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My Grandfather (who is a 92 year old World War 2 veteran) recently managed to access PTSD benefits for trauma he experienced as a Jewish soldier in World War 2. The Disabled American Veterans charity recently did an article about him for their newsletter so other vets know that they don't have to be afraid to seek out PTSD support just because their service was a long time ago. If a World War 2 vet can still access them, ANY vet can. So I thought it would be fun to put the article here (and brag about how cool my Grandpa is)

Article under the cut )
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 Legendary voice actress June Foray passed away today at the age of 99.

I felt the need to post about this because I had the good fortune to meet June about a dozen times throughout my life and have a few one-on-one conversations with her. And I just wanted to say that she deserves EVERY accolade she's ever gotten. Not only has she done so much for animation (both as an actress and as an industry person), but she was also tremendously sharp even into her 90s (she continued to work until around the age of 95) and very kind and grateful to her fans.

I met her because one of my Grandfather's friends hosted a Holiday party every year that she attended. And the other guests were always eager to talk to her once they found out who she was. And she was always VERY happy to converse with anyone who sat down at her table and asked her to sign stuff. 

One of my favorite moments with her was when I brought a Ducktales comic with a Magica DeSpell cover for her to sign. I was embarrassed when the pen I brought didn't write very well on the glossy cover. Without skipping a beat, June reached into her purse and grabbed a HUGE Ziploc baggie full of different types and colors of pens, took one out, and it worked perfectly. She told me she's had this problem with fans before; so she made a point to keep that baggie of pens in her purse.
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 When I tried logging into Dreamwidth with the Firefox browser, I was unable get into my account (I didn't get any kind of error or "wrong password" message. It just....wouldn't let me login. At first, I wondered if it was an issue with my account or if the Dreamwidth website was spazzing out. But then I tried logging in via Internet Explorer and it worked just fine. 

This isn't the biggest deal in the world (though I still wish it would be fixed because its annoying as heck). But I want to put this out there in case other Firefox users are freaking out and assuming their accounts have been shut down or hacked or whatever.

Has anyone else had this problem?
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Normally, I don't like to elevate the opinions of celebrities. But this statement was the perfect reaction to recent events:


In case you haven't been following the news:

President Barack Obama’s White House is certainly closing out its final weeks with a no-holds-barred approach to Israel, following the Friday vote on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which blocks the Jewish state from establishing settlements in land the Palestinians claim as their own.

In a Wednesday speech that sounded more like a diatribe against Israel, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry explained the Obama administration’s decision to abstain from rather than veto the 14-0 vote on the anti-Israel resolution, skewering the country for advocating a one-state solution.

“If the choice is one state,” Kerry said, “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both.”

TL;DR All of the Muslim countries are allowed to be Muslim (and oppress women and slaughter non-Muslims & homosexuals with ZERO condemnation or retatialitation from the worthless United Nations). But the ONE Jewish country on the entire planet is not allowed to be Jewish and defend itself against the people who are openly bound and determined to enact a second Holocaust.

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I know a holiday post should be "cheery". But I thought it would be better (and more in keeping with the holiday) to reaffirm my peoples' right to exist.

Shabbat Shalom, mother fu*kers!!
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I know I've been neglecting my poor LJ page for a while. I should post something happy. But I need to get this off my chest.

This election sucks so bad that I'm honestly considering just not voting for anyone in the presidential campaign. I thought about throwing away my vote on the libertarian; but he sucks, too (not as much as Clinton and Trump. But sucking less than those two isn't something to be proud of)
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This cartoon basically describes how I feel right now.

RIP Alan Young. He wasn't the first Scrooge McDuck. But he was the best (he still did a brilliant job when reprising his role in Ducktales:Remastered at the age of 90!). Whoever replaces him in the new Ducktales reboot will have BIG shoes to fill.
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I've been pretty bad about posting my art here. So I'll update by showing off the colored pieces I've done recently with the tablet that the wonderful [ profile] ichiban_victory gifted to me

Colorful scribbles under the cut..... )
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No. Seriously. THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!! o_0

I’m torn between being THRILLED that a new generation will grow up with Ducktales and TERRIFIED that this new show will be a badly written CGI atrocity.

