***CL, THE BADDEST FEMALE IN THE US: CAN’T WAIT !***

Hey everyone ! Pixie McQueen, here, the boldest Balckjack of the Web !

For this article, this won’t be the creative fairy that’ll talk but the huge Blackjack I am !

In this article, I talked about the K-Pop girl group 2NE1 (Blackjacks are their fans). But this time I will tell you about their super charismatic leader CL (Lee Chaelin) who’s  preparing her debut album which is gonna be the beginning of her american solo career !

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So let’s see the context: the last album of the group is from 2014 (‘CRUSH‘) as well as CL’s last solo : MTBD. CL has only had two solos in her whole career: ‘MTBD’ and ‘THE BADDEST FEMALE‘ (2013).

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So a lot of people saw her in 2NE1 but also collaborating with other big acts such as G-Dragon (‘R.O.D‘ or ‘The Leaders‘ that I absolutely love), Black Eyed Peas (‘Where Is The Love‘), Skrillex (‘Dirty Vibe‘) or, more recently Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco (‘Dr Pepper‘). And no, this collaboration is not her first single even if she wrote it !

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By the way I love CL and she’s doing her job for ‘Dr Pepper’ but I’m not too found of the song because I think it’s too ssimple compared to all she’s able to do. The melody is quite monotonous and the lyrics very repetitive, that’s why it’s so catchy ! Also, the lyrics aren’t supposed to be committed or something, they aren’t worse than most of the songs we hear in the clubs.  It’s clearly not a song for Blackjacks nor K-Pop fans in general, but more for americn rap fans I would say ! Even the video bored me while CL is stunning with her new silver hair ! It’s all about the rappers rapping in front of the camera and then a bus (or maybe a very long SUV I don’t know…) with Dr Pepper cans everywhere and female dancers in black underwear twerking. Those dancers are objectified in a very useless way, which doesn’t bring anything interesting to the video.

CL est splendide avec ses nouveaux cheveux gris !

CL looking stunning with her new silver hair !

But I’m reassured that she also said that her ‘cool’ image would remain and that 2NE1 wouldn’t stop, contrary to rumors ! =D I hope she won’t turn into a Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea copycat just to make it in America !

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So she will work with Diplo (Major Lazer) and Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s manager) will take care of her career; I like Major Lazer, and even if I don’t like Bieber and Grande that much, I can’t wait to see how these new people will influence her music and career !

Diplo said in an interview with the Time that one of her songs would be called “Birthday” and it will be in English and Korean. He also said that another of her songs will be called “One” which will be pop, “childish and fun”.

It’s now time for Chaelin to stand on her own two feet and to show us all of her talent (rapper, singer, songwriter, composer) !

*Super hardcore fangirl mode ON* OMG, I DON’T KNOW IF MY BODY WILL BE ABLE HANDLE THAT MUCH AWESOMENESS ALL AT ONCE !  CAN’T WAAAAAAIT !! =P *Super hardcore fangirl mode OFF*

PREACH IT, CL !

PREACH IT, CL !

Peacock feathers & Nutella crepes !

Pixie McQueen xx

***’DEAR FAT PEOPLE’ OR THE BIG CONTROVERSY OF THE WEEK !***

Hey everyone ! Pixie McQueen, here, the boldest fairy of the Internet !

This week at least half of the people on the Internet couldn’t stop talking about the video ‘Dear Fat people’ and I think I also have things to say about this. However, I don’t want to bash the author of the video because I don’t know her personal and I think it’s unnecessary but I’ll go back to that later.

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First, the context: Last Friday, canadian comedian Nicole Arbour (that I didn’t know untill now) uploaded a video, well, not very  smart, about overweight people that definitly buzzed. According to her, it’s supposed to be satirical and a “bomb of truth” so obese people can realize that their health is endangered by their excess of body fat.

What’s wrong with this video : Well, let’s make a list  because there are several issues regarding the statements of this *SMARTY PANTS* (can you feel this strong smell of sarcasm ? =P) when it comes to obesity.

