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Totally appropriate @recordstoreday pre-Easter gift for Nathan from my parents. Mine! #nathanchronicles

Totally appropriate @recordstoreday pre-Easter gift for Nathan from my parents. Mine! #nathanchronicles

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Little Capone. #nathanchronicles

Little Capone. #nathanchronicles

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Chuffing Cuties. #nathanchronicles #thomasandfriends

Chuffing Cuties. #nathanchronicles #thomasandfriends

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skottieyoung:

#DailySketch Arya and The Hound.
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skottieyoung:

#DailySketch Arya and The Hound.

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smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(via wilwheaton)

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geeksofdoom:

My three sons \m/

geeksofdoom:

My three sons \m/

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notfadeaway asked: I'm working on a script for a comic I'm creating. My cast is primarily female and I'm worried I have too many women. When you're writing CM (since your cast is largely female) do you ever think, "there should be a guy in here somewhere?" And if so, what do you do? I'm really comfortable writing women, and I love my characters... I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I'm afraid it won't appeal to a large enough audience. 3 prominent women to 1 supporting male? Too much?

wilwheaton:

kellysue:

>too many women

I’m sorry, I don’t know what those words mean in that order. 

>do you ever think, “there should be a guy in here somewhere?”

No. 

>I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I’m afraid it won’t appeal to a large enough audience.

STOP IT. 

You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet.  Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.  

Write the story you want to read. 

"You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet. Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.

"Write the story you want to read. "

I think that, at some point, all of us who write forget this, and I’m so grateful to Kelly Sue for reminding us.

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Good Girl Knight. I drew this just now. I’m not sure why. Just did. But I really like her. I need a name, though. Backstory would be nice, too. #goodgirlknight

Good Girl Knight. I drew this just now. I’m not sure why. Just did. But I really like her. I need a name, though. Backstory would be nice, too. #goodgirlknight

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The room where you throw babies against a blue horizontal line.  (at IKEA Schaumburg)

The room where you throw babies against a blue horizontal line. (at IKEA Schaumburg)

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The world is his train track. #nathanchronicles #thomasandfriends  (at Graham’s Chocolates)

The world is his train track. #nathanchronicles #thomasandfriends (at Graham’s Chocolates)