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I'm a geek, first and foremost. I'm a volcanologist by trade; closet artist by night. I am especially fond of cartoons and cartooning; I'm even working on an American Manga--that is, when I'm not teaching at the local college, grading, playing adjunct geology curator at the local museum, cooking or cleaning.

Current Residence: The Lone Star State
Favourite genre of music: video game, classical, electronic, certain dubstep remixes...
Favourite style of art: Pseudo-realism/mech
Operating System: I hate computers
Shell of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Inspector Gadget, Bushroot, Liquidator, TFP Ratchet
Personal Quote: "YOU MISSED....WITH A CANNON!!!!!!!"

Random Conundrum

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 10, 2016, 8:23 PM

Just read the newest MTMTE issue, and I'm confounded by some fan responses.  Anger, and in some cases, flat-out vitriol was being directed at James Roberts because of certain revelations (not to mention gory, "on-screen" death).  One character, in particular--whom all readers of the series KNOW died during the war--was shown being tortured to death.  I can understand people being a bit unnerved by such imagery (it was pretty graphic).  But rather than be patient, so that they can see how this story fits into the larger narrative, fans are borderline indignant, decrying JRo for showing their "favorite character" dying.  Never mind that many of these same people find the actions of a certain sadist perfectly long as he's not killing off the characters that they like. 

I honestly don't know what to think.  I'm a very laid-back sort of person; I want to see how the story evolves, literally let JRo do what he does best...write interesting transformers fiction.  It almost seems as if the fandom is afraid of change, like they want to keep things status quo so that they can go on doing whatever with the characters in their own, private, headverses.  What do you think?  Do you think such anger is justified, or do you think that they're just being whiny brats? 


  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: Epic trance
  • Reading: Non-fiction books about Mt. St. Helens
  • Watching: Transformers Rescue Bots
  • Playing: Fallout New Vegas
  • Eating: Caldo de res
  • Drinking: tea

My "to do" list...X3

--Post War and Wings Fics:
-Femme, Reformatted (planning)
-The Xenocryst Memoirs (planning)

Aux List (busts and lineart)
--B-day art for Joy (lineart done; coloring IP)

Stuffs that I want to do:
-WaW fanart
-Misc. fanart

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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :D
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.  You have quite an impressive gallery.  :D  Keep up the amazing (and interesting) work.
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Will do :D
DraconWolf88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
I'm back, finally! ^|^

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it! :D

It was...interesting, for lack of a better word. X3  Other than that, the new year's off to a decent start.  Just gotta get all of my pre-semester work done by next Tues. *crosses fingers*

Hope your holiday went well.
Dernhelm1372 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Perhaps a face sketch of Dernhelm for me?
Cryophase Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to watch that on Youtube some time ago...

Make sure you drink something hard before each episode.  Preferably in large shot-glasses. :D 

Don't get me wrong, I loved the actors (they're perfect, and I still imagine all of the Animorphs as being played by the actors from the TV show when I read the books), but good golly, the special effects were terrible. 
Cryophase Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duuuuuude are you kidding all the actors sans Marco are god-awful. Seriously he is like the only likable one out of them, Jake is passable, Ax is, well, Ax I mean he reminds me of the guys from 3rd Rock. He's fucking hilarious, the rest are terrible. Especially Rachel, Cassie and Tobias. Oh GOD especially Rachel. WHAT IS EMOTION. But that's true of like, all 90's shows isn't it? The special effect are equally lulzy :lol: I don't know what's worse, the costumes or the computer-animated stuff :lmao:
gogadgetgo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Thank you for all that you have done for me! Words cannot express how grateful I am and I am so glad you like the art I made!!!Hug Love :happybounce: 
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