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Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Spartanian by penguintruth Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Spartanian :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 4 2 Steven Universe - Greg Universe's Van by penguintruth Steven Universe - Greg Universe's Van :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 3 0 Steven Universe - Peridot by penguintruth Steven Universe - Peridot :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 Star vs The Forces of Evil - Eclipsa Butterfly by penguintruth Star vs The Forces of Evil - Eclipsa Butterfly :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 2 0 Black Jack OVA Eps 3-4 Title Card by penguintruth Black Jack OVA Eps 3-4 Title Card :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 0 0 Dragon Ball/Z/Super/GT - Umigame/Turtle by penguintruth Dragon Ball/Z/Super/GT - Umigame/Turtle :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 Princess Mononoke - San by penguintruth Princess Mononoke - San :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 0 0 Ronin Warriors Title Card 2 by penguintruth Ronin Warriors Title Card 2 :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 0 0 Ronin Warriors Title Card by penguintruth Ronin Warriors Title Card :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 0 0 YST/Ronin Warriors - Byakuen/White Blaze by penguintruth YST/Ronin Warriors - Byakuen/White Blaze :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warrior - Shuten/Anubis by penguintruth Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warrior - Shuten/Anubis :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors - Lady Kayura by penguintruth Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors - Lady Kayura :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 The Fuma Conspiracy Title Card by penguintruth The Fuma Conspiracy Title Card :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 1 0 Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Olivier Poplin by penguintruth Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Olivier Poplin :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 2 2 Steven Universe - White Diamond by penguintruth Steven Universe - White Diamond :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 3 0 Kill la Kill - Ryuko Matoi by penguintruth Kill la Kill - Ryuko Matoi :iconpenguintruth:penguintruth 2 0

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Tifa Lockhart by magion02 Tifa Lockhart :iconmagion02:magion02 4,154 137 Another Reality by AnthonyPresley Another Reality :iconanthonypresley:AnthonyPresley 2,236 44 I Sleep by Febriananda I Sleep :iconfebriananda:Febriananda 123 3 Collab: Cleaved by WildfireIllustration Collab: Cleaved :iconwildfireillustration:WildfireIllustration 50 4 Queen Cersei by rossdraws Queen Cersei :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 6,310 150 No. by PonceIndustries No. :iconponceindustries:PonceIndustries 22 5 P5 Kawakami by miura-n315 P5 Kawakami :iconmiura-n315:miura-n315 2,314 52 Lust by VVernacatola Lust :iconvvernacatola:VVernacatola 356 2 It's you...! by Sharkielle It's you...! :iconsharkielle:Sharkielle 1,747 44 SU: Jasper Nostalgia by Sangled SU: Jasper Nostalgia :iconsangled:Sangled 748 40 it all started with love by MelSpontaneus it all started with love :iconmelspontaneus:MelSpontaneus 133 4 Fan art Azrael-Batman by MARK25 Fan art Azrael-Batman :iconmark25:MARK25 45 7 Shine bright like a Diamond - White Diamond by neko-jessye Shine bright like a Diamond - White Diamond :iconneko-jessye:neko-jessye 136 7 Battle Angel Alita by Liang-Xing Battle Angel Alita :iconliang-xing:Liang-Xing 6,554 172 Diamod Authority by WalkingMelonsAAA Diamod Authority :iconwalkingmelonsaaa:WalkingMelonsAAA 3,516 103 Group Hug by galax-ie Group Hug :icongalax-ie:galax-ie 267 14

Activity


Steven Universe - Greg Universe's Van
I know I'm not that tall
I know I'm not that smart
But let me drive my van into your heart
Let me drive my van into your heart
I know I'm not that rich
I'm trying to get my start
So let me drive my van into your heart
Let me drive my van into your heart
And if we look out of place
Well, baby, that's okay
I'll drive us into outer space
Where we can't hear what people say
I know I don't have a plan
I'm working on that part
At least I've got a van
So let me drive my van into your heart
Let me drive my van into your heart...
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Steven Universe - Peridot
Not my best work, but here's my favorite Steven Universe character, Peridot! Old form and new form. You clods.
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  • Listening to: Yasunori Mitsuda - Time's Scar
  • Reading: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
  • Watching: Snuff films (probably)
  • Playing: Pokémon Y (Why? Because we like you.)
  • Eating: Carvel ice cream cake
  • Drinking: Pimm's Cup No. 1

Okay, so, wow.


