Alright. It’s past 12am and I’ve decided. I am turning the Anna and Nikki comics into their own series and webcomic, that changes settings when I feel like it, with every self contained story.
Just, working on these last few pages of the 2nd storyline, after watching a bunch of Doctor Who, I realized I could put them in anything. After their 3rd story which I’ve had in my head for months now, I’ve pretty much exhausted this line of events with Anna being a self loathing 20 something who causes all her own problems (shifts eyes nervously), and Nikki being her rock and a complete badass.
But then, I imagined them flying and building airplanes, across vista, and some very miyazaki-esque art, and realized I would keep the characters but drop the setting with each story. A way to tell so many stories with only the main characters going throughout.
I will do this, because I have come to a point, where I can see that I am getting better at stories, and don’t have full years to sit and work on the kind of fiction I’ve been building for 9 years. Those stories aren’t going anywhere, and one day I hope to be fully self employed and able to make them,
but by god, I’m sick of killing myself over them. I have a thousand ideas, and sitting on them instead of making them is such a waste.
I am rearranging my setup, as is habit when I get stuck in a rut and begin to get out of it. Think of it as burning things for fuel, if you will.
Pathfinder Character Sketch
I was terrible at ink washes in real life. So glad I can kill em digitally.
I thought you had to “make it” to start feeling imposter syndrome. It turns out that all it took was making enough money off art 4-5 months in a row to officially call it a part time job. Now I’m sitting here with deadlines falling apart, because I’ve failed for so long up until now, and am terrified of doing well. Really hoping that this will help.
sunvapor asked:What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.