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Tagged by: nonnonmodernist <3
Birthday: june 21
Favorite color: orange
Lucky number: ????
Talents: drawing, killing plants, being awkward, crafting and upcycling
Last dream you remember: being bff’s with a hot satan at some fallen angel shindig. He made food levitate to our table and groupies get us drinks. it was nice. (also unusual because i don’t normally dream)
Can you juggle: no
Do you like writing: only academic writing and journaling. fiction writing is scary :(
Do you like dancing: yeah when im feeling good
Do you like singing: only by myself
Dream vacation: i used to dream about paris but right now anywhere that doesn’t get up to 115 F in the summer sounds nice.
Dream guy/gal: sathinfection
Dream wedding: one i don’t have to pay for
Dream pet: yuki is the best cat but i wouldn’t say no to a goat.
Dream job: working the freelance illustration/comic making hustle, but ideally out of a shared studio space
Favorite album: ughhh so hard but I would have to say that The Drums self titled album has got me through some pretty hard times.
Least favorite song: idk?
Least favorite album: n/a
Least favorite artist: uh i don’t have any hated musicians so i’ll sub in my least favorite “artists” who are duchamp and rothko.
Hair color: any
Eye color: blue
Biggest turn-off: bring critical
Biggest turn-on: enthusiasm
I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
that’s where i’ll always love you-
French Cuirassiers from the Napoleonic Wars who would have fought in the Grand Armee.
I believe the top one is a Carbinier, an elite heavy cavalry regiment who were originally a light cavalry regiment but were elevated to a Cuirassier regiment due to their skill on the battlefield.
These are from the Cavalrymen exhibition at the Musee De L’Armee at the Hotel De Invalides in Paris.
1. nisiedrawsstuff is super talented.
2. bedlamsbox is a national treasure, who has had an exceptionally rough year, and we are geographically too far apart to hug, which is such bullshit.
3. A few days ago, I commissioned Nisie to draw Frank and Sadie Doyle the way Bedlam and I headcanon them, which is essentially as a fabulous 1940’s-ish lesbian couple. (In Beyond Belief, Frank Doyle is played—delightfully—by Paul F Tompkins, but whatever, you will pry genderqueer!Frank from our cold dead hands.) It turned out so great you guys! Look! Look! Their outfits, their FACES, that stylish as hell fern in the corner! SO FAB. (see #1 above.)
Anyway, this is from a long-lost episode, in which Dracula shows up at the Doyle residence intent on drinking their blood. He’s all “Fear me, Doyles, I am Count Dracula!”
And Frank and Sadie look at each other, confused. “Sadie, do we know a Count Dracula?” says Frank.