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  1. Haeltide added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Just one thing: your parents can love you to the moon and back, care, provide you anything you want, have a nice typical upper middle class family, support you etc. but still don’t understand you, don’t provide you things that you in reality need or just create a pathological emotional situation at home. It’s pretty popular, sadly.
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  2. Haeltide added a post in a topic Unpopular opinions   

    USA is such a weird country. And really egocentric when it comes to its problems. America’s discourse often projects its issues on the rest of the world and other societies.
    Meanwhile the racist events, the lack of public healthcare, mass shootings, huge financial inequality, Trump etc aren’t the global problems that most of the societies have. 

    Now, after terrible events in USA, I’m sick of seeing posts like “it shouldn’t have happened in our beautiful country of freedom”. Your country of freedom annually kills 1000x more people by not providing them healthcare than your police kills people. Your country of freedom has fees for higher education set so high that you probably either have a loan for years or simply can’t afford studying. Your country of freedom supports modern slavery in Amazon warehouses, all thanks to beloved capitalism. It’s and equal slavery, it’s an equal problem with healthcare, it’s an equal problem with rights to being educated. Well - not so equal, right? It will touch people with worse financial situation, probably marginalized groups, also ethnical for this case. It’s embarrassing.
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  3. Haeltide added a post in a topic Alyssa D. Silos (Alythuh)   

    Version 2 has more red in shadows. Tbh one of her worst habits is using black and white. Free tip is: during a first lessons about mixing paint you’ll hear to dump these colours for good and even darkening your colours by using black is seen as an unnecessary thing.
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  4. Haeltide added a post in a topic Alyssa D. Silos (Alythuh)   

    Ok, I started wondering how hard it is to learn creating ugly arts of pretty girls. As a person who isn’t a professional illustrator nor painter (I work in design and animation field), has never drawn anything cartoonish, more or less knows Instagram trends and likes stupid challenges I decided to use one brush, no references besides the purple haired drawing of Alyssa and that’s the first attempt. Crappy? Yes. Is it possible to outshine Alyssa in a week of consistent work? Yes. 

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  5. Haeltide added a post in a topic Alyssa D. Silos (Alythuh)   

    Yeah, even the „wooden canvas”... Which isn’t that necessary. I’m not a fan of Kawasaki neither (I like more fine arty, bold approach to illustration), but from what I can see Alyssa’s way of using paint is exactly the same as on regular canvas while Audrey reasonably uses the unique properties of wood in her process. Not to mention the consistency and intentionality in her style.
    edit: okay, just take a look at her shop and... no, she’s not a good commercial illustrator. w t f THIS GIRL COULDN’T PAINT TO SAVE HER LIFE 
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  6. Haeltide added a post in a topic Alyssa D. Silos (Alythuh)   

    Also all I can see is the big Audrey Kawasaki’s wannabe. 
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  7. Haeltide added a post in a topic Alyssa D. Silos (Alythuh)   

    Art graduate and professional here. From the art student’s perspective: it’s a small canvas. You use thing like that at the beginning of the art school, not even the academy. 
    I didn’t know she existed until I’ve found this thread and I’m always interested in amateur artist, so let me comment based on what I’ve seen here.
    First of all - her canvases are always tiny and it shocked me when somebody mentioned she is a professional. Part of the answer why high schoolers start with small canvases is because they don’t have the skill to properly compose or paint on the bigger ones. 
    She isn’t a fine artist by any mean, rather a good commercial illustrator. Her heavily stylized anatomy or crazy colours aren’t anything bad. To be honest being a hyper realist is of course way more demanding in terms of skill, but also artistically boring as hell. The thing is her style is the most obvious, non sophisticated, cartoonish and plain. I can link here a lot of great examples of stylised illustrations that show the skill, the sophistication, the idea and the knowledge of the artist. She doesn’t even try to design any background for any of her drawings, has hardly any variations to her repetitive cute faces and it all lacks of any innovative sense of composition, colours or shapes. She doesn’t even have a nice stylised line. 
    She creates some average young-girl illustrations that pander to the people who never received any background in art and have well... mediocre and kitschy taste. If it works - it works. It’s still better to buy prints from a random person rather that Amazon and I wish her development.
    It’s just ungodly boring, repetitive and shows barely any skill or knowledge, but mostly - any interesting artistic taste of hers.
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  8. Haeltide added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    I’m sorry, but there’s a general misconception that people after few years of studying are exceptionally smart. I’m finishing my fourth year at the university, I’ve studied two faculties and although studying is my passion and I’m dreaming about pursuing an academic career, I have to say studies only show how little do I know. Two years at the university - that’s not a lot. Self motivated person can do more without them during this time. She is basically lacking a lot even if the field is her passion.
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  9. Haeltide added a post in a topic Taylor R - Social Media Updates   

