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So, it seems that my YouTube channel is going to cross the 10,000 subscriber mark sometime in the next week or so (running total here), and that's a pretty big deal to be honest! So I'm gonna do something I've not done in literal years and do a livestream when the sub count gets to 9995 and, hopefully, share the moment when I cross that line with all'a'y'all!

At the current rate, I'd expect that to happen late next week (I've got Thursday and Friday off work, so I'm really hoping it's one of those days), and I'll be doing art requests, maybe some animated doodles and stuff! This laptop has proved it's mettle over the length of the Toonboom course I've been doing this month, so I reckon it can probably handle this ask!

Might do a test stream sometime before that, so keep an eye on the polls I post cos it'll be announced on DA through one of them, as well as on Twitter and maybe Facebook, though I might save that til the main stream.

But yeh, hope to see you there!
I've not updated this journal since October, so it's about time I do an update here. So here's a basic rundown of what's new:

- It's been 1 year since I left Canada. I'm still angry, sad, and depressed about that. I'm still waiting for the visa to process. :depressed: rvmp 
- I'm learning how to drive. It's going well so far. Hoping to get my full license within the next couple months. cars cant fly 
- I'm doing an online learning course on Toonboom Harmony so that whenever I do get back to Canada I have better job security.ok sign f2u

That's about it.

Also, those commissions are still open if y'all want. I know it says there's only one slot left, but whatever. Brexit's happening and I'm scared the economy will crash, so having any level of US dollars (or any currency that isn't pounds) sounds fuckin great right about now.
Want something like one of these?

Sea Swirl and Sassaflash's Balloons by timsplosionWolverine by timsplosionSea Swirling by timsplosionScar - Regular Form by timsplosionMay + Emy by timsplosion

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Doctor Chaotic and White Owl fan art! Big shout out to :iconimsoomuchcoolerthanu: ImSooMuchCoolerThanU for drawing this! You rock! :)

In other news, "Short Attention Spam" has been remonetised on YouTube! So yeh, give that another watch and share it with any of your friends who might be meme loving fucks!

On a more personal note, it's now been 6 months since I applied for permanent residency in Canada, and over 6 months since I arrived back in the UK. Alexx is back in Canada, holding down the fort and keeping the cats and rabbit looked after, but we've only gotten 2 weeks together in the last 6 months. Not how I'd have liked to have spent half of my first year of marriage, I have to admit. But now that we're at the 6 month mark, I can badger CIC and expect a response (they don't respond if it's still within the estimated processing time). So hopefully I'll have some answers soon. Hopefully that'll get the ball rolling again. I'm also arranging a trip back over to Canada at the end of this month, and I'm waiting on final word from work today whether they can get me that off. If not, I'm just gonna hand in my notice and get another job when I get back (assuming I actually have to come back - my visa could come through before then anyway and render the whole thing moot). It's the build up to Christmas, so it's not like it's gonna be difficult to find another one. So yeh, that's where life's at for me right now.


Just something I made in my spare time with the help of my wife, brother, and best man for voices! I'm pretty happy with how it came out, so check it out!

It's also on Newgrounds - where it won Daily 2nd place - if you'd prefer to watch it there instead! :)

Breaking out the OG This is Normal style for the first time in years!

It's funny, every so often I feel like I've not really progressed as an artist since 2012, but I made this whole cartoon with a variety of different characters all fitting within the bounds of the old This is Normal style, AND managed to avoid same face syndrome - the reason I switched away from that style in the first place! So yeh, feeling slightly better about my art and cartooning after doing this! It was also fun trying to see how much I could get away with not re-drawing - some times ended up better than others ("Send nudes" and "overthink too much" came out a lot better than "tree of wisdom", for example), but overall I'm happy with the final outcome. Hope you guys - whoever's still around and reads these things - enjoy! :D
So hey, I set up an account on that there ArtFight website! Anyone else gonna try n do that thing this year? If so, follow for follow over on the ArtFight site!

