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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 pnb.smackjeeves.com/comics/199… )
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?
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P+B: Mythology by Soob
P+B: Mythology
More back-dated updating, please ignore if you've seen it already! (Source at pnb.smackjeeves.com/comics/185… )


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.
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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 pnb.smackjeeves.com/comics/195… )


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: www.electricsheepcomix.com/jai…
(Warning: some violence, mild language.)

So, what do you think it's saying?
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P+B: St. George's Day by Soob
P+B: St. George's Day

I can't believe I haven't got round to uploading this here yet. If you've seen this before, please feel free to ignore!
(Source at pnb.smackjeeves.com/comics/190… )

In a world of internet trolls and decadent consumerism, you have every right to wonder why I'm promoting yet more. That would be because I'm not. Anger and greed need to be channelled constructively.

I've hated St George for a long time - but there was a point in my life when I ignored my own advice, and slayed my dragons. IT DOESN'T WORK. Dragons are immortal. They came back with a vengeance. So here I am, trying (and often failing) to learn to live with them.

Now, this St George www.manchestereveningnews.co.u…, I can dig. I've never had the pleasure of seeing the full thing, though.

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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! blackbirdink.deviantart.com/ar…

"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.

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Color Blind
pablololo.deviantart.com/art/C…

"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.


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

City of Blank www.deviantart.com/art/City-of…

"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..."


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Fisheye Placebo yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Fish…

"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.

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Blood Stain sigeel.deviantart.com/art/chap…

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.

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Hang on, I'm nearly done advertising.

noche-estrellada has opened an online shop - www.storenvy.com/stores/317248…

"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. :-)



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Soob
evil genius extraordinaire
United Kingdom
I like physics. The Universe, written by Nature, is my favourite story.
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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! blackbirdink.deviantart.com/ar…

"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
pablololo.deviantart.com/art/C…

"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 www.deviantart.com/art/City-of…

"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 yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Fish…

"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 sigeel.deviantart.com/art/chap…

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 - www.storenvy.com/stores/317248…

"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. :-)



:iconameilya::iconazuzephre::iconaeritus91::iconburning-rain::iconcyanilurusjubatus::icondarthdwad03::iconduskstar::iconelemnar::iconespinaoscura::iconfishdot::iconhannahjap::iconhigh-tea::iconhinatachan::iconhnedy::iconholdmybones::iconindiglodragon::iconjoereimer::iconkdjohnston::iconkitty--in--a--mitten::iconlemming-exodus::iconmarshallesq::iconmeeho::iconmeihua::iconmephitula::iconminime2210::iconmollziki::iconmorgantown::iconnoche-estrellada::iconpandabaka::iconpeggyly::iconphoneix-faerie::iconreiitou::iconshadowhaloedangel::iconshowghost::iconsilverpoot::iconsnowbanshee::iconthelicila::iconthunderstarry::icontrenchmaker::icontrillianastra:
  • 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 :)
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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 !!!!

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

Thank you for the watch!

Cheers!
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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.
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave :D
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Soob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
:rofl: It's funny because it's true.
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