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So, it's probably no surprise that I don't use DA very much these days. But I do log in now and then to check up on things.

Today, I logged in, and found a banner at the bottom of my screen, telling me 'We know you're not here for the ads.' Reading further, I see a plea for me to add DA to my ad blocker's whitelist to 'help support the community'.

No, DeviantArt, I will NOT. And here's why:

Remember when I reported malware in your inline adverts, and you told me 'oh that's nice, here's a one month premium membership to shut ou up' - and then it took you a YEAR to admit your ads were a channel used by malicious software to infect users' computers?

Remember the incidences of clear-cut trolling and abuse that I reported, that clearly violated your clearly stated terms of use, which your admins shrugged off because they couldn't personally see the problem?

That's why I'm not doing jack shit to 'support the community'. Because you weren't interested in supporting it when I brought things to your attention.

Oh, and here's another point of principle: did you know that it's actually a condition of my use of Youtube that I'm not allowed to ask viewers of my anime reviews over there to switch off their ad blockers before viiting my channel? If they did, I might actually make money. But no - somebody decided that asking folks to do that is a breach of something in the terms of use.

So if I can't ask people to do it for me, I'm sure as shit not doing it for you. End of.

I've said my piece. Normal service resumes now.
  • Listening to: Rush
  • Watching: Dallos
  • Playing: Arkanoid
  • Eating: Beef stew
It's that time again!

Despite searing back pain and software that seems determined to crash on me every five minutes (which in one worrying case crippled my computer by corrupting .dll files) I've managed to squeak out a fresh anime review feature on my Youtube channel.

This time, I'm looking at what's often credited as the first ever OVA, 1983's DALLOS. This one also stands as an early work by Mamoru Oshii, although, as the video will clue you in on, he had a bit of help from an industry heavyweight at the time.

Anyway, here's the link. And don't forget, if you like the review, there are some others on the channel you can peruse. Like and subscribe, or I'll break into your homes late at night and replace everything you own with an exact replica. (Now if that isn't terrifying, I don't know what is!)

Here's the linky-doo for your edification:
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  • Listening to: Rush
  • Watching: Dallos
  • Playing: Arkanoid
  • Eating: Beef stew
Which is my roundabout way of saying that this week's anime review over on the Brainjar TV Youtube channel is up!

This time, I take a look at the anime adaptation of Takaya Kagami's giggle-inducingly entitled Legend of the Legendary Heroes, which poses the question 'just how much of a long running fantasy novel series can you cram into 24 episodes?'

Which is a question I answer, more or less. Over the course of 7 and a half minutes.

Here's the link - and remember to like, subscribe and comment. Because all of that helps me to keep doing these reviews, believe it or not.

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  • Listening to: Alice In Chains
  • Watching: Mazinger Z
  • Playing: Streetfighter IV
  • Eating: A goat
It's that time again, folks!

Those of you who follow the updates on my channel may have spotted that my schedule is running a week late. That's because last week I possted a special Talking Point video on the Youtube Where's The Fair Use? campaign. If you're not sure what that's all about, I outline some of the basics in the link below - and it's most definitely an issue that affects EVERYBODY using Youtube:

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But the MAIN EVENT this time around is 1994's STREET FIGHTER II THE MOVIE, which seemed liek a pretty good idea seeing as there's a new Street Fighter video game troubling store shelves right now.

Anyway - the review is in the link below!

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  • Listening to: Alice In Chains
  • Watching: Mazinger Z
  • Playing: Streetfighter IV
  • Eating: A goat
Whelp! Two weeks flies by awful fast, doesn't it?

And so it is that, after my review of Negadon: The Monster From Mars last time, I turn my attention in the latest review to SUMMER WARS, a 2009 film from Mamoru Hosoda. Hosoda's also the guy behind mega-hit The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the highly regarded Wolf Children. So he's already a pretty notable name in anime as it is, and Summer Wars certainly generated a lot of positive press on its release. But does it live up to the hype?

Click on teh link to Youtube below and see what I thought!

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Incidentally, the channel has been slow to get started again since the start of the new year. Any time you like, share or comment under ANY of my videos, it helps the channel immensely and makes my content more visible. So don't be shy - jump in!
  • Listening to: Alice In Chains
  • Watching: Mazinger Z
  • Playing: Streetfighter IV
  • Eating: A goat
So, it's probably no surprise that I don't use DA very much these days. But I do log in now and then to check up on things.

Today, I logged in, and found a banner at the bottom of my screen, telling me 'We know you're not here for the ads.' Reading further, I see a plea for me to add DA to my ad blocker's whitelist to 'help support the community'.

No, DeviantArt, I will NOT. And here's why:

Remember when I reported malware in your inline adverts, and you told me 'oh that's nice, here's a one month premium membership to shut ou up' - and then it took you a YEAR to admit your ads were a channel used by malicious software to infect users' computers?

Remember the incidences of clear-cut trolling and abuse that I reported, that clearly violated your clearly stated terms of use, which your admins shrugged off because they couldn't personally see the problem?

That's why I'm not doing jack shit to 'support the community'. Because you weren't interested in supporting it when I brought things to your attention.

Oh, and here's another point of principle: did you know that it's actually a condition of my use of Youtube that I'm not allowed to ask viewers of my anime reviews over there to switch off their ad blockers before viiting my channel? If they did, I might actually make money. But no - somebody decided that asking folks to do that is a breach of something in the terms of use.

So if I can't ask people to do it for me, I'm sure as shit not doing it for you. End of.

I've said my piece. Normal service resumes now.
  • Listening to: Rush
  • Watching: Dallos
  • Playing: Arkanoid
  • Eating: Beef stew

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hde2009

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United Kingdom
I'm a freelance comic book letterer, and sometime artist.

My current rate for lettering is USD 13.00 per page.

Multiples of pages are available at negotiable rates. By all means send me a note and enquire.


Thanks to those of you who enquired about commissions lately. I've recently revised my rates.

A4 head-and-shoulder sketches are £5.00

Full character sketches are £12.00

I charge a small fee for recorded postal delivery.


I do not draw nudity or gore. Sorry folks, but it's not my bag.
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:iconhde2009:
hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional Artist
Cheers, man!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday mate :)
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime amigo :)
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks, boss!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday ;)
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Welcome to Dreddheads, Citizen.

:bulletred: Introduce yourself here
:bulletred: A lot of Dredd art is in our faves
:bulletred: Since many praise the movie Dredd (2012) as a faithful adaptation, please make sure to sign the official petition if you'd like a sequel.

~:peace:
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks, man!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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shatteredglasscomic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday!!!!!! ;-) :-) :-)
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Cheers!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Hde :D
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Cheers, man!
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thomasVanDijk Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Happy birthday!
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Cheers, fella!
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Aw, thanks!
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