zeldathemes
-FLATBEAR-

Notorious arter and reader of comics.

This is mainly an Marvel Comics/movies + Lord of the Rings art blog with a slight smattering of Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.

I am always happy to answer any asks sent my way!

This blog is occasionally NSFW and NOT spoiler-free. If you ever need me to tag anything, trigger or otherwise, please let me know!

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uh you know tolkien's elves were white

Anonymous

uh you know Elves aren’t actually real but I don’t see you pissing on Tolkien’s grave so~

  #getcha bigoted fuckery away from my blog    #dragons and elves and wizards and it taking sixteen arrows to kill sean bean are okay    #BUT OH LORD NOT MYTHICAL BLACK FOLK GET THEE AWAY    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
I love samurai pizza cats! That show was always my favorite when I was little, and I love the theme song.

Anonymous

IT WAS SO GOOD. ugh I miss that show. Speedy 5life

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Hair and chest!

Anonymous

Hair: done!

Chest: Do I have strong maternal/paternal instincts? Nah. Not really. More of an aunt.

  #body meme    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Hot tea with honey and homemade chicken dumpling soup? *holds out cup and bowl* miracle cure, promise.

Anonymous

I can do the hot tea and honey :) Unfortunately a loathing of chicken soup and various and sundry food allergies keep me from the second part, but marchingjaybird wife has promised me vegetable soup tonight, so here’s hoping!

I’d eat this chicken tho.

  #personal shit    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
You look great today! Congrats on your everything!

Anonymous

Hey thanks! I like my face!

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what did you think about River's views on Palestine?

Anonymous

I wasn’t, and am not, aware of them. I try to divorce myself from a lot of political views when it comes to people I admire. I admired her as a comedian and a trailblazer, and nothing else, while being very aware of her flaws.

If I wasn’t able to do that, I’d have…probably kellysue to look up to, and no one else :(

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Sorry but I need some help. I work in a comic shop, which is great most of the time, except for one employee. A while ago he made a comment that made me feel unsafe working with him (about how he gets why men kill women who friend zone them) - (1/2)

Anonymous

(2/2) - after rejecting him myself. I told my bosses and they don’t schedule us together but also say they feel bad about not telling him WHY we can’t work together and want to explain why to him. And I don’t know how to tell them how gross that is

3/2) I love the shop I work at but I don’t know if I can continue there when the owners prioritize his (a long personal friend of theirs but shit employee) feelings over my safety.

Oh honey, I am so so sorry that you had to deal with that (and that it took me a few days to answer you, I’m so sorry!)

While it’s a good thing that your employers took your complaints and concerns seriously, enough to ensure you wouldn’t be around him anymore, that’s literally almost the least they can do, the least being nothing. If they haven’t talked to him about his behavior, and requested that he change it, and/or apologise, nothing is going to change. Any female he works with or talks to in the future runs the risk of hearing the same scary, threatening opinions.

If I were you, and I no longer felt safe in my place of work, I would leave. I understand that, given the current job market, leaving at will may not be an option for some people, and of course you may not want to leave a job that you otherwise enjoy.

One of the realities, for good points and bad, is that most comic book stores are independently owned and are therefore not subject to corporate anti-harassment rules and regulations. I’m not sure if there is a higher authority (store owner etc) that you can take this to in the hopes that something change.

If you feel like you have to leave, I would try to schedule a meeting with your employers/store owner, and explain to them why you have to leave. Explain to them that you feel threatened, you are concerned that they are not talking to him about his violent and misogynistic attitude, and you are worried that he will say something to future female employees/customers. The serious threat of your imminent departure may make them realize that he is a problem, and could cause them future prblems. If not, you can leave knowing that you have done everything you can.

I wish you the best of luck, my dear. This is a horrible situation and I am truly sorry you had to experience that. If you ever need to vent, or you just need some support, my ask box is always open.

  #tw: misogyny    #rape culture    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Flatbear, I want to start reading some Mighty Avengers, so I have gone to Amazon to look at trades and I don't even know where to begin. I am new to comics, live in a tiny little village with no comic shop anywhere remotely close and am at a loss at where to start. Please could I have some advice! Titles of books, anything, there seems to be so many to choose from I don't know where or which to start with first! Thank you in advance.

