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I'm not a person with a strong religious background. My parents have dubious ties to both Catholic and Protestant faiths, but they didn't raise me into it. What I was raised into, was a sense of community and duty to that community. We raise up the smallest. We protect the most vulnerable. We feed and clothe the poor.

These are not necessarily religious values, but they are shared by many faiths and denominations. And it's why it absolutely burns me inside to see this kind of thing. Well-dressed white middle class people ignoring the problems literally standing right in front of them. You have an opportunity to help those in need and you're standing around handing otu pamphlets to people who don't want them. (And if you've ever lived in the city, these people can get really pushy and bothersome if they think they have your attention)

I'm a student, and an art student at that (it's like double-poor! Yay!) and yet soemhow, at the end of the day, I can still scrape a bit in my budget to drop some change in a cup or buy a sandwich and coffee for those in need. I don't do it because I think I'm going to heaven, or because I get to pat myself on teh back for being such an awesome person. I do it because they're hungry and it's the right thing to do. Until British Columbia pulls its head out of its ass and actually deals with the issues of hunger and poverty, there's going to be homeless people and they're going to need food.

No amount of pamphlets or morally superior tut-tutting will change that.

EDIT: and let it be said, I am not condemning all Witnesses everywhere. there is no need. I do not believe that all Witnesses are bad, or that the actions fo these WItnesses represent all Witnesses. But I am certainly condemning the actions of these Witnesses, in this instance, right here. This was bad form, by these specific people.* They had an opportunity staring them in the face and they chose to ignore it. The actions or inactions fo other Witnesses are irrelevant to this conversation.

They didn't even have to be Witnesses. There are lots of other self-righteous pamphlet-givers out there. Mormons, Scientologists, Evangelists, etc. And if it were Mormons handing out pamphlets and ignoring poverty, I would be calling those Mormons to task for hypocrisy as well.
This past episode was delightfully improved. I felt a breath of Who again. Someone behind the scenes made a note to cut the fanfiction out and we had a solid episode with a plot that went from A to B. Not perfect, but watchable. I also noticed that this week's episode had a co-writer.

So far I like Danny, even if his Tragic Past(TM) was like being hit in the face with a Sadness Water Balloon. Repeatedly. He has potential to be a good love interest and potential to grow. I only hope he doesn't become Mickey 2.0.

At this point in the shows as a whole, or maybe just because I'm an adult, I'm not really surprised by or scared of Daleks anymore. I know they're iconic, and the show would never get rid of them. I'm not even saying I dislike them. They're just sort of the Team Rocket of Doctor Who. They show up. They always show up. They're defeated, and they show up again. It's hard to keep a good Dalek down.

I guess what I'm tired of is there always being a "final solution! If we break this morality code, we can defeat the Daleks once and for ALL!" Except they don't. The Daleks will never go away. And so you know that all the 20-40 minutes of moral hand-wringing is just inevitable time-wasting plotiness.

The interaction between the Doctor and Clara has greatly improved with Capaldi's take on a distant, more self-absorbed character. He has ideas of his own and Clara can either try to pry, or leave him to himself. This space gives both characters room for personal growth and friendship. It's far removed from obvious, forced, inevitable sexual attraction that we usually know is going to happen to whatever two main characters by whatever mid-season finale.

Gosh, it's almost like once you take away Clara fawning over the doctor, she actually has things to do. This should be obvious to many writers, but unfortunately even in 2014 a lot of creative professionals need to be reminded that women aren't just for decoration. Clara had a significant role in saving the day through decided actions, and not just a magical, coincidental existence. Clara is at her best when she is, like Rose or Martha or Donna, an absolutely ordinary person thrown into extraordinary situations. She is realistic and funny. We don't need a magical companion, we need a relatable one. A human one. The companion has always been the humanity to offset the Doctor's alienness.

I liked this episode. I have hope for the show if producers and writers can wrangle in Moffat's Fanfiction Train. I want the show to be good, and I want to love it as I once loved it in the past.

