Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t updated for the past three weeks. The week leading up to finals was pretty hectic for whatever reason, and even though I officially finished my final projects last Thursday, I had to take off for Omaha shortly afterwards.
I’ve basically used the past couple of days to cool down and clean up the old room a bit. Things are about to get busy again, though, as I officially return to lifeguarding today and have to take yet another trip this weekend, this time for a cousin’s wedding shower.
It’s sounding like this summer is going to be pretty crazy. However, I’m planning on taking my work with me on the longer trips, so hopefully this will bring my production rate up.
…My art and blog work, I mean. It’s kind of hard to lug a public pool around with you.
Anyway, I’m running low on time, so I’d better wrap this up. I hope that all of you will have a safe summer, and if you are a reader from Kansas or Oklahoma, I pray that your summer will give you something wonderful to ease the pain of the past few days.
Artwork © Holly Wolfe
Artwork © Yusuke Kozaki
Among Fire Emblem: Awakening fans in the west, there has been some dissent concerning the character Sumia. While some remain relatively neutral toward her personality and role, other members of the fanbase criticize her for being a boring, sexist character and forcing herself upon the player as the canon love interest for Chrom, one of the game’s protagonists.
With a video game this popular, there are obviously going to be some extremely vocal fans who will overlook any context and blow a disliked character’s flaws out of proportion. However, can all of the criticisms directed toward Sumia be chalked up to this?
Let’s take a look at this wing-adorned lancer and see.
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In a dark, secluded corner of the Internet, a hapless college blogger gets onto her WordPress account…and updates.
Now in all seriousness I did intend to post last Thursday. I suppose you could say I had a bit of a medical scare, and I wanted to wait until I knew exactly what was going on before I said anything here. I’m okay, it’s nothing serious. Nothing that a few weeks and a bit of medication won’t take care of, at any rate. It won’t hinder any schoolwork or personal projects, so if I update late again, don’t let me use that as an excuse.
Speaking of personal projects, I actually started page 1 of my Pokémon Black 2 Nuzlocke comic. (I know, right?) There isn’t much to look at at this point, but if you feel so inclined, take a gander. Just leave the ducks alone.
Doctor Who © BBC
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
Comic created by Holly Wolfe
Author’s Note: Between this post’s original title and WordPress thinking I want Pinkie Pie to be my preview image instead of David Tennant, I’m probably coming across as a ditz to some people. Greeaat.
So while caught up in the laid back, slacker attitude that accompanies spring and Easter break, I apparently forgot that planning to write lengthy blog articles this late in the semester is a bad idea.
Cue this reaction when it finally hit me:
Darn it, I really, really want to make this month Anime Movie Month, but between homework, writer’s block, and going through an emotional rough patch, chances are I won’t end up writing all the reviews that I intended to. Worst comes to worst, I might end up postponing AMM until this summer. I dunno.
Anyway, here are some sketches I drew a couple of months ago. I know they don’t make up for my being MIA the past couple of weeks, but at least they’re something interesting the look at, right?
And yes, work for the Pokémon Black 2 comic is still underway.
Pokémon © Nintendo
Portal 2 © Valve
Artwork created by Holly Wolfe
Since I won’t start posting Anime Movie Month reviews until next Thursday, here are the three art requests that I promised back in October! Hope you enjoy, and see you next week!
Original Character © OolongCha
Artwork © Holly Wolfe
Hi everybody! Sorry for the delay. Aside from the last couple of days consisting mostly of driving home and riding a bus, I blame my lateness on Fire Emblem: Awakening. (Just a quick heads up, if you’re a Nintendo 3DS owner who is trying to save money, don’t download the demo for this game. It will seduce you into rushing to your local game store faster than you can say Pringles.)
Anyway, I’m on spring break, which means I don’t have access to my scanner for the time being. Therefore, uploading random sketches is a no-go. However, I’ve sorted a few things out concerning some projects I’m ready to work on. You know what that means!
…Yeah, I really need to draw a different picture for these, don’t I?
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Hi guys. I apologize in advance if this post seems oddly cobbled together. Just thinking about this topic wears me out, so this blog entry basically consists of messages I’ve already sent to friends on Facebook.
For those of you who are unaware – as I was until a fellow deviantART member brought up the topic in a journal post – the act known as CISPA has reared its ugly head again and already passed through the House of Representatives.
What is CISPA? To put it simply, think SOPA on steroids.
CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, was made in an attempt to address cyber security issues, but its terms and restrictions are painfully vague. As the bill is now, it will allow companies to share any manner of online data with the government without a court order being necessary. If passed, this bill will serve as quite the double whammy, allowing companies to both invade our online privacy as well as potentially serving as a SOPA-esque anti-piracy measure that does more harm than good.
We need to stop this bill in its tracks and give Congress a wake up call.
There are at least three things we can do.
- Sign a petition. At least sign the official Stop CISPA petition on the official White House website. According to what this website says, this petition will be reviewed by White House staff if it makes its goal of 100,000 signatures. The Stop CISPA petition is almost halfway there and in great need of more signatures.
- Contact a senator. Of course, this mainly applies to all Americans reading this. Contact your senator a message concerning CISPA by any means available to you. The CISPA page on demandprogress.org provides a simple way to send your senator a message.
- Tell people about CISPA. There are people who are really behind on news concerning this (like I was). Tell your friends on social media sites. Blog about it. Heck, if you feel too lazy to write a full post, reblog this post if you so wish. I don’t care. Just let others know about threat that this bill presents.
Again, sorry that this is short, choppy, and late to the party. I just wanted to help inform others who weren’t aware of this, like I was until now.