Happy Birthday Cluedog!

Today is artist Cluedog’s birthday! I had previously commissioned her to do a gender bent illustration of myself, mermaid incarnation of her, 3 images of my OC Mermaid Flounder, as well as an image of Elisa Maza as a gargoyle, which can be found below.

I previously interviewed her here, showcased some of her NSFW mermaid art, and I just over all love her illustrations… I mean, just look at some of these!

Make sure to visit her Deviantart here: https://cluedog.deviantart.com/gallery/

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Behold Ariel and Flounder

The colors of love? Red vs. Blue: Make love not war? What should be the title for this one?

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This one is based off of a scene NOT in the movie, that I was mandala effected into believing was from the movie or at least the show. What’s funny is… this image below is not the full image!ariel and flounder

The original is this scene where Sebastion is being the best wingman ever for Flounder… and doing like… some underwater mistletoe so his best friend has to smooch him? The original scene is actually a little less tame than the one done by Kittyhawk, I think, except for the fact that they are both adults.

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The colored versions of my Flounder and Ariel can be found over on Kittyhawk’s sketchbook here: http://montrose.is/sketching/201804202303.html

Happy Mer-Monday err… Feminine Friday!

The Fallout of Channel Awesome took a depressing turn

JewwarioWhen JewWario, Justin Carmical, passed away, many people were heartbroken. This former Channel Awesome producer’s legacy lived on through friends and fans alike, such my friend MarzGurl who helped make the movie Farewell Famikamen Rider as well as youtuber KeithShizuo who really got his youtube channel into gear after JewWario had passed.

One of my personal upsets was never really watching any of Channel Awesome’s stuff, as I thought that I would have really liked Jew Wario’s stuff, as he shared an interest that I had… loving import video games from Nintendo consoles.

For a short while I tried dedicating myself to spreading the idea that therapy was a good thing for people to get, and I made a video called ‘Shrinking with Sean.’ *sigh* and I stand by the fact that if you are depressed, you should get help. But here’s the messed up part. Jew Wario was NOT the person his fans and even his friends knew him to be.

Allegedly… JewWario was, apparently, a groomer. He was a trusted older person, and he groomed young women who were both legal and under age. This fucking sucks.

Dragon Ball Z SNES gamesI wanted to make videos like Justin Carmical about retro Japanese only games. I was also inspired by my former neighbor Marzgurl who made convention videos. I made some title cards back in the day, mostly unfinished, for a series of videos I wanted to do called The Gaijin Chronicles. I never got around to it, and I thought they would be compaired to Justin’s, who I’ve never really seen outside of some compilation stuff after he passed. This really sucks finding out that he was a pervert who did things to young people.

When I was a child, I was… I guess the term is… sexually molested? By a neighbor’s son. I told my parents, they talked to the kids parents and that should have been the end of it, but it happened again because my parents, I guess did not want it to come out.

The idea that this trusted person, this JewWario, sexually molested women in their sleep, groomed a young woman who was an adult but mentally more like a 16 year old and even worse things…

The more I dig the more sad I get, and the more I want to cry. I hope he did nothing to anyone under age, as someone who had something bad happened to them at a young age.

Was he a monster? *sigh* He was a man. Man is flawed. We never know what anyone is capable of, and let that be the message that is learned from all of this. Also, that if you see something, say something.

Now let’s all go cry.

My Favorite Martian

Marzgurl, formerly a producer from Channel Awesome, was fan-art-ed last night/today by myself. See?
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Currently, Channel Awesome is seeing some… um…. controversy? Formerly internal, external strife? Things were run poorly, people were mistreated, and accounts were reported from people inside. Channel Awesome responded with a #SorryNotSorry non-apology. I believe this covers most of it in a way that really does it a disservice while being slightly informative. So wait, haven’t I drawn this producer, Kaylyn Saucedo before?

