brendala: (magical me)



I drew this a few years ago and just recently dug it out of an old sketch book and inked it.

This comic was thrown together after a funny incident where I stopped at the grocery store to get some “girlie products” and this very young male clerk (who was stocking a shelf in an adjacent aisle) suddenly felt the need to get all helpful with me.

I don’t think he was trying to be creepy. He seemed to genuinely want to help. But talking to a male in THAT particular aisle is just weird and uncomfortable. So I told him I was on my way out, moved away from there, and didn’t grab the girlie stuff I came in for until he had wandered into another section.

So, yeah, note to any dudes reading this. Chicks NEVER want to spark up a conversation when shopping for feminine products. EVER! So don’t try it!

brendala: (NRA lola)
So, I had lunch with my sister today and she told me about this awful incident that happened while she was walking with friends at San Diego Comic Con. And I'm posting it here just to verify that it's true and to let all my con-going buddies (specifically, the women) know to avoid this asshole like the plague.

My friend Jimmy (who also witnessed this) did a write up about it on his Tumblr. So I'll just paste his account here (and add emphasis where neccessary):

Kevin Brueck: Comic Con villain

On July 25th, my friends and I were walking down the street towards some place to have lunch during the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014. A man stops us, asking my cosplayer friend to do a quick interview for his documentary on cosplaying. Which is a common project for filmmakers who attend the con. She signed a release form for the documentary and was ready for the interview.

But once the camera started recording, the host opens up shouting “I’M HERE WITH ONE OF THE COMIC CON SKANKS!” and then continues on with a line of sexually harassing questions. My friend flipped him off and stormed away. The host followed her, continuing on with his questions.

At this point, her friends (including me) surround the guy with a onslaught of obscenities. He explains that it’s just a “prank” and then asks for her to sign a “real” release form. Not only does she refuse, but demands to get the form she signed back. He tells her “no” and then when asked why not, he answers with, “because I said so”.

So I asked him for his name and the name of the youtube channel he works on. He tells me “Kenny Burns” and that he works for youtube.com/pranks.

But that was a lie.

I found out that the name of this disgusting human being is Kevin Brueck and that he has filmed quite a few SDCC related prank videos where he terrorizes cosplayers for youtube.com/break.

This is such a disgusting trend. These cosplayers work long hours and spend an obscene amount of money to make their costume and show it off at SDCC. All of that effort put towards this one weekend out of the year will forever be tarnished by the memory of being humiliated and harassed by this horrible individual.

In one of his videos, he disguises himself as representative of the convention and scares cosplayers with a phony copyright infringement fine.

He needs to be stopped. I want his videos taken off of youtube and I want him to banned from the site as well as SDCC. Please share this story to whatever sites you think would be willing to help us shut down the continuing career of Kevin Brueck, a Comic Con villain!

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brendala: (magical me)
I'm thinking this might become a series...

First up: "Humor Fails"



Artist's notes:
More scribbles under the cut... )
brendala: (Black icon)
So...a while back I made a tribute post to Carl Steven (the actor who played Freddy in A Pup Named Scooby Doo). Turns out he died in 2011 at the age of 37. Finding out that a guy with so much talent (he helped re-define Fred's character when he was only 12-years-old) died so young made me very sad. So I thought it would be nice to post something to express how much I admired his work.

I didn't think anything of it until today. When Carl's mom left a comment on the page saying that she loved the picture and thought it was a great tribute to her son.
....yeah. When I saw that comment, I almost burst into tears.

It never even occurred to me that one of his family members might see that post (if it had, I would have drawn it better). And it just blows me away that his mother not only saw it, but actually liked it and felt compelled to let me know.

I guess this goes to show that you can NEVER predict what kind of impact your work will have once you put it on the internet for all the world to see. Even if said work is just a piece of Scooby Doo fanart expressing your love for a 20-year-old kiddie cartoon.


In case you missed the original post, here's the picture:
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This gofundme page was set up to help a single mother whose infant son was brutally assaulted while he was at his babysitter's house.


Sadly, Lukas passed away over the weekend. And his mother made the brave decision to donate his organs so other kids can get a second chance at life. I'm putting this out there in the hopes that Lukas' family can raise the money to cover funeral expenses and allow his mother to take some time off work to grieve and be with her family.


brendala: (sad lina)

So, my desktop computer refuses to turn on (I'm currently using the old laptop that I gave to my mom a few months back). And, like a dumbass, I've been lazy about backing my stuff up on the external hard drive lately. So, if I can't at least retrieve the files from it, a TON of scanned drawings/photos/etc are going to be lost.

So, I just thought I'd ask anyone who might be tech savvy and/or has had this problem before what's up. Maybe I can at least troubleshoot this myself before I shell out cash for professional help.
I have a buddy who is a computer whiz; but it's hard to coordinate our schedules to get together and I don't want to wait too long before trying something. I also heard that a dude who handles the servers at my work might have a side business doing this sort of thing; so hopefully that pans out.

I just REALLY hope I don't have to resort to Best Buy's Geek Squad. In my experience, they tend to be inexperienced kids at best and and outright shysters at worst. >_<

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Like the one before it, this comic is based on stuff that has actually happened to me. You'd be surprised how many complete strangers will compliment my hair and then immediately tell me that it's my freakin' civic duty to chop it all off for charity! For the most part, their hearts are in the right place. And few people get as belligerent as the woman in the comic. But comments like this are rude and need to stop.