Back in 2008 I submitted sample reviews for a certain professional anime website (a big one), and the editor praised my work, but told me they already hired somebody for a position recently and they'd keep an eye out for me. A couple of years later in 2010 I received some token assignments for the site, and assumed I was on my way for a more permanent position (albeit, still a part-time review position, but I wanted to get my toe wet in professional writing), as I was assured just that by the editor. Time passed, and I largely dropped the matter, knowing that the editor knew who I was, interacting with him on occasion on Twitter, very cordially. We weren't friends, but he was aware of who I was and the quality of my writing, as well as my passion for anime.


So it's 2014 now. And for the past few months (so late 2013 as well) this certain website posted job openings for reviewers. I asked the head hancho of the site, the CEO of the company, if they were still looking for reviewers, and he referred me back to the editorial head, the person I previously referred to. I forwarded the very long e-mail chain of interactions about the subject of my possible position back to the editor. This time, last week at around this time, I finally received a definitive answer.


It was essentially, "Sorry, but we can never hire you, because you insulted a voice actor some years ago in a blog post you did. They might take it personally if I hire you. I assumed you already knew why we couldn't bring you on."


Well, look, I was fairly unrestrained in my criticism of a certain voice actor, though I never insulted him on a personal level or threatened him. In fact, he made a veiled threat towards me. I never singled him out in particular for criticism. I've been an unrelenting destroyer of the "classic" English dub he was a part of for years, and he was only one of many on the chopping block. I was very reasoned about what I didn't like about his performance, as well as the others in it. I detailed the reasons I disliked this VA's work. And I also stated that I've actually found his more recent work to be pretty good, because he's improved over time.


But fine, let's say I was undeniably, over-the-top rude towards this particular voice actor. Okay, then what? You wait FOUR FUCKING YEARS to tell me? Four years where I was often interacting with the staff of the website, participating in discussions, and such. Surely there was time during four years to tell me that I had fucked things up and couldn't be a reviewer on the team. You waited four years to tell me? How was I supposed to know? Nobody on the staff said a thing in all that time.


What a crock of total, unadulterated bullshit. I had the utmost respect for this editor and for this particular anime website. No, beyond that, an admiration. And maybe they didn't owe me anything for that. I get that. But you know, I wasn't just some defect from off the streets, that they didn't know anything about. They could have treated me with respect, even if they disagreed with me, instead of leaving me hanging.


Well, this unmitigated anal fistery shall not be forgotten.


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Michael Fitz-Gibbon
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a dreamer, a slacker, a geek, and sprite comic artist extraordinaire! Also, I write.

Current Residence: Bradenton, FL
MP3 player of choice: My small Samsung mp3 player
Shell of choice: Uh... cowry?
Wallpaper of choice: Uh... vinyl?
Skin of choice: Skin ain't no thing, baby... 'long as you have it.
Favourite cartoon character: Lupin III
Personal Quote: "Sweet Lucifer Hawk!"
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ninjakingofhearts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hi!
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! :cake:
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! :glomp:
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penguintruth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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frogsuit Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Thanks for visiting Nancy's page. : )
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch... are you who I think you are? :D


LOL, the internet is small. XDDD
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penguintruth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The net is vast and infinite.

But my reach is, as well.

Check out my Elric brother sprites!
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will! :D
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BrockLee150 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
would you mind if i were to use your mach 5 to make a sprite sheet?
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