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-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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Hi Flatbear! I am making myself a sort of "inspiration journal", full of quotes and pictures and the like, and I was wondering if it was okay for me to use some of your art in it (specifically the Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman "bitches get shit done" picture)? It is primarily a personal thing, but I may be posting some pictures of the finished product online, so I didn't want to use your art without asking. Thank you in advance for your reply! :)

Anonymous

That’s totally fine! Just leave my signature on the picture and if you have an About or Info page, just stick a little credit in there :) Thank you for asking!

  #Anonymous  
You have an odd accent. It sounds like a mix of NZ-American? Or just a sort of flat American. As a kiwi it threw me a bit o.O did you move overseas somewhere or...?

Anonymous

NZ-American! I moved from the Kapiti Coast to North Carolina almost nine years ago :) It’s faded HARD, especially in the last few years. I usually talk with someone for five minutes or so before they go WOAH WAIT WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU FROM.

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Flatbear, what is the proper pronunciation of Maori?

Anonymous

Oh this is a tricky one! The easiest way I can write it, phonetically, is mou-ree. it should rime with faux. Roll the r HARD. So that it almost sounds like a d. Mou-dee. If you’re not raised with the specific sounds (like nga), they can be hard to pick up.

Don’t say mao-ree. The mo or mou sound important. That’s where you have to hit it. When I hear someone say mao-ree it makes my skin crawl!

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
That post reminded me of when there was a petition going around to stop UH's Rainbow Warriors football team from performing their haka before each game because "it was too intimidating". Great info on the Maori stuff! :)

Anonymous

it’s pretty fucking scary, ngl.

And thanks, dude! I’m by no means an expert, but getting to talk and teach other people about the culture I come from makes me feel good :) Makes me feel closer to home. A way of making up for being an ignorant little punk about it when I was growing up. You never know how much something means to you until it’s gone!

Incidentally, did you know where the Rainbow Warrior name comes from? THE FUCKING FRENCH BLEW UP OUR PEACE BOAT.

  #nicki talks maori stuff    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
I just wanted to thank you for your help on comics. It's such a vast topic and it can be a bit scary if you want to get started, and you made that a bit easier :)

Anonymous

You are so very welcome :) One day someone will hire me and my lady as Guides To The World Of Comics and ALL WILL BE WELL WITH THE UNIVERSE!

  #Anonymous  
Momma Flatbear, how does one become happy in life, love and work like you?

Anonymous

Oh darling. I’m not happy. I mean, I am, most of the time, but I’m not always happy.

Sometimes my job is hard. Sometimes it’s emotionally exhausting and depressing and a little scary and I wish I could lock the doors and not have to deal with the disgusting, bigoted opinions of some people, or the pedantic, irritating demands of others. I know I am very, very lucky to have an incredible boss and a great customer base, but it’s not always fun. It’s hard. It’s emotional. I put my heart into my store and sometimes it breaks.

Sometimes life is hard. I’m in pain all of the time, I can’t afford to do the things that I want to do. I miss my family, I’m so far away from them. I sabotage myself as an artist every day by either setting lofty goals that I can’t achieve, or telling myself that I’ll never get there anyway so why even try. I don’t like the way that I look, some days I flat-out hate it.

Sometimes you have to fight for love. Mary and I fight, we disagree on things, we upset eachother, we hurt eachother. We are two very headstrong people and it’s not easy for either of us to back down. Sometimes we yell and scream and throw things and scare the cats and don’t speak to eachother and sit on the bed and cry.

But look, here’s the thing. Sometimes I am happy. Sometimes I am so genuinely happy that I could burst. When I’m not, I lie to myself until I believe that I am. Because you have to. Some days that’s all you can do. You just have to keep moving forward.

Keep moving forward, anon. Leave the bad days in your dust. When the last one is a speck on the horizon behind you, the next one will be easier to deal with. When you see  the next bad day coming, you tell yourself ‘Okay, today I am going to tell myself that I am happy, and tomorrow I will be.’

That’s how I stay happy. I fight for it tooth and nail, sometimes I tell myself I am when I’m not. It gets easier. I promise :)

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
on a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for aou?

Anonymous

A solid 5. I enjoyed the first Avengers, the further away from it I get, the more I realise how fucking stupid the plot was. But the characters were…mostly what I wanted, so I was happy enough. Also Hulk.

I’m cautiously optimistic. I don’t care about Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, but I’m happy they sent Clint after them. It’s a nice shoutout to all three of them joining the big A back in the comics. I’m really excited to get a chance to see Hawkeye be Hawkeye. I’m sick of Tony Stark. RHODEY! I wish Thor’s hair was changing as much as Natasha’s.

So yeah, a solid 5. I want it to be good, I HOPE it will be good. I have exactly 0 faith in Joss Whedon when it comes to most things. It’s hard to imagine a movie better than Winter Soldier ;)

But I think it will be good :)

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Sorry to seem dumb, but what's so scary about that picture you just posted? I've been looking for something odd, but I guess I just don't see it.

Anonymous

The lady is shaking out a sheet, and that sheet looks like a damn ghostie. Scary as balls.

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
What do you do when you have an OTP but then it stops being an OTP and you just don't care about the source material or the fandom anymore

Anonymous

oh honey you’re preaching to the choir. That’s my life with Steve and Tony right now. I just…..ugh. Between massive overexposure in the movie universe and Tony being a rat bastard in the comics, I just….eh. Eh. Not for me anymore.

Sad brainwashed cyborgs is where it’s at!

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
for the ask meme, 3? please?

Anonymous

3. show the last thing you drew.

doot doot boobies

  #flatbearart    #wip    #nsfw    #watch out there are boobies    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Mama Flatbear, could I have a hug? This 4chan mess is just really getting to me...*puppy eyes*

Anonymous

Absolutely darling. I’m great for hugs. Like 65% huge tits and 35% big bear arms. I’m built like muscles princess.

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
You are the coolest human being alive so hi i love you kthx omg stay rad

Anonymous

BUH SHHH WHAT THANK YOU <3 <3

  #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Sorry if this is a stupid question but what/who is a hetero life partner?

Anonymous

It’s what my wife and I call our roomate, who we love more than anything. He’s more than a friend, and better than a brother. He’s our hetero-life mate,

  #Anonymous  
May I please ask what "tnp" is? Thank you!

Anonymous

Just a personal tag for keeping track of some stuff :)

  #Anonymous  
Jason Todd (red hood) with # 51 maybe?

Anonymous

Ya’ll my signature is getting bigger and bigger with each one this does not bode well…

  #palette meme    #jason todd    #red hood    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks