Category: anime

Interview: Sierra Sonora

Today we’re joined by Sierra Sonora. Sierra is a wonderful visual artist and fanartist. She specializes in nature photography, taking pictures of local flora and fauna, showing the beauty of life in vivid color and detail. When she’s not taking picture, Sierra dabbles in fanfiction and fanart. She’s also currently endeavoring to write a novel. It’s clear she’s a passionate artist with a bright future ahead of her, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

My art consists of a variety of mediums. One includes the
photography of natural landscapes as well as nature, such as local Flora/Fauna.
It also includes writing of both original work and Fanfiction. I also draw in
what can be considered an Anime/Cartoon style of me, my friends, pets, and
Fanart on mostly regular sketchbook paper with pencil/pen and colored pencils,
or I will digitally upload my art and work on it with a paint program. I
thoroughly enjoy singing, and write poetry, but have yet to compose any
original songs-although I have written at least 3 parodies that revolve around
different favorite pairings of characters from TV shows I watch.

What inspires you?

The need to create and channel my emotions inspire me to do
all of the above. I often struggle with verbally expressing my emotions, but
through art I can slow down and think things through-especially when I draw. The
joy of others also inspires me, as I find happiness in making other people
happy with my art. I find that when I share my art, whatever the medium, I feel
a meaningful and spiritual connection with the ones I am sharing with and that
connectivity is vital to me.

What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

Ever since I was little, I enjoyed watching cartoons,
reading books, and drawing. It’s hard for me to say that I’ve always wanted to
be an artist, because what I do doesn’t really feel like “art” to me; I see it
as a coping mechanism and a way to make others feel happy. Put simply, I view
my art as a tool, and that prevents me from seeing it as what I feel “art”
actually is.

Do you have any kind
of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work
that you’d be willing to reveal?

I do have one thing in my art that I include; it’s a simple
necklace of mine that I’ve had for about 8 years now; a simple black nylon
string with a silver eagle talon pendant holding within its three claws a white
marble. This necklace is a special possession I hold, and I like to include it
when I draw myself or a main character from one of my original works.

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

As cliché as it sounds, I am going to say it anyway because
it’s true: Don’t give up. Don’t give up on your art, whether it is photography,
mixed medium, paintings, writings, drawings, fandom related, etc. Don’t give
up. You, as a unique individual with your own perspective on life, your own
unseen and secret views, have so much to offer to the art world. Whatever it
is, it may not turn out quite the way you want it to the first time-this is
only reasonable; you are new at things, and with novelty comes practice.

It may even take a long time to feel comfortable where you
are on your journey in creation. I still have 10-year-old art lying around that
makes me cringe every time I see them, but I keep them to remind myself of the
journey it took to get where I am, and to propel me to work hard and push myself
further. I highly recommend you do the same-keep your art, every scrap. You’ll
be glad you did so later on down the road.

Another piece of advice that is repeated over and over again
for good reason is this: Don’t compare yourself to other artists if it is only
going to result in self-loathing or any form of negativity. It’s not worth it,
and it won’t help you become better at your passion. Trust me, I know. I’ve
done it, and it only made me want to quit art altogether and it would make me
feel inferior/jealous. How terrible is that- to want to give up on something
that brings you joy because you feel you are not adequate? To feel negative,
nasty feelings towards others because I was not secure enough in who I was as
an artist? It’s terrible, and unfair to yourself and the other person.

So I say this: don’t compare. Just create. If you must
compare, try to do so with humility- recognize that you aren’t where you want
to be yet and have patience with yourself.

My last piece of advice is this: Be kind to yourself and be
kind to others; you’re not the only one struggling. Reach out to one another
with love, offer emotional support when possible, and practice constructive
criticism on yourself and others. You, as an honorary member of the art world,
are here to uplift, inspire, create, and comfort through your works-whatever
they may be. We need you, and you belong here. My sincerest hope is that this
advice has been useful/helpful and uplifting to those who read it.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I identify as an Aromantic Asexual. Personally, I find that
when I am in a relationship, I can adapt to the other person and provide
physical intimacy such as hand-holding, kissing, cuddling, even if I don’t
necessarily feel a desire to do so, and when/if I marry, I am willing to
provide them with the sexual intimacy that I know my partner will deserve if
they are not Asexual themselves.

