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First post. Krita and MyPaint user who wants to make beautiful things. Desperately trying to improve. Here's a piece from 2018, "Approaching Destiny."

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if you ever wanna get a tiny glimpse of what it's like to be ace, listen to a podcast by folks who are extremely enthusiastic about a show or movie you're just not interested in, and then imagine that's the constant ongoing background noise to your life

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Now if only Isuna Hasekura didn't keep mentioning women would start being prepped for marriage at 10...outside of the aristocracy where political alliances were tantamount, people in the Middle Ages didn't usually get married until they were in their 20s and 30s, i.e. when they had enough banked away to make a marriage beneficial for either side.

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Like - markets, agriculture, artisanship, food production, animal husbandry. The world is still patriarchal but women are featured as existing within that power structure and still being part of culture/society as whole, and sometimes able to work it to their advantage. George RR Martin famously dismissed "Aragorn's tax policy" but he only represents nobles in ASOIF and doesn't tackle it either. While "Spice and Wolf" has a whole book devoted to coin minting.

Thinking about: Fantasy authors and fans often use "true to medieval history" to defend not having many women in their books. But the "Spice and Wolf" books have the setting I find most "true" to medieval Europe in any fantasy series, and they still feature a lot of women in varied roles. Largely because the series deems important things that western fantasy books often don't.

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have too much brain. it's only causing problems.

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Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

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Every generation looks back on their teen years with fondness, unless you grew up in the late 90s, which were objectively the nadir of fashion, music, and overall culture.

Peter O'Toole's eyes smoulder 100% of the time in 1981's "Masada". Those things are by far the most impressive weapons featured in that mini-series.

Only got the base sketch of a hammer warrior done before I gave in to the sudden urge to play Bastion. Can't draw hammers without falling prey to Bastion.

I reject Neal Gaiman's saying "Make good art." 2020 is the year I make shitty art and I'll be proud of it.

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I was half asleep and my brother called me in a frenzy because he’d just seen Cats and he had to tell someone about it on his drive home because it was too awful to bear it in silence and now I am keyed up

Apparently the ticket taker tried to talk him and his friend into seeing something else, which is absolutely hilarious

Tried repainting an earlier piece I wasn't happy with. Might make this an every-few-months exercise.

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