My name is My and I make comix. This is where I track my progress.
I'm a 25 y/o, white, bisexual woman, I'm a huge Discworld fan, in the second year of Serieskolan in Malmo and, although I care very much about politics, I try to keep them off my blog as much as possible. If you'd like me to tag anything, just give me a shout! I care a lot about that stuff.
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~ Monday, September 22 ~




Thanks for reading~!

Gorgeous as always!

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~ Wednesday, September 17 ~


"average angel is hella gay" factoid actually just statistical error. average angel is only slightly gay. aziraphale georg, who lives in a bookstore & is gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide, is an outlier adn should not have been counted.

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~ Tuesday, September 16 ~



sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 


Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:


This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 


Tags: politics racism white supremacy sverigedemokraterna
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“You can’t call them black magicians,” I said.
“You realize that we’re using black in its metaphorical sense here,” said Nightingale.
“It doesn’t matter,” I said. “Words change what they mean, don’t they? Some people would call me a black magician.”
“You’re not a magician,” he said. “You’re barely even an apprentice.”
“You’re changing the subject,” I said.
“What should we call them?” he asked patiently.
“Ethically challenged magical practitioners,” I said.

Peter Grant from Moon over Soho, written by Ben Aaronovitch

It’s this kind of witty dialgoue that makes the Rivers of London series brilliant. I adore that this series really captures the multi-racial aspect of London.

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This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.

The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.

There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.

Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.

We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.


Tags: scottish referendum politics FUCK ENGLAND FUCK THE BBC
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~ Monday, September 15 ~

sixteentons said: Hej! What course are you doing? The classes look like so much fun! Sorry if this has been asked before, I went through the tags a bit but couldn't find it.


I’m studying traditional gilding and faux art painting in a little university in the middle of nowhere (Hantverkscentrum I Tibro) :D

Btw about that ornament I posted earlier:
The outline was traced from a reference, but the details and shading were done free handed.

… But next week we will draw the ornament all from scratch on our own. :’D

All the things you’ve posted from it look so nerdy, and detailed, and practical. It sounds like a dream course!

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  • Kompis: ska du med ikväll eller?
  • Jag: nej jag är upptagen med att ligga i fosterställning och oroa mig över valet

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what do you mean it’s not relevant


what do you mean it’s not relevant

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sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

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~ Friday, September 12 ~

Re: rivers of london - 50 pages in and in the middle of a “Spaced” reference that’s been going on for several pages. A+ for that one.

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~ Thursday, September 11 ~


Because I’ve just picked up the series again, and I’ve been reading Broken Homes while traveling, I really want to talk about Rivers of London because not very many people read this series and I desperately want to expand this little fandom.

Long story short, it’s an urban fantasy set in London about PC Peter Grant who gets recruited to work as Magic Police (as in, police who solve supernatural crimes and practise magic) and, mostly importantly, features a black mix-race protagonist as a narrator.

Because the thing that struck me the most when reading the series is how the narrative is so firm about establishing again and again, beyond all spectre of doubt, that Peter Is Not White.

This is more prominent in the later two books (that I can recall, anyway. I don’t have the first two books on me, and it’s been a while since I read them), but when white characters are introduced, their race is always mentioned. There’s no big deal made of it, so no pale/ashen/olive skin as in Hunger Games, but it’s always described, and always in the same breath as their height, expression and clothing. It’s also the first time I’ve seen this happen outside of maybe detective fiction.

Now, white narrators do not think like that. In fact, even a lot of people of colour do not think like that, precisely because we’re asked to assume that a character is automatically white when their race is left unmentioned. It’s become so ingrained in writing that we don’t notice it, but it plays a huge part in reinforcing the idea of white as default and everyone else as the derivative.

(Even when we’re not asked to assume this, most of the fandom does anyway. See: Cecil Baldwin. See: Katniss Everdeen. The fact that racebending presumed-to-be-white characters is considered a subversion in and of itself very telling of race in fandom.)

and I honestly cannot talk enough about how important that is, because this hardly ever happens in books outside of detective procedurals.

Now, Rivers of London series are also police procedurals, (only with more river goddesses, ghosts, genius loci, fae, demi-fae and jazz vampires) which is also why it’s so important that the books are told from a 1st person perspective.

