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Well, this journal has been over two years in coming, ever since shortly after one particular fan art was posted.

Why wait two years?

I guess it was because I was too scared to inform people about a certain personal restriction I have when I create my fan works, and how that affects how they are meant to be treated by other people. I was afraid that people would ignore my choices and continue to mistreat, or in this case, mislabel, my art and leave me wondering why I even bothered to try.

My favorite of my current fan works, Sleep, My Brother Sleep, My Brother by WanderingDragon379 has had the tag "Thorki" applied to it on at least three different sites so far, maybe more.

Let me make something clear here: that painting is meant to show one brother offering a last few precious moments of safety and comfort to the other until death took him. It is a family-themed work. It is not meant to be considered a "dying romantic lover" painting, a.k.a. NOT M/M.

I didn't bother to label it as non-Thorki, because at the time I was under the impression that unless the work showed very clear yaoi themes, or the artist stated such, the art was to be considered brotherly-themed. Because "brotherly" is the canon and therefore is meant to be considered the portrayed relationship by default. A logical and rational conclusion, I should think.


Now, before someone misinterprets and exclaims with "What are you, some homophobe now?", the answer is no. What I am, however, is an artist who prefers to stay true to the source material, in this case, the Thor/Avengers movies. If characters are gay in the original material, then I would treat them as such (no erotica though, ever), out of respect for the source. In my personal understanding of the characters, Thor and Loki are not romantic lovers in any way, shape, or form.

I create fan art to show my love and respect for characters and their stories, not to feed a yaoi lover's fantasy. If you must have your yaoi-cravings satisfied, then please do it with the works of artists who support that pairing. Remember, not everybody is into the same things you are.

I'm not trying to bash yaoi fans here or anything like that at all. In fact, some of the most beautiful and emotionally-charged fan arts I've seen were yaoi-themed and/or made by yaoi fans. All I'm asking is that people respect an artist's choices, even if they don't agree with them.

So please, show a little common courtesy and
ask the artist if you are not sure a fan art (or the artist) is fantasy ship-supportive. The worst that can happen is that they say no. Don't make assumptions. Please.




Now that I've taken a few minutes and done the, for me, unbelievable act of actually standing up for myself, I shall return to my hole in the ground. I hope everyone's day has been a good one and continues to be so.

-Wanderer/Kago

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WanderingDragon379
Wanderer & Tangerine
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Meet the duo of WanderingDragon379. Tangerine (Blue) and Wanderer (Red)
If you want to get technical, than it's writer in blue and illustrator in red. XD
If you have spoken to us before now, you were talking to Wanderer. We'll be announcing ourselves from now on to anyone we've interacted with before. Tangerine's a bit internet-shy, but she's also newer to high-speed than Wanderer is as well.

Hello! This is Tangerine. Wanderer has kindly shared her page with me, and, although I haven't been active here in the past, I hope to be more so from now on. Wanderer has given me the privilege of helping develop characters like Shiannon from Spirit of Nature and Hirabayashi Hisako from the Yakousai series, and I've even had the opportunity to co-author these stories, though I really haven't followed through with that yet. Hopefully, I will abandon (at least temporarily) my procrastination and perfectionism long enough to upload something and be less of a phantom. : )

Wanderer here! I'm the main illustrator between us while Tangerine is the writer. Our specialties do overlap a bit but she still beats me to a pulp when it comes to writing. I occasionally do sculpture and 3D animation, both of which you can find pictures of in the gallery and scrapbook. When I'm not doing coursework, I'm practicing on my drawing. And... listening to music, researching for personal projects, watching Youtube videos, reading fanfiction (great for inspiration), and... not much else I can think of right off the bat. ^^;

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Wanderer's FAQ:

Q. What programs do you use?
A. Adobe's Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator (all CC), Dragonframe, QuickTime Player, and Autodesk Maya 2013. (College's Macintosh OS X laptop. The list is steadily growing).
Photoshop 6 and Hypercam 2. Autodesk Maya animation program. (WindowsXP).

Q. Do you take commissions?
A. No. I don't have PayPal or any online pay program so I'm not able to accept payment yet, as much as I'd like to.

Q. Do you do art trades and/or collaborations?
A. Only with very close friends, and even that's extremely rare.

Q. Do you take requests?
A. Used to. Because that question only came up maybe once every few months it wasn't a problem. But these days as soon as one request got finished, someone else would ask the magic question and I wouldn't have time to get personal work done.
I am always open to ideas however!



Current Residences: NC & FL.
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much all of them.
Exceptions? With today's "modern" tastes, if one has a habit of playing it loud enough to wake the dead or shake the car, chances are high its one of surprisingly few types I can't stand. ("screaming" metal, rap, dubstep, and hip hop)
Favourite style of art: I do have a major fascination for surreal and concept art. But I go for anything that makes sense.
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Mulan, Himura Kenshin, Edward Elric, Olivier Armstrong, Zelgadis Greywords...
Personal Quote: Love your enemies. It'll make 'em crazy. ^^
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SaberTooth34 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
nice art, by the way
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SaberTooth34 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
happy birthday!!!
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DancingDragoness Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!:icondragonglomp::icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2::icondragoncakeplz:
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Dawn2Nightfall Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Keep up the hard work!
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Draconet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student General Artist
yep, funny how that is.
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WanderingDragon379 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Same to you! Interesting, same day, two years apart. XD
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy early birthday! yay us for having the same birthday!
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hiii Merry Christmas! (Also wow can't believe I got that message from you less than an hour ago xD)
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!! :cake:
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