Thursday, August 31, 2006

Keith Olbermann taking out the trash

One of the very few reasons why I miss cable TV.

Video link at Crooks and Liars.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cartoonist Traitor

A Canadian cartoonist is participating in an Iranian anti-semite cartoon contest (obviously, it's not me).

Remember the big fuss over the Danish Mohammed cartoon? At the time, the Iranian government had organized a cartoon contest on the theme of the Holocaust. The Islamists wanted to answer the critics who said some Muslims we're taking these cartoons too seriously. So like all fundamentalist dumbasses, they thought, if we went apeshit, the Westerners will go apeshit too if we do the same thing. That's moral relativism. But anyway, who gives a shit about their stupid contest, right? Who is going to enter a contest aimed at testing the boundaries of Freedom of Speech, organized by a regime that kills, tortures and jails people who express free thoughts and dissent.

Well a Canadian named Marc Pageau entered the contest. He's the only Canadian cartoonist who participated and is now getting shit over it. I will let my bias be shown from the start, I think he's an idiot. But it gets worse when you look into his motivation.
Quoted here are Marc Pageau's own words, from this Sequential interview.
"I wanted to be part of it for sure! And I sincerely thought a lot of Canadian cartoonists would enter it. You can't imagine how surprised I was to realize, seeing the list of participants at the end of last May, that I am the lone Canadian to participate! Even some United-staters enter it!!!
Why not Canadians? What's wrong? Negative prejudices?"

Jeez, ever get that weird feeling when you jump off a bridge, turn around and notice nobody's jumping with you? If you're bright, that's when you realize you just fucked up. If you're not, you'll just go in denial and ask yourself "why aren't they jumping too? That means they're all wrong and I'm right!" And let the denial begin!
Some will say I am stupid, because Iran is the #1 enemy of the United States! Come on! Since the beginning of the Iraq war, everybody is the enemy of the United States, even Canada!
The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Is that it? Just because Bush fucked up with his War on Terror doesn't mean every enemy regime is a product of American propaganda.

When people get angry at me for a cartoon, I'm sure that is because they recognize their own stupidity in it and they don't like it! And when they are angry enough to [notify me], the most often message is insults and personal attacks, always done anonymously! They usually don't have the balls to sign it with their true name... How courageous!

Here Pageau tries to smudge the debate, because he just doesn't get it. He thinks we are angry because of his cartoon. This isn't about his cartoon. It's a pretty shitty cartoon anyway.
The problem is his participation to the contest. A contest held by the Iranian regime. He entered a contest that is really a propaganda coup by a bunch of Islamist totalitarians. Either Marc didn't understand what he was doing out of ignorance, or he thinks he's smarter than he really is and thought he could play with the Iranians. Or both...

And the reason why I think he's ignorant is again from his own words.
It seems that it is almost criminal these days in America to express publicly sincere opinions about the forever war in the Middle-East...

Seriously, as much as I've criticized the American government, that is simply not true. Just the other day, Joe Scarborough, popular conservative pundit was asking on MSNBC if Bush is an idiot.
More of the same bullshit:
So, anti-Semitic, a cartoon contest organized by Arabs? They seem to be Semites themselves.

The Iranian regime cannot be anti-semite because the Iranians are semites themselves??? This is one of the most retarded excuse I've ever read. Is he that naive? The KKK is Christian, but that doesn't prevent them from hating Catholics. Does he really doubt the fact that the Iranian government is anti-semite? He doesn't have to buy the neo-con argument that Iran represents our doom (I sure don't). But realistically, how can anyone outside Iran claim that they don't hate Jews? The same goes for all the Islamist fundamentalist. An Egyptian tv station even made a docu-drama on the Protocol of the Elders of Zion, as if it was historically true. Practically all extremists hate Jews, all of them. You don't have to be an historian to know that.

If I draw a cartoon mocking or criticizing the stupidity of the Foreign Policy of the United States, I am anti-American. If I draw a cartoon mocking or criticizing the stupidity of Foreign Politic of Israel, I am anti-Semitic.
Here the problem is nobody called him an anti-semite. That's a strawman. Marc likes to play the victim card. He's not an anti-semite, but he entered a contest held by anti-semites, on a subject that is really close to anti-semitism. Dude, if you don't want to be associated with the KKK, take off the fucking hood! Bitching about how you're not racist does nothing when you're giving these guys legitimacy. If he wanted to draw his cartoon, he was free to do so, publish it on his website. But he didn't have to enter the contest. THAT's where he crossed the line.

