Button-Up Scribbles.

Drawings and thoughts, plus a dabbling of schemes that may or may not be available elsewere.

fleebites:

character vignettes from ‘Carnival of the Animals’

a story by Rainy and myself

These are really intriguing!

The Cloisters, NYC,
These photos depict the nearby vertical garden, some of the medieval architecture imported and built into the museum, and then the main path from the museum.

nillia:

Rani Tambe, featured in this piece of visual development for my educational  adventure game: Critical Shift  
It is about a lot of Time Agents In Training going on missions in fun places like ancient Egypt and learning to use the internet to catch time bandits.  This character-driven adventure game will teach kids how to do a keyword search, fact check, verify source validity, recognize hoax, bias, and propaganda, utilize deductive reasoning, and ultimately to navigate information technology through critical thinking. It further challenges kids to utilize the information they find and apply it towards decisions that actually effect the game’s outcomes.
She is one of 5 playable characters, so you can expect to see a lot more of her!  You may not see any scenes like this in the final game, but I’m trying out a painting/lighting/color style.
Please give feedback if you have any, or re-blog if you like the idea. Your support will really help!


Daytime reblog~

nillia:

Rani Tambe, featured in this piece of visual development for my educational  adventure game: Critical Shift  

It is about a lot of Time Agents In Training going on missions in fun places like ancient Egypt and learning to use the internet to catch time bandits.  This character-driven adventure game will teach kids how to do a keyword search, fact check, verify source validity, recognize hoax, bias, and propaganda, utilize deductive reasoning, and ultimately to navigate information technology through critical thinking. It further challenges kids to utilize the information they find and apply it towards decisions that actually effect the game’s outcomes.

She is one of 5 playable characters, so you can expect to see a lot more of her!  You may not see any scenes like this in the final game, but I’m trying out a painting/lighting/color style.

Please give feedback if you have any, or re-blog if you like the idea. Your support will really help!

Daytime reblog~

(via graceybird)

Mobile Tumblr Please Stop

When I click on somebody’s icon, do not automatically have me follow them. When I click on somebody I follow, do not automatically unfollow them.
This has happened 5 times now. It is getting embarrassing.

Rani Tambe, featured in this piece of visual development for my educational  adventure game: Critical Shift  
It is about a lot of Time Agents In Training going on missions in fun places like ancient Egypt and learning to use the internet to catch time bandits.  This character-driven adventure game will teach kids how to do a keyword search, fact check, verify source validity, recognize hoax, bias, and propaganda, utilize deductive reasoning, and ultimately to navigate information technology through critical thinking. It further challenges kids to utilize the information they find and apply it towards decisions that actually affect the game’s outcomes.
She is one of 5 playable characters, so you can expect to see a lot more of her!  You may not see any scenes like this in the final game, but I’m trying out a painting/lighting/color style.
Please give feedback if you have any, or re-blog if you like the idea. Your support will really help!

Rani Tambe, featured in this piece of visual development for my educational  adventure game: Critical Shift  

It is about a lot of Time Agents In Training going on missions in fun places like ancient Egypt and learning to use the internet to catch time bandits.  This character-driven adventure game will teach kids how to do a keyword search, fact check, verify source validity, recognize hoax, bias, and propaganda, utilize deductive reasoning, and ultimately to navigate information technology through critical thinking. It further challenges kids to utilize the information they find and apply it towards decisions that actually affect the game’s outcomes.

She is one of 5 playable characters, so you can expect to see a lot more of her!  You may not see any scenes like this in the final game, but I’m trying out a painting/lighting/color style.

Please give feedback if you have any, or re-blog if you like the idea. Your support will really help!

Personal Identity is Personal

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I identify in the LGBT spectrum.  I’m not upset with Raven.  I am very disappointed in the knee-jerk reaction that some members of the African American community and my own LGBT community have to Raven-Symoné's comments about her personal identity.

Her identity is personal.  She used the words “I/my/me”   She didn’t tell anybody else how they should identify themselves.   She didn’t say you shouldn’t identify as African American or gay.  Her identity doesn’t threaten yours!

Her identity is not erasure either.  She didn’t say she wasn’t black, or that being black was bad.  She didn’t say racism or homophobia were systemically over.  And when she said “America is colorless,” it did not mean POCs don’t exist.  It meant that America itself is not a prescribed color:  you don’t have to be a certain color or sexual orientation to be an American.   Raven said the only label she personally identifies with is American, and that’s okay because it is her identity and it is personal.

This is just as messed up as some women hating on trans men for “not being proud of being part of the minority group of women.”   They act as though not personally identifying as female is an insult and condemnation of everyone else’s womanhood.  Trans men don’t hate women or womanhood.  They just don’t identify as women.   Their personal identity doesn’t threaten or condemn anybody else’s.  

I identify as bisexual, and am gay married to the wonderful woman I’ve been with for 10 years.  If any lesbians start telling me how sad/disappointing/wrong/insulting it is for me to not identify as lesbian, I’ll think they’re getting too involved in trying to dictate my personal identity.  That said, I would never get upset with Raven for not identifying as bi or lesbian.

Basically:   One individuals’ personal identity is not about you or your group, and it shouldn’t be.  Kindly step off of Raven, and anybody else that doesn’t conform their personal identity to your expectations.

surprisebitch:

when your parents force you to go somewhere with them and when you arrive there, they start asking you questions like “are you okay?” “what’s wrong?” and tell you ridiculous things like “can you at least smile or not look bored” “can you try to enjoy?” “stop sulking and talk”

me:

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I actually really regret being like that.  The stuff they brought me to WAS cool/important/meaningful, but I was too obsessed with my small world of petty whims and utterly self-obsessed.  My parents wanted to share something with me, and put a lot of effort into it, and I’m sure it hurt terribly to see their once-vibrant daughter not only perpetually disinterested, but also exasperated and caustic.

My world would be so small if I had stayed that way. 

(Source: surprisebitch, via queen-of-quiet-queefs)

Gouache, 18x24”   12/15/2012

Gouache, 18x24”   12/15/2012