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    1 day ago

    artduck QUACK

    Apparently someone /coughs/ @SailorTweek likes me enough to make me FU for the second time this year! Hot Diggity shit. Well, here's the lowdown about me. 

    I'm an artist, a college student and I moonlight as a children's art teacher. I'm hoping to illustrate my first children's book this summer, more on that later. This will be my 4th year as a guardian (holy shit!) and I'm very excited to see my Guardian family this summer. With the few free hours I have during the week, I play a grumpy old man in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with fellow guardians from RTX. (@JackDP@ninjaspectre @gherb @SunsetDawn @Desayjin[email protected] our DM @ColinCaelin) <3 I also roller skate! Like every week. I have beautiful cherry red skates that have light up wheels. 

    Art: http://surelyanne.tumblr.com/

    I like a lot of things! I like so many things that I wish I had time to draw them all; most recently I was working on some character designs using the characters from 11 little roosters:





  • One Year Ago

    1 day ago

    Newbs Uncle Slam

    Picture writing a story of a musician who wanted to be famous. They'd sell their soul to the devil for immense talent and adoration. They'd tour near and far away from their home midwest state, world renowned for their skills and song writing abilities. Performing in front of millions of fans worldwide for decades.

    At the end of the story, the devil would find it fitting to take the musician's life by having them die in their midwest home, in an elevator. 


    Because one of the artist's most popular songs had the lyrics, "And if the elevator tries to break you down, go crazy. Punch a higher floor."

    Thank you, Prince. For everything. 

  • Day 111 art show hanging

    1 day ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Today I hung the 5 portraits I've done so far this year in my Art Guild Art Show. They all required framing, which took a little work. (I buy premade frames). I'll find out Sunday how they did.

  • Graphic Novel Review: The Black Monday Murders, Vol 1 ( Mostly Spoiler-free)

    16 hours ago

    Ratatoskr Keeper of Logics

    Let's change this up, shall we?

    I picked up a copy of Jonathan Hickman's The Black Monday Murders this week, and I was impressed enough to write up a loose review.

    Here's the cover, just so we understand what we're getting into -


    Yes, that is a goat skull, and the name of the trade paperback is: "All hail, God Mammon"

    It is very up front with what's inside.

    The reviews I read called this 'cryto-noir', a phrase that's definitely fitting. It's decidedly noir, all thick shadows and disillusioned characters. As the beginning of a murder mystery, it's got my vote. But it's the crypto- where things get interesting.

    When people use the the term 'Lovecraftian', they usually mean a piece of fiction with an uninteresting doomsday prophesy, and some tentacled horrors. Which is... fine. Keeps the genre alive. 

    But one of the core concepts that Lovecraftian fiction bases itself on, is the idea that the whole world is rotten to the core, and puppeted by vast and uncaring forces. There are no winners, and the Big Bad is never finally defeated, just held back. Cthulhu and associates need not apply. Which makes modern economics a perfect environment for this kind of story. That's right - this is a Wall Street tale, rich in corruption, mystery, and a body-count that would make George R.R. Martin cringe. All wrapped in a thick and leering tapestry of occultism and conspiracy.


    I'd like to say a great deal about the writing, but I hate spoilers with a passion, so here goes: This is a noir murder mystery, spliced with a grand conspiracy of generations. The interlinking connections, grudges, and betrayals form a rich net of deep distrust, one that the reader gets a sense of immediately. There are plots, none of which are fully revealed in this issue, and a sense of real depth. The shifting perspective shows off the world almost effortlessly, not sparing time to explain for the reader. It's a hazard, but it plays well. At times, characters build a bed of lies, half-truths, and hidden traps that are far more visible to the reader than anyone else. In others, it's blunt and efficient, a Darwinian scheme of power and violence made manifest. A trade paperback isn't a full story, or even half of one, so calling full judgement is difficult at best. But when this novel needs to be punchy, it goes for the kill, and it's unsettlingly subtle whenever else.



    Artist Tomm Coker delivers the noir vibe and sensibility even more then the writing. The photo-realistic style and muted, strategic use of color pulls the eye. In contrast with a lot of modern releases, there are only a few truly stand-alone splash pages. Most of the powerful visual moments are quiet, tense, and ultimately threatening. The horrific subject matter isn't on full display, but rather down-beat. At no point does the book ask the reader to stare at a bloody scene for its own sake. Often the darkest of events happens off-screen, or on one memorable case, just to the side. The rich, stark style plays beautifully, and makes every scene utterly believable, relatable. Especially the titular murders.


    What The Black Monday Murders is not is accessible. The excellent and fun Rat Queens tells you who it is from page one. The reader knows instantly what kind of stories will be told. The surpassing Saga does the same, with fever-dream sensibility and brass balls. 

    Here, Hickman jumps into the deep end without a snorkel. Layers are peeled back, little by little, with the help of a plethora of conversation transcripts, maps, and histories to lay a foundation for the madness happening in the pages. This is where The Murders shines, if you can make it there. A great many first volumes in graphic novels dither. They spend a majority of their time setting the scene, and their world-building can really hurt the flow of the story. Hickman asks you to dive, and hopes you'll get a feeling for things on a first read. And that's the appeal. This novel asks, practically demands a second and third read, as the mysterious and rune-splattered organization charts and history clips snap into focus.


    The Black Monday Murders is a dark story, and it makes no apologies. But it has a deep story to deliver, with noir sensibility down to the bones. Volume One impressed me from the first few pages, and lays a concrete foundation for further volumes. It's bloody, haunting, and rich. Like swimming over a continental self, the drop-off is vast and inky. I'm itching, somewhat spasmodically, for Volume Two.

    Note: This is not a comic book. This is an adult graphic novel, intended for people not bothered by mature themes. Don't buy this for your fourteen-year old cousin.

