I was grumbling on Twitter earlier today about writing comics that basically required a lot of work from the reader in terms of being socially aware of some pretty common concepts IF you read a lot about intersectional social justice things, such as cultural appropriation, and ingrained racism. Because, truthfully, I don’t really feel much of a desire to write a comic that explains institutionalized racism, but it is difficult sometimes to just write comics about my personal experience when my personal immigrant experience is rooted in a lot of history that really is not taught in schools.
Anyway, I wrote this comic, and it’s about the cultural appropriation of food - the tendency of people to easily co-opt “ethnic” cuisine as their own, while simultaneously obsessing over the “authenticity” of food.
Still, I’m writing from the viewpoint of a cranky immigrant, but also as someone who considers bell hooks’ “Eating the Other" and Edward Said’s Orientalism, as major touchstones that have informed a lot of my work(and viewpoint). How does this comic read to someone that doesn’t share that same viewpoint? Or background? I think even a lot of my white liberal friends would feel annoyed at me commenting on how they consume something they love(“ethnic” food). I think a lot of my asian friends would tell me I’m over thinking it.
It rambles, I know that. But I wrote it, and I want to share it. The “you” is not a single person, but an amalgamation of experiences I’ve had.
It’s directly informed by Soleil Ho’s Craving the Other from late 2013 - I’d started this comic before I read it, but once I did, it was several moments of “YES. THIS. EXACTLY THIS” It is a much more focused essay than my comic, and I really recommend you read it.
why would u
#firefly #SHUT YOUR ENTIRE FACE THE ACTUAL FUCK UP #mal and jayne answering pretend phones and wearing tiaras at tea parties #mal looking slightly hunted when he’s caught in the act #jayne being totally unembarrassed #because when a toddler gives you a pretend phone you answer that shit #inara teaching him the Correct Way to Pour (Imaginary) Tea #and then pretending to be a dinosaur for 2 hours #river is the best at dinosaurs #simon is terrible so he is a herbivore #and river and the kid chase and eat him #it ends this way every single time
Robin in the forest
this fucking game.
Okay let me talk about this game. This game, The Path, is a game about Little Red Riding Hood and the evil Wolf who tries to eat her. There are 5 Little Red Riding Hoods, all sisters, and each of them has their own Wolf. Each Red is different, and each Wolf is made to be her downfall, what will eat her up, in their own unique way unique to each girl, presented in an abstract manner that you only get to make sense of once you play the game. The game is an examination of these girls and conquering temptation/fear.
Sometimes, a mysterious girl in a white dress will find you, and help you avoid your wolf….
The website for this game is terrifying in a sort of web 1.0 old creepy Japanese horror haunted websites sort of way. I’m reminded of Yume Nikki, and the Crimson Room, those sorts of games. So awesome, yeesh what a blast from the past seeing this game again is :D
I’ve heard of this thing. I don’t know if I want to play it.
i REALLY recommend this game!!!!!! it is so so good and the soundtrack is incredible but pls be aware for subtle (or not so subtle, depending on your experiences) references of #rape and #child abuse
but there are no jump scares, so if that’s a thing that upsets you don’t worry it’s not gonna have things jump out and scream or anything
it IS a psychological thriller and you WILL think about it a lot for a long time afterwards and probably read the forums to see what some of the symbolism means
if you like the style of this game but want something that isn’t scary, try out the endless forest also by tale of tales - an online “game” where you play as a deer with a human face! there’s no chat system, so you communicate by mooing and dancing :-) sometimes you wear a lil flower crown it’s really cute (there’s no story though, so play it for the style and experience rather than a coherent plot)
That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE
Reblogging for the greater good.
I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.
oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP
Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.
Signal boost for you too, I downloaded it and use Photoshop CS2 to draw now c: enjoy, this is legit!