1/ A lot of simply mean criticism towards overweight people : In this video, don’t expect good taste. Well, mocking people saying “Whatcha gon’ do ?” and say you can escape them by “walking at a reasonable pace” or comparing them to a zombie/Frankenstein is not the most clever thing to do. Why ? Let’s imagine the person is actually obese enough to not be able to walk at a reasonable pace, it kinda seems like it’s a disability. Yet is mocking  a disabled person, for example if he/she’s in a wheelchair because he/she cannot walk at a normal pace funny ? I don’t think so. What she said about the “fat family” she bumped into that walked past her because of their leg problems that would be related to their extra weight is at the same level: mean and not funny. Oh yeah, and the joke about how fat people should have to park their car the farthest to walk more and burn more calories ? Same level too. =S

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I don’t think it’s the most flattering comparison…

2/ According to her, overweight people try to make fatshaming happen but it doesn’t really exist: Actually fatshaming is pretty complicated to define because it’s true that overweight people get judged a lot, some people tend to think those people don’t want to take the responsibility of their body nor take care of it it. That’s what Nicole thinks which leads me to the next point.

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3/ She has not-so-convincing arguments: The biggest issue with this video is that Miss Arbours seems to think there’s only one category of “fat people”: the lazy ones that can’t get their asses out of the couch and spend their days eating junk food. It can be true but also, there are as many reasons to be ‘fat’ as overweight people.  Indeed, illnesses can make you gain weight without eating more or exercising less like thyroid or hormonal problems, for example. Being overweight IS unhealthy,(cardiovascular issues, bad blood circulation-and not the Taylor Swift kind-, early deaths, etc…) But, come on, do we need to crack offensive jokes to laugh at those people so they can realize it ? In my opinion, it’s a very bad idea first because, most of the time, they know it (because they’re conscious of their bodies or because of mean jokes or twisted means like ads filled with people with ‘beach bodies’ that make them understand they’re different) and that’ll make them feel like crap. What if this weight has to do with emotional issues ? That can worsen the situation !

Nevertheless, even if she’s wrong, there’s no need to bully her. It’s a thing to say she’s wrong, but insulting her is the next level. I mean, most of us didn’t even know her before this video, so we probably don’t know her personally. If what she says bother you than should explain why she’s wrong instead of calling her names in a hateful way when you don’t have a clue about who she is. I don’t mean to defend her but you can’t tell her she’s mean, negative and ignorant when you’re acting in a mean, negative, and ignorant way yourself, it doesn’t make sense ! Plus, it gives her excuses to victimize herself and believe she’s a barrier against censorship and the system, like an alternative to popular Youtubers. 

In the end, this video represents all of the clichés and hatred that can be directed towards people for bad reasons. It represents judgement we can have about a person’s health by how much he/she weighs. And it’s a good thing ! At least we’ll know what kind of behaviours we can avoid to become more tolerant towards each other and more respectful towards our bodies because it’s so important !

Crabapples (like Lil’ Wayne =P) and baby seals !

Pixie McQueen xx

TAYLOR MOMSEN Portrait Tutorial *ROCK CHICKS*

Hey, Pixie McQueen the boldest fairy of the web, in here!

Well, it’s been a while since I didn’t write anything on this blog (6 months, hum, hum…) BUT, I did stuff, okay !

Taylor Momsen’s Rock Chicks is finally done ! Her hair was awfully hard to draw because it was so messy, and also because it’s platinum blonde. The thing is that platinum blonde hair must be light but also have visible locks to be more realistic ! So I have to admit that her hair is not the most beautiful thing in this portrait !

Despite her hair, Taylor is a very fun singer to draw because she has this sharp look in her eyes that makes a face that could have looked angelic on this picture (delicate face, blonde, curly hair and blue eyes…)

So, here’s the original picture:

Je trouve que Taylor a une classe sur cette photo qu'elle n'avait pas avant ;)

On this recent picture, Taylor looks classier than she ever did 😉

I chose this picture because it was black and white and Taylor has this really interesting expression but her messy hair made me hesitate…

STEP 0: SUPPLIES

Since I’m not a professional artist, my supplies are very basic :

Graphite pencils: HB (medium)/B (dark)/4H (light)

-Black and red pencils for the background

-Pencil sharpener

-Regular rubber+ Kneaded eraser, if you have one (but I don’t so you can draw without it)

– A paper sheet (A for me)

-Optional: Varnish depending on the kind of paper you use

– Something to stump: a stump, a handkerchief… or your finger !

