Anonymous: Did you draw inspiration from the Russian Revolution for the imagery of the overthrowing of the Orphic family? Perhaps I am reading into it too much; however, there seemed to be a strain of that inspiring the entire scene.

Yes, that’s one of my main inspirations.

Tammy=Anastasia, probably the most blatant allegory in the story.

Anonymous: so blindsprings isn't going to be orphics are completely innocent and academists are all evil, is it? all the information so far has either been propaganda or pointing towards the goodness of the orphics and I'm just hoping it won't be so black and white

You wouldn’t get the support of an entire country to overthrow a monarchy that had lasted a significant amount of time without there being some truth in their statements.

I hope you’ll continue reading on! 

the-world-is-a-corner:

There’s polemics brewing in Blindsprings’ comments section.

Because it doesn’t occur to people both parties may be right on certain aspects???

(I got really excited in Book One of Korra when I saw they were tackling that issue but when it became just Korra’s plight to get her powers back, and almost no time spent without powers, without any empathy for the people who were rebelling for VERY GOOD REASONS I got super mad and I haven’t watched another episode of Korra)

/face in hands

I for one love the fact that the commenters are choosing sides, it means that how I’m presenting the groups are working :)

zerostop:

cool times to draw:

3 am

neverlookidly:

crisontumblr:

I can’t be the only one who thought of this, right?

@ blindsprings KADI

I love that this was tagged for me

kylerspears:

I barely made it out alive

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page eighty seven update can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
(if you notice weird loading problems, they tend to happen when I update SUPER LATE, should be working normally in 30 mins or so)

Morning reblog!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page eighty seven update can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

(if you notice weird loading problems, they tend to happen when I update SUPER LATE, should be working normally in 30 mins or so)

Morning reblog!

aerynsims: How do you pronounce Tamaura?

Tam-Aura — pretty much how it’s spelled.

Tamora if that makes more sense!

yunyin: So, did Asher know his wife was an Orphic before he married her?

Absolutely! 

In some cases, I’m sure some undocumented Orphics could trick their mate, but there is no way that Asher was unaware of Ms. Thorne (nee Torsten) and her history.

Blindsprings page eighty seven update can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
(if you notice weird loading problems, they tend to happen when I update SUPER LATE, should be working normally in 30 mins or so)

Blindsprings page eighty seven update can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

(if you notice weird loading problems, they tend to happen when I update SUPER LATE, should be working normally in 30 mins or so)

ssb4dojo:

THE GREATEST VERSION OF GERUDO VALLEY

ONLY IN SMASH 3DS

SCREAMING

(Source: youtube.com, via marraphy)

alienfirst: Sorry, I saw that ask about connecting with artists and I just had to send along a shout of "Twitter!" Comic artists, illustrators, animators, game artists, everyone. Make a Twitter. Follow some Twitters. Chat a bit! Twitter is fantastic for networking.

Twitter IS great for that! Case in point, I literally just connected with an artist I really admire so hahah TWITTER IS GREAT!

I also get to yell a lot about stuff that interests me on twitter without worrying too much about being professional im just like YEAH SPOOKY GHOSTS!!!

specialagentmarty: Another question - are there any good tumblrs to meet other artists on/with (is it even a ~thing)? In a NON-creepy way

I was going to come up with a funny joke like Grindr for artists! But Tumblr already fits so…haha.

UHHHH. Not really on tumblr, that I know of? You’re looking for more of a community, right? I was part of animatedbuzz for awhile (which is not on tumblr) but that’s more of a Calarts centric site (from when I wanted to get into Calarts) and I met a ton of artists thru livejournal, but how tumblr is set up makes it sort of hard to sort of like run with a group of like-minded artists.  Forums are a thing of the past too, which is my other place to go to know artists.

So IDK!  I guess finding like weekly drawing groups might be a way to go, but it’s still not a community. Tumblr is great for a lot of things, but it really needs a dedicated commenting section :I

But yeah if you want to know artists, talk to artists? It’s like… you sort of know when friendship clicks, like I met neverlookidly thru like. Random tumblr messages back and forth that made me laugh really hard. 

I think twitter is better than tumblr for actually having conversations with people? /scratches head.

Nothing has been as good as livejournal though, IMO.

the-world-is-a-corner: Kadi, has Imogene slept through the whole she-bang or is she crying?

Could be either!

Anonymous: Would it be accurate to assume that the Blindsprings within the city serve as Orphic settlements or neighborhoods that Academists don't/can't keep track of? Or will this be touched on later in the story?

It will definitely be touched on later!