An angry tirade about one comic
It pains me to openly disrespect or belittle the work of any artist, for any reason, but god damn if this comic making the rounds isn’t one fat, steaming globule of trite, patronizing horseshit and I really need to vent my resentment of it all at once.
Bringing this back because Zen Pencils is currently doing a story arc where the literal bile of all those mean old trolls who criticize art (i.e. his critics) merges into a giant monster that says “#HATE” on it and I’m just proud to have in any small way contributed to something really, really important like a giant monster that says “#HATE” on it, y’know?
Now Hayao Miyazaki is leading the charge against #HATE and he’s literally built a giant robot that says “it’s not the critic that counts” on it and declared “troll hunting time”.
What the fuck did I just read.
Yeah and like Miyazaki is an extremely harsh critic of other anime artists and always has been.
Osamu Tezuka pretty much founded anime and Manga and Miyazaki called his animation cheap and terrible.
For someone who claims to idolize him, Zen Pencils guy sure doesn’t know Miyazaki well….and in the accompanying comic description he explains who that is like “I know none of you have ever heard of this Miyazaki guy” like it’s this really obscure fancy foreign artist he’s privy to
It was also pointed out to me by friends when we were discussing this that on top of being opposed to the concepts of “good vs evil” and black and white thinking like that, Miyazaki is anti-war, and did not accept his own Academy award in person because he ”didn’t want to visit a country that was bombing Iraq” (source)
So… you know… depicting him running a task force to build a giant weapon while surrounding himself with war-imagery to rage war against an evil hate-monster is… pretty… disrespectful… to this guy ya look up to so much, Zen Pencils…
How did Fran and Kelly meet Praline?
I don’t feel like drawing this one (too many details) and it gets covered in comic later: Praline and Kelly were school friends, then Praline and Fran met in college and lived together, then Praline let Kelly crash there when things were going not-so-great for her.
Kelly: how did you stop being afraid of Fran and start dating her?
these are actually events depicted in a future chapter
Is Boneglasses bisexual?
Naw he’s gay with bi-tendencies, but those bi tendencies are only triggered by “are you holding a paddle? Ok.” But that’s only with “play,” when it comes to relationships he’s only interested in guys.
Would Henry ever consider wearing a dress / crossdressing?
great you made him think about it
(if it were a sub kinda thing during sex he’d be all over that shit because he is a pathetic baby ahwoo woo woo)
Dear Mac Jr., are you the kind of guy who would beat up Bongo, if Bongo insults Kelly too much? ;)
What do Kelly and Fran do for fun together or for dates? (They're both so cute!)
They watch a lot of movies because going out on dates as opposed to group outings publicly is a no-no. But that’s cool because the cliche of horror movies to get into someone’s proverbial pants with comforting as gateway make-outs actually works with them. Because they’re ridiculous.
Chablis, what are you most afraid of? Do you enjoy horror stories/movies?
chablis is what we call in academia a “try-hard”
What's the name of your little demon boy who studies and has glasses and is just all around adorable?
Boneglasses! Henry Boneglasses: The Name That Was a Joke and Became Reality.
Claire: What's your favorite thing about Mac?
Claire knows what she wants in a man: that he be a teddy bear.
also she’s awful about talking about ~~feelings~~
tbh your porn is great 'cause not only is it variety and sexy, but i would also read a really banal slice-of-life comic about most of the characters/worlds. like, not just the dragonworld. also i have SO MANY QUESTIONS about dragonlaw and jurisdictions and how it would apply to bisque's kid and how hardcore bisque's ability to drown people out must be if she missed out on like CORE raise-your-kid moments.
Hahahaha honestly sometimes I’m sad its a porn comic cuz there are plenty of stories with them I want to do that don’t involve sex/porn at all. But I can’t have that in a slipshine update.
And Bisque missed important life lessons by being a frequent runaway delinquent who was more interested in drinking, stealing sparkly shit and eating local villager’s livestock. I would love to elaborate on it in a comic (I have a lot of stupid backstory for characters who I only draw boinkin’) but her job guarding Apple’s tower was like… the last ditch “we hooked you up” effort on her family to get her respectable dragon work and not have to disown her, since dragons in this world are big on that family honor thing.
It’s like your dad getting you a job at his company hoping to straighten you out instead of option 2: putting you on a plane to a foreign country.
How are you feeling Miss Lafrenais ? Are you planning anything tonight? Are you still sick honeypie?
I’m not sick! But I did sleep a lot to get un-sick and I woke up 4 hours ago so my day started at almost midnight. I haven’t seen the sun in awhile.
Is Prince Bouillon trans? I get confused cause you call him he and Prince and he looks and dresses like a girl.
No he’s not. I’ve got trans character but he is not one of them. He might be genderqueer, but generally he’s a cis dude who just likes being Hella Pretty.