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Steven Swanson
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My Bio
Current Residence: A philosophical conundrum
Favourite genre of music: All sorts of indie, soundtracks, jazz, classical
Operating System: Caffeine
Shell of choice: Thick composite, with glacis plates or ablative properties
Wallpaper of choice: Paint
Skin of choice: tan, with the occasional hair and sweat gland
Personal Quote: Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas.

Favourite Visual Artist
(Insert painters of the Romantic period here)
Favourite Movies
Hopscotch
Favourite TV Shows
Planet Earth, Ken Burns Documentaries, Frontline, How It's Made, Chopped
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Radiohead
Favourite Books
Too many to choose- History books are my favorite
Favourite Writers
Tolstoy, Dickens, Hemingway, Foote
Favourite Games
Oblivion
Favourite Gaming Platform
XBox 360, PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, jacked Photoshop 7.0, microns, atomic restructuring device
Other Interests
Parody, comedy, anthropomorphics, digital art, politics, military stuff, and irritating others

Myth vs. Reality: Archery and Musketry

Myth vs. Reality: Archery and Musketry

I haven't posted a journal here in ages. Might as well! This is basically transcribed from my FA page, but I wanted to see how a DA audience reacts to the points. ----- Let's face it. We've been misled. This isn't to say we've been lied to, per se. It's just that most English speaking people who have examined or been shown military history have been shown a very specific perspective-- namely, that of curly haired geeks from Sandhurst. There is an idea that seems to have set in, a perception that has been almost universally accepted as fact, and a key consideration in the strange, arcane transition of militaries from Archery to Musketry.

Us: The Modern Mercenaries

Us: The Modern Mercenaries

If 60,000 people camping out in Manhattan have made a statement, it's that people are a bit mad about corporate America right now, maybe even corporate policy worldwide. Everyone's got an opinion about what's gone rotten. It's a culture of greed, it's a devaluation of the worker, it's a lack of regulation, or it's the sign of a growing schism between company ownership and employees. Certain individuals have responded by attacking the protesters themselves, calling them Anti-American, lazy, indignant, and selfish in their own right. In my opinion, this only underscores the theory that executives at the highest levels of many corporations are

Wal-Cology

Wal-Cology

Anyone ever played Sim City 2000? Remember the arcologies? They were essentially ultra-high density population centers designed to satisfy all of the consumer, entertainment, residential, and employment needs of a population within a single superstructure. Today, most theoretical arcologies are strictly high concept designs, pretty pictures and flights of fancy designed to inspire architects and urban designers, offering a glimpse of a never-quite-within-reach future. That's the problem with arcologies. We have the technology and the means to build self-contained mini-cities, but not the financial will or the public trust to do so. However,

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It would be awesome if you returned, but that does not look likely. :(
KeIIionHobbyist Writer
you come back?
KnewfyHobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, you put a lot of work into your "Armies of Alden" story. It's really, really detailed. How long did it take for you to come up with it? Must have been a while.
KeIIionHobbyist Writer
i would love to see ,when you finish this awsome comic 

on my site , some character cant have shoes :D
AlexTJ10Student Artist
you made a good comics(Jewel Vixens and Fred Savage) ut pity you don't continued first comic(JV).
francoclunHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: :D
El-ThorvaldoHobbyist General Artist
Hello! I am but a humble Jewel Vixens fan come to pay homage to its co-creator and original artist. I stumbled upon your personal projects in my search for updates on the comic's status from 2009 onward. Your style is notably distinct from the other "furry" artists I've seen, and manages the perfect balance between cartoon, realism, and anthropomorphism. I thoroughly enjoy these worlds you've constructed, not the least for their sociopolitical dimension; coming from JV's gentler wit, I was utterly blown away by Fred Savage. Your journals also make for fascinating reading and original thought.

I shall follow future developments with the utmost interest. :)