For them what don't know - which is probably most - ArtFight is basically an excuse to get art made of your characters and to practice your own drawing skills dressed up as a month long two-team competition. Want art of your characters? Want to practice drawing? Well, now here's another way/reason to do that! Apparently it's been going a long time but I only heard about it today and I guess I'm just that bored right now so fuck it. Who's with me?
Check it the fuck out! :D

I'm so stoked to have this finished and published! I made the animatic nearly 2 goddamn years ago, but I finally managed to get it done! :D And I somehow got Tomska to cameo in it! Hell yeah! 

If you choose to share this, give it a like and a comment, then I'll be forever grateful! I'm not expecting it to do as well as Grave Mistake - though I do think that'd be nice - but every little bit helps. :)
Infinity War was great, wasn't it? Anyone else seen it multiple times?

Anyway, onto the main points!


Not like a "it's now gonna be a show" thing, but a "I've almost finished that short I was making for YouTube" thing. Which is still pretty great considering I made the animatic for it 2 years ago now, finished the backgrounds and had music made back in January, and am only now getting to the final stages of animation. Life gets in the way, don't it? But then when the distractions include getting married and working full time in animation, I can live with that delay. :) Better late than never, right? Either way, I'm pretty hyped for it to be out soon - it could be done as soon as this weekend, if my time management skills have made any improvement over the last 5 years (so basically it's 50/50 for this weekend, but definitely soon). I can't wait to show it off. :)

By the way, does anyone know if :iconfriday-fox: Friday-Fox is still active on DA? Has he moved to a new account? He won the contest I did two years ago to have an OC included in the short, and I'm trying to work out if there's any way I can still credit him for that.

Also, I'm gonna put this out there now in case anyone wants to: yes, you are more than welcome to make and post Doctor Chaotic fan art if you want to, either now or after the short goes online.


I will be travelling down to London on Saturday 26th May to join in the nerdery that is the London MCM Comic Con! The main thing I'm there to see is Tomska and his crew, and get a poster signed by the people who were in Last Week a lot. :) It'll be cool to go down there again - I've not been since maybe 2015, and maybe even before that. Anyone else UK-side happen to be heading there too?


That's about all I have for now with news. Still waiting on permanent residency to process, expecting that to come through in June or later. Working part time at a call centre in the meantime, and still paying rent and my share of bills in Canada. Getting hyped for June, because Alexx is visiting then and we're going to see Hamilton together, so that'll be good. But none of that is really any fundamentally different from when my last journal entry went up in March, so it's not really news.

So yeh, that's what's new and where I'm at right now!

So tell me, what was the last convention you went to? Did you have fun?

I'm currently throwing job applications at the wall until something sticks, but until something does, I'm officially opening $10 commission slots to anyone who wants one! They can be up to full colour and have one or two characters in them, plus a basic background or a transparent background. 


Scar - Hellfire Form by timsplosion  Dash Pride by timsplosion May + Emy by timsplosion  Malcolm IS the Weasel! by timsplosion Newark by timsplosion

Let's start with 5 slots, and expand it if there's enough interest.

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"... Madison, you mad as a hatter take your medicine,
damn, you in worse shape than the national debt is in!"


Yeh, I know, I don't update this very often at all. But I figured it was about time I gave you guys some kind of actual update with where I am and what's going on right now, since I'm probably going to be active online more over the course of this year. So let's get to it!


No, this year is a write-off right from the start.


Well, it became obvious going into the middle of December that my various attempts to get the ball rolling on Canadian permanent residency throughout 2017 were not going to yield permission to stay - or even just implied status - before my current status expires in March this year. I'm going to have to leave Canada, lose my animation job, do long distance with Alexx again, and move back in with my parents. Assuming all goes smooth, it should be just a six month period away from Canada, but that's still half the year, and it's already ruined the months in the lead up to it, so really it's most of a year. So yeh, I'm not hype for 2018. It's going to suck balls and it already sucks balls, even though so far nothing has changed in the actual day-to-day living of life yet. But the anticipation of it is now an undercurrent beneath the surface of everything, so I feel like I can't enjoy anything without a twinge of sadness anymore.