Minor rant under the cut..... )
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This idea for a series of comics struck me while I was at work. It's inspired by a fabulous series called 'Busty Girl Problems'.

This first comic was inspired by something that happened to me while I was walking to my car after work:





Yes. My hair really did get stuck in a tree branch. Scared the sh!t out of me, too (mainly because it triggered an Evil Dead flashback). -_-


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I was taking my 10 minute break at work today when a guy sat down at my booth and started flirting with me. First thing he asks: "How old are you?". I replied that he ought to know that its extremely rude to ask a woman's age. And he told me I looked young and he wanted to make sure I wasn't underage! O_o

...yup. I got asked out by a stranger today. That hasn't happened in a while.

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brendala: (sae WTF)
I was taking my 10 minute break at work today when a guy sat down at my booth and started flirting with me. First thing he asks: "How old are you?". I replied that he ought to know that its extremely rude to ask a woman's age. And he told me I looked young and he wanted to make sure I wasn't underage! O_o

...yup. I got asked out by a stranger today. That hasn't happened in a while.

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I have a distant relative named Ruth who used to work as an "Ink and Paint Girl" at Disney. Her first professional art job was painting the cels for Snow White! Needless to say, I love talking to her at family reunions and our last conversation went something like this...

-Me: "I take it you didn't save any of those cels?"
-Ruth: "Oh God no! We were so relieved to finally be done with that production that we threw the damn things on the floor and slid around on them!"
-Me: "Bet you regret that now, huh?"
-Ruth: *sigh* "I wish I had known that people would actually be interested in collecting them someday. If I had just saved one I'd be set for life!"
-Me: "If I ever get work at an animation studio, I'm taking everything that isn't nailed down!"
-Ruth: *giggle* "That's right! Learn from my mistake, bubbeleh!"
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I have a distant relative named Ruth who used to work as an "Ink and Paint Girl" at Disney. Her first professional art job was painting the cels for Snow White! Needless to say, I love talking to her at family reunions and our last conversation went something like this...

-Me: "I take it you didn't save any of those cels?"
-Ruth: "Oh God no! We were so relieved to finally be done with that production that we threw the damn things on the floor and slid around on them!"
-Me: "Bet you regret that now, huh?"
-Ruth: *sigh* "I wish I had known that people would actually be interested in collecting them someday. If I had just saved one I'd be set for life!"
-Me: "If I ever get work at an animation studio, I'm taking everything that isn't nailed down!"
-Ruth: *giggle* "That's right! Learn from my mistake, bubbeleh!"
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Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
My paternal Grandparents


I thought about skipping this one because shipping real people seems creepy to me (especially when it's someone I don't know like a celebrity). But it turns out I actually do know a couple that's interesting enough to warrant a write up: My paternal Grandparents!


Wonder Woman was real. And she liked fur coats.


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Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
My paternal Grandparents


I thought about skipping this one because shipping real people seems creepy to me (especially when it's someone I don't know like a celebrity). But it turns out I actually do know a couple that's interesting enough to warrant a write up: My paternal Grandparents!


Wonder Woman was real. And she liked fur coats.


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brendala: (sad lina)



I had an interview at Abercrombie&Fitch a little while ago. I knew I was probably wasting my time by going in for it since I don't have "the look" that everyone who works and shops there does (even my younger sisters told me to save my time and decline the interview). But in this market you can't really say no to an interview, so I went anyway.

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I had an interview at Abercrombie&Fitch a little while ago. I knew I was probably wasting my time by going in for it since I don't have "the look" that everyone who works and shops there does (even my younger sisters told me to save my time and decline the interview). But in this market you can't really say no to an interview, so I went anyway.

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I wore my hair Katara-style for work today. A cute little girl named  Hallie recognized the hairstyle when she walked in the door, immediately lit up and asked how I did it (I hope my instructions were okay), and then proceeded to talk my ear off about this neat game she was playing on her Dad's cell phone. The game was an updated version of Pong called "Bricks". And believe it or not, when I said the game looked like Pong, Hallie knew what I was talking about (keep in mind, this girl can't be more than 8-years-old)! Her father must be a hardcore gamer with a collection of old systems or something! O_o

That little girl made my day. I hope I made hers, too. ^_^


EDIT: I forgot to mention that another, grown up customer started giggling like crazy because I uttered the word "Jinkies" while talking to her. Being a nerd in public is fun!
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
I wore my hair Katara-style for work today. A cute little girl named  Hallie recognized the hairstyle when she walked in the door, immediately lit up and asked how I did it (I hope my instructions were okay), and then proceeded to talk my ear off about this neat game she was playing on her Dad's cell phone. The game was an updated version of Pong called "Bricks". And believe it or not, when I said the game looked like Pong, Hallie knew what I was talking about (keep in mind, this girl can't be more than 8-years-old)! Her father must be a hardcore gamer with a collection of old systems or something! O_o

That little girl made my day. I hope I made hers, too. ^_^


EDIT: I forgot to mention that another, grown up customer started giggling like crazy because I uttered the word "Jinkies" while talking to her. Being a nerd in public is fun!
brendala: (bitch please)
Does it bother anyone else that these days EVERYTHING is done online and, as a result, now there are no non-online options anymore?

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Does it bother anyone else that these days EVERYTHING is done online and, as a result, now there are no non-online options anymore?

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