
Like wao, I think think I’ll go buy the private items you’re wearing instead, they look GREAT.
It’s one thing if all your items are on pre-order, I don’t expect you to foot the bill to submit them just so you can have a copy to show off (I GUESS?), but if you’re frustrated that the copies you DO have don’t sell, maybe you should try showing them off in a well-designed HA instead of using others’ pieces.
P.S. Not to mention if the clothes you’re wearing look BETTER than what you’re selling, you’re cutting yourself off at the knees, buddy. Direct comparison.
As the person who made the confession about the whiny artist that tries too hard, it was NOT about Senaru. Hell, I don’t even know who Senaru is. I only left the name out of the confession because I wanted to blow off some steam while not publicly bashing anyone specific. God damn anons ruining my shit.
I would apply for the pmbc team if it weren’t for the 4 day deadline. They don’t take a lot of time I’m sure but I work a full time job and would only be able to do them on the weekends. Which would be fine if they allowed a 7 day deadline. Nothing I can do about it but these coins are going to need good colorists if theyre going to stick around.
It seems like there are users who are looking down on themselves recently. These users are Hakai(#3044), Arccy(#675), Vencelia(#2504). Each one is struggling to keep on going doing art on aywas. They tried and tried and, let me tell you; They do the most wonderful things. They just go un-noticed and looked past.
Arccy(#675) for one wishes that she can get more PBC assignments. She feels as if she isn’t good enough.
Vencelia (#2504) Make wonderful HA bases and designs however she is questioning herself
Hakai(#3044) Is a wonderful colorist however she gets looked over by many.
You all should show them love, like every other artist you fancy on aywas.
I don’t think it is immature to want to avoid contacting people who have opinions that hurt you or that are unpleasant for you. It is immature to harass them or say rude things to them (for both sides) or just overall being very rude about it, but it seems like people are just saying they do not want to associate with certain people.
And they should be allowed to avoid people who may hold ill opinions toward their identity. You’re not a better person for associating with people regardless of their opinions, especially if it hurts you in some way. It’s also not bad to choose to befriend those people despite their opinions, but don’t make others feel bad for wanting to decrease the stress/frustration they could potentially deal with. So let people avoid other people they don’t want to be around and continue on with your life.
(Disclaimer: no disrespect for Mosh and I apologize if it comes off that way; you can befriend whomever you choose, and you did not give off a rude tone. I’ve seen similar statements across tumblr and Aywas regarding opposing opinions that actually are rude. I realized after typing this that some people may assume this is toward you when it is not meant that way.)
Ok guys so here is the deal aywas has been in a rage over stuff lately so let’s do something nice for someone for once ya?
There is a lovely little lady that goes by the name Vencelia on the site. Some of you don’t know her ,and some of you do.
Well here is the thing she is an amazing artist that has been getting down on her self because is a sense she feels like her things are not worth the effort she is putting in them because no one is telling her otherwise.
Now I have talked to her a little bit since she has appeared on the site quite a few years ago ,and she is actually a very nice person. A little unmotivated, naive, and innocent at times, but all these things make her one of my favorite person. She seems like a real person I guess?
But now that I look at her it seems that she as a person started to crumble. She is quiet, afraid, and unsure of anything she does.
So please don’t let someone like her burn out because she feels alone. Here are a few of her most recent projects.
All I ask is that someone somewhere just tell her that she is loved ,and that her work is for something because I know that if more than one person can do it she will gain some confidence in herself again.
I would love to hear that people bombed her with messages or just small comments.
Her ID on aywas is #2504.
Knowing her though she will most likely cry and then thank everyone while smiling. <3
I will not be buying or using a PMBC again until the team gets some more variety in the artists.
The sad part it is not because I do not like the coin, I love it, just as much as I’ve loved PLBC’s and sunk a lot into buying them, pens, and even painted gold.
However the “team” just doesn’t seem on par with the PLBC team, and I know that might just be personal preference, but there aren’t enough people on the PMBC team that I’d even use a Pen.
I’ve seen SOME PLBC artists say why they won’t apply/do PMBC’s, and I’m not saying they should be forced to do so (even though I was using PLBC to do this before). However because of it I guess my standard of what PMBC’s should be turning over is a bit, bias.
