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Aang deals with cultural appropriation - (x)

People need to stop reblogging this without the rest of the comic :^)

Part 1: Aang has a negative reaction to people who mistakenly hurt his feelings but had good intentions.

Part 2: Aang calms down and acknowledges that those people’s intentions were good and instead of being upset offers to educate and inform those people and SHARES his culture.

Good message there.

(Source: faineemae)


Anonymous asked:

$100 is a lot of money for a single page.








how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5? 

At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.

but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?

Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.

at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.

That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.

You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.

I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.

You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.


I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.

Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.

A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.


(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)

$100 is pretty cheap for a page.

Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.

And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.

Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.

I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.

I will do my girlfriendly duty and reblog this every time I see it on my dash (usually with more and more amazing commentary)



So apparently there is a type of animal called the Japanese Raccoon Dog. They’re basically just giant raccoon’s with serious amounts of floof.

Look how magestic they are. It’s incredible


Suspicious Raccoon Dog knows wat u been doin’




OH and they are freaking adorable as babies JUST LOOK


People also call them puppies 











These are actually much more commonly known as Tanuki. You know, the raccoon suit Mario wears? The myths revolving around their ability to transform and their massive balls? Tanuki!

Such a great name for such a cute animal~





What the hell did I just watch? 

It’s me pretending to be a video game character what is wrong with you it’s pretty straight-forward

Wow this is really accurate right down to the breathing.

I’ve never hit reblog so fast in my life.





"Love In the Time of Tear Gas."  Picture from Ferguson

Why aren’t we seeing this everywhere? Soooo much more meaningful than this, which was everywhere:

Those were my EXACT thoughts.

We all know why.

Love this picture, but I think you’re chalking up that other one to a completely unrelated factor. Seems rather racist, almost, that you’d be blind to the fact that it’s two people passionately making out, laying in the middle of the road during (what looks like) a riot, and totally ignore that major viral “selling point” to instead call everyone out on racism.

Seriously. Two people hugging isn’t exactly the kind of thing that goes viral. Maybe if they were in the middle of the street ripping off their clothes and making out while pretty much surrounded by police in riot gear, it wouldn’t matter what color their skin was. But I guess that’s just not how you work, since all you’re apparently interested in is ignoring every factor that doesn’t fit your agenda.

For the record, I agree with your position on race and racism. But it doesn’t matter. If I see anyone using slimy tactics like this to try to push their agenda I’m gonna call them out on it. It’s not okay to do, even if it’s a tactic your opponents keep using on you. Don’t stoop to their level - call them out on it, too.

Ok, what exactly is “reverse racism” supposed to be?

And I get that racism in this modern world usually comes from white people, but you aren’t really trying to say that only white people can be racist, are you? Or that they all are? Either way I got a huge problem with that.

And assuming that reverse racism is meant to be the term for when a white person is similarly hated or excluded by another race as a generalized response to white racism (also note: eye for an eye? Especially on someone who never personally hurt you? Not okay.), that seems like a bad term. Reverse racism makes it sound like someone considering themselves inferior due to their race or loving someone else for that reason… keyword loving, which is clearly never present in these conversations.

I don’t take credit for what other males, other white people, other furries, etc do. And I think it’s stupid to accept blame for something I’ve had absolutely no part in and don’t support in the slightest. And yet, ‘I’m a white male’ is all you need on this site to consider me an enemy. Well, go ahead if you want and lump me in with all the racists and misogynists and idiots. Doesn’t make you any more right or any closer to whatever your goals are, unless your goal is to make more enemies.

I’ll just be waiting for someone who can have a decent conversation about this without trying to throw undue (and unhelpful) blame around. Passive-aggressively attacking an entire race isn’t really my idea of a solution to getting those people to recognize racial issues.

Harassment is never okay.

In the wake of the drama against Jontron for Twitter hi-jinks, a certain female associated with Mighty No. 9, and Anita Sarkeesian’s latest controversial and utterly reviled video, I feel the need to spread this message to those of you who believe that harassment, personal attacks and death threats are okay, or just a part of internet culture.

Before I begin, I don’t blame anyone for hating them, or what they have done. Some deserve it more than others, but it’s your choice how to feel. I will not discuss my actual opinions of these people here, but for the sake of the topic I will mainly discuss them from the viewpoint of their detractors.

You need to recognize that by harassing someone or allowing others to get away with it scot-free, you’re only serving to help the person take attention away from what they did and paint themselves as a victim.

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