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When I say Everyone, I mean... by Afalstein
When I say Everyone, I mean...
Had to get this in before the Ant-Man movie.  The trailers disturb me--apparently the villain is "evil" for wanting to sell a weaponized super-power suit on the open market.  And since apparently he has it legally, either because he bought it out from the original creator (the Ant-Man suit) or produced his own copy (Yellow Jacket suit), the "hero" needs to steal it.

It's not the stealing I mind, it's the idea that the suit needs to be stolen to prevent common people from gaining super-powers.  Because if everyone suddenly had powers, that would be just AWFUL.  Except only governments and crime bosses would be able to afford it, so all it would mean is that the heroes would have some more crooks to contend with, and a lot more helpers to help them out.  It's sort of like saying "if you put guns on the open market, it's gonna be chaos."

This is a summation of the problem.  Pym tells Lang that he believes "everyone" deserves a second chance, then in the next breath, says that "everyone" absolutely cannot get superpowers.  And his first statement is kind of meaningless, since he's apparently watched Lang for some time, so Lang isn't exactly "everyone" to him.

Also!  This is here to advertise my new blog, which talks about this and many other problems I have with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or more properly the genre, as my brother points out, but they're especially evident in the MCU) afalsteinjdkloosterman.wordpre…

Check it out if you have time--I have book reviews and game reviews up there, as well as some deleted scenes from my fanfic, and hope to post more things in the future.
New Profile Pic--The Artistic Ogre by Afalstein
New Profile Pic--The Artistic Ogre
I decided that my old profile pic is pretty horrid, so I came up with a new one to replace it.  I aimed for something more colorful and humorous this time.  It's worth noting that this is probably one of the better renditions of my face,too... for once I didn't give myself a sharp chin or a jutting nose... I realized I really have a comically small nose.

Anyway.  This is more meant to be humorous than anything.  It's weird, I never really felt tall until I came to Texas, and now that everyone comments how tall I am, I'm starting to feel a little freakish.  Still. No reason why I can't get a few laughs out of it.
Rise of the Undead Kingdom BW version by Afalstein
Rise of the Undead Kingdom BW version
In some ways I like this better, as it's more unified, but in other ways it's harder to distinguish people, so I don't.
Rise of the Undead Kingdom by Afalstein
Rise of the Undead Kingdom
What if, instead of a bunch of badass survivalists, it was a gang of incredible nerds struggling to survive the zombie apocalypse?

The germ of this idea comes from Michonne, the black ninja character from the Walking Dead.  She's a great character, but that ninja katana she uses is actually pretty inferior to a medieval broadsword.  So I was reading it whilst en route to a rennaissance faire, and I thought--but what if it was a bunch of people who were at a Renn faire when the zombie apocalypse happened?  They'd have swords and bows and arrows and armor and basically they'd actually be surprisingly well-equipped to handle a zombie apocalypse.

So that's this.  A group that were at Canterbury Renn Faire in Oregon--hence the trees in the background--and actually were having a fake zombies-vs-knights battle when real zombies interrupted the performance.  We still have some badass survivalists in the group--Scott, on the far left, actually was just visiting the Renn faire and is kind of disgusted by the nerds he's been thrown up in, and Kevin and Joan--the black guy and tall girl--are both medieval reenactors who are really good at swordfighting.  But the rest of them, particularly Greg(ory the Great) in the front, are just typical nerds.

The other exception is Natalie, the red-haired girl in the front.  Her dad was killed at the Renn faire, and she hasn't said a word since.  The rest of the group keeps telling her that her dad is fine, and that they're playing some big medieval game--hence why they refer to each other with stage names--Gregory the Great, Joan the Whoreson, etc., etc.  But they're also doing it because, as geeks, they're scared out of their minds, and the best way they can deal with it is by sort of play-acting their way through the whole thing.

I'm not totally happy with this picture.  The original sketch wasn't bad, but the coloring made it pretty noisy, and while I tried to make it more unified in digital editing, I'm not wholly sure it worked.  But this is as good as it's ever going to get, so here it is.

I also have a black and white (ala Walking Dead) version that I'm planning to stick up in scraps…


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I really am WAY too busy to be spending time on this site, yet I am. Go figure.
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  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Playing: The Hobbit (PC)
  • Eating: Mac and Cheese
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Hoo boy, haven't done one of these for a while.  Three years, maybe?

Okay, so the big news I wanted to get out was this: I have a Xanga account.  I've been thinking to get a blog for some years, and enough people I know use Xanga already, so I thought it was time.  I'm a little disappointed--I'd hoped to provide links to my other accounts on there, and I can't find out how--but I think it should be fun.  If you guys are interested you can check it out here:

The other little tidbit of information is this: I'm not going to be around here so much.  Due to a combination of influences, chief of which is how much time I've wasted here, I'm going to attempt a self-inflicted ritual of only checking my DevART account on Thursdays.  Whether that'll work or not remains to be seen, but for the time being, don't be surprised if it takes me a while to get back to you.

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HetaliaXReader Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry is it ok if i say really quick that i absolutely love all your knd works? Im going through a bad spot in my life with my medical issues keeping me from seeing my friends  for the past year and reading your stuff is definitely helping me get through a super tough time! So thanks!
Afalstein Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
You may certainly say that!  I haven't done KND in a while (though all the fuss on Facebook over Numbuh vine is getting me excited again), but I still love the series, and it's such a pleasure to know you love it too!  I'm glad that you find my stories so fun, and also that they're helping you through your difficult times! (though sorry, obviously, to hear that times are so difficult for you).  Out of curiousity, do you mean my pictures here on Deviantart, or the fanfics that they're a part of?
HetaliaXReader Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sorry I took so long to get back to you! Real life stuff kept me from checking deviantart very often. Anyway, I was referring to your fanfiction. They were very well written and very interesting. Your character portrayal was on point and the dialogue was so well done that I could hear the characters voices in my head. I cant even count how many times Ive reread your fanfiction. Aftermath being my absolute favorite.
 Have you by any chance written anything new?  Ah, but if you havent I hope you dont feel like Im pressuring you
Also its a shame the knd thing ended up being a flop huh
Afalstein Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
The GKND teaser?  Yeah, in a way it is, though the teaser looked a little... dark for the lighthearted KND that I remember.  Then again, who am I to talk...

Written anything more for KND, you mean?  Nothing exclusively for them, though I did write a short one-shot crossover between NCIS and KND, which was definitely heavier on the KND side.  

If you mean fanfics in general... well...I've written a lot even  since March, you can find them all on my Fanfiction profile. I'm currently obsessed with Agents of SHIELD, which I crossed over with practically every fandom I thought would fit, including Phineas and Ferb (Oooh, a PnF/KND crossover would be hilarious...). But not much more of KND, recently.

Aftermath, in some ways, is still my favorite story. Not my most popular, but just more emotionally satisfying.  I feel it's my most resonant and well-written story, it has a tendency to really effect readers in a way my other stories simply don't.  I'm glad you love it as well.
cancerberus97 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Happy brthday, you mothefucker! keep working!

Afalstein Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
uh... thanks?  Will do.
Jadejj Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Happy Birthday :star:
Wowza48 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday
Poe-Face Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the watch! I really appreciate those comments you gave me. I think they're going to help a lot. Any further advice you can think of as I continue posting is very welcome. I am very much the student on this stuff right now! :)
Odilicious Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!:)
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