Jul. 28th, 2017 09:02 am
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 Remember, it is illegal for a nation to occupy territories they have captured in wartime, and displace the indigenous population. At some point, the war is supposed to end, but the extreme right-wing in Israel wants there to be perpetual war, it is a way to gain territory, but also to keep their own people in line in increasing orthodoxy and lack of democracy. 

The US gives billions in aid to Israel with no strings, even as we cut social services to our own people, we spend more on Israel’s defense than the Israeli’s themselves. And Israel per capita is one of the richest nations in the world.

 If the US even slowed aid, so that it determined how it was spent, even in this small degree, Israel would have to begin to faithfully negotiate with Palestinians. 

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karadin patreon weekly sketch 

Each week I will draw a sketch based on Patron Prompts! This is your only chance to commission something from me! Polling starts at the 5 dollar level.

This month the finish color artwork ‘Lily of the Valley’ was taken from the Patron prompt for Nude Sunbathing.  

(this week we have two sketches because the second is a multifigure historic au)

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 No one can tell you what to post, or how to post, on behalf of themselves or other people.

If your own space isn't where you can express yourself where is it possible? Very particularly on topics like politics, race, sex or art. 

Of course anyone who finds something offensive is free to not follow, no harm no foul, but if your followers are adults, they don't need the internet screened on their behalf, they can make their own decisions.
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 Ultra Q
UltraMan 1966
UltraSeven 1967
UltraMan Jack 1971
UltraMan Ace 1972
UltraMan Taro  1973
UltraMan Leo 1974
UltraMan Anime 1979
UltraMan Zearth
UltraMan Tiga
UltraMan Dyna
UltraMan Gaia
UltraMan Nice
UltraMan Neos
UltraMan Cosmos
UltraQ: Dark Fantasy 2004
UltraMan Nexus 2004
UltraMan Max 2005
UltraMan Mebius 2006
UltraSeven X

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 The auction is for STONY TRUMPS HATE - Stony being the Steve and Tony pairing in the Avengers Marvel fandom!

All proceeds will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center or another charity on a list you can select from such as Planned Parenthood, the Trayvon Martin Society, etc.

Steve Rogers Pinup Bodypillowcase
artwork by Karadin
image printed on both sides*
Steve is dressed in a star spangled union suit on one side
and nude on the other
100% washable polyester with satin feel
vivid colors
finished seams
hidden zipper closure
fits 20 x 54 US size pillow - not included…

Auction Link!…
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 I baked scones, the quiche is in the oven, I went outside and picked lily of the valley (my fave flower) that grows along the west side of my house that the original owner planted.

There's coffee, and I have champange and orange juice in the fridge (it was leftover from easter brunch) 

I'm browsing tumblr, so far it's a good morning.

and before I go to work, I should have some of that yummy male burlesque my patrons requested at my Patreon!

Happy Mother's Day - if you have kids, have pets, or are the 'mom' friend.

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 When I first got out of college and was working toward a career as an illustrator, I was concerned about ‘what would sell.’ And believe me, i had a ton of suggestions from friends and family and teachers and clients, but what I liked to draw were male pinups.

Fast forward fifteen years, to when I’m getting invited to show at feminist sci-fi conventions. While people assume that the largest audience I sell to is gay men, it’s women who buy more than anyone else. My spouse sighs at ‘more naked guys’ but a) they sell and b) - more importantly, I love to draw them, and it’s not a difficultly to think up different designs and at the same time push my abilities forward with anatomy or background or coloring, etc.

Steve and Bucky in different versions of their suits, proceeds go to the Center Orlando. FL for LGBTQA rights.

I hated ‘wristing’ for other companies as a day job as an artist, I had no mental creative energy to do my own work, so I found jobs doing design-related work, like interiors, floral design, a production designer, and now I work in an art gallery .

Now at this gallery i met an artist who makes fairy wings, (x) and the people at the gallery scoffed at what she makes (and what I make too to be honest, not in a mean way, but you know, thinking we could use our obvious skills to do more ‘serious’ work) but Doo said to me, “I used to make all kinds of art, I did the art crawls, the shows, and nothing sold, but I make the wings and people LOVE them.” She has a shop out at our Renaissance Fair and can make enough in a summer to live on all year, and she just branched out to the Pride Festival.

She tells me I could sell a ton at the Ren Fest too, but I don’t think the superhero pinups would be the thing for that locale (the gallery has taught me that you have to have the right item at the right venue), while I do some ‘fantasy’ art  the pinups are the thing I want to do now. 

I guess the point is, make what makes you happy, you can do anything else, but you won’t be happy, you won’t like what you make. Who cares if it’s fanart based, or something you think is strange and no one will get it, with a worldwide audience online, there is someone out there who will dig your work, so get it out there. Be yourself.

The other suggestion is, you have to spend at least as much time promoting as you do creating these days. People’s attention spans are short and often they consume your art in a glance, with no need to buy an art print, but they will grab a tee shirt or a mug (or if you are lucky, a bodypillowcase)  for merch for male pinups on bodypillowcases

Doo’s Wingalings

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 You can freeze pancakes, allow them to freeze on a baking sheet in the freezer, then wrap and place in a plastic baggy - only 60 secs in the microwave to re-heat.