There you are, young blossoming artist ! Ready to draw this super rock portrait !

STEP 1: GUIDING LINES

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I started by drawing guiding lines on the picture that I printed to copy them on my sheet, the being A format.  I’m just saying that, I don’t know why but my printer zoomed the picture so the drawing will be zoomed, too.So I drew the lines to have important elements such as eyes, nose, mouth, shoulder,etc… in the right place.

Those lines allow you to keep the right proportions for your drawing.

STEP 2: CONTOURS OF THE FACE

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In my opinion, it’s the most difficult step of a portrait. Why ? Because, at this very moment the drawing has to (kinda) look like the original picture, but also look like it has no soul ! But, seriously, I could’ve traced this but I thought it was cheating (and I’m also not 6 anymore…) That said, nothing prevents you to do so if I can’t draw it or if you’ve just started portraits, contours can be rearranged and it’s not the most important, anyway (even if it’s a good basis to start the portrait).

So, no particular technique to draw contours, practice makes perfect. But don’t worry: if you practice on a regular basis, you’ll make it ! 😉

STEP 3: THE EYES, WELL… THE ONLY ONE SHE HAS HERE !

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On this picture, we only see Taylor’s left eye, the right on is hidden by her (huge) hair, will be represented by shadows to suggest it through it.

For the right eye I used my three pencils:

-4H for contours, first grey layer on her eyelid, iris and shadows on her eyeball.

-HB for shadows around the eye (skin), first grey layer on her pupil, eyelashes, eyebrows, and also to give more depth to the shadows of the eyeball and to the eyelid, as well as the second layer on the iris.

-B to darken the pupil, the external contour of the iris, a little bit on the eyebrows as well as eyelashes and eyeshadow.

STEP 4: THE MOUTH

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For her mouth, have to admit that teeth are still difficult to draw for me, so I decided to ignore them and to fill in the mouth with with my B pencil (not literally !)

Then, her lipstick is kinda light so I only used 4H and HB, respectively for the fist layer and then the second layer as well as shadows. I use 4H to draw the curvy “lines” we have on our lips to give them more volume and realism.

Also, I drew her mole with the B pencil, you must not forget détails because they are the ones that allow you to catch the likeness the most possible ! 😉

About the skin around her mouth, at this moment you just have to draw her chin drawing a little curve under her lower lip, shading it with your HB pencil.

STEP 5: SKIN PART 1: THE BACKGROUND, THE FIRST LAYER

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For this first layer, we’re gonna color her skin lightly with 4H pencil to have a basis to draw the shadows later. We can already start to lightly draw the lighter and darker places of the skin, so we’ll have marks for the rest. I also started to color her black jacket with B, but we’ll need more layers of grey for it to be dark enough. I also rounded her face a little bit because I thought it looked to angular.

By the way, don’t forget her neck ! =)

STEP 6: THE HAIR: PART 1

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As a said at the beginning of the tutorial, Taylor’s hair is HARDCORE to draw for two reasons:

1/ It’s platinum blonde

2/ It’s messy as hell !

First, I think platinum blonde is the hardest hair color to copy in drawings. Indeed, this color is light kind of yellow that, ironically must not be to yellow…The thing is that I didn’t find a solution to this problem for the moment…

Then, when you have to draw platinum hair in black and white, you have to use a very light shade of grey but to also have  a strong relief to make the hair more realistic. For that purpose, you must draw “guiding” locks to draw the movement of the hair with your HB pencil on a basis lightly colored with your 4H pencil. After that, you must “draw” locks with your rubber to enlighten the hair.

Personally, I’ve been loosely inspired by the hair of the picture because copying it excatly would’ve been way too hard for me.

Also, you can already darken her roots with your HB pencil, but we’ll make them even darker in the second part.

STEP 7: END OF THE PORTRAIT: SKIN & HAIR PART 2 + BACKGROUND

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Yes, I could’ve divided this in two, even three parts but I forgot to scan the drawing…=X

FOR HER SKIN: Taylor’s skin is light so no need to color it entierely a second time ! Bu we have to darken the shadows and erase the lightest parts of her face and then stump that, to make it more realistic. HB will be enough for shdows.

By the way, don’t forget her neck (again !)

