adambombtv asked: what do you do if that little voice in your head takes control and doesn't let you proceed, that it tells you to give up creating because nothing you can do will be good enough and you shouldn't even try? (I may need more then a "Push through it", this voice will not let go)
You tell it to shut the fuck up, and you listen to my voice, which says, “You are good enough. You must always do your best, and you understand and respect that your best varies from day to day.
"You must create because the idea isn’t to create something that’s ‘good enough’ or ‘really perfect’ or anything else. You must create because the idea is to create, to make something where something wasn’t before.”
Wil Wheaton. Made of Awesome.
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A new comic’s up at ComicsAlliance today! I had to take an extra week break, but you’ll get a make-up comic next Monday! Two weeks in a row! Not too shabby.
This week I discuss comics merchandise, and why the heck it’s so hard to get women’s sizes in Batman shirts. Read on!
For folks who don’t know, PREVIEWS is the distributor catalog from which comic shop retailers order their stock. Readers can purchase a copy of the catalog and use it to preorder items through their store — especially handy for items your shop might not ordinarily stock (because they have no idea there’s a market for them unless you tell them… which you can’t do if you have no idea such products exist).
As previews is primarily aimed at Diamond’s customer — the retailer — the dearth of clothing items in women’s sizes may be attributable to the pervasive notion that women don’t shop in comic shops… which becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy when shops don’t stock merch for them.
As a girl who works in a comic shop, that sells a lot of t-shirts, all gotten through Previews, I understand. Since our store carries more than just comics (we’re a toy & collectible store as well) - we get more girls and women shopping with us - so when we’re able to order womens and smaller sizes, we do!
However, I have noticed in the last year their selection has improved significantly, for girls. Sure, Graffiti still doesn’t get it - but Diamond (the company who publishes Previews, and distributes comics and pop culture items to comic stores) has been carrying items from Her Universe, and We Love Fine as well. It’s basically gone from 1 womens cut, every 6 (or more) months, to at least 3 different designs EVERY ISSUE.
Sure, the majority of the womens sizes are limited to Doctor Who, My Little Pony and other franchises that seem to have high numbers of female followers (The MLP one confuses me. The majority of MLP shoppers in our store are guys.) - but there are smaller sizes appearing for other things as well.
Things ARE changing. Slowly, yes, but some change is better than no change at all.
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Apparently Australian cowboys ride camels?
Yep. This is real. Came across it one busy afternoon at work - my coworker took it around to some of the tables, where people were playing Magic, and every table erupted in laughter upon seeing this.
"Keep out of my life Green Lantern!" - sounds about right.