AU where the twins are white-aligned and Thalia is black-aligned
That’d be so interesting! Are you thinking a scenario where the twins and Thalia are from the same backgrounds but with the different color alignments (say, Gisa and Geralf still got kicked out into the moorlands but they’re invested in protecting humanity rather than having zombie battles, and Thalia is still a cathar but she’s secretly with the Skirsdag cult)? Or totally different backgrounds? (Maybe one or both of the Cecani twins are lunarch instead of Mikaeus and Thalia is a necromancer launching attacks on Thraben?) This is really firing up my imagination! :D
Was out of town for a bit, let’s ramp things back up with this cool (but incomplete) set of Transformers ACTION CARDS from 1985. Nice set with production art of pretty much all the Gen 1 bots plus lots of stills from the TV show. The character card back list each one’s function, motto, tech specs, and description, while the others have brief story synopses.
A few interesting printing quirks too - some character cards come in multiple background colors on different copies of the same card. I also found one card that was printed in 180 mirrored versions, and several where the cutting was a bit off.
Andre Braugher is a straight man playing a gay character. He benefits from our lives and narratives. He benefits from us. It’s important to be aware of that.
Captain Holt is wonderful representation. He defies stereotypes and is not defined by his sexuality. He just happens to be gay. However, he is the only queer main character. We all acknowledge that having multiple characters of color from different backgrounds is important, the same thing applies to queer characters.
Stephanie Beatriz tweeting that Rosa dates “whoever turns her on the most,” in response to whether or not Rosa would date a woman grossly sexualizes wlw identities. It’s not just about sex.
Just because I can head canon these characters as queer doesn’t mean the writers and producers are intending that, or that they would be okay with it, and they should not get points for leaving it up to interpretation because we don’t know if that was intentional, or just a symptom of heteronormativity.
In the episode, “Captain Peralta” in season two, Gina used the word “asexual” as a derogatory term against Amy and Terry. As an ace person, that line was really upsetting to me, and I don’t think it should be ignored
EDIT: Holt and Gina have both talked about lesbians insultingly or said someone “looks like a lesbian” as an insult. (thanks bisexualinetti)
Don’t get me wrong, I love Brooklyn Nine Nine. It’s an amazing show, and it’s leagues ahead of most other mainstream shows, especially sitcoms. But it’s not perfect and we need to stop putting it on a pedestal.
I love your work very much and it's very nice that you spend time with answering so many questions. I have a question, too: How do you work with the acrylic inks? Do you have a palette or do you mix colors on the paper? Do you throw the inks in little containers or do you use the inks from the containers directly? Thanks for your answer! Jorin
Hi Jorin! 90% of the time I mix colors directly on the painting. Colors are defined by neighboring colors– a blue mixed on a grey palette will look different when placed on the page next to bright orange. So I see little sense in mixing colors on a palette when they’ll be influenced and changed by colors on the page.
Above is an example of the “color in context” optical illusion: the x’s are the same color, but appear to be different shades when the background color changes.
And yes, I dip my brushes directly into the ink pots. After several uses the colors gradually become muddy. Luckily, the jars don’t hold much liquid, so by the time the color has changed I am usually ready to open a fresh one. Alternatively, I’ll use the jar’s cap to hold a teaspoon of ink and dip into that. If the color stays clean, I’ll pour the ink back into its bottle.