Cat ★ U.S.A.

Multi-fandom blog punctuated by real-life nonsense and "pixel logic".

♥'s - video games, anime, comics, cosplay, dyeing my hair weird colors, tattoos, art, and fictional men more than I should.

otakkii:

aku-usagi:

Pirate!Free! postcard set = 7=; for ComicWorld 2014

ARRRRRR. ME TIMBERS HAVE BEEN FULLY SHIVERED.

Thought Dump

pixelcaster:

IDK why I’m not posting this on my sketch blog, I guess because maybe I have a bigger audience here on my main? I just want to dump some thoughts on y’all so brace yourselves…

I’ve really been toying around with the possibility of selling prints of my art. Not my paintings…

Alright thank you!

Thought Dump

zippythezippy:

pixelcaster:

IDK why I’m not posting this on my sketch blog, I guess because maybe I have a bigger audience here on my main? I just want to dump some thoughts on y’all so brace yourselves…

I’ve really been toying around with the possibility of selling prints of my art. Not my paintings…

Yo yeah, I’m the friend. I run 4 online stores and have done about a dozen cons in the last 4 years. If you need anything just drop us a line. Cons and AA are super fun and it doesn’t have to be that expensive to get started. Tbh the biggest hassles I ever come across are dealing with con sign ups, some peeps just take ages to email you back with info. =3= lol

Awesome! Thanks I’ll definitely pick your brain about this.

Thought Dump

IDK why I’m not posting this on my sketch blog, I guess because maybe I have a bigger audience here on my main? I just want to dump some thoughts on y’all so brace yourselves…

I’ve really been toying around with the possibility of selling prints of my art. Not my paintings (those are on my Etsy store that I treat as a professional business) but more of my fan art and any possible original pieces that I may draw (the original ones might end up on the Etsy page, too, actually lol). I’ve also been considering opening myself up to a new venue of Artist Alleys at cons. I have no idea what kind of reception I would get, though, and I’m a bit timid about dumping money into prints and a booth set up and the whole shebang without knowing whether I’d have people buy prints and charms for me to make back my deficit and make some profit. I figured I’d start with a web store, like Storenvy, and if enough people bought prints, then I would start working on a booth for on-site sales. 

I have no idea how to run a AA booth, I’ve never done it before! I found a really helpful post by kinomatika yesterday, and I bookmarked the shit out of that thing because it covered things I hadn’t even considered yet as far as an AA booth.

I’m no where near close to opening a Storenvy or booth yet, lol. I’m working really hard on improving my digital art skills, since I feel like compared to working with traditional media, digital media is my weak point. I feel like I’ve slid comfortable into a style that suits my already existing ability as a painter, so that’s one thing checked off my “List of Things To Accomplish In Life”.

But anyway, I guess the tl;dr of it is, if I started selling prints, would they be something you guys would purchase? I don’t even know if that’s an appropriate question to ask, to be honest, so I’m sorry if that seems unprofessional or rude. Just trying to have a heart to heart, or heart to eye as it would be (since you’re reading this on a screen, get it? hurrdurr bad joke, Pixel, bad!). Indecisiveness is my curse as a perfectionist, and I hate it. (T w T)

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Dig
Incubus · Light Grenades
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fire-and-gasoline:

Dig - Incubus

Dig me up from under what is covering the better part of me

illbegotdamn:

eholaura:

solarselection:

small-baby-chihiro:

ocebutt:

dooptown:

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING YOUR GUN TO THE GROCERY STORE

how does america even function like it sounds like a video game or something. grand theft freedom.

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what in the pure fuck

HOW IS THIS NORMAL?!

Normal if you’re white. You get shot on sight if you’re a minority.

You all are a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?
No. No, it’s not normal. It’s not normal for PEOPLE (not just white people) to carry RIFLES strapped to their backs in Target. It’s not normal for “minorities to be shot on sight” as another reblogger stated. Step away from your broad generalization brush. Go do something productive, like color in a coloring book or do a crossword. A hand full of photos on the internet DOES NOT indicate normalcy. Get off of internet before you hurt yourself or you spread your ignorance further. Tumblr has enough douchebaggery on it without shit like this being passed around like a bad STD that just won’t clear up.

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Sanctuary
Utada Hikaru · Ultra Blue
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thatvideogamemusicblog:

Kingdom Hearts II (2005)

Sanctuary

“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also”
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Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

(via central-avenue)

sketchipixel:

More progress on shark boy…

I feel totally shameless right now, tbh.

sketchipixel:

More progress on shark boy…

I feel totally shameless right now, tbh.

izumou:

Free! :: Rei Ryugazaki
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