katiebirdie
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happy new years!!!!!


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god whyyyyy did my lit prof make the last assignment a video presentation I keep fumbling and restarting aaaaa. i know he probably wont care that much but I do in fact care that much

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aaaaand ITS DONE! NO MORE SCHOOL WORK FOR ME!!



katiebirdie
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sorry for reblogging that oc ask meme and then fucking off for like a week--for some reason i looked at that right before finals week and thought "oh yeah ill definitely have time to draw for that!"

i, unfortunately, Did Not. but i will! sometime this weekend!


katiebirdie
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princeofdoom asked:

*gasp* a fellow Aurora fan!

:eyes: well hello hello

i'm actually like.....waaaay behind right now bc i'm Bad At Keeping Up With Comics but i fully intend to binge it all once i'm out of the finals stress zone!!


katiebirdie
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i have a bit of a backlog of art so i may be a bit spammy lmao apologies in advance


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a hot dog is a sandwich because it is a specific kind of sub: discuss


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one of the things i've done while gone is acciedentally make a whole superhero webcomic idea bc i posted a joke superhero on a small discord i'm in and it spiralled rapidly. i now have three terrible sheep children, none of whom have anything to do with the others despite all being sheep. they include:

battering ram: a sheep themed hero with a battering ram. does she have powers that aren't "owning a single-person battering ram?" no one is sure. the battering ram is called "ramifications". her real name is barbara ann aries, and her high school nickname is "batterin' barb," to literally everyone's delight when they learn that

dolly: a sheep themed hero with cloning powers. yes, she named herself after the cloned sheep. her powers came from a sketchy experiment her took part in as a college student because she was broke and they were handing out a couple hundred dollars for every weird chemical you drank. she got lucky and got good powers that didn't try to kill her, so when the news broke she just kind of shrugged and didn't report that she had them. her real name is polly shepard, and she gave herself a hero alias one letter away from her real name both for an excuse if she reacted to the wrong one and also just because she could. that will probably backfire on her somehow.

sleep sheep: a sheep themed hero with sleep/dream powers. got said powers because he knocked a dude out while half-asleep and unknowingly impressed a sheep spirit. to activate his powers/costume he must do a shazam and repeat the phrase "sleep sheep" five times. he's good at tongue twisters, so it's easier for him them it's probably meant to be. his real name is hypnos morningstar, and everyone thinks its a fake name.

other fun characters: boss, a retired supervillain who runs the black sheep bar, where all the sheep work. no one knows her name, not because she needs to hide it (never got caught) but just because everyone is too intimidated by her to admit they don't know it. the drs glacier, a ice themed couple who are totally expies of mr. freeze and his wife, except the wife is also a criminal. they're mostly in the villain business for the drama of it all. and lastly lamb, a serial killer supervillain bound to a wolf demon who is very unaware she's in a primarily comedic setting.


katiebirdie
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oh btw i'm doing artfight!! here's my profile (it's a work in progress): https://artfight.net/~katiebirdie


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gremlin-gal(they/them)
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what is it about trains+horror in fiction that vibes with me so much? Snowpiercer, The Bifrost Incident, Train to Busan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - they all just fuckin slap so much imo, whats up with that

katiebirdie
  • has a sense of being completely beholden to the whims of whoever is controlling it bc getting off the train while it's moving means at best extreme injury and at worst death and actually reaching the conductor's area can be treacherous (cars are similar, but too small to contain much and it's easy to reach the wheel)
  • naturally self-contained (separate cars) which can be exploited to keep characters apart and force them to face antagonists or crowding them all in a car to make it seem cramped
  • getting to another car-- aka likely safety--is a daunting task that can get you killed with interference which puts things in antagonist's favor (as most horror circumstances do)
  • the trains often used are mostly the "stereotypical"older style that lends to the old, grungy, disrepaired look some horror movies go for, or for a murder mystery vibe if needed
  • as mentioned before, cars are too small to hold much and you can't run or hide in them, which makes the general horror movie hidden antagonist thing not work well. what you see is what you get. but boats are too hard to get off of (with trains it at least can stop) which means no hope at all and they are too... niche? and remote of a vehical to be easy to make appeal to people, if that makes sense. it's too specific to have a lot going on since the people likely on it all are either workers or travellers in the same bracket. tons of people can happen to ride a train at the same time, which is good for interesting casts and hiding the antagoinst if necessary.
  • it make big scary sound :((((


katiebirdie
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just pulled an all-nighter yesterday (weirdly easily, usually it's a struggle) to fix my truly horrendous sleep schedule and wow it's weird being up at six in the morning after having slept instead of before


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so i'm looking for jobs for college reasons and one i found was a fellowship for a random repersentative's campain and went "eh, maybe." so obviously i wikipedia'd her and i gotta say i like the word choice here:


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i've been thinking a lot about how in one of my story concepts different chosen throughout time looked wildly different even when working in the same time and area due to individual perspectives on what "heroes" are so guess i'm doodling a bunch of historical background characters


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Riddle Time!

I am what allows human wisdom and emotions to exist,

but I do not think nor do I feel.

I have several rooms and exits,

but am neither made of wood or stone, nor metal or plaster.

I create a dearly beloved song,

though I hold no instruments nor a voice to sing it.

Many say I am where you migh find a home,

but no one could ever live within me.

What am I?

(answer below)


A heart!


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Riddle Time!

Me and my siblings all lay snug in a bed.

I have no limbs but do have a head.

People tend to strike me, and like when I react,

but though I often have a tongue, I never talk back.

What am I?

(answer below)


A match!


katiebirdie
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i've started writing riddles and i'm about to force all of y'all to read them


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y'know i was pretty aprehensive about what this true crime podcast i listen to was going to say about the blm movement bc it's hosted by a retired detective and a guy who used to work with police but they put out an episode called "how defunding police could help solve more crimes--and contribute to eliminating the systimatic racism in law enforcement" so. nice!


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something very minor that always grinds my pepper is when mermaid societies are depicted with buildings that are only a few stories like ours, especially when they have fucking roads. like??? i don't know if anybody has noticed, but mermaids can swim in any direction they like, including UP. why the hell would they resrict themselves to the bottom of the ocean?? you fools. you IMBECILES. they would build into canyonsides and stack those buildings up on top of each other as much as they please. think of the aesthetic possibilities!! patchworks of differently colored squares on a cayonside to denote where one shop starts and another ends!! building fronts being carved into to create decorations!! merpeople darting up, down, left, right, diagonal, all swooping around each other with ease bc the sidewalk can't be cramped if there's no sidewalk!! C'MON!!


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babushka asked:

ive reported the entire tcc tag so they're basically doomed right now. staff has agreed that serial killer fanart is against community guidelines

oh thank goodness looking at their blog made me feel like i was losing my mind. how do people even start to think that shit is ok??


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just looked up "tr/ue cri/me" to see if there was any interest in podcasts like my favorite murder on here and hOO BOY--

katiebirdie

"Holy shit. h.
i. wont go harass them but. hello??????? fucking hello?????? in. what realm of existence. is that acceptable.
h."

@angelicaphelion

i know right?? the worst part is that they have a genuinely lovely art style so when i saw it i was like "oh pretty! this is great i guess they're ocs--WAIT WHAT THE FUCK ARE THOSE TAGS."



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mastersteelblade(he/him)
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Tries to learn marketing to start getting WF out there but can't look at myself in the mirror for half hour after every time I try and come up with something for it

katiebirdie

#how do marketing departments live with themselves

fun fact! to get into any business/marketing related courses in any college you have to trade your soul for the admission fee. they live with themselves only because they cannot feel.



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