On Capaldi being a Jerk Doctor(TM): I sort of expected this from both Capaldi and Moffat. Capaldi is ok with embracing a darker, more authoritarian doctor without romantic entanglements. I like this. And I'm also used to it. If you look back, Matt Smith's doctor was exactly this darker, authoritarian doctor the whole time. You just probably didn't notice as much because he was whizz-banging around with childish antics. And Childish antics and genocide don't really mix well. This is the same Matt Smitth doctor minus the goofy whizzbang. Same moral dilemas, new eyebrows.

(Warning: rant ahead)


Steven, We get it. You don't have to knock us over the head.
This is your homage to Tennant-era Dr Who. Because you know that fans (GIRLS!) like Tennant-era Who.

But you still don’t know why. You can’t figure it out.

Let me give you a hint: It’s not robots, or explosions, or romance with the Doctor that made us like RTD Who. It’s not witty banter. It’s not even, and especially not your brand of ~*feminism!*~ (Hey! You dumb broads want feminism? have two women! Lesbians! And they kiss! And they kick ass with swords! Yeah! Bechdel or something! pow pow MEN ARE PIGS!)

We liked Tennant-era Who because it had meaning. It had moral. It had story. Not random, oh-so-witty plot twists. Not bizzare mysteries that drag on for far too long while the characters stand around unable to solve simple riddles. It had heart. You stripped it of its heart when you took over the show and now you want to somehow put it back in.

I mean, go ahead and try. Thank god you got rid of the romance between Clara and the doctor who had zero chemistry together. I would love a story that is less forced, awkward sexual humour and more plot. More heart. I WANT this show to be good. But you’ve proven time and again that you don’t understand a large portion of your audience, and you’re not really growing and expanding your repertoire as a creator. It’s just the same POW! plot twists over and over again until everyone is bored to tears of the latest episode of the week being THE MOST DANGEROUS DARKEST OLDEST SECRET IN THE UNIVERSE OF ALL TIME AND SPACE.

We miss RTD-era Who because it was fun and did a hell of a lot for its shoestring budget. New Who takes itself way too seriously and seems to just throw money at gaping plot-holes in the hopes that flashy cinematography will distract the audience long enough to crank out the next episode. And yes, we get it. SHERLOCK. YES. HAHA. REFERENCE. Stop it, Steven, you’re not that clever.


I do, however, want to give a lot of props to whoever is composing the music. Astounding work. Really excellent scores. No wonder they've steadily cranked the BG music up over time, it's one of the best things about the show.

Which you can read here in full


And I wanted to reflect upon similarities betwen our situations.
I've gone through many things in my life, and talked about some of them, and not talked about others.
And I sometimes drop off the face of the earth.

But I look at everything you make.

I keep everything.

I have my folder on my computer of drawing made from my stock
and it makes me so happy when I'm feeling down.

And if you think your drawing isn't worthwhile because you're a beginner
It's the BEST. BECAUSE you are a beginner.

It makes me feel like I am helping young artists to get better.
I am inspiring new artists to challenge themselves.

I look at every drawing.
I keep every drawing.
Because it's a part of me and it's a part of you.
We have that connection now.
We've made our mark on the world, however small, together.

Fellow artists, I support you.
So I'm doing a small scene in my acting class, and I have to smoke.

aaaand being the good D.A.R.E. kid that I am, I've never gone anywhere near cigarettes.
Yay for fumbling my cig around and then dropping it on my foot.
Anyone know of any tutorials for how to smoke?
I'm interested in the mannerisms and habbits of smokers.
So that it looks like you've been doing it for a long time.

What sort of differences in behaviours are there? Nervous smoking to calm down vs having a relaxing smoke after dinner.
Do right-handed people generally smoke with their dominant hand? How long do you go between inhales?

DON'T DO DRUGS, KIDS!

EDIT: also my practice cigarette for right now is just a tightly rolled up piece of paper taped together.

UPDATE: My scene went over just fine! I used a rolled up piece of paper for my "cigarette".

I practiced taking it habitually out of my pocket and fake-lighting it. And getting comfortable fiddling something around in my hand and my mouth with my lines. I also practiced feeling relaxed and satisfied after taking the first drag. My acting teacher said I did really well playing attention to small details. They're what really make a scene.

