and the characters going crazy

on the new Iron Fist series

So after binge watching a ton of Marvel’s new Iron Fist series, I went onto tumblr, wondering what the fandom was up to now, what with all these new gifs and stuff to make. ‘Maybe I would find some fan art or something’ I thought innocently to myself,

BUT BOY WAS I WRONG

instead, I was greeted with SO MUCH DISCOURSE on how Iron Fist ‘needs a chinese-american actor’ or ‘has terrible dialogue and is slow’.

the best part is when I found out that some of y’all are trying to get this show boycotted like ‘????’

Now as a Chinese-speaking Asian female, living in Asia, with an Asian background and a good know-how of Chinese history, as well as a decent knowledge of comic books, (although I confess I got into the animated series first) I’m here to end the discussion before y’all get your full rage on and start fighting fans of the show like it’s Lord of the Flies up in here

So keep reading if you want to be educated or if you just want to fight me before you know what you’re even talking about

“THE SHOW INSULTS CHINESE CULTURE”

Uhhhh…no? I’ve seen a few episodes and I mean so far there isn’t really anything that screams ‘insult’ or even offensive in the slightest. Besides maybe the fact that they take the beliefs and twist them a little bit but honestly even that ain’t that bad as to what I’ve seen elsewhere.

I’ve read the boycott post and let me say that yea, they dressed him with an eye for Asian elements, but maybe that’s because it’s supposed to be resembling Asian clothing? I mean how is that offensive? Is it the part that it looks Asian? Or that you simply feel that white people that direct these shows should not be using Asian stuff for entertainment? Because I hate to break it to you but it’s still not offensive. Even the dragon tattoo is totally fine because it’s supposed to resemble Asian elements yea but also have y’all read the comics? Because he punched through a dragon and basically took it’s heart. So I mean a dragon tattoo kinda matches the theme.

I mean in the first episode they speak almost flawless Chinese for Pete’s sake! Hell, I was surprised that they even had it in them to have a non-Google translated line. Sure the accent was a little overdoing it cuz not even I have that thick a Chinese accent but I’ll excuse it since he was apparently learning and speaking 15 years. (I speak it maybe a few times a day for like the last 14 years or so only)

So no, the show doesn’t really insult Chinese culture, sure they might be ignorant, but you must understand that after generations of stereotypes and misconceptions that that can’t just go away with one show

“Danny Rand should be played by an Asian guy/be a Chinese-American”

I can’t even begin to tell you my frustration about this.

Y’all do know this show is based on the comics right?

You know, the one with the white guy.

I know Marvel is infamous for not including enough representation in their shows but seriously? This is like the Harry Potter thing all over again with Hermione being black, it’s not that we don’t want representation or anything, but it’s the fact that this hero that us comic fans have come to already love has been replaced. Or at least it feels like it. Like when a movie is made from a book and people go crazy because character XYZ suddenly has different traits or isn’t quite what was described as compared to the book.

Frankly, it sucks.

So even though yes, Marvel should have more Asians in their shows, don’t expect them to completely give the main character a makeover, even if the makeover was supposed to provide representation. And honestly? I don’t want them to change him because I really freaking love Iron Fist, just as he is.

“This show just villainizes Asians”

So you tell me that my race is being made villains because Marvel decided that most of their Asians on their shows are evil ninjas (aka the Hand) and at most there are like 3 sorta good Asians. Oh and I’m sorry, you want more Asian men that are good guys? You want a balance of Asian heroes?

Well I guess that would be kind of hard to fit into the story since, oh, I don’t know, everything happens in the USA?

If you want more Asian characters well then look no further because you do have them. Daisy Johnson from Agents of Shield? What about her extremely brave mom? Or maybe Colleen in Iron Fist? Everyone seems to be blatantly ignoring her badassery and only seeing the part where she’s a sorta love interest.

Facts are, there are Asian characters, you’re really just looking hard enough. I agree wholeheartedly when you say that more Asian men need to be in the Marvel universe that aren’t part of the bad guy team but you gotta say that they are still awesome.

