• What was identity politics like in the '80s and '90s?

    Seems to me like identity politics is a relatively new concept, but this was a thing back in the 1950s and 1960s. I am curious to know what it was like back in the '80s and '80s. I don't know if it existed- at the time I was too young to even know or care about it. I was trying to find sources that tell me what it was like in the... show more
    Seems to me like identity politics is a relatively new concept, but this was a thing back in the 1950s and 1960s. I am curious to know what it was like back in the '80s and '80s. I don't know if it existed- at the time I was too young to even know or care about it. I was trying to find sources that tell me what it was like in the '80s and '90s but I haven't found anything. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · History · 6 hours ago
  • What are the worst foods to eat if a person has back or joint issues?

    If a person has back or joint issues, what foods SHOULD that person avoid and why? Please help- thank you.
    If a person has back or joint issues, what foods SHOULD that person avoid and why? Please help- thank you.
    Other - Health · 6 hours ago
  • What is meant by the phrase "modern identity politics"?

    Hi. I asked in another question how would I update a certain comic book or cartoon series and make it marketable to today's kids/youth, and I was told the most successful series currently out there avoid "modern identity politics". What does this phrase mean? Please help. Thank you.
    Hi. I asked in another question how would I update a certain comic book or cartoon series and make it marketable to today's kids/youth, and I was told the most successful series currently out there avoid "modern identity politics". What does this phrase mean? Please help. Thank you.
    2 answers · Languages · 9 hours ago
  • How would you update a cartoon/comic series about street fighters who fight crime, and make it marketable to TODAY'S kids/youth?

    Hi. I am curious about this. I went to art school and majored in animation 2 decades ago. I have somewhat of an interest in working in comics. I've expressed an interest in wanting to self-publish my own comics, and I thought about creating an online cartoon series. I'd like to showcase original comics I made via videos online. Over the... show more
    Hi. I am curious about this. I went to art school and majored in animation 2 decades ago. I have somewhat of an interest in working in comics. I've expressed an interest in wanting to self-publish my own comics, and I thought about creating an online cartoon series. I'd like to showcase original comics I made via videos online. Over the years, people have tried to dissuade me from going into animation or comics. They've said my ideas suck or were too passe or kitsch. People have tried to tell me I don't have the right personality to work in either field, that I should be a "behind-the-scenes" person. I'm not paying any of that negativity any mind. People have said this specific idea sounds like it belongs in the '80s or '90s- that it would have been more culturally-relevant back then. I originally wanted to make the characters anthropomorphic cats and dogs, but people have CLAIMED street fighting cats and dogs has been done before, and there's enough "furry"/ "funny animal" stuff out there. I have yet to find any source that says my specific idea was done before. Regardless of whether the characters are human or not, how would you update them to appeal to and make it more marketable to TODAY'S kids/youth? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Comics & Animation · 11 hours ago
  • Why does it seem like it's "okay" for certain people of certain ethnicities to show some ethnic pride,...?

    But if a BLACK person (African American, Black African, West Indian, etc.) does it, he's dubbed a RACIST? I don't get it. I am a Christian and I am African American. I am not hung up on culture, but once in a while, I'd like to do something to affect Black culture. I am not Afrocentric either- I don't think because I have... show more
    But if a BLACK person (African American, Black African, West Indian, etc.) does it, he's dubbed a RACIST? I don't get it. I am a Christian and I am African American. I am not hung up on culture, but once in a while, I'd like to do something to affect Black culture. I am not Afrocentric either- I don't think because I have Sub-Saharan African ancestry that I am better than anyone else. Seriously. I was in a chat room trying to show some ethnic pride, and people dubbed me a racist. Are there people who actually think Blacks are "inferior" or are these people just yanking my chain, to try to get a rise out of me? I usually know when I am being trolled. I am just curious about all this. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 22 hours ago
  • How do I fake a good Black accent (African American, Black African, West Indian, etc.) when voice acting?

    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from... show more
    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from The Proud Family. I'd like to know how to properly fake a good African American accent so I can create more voices, and I'd like to know how to properly fake a Black African accent and a West Indian one. And OTHER Black accents. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Comics & Animation · 1 day ago
  • How do I fake a good Black accent (African American, Black African, West Indian, etc.) when voice acting?

    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from... show more
    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from The Proud Family. I'd like to know how to properly fake a good African American accent so I can create more voices, and I'd like to know how to properly fake a Black African accent and a West Indian one. And OTHER Black accents. Please help- thank you.
    Theater & Acting · 1 day ago
  • How do I fake a good Black accent when voice acting?

    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from... show more
    I would like to voice characters for cartoons. I have created a handful of voices for characters I created. How do I fake a good Black accent for characters? I am an African American. I can imitate White folks pretty well, but the only Black voices I can do well are Billy Dee Williams, Louie Armstrong, Dr. King and the Bobby Proud character from The Proud Family. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 2 days ago
  • Is this cartoon idea okay, or does it sound racist and/or offensive to you?

