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Bad, Baseball, and Desk: sandersstudies My sociology professor had a really good metaphor for privilege today. She didn't talk about race or gender or orientation or class, she talked about being left-handed. A left-handed person walks into most classrooms and immediately is made aware of their left-handedness - they have to sit in a left-handed seat, which restricts their choices of where to sit. If there are not enough left-handed seats, they will have to sit in a right-handed seat and be continuously aware of their left-handedness. (There are other examples like left-handed scissors or baseball mitts as well.) Meanwhile, right-handed people have much more choice about where to sit, and almost never have to think about their right-handedness. Does this mean right-handed people are bad? No Does it mean that we should replace all right-handed desks with left-handed desks? No But could we maybe use different desk styles that can accommodate everyone and makes it so nobody has limited options or constant awareness that they are different? Yes. Now think of this as a metaphor. For social class. For race. For ethnicity. For gender. For orientation. For anything else that sets us apart madamedraconis WHY DOESN'T THIS HAVE MORE NOTES? Sandersstudies Because I posted it about 90 seconds ago, calm down Source: sandersstudies 14,088 notes Credit u/snarlingdarling Should be given as a flyer. via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2NhPrWp
Bad, Baseball, and Desk: sandersstudies
 My sociology professor had a really good
 metaphor for privilege today. She didn't talk
 about race or gender or orientation or class,
 she talked about being left-handed.
 A left-handed person walks into most
 classrooms and immediately is made aware
 of their left-handedness - they have to sit in a
 left-handed seat, which restricts their choices
 of where to sit. If there are not enough
 left-handed seats, they will have to sit in a
 right-handed seat and be continuously aware
 of their left-handedness. (There are other
 examples like left-handed scissors or baseball
 mitts as well.)
 Meanwhile, right-handed people have
 much more choice about where to sit, and
 almost never have to think about their
 right-handedness.
 Does this mean right-handed people are bad?
 No
 Does it mean that we should replace all
 right-handed desks with left-handed desks?
 No
 But could we maybe use different desk styles
 that can accommodate everyone and makes
 it so nobody has limited options or constant
 awareness that they are different? Yes.
 Now think of this as a metaphor. For social
 class. For race. For ethnicity. For gender. For
 orientation. For anything else that sets us
 apart
 madamedraconis
 WHY DOESN'T THIS HAVE MORE NOTES?
 Sandersstudies
 Because I posted it about 90 seconds ago,
 calm down
 Source: sandersstudies
 14,088 notes
Credit u/snarlingdarling Should be given as a flyer. via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2NhPrWp

Credit u/snarlingdarling Should be given as a flyer. via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2NhPrWp

Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Complex: <p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofallwhatsnew</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175180661577/ineedfeminismbecuz-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/175175790460/an-average-sized-person-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175175012287/celticpyro-devil-may-cry-baby" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote> <p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p> <p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p> <p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p> <p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p> <p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p> <p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p> <p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p> <p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p> <p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p> <p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p> </blockquote> <p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p> </blockquote> <p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p> </blockquote> <p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p> </blockquote> <p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">God that’s awful.</p> <p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>And you somehow have the fucking idiocy to be an anti-feminist?</p> </blockquote> <p>My dude, this has fuck all to do with feminism. Especially third wave feminism.</p> </blockquote> <p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>It has literally everything to do with feminism. Patriarchal society let Kubrick get away with it because he was a Genius™ and turned Shelley Duvall into a punchline.</p> </blockquote> <p>Female actors aren’t the only people who have awful experiences. Male actors have been abused as well and been documented many of times.(<a href="http://madamenoire.com/492931/men-who-were-sexually-assaulted/">x</a>)(<a href="https://screenrant.com/times-actors-were-completely-abused-on-movie-sets/">x</a>) Actors in general has had a history of abuse with their directors, from horrible treatments to sexual abuse for both male and female. Kubrick has abused his male actors too, but of course didn’t know that in our patriarchal society no didn’t you. This has nothing to do with feminism but directors being dicks to their actors for their personal gain or for their art. Get over yourself.</p></blockquote> <p>Directors being cruel megalomaniacs with a God complex is nothing new and certainly not exclusive to female actresses.</p><p>Also</p><p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>Saying everything like this</p><p>doesn’t make your point any stronger <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mWk_Fago5SyKpyXk-KOUmbw">@an-average-sized-person</a> </p>
Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Complex: <p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofallwhatsnew</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175180661577/ineedfeminismbecuz-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/175175790460/an-average-sized-person-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175175012287/celticpyro-devil-may-cry-baby" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote>
<p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p>
<p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p>
<p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p>
<p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p>
<p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p>
<p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p>
<p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p>
<p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p>
<p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p>
<p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p>
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<p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p>
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<p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p>
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<p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p>
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<p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p>
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<p style="">God that’s awful.</p>
<p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p>
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<p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>And you somehow have the fucking idiocy to be an anti-feminist?</p>
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<p>My dude, this has fuck all to do with feminism. Especially third wave feminism.</p>
</blockquote>

<p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>It has literally everything to do with feminism. Patriarchal society let Kubrick get away with it because he was a Genius™ and turned Shelley Duvall into a punchline.</p>
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<p>Female actors aren’t the only people who have awful experiences. Male actors have been abused as well and been documented many of times.(<a href="http://madamenoire.com/492931/men-who-were-sexually-assaulted/">x</a>)(<a href="https://screenrant.com/times-actors-were-completely-abused-on-movie-sets/">x</a>) Actors in general has had a history of abuse with their directors, from horrible treatments to sexual abuse for both male and female. Kubrick has abused his male actors too, but of course didn’t know that in our patriarchal society no didn’t you. This has nothing to do with feminism but directors being dicks to their actors for their personal gain or for their art. Get over yourself.</p></blockquote>

<p>Directors being cruel megalomaniacs with a God complex is nothing new and certainly not exclusive to female actresses.</p><p>Also</p><p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>Saying everything like this</p><p>doesn’t make your point any stronger <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mWk_Fago5SyKpyXk-KOUmbw">@an-average-sized-person</a> </p>

<p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofall...

Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
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<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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