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maybe like the first time I did a painting that wasn’t a portrait or a full body
Ashwara and me hanging out.
I didn’t think I’d have this much friend living with one of my best friends. We’re such opposites sometimes but still pretty similar. HIM LORDING OVER ME.
We get into arguments sometimes but I think the fun we have more than makes up for it. We go to shows together, we pause shows we watch and talk for hours, we can talk about writing whenever either of us remembers, we watch a lot of youtube and TV shows together, someone I can bitch to the second things get slightly bad in my life and we always want to work on projects together, even if they don’t come to fruition 100% of the time.
it’s a good life
fun fact that book case there is in front of Vi’s desk. We moved it when we built my bed and never found a spot for it so it’s just hanging out in the middle of the room. But we both kind of like it there.
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Made a design and doodled here and there throughout the day
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As I get older, I try to come to terms with the fact that I’ve not created or gotten on the path to create as many great things as I would have hoped by this age. I think about ”Am I where I’d like to be? If not, why not, and what can I do about that to change my situation or my perspective? How can I feel better about it and how can I shift my goals and my behavior to make a future that I want? Which pressures are internal and which are external? Am I ok with being average?”
There’s a lot of pressure that comes from being great young, and many people I look up to such as Tezuka or Miyazaki created more than a few great things in their life and even have at least one impressive thing from their 20s. Maybe I can’t be that great or hard working, but I can keep trying and even if I’m 30 or 40 or 50 or 80 when I make something again that I can feel proud of, I think that’s fine, even if it’s just one thing. There’s no point in saying, “If only i was a more impressive 15 year old,” because it’s not going to happen, but it’s hard to not wish sometimes.
I don’t know what will happen or how things will turn out, but all I can do is keep trying and try to find value in that and whatever life I happen to live. I don’t know if I’ll live until I’m 80 or even 30, but I hope I get old and I’ll try to keep thinking, “It’s never too late.”
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Anonymous asked: That's cool. Maybe you shouldn't watch it if you think artists should be "held accountable" for drawing things you don't like.
If that’s your response I think you missed the entire point of what I said. Just “not watching it” is an anti-solution, and it’s not about liking it or disliking it. It’s about recognizing that the media people release into the world has an impact on our culture/community/attitudes etc.
Ignoring it wont make these things go away, there’s going to be at least some problematic element in almost anything we like and if we can’t recognize that things are complicated I think people will be too afraid to critique their own tastes for fear that finding what’s wrong with it means they have to stop watching it completely, and then discussion wont happen at all.
I mean maybe some things are reprehensible to the point you have to just stop, but most things are little more nuanced than that.
Anyways, if people really want to talk about this further please direct your questions here instead of this blog.
also as an aside I said the SHOW should be held accountable not the artists although on the artists matter that’s a different discussion. It was my choice to talk about it because I wanted to but I don’t think people HAVe to just because they make a kill la kill drawing… i think.
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I drew this image for a show my friend is putting together and playing. Two of the bands had “Mako” in the name so I drew this.
Since I’ve drawn a few Kill la Kill related images I feel like I should say that while I enjoy some aspects of the show (some cute characters and nice animation), I think it should still be held accountable for some of the objectifying and male-gazey aspects of the show that come off as pretty exploitive, regardless of the self-awareness of the show.
I wont go into too much here, I just think that if you enjoy something that’s problematic that it’s good to be honest about those aspects of what you like and talk about it instead of ignoring it or thinking things are either perfect or 100% trash.
my emo band
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I made this flier for a cool show my band is playing on friday !!!!!! if you’re in the LA are come watch!! ha ha. If you want.
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