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WOW!! SO many new faces here on my comments sections!!

I want to thank everyone who stopped by, dropped a comment and a favorite, and even gave me a watch. Every piece of input means a lot and you guys are all wonderful!!

OKAY! On with the RoJo news!

1. Uncertain about the Serious Engineering website. I have a friend working on it since A. I have no spare income to actually make it professionally, and B. I don't know anything about coding.

2. Thank you for all your suggestions on the next Guide! I'll be starting with Autism & Aspergers since I have personal experience with them (I was diagnosed with Asperger's about a year ago).
    I've been busy on a paid Guide by the American Episcopal Church. They hired me to illustrate an Introverts-style guide on how to talk to children about religion and answer their questions without freaking out.
    It was a fun project and the guide is really sweet. It can be applied to any religion since it's about telling parents to chill out and be flexible and not pound dogma into children's heads.
    And yes, they know I'm a gay transgender Buddhist. I told them ahead of time (I wanted to avoid a similar conflict I had with the Myers-Briggs Institute) and they were 100% cool with it. Yay for progressive Christians! We need more like you!

3. Apologies on the rewards for my Kickstarter coming out slow. I didn't expect that big commission mentioned in #2 and it took a lot of my time. I still have lots of people who haven't emailed me back on what they want, but I have enough to keep me busy for a while.

4. The Cracked article I co-wrote on being a transman will be published on the 28th!

5. Serious Engineering will see 4 new pages on Monday, which also marks the end of chapter 2.
    I may take a one week break from the project to focus on making guides, doing the Kickstarter rewards, and doing some preliminary work on my secondary project, previously known as "Josephine Mink" - romanjones.deviantart.com/gall…
    Hey guys, quick question: Which is a better title:
    "Welcome to Fallaway"
    or
    "City Domestic"
    ?

6. The Serious Engineering Patreon account is alive and active: www.patreon.com/SeriousEnginee…
    I'm hoping that the Cracked article, more guides, the completion of chapter 2, and the work I've put into the Facebook and Tumblr accounts (which are admittedly not much, unfortunately) Viky and I will get more support to keep SE going!

7. Thanks to Viky's good advice I'm going to put together a 5-10 page intro comic for the new project (Fallaway/Domestic) and submit it to DA's LINE Webtoon contest. I've looked at the other submissions and there's no way in hell I'd come close to winning (who can compete against Business Cat? That shit is awesome!) but there's no harm in trying.
    If anything it will push me to pound out the basic look of the backgrounds and introduce the idea. Who knows? Maybe it will gain a nice following.


THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
YOU ARE LOVED AND SUPER AWESOME!!!

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WOW!! SO many new faces here on my comments sections!!

I want to thank everyone who stopped by, dropped a comment and a favorite, and even gave me a watch. Every piece of input means a lot and you guys are all wonderful!!

OKAY! On with the RoJo news!

1. Uncertain about the Serious Engineering website. I have a friend working on it since A. I have no spare income to actually make it professionally, and B. I don't know anything about coding.

2. Thank you for all your suggestions on the next Guide! I'll be starting with Autism & Aspergers since I have personal experience with them (I was diagnosed with Asperger's about a year ago).
    I've been busy on a paid Guide by the American Episcopal Church. They hired me to illustrate an Introverts-style guide on how to talk to children about religion and answer their questions without freaking out.
    It was a fun project and the guide is really sweet. It can be applied to any religion since it's about telling parents to chill out and be flexible and not pound dogma into children's heads.
    And yes, they know I'm a gay transgender Buddhist. I told them ahead of time (I wanted to avoid a similar conflict I had with the Myers-Briggs Institute) and they were 100% cool with it. Yay for progressive Christians! We need more like you!

3. Apologies on the rewards for my Kickstarter coming out slow. I didn't expect that big commission mentioned in #2 and it took a lot of my time. I still have lots of people who haven't emailed me back on what they want, but I have enough to keep me busy for a while.

4. The Cracked article I co-wrote on being a transman will be published on the 28th!

5. Serious Engineering will see 4 new pages on Monday, which also marks the end of chapter 2.
    I may take a one week break from the project to focus on making guides, doing the Kickstarter rewards, and doing some preliminary work on my secondary project, previously known as "Josephine Mink" - romanjones.deviantart.com/gall…
    Hey guys, quick question: Which is a better title:
    "Welcome to Fallaway"
    or
    "City Domestic"
    ?

6. The Serious Engineering Patreon account is alive and active: www.patreon.com/SeriousEnginee…
    I'm hoping that the Cracked article, more guides, the completion of chapter 2, and the work I've put into the Facebook and Tumblr accounts (which are admittedly not much, unfortunately) Viky and I will get more support to keep SE going!

