Welp, finally playing Mass Effect.

Made a fem!Shep ‘cause there is no other Shep.

Also made her black because fuck yeah.

And headcanoning her as trans because I’m basing her off my OC Ashley’s girlfriend.

And her name is Rebecca.

I’m probably gonna draw her (non-Mass Effect version) and Ashley soon because they’re the cutest goddamn couple ever. 

I’m having too many feels over OCs again help

Anonymous Asked:
What are the signs of emotional abuse?

the-goddamazon:

mental-health-advice:

Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.

Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.

Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.

Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.

Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.

Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,

Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.

Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.

Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.

Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.

Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.

Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.

Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.

Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.

Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.

Love, Salem

The last one is a killer and very important.

Having been in emotionally abusive relationships my whole life without even having the faintest clue, I really hope that someone somewhere will see this and read it and realize they’re not in a healthy or happy relationship and that they need to get out.

I constantly worry about being emotionally abusive to my boyfriend, but reading through this list, I can breathe a little easier. The only one I’m guilty of is aggressing, and that’s because I have anger issues that I’m doing my damnedest to work on and overcome.

hobbitkaiju:

This blog is not a safe space for transbros and AFAB queers who think they’re better than trans women and AMAB trans people, who think that trans women or AMAB trans people have “enough” of anything, or who don’t understand that trans women and AMAB trans people have it even harder than we do. 

If you’re That Guy, get off my fucking blog, I already hate you. I’m not joking, you fucking embarrass me and I’m ashamed to be anything like you. 

I hope it’s okay for me to reblog this, because this absolutely stands for my blog as well. 

TMM: 50 Themes Challenge - Saddle Up! by Battleferrets
For The-monster-makers.
The theme was Saddle up!, and after my last image it was obvious what I should do.
Before he was a Familiar, before Shast, Flit was a fairy steed. Or he was supposed to be. They never did manage to break him. He may be small but he is mighty.
He has a very strong mistrust of fae now, and he highly disapproves of his Keeper being so curious about them. But he’s grown fond of Shast and won’t leave the sphinx’s side.
Art, Flit (c) Scott Francis

TMM: 50 Themes Challenge - Saddle Up! by Battleferrets

For The-monster-makers.

The theme was Saddle up!, and after my last image it was obvious what I should do.

Before he was a Familiar, before Shast, Flit was a fairy steed. Or he was supposed to be. They never did manage to break him. He may be small but he is mighty.

He has a very strong mistrust of fae now, and he highly disapproves of his Keeper being so curious about them. But he’s grown fond of Shast and won’t leave the sphinx’s side.

Art, Flit (c) Scott Francis

TMM: First Impressions - Flit by Battleferrets
A high difficulty quest for The-monster-makers! Showing how Shast met Flit.

Upon entering the world, Shast found himself wandering aimlessly. It’s so different from what he’s used to. A lot more plantlife to be found at every turn, for starters. The grass under his feet is cool and tickles between his fingers and toes like the sand of the desert never had. It’s colorful, too.
His attention is called to a frantic buzzing sound, and he follows the noise to a small circle of mushrooms. He stared once he found the source; a strange creature hovered within the small ring. He drew closer, curiosity sparked. “What manner of being are you?”
He received no answer, but the small seadragon did not look away from him. The sphinx gazed back, remembering tales of fae folk and the dancing rings they set out as traps. He wondered if this were something similar. “Are you a fairy?”
Angry buzzing met his inquiry, the seadragon turning away from him. It was then he noticed the pink leaf lashed around its exoskeleton. He leaned closer, squinting. “…A saddle? A fairy steed, then.”
The creature’s small tail curled up tightly as it turned back toward him, but he could somehow tell it was agitated. Impulsively, the sphinx reached out and crushed several of the mushrooms beneath his hand, sweeping them to the side. The bluish tint within faded, and the small creature burst forth from its tiny prison, flitting around the sphinx happily.
The seadragon came to hover in front of Shast, turning its back on him expectantly. The sphinx smiled and reached up to carefully severe the tiny saddle from its back. “There you are, my friend. You are free.”
Shast gave the small creature a nod, glanced once more at the destroyed fairy ring, and stepped around it to continue on his way. He’d made it no more than twenty feet when buzzing was suddenly very loud in his ear, startling him. He turned his head sharply, catching sight of the seadragon with its tail reaching for the hole in Shast’s ear plug.
"…Do you wish to accompany me, little one?"
The little beastie’s tail curled tighter against him until it was settled right close to his face, leaning against him in what appeared to be exhaustion. The sphinx wondered how long the seadragon had been left to hover in that tiny prison. He smiled and continued onwards.

Art, Flit, Shast (c) Scott Francis

TMM: First Impressions - Flit by Battleferrets

A high difficulty quest for The-monster-makers! Showing how Shast met Flit.

Upon entering the world, Shast found himself wandering aimlessly. It’s so different from what he’s used to. A lot more plantlife to be found at every turn, for starters. The grass under his feet is cool and tickles between his fingers and toes like the sand of the desert never had. It’s colorful, too.