If you are out of syrup, you can melt jam in the microwave or a small saucepan

Most store brands of syrup are colored and flavored corn syrup, I’ve found if you use real maple syrup, you use less because of the stronger flavor.

Roll a small pancake around a cooked breakfast sausage for a meal on the go

make a pancake sandwich, try spreading nutella between two layers, or peanut butter and fresh sliced bananas.

For kids, instead of cutting pancake into smaller bites with a knife, it’s much easier to use kitchen shears (scissors) when the pancakes are cold, then reheat pieces in the microwave.

Make easy shapes by using metal or silicon cookie cutters, set in pan and fill half way with batter, spray with non-stick cooking spray first. Go free form/create letters by using a squeeze bottle with a narrow tip. For different colors simply separate batter into different bowls and add food coloring to each one.

When making pancakes, remember if you add fruit or chocolate chips or bacon bits, pour your batter into the hot pan first, and when you are almost ready to flip, add the extras.(if you add extras to batter, while you wait to pour, they will all sink to the bottom of the bowl) 

lactose intolerant? Replace milk with soy milk or almond milk, vegan? replace egg and milk with a smashed ripe banana.

For fluffier pancakes, separate the eggs in the recipe, yolks in the batter - egg whites out. Whip the whites until they are fluffy, then fold into the batter, allow to sit for 15 min while prepping your pan for cooking.

Make pouring easier by putting batter into a tall plastic bottle, you can also cap the bottle and place in fridge if you want to finish cooking your pancakes later.

Make pancake bites by pouring batter into a mini-muffin tin, bake at 400degrees for 6-8 min, fill cups 2/3 full, leaving room for batter to expand - oh and spray with non-stick cooking spray before you fill up.

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1/3 cup butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 whole egg

6 tablespoons tart orange marmalade

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp double acting baking powder

Preheat oven to 375

Beat butter until soft and add in sugar gradually until mixture is light and creamy, beat in the egg, and the marmalade.

Sift the flour, and resift with the baking powder, then stir the flour mix into the marmalade mix, if dough is too wet, add more flour. Mine was the consistency of cake batter, holding a shape.

Drop the batter from a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet, making sure to space between cookies. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until just turning brown at the edges and no longer wet ontop.

Recipe says you'll get 48 2-inch cookies, I got about half that of slightly larger and thicker cookies.

My cookies had more of a cake consistency, not very sweet, and great with tea or coffee. I imagine if the batter were a little more runny you'd have a wider flatter cookie that would be a little more crisp.

No Caps

Mar. 2nd, 2017 10:33 am
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all of the Hot Topics around me are out of the Captain America First Avenger Funko pop, I was waiting for a delivery and couldn’t leave home. Ah well, sometimes when I can’t find exclusives in US, they sell on overseas websites.

*edit, fb252 came through for me and grabbed me the last one available at her local Hot Topic, but they do have them available at Popcultura, a Aussie online shop, and even with shipping, probably less than ebay.


Feb. 23rd, 2017 04:03 am
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happy birthday to my twin today
happy birthday to my twin today
happy birthday to my wombmate
happy birthday to you!
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Bucky is my Sweetheart, he can be yours too! This image is available on throw pillows, comfy blankets and cool comforters, you can snuggle with him all year round, Karadin’s Society6 Shop!

do not remove notes, please do not repost, reblog!

thank you!
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4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt

1 tablespoon Monin Rose Syrup
1 tablespoon Monin Violet Syrup
2 drops red food color for rose
2 drops blue food color and 1 drop red for violet
20 oz to 1 lb dipping chocolate wafers milk or dark chocolate

(if you get the small pots of Bakers dipping chocolate I used 3)

powdered sugar or cornstarch
candied rose and violet petals optional
small paper cups

heavy 4 qt saucepan
candy thermometer
basting brush and cup water
large glass pyrex dish (9 x 13) or marble slab
wooden spoon or large square metal scraper/spatula
plastic wrap
wax paper

This recipe makes almost 100 chocolates, you can always save half the fondant in the freezer for another batch with different flavorings. Just cut syrup to 2 teaspoons for each half of the remaining portion)

*note, another type of rose or violet flavor may be stronger than the Monin syrup (like an oil) so adjust accordingly.

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It's the year of the Rooster!
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You know what…
Take my $1.37… I want my PBS.
Take my $.46… I am all for federal funding of art programs.
Take my $.46… I love my museums, colleges, and libraries.
Take my $.11… I support developing minority businesses.
Take my $.66… I am for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Take my $1.60… I want us to export more goods overseas.
Take my $0.43… I would like to see more American manufacturing.
Take my $0.88… I think community policing needs vast improvement.
Take my $1.48… I support programs for women.
Take my $1.55… I believe in due process for all.
Take my $0.48… We need a civil rights division in the justice department.
Take my $0.38… I think we need to defend our Mother Earth.
Take my $0.03… I know more work needs to be done for climate change.
Take my $8.95… because we need more sustainable energy.
Take my $2.71… we should reduce our carbon footprint.
If saving these programs means I’m out $22.36 a year, I’m good with contributing my $.07 a day to save American jobs and these federal programs.

The Speech

Jan. 20th, 2017 11:18 am
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I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others’ happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say “Do not despair.” The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Charlie Chaplin 'the Great Dictator'
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