July 24, 2014

superopinionated replied to your post: So like I’m only barely 5’2” and I don…

I’m 5’11” and I consider everyone shorter than me equally short/normal height/etc. There are no gradients, just “I have to look down to talk to you”, “I look ahead to talk to you”, “I look up to talk to you”…I am possibly a narcissist? idk idk

I think 5’11” and I think ‘whoa that is tall!’ hehehee.  TBH all this came about because there was a post on my dash about how Gillian Anderson and David Duchovney had a foot of height difference between them - Gillian Anderson being 5’2”. And the discussion focused on how short Gillian Anderson is (or I guess they say ‘tiny’) and not how tall David Duchovney is.  And I was like ‘hmmmmmmmm’

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July 24, 2014

fleetsparrow replied to your post: So like I’m only barely 5’2” and I don…

You’re right, though. It is an average height.

It’s super-average!  I mean I’m sure some people grew up in places with tall people, hence the perception of being ‘short’.  In my world, it’s an unremarkably average height.

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July 24, 2014

So like I’m only barely 5’2” and I don’t think I’m short, I’ve always considered 5’2” a completely average height. In my worldview, adults under 5’ are considered short. 

July 24, 2014

mizzmarvel replied to your post: one of my professional artistic regret…

I don’t believe you. Draw me like one of your finch girls.

Did you say Filch girls?  I didn’t know you had such an Argus kink, ooh la la

July 24, 2014

theunsinkable replied to your post: one of my professional artistic regret…


Can you imagine if we had started like some sort of online RC + GG art commission partnership in the furrie community, my friend? I would’ve been so hella audited on a yearly basis by Canada Revenue for all the $$$$ I woulda had in my Paypal account by now!  


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July 24, 2014

one of my professional artistic regrets is that I can’t draw anthropomorphic characters

July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: Way to completely invalidate that post and make it all about you. What the fuck dudette, not cool.

Which post? If I’ve spilled my personal stuff over a topic that didn’t want or require my input, then I apologize.

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July 24, 2014

toujoursher replied to your post: IVYYYYYYYY WINTERRRRRRRRRRSSSSSS

I want you to know that I read this IN THE VOICE.

AHAAH RIGHT???  Now whenever my mind gearshifts to neutral, this is all I think.  IT’S LIKE A MANTRA NOW.  I LOVE IT XD XD

July 24, 2014


i can’t wait until october when there’s no sun outside and everything is cute colors and it’s cold and there are terrible horror movies on tv, my power is at its peak then

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July 24, 2014

bana05 replied to your post: “It’s like you people are looking to …

That’s some ultimate privileged rhetoric, innit, like because they can’t see it, there OBVIOUSLY HAD TO GREAT EFFORT to glimpse it, never mind these are actual lived, often daily experiences that usually go unremarked…

For true.  Like it’s so easy to dismiss people trying to make a stand against systematic oppression instead of using compassion and/or analysis.   Like why not think: ‘okay so this one story is false - but if these people believe this story, maybe it’s because THEY HAVE SEEN A LOT OF OTHER REAL, ACTUAL TRUE SHIT THAT’S SIMILAR TO THIS??? OH DAMN OKAY THAT’S TERRIBLE.’

Nope, much easier to dehumanize the oppressed and maintain the status quo.

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July 24, 2014





i hope everyone realizes now and will learn from this: but networks often orchestrate the failures of shows (particularly your favorite animated cartoons) because someone on high said so. Korra has a lot of flaws that I take issue with but its move from actually being broadcast to being available online is part of a longer series of fuckups that are very intentional including multiple leaks, changing release dates, and lack of advertising or promotion.

GL:TAS failed because an exec said so - and no fan on earth was going to be able to stop it. LOK is going to fail because Nick is going to make it fail, not because I didn’t watch the show and have my “numbers” counted. People keep saying Nick is going to lose millions on Korra. True— Nick will lose millions they already spent on what has already been produced. In other words, they’re losing expected and required losses for production. By pulling Korra from the air, they’re preventing further loss, not losing even more money. They may believe they cannot recoup what was already spent.

They may have decided they did not want to continue spending more money on promoting and airing the show and not be able to get that money back. Some exec may have literally just sneezed and said “Eh, I don’t like this show, put it online.” It’s not about viewers. It’s not about fans or fandoms. It’s not about awards, original content, or merchandise. It is what the execs want, and that’s it.

Once you realize this you’ll realize that all mass media is orchestrated by a select group of people — why it’s so hard to include diversity in cartoons, why things that are cult-classics or fan favorites are doomed to fail from the beginning and why you should not look at Nick, Disney, or Cartoon Network with anything other than suspicion because none of these companies are required to ensure the success of all of their shows, and they are completely willing to let their shows fail if they decide they don’t want to back it anymore. 


And not just cartoons.

Star Trek: The Original Series got done wrong and cancelled/pulled because studio execs DIDN’T UNDERSTAND IT. They didn’t understand who could be watching it or what it was doing - this was in the days before demographics was a thing (that was then twisted and refocused on yt ppl 18-35 usually male).

The fans kept Trek alive enough for TNG, DS9 and even Voyager (mostly) but even there, once again execs got a hold of it - who didn’t understand it. ENTERPRISE kinda showed that. Just like how JJ Abrams didn’t ‘get’ TOS or TNG and has done ‘space action movies’ that reveal his real goal was always Star Wars.

We’re all just eyeballs for advertising. And they pre-decide whose eyeballs are important and worth something, and who counts cause they’ll be given nothing else and how that loss isn’t really loss.

Book publishers do the same.

There’s a REASON that the more plausible and possible it is, to do a webseries, or have an e-press etc, the more (for example) Corp action against Net Neutrality becomes a thing, and other companies (Sony, Netflix etc…) are trying to rise up and BE the ‘new old men at the top’. But the plan is NEVER to let there be a diversification in storytelling and distribution - that’s not the point of a monopoly.

And Capitalism is the real-life game of Monopoly. You only ‘win’ if you own and control it ALL.

yuuup. i actually thought of mentioning ST:TOS but just used cartoon examples for the post. it’s still completely relevant though and is one of the few fan-driven revivals that worked, along with that Veronica Mars movie. 

media is exclusive and the power is not centralized in our favor.

media is meant to maintain a chosen status quo 

media is an oligopoly. 

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July 24, 2014

"It’s like you people are looking to get offended!"

No it’s more like us people have already seen so many actual true horrible, depressing, frightening, disgusting atrocities committed on marginalized folk with absolutely no repercussions on the perpetrators, that after a while even the made-up things seem plausible. 

"Looking to get offended"? Damn you. No one enjoys feeling defeated and hopeless.  It’s called coping with the overall truth. It’s like "oh. so this oppressive group is being awful yet again.  add this awful event to the already long fucking list of awful events.” 

July 24, 2014


July 23, 2014


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July 23, 2014

One of the few satirical animated shows that could (read: used to) show mother-son or mother-daughter or father-daughter or sibling bonds with as much love and wistful sentimentality as the forever mainstream father-son bond.  

There’s no twist of meanness or ‘irony’ or foolishness to downplay Marge and Bart and their love for each other.  She loves him and he simply loves his mom right back. I miss the old Simpsons.

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