IMO, Disney would be smart to just use the old theme song as is. That thing is the most notorious earworm EVER and (it’ll stand out among modern cartoons that don’t use epic theme songs anymore).

Also, sad to say, they’ll likely use new VAs for Scrooge and Magica (since Alan Young and June Foray are over 90 years old now). And I’m betting on Greg Ferguson being Young’s replacement (mainly because his Scottish accent is authentic). And I’m betting on Tress MacNeille being the new Magica.
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I finally dusted off my tablet to play around with coloring artwork. I thought it would be fun to design a Wild West version of the Sailor Scouts.

Yeah, I know. Mercury's weapon is out of character. I wanted to give each girl a weapon that fit their powers from the anime. And a round mace was the closest thing to a bubble that I could think of. LOL
brendala: (Scooby Gang)
Here are all the winter holiday art prompts for the [ profile] scooby_doo community! I got them done just in time! :)
Art under the cut.... )
brendala: (magical me)
A kid I was shopping for is way into Guardians of the Galaxy. So I drew her this Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas card to go with her present.

brendala: (Bentley_Penelope  icon)

I finally got to see this just before Thanksgiving. And the experience was something else:

--Despite the fact that the movie had been out for about two months at that point, the theatre was nearly half full!
--The audience (which was mostly Mexican families with young kids) was really into the movie. They laughed a lot and even stood up and applauded when the credits rolled!
--The movie's soundtrack is....unique. It's a VERY weird mix of American pop songs and traditional Mexican guitar music that somehow manages to mesh well together (for the most part).

--Also, I was happy to see Doug Langdale credited as one of the writers. IMO, he's one of the most under-rated cartoon writers out there (he's best known for creating the 90s cartoon "The Weekenders"). He is VERY skilled when it comes to writing groups of friends without inserting romantic bullcrap. And even in this film (where a love triangle was central to the story), he never forgot to make the trio convincing as FRIENDS before introducing the romantic drama. And it was a thrill to see him credited in a major film (here's hoping this leads to him getting more projects!)
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I know that scene was supposed to be dramatic and sad. But the fact that Tuxedo Mask's machismo bites him in the ass so epically was just hilarious to me!

[deviant art link]
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This drawing was a gift to me from a friend. And I wanted to show it off and also provide a link to this friend's web-comic because he's awesome and deserves some free promotion.
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I swear, I heard about this news via people sending me “Are you happy NOW!?" messages on Deviant Art. Apparently, a few people seem to think that I had a hand in this because I wrote some scathing reviews of Sanzaru's sexist revision of the Sly Cooper series. LOL

Seriously though, I am beyond thrilled that Sanzaru's team of perverted man-children wont get another chance to sh!t all over my favorite video game series
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This is a Yiddish slang term. "Nosherai" is the word for snack (it usually pertains to junk food). And "nosh" is a verb to describe snacking.

Cross posted to [ profile] 1word1day
brendala: (Jem fixing her hair)

I drew this comic while the country station was playing at work. This song was re-played WAY TOO MANY TIMES!!!
brendala: (BOOK)
Bubkis: Yiddish slang for ""nothing" or "worthless"

Cross-posted to [ profile] 1word1day
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I found this "platonic relationship writing prompt" on Tumblr and decided to adapt it into an art meme. And the second BFF pair I used was Lina and Zelgadis (in case you're wondering, the first was Murray/Penelope from Sly Cooper)!

Here's the prompt list:


  • Platonic reassuring shoulder/arm/hand grabbing

  • Platonic tight, meaningful hugs

  • Platonic late-night deep conversations that end in at least one person holding back tears or sobbing

  • Platonic sleeping in the same bed

  • Platonic forehead touches

  • Platonic staring into each other’s eyes like the other person is the world

  • Platonic CUDDLES



And here's my Lina/Zelgadis BFF doodle collage:

Sappy buddy scenes under the cut... )
brendala: (magical me)
This comic is based on an actual conversaton I had with my sister.

A Yiddish word that means "overcome with emotion." Pronounced "fer-klempt," people use it when they are so emotional that they're on the verge of tears or at a loss for words due to their emotional state.

[cross posted to [ profile] 1word1day]


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