I really hope, the coin doesn’t get nixed for “not being popular enough” when it really hasn’t had the team to make it really shine. It almost seems like it might not survive only because it hasn’t had enough time to get artists on the team that will bring in more users.
(I’m not bashing the current team, in my opinion, it just seems most of the team is very “new” and doesn’t have any people who’re used to this type of prompt work, so they’re still cutting their teeth on the coin. I think everyone has the potential to be fantastic, just right now the team isn’t as smooth as PLBC has gotten to (Who had it’s own bumps at the start!).
(Please give PMBC’s more a chance then a one month “release” with a new team! I know this rant is negative but I’m posting it mostly to point out what is stoping me from buying more, and what slight tweak or change, would make me (and I think others) more willing to buy them)
I’d post this on site, but I’m way to shy to do so, but I hope someone maybe complies this to make more sense, and be more polite, as a suggestion on how to save the coin.
You’re an artist who tries waaaay too hard to fit in and be “cool”. Truth is, you’re mediocre at best and no matter how self confident you try to appear, (keyword, try) I will never see you more than anything other than a whiny bitch. Seriously, get over yourself.
I cant wait until Aywas collapses. All the arguing and attacking and sniping and little girls/boys/both/neithers and everyone in between who sits alone in a shower grabbing their breasts while whispering “Im a man!” will make this fragile little community fall in on itself. Forget all the -phobe titles you people hand out as freely as condoms at a liberal college’s health center, youre mostly realityphobes who are horrified of the reality that no one gives a shit about you, no matter your gender
I’m secretly really super pissed koafs have to be rare genus, so I can’t breed any breedable koafs. But then again I’m pissed at myself for feeling that way since really the likelyhood of needing it breedable is slim to none, i can make breedable metal gen 1s if i wanted to spend bp all the live long day really.
Talking to you one on one isn’t going to make me like you. People who don’t want to talk to actually have the rights and reasons to feel that way. You don’t need to have talked to someone personally to know that they’re a bigot and that it’s best to avoid contact with them.
This is the anon who made the post earlier about gender being a part of someone.
Honestly, this is why I’ve stayed anon—just in case I offend a friend or something for my views, and I’m really sorry if I have (and for acting as the ‘good guy’, apparently. I obviously purposely made it harder for you guys to attack me by playing on your conscience—acting the bad guy would make you all feel better about yourselves, huh? Maybe I’ll try that tactic here, then). I kind of expected this reaction from some of you guys, and I’d really hoped I wouldn’t have to reveal personal info about myself. But some of the responses were actually pretty offensive?
First off, I’m not white. I’m asian. I do suffer prejudice, and I hate that you automatically judge a person’s race and sexuality by their opinion. Isn’t that what you guys have been accusing others of doing to you in regards of gender? Does “If I know your sect I know your argument” work both ways or something? Well, fuck that. It’s offensive, and if you guys weren’t trying to show that you’re all just a bunch of hypocrites, I don’t know what you’re doing.
Granted, my family is upper middle class, but that’s a big part of what makes it so hard sometimes (the stereotypes are true in this case). My family doesn’t give a shit about my sexuality or even my personal life as long as I get good grades. I’m expected to get into Yale and Stanford etc. and have an SAT score of at least 2350 if I want to even remotely please my parents, who are always going on and on about all their friends’ children who’ve gotten into ivy leagues and who are just so damn erudite in their eyes in comparison to their own child. Many colleges in the states are now less likely to accept us because of our increasing domination in numbers—put us next to a white person with the same accomplishments (or even slightly less) and guess who gets in? Don’t tell me my struggles are nothing compared to yours, because that’s the kind of holier-than-thou mentality you guys often complain of coming from others. I mean, I don’t know, helpful suggestion—maybe the first step would be to stop acting like it yourselves? Being part of a minority group does not give you the right to bully those who are not into shutting up and accepting your beliefs.
Besides, it seems you guys don’t like it when we don’t care about your gender, but you say it ‘doesn’t affect us’ when we actually care? I’m not sure how that works either.
