antheawest replied to your photo: <3
That look fab! But if it’s in the comic wouldn’t it take an age to draw?
I used a cheat where I basically blocked out the area where the pattern goes, and then just placed it over, like using a manga screen tone pattern. The only pattern I drew myself were the circles on her sleeves/etc.
I really like it, I’ll definitely be using it sometime. XD
antheawest replied to your post: Whats your views on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim?
Would it help your view if you knew that Scott is meant to be a Douch and he grow to realise his bad points and develops? Either or, I love the artwork more then the story aswell. You ever read Finn and Fish?
No, I could tell he was supposed to be a douchebag. That still didn’t make me like him. There are some lovable jerk characters I enjoy, but I didn’t find him that lovable.
And I haven’t heard of Finn and Fish. o-o
I completely agree how in daily life Ableism can hurt people and we should cut down on using such words but I wonder to one story teller to another how this affects Characterisation? Not all people are politically correct meaning not all characters will be. The best characters are the ones that feel the most real and sometimes, unfortunately, that can mean harsh language either through cursing or using words like “Crazy”. Or some just don’t really care and speak as is. What's your opinion?
I love making flawed characters, so I’ve struggled with this myself. It really depends on how you handle it, and how you handle the backlash if your readers get upset over it. If you plan ahead and can explain your reasoning, then it can work. But bear in mind that putting potentially triggering things in your story without warning can really hurt someone who isn’t expecting it.
Interestingly, I have never had a Catholic tell me they were offended by “Sister Claire.” However, I was surprised as the story went on to begin getting messages from Wiccans and other pagan practitioners getting upset and worried over how I was going to depict witchcraft in my story.
The story so far has only shown an extremely biased perspective- that of the nuns, who were at war with the witches- and so of course they painted them as pure evil. I had to explain to my readers that my characters are not me, and I don’t actually think paganism or witchcraft is evil, even if most of my characters so far do. It’s in character for them, they have internalized centuries of propaganda. And as the story progresses, both sides of the conflict will be shown.
Basically, be prepared for your readers to take your character’s opinions as your opinions, unless you explicitly state otherwise. And if you do show a really hateful or bigoted point of view from one of your characters, maybe balance it out with at least one oppositional character just for variety.
Hi Yamino! I'm going to be doing a presentation for college about how the internet has help to change and evolved the perception of My Little Pony, I was wondering as a big pony fan yourself, would you know any good place references? Also what is your opinion on the meme-fied-ess of MLP?
I’m not sure what you mean by “place” references, but you could start with the the Know Your Meme page: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic#.Trq6ZlY9wwQ
That’s probably the closest you’re get to an accurate and detailed resource on the subject.
As far as the memes, I think the most part they’re fun, it definitely shows the fandom’s roots, though (4chan) which for some isn’t necessarily a good thing. (Especially when you take into account some of the rampant abelism and racism that pops up in such a supposedly friendly fandom.)
I think the best thing about the fandom is how it has changed the perception of what audiences a “girls’s show” can reach, and all the collaborations and fanwork it has produced- from professional-quality fan-games to music remixes… resculpts of the characters… there’s just so much talent in the fandom, it kind of blows me away. I’ve never seen anything like it in any other fandom before.