I see lots of people posting stuff from the pokemon fusion app but how about a pokemon game that lets you fuze pokemon from 5 generations and actually train and battle them?
ARE YOU SERIOUS? THIS EXISTS?!
WELL THERE GOES MY SUMMER
Cover reveal for Ascension. It’s gorgeous and I couldn’t be happier with it. I hope you love it too!
Art by Scott Grimando, cover design by Sherin Nicole.
I had to reblog and add the cover copy, because OMG:
Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he’s a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego… and Alana can’t keep her eyes off her. But there’s little time for romance: Nova’s in danger and someone will do anything - even destroying planets - to get their hands on her!
My prayers have been answered: Space opera with queer women of color!!
do you ever hear the intro theme to a video game and you get really emotional and your heart feels really weak like it’s coming back home and it’s basically like that whole world you love so much summed up into one epic song and you just want to fucking cry a lot because this is the video game for you and nothing else ever can even compare to the feeling you get when you hear that one fucking bit of music
look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
would like to point out that this image has the intentions of showcasing the newest additions to the princess line up, so all the older princesses of course aren’t the center of attention.
of course, the placement of certain princesses could be better, but also consider this was probably purely unintentional. or in better words, not a conscious thing.
oh believe me, it is completely possible for racism to be subconscious.
I think it’s fairly obvious that the racial problems would be ammeliorated if they HAD arranged by sequence. That means Mulan would be in front of Snow White- Rapunzel and Jasmine would be in front of Sleeping Beauty AND Ariel- and Tiana would make her way to the front, past Cinderella and Belle.
I mean honestly it’s sort of laughable to look at this and decide that it’s arranged to display newer in the front, and older in the back. It’s actually only relevant to the frontmost two characters and no one else. So might want to come up with a better reason to justify racialized placement if you are really dead set against calling it out, since it’s harmful whether or not it’s “intentional.”
Especially since that’s really a consciousness in and of itself. People who care about this stuff consult others and listen to what they say. Very easily, anyone with an iota of understanding of what usual critiques against the princesses are, would have noticed that.
unintentional my ass. Shouldn’t all of the new ones be front and center, and old guard back right and back left? Don’t look that way..I see mighty white all front and center.
Yep, & if we’re going by newest that would mean Tiana standing next to Merida or Rapunzel. Instead she’s all the way in the back.
I fixed it!There. That’s what it would look like if this was actually a case of chronological placement.
- My problem is not people trying to make money off of fanfic. A.) bc that already happens, and B.) because it should be happening more.
- That is to say, fanart is a widely accepted and respectable medium other fans will pay for and to me, it is no different from writing. Both include work, talent, effort, creativity, and skill to do. Fanartists can do work as gifts for friends just as much as they can take commissions from people for money.
- A few years back Wired Magazine put out a special larger issue that I honestly wish I could re-purchase because the article in it was that good. It was an issue about Japan and how it (especially Manga and Anime) influences American culture and vice-versa. I went looking for the Article in question: Japan, Ink: Inside the Manga Industrial Complex.
Let me just pull some quotes for you:
Fans and critics complain that manga — which emerged in the years after World War II as an edgy, uniquely Japanese art form — has become as homogenized and risk-averse as the limpest Hollywood blockbuster. Pervading the nation’s $4.2 billion-a-year industry is a sense that its best days have passed.
Which ought to make what’s happening here at Comic Ichi — a manga market the size of several airplane hangars that will attract some 25,000 buyers — so heartening. The place is pulsing with possibility, full of inspired creators, ravenous fans, and wads of yen changing hands. It represents a dynamic force that could reverse the industry’s decline.
There’s just one hitch, one teensy roadblock on the manga industry’s highway to rejuvenation: Nearly everybody here is breaking the law.
The violations at Super Comic City were so brazen and the scale so huge — by day’s end, some 300,000 books sold in cash transactions totaling more than $1 million — that just about any US media company would have launched a full-metal lawsuit to shut the market for good.
“The dojinshi are creating a market base, and that market base is naturally drawn to the original work,” he said. Then, gesturing to the convention floor, he added, “This is where we’re finding the next generation of authors. The publishers understand the value of not destroying that.” And as the manga weeklies falter and decline, new talent is more important than ever. Meanwhile, Takeda said, the dojinshi creators honor their part of this silent pact. They tacitly agree not to go too far — to produce work only in limited editions and to avoid selling so many copies that they risk cannibalizing the market for original works.
What this tells me is six years later in 2013, Corporate America is finally trying to figure out fan culture but blatantly has no idea what the fuck they’re doing because they’re largely clueless to the fact that it already happens, at least regarding art.
Here’s what’s wrong with how Amazon is trying to do this:
- Corporate Hollywood is trying to foster a system that ensures anything highly popular in fanfiction can be immediately adapted from the author without compensation.This sucks for two reasons: It means they can undercut Hollywood writers with unions — in favor of stealing from fans with no unions, no money, and all their copyrights already signed over to the company in question. That’s bullshit for all writers, professional or otherwise. It does not foster the next generation of writers, it just screws them over.
- As the article points out, the whole point of the remix culture with doujin is often to write scenes or scenarios that are sexual and/or would never happen between two characters otherwise. (Please, let me be amused for approximately forever that they used doujinshi that pair Roy Mustang and Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist as an example of fans fantasizing sexual relationships that don’t exist into comics.)
- Please keep in mind this is also cheap and free market research for Corporate America when you sign up.
- The manga industry as of 2007 did not attempt to control the doujinshi industry by dictated what could and couldn’t be written according to whose copyright licenses are already paid for and whose aren’t.
And let’s be honest, the quote from this article:
The official versions and the remixed versions weren’t side by side. But they were for sale perhaps 10 yards away from each other. In the same store. Think about that in a US context. You walk in to Barnes & Noble and walk out with a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — as well as an unauthorized remix of a May-December romance between Hermione Granger and Professor Minerva McGonagall. Our American IP lawyer is starting to get woozy again.
Tells you how much has changed in the last few years, because nowadays, Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series is sold in the same bookstores are Harry Potter, and Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are often placed side-by-side If you liked this, read this…
and if you think Amazon isn’t trying to give publishers a way to make sure that the next 50 Shades is all going to be their money and profit and not yours you have another think coming.
This isn’t the read/write/remix culture I asked for, this is just a corporation trying to make money off of me for free, for something I already do, for free at my expense. And that’s some kind of bullshit.