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28 | lgbt | she/her & they/them I like taking photos 📷 Message me for info on buying prints I also reblog a lot of artwork and things that I'm interested in

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naiad(she/her or they/them)
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hi

So am I still waiting

Dirt on your fingernails, blood on your knees

Tuning in my heart

Every boyfriend is the one

We clawed, we chained, our hearts in vain

Songs I used:

Still Waiting - Sum 41
Pin - Grimes
Little Wheel - Patience and Prudence
Homewrecker - Marina & The Diamonds
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

Send me a ‘hi’ and I will put my playlist on shuffle, write down the first line of five songs and give it to you as a poem.


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Sorry if this is unsolicited but uh. Here's my two cents on the artstyle thing: firstly, art is just Like That- you can do it for decades and its never gonna get simpler bcs you're constantly improving and raising your personal bar; secondly, having a set style is only really useful if you're trying to make money off your art and need some sort of trademark. And even then versatility is appreciated so really - just go ham. Do whatever style you feel like at the given moment, experiment a ton, have fun. Cos at the end of the day who even cares as long as you have fun exploring?

(Not to mention that even when you're copying a style there's still gonna be a personal touch of yours present in it. It's just inevitable. Which in turn means that no matter how much you switch around there's gonna be some thread of cohesion to it.)

This is really nice tbh. And I'll always be happy with nice advice c:

Tbh you're right too I'm not trying to become an artist as a job or anything I just like to draw stuff and I just want to be good enough to kind of hang my own stuff up around the house sometimes?

I guess I just kind of assume that everyone immediately had their drawing style figured out right when they started drawing and I was just kind of lagging behind in that? But this message and a lot of the comments on that post made me realize that it's something you need to work on just as much as you need to practice drawing because a set style just comes with a lot of practice and experience too!


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Gaming. what videogames have you played

I'm honestly not a huge gamer and I've only more recently been getting into it more so most of the games I've played/am playing are just nostalgic from my childhood but I'll put a little list under a split thing so it doesn't get too long lol

- All 3 original Spyro games (and recently the new versions)

  • Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped, Crash Team Racing (and the new remake), Crash Bash
  • A lot of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
  • A lot of different Mario games. I've played most Mario Party games, Mario Baseball, a bunch of Super Mario 64, a bunch of Mario Sunshine (both of the last two were games that I kind of played but my brother did most of the hard stuff)
  • I was OBSESSED with one of the old Barbie Horse Adventure games
  • All the Pokemon main games except the last few. I think Sun and Moon was the last one I played and I don't think I ever played Black and White 2. I also didn't play Fire Red or Leaf Green. I did play Stadium, Snap, Coliseum, Gale of Darkness, Pokemon Ranger, and Pokemon Channel (no mystery dungeon)
  • A lot of Nintendogs
  • A lot of the old Sims games and I put a disgusting amount of time into Sims Pets for the DS
  • Banjo Kazooie but it was like some of the Mario games where my brother really put in all the work
  • Dark Cloud and I recently started Dark Cloud 2
  • Oblivion
  • Skyrim
  • Fallout 4 and minimal amounts of New Vegas
  • All 3 Bioshock games but I'm not a fan of Infinite

I'm sure there are some that I'm just not thinking of but these had the biggest impact in my life and are the ones I'd consider faves and either would play again or have played again recently.


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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sorry, beginning-photographer anon again- what 35mm film camera do you prefer? I love the way your film photos turn out

Don't apologize I love talking about this stuff!

The only film I've used are Fugifilm disposable cameras. The photos that look a little more worn out were from an expired Fugifilm and I think that's why they're a little strange looking. I have a camera and I tried to use a roll of Cannon film but I accidentally exposed it to light and ruined the roll.

I'd probably keep using Fugifilm or Cannon because I've heard good things about both of them. But truthfully I would experiment with any kind of 35mm film to see the results. Truthfully I'd shop by cheapest price unless I found something that works really nicely.

