Today... today's a historic moment. It's been decided at the federal level that lesbian and gay lovers throughout the United States of America can enjoy the right, privilege, and honor of being married.
This isn't the end all be all of the effort- this is only one step, but it's a big one, one worth celebrating.
Let me share a story.
Growing up, I wasn't interested in relationships. Even today, I'm not certain where I even fall in terms of sexuality. But when I first got involved in a relationship with Zorel, between my sophomore and junior year in high school, I was faced with that obstacle, that challenge, that many gay and lesbian people face- coming out.
And thus, I did.
And while my parents may not have been the most embracing of it, they didn't disown me or push me away- they still loved me. Overall, for many of my friends, my classmates, my peers... it was no big deal.
And that's pretty amazing.
It speaks to just how far things have come since generations past. That coming out was more or less "a thing that happened" for me.
But my story isn't everyone's story- there are still those out there afraid to come out, because of fear, because of hate and ignorance. The fight for equality still continues. We have a long way to go before my story becomes more of the norm.
But for today... today's a day to celebrate. This is great step not just for those under the LGBT flag, but for everyone.
Figured it's high time I updated this thing!|
Name's Loel "Acesential" Jr., though most everyone just calls me ace. I started drawing more seriously when I was about 12 or 13, learning how to draw in the anime/manga style (a decision I regret nowadays, but what can you do?) I was never particularly skilled at it, and my arrogant and stubborn teenage brain kept me from improving substantially. For instance, I only seriously started drawing bodies when I was 15 (Yeesh...)
Around June of 2011, I came across the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Having been a great fan of classic cartoons of the 90s, I saw a lot to like in the show after the first two episodes. Soon afterwards, I became a fan, I became a brony.
And, I have to say, art-wise, MLP has helped me evolve greatly as an artist. I'm actually inking and coloring art and experimenting as well. Ironically, it's these ponies that made me eventually realize that I need to learn to draw realism, something I plan on doing once the summer rolls around. Odd how these things work, right?
I have aspirations of becoming an animator. As for what, I'm not sure. However, I've loved cartoons my whole life, and it would be a dream come true to work on them.
Beyond that, my interests also lie in video game creation. If you ever want to open up a dialogue about video game design, feel free to message me! I love that kind of discussion.
Well, that's it! An anime artist turned brony who wants to go into animation! Check out my gallery, and leave a comment/critique! More towards the latter, if possible!
Loel "Acesential" Jr.
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