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July 12th, 2007
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Rosa Barks
Here is Tim's submission to the portfolio. He drew one of his Alaskan Huskies, Rascal, as Rosa Parks. :)

Rosa Barks

I'll be posting mine up within the next week or so. It's great to see you guys posting up your art! I'll be checking my G-mail in the next few days, in case anyone starts submitting early, so I can start pulling files into a separate folder.

Note, please send me good, printable, high-res images.

Also, I need to know two things from the artists who are on this folio:

1.) Who would like to give their permission to have their artwork printed onto T-shirts, to continue with fundraising?

2.) An idea has been put out to choose 12 of the best pieces from this folio, and have the images made into a 2008 benefit Calendar. Who would be interested in contributing their art to a Calendar?

Please leave me your feedback either here in Comments, or you may e-mail me at wlfdog @ hotmail.com

Thanks you guys, and keep up the good work!

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From:sidepocket_pro
Date:July 13th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
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This is both beautiful and historic! :D
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From:gushi
Date:July 13th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
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...but why is she sitting in the back of the bus?
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 13th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Tim appreciates your comedy. ;) I thought that the whole Rosa Parks thing was a good idea, since this portfolio is all about making people aware of breed discrimination. These worldwide breed bans actually have very little to do with dogs and safety, and much more to do with ripping away human rights. Hell, if the government can't discriminate against race, they'll discriminate against dogs instead! For example, we all know that all pit bull owners are rapping, ghetto, black drug dealers with criminal records. :-P And German Shepherd Dog owners are Nazis, etc.

On a side note, would you mind at all if I shared the Keena story with Tim? It would be right up his ally! :)
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From:gushi
Date:July 13th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Actually, it was a serious question. Rosa was arrested, and never made it to the back of the bus at that time, and putting her (even in canine form) at the back makes an interesting statement.

As regards Keena, feel free. The best link, I've found is rrcomm.txt I'd love to hear what he thinks.

-Dan
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 14th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
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Yes, Rosa got arrested for finally getting fed up and refusing to continue to sit at the back of the bus. But that's not the only time she ever rode a bus. :-P Before she got arrested, she had to ride at the back of the bus, just like all the other black folk. The picture really is just making a statement about discrimination. In this case, comparing this image with the history of discrimination against blacks is just one way of looking at it. I'm curious to know what you thought the statement meant...?
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From:gushi
Date:July 15th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
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The actual history of the event is even a little more messed up than that. Apparently there was a movable sign separating the "white" section of the bus from the "black" section, and there were no more seats in the white section, so the driver opted to move the sign further back, thus displacing Ms. Parks. That's what started it. Not a simple refusal, not simple segregation, but actual TAKING AWAY of a seat that was, at that point, legal.

As for my thoughts on the possible implications?

Possibly a "what if" statement. I.e. what IF Rosa Parks hadn't stood up for her rights, but instead had quietly allowed herself to be downtrodden with the masses, and complied?

Also, possibly on a sadder note, a statement of "that's where we are now with this issue, we've already lost because we haven't done what was needed to".

But then, maybe I'm just being too philosophical.
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From:iguanaartgirl
Date:July 13th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes to both :)

Deadline is Aug 20th still, yes?
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 14th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
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Aug 1st, actually. The Vigil is on the 19th, but I need time beforehand to burn all of the CDs and ship them out to LeeAnn, so that they'll have them to sell at their booths.

I still have to start mine, so don't feel bad if you've not started yet. I suspect at least a few people have yet to start their submissions, what with Anthrocon just getting done with and stuff. I'm going to be starting mine this weekend. :-P
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From:mortonfox
Date:July 16th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday!
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 16th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)
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From:rozberk
Date:July 16th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* HBD!
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 16th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Roz!! *huggles!* I almost forgot about it, actually. :-P I guess I should be pampering myself today, instead of working, eh? ;)
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From:gizmo_nine
Date:July 16th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday ^_^
*didn't want to spam your e-mail or other posts...*
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 17th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
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*hugshugs!* Thank you, hon! I'm sorry I missed AC this year. O__o I will be at MFF though. Do you have any plans to go to MFF this year?
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From:gizmo_nine
Date:July 17th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
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I can't make MFF... I'm going to try for "furfright" but I’m sure your less likely to attend that one then AC.
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From:wlfdog
Date:July 17th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
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Never tried FurFright, though I've been interested in it. And I thought you were going to miss AC anyway! :-P We were registered, but had to cancel at the last minute, due to lack of time/funds. Next year I hope to be there, though.
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From:gizmo_nine
Date:July 17th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
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Yah.. I wasn’t going to be able to go because I was going to have a collage class and I would be spending all my money on school.
Then the class was cancelled due to lack of interest and I received a rejection letter from collage.
So the funds made themselves available and I wouldn’t be doing anything else at the time.
That’s life I guess.

FurFright is a good “hang out with folks” con. They don’t have much in the way of programming and they don’t yet have an art show.
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