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srreimann:

I am a contributor to The Less than Epic Fanbook which is a compilation of fan made material in the making to commemorate the completion of the amazing webcomic by E.K.Weaver: The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal . I’ve been following the webcomic for over two years and it’s had a strong impression on me so I was delighted to be granted a page in the fan book.

My Summer has been so busy I’ve kept putting this off but I decided I’d turn it out today because I’m running out of time.

So I’ve got a set of familiarisation sketches for each of the characters, a couple of coloured sketches of TJ that I rather liked from the draft page and the full landscape that I have planned to put in the background of the main panels. I’m really proud of that image but, and I’m not even kidding, about 90% of it is going to be covered in the final comic… That’s why the composition seems rather odd. 

You can follow the book’s progress here. Be sure to check out all of the WIPs and teasers from other contributors and keep an eye out for the launch if you want to grab a copy in print or pdf.

Edit: It’s also ridiculous for me to forget to add that you should really check out the original comic as well if you haven’t yet. The characters are truly fantastic and, though their tale is less than epic it is still well worth reading. Read it here.

HOLY EFF!!! - If I’d have known this I’d have totally fanboyed with you at MCM! LOVE this comic so much (miss it too, but I do love the ending it got).

I interviewed EK ages ago - And she’s just as charming and brilliant as <Epic :)

srreimann:

cityonfiree:

srreimann:

What was initially a sketch of the characters Louis and Daniel from the webcomic Autophobia, which is readable on Ink Blazers here and Smackjeeves here.. 

I started the sketch on a notebook which had a song I’d written on it. It’s surprisingly fitting so I’ve left it on there. Anyone who’s music savvy can figure some of it out.

ROTAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!

OHMYGOD THANK YOU THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE THEIR EXPRESSIONS SO MUCH AND HOW YOU DREW JUST EVERYTHING IN GENERAL. it’s so intimate I feel like an intruder haha

Also, also, those lyrics are absolutely beautiful<3333 and I think it’s really cool and I feel honored that you drew my dorks on your lyric page OTL !!

I’m so honoured by such kind words. *sniff*

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!! Love Autophobia! :D

I’m only on the Ink Blazers one though - don’t wanna get confused between versions. Plan on reading the other one after though.

butt-astronaut asked:

If I met you in person, I will probably ask if I can hug you after a solid 5 minutes of staring at you, being a weenie and debating whether to approach you or not. You're a huge inspiration to me (hella gay trans guy reluctantly closeted because my parents do not approve of anything) and I would love to someday be as confident as I think you are. Also, I really appreciate your fashion sense and like your art is WICKED.

stammsternenstaub:

I didn’t respond to this initially because I’ve been in Devon this week with some very bare-bones wifi, but aaaahh this is the sweetest, most adorable thing<333  Just as a general psa, I am (we are) really friendly and 100% approachable (but I at least am really obnoxiously extroverted and will talk at you at length about all things) and thank you for saying I’m an inspiration because my ego just inflated like a million percent BUT ALSO ALSO HEY HEY wait my parents were very, very difficult to deal with (remind me never to tell you about it because it’s depressing) and here I am aged 27 all done and dusted and stuff.  it can happen.

I can second that Lucian is an enthusiastically welcoming and approachable person.

The single most lightning-filled person I’ve ever met, I often ponder if he’s some kind of alien demigod from the faraway planet Glamtron.

Meet him, thank him, hug him - I assure you, he is an unregrettable majestic stallion to behold.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Basically gender and gender identity are two okay terms as long as you use both (and intergeably!) when talking about cisgender and transgender people alike! You don't get to say that some people have gender and some just get a "gender identity." It's very similar to how cis people get pronouns and trans people get "preferred pronouns." My pronouns are not preferred, just like yours - they are non negotiable and a part of my identity and being!

thefrogman:

I thought this was a really great point and I wanted to add it to the discussion on gender from this morning. Like I said, people are going to have different perspectives based on their personal experience. With topics this complex, I know it’s hard to say that one interpretation is better than another, but I think this makes a lot of sense. Society has a habit of adding subtle little terms to the beginning of labels to passive aggressively say that one person is less “genuine” than the other. Society is a real jerk sometimes.

Thanks for writing in!

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