finished fma:b yesterday
finished fma:b yesterday
"Enough of this Altair."
The hand restraining his own is weight enough to convince Altair that Malik is but an apparition. Pity then that this ghost would behave as shrewdly as the one it embodies. Pity that it would not allow him to indulge in his memories.
you know what this world lacks.
gay comedy/slice-of-life robot fiction.
grandpanacea said: Do androids work? Because the Metropolis anime or Astroboy are what I would recommend.
Androids are fine! I used to be finicky about the robot needing to look mechanical but there are so many good fictions with humanoid robots that it’d be a tragedy to bypass them. And thank you! For reminding me of Metropolis! I was also recommended this by a good friend so I’ll get to watching that tomorrow morning, heh. Astroboy is also fantastic, I’ve watched it since childhood - and speaking of which, there’s a spin off of Astroboy which is…
Oh man oh man, I’m sorry for bugging you, but Pluto is really awesome!.. It has great detective plot and likable characters and some robots who looks human and others who don’t look like humans at all, and it’s os SO GOOD, it’s a shame it doesn’t have fandom. QuQ I would love to know your reaction to it. Pluto’s like a hiden gem of robot fiction, more people should give it a try. *cries*
In response, I feel stupid for not including Pluto in the initial list of things-that-satisfy because Pluto is incredible. Jaw dropping art, broad (and thorough!) tackling of controversial themes, driven plot, a very. very very very very good protagonist and side characters that will make you want to throw yourself at the screen. It’s one of my favourite mangas (if not the favourite) and I would recommend this to the ends of the earth. I’m also sad that Pluto doesn’t have a fandom because it deserves a fanbase to dissect everything inside.
Robotfiction suggestion: The Cyberiad!
chocochimbusaid: Brave Police! It’s is my all time favorite robot series! Or brigadoon… brigadoon is really weird though.
as another recommendation: Brave Police (90’s anime). I dont know if you’re already familiar with it, since I found it through the mtmte fandom. If not, it features an amazing cast of robots designed to fight robotic crime. But, the entire point of the series is that the robots find that they have hearts and are utterly unique from each other. Also, for the most part its a standard up beat wish fulfillmen anime — until its suddenly heavy and breaking your heart. but good GOSH is it incredible.
keeperofcoldtoes answered: Just don’t watch A.I. Or if you do be prepared for much depression. Joe was the entire best part. ReBoot is good, though not strictly robots
nopaintrequired said: There’s this indie toy series called Glyos, their lore is called Glyos Passcode. They have comics in a different number of styles, two videos, and even flash games. The first comic is called The Gendrome Chronicles and its done in an 80’s style.
etall answered: Have you read Asimov’s stuff? He has books and books all about robots.
but also because im a dork for Asimov (who pioneered the robot genre), some clarification. the main trilogy stars Elijah Baley and Daneel Olivaw. Theyre basically 50s scif murder mysteries. The thing with Asimov, is that his conflicts are confrontations of ideology, less action and blaster fights. Elijah is a cop whos really not too fond of robots. Daneel is a (gorgeous) humanoid robot who is unfailingly loyal and untroubled by his subservient nature. and things get gayer with each book. :3
justabitscrewy answered: I cant recommend enough Asimov’s Robot Novels. The first is Caves of Steel and features a prejudiced cop and his new humanoid robot partner.
tainry answered: Asimov’s I Robot books? Not the movie… R Daneel is dreamy… ;D
pokecrettes reblogged this from harkbus and added:You could try Evangelion or Gundam
dicksweredinner answered: Battle Angel Alita?
shamashiii answered: blade runner
fourfears answered: I understand this hunger. I’m trying to fill the void by writing the sentient robot story of my dreams but I’m a shitty writer so D8<
justabitscrewy said: hey! so i've been thinking about setting up a storeenvy, and I was wondering if you had any advice? I've never worked with an online storefront so I'm a little clueless. I assume that you handle all the printing and shipping yourself? and does SE take a percentage per sale? Sorry about pestering! your art is incredible. :D
Oh hey! It’s no pester, setting up a storefront can be tricky.
