Aw, thanks for the vote of confidence, man.
Pencils, I’d eventually like to do my own inks (because MONEY) but I’m currently wrestling with the idea of digital inks versus traditional. I’m better at digital, by leaps and bounds, so do I keep pushing my digital stuff even though I won’t be able to sell the originals for that, or do I fight to improve my traditional skills as an investment???
I have pro friends who do JUST pencils or pencils and inks or pencils and inks and grayscale, and I like how all those pages look and I know how much those pages go for and I know that the inker will return the inked pages to the penciller a lot of the time unless they do their inks digitally SO I’M JUST GOING TO STOP THIS POINTLESSLY HAND-WRINGY RANT RIGHT HERE AND SAY I WANT TO DO PENCILS THE MOST AND I’D ONLY DO MY OWN COLOURS *MAYBE* IF I WAS DOING A COVER SINCE I AM NOT THE BEST AT COLOURING EITHER.
CNN’s GeekOut blog posted a— I hesitate to call it an article, more like a rundown of all the problems we already know the comics industry has marketing to and hiring women.
In addition to not wanting to take the financial risk of reaching out to an “uncertain” audience, they also don’t seek out new talent of either gender:
“In my time as an editor, I’ve been contacted by exactly one woman looking for work. I hired her, because she was good and I happened to have a spot to see what she could do. But if I hadn’t known of her, would I have gone looking for a woman, or hired one of the men I know that can do her job?” [former DC Associate Editor Janelle] Asselin said.
For this very reason, [writer G. Willow] Wilson thinks the scarcity of women in the industry never occurs to those in charge. “They’re just hiring people who write and draw comics they like,” she said. “They honestly didn’t understand the magnitude of the problem. Which is both sad and telling.”
Wilson’s sentiments about sum up my attitude towards this issue.
It’s not that I want a ghetto or a quota. It’s just that I want comics to be a huge successful business, and not just a little niche clubhouse like they are now (as fun as that is); I know that comics can appeal to anyone, even my mom (she loved American Widow and Blankets), if they try. And I know a huge part of that will mean appealing to the other 51% of the population, who funnily enough also make up the vast majority of prose fiction readers. And women authors and editors dominate the prose fiction landscape— you can’t tell me those facts aren’t related, that women authors in general can do a better job at appealing to women readers.
However, that’s not to say I don’t think female comics readership will never blow up in a big big way without Marvel and DC (I think manga proves it can), I’m just wondering if Marvel and DC want it to happen without them.
There is no great conspiracy, just blind adherence to the status quo.
You know, if you do consider poke’mon as animals, part of the animal kingdom- or… well heck, even if you don’t, think about how much research into the poke’mon kingdom could benefit mankind.
I mean, think about it, just look at something like geodude or onyx and you have silicon based lifeforms. To describe how cool this is you have to realize that every life-form we know of on earth are carbon based lifeforms. That includes plants.
Then you have what is essentially sentient plant life with things like oddish or gloom or whatever other plant poke’mon you can think of.
Just think of the things that world could create. Essentially they could event a prosthetic arm MADE OF ROOOCKS. How cool would that be.
Then I try to think of what the people of the Pokemon universe eat- like how we eat chicken, beef, vegetables, etc. What do they eat? Torchic? Miltank? Oddish?
theres one episode where they imagine cooking magikarp all sorts of different ways so…bit sad eating it right? but then again i guess it would be the same as eating a fish in our world because we know fish can feel pain and we know magikarps can feel pain
Yeah, but it just seems sort of strange to me, for some reason. I guess it’s just that mindset of how we’ve grown up not eating cats or dogs because we consider them pets, but other people can eat them with out a problem because that’s just how they live.
Because the people in the PKMN universe love and train their Pokemon, would it be the same to them to eat them, like we would feel eating the same species as our pets?? I just wonder LOL.
i remember seeing them cook a ‘normal’ fish in one ep - i think they have normal fish / cows / etc but you just never see them in johto or w/e. similar to how theyre always eating riceballs but you never see them walking past a rice paddy. its just taken for granted
Just as a note, I could understand why one would eat the same species of animals as they keep as pets. I would have no trouble eating a dog, if it was born and bred specifically for eating, but I would never be able to eat my dog since just the thought of him dying makes me upset.
