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One SFW sample page from Pair Skate, the 18+ YOI doujinshi I’m doing with @tumblngkori
I HAVE EIGHT DAYS TO FINISH SIX PAGES SKFJSDFHJJFAAAaaAAAAAA

PDF should be available first week in March!

Edit to add: text is huge relative to the panel art bc print size (if you wanna print it at home) is 5.5″ x 8.5″.

this is the final album art for my cousin leo’s EP! hyphenated is an album that talks a lot about asian american identity, so i wanted to draw a chinese-american boy split with the image of the most awesome hero 孙悟空 (the monkey king). the animated 西游记 from 1999 is a huge childhood favorite of mine (nostalgia blast link) and i re-watched some episodes while drawing this haha. as chinese-americans, we have a long history rich with beautiful art and great stories. being chinese is WOW so cool and you should be proud!

When they get married, Viktor and Yuuri hyphenate their surnames. It’s a bit of a mouthful though, so they don’t always go by both last names.

When they perform at competitions or ice shows, they’re always announced as Viktor and Yuuri Katsuki-Nikiforov.

But at the skating rink they own back home in the US after they retire, it’s Coach Nikiforov and Coach Katsuki.

To the students at Yuuri’s ballet studio it’s Mr. Katsuki and Mr. Katsuki’s husband.

When in Russia visiting Yakov and the rest of the Russian skate fam, they’re Mr. and Mr. Nikiforov.

When they’re commentating or doing interviews in Japan, it’s Yuuri Katsuki and his husband, Viktor Katsuki II.

(“Who is Viktor Katsuki I?” a fan asks them once out of curiosity.

Viktor pouts and turns his head away.

Yuuri just smiles wordlessly and holds up the picture of Vicchan he keeps in his wallet.)

Whoever writes People magazine captions deserves a Pulitzer. Solid prose. I spot four hyphenated words and three adverbs (loathsome things in grammar) and somehow I just believe in this sentence entirely. Mostly because I have a sense that the person writing this really believes it too. And that’s what’s getting me out of bed every day—that someone else believes in what they do as much as I do. I have a job, you have a job, we all have a job. Do your job well. That’s why we get out of bed. We gotta pay the bills. If you’re not feeling up to it, my advice: take two Aleve® and keep it moving (in your low-key bomber). Fake it ‘til you make it.

What’s Up with the Hyphen, the En Dash, and the Em Dash?

A hyphen (-) is used to join words (e.g., “mother-in-law”) or to separate the syllables of the same word, e.g., at the end of a line if the word doesn’t fit:

⚠️ Never put a space before or after a hyphen.

ℹ️ NOTE: When it comes to en dashes and em dashes, different style guides (e.g., Associated Press, Chicago Manual of Style, Guardian) have different rules and preferences, so if you are required to adhere to a certain style, you should consult the appropriate guide.

Style preferences aside, an en dash () is slightly wider than a hyphen, and it usually replaces “to” between a range of numbers:

  • Although it is generally viewed that a space before and after an en dash is optional, you should ask your teacher what he or she prefers.
  • An en dash got its name because it is the width of an n.
  • 💡To make an en dash on a Mac, push option and - at the same time.

An em dash () is the widest of the three. It can be used in place of a colon, commas, and parentheses:

We can also use an em dash to express the source of a quotation:

Lastly, em dashes can show that a speaker has been interrupted. (This usage will come in handy if you’re writing dialogue or fiction.)

  • Similar to the first bullet point regarding en dashes, you should ask your teacher if he or she wants a space before and after an em dash; different teachers will give different answers.
  • An em dash got its name because it is the width of an m.
  • 💡 To make an em dash on a Mac, push option + shift + - at the same time.

The above explanations give you a big picture look at hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes. When it comes to the fine details (e.g., putting spaces before and after a dash), consult your teacher or his or her preferred style guide. 👍

Q&A Malec and marriage

blacknightwolf said:Hello! I was just curious about Magnus and Alec. I know they’ve been together for years now in TDA, but I can’t remember if it was ever mentioned if they were married. Would Alec and Magnus ever get married and if they were to, would either one take the others last name? I know both of their names mean a lot to them so I was wondering what the would decide! Thanks for taking the time to look at this!

Magnus and Alec would love to get married. They’re committed to the end either way, but the reason they haven’t gotten married yet is because they decided not to until there were equal privileges and rights accorded to Downworlder-Shadowhunter marriages as there are for Shadowhunter marriages. They had this discussion in Born to Endless Night, in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy:

“Shadowhunters can marry Downworlders,” Magnus said, “in Downworlder or mundane ceremonies. I’ve seen it happen. I’ve seen other Shadowhunters dismiss those marriages as meaning nothing, and I’ve seen some Shadowhunters bow under pressure and break the vows they made. I know you would never bow or break. I know that type of marriage would mean just as much to you. I know that any promises you made me, you would keep. But I was alive before the Accords. I sat and ate and talked with Shadowhunters about peace between our people, and then those same Shadowhunters threw away the plates I ate off because they thought I irredeemably tainted whatever I touched. I will not have a ceremony that anyone looks down on as lesser. I do not want you to have any less than the ceremony you could have had, to honor your vows to a Shadowhunter. I have had enough of making compromises in the name of trying to make peace. I want the Law to change. I do not want to get married until we can get married in gold.”

Alec was quiet, his head bowed.

“Do you understand?” Magnus demanded, feeling almost desperate. “It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s not that I don’t love you.” 

“I understand,” said Alec. He took a deep breath and looked up. “Changing the Law might take a while,” he said simply.

For instance. If Magnus and Alec were to get married, they would likely want to hyphenate their last name to Lightwood-Bane. Part of what it would mean for them to have equal privileges and rights is that their hyphenated name be considered valid by the Clave. Lightwood-Bane isn’t a Shadowhunter name. The Ascended have to pick Shadowhunter names, and there are no Shadowhunters whose names aren’t okayed by the Clave. So this means that the Clave would need to allow Alec to use the hyphenated name in order for it to be considered his official name. (If he used it against their wishes, they wouldn’t kick him out of the Nephilim, but they wouldn’t acknowledge it as a real last name.) It would also mean that Rafe would get to pick if he wanted to be Rafe Lightwood or Rafe Lightwood-Bane, as opposed to having to hew to the standard usage of Shadowhunter last names (which would mean he’d have to go by Lightwood).

An enormous part of Alec’s identity and also Magnus are wrapped up, in different ways, in their fight for equality, in their demands for recognition and not just tolerance, but rights. It’s why they head up the Downworlder-Shadowhunter Alliance and why that’s so important to both of them. In the end, that Alliance — it’s existence, and Alec’s leadership of it — is a huge part of what tips the balance of good and evil, more than any Institute or Conclave could ever do. Part of what make Alec and Magnus so well-suited (and part of what shows how much Alec has grown from a young man who often made snap judgments, and believed prejudices he’d been taught, to a warrior and defender of the marginalized) is that they’re not willing to accept compromises: when they get married, it’ll be in Shadowhunter gold and warlock blue, and it’ll be all the more fantastic and triumphant for that.

yall whites can sit on your lil tumblr blogs with your cartoon character hyphen mental illness urls and reblog all the posts you want to sayin “representation matters!” but at the very same time refuse to watch anything that actually has representation. yall will jump through hoops to come up with reasons why you dont watch shows or movies that have main characters of color, just stop acting like you actually care it must be exhausting for you. and before anyone tries to try me and say “it’s just a show!” it’s really not, it’s showing us plain and simple no, representation does not matter, at least not to yall