Old doodle, web-comic, TGWTG original version, acrylic painting of her high school avatar vs. her roommate, a rule 63 of the group from our Japan trip, and a drawing of Marz from 2009 done in watercolor pencils.

poisonmushroom_Kamikazecon2005_Marzgurlvideoprt3So yeah… this is where I admit that I’m not that big of a fan of her videos? We met at anime conventions in Texas when I first cosplayed as The Poison Mushroom from Super Mario Bros. 2, when she was an independent anime convention videographer.

Honestly, I loved her convention videos. For what they were, for when they were filmed, and what else was out there, they were awesome.

Today we have entire panels, cosplay contests, slow motion videos of cosplay, etc. all uploaded on YouTube. Back then, this idea was rare because… well… there was no YouTube, for starters!

Now-a-days, Marzgurl does some request reviews from people who donate to her on her Patreon, a podcast called Behind The Black Rims, playing games on Twitch, and several other writing and video projects.  She currently lives with her husband on the west coast, and I think that you should definitely check out her videos.

This pot sort of ended up being like a mini bio than me just showing off my fan-art of her for… I guess the feminine Friday post I sometimes do. Huh. Watch an old video of her, myself, and my former roommate fail at eating a spicy hamburger?

Wild Wild Country

Ma Anand SheelaI have only been able to watch an episode or two a day from Netflix’s original documentary about the Oregon town Antelope, Rajneeshpuram, Osho Bhagwhan, and Ma Anand Sheela.

What happened in the early to mid 1980’s in Oregon, and in part, the world… is as amazing as it is crazy. I definitely suggest watching this 6 part documentary in chunks, as there is too much to process to binge watch the entire thing. So interesting, and so very frightening since it is all real!

Ma Anand Sheela helped The Bagwhan for a commune in Oregon that many classified as a cult, and while I could suggest that this is my ‘feminist Friday’ post, I wont really classify it as such.

I highly suggest watching this series, and below is a trailer for it!

4 women I’m celebrating this International Women’s Day

naoko takeuchiNaoko Takeuchi – Creator of Codename wa SailorV as well as Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi had a huge impact on who I was as a teenager. Do not believe me? We all had to pick an artist in my art class to do a report on, and I chose Takeuchi-san here, and because of me… there was a Sailor Moon/V question on the 9th grade art final. You’re welcome, my entire class.

One of my fellow students chose Stan Lee, but that was because he liked drawing Spider-Man and did not do his research.

pqangelsSadly, while Takeuchi did do other manga, she started to get a bad reputation for not finishing her work, which makes me thing that Sailor V and then immediately Sailor Moon just burned her out, but who knows. She worked on a manga called PQ Angels, but apparently it was canceled after 7 pages of her manuscript were lost by her publisher Kodansha. Toei apparently also had the manuscript so it could have become an anime, but that was in 1996, so that probably wont happen.

She currently runs a company called Princess Naoko Planning (PNP) that manages her creative properties, but recently her husband Yoshihiro Togashi’s work has fallen under that  banner as well, being in the credits of such anime as Level E and Hunter x Hunter. Maybe we will eventually see a YuYu Hakusho Sailor Moon crossover anime series?

Emma_Watson_2013Emma Watson – It is weird when I see the actors and actresses from Harry Potter, and have to acknowledge that they still exist. That being said, Emma Watson is an amazing woman who fights for equal rights for women. She is a  UN WomenGoodwill ambassador, and Watson launched the HeForShe campaign, which requests men to stand up for gender equality.

rumiko takahashiOkay… I’ll be honest. I was going to keep on writing about international women, but most of the ones that I know about are actually American. I could talk about Rumiko Takahashi some more though, right?? Seriously, nominated for a 2018 Eisner hall of fame, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, …. …. … *sigh* I’m an old anime fan.

Utada Hiakaru – I am slowly starting to realize that this is just a ‘Famous foreigners from when I went to high school. Only now though, I am also rememvering that Utada Hikaru is an American who was born in New York. Well… her parents are Japanese, and she works in Japan. Her American Albums did not do too well, and she is best known for doing the theme songs for Square’s Kingdom Hearts games.

 I’m sorry. I just can’t think of more women who are alive, and not American. This started as a top 10, then 5, and now I’m cheating to make 4. Please, someone womansplain me some people, please.