This is the subreddit for film! It's great for looking through different cameras and film and seeing what people can do with them :)


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Hello, sorry about the ask- I'd like to know if you had any tips for a complete noob trying out photography for the first time? Doesn't have to be detailed or anything, I've got no formal training whatsoever, and literally anything helps haha

I'd love to give ou some advice, but I'm very self-taught through trial and error. I sometimes ramble so I'll put it under a cut. And good luck with your photography! I hope you have a lot of fun with it :)


My biggest advice is to do a lot to practice with using different lighting and figuring out when to use flash in photos. Lighting can make a huge difference and there's only so much photo editors can do with lighting in a photo. Take photos of the same things in different positions and just have fun with it. It's a good way to get used to whatever camera you're using.

You may also want to decide what kind of photos you want to take and on what kind of camera. Phone cameras work really well and take hibh quality pictures most of the time. I have a DSLR camera and an pretty old cyber-shot camera that's a lot smaller and easier to deal with. The DSLR is pretty expensive but it takes amazing photos and when I upload them to redbubble they're high enough resolution that I can put them on a full skirt lol. There's also film which I'm not very experienced in. I just bought some disposable cameras and I have some actual film cameras but I haven't really messed with them yet.

The only other thing I can suggest is to take several pictures of things! There are definitely a lot of times when one photo comes out perfectly but if something is moving in the shot or you want to get it from several angles don't be afraid to take pictures until you get the perfect one! I take soooo many bad pictures all the time and just pick out the best from the set of photos taken. Animal photos especially can be difficult to get if they're moving around a lot.

Just do what feels natural and have fun with it! Don't get caught up in trying to take pictures of things you think other people would enjoy. Take pictures of things that make you happy and that you'd want to hold onto c:

Also I'd backup any that you really love! I have all my photos on 2 hard drives so I don't lose any of my favorites!


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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What emulator are you trying to run? Usually the process goes:

Install emulator > download ROM > open/load ROM from its folder

But every emulator can have a different process. Ex: my android emulator needs me to log into the Play store and "install" (download) the app I want to use, and then I open the app from the emulator library, whereas my Gameboy Advance emulator needs me to load the ROM files from the designated folder on my harddrive.

I was trying to find a ps2 emulator and get it running correctly but I only had a vague idea how to do it lol.

Thankfully the husband came home and helped me get it running. But I'm gonna save this message for the future so I remember


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Callisko, Neptune!

Callisko: What’s your ideal job?
I would love some kind of zookeeper position. Even if I couldn't directly interact with the animals it would be really fun to just see them doing their thing all day at work :3

Neptune: What’s an album that you can listen through entirely w/o skipping song?
Probably the CHVRCHES album Love is Dead. There are like 2 songs on there I'm not a huuuge fan of but I don't dislike listening to them and it's totally worth it for the rest of the album tbh


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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i've been looking at your photography and theres something so eerily liminal about a lot of it. like it's weirdly empty, yet so familiar.

Aahh! I love this message! That's kind of a vibe I go for a lot of the time. I'm really uncomfortable having people in my photos also. Knowing I want to put my photos on social media, it just feels wrong to ever accidentally include anyone that wouldn't have knowledge or consent to be online. And I go out of my way to crop some photos to remove people, even if it ends up making the original focus of the picture kinda werid (I have some "badly cropped" carousel pics especially because I didn't realize there were people around when I took them)

I love that you described them as liminal though because I have a deep fascination with liminal spaces and I find a lot of comfort in things that are traditinally mentioned in posts about liminal spaces ♥♥♥


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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i dont know if its ok to comment about your last post but if so,, its very much not pathetic to just start learning abt crafts n stuff @ almst 30!!!!! any age is a good age to start learning something youre interested in and its never too late to start!!!!!

it's 100% ok to comment or send an ask about anything I post on here so no worries

and thank you for this message. i know deep down it's not pathetic and tbh if a friend in my age-range was trying to get into some kind of art project i would support them with the power of 1000 suns so it's just a block i've gotta work past

i've got a little sketchbook i drew in a few times last year and i think i might make myself do like a weekly doodle or something? just to become more familiar with letting myself create enjoyable things


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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☕ scifi

i do have a lot of favorite movies that are scifi but it's not really a favorite genre of mine. i'm trying to get more into it though because it's a huge category and there are a lot of interesting concepts. i just had a lot of weird scifi movie/show experiences when i was a kid that soured it a lot for me


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Lately CHVRCHES has been my favorite 🖤


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