What a laugh, though. To think that one human being could ever really know another. You could get used to each other, get so habituated that you could speak their words right along with them, but you never knew what other people said what they said or did what they did, because they never even knew themselves. Nobody understands anybody.
And yet somehow we live together, mostly in peace, and get things done with a high enough success rate that people keep trying. Human beings get married and a lot of the marriages work, and they have children and most of them grow up to be decent people, and they have schools and businesses and factories and farms that have results at some level of acceptability- all without a clue of what’s going on inside anybody’s head.
Muddling through, that’s what human beings do.
So I developed a squish on Bean, a cocky, seven-year-old prodigy kid, who is also a tsundere and a stalker. There is no hope for me.
Hello! I did these pages in September for some contests I didn’t win but I’m still proud of it.
English isn’t my mother language but I want to explain the reasons behind the story: some experience during my teaching (master intership) on kids of twelve-thirteen years old.
My tutor gave me freedom to developed a lesson plan about publicity. I designed nine classes, the first class was about the main characteristics of publicity and the rest of them were about subvertising. Malicious advertisings was analyzed and categorized in: sexism, racism, cult of the beauty,consumerism and homophobia.
Aaand there I found the first reason, kids didn’t know what was homophobia but they point the bad things on the homophobic advertising. Although I explained what is when I finished my teaching they didn’t remember clearly the term. I’m a bit self disappointed. On the other hand, makes me want to work to communicate more understandable.
Go back to the point. Children make groups of three-four and chose an advertising to do a subvertising of it. I went table to table asking for their choices and when one boy said….well, he didn’t say, he pointed to the picture and said: “this” I was very happy because it was the homophobic one and when I replied cheerfully “the homophobic?” he ask me what was and I answer: “the adv. about discrimination of gay people” he quickly yell: WHAT. NO. No gays. I was a little shocked so I ask why… the response? “I don’t like gay people. Gays can come to me” I explain to him that doesn’t truth but I don’t know if I do enough….
Finally, I saw the back of a chair like in the comic, that were written “proud gay”. I don’t understand because well is not an insult itself but in the context it seems ( perversion of the language) In the comic I changed this fact to make it more obvious.
A Tardis cosplayer from Arisia 2013
One of the most ingenious ways, I’ve seen, of portraying a personified Tardis.
I’ve been drawing this for the reprint of Sherlock Fanbook. I really need to finish it soon.