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beatonna:

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

I am reblogging Ducks to send you the link to Todd Korol’s photo series on the Alberta oil sands.  It even comes with a scarecrow.  My sketches are very loose, and suggest things that are bigger, but it is something else to see them, and it is rare for me to see a set of images that evokes the place so clearly.  I think it is a good compliment to getting a bigger picture.  (Link)

Okay this is really poignant.

beatonna:

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

I am reblogging Ducks to send you the link to Todd Korol’s photo series on the Alberta oil sands.  It even comes with a scarecrow.  My sketches are very loose, and suggest things that are bigger, but it is something else to see them, and it is rare for me to see a set of images that evokes the place so clearly.  I think it is a good compliment to getting a bigger picture.  (Link)

Okay this is really poignant.

kazerad:

Last Christmas, while preparing for a family gathering, I continued the long and arduous process of ensuring every child in my extended family is raised exactly the way I was: surrounded by an inexhaustible supply of Legos.

image

The children had aged a lot since I first began my endeavor to…

The “pink gears” theory of improving female-targeted products touches on a lot of things with which I’ve been struggling.  I’m reblogging Kazerad’s post as a link instead of inline because it’s huge, but I highly recommend checking it out.  Kazerad is a skilled and insightful writer, plus, you know, it helps to know what exactly got me going on all this.

With that out of the way:

I’ve long struggled with gender stuff, because I’m a guy, but I’m not a guy.

I don’t mean that I’m trans, or genderqueer, or anything like that, because I’m not (or at least I don’t think I am.)  I think I’m a cisgendered male.  I’m pretty happy with my beard and my penis and all that, certain fantasy-only RP scenes and fetishes aside.

I mean it more in the sense that, well, there’s a lot of cultural associations and stereotypes attached to “being a guy,” and those are where I run into trouble.  Guys are the big strong tough warriors and … well, you know how the image goes.

To me, that kind of person is about the most repellant thing in the universe.  Not only is it gross, it is also personally intimidating to me due to negative associations.  I mean, I already hated typical manly men anyway, but then I ended up getting a job working for one, and he is a blunt, rude, vulgar, tyrannical bully who has made my life miserable ever since.  Now I hate guys even more.

So, I embraced the other side.

Here’s where I get into trouble.  I sometimes have trouble explaining what it means to be “girly” in an age where gender roles are increasingly questioned (as well they’ve should be!)  I don’t even 100% understand it myself, sometimes.  I do know I’ve been banned from websites for trying to ask, because I have so little clue what I’m talking about that I botch the explanation and the attempted post ends up looking clunky, embarrassing, and offensive.  I’m trying, but when the subject matter is so touchy and I’m so clumsy that even asking wrong is a crime, it’s a bit hard to get answers sometimes.

Anyway.

The best I’ve been able to come up with on my own is that there should probably be a separation between the interests/personality side of what people are into and their genders.  Right now, the two are so intertwined that there aren’t even words for the interest side that aren’t gendered.

Seriously, what do you call someone who’s domestic and submissive, who likes the laces and ribbons and anything that comes in pink, who owns and unironically enjoys things like those ridiculous Bic For Her pens and Hannah Montana PSPs and the like?  (Which I actually do, I own those, because those really and truly are my thing.)  What do you call someone who owns this watch?

(I used to wear that thing every day, until the nickel in the band started giving me horrible rashes.  I still have it sitting in a drawer, and I still miss it and wish I could wear it.  Find me a way to protect my skin from that thing and I would put it on again right now.)

What words are there for any of that stuff, other than “effeminate” or “girly”?  See, even according to the English language itself, those are female interests. By contrast, that Duke Nukem picture is manly.

I think there needs to be a way to disassociate pink shit and blue shit from girls and boys.  As it stands, I’m a guy who is so strongly into such a high level of pink shit that, because we do still attach gender to that, I worry about accidentally offending someone just because I unironically like something that actual women find demeaning and offensive.  (Again, I have Bic For Her pens.)

There’s another problem I run into, though.  It is tied with the first problem, and it is the other major reason it is such a struggle to figure my own tastes out sometimes.  It also brings us back to what Kazerad’s post addressed, and it is the entire reason I felt like this post was an appropriate place to detour into my gender identity and interests.

You see, a lot of pink shit is really terrible.

