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“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” (Mencius)

Tobey Maguire & Leonardo Dicaprio

Elijah Wood & Macauley Culkin

Courtney Love & Drew Barrymore

Kim Kardashian & Nicole Richie

Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling

Taylor Lautner & Victoria Justice

Brad Pitt & Christina Applegate

Brooke Shields & Matt Dillon

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

fireflysummers  asked:

3, 15, 20

For the salt meme ask challenge (Preacher is the focus).

3. Have you ever unfollowed someone over a fandom opinion?

Yes, but not for a long time. I can’t give specifics because I can’t remember any.

15. Unpopular opinion about the manga/show?

Welp, since Preacher has a comic series and a tv show I’ll talk about both.

  • Comic: Without spoiling anything, all I can say is I really don’t like how Steve Dillon drew a certain character looking a certain age in one panel but made said character look an older age in another panel all within a few pages in the last issue. INCONSISTENT DRAWING STYLE. THIS BOTHERS ME SO MUCH.
  • TV show: I despised Joe’s attempt at an Irish accent in the first episode. Though, he seems to get much better as the series progresses. :D

20. What is the purest ship in the fandom? 

HANDS DOWN IT’S TULIP x JESSE. FOR STARTERS, IT’S CANON IN THE TV SHOW AND IN THE COMICS. THEY’RE CANON SOULMATES AND KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE ONLY SHIP THAT’S ACTUALLY GONNA HAPPEN MAKES ME SO HAPPY. JESSIP/JULIP FOR LIFE, MY DUDES.

@dillonfrancis: “Here’s a picture of my beautiful Mom & Dad getting married and thank god they did. Shout out my Mom and Dad for being married for 31 years and still putting up with my shit. You guys are the real MVP’s in my life, and today we get to celebrate YOU Mom! Thank you for driving me to school every morning, helping me with book reports, science fairs, packing my lunch, buying me toys dad wouldn’t let me get, to then later on taking me to/picking me up from the airport every day when I first started getting real Dj gigs around the world, thank you for everything you amazing selfless woman. I love you with all my heart. Here’s to the future of celebrating many more Mothers days with you.”

Steve Dillon started drawing comics professionally at 16 years old, with no professional training. The son of a signwriter, a working class boy who muscled into comics on sheer force of talent. I always thought he was from London, because of his accent, and his friendship with Brett Ewins. Turns out he was from Luton- but to me, as a kid growing up in a run down part of south east London, I always thought he was a local lad, and his story was inspiring beyond words. It still is.

Steve Dillon drew all my favourite stories in 2000AD when I was a child. The secret garden story in Judge Dredd, the Harlem Heroes reboot, Rogue Trooper: Cinnabar, more besides.

Steve Dillon founded Deadline magazine with Brett Ewins. The significance of that is hard to express to those who don’t already know why it matters. To me, it’s probably the most important thing either of them ever did; and in the context of Dillon’s career that’s really saying something.

Steve Dillon was the artist on Animal Man when I started reading it, which was my introduction to the line that would become Vertigo.

Steve Dillon drew fucking Preacher, for fuck’s sake.

He was nice to me when I met him a handful of times as an awkward, opinionated child at signings and conventions. I once told him I’d wanted to be him since I was 9; he laughed and said it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

Goodbye to the most important artist of my childhood and adolescence; the guy who made me feel like comics was a thing I could do too, and on my own terms.

I’m heartbroken, to be honest. He was 54 years old, and still producing masterful work. Always a subtle artist, he never stopped quietly evolving, and in recent years his line has become astoundingly precise. It felt like he was going somewhere, getting ready to show us yet another way of drawing… But it turns out he was going somewhere else.

Rest in peace, Steve Dillon. 1962-2016. You were and are my hero.