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Oklahoma comic convention quote of the day:

A lady at my table asked what kind of comics I make, I answered LGBTQ YA comics, she her reply: “All the kids are gay these days. It’s become a fad.”

*climbs on podium* Hey, y’know how in the original stage production of The Sound of Music, Baroness Schraeder calls off her engagement with Capt Von Trapp because she wants him to be complicit in Nazism and he refuses? And then later, for the movie version, the directors replaced that scene with a subplot about two women fighting over the same man?

In my opinion, that was Bad. Thanks for listening

Superpower: extremely good at getting lots of work done on Job A as a method of procrastinating on Job B

Reading in the news this morning that Tulsa’s planning to build two new “affordable housing” buildings in my area, with the lowest rent being $800/m for a studio. W...what???

If you go by the “rent should cost 1/3 your income” rule, that means you’d have to be making $28,800 annually to afford it.

One of my favorite ~Reoccurring Themes~ on Survivor is a cop player saying “nobody can know I’m a cop, I’ll lie and tell them I’m something else” and everyone else in the game going “yeah that guy is DEFINITELY a cop”

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Also buying a better scanner for traditional media, so the time I spend doing color correction on my scans is a fraction what it used to be ;;;;;-;;;;;

Real talk: one of the most helpful things I’ve done this year is hire someone to clean up my colored pencil scans for me. (Sort of the traditional media equivalent of hiring a flatter.) It has saved me SO MUCH TIME AND STRESS ;-;

I might be a Gay Failure ‘cuz I can’t seem to get into either Carly Rae Jepson or Hayley Kiyoko.

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An extremely 2018 statement: the twitter account I follow solely for cool bug pics started posting bad political opinions so I had to replace it with a different cool-bug-pics twitter

Spotted in a local coworking space; I’m trying to imagine what on earth they were talking about designing
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watching “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything” Show more

*walks into bar on st patricks day* I don’t see a single snake being driven outta here, y’all fake snake girls

Friends who’ve seen Love, Simon: is there a lot of misogyny or transphobia in the film? Does it acknowledge that queer women are a thing too? I want to see it, but I’ve been burned by a lot of cis gay male movies so just wanna check first.

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Serious question: in light of the news today, are there any organizations or general fundraisers helping to raise money for trans people who need to rush order passports now?

‪My night so far:‬
‪- Friends tell me about a haunted underground victorian town off deep in the Arkansas woods, built on top of a “healing” radium springs ‬
‪- I go home & immediately try to figure out if I can get there by bus (no)‬
‪- I change tactics and look up if it has any writing residencies (YES)‬

TIME TO APPPPPPPLYYYYYY

“A movie is deep when it’s about violence but not when it’s about love” is all I hear from these guys vOv