I got a tattoo, and I'm pretty happy with that. It's a Canadian maple leaf on my wrist to remind me of everything I'm aiming for, everything I'm holding onto, where my heart is right now, and what the future is - stuff I'll need when I feel like absolute shit in the time where I'm out of the country.

I'm also going to finally try and get that Doctor Chaotic short done this year. I want it done so that I have it for whenever I try to take Doctor Chaotic to the next step towards being, y'know, a proper thing. Like, it's a thing at the moment, but it's limited to people who know me or follow me here on DA. There's stories I wanna tell with him that I literally just don't have the time to make, and I'd love to make it my actual paid job to do it, and I see this short as maybe a step in that direction.

Grave Mistake blew up on YouTube (it's rapidly approaching 400k views), so I made a video breaking down all the Easter Eggs inside of it, for anyone interested in that.

Also I've got a new cat, she's called Duchess and she looks like she swallowed a barrel and she's great.

But everything so far probably ignores the biggest news that happened between this journal and the last one.


Yep! Me and Alexx are married now! The wedding day (August 18) was easily the best day of the whole of the last year, I got to confirm my love for the woman I hold dearest, I got to see my family again for the first time in over a year, the food was great, and now I have a great anecdote about throwing up in a broken bathtub, so that's neat! Alexx deserves most of the credit for that day going as well as it well as it did, and I would marry her all over again if I could (which I did - we had a second ceremony in the UK during our honeymoon). 


Annihilate ethnonationalism.

But yeh, enough of dead internet memes, here's an update!


It's happening, it's mostly paid for, me and Alexx need to meet the officiant and fill out the last form with the hotel to confirm our exact details and timings and such, but my suit's picked out and paid for, Alexx has her dresses, our rings are both fully paid for, my family has their plane tickets booked, and we got a bunch of house shit at Alexx's family bridal shower. Roll on the mid-to-late August! :D


I've finished filling out the forms and copying documents, and today I got a bunch of photocopies "notarized" (meaning someone who does legal shit has gone "yep, that's legit" and put a stamp on it) by a friend I have in city hall who helped me pull off the Science March back in April, who I am grateful for, cos that saved me a bunch of money that all went towards the application fees which are now paid ($1040 for the main application for the visa, $155 for the work permit application). The only thing I have left to do is wrap that sucker up and stick it in the post and wait. And also at some point soon get my UK and Canadian police certificates (documents from the cops saying "yeh, he's not a criminal", basically), cos they'll ask for that at some point during the application processing. I don't know exactly when, but at some point. The visa I'm going for can take like a year, but I'm hoping that it'll be less than that, cos I'd rather not have to leave in order to stay.


I have one now. Find me at @ the_addictedartist! I post doodles n sketches and sometimes photos of shit. It's neat. If you have it, feel free to consider following me! :)


So there's been something I've been thinking about doing since late last year, and that I've been planning since about February, that I'm now starting to try and get done (almost halfway there with the first phase of it). I don't want to fully announce it until I know I can pull it off - by which I mean I have all of the artwork for it done by the project's intended start date. If I don't mention this project before or on July 22nd, then it's postponed until after my honeymoon in September/October.


