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 Teen Wolf, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.

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

This blog is occasionally NSFW and mostly spoiler-free.

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1 month ago on March 17th, 2014 | J | 98 notes

jeeze I’m sick for one day and bossman posts a bunch of pictures of himself playing with the new Kaiju figures we got in.

GIMME MY TRESSPASSER!

1 month ago on March 3rd, 2014 | J | 21 notes

What I expected today: Go to work early, draw for two hours, have a lovely day catching up with bossman after the weekend, unpack new Pacific Rim figures (hopefully), and work on replying to ACE artists.

What I got: Full on celiacs attack and everything that comes with it: digestive smaug, migraines, aching joint pain, mood swings, et al.

So do I draw and draw and draw now before the arthritic pain sets in and I can’t hold my pen? Or do I wait and see how bad it gets and hope that I get some work done?

Blurgh.

1 month ago on March 3rd, 2014 | J | 11 notes

Cut for all the shit that’s been coming up against me lately. A lot of stream-of-thought rambling and bitching and getting all the bad feels out because it SERIOUSLY HELPS TO DEAL WITH THIS SHIT! Warnings for PTSD, depression, graphic descriptions of dislocation, leg injuries, surgery, and all of the other fun parts of life.

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5 months ago on November 14th, 2013 | J | 36 notes

blargh blargh blargh

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7 months ago on September 9th, 2013 | J | 14 notes

I have a stack of new followers from Jaegercon, so here is some babbling about me! Before I start the daily arting.

1. The meaning behind my URL: It’s taken from a very porny comic. That’s it. BUT IT HAS GROWN INTO SOMETHING INSANE.

2. Weakness: Physical? Two fake knees. But my other weakness is trashy reality tv often about toddlers in or and tiaras.
3. Who is my best friend: I don’t really have best friends, I just have different kinds of friends. Marchingjaybird is my partner, feels-like-fire and mary-stormborn are my sisters, dragonklaw82 is my jaeger co-pilot, lamentforboromir is my child my boss is like a brother that I love and want to punch at the same time, and I have a dozen partners in crime….
4. Last time I cried and why: Yesterday. Over a pair of fucking fictional Australian robot pilots. What the hell has happened to me.
5. Piercings I have:: Currently: 0 plugs in each ear and a ring in my lower lip. Previously: Upper lip, 3x nose, eyebrow, subdermal chest bars, others. I was one of those kids.
6. Favorite Band: Queens of the Stone Age.
7. Biggest turn off(s): Someone who inserts themselves into the conversations other people are having. Someone who makes assumptions about me based on gender and age. Someone who feels like they need to prove their nerd credentials by rattling off everything they know/every piece of merchandise they have collected.
8. Top 5 foods: French fries. Carrot Cake. Baked Potatoes. Good fried rice. Gummy coke bottles.
9. Tattoos I want: GD 34s on each shoulder, this page as a half sleeve, something Carol Danvers I have yet to decide on, and arohanui with Tui feathers for my aunt and my whanau. Oh and something big and stupid on my back which I will never describe until it is done…
10. Biggest turn on(s): Not taking yourself too seriously. The desire to learn about the things I love. Curves like a stack of watermelons.
11. Age: 27 holy jeez when did that happen.
12. Ideas of a perfect day: Snowing, wrapped in blankets on the couch with my girl and my cats, eating comfort food and watching a good movie. Alternatively: going out to lunch with my bros on a sunday, then heading back to the apartment for a movie, some Cards Against Humanity, or a round of some tabletop game.
13. Life goal(s): To be a published artist, to tell my stories, to know who I am and be happy with it.
14. Piercings I want: I’m good.
15. Relationship status: With my lady for almost nine years. Married in the fact that I don’t believe some old white dude gets to tell me whether I’m married or not. If you’re with the same person for almost a decade, you can call yourselves whatever the fuck you want to.
16. Favorite movie: Excluding Pacific Rim: Mary Poppins, Muppet Treasure Island, The Rocketeer, and the Back to the Future Trilogy.
17. A fact about my life: Eight years ago I packed up my entire life, left my friends and family, flew from New Zealand to America with the intention of living with someone I had fallen in love with, and had never met in person. It was the bravest, most reckless, stupidest and most important thing I have ever done, and I love her so much. Aw gay.
18. Phobia: Slippery surfaces.
19. Habits: Scratching, twitching, tapping pens, biting everything in existence. Listening to music constantly. Counting words my clicking my teeth together. Crackling my knuckles.
20. Tattoos I have: A big oval banner on my left shoulder that reminds me to put one foot infront of the other, every day, even if my legs don’t work the way other people’s do.
8 months ago on August 3rd, 2013 | J | 37,369 notes
Tagged as: #personal shit 

babble

Okay so you guys, if you’ve been following me for a while, know that I have some semi-major post traumatic issues because of ~injuries. One of the things I deal with because of this is short term memory loss. Most of  the time it sucks and is confusing.