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I’ve encountered, blessedly, a little amount of ace
prejudice/ignorance. Generally, it was from people asking me how I could not
want sex, and I generally would deal with it as such; I’d tell them I just
didn’t find sex interesting, or I’d tell them I found things to enjoy out of
life that was more fitting for gaining pleasure than sex, such as books, or
video games, or eating. I was never called a freak, or anything of that nature,
which is a blessing and I hope my experience helps others. Mostly the people
who I have talked to were rather open-minded and just curious, but I know this
isn’t the case for everyone. For those of you who have experienced ace
prejudice, my heart goes out to you.

What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

The most common misconception about asexuality that I’ve
encountered is the notion that Asexuals just don’t want sex. Which isn’t true
as we know- our orientation is about sexual attraction, not the actual desire
for sex. Like other orientations, it varies for everyone. Personally, I don’t
want it, but that doesn’t make me any more Asexual than someone who does.

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their
orientation?

You’re not broken. That is the most heartfelt advice I can
give. You are not broken, and you’re not alone. The love songs will say you’re
incomplete without that “special person”. It’s a lie. If you can find someone
who is whole and spend the rest of your life happily with them, then wonderful.
But you are not broken and you are not incomplete. You are you, and you are not
alone- we’re here with you, flying under the same purple, grey, white, and
black flag and we’re proud to stand with you.

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

You can find out more about my work through my Tumblr
account, my username is “Willchild”.
I don’t post much art or works there, to be honest, but I think after this
interview I will if it can help bring joy to other artists and help them feel
more secure about posting their own art. Please feel free to tag me in your
art, I would be ecstatic to see it; or message me/ask me, from one artistic Ace
to another.

Thank you, Sierra, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: FF2

Today we’re joined by FF2. FF2 is a wonderful visual artist who does a mix of original work and fanart. They’re a self-taught artist and tend to gravitate to fanart. They get inspiration from many different sources, like video games, anime, and movies. When they’re not doing fanart, they enjoy just sketching original characters. It’s very obvious they’re a dedicated artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

Um… Okay! It’s mostly fanart of things I like (video games,
anime, movies, etc.), but sometimes I’ll draw and share OCs and stuff! I do a
lot of sketches and doodles (school is very energy and creativity-draining, so
usually I have just enough to doodle and sketch), but sometimes if I REALLY
have the energy for it I’ll make full drawings! Those are usually my favorites!
(Example: A screenshot re-draw of one of my favorite Attack on Titan scenes. Took a few days but it was worth it in the
end because it came out really well!) But… Drawing sketches is fun too! I also
really like drawing my OCs, even if I keep… NOT drawing them! (I get so many
good ideas of things to draw with them but then it’s like “Wait that’s beyond
my skill level-”)

What inspires you?

Well, it’s mostly anime, actually! Originally I took
inspiration from like… Sailor Moon,
but now – albeit it’s STILL anime – , I’m taking more references from Studio
Ghibli films (specifically When Marnie
Was There
and Spirited Away), and
the anime Attack on Titan. I’ve also
been trying to make it look a bit more… realistic. Not, SUPER realistic, but
like… (oh how do I explain this…?) just a bit more? Not like… in a way it would
make my art style look weird or unnatural, but just enough so it makes it look
BETTER? If that makes ANY sense? Plus, whatever I look at more often influences
what I draw a lot. Like, say I played a lot of Pokemon recently. Then I’d probably be drawing a lot of Pokemon characters.

What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

Uhh… Really, I’ve kind of been drawing for as long as I can
remember. Like… We have pictures from when I was three and we had this… thing –
I’m not exactly sure what is was – and it has a little marker that worked with
water, so when you got it wet, you could DRAW on the mat and stuff, and in the
picture I’m just scribbling away. I guess I just really liked the idea of
making my own pictures? And I never really dropped it…! I’ve always liked
drawing, but I haven’t ALWAYS wanted to be an artist (Right now for example, I
want to be an author!), but there was a phase when I did.