I wasn’t intending to sound dictating or hurtful in my other post, so I’m sorry if that’s how I came off. But the thing is, it does affect me. When people broadcast their gender and demand to be treated equally, who are they talking to? Probably not the air. But I can’t take them seriously if their very way of earning due respect is extremely contradicting. If I’m expected to treat someone like I do everyone else, then I kind of expect that someone to at least somewhat present themselves like everyone else. I won’t contest the reason people do it, but to me it’s seems like just asking for someone to treat you differently than they do others because you’re presented yourself differently, therefore setting yourself up to be other than ‘normal’. I don’t need constant reminders from you that you’re transexual if you’re my friend (and I do have one, and she’s a great person who is a heavy advocator for LGBT rights, but she does it in a different way and much more effectively). Trust me, if you tell me you’re transexual or any gender for that matter, I will not forget it. I do care immensely, but I quickly won’t if you act like half the gender-queer people on tumblr here. All that I’m saying is, I honestly don’t understand why some people advocate for their rights to be treated the same as others in ways that don’t make them the same as others. Something like “I’M TRANSEXUAL and I’d like to be treated equally” multiple times everywhere just sounds hypocritical. It’s implying that being transexual is different, that it’s not normal, and that sends a totally different message than what’s supposedly being articulated. From what you guys have said, it really sounds like you don’t want to be treated the same as everyone else—in fact, it really sounds like you want special treatment. And I’m involved because I’m part of the multitudes that you’re asking this from, and since you guys don’t like it when people don’t care or support, here’s my response as to why. Maybe it’d be easier not to hate if you guys didn’t hate on us. And if you want people to do more than just accept you for the person you are, there are probably other more effective ways of going about it.
So, yeah. I guess I just ‘don’t understand’ or something, as a cishet asian. If that’s the case, please make me understand instead of hurling harmful responses at me that really don’t explain anything other than “you’re cishet, so shut the fuck up (oh and by the way, your opinion is totally wrong and you should stuff it back down your throat or else)”.
you do not get to define someone by the quality of their art, claim you don’t care about them, and expect a positive response
gender is really significant and really important to a lot of people
if your post has a shitty attitude (identified by: pretentiousness, apparent feelings of superiority, exaggerating when you refer to something you are claiming to expect ie: “LGBTWTFBBQ”), you’re gonna get bitten.
If your post doesn’t have a shitty attitude (identified by: acknowledging you are ignorant/confused/TRYING to understand, hoping not to offend, sounding, you know, genuine and humble), you probably won’t get bitten. WOW.
You don’t get to post a simple apology and hope everyone will be okay with you.
People will judge you from that “one instance,” because unless you were clearly “not thinking straight” or “blinded by rage” or something… the words you say give a pretty good insight to what kind of person you are. incredible! If A doesn’t want shit to do with someone who’s transphobic and B says something transphobic, you should expect A to want to avoid B.
People are probably right to judge you from that “one instance.”
I’m definitely judging you from that “one instance,” until you can show you have changed.
This post is not directed at any one person, though it may reference specific words that have popped out to me the past few days.
I’d like to direct your attention to a species that may have escaped your attention. I’m talking about the dirt rogr, one of the true unsung heroes of the site.
"This type of rogr can be found just about anywhere and is hard to escape from."
That’s the bio of a pet that day in and day out shows up and gives all its got. Never complaining or asking for anything in return, a dirt rogr never fails to provide a fair challenge to its opponents, or loyalty to its master.
From the Bridge, where it welcomes new adventurers with it’s smile, to the Mountains and Desert where it braves cold and hot. From the East River to the West River, across Fields and Scrublands it journeys. It even faces the perils of the Fissures and the vicious monsters of the rainforest, always remaining hard to escape from.
While many pets tend to be overloaded with detail, the dirt rogr favors a simple, elegant style. Its orange glowing eyes compliment its dull brown coloration, leaving it with a balanced, unassuming look. It knows it’s not going to win any beauty contests, and it’s fine with that. It likes itself the way it is and wouldn’t have it any other way.
So while I don’t expect anyone to suddenly fall for the dirt rogrs like I have, I recommend you take a closer look at the pets you encounter every day. You might just find that you’ve been overlooking a really great species.
ahh yes, you don’t like the drama in the aytag. solution? spam the tag with pictures and gifs of yourself eating various things in a kind of gross manner (wow hey i feel sorry for anyone who has an ED right now) instead of, you know… aywas related things? fucking show us your favorite custom for all i care. talk about your favorite genus, what event you’re excited for. just.. please, knock off the unrelated spam (it’s kind of gross to watch other people eat, for me).