Can you imagine if you were an Iranian cartoonist, not allowed to speak your mind against the government? Then come this Canadian, who enjoys more freedom than you, and enter a contest wily-nily organized by your government, the same government that oppresses you. A contest this government will use to oppress you even more.
Marc Pageau doesn't want to be subject to personnal attacks. But you know what this Iranian cartoonist would tell you?

Fan Expo 3 Day Pass

I have an extra Exhibitor pass I don't need for the Fan Expo this weekend in Toronto (I was given two and my friend can't come). It's the equivalent of a 39$ all-access 3 day pass. For 10$ it's yours. Contact me as soon as you can if you're interested.

Idiot-proof pornography

Some people are having a discussion over at Hentai Quest on how to improve the forum.
One guy makes a 'brilliant' suggestion:
Can you guys do something about those banners? When someone comes near my computer, they'll know im on a porn website instantly. I know the banners are needed to keep this site alive, so can you move them?

I ask the guy if he's kidding.
It's a porn forum. If there's people stupid enough to surf here when and where they're not supposed to, I don't think we should accomodate them.
I'm just making a suggestion, you decide to agree with it or not, i'm not forcing you to do whatever I say. I just thought it was a good idea since theres adults who have children they're taking care of and a wife they don't want to piss off.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Debate: Ahmadinejad vs. Bush

On Hullabaloo:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged US President George W. Bush to televised debate.In a news conference, Ahmadinejad condemned the US and British role in the world since World War II but made no direct mention of the international nuclear confrontation.

“I suggest holding a live TV debate with Mr. George W. Bush to talk about world affairs and the ways to solve those issues,” he said.

A debate between Ahmadinejad and Bush would be like watching the Special Olympics. Whoever wins is still a retard.

Monday, August 28, 2006

New fanarts from Laur, Uber and Rachel

Fanarts from Laur,
Rachel and another.

(can't post thumbnails, Blogger is fucked) 

Friday, August 25, 2006

Is your forum getting spammed?

The Miss Dynamite forum has lately been plagued with fake registrations from Spambots.

The one responsible for this new spambot program is this guy
(I'm not linking so he can't trackback to me with Google).

From his FAQ:
2. Isn't your software a spamming one? I hate spam!

No, our software is not a spamming one. That is because it mostly posts to the topics related to the message that you send, and where all kinds of advertising are permitted: "Flood", "Off topic", "Flame", "Adverts" and such. Spam - is sending lots of unsolicited and unasked-for information by e-mail, ICQ and the like. The laws of Russia and many other countries forbid only spamming through e-mails.
Oh fuck you! You know very well you can SPAM a forum too. I hope the Russian Mafia gets to rape you with a fucking Kalashnikov! Asshole...

I'm gonna contact Paypal to tell them this spammer is using their logo on his website.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Toronto Fan Expo Sept. 1, 2, 3!

Shit, I almost forgot to post about this.

As with the years before, I will have a table in Artist Alley of the Toronto Fan Expo (because, you know, I'm not good enough to get invited...).

I will be selling:
Miss Dynamite Special Edition
Faster, Dynamite! Kill! Kill! part 1
Faster, Dynamite! Kill! Kill! part 2
NEW! Sex Sells (pinup sketchbook)
A variety of framed color prints
Miss Dynamite and hentai originals

So don't throw your money away on Transformer toys and Pokémon cards. :-p

Show hours are:
Friday Sept. 1
14:00 @ 21:00 - 2pm to 9pm

Saturday Sept. 2
10:00 @ 19:00 - 10am to 7pm

Sunday Sept. 3
11:00 @ 18:00 - 11am to 6pm

The train is too expensive this year, so it's gonna be a 12 hours bus ride... x_X

Friday, August 18, 2006

Miss Dynamite XX is here!!!

You can watch Miss Dynamite XX here, but please don't forget to vote on Newgrounds!

The previous episode exists only in manga. The beginning of the animation is a recap of that manga. -- You don't have to read it to understand -- You can read that manga here.

After 6 months of work (not full time, but still) here's episode 20, Sister Dynamite. I hope you like it, because I'm not about to try something that crazy for a while. Animating in frame-by-frame is a lot of work and is terribly boring. Sure, it might look cool, but I'm not doing that again unless I got a studio working for me. I'm going back to full tweens in the next episode, Old School limited animation Miss Dynamite!

Random comments: I reveal who the cloaked figure in episode VIII was (think way back). I think Kagome and Mizura really help sell the fight scene with their kung-fu voice acting. Yes, there is an Easter Egg. To understand the preloader, search "leekspin" on Wikipedia. If the animation is too slow on old PCs, set the quality to "low". The next episode should be ready in a month. I can't answer them all, but I read all your reviews, so thanks in advance.