Do you have any kind
of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work
that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t really have a special, unique signature, but I do
have some things that I think make my art… My own and easier to recognize I
guess? I think it’s the way I do eyes? Or at least, that’s what I think and
what a few friends have told me…

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

Joking aside, please practice, or take a class! Seriously,
like… say you wanted to be a professional athlete or something. You’d practice
to get better at that right? So… Why should drawing be different? Also, DO NOT
ignore guidelines. They can REALLY help. And, another thing… Try tracing
guidelines over pre-existing images. Don’t… Don’t POST those or anything, but
do that on your own practice, because it can help you get an idea of the
anatomy and stuff.  I know there’s this
whole mindset of “If I EVER trace anything ever, even for practice than I’m Bad
and an art thief!” but like… That’s not true! If you need to practice anatomy
and want to trace something for a better idea of how it works, then try that!
Again, just don’t post it.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

Sex-repulsed ace. (Probably panromantic too? I don’t want to
say for sure, though…)

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

In… my field? I assume this means art. If so then no.
Though… I have some ace OCs and I’ll probably make a lot of emphasis on that
and if anyone is rude because god-forbid someone has ASEXUAL OCS, then I‘ll
probably just ignore them?

What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

Either… “oh so you don’t have any emotions/empathy/whatever?”
(which is blatant lie. And also a really stupid thing to say.), and “that’s not
a thing, you’re just making a sexuality up for attention.” (more lies.)

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their
orientation?

DO. NOT. RUSH THIS!!! You don’t HAVE to have a label if you
don’t want one! You think you might be ace but then you find out you’re not?
That’s fine! It doesn’t make you bad!! You think you’re something else and then
find out your ace? That’s fine, too! Figuring yourself out takes a while! Also…
For anyone told this because ew ace discourse, YOU AREN’T INVADING LGBT+ SPACES
OR “STEALING” RESOURCES OR NOT A “REAL LGBT+ PERSON”. YOU ARE VALID. If ANYONE
says otherwise, just ignore ‘em. They are NOT worth it! I know it’s hard but
really, what they’re doing is kinda pathetic, you know?

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

My art Tumblr! It’s https://ff2-draws-stuff.tumblr.com/!!
I post art and WIPs there, so if you’d like to see more of my art, check it
out!

Thank you, FF2, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Interview: Olivia

Today we’re joined by Olivia, who also writes as Staronet. Olivia is a wonderful fanartist who loves writing fanfiction. She loves writing stories about the anime she enjoys. Her current love is Yuri on Ice. Olivia has also written some poetry, but fanfiction is where her passion lies. She’s a dedicated writer, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I am a fan-fiction
writer, for the anime that has taken my soul, ‘Yuri on Ice!!!“ but I also
write my own content as well. I guess I could count this by saying I am a
published poet, and I hate writing poetry.

What inspires you?

I think it first
started out as something just cause but now I am inspired to keep writing after
getting comments asking for me. As well as aspiring to write like one of my
favorite fan-fiction authors, Authormagrant.

What got you interested in your
field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I actually didn’t
ever set out to write fan-fiction ever. I use to think it was weird, no offence
but that was how younger me felt until my friend admitted she read it. Then my
curiosity was peaked and I had to read some and whelp here I am now, I don’t
regret it one bit as I have met so many people through it.

Do you have any kind of special or unique
signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to
reveal?

Sadly I am not that
cool to have anything special.

What advice would you give young aspiring
artists?

Just go for it,
don’t hesitate and stop yourself from doing something you want to. You want to
write a novel, do it. Create art or join a dance group. Do it. I jumped in on
mine and have not only had a wonderful time doing it, it’s also helped me with
my writing because I can get feedback. Don’t see yourself short, you’ve got the
talent to do it.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I am just ace
straight.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice
or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I thankfully have not as I have
not really come out to a lot of people but I have with one of my friends who
accepts me for who I am. The only thing I think would count would be my friends
making a couple jokes about it a few months back, I sat there in silence and
basically prayed they’d stop.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality
that you’ve encountered?

I don’t understand or can’t make
sexual jokes. I am the queen of sexual jokes here.

What advice would you give to any asexual
individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

You don’t have to rush things,
it’s okay to not be for sure right now. You have your whole life ahead of
you to help you figure it out and if it never happens that is okay as well.
Just know that you are loved and will supported in the LBTQA community. I love
you all and my Tumblr is always open to anyone who needs to vent.

Finally, where can people find out more about
your work?

I am so bad at updating my Tumblr but at sassy-potato-of-wonder
is where I tend to try and link my new chapters or fics. My AO3 account is ’Staronet,’ as for the
poem well sorry that poem will never see the light of day again.

Thank you, Olivia, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

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aspec-dating:

date an aspec who loves anime!

Interview: Battle Korbi

Today we’re joined by Battle Korbi. Battle Korbi is a wonderful young writer and visual artist from Croatia. He does a lot of writing in both English and Croatian, though not as much is posted just yet. When he’s not writing, Battle Korbi enjoys drawing and takes a lot of inspiration from anime. His work is brimming with color and an impressive use of lines, as you’ll soon see. My thanks to him for taking time to participate in this interview.

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WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

First of all, hiya. My art… I am a hobby writer, and a
really “sketchy” sketcher, so to say. When I want to talk about my literal
skills, I like to point out that I am having a bit of a tough time writing on
both English and my native language. I love to write stuff on English, purely
because there is a chance of posting it online in the far grimdark future, and
I could let total strangers see it and rate me according to my skills, and not
who I am. Yet I also like to doodle with Croatian (my mother tongue), because,
my works then actually get seen by who-I-know are real people, but as always,
some people don’t like to criticize their good friends, so I might not get to
see if I am really that great in the first place.

About my drawing skills? Yeah, I guess that is interesting.
I like to take inspiration from anime, cartoons, more serious stuff, you name
it. Few of my drawings here are random and don’t have a thematic that joins them.
I don’t focus on a specific thing when drawing in general, but I guess my
speciality is “caricatures” and making animesque characters out of… everything.
I often go overboard with detailing, as I simply cannot stop adding those itsy
little bits that make my scratchings look more complete than ever. Sometimes
the amount of details would end up excessive, and to anybody who is not me what
started as several lines ended up as mashed potatoes. I like to experiment with
every type of visual media, and can safely say that I have made at least one of
every type. Are they good though? Unsure. Are they mine and by default awesome?
Totally. (Am I over-confident? I guess…)

Point is, I am a absolute noobface who is kinda good at
everything, but not really a meister of anything. What is good that almost
everybody I know draw for shit so by default I have amazing skills and flattery
fuels me 😀

What inspires you?

Depends on what has been happening, what had my eyes touched
when wandering, what thoughts had been cycling through my dreams or inside my
very lucid mind. I don’t have a stationary muse I could always refer to, I most
likely harvest a single “sensation” and make stuff out of it, and then plant
another seed and go on to another “sensation”. I remember that something flared
up in my this summer when I decided to start doing a bunch of yaoi/yuri art.
Stories and drawings keep pumping out of me, even though I had no “usage” of
them. I had to remove all the art though, because… well, how would you feel if
you find out your sibling has been drawing gay/lesbian softcore porn for quite
some time? I reckon, not good. That is just a example though, one of many.

Currently I am leeching of WH40k, drawing Dreadnoughts and
Space Marines whenever I get to it. I am also trying to imitate Jojo’s Bizzare
Adventure, and I have a good knack of it, I may say. With regards to writing,
currently I am trying out comedy, lashing out hurricanes of puns and silly
jokes. My favorite “Airplane!”-esque joke to use is: “It sprawled all over the
floor. Carpet, of course.” Or “He was soaked from tip to toe. From rain of
course.”. Basically, rev up the situation like something dramatic was going on,
then dispel it by playing Captain Obvious. This works with some context though.

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What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

Lemme see… When I got a connection to the internet somewhere
in my first year of high school, and a bit before, I started writing. I had
been reading a lot of books before I “went online”, and was writing a bit too
on paper. This single, quite slow and unrealiable thread of kilobites (yes,
kilobites) where my only connection to the world out there. I found some
creepypasta groups on Facebook, and I hit it off from there, writing incredibly
bad stories filled with Mary Sues, miracles, and explosions. They sucked. Be it
grammar (from bad English), the way story unfolded, or the way I told the
stories. They never got much attention, but I kept on writing and posting every
day, till I got better and better. I still dream of being a successful writer,
but not really a full-time novelist, because such dreams are a bit unrealistic
with my caliber.

