dragonimp: (Roy/Hughes het shield)
Question answered: they accepted Ed/(female)OC. So they don't really care about canon vs. non-canon pairings; they just don't want teh gay. (But they're totally accepting of gays! Just not in art!)

A small part of me kinda wants to stir up some shit about this, but it wouldn't be worth it.
dragonimp: (mustache WTF)
Reply to a secret that basically said FMA (or rather, Brotherhood) would have been more interesting without Ed, Al, or Winry:


...This is likely the alcohol in me, but the replies asking "but wouldn't it not be Fullmetal Alchemist then?" are making me imagine, like, a musical spinoff that's only about the military characters now (but still focusing on the alchemy users), so it would just be called "Alchemists!" (jazz hands)

(or it's the punchline to a joke detailing all the terrible or morally ambiguous things they've done in the series. "So what do you call your act?" "The Alchemists!")


Okay, so who now wants to see an "Alchemists!" musical??

This seriously made my night. It hasn't been a good weekend.
dragonimp: (WTF??)
Uummmm... Since LJ seems to be down for me and me alone, I'm guessing this cross-post will work. I've been getting "cannot access/not available" errors since yesterday. The rest of the internet is fine, so it's not my connection. But this means my f'list is now a big black hole, so - I hope I haven't missed anything important? I'll try to catch up once LJ decides to acknowledge my existence?

Anyone know what the deal is? I can't find any info on either LJ's Facebook or Twitter feeds.

Edit: it JUST came back up. Gaaah. I still don't know why my IP seemed to be on a blacklist but at least I can access the site now.

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Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:52 am
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
I've decided tumblr can be a sketchblog. So rough or unfinished pieces that I might not put up at the art sites will go there. Which probably means I won't update all that often. But if you want to see some of my less polished pieces come on by.

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Jun. 21st, 2012 11:53 am
dragonimp: (runaway mind)
Just FYI, I'm now on tumblr. I still don't know what I'm going to use it for and right now it's empty, but it's there. I got it mostly to follow others, so if you're on there, drop me a line so I can add you!
dragonimp: (mustache WTF)
Okay, I've run into this opinion a number of times now, and it bugs me. It is:

A man can't be a feminist. He can be a feminist ally, but not a feminist.


I guess the semantics are really important to some people, but I never thought it was a gendered term. This is the dictionary.com definition of feminist:

1. advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.

2. an advocate of such rights.


And for feminism:

1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
3. feminine character.


Nothing in that says you can't have a Y chromosome.

I'm sure there's a lot of men who don't "get it", but I'd say they're not truly feminists. For the ones who do get it - why kick them out of the club, as it were? Why reduce them to the secondary status of "ally"?

I'm curious to hear people's thoughts on this.
dragonimp: (Oh noes!)
I've been more or less forgetting about Elfwood for lack of material to put up there. Today I got a comment notification and, of course, it's a troll comment 9_9. The few troll comments I've gotten have all been on Elfwood and only on the two naturalistic pastel portraits. Those seem to offend people's sensibilities or something, I dunno. But the things they pick to rag on amuse me.

And gaaaah I should really clean that gallery out, old art is old XP
dragonimp: (faceplant)
Thanks to Three Panel Soul I have now learned that Dr. Pepper thinks soda is a gendered product:



Um, yeah. Wow. So much wrong in that.
dragonimp: (faceplant)


I almost want to tell them that the spelling mistakes and typos are a dead giveaway. And the fact that it came WELL AFTER I got my refunds.

Also forwarded on to the IRS.
dragonimp: (inuyasha)
Heads up on a possible new scam. I just got this email:


Several things make this suspicious, but the two biggest are 1)there's no record of this from my bank; 2)I got a rebate this year. And since the "report" ends in .pdf.exe, there's no way I'm clicking on it (even if I am on a Mac and it probably wouldn't load).

Isn't there a Web site for reporting scams like this? Anyone know the URL?
dragonimp: (Silver)
The Web is becoming disturbingly Big Brotherish in the guise of being "helpful":

dragonimp: (. . .)
The show has been elaborately made to the point that producers turned to a professional at something called the Language Creation Society to design a vocabulary for the savage Dothraki nomads who provide some of the more Playboy-TV-style plot points and who are forced to speak in subtitles. Like “The Tudors” and “The Borgias” on Showtime and the “Spartacus” series on Starz, “Game of Thrones,” is a costume-drama sexual hopscotch, even if it is more sophisticated than its predecessors. It says something about current American attitudes toward sex that with the exception of the lurid and awful “Californication,” nearly all eroticism on television is past tense. The imagined historical universe of “Game of Thrones” gives license for unhindered bed-jumping — here sibling intimacy is hardly confined to emotional exchange.

The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of this illicitness has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of a justifiable fear, perhaps, that no woman alive would watch otherwise. While I do not doubt that there are women in the world who read books like Mr. Martin’s, I can honestly say that I have never met a single woman who has stood up in indignation at her book club and refused to read the latest from Lorrie Moore unless everyone agreed to “The Hobbit” first. “Game of Thrones” is boy fiction patronizingly turned out to reach the population’s other half.


From here.

:|
As a woman who's been reading fantasy since she discovered reading, I ... don't really know what to say to that. So many wrong assumptions I don't even know where to start.
dragonimp: (Ed's up to something)
I want this bookshelf.

Wow.

Mar. 29th, 2011 01:36 pm
dragonimp: (WTF??)
How not to respond to a review. Especially when the most negative thing in that review is that the work has technical errors that make it hard to read. This is when you thank the reviewer and go in search of an editor, not accuse the reviewer of lying and start telling people to "fuck off".

Even if the reviewer is completely off their rocker you don't do that. Not in a public space for potential readers to see.

Professionalism. It is a good thing.
dragonimp: (faceplant)
Aaaaarrgh people! No matter what size your image is while you're working on it, on the Web it will display at 72 dpi! This means that the nice 8"x11" scan you have? If you keep it at 300 dpi, it will display at over 2000 pixels. And just so you know, that's a wee bit big for most monitors.

Why is this such a hard concept for some people?

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