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Some fics have really... interesting ideas about how art works, TBH. Asides from the "everyone can draw perfectly from memory with no references" thing, I've also seen:
1. Painting with watercolours on a canvas on an easel. (Watercolours on canvas isn't *impossible* but it's not the usual way of doing things. The problems with an easel should be, like. Obvious.)
2. Someone taking a canvas painting "out of the frame". (Canvases are, like, stretched over and nailed to their frames.)
you know how a coupla years back, just as the Outrage Machine was really starting to hum, there was this orthogonal push to stop tweeting about your lunch, because nobody cares about your sandwich? that was the thing I loved best about Twitter: people sharing their most mundane, their most regular experiences. It's like a warm blanket, mercifully free of judgement and outrage. I'm no Buddhist, but I really dig the concept of the sacredness of the every day.
I had grilled cheese with bacon, btw.
Literally all other considerations aside I do find the dodgy, obviously-mouse-drawn red circles pointing out receipts in this post's screenshots somewhat endearing...
So like yeah I learned stuff in the class I still use, and we went back to a few more and they were always great, but. Yeah. Fuck.
Onions, man. Onions.
So like Never Forget when my mother in law sent us to a class with a professional chef, who was trying to teach us how to cut onions properly. And he kept talking about the “top” of the onion and pointing to where the roots come out. And the whole class was like… giving all these furtive looks. Like this was a Professional Chef… did he know something about onions we didn’t?
Turns out no. He just… didn’t know how fucking onions work.
(It does bug me that the bottom unscrews, though; I’m paranoid it’s gonna leak or burst off!)
Look I know this is the equivalent of a tiny drop of fresh water in the ocean of piss that is Twitter, but it *is* a good precedent. So... I can give them some credit for that.
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