About drawing? Yeah, I guess I picked up a pencil as a kid
and just… did stuff? I guess I got complimented for my amount of details and
whatevs. Out of boredom I gave my pencil, later my ink pen, a revisit during my
later years of middle school, and just drew stuff every day til I learned to be
a bit better than before. I might not have a soul of a artist, but damn whoever
tells me I haven’t worked hard enough. I guess I want to be a proud author of a
good comic someday… or a cartoon, or manga, or anime. I have not decided yet,
but that doesn’t mean I should not warm up and exercise every day.

Do you have any kind
of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work
that you’d be willing to reveal?

Eh, not really. Depends on the mood and the piece though. I
might feel mystic sometimes and put “out-of-sight” details that don’t mean anything
but a pat on the back for those who find them. I do like to pull references a
lot. Like, it is easy to pull references to some anime/manga/games/shows/movies
when you are living in a environment filled with people who cannot tell.
Whenever I am writing on Croatian, and whenever I know that whatever I am
writing will be read by someone. I make sure to pop as many references as
possible, and try and pick up any reaction that implies that someone understood
a reference. There had been a few people who got them. We became friends soon
enough (my other friends became friends for other reasons, no worries).

Anything beside my basic signature (The weird number 8 with
a K, two guesses to who it refers to) is quite rare to find in my works. Even I
cannot find them. I reckon because I don’t do them too much. Sometimes when
sharing my work I might get over-excited and spill the secret stuff almost
immediately.

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

First of all, create. Like, don’t take a break unless you
have a important exam coming up, or if you have a big project to complete, or
if you are crushed underneath work, or if you are getting ready to repel a
siege attempt on your fortress, or if you are worrying about looting that store
without being seen by zombies… Point is, create. Not every artpiece can be
shown at a gallery or in a bookstore, they might be stored somewhere moldy and
dusty, or incinerated, but the point is, if you won’t bother creating big
stuff, take some time to practice your technique.

Also, if you are having issues with your creativity, try and
tapping into your inner kid who considered Transformers to be super duper cool.
If not Transformers, some other cartoon. Either way, you don’t have to make
mind-boggling, ground-breaking or any other way “deep” art all the time. Take
some time to relax, draw a super cool robot with flamethrowers and chainguns,
or write a cheesy action scene with a hammy protagonist, or play a piece that
could be used as a background music for a intense wizard duel. Make a sculpture
of a space marine goring a alien. Alternatively, if you don’t like exciting and
explosive stuff, then draw/write/play about/whatever something calm and simple,
like flowers, animals, friends hanging out, sunrise, sunsets… Not every piece
you make has to have a deep meaning behind it, nor does it have to trigger
philosophical thoughts, breakthroughs or inspiration.

Last bit, learn to find, capture, tame and calibrate your
intrusive thoughts and emotions. How many times a day you cross the road
imagining yourself getting hit by a airplane (okay, maybe you don’t)? Just
about how many times did you see a funny-looking person walking down the same
road as you? And just about how many times did you imagine “Gee, what would I
do if a terrorist came here and started shooting?”. Simply put, everyone
daydreams. Once you learn to find these thoughts, you capture them, down on the
paper or keyboard, or under a pencil. Then, you have to tame those nasty
buggers, make them feel natural. This in itself is a process different for
everyone. You might find it super easy, or tougher than a nail. Then calibrate
those thoughts, make them a centerpiece of your new artwork, or implement them
in your existing projects. It takes a while for all of this to happen, but
remember, you are the one doing your art. No one is telling you that you should
not bother doing anything else related to art. If they do, screw them.
Caterpillars become butterflies, so do new artists become good artists, once
you get enough time, sunshine, water, protein and whatever else.