Thanks for all your help and replies, I found them all very useful!
I only did Saturday at the con. I don't think I could have done a whole weekend. What an intensity of geekdom pouring in from all sides! There was tons of cosplay, too. My friends went as Krieger and Pam from Archer and got tons of asks for photos. They got tons of compliments. And here I am walking around in my completely obscure costume from a book series written in 1998. I was recognised four times out of thousands of people. Next time I think I'll do a character that's more a little more well-known. But I'm glad I wasn't wearing high-heels or anything tight or heavy. My gosh, the stamina some folks have for carrying props around on a cement floor all day!

Going to the con was also a really good litmus test for my levels of social anxiety. I am anxious in noisy crowds. I can't hear myself think. I can barely stumble out a few social niceties. Gosh I wish I could have been more eloquent sometimes, but between shouting my words and being bombarded with colours and smells, I'm ok with the fact I was able to speak something that sounded like English in the main hall. It's good to cycle in and out of the main hall to have cool-down periods in quieter areas. I think I might have started to panic if I didn't have some time outside of the intense noise.

Overall it was a great experience. I loved going up and down the artist alley seeing new projects, checking out everyone's style. I liked playing cosplay bingo and seeing everyone so excited about their favourite characters. What amazing fun. I will definitely return next year.

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I'll be wandering around in my Sabriel costume.

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See you there!
EDIT: Flying Boris thanks you for all your help.

To the rescue
(haha get it? I'm sorry)
I love seeing the differences in everyone's style.
P.S. If you decide to try my digital painting exercise, show me what you make and I'll feature it here to my 31,000 followers!
If you're looking for critique, I'll make a note of that, too!


Front3 by Axxeros


fast drowning by M3los93


Kxhara by viet-famwang


Study 2 by fatooshi


Face drawing practice by Eman-Thabet


Pinkly painted by Whereismyjacket


Sugar Skull by Kikomazumi


Study-09-01-12 by greenteaceremony


Expressions Study- Profile Charcoal by Plangcartoon


Smile by MashyTaytew


Cenedra as a Human by LynnTV


Portraits by Koras-Sketchbook


Bella by Kechua


Watercolor study by FabianCobos


FloralAtom by Miss-Ag





Posing by beroa


Light - Study by Kattperuk

Fervor by Gigacom


Manic by spraklos


I just put in an application to post film on DA. The FAQ says it should take roughly a month to process the request.
If approved, my hope was to post some short facial videos, reciting a monologue or poem. Perhaps for animators, running through a set of vocal shapes (ma mi mu me mo, pa pi pu pe po) with the mouth.

Currently I'm still figuring out a way to record sound that I'm happy with, so they would be silent footage.
I'd also like to try to film something simultaneously from the front and side with two or more cameras. My backups might have to be iphones, though.

If everything is approved, my film submissions would be free to view but not downloadable. They goal being use as animation and drawing reference, not as raw stock footage to use in music videos or commercials.


To anyone suffering through term finals this semester: Good luck, you can do it!
Hey, so I know many (broke! Broke broke broke!) art students are going back to school or starting art classes at college for the first time (Don't worry. Get enough sleep and you'll do fine.)

I know that textbooks and supplies can absolutely bleed you dry, so I'm reducing my prices to their point minimums for the time being. (think it's 10 cents?)

Good luck, you'll do great in your classes.
Manage your time.
Get good sleep.
Form meaningful friendships. You have to share lab time.
Don't be too hard on yourself.
But don't procrastinate.
PRoduce bad, ugly work without procrastinating.
You will get better, faster.

(P.S. The reason why I am so far behind on my request list is that stash seems to ALWAYS jam for hours and reject my stock uploads. I don't understand why. Maybe the latest round of stash fixes fixed this)

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This is not a suggestion list. Don't post suggestions for poses here.

As many of you know, due to theft and commercial misuse of my images, I've disabled the downloads to my stock, and placed the images behind a paywall.

This is to discourage those who would drive-by, looking for something free and fast and not bothering to read my rules, or just not caring that I have them.

I appreciate that not everyone can afford to pay for stock and not everyone uses DA's points system.

Please post a comment here with the stock packs you are requesting.