How is it people are allowed to disregard the monthly ha base rules so bluntly? The rules say they should have 3 to 5 item (excluding the trunk item, I guess) and some have 6 ha items not counting the trunk, even some of the released sets had 6 items. I just think staff should either be more restrictive and not allow the sets with 6+ pieces, or change the rules?
But on the other side, I still very much love the sets, so secretly I’m not sure if I want it to change actually.
in all my years of being on Aywas I’ve never ventured into the whole gender equality racial thing because honestly, it terrifies me. from what I understand, it works like this—say the wrong thing and you just might get eaten alive. so the best thing is to just opt out completely and live peacefully, right?
but I feel like there’s something ultimately wrong with that—Aywas has built the sort of mentality in me that makes me afraid to say a lot of things for fear of possibly offending someone in the process and this has actually even reached my life outside of Aywas too. the responses to the latest post on aywasunrated has made me realize some things, and I just want to say them.
gender, race, ethnicity, and religion are all important parts of people’s identities and should be respected, but isn’t there something wrong with that being all there is? because sometimes, that’s the kind of feeling a lot of people on Aywas give me.
I accept people for who they are as people.
I don’t look at their gender/race to define who they are. I don’t ask if they don’t tell, and if they tell me I will accept it wholeheartedly. it doesn’t change a thing. I don’t think what matters most is the gender you identify with. if you’re annoying, then you’re annoying. if you’re a beautiful person on the inside, then that’s who you are. telling me you’re homosexual should not change any of that, because since when has your sexuality changed your person?
and this is the thing that might offend some people, and I’m sorry, but what I don’t understand are the people who flaunt their gender like it’s all they are, like they need the world to know or else. I’m a heterosexual female, like many others in the world, but I don’t write it in big, red block letters (that’s the kind of image I get sometimes when I see people making such a big deal out of their sexuality) for the world to see and dare anyone to challenge me. in a way, that’s almost asking for someone to defy your sexuality and, in turn, give you an excuse to rally against them. you’re setting the standards for ‘normal’ by putting yourself out there, declaring just how different your sexuality is from most other people and how because of that, many people have a reason to hate you for it.
so when I see people doing that? well, to put it bluntly, I don’t fucking care about you and your bright red letters. and it’s not because your gender isn’t important to me, or that the text isn’t bold and big enough, but because you as a person aren’t important to me and why should I place your gender above your personality in terms of importance?
don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the people who do that (and there are quite a lot of them on Aywas and tumblr), but if I don’t like them it’s not because of their sexuality but the way they’ve broadcasted it (I mean, honestly. the rest of tumblr does not need to know I am a heterosexual female teenager. they don’t even know who I am).
gender should be the apple that comes with the apple pie (ok terrible analogy I know). it should be a part of you, the last piece to the puzzle that is you—something people can’t know you completely without but also something that can’t define you on its own.
I really want PMBCs to be a thing, but now that they are, I’m a little disappointed. All the artists I wanted were the ones on the PLBC teams and I thought they’d be the same. I would be much more inclined if I could have the good artists I really want doing my babies. I’m honestly too scared to submit the PMBC I have because I don’t know the artists besides like one that I don’t like.
I like how if someone (lyra & azi for example) is racist that is totally okay, no big deal, no one is even mad. GOD FORBID someone doesn’t understand gender or says something stupid, though. They’re a terrible human being and how dare they not treat everyone the same! This site is so fucked up sometimes.
I know Melos are popular. And, I won’t lie, I do like them. But, more than anything, I just wish there was a lot more out there. I want to breed tons of edited pets and get pretty babies of all species. I don’t want just a lair full of Melos, but that’s all everyone seems to care about. And yes, I understand that the others don’t sell as well, if at all. It’s just…I want pretties ;;
I have this problem where I love the fact that aywas is so progressive and open to criticism/spreading learning about queer theory things, but I hate the mob mentality that that generates.
This most recent drama with Bex, for example. Are the things she posted gross? Yeah absolutely. Do I intend to have dealings with her in the future? Nope. But that can be handled personally and privately- the fact that this has generated so much drama, and really, so much bullying toward her is pretty gross too. It’s definitely good to bring up the problem and address it and make sure the information is there to fix the problem, but by creating a shitstorm all you do is make her and others like her less receptive to new information, and effectively inhibit your own cause- not to mention, you know, kind of being a jerk.