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ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

Asexual… Bit gray I guess? I like shipping people and I find
some people hella cute, but it never advances from there. I would like to throw
in the “romantic” word here, but dunno where…

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

As in environment itself or the art community? Since I dunno
anything about the second, I might give a rundown of things going on here
around here. I had grown up in a religious environment, if not religious, then
surely quite conservative. I myself am a Christian man, a Catholic to be more
specific, and I cannot see any blame within my brothers and sisters when they
become confused about my orientation. Specifically, I only told my classmates
in high school that I am asexual. Reactions were different. Technically, I was
the same as everyone else, as long as I did not like other guys, I was fine.
There were some confusing moments, but high school kids can be accepting of
that. And I still chuckle a bit from the time one of my friends said “Stop
being asexual! That isn’t good!” in a tone of voice similar to the one given to
people that text-and-drive.

I still have not told my family about it, though. Seeing how
my (a)sexuality might impose a great deal on the dynasty (honestly, just a few
huffs and puffs), I decided to keep that bit of info for myself. I would still
like to have a wife and have a family, but I guess it would be tough when sex
is virtually non-exist to me and physical attraction is a thing worth swapping for
cake.

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What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

None other than a confused look and a “So… you like dudes?”
or “So… your wiener is wrong?”. Seeing that I made a wise choice of hiding my
orientation from people who don’t need to know, I have not got many troubles. I
can still pour out some gold nuggets:

“So you don’t want kids?”: No, I would actually love to have
kids. That are mine as well! No one is going to be a genetic father to my
kids but me! I just don’t like the sex thing :3

“You sure you are not straight and pretending?” I guess I am
sure. I mean, why waste time getting excited over people just because of their
genders? Also, since when became all about sex? There is life beyond bed,
people, and it is beautiful!

“I am sure you won’t be when you…” Nah. Thanks for
considering though, but still, I have to refuse your kind gesture.

“You should stop watching anime, see what is happening to
you! Next day you might decide to be a dragon or something.” Nah, if given a
choice of what I would become, I would rather become a Aztec god of fitness
thank you.

But these lines above are just what my closest friends
asked. Everyone else just shrug their heads.

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their
orientation?

There will be people who will try and “convert” you,
especially if you are a good friend to them and if you live in a conservative
setting like me. Don’t let them confuse you though. Unless they are actively
using drugs on you, remember that only you are in control of your willpower.
Brace through, and be ready to hug the sunshine first thing in the morning!

I also like this line: “There is life beyond bed”. I like it
a lot. Why? Because it implies a lot of things. Like, if you decide to head out
and explore, you would see all those little things that matter in life, details
that make a bigger picture more beautiful. The social media and the internet
tries to make it all about sex. If you get laid enough, you are cool. Remain a
virgin, and you are useless mess of tears. But that is just depresso propaganda
limiting people from their inner lights, just to bring them down and break
them. Depressos are trying to get through everyone, me, you, your friends and
family. They want to blame you for things out of your reach, and use this guilt
to claim superiority. They want to take your passion, and break it, so you can
become like them.

The world needs passionate people to keep moving around the
sun without trouble. The happiest people are the ones who keep with the world’s
currents, the way the water moves, the way the rocks remain still in face of
trouble, and the way fire heats. That doesn’t mean you should watch news 24/7.
No. Just be passionate about you do. Be happy about what you do. Take criticism
where its due, and discard the bad things. My father says; “It isn’t about
doing what makes you happy, but being happy with what you are doing”, and my
“There is life beyond bed” applies perfectly.

Anywho, check yourself for your asexuality. If all the
conditions apply for you to fit on a spectrum, then you are fine! Asexual
people are still people, people who can love others all right. It is just that
we had been blessed with a opportunity to see daily life without sex, and to
see where the true beauty lies. If you are a artist, a total noobface or a pro,
you should be able to see what makes beauty beauty, and what makes sex sex, and
how to capture each.

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

Uhh, I surely like to write a lot, hope I didn’t bore ya,
fellow aces! Either way, you guys can check my lousy FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/battlekorbiart/
(Be warned, I don’t upload everything I make here, only when I remember it)

I guess, I would appreciate it if you people
checked out my absolutely empty Tumblr blog: https://thy-battle-korbi.tumblr.com/

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Thank you, Battle Korbi, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.