Hoi fellow Monsters, Humans, and everything in between!
I've been gone for a bit, and I'm sorry for that! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!
Anyways, let's get down to business.
First off, our hearts go to those in Lebanon. My thoughts and prayers go to you all affected. If you haven't heard, there was this MASSIVE/DEVASTATING explosion in Beirut, leaving Lebanon like a post-apocalyptic zone. If you plan on supporting them, DO NOT sign ANY petitions. The petitions will not work. Nor will random pages requesting donations, these pages will collect money to develop their website (as scummy as it sounds, yes- it's happening). So if you want to help the people in Lebanon, PLEASE send money to the LEBANON RED CROSS (link: http://www.redcross.org.lb/index.aspx?pageid=907
) If you can't donate at the moment, please help spread awareness about the Lebanese Red Cross, fake/scammer donation sites, and keep the people and families affected by the explosion in your prayers.
Second (and just as serious), we are still facing a global pandemic. America currently the leading country with infected people. What can YOU do to help lower the numbers? WEAR THE DAMN MASKS. WEAR THE MASKS CORRECTLY. WASH YOUR HANDS. PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. AVOID LARGE PARTIES (I don't want to sound like a wet blanket but c'mon, seriously??? partying during a pandemic where there's STILL no confirmed cure??? use some common sense.) People who refuse to wear masks here in the "good ol' us of a" are the reason we have become a laughing stock.
No, wearing a mask is not a political statement.
No, it is not a way to control our lives.
No, wearing a mask will not kill you, and it won't lower the amount of oxygen you breathe in.
No, wearing a mask does not break any amendment or right of yours.
Yes, God gave you life, fucking protect your life, it's the only one you got.
Yes, by not wearing a mask, you are putting babies, the elderly, and individuals with weak immune systems at risk.
Yes, by not wearing a mask, I have the legal right to call/label you Karen, regardless of gender.
Yes, by not wearing a mask, you're not just wrong, you're also stupid.
Yes, the mask may stink, so next time brush ya fuckin teeth or suck on a mint/candy or chew some gum.
so in short: WEAR THE MASK. YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE OF COVID THAN BY "MASK SUFFOCATION"
Thank you for coming to my second point TED talk and rant.
Third, I've noticed the AMAZING job you all have done to sort your pieces to the right folder! I am super happy to see that, thank you! Keep up the good work!
Lastly, I'm also noticing a small flatline in community engagement. Hence, my answer to that is to open up a small contest! I'd love to hear any ideas from our members!
I'll share mine: PROMPT CONTEST
Basically I'll write a small prompt of either a human or monster (or both if you guys are interested!). Next, you all can draw out the character based on the prompt's description I have provided for you! However (and obviously) I'll have a deadline. By the end of the deadline, I will select winners (about 3). Each winner will receive prizes (I'm thinking art),, like 2 fullbodies, 2 busts for first place, 1 fullbody, 2 busts, 1 icon for second... etc (something along those lines, prizes are not set in stone, they're just examples).
If any of you are interested in this idea (and may even want to help out with prizes if they wish) then I'll have no problem with working on prompts!
If you've made it this far then thank you! It means A LOT to me that you've taken time out of your (insert time of day here) to read it. Stay healthy, stay safe, and most importantly STAY DETERMINED!
Don't forget to take your meds, take a break, take a nap, drink some water, eat something, and take time of your day to think of one thing that makes you happy :)
I love you all, goodnight.