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The Hero gets the Girl by Soob
The Hero gets the Girl
I've just about got over my shock at the ending of 'Avatar: Legend of Korra'. Sure, I saw all those hints throughout the show, but I thought that was just Bryke teasing us, then THIS happened:…

and I was giggle-squee'ing like crazy, I had to draw something, and the whole time I was thinking Bryke would leave us in the dark with the (in some opinions) ambiguity for ever (a little sadism is no bad thing in an artist), but then THIS:

and just, wow.

Now, don't shoot me, LGBT community, but I liked it that the romance was so subtle. I know that was because the creators weren't allowed to be more explicit, but I like it that it turned out that way - rarely have I seen such a degree of emotional intimacy portrayed between two cartoon characters - I honestly couldn't care less what kind of love it was, it was just so beautiful. T__T I'm sorry, I totally fail at being an SJW.

Anyway, it's a good thing Korra and Asami aren't real people - if they were, then what the fans have been doing - speculating and gossipping about their private life - would be INCREDIBLY rude.

I could go on and on about this show and all my pretentious interpretations of everything in it, but I'll rein myself in for now and just say, here
are some of my fave Korrasami fanarts.

And hats off to Bryke for the double-whammy - first the ending itself, and then actually going on tumblr to declare Korrasami canon. I actually would've been happy with it being left ambiguous, but I'm really glad they did speak up - for all the reasons Bryan gave in his tumblr post above, that was a bold and truly noble thing to do.
P+B: The Other Side by Soob
P+B: The Other Side
Smackjeeves is being a pain and not letting me upload the original file. Photobucket is being a pain and not letting me view the full-resolution version of my own ****ing drawing. I loathe and detest photobucket now. It used to actually be good, now it runs slow as ****, thanks to all its stupid new features. So SJ currently only shows a tiny version of the comic page. I'm going to try uploading it here and I'll see if I can use the link to upload it to SJ.

Update: no such luck. Smackjeeves is full of bugs right now, it's not just me being incompetent after all.
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Ladies and gentlemen, let's give it up for...

Tim and his Daughter!
Gertrude and Marmaduke!
Unnamed married couple!
Random Brownie Guide!
Posh Boy I saw at Marks and Spencer's, and Posh Boy's "Girlfriend"!
Young Alan!
Zoe Peterssen, Tree Artist of Uni Parks!
The Fantastic Fiction Duo!
Bert! (codename Noether)

"When asked why his disciples, who lived a simple and quiet life with only one meal a day, were so radiant, the Buddha replied: 'They do not repent the past, nor do they brood over the future. They live in the present. Therefore they are radiant. By brooding over the future and repenting the past, fools dry up like green reeds cut down in the sun.'"

I have had the pleasure of talking to people very far apart on the spectrum of caring about the environment. I find that when they talk about each other, their speech is riddled with misconceptions and unjustified assumptions.

The assumption that all 'eco-warriors' are idiots who oppose GM crops and nuclear power and want us all to be miserable, and the assumption that everyone else is brainwashed into wanting tacky consumer goods that don't actually bring them any real pleasure.

This is my attempt to bridge the gap.
P+B: an Affront to God by Soob
P+B: an Affront to God
Aaaaaaaand the last back-dated update from my religious criticism phase. For now...
(Source at… )
Thanks for your patience!

OK, so it’s easy for me, not believing in God – gender dysphoria is a medical issue, not a moral one. But if I did believe in God, I can imagine gender dysphoria being a kind of test – not for the person in question, though it must really feel like it sometimes – but for the rest of society: will we treat a transgender person according to their true gender, or will we fail in our duty to love and acknowledge everyone, no matter what?
P+B: Mythology by Soob
P+B: Mythology
More back-dated updating, please ignore if you've seen it already! (Source at… )

Last year, BBC Radio 4 put on a play to commemorate the death of C.S. Lewis. I was touched by the scene in 'The Lonely Road' when Tolkien turned the "red-hot atheist" Lewis round by comparing the Christian myth to those of the Norse and the Greeks.

I don't think one needs to believe in the literal truth behind the deeds of Herakles and Jason and Theseus and Jesus to be inspired by them. I know some people who do (believe that Jesus is the son of God, not necessarily the other stuff), who are inspired to do kind, wonderful, amazing things.

And I know others who can't see past the suffering brought about by those same beliefs - suffering like homosexual children growing up to hate themselves despite their parents' love, even to take their own lives, couples who fear God's supposed views on contraception more than the future suffering of the children they can't afford to raise, victims of abuse who resort to back-street abortions because their country doesn't see fit to provide a sterile environment and trained professionals to perform what is, at the best of times, a dangerous operation...

