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Princess Blackmail p.53 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.53 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 1 3 Princess Blackmail p.52 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.52 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 2 0 Princess Blackmail p.51 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.51 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 5 0 Princess Blackmail p.50 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.50 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 6 0 Princess Blackmail p.49 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.49 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 4 3 Princess Blackmail p.48 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.48 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 4 0 Princess Blackmail Omake 5 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail Omake 5 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 3 8 Better Dead Than Red by kessy-athena Better Dead Than Red :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 2 64 Puppet and Puppet Master by kessy-athena Puppet and Puppet Master :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 5 21 Princess Blackmail p.47 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.47 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 3 0 Princess Blackmail p.46 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p.46 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 2 0 Say Cheese! by kessy-athena Say Cheese! :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 17 10 The Rabbit and the Snake. (And the Armadillo too!) by kessy-athena The Rabbit and the Snake. (And the Armadillo too!) :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 15 12 Princess Blackmail p. 45 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p. 45 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 7 3 Princess Blackmail p. 44 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p. 44 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 6 5 Princess Blackmail p. 43 by kessy-athena Princess Blackmail p. 43 :iconkessy-athena:kessy-athena 2 4


Kei (Dirty Pair) - Commission by Genso-x Kei (Dirty Pair) - Commission :icongenso-x:Genso-x 21 4 xxxHolic sig by shadesmaclean xxxHolic sig :iconshadesmaclean:shadesmaclean 3 2 Hime by SonicPL9195 Hime :iconsonicpl9195:SonicPL9195 45 1 Hiyori Iki (Noragami) by Viki-Bastet Hiyori Iki (Noragami) :iconviki-bastet:Viki-Bastet 58 5 Washu Hakubi by Zombie-Graves Washu Hakubi :iconzombie-graves:Zombie-Graves 77 7 More Plutochan (12 days of doodles D8) by JoMunNafuda More Plutochan (12 days of doodles D8) :iconjomunnafuda:JoMunNafuda 46 9 Some look like this. by RedAmerican1945 Some look like this. :iconredamerican1945:RedAmerican1945 36 59 Leap Into Action by Bobo-Kitty Leap Into Action :iconbobo-kitty:Bobo-Kitty 13 4 N.H by Inslll N.H :iconinslll:Inslll 107 3 Teacup Kitsune by BlackZodiacQueen Teacup Kitsune :iconblackzodiacqueen:BlackZodiacQueen 89 29 Yuki Mori by Inspector97 Yuki Mori :iconinspector97:Inspector97 195 61 Eru Chitanda Hyouka by TsundereWaifu Eru Chitanda Hyouka :icontsunderewaifu:TsundereWaifu 449 12 Kiki's Delivery Service by Surkuhupainen Kiki's Delivery Service :iconsurkuhupainen:Surkuhupainen 243 26 June Tries 39 by skaiahART June Tries 39 :iconskaiahart:skaiahART 44 3 Kami's Assistant chapter 2 page 25 by DrizDew Kami's Assistant chapter 2 page 25 :icondrizdew:DrizDew 15 77 Misuzu Kamio by maltoniko Misuzu Kamio :iconmaltoniko:maltoniko 55 12


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Kestrel Walls
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United States
Hi! I'm Kes, a native Philadelphian who sometimes tries to do the whole art thing. I was born in 1976 (Ack! I'm getting ooooolllld!) and went to Penn State University. I started off majoring in Engineering Science but later switched to East Asian Studies, so I've wound up with a foot in both the clear cut scientific world and in that hazier existence of uncertainties and things half seen or half remembered.

I love anime and manga - they're my preferred forms of entertainment these days. But I'm always willing to try new stuff. I also have some pretty wide interests in things from physics to history to folklore and mythology. I come from an Irish family (my great grandmother was born in County Donegal) and am interested in Irish culture, music, history, mythology, and so on.

Artistically I'm self taught so IhavenoideawhatI'mdoing... Feedback is always appreciated, including general assessments of my art, anything that particularly jumps out at you good or bad. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong - don't worry, I have a thick skin. ^_^ I shoot for an anime-ish style, and any tips, suggestions, or things it might help me to learn are much appreciated.

In general I return llamas but not faves or watches. Please only fave or watch if it's because you like what I'm doing. I'd much rather get comments. Conversation helps motivate me much more than anything else. If I go a long time between posting artwork, it probably means I'm in a bit of a funk so feel free to poke me and tell me to get off my lazy behind. ;-)

:iconbobo-kitty: made the chibi avatar for me - she totally rocks!

