Hey lovelies!! I’ve missed you!! I’m just jumping on while my sis is trying to post xD
I’ll see you some weekend when I can get on :)
I LOVE YOU GUYS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
I’ll be updating my travels and my fun at camp mainly on my twitter (@xenaze). So if you’re interested on watching my life be awesome in South Dakota, follow me, or just check up on it every so often. You don’t have to have a twitter to see mine, so don’t think you have to make one just for me!!!
Here’s the deal. I think my laptop has a virus. Luckily, I am helping out another Bath & Body Works store this week, and it just happens to be in the only mall here with an Apple store! Isn’t that lucky?? Right now my internet is sketchy, but it runs. So, if I can, I will post as much as possible when I get home from work tomorrow and Thursday. But I can’t make promises, as I will be working a ten hour day tomorrow and a fifteen hour day Thursday. But! I am hopefully getting my lappy toppy fixed on Friday, so we should be good to go after that.
I sincerely apologize about this. I feel terrible. :c But things happen, and this is a thing I cannot control at all. PLEASE be patient with me. I’m trying my best with very little.<3
The ask box is closed for a reason. Do not send us fanmail requests when the box is closed! It is closed for a reason! Xen cannot post right now, and my internet isn’t working right (I am posting from my phone right now). We will post all requests when we can, but please be patient. Don’t send requests when the box is not open..
I know I said I’d post a few days ago, but my weekend was hectic, and I just really never had the time. :/ I will be posting for the majority of today! And I will queue some things. I cannot begin to tell you how busy I am this week. I am working at two stores for three days, equalling out to working thirty-three hours in three days (yeah, I might die)…. As well as going to my old job tomorrow at the preschool to help out with their graduation, and more work later on in the week. SO! If you request and your post is not posted immediately, it is because I queued it!<3 Don’t fret my lovelies, all requests will be posted unless I have more than one of that request.
I have fourteen requests in as of right now (wow, I didn’t realize how many we had, so sorry guys!! :/) and I will post them now! Once I have all or most of those posted I will open the ask box back up.(:
I have updated the rules. PLEASEEEE read them you guys, it is as important to you as it is to us. We took the time to come up with them, and we take the time to find and post requests for you. So please, just take a minutes to read the rules, it’ll make things run more smoothly.(:
So read the rules (pretty please) and I will let you all know once I have the box back open for requests!(:
P.S. Sorry, this was a lot longer than I meant it to be…<3
Thank you guys for the followers that stuck with us! For those of you that wanted to request today, after we closed the ask, I am very sorry. I promise to do another non-Disney day soon to make up for today. :/ I really do apologize for all of that nonsense. It was misdirected and miscommunicated. And it will not happen again.
Also, hello to our new followers! Sorry if you started following during the small war we had. :/ That’s never happened, and like I said it will not happen again. Thank you for following us!<3
We love each and everyone of you.(: Tomorrow we will go back to female Disney characters, and three posts to each request. We have a few in our box as of right now. I will reopen for requests after those get posted. Remember to read the rulesbefore requesting! It makes it easier on all of us.(:
Hey guys, I’ll keep this brief. :) The problem I had most with disneyprincessfanart were the two moderator’s responses to the issue of whitewashing. “Everyone does it, get over it,”; “Fanart can’t be whitewashing” are problematic statements for obvious reasons. Any attempts to help by recommending informative blogs were met with “you’re being stupid, petty” etc. Whitewashing is neither of those things. To clarify the original complaint, yes, I was expecting an olive-skinned Katniss (book definition). You can say the artist tried to represent Jennifer but I honestly did not see any resemblance between the two other than skin color. That’s something only the artist can explain. My submission was about disneyprincessfanart directly (and those who may be similarly confused), their arguments and justifications for whitewashing. It’s unfortunate that these harmful and insulting ideas are still common (and spreading) when there’s so much information out there to educate and help.
And the problem we have is the anonymous hate we are getting for THINGS WE DIDN’T EVEN DRAW. We post fan art. We don’t draw anything we post. Everyone sees characters differently. So who are you to say they are being racist by drawing how they see a character they’ve read about? It’s not your place to say we are racists, or to say we are whitewashing. Get off of your high horse. You’re a person with a blog, just like us. Not our problem you get butthurt because Katniss isn’t “olive skinned” because the ARTIST drew her differently? It’s just stupid, THIS WHOLE THING IS STUPID.
No one DELIBERATELY WHITEWASHED ANYTHING. I went on Devient art, searched “The HUnger Games” and posted some that ca,e up. THAT IS ALL. And yes, I did get rude, because YOU are all being rude.
And you took all of my words out of context, thank you very much. I SAID THIS WHOLE ARGUMENT IS STUPID AND PETTY, and the fact that we were getting hate was stupid. Maybe you should go back to school and learn to read before bitching someone out.
