HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
me when i miss my flight
How in the heavens is that a failed stunt jump
"So you think there are only two sides to any argument.”
"In this case? Yeah. Now there have been a lot of rumours about you since you got on board this station Captain maybe everybody is afraid to ask, I don’t have that problem. You see, I don’t work for you. I answer only to Sheridan, so I wanna know, just for me, which side were you on?”
"Okay. You’re right. I wasn’t on your side.
I was on the side that says ‘it’s not the role of the military to set policy, depose presidents or fire on our own ships’. We follow orders until one comes along that violates our conscience. Then we have to decide whether or not to follow it, and take the consequences. Maybe you’ll be proven right, maybe they’ll stick you in front of a firing squad, but your decision affects only you. You can take a stand without destroying the chain of command.”
"And did you? Did you ‘take a stand’?"
"Well now that’s none of your concern, Mr. Garibaldi.
You asked me, if I took up arms against my own government; the answer is no.
My job is to protect the men and women who serve under my command, and I will perform that job with every last breath I’ve got, cause I owe them nothing less.”
"And to hell with the rest of the world(!)"
"Well now there you have me at a disadvantage, Mr. Garibaldi. You see, I don’t know what’s best for the whole world. I don’t understand the ethical structure of the universe, and I sure as hell don’t think it’s my place to tear up the constitution I swore an oath to protect.
I am a soldier, Mr. Garibaldi, and as such my vocabulary is rather limited. I only really understand three words; Loyalty, Duty, Honour.
If I did it your way one of those would have to go, then the other two would become meaningless. Just like this conversation.”
I never really took a liking to Lockley, but after this conversation, I respected her.
Cheers and admiration for Kate, Rian, our pals at BOOM! Studios, and the little girl who we hope will grow up to be the World’s #1 Cartoonist.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
The Cartoonist’s Apprentice
Anywhere I want?
AS LONG AS IT’S NOT INSIDE A HOUSE IT’S FAIR GAME. THAT’S HOW I’VE COME TO UNDERSTAND IT.
What about cleanup?
NOT YOUR CONCERN. SOMEONE COMES ALONG WITH A BAG.
I KNOW, IT SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT I SWEAR IT’S TRUE.
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