Does anyone even remember the Japanese ninja yakuza guy from Daredevil? Dude got set on fire and STILL came back to kick ass. That’s a plus in my book because even though he’s considered bad, he’s been proven to be cunning, smart, and overall awesome.

“The show has terrible stunts/acting/dialogue/fight scenes”

From here on out it’s mostly just me trying to explain why the directors and writers of the show made decisions in the show to make it what it is, so let’s dive right into it.

  • STUNTS

Actually the stunts weren’t half-bad. If you’ve seen other shows or movies that are heavily reliant on stunts and action, and compare it to this show, they really aren’t that much different. Sure it might seem a little unbelievable sometimes like they’re breaking physics or something, but he already has a glowing fist. I think we’ve crossed the line of believable long ago.

  • ACTING

I have nothing to say about this except that go and take some acting or drama classes before coming and criticizing these awesome men and women who did indeed try their best

  • DIALOGUE

Now I get the dialogue might be a little weird at times and what not, but you must understand that this show was partially written with the Defenders series in mind. So almost everything that was said in the show is meant to lead to something more. Thus, you must take it as a bigger picture. Sorta like how everyone said that Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them wasn’t as good as they thought it would be, that movie was also meant to lead on to a bigger story so you might want to excuse the weird speech and cryptic lines at times.

  • FIGHT SCENES & ACTION

Okay seriously people, please read the comics. Danny Rand is supposed to be an accidental hero, one that doesn’t want to fight unless he really has zero choice in the matter. So yea, the fight scenes won’t be that interesting, but only because the character in question is more interested in ending the fight than anything.

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So there you have it, my whole slightly angry info-dump on Iron Fist and Marvel’s representation problem in general. If you want to correct me or scold me even then by all means message me or shoot me an ask. But just keep in mind that Marvel can’t make all your problems go away in one show, and please for the love of all that is good read the comics before coming to rant okay?

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mirage 

my submission for Emanata, a student comic anthology at VCUarts. this years theme was mirage, and i’m pretty proud of this! 

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Thank you all so much for coming to the stream and popping through some ideas!

I’ve been struggling a lot with how I draw characters lately - I really want to break away from the anime style that has been there for a decade or so now. It can only be done through practice ofc, so I made this thing of Bakura. 

Many thanks to @squigglydigg and @phuijl for suggesting practicing through different styles ;) 

This was a lot more fun than I ever thought it would be, and if anyone is struggling with their style I recommend you try something like this. Grab one of your favourite characters and go crazy! You notice so many things about how you draw that you would normally never even think of.

Everybody is losing their shit over Laura Moon

because for some reason we all can’t fathom that you can hate a character and still recognize that they serve the show well. I mean that bitch is awful. She deserves to dissolve into goo. But she is an awfully well written. And I think she’s a good foil to show how great Shadow is. In this show, you can be a good character and still be shit. So let’s sum up.

Laura Moon: Shit Person; Good Character (okay? It’s that simple, calm down - she is an important part of the story as a whole - because this whole thing has a very particular end game for those who didn’t read the book. She ain’t some bitch lady they added just because. She is IMPORTANT to the story. So who tf gives a rat ass about whether or not she’s a “good” person).

Mad Sweeney: Shit Person(??); Good Character

Shadow Moon: Unequivocally Good Person; Good Character

Salim/notSalim: Good Person; Good Character

Mr. Wednesday: Definitely Not even a Person; Good Character

Bilquis: Good Person (her victims get a ride on the space vagina); Good Character

Technical Boy: Shittiest of the Persons; Good Character (also note how no one is going crazy over him being a super awful racist piece of shit; perhaps because he’s male?)

Media: Weird Chaotic Neutral Person; GOOD CHARACTER

Mr. World: Undecided; Good Character

etc. etc. etc. Bottom line: They are all good characters. Please shut up and stop dividing this fandom into Laura Lovers / Laura Haters. YOU CAN BE BOTH. SHE IS BOTH A SHIT PERSON (i hate her) AND A GOOD CHARACTER (i lover her).

thank you.

