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Inauguration

I just watched the inauguration. I admit I helped in the division. I was angry and frustrated with Trump supporters. But, if I am to help do my part I must refrain from vocalizing my frustration. I would like to rise to the challenge with compassion. It does me no good to continue to condemn people.

Perhaps it is better to just disengage. I can’t stop my friends from believe what they want. I can just have empathy and be sad for them.

Second Impeachment

Screenshot of CNN.com

I hope Trump is made an example. I hope the name “Trump” becomes a dirty word.

I am tired of the hate mongering from Trump supporters. I am tired of fear. I am tired of the talk of “defending ourselves from threats.” Cowards hide behind walls. Cowards blame others for their mistakes.

The brave have the courage to face their fears and go forward. The brave are generous in spirit and lift up others. The brave accept things as they are and build. Bravery is not the absence of fear but the courage to face fear and go forward.

white house

Attack on Capital

I understand the desire to reach out to Qanon and Trump supporters. It is natural to want to have everyone understand. After the attack on the Capital building, I am thinking there is no reasoning with these people. They are hell bent on believing what they want for their crummy narrative.

I have made it a point to disengage with Trump followers. There is no point in appealing to their sense of reason.

Biden Won

I am happy that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won. I believe they will return respectability to the Presidency. Trump was a joke.

Some of my red leaning contacts are claiming that Biden is a pedo. There is no proof other than Qanon theories. Trump, on the other hand, has gone on record as peeping underage girls. This is a narcissistic trait… blame others for your own sins.

No one is perfect. Biden will fail on some things. But at least he won’t vomit his random thoughts on Twitter. I can finally stop following politics as closely as I have these past 4 years.

Skeletor T-Shirt Design

Busted

I knew I was flirting with danger. I used copy-written material to sell shirts on RedBubble. I designed a Skeletor shirt from the Masters of the Universe Movie. I received a notice of content removal. But the reason why is not what I thought it would be-

Hi Illya,

We’re sorry, but we had to remove some of your artwork from the
Redbubble marketplace because it may contain material that violates
someone’s rights. We identified this material in your artwork based on
guidance provided to us by the owner of those rights.

More information:

Rights holder: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Subject matter: Thundercats

Affected artwork:

The Loneliness of Evil :
https://www.redbubble.com/people/nakedmancomics/works/35581358-the-loneliness-of-evil

RedBubble

The image was NOT of Mumm-Ra but of Skeletor. I don’t want to dispute this claim because I don’t own Skeletor. So I got busted… for the wrong reason.

Skeletor T-Shirt Design
Skeletor T-Shirt Design

Black Lives Matter

I’m sorry that you cannot get your Pumpkin Spice Latte because someone burned down your favorite Starbucks. A black man died due to excessive force. This is not the first time it has happened. But please tell me how much it sucks that protesters burned down the downtown Subway and now you can’t get your foot long veggie on wheat.

It was the responsibility of the Middle Class to elect policies that protected people. Instead, the Middle Class chose militant policies. Now people are rebelling and you can’t go downtown and buy your iPhones?

The issue is that we are valuing possessions over lives. This is why Black Lives Matter. Black Lives are worth more than buildings or possessions. This is the injustice here.

Coronavirus

I wish I had some thoughts about this. I don’t. I am at a wait and see stage. I hope there is a vaccine for this in time. I am irritated by my Republican contacts. They are claiming that the GOP came up with ideas that Dems had years ago. I mean… yes, it is important that some ideas like Universal Healthcare are pushed. The benefits outweigh squashing egos. It would be nice of some of my Repub friends would see that they are acting hypocritical. Handouts are socialistic until they come from your tribe, then its “the right thing to do.”

2020 Image

Looking forward to 2020

2020 Image

This past year has been crazy. My life turned upside down. Everything I thought I knew turned out to be a falsified reality. Rebuilding and reconnecting to true things has been hard and will get harder next year. I am committed to fix the wrongs I’ve done. I understand that my fear of failing at marriage overrode my ability to care and stand up for myself. But I’ve learned a lot and I will continue to learn. I will continue to learn how to value myself as a worthwhile individual. I will no longer tolerate any opinion designed to insult and belittle me. People who do that in my life I must cut out. I will not give anyone dominion over who I am and what I do. I feel like this next year will be my personal renaissance. It is time to really live my life.

white figure beside green plant

Update 5-18-19

Today is one of those days where I have A LOT to say but I don’t know how.

I’m getting the last few pages of The Schlub done. I want to get book 3 out by the end of July. In the meantime, I’m working on a drawing buffer for book 4. I haven’t had time to draw Naked Man Comics #11 pages. I am hoping to remedy that soon.

In the meantime, I did an overhaul/transfer of the Mythos website. There are some bugs to work out but I have plenty of time to work on them.