spoilers for ancillary justice under the cut
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I read chapter 1 of ancillary justice. Very relevant to my interests already, thanks for the rec. Also, it is doing something cool with pronouns and I am intrigued.
Sometimes I get really pleased and inspired when I see absolutely brilliant work by someone much much younger than me. In the general sense of hope in the future of humanity, but also like, at a personal level:
Holy shit, this 13 year old drew a fucking masterpiece. I can’t even manage stick figures consistently.
And that means it took them less than 13 years to develop this skill, even counting time for learning to talk walk brain perceptions elementary school hopscotch. Fuck. This is more doable than I ever imagined.
watching the cbc and an advertisement for poutine flavoured potato chips came on
this is too much canadian
I just spilled Tobiko eggs all over this paper I am reading so i am finishing my dinner in the most logical fashion to suggest itself
and anyway the point is
I can see why Terezi had such fun in her life
Turns out it is *really hard* to make a C major chord played on a ukulele sound creepy OR ominous
something i find really reassuring is that it isn’t possible to make aliens so hideous that girls will not love them, and draw them, and photoshop flower crowns on to their heads, and want to marry them. you can’t do it. you cannot make aliens unappealing. someone will always love whatever toxic pile of sludge and murder you come up with just as much as you do.
My first reaction to this post was to note how you specified “girls” and then kinda of snicker smugly to myself because the stock female-alien designs necessary to appeal to boys tho
But what if the boring ass stock characters designs are solving a different problem than boys will not become attached to hideous aliens and want them to be their imaginary girlfriends
What if the problem being solved is boys will too get inexplicably attracted to a toxic pile of sludge and murder, but then if she doesn’t have boobs, that means they are now gay. You, character designer, are personally responsible for this tragic corruption of these het dudes, and it could have so easily been prevented with a little ass physics and pouty lips.
Ugggh. I really want to write jokes, but that is the opposite of what I brought with me to work on. And I don’t think i can do a tumblr ask meme for joke setups and not get annoyed.
thats it, I am going to make it a personal mission to teach tumblr the character roulette silly question game. …As soon as im not on mobile.
(ps, if you already know how to play, do leave me questions: characters are numbered 1 to 15)