There is a pretty strong distinction between food source and family member, even if they are the same critter, I mean, people keep rabbits and people eat rabbits people see rabbits as terrible pests. I would only start having qualms if it came to eating the pokemon that seem to have developed sapience, since most pokemon already display sentience levels comparable to dogs or pigs or horses or dolphins or squid or octopi all of which people eat anyway.
But it’s been a while since I watched any Pokemon, and am probably remembering them being a lot less intelligent than they really are from all my game playing, where they’re usually no more clever than an especially well trained pet.
my own clone.
Childhood love, mostly. I did steal my brother’s copy of Planet Hulk for my love of it though. It’s the kind of favouritism that weighs heavily on nostalgia to the point where you’ve liked something long enough for it to just turn into default. If someone asks me who my favourite Marvel character is I’ll instantly say “The Hulk”.
Also he is my favourite colour.
Draw, write, thumbnail, cook, clean, walk the dog, play with the cat and spend way too much time on the internet (I’m working on that).
Oh and sometimes I go out on errands or with friends.
And then I realized I have no hobbies. Hm.
(google is a valued friend)
No, I don’t think so. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before, though, thanks Anon!
I’m considering it mainly because a friend of mine told me it’s a Japanese take on the Superhero genre, something I’m pretty interested in seeing but all I’ve heard about it boils down to “omg it’s SO GREAT, it’s SUPER GAY”.
Now, I’m not one to hate on perceived homoerotic sexual tension, I mean, Blue and Gold are my favourite comic book duo of all time, and while I don’t live and die by them being gay for each other, I don’t mind rolling with the shippers either.
BUT when the entirety of what I hear about a series is GREAT SHIPPING OPPORTUNITY before even hearing anything about the premise, let alone any other merits (IE: it’s funny, good action, great animation, awesome cast, interesting idea etc.).
For example, I was pretty on the fence about watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a more disturbing spin on the magical girl genre, but after weeks of hearing about how mindblowing it was, I sat down to watch it after the series was all done, and I was not disappointed. It wasn’t perfect, but it was surprising and engaging enough to forgive it’s missteps and I ended up marathoning most of the episodes over the course of one evening
I may have even cried through the entire final episode. Oh and there was plenty of lesbian subtext too, if you’re into that kind of thing.
See that? The gay was just icing on the cake for people with a sweet tooth, for everyone else there’s an entire moist delicious cake to enjoy as well. I didn’t even go into details on what the make up of the cake was, just that it was indeed a good cake.
Okay, that metaphor has gotten away from me.
It takes a lot to get me to watch anime nowadays, mainly because I can’t just have it on in the background since it usually involves paying attention to subtitles. So while I’m interested in Tiger and Bunny, I’m wary of investing the time to get into it if there’s no pay off other than some subtext.
This is mainly just thinking out loud, but to those who have seen the show, what’s the verdict on Tiger and Bunny?
One more point:
Tomb Raider 2012 is supposed to be a prequel thing to all of the old Tomb Raider games. It’s Lara’s first adventure and she’s considerably younger than the classic Tomb Raider variants. Thus it would make sense that she hasn’t quite gotten the unrealistic assets she has in the games before this one.
oh that explains why she looks so young and has kind of an anime hair thing going on
yeah I think she’s usually like 35 or something in the tomb raider games but in 2012 she’ll be 21
so the new design doesn’t even go against canon at all does it
yeah shes supposed to be younger in this game
also why the hell are people complaining about her body type have you not looked into the game at all? its like watching torture porn at times Id be complaining more about that than her appearance
pleg isnt kidding lara takes a serious beating stabbed beaten bruised its really harsh
Few things from the bit of reading I did last night:
-People are bitching about her redesign because CHANGE ARE BAD and Y U NO STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER?
-Hair is super feathery because Square Enix has their fingers in it (as publisher).
-It’s not a prequel, it’s a reboot. Completely new canon.
-Women stop growing around 21, though large hormonal shifts can occur that cause sudden random extra growth, womens’ breasts do not in fact keep growing with age like cartilage or something. That’s silly.
-Yeah she’s pretty roughed up, but she’s supposed to be pretty green since it’s her first outing. Pretty sure they’re playing up the GRIM AND GRITTY REALISM to stay on trend and try and drive home the point that She’s A Serious Character Now, And This Is A Serious Game, since the ol’ sex appeal stream has probably dried up since the internet and all it’s free porn took off.
FEELS GOOD MAN.
Turns out that’s what soldiers who fought in the conflict with Russia over Ossetia were called.
I did not need to see that.