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Now, really... I resent this. Can't people at least get the terms right??
It's ASS-MAZING, motherfuckers! I am ASS-MAZING! And, don't you FORGET IT!
(Sorry... Been watching too much Samuel L. Jackson and "Black Dynamite" lately, I guess.)
Spending time together is really the only thing that matters to me. Gifts are nice, but I never expect them.
I wasn't the type that HATED it when I was single. I'm not the type that goes crazy over it now, either. Mainly because fate seems to almost always have a way of draining my wallet prior to the actual day. : P
I have a plan this year, though, that saves the two of us from not being able to do ANYTHING, thankfully. But, in years past, we've always managed with something. Mostly, it involved Gaby surviving my cooking if we weren't going out somewhere and the two of us exchanging a gift and/or watching a movie. One/a combination of/ALL of these things will happen this year. ;)
Haven't really made any plans for Halloween. Sadly, we live in a condo, and there's no kids around here. So, we never get any trick or treaters. As a result, we haven't really had a chance to exercise the candy-giving muscles in a while. ;)
Maybe someday, when we get a house of our own, that'll happen. But, for now, it's not really something we do.
I am not. Prior to getting this question, I've never even heard of it, which must mean I'm not an alternative person (not really sure what that term refers to, really). : P
I once asked Arthur Adams how much he charged for a simple character drawing without any real background. Showed him my designs for Pegs and his immediate response was, "That'd be somewhere between $800 and $1000."
Now, if you're familiar with Arthur Adams' work, your reaction could be anywhere from, "...Wow... seriously...?" to, "WOW!! Seriously??!!" with little smiley faces attached where necessary.
For me, it was definitely closer to the latter, though not by much. Now, if I HAD that kind of money to spend on it, I most definitely would. Arthur Adams is one of my earliest art influences (though, it's probably not very noticeable in my art style).
Others that I would willingly pay half a month's pay on (if it wouldn't impact my finances severely):
Jim Lee (pretty much a given if you know anything about me),
Boris Vallejo (though, I'm SURE he charges far more... Possibly even 10x as much - again, worth it)
John Romita (Sr AND Jr)
J. Scott Campbell
Joe Maduriera (maybe)
There are probably others, but those are the names the spring immediately to mind.
Some might ask why Rob Liefeld isn't listed (because people claim to see his influence in my style). I've gotten past my whole issue with him from all those years ago. (I met the guy once. Didn't give off the warmest of impressions. But, I'm told that he's really a nice guy. So, I probably caught him right after someone stopped by his table demanding an apology for "Heroes Reborn" again, or something. :P)
My problem with him these days has more to do with how little he seems to care about his art style at all. You would think with as much criticism as he's gotten over the years that he would at least try to put in an effort to improve some things, whether it be expressions, anatomy, CLEAN LINE ART... o_o That last one is probably my biggest complaint. Lately, he's been going for the "trendy" thing by only penciling pages and then having the colorist do all the work, cleaning up the pages while making sure everything makes sense on the page. But, there's only so much you can clean up on these pages. And, his pencils are not exactly "neat". Again, you would think he'd notice this and try to clean it up somewhat in subsequent issues. But, he never did from what I saw on his Deadpool work.
His anatomy issues have ALWAYS been a problem for me. Most of it, I'm willing to chalk up to style choice. So, muscle rendition is kind of a write-off. But, proportions are a bit tough to ignore when balled fists are as wide as the wrists, feet are tiny triangles with ankles that should snap under the weight of such top-heavy bodies (both men and women) and heads (which come to a point, I might add) are small enough to fit into those wrist-wide hands he draws. oo The list goes on for those who are serious detractors of his work. But, that right there is enough for me to lose interest. :P
Far more info than was asked. But, I'm feeling rant-ish. Soooo, there. ;)
I don't think it's possible for anyone to be a pure hater of all things. Everyone has things they're passionate about. Trekkies are passionate about Star Trek. Comic Geeks are passionate about specific comic book characters/storylines/continuities, etc. Furries are passionate about the furry comics/characters/conventions, etc (and that's all we'll say about that to keep this subject clean). ;)
Then there are the people that seem to have grievances with one or all of the above-mentioned groups. Hey, that's their choice. And, whether you like it or not, they ARE within their rights to be vocal about it. It may not seem fair or right to you, but to them, it's unfair of any of the above groups to be "rubbing it in their noses" that they're fans of this stuff and making such a big deal about it all.
Acceptance would be a nice thing to see within our lifetimes for all things that people choose to celebrate. But, it's NEVER going to happen across the board. It's actually more unfair of the few fans of stuff like the above-mentioned to expect that of everyone else.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy it anyway, though! You have your rights too, after all. And, if those who don't like what you're doing have a problem with you having rights, that's THEIR problem to deal with. Let 'em picket your convention. It's their time to waste. You're still gonna have fun, whether they like it or not, right? :)
TL;DR: Don't hate the haters. That makes you no different from them in the long run. Don't let the haters ruin your good time. Let them ruin their OWN good time. They'll go do something they LIKE eventually and leave you alone.
If I told you, everyone would know. o_o
No. Adam Fullerton. o_o
It's okay. I get mistaken for lots of different people. Don't feel bad. I'm sure he wishes he were me, too. Good thing the Old Spice people at least managed to find him since I wasn't available. Distant 2nd place. But, hey, nobody's perfect.
With hackers, best bet is to change passwords. Often. Plain and simple.
Stalkers... hmm... I dunno. o_o I don't really have any. If confronting them and telling them to back off doesn't work, and blocking them from seeing you online isn't helping it might be to take a more drastic measure like notifying the admins/authorities. Sounds corny, but if they're creeping you out, you shouldn't mess around with waiting on something like that. : P
Honestly? I'd have to say other people.
In general, and I include myself in this grouping sometimes, people seem to just find themselves to be less and less accepting of each other. This isn't a constant thing, mind you. But, it's certainly constant enough that I'm sure more than one person that reads this will agree with me.
Now, sometimes, all is right with the world and nothing can get on your bad side. Other times you just wake up on the wrong side of the Uzi. It all boils down to civility, I guess.
In the long run, it's something we should all strive to be better at, really. As long as we can keep our rage in check well enough that we just grumble at the other people that piss us off for no good, rational reason, then society should be able to survive. :)
And, that's my rational thought for the day. 'Scuse me, now, while I climb the closest clocktower and blame everyone's death on my father's inability to take me out for ice cream that one time when I was four. :D (That was a joke. Anyone that may have taken that in any way seriously should now commence extraction of their heads from their asses. Thank you.)
I'll be fair and assume that you meant this as a question, despite it being written as a declaration that you're intending to make "what" your next idea.
Though, to be honest, I'd actually suggest "who", since we haven't covered that, yet. After "what", "I don't know"
Yyyyes, that definitely seems to be a thought. o_o One with bad punctuation and which is seemingly incomplete. But, it most definitely is a thought.
Congratulations! You have working brain cells! :D
I would say it has been and still is, "Top Of The World" by Van Halen. (Bonus points for that song, 'cuz it immediately follows Eddie's guitar solo "316" on the same album, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge"). ;)
George W. Bush ... o_o
The guy's just so easy to mistake for one. >_<