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Geisterstunde by Chibi-Nuffie

A skillfully painted piece! Although not as demonstrative in detail as some of your other paintings, the elements present are crisp and...

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Ah, it's another day at the beach for Bugs and friends! Since you've established yourself as an experienced Looney Tunes artist by now,...

Glitcher sends Epona to the glue factory....

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 15, 2014, 5:46 PM
  • Mood: Mortified
  • Listening to: The Alan Parsons Project
  • Reading: Sonic Universe #68
  • Watching: The Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Batman
  • Eating: Peri peri chicken
  • Drinking: Coke


I recently made a post on a Transformers site about what would be a good first toy for a fan's son or nephew. Some people questioned why the child should be a boy, stating that they can just as easily give a Transformer to a girl. I've met a few female TF fans before, but it's clear that the community is heavily populated by the male demographic. I began to wonder how many fans give Transformers to their daughters, and more importantly, whether or not it's the right thing to do.

It's not uncommon for parents to want their children to share the same interests. My own father tried to get me to play golf and spam my mix tapes with his own outdated selection. I don't blame him, but one thing I have doubts about is children going against gender-specific hobbies. If raising a girl on Transformers is okay, is it just as acceptable to raise a boy on Barbie dolls?

Last Spring, I read a news article about a schoolboy who was bullied for carrying a My Little Pony lunchbag. The series has its fair share of bronies, but if you're a boy wearing your love of ponies on your back at school, you're just asking for trouble. Going against the status quo can be a hazardous experience at a young age, and there's a danger children will grow up isolated because of their interests. I wonder how far parents should go to monitor their child's activities. Should parents restrict their hobbies to the appropriate gender, or should children be allowed to explore beyond social norms at the risk of embarrassment and bullying? Have you ever been conditioned by your own parents on what interests you should pursue?

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glitcher
Intrepid Mountaineer
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kicking around North London
Favourite genre of music: 80's rock. Legends never die! *doffs hat to 80's flag*
Favourite photographer: Uh.... I'll get back to you on this one. Stay tuned, folks!
Favourite style of art: Does the luminous, plasticised style of "Tron" count?
Operating System: Windows 7 on a 1.7Ghz crashable laptop
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Armour-piercing shells
Wallpaper of choice: You don't want to know....
Skin of choice: Human. It sticks to my flesh better.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny. What's up, doc?
Personal Quote: I never make the same mistake twice, but I always make every mistake once.
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:iconcleverfox101:
CleverFox101 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Oh ym god your art Is freaking Fabulous! Keep up the good work ouo
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:iconakessel92:
akessel92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hey glitch thoughts on the sonic boom games? 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, they're not out in Europe yet. Second, I don't have a console on which to play them.
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:iconakessel92:
akessel92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Well I must say when they do curb your loins.
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it makes any difference, I shared my thoughts on the first episode of the show.
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The-Skyward-Wolfman Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2014  New member Student Artist
HEy glitcher
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:iconsouthparkartist135:
SouthParkArtist135 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
glitcher... I was wondering how many commissions you have left until you can do mine and can you commission me because I need points if you have any well I just want someone to commission me please...?
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still very busy at work. I might have time for more DA commissions later next month, but there are other people who have been waiting longer than you. Anyway, I don't really commission other artists, sorry. Why don't you make a presentable price sheet like this to grab people's attention?
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:iconakessel92:
akessel92 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
comicbook.com/2014/10/23/exclu…
you weren't far off. 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads-up, but I think I'll avoid scrutinizing those pages until I read the whole story.
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