Holy shit. :XD: When the exit poll came out I was just getting off the bus, and when I saw it I laughed the whole way home. The Tories are fatally wounded, Theresa May especially so. They've had to ally with the religious right wing DUP in order to keep power, an alliance that will backfire as soon as the Tories have any kind of moderate policy come through parliament. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is poised to win the next election, whether that happens in 2022, 2019, or this autumn. Even this long after the election, I still have leftover ripples of elation. My age group actually showed up for once and good lord what a difference it made. Imagine what the result would have been if we'd shown up in the same numbers as our grandparents! Another future is possible and within our grasp, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, we can salvage the opportunity to make Brexit work for the people rather than for the vested interests. I still think Brexit will be a disaster regardless of who's in charge, but I think Britain will be massively better off with a government that invests in its country's people rather than one who starves the people of wealth while giving more and more away to the top 0.1% of earners and foreign speculative investors. I have genuine hope for my country's future for the first time since 2010. This last section with the MayDUP coalition will be rough, especially as Brexit really starts to bite during the negotiations, but there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Brexit is going to be an economic disaster that will scupper both party's plans, so it's important to look at their behaviour so far (to see how good at negotiations they'd be) and the principles underpinning their manifesto pledges (to see how they'll react when the shit hits the fan). The Tories have made clear that they'll sell normal people down the river to make sure the elites can still pad their wallets, and their war posturing has made no friends in Brussels, so it will be an uphill climb for them to get favourable terms and they'll abandon the regular Joe given the first excuse. Labour, on the other hand, has made clear their intention to protect normal people from the negative effects of an economy increasingly dependant on low-pay insecure work, and their leader has won international awards for fighting for and facilitating negotiations. When Brexit pushes the country tits up, they'll strive to limit the impact on those who can't afford to weather the storm, and on more friendly terms with the EU they'll be able to get us a better deal to minimising the tits-going-up-ness of the whole thing in the first place.


The introduction of market mechanisms within the NHS has pushed pretty much every health trust in England and Wales into deep debt, while companies like Virgin walk away from increased waiting times and floundering health outcomes with fat stacks in their pockets. Yes, Labour bares some of the blame for increasing their use of PFI schemes (first introduced under John Major's Tory government) to build more hospitals, but Corbyn's Labour is obviously a different beast to Tony Blair's New Labour and having learnt from their mistakes will not repeat them.


The Tory target of bringing net migration down to below 100,000 has never once been met in 7 years in power (during her 6 years as Home Secretary where it was precisely her job to do this), and every assessment of this target has made clear that it would be an economic disaster. Coming onto something that directly effects my foreseeable future - they would increase the minimum income requirements on Brits who want to live with foreign spouses in the UK. Right now it's £19k a year - they would increase it to an as-of-yet unspecified amount. That would kill any chance of me and Alexx being able to return to live in the UK until that law is removed. Labour has said they would remove this requirement and make immigration fair, giving familial ties a higher priority than is currently the case. If I ever want to live in my own country with the woman I love, Labour has to win. If they don't, then I've no choice until after the next election in 2022.


I deconstructed the Tories' fundamental economic argument two years ago when I joined an anti-austerity march in London. The arguments are unchanged. Trickle-down neoliberal economics is bunk, economies require investment in regular people and infrastructure - business investment will follow. Labour is pursuing this people-first economic model, one that has produced high standards of living, education, and healthcare, as well as budget surpluses, across the bulk of Scandinavian nations. No competition.


The Tories have a track record of overruling local democracy to impose fracking on communities that don't want it. Labour isn't as good as the Greens on environment (obviously - which is why I'm hoping the Greens take Bristol West), but they far outdo the Tories. Labour's energy policies sound a lot like the ones used in Germany to encourage communities to willingly adopt local renewables as a means for those communities to take control of their own future. Those policies have been a massive success in Germany and I would love to see them in my country too.

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I've been somewhat vocal recently on my personal Facebook about my thoughts regarding terrorism and I figured I might as well publish some of those here, see what other people have to say to them, maybe have some conversations (constructiveness not guaranteed - I've been on the internet too long to think every response will be well reasoned) and see if we're perhaps more united on what the next steps should be than is often portrayed in the media. Anyway, here goes.



1 person set off a bomb.

Dozens of hotel staff took in separated children.

Dozens of taxi drivers offered rides to the stranded.

Hundreds of police and medics helped and are still helping the shocked and wounded.

Thousands have donated money to help victims.

Millions - too far removed to do anything directly - will be sending their thoughts and prayers.

When one person shows humanity at its worst, remember the nearly innumerable people showing humanity at its best.

 It's a shame that it take an act of cruelty for humanity to show kindness.

Me: A candle shines its brightest when the lights are out. Doesn't mean it hasn't been lit the whole time.



Me: If we start suspending the rule of law in pursuit of revenge, they win.

