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JZLobo

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Werewolf's Humanity by JZLobo, visual art

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Stan THE MAN Lee by JZLobo, visual art

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Arizonan Time Lord, Power Ranger, Starfleet officer, caregiver, writer, cosplayer, snarker, and wannabe werewolf.



Favourite Visual Artist
E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Paul Kidby
Favourite Movies
Ghostbusters, The Mark of Zorro, Pacific Rim, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest, Stargate, Gunga Din...
Favourite TV Shows
Beast Wars, Doctor Who (classic and new), Agents of SHIELD, Stargate SG-1, Pushing Daisies,etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kansas, Chicago, Styx, Kansas, ELO, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mr Mister, Genesis, Kansas, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Abney Park, KANSAS...
Favourite Writers
Peter David, C.J. Cherryh, Terry Pratchett
Tools of the Trade
Anything I can work with
Other Interests
Cosplay, Music, Role-playing, Werewolves, Transformers, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Cooking

An Author Isn't Entitled to Readers

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I had an experience today that reminded me of an "incident" in the Transformers fandom about a decade ago. A new writer had just taken over the comics, and his first issue... did not inspire confidence, to put it mildly. Previous events were described in direct contradiction to how they played out in prior stories, and many of the characters behaved so wildly out of character that later on they had to release a one-shot to try to justify the disparity for one character in particular. After the first issue came out, the author did a Q&A, and I remember he addressed my question about the characterization... by saying we didn't have a right to judge his work after only one issue, and we needed to buy more comics before we could make up our minds. (He also said something about "the whale didn't show up in Moby Dick til the end," which like... if you're going to compare your work to one of the most iconic pieces of English literature of all time, you should at least have read
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Gonna start using status updates to share recent commissions by artists not here on DA! https://twitter.com/TFiddlerArt/status/1377321577960808448
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Obligatory New Year Journal

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I feel like I had an inverse of everyone else's 2020 experience. I didn't exactly have a stellar social life even before quarantining. And germophobia? Already had that, baby. But despite the rocky start--being rushed out of my grandmother's house to move back in with my parents, and basically starting my life over after nine years as a caregiver for my grandparents--I managed to land on my feet and find a good job. And, of course, I finished the first draft of Werewolf's Humanity, which was no small accomplishment. Heck, I'm closing out the year with hope that the hypoglycemia I've struggled with all my adult life is due to a fungal infection that I can purge out of my system, rather than just bad genetic makeup like I'd always believed. No resolutions for 2021. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's not to plan for anything. Just do the best you can.
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I saw your comment on the staff's journal on DA's anniversary and I really do agree with what you had to say.


I thought maybe we could have a chat.

I'm really not interested in joining a group that exists just to whine about Eclipse. It's here, it's going to stay, and the important thing to do is keep asking the staff to restore the features that made the old version useful rather than crying about the aesthetic changes.


There's more important things in life than user interfaces in a web site and I'd rather direct my energy into being creative rather than critical.

It may seem like that now but even the largest mountains can be worn away by drops of water. Eventually Eclipse will have to go.


I don't want to be stuck in this miserable ruin dead-locked in combat. And I want to be using my energy for creativity and having a good time which is one important thing but with the one platform I could easily use to put my work on butchered it's much harder to do.


There are other things to worry about but Eclipse just adds to that list. And the less things in the world we have to worry about the better.


But simply ignoring a thing that has had a major impact isn't going to help.

I see what I have to say is falling on deaf ears. Keep on wasting your energy, Kylo. Meanwhile I'm just going to find what fun I can on here.

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Hey thanks for showing love and faving my painting.

I've always been a sucker for dinosaurs in armor. You're welcome!