BUT TODAY WAS REALLY ROUGH AND SO I’M FORGETTING A LOT TONIGHT AND IT’S AWESOME BECAUSE I DON’T REMEMBER ANY OF THE SHIT I GOT AT THE GROCERY STORE. MY ENTIRE NIGHT HAS BEEN ‘OH MY GOD I HAVE MUFFINS WHEN DID I GET CHIPS WHAT THE FUCK WHERE DID THIS BAG OF M&MS COME FROM.’

8 months ago on July 25th, 2013 | J | 92 notes
‘Relationships are like goblins. You have to kick them a lot and practice constant vigilance so that they don’t shit all over everything you love.’

Wow that might be the most accurate thing ever. It’s true, too. I know a lot of people see Mary and I as some kind of relationship ideal, an example of how gay and nerdy can work out well. It’s INCREDIBLY flattering and just lovely, but for real, you guys see the finished product.
 
We argue, but we never fight, BECAUSE we argue. We talk. Even if we (mary) don’t want to, one of us (me) will force the other (mary) to talk until we’re on the same page (crazy for real insanity sex) again. You have to talk, and you have to be honest, I cannot stress that enough.
 
I think the reason why we work is because we dated online for a year before we even met, and babies, trust me when I tell you this, when you date someone long-distance? ALL YOU HAVE IS TRUST. There’s no better (and sadly, rarer) foundation to build a relationship on.

Relationships are like goblins. You have to kick them a lot and practice constant vigilance so that they don’t shit all over everything you love.’

Wow that might be the most accurate thing ever. It’s true, too. I know a lot of people see Mary and I as some kind of relationship ideal, an example of how gay and nerdy can work out well. It’s INCREDIBLY flattering and just lovely, but for real, you guys see the finished product.

 

We argue, but we never fight, BECAUSE we argue. We talk. Even if we (mary) don’t want to, one of us (me) will force the other (mary) to talk until we’re on the same page (crazy for real insanity sex) again. You have to talk, and you have to be honest, I cannot stress that enough.

 

I think the reason why we work is because we dated online for a year before we even met, and babies, trust me when I tell you this, when you date someone long-distance? ALL YOU HAVE IS TRUST. There’s no better (and sadly, rarer) foundation to build a relationship on.

9 months ago on July 10th, 2013 | J | 63 notes

So things have been kind of quiet around here lately, art wise, and I am sorry for that! Most of you all know what kind of personal shit has been going down, and you’ve been very patient with my venting :)

Damn, I wish I had the time/stamina to draw!

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9 months ago on July 9th, 2013 | J | 31 notes

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9 months ago on July 5th, 2013 | J | 13 notes
Tagged as: #personal shit 

Personal shit.

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9 months ago on July 2nd, 2013 | J | 17 notes

Christ where are all of these feelings and junk coming from I WANT TO GO BACK TO BEING AN EMOTIONLESS ROBOT.

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9 months ago on June 22nd, 2013 | J | 26 notes

You know what I would pay all of my dollars for? Frank Cho drawing Captain Marvel. Carol in her new gear.

This picture is one of my favorite drawings of Carol ever, but like with a lot of Cho’s stuff there are parts that bug me. Her chest looks painfully bizarre and her suit is so far up between her legs that it’s going to be paying her child support for 18 years. I love Cho’s technical skill and he’s a pin-up master, but dude falls into the same traps with a lot of what he draws.

Basically what works for ‘sexy cavewoman pinup’ doesn’t work for ‘terrifying kree-infused superwoman’.

But he draws her so strong. Look at her thighs, her waist, her shoulders and her arms. She looks like she could absolutely fuck your world up, and that’s because she can. And I feel like Cho drawing her in the new suit would take away a few of the usual problems I have with his work. His superheroines look realistically strong and threatening, but the suits, dude. The suits and the yes-I-am-a-biological-woman-let-me-prove-it-by-showing-you-my-genetalia poses, I can do with out.

BASICALLY I WANT A VERSION OF THE ABOVE LINKED PICTURE BUT IN THE CAPTAIN MARVEL GEAR. Okay, enough stream of thought rambling. I was looking through his art book today, saw that picture, and thought OH GOD I LOVE THIS COVER aaawww man the leotard crotch why.

12 months ago on April 20th, 2013 | J | 28 notes

Oh my godddd DC comics why.

WHY.

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12 months ago on April 18th, 2013 | J | 53 notes

Ranting, bitching.

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12 months ago on April 18th, 2013 | J | 24 notes