7. Thanks to Viky's good advice I'm going to put together a 5-10 page intro comic for the new project (Fallaway/Domestic) and submit it to DA's LINE Webtoon contest. I've looked at the other submissions and there's no way in hell I'd come close to winning (who can compete against Business Cat? That shit is awesome!) but there's no harm in trying.
    If anything it will push me to pound out the basic look of the backgrounds and introduce the idea. Who knows? Maybe it will gain a nice following.


THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
YOU ARE LOVED AND SUPER AWESOME!!!
Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 44 by RomanJones
Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 44
Goodness me! So many chips being dropped and so much vital info that won't be important for a relatively long time!!

Also, next monday will have not two, but FOUR pages!!! I CAN DO IT!!!


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Yeah. I just got a note from one of the DA marketers suggesting that I make more guides like the Introverts one.

The thing is, I'm not sure what all I should make guides on.

Any suggestions?

I want things that are relatively common enough for people to come across it at least once in their lives. No "this is how you should behave" stuff. I'm trying to spread education, not tell people that they need to think the way I do.

Current ideas:
- Autism
- Asperger's
- Bipolar disorder
- Transgender (maybe one for each kind?)
- Asexuality
- Borderline personality disorder
- Schizophrenia
- OCD
Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 43 by RomanJones
Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 43
Hippies be trippin', but is there a bud of truthiness in their mad rambles?


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Hello.
I was born in South Candyland under the rule of Queen Frosting. I was raised in a strict Necronomic household by Nigerian parents who died in a freak child-rearing accident that left me alone and homeless at the tender age of thirty-four. After traveling Asia via balloon and sniping those FUCKING MONGOLIAN FUCKERS for ice cream money I started drawing cartoons about a homosexual super villain with a debilitating spinal disease.

I'm allergic to kiwi fruit.
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ExplosiveGlaucoma Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
You do anything with the Myers-Briggs stuff?  An infograph on your type and the types you're most familiar with might be of interest to someone on the dA staff.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I was hired to draw an Introverts Guide-style comic for Myers-Briggs, but after six months of no communication between them after signing the contract, I weaseled my way though to a manager to figure out why I was being ignored.

It turns out I have been fired and the project cancelled because they searched though my profile here and found this picture: Eleanor Practice

They linked this picture in an email to tell me they found this picture repellent. They didn't want to be connected with anyone who would draw it.

TBH, I have way worse stuff. This is taaaaaaaaaaame.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not one for posting nude pics, but you're right, that one is really tame.  To be a good artist, a person has to learn to draw the human figure, so we've all drawn nudes, whether we make that work public or not.  It seems odd to me that Myers-Briggs would discuss the artistic nature of the ISFP type and then refuse to look at what the ISFP has drawn.  I've seen Chris Sanders' gallery, and if Disney and Dreamworks still want him on board, then I don't understand why Myers-Briggs has a problem with you.

Also, not very nice of them to terminate your contract and not tell you.
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kittynip-tea Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
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RomanJones Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
NOOOOOO MY ONE WEAKNESS!!!!
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Bonds-webComic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Cain and Abel : Thanks for the Llama!
Abel : If you have the time you can drop an eye over our comic if you haven't already *smiles wide*
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theengineerman Featured By Owner 3 days ago
May I ask a question?

Does simply not supporting homosexuality make a person homophobic?
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RomanJones Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... that's a tough question...
What does it mean to 'support' something?
It's different for different people, depending on their levels on nonacceptance.

On the lowest form of nonacceptance, I'll point to Vik and I. We're a gay couple who don't participate in LGBT related stuff. We don't particularly like the company of the gay community (mainly because they think their orientation is their only identity) and they don't like us much either. We don't go to pride parades, go to gay clubs or bars, and so on. However, we're never discriminatory against other LGBT people. If fact, we're pretty dang welcoming.

That's not homophobia since a lack or participation does not mean dislike.

On a higher form, we have the following:
"I don't support my son coming out as gay, and therefore pretend he isn't gay."
vs
"I don't support my son coming out as gay, and therefore I will make sure he knows I don't like this aspect of his life whenever it comes up"

Both are damaging to the son, and both show not only a personal insecurity to the topic but a refusal to accept reality.

Yes, I would say this is homophobia since it shows an actual fear/phobia/insecurity about the topic and passive rejection of people

Let's look at the same situation from a different angle: let's say someone does not support certain aspect of the racial divide.

A person can refuse to participate in certain 'one race only' celebration activities, but still be polite and nondiscriminatory to people of different races. That's not racist.

Someone can either refuse to have company with people of different races, refuse to hire anyone of a different race, or use inflamitory language in public. No one would doubt this is racism.

Does this make sense?
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theengineerman Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Wow. Thanks.
It really made sense to me. :D
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