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My 8 year old niece absolutely adores RWBY, but she's only seen the first two volumes as that is all they have on Netflix. I've been keeping up with the series myself and am right now in the process of loading up a USB stick with volumes 3 and 4 to give to her as a present next weekend. But my question is: seeing as how the series has gotten significantly darker and more violent, is it still appropriate for a child to watch?
So yeah. Recently I swallowed my pride and signed up for a profile on one of those dating websites- OkCupid. When I started creating the profile I was met with the prompt to choose the gender I was, the gender I was looking for, and the relationship type I wanted. Under the gender options, I had Male, Female, and "More..." Now, out of morbid curiosity, I clicked on "more..." just to see what bases they covered. And Oh my Giddy Aunt! Allow me to recite the list for you. We have (gigantic inhale) woman, man, agender, androgynous, bigender, Cis man, Cis woman, genderfuild, genergueer, gender nonconforming, hijra, intersex, non-binary, other, pangender, transfeminine, transgender, transmasculine, transsexual, trans man, trans woman, and two spirit.

Right now I'll tell you that my spell checker doesn't recognize half of those words. But what is all of that? What the sweet and salty Christ Crackers is "genderfluid"? Sounds like what ends up on your bed sheets afterwards (know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge). And two souls? That one actually confused me the most. What is it like a special snowflake way of saying split personality disorder?

Now, before you start sharpening your pitchforks, hear me out. You can go right ahead and gender identify as whatever you want as far as I'm concerned. You could say that you gender identify as a grilled cheese sandwich and I'll be all "good on ya, I hope you find a lovely bottle of ketchup someday". Equal rights for the LGBTQHΩI# community and all of that wonderful stuff. But come on guys, seriously! No option for Attack Helicopter? What do we have to do to get some progress made in this country? Well, I suppose that would be covered under "other" after all.

And with all of that said, I shall now assume the position of having my head between my knees and my ass in the air ready for a lynching.

EDIT: Well, I'm going to bed and I'm going to close down this thread so that I don't have to a billion social justice warriors telling me what a horrible person I am by morning. It's been fun everyone, love ya.
I realize that I'm over a week late for this thread to be topical. But then again , there's a difference between the New Years resolutions we keep and those we give up on after a few days. So, what are you doing to improve yourself this year?

Myself, I have been completely off energy drinks for about 4 months how (ironically, I have more energy now), and I am making a point to eat more freshly cooked meals at home rather than going to restaurants and eating bachelor chow. I'm not a good cook, but I can make things that are edible.
Presumably everyone here is an artist or some capacity or at the very least a fan of art. But who are the other artists in your family?

My mother is getting into oil painting these days, my step-father has always written poetry (even published a book of his poems), my sister knits dolls and stuff, and my youngest half-brother does these really macabre drawings that I am jealous of because he's never taken a professional art class yet his drawings are really good.
Yeah, so I came back from a big deployment at sea not too long ago. First night at home sleeping in my comfy bed and I am awoken at the wee hours of the morning because I'm sure that someone was getting stabbed to death outside. I guess that the people in the condo next door have an infant now... and it is a SCREAMER!!! And it wasn't just that one time, the damn thing shrieks ceaselessly every time it wakes up. I mean, what can I do? Knock on their door and tell them to turn their baby down? I guess all I can do really is vent on the internet like I'm doing now.


Ryan McCarty
Well, after spending a few years in art college, I tried to get into the animation industry. Realizing after a while that being an animator by far not the most stable career choice, I joined the navy. But my passion is still drawing and animation. I have a superhero comic called "Chillin' Civilians" that I've been working on for a number of years that I think you'll enjoy.
Just giving everyone a head's up, I won't be around very much for the next 3 months or so. Tomorrow I take a 14 hour flight to Australia where I will be meeting up with the HMCS Vancouver (my first ship, go figure) to join them on their current deployment, afterwards I will be posted to that ship. So yeah, I'll probably check in once in a while whenever we hit a port and I can get some wi-fi but I'm gonna be silent a lot until I return mid December.  But you know what? This is actually the lesser of two evils. Had I not been posted off of the Ottawa, I would be busting my ass and losing sleep doing workups at this very moment to get ready for a 6 month deployment in February of next year. This way, I am missing out on work ups, I'm only doing 3 months instead of 6, and I'm getting it out of the way now rather than later. The down side is that I will be missing out on Halloween for like the third year in a row now thanks to the military. Sigh... NEXT year, maybe. Well, it's late so I should go sleep in my nice big comfy bed one last time before I go. Toodles.


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lettersrecord Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
I recently got into Ruby and would like an idea for a character I have getting drawn, do you take commissions at the moment?
Didj Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Sure, I think I have time. Haven't done any commissions in a dog's age... you know what? Just this once, it's on the house. Keep in mind that whether or not I do the request is based on what the request actually is. So let's hear it.
Shiver-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Have you ever considered doing the Mane 6 as RWBY characters? I think you'd come up with super cool designs! 
Didj Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
huh, now there's an idea...
Shiver-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student General Artist
:D I look forward to seeing your designs, if they ever come to be
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