    She has shown her own pieces of clothing and stuff ordered from Alibaba and there was clearly a difference in quality/fabric/details, even colours or lengths. The thing is it isn’t unpopular for one factory to produce the same stuff in three qualities, so it hasn’t be the case of Chinese factories copying her Korean clothes as much as her Korean sellers commissioning better versions of design available in certain factories.
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  10. Haeltide added a post in a topic DissociaDID / Dissociative Identity Disorder youtubers   

    They posted something like “my alters draws themselves” and well - even if they’ve changed brushes to make drawings look a little different, the shapes, lines, movements and way of drawing (also the level of skill... well) was exactly the same and I’m saying it as an art graduate and a person who has been teaching painting and drawing. Of course because we are talking about fragmented personality a lot of their traits have to be the same, but they like to highlight how everything between them is so different, even skills or accents. And then way of conducting a pen and drawing (which is very personal and well, unskilled people draw in a various ways because they can’t copy somebody’s style that easy or just do the basic proper thing everyone else can) is obviously the same here.
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  11. Haeltide added a post in a topic Your favourite/signature perfume?   

    One and and only byredo bal d’afrique if it comes to pleasant everyday scent. The only problem is - it’s quite weak when it comes to performance. I use the regular ones, the hair ones and it still has some problems with staying in during the day.
    I’m a vetiver freak so quite often reach for essential parfums Mon Vetiver too.
    And when I’m in the mood for something different - Los Angeles by Gallivant and Good Girl Gone Bad by Kilian.
    Thinking about Chanel Sycomore right now. It’s amazing, has full and elegant scent, but at the same time it’s quite pricey...
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  12. Haeltide added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    It’s quite obvious that from early ages Central/East Europe had a lot of conflicts with Mongol Empire, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Persia, also with Tatars. More or less the Middle East. Same pattern as Nordic countries fighting with each other. There’s no historical mystery why “empires” were empires at the first place. It has something to do with the war policy and the range of it. Ofc the time gap is bigger, but in you can’t use an argument supporting your proof and at the same time deny its logical force.
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  13. Haeltide added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    I mean... this is more of a socially inherited bias than any kind of rational reason not to date somebody. Fear of being treated differently than your partner or having drastically different backgrounds may be a serious problem for some, but this? Idk where you live, but there are lots of predominantly white countries that never have had any colonies or even were brutally attacked by non-white armies. Many Slavic countries up to this day still don’t have nearly any people of colour as citizens. I’d die of laughter if anybody told me he can’t like me because I’m white. Ofc cruelty is a shame and shouldn’t be forgotten, but what the hell people in Central Europe have to do with cruelty of other nations in history? It’s just straight up race prejudice and also really takes American point of view as an universal one.
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  14. Haeltide added a post in a topic DissociaDID / Dissociative Identity Disorder youtubers   

    I mean let’s remember that DID has a lot of less visible symptoms fairly similar to other disorders and on top of that there’s the problem with splitting personality. And it’s not like everyone have even two additional, fully developed, fully conscious personalities. There are different stages of that. What’s more - it’s a disorder that - once diagnosed - is cured or at least doctors try to merge personalities together. If she had been diagnosed with 22 fully developed personalities, kids, a “ghost” one etc she would be a medical phenomenon.
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  15. Haeltide added a post in a topic DissociaDID / Dissociative Identity Disorder youtubers   

    The one problem is that at the same time she claims she has all of the kinds of alters you possibly can, they of course are really different from each other and it’s a ton of them, but there’s no background to her story. I mean situation like this is very rare and highly complicated (usually people have way less personas and they don’t switch that rapidly). People with “common” depression have to meet their psychiatrist and therapist very often to keep their life together and balance everything out. But here we do have not only very uncommon disorder, but also an extreme example of it which makes it also highly dangerous in everyday life. (You can physically hurt yourself, get lost, behave in a risky way, everything). So it really require a lot of professional help to diagnose and keep track of it. But she doesn’t really tell anything about her diagnosis, her story, her way of living with disorder, just a lot of things linked to stuff like shared passion for makeup etc. I mean... in a such serious case her getting medical help would probably be much more common situation than making videos about clothes and makeups for her alters. It seems shady.
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