Button-Up Scribbles.

Drawings and thoughts, plus a dabbling of schemes that may or may not be available elsewere.
This is Dew.
I used to draw her a lot when I had no direction but wanted to draw something pretty.  And I liked the idea of personifying dew.  It’s nonsense (like, why is there a dragon head there?) but at least it’s pretty.
This one dates back to early 2008.  It was a pencil doodle during one of my gradschool classes in which I was learning to be an art teacher because I never outgrew that.

This is Dew.

I used to draw her a lot when I had no direction but wanted to draw something pretty.  And I liked the idea of personifying dew.  It’s nonsense (like, why is there a dragon head there?) but at least it’s pretty.

This one dates back to early 2008.  It was a pencil doodle during one of my gradschool classes in which I was learning to be an art teacher because I never outgrew that.

I know, I should write a BUBBLINE AU.

It takes place in the far future.  They are air-force style officers at the Time Travel Law Enforcement Bureau.   It is the bureau’s job to make sure history stays the way it’s supposed to be by apprehending thieves, crazies, or blundering tourist time travelers.  

Bonnie" is a peppy science officer, specializing in information technology.  She designs and monitors the technology that allows field agents access to information while on away missions.

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Marceline" is a high ranking Lt. Col. overseeing a particularly important mission…she is serious and driven, but she may be hiding something.

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And while it is a PG story, I draw this on the side sometimes. 

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Then at the end I will reveal that it’s NOT A BUBBLINE AU but my OWN ORIGINAL CHARACTERS AND STORY and that I TRICKED you into caring about something small and new!  

But I won’t do that, because that would undermine everybody.  But by describing that scenario, I hope to make a point.

I see so many fans eat up stories where “Bonnie” and “Marcy”  look, act, and live completely differently than they do in the show.  So you’re clearly interested in a variety of lgbt flavored stories and characters…. as long as it has the word Bubbline attached.

Let’s try moving beyond “Bubbline.”  I love bubbline, but I’m doing the community a disservice if I make it into the only thing that gets attention.

It turns out that if you like LGBT representation,  there are a lot of great comics out there that are doing just that.   But if you keep only paying attention to one couple, and whatever AUs people write, you’re missing out on a whole lot of other examples of well-written representation of LGBT feelings.

So let’s promote more examples of diversity, instead of hyper-focusing on only one couple!  Here are some people who’s bubbline work you loved, and who’s ORIGINAL work you should love even more!

Please check out Rachel and Penny, by Lauren Zuke, who is currently working on Steven Universe.  It a really well done comic about a rockstar and her band manager, and it’s getting really goooood.

Also, you should have already checked out Sister Claire,  by the lovely couple Yamino and Summerlightning.  It is a mix of comics and illustrated short stories about nuns and witches that updates a lot and is well written.

And if you like my bubbline work, please check out updates on my game as I release more development material.  

BTW, those characters’ actual names are Lane and Dallon, and they will be important leader figures for my educational game.  No steamy art in the game, but they will be obviously close, express G-rated affection, and are canon.

Scary Desu Tree is always watching.

muttslittlesecret:

nillia:

So I’m thinking about doing live stream art lessons. These would be actual free lessons from a New York State certified art teacher, not just watching me draw.  
The “catch” would be that if you want to chose what (fanart like this) I draw/what topic I cover, you have to vote on one of three options by making a small $2 donation towards my game design fund.  All of this is meant to fund an adventure game that will teach kids how to research and think critically on the internet.
This is just an idea at the moment…so please let me know if you would like such art lessons, or would want to help me fund the pre-production of my game’s demo by voting on lesson topics. 

I would throw money SO HARD AT THIS

Thank you!  I’ll let everybody know when I get this rolling.

muttslittlesecret:

nillia:

So I’m thinking about doing live stream art lessons. These would be actual free lessons from a New York State certified art teacher, not just watching me draw.  

The “catch” would be that if you want to chose what (fanart like this) I draw/what topic I cover, you have to vote on one of three options by making a small $2 donation towards my game design fund.  All of this is meant to fund an adventure game that will teach kids how to research and think critically on the internet.

This is just an idea at the moment…so please let me know if you would like such art lessons, or would want to help me fund the pre-production of my game’s demo by voting on lesson topics. 

I would throw money SO HARD AT THIS

Thank you!  I’ll let everybody know when I get this rolling.

So I’m thinking about doing live stream art lessons. These would be actual free lessons from a New York State certified art teacher, not just watching me draw.  
The “catch” would be that if you want to chose what (fanart like this) I draw/what topic I cover, you have to vote on one of three options by making a small $2 donation towards my game design fund.  All of this is meant to fund an adventure game that will teach kids how to research and think critically on the internet.
This is just an idea at the moment…so please let me know if you would like such art lessons, or would want to help me fund the pre-production of my game’s demo by voting on lesson topics. 

So I’m thinking about doing live stream art lessons. These would be actual free lessons from a New York State certified art teacher, not just watching me draw.  

