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I just created a profile on Tee Public! I uploaded my first design for sale, it's based on my old Ariel picture. Here's a link to my page:

www.teepublic.com/show/73393-a…

EDIT:

I've now uploaded Negaduck, Futurama, and MLP to Teepublic, go check 'em out!
  • Listening to: 80s music
  • Reading: Retro Gamer
  • Watching: At Midnight
  • Playing: Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
  • Eating: NY style pizza
  • Drinking: Pepsi
My wife and I went to see Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Raleigh Memorial Theater last night, and it was amazing! Some of the main characters were portrayed by the original Broadway performers while others were filled in by other professionals and some local student talent. It was a really fun show. They added a lot to the original movie storyline and made a lot of new songs for the play. If you're a fan of the movie and get a chance to see the play, I suggest you check it out.
  • Listening to: Starbomb
  • Reading: Atlantis Rising
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Gex
  • Eating: giant hamburgers
  • Drinking: Pepsi
I don't really know how long this has been going on, but I've recently seen two supposedly PG-13 movies that had F-bombs dropped in them. The first was X-Men: First Class, in which Wolverine tells the young Professor X and Magneto to "Fuck off." Admittedly it was a really funny scene, but I thought it was pretty strange to be in a PG-13 movie. More recently I watched Transformers: Age of Extinction, which I'm reasonably sure was PG-13, and I'm pretty sure "fuck" was said at least twice in the movie.

Since when was that word allowed in PG-13? I remember back when "shit" was super-taboo, now it's everywhere. Is it just our culture's progressive acceptance of swear words as being relatively harmless? I guess before long George Carlin's "Seven Words you can Never Say on Television" will be said on Saturday morning cartoons and infomercials as casually as any other word. I don't know why I'm suddenly so prudish about this reality, but it is a little bothersome to me. Being as my wife is due to deliver our first baby in a few months, I don't think I want him to be rattling off dirty words like a South Park character by the time he's four years old. Then again, maybe our culture will be accepting of this sort of thing, or at least so apathetic to it that there are no real consequences.

Do any of you guys have thoughts on this?
  • Listening to: TaTu
  • Reading: old comics
  • Watching: creepypasta YouTube videos
  • Playing: Injustice
  • Eating: homemade tacos
  • Drinking: coffee
Why do Bebop and Rocksteady not get any love in the modern TMNT incarnations? In the latest Nickelodeon show, they've done just about everything possible to reboot, reinvent, or at least reference almost every classic element of the TMNT mythos, from Baxter turning into a fly to the reinvention of Kraang, and they more or less brought back the mutant turtle and dog from the second live action movie, but aside from a sly little joke in one episode, they refuse to do anything with Bebop and Rocksteady. The 2004 series ignored them as well. Is there some general hatred for those two, or is there more to it? I'm wondering if they were somehow trademarked by Fred Wolf studios, who made the 80s cartoon, and for some reason cannot legally be used by any of the new studios. If anyone has any ideas or theories please let me know. I'm just curious.
  • Listening to: Hammerfall
  • Reading: old comics
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Killing Time
  • Eating: steak and mashed potatoes
  • Drinking: coffee
Creepypasta: Squidward's Suicide by mallaard
Creepypasta: Squidward's Suicide
This morning I woke up in a morbid mood I guess, so I got onto YouTube and watched a lot of videos about Creepypastas, those delightfully silly online campfire stories people come up with to try and scare each other. These usually consist of either third- or fourth-hand accounts of something terrible and probably paranormal that happened to somebody, or bizarre tales of frightening stuff involving otherwise normal TV shows or video games. A lot of these take the form of "lost episode" type stories, like "Dead Bart" from the Simpsons, "Meg's Suicide" from Family Guy, and this one, "Squidward's Suicide." The story is allegedly from a one-time intern at Nickelodeon studios who was supposed to be getting an advance viewing of Spongebob's Season 4 premiere episode, but was instead shown a mysterious short in which Squidward is hounded by the townspeople, cries for several minutes, and is compelled by a sinister voice to blow his brains out.

I'm not sure why I bothered to draw this, I don't really know who would be interested in seeing it and it involved more effort than I originally intended. I found a production painting of Squidward's bedroom and tried to paste the drawing onto it, but the jpeg was too small so I was forced to recreate part of Squiddy's floor in PS myself. The shotgun of course I found and downloaded, but since the show is fond of using photo-pasting anyway it doesn't look all too out of place. Special thanks go out to my loving wife, who looked at my original drawing and insisted that I make the head wound MORE graphic than I had originally made it.

Anyway I sorta tried to make the drawing look fairly on-model and like it would appear in the cartoon, but the description from the Creepypasta said the brain matter and whatnot was very realistic, so I was kinda torn on how it should be rendered. Here's a link to a video where the account is read aloud for you, in case you're interested:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLNIw…

And for added fun here's somebody's recreation of the alleged haunted cartoon:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK4CUy…
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I just created a profile on Tee Public! I uploaded my first design for sale, it's based on my old Ariel picture. Here's a link to my page:

www.teepublic.com/show/73393-a…

EDIT:

I've now uploaded Negaduck, Futurama, and MLP to Teepublic, go check 'em out!
  • Listening to: 80s music
  • Reading: Retro Gamer
  • Watching: At Midnight
  • Playing: Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
  • Eating: NY style pizza
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Deric P.
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I am a freelance illustrator and art hobbyist. I enjoy comics, cartoons, and films from around the world. I am influenced by a large variety of styles and techniques.
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
and the watch!
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TheRealMister86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Okay, if I become as good at this as you, I'll be able to die happy. No joke.
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mallaard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate that. Just enjoy doing what you do. I don't know a single artist who is as good as they want to be, and that's probably the way it should be!
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SatoakiAmatatsu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Artist
:star:Thanks for the watch and fav!*^^*:star:
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tbondrage99 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Hi just wanted to let you know that your Futrurama art is featured on this weeks Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net on JoBlo.com. You can check it out here: [link]
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mallaard Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome, thanks a lot! I've seen your column before and have always enjoyed the stuff you showcase there, so it means a lot to me that you selected one of my pics for it!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, Deric. Thanks so much for your recent visit and the fave. It is greatly appreciated! :D
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culdesackidz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice work
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :-)
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