howdy, my name is ash!
i am a caricature and airbrush artist, calligrapher, and comic maker.

i study history and i like monsters.
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debramagnified:

SJW’s don’t get how social change works.

Social movements start because they want equality. Equality is achieved by getting as many people of the opposing side on your side as possible. How do you do this? You inform them of your cause, you invite them to any meetings your particular cause may hold, you show them that you’re just another person trying to live your life just as they are.

You don’t tell them to fuck off, you don’t tell them to “educate themselves”, you don’t shun them and treat them as if they don’t matter because in the end it’s going to be the majority that decides whether you get the rights you deserve or not, so in reality they do matter and you should be doing everything in your power to educate them on your cause.

Once you decide to stand for something you open yourself to questions and become a source of information. You saying you support this thing, you talking about this thing, you claiming to be an activist for this thing, it makes you someone who is now in the position to educate and change the minds of the opposing side. 

Stop plastering stuff on your blog about supporting certain causes and then telling people to fuck off and go educate themselves when they ask about it. If you really can’t take constant questions then create an FAQ or even just a page that links all the sources they’ll need to find the information about your cause. Stop making movements look bad by acting like a little brat who knows nothing and just wants to be a part of the bandwagon. Get your shit together if you want to associate with social justice in any way.

i agree with much of this, as i see a lot of hatred for SJWs that’s more a hatred for poor social skills and poor debate skills.

i am not a fan of tone policing and especially not telling harmed and oppressed people to “ask nicely” -quite opposite in fact - but i am a firm believer that the best way to force change is through optimizing social/debate skills. it may not be our responsibility to persuade someone, but it’s also so easy to DISSUADE people by going about arguments the worst way possible that we can end up making matters worse. it’s not a matter of who is right or wrong, or who “should know better” or not, but it’s a matter of the handling and that’s what we have some level of responsibility over.

i don’t think that completely justifies people in choosing to hate social change in general just because of a lot of people with bad people skills annoy them, but i think it’s easy to understand why they would.

but with all that said, i don’t really think that it should be expected that people wouldn’t get tired of repeating the same explanation over and over again, because that does wear very heavily on a person’s heart after a while. you start to lose hope in everyone around you, and feel as useless and powerless as a leaf in a storm. so i think it’s okay for people to shut off from having to continually educate others after so much, because at that point it becomes a defense mechanism to protect their mental health and i can’t begrudge them of that.

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ramblingsofayoungman:

"The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It’s a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. There are replicas and paperweights of it in three different sizes. Everyone knows it. I love it. I have all those replicas right here, sitting on my shelves.
And yet, and yet… it’s still not right. It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene,” Martin said. “This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended”

(GRRM journaling about Marc Simonetti’s depiction of the Iron Throne versus HBO’s)

ramblingsofayoungman:

"The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It’s a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. There are replicas and paperweights of it in three different sizes. Everyone knows it. I love it. I have all those replicas right here, sitting on my shelves.

And yet, and yet… it’s still not right. It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…

From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene,” Martin said. “This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.

This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended”

(GRRM journaling about Marc Simonetti’s depiction of the Iron Throne versus HBO’s)

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ultrafunnypictures:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

The first time I ever heard about this was years ago from a political pundit blog linking to more obscure pundit blogs, and it was a long line of people bitching about “Political Correctness Gone Too Far”i will never understand why some people get so angry about certain things, and i am not sure i really want to ever understand….

ultrafunnypictures:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

The first time I ever heard about this was years ago from a political pundit blog linking to more obscure pundit blogs, and it was a long line of people bitching about “Political Correctness Gone Too Far”

i will never understand why some people get so angry about certain things, and i am not sure i really want to ever understand….

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vythefirst:

There was this post going around where you click and drag for your race/class/weapon etc so my roommate and I did that, and here I am drawing it today as a motivation piece for her to finish her work haha.

Alma

  • Race: Fairy
  • Body Type: Bony
  • Class: Mage
  • Fashion: Pirate
  • Weapon: Club

Vy

  • Race: Demon
  • Body Type: Long legs
  • Class: Bard
  • Fashion: Pirate
  • Weapon: Shield

look at these cutes

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viruul:

So uh… I love the series Cosmos. I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. What better way then to make a short crappy comic about it. I used brushes I made then some made by kyletwebster and jigokuen

HAPPY NEW EPISODE OF COSMOS DAY!!! GO WATCH IT ON HULU OR TV! 

excuse me this is the Greatest Thing

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arabellesicardi:

aminaabramovic:

basically stop putting off working on your craft until this magical time where you think you’ll have all the skills needed to create a masterpiece cuz it doesn’t work that way

it’s not a lightbulb that goes off it’s just comes with consistency in your production and hard work 

THERE IS A VITALITY, A LIFE FORCE, AN ENERGY, A QUICKENING THAT IS TRANSLATED THROUGH YOU INTO ACTION, AND BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE OF YOU IN ALL OF TIME, THIS EXPRESSION IS UNIQUE. AND IF YOU BLOCK IT, IT WILL NEVER EXIST THROUGH ANY OTHER MEDIUM AND IT WILL BE LOST. THE WORLD WILL NOT HAVE IT. IT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS TO DETERMINE HOW GOOD IT IS NOR HOW VALUABLE NOR HOW IT COMPARES WITH OTHER EXPRESSIONS. IT IS YOUR BUSINESS TO KEEP IT YOURS CLEARLY AND DIRECTLY, TO KEEP THE CHANNEL OPEN. YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF OR YOUR WORK. YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOURSELF OPEN AND AWARE TO THE URGES THAT MOTIVATE YOU.

 - MARTHA GRAHAM.
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I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey. By Oklahoma Governor’s Daughter Enrages Native American Protestors (via nerdymouse)

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miniar:

dajo42:

muchymozzarella:

pimpunderthemountain:

tobypup:

rustyboots:

"Heroin What-If-There-Are-Ghosts-In-My-Garden"

Mike’s Hard Trust Issues

MY PORN NAME IS SCREWDRIVER AGING good GOD

So how does Rose Tequila Abandonment Issues sound?

Jack Daniels Everything??

Strongbow Lovehandles

"pousse l’amour disappoint everyone around me"

or

"rum and coke and dying a failure at life"

…depending on my current financial situation my porn name is one of those two

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gifsfln:

President Obama does his best Richard Sherman impression at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

What upsets me is that everyone here (in Texas) is taking his impression completely and unironically within the context that Obama is mocking…

…which was the fact that a Stanford-educated, eloquent and skilled football player was instantly labeled a “thug” and many other blatantly racist remarks for basically only having a strong, entertaining personality on TV. Obama got pretty meta with that joke, and it went completely over all these racist pricks’ heads because they don’t even understand what he’s actually mocking is them.