The “catch” would be that if you want to chose what (fanart like this) I draw/what topic I cover, you have to vote on one of three options by making a small $2 donation towards my game design fund.  All of this is meant to fund an adventure game that will teach kids how to research and think critically on the internet.

This is just an idea at the moment…so please let me know if you would like such art lessons, or would want to help me fund the pre-production of my game’s demo by voting on lesson topics. 

vigaishere:

becuzbacon:

imsoshive:

jortendo:

sixpenceee:

GIANT SHRIMP FOUND OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

An enormous shrimp that measured 18 inches was found off the coast of Florida. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, it is likely to be a mantis shrimp. It’s hammer like claw can lash out at speeds of 50 miles an hour.  It is designed to break through the shells of unsuspecting prey. It was caught by fisherman Steve Bargeron, who also noted the powerful strike of its tail which he wisely steered well clear of. (SOURCE)

Get the grill ready

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^^^OMG

Nom nom nom

This could easily be fake.  See how the picture is cropped?  That is because they don’t want you to see that the first person might not holding a giant  (mantis) shrimp and that a second person standing closer to the camera could be dangling a normal-sized (mantis)shrimp.  Common sense, guys.  It could be real, why is nobody at least suspicious?

 The original source is a facebook post by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, which doesn’t have any un-cropped pictures either.   FWC would seem like a good source of info, but it’s possible that this could have fooled whoever runs their facebook.  Any other place reporting this only references the facebook post… =/

The reaction photo is funny, though.

disneyconceptsandstuff:

disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

As an added note: Any donations over $500 include a reward of an animation class taught by James Lopez himself! Not to mention other rewards for other amounts such as signed art books, the soundtrack, and even original art!

(via disneyconceptsandstuff)

catully:

pinkrobotgirl:

fleecedragons:

myheartofgoldturnedplatinum:

alwaysyourbaby:

desert-revolution:


I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.
Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.

I’ve been waiting for a post like this.

THIS.

BLESS THIS POST

!!!!
thank

I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.
Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.
Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.
Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.
And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.
You recognize their shoes.

I always though this. And at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone? Slytherin had worked incredibly hard, and Dumbledore made sure that just enough points were given to students who had done about a million things against the school rules so that they would lose. I think that Slytherin house was victimised a lot, and I kind of  hope now that the likes of Scorpius Malfoy won’t have to go through such prejudice. Perhaps, after the war, people realised that all Slytherins weren’t to blame  Probably not, though.

Tumblr, do you realize you’re (accidentally) championing institutionalized racism and bigotry, right?

In the books, Rowling is careful to show that being sorted Sytherin is not inherently bad.  When you’re sorted by the hat, it just means that you’re very ambitious and that your primary concern is that ambition. Snape, and to some extent, Malfoy are very human examples of how Slytherin =/= evil.

However, once you’re in Slytherin, it gets more complicated.  Pure Blood obsession was weaved deeply into Slytherin culture.  Slytherin himself had a falling-out with the other founders because he wanted to admit only Pure Bloods.  Essentially, bigotry and racism were among the founding ideals of the house.  It compounded over generations and became a legitimate cultural phenomenon.

They were like our 1%, or our wealthy white Southerners.   Being rich and/or southern doesn’t mean you’re going to be racist  (I and a number of friends worked on ourselves and turned out ok….)…but the odds are you’ll be at least somewhat racist since you’d be coming out of a culture that is built on racism.   They’re not all joining the KKK, but they are sympathetic to cops that kill Black men.  Some do still join the KKK, though…

As for Slytherins who did join Voldemort:  No, they didn’t join Voldemort because “everybody hated them.” They were so sure they were better than everybody else.  They and most of their graduates enjoyed high social standing, affluence, and an excellent number of successes to bolster their eager egos.   It even says that the Slytherins had won every house cup and every quidditch final for years before book one.

They joined Voldemort because racism was built into the Slytherin culture…so even those ambitious kids who didn’t start out racist were taken in by a racist culture, and gradually assimilated.  That is sad, for sure, but bullying was not a reason for most powerful Slytherins (except Snape). They were leaning to become the bullies.  They were learning racism.  Voldemort simply used the racism that was already there, and pushed them further to serve his own powerlust.

Take everything you guys just wrote, and replace “Slytherin” with “Wealthy White Southerner” and “Voldemort/Death Eaters" with "KKK”.   Take the implied “Everybody else”  and put in  “Northerners, Liberals, and Minorities”  (Women, Blacks, Gays, etc).   You end up with the Southern Confederate post-civil-war narrative that romanticized, justified, and masked horrible racist atrocities.   The Northerners bullied the grand, old, proud, superior Southerners, and  now they had to ban together to save themselves from Black people.    That narrative is not okay.

Harry Potter’s race dynamics are an allegory for all of that, guys.  Now Rowling may not have been most inspired by KKK.  There are tons of racism-fueled atrocities she could have pulled from in European history.  Today, atrocities are still happening.   Here.

