dungeonmaster11 asked: Hey, Racquel? JSYK, I'm VERY sorry about the continued delays with getting that description of the commission to you, and not only will I have the answer to you by tomorrow (or rather, later today), but I also plan on buying a copy of your Heroes and Bandits (by the way, do those extra things mentioned in the post only come when you go for the 'buy two get one free' deal, or does it apply to buying a single copy as well?). Also, I know this is late, but Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)
Eek, I almost forgot about your thank-you-for-getting-me-a-DA-subscription-commission! @0@ And yes, let me know what you’d like! If you’d have told me sooner, I’d have it done by now.. but because of the holiday season, I’m sorry to say that it may take a little while…. But you will more than likely receive final full colored drawing before the end of the year. :)
Also: THANKS! I’m glad to hear that you’re interested in my comic, too. And to answer your question: The extra goodies come with any and every purchase of comic! :D
despicableplankton asked: I'm doing some holiday art gifts for people. Is there anything you'd like me to draw for ya?
Whaaat! Well depends on what you like to draw… I’ve got my Heroes&Bandits (http://rocky-o.deviantart.com/art/HB-Ch01-pg02-377992150) characters whom I’d LOVE TO SEE in any sort of style you draw!! :]
But if you prefer something other than gothic country silly-ness, I’ve got my ponysona, “Rockie” the geode miner.. (http://rocky-o.deviantart.com/art/Rockie-the-My-Little-Pony-353173174)
And if you don’t like ponies, I’m always up for seeing my long-time character, Anma Masakari (http://rocky-o.deviantart.com/art/Anma-Redux-288805303) from my failed comic project, Copy Cat Anma. She’s got LOTS of blonde hair. She’s a tough, but sweet girl who knows how to fight like Ranma, or pilot a mecha, or be a magical school girl. (she was designed to fit into any genre of anime… Um, long story.)
But really, I’m not sure! Surprise me!!! ^_^
A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?”
The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing.
“But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all.
“Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks.
“Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee.
“No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare.”"
The Red Road
If you are interested in hearing a Native American perspective on the mascot issue, this is an excerpt from “Wolf at Twilight” by Kent Nerburn.
(from Lee Deranger)