Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, covering the Nebula and Hugo winning Sandkings. We have a spoiler full discussion of one of our favourite short sto…
Good Omens cover (front, back, spine and wings) for Book Illustration. I wanted to go back to my flat style for a bit just to see how else I could use it (and also the fact that I haven’t used it at all since coming back to school from winter break, which is just plain weird).
Aziraphale and his cocoa on the front; Crowley with tea on the back.
- i have blue hair and green eyes
- i have red hair and hazel eyes
- i’m very tall
- my hair is really really curly
- i have brown hair and blue eyes
- i have freckles
- my eyebrow game is strong (they’re the size of small planets)
- i have black hair and brown eyes
- i have dimples
- i wear contact lenses
- i tan easily
- i have small eyelashes
- i paint my nails
Clothes / Accessory / Make-up:
- i hate wearing flip-flops
- i don’t have converse
- i wear foundation
- i have a tattoo
- i love wearing head bands
- i hate wearing mascara
- i have at least one pair of vans
- i hate sweaters
- i love wearing high heels
- i own brown eyeliner
- i love skirts/dresses
- i own at least 3 pairs of jeans
- i often wear scarfs
- i never wear necklaces
Family / Country:
- i’m the oldest child
- i have an older brother
- i’m from South America
- i know how to swear in more than two languages
- one (or more) of my parents is from another country
- i have a younger sister
- i have siblings that live in Asia
- i’m an orphan
- i have family that live in Australia
- i know two or more languages
School / Job:
- i’m in high school
- i love history
- i have/had a teacher that is great in explaining and actually teaching
- i got fired (from class council in high school)
- i know what i want to do in the future
- i know more than 3.14 of Pi
- i don’t do an extracurricular activity
- i learned more than one language
- i love math
- i already have a job
- my grades are/were almost bad/average/above average/excellent/very good
- i want to go to college/i’m in college/i went to college
- i want to be a professional athlete/writer/artist
- broken a bone
- ridden a motorcycle
- a best friend
- more than one favorite song
- sung in the shower
- been told that i’m smart/pretty
- punched/slapped somebody
- told somebody they are pretty
- my own room
- a celeb crush
- kissed a boy/a girl
- online best friends
- spent whole night without sleeping
- had/have a girlfriend/a boyfriend
I’m afraid of:
- people disliking me
- somebody yelling at me
- somebody finding a secret about me
- favorite character dying
- stormy weather
- having to talk in front of people
- kissing somebody
- small rooms
- sleeping until 12pm
- reading books online
- fluffy blankets
- watching movies
- channing tatum
- hot chocolate
- harry potter
- cold showers
- my hair
- my wardrobe
On a scale of one to murder, guess how much patience Zamira Drakasha has for your bullshit.
I had every intention of working on prints for Rose City Comic Con today, so naturally I drew my favorite Pirate Captain With a Master’s In Shall Not Be Fucked With instead. I blame McFerocious this time.
Fashionably late as only the Blacks can be, vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Nadia, Peter (Shellfish), Leigh (LordManderBlee), and Michael (Mordion) review and dissect the latest novella by George R. R. Martin, entitled The Rogue Prince.
During the episode, they lament Daemon Targaryen’s…
You are in high school.
You dropped out of high school.
You live within 20 minutes of your best friend.
You don’t have a best friend.
You live within 20 minutes of the last person you kissed.
You live within 20 minutes of your ex.
You have hugged someone in the last 48 hours.
You have been to the movies within the last week.
You have had 3 or more boyfriends/girlfriends just this year.
You have been a designated driver.
You have broken merchandise and not paid for it.
You have played strip poker.
You are Catholic.
You are atheist.
You recycle regularly.
You are a brunette (well I’m a man but basically).
You have dated a blonde.
You are friends with a redhead.
You are taller than your mum.
You are taller than your dad.
You have a bank account.
You’ve written a check for less than $5.
You have visited the Statue of Liberty.
You have visited the Eiffel Tower.
You have visited Big Ben.
You have visited the Colosseum.
You have visited The Great Wall of China.
You have never been out of the country.
You have been a waiter/waitress.
You own a Bible.
You own something with a Pentagram on it.
You have used a Ouija Board.
You have been a witch for Halloween.
You have been a zombie for Halloween.
You have your eyebrow pierced.
You have a Monroe piercing.
You have your nose pierced.
You have no tattoos.
You have more than 2 tattoos.
You straighten your hair occasionally.
You have worn a dress in the last 3 days.
You live somewhere that gets snow.
You celebrate Hanukkah.
You were at your own house last New Year’s.
You were at a bar last New Year’s.
You slept through last New Year’s.
You have worked on Christmas Eve.
You have worked on Christmas.
You have been told ‘I love you’ by someone today.
You were told by someone who’s not family.
You slept in your own bed last night.
You regret kissing the last person you kissed.
You are wearing a necklace right now.
You are wearing something red.
You are wearing something blue.
You are wearing something purple.
Your phone number ends with an even number.
You have kissed the last person you called/texted.
You are currently listening to music.
