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Hey, guys, Ruben here. As some of you know, I haven't done a lot of reviews lately, due to my busy life outside of DA.com. I do have a few reviews in the working, including one or 2 that have been dormant in my computer since nearly a year ago, but it's gonna take me a while to finish any of them. Hopefully, I'll have it done in another week. But in the meantime, I have something I wanna share with you.

Now, to all my fellow writers out there: have you ever wanted to make your writing more deep than it already is? Have you ever wanted to make characters that were a lot more rounded than they currently were? Well, if you are, then I'm in the same boat. I've always wanted to write stories with deeper and more rounded characters. One way I've attempted to do that is to give characters emotional weight, like how I plan to put my own emotions and flaws into my self insert OC; Ruben Falcon. Another way I want my to characters to be well rounded is to add diversity to them; having each character be different. Be it difference due to skin tone or race or difference from personality or, for the sake of driven this journal post closer to my point, a difference in sexuality or gender identity. I've wanted to write a character that was a different sexuality than straight. Or even a transgender character. However, the only hurdle that's in my way of that is the fact that I stick to the almighty rule of writer's thumb "Write what you know" and I know what it's like to be a member of the LGBT+ community as much as I know what it's to be a hermit crab. And the last thing I want to do is write a character like that without knowing much about it a risk offending any member of that community who'd read it.

You'd be surprised how sensitive the hermit crab community is. :B

Luckily, I have :iconakapolarbear: as a close friend, who always helps me learn more about the LGBT+ community through our many conversations and helps me understand about it more than the stereotypes and any common misconceptions. And right now he has a good idea and I wanted to help him out, you know, as a way to say thanks.

Polar Bear's idea is for him to host a writer's workshop sometime this summer. A workshop dedicated to helping people learn how to write LGBT+ characters. Which I'm on board like Donald Duck on the S.S. Anger Issues. So, I'm doing my part by spreading the word of it. There isn't much to know about the idea at this point (like whether is workshop will be streamed on her stream channel or just be a series of instructional essays here on DA.com) but that's just because we're all wearing hard hats on the construction site that is this idea. But there is a way for you all to help, that doesn't require the permit to use power tools.

If you're someone who's interested in learning how to write an LGBT+ character go over to this Status Post that :iconakapolarbear: posted and tell him what exactly you want to learn from his workshop and hopefully he will be able to make some progress from there.

In the meantime, I'm Ruben Falcon signing off saying "Yes, I bolded those pronouns for a reason. :innocent:"
For a while now, I've been re-quoting this quote I heard from Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's Zero Punctuation: "99% of creators claim to loathe everything they made more than five years ago and the remaining 1% are liars."

However, nowadays, I find myself looking at old sketches, both here on DA.com and in my own sketch books and I tell myself "...Why did I hate my own art again?"

To which I realize I kinda put myself on too high of a negative pedestal. ^^;

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Hey, guys, Ruben here. As some of you know, I haven't done a lot of reviews lately, due to my busy life outside of DA.com. I do have a few reviews in the working, including one or 2 that have been dormant in my computer since nearly a year ago, but it's gonna take me a while to finish any of them. Hopefully, I'll have it done in another week. But in the meantime, I have something I wanna share with you.

Now, to all my fellow writers out there: have you ever wanted to make your writing more deep than it already is? Have you ever wanted to make characters that were a lot more rounded than they currently were? Well, if you are, then I'm in the same boat. I've always wanted to write stories with deeper and more rounded characters. One way I've attempted to do that is to give characters emotional weight, like how I plan to put my own emotions and flaws into my self insert OC; Ruben Falcon. Another way I want my to characters to be well rounded is to add diversity to them; having each character be different. Be it difference due to skin tone or race or difference from personality or, for the sake of driven this journal post closer to my point, a difference in sexuality or gender identity. I've wanted to write a character that was a different sexuality than straight. Or even a transgender character. However, the only hurdle that's in my way of that is the fact that I stick to the almighty rule of writer's thumb "Write what you know" and I know what it's like to be a member of the LGBT+ community as much as I know what it's to be a hermit crab. And the last thing I want to do is write a character like that without knowing much about it a risk offending any member of that community who'd read it.

You'd be surprised how sensitive the hermit crab community is. :B

Luckily, I have :iconakapolarbear: as a close friend, who always helps me learn more about the LGBT+ community through our many conversations and helps me understand about it more than the stereotypes and any common misconceptions. And right now he has a good idea and I wanted to help him out, you know, as a way to say thanks.

Polar Bear's idea is for him to host a writer's workshop sometime this summer. A workshop dedicated to helping people learn how to write LGBT+ characters. Which I'm on board like Donald Duck on the S.S. Anger Issues. So, I'm doing my part by spreading the word of it. There isn't much to know about the idea at this point (like whether is workshop will be streamed on her stream channel or just be a series of instructional essays here on DA.com) but that's just because we're all wearing hard hats on the construction site that is this idea. But there is a way for you all to help, that doesn't require the permit to use power tools.

If you're someone who's interested in learning how to write an LGBT+ character go over to this Status Post that :iconakapolarbear: posted and tell him what exactly you want to learn from his workshop and hopefully he will be able to make some progress from there.

In the meantime, I'm Ruben Falcon signing off saying "Yes, I bolded those pronouns for a reason. :innocent:"

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Ruben Falcon
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Personal Quotes:

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

"Life's a b*tch, then we die." - My mother

"You can do anything that you wanna do" - Blue's Clues

Requests - Friends Only by SweetDukeTrades - Friends Only by SweetDukePoint Commissions - Open by SweetDuke

Closed Until March 21st (Or whenever I finish my current pile of requested work. Whichever comes first.)

Point Commission Prices:

Sketch Art: 10 Points

Line Art: 15 points

Colored: 25 points

Line art comic: 30 Points

Colored comic: 50 Points

Pre-Written Puns or Wise Cracks: 10 points

Note: You don't have to pay until AFTER I actually make your order.

Rules of Art Trades, Requests and Commissions:


1. If I say "No", that's the end of the conversation. You can either accept it or pester me until I put you on my block list.

2. I will include certain expansions such as hips, butt, giantess, amazon, muscle, inflation, height and B.E. (but don't expect a lot of cleavage). But that's it.

3. Nothing involving sex or nudity.

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Sunset-Dasher Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Thanks for the fave! Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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xXFluffyPachirisuXx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ladybug/Marinette 'Funny'? Emoticons by Mistermisterio
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Marinette! :love:
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xXFluffyPachirisuXx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty~ :love:
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Manthomex Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You for watching!!
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for all those cool tall Zoe pictures. :D
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Manthomex Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, friend!! Zoe is a fun character, hope to can return on her soon!! 
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!~ :D
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jinglymoo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!! (*ノ´□`)ノ
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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TheRainbowlum Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the fav!!! =D
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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ChameleonCove Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It turns out that Blaze will have 6-episode mini-arc about Race Cars.
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait! :eager:
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ChameleonCove Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Me, too! :eager:
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee:
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mylesterlucky7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, are you open for requests?
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really, Myles. I'm a bit swamped with requests. Sorry.
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mylesterlucky7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, well.
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ChameleonCove Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Did you see the new episode?
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! And I loved it! :squee:
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ChameleonCove Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Granny was so sweet and adorable.
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like every grandma should me.

#Iheartgrandma
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