YEAAAAAHHHHHHH BOIIII!!!! FINALLY TODAY IS THE DAY where burstale start posted at my FB n certain UT group XD ~ n it has reached 1 year (actually so does Epic since we both start at the same time)

Soooo cough cough// Firstly I wanna say thanks to all burstale readers that has read me n @amachi-blaze works for this series!! Without you guys I think I wouldnt go this far xD n Burstale was planned to have 3 chapter where its just a generic story of Chara n Sans fight to death ~ I know its stupid but I just want to try make short doujin of UT but it ended up so complicated but good with machi story,I never thought of putting gaster as a medium for Burst ability at first XD yet it goes so well with my artstyle

Burst was actually inspired by my favourite singer NANO n if checked her out they both wear black hoodies XD n most of NANO MV she wore hoodie to conceal her face ~

Hurmmmmm I have a lot of problem during designing Burst special characteristic at first but the as the story goes I keep changing the design n machi keep going crazy xD its fun to have our character keep going ~ n if some people think Burst is evil n yes she is ~ she have her own reason ok?xD

As the story may go slowly cuz im busy with works i’ll try to keep working on it!! N I know some of u guys keep waiting for the next update XD im sorry for my tight schedule n alot of commission im getting

Idk what to say anymore XD n THANKS FOR READING BURSTALE TILL NOW! Eventho we dont have much fan but I appreciate the small number cuz me n machi can still talk n communicate with u guys ~ <3

Special thanks to - @huroki @yugogeer12 @tehrogue without these 3 I would ended up stop at chap 1 xD hahahahaha

Thanks to
@doge-genesis for few awesome fanart that we rarely get XD
@deusn for who keep asking me how to make more plot n I learn myself from there too
@xxmileikaivanaxx for also the fanart XD
@n you all readers n some fanart that you guys give us, I truly happy with the fanar some of you guys give!!! Im sorry if I didnt mention anyone here

Have my present for Burstale 1 Years old

Murder on the Orient Express updates via Variety today:

  • Branagh and the cast (minus Depp and Pfeiffer) introduced 10-15 min of new and previously unseen “work-in-progress” footage in London today - the introduction of the central characters, the establishing of the murder, plus the epic vistas of snow-capped mountains, and the trailer again from WonderCon
  • The cast loved the camaraderie on set, there was a “wonderful company feel about it”. “What was very extraordinary was that we were all together. It wasn’t like a film where you all do different bits. In this case we were all there all the time.” (Judi Dench, Princess Dragomiroff)
  • For the train interior scenes they have an on-set railway carriage, with pre-recorded background footage rolling in the windows. Branagh: “I found myself going to the end of the train to watch the scenery go by as if I was on a real train, and I wasn’t the only one. Quite a few of us got motion sickness.”
  • The production design is incredible. Josh Gad (MacQueen): “It was surreal. I just had the opportunity to go on the real Orient Express, and the detail that the production team brought is unreal, exquisite. It is so spot-on. For us that intimacy really lends itself to Ken’s vision. When you’re in a confined environment, it creates a sense of unease, even if you have nothing to hide.”
  • James Prichard, Agatha Christie’s great-grandson, said securing Branagh to direct and star was “awe-inspiring.” “He gets the grandeur of the work, and his vision as he first told it us made my hair stand up.”
  • Branagh made a conscious decision to not watch the ‘74 movie version, and advised the cast to do the same: “Our goal is to try and find a new approach. That’s why classic stories are worth retelling.” He also said “there are some surprises.”
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What’s that saying? 
               The show’s gotta go all over the place… or something? (insp.)

GOODBYE GLEE (2009-2015)

the best part of gumball is the plots are always something so simple like “gumball’s family is losing money!” but that slowly becomes “gumball’s family has no money so the whole universe loses it’s whole animation” 

and then like, ANYTHING can happen inbetween, is there gonna be a scene animated by a professional anime company this episode? sure

are gumball and darwin gonna find a void where forgotten boring background characters and mistakes go and crazy frog is there? sure

is gumball gonna realize there’s more shows within his own show and try to become part of that show? sure

is a character who appeared in 3 episodes as a background character in the first season who had like 3 lines total gonna come back as the main villain of the show later? sure, why not

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No Escape.