FOR HER HAIR: Taylor’s hair is as light as her skin, so, same, we’ll draw locks with our HB pencil, then erase it, stump it, draw it, erase it, stump it, draw it, etc… Until you get to the right result !

FOR THE BACKGROUND: You just have to hatch the background with the color you want (black and red for me).

At last, you just have to sign, date and (if you want) give a title to your work of art !

IN CONCLUSION:

TADAAA! =D

TADAAA! =D

I’m kind of satisfied with the result, even I wanted the hair to look better ! It isn’t my most lifelike portrait yet but I thought it was interesting to add my own unique touch of human craft because it makes the portrait one of a kind and it reflects my point of view on the picture !

BONUS: EPIC FAIL OF MY FIRST ATTEMPT

VOILA,QUOI.

Go ahead and laugh ! xD I told you she looked like a drag queen in this drawing ! =P

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I already have the next Rock Chick in mind !

If you have any idea of a female rocker that I could draw for Rock Chicks or any advice/opinion you can tell me in the comments !

Skillet & Stardust ! =P

Pixie McQueen xx

PS: This tutorial is inspired by another one from the French site Graphit’Art (sorry it doesn’t exists in English :() and thanks to it I progressed a lot ! So you should definetly check it out ! (No sponsoring ;P)

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Moving forward whatever happens !

Hey Internet! It’s Pixie Stardust McQueen, the boldest fairy of the Web !

For this new article I want to try something new. I want to write a motivational article because one of my friends was so sad those days and my role as fairy is to spread joy and positivity around me !

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Ever since I’ve been living on this planet, I’ve noticed what you, humans all have in common : pursuit of happiness. Et I’ve also realized that despite this, YOU still prevent YOURSELF from reaching it because you think you’re not good enough and you don’t deserve it. I must admit that it surprised me a lot because on my native planet where I used to live with my fairy family and friends, we never doubt our right to be happy, but you spend your time doing it…

I think it’s so sad because you have so many qualities : you’re clever, creative, funny, affectionate, this list is long ! And most of your defects are charming (not like trolls and goblins !) because contrary to fairies who thrive with perfection, you are made to be imperfect and to have your defects ! Your life is made for you to try lots of things, fall, rise, laugh and cry because you need to learn, that’s the essence of your life !

As I was saying, the role of fairies, as sarcastic and crazy as they can be (not like me at all… ;)) is to help people, bring joy and fun wherever they go. But your own role is to be yourself and accept this happiness awaiting for you…

Fairies love Beyoncé too !

Fairies love Beyoncé too !

The point is that you always have to keep going, whatever happens because if you stop living life the fullest and don’t change its direction if you want to, your life will never stop going the wrong way !

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BONUS! : Here’s a playlist of motivational songs ! =)

Dare You to Move- Switchfoot ( Jayesslee‘s cover that is awesome, too !)

Never Too Late- Three Days Grace

Lullaby- Nickelback

Hero- Jessie J (For Kick-Ass 2 OST)

I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz

Hero- Mariah Carey

Tightrope- Janelle Monaé

It’s My Life- Bon Jovi

Final Countdown- Europe

Eye Of The Tiger- Survivor (Rocky Balboa’s famous jam!)

Survivor- Destiny’s Child

I Want to Break Free- Queen 

Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore

Till I Collapse- Eminem 

Fighter- Christina Aguilera

Cuz I Can- Pink

Pixie Stardust McQueen =)

New painting ‘Fire Within’ & Taylor Momsen’s ‘Rock Chicks’

Hey Internet, Pixie Stardust McQueen, the boldest fairy of the web, here !

I actually painted this painting last weekend but, unfortunatly, I couldn’t upload it because of a lack of time. 😦 But I wanted to post it sooner or later (well, this time it’s gonna be later =X) because I’m so proud of it: it’s a birthday gift I I’ve made especially for a person that’s really important for me ❤

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(Sorry for bad lighting and framing but it’s a big painting, 50×65 centimeters and I can’t scan it with my little A4 like the others I put on my blogs and my DeviantArt)

This painting is called ‘Fire Within’ because it represents spontaneity, passion, ardor and love. I used warm colors that remind of fire since this elemnt inspired me a lot.