Peter’s narration is a huge appeal of the books; he’s a wonderfully sarcastic narrator, an observant cop, and a huge unrepentant nerd who drops geek references like pennies (although the American covers show him as some gritty, Nick Fury/Blade fusion-clone in a leather longcoat, but that’s another meta for another day). His voice is what makes the narration always feel distinctively personal, not procedural. (In fact, even outside cases, white characters are described as white.)

The few times race is not described when introducing a character are in the cases of characters of colour - and they are very specifically character of colour too, because of their distinct names (like Dr Abdul Wali and Jaget Kumar).

I talk a lot about the narratives and meta-narratives of characters of colour, and never have I encountered one where the narration itself is set on putting Peter’s race front and centre. It’s there in a way that’s not tokenising but also so that you can’t ignore it. We’re introduced to his parents, his heritage and how he grew up as a child of Sierra Leonean diaspora. The text makes sure to tell us that his race and heritage is large part of who he is, so it actually reads like the voice of a person of colour.

(Now, as far as I know, Ben Aaronovich is white, but before I looked him up I was ready to swear up, down and sideways that he was the same race as Peter when I first read the books).

I want this series to become popular because I want more people to love these characters and the wonderful world they live in, but I also want this series to become popular because it’s amazing how much it subverts mainstream white power fantasy and the impact it could have on the way race is handled in fandom.

I actually just picked up the 1st three books in this series with a gift card! I’m glad to hear it’s so good!

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~ Thursday, September 4 ~

I am so, so sorry I haven’t posted any art work or updates lately. My injury in my hand has come back and I’m trying as much as possible to let it rest. It’s kind of heartbreaking to struggle to find productive things to do without having to make it worse. I’ll keep you updated as soon as I know more or get better!

Tags: personal
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~ Friday, August 29 ~


Meet the blogger! 

URL: sixteentons (always and 5ever!)
Name: My
Nickname: M, Mu, Myp, Frank Miller, May, kitten, mitten, blitten, bitten, vante
Birthday: july 29
Gender: woman
Sexuality: bisexual
Height: 160 cm
Time Zone: cest?
Current time and date: 14:29 aug 29 2014
Average hours of sleep: 7
The last thing I Googled was: time zone >_<
My most used phrase(s): the narrative demands it
First word that comes to mind: hot dog
Last thing said to a family member: "okay, I will!"
One place that makes me happy and why: connected to the lakes where I spent my summers, there’s a waterfall you can canoe down when the water’s high enough. It was always the beginning and end of a lot of my favorite adventures.
How many blankets I sleep under: one in summer, two in winter. I have no circulation.
Favorite beverage(s): strawberry daiquiries, fizzy water, newcastle brown beer
The last movie I watched in the cinema: The heat ;____;
Three things I can’t live without: laptop, potatoes, chocolate
Something I plan on learning: css!
A piece of advice for all my followers: 1. other people being good to you is super important but you can get a lot better just by being good to yourself in strategic and hard working ways and 2. if you can exercise and rest in all those ways people tell you to “before it’s too late”, for whatever reason, they’re probably right and if they’re not you’re still better off for implementing it sooner rather than later.

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~ Saturday, August 23 ~



(Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

Thank you.

Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.

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~ Friday, August 22 ~

sixteentons said: Hello Matthieu you old scoundrel! You are good at expressions - how do you practice them?


Ah! Well hello there “complete stranger”! Hmm, hard to say, even though I love them beyond anything and practice them everyday. But I would suggest having a wide set of characters as test subjects, the more different in appearance the more unique expressions will come of it. I usually have a main characters-ish character to work with who can be a subject to all sorts of emotes. From there I just tend to have fun drawing all the expressions I can think of, sometimes going a bit overboard where the emotions are mixed up like crazy. If I suddenly feel like ” I suck at expressions..” I usually start over with the basics, angry, sad, happy, and so on. Expression , like everything thing else, is studying. Real life yes, but I also get a lot of inspiration from cartoons and animation where expression is all! The creator of Ren and stimpy, John kricfalusi, made it as a rule for his crew never to draw the same expression twice, working with these rules you will learn to find all sorts of ways to keep your expressions varied and fresh ( this may be easier for cartoons, but still). 

I could talk more about it but I don’t wanna risk rambling too much. Anyway, those are some of the things I think of when practicing expressions.

Btw, don’t miss out on one of the best expression inspiration I know..


I don’t think I ever ended up reblogging this!!! Very good advice from a super rad artist, you should all follow him so you can tell people you bore witness to his amazing success story! Which will happen any minute.

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