  • Democrats are divided again

    1 day ago

    ninjacake Senzu Bean!!!

    Once again Bernie Sanders has become a divisive figure in the democratic party. More specifically within liberal voters. Most of you know that I am a Bernie fan, but I will do my best to break down the situation as unbiased as possible. That being said I am speaking to democrats/liberals here so that particular bias will be prevalent. 

    Bernie Sanders says he is aiming for a revolution and he has been endorsing democratic candidates on many different levels. In a recent poll Bernie Sanders was voted most approved senator and the voting included independent, democrat and republican senators. Basically Bernie's endorsement has a lot of weight which is why a lot of liberal folks are pissed at him right now. Recently he made an endorsement for democrat Heath Mello who is running for mayor of Omaha in Nebraska and this is where things get divisive.

    In 2009 Heath Mello sponsored a bill that would require women to get an ultrasound and see the fetus before making the decision to get an abortion. Mello also voted in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline so many people on the left are questioning Bernie's decision to endorse this man for mayor. Some people are going as far as saying he needs to just stop chiming in on what the democrats are doing since he isn't even a democrat (he is independent). Basically a woman's reproductive rights are non negotiable for a lot of liberal people and I firmly believe in pro-choice ideology just as Bernie has his entire career. Many are wondering how can Bernie be a progressive when he is supporting someone that does not appear to be progressive and does not 100% support a woman's right to choose in the case of of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. This is an absolutely valid observation to make.

    There is another man running for mayor in Omaha. His name is Jon Ossoff and he is very clearly pro choice in every capacity. It would seem like Jon Ossoff would be the choice candidate but there are some factors to consider which I will lay out for you. While Ossoff is very pro choice he is not on board with Bernie's universal health care plan and is also against a substantial increase of the minimum wage. Meanwhile, Heath Mello (the other guy) has a shady record on abortion but is in favor of both universal healthcare and a $15 minimum wage. This right here is what is dividing voters. Are social issues the most important? Are economic issues more important? Perhaps it's best to combine the questions and look at it from a socio-economic perspective.

    Bernie Sanders has stated that if we are going to implement a progressive agenda then we need democrats in power in all positions all across the country. Supposedly, this will ensure democrats regain power of the house and senate in 2018 as well as the presidency in 2020. Here is the thing about Omaha. It is located in the state of Nebraska which is a VERY red state. It is safe to say that christian values are a major factor there when it comes to politics and that means it could very well come down to views on abortion for that clinch vote. The thing about Christian values is they are not exclusive to republicans. 

    You can not expect every democrat to be pro choice without getting rid of our religious freedom. That is the compromise that many say should not exist but I assure you it does exist (so long as you live in America anyway). That is a huge flaw in our two party system and by that I mean we all have to make way too many compromises. Sorry, I got off track there... Heath Mello has stated that if elected he will not touch the right to receive an abortion but the fact he isn't 100% pro choice will sit better with the voters in a republican state than Ossoff who is is an avid defender of Planned Parenthood.

    I am also a defender of Planned Parenthood but I also know that ultimately this election for mayor of Omaha will be decided by the people who live there. If you don't live in Nebraska then you can't really sway this one with your opinions online. Ironic as I give my own, but I am trying to give a balanced view here. From a political standpoint I'd say Heath Mello has a much better chance of actually winning than Jon Ossoff and I do believe Bernie is counting on that. If you are wondering why he doesn't just endorse both since they would surely be better than the republican nominees it's because it would split the vote. You have to bet on the winning horse and this is the unfortunate and dirty side of politics. Even Bernie has to play the game which is why a lot of folks claim he is hijacking the democratic party.

    Both parties need an acid bath.

  • want me to draw you?

    2 days ago

    simrell not drunk


    a cute as fuck illustration like these examples could be yours! for only 40$ USD!! email me to get yours before my commission slots are all full:

    [email protected]

  • Comic Bento Unboxing April 2017- Don't get mad... GET EVEN!

    23 hours ago

    Fly Keeper of Blades


    And I'm always accepting constructive criticism!

  • Something I Don't Quite Understand

    1 day ago

    Kikyobutt Keeper of Beards


    I understand why women wear them, but I don't understand why they would spend so much for an expensive and non-comfortable bra. The one thing I hear all the time about bras is how uncomfortable most of them are, yet if you take one look at any Victoria Secret bra it's like $50+. I mean seriously, if you want something to hold your boobs up, I'd do it for free.

  • Banana Pie

    2 days ago


    I tried out a new recipe today that I got from a cousin or maybe they're a second cousin?- Anyway! -it's from a family member.  Haven't made one quite like this before, rather than just plain dough, pecans are crushed and mixed in to make the crust of the pie.  After that part was ready the final steps involved layering a blend of cream cheese, pudding, bananas, and whipped cream.  

    It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself, but the others that partook of this treat said it was really good and that I should make it more often.





    Take care.

  • Uncharted 4

    2 days ago


    Just a quick journal.  I've pushed this game aside for a very long time, and for the life of me I don't know why.  I just picked it up again last week, and I've binged on it until now (about 2am and I have work tomorrow). 

    I'm seriously about to cry.  If ever there was an ending most perfect in a game, its Uncharted 4. Bar none, this game is a testament to how a story should be told, how actors should act, and how gaming mechanics should...mechanic.

    I know it is an old game and probably some of you here have played; but coming from a man who bought this game on day one just to get side tracked by games like Horizon, Far Cry, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Overwatch (DAMN YOU OVERWATCH!), and other games...this game is a gem.  If ever there was a reason to buy a PS4, this game alone would be worth it and I don't say this lightly at all. This scene I captured by accident, but it is one of the most stunning visuals I've ever seen, and really I'm not doing much at all in it.

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