For this painting I only used magenta and yellow paint that I mixed together to create various shades of those colors (no black and no white neither). Then I scratched the fresh paint with the other side of my brsuh so I can give it more relief and make it come alive ! =D

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Right detail

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Center detail

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Left detail

Also, I’m a little bit late for the ‘Rock Chicks’ project because my drawing had progressed but I didn’t like the result (poor Taylor! She looked like a drag queen ! 😦 ), so I start it all over again when I have time because I’m really busy these days.

See you soon for new drawings and new articles (that are coming soon because I have tons of ideas), so stay connected !

Pixie Stardust McQueen =)

Fictional characters I become in daily situations !

Hey Internet, it’s Pixie Stardust McQueen, the boldest fairy of the web !

I have a lot of magical powers and among those I have one that I use very often: morphing. Thanks to this ability, I can turn into anybody at any time ! And as I am pretty practical, I use it to turn into a series/movie/book character to use his capacities and  handle any situation ! So here are my 9 favourite transformations and the situations they’re so useful for me :

1/ When I have an oral exam or any onstage performance : Rachel Berry (Glee)

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Rachel Berry is  determination, fighting spirit and the will to believe in your dream, whatever happens embodied in a cutie yet overachieving young lady. What I take her for an oral exam or a singing contest (fairies like me love to sing!) is this presence, this charisma and this amazing voice that make her a star at the very time when she’s on stage. I love when puts aside her prude-daddy’s-little-girl and that she becomes sassy right away. With her Oops, I did It Again performance (originally sung by Britney Spears), she became a really sexy and confident performer when she only was a simple nice student a few episodes ago. And that’s what makes her character so interesting, that dedication she has to always push her limits further and come closer and closer to her dream no matter what it takes. That’s exactly what I need in a stressful moment like an exam or a performance when you’re in front of an audience ready to judge you on everything : a total dedication and a lot of focus to give everything during my performance!

2/ When I fight with somebody : Hit Girl/Mindy Macready (Kick-Ass)

Vous avez dit badass ?

Did you say badass ?

Without exagerating, I think Chloë Grace Moretz is just one of my biggest lesbian crushes besides being an amazing actress, she has a good presence and is so beautiful ! Anyways, I would be (one of ?) her character(s) because if we had Sassiness Oscars, she would win so easily! And when you fight with Mindy Macready/Hit Girl, it’s serious! Actually, depending on the intensity of the conflict I would choose between those two. For a ‘soft’ fight, Mindy’s sarcasm and biting wit would be enough. Imagine yourself fighting with your brother:

BROTHER: “Have you lost your mind ?”

YOU ( being Mindy Macready) : “Nah Mom and Dad already gave ya all the flaws they had !”

BROTHER : “No matter what, you’re unimportant!!”

YOU (being Mindy Macready) : “Dude, the day I will be less important than an idiot sat all the day long drinking and watching nude girls, I will go to ‘Farmer wants a wife’ to meet a rich old farmer so I’ll live with cows that will look like your girlfriend and I’ll feel less alone ! And even that way, I’ll be more useful than you!”

BROTHER : “Pfff… I’m out !”

(No, just kidding, don’t be that harsh with your brothers and sisters, they can be cool sometimes ! ^^)

But if I find myself in a fight with fists or if I get assaulted, I’d rather be Hit Girl: no mercy !

3/ When I’m ill: Gregory House (Dr House)

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House is possibly one of the best doctors that have ever existed… Probably because he has never ever existed! Anyway, when I’m ill, a part of me wants to heal as quickly as possible and another wants to stay in her bed and being taken care of as well as attract compassion of people around her forever. As a result, turning myself into Gregory House is perfect: I heal myself in a completly anarchic way (he tests an enormous amount of products with unpronoceable names in every episode) to chill at home for a quite long time, I don’t worry about my illness because I’m so cynical that I couldn’t care less (or, at least, I pretend) andI finally find a remedy when I’m sick of being stuck at home !

4/ When I want to be the hottest girl at a party: Serena Van Der Woodsen (Gossip Girl)

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Who wouldn’t dream of being beautiful, charming and charismatic effortelessly, just for a night ?

