*scribbles furiously and grumbles to self about [silly] early 19th-century clothing*

I bought the damn reference book for this two years ago and I still don’t draw anything right orz

So what is Lewis & Clark Month?

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Back in mid-July of 2012, I was about to go on a vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains (specifically to Wintergreen, where my family was involved with the Summer Music Festival). While shopping for last minute things at the nearest mall, I bought a book to read on the trip—Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. Why? It wasn’t completely out of the ordinary for me, as I do like buying history books, and for the past few years I have been focusing more on American history. But the Lewis & Clark expedition wasn’t a subject that had really caught my interest before.

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Uh, that changed quickly. >_>

Immediately after returning from my vacation, I started looking up more books for reference. I also began drawing, and forewarned my deviantART followers:

I think I need to declare August “Lewis & Clark Month”, because odds are you’ll be seeing quite a bit more of this sort of stuff from me ^_^;;

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Lewis & Clark Month was born. It was basically a creative outlet for everything I was reading at the time; I’d find something that intrigued me (a quote, a scenario, one aspect of Lewis or Clark’s personalities or another, etc.), doodle it and paraphrase what I had learned. I had fun and people seemed to like learning about it, so…win-win!

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Realizing that I had declared “August” as Lewis & Clark Month (and not just “this August”), I decided to make it an annual celebration. And that’s really what it is: a month-long, completely geeky celebration of the Corps of Discovery, but especially of Lewis and Clark themselves.

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This year, you’re welcome to join me by sharing Lewis & Clark appreciation posts here on tumblr! (I’ll be tagging everything as, surprise surprise, “Lewis & Clark Month”; whether it’s art or photos or anecdotes or what have you, participation would be awesome.) I MAY take prompts, but I already have quite a few things in mind to draw and muse about this month, I can’t make promises there. >_> I’m not just doodling this year, either! (well, that’s the plan, anyway, heh)

*glances at playlist*

So, uh…there you go! :D IT STARTS TOMORROW! I will still post other projects during the month of August, but it will be MOSTLY Lewis & Clark, so if you find yourself inexpressibly disinterested in the subject, just ignore me or Tumblr Savior the tag~

Happy trails!

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Took a few of my favorite panels from this sketchy comic and played around with some new brushes. Fun times, but just practicing~ ouo;;

Anonymous said: What are the Stick Gods up to? We haven't seen much of them lately.

Well, I did post an animation last week.

The continuing adventures of “Inoni watches Star Trek” — on to The Next Generation!

Aheh, yeah, I cherry-picked TOS episodes and then skipped ahead. ^_^;; Even now I’ll admit I’m not watching everything (found viewing suggestions for the first two seasons of TNG, which I have been led to believe are not quiiiite the best), BUT I’m enjoying it. I was impatient to see Data. xD

Anyway, yeah, starting to notice slow but steady character development! Not feeling everyone, like Tasha Yar, for instance, but I can only imagine she’ll eventually get an episode to shine—

*watches Skin of Evil*

*face down on the floor again*

DOGGIES~

(I may do more of these)

ladyyatexel:

blinkpinkinc:

cloudymirage:

haaaaaaaaave-you-met-ted:

cultofthepigeon:

mariofartwii:

I will never get over the hate that surrounds Ohio.

FUKING MOST BEAUTIFUL POST IVE EVER SEEN DEAR FUCKING CHRIST BLESS

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As an Ohioan, this post truth.

i went to ohio

it sucked

As someone who grew up right along the Pennsylvania/Ohio border, I can vouch for this as well (and supply that PA is not much better).

I’ve lived in Ohio my whole life (in different locales, from the C-bus area to a small town wedged between cornfields and more cornfields), which results in a curious mix of hatred for my state and vague indignation when non-Ohioans show that same hatred. :P

(via slythgeek)

IT’S ALMOST AUGUST JUST A FEW MORE DAYS YYEAAAAHH
Getting pumped. 2012 was good (established the whole tradition, after all) but 2013 ended up kind of a bust. Hope to do a lot more this year! @w@
(I’ll probably do another post on July 31st to explain in more detail what on Earth L&C Month is about and why it even exists x’D)

IT’S ALMOST AUGUST JUST A FEW MORE DAYS YYEAAAAHH

Getting pumped. 2012 was good (established the whole tradition, after all) but 2013 ended up kind of a bust. Hope to do a lot more this year! @w@

(I’ll probably do another post on July 31st to explain in more detail what on Earth L&C Month is about and why it even exists x’D)

Inoni watches Star Trek: The Original Series — The Adventure Continues!

…Tribbles.

(And Kirk’s expression throughout the majority of the episode.)

That is all.

Stick-Gods ~ The Power of Ra

Stick-Gods ~ The Power of Ra