Keep it reasonable, like five. If you just say "all of them lol" I will ignore your post. (It's ok to make multiple posts as needed over time, I just don't think people need my entire library all at once)

I will send you a note with said links for free when I get around to it. It may be a while.

If you want the stock right away, you can still buy it.

I will hide the comment once the note is sent to keep track of who has been helped.
Non-request comments will be hidden. It doesn't mean I don't like you. Just keeping it organized.
If you already have my stock saved, I do not expect any sort of backpayment. It is fine for you to use. Please do not share or upload my stock anywhere. Personal use is fine.
UPDATE APRIL 18: Phil got back to me by email and said that the school's attorney is looking into the matter
The form letter has been removed. We have their attention.

UPDATE APRIL 18: This morning I was able to contact Phil Clampitt by phone.
He is investigating the matters and will have a reply to me by the weekend.

UPDATE APRIL 17:
The Website has removed my photo but has left my name / credit up.
This morning I phoned Victoria Goff, but was only able to leave a message.
Tomorrow I will try to phone Phil Clampitt during his office hours.
No one has responded to my emails yet.
Also, edited to change "slander" to "libel". Sorry about that.
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EDIT: The article appears to be an Onion-style comedy fake report. It has nothing to do with me, but doesn't state so. Honestly, this is libelious because these are lies published next to my photo, implying that this is me. IT IS NOT ME. This is a fake article next to a stolen photo.

UPDATE: The author of this article is NOT someone named Jayce Briton. That is a pen name for Senior Communications Journalism student and Editor of the Off the Wall column, Dylan Dobson.
Dylan Dobson also has a LinkedIn profile, seeing as how he is trying to get into journalism as a field.
Dylan Dobson is supposedly an Honors Student. I'd like to see how Phillip G. Clampit, the chair of communication or Victoria Goff, the administrator of the school newspaper will feel about his honor student status after this.


  1. You did not ask to use my photo for your article.
  2. I did not give you permission to use my photo.
  3. You did not compensate me for this use of my property.
  4. You did not tell me if this was commercial use or not.
  5. You credited my name, but did not properly link to me.
  6. You did not notify me of such usage.
  7. I do NOT allow my stock to be used as clip-art. It is for art reference only.

My images are not licensed under Creative Commons, nor do they exist in the public domain.
Any download or use of my images is bound to the rules I have stated on my front page.



Email: 4e@uwgb.edu

Phone: (920) 465-2718

Fax: (920) 465-2895

Here are some other people to contact:

Phillip G. Clampitt, Chair of Communication (Journalism falls under this)

Victoria Goff, Victoria Goff teaches journalism and advises the award-winning university newspaper, the Fourth Estate.

Waltz was placed in a barbiturate-induced coma after falling down two flights of stairs at her apartment in Schenectady, N.Y.

Waltz returned home from attending a "Lost" season three viewing party May 29, 2008. Upon entering her apartment and going to the bathroom to change out of her McCain-Palin campaign T-shirt, she noticed strange sounds coming from her bedroom. She entered the bedroom only to find her boyfriend engaged in a round of naked "Wii Fit" with the couple's next door apartment neighbor.

Waltz's family, who lives in Green Bay, had her transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

"I wanted to get her as far away from that man as possible," Josephine's mother, Marilynn Waltz, said. "He'd hurt her enough."

Waltz said she holds no ill will toward her ex-boyfriend for the incident.

My name is not Josephine Waltz.
I am not 30 years old.
I am not an English teacher.
I do not have / have not had a boyfriend as described here.
I have never been in a coma.
I am not a Republican.
I am not from New York.
I do not have family in Green Bay.

I never watched Lost.

These are falsehoods published in connection to my name and photo and implied to be me.
There is no statement Anywhere on the article or on the parent column "The Fourth Wall" saying that such an article is false and written for comedy purposes. There is no statement saying that use of my image is for illustrative purposes only and that I am in no way connected to the events described.
This is libel whether intentional or not. You cannot make up false statements and attach someone's face and name to the article (in this case, my internet handle Kxhara is much more well-known than my real name, and is almost more damaging because my reputation is based on that name) without implying or insinuating that that person did the things you stated. Especially with no visible disclaimer stating that events are fictional and false.

