Messy little sketch of Harry Hermione and Ron. (And crookshanks and scabbers)
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
For the past year my partner, Michael, has worked tirelessly on his book called the End of Absence. It’s about being a part of the last generation to know what it’s like before and after the advent of the internet. To read more about it click here. It’s a brilliant premise and on top of being an insightful piece of work it’s also full of humour.
At the back of the book there’s a glossary full of terms related to this topic, one of which I’ve done an illustration to. Hope you enjoy the illo and that perhaps it helps to entice you to pick up the book this fall. I don’t think you’ll regret it.
I am a college student, who makes money on the side by selling my own prints, shirts, buttons, and stickers through Storenvy. Here is why I don’t like those websites where they print your items for you and ship them out while giving you a small percentage. My personal experience is with INPRNT…
The Boxtrolls (2014) | Behind the Scenes
via Animation Magazine:
- 1 week; the average amount of time for an animator to complete 3.7 seconds of footage
- 3.5 inches, the cuff-to-cuff measurement of baby Eggs’ sweater (created on an embroidery machine to produce irregular lines, like a hand-knitted garment). His little socks are only ⅝” long
- 4 scenes per week was the goal for each animator
- 14 different fabrics were used in Lord Portley-Rind’s white hat
- 24 kinds of weeds were created for backgrounds by the greens department
- 55 different sculpts of prop cheeses were made; different scale sizes were needed for wide, medium and close shots
The 7th image… oh man..how do they animate water so that the wave lights animate alongside the character animation?? Is that some 3D printed water right there that they switch out over and over??? A light projection thru glass? Dying to know how it works. Everything about how Laika makes movies is real actual magic
I think it’s one of two ways:
there are two panes of glass with ripples in them, and as they move across eachother frame by frame the light lines up and creates those pretty patterns.
Or, they just project a frame-by-frame loop of water onto the characters they advance as they take more frames.
Doodled this little guy while listening to modest mouse at work today
reblog for the daywalkers
My dad’s friend got me a little children’s art kit called “artist in a box” as a joke. I made this to thank him.
You remember that post about the homestuck t-shirt design contest collaborating with hot topic? And how Hot Topic are the biggest art thieves? This is recent. As you can see above, I stumbled upon Hot Topic’s website and they are selling a very popular fan art put on a t-shirt, and did not ask permission from the original artist (rismo).
This shows Hot Topic still continues their art thievery. Hot Topic are still taking art from artists without their permission. This is disrespectful and appalling.
EXCEPT YOU DID GIVE THEM YOUR PERMISSION.
BY AGREEING TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON DEVIANT ART.
THEY SOLD IT TO A THIRD PARTY ROYALTY-FREE.
woah oops deleting my deviantart account
*instantly puts logo on my best pictures*
Oh for frick’s sake… ._.
I trusted you deviantart.
Fine print is so fascinating - - -
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW? THIS IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF GOD DAMN FUCKING BULLSHIT I’VE EVER SEEN.
FUCK THIS SITE. SRSLY CONSIDERING DELETING MY ENTIRE ACCOUNT ON PRINCIPLE ALONE
This is basically why companies like Hasbro can get away with art theft, like the whole fanart theft thing that happened last year
This is horrifying and why it’s so damn important not to just gloss over the Terms of Agreement.
This alone makes me feel that people are better off going to another website. Deviantart is the biggest art website that I can think of, but if getting a DA account means agreeing to people selling your hard work without your permission and royalty-free, you have to wonder if it’s really worth it.
I think this needs to be spread.
Wow what cunts