    Recently, I learned from someone in a social chat site, that "Becky" is an Ebonics term for a White girl. That inspired me to create two characters, Becky and Brandy. Brandy is African American, and Becky is White. Brandy is the "girly girl" and Becky is the friendly but rough-and-tumble tomboy. They are good friends, and they... show more
    Recently, I learned from someone in a social chat site, that "Becky" is an Ebonics term for a White girl. That inspired me to create two characters, Becky and Brandy. Brandy is African American, and Becky is White. Brandy is the "girly girl" and Becky is the friendly but rough-and-tumble tomboy. They are good friends, and they basically compliment each other. Brandy wears things like a full-body dress with a belt or sash, or a top with mini skirt with a little bit of jewelry- bracelets, earrings (maybe hoop rings) and necklaces. Becky would wear stuff like a denim or flannel plaid jacket, a t-shirt and denim or khaki shorts. Both girls would probably wear pants or jeans sometimes, but Brandy would typically wear girly stuff while Becky wears tomboyish stuff. Becky isn't gay. I was thinking of giving them somewhat contrasting personalities, but they would both still be friendly. Do you like this idea or not? I am just curious- please help. Thank you.
    3 answers · Comics & Animation · 2 days ago
  • What party or parties were ultimately responsible for establishing commercialized Internet access and putting the Web together?

    Commercialized Internet access wasn't official until 1995, over two decades ago. the Internet and the Web have greatly evolved since then. Web browsers were in development in 1989, and in the early '90s, the WWW was around but NOT everyone was using it. What party or parties were ultimately responsible for establishing commercialized... show more
    Commercialized Internet access wasn't official until 1995, over two decades ago. the Internet and the Web have greatly evolved since then. Web browsers were in development in 1989, and in the early '90s, the WWW was around but NOT everyone was using it. What party or parties were ultimately responsible for establishing commercialized Internet access and putting the Web together? The Internet has been around since the '80s, but it was only military computers that was utilizing it, and businesses had something called "BBC". WHO decided it would be a good idea to branch out and make Internet access and the Web global things? I am curious- please help. Thank you.
    1 answer · History · 3 days ago
  • Christians: What are some good Scriptures to use to combat gaming addiction?

    Hi. I am a Christian. I don't know how bad gaming addiction used to be in decades past, but I think it's somewhat of an issue now for some people, especially in the Digital Age. People don't have to buy gaming consoles like they used to anymore, they can play video games right on their PCs, or laptops or mobile devices, or anything that... show more
    Hi. I am a Christian. I don't know how bad gaming addiction used to be in decades past, but I think it's somewhat of an issue now for some people, especially in the Digital Age. People don't have to buy gaming consoles like they used to anymore, they can play video games right on their PCs, or laptops or mobile devices, or anything that has internet connections, online. There's work I need to be doing, but I find myself playing video games on Facebook everyday. That's bad- people can make idols out of things like video games, and the Bible says God is a jealous God, and not to put anything before Him. I think I may be addicted to playing internet games. What are some good verses to combat gaming addiction? Please help- thank you
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Poll: So Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally tied the knot- do you care?

    I am happy for both of them. Seriously. Why should I really care though? The American media made a big to-do over their wedding, but what does that really have to do with us Americans? America is not under British rule anymore- we have don't have ties to England. We haven't been under British rule in centuries, since the American... show more
    I am happy for both of them. Seriously. Why should I really care though? The American media made a big to-do over their wedding, but what does that really have to do with us Americans? America is not under British rule anymore- we have don't have ties to England. We haven't been under British rule in centuries, since the American Revolutionary War. We Americans have enough to deal with in the U.S. Please help- thank you.
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 days ago
  • What's the proper way to clean or wash a reusable paper grocery tote?

    Hi. I have a bunch of reusable paper grocery totes that I bought from a local supermarket. The instructions on the bottom of the bags say "cool wash by hand", which means what? Fill up a pail with cool water and soap and clean the bags with a sponge or soft cloth? Please help- thank you.
    Hi. I have a bunch of reusable paper grocery totes that I bought from a local supermarket. The instructions on the bottom of the bags say "cool wash by hand", which means what? Fill up a pail with cool water and soap and clean the bags with a sponge or soft cloth? Please help- thank you.
    4 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 3 days ago
  • If it's unlawful to crawl walls in real life,..?

    Then how come superheroes and supervillains who wall crawl don't get arrested everytime they do that in comics, film or in other media? There's a handful of characters in comics, film and in other media, superheroes and supervillains, who can wall crawl, either as a superpower, or with the aid of weapons and/or equipment- Spider-Man and ... show more
    Then how come superheroes and supervillains who wall crawl don't get arrested everytime they do that in comics, film or in other media? There's a handful of characters in comics, film and in other media, superheroes and supervillains, who can wall crawl, either as a superpower, or with the aid of weapons and/or equipment- Spider-Man and the Spider-Man Family, Batman and the Batman Family, Wolverine, etc. Wolverine scales walls by sticking his bone claws into walls. He should be at least be brought up on property damage charges. Do these characters get a "free pass" to crawl walls just because they are superheroes and supervillains? I'm not trolling- I'm just trying to instill some realism into comic book and comic book-related fantasy. Not that long ago, a young man scaled the outside of Trump Tower in NYC with suction cups because he claimed he "had a message for Trump", he was trying to "make a statement": https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/us/trump-... This isn't the first time someone pulled a stunt like this in real life. There were a handful of people who scaled the outside of buildings who were dubbed "Human Flies" by the media: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_st... All these real-life wall-crawlers were arrested. I am just curious about this. Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Comics & Animation · 3 days ago
  • Has Batman ever been pardoned by a U.S. president in any story?