Well, I would! Even if I truly believe in the wole ‘be yourself blah blah blah thing’, it would be so cool to have her shine and do whatever the hell I want without caring or being fearful ! But the problem with Serena is that everything gets out of hand with her : drama in front of everybody with Blair, drugs, alcohol, sex-tapes, guys she spent the night with that she forgets next morning, other girl’s jealousy, stupids that never leave you alone… Actually Serena is nice for the beginning of the party to have fun but I prefer to be myself later in the night.

5/ When I absolutely want to be right: Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

Il y a de l'amour dans l'air? Faux. Il y a de l'azote, de l'oxygène et du dioxyde de carbone dans l'air.

He is ALWAYS right.

Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon Lee Cooper. Nobody can contradict me when I become Sheldon Cooper because I always have a scientific argument to prove my point. I just have to avoid trips to Texas at his mother’s or we’ll argue about theory of evolution !Plus, with Sheldon everything is always nice and neat, my house will never look like a moroccan suq after a week of sales. Being Dr Cooper, I’m sure I will get along with very well with Adrian Monk…

Il y a des traces de doigts sur ton écran! t'as encore mangé des chips goût barbecue devant ton ordi, c'est ça?

There are finger marks on your screen! Did you eat BBQ crisps in front of your computer again ?

6/ When I want to be comfortable in an awkward situation: Chandler Bing (Friends)

Je vais être gêné et probablement sortir une blague stupide.

Yep. That’s right.

We all live awkward situations everyday, except me because I’m perfect (no, not at all)! When you say hello to wrong person, when drop sauce on your clothes at the restaurant, when you stumble and fall in public an so on… The best you can do in these regualar situations is to be funny to stay in control even in an embarrassing situation. And Chandler Bing (from Friends) mastered in I-make-jokes-no-to-be-too-awkward-even-if-I-actually-am (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious cannot handle the length of this expression I’ve just invented ^^)! I don’t know why but most of people I know aren’t really keen on his humour but I am, and he’s my favourite character of the series ! He always has something funny to say, I almost had a heart attack while watching episode 11 from season 1 when his mother, an erotic writer (what if she wrote 50 Shades of Grey ? Oh my God, they can’t even make her wear decent panties in the trailer to make you want to watch it !) That’s what I like about him : the way he’s awkward and sarcastic at the same time makes him perfect for this kind of situations !

7/ When I have a decision to make: Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana

Coucou. Je suis schizophrène.

Hi. I’m schizophrenic.

Another reference to Hannah Montana? It’s not my fault if I grew up with that (and Kim Possible, too, which is better !) I often have a hard time making decisions and I always try to make compromises, but Miley Stewart has taken it to the next level: her WHOLE LIFE is a compromise! How do you call it, again when you have multiple personalities ? Oh yeah, schizophrenia ! You don’t know if you want to buy a book or a magazine ? Buy both of them ! You don’t know if you want to buy a chocolate cake or  a strawberry pie ? Take them all, mix them together and make a smoothie ! That’s what I do when I have to make an important choice, when I become Miley/Hannah. But, it’s finally not that efficient because you can’t always make compromises…

8/ When I want to look like beauty standards: Betty Suarez (Ugly Betty)

On dirait que Betty a des pellicules...

Looks like Betty has dandruff…

“Why choose a girl considered as ‘ugly’ to look like beauty standards when the Hollywood industry is full of hot girls?” you must ask, young padawan. Well, because I just wanna break the rules! Waddup musical reference!  I’m one of those hippie-like people, I must admit it, who wants to live her life like nobody was watching (Waddup musical reference #2!) But let’s be real, I bet that, from the bottom of your heart, you do too, am I wrong ?

Waddup musical reference ?

Waddup musical reference ? =P

9/ When I want to be super powerful: Merlin (Merlin)

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When we talk about power, we often think about characters with a great physical stregth like Thor or very influent and rich people like Christian Grey  CEOs that run big international companies. But I think Melin is way more powerful than he seems. Even if he’s the Prince (WARNING SPOILER: then King) Arthur, he’s one of the only druids of Camelot that hasn’t been caught (magic is forbidden in Camelot and if you use it, you get killed). When you’re a little discreet servant who has a near-monopoly on magic in a city without anyone knowing it, in my opinion you’re more powerful than any of the richest moguls of the planet ! I know I already have magical powers, but I’m a fairy: I’m flamboyant, while Merlin is more discreet !