Friend: How do they win?


They want conflict. They want a clash of civilisations that justifies their cause and lets them die martyrs for their sadistic cause. They want us to drive moderates into their ranks, to be the image they slap on their recruitment videos. They think us the barbaric ones and will seize on any perceived barbarism as a means to advance their sickening agenda. They're desperate to see in us a reflection of their own bloodlust. Fuck that, and fuck them. When we're hated for our freedom and our law, stick harder to our freedoms and laws. You don't defend freedom by removing it. You don't uphold the law by suspending it. You don't rise above barbarism by treating human beings like cattle - disposable with no consequence. We are better than that, and we are better than them. 

Internment or mass deportation just keeps the record spinning, until it comes back around with another tragedy on our streets. 

If we want terrorist atrocities to stop this is what needs to be done:
- Destroy the circumstances that allow people to fall for that bullshit. Terrorists are most often frustrated young men, people who feel disconnected from both the identity imparted by their family and from the identity of the nation they live in. Strong community initiatives can help fix that. Positive interactions with law enforcement will breed trust in authority, and we then need to act when those in the community tell us that certain people are dangerous or saying dangerous things. 
- End the conflicts that give these groups the time and physical space to train and practice. Terrorism likes to wrap itself in religion, but the truth is it's roots are almost always in political conflict - not religious ones. Spaces like Syria and Libya need to be brought back out of war, and to do so in a way that limits the resentment among the population and cools off ethnic and sectarian tensions.
- Stop funding and arming it. We send tonnes of guns to Saudi Arabia and then go ahead and buy oil off of them. Through Saudi Arabia, and governments like it, our money and arms filter down to the very same people who would murder children at a pop concert. Boycott them, and use diplomatic leverage to force them to change.
- Give the police the resources to do the job. Since 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been cut. The Prime Minister was warned in 2015 that these cuts would open us up to attack, and look: not even a year into her administration and we have two attacks with multiple fatalities. The kinds of leaders who would cut our security for the sake of a couple quid are weak as shit and need to go. 

That's my view, at least. Probably went on a bit longer than I meant it to.


There are plenty who'll be looking at this attack to justify voting for the party with the more hard-line rhetoric. I hope those people are outnumbered by those who want us to have a counter-terrorism strategy that'll actually work. I know we're not supposed to politicise an event like this, but that doesn't stop groups like Britain First capitalising, and let's not pretend the Tories won't use it to say "See! We need strength and stability!" despite it happening on their watch and being made possible (or at the very least more likely) by their actions - both domestically in cuts to border controls and community policing, and internationally in their failure to help stabilise Libya after aiding the revolution. Theresa May will try to call Jeremy Corbyn dangerous despite 22 children and young adults dying on her watch. Call out that bullshit wherever you see it.


Maybe I'll add more to this later, but for now that's all I've got.
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There's only today and tomorrow left to register to vote before the upcoming general election! If you've got time to browse DeviantArt, you've got 5 minutes (probably won't even need that) to register. Young people (ie - the demographic most likely to be here on DA) have a famously low turnout - the fewer of us vote, the more that the government thinks they can ignore us and do shit to us without any consequences. We need them to wake up and show them we're listening - and the best way is by registering to vote, turning up, and denying the Tories the landslide they're so desperate to get this election!


I'm in Nova Scotia, and I've managed to register to vote - what's your excuse? I'm registered to vote by proxy, as during the EU referendum my postal vote didn't reach me here in time. Probably not too hard to guess, but I'll be voting Labour and I think you should too. But right now, the priority is simply that you give yourself the option to vote when the time comes! Better to have it and choose not to use it, than to not have it and realise you actually need it!
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Need something non-political to put here (difficult at the moment - there's a general election in the UK and a provincial election here in Nova Scotia XP), so here goes this! Tagged by ImSooMuchCoolerThanU 

RULES: I will feature the first ten users who comment on this journal below. Next to their avatars, I'll link three of my favorite gallery pieces with full thumbnails. If you comment here you must make a journal like this and do the same thing as I have, putting me - timsplosion  - in the first slot. Those who don't comply with the rules will be omitted, no exceptions.