Go back to the boys’ and girls’ Legos mentioned and shown in Kazerad’s post.  Your first reaction should be outrage and offense that they would try to separate the two genders, as if girls aren’t allowed to have boys’ Legos.  But then, if you look deeper than that … well, I don’t know about you, but my second thought is that those girls’ Legos are awful.  The boys’ Legos are, you know, Legos, the ones we all know and love, whereas the girls’ ones are these weird simplified things with limited building options and weirdly proportioned and sized person figures that are about as jarringly different next to “real” Legos as Duplos are.  They just don’t work, it’s an un-fun and offensive mess, and I say this as someone who likes collecting pink shit.  Yes, I’m girly and I’m into being treated like a girl, but not a four-year-old girl.
(On a similar note, since that reminds me: I don’t like Hannah Montana, either.  I got the Hannah Montana PSP bundle because it was the only way to get the PSP in that color. And, okay, the stickers are nice, too.  But still.  It’s not like you actually have to play the Hannah Montana UMDs they threw in.)
Meanwhile, mechanical engineering is another area that’s treated as such a guy thing that I’ve become averse to it because of the guy association.  I actually have a rather embarrassing story about this: one time, budgiebin needed me to disassemble my 3DS as far down as getting the battery out so she could see what was behind it for a project she was working on.  I … did not handle the request well.  In retrospect, she was right, and it was a perfectly mundane thing to do (it’s no more a big deal than changing the battery in anything else, except that the battery lid is screwed on), and I am sorry and ashamed in retrospect for how I acted at the time, but … well, I flipped out.  It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to take apart a 3DS—hell, Budgie was right there trying to explain it to me in real time.  It was that I didn’t want to know. It was like a Congressional Republican being placed in a room where people were teaching science.  It was blasphemous, unclean knowledge that threatened to … I don’t know, turn me into some sort of guy if I didn’t fight back.
Yeah, it was overblown and silly.  I really should not have reacted like that.  I know I shouldn’t have.  And I’m sorry.  But still, that just goes to show how strong the association was, I guess.
Kazerad’s idea would solve both these problems, I think.  The pink shit crowd would have something awesome and not terrible, and it would promote mechanical engineering in a way that actually appeals to them.  I wouldn’t be disappointed at the girl Legos having to suck, nor would I have to worry about being subjected to something manly against my will.  The idea of promoting beautiful intricate clockwork instead of rugged powerful muscle cars or whatever is perfect, and the animals are cute and appealing. I would buy the whole set.  Hell, he had me at “pink gears.”  So, I can definitely confirm his theory that people would buy this, or at least that I would.
hato-xaq:

thebritishdweeb:

fragileshedinja:

kiwisakii:

pinkfastener:

thevv1ckedone:

barricorn:

muldertorture:

jrnnufert
hmm not bad

name: racgek
url: barruceb

name: lsjufz
URL: thevvicjed9e
not bad.

name: Zaxgaet
URL: pinkfsstebr

Name: NicoleyyrURL: Kiwisajii

Name: fidschfszcgczd
URL: fragileshedinja

Name: ey I aUrl: YHE tiyudhferrg
IM CRYING I did this on a phone LOLOLOL

Name: will rennar
URL: hato-xaq
Okay, apparently I remember the layout of a keyboard a little too well. I fully expected to miss the hyphen at the very least…

Name: kjofjfk jskdnyr
URL: kjofrksk
yep perfect

hato-xaq:

thebritishdweeb:

fragileshedinja:

kiwisakii:

pinkfastener:

thevv1ckedone:

barricorn:

muldertorture:

jrnnufert

hmm not bad

name: racgek

url: barruceb

name: lsjufz

URL: thevvicjed9e

not bad.

name: Zaxgaet

URL: pinkfsstebr

Name: Nicoleyyr
URL: Kiwisajii

Name: fidschfszcgczd

URL: fragileshedinja

Name: ey I a
Url: YHE tiyudhferrg

IM CRYING I did this on a phone LOLOLOL

Name: will rennar

URL: hato-xaq

Okay, apparently I remember the layout of a keyboard a little too well. I fully expected to miss the hyphen at the very least…

Name: kjofjfk jskdnyr

URL: kjofrksk

yep perfect

budgiebin:

hato-xaq:

??

*looks left*

*looks right*

*looks left again*

If you can’t tell exactly what song this is just from that, you missed out on something good.

