My name is My and I make comix. This is where I track my progress.
I'm a 25 y/o, white, queer cis 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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~ Thursday, July 24 ~
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Me and Joamette Gil are making a comic together, which is possibly the most exciting thing that could happen! Here is my first take on Stargaze, one of the heroines.

Me and Joamette Gil are making a comic together, which is possibly the most exciting thing that could happen! Here is my first take on Stargaze, one of the heroines.

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SCIENCE DATE

SCIENCE DATE

Tags: adventure time marceline x princess bubblegum marceline x pb marceline princess bubblegum fan art five pictures
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~ Wednesday, July 23 ~
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Ah yes work-related

Ah yes work-related

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Everyone I draw are left handed because I forget my drawing pad isn’t a mirror


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~ Thursday, July 17 ~
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I’d like to punch everyone complaining about lack of representation in speculative fiction with a Discworld book.

jiggit:

lesbian-satan:

lancrebitch:

lowoncliches:

lancrebitch:

queenshulamit:

geeneelee:

someone: I want more strong female character in f..
me: *punches with Discworld book*
someone: well, fuck STRONG female character, I want a well-written realistic character who actually has FLAWS in..
me: *punches with a Discworld book*
someone: and what about body types? I want more body diversit…
me: *punches with Discworld book*
someone: and what about poc? You can’t deny that in f…
me: *punches with discworld book*
someone: And queer characters? I…
me: *punches with DISCWORLD BOOK*
someone: Gender issu…
me: *throws the entire Discworld series at them*

OK, Discworld is good but I feel like people are still allowed to complain that things being as good as Discworld are rare?

ONE FUCKING SERIES, SERIOUSLY

Yeah also, I love Discworld and all, but minorities are still minorities there. You don’t have tons of lesbians or trans people or people with disabilities and so forth there, you have some sometimes. (Also there’s a particular kind of sexism and ableism there.)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

"Stop complaining about the lack of good representation because there’s one series written by a man that represents white women better than most other popular fantasy."

Yeah, okay.

^exactly

OP, i get where you are coming from, but some version of this joke can be found in the discworld tag like every two weeks like clockwork with little to no attempt to talk about things such as: susan’s characterisation suffering from ‘i’m not like other girls’ mentality, exploring how klatchians are treated in ankh morpork mysteriously evaporates after jingo, none of the women in interesting times are given any depth outside of tired oriental stereotypes, the majority of queer discworld characters/relationships are blink-and-miss-it, etc etc etc. and on top of that, there’s the amount of praise you kind find in the tag with regard to the goblin subplot in snuff and raising steam when that is exactly the kind of fantastic racism allegory that allows writers to tackle oppression and privilege without actually involving oppressed peoples who do experience such oppression in real life.

funny how people lose their sense of humour when this keeps happening over and over.

More good points

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~ Wednesday, July 16 ~
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I’d like to punch everyone complaining about lack of representation in speculative fiction with a Discworld book.

troglodyte-mignon:

lancrebitch:

queenshulamit:

geeneelee:

someone: I want more strong female character in f..
me: *punches with Discworld book*
someone: well, fuck STRONG female character, I want a well-written realistic character who actually has FLAWS in..
me: *punches with a Discworld book*
someone: and what about body types? I want more body diversit…
me: *punches with Discworld book*
someone: and what about poc? You can’t deny that in f…
me: *punches with discworld book*
someone: And queer characters? I…
me: *punches with DISCWORLD BOOK*
someone: Gender issu…
me: *throws the entire Discworld series at them*

OK, Discworld is good but I feel like people are still allowed to complain that things being as good as Discworld are rare?

ONE FUCKING SERIES, SERIOUSLY

wait a second I have an actual question here

I have only read one DiscWorld book so far (the colour of magic), and it’s been one of the worse book I ever read representation-wise.

I mean there’s two women in the whole book, and one of them gets a long description of how hot and half naked she is (also her main goal is to get a husband). Other than that, I’m pretty sure everyone who’s human is also either white and straight, or unspecified (except that one hydrophobe who’s black, but ‘the actual colour black’, not the way black people are black).

Am I missing something here? If I go on reading DiscWorld books, will I realise this one was a sad, sad exception?

