gettin sick of this whole “wait a week for the next episode” shit
Ok! So this is what I mean— hopeully this explains it!!! Pretty much what you want to do is draw your lineart as normal (I use a pastelly/greyish bg using my usual lineart colour + linear burn just so I’m seeing what I’m ending up with/it’s less harsh than inking in black) and setting up your FLATS is the important bit. You want your lines to be on linear burn so you can see what stuff looks like— unlike normal basing, you want the colours to go all the way under the line. With blacks or lines that you colour yourself, you can use the opaqueness of the lines to hide your messy basing. With this method you want to be pretty precise, or you will miss little bits, and it will look messy. Unless you are me and that is what you’re going for, lol.
If you’re someone who likes control over their images, this is not the technique for you, this is like JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL lineart mode. I like having the control with opaque lineart I colour myself but it takes a thousand years, so this is the method i refer to. I have linear burn on 100% right now, but past pages were 85% or lower. Just depends on how strong you want it to look. You can do a lot with this TBH! and it’s a fun way to do coloured sketches that look good quickly— I drew this in like 5 mins.
Zeller and Price are sometimes lucky enough to momentarily let it slip from their minds that Bev isn’t there anymore…but only when they’re working really hard. Unfortunately it usually comes back to bite them, when one of them calls her name out to come assist them with whatever they are doing-and then they remember, and the room goes quiet.
aaactually the “irreverent fandom & ‘shipping’” [o the disdainful quotation marks slay me] are completely important and delightful
let’s not do the “i look down on you because i regard your relationship with a fictional text as intrinsically inferior to mine because of some elitist straitjacketed notion of how texts should be received, as though ‘fandom’ is a dirty word rather than a subversive movement to challenge archaic interpretative hierarchies; and exploring complex taboos and intricate interpersonal character dynamics through absurdist humour and collaborative fan textual authorship are somehow less ‘thoughtful’ and appropriate and valid to this challenging mutilvalent text [which, by the way, owes major debts to the most pulpy, lurid and irreverent tropes of genre fiction; and only survives because of its ardent vocal intelligent fandom] than traditional literary analysis” thing, yeah?
don’t trash other fans to compliment me. that’s not a compliment, it’s an insult.
Dear Ms. Schlafly,
I’m a teenage girl who has been reading about you quite a bit in the news lately. It seems to me that you have absolutely no idea what women of my generation are all about. I can understand that because I often deal with older people who think that their generation is superior and my generation is the worst thing ever just because we’re different. Really though, I think since you want to be all up in the public eye, it would really do you a lot of good to understand things from the perspective of one of the young women who will be taking over this country soon.
I’ve been thinking about how I can explain what feminism means to my generation in a way you might not have thought of before. I wanted to try to work from something we have in common, and it’s been kind of hard to find something I have in common with you. Then, it came to me. I bet you wear a bra.
I was reading recently about a company called Yellowberry that was started by a young woman because she took her younger sister bra shopping and her sister didn’t like any of the choices. None of the bras fit her, and she felt the selections were too sexual. So she started a line of bras so that girls would have more options. As for myself, I shop at Victoria’s Secret. It’s not because I want to be sexy or have any grand delusions of looking like one of their models. I shop there because they have different styles of bras so I can find something I think is pretty that fits me. I don’t know where you shop for your bras, but I bet you have a favorite one. I bet you have that one bra that’s comfortable and goes with just about everything. I bet the last thing you were thinking about when you bought that bra was what a man would think about it.
Well, making choices in our lives as young women is kind of like finding that favorite bra. Not all of us are going to fit into the same kind and not all of us are going to find the same style attractive. We all deserve to have as many choices as possible, and as women, we shouldn’t be judging the choices made by other women. Choosing a bra is a very personal choice and is none of anyone else’s business. We should be, as women, looking for ways we can expand the choices both for ourselves and other women, just as Megan Grassell did when she started Yellowberry. Equality doesn’t mean women will all make the same choice. It means women will be treated the same no matter what choices they make.
This brings us to the idea you have that women shouldn’t have equal pay because it will make it more difficult for them to find husbands. What you’re doing is attempting to limit my choices, and I don’t appreciate that. Let’s get one thing straight here. When I’m thinking about what kind of career I want to have, it’s a lot like shopping for a bra. I want to find something that fits me and appeals to me, and I’m not thinking about pleasing a man. Anyone who wants to be my partner in life is going to have to truly respect me, appreciate me for who I am, and honor the choices I make.
What you’re doing, Ms. Schlafly, is contributing to something very disturbing I see happening with some of the teenage girls I know. At a time in their lives when they should be free, independent, and exploring and preparing for the possibilities they have in the future, many of them are worried about getting or keeping a boyfriend. There are young women my age who are extremely smart but they hide it because they get messages from women like you that if they are too smart or successful, boys won’t like them. They get messages from women like you that pleasing a man should be their number one goal. You’re contributing to making young women uncomfortable when they go bra shopping because they’ve learned to analyze every choice based on what other people will think instead of having the freedom and confidence to choose what’s best for them.
I’m going to continue the work my mother and my grandmothers started, the work you have fought so hard against. I’m going to work to help get the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ratified in my lifetime. Once this is done, it’s going to take some time to undo a lot of the damage women like you have caused. It’s going to take time for society to evolve once women finally have the equality we deserve. But I believe that my daughters will look at history and see women like you the same way I see women who tried to prevent us from getting the right to vote. I believe that bra shopping is going to be a lot easier for my daughters than it is for girls today.
The reason why anarchist and Marxist social analysis uses class position as an indicator of freedom is because people cannot be considered “liberated” when the material arrangement of their lives are insecure. Freedom has a fundamentally material basis: freedom means having control over the conditions of one’s own life. Ultimately, an individual cannot be considered free when they are compelled into relationships with employers, and when the majority of their life is devoted to laboring for the benefit of another person (alienated labor). Material freedom - freedom from alienated labor, the ability for one to own their own labor and its products - isn’t simply another freedom equivalent to liberation from the many -isms, it is the foundation of freedom. Freedom is founded on liberation from toil, alienation, and exploitation of labor, because these oppressive conditions create the opportunity for an individual to be exploited in other ways. Material insecurity leads to dependence and compels individuals into relationships coercively, and this coercion (to enter into relationships based on material need) is what enables other forms of oppression. Radicals didn’t pick class out of a hat, and likewise, viewing freedom from a material perspective is not to say that all other oppressions are simply derived from class oppression.
Sooooo, I’m officially out on my ass for San Diego Comic Con. The people I room with every year (and have roomed with every year for like the past six years) decided to room with some other friends of theirs this year, and there is no space for me.
So, you know. If any of you guys have an open spot in your room and you’re looking to keep costs down, I’m definitely in the market for some room mates.
I am quiet, polite, and do not take up much space. I am not messy. I keep all of my stuff in my luggage unless I am using it, and do not need a bed when a perfectly nice nest of pillows and blankets in the corner will do just fine. These are, as far as I can tell, my finest virtues as a roommate.
I can attest to her sanity, trustworthiness, and intense Hufflepuffery, I have been in various hotel rooms with her for ten years now and they were all A++ experiences. She pays all debts in a timely fashion and can probably also help you apply fake facial hair. And she’s not lying about the bed thing; I can state this surely as I was often the one selfishly having the bed when she did not (I am not a Hufflepuff).
Sorry guys, I am reblogging my own post for Andrea’s useful commentary. *skuttles away*
signal boost guys! I may not have met her in person, but she’s pretty super cool!