IDK man. FFMQ was absolutely Baby’s First RPG. I’d say it’s pretty missable.

The music wasn’t.

FFMQ is a pretty meh to even bad game otherwise but ABSOLUTELY worth it for the music.

hato-xaq:

??

*looks left*

*looks right*

*looks left again*

If you can’t tell exactly what song this is just from that, you missed out on something good.

I could tell what this was from your description, before I even clicked. :D

bedupolker:

hatoful boyfriends. dedicated to my friend Ashawott, who has not sold her soul to tumblr yet.

dragondicks:

promoting body positivity for larger girls:

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doing so by throwing skinny girls under the bus, calling thinner girls “fake”, or insisting that being bigger is “what men really want” (implying that any female body type is only good if it has male approval):

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the Day is: Cutiesauruses

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the Day is: Cutiesauruses

budgiebin:

tinycartridge:

Smash Bros. can be frustrating sometimes ⊟

I don’t know the full story behind these pics, as I’ve seen them posted on Japanese blogs and tweets a bunch of times separately (shout-outs to Matty for the RT). If you find yourself angry over a Smash Bros. match, please don’t take it out on your cartridge and/or 3DS. Do what I do and just find a Waluigi pillow to punch in the face dozens of time. It’ll make you feel better.

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Why would you do this THIS IS SO MUCH MONEY

If I am ever THAT furious with a game, I just, you know, quietly stop playing. Because I thought the point of playing games was to have fun?

As a collector who once foolishly sold some things he can now never get back, the thought of harming a game or system, no matter how terrible it may be, just breaks my heart.

palidoozy-art:

So I wanted to answer this one, and I wanted to post it publically because I think a lot of people run into this issue, especially right when they break into the industry. I redacted anything that could remotely hint at what you’re working on. Like some sort of super NDA.
In any case! Like what I mentioned earlier—actually a lot of people go through this. Psychologically, it sounds similar to something I and a couple of my friends went through called Imposter Syndrome. It’s this nagging feeling that you’re a complete and utter fake and you got hired for the task by complete accident, and that it’s only a matter of time before they “find out” and kick you to the curb. Like I mentioned, my first actual art-career job, I suffered from this A LOT and was constantly terrified at work.
Thing is, you will run into tricky stuff during the project, and it will be terrifying, at parts. But at the same time—keep in mind that they hired you for a reason. Generally people don’t just hire SOLELY for your skill (although they do sometimes)—oftentimes you’re hired for your creativity, your problem-solving skills, your charisma. They hired you (or contracted you) because they have faith that you, specifically, could iron out the difficulties and make something awesome. Try to show yourself the same faith.
That’s not the greatest advice in the world though (“hey you’re feeling scared stop being so scared and you’ll feel better”) so here’s some more practical stuff that helped me while I was freaking out:
BREATHING EXERCISES. It was taught to my partner in the military, it was taught to me in therapy, and it’s actually pretty good at reducing stress.
Get a good playlist of soothing or nostalgic music. When I was freaking out a lot, I listened to nothing but the Legend of Mana soundtrack. It’s both super nostalgic to me and settled me down quite a bit.
Be transparent with your clients. Not “HEY I’M MELTING DOWN SEND ME HELP,” but ask for feedback, make sure you’re going in the right direction. I used to call my art director over and just tell him “Hey sorry for calling you over, I just absolutely want to make sure this is what you want. Am I going in the right direction?” You’re often going to find your clients are going to be way more satisfied that you’re taking the effort to figure out their needs.
In terms of deadlines — If you’re finding yourself cutting it super close, it might help to schedule out your entire day (including eating, sleeping, etc.). This is more hardcore though. Rather, plan yourself appropriately, and be absolutely transparent with your client. I used to set up google calendar to plan stuff out. And if you get caught on something, move forward. You’ll often find when you go back to a task you had trouble on, you’ll have a better perspective on it.
General advice for comicking? Hmm… This is gonna sound incredibly unhelpful, but… Just do it. I find I often spend more time delaying and panicking about a hard task than actually executing it.
Remember — you are an artist. You don’t just have a preset group of skills, you’re not a one-trick pony—you can draw, goddammit! Never drawn a horse before? Fuck it, you’ll learn, grab some reference and do that shit. Never drawn an action sequence? Look at some other comics, try a few practice rounds, then go for it. Feed off of your accomplishments. And remember — you were hired for a reason.

palidoozy-art:

So I wanted to answer this one, and I wanted to post it publically because I think a lot of people run into this issue, especially right when they break into the industry. I redacted anything that could remotely hint at what you’re working on. Like some sort of super NDA.