Putting aside the fact that most fans recommend new readers to skip at least the first five books for a good reason, I think it’s completely unfair to say that Discworld does a good job with POC and queer representation. 
A lot of cool people have written about the lack of canon POC characters, the problems that arise when canon POC characters do appear and how the white saviour trope appears pretty strong in the last books so I won’t go into that.
As far as I know there are two canon non-hetero characters in the books, who date each other and can be interpreted as “very close friends” by even more people than what usually happens. Even if someone else can remember a couple more, there’s no getting around the fact that they are few and far between.
There are trans characters who are treated in-universe with a lot of care and understanding, at least to my interpretation, and then again there are characters the fandom agrees pretty uniformly to interpret as trans that are not respected as such in the text.
His female characters are incredible, varied and largely trope-free and I think Terry’s got as good a grasp on patriarchal issues as any man could be expected to have, but these women are not explicitly WOC often enough and both official and fandom art almost always portray them as white.

So this is coming from a complete die hard fan of the series: you cannot uphold it as a beacon of hope for good representation in SF.

Terry Pratchett is an old, to my knowledge straight, white English man. He is an incredible writer who’s thoughts on the human condition moves me deeply no matter how many times I’ve already read them and he has a very deep and respectful insight in a lot of different types of oppression and unfairness.
He is also very flawed. We’re right to want better.

(Source: soklugalswiezuvor)

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~ Saturday, June 28 ~
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lagatamasdura said: MY MY!! MY BEAUTIFUL MY!!

YES!!! YOU ALSO


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degenezijde:

nestofstraightlines:

Women and girls and other sapient female people of the Discworld.

Featuring some of the best fanart and illustration you could ask for, plus one or two bits of official art (but too much cos Kidby’s got some stiff competition out there), and images from Discworld adaptations.

(More detail and artists’ credits after the cut - as you can imagine there’s a fair few!)

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look there’s a me

And me :D

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~ Wednesday, June 4 ~
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This is one line art page from the last comic I’ve made at Serieskolan - an autobio comic from Foo Paw’s “Music” fanzine about how the tropes about lesbians in fiction has made me predict my fiancé’s death in everything and how I’ve fixated on the song “West Coast of Clare” as what I’m inevitably going to have to mourn to. (This despite neither of us actually being lesbians, obzly)This is for you, “cloudburst” and “blue is the warmest colour”.Tomorrow is graduation day. :/

This is one line art page from the last comic I’ve made at Serieskolan - an autobio comic from Foo Paw’s “Music” fanzine about how the tropes about lesbians in fiction has made me predict my fiancé’s death in everything and how I’ve fixated on the song “West Coast of Clare” as what I’m inevitably going to have to mourn to. (This despite neither of us actually being lesbians, obzly)
This is for you, “cloudburst” and “blue is the warmest colour”.
Tomorrow is graduation day. :/

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~ Monday, June 2 ~
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Women who, in a sexist world, pander to sexism to make their fortune are Vichy France with tits. Are you 32GG, waxed to within an inch of your life and faking orgasms? Then you’re doing business with a decadent and corrupt regime. Calling that a feminist icon is like giving an arms dealer the Nobel Peace Prize.

Caitlin Moran on how Katie Price can never, ever be regarded as feminist just because she’s a successful business woman. (via lumentree)

I’ve never wanted a boob job so badly in my whole life and that’s saying a lot

(Source: alrightlaura)

Tags: fauxminism feminism body modification whorephobia caitlin moran violence
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~ Monday, May 19 ~
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The top panel here was done 14 months or so before the bottom panel (WIP). I know this means I’ve made incredible progress in little over a year but looking at them both makes me SO UNCOMFORTABLE. What indescribable horrors am I currently overlooking?!?!* The eternal comix question. 

Tags: *rethorical question comics five pictures bLAHAHAHARGH ;_______;
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~ Thursday, May 15 ~
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hmm yes

hmm yes

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~ Monday, May 12 ~
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Thank you!!! Yes, it’s strange and exciting and bitter sweet. I’ve made some of my absolute best friends ever these past two years and saved myself from a really horrible life. I guess I just have prestationsångest, but when’s that not the case? :)

Thank you!!! Yes, it’s strange and exciting and bitter sweet. I’ve made some of my absolute best friends ever these past two years and saved myself from a really horrible life. I guess I just have prestationsångest, but when’s that not the case? :)

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It’s the beginning of the end, at last. Today we received the yearbook for class one and two, 2013/2014 and I put together all my material from this year for the examination next week.
After that, it’s time for the exhibition.
My time at Serieskolan is over. I feel proud but not accomplished - I’m better than I was but I’ve not produced a lot. I can account for it all - time spent in practice, doing and redoing, script writing and being ill. Now I just need to spit out some pages already and perhaps learn to love my ideas.
Next stop is the C’est Bon studio, where I’ll collect all my tools and pick up where I left off.

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