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Oh Abu Dharr! Take account of yourself before you’re taken account of so your accounting will be easier tomorrow. And weigh yourself before you are weighed and prepare for the great staging; the day you will be presented, not the least of a hidden thing of you will be hidden from Allah.
—  Prophet Muhammad (S)’s advice to Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari
[ Makarim al Akhlaq, Chapter 12, Section 5, Page 458]

Review | Problems and Other Stories by John Updike

Genre: short stories, realistic fiction
Setting: all over America, 1970s
# of Pages: 285
Rating: 3.5/5

The skinny: Updike chronicles the painful mundane: life and love in America.

The fat: This collection of stories is one of the best portraits of everyday life in America I’ve ever come across (and I hate short stories usually, so that’s saying something). “How to Love America and Leave It at the Same Time” is especially poignant, and in the titular “Problems” the mathematics of emotion plumb unexpected depths. Updike harps too long on certain themes (divorce, infidelity) and all the main characters seem to be cut from exactly the same cloth (middle-aged while male divorcés–shocker, this is the ’70s) so that the stories start to feel repetitive, but overall a good, thought-provoking read.

I think I have some Gentlemen Bastards fans following me so I got a question for you (or any GB fans out there)!

I intended to draw a Lies of Locke Lamora comic way back, but then my comic career jumped a couple years ahead of schedule and so I simply didn’t have time left for that idea, SO INSTEAD:

Tell me your favorite scene in Lies of Locke Lamora

I’d like to draw one great scene from the book (lessay ~5 pages), but I have too many favorites to choose from so I’m hoping to crowdsource this bitch. It’ll be completely free for all of course, so this is more about what would fans of this great book most like to see.

Rivane Neuenschwander
Zé Carioca, O mistério do papagaio sem fala (The Mystery of the Speechless Parrot) (detail), 2003/2014
acrylic paint on comic books
11 pages, 11 x 5 1/8 inches each

Master Post of Cross Classes

So here’s my official lineup of classes, from most active to least active! Parentheses are for any class that somebody else came up with!

+7: Lord
+6.5: Duke (legend-of-tree)
+6: Witch
+5.5: Scourge (eldritchwritings)
+5: Prince
+4.5: Jack
+4: Thief
+3.5: Merc
+3: Knight
+2.5: Dread (My Buddy Sam)
+2: Mage
+1.5: Djinn
+1: Maid
+0.5: Fuel
0: Waste
-0.5: Buff
-1: Sylph
-1.5: Sage (legend-of-tree)
-2: Seer
-2.5: Tome (Sam again)
-3: Page
-3.5: Hood
-4: Rogue
-4.5: Knave
-5: Bard
-5.5: Guide (eldritchwritings)
-6: Heir
-6.5: Kin
-7: Muse

Any anthropology majors out there? I’m in a anthropology food and culture class where I have to do a conference paper over a current cultural event relating to food. I should be able to negotiate the relationship between theories, methodologies, politics, activism, and agencies.

So I’m not an anthropology major (I’m a design student) but Idk what to do that will let me give a 8-10 page paper with 5 sources and a presentation 😭it’s due in a few months but I need to figure out my subject like…now. Help!

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Stanuary week two: Protect
He might not always be able to be there to protect his brother from bullies, but at least he can keep him from taking their words to heart.


You can see all of my Stanuary entries here.

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FINALLY IT’S DONE!!! I am so sorry that it took this long to upload the last pages, these has been lying half done on my desk for months now but I just couldn’t find the energy to finish them. Thank you everyone for all your support! And thank you Noblemouse for their lovely story and for being here for me during these months! ♡

First page

Second page

Third page

Original story: Three of a kind

Sequel: Striptionary

Thank you for reading! Have a nice day~  o(≧∇≦o)

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Stanuary week three: Memories
Bit by bit all of his memories return, but not all of them are good ones.


You can see all of my Stanuary entries here.

okay but how funny would it be if, after all this build up, Sam is the one to use the grenade launcher

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Pocky Game, 3rd Years OT3 Edition ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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It’s been a long few weeks.