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Thank you all so much for coming to the stream and popping through some ideas!

I’ve been struggling a lot with how I draw characters lately - I really want to break away from the anime style that has been there for a decade or so now. It can only be done through practice ofc, so I made this thing of Bakura. 

Many thanks to @squigglydigg and @phuijl for suggesting practicing through different styles ;) 

This was a lot more fun than I ever thought it would be, and if anyone is struggling with their style I recommend you try something like this. Grab one of your favourite characters and go crazy! You notice so many things about how you draw that you would normally never even think of.

A-Z of LGBT

 No one asked for this, but here it is:

(Note that in many of these books, the word for sexual/gender identity is not on the page, so these are what I assume.  I am also using T for all forms of gender identity for ease as well as to prevent spoilers.)

(Also note that some of these books are not perfect in their representation, so please read at your own discretion.  Many of these books can be triggering, so please send me an ask if you are curious about any of the books)

A- Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman [T]; Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden [L]; Ask the Passengers by A.S. King [L]; Ash by Malinda Lo [L]; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz [G]; As I Descended by Robin Talley [LG]; Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld [L]; Adaptation (duology) by Malinda Lo [LB, poly]

B- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray [LT]; Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall [G]; Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez [LGB]; Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills [T]

C- Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman [G (B?)]; Captive Prince (trilogy) by C.S. Pacat [GB]; Carry On by Rainbow Rowell [G]; The Color Purple by Alice Walker [L]; Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian [GB]

D- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black [G]; Drag Teen by Jeffery Self [G]

E- Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour [L]

F- The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson [G]; Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick [G]; The Foxhole Court (trilogy) by Nora Sakavic [G]; Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark [T]

G- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruits by Jaye Robin Brown [L]; The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle [G]; The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee [GB]; Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith [GB]; Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith [L]

H- A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne [G]; How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis [G]; Hero by Perry Moore [G]

I- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson [G]; I Am J by Cris Beam [T]

J- Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde [T]; Jerkbait by Mia Siegert [G] 

K- Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway [G]; Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters [L]

L- The Last Nude by Ellis Avery [L]; The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich [G]; Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley [L]; Love in the Time of Global Warming (duology) by Francesca Lia Block [GT+ (?)]

M- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth [L]; The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux [G]; More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera [G]; Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Trilogy) by Rick Riordan [BT+] 

N- Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan [G]; Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz [BG]

O- One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva [G]; Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst [L]; Openly Straight (duology) by Bill Konigsberg [G]

P- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [G]; Proxy (duology) by Alex London [G]; Perfect Ten by L. Philips [G]

Q-

R- The Raven Boys (tetralogy) by Maggie Stiefvater [GB]

S- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [GB]; Six of Crows (duology) by Leigh Bardugo [GB]; Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee [LB]; The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller [G]; Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai [G]

T- Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen [G]; This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp [L]; The Trials of Apollo (series) by Rick Riordan [GB+]

U-

V-

W- Willful Machines by Tim Floreen [G]; We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [G]; Wide Awake by David Levithan [LGBT (?)]; Witch Eyes (trilogy) by Scott Tracey [G]

X-

Y-

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Good things that happened in 2017 so far...

Now that we’re in the 2nd quarter of 2017, here’s a list of good things that happened so far…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets very high ratings

Ok K.O gets greenlit to become a new CN series.

Super Mario Odyssey confirmed to be shown at E3.

Sonic 2017′s official title gets revealed.

Samurai Jack’s 5th and final season premieres.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s 7th season finally confirmed.

Dr. D returns from a long Hiatus.

Splatoon 2 releases this Summer.

Many youtubers start to play Breath Of The Wild.

Flying Battery Zone returns in Sonic Mania.

Star Vs the Forces of Evil gets renewed for a 4th season.

Rick  & Morty’s 3rd season finally premieres this Summer.

Prince Sidon is a meme.

Club Penguin Island.

Ms. Pacman on Google Maps.

Steven Universe being renewed again.

Ducktales returns.

That moment you realize Dwight from “The Walking Dead” is Prince Zuko.

* Scarred face, burned by the Big Bad of the show 

* Hates the Big Bad dictator that’s ruining everyone’s lives

* Has a lover who is a member of the evil group

* Betrays the evil group to join the heroes  

* Morally conflicted dude who wants to regain his honor 

That being said, I wanna see some solo episodes where Prince Dwight-ko takes a field trip with Aang Grimes, Mich-tara, and Sokka Dixon.

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The group known as Vanity 6 from 1981-1983 starring Denise ‘Vanity’ Matthews, Brenda Bennett, and Susan Moonsie. Denise was originally one of Rick James’ girls before Prince convinced her to join his girl group. Prince had suggested that she use the stage name ‘Vagina’ but they agreed on Vanity.  In 1983, Vanity left Prince’s entourage and was replaced by Apollonia and the group name was renamed Apollonia 6. 

Photos by Lynn Goldsmith, 1983.