Who's right? I don't know. There's two issues here -
1) what are the literal facts that a religion states?
2) what are the actions that a religion recommends, the culture it creates, and is it one that we want?
and Richard Dawkins (brilliant zoologist though he is) keeps confusing them and it's annoying.
P+B: the Jain and the Scientist by Soob
P+B: the Jain and the Scientist
More back-dated updating, please ignore if you've seen it already! (Source at… )

Please don't make the same mistake I did when I was first told this story. The take-home message is NOT "haha, jains are dumb". But I didn't realise until I read this little story:…
(Warning: some violence, mild language.)

So, what do you think it's saying?


evil genius extraordinaire
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I like physics. The Universe, written by Nature, is my favourite story.
Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy everyone. I've missed dA. I don't think I'll ever be as active on here as I once was, but it is really nice just looking at other people's art. (State the obvious, why don't you...) There are a few real gems in the Comic-Charisma group - but as is the nature of comic strips, the best ones tend to be long, engaging, gripping, very un-put-down-able series. You have been warned.

Denizens! Attention!…

"Alicka and her little brother Winston are sent to Winterkill Boarding School. The number one dumping ground of unwanted troubled teens. A miniature Gormenghast filled with bad seeds and black sheep."

A gorgeously dark aesthetic, and a story steeped in mythology.


Color Blind…

"The curiosity of five 8th graders leads them to a world of magic, and wonder, and the request of a magical guardian. They are given a mission to save both their worlds which seems like any child's dream.

But this colorful world is home to war, monsters, anger, and paranoia just like ours, and these kids are finding it hard to keep going on."

I think the above description doesn't quite convey how "WTF??" this series is. It's so weird and quirky.


And some other stuff outside of the Comic-Charisma group...

City of Blank…

"No one is sure what the blanks are or where they came from. They are gaseous beings with no consciousness and simply wander aimlessly. They have no idea where they are going or what they are doing. The only thing they know is to steal faces. If someone is to drop their mask, the blanks will swarm, quickly stealing their face before the person can even reach for their mask. So long as they stay in hiding long enough, the blank will eventually become the face's owner, slowly growing into their body and gaining all their memories. Sooner or later, they become the very person whose face they stole.

In this world that hides its face behind masks, there is something going on behind the scenes. Our main character Rexerse enters Glory City, better known as the City of Blank, in hopes of finding some answers. However, once he gets there, he discovers he may have gotten more than he bargained for. However, Rexerse may just be hiding a few things himself..."


Fisheye Placebo…

"Living under an authoritarian regime is not fun. Extensive censorship meant no Facebook, no Youtube, and no porn.

Fortunately for Vance, being a hacker makes scaling the Great Firewall a walk in the park. With the free web at his fingertips, Vance should be happy but he’s not. Maybe there’s something missing in his life that porn just cannot replace.

Maybe it’s a girlfriend.

So it’s not weird at all to hack into the university to assign himself a hot female roommate, right? That’s just taking fate into your own hands, or something along those lines, right?

Too bad fate had other plans in mind and Vance is dragged into a crazy conspiracy to overthrow the government by his most-definitely-not-female roommate.

College is meant to be exciting, but not this exciting. Between failed dates, failed grades, and maybe not quite failed hacks, Vance will slowly come to question the morality of his actions and the true price of freedom.

Is this what democracy looks like?"

yuumei's other series 'Knite' is also incredible.


Blood Stain…

Girl can't find job, girl gets desperate, girl accepts job as lab assistant to mad scientist. It's better than I make it sound.


Hang on, I'm nearly done advertising.

noche-estrellada has opened an online shop -…

"My main focus is making accessories out of paper stars - which have been varnished, so they're water resistant and really strong. Both the varnish and the varnishing process took months to develop. If I missed a step, or did things in the wrong order, or used the wrong type of varnish, the paper would get soaked and the star would be ruined. Quite the challenge! There were a few stumbling points along the way, but I've got the process down. The varnish is a trade secret. ;-) "

How cool is that? We both spent a summer's work experience at NPL, and I like to think that I was briefly in the presence of a creative genius.

I watched the season 3 finale of Avatar: the Legend of Korra last weekend and it was extremely harrowing.

Alright, that's all the artsy things I wanted to say. All done. :-)

  • Reading: What the Buddha Taught
  • Watching: Great British Bake-off

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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite :)
SabrinaFWendt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
Hey soob,
thank you so much for your comment!

And it's late but nevertheless a happy new year!
Keep up the good work !!!!

Redilion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
thank you for the fav!
SabrinaFWendt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
Hi there :D

Thank you for the watch!

Soob Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
No, no, thank you. :-) Your deviations are very intriguing - I shall get round to commenting at some point, excuse me for a little while.
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave!
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave :D
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Soob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
:rofl: It's funny because it's true.
meihua Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
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