30 8 / 2014

kayzig:

I think I realized why I stopped watching Game of Thrones a while back.

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The Great British Bake Off is more or less ‘Game of Scones’. :P

28 8 / 2014

beautifulinourfashion:

marigodepaolo:

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.
And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.
I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!
One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.


(The post that Tumblr kept eating yesterday. Complete with manually-entered HTML because I NO LONGER TRUST TUMBLR TO DO IT FOR ME.)

Barrie actually goes to some pains not to name him: “That gigantic black behind him has had many names since he dropped the one with which dusky mothers still terrify their children on the banks of the Guadjo-mo.”

Edwardian racism aside (ouch, ouch), I chose to have some fun with that. Vivian needs to call the man something, and because I picture him routinely carrying his knife between his teeth—a habit which makes her deeply nervous—he reminds her of a shark. And hence she settles upon “Mr. Gill.” Yes, he eventually learns that she does so.




I do recall that sentence in full, but it didn’t particular sink in for me, ah ha ha. 

That said, I do feel that when some people read/listen to the story (audiobook format), the Edwardian racism is the first thing they notice and latch onto throughout. Which in my opinion isn’t entirely fair, because it overlooks that the book is a product of its time, and the author was following the mindset of his time. It doesn’t excuse it, but it does offer context in which to understand why such and such happened. 


Can I ask who Vivian is?

beautifulinourfashion:

marigodepaolo:

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.

And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.

I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!

One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.

(The post that Tumblr kept eating yesterday. Complete with manually-entered HTML because I NO LONGER TRUST TUMBLR TO DO IT FOR ME.)

Barrie actually goes to some pains not to name him: “That gigantic black behind him has had many names since he dropped the one with which dusky mothers still terrify their children on the banks of the Guadjo-mo.”

Edwardian racism aside (ouch, ouch), I chose to have some fun with that. Vivian needs to call the man something, and because I picture him routinely carrying his knife between his teeth—a habit which makes her deeply nervous—he reminds her of a shark. And hence she settles upon “Mr. Gill.” Yes, he eventually learns that she does so.

I do recall that sentence in full, but it didn’t particular sink in for me, ah ha ha. That said, I do feel that when some people read/listen to the story (audiobook format), the Edwardian racism is the first thing they notice and latch onto throughout. Which in my opinion isn’t entirely fair, because it overlooks that the book is a product of its time, and the author was following the mindset of his time. It doesn’t excuse it, but it does offer context in which to understand why such and such happened. Can I ask who Vivian is?

27 8 / 2014

marigodepaolo:

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.
And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.
I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!
One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.

Reblogging this for others to see. It’s Morning in the UK, right now.

marigodepaolo:

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.

And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.

I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!

One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.

Reblogging this for others to see. It’s Morning in the UK, right now.

27 8 / 2014

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. 

And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.

I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!
One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.

Here’s the first set of pirates, from JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.

And yeah… there is a black guy, who never gets a name. Just “that gigantic black”.

I tried to do something a little different with Captain Hook, but seeing as how everyone has taken a stab at him and used the “King Charles II of England” angle in his design, I have no idea if I’ve truly added anything unique to him. It was worth a try, though!

One of my favourite parts of the book is when Barrie describes the pirates walking through the forest; it’s like they’re their own supervillain team, with Hook as the “king” of them all.

26 8 / 2014

marigodepaolo:

Following a suggestion from Kelly turnbull (Coelasquid), I’ve tried to add highlights where I thought they would be needed.
I think I should give in and draw Asami, Bolin and The Red Lotus next, though they might not be drawn along this vein.


Reblogging for those who have missed this.

marigodepaolo:

Following a suggestion from Kelly turnbull (Coelasquid), I’ve tried to add highlights where I thought they would be needed.

I think I should give in and draw Asami, Bolin and The Red Lotus next, though they might not be drawn along this vein.

Reblogging for those who have missed this.

25 8 / 2014

So guess which audiobook I have been listening to, at work.

So guess which audiobook I have been listening to, at work.

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25 8 / 2014

Following a suggestion from Kelly turnbull (Coelasquid), I’ve tried to add highlights where I thought they would be needed.

I think I should give in and draw Asami, Bolin and The Red Lotus next, though they might not be drawn along this vein.

Following a suggestion from Kelly turnbull (Coelasquid), I’ve tried to add highlights where I thought they would be needed.

I think I should give in and draw Asami, Bolin and The Red Lotus next, though they might not be drawn along this vein.

24 8 / 2014

Here we go! Spoilery if you haven’t watched the finale (and if you have seen Book 3… GO, GO, GO!) but hey. The quote comes from the song “Gethsemane”, in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mFBh2z9scThis season has made me fall deeper in love with Korra, Asami, Tenzin and Bolin… Lin, too. I feel the shadow needs a bit extra, though… should I darken it, or leave as is?

Here we go! Spoilery if you haven’t watched the finale (and if you have seen Book 3… GO, GO, GO!) but hey.

The quote comes from the song “Gethsemane”, in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mFBh2z9sc


This season has made me fall deeper in love with Korra, Asami, Tenzin and Bolin… Lin, too.


I feel the shadow needs a bit extra, though… should I darken it, or leave as is?

24 8 / 2014

quick, someone suggest to me how to make the shadow have more of an impact.

quick, someone suggest to me how to make the shadow have more of an impact.

24 8 / 2014