Yup, I talk politics. Yup, I'm left of center. However, I have no time for ideology. I care about what works in the real world, not how anyone thinks the universe is supposed to be. I always listen. I have no problem with respecting different points of view. I like to learn new things and new ideas. And if you don't want to talk politics just say so. I'm perfectly happy to be friends with people who strongly disagree with me.

However, I have completely exhausted my tolerance for mushrooms: people who want to be kept in the dark and fed bullshit. Those whose egos and worldviews are too fragile to deal with contrary facts hate me and frequently block me. I am the Snowflake Slayer!

Confirmed kills:
:iconcat-man-dancing: :iconmissouripatriot: :iconoddgarfield: :iconspookwriter: :iconamericandreaming: :icononlytheghosts: :iconxekowarrior123: :iconcenturion030: :icontheartfrog: :iconsilverstarapple: :iconthe-psychonaut: :iconswytheq: :icondarthbane48: :icondieselhedgehog96: :icongnoll-el: :iconjax1776:
It's time for Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats to throw in the towel and vote for a clean Continuing Resolution.  The last few times we've been through this nonsense I've said that it's irresponsible to hold government funding hostage.  And I see no way I could honestly backtrack on that now, even if I wanted to.

I've heard Democrats arguing that it's different this time because they are doing this to protect the Dreamers.  Now I happen to think that protecting the Dreamers is a moral imperative, and the idea of deporting American kids because of what their parents did is just morally repugnant.  But that's an argument that the ends justify the means.  There are times that's a legitimate argument.  But this isn't one of them.  If the Democrats had a realistic endgame that could result in some version of the Dream Act being signed into law, then maybe, maybe this could be justified.

But they don't.  Donald Trump will never sign any legislation that gives any sort of legal status to any undocumented immigrant.  Because if he did, his base would have a meltdown and declare him a traitor.  And since the only thing preventing Trump from being impeached is the loyalty of his base, if Trump signed something like that he may as well sign his resignation immediately thereafter.

We said last time around that a shutdown to try to defund Obamacare was pointless because Obama would never go along with it.  Obama is deeply committed to the principle of making affordable healthcare available to as many people as possible, as embodied in the ACA.  Obama was also determined to save his legacy.

Trump doesn't have a principled bone in his body.  But he's got an even stronger motive not to give in: saving his own skin.


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shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fav, Kestrel! :)
kessy-athena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem - I've always loved Moro and Maru's air guitar riff.  ^_^
shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
attential Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama !
Kajm Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
While I realize the same can be said about other types of energy development, I thought you might find this of (some) interest (read the 'about this group'):…

I also note that they have recently bulldozed a 400-year-old church in Germany, for a coal mine.
kessy-athena Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I can't see the link - I don't have a Facebook account.  I know, it's weird but...  (Shrugs)

That's funny, just the other day I was looking up the Battle of Blair Mountain to refresh my memory on the details and found out that there's a political fight going on between groups that want to preserve the battlefield as an historic site and the coal companies.
Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Here you go:

Knock Iveagh has been a hugely significant hill since Neolithic times. It has views from Slieve Guillion to Slieve Donard and from Lough Neagh to the Antrim plateau. This site was chosen for a reason... Archaeological exploration in 1957 revealed that the hillside is littered with bone and ash, and a round cist cairn on the top of the hill is ***one of the oldest surviving in the North*** having been dated to approx 3060BC.

That's OLDER than the Great Pyramid of Giza pyramids and older than Stonehenge.

The hillside has remained largely unspoilt for nearly 6000 YEARS until the recent arrival of a road, which seemed to go nowhere... As of 5/9/17, an AirFibre telecommunications mast was erected right beside the cairn without planning permission, or archaeological/ environmental consultation, with plans for at least one wind turbine also.

Not only does this completely destroy the view to and from the magical Knock which has been unchanged for millennia and which is visible from miles around, but it has also led to likely damage to the side of the cairn (see discussion for more info) and the hillside itself. We need help to save this beauty spot for future generations. Please help and share this group with anyone you know who may care. We cannot let this destruction happen on our watch! Thanks.
kessy-athena Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds terrible.  The most recent information I could find with a quick Google is an article from the BBC dated 23 Nov.  According to it the permitting process was rather irregular and avoided review by any archaeologists.  Which seems quite strange, since I've always been under the impression that the UK is really strict about protecting historic sites.  Apparently the local council is reluctant to revoke the permit since it would leave them on the hook for the costs of the project to date.
Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I am a quiet watcher- which you may appreciate :P
kessy-athena Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, truth be told, the main reason I do this is to try to have some opportunity to have someone to talk to.

Oh, and here, have a llama.  ^_^
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