#Commission stuff, #mastoart i guess?
Hey, I've working on stuff lately! And I need a new drawing tablet, since mine is busted!
So uh, this seems like a reasonable way to maybe go about picking up some extra scratch, as I'm broke.
If you want to commission an avatar or emoticon pack, hit me up with a dm!
Emoticon examples (including a pup i'm still working on) in reply to this toot
like, mae is deeply relatable but has serious character flaws - mainly that she is seriously lacking in character and needs somewhere to develop it
'be gay, do crimes' in that game doesn't seem like a moral to me, it seems like a toothless justification for a "rebellion" that's really just an excuse to take out your anger with vandalism or whatever
“Hi, don’t mind the cat,” I say on my porch to the technician here to fix my AC as we step over a cat sunning itself near the steps. “Hang on, let me catch this other cat,” I say stepping inside the house. “Don’t pet him! He looks nice but that’s a lie.” I shut him in the bedroom. “Oh wait, don’t go in the kitchen yet, I have to catch another cat so he doesn’t get out in the yard,” I say, picking up one cat and hustling it into the guest bedroom, an additional cat following us
@zoey ewwww is this real? is this a real strip? Is the angle on this "Poor dad"?
Stoned Zoey has bizarrely high praise after seeing napoleon dynamite, but like, i'm serious about it
yo i saw napoleon dynamite just now, after reflecting on the fact that i remembered it as a cultural phenomenon but remembered absolutely nothing about it as a film, so i was like "okay so what was the big thing?"
man, it really really brought me back to the year 2004. the film's success is like pop culture as a whole going through its own napoleon dynamite narrative.
remember the early 2000s?
How fucking hateful everything was? It was the true golden age for lowbrow mean comedy and living in the results of the success of reality shows: just mean, cruel stuff. Remember that show that was like, the anti-american idol, where they told the worst singers they were the best with the intent of telling the person at the end that they were tricked?
this movie was still a year before the US premiere of the office, so cringe comedy was right around the corner, but not quite there. in other words, we didn't even have the "embarrassed pity" thing going, yet. it was just really mean stuff.
okay so to get back to napoleon dynamite. the movie does not once waver from showing napoleon as the most embarrassing, clueless misfit of a human being. the climax depended on us finding that dance to be like, blowing us out of the water, when you could just as easily interpret it as the opposite: "napoleon's so embarrassing that he's really giving it his all in dancing! this is so hard to watch, lol, etc"
Napoleon Dynamite was a film that was totally unwavering in telling a story where all the main characters were absolutely cringe-inducing and hopeless, and it had faith in the audience to find reasons to have sympathy.
lafawnduh's apperance walks an incredibly fine line, because it so carefully threads the needle of looking like racial comedy - hell, there were probably other films airing alongside this one about steve martin having to spend time with a black woman, or whatever the hell
kip talks about having a girlfriend online and chatting with her all day, but it's presented in his clueless way, to a point where it just feels like another aspect of him being a loser. lafawnduh found kip online - kip probably feels more comfortable expressing himself via text, as do a lot of us. either way, he found a point of connection within kip and grew to love him to the point where his awkwardness wasn't something she like, had to ignore - it was part of the person she loved, and she welcomed him into her world. kip had no sense of belonging anywhere, so him suddenly moving away with lafawnduh feels like a really positive moment - a sign that he actually has some direction in his life, now. and it wasn't a deus ex machina. it was the result of kip's humanity, the thing we're conditioned to deny him.
i think napoleon dynamite had a decent amount to say about race: pedro completely didn't have enough social skills to adapt to a new culture.
napoleon dynamite, to me, shows the exact moment our culture decided that we cared about the underdogs and identified with them. Watching this film, i see how we wound up with an era of "quirky indie films about misfits"
napoleon dynamite is a film about people who are what they are, and are so disconnected from anyone else. it's never shown, but deb is stunted in such a way that really gives you the impression of super religious upbringing.
napoleon dynamite is the ultimate millennial film, i feel like. it reflects where our hearts lay, right as we were getting old enough to have a voice - and it was one of sympathy.
selfie comments/boosts/whatever are not only okay, they are demanded
i got another account at @zoey
winner of award 🏆
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