→ Notes on Character Design
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don’t - I have a lot to learn), I’m not sure I could communicate them effectively. I’ve gathered some thoughts and ideas here, though, in case they’re helpful.
The sixth gif in your reaction folder is your reaction to working here
coincidence i think not…
she really was pregnant….
OH MY GOD.
Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Mousse
My legs got a little weak
Listen, I keep telling y’all to tag your freaking porn
It offends me to my soul when folks post stuff like this and don’t include the recipe.
And here it is
Thank you. Thank you.
Probably be back and functioning by later in the week in regard to just stuff. My legs are killing me since they aren’t used to working again, always have had constant leg problems due to standing so much at work in the same spot. Meantime slowly starting to job hunt again since that on my list of things to do for now in order to make my credit card bill go away.
Also kinda miss that feeling of hanging out with people, especially those I met out in Europe. Stinks they are literally across the ocean which well…makes it hard to actually hang out with them in person. ;n; Part of me kinda hopes there’s plans for doing this again in the near future. Would give me much more motivation to get that credit card bill paid off pretty fast so it can be a thing to do again.
This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.
these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.
just something to think about: Pug breeding in Germany is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!
this breeding practice needs to spread.
"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"
Everyone needs to read that link posted above!
I know that Pugs are a very well loved breed, especially on Tumblr, but more people need to be aware of the health problems they have due to the way they look. I implore you all to read that link, because it explains why a longer nose is better, why a straighter tail is better. It explains why the Pugs looks need to change and where breeders are going wrong. It’s wrong to breed a dog just for aesthetics and in doing so cause a mass amount of health problems, it causes problems to things that should be easy for anything living e.g. breathing.
Breeding Pugs the way we are, the problems they face now are only going to get worse in the future and that’s scary. Doesn’t health and happiness come before aesthetics? If you really, truly loves dogs and Pugs in particular, you’d understand that the step forward is to out-breed Pugs and to make them healthier.
These Retro Pugs aren’t perfect, but they’re so much better and it makes me so happy. This is what Pugs should look like, this way they’ll have a new lease of life.
Retro Pugs are the way forward and if everyone follows, it’s a bright future for the Pug.
Oh god yes, everybody needs to know about retro-pugs! It’s a wonderful effort to decrease the many many healthproblems pugs have via crossbreeding with different, more healthier breeds. The pugs maintain their goofy sweet look, just a little sturdier and often a little bigger and with longer legs. There are a couple of great breeders in Germany that I’ve been keeping an eye on for years now.
Also they usually still have their very pug-typical character and personality, with the added bonus of being healthier and less prone to diseases and ailments. So when I’m going to have a pug - and one day I WILL - I’ll definitely buy a retropug :3
These are beautiful!!! If I ever want a pure pug one day, it’s gonna be a retro pug! I bet if this continues, we can see pugs doing things like agility and flyball, etc.
People really need to be educated on this stuff. Maybe hopefully we can see a worldwide push for better breeding standards of Brachy breeds to breed for an actual muzzle and function.
My sister wanted a girl so badly, but got 4 boys instead. Here she is after a “butt drawing contest”.