The rascals at ]V[onster Fish Keepers have gotten my creative juices flowing. I am uploading some line art of a peacock bass. Over the next few days I intend to print out several versions of this beast and color it up in the different species patterns. I'll be using a tattoo flash art style. :)
I have also been inspired to draw a crab tank design inspired by events on 2k5 that are taking the human faction closer to NEST and further away from Gundam Wing. Having the UN not blow millions of dollars on a suit whenever a teenager goes into a pout and crashes it is a nice touch -- I think sub-Saharan refugees could use the resources. ;)
I am sharing a copy of the email that I sent to Hasbro's corporate social responsibility point of contact. Having Transformer figures in hand is awesome, but the conditions that the workers face are a FAR cry from what is touted in the manufacturing ethics section of their site. Please read through this to learn more, and please contact them about this. Absolutist arguments won't fly here, please do not justify inaction!
First it was "well Hasbro maybe isn't associated with this particular factory, it's Takara/Tomy instead" until the translated shipping manifests were pointed out. Then "well maybe this is isolated" until I linked to a 2008
EDMC, the operators of the Art Institutes, was the second highest recipient of GI Bill funds in 2010-2011 - $178 million - and has a 62% drop-out rate. Hint: That's $110 million in taxpayer money, and 10,032 vets SOL last year. http://harkin.senate.gov/documents/pdf/4e7b5d0253b75.pdf