    Hi. I am curious. I know the Gotham City Police Department have mixed feelings about Batman- they view him as a vigilante. On at least ONE occasion he protected a U.S. president against terrorists. Has Batman ever been pardoned by a U.S. president? Superheroes usually get pardons from world leaders when they are fighting to protect and save the... show more
    Hi. I am curious. I know the Gotham City Police Department have mixed feelings about Batman- they view him as a vigilante. On at least ONE occasion he protected a U.S. president against terrorists. Has Batman ever been pardoned by a U.S. president? Superheroes usually get pardons from world leaders when they are fighting to protect and save the world from a major threat against humanity. Please help- thank you.
    Comics & Animation · 4 days ago
  • Do superheroes often get pardons from world leaders in comics, film and other media?

    Hi. I am curious. I know in the classic film Superman II starring Christopher Reeves, Superman got pardoned from the U.S. president when Superman was fighting Zod and the other Kryptonian terrorists who were literally trying to take over the world. Do superheroes get pardons from world leaders often in comics, film and other media? I'd like... show more
    Hi. I am curious. I know in the classic film Superman II starring Christopher Reeves, Superman got pardoned from the U.S. president when Superman was fighting Zod and the other Kryptonian terrorists who were literally trying to take over the world. Do superheroes get pardons from world leaders often in comics, film and other media? I'd like to think they'd get pardons from the leader of whatever country they are from. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 4 days ago
  • What's the correct term to refer to people from England collectively?

    Hi. There is a question I would like to ask people from England, but I'd like to know what is the correct term to use to address them collectively. I don't want to say "Brits" or "British" because I just learned these terms can apply to people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, not just England, and not everyone... show more
    Hi. There is a question I would like to ask people from England, but I'd like to know what is the correct term to use to address them collectively. I don't want to say "Brits" or "British" because I just learned these terms can apply to people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, not just England, and not everyone in the U.K. is from England, hence the reason I don't want to use the term "UKers". Should I just say "English people"? Please help- thank you.
    7 answers · Languages · 4 days ago
  • When you refer to group of related superheroes or other related characters as a "family" should "family" always be capitalized?

    According to the DC Database, "Batman Family" is the informal term for Batman and his closest allies and "Superman Family" is an informal term for Superman and his closest allies. "Family" is always capitalized when referring to a group of related characters- correct? You'd say Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man,... show more
    According to the DC Database, "Batman Family" is the informal term for Batman and his closest allies and "Superman Family" is an informal term for Superman and his closest allies. "Family" is always capitalized when referring to a group of related characters- correct? You'd say Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, etc. are members of the "Pac-Man Family"- right? Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Languages · 5 days ago
  • What have First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Pence done that was newsworthy since Trump became president?

    Hi. I am just curious about this. I know First Lady Melania Trump has been in the news lately but I haven't been paying too much attention to her, and no one's even talking about Pence. What have they done that was newsworthy since Trump became president? Please help- thank you.
    Hi. I am just curious about this. I know First Lady Melania Trump has been in the news lately but I haven't been paying too much attention to her, and no one's even talking about Pence. What have they done that was newsworthy since Trump became president? Please help- thank you.
    8 answers · Politics · 5 days ago
  • How do cartoonists and animators know exactly how big to make a character in relation to its environment (background or setting) and props?

    Hi. I was an animation student, but I haven't really kept up with this. I know there is such things as "relative scales" or "size comparisons"- this is a contrivances, or guides that the artists use so they know how big to make the characters in relation to each other. Do artists actually take the time to figure out the... show more
    Hi. I was an animation student, but I haven't really kept up with this. I know there is such things as "relative scales" or "size comparisons"- this is a contrivances, or guides that the artists use so they know how big to make the characters in relation to each other. Do artists actually take the time to figure out the dimensions of the props and various parts of the backgrounds or settings when placing characters in them so to keep the size proportions and ratios consistent? If there's no consistency in the sizes of the characters in relation to the sizes of what's in the surrounding environment- the background and/or setting, people will notice. You can't have a character that's supposed to be 4 feet tall be 4 feet tall in one scene and then appear to be 5 or 6 feet tall in another. If the walls in the background are supposed to be 8 feet tall, or if buildings in the background are meant to be 20 feet tall they have to stay those sizes, respectively, no matter what scene they are in and no matter how the scene is set up. There's various camera angles and perspectives used in scene set-ups sometimes, but regardless of that, size ratios and proportions of characters in relation to what is in the surrounding environment have to be consistent. The size relationships between characters have to be consistent. Sizes of props have to be consistent. I am curious about this. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Drawing & Illustration · 6 days ago