i do not know the source but i saw this on my dashboard under a submission
Exactly. Learning to render realistic anatomy is like learning how to play your scales…. Once you’ve got the basics down, then you can embellish and put some soul into it.
Books are weapons in the war of ideas.
Books cannot be killed by fire.
So actually, maybe racist nerds do have a good reason to be angry — they’re angry because the comic industry has outgrown them.
Except, depressingly, it hasn’t. The readership? Yes. But the industry itself? In the cases of the Big Two I’d argue that the publishers and the majority of the creators really haven’t moved on, either in terms of attitudes to non-white male lead characters or their employment policy. The suggestion that “the people responsible for these characters are trying to make these properties as inclusive and welcoming as they can” strikes me as so much horseshit. There’s been a stagnation in the industry for at least the last two decades . It’s pretty damn depressing to consider that the highest profile projects in the last few years (particularly on the big screen) - say, Avengers, Batman, etc - are less racially (and otherwise) diverse than pretty much any Chris Claremont book from the late 70s and early 80s.
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This quote is sitting above my desk for those days when I’m tired of trying to sort out my life for the next twenty years. Today is one of those days, so I’m so glad to see this again.
I know, seriously this quote keeps me going some days when I just can’t… <3
This is important. This is very, very, very fucking important.
The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.
Terry Pratchett, Men At Arms (via idrabear)
This is one of the best breakdowns I’ve ever seen of how expensive it is to be poor.
This is why I love Terry Pratchett.
I have of late, (but wherefore
I know not) lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises;
and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition;
that this goodly frame the earth, seems to me a sterrill
promontory; this most excellent canopy the air,
look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this Majesticall roofe,
fretted with golden fire: why, it appeares no other thing
to me, than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of work is a man! How noble in
reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving
how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel!
in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the
world! The paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is
this quintessence of dust?
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Act II, Scene ii)
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