In any case! Like what I mentioned earlier—actually a lot of people go through this. Psychologically, it sounds similar to something I and a couple of my friends went through called Imposter Syndrome. It’s this nagging feeling that you’re a complete and utter fake and you got hired for the task by complete accident, and that it’s only a matter of time before they “find out” and kick you to the curb. Like I mentioned, my first actual art-career job, I suffered from this A LOT and was constantly terrified at work.

Thing is, you will run into tricky stuff during the project, and it will be terrifying, at parts. But at the same time—keep in mind that they hired you for a reason. Generally people don’t just hire SOLELY for your skill (although they do sometimes)—oftentimes you’re hired for your creativity, your problem-solving skills, your charisma. They hired you (or contracted you) because they have faith that you, specifically, could iron out the difficulties and make something awesome. Try to show yourself the same faith.

That’s not the greatest advice in the world though (“hey you’re feeling scared stop being so scared and you’ll feel better”) so here’s some more practical stuff that helped me while I was freaking out:

  • BREATHING EXERCISES. It was taught to my partner in the military, it was taught to me in therapy, and it’s actually pretty good at reducing stress.
  • Get a good playlist of soothing or nostalgic music. When I was freaking out a lot, I listened to nothing but the Legend of Mana soundtrack. It’s both super nostalgic to me and settled me down quite a bit.
  • Be transparent with your clients. Not “HEY I’M MELTING DOWN SEND ME HELP,” but ask for feedback, make sure you’re going in the right direction. I used to call my art director over and just tell him “Hey sorry for calling you over, I just absolutely want to make sure this is what you want. Am I going in the right direction?” You’re often going to find your clients are going to be way more satisfied that you’re taking the effort to figure out their needs.
  • In terms of deadlines — If you’re finding yourself cutting it super close, it might help to schedule out your entire day (including eating, sleeping, etc.). This is more hardcore though. Rather, plan yourself appropriately, and be absolutely transparent with your client. I used to set up google calendar to plan stuff out. And if you get caught on something, move forward. You’ll often find when you go back to a task you had trouble on, you’ll have a better perspective on it.
  • General advice for comicking? Hmm… This is gonna sound incredibly unhelpful, but… Just do it. I find I often spend more time delaying and panicking about a hard task than actually executing it.

Remember — you are an artist. You don’t just have a preset group of skills, you’re not a one-trick pony—you can draw, goddammit! Never drawn a horse before? Fuck it, you’ll learn, grab some reference and do that shit. Never drawn an action sequence? Look at some other comics, try a few practice rounds, then go for it. Feed off of your accomplishments. And remember — you were hired for a reason.

d0nnatron:

klondikekun:

dorkly:

The 7 Types of Pokemon Players

For more comics, go to Dorkly.com!

My entire team is literally just starters. Fun confirmed

I’m the last one. I literally do play it for fun.

I try so hard to be the last one, but ingrained habits from my time as the first one die hard, frequently reappear even when I don’t want them to, and always ruin the fun when they do. It’s basically why I can’t play Pokemon anymore.

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lights/4855/

last modified 1999-06-19 21:28:07

It’s like our generation of internet dwellers still hadn’t yet gotten the hang of what websites were or how they worked.

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lights/4855/

last modified 1999-06-19 21:28:07

It’s like our generation of internet dwellers still hadn’t yet gotten the hang of what websites were or how they worked.

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9855/
last modified 1999-06-19 18:41:40

You kids don’t understand
It was truly a different era back then

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9855/

last modified 1999-06-19 18:41:40

You kids don’t understand

It was truly a different era back then

tinycartridge:

Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟
Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.
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Man, if anyone was considering taking the plunge into Crossing Animals at some point (and coming to see me in my village, to see the place where all those mayorteo posts come from), that’s a pretty great sale for ACNL.

tinycartridge:

Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟

Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.

PREORDER Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, upcoming releases

Man, if anyone was considering taking the plunge into Crossing Animals at some point (and coming to see me in my village, to see the place where all those mayorteo posts come from), that’s a pretty great sale for ACNL.