His attention is called to a frantic buzzing sound, and he follows the noise to a small circle of mushrooms. He stared once he found the source; a strange creature hovered within the small ring. He drew closer, curiosity sparked. “What manner of being are you?”

He received no answer, but the small seadragon did not look away from him. The sphinx gazed back, remembering tales of fae folk and the dancing rings they set out as traps. He wondered if this were something similar. “Are you a fairy?”

Angry buzzing met his inquiry, the seadragon turning away from him. It was then he noticed the pink leaf lashed around its exoskeleton. He leaned closer, squinting. “…A saddle? A fairy steed, then.”

The creature’s small tail curled up tightly as it turned back toward him, but he could somehow tell it was agitated. Impulsively, the sphinx reached out and crushed several of the mushrooms beneath his hand, sweeping them to the side. The bluish tint within faded, and the small creature burst forth from its tiny prison, flitting around the sphinx happily.

The seadragon came to hover in front of Shast, turning its back on him expectantly. The sphinx smiled and reached up to carefully severe the tiny saddle from its back. “There you are, my friend. You are free.”

Shast gave the small creature a nod, glanced once more at the destroyed fairy ring, and stepped around it to continue on his way. He’d made it no more than twenty feet when buzzing was suddenly very loud in his ear, startling him. He turned his head sharply, catching sight of the seadragon with its tail reaching for the hole in Shast’s ear plug.

"…Do you wish to accompany me, little one?"

The little beastie’s tail curled tighter against him until it was settled right close to his face, leaning against him in what appeared to be exhaustion. The sphinx wondered how long the seadragon had been left to hover in that tiny prison. He smiled and continued onwards.

Art, Flit, Shast (c) Scott Francis

July Creature Exchange - Aerryi by Battleferrets
My part for the Creature-exchange for July, this time for Aerryi. I was very pleased to receive a human this time around! I’ve not had the chance to design a human for someone other than me before, so this was a fun exercise!
This was the prompt I received. They asked for a male or masculine female, so I made this guy a trans man. They wanted him to be a “pastel bro”, which apparently means dressing up in sports clothing that are pastel colors and patterns. That was an interesting challenge.
And I made him Arabic because I could (and I’m sick of drawing white people oops). I think the darker skin tone looks better with the pastel colors anyways.
Hopefully it’s to their liking!
Art (c) Scott Francis

July Creature Exchange - Aerryi by Battleferrets

My part for the Creature-exchange for July, this time for Aerryi. I was very pleased to receive a human this time around! I’ve not had the chance to design a human for someone other than me before, so this was a fun exercise!

This was the prompt I received. They asked for a male or masculine female, so I made this guy a trans man. They wanted him to be a “pastel bro”, which apparently means dressing up in sports clothing that are pastel colors and patterns. That was an interesting challenge.

And I made him Arabic because I could (and I’m sick of drawing white people oops). I think the darker skin tone looks better with the pastel colors anyways.

Hopefully it’s to their liking!

Art (c) Scott Francis

TMM: Skill Quest: Headbutt and Screech by Battleferrets

Hey, first skills for my two Familiars over on the-monster-makers!

Flit learned Headbutt! It’s super adorable.

Will-o’ learned Screech! CRITICAL HIT! (If you wanna know how she sounds, listen to this, but be sure your speakers/headphones ain’t cranked first)

Flit might be a little annoyed that Shast has a new Familiar. Will-o’ is determined to win Shast’s affection. If you’re wondering why she’s so high up (and why her ears are apparently floating), it’s cause she’s jumping in excitement.

Got the background texture from here. (Probably gonna abuse these for a bit sorrynotsorry)

Art, Shast, Flit, Will-o’ (c) Scott Francis

TMM: Skill Quest: Headbutt and Screech by Battleferrets

Hey, first skills for my two Familiars over on the-monster-makers!

Flit learned Headbutt! It’s super adorable.

Will-o’ learned Screech! CRITICAL HIT! (If you wanna know how she sounds, listen to this, but be sure your speakers/headphones ain’t cranked first)

Flit might be a little annoyed that Shast has a new Familiar. Will-o’ is determined to win Shast’s affection. If you’re wondering why she’s so high up (and why her ears are apparently floating), it’s cause she’s jumping in excitement.

Got the background texture from here. (Probably gonna abuse these for a bit sorrynotsorry)

Art, Shast, Flit, Will-o’ (c) Scott Francis

TMM: Skill Quest - Distracting Dance by Battleferrets

First skill quest for the-monster-makers!

Eheh, I figured the most distracting dance Shast could do would be a good ol’ fashioned belly dance. I think most people would agree.

I’m having a lot of fun designing his outfits, can you tell?

Got the background texture from here.

Art, Shast (c) Scott Francis

TMM: Skill Quest - Distracting Dance by Battleferrets

First skill quest for the-monster-makers!

Eheh, I figured the most distracting dance Shast could do would be a good ol’ fashioned belly dance. I think most people would agree.

I’m having a lot of fun designing his outfits, can you tell?

Got the background texture from here.

Art, Shast (c) Scott Francis

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