You are waiting for something.
You don’t like seafood.
You have eaten deer sausage.
You have given a complete stranger your phone number.
You have been hit on at work.
You have been hit on by someone more than 20 years older than you. (Older gay men seem to like me)
You have been whistled at.
You were creeped out by it.
You are a good speller.
You are very punctual.
You were dating someone in December of 2008.
You are still dating that person.
You have cheated on someone.
You have been on a cruise ship.
You have camped out in your own backyard.
You are wearing something that doesn’t belong to you.
You are a Pisces.
You are an Aquarius.
You are a Leo.
You wonder what will happen when you die.
You are afraid of the dark.
You write in all capital letters.
You have been told you have nice handwriting.
You have had a song written for you.
You have had a picture drawn of you.
You have curly/wavy hair.
You are wearing a watch.
You are wearing flip flops.
You wouldn’t date someone who smoked.
You know someone with the same birthday as you.
You are a morning person.
You are a night owl.
You slept in past 10 am today.
You have big plans for next weekend.
You are thinking of someone right now.
Your job is stressing you out.
You don’t have a job.
You have never had a job.
You were fired from your last job.
You know sign language.
You will usually try something at least once.
You have been swimming in the last month.
You are pessimistic by nature.
You have taken a ballet class.
You have taken karate.
You have taken gymnastics.
You wish on shooting stars.
You wish at 11:11.
Your birthday has already come this year.
You have been in a relationship that lasted longer than a year.
You aren’t over your ex.
You have gone after someone you knew was bad for you.
You have let someone use you.
You were/are a teenage mom.
You are an otaku.
You are a cosplayer. (I’d like to be one)
You were named after someone.
You like your name.
Your last drink was water.
You have visited somewhere said to be ‘haunted’.
You have skipped school just because you didn’t feel like going.
You have taken medicine when you ‘feel a headache coming on’.
You are self-conscious about your body.
You have a hangover
You have a pet fish.
You have had a Jehovah’s Witness show up at your house.
You have godparents.
Your parents are still married.
You have step-siblings.
You are the oldest.
You are adopted.
You have a triplet
You don’t want kids.
You want more than four kids.
You have a bad temper.
You have made out with a complete stranger.
You usually make the first move in an intimate situation.
You have broken your arm.
You have had to get stitches on your face.
You have had an MRI.
Your fingernails are painted.
You like to draw.
You like to sing.
You can play an instrument.
You keep a lot of secrets from people.
You don’t think people would accept you if they really got to know you.
You don’t trust people easily.
You borrowed something you really need to give back to someone.
You drive a car older than a 2002.
You have lost a friend you never thought you would.
You know a child who died of cancer.
You know a teenager who died in a car wreck.
You have done something illegal in the past 24 hours.
You have cut your hair in the last week.
You wear glasses.
Your favorite season is Autumn.
Your favorite color is orange.
Your favorite animal is a dolphin.
You last rode in a car with a relative.
You last rode in a car with a girl/woman.
You last rode in a car with the person you are dating.
You regularly watch Asian dramas.
You love Chinese food.
Your best friend is older than you.
You have to go to school/work tomorrow.
You answered every question truthfully.
The fact that someone speaking for the show can call Lady Stoneheart “a zombie who kills people” is another clear demonstration of the show’s complete lack of understanding of nuance when it comes to characterization. In the books, almost every character is emotionally and morally complicated. They’re more than they first appear. But in the show, everyone is reduced to the the most straightforward tropes. Tyrion is the surprising hero of our tale. Brienne is the tough warrior woman. Catelyn was the nagging mother, and as supportive of war as anyone else, while Robb was the bold young hero. Talisa was the Not Like Other Girls love interest. And on, and on, and on. Things are exactly as they appear on the surface.
In this context, it’s unsurprising that Lady Stoneheart seems unnecessary. The Freys haven’t been mentioned this season, and all of the Red Wedding drama is kind of old news. Plus they already have their “seemingly mindless killer zombies” in the form of the White Walkers. They don’t need two sets of the undead.
And perhaps, in the context of the show, Alex Graves is right. Perhaps Lady Stoneheart would just be “a zombie who kills people.” The tragic contrast between the living Catelyn Stark and the reanimated Lady Stoneheart can’t exist on the show, because the show’s version of Catelyn was already keen on vengeance. And as the show didn’t really treat Catelyn as a protagonist by the end, but as a smaller part of Robb’s story, her return is still shocking but less emotionally impactful. We were never taught to care much about this woman when she was alive. Why then should we be expected to care about the changes she’s undergone now she’s dead?
On Sunday we submitted our Pip-Boy 3000 project to the NASA Space Apps challenge. This project, which I documented on my Instagram, was in response to the “Space Wearables” challenge pitched by NASA. We made a working space-themed Pip-Boy 3000 (found in the video game Fallout, which is an awesome game). Unlike most Pip-Boy replicas, ours has some really cool working sensors (including a REAL Geiger counter!) tracking real-time data. For an overview of our project, check out our official Space Apps page. There’s a short video there, and lots of info on our build!