Fake “Future comic book album cover” for an oral presentation in one of my courses that once again proves that I should never be allowed to edit and create lettering and layouts for anything ever. BUT AT LEAST I LIKE THE COLOURS?
So I got a random shiny encounter while working on the pokédex in Y so I could get the Shiny Charm to get more shiny encounters the other day.
…Funny how that works out.
Anyways, here’s RED DEATH, my shiny Jolly tiny Skorupi who I foresee will be nasty busy with the EV thingy next to Poké Amie pretty soonly!
North Americans, get excited for the first blood moon of a tetrad that begins the night of April 14th/15th (that may be the most cryptic sentence I’ve ever written).
A blood moon is the crimson consequence of a total lunar eclipse and takes its name from the color which the moon turns. The tetrad designation comes from four of these eclipses happening consecutively, they’ll be occurring throughout the next year and half and will all be viewable from North America.
If you’ve never seen a total lunar eclipse, it results in the moon turning the color of a fresh brick doused in gasoline, set to flame, and viewed through an atmosphere of Russian nesting dolls containing the smog of Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Beijing. The final scarlet shade at its peak is something that could have inspired a few swatches on Dalí’s palette (sí sí sí, mis amigos, Blood Moon Rojo, can you see it here in the jirafa ardiendo?).
The first time I saw a full lunar eclipse was sometime in August of 2007 at four in the morning in San Diego, California, standing outside a club where Eugene Hütz was performing a DJ set. We all wandered from the club to the street, our eyes fixed on the sky and our jaws resting on our chests. Gypsy music over 808s spilled out the front door while we quietly wondered who the magician was that stuffed equable Luna into his top-hat and pulled out ardent Mars. The moment smelled like fresh rose water and the dirty zils of an old tambourine and it’s something you can’t forget without the aid of an unlicensed neurosurgeon and a hammer-drill.
The forthcoming blood moon is occurring at 2am, April 15th, for the east coast of North America, and 11pm, April 14th, for the west coast and will peak an hour later. Mark your calendars. If you have the opportunity, it’s something you won’t want to miss.
The other three blood moons will occur on October 8th, 2014; April 4th, 2015, and September 28th, 2015. All four will be viewable from North America as long as the skies are clear.
For those who can, enjoy your eclipse viewing, and may the clouds not be all up in your face!
[As I post this, I am incapable of words; instead, a constant flux of shifting energy emanates from every cell in my body in convulsions of increasing intensity, and sends a shock wave that distorts time and space in a two-kilometre radius. By the time you have read this, I shall be a supernova contained within human flesh, a star-child fully realized.]
I’m late to the party and I couldn’t find the “send” button on your blog, but HAPPY BIRDTHDAY ANYWAYS EVEY
Crayontimes with my little sister, with quite possibly the worstly-scanned crayons since the dawn of time.
Happy 2014 all! Octopus Pie is BACK!
I tried to go back and find a comic that was a good jumping point, but that is hard when a comic goes back many years. This is the start of the current storyline, which is as good as any.
I would like you to go to Octopus Pie if you haven’t yet, and read it. Go back, back, and then move forward through the archives. Meredith has just been blowing me away with her stellar writing and characterizations, lots of nuance and honesty and humour, and one of the only comics I read that nails some truths of being part of a current 20-something generation. It’s a great comic, a really great comic. Don’t you let me down, reader.
What Kate said.
so like in between all the other “draw yourself as x” memes
WHY IS THERE NO “DRAW YOURSELF AS THE POKEMON CHAMPION” MEME
You guys it’s literally the best thing you can draw yourself as, because you get to be a DOUBLE BADASS. Not only are you the best trainer, you’re also the best at some other thing, like yo for real:
Blue: Overachieving Min-Max Asshole
Lance: Dragon Whisperer Superhero
Steven: Just Obscenely Rich
Cynthia: Master All-Black Wardrobe Owner
Iris: Monster Space Princess
Diantha: Actual Movie Star
Cool stuff: Looker and Banette and SPIES. Smash em together and you get CHAMPION OX, boss of the International Pokemans Police!!!
Be the overpowered jerk you always dreamed of! Pokemon!!!
i am extremely serious about this, people
HOLY SHIT YESSSS
*Slowly reaches for tablet without taking eyes off screen*
Testing new paintbrush settings in SAI, and regretting not being able to do stuff like this with actual paint for my Art Exploration class.
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart revealed that if you mix Mitch McConnell’s weird wordless campaign ad with any song, you get pure, uncut magic.
I think I have the most perfect one, hands down.
Actually if you’ve played Metal Gear Rising this one might be even better
This one's not really a commentary on Mitch like the others but I had to test the theory about Guile's theme.
you’re gonna like it
Memes are usually pretty eeehhhh, but this one… This one, I like it.
Joy is a six letter word starting with boh and ending in rok
aw yiss bohrok
Oh man, a Gahlok! Not as cool as a Kohrak, and not as trippy as a Lehvak, but they still swarmed toy aisles and schoolyards alike!
I do not know if I’d ever want children, but if I ever do, I’m at least prepared with dad jokes.
If I ever have kids, I probably shouldn’t hold the power to give them their names. Because I’d name at least one of ‘em Ozymandias. Written in Elder Futhark. “Ozzy” for short. And if my spouse is Australian, I’d get the wonderful opportunity to call them Ozzy and Aussie.
Layer-1 Comix #1: On Comic Motivation
So I suppose I ought to reblab this for introductory and daywalkin’ purposes, but I decided [on a whim] to start a series of stupid mini-comics all done in one layer so I could perhaps motivate myself to start makin’ comics again. Hence the title, “Layer-1 Comix”.
Hopefully, there’ll be more a-comin’, unless they become so crappy even the people I know in the Real World start to unfollow me. H-heh.