You guys. This is ridiculous. Why we have this problem all of a sudden, I’m not sure. But we don’t draw any of these, we just post them. We are not racist, we do not endorse whitewashing. We post fan art. That is it. If you don’t like it, then don’t follow us, obviously. But do not insult my…
Even if it’s a cultural appropriate bingo, many of these apply to whitewashing, so let’s see how many Xen crossed off with this response:
It’s not really racist.. tan is not black, tan is not white. tan is not a race. it’s not like they made a white chick Asian or black. It’s not really racist. I’m sorry we have our differences. But we do. Please do not call someone racist when you don’t even know them. My best friend is Korean. Many of my exes are black. My boyfriend is Mexican. Hell. I’m black, my skin is just white. I’m not saying it because i wish I was black. I’m saying it because my grandpa is black. I understand that people are effected by whitewashing. If I drew someone black, I wouldn’t want you to make them white. But there is a difference between my art and a movie. I don’t think that the actors really care if they are drawn less tan. I don’t think that the author of the books care. I don’t think that the director cares. and so on and so forth.
You guys. This is ridiculous. Why we have this problem all of a sudden, I’m not sure. But we don’t draw any of these, we just post them. We are not racist, we do not endorse whitewashing. We post fan art. That is it. If you don’t like it, then don’t follow us, obviously. But do not insult my sister or I for what we post. That is juvenile. This is a website. It’s not even a big deal, you guys.
We are closing the ask. This is beyond ridiculous. Sorry to any of our followers who aren’t part of this. We greatly appreciate your patience.
You're being racist by defending racist behaviour. It's not hard to understand. Maybe open your eyes to the experiences of people who are actually affected by whitewashing.
Please, I’m done with this. It’s pissing off my sister, and I’m not very fond either. It’s not really racist.. tan is not black, tan is not white. tan is not a race. it’s not like they made a white chick Asian or black. It’s not really racist. I’m sorry we have our differences. But we do. Please do not call someone racist when you don’t even know them. My best friend is Korean. Many of my exes are black. My boyfriend is Mexican. Hell. I’m black, my skin is just white. I’m not saying it because i wish I was black. I’m saying it because my grandpa is black. I understand that people are effected by whitewashing. If I drew someone black, I wouldn’t want you to make them white. But there is a difference between my art and a movie. I don’t think that the actors really care if they are drawn less tan. I don’t think that the author of the books care. I don’t think that the director cares. and so on and so forth.
Ah, no, I don't see how 'whitewashed fanart' that you reblogged makes you racist. Not like you can force the artist to change the picture just so you can reblog it. All these anons need to complain to the artist about racism.
So, I informed myself about whitewashing and had a look at the Hunger Games fanart again. Now I am a little confused. If Whitewashing means that someone is given the ethic 'white', why are they whitewashed? Because, as far as I know, Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays Katniss, is white. Am I mixing things up? Because in this case, at least to me, there can't be any whitewashing because you cannot whitewash a white person.
It’s the artists STYLE of drawing.. maybe they didn’t want to put that one part of her face in? what if they wanted to change it? It’s not my problem. It’s not my sisters problem. It’s not your problem.
...What? I'm a different anon but you realize that fanart can and usually is one of the main things people whitewash? The fact that it is based on someone else's work doesn't exempt the fan artist from the responsibility of disrespectfully erasing characteristics of characters (in this case, skin color). It doesn't matter if it's based on something already made and your ignorance on the subject is showing. Whitewashing is whitewashing, period, and I'm disappointed in you for defending it.
We are a fan art blog. I don’t endorse whitewashing, and I never said I did. I have friends who are artists, including my cousin who is trying to get a job as a Disney artist. But to report what we post? That’s just juvenile. ALL WE POST IS FAN ART. So obviously if we get reported and our blog gets deleted, then we can’t post anymore. I’m not ignorant, in the least. Reporting what we post is juvenile. Again, all we post is fan art. You obviously follow us, which means you aren’t against whitewashing either, until someone else brought it up? So don’t tell me that I am the ignorant one.
I am done with this. It’s stupid and petty. We’ve never had this problem, and it’s because it is just plain dumb. I won’t post anymore of these asks. It’s just moronic, to be honest.
It sounds like you don't know what whitewashing is or why it's possible for fanart to be guilty of whitewashing. I recommend the blogs stopwhitewashing and damnlayoffthebleach. :) Your blog isn't at fault here, but the artists of the art are. Nothing will happen to your blog (or the artist's), we just hope they can educate themselves (and maybe you can learn too?) about why it's an issue.
It’s fan art. Everyone does it. Get over it. If you don’t like it, don’t follow us. Because this is stupid.
Alrighty guys. I am taking a break. I need food and I have to do my hair in case I get called into work tonight. :/ We have a few requests that I will post once I get back! I might put some in the queue in case I do work, so that way everyone’s gets posted!(:
The Katniss Everdeen fanart(s) you posted are unfortunately whitewashed and have been submitted to the appropriate anti-whitewashing blogs. Hope the artist is aware and able to see the proper tutorials to reference for future colorings!
How are they whitewashed…? They are FAN ART. Just like every thing else on this blog.
One, this is rude. Two, it’s insulting. Three, saying this anonymously is petty and childish. If you did something like this, you should say it off of anon. But you won’t because you’re scared because what you did was rude and stupid. Four, this is a FAN ART BLOG. We post FAN ART. So nothing is “whitewashed” dude. You need to take a chill pill and not be so damn literal. You do realize that EVERYTHING WE POST IS BASED ON SOMETHING ALREADY MADE? Hence, why it is called fanart.
We credit the artists. And if you have a problem with our blog, then don’t follow us. It’s that simple. If something bad happens to this blog because of this, I swear I will hunt you down. So you better hope this is a joke.