How Creators Sabotage Their Own Comics-A run down of why most comics end up dead after just a few pages.More Like This
Hyping It Up Before It Exists
A lot of people will put up promotional artwork, covers, character references, and other related work for their comic before putting up a single page. People often say if you want to write a book or you want to lose weight, it's best that you not tell anyone. When you tell someone you plan on doing something, they will praise you for it. The problem is, you are now receiving praise for something you haven't actually done yet. You don't have to work for that praise; the mere act of saying you will do something rewards you the same external way you would get for actually doing it. Sadly the result is many people are content to stop there. It's not even a conscious decision, but a lot of people will get caught up in the hype without realizing how hard making a comic actually is. Hold off putting up anything related to your comic until you at least have a few pages up; it wil
Stapps Circle S RanchMy last Journal entry I told you about a new facility that I had found here in Indiana called Stapps Circle S Ranch. Unfortunately, when I found them they were in danger of closing. It was literally their very last days of being open when I went to visit.More Like This
I've good news to report!!!! For the time being, they are saved!!!!!!!!!! I do not yet know the details nor do I need to know; I just know that they are saved and not only that.....they are open for visitors even during the week again!
The little white tiger cub has now moved on to another home so I will not see him again. This is good news for him and bad news for me. However, the other litter guy is growing by leaps and bounds and is now ready for visitors! As I am on vacation this week, I hope to take my great niece down to visit him! Okay, yes, I want to see him again too!!!!
Plus, I named all of the unnamed elk on the property! It was just Quincy and the girls.
Family Guy + Rape Culture, Digital Animal AbuseIn my last journal I apparently touched a few people off by saying that I didn’t like rape jokes in Family Guy, and that I was upset that a digital mutant lizard was killed in the trailer for Mad Max. There were a number of people who didn’t find those things to be offensive and couldn’t seem to understand why I personally would get so upset. “Family Guy has ALWAYS had rape jokes” or “It’s not even a real animal” being the typical response. So let’s try to address this stuff...More Like This
Family Guy and Rape Culture
Before we begin we need to set some definitions so that we’re all on the same page.
Rape culture is a phrase used to describe a culture in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender, sex, and sexuality. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, or