“When I did Kindred, I really had had this experience in college that I talk about all the time, of this Black guy saying, “I wish I could kill all these old Black people that have been holding us back for so long, but I can’t because I have to start with my own parents.” That was a friend of mine. And I realized that, even though he knew a *lot* more than I did about Black history, it was all cerebral. He wasn’t feeling any of it. He was the kind that would have killed and died, as opposed to surviving and hanging on and hoping and working for change. And I thought about my mother, because she used to take me to work with her when she couldn’t get a baby sitter and I was too young to be left alone, and I saw her going in the back door, and I saw people saying things to her that she didn’t like but couldn’t respond to. I heard people say in her hearing, “Well, I don’t really like colored people.” And she kept working, and she put me through school, she bought her house—all the stuff she did. I realized that he didn’t understand what heroism was. That’s what I want to write about: when you are *aware* of what it means to be an adult and what choices you have to make, the fact that maybe you’re afraid, but you still have to act.”—Octavia Butler (via datadrudge)
i already loved octavia butler, but this makes me love her more
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, fall TV is in full effect and Comic Con is back in New York. If there’s a soft spot in your heart for all things sci-fi, fantasy and anime, you’re probably familiar with the magic of Comic Con. It’s that special time of…
im redesigning the main character in chronicles.
i noticed some inconsistencies in the art, and it didnt flow right. initially i wanted it to be quick, but i think i want a more polished look…i hate that im so picky sometimes.