Sirkowski
ohnojackchick:

so many fans

ohnojackchick:

so many fans

theassortment:

So over the weekend I got a chance to meet Larry Hama, the writer who created the file cards for nearly all of the 1980s-1990s G.I. Joe figures as well as wrote the 155-issue Marvel comic. Considering that he is an action figure deity, he was quite approachable and seemed happy to sign large stacks of comics that people were bringing him.
He hosted a Q&A panel, where I learned that his attitude about the Joe universe could be summed up as, “Yeah, I did that,” although he demonstrated a great attachment to the characters. He’s never watched any of the animated versions and expressed strong distaste for other writers changing the motives and backgrounds of characters he created.

Notably, he mentioned that he was a consultant on the first Joe movie, and mostly he served to constantly remind the writers that Snake Eyes doesn’t talk. (No wonder that one was so bad…) He also said he liked the second movie better, which I did too.
I chose Chuckles because I’ve used his file name as a pen name, and he is the G.I. Joe from Little Rock. (Hama told me that Chuckles’ file name is based on a person he knew, much like many of the other Joe file names.)

theassortment:

So over the weekend I got a chance to meet Larry Hama, the writer who created the file cards for nearly all of the 1980s-1990s G.I. Joe figures as well as wrote the 155-issue Marvel comic. Considering that he is an action figure deity, he was quite approachable and seemed happy to sign large stacks of comics that people were bringing him.

He hosted a Q&A panel, where I learned that his attitude about the Joe universe could be summed up as, “Yeah, I did that,” although he demonstrated a great attachment to the characters. He’s never watched any of the animated versions and expressed strong distaste for other writers changing the motives and backgrounds of characters he created.

Notably, he mentioned that he was a consultant on the first Joe movie, and mostly he served to constantly remind the writers that Snake Eyes doesn’t talk. (No wonder that one was so bad…) He also said he liked the second movie better, which I did too.

I chose Chuckles because I’ve used his file name as a pen name, and he is the G.I. Joe from Little Rock. (Hama told me that Chuckles’ file name is based on a person he knew, much like many of the other Joe file names.)

A black man called me a cracker, can I kick his ass?
Anonymous

wot if jfk not kill?
Anonymous

Instead of trying to come up with an alternate history, I’d suggest reading this article, with informative links, that debunk the idea that JFK was some sort of liberal messiah who would have changed the world has he not been killed.

  • JFK respected Nixon, and preferred him to liberal members of his own party. 
  • Both Bobby and John were friends with, and politically supported, Joe McCarthy.
  • John and Bobby were suspicious of, and sometimes downright contemptuous of, the “effeminate” progressive Adlai Stevenson.
  • Kennedy was stand-offish toward the Civil Rights movement and cut the capital gains tax.
  • Kennedy was a Cold Warrior and anti-communist.

St John the Liberal?

miss-dynamite:

I wanted to make 4 pages this week, but I’ve only managed this so far. :p So here’s Friday’s update an hour earlier.
The Taliban have seen too many Hollywood movies. They set their AKs to full-auto and aim badly as a result. Or so I’ve heard.
Thank the gods for Google image search. I don’t think I could have found an extreme close-up of a Chinese Type 56 ten years ago. Man, I’m gonna have proportion problems drawing kids and adults holding the same objects… @_@

If that Arizona instructor had followed Eva’s advice he wouldn’t have got shot through the head by a 9 year old.

miss-dynamite:

I wanted to make 4 pages this week, but I’ve only managed this so far. :p So here’s Friday’s update an hour earlier.

The Taliban have seen too many Hollywood movies. They set their AKs to full-auto and aim badly as a result. Or so I’ve heard.

Thank the gods for Google image search. I don’t think I could have found an extreme close-up of a Chinese Type 56 ten years ago. Man, I’m gonna have proportion problems drawing kids and adults holding the same objects… @_@

If that Arizona instructor had followed Eva’s advice he wouldn’t have got shot through the head by a 9 year old.

ok

ok

dragonlord1975:

miss-dynamite:

Miss AMERICA is back online at http://missdynamite.com
Hommage to Herb Trimpe’s GI Joe #1 cover.

Any profiles on these Loli Commandoes?

I was supposed to work on something else today, but now I’ve got some procrastination to do.

dragonlord1975:

miss-dynamite:

Miss AMERICA is back online at http://missdynamite.com

Hommage to Herb Trimpe’s GI Joe #1 cover.

Any profiles on these Loli Commandoes?

I was supposed to work on something else today, but now I’ve got some procrastination to do.

Reblog if you respect sex workers including women who work in porn, and will support them in their work.

drpornfinger:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

Please restore my faith a little.

