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"At World Meetings, Israel is the only nation that takes America’s suggestions seriously and actually considers them to be reasonable." by cumberbatchedflautist
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I'm sure this won't be a popular stamp, but there again, I don't really care. I am proud to be an American, I'm proud of the values our country was founded on, founded on, not keeps. I am ashamed of our government, I'm ashamed of the state our country is in. I'm ashamed of our foreign policy, I'm ashamed of our policies towards our own people, I think our government is a sham that couldn't give less of a shit about the American people, it's soldiers, or our brothers and sisters in other countries. If I could, I would apologize to Russia for the idiotic ' punishing parent' our politicians have had towards them, I would apologize to the people over seas who's family members we've killed and who's lives we've destroyed. I support the troops, I pray that God brings them home safely, I thank their families for their sacrifice but seriously, someone needs to slap some of those fucking idiots in Washington.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit civil rights organization. It is internationally known for legal victories against white supremacist groups; free legal representation for victims of hate groups; monitoring of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations; and educational programs that promote tolerance.[2][3][4] The SPLC classifies as hate groups organizations that denigrate or assault entire groups of people for attributes that are beyond their control.[5]

In 1971, Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr. founded the SPLC as a civil rights law firm based in Montgomery, Alabama.[6] Civil rights leader Julian Bond soon joined Dees and Levin and served as president of the board between 1971 and 1979.[7] The SPLC's litigating strategy involved filing civil suits for damages on behalf of the victims of hate group harassment, threats, and violence with the goal of financially depleting the responsible groups and individuals. While it originally focused on damages done by the Klan and other white supremacists, throughout the years the SPLC has become involved in other civil rights causes, among them, cases concerned with institutional racial segregation and discrimination, the mistreatment of aliens, and the separation of church and state.
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True that...
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America, FUCK YEAH~
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EDIT: oops. I mislabeled all the sets by a year up until 2008. Been fixed now, which means I had to go find the real 2004. FYI this meme starts with me at age 14-15.




I'm happy to have come such a long way.

I think this year I'm going to focus on continuing to push that toony side in my work, backgrounds, and getting out more inked + colored stuff, meaning mainly OFFICIAL TAFFETAS COMIC/WHATEVER CONTENT later this year <3

What are YOUR artistic goals for 2015?

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As a note on my pursuit of storytelling, as that is so closely linked to what I draw from year to year I think it sounds like I didn't research storytelling at all until 2012, which isn't true. My side pursuit of storytelling started in 2005-6 with The Streetlight Monopoly, my first giant endeavor into that world. I did tons of research and concept for that project, including periodic, wardrobe, and locale research, which is impressive for a High School kid! Seriously,  just check out some of my work from back then, they were specifically living in 1910 California and I was a 17 year old kid in the early 2000s on the east coast.

The Beach Ep pgs 1-2 by SaetjeMaking an Impression - comic by Saetje (<-references to time period appropriate(ish) art history? the hell was I on at 17 because I am not that smart anymore)

The problem is how to create a story never  'clicked' with me yet. I understood the three act structure back then, but there was something missing. I focused a lot on details instead because I didn't understand how else to create a story from the ground up so the plot fell through.

So, after that, story-wise, I wandered aimlessly through college. I never took a creative writing class because I was focusing on my art in those years. Streetlight Monopoly was still in my heart but I wandered into other ideas out of defeat. My "super hero/villain story" was little more than some fun OCs I had in my head strung together, mixed with a love for Bruce Timm.  There was some inkling of a cool plot I never delved into- I had wanted to take a super hero genre with some dash of outlandish comedy and then turn it topsy-turvy, but I couldn't iterate that let alone pinpoint and analyze tropes at the time to make it successful. Still, some silly (if not a little problematic) of stuff came out of me at that time:
 Vixen's hair is hungry by SaetjeVigilante Hairgals by Saetje (<- I would treat many characters differently now)

Noodles had even less of a plot, it literally had none. So, these guys all had their time, and their place in my heart, and helped me improve artistically, and I love them all, but I never understood the thing I was missing to bring the puzzle pieces in my head together as a story until Veil and Gemini met.

2010 is the storytelling turning point for me. It's the beginning of our first Taffetas pitch (not just RPing around with my buddies). Then starting 2011 (and ongoing), I hunkered down and read, and read, and read. You'll notice more focus on research and writing after 2011, as such, which sometimes impedes my art output. But through all my self study, I now know important writing techniques. The most important thing I learned: thinking about things from a high concept level on down to the fun little details, which turned out to be the glue I was missing all along to bring my pieces together.