Anonymous

Oh my gosh, okay. Um. So Mighty Avengers. That’s a tough one to start off on! There are literally half a dozen different teams that go by that name (possibly more), and they all have NOTHING to do with eachother. I will tell you about the three versions that i am the most familiar with, and hopefully that will help!

The first one was a straight up Avengers team run by Carol Danvers and Tony Stark. The first book in that series is called The Ultron Inititive and it is GREAT. I have a big ol’ hardcover copy of it, and I ~love it.

The second team is my FAVORITE incarnation of the Mighty Avengers, and you can read more about my avengers-crush right here! The first book in THAT series is called Earth’s Mightiest.

The THIRD team is the newest, and it’s chock-full of non-white characters, which makes everybody (EXCEPT RACISTS!*) happy! Luke Cage, White Tiger, Monica Rambeau, Blade, Blue Marvel and MORE! The first book in THAT series is called No Single hero.

I hope that helps, I know how confusing it can be! They’re all GREAT books and I absolutely recommend all of them :)

*some racists might like that book idk what goes on in the mind of a racist.

  #comics help    #mighty avengers    #marvel help    #flatbearhelp    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
I hope your dealing with d-bag quotient has been low lately. You and Mary are so beautiful together, and I hope you both have a great day!

Anonymous

You are very very sweet, thank you :)

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Following you caused me to fall in love with comic books, especially Marvel Cosmic, so the fact that I cried when Rocket had Groot in a little flowerpot is all your fault and I hope you're happy. You made me this way. Also you're awesome and continue arting.

Anonymous

oh my gosh stop you’re too lovely <3 <3 <3

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Hey I was hoping you could signal boost a really awesome comic kickstarter. Valor is a fairy tale comic anthology featuring kickass women and drawn by a selection of incredible webcomic artists. It's fully funded but more support always helps (and the creators are also donating copies to libraries - more support, more donations). (Apparently I can't include a link but google Valor Kickstarter - it should the first result)

Anonymous

This looks AWESOME! I can absolutely give it a bump!

Check out Valor, right here!

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You're doing a comic expo! But I have two questions. One, can you/should you cosplay, and two, can you take video/pictures? =D I ask because I'm moving to NC near Asheville soon and I'm considering going.

Anonymous

Yaaaaaaay moving to Asheville! Asheville is lovely!

YES you should cosplay! There will be a big lovely cosplay contest! And you can TOTALLY take video and photos!

Yay!

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
aaaaaa!!! that's so cool you and Mary are getting into Mass Effect!!!!!! You're both going to love it!!! (spongebob eager dance)

Anonymous

OH DUDE Mass Effect is our everything. Mary has played through the games about a thousand times. She hoards Mass Effect crap. Our apartment is  like a depressing Citadel dumpster.

This is the first time I’ve had my own Shephard ;)

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
okaaaaaay so sorry if this is kind of presumptuous but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kinky drawings and your wife is an amazing writer (like i've read mountain keeps an echo so many times) would you ever do an xrated comic? i just love the stuff you both do and you both seem really fun and kinky and there aren't many bdsm comics? SORRY THIS IS EMBARASING :0

Anonymous

Aw honey! No, you’re fine. It’s a fine question!

I would LOVE to do an adults-only comic with my lady, and yep, she’s a phenomenal writer. We both have some projects we’re working on right now. Plus I’m kind of terrible at keeping up with comics she writes for me, so it’s not fair to her. 

Maybe one day! 

Until then, I recommend checking out absolutely everything by Jess Fink, and also Oglaf!

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks    #porny stuff    #jess fink    #oglaf  
I LOVE YOUR BDSM ART SO MUCH! it's so cute, and sexy and pretty...i love that your girls always look strong and happy. THANKYOU!!

Anonymous

Ahhh thank you! I’m a pretty firm believer that the lack of control in BDSM should be a well-constructed illusion, and that the Sub has just as much control as the Dom/me, it’s just a matter of choosing when and how to give it up :)

I love drawing this stuff, thank you for the lovely responses I’ve been getting <3

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks