Lana del Rey, Video Games
i made a little comic about a real conversation i had with Matt once. i am, of course, paraphrasing.
it’s in the style of Maré Odomo comics. i wonder if he will feel weird about it or if who cares? i am apologizing in advance: SuperMegaSorry, Maré Odomo! i love the back of those girls’ heads ;——-;…
I like when people talk about my style.
It’s nice to hear that there’s some sort of recognizable theme that goes beyond Girls and Butts and Pizza and Pokémon. I mean, this comic has some very Maré elements—like, the back of that androgynous person’s head—but the tone of the comic is what stands out. The careful pacing and simple word choices. Short enough that you can re-read it a few times, without it getting stale. A deeper meaning, but not too deep, and not trying to be too deep. My vocabulary isn’t as expansive as others’, as demonstrated by my frustration with Words With Friends. And my grasp of grammar is, in my opinion, average at best. But I’m picky with my words, in my comics at least. That’s part of why I cross out / re-write so much stuff. Proof that I care. (Lettering is also important, but I try not to overdo it.)
Style and voice are up there on my list of worries. (I mean, besides paying rent / bills / food / nutrition / physical and mental health). I’ve been drawing more realistically, lately, and less from imagination. And I think that’s okay. People are really attracted to strong styles, which makes sense, but What You Draw is as important as How You Draw It. For me, comics are more about story-telling than art style.
ANYWAY. Thanks for this, Wei. I totally get it. I’m the same way.
Lana del Rey, Video Games
”From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it. Virginia tech is more than a school.. It’s my home and family. Our campus does not deserve this heartbreak. neVer forgeT & pray for Virginia Tech. We will always prevail.”
I compiled all my friends’ photos that I titled as “Weekend in…..” check it out.
Asked by Anonymous
The social worker in me wishes I was pouring over multiple articles about spirituality in Latino youth, the life course perspectives of African refugees, risk factors encountered by LGBTQ youth, or the intricacies woven into not only sexual preferences but the expression of sexuality and how that applies to myself. And then I would write like a mad woman for 25 pages. I’d be done and free from the chains and oppressing silence of the library.
But the havens in me wishes I was in any warm sunny place, with any warm sunny guy. Gigglin’ and not thinking analytically about anything.
— -Stephanie Woo
I like to drink. A lot. So as to avoid any self-reflection that I might drink too much, I like to think of myself as a “European drinker.” As a European Drinker, alcohol is good for my health, part of my culture and it makes my wit sharper and my personality more sparkling. Also, by “European drinker” I mean like a vivacious French lady, a bon vivant, who holds court in a cafe and seamlessly mixes high and low brow humor to the delight of others around her, and less of a severely sunburnt, overweight English woman on vacation who gets arrested for having sex in public and then banned from Greece.
On October 19, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers issued to the press a “Statement in Support of Occupy Boston - What Social Workers Can Do.” It can be found here on the www.naswma.org website. It includes this: “ NASW-MA Chapter supports social, economic, and political actions to end poverty and the vast inequalities in wealth and income, to which protestors at “Occupy” events are so effectively drawing the country’s attention.”