This year, I took a screenwriting class which further helped me gain the methods and tools I need to bring the story to life. I wrote, and revised and revised and revised the first episode script. That is so huge!

I'm realizing this storytelling side of me is something I've wanted all along, and I truly love alongside art, too. So I'm trying to remember that, maybe 2014 and 2012, for instance, had a lesser visual art output but I improved in my writing and storytelling through self-study through these years, even though it is painfully behind-the-scenes. But I still want to be proud of myself for my breakthroughs in this area.

I can't wait to combine my talents through visual storytelling in 2015!
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Yes, it's true. The world is going to collapse, OMG!
I decided to do this after some conversations in my family of trying not to tell people that we are socialists when we get to the USA, because we perfectly know that socialism is mostly frowned upon there. So, If I preferably don't express my political view there, I will express it here, in dA, as a good ol' stamp.
Well, pretty much socialism ensures that, unlike communism, you can make money out of your business's profits, but, unlike capitalism, it ensures that other workers in your business also get a part of that profit to cover their personal necessities.
Let's put France as an example. France is a socialist country, and guess what, they have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. People there have free healthcare, free college tuition and there is less poverty and crime. Also, people don't get too rich or horribly poor, because the government regulates incomes and offers social benefits. So, France is a great example of a socialist government. With socialism, there is no "rich" or "poor", everybody has an amount that can aboard their personal necessities, and at the same time let people have their own business (in large businesses of course that the profit is then managed and regulated so that the CEO doesn't abuse of it)
I am also a socialist because I live in a democratic country, where this is the predominant political view (unfortunately, there are also certain capitalist politicians) Of course that it has it's own imperfections, but at least it keeps people from falling into misery.

Also, I am not a Nazi or something like that. Nazi's had a very different way of working, instead of offering benefits to everyone, they only gave certain benefits to themselves. BIG difference. And last but not least, socialism and communism are way different from each other, they are NOT the same thing. And no I don't support Chavez either.

I know that this is very controversial, and that socialism is not well seen by many Americans (money has lots o' power over people) but this is MY stamp, and therefore MY opinion.
If you do not support this, you can always simply ignore it and go comment in another stamp, however, if you leave a nice, mature comment expressing your opinion, I will respect it and your comment will not be hidden. Flaming/trolling comments will be answered with a :icontrollfaceplz: and ignored. If I find it very offensive to my personal beliefs, your comment may get hidden and you blocked.
If too many people start flaming and trolling, or an unfriendly discussion begins, I will simply disable comments to avoid a further problem. If then, people start flaming against this in my profile page, I will simply block you. No second chances.
I hope you understood.

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One last thing: This may sound offensive, but I think that when people say that the USA is a free country, they are talking about capitalism (business CEO's can do whatever the hell comes into their minds)
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Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the largest of the terrestrial planets and the densest in the Solar System. It is often referred to as ‘the world’ or ‘the Blue Planet’ and is alternatively known as Terra or Gaia, respectively the Roman and Greek goddess of the earth. Currently, Earth is the sole place in the universe known to sustain life and is home to millions of species, including humans. The planet has an atmosphere, ozon layer and magnetic field which fend off harmful solar radiation and helped early oceanic life-forms to adapt to survival on dry land. The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite and its presence, proximity and size stimulate Earth’s oceanic tides, stabilise its axial tilt and slow its rotation.

Aphelion: 152,098,232 km
Perihelion: 147,098,290 km
Diameter at equator: 12,742 km
Rotation period (1 day): 24 hours
Orbital period (1 year): 365.25 days
Av. orbital speed: 29.78 km/s
Av. surface temperature: 15°C
Mass: 1
Satellites: 1 (the Moon)

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Seriously, China is NOT Communist (Nor are they Socialist). At least not anymore after Mao Zedong's death.

They are Capitalist nowadays. Yes, China IS Capitalist nowadays. Even the Capitalists know this.

It doesn't matter what your opinion on China (or their government) is.

Also, China is NOT a single party state. It's officially a multi-party state, which is worse. I'm not advocating a single party state because political parties tend to be shit. So again, it is NOT A SINGLE PARTY STATE. Let that sink into your head.

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OR: Why I hate sitting in my econ class with people who just parrot what their parents tell them.

Learn what that word means before using it.
And I mean what it actually means, not what the talking heads on Fox news, your parents, and conservative bloggers say it means.
Slightly higher taxes and halfway-adequate health care do not socialism make.
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