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The End by ImSooMuchCoolerThanU   I made an art by ImSooMuchCoolerThanU   Pirate Pinkie by ImSooMuchCoolerThanU

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So, following 2016, a year in which polarising electoral contests divided society in ways that may take years to heal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided the best way to heal the divide is with another polarising electoral contest. That's right - Theresa "I won't call a snap election" May has called for a snap election on June 8.


Most likely as a way to shore up support and increase the weight of her negotiating hand with Europe. May, and the Tories in general, are riding high in the polls right now, despite Labour's recent efforts to unveil policies with massive approval ratings, so her gamble is that this will continue, and that people will forget about the whole "7 years of chasing an economic goal that they completely and utterly failed to hit at the cost of huge chunks of the social safety net" thing, so long as she looks strong on Europe.

A big win in the election would mean she gains some standing because as it stands, no one voted for her. She was elected to her seat in parliament in 2015, but when David Cameron resigned and the Tories held a leadership contest, everyone else dropped out. Theresa May became Prime Minister because she was the only one who didn't step down. When you're negotiating with people like Angela Merkel, who've been winning elections for decades and is likely to still be Chancellor after the German elections this year, "not stepping down" doesn't earn you much respect at the negotiating table.


Well, because of the law regarding fixed parliamentary terms, there has to be a vote where two thirds of parliament agree to hold a new election. Given that Labour has already said it will back it, this vote is largely symbolic. After that, the official election period will start 6 weeks before June 8, and then it happens.

The most likely outcome, and the one I'm most strongly opposed to, is an increased Tory majority in parliament. Currently, their majority is thin enough that losing just 7 seats would turn them into a minority administration, and leave them leaning on other parties to get important law through. They still manage it, but backbenchers have a lot of clout at the moment to dig their heels in if a policy hurts their constituency too much. An increased majority means these mini-revolts from their moderate wing wouldn't be enough to stop them ramming through every hair-brained scheme they come up with to "properly manage Britain's economy and get the best deal from Brexit" (read: Make sure rich people aren't hurt by the coming Brexit shit-storm). Winning this election would give the Tories a mandate to stay in charge until 2022. 

There is, of course, the outside chance that the Tories actually lose seats. This will force them to govern either as a minority administration (at which point they'd have to take into account the interests of people who didn't vote for them, god forbid right?), or they'd be superseded by another party. Labour are still the only party with enough seats and experience to realistically lead a government, but the SNP have Scotland on lockdown, especially since the Tories are proving all of those "England doesn't give a shit about us" stereotypes correct. So a Labour majority government would be a long-shot by a mile. If the Lib Dems can displace enough Tories in England, soaking up some of those die-hard Remain voters, then perhaps a Labour-Lib coalition might be possible, but a Labour-SNP coalition is the most likely outcome of any scenario where the Tories don't end up forming the government. Not ideal, but I'd take it.


Because I refuse to blame poor people and immigrants for the problems caused by rich people with power, and happen to think maybe we should fix the whole climate change thing as soon as possible. Also fuck you, hypothetical strawman question-asker and also the one or two actual alt-rightists who accidentally followed me because they thought I would post pony regularly.
Science Tim by timsplosion

So something I’ve been fairly quiet about on most of my online presences is the fact that I’ve been helping organise the Halifax March for Science. I started an initial Facebook group to try and gauge interest back in February, and - seeing as how I started the group - everyone just kind of assumed I was in charge. The heavy lifting’s being done by city councillor Richard Zurawski, but me and the core group of 4ish people I’ve been talking to have been e-mailing scientists, researchers, professors, teachers, and anyone else who has a relevant interest in the goals of the march, as well as commissioning posters and managing the social media accounts and promotion.

Part of that is reaching out to media, so I’ve written a piece for Science Node as part of their series on the different marches. My impostor syndrome shows through in it, but I’m hoping that helps make the point that this march isn’t just for scientists - it’s for everyone who cares about their countries, and indeed the world, being run on the basis of solid science and fact. 

