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lupinatic:

here-is-the-place:

When people say these books are children’s books, as if to demean them, I balk. These books dealt with themes that adults do not fully understand or wish to. It dealt with racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, prejudice, and general ignorance. These books taught us that it doesn’t matter how you were raised, but that you get to choose to be kind, loyal, brave, and true. They taught us to be strong under the pressures of this world and to hold fast to what we know to be right. These books taught me so much, they changed me as a person. So just because they’re set against a fantastical backdrop with young protagonists does not mean that their value is any less real.

This.

First book: Starts with the double murder of a pair of twenty-one year olds who were much missed and leaving their baby son a war orphan. A child growing up in abusive conditions that would give Cinderella the horrors. Dealing with peers and teachers who are bullies. The fickleness of fame (from the darling of Gryffindor to the outcast.) The idea that there are things worth fighting and dying for, spoken by the child protagonist. Three children promptly acting on that willingness to sacrifice their lives, and two of them getting injured doing so.

Second book: The equivalent of racism with the pro-pureblood attitude. Plot driven by an eleven year old girl being groomed and then used by a charming, handsome older male. The imbalance of power and resultant abuse inherent in slavery. Fraud perpetuated by stealing something very intimate.

Third book: The equivalent of ableism with a decent, kind and competant adult being considered less than human because he has an illness that adversely affects his behaviour at certain times. A justice system that is the opposite of just. Promises of removing an abused child from the abusive environment can’t always be kept. The innocent suffer while the guilty thrive.

Fouth book: More fickleness of fame. The privileged mistreating and undermining the underprivileged because they can. A master punishing a slave for his own misjudgment, and the slave blaming herself. A sports tournament which involves mortal risk being cheered by spectators. A wonderful young man being murdered simply because he was in the way. A young boy being tortured, humilated and nearly murdered.

Fifth book: PTSD in the teenage protagonist. Severe depression in the protagonist’s godfather, triggered by inherited mental health issues and being forced to stay in a house where abuse occured. A bigoted tyrant who lives to crush everyone under her heel, torturing a teenager for telling the truth in the name of the government (and trying to suck his soul out too). The discovery that your idols can have feet of clay after all. An effort to save the life of someone dear and precious actually costing that very same life. The loss of a father-figure and the resultant guilt.

Sixth book: The idea that a soul can be broken beyond repair. Drugs with the potential for date rape are shown as having achieved exactly that in at least one case, resulting in a pregnancy. Well-meaning chauvinism trying to control the love life of a young woman. Internalised prejuidce resulting in refusing the one you love, not out of lack of love but out of fear of tainting them. The mortality of those that seem powerful and larger than life.

Seventh book: Bad situations can get worse, to the point where even the privileged end up suffering and afraid. More internalised prejudice and fear hysterical terror of tainting those you love. Self-sacrifice and the loss of loved ones, EVERYWHERE. Those who are bitter are often so with a reason. The necessity of defeating your inner demons, even though it’s never as cool as it sounds. Don’t underestimate those that are enslaved. Other people’s culture isn’t always like your own. Things often come full circle (war ending with the death of a dearly-loved pair of new parents and their orphaned baby son living with his dead mother’s blood relative instead of his young godfather). Even if ‘all is well’ the world is still imperfect, because it’s full of us brilliant imperfect humans.

 
So… still think that Harry Potter is a kid’s series with no depth?

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Ill get flack for this, but The Harry Potters series is more “adult” than LOTR.

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lonespektr:

I want to buy an all b & w version of watson and holmes vol 1 and when is vol 2 coming out now that they are kickstarted?

We will consider making a reprint or new version of a B and W  Watson and Holmes V1. We might consider a non-colored version in the future. We will be adding pencil only pages as extras for V1 Kickstarter. We expect V2 to be out in December, at latest early January. Work is being completed as I type

frenden:

My wash brush set is now the Paints & Wet Media super set! 100 brushes! Reblog for a chance at a free set!

Get it here!

The old set contained nine brushes. The new set contains one hundred. That’s more than ten times the brushes of the old set! Oils, acrylics, wash brushes, digital concept art brushes, and more, all for Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint.

NEW Concept Painting brushes designed for digital character and environmental art workflows.

NEW High Res Wash brushes with detailed, high resolution repeating patterns for more convincing digital watercolor work.

And a heap more! I’ve consolidated existing sets and added new brushes to simplify things moving forward. All my paint and wash brushes are now in one place.

Love Love Frendens brushes

If some of our backers are in a generous mood this month and want more comics goodness, Here are some Kickstarters NPS is backing!