 Please be careful how much you champion a symbol of institutionalized racism and bigotry.  Individuals within an institution like that may be redeemable but the institution itself is a problem.

catully:

pinkrobotgirl:

fleecedragons:

myheartofgoldturnedplatinum:

alwaysyourbaby:

desert-revolution:

I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.

Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.

I’ve been waiting for a post like this.

THIS.

BLESS THIS POST

!!!!

thank

I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.

Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.

Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.

Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.

And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.

You recognize their shoes.

I always though this. And at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone? Slytherin had worked incredibly hard, and Dumbledore made sure that just enough points were given to students who had done about a million things against the school rules so that they would lose. I think that Slytherin house was victimised a lot, and I kind of  hope now that the likes of Scorpius Malfoy won’t have to go through such prejudice. Perhaps, after the war, people realised that all Slytherins weren’t to blame  Probably not, though.

Tumblr, do you realize you’re (accidentally) championing institutionalized racism and bigotry, right?

In the books, Rowling is careful to show that being sorted Sytherin is not inherently bad.  When you’re sorted by the hat, it just means that you’re very ambitious and that your primary concern is that ambition. Snape, and to some extent, Malfoy are very human examples of how Slytherin =/= evil.

However, once you’re in Slytherin, it gets more complicated.  Pure Blood obsession was weaved deeply into Slytherin culture.  Slytherin himself had a falling-out with the other founders because he wanted to admit only Pure Bloods.  Essentially, bigotry and racism were among the founding ideals of the house.  It compounded over generations and became a legitimate cultural phenomenon.

They were like our 1%, or our wealthy white Southerners.   Being rich and/or southern doesn’t mean you’re going to be racist  (I and a number of friends worked on ourselves and turned out ok….)…but the odds are you’ll be at least somewhat racist since you’d be coming out of a culture that is built on racism.   They’re not all joining the KKK, but they are sympathetic to cops that kill Black men.  Some do still join the KKK, though…

As for Slytherins who did join Voldemort:  No, they didn’t join Voldemort because “everybody hated them.” They were so sure they were better than everybody else.  They and most of their graduates enjoyed high social standing, affluence, and an excellent number of successes to bolster their eager egos.   It even says that the Slytherins had won every house cup and every quidditch final for years before book one.

They joined Voldemort because racism was built into the Slytherin culture…so even those ambitious kids who didn’t start out racist were taken in by a racist culture, and gradually assimilated.  That is sad, for sure, but bullying was not a reason for most powerful Slytherins (except Snape). They were leaning to become the bullies.  They were learning racism.  Voldemort simply used the racism that was already there, and pushed them further to serve his own powerlust.

Take everything you guys just wrote, and replace “Slytherin” with “Wealthy White Southerner” and “Voldemort/Death Eaters" with "KKK”.   Take the implied “Everybody else”  and put in  “Northerners, Liberals, and Minorities”  (Women, Blacks, Gays, etc).   You end up with the Southern Confederate post-civil-war narrative that romanticized, justified, and masked horrible racist atrocities.   The Northerners bullied the grand, old, proud, superior Southerners, and  now they had to ban together to save themselves from Black people.    That narrative is not okay.

Harry Potter’s race dynamics are an allegory for all of that, guys.  Now Rowling may not have been most inspired by KKK.  There are tons of racism-fueled atrocities she could have pulled from in European history.  Today, atrocities are still happening.   Here.

 Please be careful how much you champion a symbol of institutionalized racism and bigotry.  Individuals within an institution like that may be redeemable but the institution itself is a problem.

(Source: zaynx, via junosunderland)

"Some Men"
A Subway Story
India ink on copy paper. I think I like the messy look. It is an attempt at loosening up without copying my inspirations too much ( Kate Beaton, Hannah Krieger, etc).

On another note, I know balls and smaller hips etc make it more comfortable for men to sit with legs a little apart. Thick thighs, especially at that time of the month, also make it more comfortable for ladies to sit with legs a bit apart. Neither of those comfort issues justify spreading out so much as to take up somebody else’s seat/personal space/opportunity to sit.

9/10 times it happens, it is men doing it. Men don’t usually do it to other men because they don’t want to touch each other. But they don’t mind squishing against and dominating a woman’s space, and they don’t mind teaming up so that the seat between them is unusable.

I don’t think this makes men evil. I think it is societal and subconscious. For example, the guy with the glasses offered his seat to an old woman. She declined, so he stayed spread out on me, but that goes to show that he could be considerate. He probably wasn’t even aware that the reason he was comfortable invading my space was because of societal power dynamics between genders. He is used to it. It is, well, his privilege.

Maybe I should have said something. I tend not to want confrontations on subways, though. (More power dynamics at play, I guess.) So instead here is this silly comic, which I hope made you chuckle and/or think about how you act on public transit.

hot-potato-cold-bazooka:

hot-potato-cold-bazooka:

So I’m moving into a new apartment, and I was told that the room had been damaged, but nothing could have prepared me for the fact that someone had carved Li Shang’s head out of the bathroom door and written “We must defeat the Huns!” on it.

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(via kessuburd)