[muffled sound of four other djd nerds in the mid-distance]
bibliotecaria-d sent me a kind message and im a giant flustered butt when it comes to things in my inbox, so i drew aggressively-festive kaon a la his tiny dial-up counterpart in domestic electronics. i recently lost all my teeth in the process of reading that ridiculously cute fic and have resigned myself to a life of tofu.
here’s the gif on imgur if it isn’t working! im a massive dweeb im sorry (シ_ _)シ
OwO Guys. Guys, look at the shiny. He’s cosplaying as an electrodomestic! I have no idea what to say to this besides thank you.
angry tarn owl is watching you.
Attempting digital art, more like:
"Someone’s waiting for you."
WHIRL YOU GODDAMN CUTIE
F-FIXING WATCHES WITH YOUR CLAWS
Y-YOU CAN DO I T *~~~*
Whirl’s everything appreciation (various MTMTE issues)
Andrew Griffith @glovestudios
Who likes Whirl? With a color assist by @jcburcham I’ll have a new print for sale at #NYSpecialEdition and #Botcon!
I saw awhile ago about someone discovered how Whirl’s ‘claws’ looked to be able to grab a sword. Well, last night I was re-looking at vol.5 (paperback form) and discovered that it seems Whirl’s claws don’t only ‘pinch’, but they rotate so he can hold onto objects easier
Commission for cappucinotarts, who wanted Whirl and Tailgate being cuties!
This was very fun to do, hope you like it!:D
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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.
IDW Transformers December solicits [x]
More Than Meets the Eye #36:
- (W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) Nick Roche
OUTLAWS! Before the war, Orion Pax was part of the Establishment-until a friend opened his eyes to the truth behind the lies and he vowed to overthrow the system. Now, it seems as if his newfound enemies are willing to go to any lengths to see him dead-even if it means waiting four million years…
The Transformers #36:
- (W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
DAYS OF DECEPTION! All-out war erupts on the streets of Tokyo when PROWL finally gets his hand on the one human he wants to get revenge on… and when PROWL gets revenge, it’s never pretty.
Drift: Empire of Stone #2:
- (W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
ONCE A DECEPTICON! DRIFT’s past comes back to haunt him, as RATCHET tries to drag him back to the Lost Light. But alone on a far-off world, DRIFT’s honor demands he stand his ground!
OOPSIE DAISY. GOING THROUGHS CHAIRS BLOGS CAUSE HE HAS COMPREHENSIVE WHIRL TAG.