Latest piece for my Intro to Environment Design class! We are being taught there tons of useful techniques for quickly getting ideas done: Photobashing, custom shapes, all those powerful, non-painting Photoshop tools I’ve neglected for so long. Anyway boy I’m glad I gave these things a try because they do so much to help you expand in terms of what you can actually achieve. I could not have drawn such a scene, so I used 3D to block out an angry milkbox in a sci-fi subway. I couln’t possibly achieve a sense of atmosphere so I photobashed clouds and truck lights and BAM, we have a space catastrophe. What were 100% painted were the monster lobsters and characters, but still were very heavily referenced from Dead Space and the Zerg from StarCraft. 

I can’t quite know how to say it, but the first steps of work felt like I was letting the software guide me in making choices that would work for this illustration. Using a photo texture, having no idea what it’ll look like, and then just have make the image come to life just gave me so many “Wow!” moments. I’m now happy to see what more crazy results I can keep achieving with all these techniques. I’m kinda wanting to wind down on the crazy compositions and go back to more character-focused things. Maybe not. We’ll see!

The bottom two images are a photobashed thing I threw together using pictures off the internet and existing concept art. I was basically trying to find the proper mood. I wanted something gritty and dreadful. The second is what took me an entire fucking evening to model. Yes I am that bad at 3D (I just started! Please bear with me, haha) I wish I could have done more research and made a cooler design for the car. Literally looks like an angry milk box.

March KG Keronize It Challenge

Hey everyone so I came up with a new sgt frog/keroro gunsou challenge for this month!

I call it the March KG Keronize It Challenge!
(Keronize It or Keronized for short)

Basically here’s what it is. Take anything you want anything you can think of and turn it into a Keronian!

It can be something simple like a character (any character from anything) a person, and animal, an object or even something as obscure and abstract as song lyrics personified!

I don’t care! I wanna see who and what we can get creative with and turn into keronians!

If you like what you make use it whenever! Draw them alone, with cannon characters, orikero or even kerosona! Go crazy! Go wild! Have fun with this one!

Now let’s get out there and start Keronizing!

anonymous asked:

Sorry but gotta vent this out, but apparently, k*ramel shippers are going crazy over Chris loving the ship, the thing is, between Melissa saying she doesn't ship fucking k*ramel and Chris saying he does ship abuse. i say Melissa's opinion have a heavier bearing than Chris's because ITS HER DAMN SHOW AND SHE PLAYS THE TITULAR CHARACTER FOR FUCKS SAKE. k*ramels can go bat shit crazy over chris's opinion but melissa's opinion is the important one here.

lemme b real honest w u right now : karamel shippers dont give a flyin fuck about melissa OR kara. They hype karamel up bc they thirsty as hell for chris wood’s dick. im surprised some of them even know kara/melissa’s name lol

Drabble/Prompts

This list is from @nicolejones412 who was kind enough to let me borrow it for my 1,000 follower celebration!

The rules are simple: Send in a character and a number. If you send in more than one number, I will assume you want those prompts all in the same drabble.

If multiple characters are sent in, they will be written separately unless otherwise specified.

You may request as many drabbles as you’d like, and I’ll announce when they’re closed! Go crazy :)

Characters I write for:

  • Alex Summers
  • Charles Xavier (Young)
  • Clint Barton
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Bruce Banner
  • Erik Lehnsherr (Young)
  • Kurt Wagner
  • Logan Howlett
  • Loki
  • Natasha Romanoff (Platonic)
  • Peter Maximoff (X-Men)
  • Peter Parker (If you want, you can specify Andrew Garfield version or Tom Holland Version, I will write for either.)
  • Pietro Maximoff
  • Sam Wilson
  • Scott Lang
  • Scott Summers
  • Stephen Strange
  • Steve Rogers
  • Tony Stark
  • T’Challa
  • Thor
  • Wanda Maximoff (Platonic)
  • Agents of SHIELD (I will write them platonically as a Team x Reader fic with canon ships only.)