I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
stop calling young looking characters shotas oh my god shota is literal child porn and youre using it as an endearing term
Shotacon is short for Shotaro complex. shotaro complex means an attraction to young boys. shotacon refers to people attracted to shotaro-type boys.
Shotaro by itself is a name associated with young boys and is particularly associated with a character called Shotaro from this one anime, who was very serious and responsible despite being childish and some people thought it was cute. he was in a kids show. there was nothing sexual about him in the show.
the complex, or to put it this way, the ‘con' part of Shotacon, is what means that it’s a sexual thing.
Shotaro or shota by itself just means the serious-young-boy character. without the complex/-con, there’s no connotation of attraction
some people might use shota to mean an attractive boy being they think shotacon and lolicon are the same. those people are dumb, and also wrong. Lolita and Shotaro have very different meanings, as character archetypes.
there glad we’ve cleared this up now can people please stop trying to act like Shota is a sex thing when they don’t even know fckin etymology and can we please stop having this same argument every fckin week.
JEAN THAT WASN’T EVEN SMOOTH I DOn’T KNOW WHTA THAT WAS JFC
hello does my 2am inconsistent art seduce you
Visual Development from Frozen by Lisa Keene
OK I randomly got very nostalgic about Tsuritama.. what a gorgeously cute and colourful show *sighs*
Also I feel like my style’s been shifting a little as of late, so I wanted to get my designs down for these guys.
older shingekis with winter uniforms
i need winter uniforms