First, you need to make yourself comfortable with shipping nationally and internationally. I live in Canada which means it costs more to ship within the country than to the US (weird huh?) - so I adjust my shipping costs accordingly. Then, depending on the types of products you have, you need to make sure you have adequate envelopes/bags/shipping means, etc etc. My friends that have stores + I are always boggled about how to ship prints because shipping can cost more than the print itself. I don’t have a solution yet (and thus eat the costs - so, it’s good to be smart about shipping). One of my friends takes her 11x17” prints, puts it on top of thick cardboard, wraps with a bag and then with wrapping paper. Another puts them in art tubes and sends them off. When you buy art tubes, make sure they’re light and sturdy - if they’re too heavy, it’ll cost more. But if they’re lofty, they’ll break and crush your print. I personally have triangular art tubes but they’re heavy and cost me a hefty amount to ship.
Second, presentation is important. Make sure your product photos are professional and clean and that your prices are clear - don’t, ever, undersell yourself because consumer mindset dictates that if something is underpriced, it is either a) not worth the purchase, b) the artist does not value their products so why should I?, or c) it has a defect.
And to answer your question, no SE doesn’t take a percentage. It’s one of the reasons why I use it compared to other storefronts - etsy, for example, does, so it’s less suitable for indie artists with paper goods. It’s really good for foodstuffs (treats) and crafts however.
Oh - with shipping, if anything in your mail is not made of paper (it may be different per location but this is how it is with mine), you will be charged as a package instead of paper mail. Packages are much more expensive and include things such as buttons and non-paper keychains. Be aware of this when you set your shipping prices!
Otherwise, ship on time and when you can’t, notify your customers. Be courteous, try to think of what you expect (reasonably) as a customer, and match it. Best of luck!
Three years I’ve searched for some form of robotic fiction that would satisfy my tastes and I’ve yet to find one. Maybe with the exceptions of 2001 Space Odyssey and Appleseed (and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - to an extent). I don’t count MTMTE because I’m stupid and the characters in transformers are humanoid in behaviour/appearance enough that I consider them human characters in mecha suits. Not to say I don’t love mtmte, because I’d rip my heart for it.
SO uh, pleading request if anyone knows good sentient robot-centered anime/manga/comics/movies/shows/books (books are good especially because I’ve watched most anime/manga/movies with sentient robots).
I burn with need.
The insults cut deeper than Malik cares to recognize, so he makes the scholar’s den his home. He reads sparsely at first, intimidated by the sheerness of the world. But he reads, and debates, and finds history to his liking. He traces maps of lands outside his reach.
(He reads stories of religious men and knows not what to make of it. His brothers do not know what to make of him.)
Malik is a cutting sword with no handle save toward his brother. Kadar appreciates this as much as an infant can.
“Let’s hear you growl, mongrel,” they say.
Malik receives notes of apologies and condolences from those who take pity on his plight. He does not respond, out of suspicion and pride, and strikes a distance between those who seek him. It grants him no favours.
Through Kadar’s prattling Malik makes friends with the younger generation. They laugh at his scowl but listen as he recounts tales of Saracens and Christians and the ongoing crusade. He becomes their keeper when their fathers leave for missions and do not return.
Among them he finds Altair. Altair is not a child. He would be a boy-man if it were not for his scrawny arms and legs. Yet his talents in the ring bewitch his peers; it makes Malik seethe in the ranks. Altair is haughty and if Malik were to carve out his chest, he’d find no heart.
(Altair beats his opponents after they have failed and does not stop until they give in bloody retreat.)
Worse still, Kadar is enamored by his showmanship. Once (only once), Altair challenges Kadar to the ring. Malik throws a book at him that cuts into his cheek. He takes Kadar away and Altair hisses as if he has been betrayed. “I hear the scholars have no sons. Perhaps they slept with each other and you crawled out of their nethers!”
Altair stops talking to Kadar while Kadar resents his brother. Malik hates blissfully and steals the hearts of worms.
Starman is alive! The intro to a series of short comics I’m currently making. Man, I’m so rusty at this.
I had a revelation that I could draw anything so I drew altair with a penis.
once you start drawing moon knight you can’t stop