Dylan Dobson represents the institution that is his shool's newspaper and its journalism program.

The About page of the Fourth Estate states:

Fourth Estate is the award-winning student newspaper from UW-Green Bay. The mission of Fourth Estate is to provide the campus and the Green Bay community with professionally written stories, while educating students about proper journalism ethics, editing skills and written skills.

This entire situation is embarassing. To all parties. It embarasses me by making up lies and putting my face and name next to them. It embarasses Dylan Dobson because it shows, on his part, a flagrant disregard for basic copyright law and basic journalistic etiquette; the very things his newspaper tells us that it is founded on. And finally, it embarasses the entire school program by showing us that it is producing journalism students like Dylan Dobson.

I would be much more forgiving if this were a highschool newspaper or a first-year, first-semester college student. But this journalist is a senior honors student at a university. It is April, and he is about to graduate. Dylan Dobson is one step away from becoming a professional journalist. And that scares me. And it should scare you. A professional journalist should understand the importance of and respect copyright law. They should understand the difference between comedy and slander. They should take responsibility for mistakes. More importantly, they should make every effort to not make those mistakes in the first place by doing research, reading rules and asking clarifying questions. You know, journalism. If this were the real world, Dylan Dobson would be facing much harsher consequences than a very lenient $300 fine for copyright violation, libel and identity theft.



Because nothing bad ever happens from sloppy journalism.

I'd like to point to recent events involving the boston marathon bombings as an example of the potential damage my situation can do. Several false accusations were made, plastering the photos of innocent people on newspapers and circulating through forums like Reddit. Before the real suspects were identified, there were witch-hunts organized and the accused were terrified. Black and Middle Eastern people were harassed in the streets, and were threatened with violence. All because of bad reporting and newsmedia that jumped the gun. I'm not saying that my situation and this situation are the same thing. But I am saying that the practices are similar. (not asking the right questions, spreading a photo before sources are confirmed, linking an innocent person to a crime before any evidence is found) When reporters fail to follow journalistic standards, people can get seriously hurt from simple misinformation.

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Right now DA is hosting a very sizable contest for the new Tomb Raider game. The contest involves drawing the new Lara Croft character.

I've had several artists ask for my permission to use my stock as reference for this contest, which I have given. (thank you for asking, I appreciate the communication)

However, I went over to browse the official rules of the contest:

- may NOT be recognizable as the actor Angelina Jolie or any other recognizable actor;

- must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;

- may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided in the Asset Pack.


What this means is that any art using my stock would be automatically disqualified for entry due to contest rules.
I would hate to see hard hours of work get wasted, so I would suggest not using my stock as reference for this contest.

I would assume the reason is of course the legal ownership of likenesses. If my face was entered in the contest, the company would then have to legally compensate me for display of my likeness.

I don't know what level of reference would be allowed (I.E. just an arm holding a bow) or if not recognisable reference is allowed. I would err on the side of caution to avoid disqualification.
I need a real, actual lawyer.

I can't go into too much detail, but I can tell those asking 'why'
Yes, it's about copyright infringement. I have discovered multiple high-profile businesses using my stock images for profit without my permission / notification / compensation.
Straight-up stolen. This is not a case of one teenager tracing another's work and being a bad meaniepants art thief. This is multiple corporations profiting off of my unconsenting image and making me the face of their major advertising campaign. It's worse because both of these two completely seperate companies are international and don't speak English. Yes, my face was used two different times for two different advertising campaigns, both international.

I don't know how I am going to move forward, but I will do my homework. My stock is not a business. It was never intended to be. This brings me a lot of difficulty because I have only wanted to provide free or inexpensive resources to students and hobbyists. I never wanted to be a corporate model, especially without even knowing what these companies are selling.

For now the only changes you experience is that my popular stock images will be shrunk and watermarked, and only available upon request.

I also ask that those who use my stock do not ask for commercial permission until further notice. I just don't want you getting caught up in the crossfire. Personal use is fine, but until I can get a hold on this legal situation, it's probably for the best.