Which should now clarify to everyone that they aren’t allowed on the site period, as sneaking back on and attempting to over-ride a permanent ban is a big no no.
Not to mention their attempts to hold an illegitimate raffle that can get a lot of users in trouble and apparently managing to send active users GP, regardless of their inability to even access the site.
These are not my words, as I’m poor at explaining myself with any level of eloquence, but this does a decent job at explaining the difference the I perceive between gender roles and gender identity.
"Gender identity, in nearly all instances, is self-identified, as a result of a combination of inherent and extrinsic (or environmental) factors; gender role, on the other hand, is manifested within society by observable factors such as behavior and appearance. For example, if a person considers himself a male and is most comfortable referring to his personal gender in masculine terms, then his gender identity is male. However, his gender role is male only if he demonstrates typically male characteristics in behavior, dress, and/or mannerisms."
I don’t know if this helps or clarifies anything though.
I actually really frickin hate melos and I have since the moment I saw the genus list before I was even accepted to join the site and I’m annoyed that there’s a bajillion of them when there could be more gorgeous edits of other pets.
idk it really makes sense that people are upset and aren’t going to immediately forgive someone for being ignorant (maliciously or not), when they’ve repeatedly been negative and rude in the past, and have associated/been involved with/encouraged the bullying and harassment that a certain group of aywas users seems to find fucking hilarious. some people in the group are worse than others and y’all have been like “lol we can’t control what they do” but yeah sure you haven’t exactly tried to let your friends know when they’re being bigoted shitheads, either.
people just don’t forgive and forget or get over it or whatever when you apologize for ONE mistake/slip up when you’ve been nasty over and over and over.
a few giveaways and acts of kindness don’t make you a saint and i’m sorry you feel like you have to stay away from tumblr now that you’re getting some backlash from your ignorant comments but idk dudes
I really starting to get sick of seeing Jodie constantly vomiting her gender views on every thread that pertains to gender.
Of course, I’m only one person, so I don’t claim to speak for everyone. But as a trans person with dysphoria, it really fucking pisses me off when there’s people who refuse to believe that gender =/= gender roles.
Gender roles are total bullshit, I completely agree there, society doesn’t need ‘em. But gender itself is INTERNAL IDENTITY.
Two different things. Quit treating them the same.
I don’t really care if Bex is getting shit fro people because of all this non-binary gender stuff, she’s still one of the sweetest most generous users on the site, just because she cares more about who you are as a person than what’s in your pants doesn’t make her a bad person, if anything you should be pleased that she doesn’t define you by what junk you do or don’t have in your nether-regions.
Well, seeing as all the HA bases for this month are pretty much geared towards the “we need masculine clothes” people, I’m starting to think that I should complain about how much we need oske custom designs and hope for the same thing to happen. Because I have no exact ideas, we just need more ‘pretty’ oskes IMO.
SERIOUSLY. What happened to custom oske designs?! It’s all melo, melo, melo, maki, bumble, melo, melo, oakl, melo, melo (you get the point). I also like melos though. If the site was 90% oske and melo designs I’d be pretty happy, not gonna lie X3.
The last oske design I saw that I liked was the Dark Romance Oske, though I didn’t get one because I’m waiting on some flirty eyed, long haired, pretty pretty style edits. IT TOOK A LOT OF RESTRAINT THOUGH. Because I literally felt like “Oh god, this might be my last Chance to get a new oske design for months @__@”.
I understand people have had PBCs assigned for a while and that people have lives outside of Aywas but me and my lair partner seem doomed to never get a baby back from any of ours. One has been assigned for a long time now, and as we got to the top of the list for another artist they went on hiatus. It is just really frustrating to me that this keeps happening to us. It makes me not want to do any PBC breedings at all, it just seems like we will just have to submit others with different coins and be happy with that even though all we want is our PBCs back…
I feel like more often than not, people give suggestions a “no support” stamp for the stupidest reasons. If someone thinks a feature would be a fun idea, why do you have to make it your goal in life to ruin that? Let people be happy. It most likely won’t ruin your Aywas life.