First up is our artist N.Steven Harris and his writing partner Robert Garrett’s project "AJALA" ! (Note all backers $10 and up will receive Issue#1 PDF to look at!) . This was the work we saw that sealed the deal with N.Steven Harris being the artist for Glyph winning  and Eisner nominated Watson and Holmes #6! We love the dynamism of N.Steven Harris’s angle choices and sense of action along with the multi-layered story by Robert Garrett! Do note they also won a Glyph award for best female Character for “Ajala”.  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1715366249/ajala-a-series-of-adventures-book-3-and-4

Next we like ”Illegal”

"Illegal" is a 15-issue limited comic book series from Jeremy Whitley the writer of the Eisner-Nominated series “Princeless” and Heather Nunnelly(Fellow SVA grad as Brandon Perlow) the artist of webcomic sensation “Vacant” 

"Illegal" follows the story of Gianna Delrey, an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows of an enormous city. All citizens received a microchip that tracks their movements and stores the history of their lives. Anybody without a chip is an illegal. They can’t be tracked, but if they’re caught, they wind up in the deportation camps - where the wait to be deported has become so long that most people die just trying to survive.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787527503/illegal-by-jeremy-whitley-and-heather-nunnelly

And finally, we got one thats really has some beautiful art. We were impressed with the poster at C2E2 2013 and the artists work. This one is called  ”SQUARRIORS”  which is a post-apocalyptic series about Squirrels living in post-human world, where they have developed higher intelligence. Think maybe “Watership Down” crossed with “Conan” or “Mad Max”, or a really dark “Secret of NIMH”. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/devilsdue/squarriors-teeth-and-nails

Watson And Holmes Volume 2

princelesscomic:

Okay, so let me take a timeout from talking about my Kickstarter to talk about something else important that’s going down on Kickstarter right now.

Are you guys familiar with “Watson and Holmes”?  If you’re not you should be.  Watson and Holmes is a modern reimagining of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as an African American duo living in Harlem.  It won several Glyph awards and was nominated for an Eisner this last year, which is no small feat for a small publisher.

The second volume which is going to be a collection of one shot stories is on Kickstarter right now and not only do you have a chance to fund it, you have a chance to get the first volume as well.

If you’re interested in supporting stories about black characters and/or supporting black creators, this Kickstarter is where you should be.

Much thanks for your support and signal boosting! We just would like some  ”cushion” by Saturday morning and maybe reach our first stretch goal! We still have some art and review rewards left.  We will also give extra digital rewards for backers of $10 and above.  We’ll give  ”ILLEGAL” some big boosting tomorrow afternoon and then some! Just making the funding goal is tenuous till the last minute!

destinationtoast:

Interesting!  There’s a site, Kicktraq, that tracks Kickstarters and predicts how much money they’ll end up with.  This one's cutting it very close.  Apparently, most successful Kickstarters only barely succeed.

We FUNDED last night at above 20K. Kicktraq is accurate to a point. Kickspy was a little more accurate THIS TIME.  Some projects get a last minute wind.

destinationtoast:

Interesting!  There’s a site, Kicktraq, that tracks Kickstarters and predicts how much money they’ll end up with.  This one's cutting it very close.  Apparently, most successful Kickstarters only barely succeed.

We FUNDED last night at above 20K. Kicktraq is accurate to a point. Kickspy was a little more accurate THIS TIME.  Some projects get a last minute wind.

kelbora:

I think this is applicable to just about everyone on the planet. Growing up is hard…very hard, and its painful to look back and see just how much sacrifice growing up takes.
Its even harder when you know you were someone else’s sacrifice.

kelbora:

I think this is applicable to just about everyone on the planet. Growing up is hard…very hard, and its painful to look back and see just how much sacrifice growing up takes.

Its even harder when you know you were someone else’s sacrifice.

rebelbaes:

robertdowneyjrstesticle:

Excuse me what is this fuckery

i think it’s because liquids with different properites have different densities and therefore don’t mix but rest at a specific buoyancy.  I could be almost right, but I could also be pullin this out my ass too, sooooo…. 

After Effect demo?

rebelbaes:

robertdowneyjrstesticle:

Excuse me what is this fuckery

i think it’s because liquids with different properites have different densities and therefore don’t mix but rest at a specific buoyancy.  I could be almost right, but I could also be pullin this out my ass too, sooooo…. 

After Effect demo?

What Ferguson Means For The Rest Of The Country.

I’ve been saying this Ferguson mess is the “beta test” is for the coming years for everyone else on Facebook.  Cause this administration is doing nothing about it, cause this will be “standard” procedure against the american people. We have a president  and party who is more corporately controlled, and totally against our personal freedoms and rights. This is not a “democrats” vs “republicans” as both parties are consenting to this way of doing things. People want change, they need to stop watching the news, do research on the voting records(its out there) and actually vote for candidates that will represent you and not moneyed  interests. Just look at the police actions over the past 5 years, and the increased spending of militarizing them. This is not a surprise. People need to WTF up.

Commissions

I’ll be offering commissions thru the Watson and Holmes V2 kickstarter.

For $122 dollars, you get a commission of 1 character and simple BG, sent as a hirez digital file. *Printing and shipping for this is separate.

Will include a Watson And Holmes Trade V2, PDF of V2, and a T-Shirt. (Shipping included!)

http://kck.st/1tGjVS3