March 28th, 2008

cap, captain miss america

Whee!

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2) liret didn't get birthday art because she was away for her birthday. I remedy that NOW.

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Finally, for the thing I mention in the video and sexist fucking assholes at movies. Collapse )

On that note, I've been thinking about the Final Girl phenomenon a lot tonight. More on that later. Why is it that women are so often the protagonists of horror stories? I'm not sure. I am trying to figure out what it has to do with gender stereotypes. I know a lot of people cite Halloween when they talk about the origins of final girls, but you see the makings of them in characters before that-- the two girls in The Haunting of Hill House-- jeeze, even The Turn of the Screw has a proto-Final-Girl.

I'm sure smarter people than I have have written smarty pants stuff about it. Any recs?
cap, captain miss america

To: KiSS artists and fans, former and current and potential

Some of you may know that I used to be very actively involved as a Kisekae artist in the late 90s/early 00s.

KiSS has taken a turn for obsolescence, and a few people are working on doing something about that.

There is a chat on dA tonight to discuss. If you were an active KiSS artist or fan, or if you have ever wanted to be involved in kisekae in any way, please consider coming to the chat. Here is the information.

There will be an online meeting of the the KiSS & Kami artists interested in re-energizing the art-form(s) tonight at 8pm-- this one's essentially just for fun & hosted on deviantArt <http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/owchat> <== (link - dA accounts are free if you don't have one.

There are some big guns-- TiP and Dominatrix are both heavily involved & I think this has to potential to be fascinating.

If you don't know what KiSS is, it's a format for creating and playing with interactive paper dolls, but it's so rich and well-developed that these paper dolls can essentially act as animations or computer games as well. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I think that's 8pm EST, but I'm not sure...checking with TiP.

I have other stuff to talk about, but this is the more immediate thing! Brace for most posts later!