In the end, all of those transformations are tiring and despite certain sides of me I want to improve, I wouldn’t be anyone else in the world because I’m unique like everybody else and I can only make this world better if I am completly myslef !

So, I hope you liked this article (despite the cheesy-ish ending, haha) and if you have characters you would be in any daily situation, feel free to tell me in the comment section below !

Looks like Pixie is blasting off again ! (Check out this Pokémon subtle reference!)

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Feminism, why not?

Hey , it’s Pixie Stardust, the boldest fairy of the Internet !

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Today, we’re going to talk about a really important issue to me, feminism : yes, this word that immediatly makes you think about ugly women that don’t shave their armpits and scold like fishwives that had their little toe crushed by a whale! Feminism has never been more topical with Internation Women’s Day, March the 8th, threats against Emma Watson for her feminist commitments, lebanese journalist Rima Karaki’s grip that deserves respect and domestic violence against women banned in Algeria since March the 5th, feminist news are hot!

Lebanese journalist Rima Karaki answering to an islamist that disrespected her during an interview with him.

There’s a fine line between a sexy women who is aware of her sexuality wearing reveling clothes that show her body (or even naked as a jaybird, because I’m like a biiird, I only fly away, I don’t know where my soul is, hum. Well.) and a women that wear those same reveling clothes to please (consciously or not) to a society dominated by men to satisfy their sexual fantasies. I have a hard time telling the difference because I think it’s all about the intention of the woman and it’s too easy to judge her without slut-shaming her right away ! Despite this I’m still wondering if it’s relevant for celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé or Nicki Minaj considering themselves as ‘feminists’ or say they’re totally free with their sexuality and body while they show bodies considered as beautiful and valuable in showbiz…

Alors, féministe ou pas nicki

So, feminist or not ?

Consequently, we can realize that their clothes, but the way they move in them, as well is imitated by their fans (often quite young), but the fact that they don’t have their idols’ fame don’t protect them from being called names such as ‘hoe’, ‘bitch’ (pronounce it with a slight hood accent :)) or ‘easy’, while their idols are often apreciated for the same behaviour although those fans cope bullying sometimes.Kim Kardashian has become famous because of a sex-tape and is respected by millions of people while young girls like Amanda Todd commit suicide because of stolen, risqué photos exposed against their will that became the cause of a daily moral and physical harassement? I have nothing against Kim Kardashian and co. (I’ve laughed so hard watching an episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ even if it’s not a huge accomplishement in my Internet fairy life!), but it’s not fair that some people are admired and other bullied for the same acts: wazzup double standard! Same thing with men that can sleep with a lot of women without being called a ‘slut’ (which has actually no equivalent for males, ‘slut’ meaning promiscuous GIRL…)

Slut shaming

However, comparison with men, even if it’s often justified in cases like equal salaries and rights can be dangerous sometimes because we’re not just copies of men, we are women! With this statement we can’t be considered as men with voluptuous bodies and tendencies to like face paint make-up ! So, it’s up to us to create or develop a new vision of power that would combine ‘masculine’ sides traditionally related to power (strengh, domination, ambition, assertiveness…) and ‘feminine’ sides (intelligence, creativity, being a good listener, patience, intuition…) in order to have the best of both worlds (you have the right to hate me if you have this epic Hannah Montana theme song in your head because of me!)

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What the hell am I doing in article about feminism ?!

Moreover, the women issue is also a big deal for men because they’re reduced to their masculine essence too, that is to say their strengh that allows them to protect women and children, which can prevent them to show their sensitive side and their feelings without being seen as ‘faggots’ or ‘weak’, so they lose their connection with their emotions and are unhappy. We often mistake protecting and dominating : when you’re protecting someone, you take care of him/her without oppressing him/her, being respectful and dominating someone means violating psychic and/or physical boundaries to subjugate the person. The problem with most boys’ and then men’s socialization is that it’s based on the fear of being dominated by women and the humiliation and reject of their ‘feminine’ side (yin) to only embrace their ‘masculine’ side (yang) pushing them to reject themselves in a way rejecting not only women but also feminine with capital F, making them incomplete.

Iggy Pop feminism

Preach it, Iggy !

I hope you enjoyed this more serious-minded article and I fly away to infinty and beyoooond !!!

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Pixie Stardust =)

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