Goliath from Gargoyles. You have no idea how badly I want Disney to make Gargoyles an animated feature. I’m on a personal mission to remind people how awesome this show was. You’d be surprised how many people I’ve talked to that have never heard of it. Lets start a petition or something.
Ohhhh man! Ryan’s on a roll!
Early or late TMO! Depending on how you see it. This was supposed to be last weeks, but here it is in time for Monday! Or… Sunday! (someday?) Enjoy it here early and at midnight on www.themostordinary.com! And as a bonus and because I have found the glory that is gif-making (only about 20 years too late) here is a progress gif on how I make the comic!
Fuck yeah! New page! And damn! That’s a kick-ass gif!
Aw man, awesome!
I freaking love this comic, but seeing the bones-to-finish gif is just the icing on the cake! I love behind the scenes stuff and this definitely didn’t disappoint!
:D Hooray, more TMO!
(I’m telling ya, gif making is your calling.)
I think you might be right
OMG SO BEAUTIFUL.
T was momentarily weirded out by his hand being in the background, but agrees that this is PERFECT.
I AM ENDING THE CHAPTER ON A WILDLY SHOCKING AND UNEXPECTED NOTE
but c’mon Markus, she kept telling you to go away, as if continuing to bother her was going to win her over in the end
the movies, they lie
Ok, as of writing this post, it’s been about a day and a half since I posted this page on dA, and it’s gotten 28 comments of which the vast majority have been ‘omg poor markus’ and 'em you meanie why don't you give him a chance’. There have been one or two that have taken Em’s side, and a few that were neutral or about something else.
This… bothers me?
Yes, Emily is pretty darn rude and unfriendly at times, but she rarely (not never though) goes out of her way to be mean to people, and is only mean to them if they interact with her in a way she doesn’t like. Which is most ways, because she is seriously antisocial, but is there anything intrinsically wrong with that? I don’t actually think there is.
Markus is not a bad person, we have no reason to believe he is, and his ability to see something likeable in Emily despite the fact that she is nearly universally hated by everyone else (because of her aforementioned being a jerk) is I an admirable trait I suppose, but does this mean she owes him her time? No. Sometimes people are perfectly nice and you just don’t want to hang out with them. (or am i just a terrible person!?!?!?1? :O ) Persistence can be an admirable trait too, but seriously, Em has been incredibly clear about her disinterest and her desire to be left alone, and he’s been persistently ignoring that so that’s really a negative actually. It’s not like she’s some victim of ostracisation and he’s extending a helping hand; her isolation is entirely voluntary and he’s kind of stepping on her autonomy a bit.
I think it’s a very good thing for Markus to realise this and stop trying to force himself on her, even if it is in ways as innocent as just trying to befriend and include her in group activities. It’s good for him to move on; he’s been stuck on her for a while. He’s got a little heartbreak for the moment, but I really think this is good for him overall; he doesn’t need pity. I mean the heart wants what the heart wants, I guess, and he can’t help liking her, but he can help annoying her all the time.
Does it matter that she doesn’t realise he was in love with her? I shouldn’t think so; his feelings shouldn’t somehow force her to do things she doesn’t want to do, either way.
So I think neither of them are completely in either the right or the wrong and it bothers me that so many people think Em is in the wrong.
I kind of want to argue this point with everyone now, but I feel that that may not be viable.
Disclaimer to satisfy my own pedantism: I know that part of why this bothers me so much is that all this dymanic is in the forefront of my mind thanks to tumblr social justice, and sometimes that clouds my judgement a little, because I tend to accept things while reading them and can’t easily think critically until later, unless I already have a preexisting criticism in mind. Just acknowledging that I need time to mull over my viewpoint satisfactorily. I don’t actually think that there’s a lot to mull over re: girls owing guys their time and affection just because they fancy them, but then… maybe there is and I’ll only think of it later. Something that I might change my mind about later is the degree to which I think this is a gendered occurence; would it be the same if the genders were reversed?
In addition, I have been feeling anxious lately about my ability to write romance, given my (what i now recognise as) aromanticism. I may have accidentally written Em as semi-aromantic simply because I was going from my own experiences. (More problems with taking myself as the norm, haha…) Idk what the deal is there, I still need to sort all that out.
I actually completely agree with you there! People tend to be very romance/happy ending driven when it comes to works of fiction because there’s the option to just make everything wonderful and “work out”, when in reality being rejected, disliking the company of what could be perfectly nice people, and not wanting/needing a relationship are totally normal things that actual people experience. The whole “if this thing has a male and a female character in it they will inevitably just fall in love for seemingly no reason other than to have a romantic subplot” thing. And people eat that up!
I really applaud you for inserting the idea of Markus having a thing for Emily and then being rejected by her before he can even tell her, because that’s just life sometimes! There was no magic Disney ending (that we know of anyway) where she goes “Oh what, this dude totally has the hots for me, I gotta make this work because as a social outcast or whatever this is my only shot at love!” Emily isn’t dependent on anyone and, for better or worse, she always just does what she wants and lives how she wants. That’s one of the reasons I really like her! She doesn’t NEED a boy, sad for Markus, but Markus also doesn’t even know if he NEEDS Emily, he’s just got a crush on her that she obviously doesn’t reciprocate. Tough stuff, buddy, it happens. Gotta deal with how life is and move on.
Coming from someone who was a social outcast in middle/high school, any guy who hung around and pestered/pretended to flirt with me (even if it was genuine I always assumed it was fake) bugged the shit out of me and I hated them. If one of them did come confess their love, I’d turn them down assuming it was a joke, plus the constant attention would have made me dislike them anyway. Perhaps not the healthiest outlook, and maybe not even an admirable thing in real life or for a character, but that’s how people feel sometimes so that’s how they react. Just because he actually DOES like her means pretty much nothing as far as Emily is concerned. To her, he’s just annoying. No matter how “true” his love might be for her, for the time being it’s entirely one sided and she owes him nothing.
I love the way this comic has been going, I love the characters even with their faults, and no one should have any say in how the story goes other than you!
Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect
First of all: bullshit.
Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.
how did you do that so smoothly?
^^ Doing it right.
Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.
these guys will be the death of me.[x]
i died at the pH value
I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life
Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.
This is more than I got in all of my high school biology classes…