Good morning everyone. Today we’re at the Latino Comics Expo at the public library in San Jose, CA! Come join us to celebrate Latino artists. New prints for this convention: more photography, poster sized versions of my MLP /Dr Horrible prints and a few new small prints.
Day two of APE is almost at the end… Too bad I didn’t get to see panels but it’s been a very busy day! I hope to see you all before close :)
Set-up for APE is complete! Come on by and sat hello. We’re at Fort Mason in San Francisco. We have prints, photos and comics, some who he we do not sell at anime or fandom conventions. We also have buttons (some which will not be made again!) and bookmarks.
APE update ;)
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since my last update. I’m officially back in the bay and hoping to update here and on my other blogs more frequently. ;) I’ll be attending APE as an exhibitor. Join me this event Sat and Sun Oct 4 & 5
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Or see the flyer attached above
Jiji’s First Gourds (and Pumpkin)
The season’s first gourds showed up at the market today, so naturally we brought a bunch home and let Jiji check them out before they became décor. He tuckered himself out from rolling them around on the floor for a solid hour.
Adorable~! And this makes me think I need to buy some for my cat :)
if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face
It’s really cool, but I also think it’s hella terrifying.
*Getting a 3ds for the first time* WoW!!! 3D!! *10 Minutes later* *Turns down depth slider forever*
Just wondering from the excellent gif usage, just how big of Adventure Time fans are you and Stiffler? Favorite episodes? I haven't seen them all, but personally I like the one where Jake becomes a day QwQ
We’re pretty huge fans! We have a poster on our wall, our desktop, laptop and phone backgrounds are all AT related and we get nervously excited about each new episode. We both love cartoons, so it’s natural that AT would resonate with its subversiveness and great animation. Of course, we each have myriads of reasons for being fans, but a list of my personal favorite episodes might help peg it a bit. If I could, I’d type all day about all of the episodes and how beautiful they are, how they usually teach some sort of great moral, and how they have plenty of cultural references to choose from. But I’ll spare you the pain of my rambling and just give you my personal list of Top 5 Adventure Time Episodes. (Potential Spoilers Below)
Ricardio The Heart Guy
Neither of us are big Princess Bubblegum fans, even though she’s a badass chick that’s portrayed as smart and strong. However, with this episode, I respected her character a lot more. Not only did she stand up for herself but it was the first time in a long time I’d seen a woman on-screen actually beat a harassing guy to a pulp. I think it sends a good message to girls that they shouldn’t have to put up with harassment and advances from other people just because they feel entitled to them, and they should fight back if they feel like they’re in danger.
Memory of a Memory
This one explored Marceline’s past a bit more, and also gave a look at her softer side. It dealt with abusive relationships and how easy it is to forget about emotional manipulations and allow them back into your life (even with a magic spell working against you), but at the same time, proved that you can and should cut toxic people from your life if all they do is hurt you — and you’ll have friends to back you up on that.
This episode was just… cute. Just too damn cute. And the animation was fabulous, the juxtaposition of hot and cold as transformed through a helpful act was stunningly beautiful by the end.
Holly Jolly Secrets II
The second part to Holly Jolly Secrets not only created more diversity in the AT world (with Jake’s clothing choices) but we also began to see Ice King as more than just an antagonistic force, and so did Finn and Jake. While the tapes were odd, they revealed more about how Ooo came to be and about the Ice King himself. Honestly, this episode made me really invested in watching more Adventure Time, because of the world they had built and simply wanting to know more about the Ice King and his complex past.
I Remember You
After watching this episode, I sat and cried for a good, long while. No cartoon had ever expressed for me the feeling of losing yourself to something outside of your control (like mental illness) before, and none has since. With this episode and the episode “Simon and Marcy,” it sealed the deal that Adventure Time was one of my favorite shows.
Honorable mention: Escape from the Citadel. I was happy that Adventure Time chose to explore the idea that biology/heritage doesn’t always factor into the person you become, nor do parent’s (bio or otherwise) bad actions reflect poorly on you as a person — and sometimes they hurt you just as much as others. I still don’t know how interactions with Finn’s Dad will be resolved, but I do respect them for having that moment of introspection that sometimes your DNA-contributors can be giant butts. As a person conceived by terrible, unforgivable actions, I respect the show for diving headfirst into this for a kid’s show.
It’s a Good Recommendations kind of day!
A lot of my favorite episodes as well :) And man “I remember you” and “Simon and Marcy” so much crying… :(
What is Gaslighting?
- You’re crazy - that never happened.
- Are you sure? You tend to have a bad memory.
- It’s all in your head.
Does your significant other say things like this to you a lot? Do you often start questioning what’s really true – or even your own sanity – within your relationship? If so, your partner may be using what mental health professionals call “gaslighting.”
This term comes from the 1938 stage play Gas Light, in which a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy by dimming the lights (which were powered by gas) in their home, and then he denies that the light changed when his wife points it out. It is a very effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts, and sanity, which gives the abusive partner a lot of power (and we know that abuse is about power and control). Once an abusive partner has broken down the victim’s ability to trust their own perceptions, the victim is more likely to stay in the abusive relationship.
Signs of being a victim of gaslighting (Stern, 2009) include:
- You constantly second-guess yourself.
- You ask yourself, “Am I too sensitive?” multiple times a day.
- You often feel confused and even crazy.
- You’re always apologizing to your partner.
- You can’t understand why, with so many apparently good things in your life, you aren’t happier.
- You frequently make excuses for your partner’s behavior to friends and family.
- You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don’t have to explain or make excuses.
- You know something is terribly wrong, but you can never quite express what it is, even to yourself.
- You start lying to avoid the put downs and reality twists.
- You have trouble making simple decisions.
- You have the sense that you used to be a very different person - more confident, more fun-loving, more relaxed.
- You feel hopeless and joyless.
- You feel as though you can’t do anything right.
- You wonder if you are a “good enough” partner.
If any of these signs ring true for you, give us a call at 1-866-331-9474, chat online, or text loveis to 22522. Our advocates are here to support and listen to you!
[Head over to loveisrespect.org to read this blogpost in its entirety.]
YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES
AHH I NEED A MINUTE
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD A GAY GHIBLI MOVIE OH MY GOD
A GAY GHIBLI MOVIE!
OMG is this even possible? A Ghibli movie about two girls in love? WHAT?!?! I am so excited I can’t even think right now OMGGGG