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total-queer-move:

LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]

THANKS R/MENSRIGHTS!!

(via aquagaze)

So today’s April 7, the 35th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam! To celebrate I wrote a short little AU fic thing today. It has female pilots and evil Gundams and all those fun things that keep showing up in AU fics.

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taosym:

In the desert city of Alabast, there exists a massive structure referred to as ‘The Sail’, which separates the nobles from the lowly commoners. In this ivory tower however, there are secrets the nobles keep even from each other. Deep below The Sail, there exists a collection of sorts called ‘The Menagerie’. Obsessed by novelty, the elves of Alabast even go as far as to collect exotic artifacts, creatures and even other peoples from across the world. Here there is nothing and no one on display without a price.

The Menagerie is a new visual novel from Lupiesoft and features multiple character routes, adult content, monster girls and more!

Make sure to keep a look out for more information via Lupiesoft and Twitter for further updates down the road!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
The Milk of Human Kindness game link is broken. Plz update
funnyguts funnyguts Said:

twinturtlegames:

Our games page has been updated to include:

  • The Milk of Human Kindness
  • Magical Majorette Drummer Garnet: Handsome Boy Blues
  • The Yule Fabulous

Now all past TTG games are available for download again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused while our links were down!

I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.

Philip Pullman (via victoriousvocabulary)

Didn’t this guy write a whole thing about why a dictatorial god is terrible?

sketchamagowza:

feelings

Thanks to the purple background I almost thought this was supposed to be set on the planet Psychlo for a bit. I didn’t have to tilt my head to see what was going on though.

(via commandersheena)

digit200:

charlottec21:

otakelley:

Somebody tried to defend 4Kids censorship to me. Yeah…don’t.

Because of them (and their invisible guns and lollypop) it took me years later to get into one piece

Invisible guns

Two things:

1) The Star of David really is a pretty awkward thing to use as some kind of dark magic thing

2) That picture of Ash kneeling in front of hovering food, onigiri or sub, is surreal

(via lavender-lamb)

swegener:

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal

We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

More freelancers need to wrap their heads around this. I do my best work, make my best art, when I know I have put in some quality time with my family, gone for a nice long bike ride, or just plain goofed off for a day or two.

Knowing that these other VERY IMPORTANT needs have been attended to relieves a stress that I hadn’t even been aware of until it was lifted.

Often when I can step away from my desk for a while I find solutions to creative problems that I’ve been grinding my teeth at for hours in the studio.

Obviously, it is all about balance. When I have a deadline to meet, or work to get through before going to a con, then I put in long hours, ignore my family, and even my own basic needs. But that comes at a price, and I always try to find time to recharge before jumping back into my work again.

Looked at a different way, you’re entire life is your “job”. Do your fucking job dumbass! ;D

Harried and burnt out freelances do shit work*. The end.

*of course, many people’s shit work is better than my best work. So what I mean is they are not reaching their full creative potential.

prinpan:

Happy Appleday! Shmorky was kind enough to take us up on our “Name an NPC” tier, and here’s the result! Shmorky has been a huge influence on me and my work for years, so drawing these sprites was a real blast.

There is a good chance that this will be the most awesome thing you see today