Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a pedestal or down on your knees, it’s all a male fantasy: that you’re strong enough to take what they dish out, or else too weak to do anything about it. Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur.
Over the course of tonight, I have gone from “YEAH I’M GONNA MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT FOR THE WEBCOMIC STUFF AND I’M GONNA DRAW SO MUCH SHIT AND IT’S GONNA BE GREAT” to “i should just stop drawing altogether since it has got me nowhere in life but debt i will never be able to do this fucking comic and will never be even remotely successful as an artist and also i am like the least creative person ever and i can’t even draw a fucking horse fml”. What happened, self. What happened.
Let’s play a game called, “Copious amounts of blood or tempera paint?”
(He looks much older than he should at the point where this shit happens, but whatever. I just wanted to draw him down half an ear, with a head gash, matted with blood, and i dunno maybedraggingaroundacorpsebythehair. Oh, and Amano lipstick, I guess. #mission accomplished)
Hey guys, I’m wondering what
-you’d like to see me focus on in my art
-what you like so far
-what you’d like to see improve
-anything that irks you about my art.
-stuff you want to see me draw.
Feel free to go anon, I won’t be publishing or responding these but I’ll appreciate the input. Thank you!
martin sent this to me but i am kind of convinced martin is secretly worstmuse
Male Novelist Jokes’ long-lost brother.
So…Check, Please!…is really cute. Like…really, really cute. I have literally zero interest in hockey, but. Yes. If you like cute things, and you like webcomics, and you weren’t horribly scarred by college, then you should read it. Ngozi Ukazu’s art style is really versatile; all of the characters look pretty distinct, but there’s definitely a clear sense of unity. I also really enjoy the fact that she apparently uses some kind of black magic to use Tumblr photosets to make her pages look like actual, normal comic pages, but when you click through, you have the option of viewing a large version of each panel. This is fascinating to me.
Q:for the artist asks, 2!
2:Show your pencilcase and what’s inside.
School pencil case, featuring probably the most accurate English I have seen on any product in Japan:
Home “pencil case”, meaning the place where I keep pencils along with a bunch of other shit/shit I actually use to do art things:
Thanks for sending in the ask! Sorry it took such an obscenely long time. Summer vacation is so close I can taste it…
If any of my lovely followers (of whom I’ve had a recent influx; hi hi hi hi franticwaving)/random stoppers-by are still interested in sending in any of these artist asks, please feel free to do so! Or asks about fandom or whatever; I love meeting new people! I promise, I’m not a scary person (although I do sometimes swear too much)! And they give me something to do, haha.
I hope you enjoyed my eye-burningly green pencil cases, noble asker!
Q:honestly curious, why does it offend you?
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，CHAIR 椅子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
Thanks for chatting Shea. If you guys have nothing better to do than read another interview with me, here’s your chance to do so.
"Does being a black man who writes about black and Latino men and women as well as white men and women make race and ethnicity a defining part of my oeuvre? …or does it expose white supremacist hegemony in publishing and the perspective of those who see my work as “ethnic”?"
A damn good interview.
What a good read.