it's june 4th

anonymous asked:

hi there, happy to see you back on tumblr! is there a chance you'll draw some Val!Wilkinson? he's so cute (and he had birthday at the beginning of June) ;)

Thank you, Anon! I’m happy to be back and drawing again ^_^

And here’s Val!Wilkinson:

Quast!vert wanted to be drawn too :)
(because really, how can I draw just one of them?)

Y’know, one thing I really love about Babylon 5 is how it is vehemently and pointedly NOT Star Trek, but like…it doesn’t try to distinguish itself as Not Trek by being all ‘dark and gritty’ or whatever.

It’s still a show that ultimately has a lot of hope and positivity about the future, and shows humanity overcoming great struggles and taking their place in the galaxy among other species, but just…

There are some thing that are just a little more…difficult. There’s still racism and prejudice, there’s still poverty and homelessness. People still gamble and get drunk and can’t agree on religion. People still have jobs to earn money, we still have a money-based economy and we still have all the corruption that comes with that system. There are still wars and there are still petty arguments too. Food has to be grown and it is appropriately astronomically expensive to ship across space, ships have to be fixed and the Dockworkers Union are forever going on strike because their pay hasn’t been increased in too many years. There are translators but they’re not always available or effective so if you want to speak to another species you have to damn well learn their language. There’s still a ton of paperwork to be done even if not many people use actual paper any more. There are still janitors because someone has to clean the floors!

I don’t know, I love Trek, but the world of Babylon 5 always felt more real to me, and I really appreciate that they didn’t achieve that by having a bunch of gratuitous violence and grim pessimism, but just by including a thousand little off-hand details that ground the show in reality.

anonymous asked:

can I come over and personally fight whoever scared sweet boy? he deserves all the love and cuddles and happiness

Considering all my neighbors are racist and/or homophobic and/or transphobic and the type to fire guns down the street for the fun of it? Please