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10 Years of ControversyOver the past couple days I’ve had a number of people write me comments basically saying “You’re becoming too preachy, you’ve lost a fan.” And outside the silliness of publicly mic-dropping like that, it got me wondering... what?
Ya see, It’s always surprises me when someone says that I’m becoming too preachy, when in fact I’ve been preachy from the beginning. Don’t believe me? Take a look below!
This is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are essentially THE MOST controversial comics and illustrations I’ve ever done in the past 10 years.
2004 - Made a picture about how no one really cares about Global Warming http://andysartworks.com/global-warming
2005 - Took the side of Jark in the Deviant Art hostile overthrow controversy. http://andysartworks.com/i-support-jark
2007 and Onward - Made a series of “Danny and Spot” comics dedicated towards defending the Wii from the hatr
Sims 4 Won't Have Toddlers, and Pacific Rim 2Sims 4 won’t Have Toddlers and Pools
The industry is at it again. Remember how Ubisoft said “women are too hard to animate” when pressed about why there were no female characters available for Assassins Creed 4’s multiplayer mode? Well let’s add babies and inanimate objects to that list of “too hard to animate” things in video games!
In a recent blog post on the Sim’s official website, it was revealed that toddlers and pools are being excluded from the Sims 4 because, in the words of the developers:
It's not possible for us to include every single feature and piece of content we added to The Sims 3 over the last five years
Ok, I get that. Just because it’s a new game doesn’t mean it has to be a retread of the previous games. Totally understandable. But you know what’s not understandable? Why toddlers and pools? Why wouldn’t those be included? Last time I checked, those were kin
Nerds, Apollo, 2D Animation, Pixar CartellYour Princess Is In Another Castle
I know this is a little late, but it’s still an excellent read. This article that came out after the sorority murders in California a few months back details pretty succinctly the problem I and others have with how Nerd Culture treats women.
The article touches upon the narrative that a lot of nerds internalize, the idea that women are prizes to be “won” after a series of persistent attempts. The idea that jocks are dumb and nerds are smart, which is a concept even I bought into until fairly recently.
In fact, if I may, I would like to apologize for this strip from 2011: http://syacartoonist.com/things-i-will-never-understand and any others that I’ve done over the years that depict “jocks” as dumb brainless animals. It’s a narrative belief that I bought into and now understand isn’t as true anymore today as it was when I was in high school some 15 years ago.
But anyway, the article its
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
No Women in eSports, and A Talk About SJWWomen segregated in eSports to “legitimize” the sports
I personally think that eSports is kinda a silly idea. The idea that video game competitions should be treated with the same respect as the Olympics is just... head scratching to me. But just because I personally don’t “get it” doesn’t mean I can’t support others who DO actually want to legitimize their hobbies or activities into being real things they can compete in.
However... if your way of “legitimizing” your eSport is to SEGREGATE WOMEN... you’re kinda shooting yourself in the foot. Earlier this week the International e-Sports Federation announced that it was going to separate it’s competitions into “male only” and “female only” groups... an act defended by the IEF as being (and I quote) “part of our effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports”
Naturally, this ended up pissing a LOT
Did some light anatomy and coloring practice. In December, I’ll be going to Comiket, and I need to prepare a doujin. I don’t want to use any of my established characters, so I’m cleaning up an old concept with a pair of spies, agents “Monochome” and “Prismatic.” It’s a Cold War sort of thing with enough plot and geopolitical worldbuilding for a full comic.
Eh, I can gut it and make a fair yaoi from the remains.
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