Climate change is real and man-made. There are no credible scientists left who are still refuting that. (Hint: If they're willing to go on a show that usually promotes ghosts, aliens, and tinfoil conspiracy theories as real, they're probably not credible.) If we remain on our current course, it will won't lead to anything good. We have to listen to the scientific consensus, and we have to let our governments at every level know that we want change. 

That’s why I’m trying to make this happen where I am. I highly recommend you see where the nearest one near you is and join it to make the whole “don’t disregard science” message as loud as possible.

So today, the Tories (who promised to be the party of financial security while plunging the NHS into dangerous levels of debt and increasing the national debt more in 3 years than Labour did in 13, and who promised to "make work pay" while overseeing the creation of millions of insecure low-paid jobs that aren't enough to live on) are implementing the first steps of the Brexit campaign (which promised we'd stay in the single market and have more money for the health service and ended up admitting neither was possible as soon as they won), on the basis that we'll bring decisions about British law back to British courts (unless those courts say things Brexiters don't like, in which case they're "enemies of the people"), and take back control of the country (and then promptly give up that control by selling and contracting vital public assets to private companies as they've been doing for the last 7 years).

Those worried about immigrants bringing in backwards and dangerous philosophies will have their fears soothed by a clampdown on immigration and refugees from Europe and the Middle East (though the EU has already ruled out a full stop on freedom of movement so any clampdown would have to take place over a period of at least 3 years, and the long-term damage to the economy will leave us more dependant on investment from the kinds of tyrannical gulf states that help fund terrorist groups abroad and use slaves to build their FIFA World Cup stadiums at home), but don't worry we'll connect with commonwealth countries to make up for the economic loss for the most part (although Australia has said their top priority is talking to Ireland to get a deal there to stay connected to Europe, and India has stated that a free trade deal with the UK is conditional on Indian citizens being given the right to live and work in the UK - there goes the immigration gains). Even if that falls through, we'll always have America (who've said they're excited to try and snap up businesses and jobs moving out of the UK due to Brexit).

But all of that will be worth it because we'll finally take back control of the UK (except that Northern Ireland doesn't currently have a government and restoring a hard border there would likely restart the violence there, and Scotland just voted to move to hold another independence referendum, so maybe both of those will end up not under the Westminster control).

Rule Britannia.


First, the update, just to get this out of the way:

- Been working a lot, not had much time to come up with stuff I feel is good enough to post.
- Plans in the works for a This is Normal event this summer.
- Currently beginning process to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
- Trump is still a factually-challenged dickwad and has done nothing of value for America or the world.
- Me n Alexx have officially been dating for 4 years as of last Sunday. :)
- Chestnut is still a crazy kitten, she's just bigger now.
- Plans for Doctor Chaotic still fermenting, considering releasing the animatic if no real progress made soon.
- I've been helping organise the local March for Science - anyone Halifax based? Check that shit out!

OK! Now for the fun stuff!

PRIZE: 100 points FOR FIRST, 60 points FOR SECOND

I wanna see funny situations, interesting interpretations of Dr C, and how much character and story can be in a single image or short comic. The more of those three things you hit, the better your odds! And hey, if only two people enter, you're guaranteed a prize, so that's probably the best odds you'll find out there!

May the odds be ever in your favour!
Any of you with younger siblings, or who are on the younger side yourselves, look out for my name in the credits of "We're Lalaloopsy", coming to Netflix on Tuesday! It's aimed at a similar audience as My Little Pony season 1, so y'all pony people may find some stuff in there you like! :) I animated on episodes 14 onwards, and helped revise the animation from episode 9 onwards. This was actually the first project I worked on at Cartoon Conrad, so it's nice to be able to finally talk openly about it and have an actual release date to point to. I'm gonna be uploading a coloured version of a sketch I did while working on it on the day it comes out (you can see that sketch already if you follow my art tumblr), so there's that to look forward to too. :)