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What would you like to see me post on The Eighth Sea? 

4 deviants said More character designs!
4 deviants said All of the above!
2 deviants said A huge pitch video explaining what The Eighth Sea is in painful detail and why it's so important to me!
1 deviant said More videos!
1 deviant said Character Bios!


Crisis averted! I'm not quiting! False alarm!

Okay so here's what happened. I'm affected by the art I see. I'm not the best artist on dA or in any capacity but I try to do the best I can on any piece of work that I post here. I welcome constructive criticism from those who are willing to give it. But the point is I try. I try to do something different with my writing and my character designs.

You may notice that the majority of my characters are either non-human or when they are human they are mostly POC. I try to not follow too closely the conventional tropes of any genre and when I am forced to write something familiar I try to subvert it in some way. All of this is because I like stories and characters that are different. I like when the main characters are POC with unique backstories instead of the over used white guy with a five o'clock shadow and a dark/sad/criminal/mysterious past. I like stories that have characters who are well developed and function like real people.

Stories and settings that break the conventions of their genre are a delight to read, watch, and play. It can be something small like a sci-fi story where every alien species is as diverse as the human race instead of being monolithic. As long as it shows some effort to defy common Hollywood/comic logic I will give it a shot.

So when I see a film where everything is a cliche,  where the characters all fall into tired old archetypes, and where everything is done for the sake of style and flash it gets to me. When the film is so subtely racist that it doesn't even realize it then it offends me. When the violence is so grotesquely over the top and glorified it sickens me. I'm not contractually allowed to say what this film is yet but I assure you a review will be posted as soon as I am permitted to post it. The sad thing is that this film will be hugely successful and is already getting great reviews.

Seeing this made me question myself. If all it takes to entertain people is a rehash of things they've seen before, if a reference to something else passes for a clever joke, if over the top violence is all it takes to astound the masses then why am I trying?

Because I need to. I need to do it for myself because I want to be better. Futile though it may be I will keep trying to do something different. Others have done it and I will draw my inspiration from them. No quitting, not anymore.
  • Mood: Optimism

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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Somewhere in Los Angeles
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Wagnerian Rock
Favourite style of art: Don't have one, I like to explore.
Operating System: Both Windows and Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4
Favourite cartoon character: Bill O'Reilly
Personal Quote: Where is my pencil?



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Cabtoonist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
"Andros, listen to me. It is your duty as a Power Ranger to save the universe. Now is the time."
— Zordon's last words
Djake Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey there,

I just dropped in to say: welcome to :iconblackartsociety: ! We're looking forward to seeing more of you.

Cabtoonist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
here ya go, this will make ya smile,…
Cabtoonist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
"May the power protect you."
OsaekomiMax Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But the power is mine...or so Captain Planet told me. 
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
....happy birthday to you sir...=3
OsaekomiMax Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I'm on fire!
OsaekomiMax Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
ei9 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
awesome stuff that you got here Max, You have won me over as an brand new fan in me. Keep doing what you been doing homeboy and Happy Birthday as well!
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