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 So its no new news that many awesome and necessary species are in SERIOUS trouble right now. I'd like to bring attention right now to the plight of vultures, whose numbers are currently in steep decline due to dramatic habitat loss and a veterinary drug known as diclofenac. This drug, once ingested by scavenging birds like vultures and eagles, will kill them within 3 days! Needless to say this has led to ecological disaster in places like India, but there is a petition right now that could ban the drug on the EU market. I know that vultures aren't the prettiest or most popular of birds, but just remember that a world without vultures and scavengers like them is basically a world where we're all neck-deep in putrefied corpses. So support our scavenger today and sign the petition here!:

 www.change.org/p/janez-poto%C4…

Read more about diclofenac here: www.theguardian.com/environmen…
Sooooo....it seems that during this week, among other things, the independent game designer Zoe Quinn and the the cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian had to leave their homes because their addresses were posted online and people were threatening to rape and murder them. I know less about Quinn, but I have been following Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency for a couple years now and have found her videos, despite flaws, insightful and timely. She's become, nevertheless, an infamous case of the extent to which online harassment can go, with this most recent example being the cherry on top the shit sundae that this situation is. She's posted a lot of what people have said to her online, and it's really disturbing, gross stuff. Hell, I don't even think you would say a lot of the things that were messaged to her to someone who punched you in the face.

All this has left me depressed about the state of the gaming/online world as well as really, really, really confused as to WHAT precisely these women, and others like them, are doing that is seen as so terrible that they get harassed to a disgusting extent on what sounds like a constant basis. I've heard a variety of responses, from that people feel safe saying whatever they want to online due to the (increasingly-nonexistent) anonymity, or that this is all due to some fear that women being an bigger part of the game world, or even critiquing some elements of the game world, will do...something...that will forever alter all games everywhere, but really? Hacking people's personal information and threatening to RAPE and MURDER someone over THIS? Kinda seems like a inappropriate /bordering-on-the-psychopathic response.

I would like to know what exactly is the rationale for so many people spending so much of their time threatening bodily harm to women in the gaming community, because I really can't see any justification for this kind of behavior.

Articles Used:
www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/28/tro…

www.slate.com/articles/technol…

www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/607…

venturebeat.com/2014/08/27/cri…
Wolf Studies by Inkwerk
Wolf Studies
Title's pretty self-explanatory. Have to admit though, I was kinda shocked at how short wolf tails actually are, compared to how they're often drawn (X_X).
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The Monster and the Firefly by Inkwerk
The Monster and the Firefly
Bit of a gift for m'colleague :iconscetch3409:. This beastie is Lord La Garguiem, her re-imagining of Grendel from the poem Beowulf. I love this guy for multiple reasons, what with the crown of horns and the fearsome teeth and the brick shit-house body and his basis in Grendel, who is one of my favorite monsters from mythology, especially after reading John Gardner's "Grendel." I don't know if La Garg gets his arm torn off like Grendel does, but a death like that was too horrific to not draw. It would be terrible to be in this situation, knowing that you're dying and wanting desperately to hang onto life and its beauty, but knowing that's a futile effort. Poor monster.

IN CONCLUSION, sorry for the angst, but I hope you enjoy this nevertheless, Scetchy.
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Inkwerk

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Good nature and good nurture do ever join.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
Which as we can see doesn't rhyme.
Unless they used to pronounce "join" as "jine."

Current Residence: the collective unconscious
Favourite genre of music: Opera!
Favourite style of art: Grandville's and Durer's
Operating System: My brain
Shell of choice: nautilus
Skin of choice: my own, I guess...
Favourite cartoon character: Bitey of Brakenwood, Goliath
Personal Quote: "I never realized before how exciting fungi are!"
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 So its no new news that many awesome and necessary species are in SERIOUS trouble right now. I'd like to bring attention right now to the plight of vultures, whose numbers are currently in steep decline due to dramatic habitat loss and a veterinary drug known as diclofenac. This drug, once ingested by scavenging birds like vultures and eagles, will kill them within 3 days! Needless to say this has led to ecological disaster in places like India, but there is a petition right now that could ban the drug on the EU market. I know that vultures aren't the prettiest or most popular of birds, but just remember that a world without vultures and scavengers like them is basically a world where we're all neck-deep in putrefied corpses. So support our scavenger today and sign the petition here!:

 www.change.org/p/janez-poto%C4…

Read more about diclofenac here: www.theguardian.com/environmen…

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TSProduction Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member
Thanks for the favorite! Please if you could view and share about gekkotel.com/quest/
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indigoatmosphere Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ye kindly for the favorite, have a nice day! :heart:
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No problem my good man! Just keep making your awesome art.
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Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the favourite! :D
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It was my pleasure!
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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Filmographer

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at and favoriting my work! That means so much to me. Have a wonderful day and thanks again! 0v0

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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Hey, no problem! It's favs that you definitely deserve :nod:. You have a great day as well :hug:
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Luca72 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Sure thing good sir!
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Hello, thanks a lot for faving my works)
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