I do NOT mean excusing the wrongs and abuse that goes on within these industries. I mean supporting sex workers and their agency, and supporting them in their choices.

respect

"College as explained to me in high school" vs. "College as experienced firsthand"
In high school they told us: There will be no grades in a class except the midterm and the final, so you have to study hard because failing one test means you fail the class.
Once I was in college a professor said: Hey, you guys are working really hard on your third paper, so I'm just going to cancel the final and give everyone a hundred on it.
In high school they told us: In college, class always begins exactly at the scheduled start time. If your class is at 9 AM and you get there at 9:01, the doors will be locked and you'll be out of luck, especially if it's the day of the midterm or final, because then you get a zero.
Once I was in college a professor said: Does anyone mind if I start class at 3:35 instead of 3:30? These elevators are really slow and I want to have time for a cigarette before I teach for 90 minutes.
In high school they told us: Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: You can miss three classes without a penalty, and a few more if you have a Doctor's note. Sorry to be a hardass, but you automatically fail if you miss more than ten days of class.
In high school they told us: If you do have papers, your professors just lecture and put the assignments on the syllabus. You're completely responsible for remembering the deadlines, they won't remind you. All your professors will do is lecture and the rest is up to you.
Once I was in college a professor said: Okay, so your next paper is in two weeks! I'll keep reminding you in the interim, but I just want to make sure you have enough time to do it! Let's run through the structure I want to see real quick, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or come to my office hours!
In high school they told us: You have to use MLA formatting and if you make any mistakes in your citations, it'll be considered plagiarism. You'll be expelled and probably sued.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: Please do not use MLA, it is awful, we use either APA or Chicago here because we are not 14 years old.
In high school they told us: Learn to take notes fast and efficiently. If you miss something during class, the teacher WILL NOT REPEAT.
Once in college: Teachers spent half of each class repeating and explaining the most basic shit. I even got a great grade for an exam in philo for a book I forgot to read. Didn't matter; the teacher resumed the whole book.

I don’t have anyone IRL to name drop.

One time I did a panel with the guy who draws Least I Could Do.

I don’t have anyone IRL I can name drop.

On taking criticism

superhappy:

Seeing Aaron Diaz recently deal with criticism quite badly reminded me of the times in my life where I did the same thing…

Throughout my life, taking criticism really badly has always been a huge problem.

One of my earliest internet memories is from 1997, when someone on the Anime Fan Art Mailing List told me my art style was “hard to get used to” but “interesting”. It wasn’t even a mean-spirited comment… yet I totally went off on him.

When I think back on it, I’m kinda surprised that mailing list tolerated my presence since then.

Bryan O’Malley was also on that mailing list. I am name-dropping him because I am a name-dropper. But also he was pretty nice to me and I appreciate it.

As the years went by, my ways of dealing with criticism became kinda weird. Inasmuch that I would always be dismissive of it, if not outright hostile toward it, at FIRST, but afterward, as the months would go by, I would very gradually and begrudgingly follow that advice.

The most recent example would have to be when I was doing Chapter 12 of Girly. While I was doing it, I got no end of complaints about how sloppy my art style became. And my response was invariably to tell people to fuck off. I’d argue with my readers in my own forums and even post on 4chan on more than one occasion to tell people off.

Then I spent the next three years working pretty hard on cleaning up my linework.

And now the quality of my art on You Suck compared to Girly Chapter 12 should be pretty obvious. Of course, I still get the occasional comment that my work is sloppy, only this time when I tell these critics to fuck off, I feel completely justified.

I’m not sure what my point is… Aside from the fact that you shouldn’t feel apprehensive about criticizing your favorite cartoonists. Because even if we seem to be dicks about it at first, as long as we have some semblance of self-awareness, we’ll EVENTUALLY take your advice to heart.

And I’m hoping that will eventually be the case with Diaz.

I mean, it SEEMS like he’ll eventually figure stuff out.

He’s certainly not as horribly dense as Mike Terricano anyway

I think getting taken to task by teachers in college helped. That doesn’t mean I always take criticism into account. I actually ignore it most of the time. The easier it is to correct the more interested I am. Like grammar. But otherwise it’s kinda hard for me to take it personally. And in advertising I had to make corrections that often made no fucking sense and even sometimes made the art worse. You just roll your eyes and do it (as long as the pay is not shit). I’m sure if I had been on DeviantArt as a teenager I would have made a total ass of myself. Just thinking about it gives me anxiety…

They sound like those people who declare every child a winner even though half of them are fat fucks who have no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Anonymous

I did pretty good, mom. I got second place!
- There were only two of you.
- Oh…

True story a_a

Grimm brothers must be turnin' in their graves over those "politically correct" bedtime stories.
Anonymous

The Grimm Bros just took stories that already existed and killed all the girl characters. They were the first edgy fan artists.

I don't know if anyone told you yet but apparently that gifset is from a Japanese show called Aoi Hono (Blue Blaze). I guess it's new?!

Thanks!