Please feel free to comment here, by e-mail or on Newgrounds.

*SPOILERS* In case you really don't get it, Eva is converted to Catholicism by the Pope and his Jesus power. Beyond that, I'm sure what else I can explain, it's just an excuse for a fight.

Just a small bug

Episode XX will be online in a few minutes! 

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Miss Dynamite XX Coming Out Tomorrow!

Fall for the hype, spread the word!
This Friday, August the 18th 2006, at 8pm Advanced Eastern Time, 20:00, after a 6 months wait, Miss Dynamite XX aka Sister Dynamite!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Miss Dynamite SMS

You should be able to view Miss Dynamite animations on your cellphone using this SMS service.
I plan on making the rest of the episodes available.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Miss Dynamite XX Coming Out Friday!

This Friday, 8pm Eastern Time
Miss Dynamite XX: Sister Dynamite

Monday, August 07, 2006

Old anime episodes back on

Back when I started posting animations, I had the idea of uploading them only on Newgrounds. When the episodes were both on Newgrounds (NG) and on my site, I used to only get half the votes. But with the animations exclusively on NG, people were more likely to vote and get me a good score on the NG Portal.

Now I don't see why I still need to do that with the old episodes. And since bandwidth doesn't seem to be an issue for now, the Miss Dynamite episodes can be seen again on Although *grin* with a big Google ad banner. At least there's no pop-ups like on NG and the money goes directly to me.

Now I haven't figured out what to do the next time I release a new episode. Do I still put it exclusively on NG and get a higher ranking, getting more hits on my site and perhaps more revenues. Or do I release it both on NG and my website, hoping I'm known enough on NG to do well without tricks and get more revenues from the banner fixed with a new episode.

I'm so bad at marketing.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

A dumb & dumber President

Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.

In his new book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created A War Without End, Galbraith, the son of the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, claims that American leadership knew very little about the nature of Iraqi society and the problems it would face after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

A year after his "Axis of Evil" speech before the U.S. Congress, President Bush met with three Iraqi Americans, one of whom became postwar Iraq’s first representative to the United States. The three described what they thought would be the political situation after the fall of Saddam Hussein. During their conversation with the President, Galbraith claims, it became apparent to them that Bush was unfamiliar with the distinction between Sunnis and Shiites.

Galbraith reports that the three of them spent some time explaining to Bush that there are two different sects in Islam — to which the President allegedly responded, "I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!"
RAW Story

Wow, dumb...

Catholics and protestants, in the US? I thought they were all Christians.

new fanarts

New fanart from Kiki and Kanuto

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What a nice summer

With this kind of weather nearly every single day...

In bonus, a sleepy Blackie.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

No rent raise this year

When I got an abusive rent hike last spring, I filled the refusal papers and sent them to the landlord. When you do that, it's the landlord's responsability to go to the government housing board for arbitration (la Régie du Logement). But I didn't get any asnwers. All I know is he got the letter because it was registered mail and I have his signature on the invoice.

Then, last month, the janitor who always picks up the cheque knocks on my door. I give him a cheque and he asks if it's at the new price. I tell him it ain't, that I refused the raise and the landlord knows about it. The janitor gets angry, tells me I can't do this. "Oh yes I can". He first tries to deal with me, just write half the raise on the cheque and we won't talk about it. That's illegal, I'm not gonna do that. Besides, it's the landlord's responsability to go to the housing board if he's not happy. He tells me the housing board has no say in this matter. Bullshit! The Régie du Logement is fucking GOD in any housing matter because all the landlords fear its wrath! Then, since that didn't work, the janitor tells me he's trying to avoid me all the paper work. Hahaha! Well you're too good for me bud, I've already filled all my paperwork months ago. One little sheet of paper, with one case to check and one line to sign. That was a lot of work, phew! And again, it's the landlord's responsability blablabla... So the janitor takes the cheques and goes away. Obviously the landlord didn't inform him of anything. He's the fucking janitor anyway, 'the fuck he knows?

Today, the janitor comes back to pick this month's cheque. It's like nothing happend. We have a  conversation, he's all smiling, small talk, he takes the cheque, bye! Attitudes change when you know you can't skrew someone.

So I guess I won my case or I would have heard about it since then. The landlord probably did nothing when he received the refusal papers, so it's case closed. He knew I was gonna win anyway, so he didn't bother to try.

Eat shit you goddamn crooks!