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craxyguy562 Offline
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Lan and Order

My mom is making a comic called "Lan and Order"
The idea is that; a girl get bullied for having a weird name. That's all I know about the plot so far. Obviously the title is a spin-off of "Law and Order".

note: my mom does not know much about the internet so...

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Lan-[Image: WIN_20140320_195652.JPG]

There is a chance that ironically her comic could be put on this site since it is about a bullied girl.

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03-21-2014 02:05 PM
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RE: Lan and Order

I think this is a possible step toward dialogue between parents and their school-incompatible kids. Smile

Also, I think we should have more comics on the site... not just in the sense of "comic relief," but meaningful stories about protagonists and situations.

Ideas? Any of your parents do comics or stories?

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RE: Lan and Order

I expected something about LAN parties. I'm honestly a little disappointed.

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Lan and Order

(03-22-2014 03:35 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  I expected something about LAN parties. I'm honestly a little disappointed.
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Lan and Order

Sure, I love charity. It would be nice to make someone happy by being a fan of their art.

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03-22-2014 12:48 PM
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Lan and Order

Interesting.

I'd love to see this progress!

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RE: Lan and Order

A character gets bullied for being called simply "Lan"?

*looks at names in own writing*
*looks back*
*looks at names in own writing again*

... what is WRONG with my brain ...

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Lan and Order

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My opinion: I think Lan looks like Dora which could be a problem

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RE: Lan and Order

Yes, she looks waaaaay too much like dora for my liking... I liked the original sketch more but it seems to be gone now.

The noses in profile look a little weird... if that's an intentional choice OK but it just jumps out at me.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Needs more 40k.

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Lan and Order

It's the hairstyle, I think. If it were modified ever so slightly, the similarity between Lan and Dora would be significantly less distinct.

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